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post #36 of Old 07-08-2012
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Re: Curiosity About These "Crew Wanted" Posts

I was an inexperienced sailor when I crewed on 3 boats out of Annapolis (2 were from postings I found on sailnet). Now I race in San Fran Bay with someone who only knew of me from the local yacht club. Everyone has to do their homework and to feel free to back out if competence and camaraderie are (or seem) lacking. As a woman, it can get a little funny ascertaining motives of the male skippers, so I stay away from posts that are strictly looking for female crew, and I conduct my own due diligence, but it's been my limited experience that most of sailors just want to sail with interesting crew and have a good time on the water.
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