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Re: Sabbatical in 2014
Welcome, Ross.. have you looked into your local chapter of the Blue Water Cruising association? Esp in our area, many Mexico bound cruisers are looking for extra hands for the relatively arduous part of the trip between the PNW and soCal.
Also, if it's a Vic Maui year, return delivery crew spots are often available (the less desirable trip, but usually less costly) I'd expect the same for Transpac events too.
Just do your due diligence and be certain you're comfortable early on with the people involved.. there are few more escape-proof environments than a small boat at sea.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)