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My understanding is that he'll be doing a Caribbean hop as a shakedown, or that was the plan as he stated in his OP. However, leaving from the east coast does add considerably to the schedule, since he either has to go around Cape Horn, through the canal, around Cape Hope, or down the Med to the Suez canal—rather than a straight Trans-pac passage. Any way you look at that, it is at least an additional two-three months, if not more for any passage to Oz.
Originally Posted by Zephyr88
After reading some of the previous threads re: looking for female crew and almost split my sides laughing I thought I would prepare myself for the onslaught of my offering. I'm a single, good looking, tall dark and handsome 44 year old. So here goes crew, do you best. Hopefully the right lady is out there waiting for this post.
One female crew wanted to sail well founded 37' to 41' yacht (I'm looking to buy in US and sail home to Australia in late 08) from east coast US to Bundaberg, Australia. The route from Fort L. or Annapolis might take in Bermuda and Windward Islands as a shake down cruise to test compatibility. At this point a decision will be taken as to proceed to the Pacific via Panama or Cape Horn enjoying Rio and Buenos Aires (Tango and steaks). Then onto Valparaiso and the Galapagos.
You are 28 to 40, of good nature and narrow beam. Sailing experience not required, but some experience in heavy weather will tip the scales to the Cape Horn adventure.
All expenses to be shared equally. I am not looking for a cruise passenger. If you are travelling on a shoe string budget this will not suite either of us as I am not looking at subsidising someone elses lifestyle.
If you have wealthy parents that are prepared to support your adventures, or of independent means, all the better.
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