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post #11 of 14 Old 01-24-2009
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I agree

i agree it can be a bit scary as well, however after your first trip the captains send hank an informal eval of you. For the most part hank knows the captains and once you are a member he will give you honest feedback about weather that particlar captain would be a good fit. Hank does the same for the captains.

It really is a great way for people to get experience, honestly i have learned more from my opo experience and sailed more with opo than i did when i had my own boat.

If you don't know people to crew with you or if your looking to crew i can honestly say this is the best and "safest" way to go. It certainly beets all the adds by male captains here "looking for female crew"...great fantacy but jesus get real.

OPO is really a great service.
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I was a member of OPO for 2 or 3 years. The only reason I dropped out is that I returned to work, yea it's sad.
OPO did a good job in both screening captain and crew. Trips are posted from overnight moves of a boat to multimonth cruises... one I particularly remember was to Antartica.
I'll join again once my schedule becomes more flexible.
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I've been with OPO for a couple of years. I've sailed about half-a-dozen times as crew and few times taken crew on my own boat. Overall I'm impressed. If you're going to join only one crewing organization I think OPO is the way to go.

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I was a member of OPO for 2 or 3 years. The only reason I dropped out is that I returned to work, yea it's sad.
Same situation here.

I joined OPO to get bigger boat experience than just the daysailers I was familiar with. Gained the knowledge & experience to bareboat charter in the BVI.

After you join, you regularly receive emails detailing the immediate opportunities as well as voyages that are planned for the near future.

Hank is a well respected delivery captain and I can recommend OPO without hesitation.

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