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barefootsailing 03-26-2002 03:12 PM

offshore passage opportunites
 
"Offshore Passage Opportunites"
Anybody have any experience or comments on them. You can check out their website at:
www.sailopo.com
thanks
steve

kimberlite 03-29-2002 07:01 AM

offshore passage opportunites
 
i have gotten many good crew from them
eric

davidpm 12-14-2012 10:47 PM

Re: offshore passage opportunites
 
I thought I would retouch this old thread. I searched sailnet on this subject and found many references but very few actual experiences.
Anyone have any personal or second person experiences as captain or crew?

SVAuspicious 12-16-2012 02:03 PM

Re: offshore passage opportunites
 
I'm an OPO pro skipper. I crewed with them for a few years before becoming a skipper. I've used OPO crew on deliveries and on my own boat. In my opinion and experience better than most crewing services.

davidpm 12-16-2012 08:11 PM

Re: offshore passage opportunites
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVAuspicious (Post 962511)
I'm an OPO pro skipper. I crewed with them for a few years before becoming a skipper. I've used OPO crew on deliveries and on my own boat. In my opinion and experience better than most crewing services.

Thanks
I was thinking about signing up but was concerned because it seemed pretty expensive.
I notice that their are no crewing opportunities at this time. Do you think it would be better to wait a couple months to sign on?

I'm not sure why everything stops at 11/27/12

sd1953 12-16-2012 09:18 PM

Re: offshore passage opportunites
 
@davidpm, Everything stops then to give you a month to get off the high seas before the Mayan Apocalypse...

HUGOSALT 12-16-2012 10:16 PM

Re: offshore passage opportunites
 
David,
Met Hank Schmidt, founder of OPO a few times a number of years ago when he was 1st getting OPO under way. He is local out of
Huntington. Seemed serious and careful about both crew and boats
he put together. Believe he still organizes repositioning a fleet of
large Swans from Newport to the caribbean every spring and fall.
As I remember it OPO crew members would have better crewing
opportunities as their OPO resume grew.
Call/contact Hank, as I remember he is/was a delivery captain,
and was happy to spend time and explain things.
Best,
Hugo

HUGOSALT 12-16-2012 10:24 PM

Re: offshore passage opportunites
 
Seem to remember that those repositionings were looking for
"paying crew" with some opo members filling in balance of
open slots. Was a long time ago.


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