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Lightbulb Anyone looking for crew?

I looked up from my monitor the other day at the vast floor of office workers tinkering away on their facebooks and thought "What am I doing?, there must be more to life than this". My youth as a sailing and winsurfing instructor clearly had no career effect on me, but now I'm thinking "Wouldn't it be great to help crew around cape horn or do a transatlantic". Does anyone know how or where I can turn my mid-life crisis into a mid-life adventure?
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

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Teddy, it depends on where ya wanna go? I have a friend sailing around the Sea of Cortez with plans to go South to Patagonia who may be looking for crew. There's also a quick turn-around trip to Hawaii (10 weeks) round trip cruise posted up here looking for crew. Look around here, CF, SA and other forums and places. Start talking to folks who are going somewhere and make a plan, even if it's only a 2-3 week quickie, it's better than nothing.
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Those are great ideas as to where to look.

As far as your chances go, you're a shoe in. If you want to shrug off your "career" and go sailing, you can do it. Anyone can do it. If you are willing to make the necessary sacrifices, you're as good as gone.

And I'd say, hats off to ya. No one ever sits on their death bed and says, "Wow, I wish I had spent more time in the office."

S/V Gracie
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