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The great sailboat giveaway!

International Rescue Group (IRG) wants to give away a beautiful 36 foot Albin Stratus to the first volunteer Captain or Crew who qualify! For more details and register: click here:
International Rescue Group Sailboat Giveaway - International Rescue Group
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By volunteer, I take it there's no salary. So it's two years of indentured servitude on this boat for IRG?
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I suspect you are displaying a sense of humor?! I think all your questions will be answered on this website International Rescue Group - Coastal post-disaster rescue

Like all charities, IRG is a nonprofit dependent on volunteers. We are accepting donated boats and allocating them to volunteer crew. There are plenty of people who would love a boat but can't afford one, we are providing people a chance to cruise an agreed station and, when emergencies occur like tsunami, earthquake, hurricane etc., within reach, take medical supplies and other life-saving items to the post-disaster zone under IRG's direction.

I'd hardly call it "indentured servitude"!

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I can see it as an interesting choice, I would certainly be interested for example, had I not just purchased a boat. I don't see any mention of who's paying the other costs, eg safety gear, haul-out and all the other costs associated with maintaining a boat. As I'm learning quickly, buying a boat is only the down payment on the whole thing.
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We're still adding these details, but good question... The crew taking over the boat will be expected to do their own maintenance, and return the boat in a similar condition in which they received it. Not an onerous condition, our volunteers say.
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This kinda seems like the crew taking over gets the bad end of the deal. Since they make no money crewing the boat but have to pay for the cost of it.

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Re: The great sailboat giveaway!

Uh...lets see some real credentials! IE, letters from known Disaster relief agencies for example.

Did you clear your out of the blue proposal with the Moderators here on SN?

free and boat should never be used in the same sentence..

Oh.. your connected with sailing doctors! another outfit that poofed in and out.

GDACS.org doesn't produce anything but timed out searches

your video is a voice over the person talking

Your website has only had about 231 hits as of when I checked it. Kinda new website it seems to be

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yea seems like a joke

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sounds like the group of kids that were looking for a free boat to do "ocean research" last year.

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