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11-30-2008 02:03 PM
blt2ski Sasha is still posting upon occasions........Last post was first part of Oct, so maybe he will update us on how he is doing, or if he Sceered off everyone.......

I'm seeming to recall that things are a bit more positive!

11-29-2008 08:27 AM
nicholas829 sasha: maybe it's your grammer or spelling....
11-27-2008 12:54 PM
Old is good...

Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
Ok Ok. Sailingdog before you jump on me yes I am a idiot. This is indeed an old thread....sorry. It won't happen again.
I enjoyed reading your reply. I've kept my boat in middle harbor for 4 years than moved it north over 5 years ago. Love to cruise but when I'm "stateside" I'm an active lake racer.

With 28 years of sailing experience I'm STILL always amazed at many in the yacht club set. I'm thankful beyond measure to all the skippers that allowed me to join the fun. It helped a lot that I've never been sea sick! Where's that wood to knock on?
11-26-2008 10:37 PM
sailingdog LOL.... I'm not saying a word.... you did an admirable job yourself.
11-26-2008 10:12 PM
chall03 phew......if anyone wants me I will be cowering in the corner for a bit.
11-26-2008 10:08 PM
mrwuffles Very nice catch that was a close one
11-26-2008 10:07 PM
chall03 Ok Ok. Sailingdog before you jump on me yes I am a idiot. This is indeed an old thread....sorry. It won't happen again.
11-26-2008 09:57 PM
chall03 Best of luck. If its any help, I can assure you that we have encountered similar problems at times up here in Sydney. I guess some Australian Yacht clubs are based largely around a racing culture, with even cruising being something the racing crew does on Sunday when not racing.....if your not part of the in 'click', it can be hard with bluewater passages often going to the regular tried and proven Saturday race crew.

We have made progress just by persisting. If what you want to do is REAL cruising then I would encourage you to seek out folk in and out of the club that are real cruisers. Get to know them a bit(It helps by reassuring them that in the middle of Bass Strait you won't turn out to be a complete phycopathic freak that is going to turn their cruise into a nightmare), also I have found volunteering/turning up for maintenance days on other peoples boats leaves a great impression while also often providing me with great ideas for my own boat! If no luck at your club, then try on here, there are several aussies here who bluewater cruise, but once again obviously they probably would want to get to know a bit about you guys and what your on about first.

I guess like anything worth pursuing, ( a job, girls etc) there is a lot of rejection you have to get past, but meanwhile out there somewhere is a great boat with a great owner if not several who will be more than willing to share their experience and dreams with likeminded individuals with good attitudes.

We now know several, one guy who comes to mind, is a seasoned, well known Sydney to Hobarter, who has had success in several other bluewater races. When not doing the serious racing he is forever opening his boat up to newcomers through twilights races, social sails, informal training days and yes boat maintenanance days. He is a incredibly generous man who really is inspiring, If you were in Sydney I could probably get you out the heads with him this weekend.

Having said that yes I also know plenty of pricks who own big impressive boats parked out the front of yacht club bars
03-01-2004 04:35 PM
Getting a crew position.

Correction, I talk way too much.
Or at least I type that way.

What I mostly notice about crew wanted websites is that all the adds are routinely two weeks past the sailing date advertised.
Very useful.

I have actually now "done" stuff about getting on crew. I was just being down because I had planned on this particular trip and would have prefered doing it with my own yacht club.

Oh well, lets see what pans out in the next week or two.

03-01-2004 09:07 AM
Getting a crew position.

# you talk too much
# you need to exercise some of your god given intelligence and do a web search like everyone else
# when you have found all the links, place your own CONCISE AND RELEVENT ads
# when you have found all the links, respond to all the ads of boats seeking crew, with CONCISE and RELEVENT details
# decide what you ''WANNABE''
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