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|01-27-2010 09:45 AM|
Possible Crew for 2010
My name is Mark. You seem to have quite an amazing sailing adventure ahead of you. I'm replying to your search for crew with keen interest. I am interested in learning more about your circumnavigation and yourself and your family.
I'm a Canadian, 31 year old male who made it my goal last year (2009) to be the best sailor possible. I began the year (in 2009) in St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) where I lived on and raced a J27 sailboat for over 3 months - whereby I daily maintained her and learned all crew positions during this time (from skipper to foredeck, grinder & everything in between), racing (primarily at foredeck) in the Rolex and BVI Spring Regattas to name a couple. After my time in the USVIs, I sailed as crew (with a captain and one other crew member) on a Leopard 46 Catamaran from the Caribbean to Turkey. I then spent my summer in Ireland as crew racing a Beneteau 31.7 out of Dublin on the weekends. So my sailing experience has all been very recent, but I've seemed to have jumped into deep waters quite suddenly! As an experienced crew member with various skippers / captains, I'm polite, respectful, very good cook, tidy and will accommodate to my skipper's/captain's needs on a moment's notice.
I don't have any problems providing you with references from my skippers/captains or current/previous employers regarding my skills and character. I'm not very much of a 'careerist' in the modern sense. I find there to be too many challenges and opportunities for new adventures (and improvements) in my life. Academically, I've completed graduate and post-graduate degrees in the field of Geography / GIS in 2004. (I am a Geographer at heart and my desire to explore and travel has come to fruition these past few years. If you need anybody to read/understand/prepare you for the upcoming geography of a new area, I unquestioningly take great enthusiasm in this).
Back to academics.. priorly I studied Chemical-Environmental Engineering (late 1990s). My work experience is across a broad spectrum - from university teaching (seminar leader), to research (toxicology, biology and health sciences), social work (2 years at a local shelter in Canada), farm work (tractor operation, harvesting), construction and surveying/engineering to name a few examples. Currently, I'm working for a logistics company here in Ontario, Canada and have been primarily studying commercial / contract law outside of working hours.
If you would like to learn a bit more about me, I also have a couchsurfing page online with feedback from various friends and travelers who have met me throughout the past few years. I can send you this page via email, if desired.
I am leaving back to St Thomas (USVIs) in just over a week to race again this year (February to mid April) with open possibilities thereafter.
Do you have much sailing experience? Offshore? How would you best describe your personality? I have a few more questions, but I'll leave it at this for now. I think I've written more than necessary for a first message.
|01-05-2010 02:49 AM|
Hi Norway 2010!
I would enjoy to join your crew.
I'm a 38yo canadian, surgeon in the past, sertified able seaman, own a 30' sailboat for 3 years. Available most of the time. Please let me know.
|12-31-2009 08:17 AM|
Hi, sounds like an interesting trip you have planned. American female currently living in Switzerland and thinking about taking the end of 2010 to 2011 off. I have been racing and cruising since I was a young kid, now Im a 42 yr old kid ;-) I have my CMAS S* diving certification and I speak some French and Italian. If you are still considering crew members let me know.cek03802(at)gmail.com
|12-19-2009 11:49 PM|
I am interested in being a crew member on your voyage. I am a 22 year old male from America. I have some sailing experience, including an offshore delivery from Florida to Virginia. I also know some first aid and am proficient in Chinese. If you would like to contact me, my email address is trevor.piersol at gmail dot com. Hope to hear from you and have a great voyage!
|12-19-2009 08:04 PM|
Uhmm I don't have any sailing exp. nor do I cook. But I like to eat. I get sick really easy so if there is going to be any rough weather you would have to go back to the dock untill the seas were calm. I can't swim but my dad use to take me out and we would try and run down seals in the bay I live on. I smoke 2 packs a day and I don't really like to take a bath much if thats ok. I love to take charge and yell out orders. I know you are going to need me because the last girl I dated said I would do very well to be out on a boat in the ocean. Oh I do have a few bucks but if you could help me just a bit to get some beers here and there that would be great. I am good for it. Oh one more thing I go for days without ever saying a word. Well cheers mate and I look forward to out date just let me know when you can send me the airfare and I will be there.
Just joking Good luck on your crew search..... Sounds like you guys are going to have a good time with circum....
|12-19-2009 02:16 PM|
Interested in starting conversation either for this leg or some future one. Male, 62, healthy and fit, 30+ years sailing, owner of Catalina 36. Currently enjoy low stress cruising but have done Vic-Maui & Kenwood Cup (Peterson 40'), watch captain on delivery Hawaii-Seattle (70' Perry custom) and countless beer can races. Retired with flexible schedule. Wife also experienced sailor if interested in couples. Quiet and competent.
|12-11-2009 06:25 AM|
Hi Norway 2009,
Any scheduling for crossing the atlantic?
|12-05-2009 11:23 PM|
My name is Adam Kane, I'm soon to be 30 (in a few weeks) and I'm currently living in Dillingham, Alaska working as a reporter for a small public radio station. Dillingham is a small town on the Bering Sea in Southwest Alaska. I graduated from university in Automotive Engineering (a field I most likely will never work in) then I left the US as a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Malekula in Vanuatu, where I was often traveled between islands on small (overloaded) cargo ships and ocassionaly sailing boat. Following that I traveled for nearly 2 years through Australia/New Zealand, all of South East Asia, China, Korea, Japan. India and then England. Then I flew to Panama, sailed to Colombia and backpacked for a year through South America all the way down to Argentina. During my travels in South America I learned to speak Spanish very well. I returned to the US in April of 08 and came almost directly to Alaska. I came here with the intention of staying for 2-3 years and saving money in order to go out traveling again. Last year I got the idea to go sailing. I have been on a few boats and never been sea sick. I also am economically independent, no children, no smoking, no debt, etc... I have been planning my departure from here and I have decided that late 2010 would be ideal, so when I saw your post I thought it would be perfect. I am small enough (5'6") to take up very little space and I don't eat much, I'm very easy to deal with and accustomed to living in remote places with very few things. I also speak a few languages, although I wouldn't say I'm fluent in most of them. I would like to find out more about the trip you are planning. I have been looking at many posts on a variety of websites and I've seen listings for circumnavigations that may take 2-3 years, I would be committed for the entirety of it regardless of it's length. I do have enough money to get me through in some situations, including visas, food, and what ever I might need when we were on land. So that's where I'm at, please let me know what you're thinking. I would also be willing to fly to Norway for the departure. I hope to hear back from you,
|12-04-2009 05:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Norway2009 View Post
hi, this looks interesting, are in san diego until mid february, preparing my hunter 33 sailboat for sailing to panama then to norway, plan to be in norway in mai/july, please send a reply to torgeir-hansen at hotmail dot com
|11-26-2009 03:43 AM|
Crewing up for Norway-Tenerife 2010
I am kindly inquiring are you having any paid positions in your boat?
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