Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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Re: looking to crew in Annapolis
I have had a different experience than Willyd with the SpinSheet crew party and listings. I actually connected up with a number of boats when I was looking for 'a ride' for the summer and was able to do a number of campaigns that originated with SpinSheets Crew Listings. I also almost completely filled my crew list when I campaigned my boat from the SpinSheet crew listings. I do agree that the party worked a little better than the listings.
One suggestion that worked well for me, is that I made up a simple 'Sailing Business Card' with my name phone number, email, where I was hoping to sail on the fronts, and an abbreviated sailing resume on the back. I did a similar thing when I was looking for crew only with a description of the boat and what I was hoping to do that summer. (The card does not need to be very fancy. I simply typed up and xeroxed the info onto regular paper and cut it into quarters so there were 4 'cards' per sheet. When each quarter sheet 'card' was folded in half it fit nicely into someone's pocket.) I got a lot of calls out of that and ended up racing and sailing on a number of different boats.
SpinSheet's Annapolis Crew Party is on April 24, from 4-6 p.m. and will be held at Eastport Yacht Club (317 First Street, Annapolis, MD 21403) They are also doing a "Start Sailing Now panel and presentation" starting at 3 p.m.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
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