Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
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Re: Crew wanted Norfolk to BVI, about Nov 1
Think RN is not representative of many who crew.
Crew for fall SDR
Licensed captain who owns/runs a sailing school in B.C.. needs hours for RYA yachmaster. Flights to New England significant.
US captain looking for sailing endorsement.
Newbie looking fo first significant passage.
Past crew have included
Sailor looking for passage on a Outbound prior to spec’ing one for himself.
Sailor in high pressure job who does one or two passages a year to truly get away and enjoy blue water.
OCC members or SDR or cruising club of America who are boatless for one reason or another who just want a passage.
The above is representative of crew both for passages and races. They want something out of the passage. I give it to them at no cost beyond getting to the boat. I pick them up at the airport or have the wife drive them there if they are locals.
At present and for the last 35 years there have been enough good people I haven’t had to offer any further inticements. If supply/demand changes perhaps my view with change. Beyond that I need to give them a good,safe enjoyable trip. That’s it.