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Margo Riley

Margo Riley

Position (1st): Amateur crew
Position (2nd): Chef
Age: 33
Nationality: Scottish
Location: England
Last logged in: 43 minutes ago

Margo Riley: I'm a sourdough baker and chef from england, who grew up in the highlands of north east Scotland I dream is to sail away from this island on my own boat one day and meet and eat with new people in ports all over the world. Ideally with a bakers oven in tow.
Im new to sailing, i have done a couple yacht deliveries and crossed the bay of biscay this summer, i enjoy cooking onboard, i dont share a love of tinned food so im happy to help out preparing food. Im curious about most things, and like talking with people finding out about them.
I have had a few different jobs and projects in life so far, im good at starting, slack at managing and struggle to finish with any long term commitments, Sailing it seems suits me, as i am always starting on a new part of the journey.
When sailing 'I want to find the land that time forgot' escaping the rat race, im living in that moment, taking everyday slowly, relaxing, time is not important anymore.
When i accept an invitation to crew on someones yacht, im there to help and be good company for however long the journey is, its like accepting a lift from a stranger on a road to get somewhere, you want to be friendly, share stories and make the journey as comfortable as possible. Im not making a life commitment and im not checking a profile for a perfect fit, im just living my life trying to get to different places, meet new people and learn new things along the way.


Alex Nixon

Position (1st): Amateur crew
Position (2nd): Chef
Age: 34
Nationality: australian
Location: Italy
Last logged in: 47 minutes ago

nixon56: Hi,
I recently spent 6 weeks sailing on a 54ft steel boat named s/v fairwinds rom cuba to jamaica and on to panama.You can find captain fredrik molin for a reference on crewbay or facebook under fairwinds although the boat is on a slip in colombia.I aslso own a 5.5m aluminium fishing boat in Tasmania australia where i use it recreationally for fishing,diving,spearfishing and freediving.My brother recently bought a 53 ft yacht and i have been on it a few times but would like to gain experience so when i go home(whenever that is) we can take the yacht on some wild adventures on the stunning but wild and windy west coast of tasmania. I enjoy the ocean a lot and also enjoy cooking and dont mind hard work as i have been an electrician and a farmer. I am a social person but can also chill and read a book.I have no plans to go home and would consider europe and mediteranean .Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards Alex


Cook, amateur sailor - Booked up until September 2018

Position (1st): Chef
Position (2nd): Competent Crew
Age: 44
Nationality: British
Location: Spain
Last logged in: 53 minutes ago

Charliegirl: Calling all Captains and Owners!

Currently in Greece. From September I'll be in Spain cooking on 2 masted schooner for up to 26 pax.

References available on request.

Not prone to sea sickness in any seas experienced so far. (See below for past passage info)

44 yr old British woman living in Spain for 33 years looking for position as cook/crew.
I have experience in kitchens on shore (Reference available) and on boats (private sailing yachts and 2 masted wooden schooner, for a max of approximately 26 pax).
I'm passionate about food and nutrition and can make delicious meals for small or large groups.
Mediterranean basin food (Western Med, Moroccan, Eastern Med) lightly cooked with loads of flavour using the best vegetables and fruits available. Ceviches and sushi. Buffet style lunches with imaginative and varied salads, not just the usual suspects. Competent and knowledgeable in various lifestyle diets, vegetarian, paleo, etc.

On the sailing front I have my Day Skippers (RYA), with a little experience, but always looking for more (currently about 7700nm)
June/July Cooking/crewing from Azores to Aegina, Greece on a 40ft cat (sole crew cooking/ night watches etc...) via Cartagena, the Messina Straits, Patras Gulf and Corinth Canal. Approx 1900nm in 4 weeks. Encountered 10/12ft waves, F7/8 winds.

May/June cooking/crewing on a private yacht for a couple (sole crew), (38 ft) 4 weeks around Saronic Islands and over to Malta (500nm). Reference available.

April/May crewing on a back to back delivery May UK/Barcelona/UK. (Captain, First Mate and me on one leg, return leg Captain and me as sole crew) Reference available. (3251nm round trip) 27 days, encountered fairly rough weather 45/51 kt winds and 8/10ft seas. (Beneteau 49 and Jeanneau 39)

Jan/April - no sailing, but cooking on a 31m schooner for maint crew of betwee 18-20. Reference available

A couple of weeks on a Tall ship crossing the Bay of Biscay in November 2015, a tad lumpy to say the least, haven't been sea sick yet, touch wood!

A 36 hr trip France-Spain Sept 2016. (180nm) 55ft Baltic (Several crew)

Plus the various courses (800nm approx). (Bavarias) Currently studying for my Yacht master theory.

Happy to muck in with all general crew chores, cleaning, watches and cooking on private, owner captained vessels.

Relaxed, like my own company.

I'm fit, non smoker. I do drink but not bothered if it's a dry boat either.

Hobbies include kayaking, photography, sailing, hiking... Basically anything outdoors!

Contact me for availability and menus.

I will need to know what galley and safety equipment is on board and if I need to bring my own life jacket, as well as what the crew set up is etc... Full disclosure on expectations is appreciated in advance to avoid wasting each others time. I am not looking for a relationship or fling etc....


New Zealand

Position (1st): Chef
Position (2nd): Amateur crew
Age: 38
Nationality: Canadian
Location: French Polynesia
Last logged in: 53 minutes ago

captainmycaptain: New Zealand bound....


Basic info

Position (1st): Delivery Crew
Position (2nd): Chef
Age: 25
Nationality: British
Location: New Zealand
Last logged in: 57 minutes ago

Cjbrowne92: Hi I am a 24 year old non smoker, enjoy keeping healthy and fit. Currently in NZ and willing to travel anywhere with anyone as long a safety is paramount! I have various sailing qualifications and endorsements.


Looking to learn about sailing and enjoy nice moment around europe

Position (1st): Amateur crew
Position (2nd): Chef
Age: 24
Nationality: French
Location: Italy
Last logged in: 1 hours ago

Emilieaurore: Hello,

I am travelling through Europe and would love to learn how to sail. Available late August / September / mid October

I hope to hear from you :)


Seeker seeking experience and lift transatlantic to Southamerica

Position (1st): Amateur crew
Position (2nd): Chef
Age: 33
Nationality: Sweden
Location: Sweden
Last logged in: 2 hours ago

matt84: Greetings,

Im Matteus, 33 years of age from Sweden of middleeastern origins.
Trying now to make a long dream of mine to sail transtalanitc come true. Destination Peru.

Studied social science and filmmaking in school and been travelling constantly(more or less) the past nine years

Some sailing experience with a Kiwi couple, Anthony Hamilton We sailed from Uruguay to south Argentine.

Im a very easy going, enthusiastic and positive guy. Vegan/Vegetarian. Fast learner. Hardworker. My interest are the Great Life, eastern philosophy, good food, rockclimbing, swimming and learning new things.




Sailor and a passionate cook

Position (1st): Chef
Position (2nd): Captain/skipper
Age: 36
Nationality: Slovenian
Location: Slovenia
Last logged in: 2 hours ago

boRoot: Photographer and Filmmaker by education, vegan chef for last few years with restaurant experience. I have a skipper license for boats under 24m.

Sailing my whole life on our family 34 Grand Solei, friends Elan 31, few races on JustinTen (10 OD boats built for the "Grand Prix of Slovenia" Grade 1 Match Race Championships), and many other regattas, but only in Adriatic and a small portion of Mediterranean.
I've been also taking care of our Grand Solei 34 and 7m power boat for my whole life, so sanding, polishing gelcoat, painting, and all other boat jobs are in my blood. I currently own and sail with 420 International and 470 Class, together with my girlfriend.

I enjoy climbing, diving, slackline walking, skiing and playing musical instruments. I am a Google certified expert for AdWords and search. I know how to make webpages. I've owned an online advertising agency firm for few years, but now I am searching for more relaxed kind of life.

In the last 5-7 years, I found my passion in cooking, especially vegan, but also in all other cuisines. I am looking to expand my sailing and cooking experience, see the world, and meet new people on the way.


Chef and dive instructor

Position (1st): Chef
Position (2nd): Hostess/Steward
Age: 44
Nationality: Canadian and Mexican
Location: France
Last logged in: 2 hours ago

Anabel: Parallel with many years as a professional chef and hospitality around the world combine with my enthusiasm to create dishes and adapt menus and my passion with the ocean as a dive instructor (certified PADI).
I will provide an unparalleled opportunity for you, your guests and the crew to really enjoy their vacation on your boat.
I speak French, English, Spanish and Italian.
I have both Canadian and Mexican passport.

I look forward to hearing from you and discussing my suitability for the position with you further.

Resume and reference letters available.

For more information as a private chef, visit my website :
Or contact me:


Seeking sailing opportunities

Position (1st): Deckhand
Position (2nd): Chef
Age: 40
Nationality: American
Location: France
Last logged in: 2 hours ago

Chef4crew: Hello I'm a 40 yr old American male looking for opportunities to sail anywhere the wind takes us. Born in Indonesia and raised in Alaska I have grown up in small communities and have become accustomed to hard work and being a team player. I worked as a craftsman building houses for 20 years and then went and earned a bachelor's degree in Business management in 2016. I have raised a handsome, capable, young man who turned 18 years old recently got a job and is on his own doing well. Consequently this has left me with the opportunity to go travel. I have spent a lot of time on the water as a lobsterman in New Hampshire US and also worked as a commercial fisherman doing long line and sport charters. I don't get seasick and have a solid set of sea legs.
I am an excellent cook, great fisherman, good conversationalist, astute, excellent physical shape having climbed several mountains and glaciers in Alaska this past summer. I believe I would be a great asset to any group planning to sail and needs a shipmate.
I want to see the world. Take me sailing.

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