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Offering as CREW and SINGER/GUITARIST By: vasce Replies: 1 Views: 4
 
 
vasce
vasce Posted: 2017-08-18 03:10
Hi. I'm looking for anybody who can offer a passage to an Asian country from Brisbane/Gold Coast or North Australia.Possibly by the end of August. I'd like to make a new experience.Please check my profile and don't hesitate to request more info. I can contribute to the fuel and if somebody likes nice Italian Opera + International Music I'll be happy to give it.
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danko
danko Posted: 2017-08-14 21:07
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Reciprocal guest owners. By: Captian29 Replies: 1 Views: 14
 
 
Captian29
Captian29 Posted: 2017-08-11 08:04
Hi. I,m not a long distance cruiser but would like to sail in new places. Maybe others feel the same. My idea is guest crewing on a reciprocal basis. Any takers?
Change of career. New Challenge! By: Goalie Replies: 1 Views: 14
 
 
Goalie
Goalie Posted: 2017-08-01 15:18
I'm researching / planning to change careers and looking for relevant advice or pointers. First course up will be Competent Crew followed by Theory Day Skipper and conclude with Practical Day Skipper. Throw in radio course and basic engine repair and I hope i can get started!! Not sure what to expect in terms of opportunities but I'm open minded and relish the possibilities ahead.
Any opinions are welcome. Thanks
USA to Bermuda Nov/Dec 2017 - looking for crewing opportunities By: Charlotaknots Replies: 1 Views: 11
 
 
Charlotaknots
Charlotaknots Posted: 2017-08-01 13:27
Hi, I'll be sailing in to Florida from Europe in October, and I would love to sail over to my final destination, Bermuda, if I can find a position as crew on a boat going that way. Does anyone have any advice for where boats might leave from and where they might advertise for crew? Thanks!
Looking for experienced sailer/captain By: Brickoneal Replies: 1 Views: 19
 
 
Brickoneal
Brickoneal Posted: 2017-07-30 10:47
Need experienced sailor/captain in the Southern Chesapeake Bay, VA area to accompany owners to Boston, MA. Aug 5-9, 2017 35ft C&C mono hull sailboat called the B-line. Send PM for more information.
What made you decide to buy a boat. By: LachieT Replies: 1 Views: 7
 
 
LachieT
LachieT Posted: 2017-07-29 10:23
Hi,

I'm considering buying a boat. I've owned a small hobie cat which I sailed quite a bit. I've also helped relocate a catamaran from Malaysia to the Philippines (two weeks at sea. Organised on right here on crewbay). I've worked on Dive boats and my girlfriend has as well the last 5 years. Now I'm seriously looking at purchasing a sail boat and getting right into it but i'm not experienced in the mechanical or maintenance side of things. Just wondering how many of you chanced it from the start and just bought a boat and learnt? Or if you gained experience (if so how) and then purchased your own boat? Happy to hear all stories of how you started out.

Cheers,

Lachie
Sailboat for Arctic needed By: Mountain&Sail Replies: 1 Views: 10
 
 
Mountain&Sail
Mountain&Sail Posted: 2017-07-28 23:32
Hi,

looking for a business partner to offer special trips in the arctic.

i know the market and i am looking for somebody with a sailyacht over 20 Meters and knows how to handle it
i can bring the guests.
march - June
Couple wishing to find a job on a sailing boat By: Calin&ioana Replies: 1 Views: 13
 
 
Calin&ioana
Calin&ioana Posted: 2017-07-26 19:12
We are a couple with experience on sailing boat. We made the sailing school but we don't have the licence yet. We want to be a part of a sailing crew having the necesarry knowledge on sailing, cooking, cleaning and waitressing. Also we have good skills in swiming and scuba diving. Also we are a good hostessing persons because of our experience in public relations. Our email adress is c.buzamet@yahoo.com
Looking for boat in Caribbean in any direction By: Reglis Replies: 1 Views: 5
 
 
Reglis
Reglis Posted: 2017-07-19 02:53
Hey guys! I will be glad to join you in sailing adventure. Direction for me is not important) but very important people! You trust me, I trust you and let's go!
Looking for boat in Caribbean in any direction By: Reglis Replies: 1 Views: 1
 
 
Reglis
Reglis Posted: 2017-07-19 02:53
Hey guys! I will be glad to join you in sailing adventure. Direction for me is not important) but very important people! You trust me, I trust you and let's go!
San salvador By: Gareth1940 Replies: 1 Views: 3
 
 
Gareth1940
Gareth1940 Posted: 2017-07-13 18:51
Hi all

I would like to bring it to fellow sailors that the information regarding the entrance depth into the marina is highly incorrect. They told us over the phone we would have 12 feet of water coming in at hi tide and on our arrival when we started to enter we actually touched bottom with our draft of 10 feet. I slowly went a stern and got loose however after dropping anchor just off shore and going in on the tender we realised it dropped to 5 feet in the middle of the marina channel. Please be aware of this and safe seas to you all
How does logging miles work? By: guywhogetsit Replies: 1 Views: 30
 
 
guywhogetsit
guywhogetsit Posted: 2017-07-12 17:58
As a casual, recreational, lake and shoreline sailor looking for/at recreational crew slots, I wasn't sure how to answer the miles-logged as I've never kept a log.

Seems I should get one and get started by keeping track by noting "voyage" details, gps miles and asking skippers for signatures.

I may also build a little profile of prior, un-documented sailing experience. Curious which of these you would think are relevant:

a) summer sailing lessons in a large bay on Long Island Sound as a pre-teen

b) racing small boats (14' with jib and spinnaker) as skipper and crew in same or similar locals as a pre-teen

c) passive crew on j-24s on lake michigan for wednesday night twilight races in my 20s

d) recreational, active crew on Long-Island sound recently

Perhaps the short answer is all are good experience to describe but none or only some count as sea miles?

Thanks for your views on this!

Rick
Long Island Sound / CT available crew
How does logging miles work? By: guywhogetsit Replies: 1 Views: 16
 
 
guywhogetsit
guywhogetsit Posted: 2017-07-12 17:46
As a casual, recreational, lake and shoreline sailor looking for/at recreational crew slots, I wasn't sure how to answer the miles-logged as I've never kept a log.

Seems I should get one and get started by keeping track by noting "voyage" details, gps miles and asking skippers for signatures.

I may also build a little profile of prior, un-documented sailing experience. Curious which of these you would think are relevant:

a) summer sailing lessons in a large bay on Long Island Sound as a pre-teen

b) racing small boats (14' with jib and spinnaker) as skipper and crew in same or similar locals as a pre-teen

c) passive crew on j-24s on lake michigan for wednesday night twilight races in my 20s

d) recreational, active crew on Long-Island sound recently

Perhaps the short answer is all are good experience to describe but none or only some count as sea miles?

Thanks for your views on this!

Rick
Long Island Sound / CT available crew
Seeking a non-paid position on a boat By: stephenavae Replies: 1 Views: 39
 
 
stephenavae
stephenavae Posted: 2017-07-11 22:07
I am a 41-year-old male. Been traveling the world since I was 17

I have no experience as a sailor. But I am very eager to learn.

I'm very interested in joining the crew of any boat, but preferably for very long trips (cross-atlantic, cross-pacific, etc).

About me : born and raised in Helsinki, Finland.

By profession, I'm a Software Engineer. Been doing this for 18 years now.

I love nature. I love the outdoors.

Most of all, though, I love to travel. I've been to a lot of places (a few times for work, but mostly for fun and sight-seeing). I've been all over North, South, and Central America, Europe, China, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korean, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.

I am also yet to explore some a few other places in Asia, but that's in the works :)

My dream is to finally visit New Zealand !!

My second-favorite hobby is cooking. International cuisine is my passion. I love to be creative in the kitchen. :=))

My favorite cuisine is Asian. In particular, Thai and Korean (last year, I spent 3 months in Korea, learning how to cook their dishes. I couldn't get enough of it :))

I speak 5 languages: English, French, Russian, Finnish and Spanish
Sailing Opportunities in North-West UK By: CRISP3D Replies: 1 Views: 10
 
 
CRISP3D
CRISP3D Posted: 2017-07-11 21:25
I have done my day skipper and had a lot of sailing around Greece, a little around Caribbean (2 weeks) and a couple of weekends around Anglesey I am now looking for occasional sailing around the northwest, or north wales, but can not find anything to build my miles up, as I want to do Coastal Skipper next. Any suggestions, as most people on here are based around the south coast. Any Suggestions?
A word from the skipper By: SY Voya Replies: 3 Views: 333
 
 
SY Voya
SY Voya Posted: 2016-02-22 12:14
To be safe and fair to both yourself and the skipper you need to think about matching experience to the boat and skippers needs! (It may also save you from a miserable time)
I have had lots of replies from from obviously very enthusiastic people who clearly do not have a realistic idea of what they are volunteering for so though I would offer some advice from the skippers perspective. It is just my thinking so may not apply to other skippers. Having said that I have more than 20yrs experience including some commercial delivery work.
I will relate this to the RYA programme so look it up if not familiar with it (very good training for all)
For w/e, day sailing or coastal 'hops' less than 50m from an all weather port competant crew is fine plus 500m minimum experience. You should not expect to be on deck alone at this level of experience.
For short sea passages or longer coastal trips up to about 500m you should be at least day skipper with 1-2,000 miles sailed and at least 1 trip involving a sail of more than 24hrs. This is the basic min for a 'watch keeper' and to be in charge of a boat on watch in good weather.
For longer passages (over 500 miles), lead a watch with a deck hand on a bigger boat or any sailing where you are likely to be at sea in bad weather coastal skipper is the absolute min.
For delivery crew, 1st mate (or joining a boat with 3 or less crew) or a passage of 1000+ miles you should expect to either have yachtmaster or a few years experience as skipper coastal sailing and a few longer passages.
This is partly to show you have the required skills and experience the boat needs. But it is also to assure the skipper you are prepared for what your are taking on. A responsible skipper takes safety seriously and in the event of an accident one question that WILL be asked is 'did the crew have enough experience'. If the answer is no, the skipper can be held liable for the accident - reckless endangerment is the legal term. Basically it means you have to have enough experience to fully understand what you are getting into and to be expected to be able to assess the risks yourself.
Volunteering to sail across the Pacific with 500m experience as part of a 2 or 3 person crew is definitely in the realm of reckless endangerment in my book!
Also look at WHERE the trip is, inter island in the Caribbean, med or a trade wind route is very different to sailing anywhere N or S of 45deg or remote areas, it needs far more skills and experience as cold and bad weather are normal parts of sailing and you may not be able to just jump ship at the next port. The ship will also need to be a lot more independent so relies on the crew to fix stuff (including themselves!) not shout for help.
Hope this helps and hope you all find a positive experience.
captainsimon
captainsimon Posted: 2016-08-18 15:01
RYA could offer some piece of mind and boat/trip Insurance...
(i've done RYA with five Wannabee cap's. only 1 i would take to the ocean)
For competent crew i would suggest a Multi-day trip at sea in bad weather.
guywhogetsit
guywhogetsit Posted: 2017-07-09 20:12
I know this is an old post but as a small boat sailor with little sea miles I appreciated the clarity and wisdom of aligning skill/experience with opportunities. It's funny but I was wondering how crazy I would be to sign up for a crossing. I figured it would be crazy at current experience level and you confirmed it is so! Still, a nice goal to get started working towards and a few thousand miles in the caribean doesn't sound like bad prep! Thanks!
Alberg g 30 By: Bigmommashouse Replies: 1 Views: 11
 
 
Bigmommashouse
Bigmommashouse Posted: 2017-07-08 19:42
NeedHELP motor the Erie Canal the down to the Caribbean
Alberg g 30 By: Bigmommashouse Replies: 1 Views: 4
 
 
Bigmommashouse
Bigmommashouse Posted: 2017-07-08 19:41
NeedHELP motor the Erie Canal the down to the Caribbean
Alberg g 30 By: Bigmommashouse Replies: 1 Views: 2
 
 
Bigmommashouse
Bigmommashouse Posted: 2017-07-08 19:40
NeedHELP motor the Erie Canal the down to the Caribbean
NeedHELP motor the Erie Canal the down to the Caribbean By: Bigmommashouse Replies: 1 Views: 10
 
 
Bigmommashouse
Bigmommashouse Posted: 2017-07-08 19:39
NeedHELP motor the Erie Canal the down to the Caribbean
scam artist By: tutunui Replies: 1 Views: 66
 
 
tutunui
tutunui Posted: 2017-07-02 22:51
watch out for this scam artist posting a super yacht job.

http://www.crewbay.com/profile-owner/9815
surfboard transport to polynesia By: isma Replies: 2 Views: 21
 
 
isma
isma Posted: 2017-06-16 18:10
hi everyone ,

i live on my sailboat in french polynesia , and i m looking for someone who s about to cross from the United states in the next 10 months .
i am a surfer and surfboards here are ridiculously expensive due to custom taxes . The only way is to bring them from abroad on a sailboat .
I would like to find someone who could bring one board . In exchange , well , just ask 😄 ... i live in raiatea , i own an Anchorage just in front the shipyard so i can lend it a few weeks if you need it , i can show you the best places on the island , the things to do , i can give you a few liters of my honey , or whatever ... ask What you need and i ll try my best 😊...
if we agree , I just need a few weeks to make it shaped and sent to you , it s a small surfboard , 5'10 maximum .
you can contact me on the forum or on my mail : isma_moussed@hotmail.fr
cheers
isma
isma Posted: 2017-06-27 14:11
ok 😞 so it looks like I m gonna stay on my old soaked surfboard 😫😃 ... no one interested ? If you re afraid I might hide illegal substances in it ( as it commonly happened in the 60's 😳 ) , I m willing to pay a X-Ray check so you can feel reassured 😃 ... I m just craving for a custom shape from master shaper William " stretch" Riedle , Santa Cruz , but it 's not affordable by plane ... pleeeaase 😇😊 ...
CHAKRA CRUISE By: UliMolina Replies: 2 Views: 22
 
 
UliMolina
UliMolina Posted: 2017-06-21 03:00
Hello guys, there is a ad in the site to go onboard with CHAKRA CRUISE , I have been contacted and they told me I have been selected. However they are asking for a security money deposit claiming that they have been robbed before.
I wanted to check with you guys if any other have been contacted and what do you think it sounds like?

Cheers
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2017-06-24 21:05
Hi UliMolina
I have taken down this advert. We can't be sure it's a scam but we don't condone asking for sizable security deposits prior to employment even if they paid for featured advert. My advise would be to ignore this and our apologies for not picking it up quicker.
Many thanks
Ollie
Sailing / the Croatian Islands / Zadar By: SN Replies: 3 Views: 44
 
 
SN
SN Posted: 2017-06-08 08:37
We are leaving this Saturday (10th of June) in the afternoon from Zadar for a week sailing and have two places on the boat. It is a sailing on a share bases (for the rent of the boat, the fuel and food)
for details:
https://www.facebook.com/svilen.nenchev
VladislavS
VladislavS Posted: 2017-06-13 16:04
Hi!
Do you go more often sailing around Zadar islands?
Regards,
Vlado
SN
SN Posted: 2017-06-19 09:32
It was my first sailing in this area. I like it and I hope that one day I will be able to sail there again :)
All the best,
Svilen
Cross Atlantic from Dominican Republic to Europe in 2017 By: Reglis Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
Reglis
Reglis Posted: 2017-06-10 12:50
Hey! I am looking for boat in direction Europe from Caribian. I can start from August/September 2017. I can help everything what you need and share good trip together
Deckhand in need of urgent work By: LuhanGericke Replies: 1 Views: 39
 
 
LuhanGericke
LuhanGericke Posted: 2017-06-07 19:50
Good day all

I am a 26 year old South African seeking a DECKHAND position on a sailing or motor yacht.I am cheerful,honest and dedicated in making a career in this fantastic industry.

I have done more that 2 months of day work on two different yachts and gain massive experience.

I am willing to gain more and will even work for free for more than 2 months to gain more experience and build myself up in the perfect DECKHAND.

If anyone has any interest in my post please feel free to contact me.
Email: luhanfifty@gmail.com
Mobile: +33 6 17 51 97 01


Newbie here By: Lonewolf Replies: 1 Views: 37
 
 
Lonewolf
Lonewolf Posted: 2017-06-04 08:49
Hi looking for a vessel going from or near from Cambodia I wish to learn from the ground up from bed food and a bit of money to anywhere in the world excepted england Thanks my email is boseanmurphy@yahoo.com
Newbie here By: Lonewolf Replies: 1 Views: 13
 
 
Lonewolf
Lonewolf Posted: 2017-06-04 08:49
Hi looking for a vessel going from or near from Cambodia I wish to learn from the ground up from bed food and a bit of money to anywhere in the world excepted england Thanks my email is boseanmurphy@yahoo.com
Newbie here By: Lonewolf Replies: 1 Views: 7
 
 
Lonewolf
Lonewolf Posted: 2017-06-04 08:49
Hi looking for a vessel going from or near from Cambodia I wish to learn from the ground up from bed food and a bit of money to anywhere in the world excepted england Thanks my email is boseanmurphy@yahoo.com
Hey, lf for boat from nz to vanuatu By: jaichele Replies: 1 Views: 17
 
 
jaichele
jaichele Posted: 2017-06-04 05:16
Hey there im a 25 year old chilean, currently working on a dairy farm in rakaia , and i seek for someone heading to vanuatu or french polinesia , no experience at all but willing to learn .
Deliveries By: mikengulfshores Replies: 1 Views: 40
 
 
mikengulfshores
mikengulfshores Posted: 2017-06-03 14:25
I crew/skipper USA Inland, USA East Coast, Caribbean, Panama Canal to Nova Scotia. My services are competitive with other delivery services. Contact me today for a quote....

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New crew member By: Lonewolf Replies: 1 Views: 30
 
 
Lonewolf
Lonewolf Posted: 2017-06-03 13:32
Hi I'm looking for a boat to learn the ropes I'm in Cambodia
Also looking for a paid position if possible from Cambodia or near to anywhere in the world excepted england if your going my way please email me boseanmurphy@yahoo.com
New crew member By: Lonewolf Replies: 1 Views: 10
 
 
Lonewolf
Lonewolf Posted: 2017-06-03 13:32
Hi I'm looking for a boat to learn the ropes I'm in Cambodia
Also looking for a paid position if possible from Cambodia or near to anywhere in the world excepted england if your going my way please email me boseanmurphy@yahoo.com
Travel to the UK By: EastCoastTurtle843 Replies: 1 Views: 12
 
 
EastCoastTurtle843
EastCoastTurtle843 Posted: 2017-05-31 19:46
What would be the best way to join a crew and sail to the U.K. in a respectful way and still get paid? I want to travel the world, but I don't want to do it like everyone else. I want the experience. I need it. So I'm goin old school. I know a lot of sailers hate people like me cuz they think I'm tryin to get a free ride, but whatever. I understand that a lot of boats don't need me and I also get that I'm not he answer to all their problems. I just need to know the best way of hoppin on a sailboat to catch a ride to the UK and still get paid. Obviously I'm willing to work. Any thoughts?
Thanks for helping
Skipper wanted By: Skipperwanted Replies: 1 Views: 49
 
 
Skipperwanted
Skipperwanted Posted: 2017-05-31 15:56
I will be sailing a wharram pahi 31 catamaran from spain to Thailand via the cape of good hope and I'm looking for an experienced skipper, I estimate that the journey will take around 2 months and I will be sailing with you I have sailing experience but im looking for a confident skipper to show me the way. The boat is my own and I will be willing to pay for your return flight, and also some expenses.
Amateur crewman looking for boat mid sept 2017. Surfers please!! By: Surf88 Replies: 1 Views: 21
 
 
Surf88
Surf88 Posted: 2017-05-30 02:30
Hello I am an amateur crewman looking for a boat around mid to late sept 2017.
Cheers!
Newbie saying Hi By: CanadosDreamer Replies: 1 Views: 13
 
 
CanadosDreamer
CanadosDreamer Posted: 2017-05-29 16:32
Hello all. UK guy and family just retiring to Florida and starting on this boating lark properly. When fully qualified I intend to purchase something rather special and Canados really fit the bill. Until then it is sort the house out with the renovations! Such fun.
Anyway, will be looking to get the necessary info. I want a big motor yacht, but don't fancy a full time crew. Is it feasible to ask for short term temporary crew (maybe just deckhand(s) when I can skipper) to come on board for certain trips (I have family in the UK who will want to come out and tour the Keys etc).
Anyway, hi again! I will have loads of questions!!

Matt
Couple ready to sail from New Zealand By: Mimi89 Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
Mimi89
Mimi89 Posted: 2017-05-24 02:33
Hi Sailors!

To introduce us a bit, we are a french couple (Mimi, 28 years old, and Jean, 31) who have been travelling together for 2 years. We drove all aroud Australia (65000km) last year living in our 4wd, and we decided to continue east to New Zealand this year, with no plan in mind.

Now that we are here, and after some good skateboard and surf sessions, we are looking for a new way to travel, allowing us to learn something new and share an adventure with nice people.

We are hardworkers (we often worked 7 days a week 10h a day by 45 degrees, 100% humidity), fast learners, and adventurous persons
Before catching the travels virus, Mimi was a car seller and Jean was an engineer in telecomunications.
Mimi speaks French and English and Jean, French, English and Spanish.
In Australia we mainly worked in farms, and in New Zealand we worked in hospitality. None of us have sailing experience, we always wanted to but never had the opportunity, now our goal is to reach French Polynesia without flying. Any step that can bring us closer to this goal is welcome!! Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Cook Island, and of course Tahiti...

We are currently visiting New Zealand's South Island, but we are keen to go anywhere if we find a boat needing us!
So, main questions, do you need a crew?? And, if yes, would a couple fit your available position?!

Thanks a lot and we hope to talk to you soon!
Cheers
Mimi and Jean
usa visa By: daveinspain Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
daveinspain
daveinspain Posted: 2017-05-22 21:32
hi anyone any idea on what visa is required to fly into the usa and leave on a yacht tried google and going round in circles.
Young deckhand By: lyellgetkate Replies: 1 Views: 38
 
 
lyellgetkate
lyellgetkate Posted: 2017-05-22 00:35
Hello fellow yachties,

I am eager to find a position on a boat.
please have a look at my profile.

Thanks a lot

Young Sailor looking for summer opportunities By: Dmcdonnell Replies: 1 Views: 38
 
 
Dmcdonnell
Dmcdonnell Posted: 2017-05-17 17:38
Competent sailor with over 1000 miles experience in tidal and non tidal waters.
Very flexible with dates/passages and duties.
Do check my profile for more info.

Thanks in advance
D
Seeking A Deckhand Position By: LuhanGericke Replies: 1 Views: 33
 
 
LuhanGericke
LuhanGericke Posted: 2017-05-15 21:29
Good Day All

I am a 26 year old South African seeking either a permanent or temporary position as a Deckhand on a private or charter yacht.
I am cheerful,honest and dedicated to achieving a career in this fantastic industry.

i am currently based in South of France and available immidiatly.

Contact Details:
+33 6 17 51 97 01
Email:luhanfifty@gmail.com
Looking to help on boat from Spain to Canary Islands in Sept-Oct 2017 By: Mukiwa Replies: 1 Views: 21
 
 
Mukiwa
Mukiwa Posted: 2017-05-14 00:23
Hi,
We are Thomas and Gabriela, we would like to go by boat to the Canary Islands next September/October 2017. I am a newbe sailor with very little experience but eager to learn. We can do anything, not looking for money or anything, just the experience.
Thanks a lot.
LOOKING FOR A BOAT FROM CARRIBEAN ISLANDS TO EUROPE THIS JULY 2017 By: Raphaelmollema Replies: 1 Views: 24
 
 
Raphaelmollema
Raphaelmollema Posted: 2017-05-11 01:24
My name is Raphael. I have been traveling for over a year through South America and would like to end my journey by crossing the ocean with a boatmember who can use an extra hand. I have worked for many years as a cook and i have sailing experience. Let me know if you are interested in help.
Searching Boat Owner in Croatia from 16 May to 19 May (1day) By: TV_TeamGermany Replies: 2 Views: 28
 
 
TV_TeamGermany
TV_TeamGermany Posted: 2017-05-09 17:30
Hello Crewbay Members,

we are 4 People (1x TV Reporter, 1x Camera, 1x Sound, 1x writer) from Germany, Munich.

We want to produce next week a short tv report for prosieben "Galileo" (sciencetainment Magazine) and search one Boat Owner in south or Middle Croatia for one day. We show our audience how to save/make money on vacation in Croatia. How can travel our tv host for 0 €. Now we want to film him on a board as a trainee/amateur crew member to help you.

We are very agreeable ;-) We have only a little equipment for our road/boat trip. Now if you have time and maybe you can speek a little bit german (it would be awsome too, its not a must) then send me a message.

Greetings

Max (your Audio-Engineer maybe on board)
TV_TeamGermany
TV_TeamGermany Posted: 2017-05-09 17:38
Sorry i mean North croatia.

Greetings Max
Reliable and easygoing South African male looking for a crew position. By: fishbone1 Replies: 1 Views: 14
 
 
fishbone1
fishbone1 Posted: 2017-05-09 16:20
Strong and dependable 40 year young crew member with all STCWs, radio, medical etc, with decent mileage aboard large steel yachts and loads of hours sailing my own yacht. (one exam away from 200 ton commercial skippers ticket)

I am looking for a paid crewing position, (or unpaid crew for crossings) preferably on a sailing yacht, but motor is fine as well.
I have great people skills and deal with clients very well as I have run my own business for the last 19 years, so charter or private is fine.
I can sail, cook, repair most things, excellent on solo night watches,

Other skills that may be of interest. i am a multiple award winning tattoo artist, radio presenter, and a stand up comedian. Not sure how that can help, but I'm putting it in anyhow. lol.

I'm missing the ocean a lot, so please save me from being land bound!

Yours if you want me
Sean Stevens
RENTING By: sotirislua Replies: 1 Views: 26
 
 
sotirislua
sotirislua Posted: 2017-05-03 22:19
we are a yachting corporation which organises travels all over the greece and its price starts from 590 euros per day for a 14 metres vessel its italcraft40 one of the fastest vessel of its category.
Colombia to Panama By: Laurabambam Replies: 1 Views: 11
 
 
Laurabambam
Laurabambam Posted: 2017-04-30 07:41
Anyone doing this route soon?
Colombia to Panama By: Laurabambam Replies: 1 Views: 11
 
 
Laurabambam
Laurabambam Posted: 2017-04-30 07:41
Anyone doing this route soon?
Yachting lovers, need your help! By: sailica Replies: 1 Views: 53
 
 
sailica
sailica Posted: 2017-04-27 06:24
We are analyzing a yacht charter market, trying to find out the main problems and to make it available for more people. Hope you can help us with your thoughts and answer a few questions.
1 Would you like to rent a yacht for a couple of hours / days instead of the classic week charter? For a party or a business meeting in Barcelona, for example.
2 Would you like to have a one-way charter instead of classic charter without additional payments?
3 Do you prefer a bareboat or a skippered charter?
4 Are you ready to book a yacht with the help of online yacht booking services or through mobile applications, instead of applying to agencies?

We will be very grateful for your detailed comments. Especially, tourists who still think that yachting is something unreachable and very expensive, and dream to get into the world of yachting.
More questions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/147b7yzEprJ5YzwoTBqipq0kNoAEiFjgPjLMpdDAWTFU/edit
captain needed By: doug45 Replies: 1 Views: 51
 
 
doug45
doug45 Posted: 2017-04-25 03:46
I have a beneteau blue 2 in florida and want to start a day sail operation. Need a OUPC captain to sail day charters. contact Doug
Looking for across the Atlantic from usa to europe By: Keijock Replies: 2 Views: 38
 
 
Keijock
Keijock Posted: 2017-03-30 16:37
Hi, im George, im 45years old, 5'11, 170 pounds. I have an Italian international capitain license, i speak English, spanish, Portuguese and Italian, I love to cook,I'm a clean person, no smoke or drugs, not lazy.
I'm looking for be part of a crew to across the Atlantic. My boat experience was only at the Mediterranean...+17862025432
martinehenry
martinehenry Posted: 2017-04-24 06:40
If you are looking for across the Atlantic and that too from the USA to the Europe, then you should choose the best crew onboard. Med Waves Charters is providing best possible service not only in Mediterranean but also across the Atlantic. Recently I had been to the USA by Booking a yacht through it and there I came to know about it. I think it will be helpful to you.
Lift from Spain to Greece By: artemis1984 Replies: 1 Views: 22
 
 
artemis1984
artemis1984 Posted: 2017-04-20 19:56
Is there anyone going towards that direction this summer who could give me a lift? I can help onboard with general duties, cleaning, cooking, etc.. Thank you, Chiara
Brazilian / Italian male 43 looking for a boat. By: ZEROSTARS Replies: 1 Views: 19
 
 
ZEROSTARS
ZEROSTARS Posted: 2017-04-15 07:05
Hi there! I m 43 years old seeking for new experiences and learn new things. Avaliable from November 2017. Boats must departure from Brazil.
Fell free to add me on Facebook CiroTrento photo black and white or wts app 5545999014954. Cheers
SOLENT CREW - Available By: Char_p Replies: 3 Views: 74
 
 
Char_p
Char_p Posted: 2017-03-04 16:29
Hi,

My name is Charlie and i live on the Isle Of Wight.

I have just completed my coastal skipper and i am extremely keen to continue sailing at any opportunity you may have. I am more than happy to contribute towards any costs and i can confidently help to crew your boat.

I have good local knowledge of the solent and will be available on all weekends.

If you would like to ask me any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kindest Regards,

Charlie
johnsoolent
johnsoolent Posted: 2017-04-13 19:51
johnsoolent
johnsoolent Posted: 2017-04-13 19:59
hullo charlie, please see johnsolent .i have an appartment in gosport .i need help with boat actually a swale pilot clarence marina with your possible help! john on 07720431060
Dependability By: Lgcrawley Replies: 1 Views: 60
 
 
Lgcrawley
Lgcrawley Posted: 2017-04-09 23:53
As much as I would like to find mu own skipper and cook I just don't have the confidence that either will be there on day 1. Only thing I can do is pay the layers of the Onion and the charter company to do it for me where I have no choice of crew and pay them a cut too. Any advice or is this just the reality of things? Greece July sailing
Dependability By: Lgcrawley Replies: 1 Views: 28
 
 
Lgcrawley
Lgcrawley Posted: 2017-04-09 23:53
As much as I would like to find mu own skipper and cook I just don't have the confidence that either will be there on day 1. Only thing I can do is pay the layers of the Onion and the charter company to do it for me where I have no choice of crew and pay them a cut too. Any advice or is this just the reality of things? Greece July sailing
Dependability By: Lgcrawley Replies: 1 Views: 20
 
 
Lgcrawley
Lgcrawley Posted: 2017-04-09 23:53
As much as I would like to find mu own skipper and cook I just don't have the confidence that either will be there on day 1. Only thing I can do is pay the layers of the Onion and the charter company to do it for me where I have no choice of crew and pay them a cut too. Any advice or is this just the reality of things? Greece July sailing
Dependability By: Lgcrawley Replies: 1 Views: 22
 
 
Lgcrawley
Lgcrawley Posted: 2017-04-09 23:53
As much as I would like to find mu own skipper and cook I just don't have the confidence that either will be there on day 1. Only thing I can do is pay the layers of the Onion and the charter company to do it for me where I have no choice of crew and pay them a cut too. Any advice or is this just the reality of things? Greece July sailing
Looking for boat cross Atlantic By: Reglis Replies: 2 Views: 67
 
 
Reglis
Reglis Posted: 2017-02-02 18:44
I am traveler(more info in my profile), looking for boat for cross Atlantic ocean from Europe
martinehenry
martinehenry Posted: 2017-04-06 12:47
Hello,
It's a pleasure for me when I found a traveler like you. I love to travel like you and I think you are quite often like me :) I traveled around 10 countries and having a great experience. Adventurous trips are always remembered. And in Atlantic, you will found much underwater adventure. I always prefer to book a yacht/catamaran from Medwaves Charters. Recently I had been to Atlantic from Greece. It was a great trip with lots of adventure. Great Crew and best service providers.
Thank you.
deckie By: lyellgetkate Replies: 1 Views: 44
 
 
lyellgetkate
lyellgetkate Posted: 2017-04-02 20:06
Hi all,

I am a young deckhand based in Antibes and am desperately looking for work, weather it be daywork or permanent.

I am energetic and easy to get a long with. I can travel if need be.

I grew up with a fishing family and that is why im so passionate about the sea.

ENG1, STCW95, Powerboat level 2, PDSD, RYA Radar, RYA PWC, RYA VHF Radio, RYA Diesel engine

Kind Regards
Lyell Getkate
+33 769705191
deckie By: lyellgetkate Replies: 1 Views: 17
 
 
lyellgetkate
lyellgetkate Posted: 2017-04-02 20:00
Hi all,

I am a young deckhand based in Antibes and am desperately looking for work, weather it be daywork or permanent.

I am energetic and easy to get a long with. I can travel if need be.

I grew up with a fishing family and that is why im so passionate about the sea.

ENG1, STCW95, Powerboat level 2, PDSD, RYA Radar, RYA PWC, RYA VHF Radio, RYA Diesel engine

Kind Regards
Lyell Getkate
+33 769705191
Please help me! By: Olegator Replies: 1 Views: 77
 
 
Olegator
Olegator Posted: 2017-04-02 19:26
Hello, dear friends! I've heard a lot very good info about you and want ask you something. I'm a professional traveller from Russia . Now in Brunei . I Have been traveling around the world 2years for free and writing, blogging,speaking on radio about it .i have big YouTube channel. Now I want join crew which is going across Pacific,across Indian Ocean, to Australia, NZ, Philippines, Maldives, Seychelles, Fiji, Madagascar, Mauritius or to any islands in Oceania.I can go anywhere!!! I can do any hard job ,be a stuard, entertain people, singing,cooking and do what you want, but can't pay big money. . I have been working on boats already! I have huge experience in sailing! +601123296850.whatsapp,viber,wechat,Skype olegtrahtenberg .in exchange I can do good advertising for you! Thanks for understanding and answer. Best regards. Any tips or advises? Alex
FL resident seeking to crew By: Gavinize Replies: 1 Views: 40
 
 
Gavinize
Gavinize Posted: 2017-04-02 07:46
Hi there, I have some experience aboard a 50-ft catamaran. I've recently become free from previous responsibilities, and would love to work aboard a ship once again. I live in Orlando, FL, but would love to meet any captains currently in any Florida ports. I am looking for either short-term or long-term commitments.
Experienced sailor in Longboat Key, FL looking for boat to capt/crew By: jigdancer Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
jigdancer
jigdancer Posted: 2017-03-30 19:49
I just finished a paid teaching crew/capt position from Ft Lauderdale to Key West. Have a lot of experience, having owned and sailed cruising sailboats for over 20 years, primarily in FL Bahamas, but also Pacific, Great Lakes, paid deliveries to Mexico, Bahamas , East Coat US. Looking for a boat to sail on that someone needs help, not necessary to be paid, depends on situation. I am healthy 75, non smoker, no medical problems, do not take any medication, married, 4 kids 8 grandchildren live part of the year in WI, hunt in Sask in fall, paid guide in SD. If you are looking for someone to give you a hand, call me by reaching my wife 608 393 5183 (cellphone got wet, yikes) and she will forward your number. staying on friends boat now at Longboat and have availability of a cellphone, but don't want to put it on web.
Crew opportunities in Asia.... By: decky26 Replies: 1 Views: 48
 
 
decky26
decky26 Posted: 2017-03-28 19:45
How does it work usually if I was to head out to Phuket Thailand, Singapore or Hong Kong and look for my next yacht to work on...?

Anyone have information about how to go about this in South East Asia?

Cheers
"How To Cook At Sea" - Instructional Comic and Poster Available! By: EngineeressErin Replies: 1 Views: 36
 
 
EngineeressErin
EngineeressErin Posted: 2017-03-23 21:14
Check them out here:

http://www.erinmmcdermott.com/how-to-cook-at-sea-comic/
LOOKING TO JOYING AUSTRALIA COST SAILING By: hon3y1966 Replies: 1 Views: 23
 
 
hon3y1966
hon3y1966 Posted: 2017-03-22 15:28
MY GF AND I , Plan to be in Australia on Holiday and looking for a nice Boat owner that would like to show us around, We happy to clean and cook, We are looking just for a couple of days to 1 week experience. Interested get in touch.

We are planning to Ariive in Australia from Aug 23 2017.

We are both British citizens and would love to explore Australia it will be our first time in the country.
Myrtle Beach,SC or nearby- female looking to gain experience By: Unrest82 Replies: 1 Views: 29
 
 
Unrest82
Unrest82 Posted: 2017-03-19 19:29
I have sailed once before with my friend from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island and loved it. I would love to find a sailor that's close to me that wouldn't mind a tag along sometimes. I do want to learn more about sailing. I am looking at getting a boat to live aboard with my 2 boys. I'm not going to get a sailboat yet though until I learn more. I'm very down to earth, eager to learn, and love the water.
Ocean Going officer - Ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where By: Capt.Mohamed Nagy Replies: 1 Views: 23
 
 
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2017-03-11 23:58
Good Day

I am Marine officer. Mohamed Nagy hold Egyptian 2nd officer Ocean Going with Malta Endorsement, Goc, Gmdss, Ecdis, BRM, C1D, Furuno Ecdis,Etc..

My total sea experience about 3 years on different type of ships and Motor Yacht

i am ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where

if you are interested Please Send Me Message for more details

Best Regards
Insurance By: Aquabo75 Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
Aquabo75
Aquabo75 Posted: 2017-03-10 16:43
Hello,
I'm about to take an insurance by Edward William.
Anybody has some experience with ?
Much obliged,
Aquabo 75
Master 500GT - II/3, MDO/OOW - II/1, ICC - B, DPO By: DanielN Replies: 1 Views: 33
 
 
DanielN
DanielN Posted: 2017-03-09 12:22
Hi All,

My name is Daniel N., licensed as a Master 500GT - II/3, MDO/OOW - II/1, ICC - B, Eng.1, STCW'95 managerial level, SSO, HELM, ECDIS, MC, AFF, GMDSS, all docs. including me, avaiable and ready to start. You may find my resume on the site, but for further details don't hesitate to contact me .... Have a great day, look forward to see you and ... GODSPEED !!!
Master 500GT - II/3, MDO/OOW - II/1, ICC - B, DPO By: DanielN Replies: 1 Views: 10
 
 
DanielN
DanielN Posted: 2017-03-09 11:25
Hi All,

My name is Daniel N., licensed as a Master 500GT - II/3, MDO/OOW - II/1, ICC - B, Eng.1, STCW'95 managerial level, SSO, HELM, ECDIS, MC, AFF, GMDSS, all docs. including me, avaiable and ready to start. You may find my resume on the site, but for further details don't hesitate to contact me .... Have a great day, look forward to see you and ... GODSPEED !!!
Voyage from Cornwall to Australia By: seachanty1 Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
seachanty1
seachanty1 Posted: 2017-03-08 13:05
Hello anyone and everyone.
Looking for four adventurous sailors to purchase suitable sailing boat with the intention of sailing to Australia from U.K.
Initial outlay will be £10.000 per person including myself, a total of £50.000 to purchase vessel.
All will be joint owners of the boat with equal say.
This adventure would be a joint effort so persons who are team players a must.
The voyage is not part of any race, organisation or challenge, purely, recreational.
There is no age limit to who may be considered.
Experience of sailing desired but not essential.
Should any person be interested, please reply for details.
John.
Great Lakes? By: Seafarer1998 Replies: 1 Views: 28
 
 
Seafarer1998
Seafarer1998 Posted: 2017-03-06 01:29
Is anyone looking for a crew or someone to accompany their boating on Lake Michigan or surrounding bodies this Summer in Mi, USA?
First berth By: RJMS Replies: 1 Views: 55
 
 
RJMS
RJMS Posted: 2017-03-05 21:44
I am new at this. I was just offered a last minute berth on a voyage from Panama to Mexico, up to 55 days, and 6 or so port calls.
it would be my first with someone I do not know. It looks legit. It starts in about 10 days. Capn' and 3 crew including me. I am in Costa Rica and could easily make it to the dock on time. My question is what is the best way to vett this Captain and his boat? Or? thanks, Bob S.
First berth By: RJMS Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
RJMS
RJMS Posted: 2017-03-05 21:34
I am new at this. I was just offered a last minute berth on a voyage from Panama to Mexico, up to 55 days, and 6 or so port calls.
it would be my first with someone I do not know. It looks legit. It starts in about 10 days. Capn' and 3 crew including me. I am in Costa Rica and could easily make it to the dock on time. My question is what is the best way to vett this Captain and his boat? Or? thanks, Bob S.
First berth By: RJMS Replies: 1 Views: 18
 
 
RJMS
RJMS Posted: 2017-03-05 20:18
I am new at this. I was just offered a last minute berth on a voyage from Panama to Mexico, up to 55 days, and 6 or so port calls.
it would be my first with someone I do not know. It looks legit. It starts in about 10 days. Capn' and 3 crew including me. I am in Costa Rica and could easily make it to the dock on time. My question is what is the best way to vett this Captain and his boat? Or? thanks, Bob S.
Survey - Help shape the future of Sailing.. By: serge_niel Replies: 1 Views: 16
 
 
serge_niel
serge_niel Posted: 2017-03-02 16:37
Sailing and Boating Enthusiasts, help us to improve your sailing experience and needs and change the future of sailing and boating. (We need only 120 Seconds of your time)

Help us to shape the future of sailing and boating, improve marinas, provide a better sailing experience, support clean energy in the sailing community.

The aim of the survey is to gain feedback, and to help form a community to improve the conditions for sailors and access to essential services while sailing. We are a group of students, specialists, visionaries and clean energy lovers.

You input will help us to shape the future of sailing as we know it today.

https://goo.gl/forms/xEAUdPX0o3YcW7qj2
Boat Rental By: KATIAMEZA Replies: 2 Views: 51
 
 
KATIAMEZA
KATIAMEZA Posted: 2016-12-22 10:19
Hi i am new here , I am looking for the Private Yacht Charter in Florida , is there anyone help me in finding the right one. I don't know much about renting boats or hire pontoon boats.
martinehenry
martinehenry Posted: 2017-03-02 15:11
Hello,
Good to see that you like to travel in Yacht. Private yacht charters give the best service to anyone who loves to travel. Recently I traveled to Croatia through the Yacht named "Sunday" provided by Med Wave Charters. You can choose this one as they provide the best service in Uk, USA, Qatar and Dubai.
Thank you
Looking for Stateside to Europe bound boat in May 2017. By: QueenAgatha Replies: 1 Views: 24
 
 
QueenAgatha
QueenAgatha Posted: 2017-02-17 14:13
I've got lots of experience on the water, can cook, do basic mechanics and electrics, am good on night watches and cool in emergencies. I can manage the deck, moorings and the helm. I respect other's space, habits and moods. I'm flexible on the departure but need to be in Europe by mid-June to meet my family.
Looking for boat from Dominican Republic By: Reglis Replies: 1 Views: 14
 
 
Reglis
Reglis Posted: 2017-02-16 16:04
Hey! I am traveler and looking for someone in Dominican Republic to direction South America or Latina America. I can help your for some work ob boat, I can cooking and share little bit money for journey
Couple available By: WeAreLight!DR! Replies: 1 Views: 57
 
 
WeAreLight!DR!
WeAreLight!DR! Posted: 2017-02-14 10:43
Willing to work for free, as long as expenses are paid for!
Have experience on a Private Charter Vessel, but would like to expand knowledge and experience.
Any opportunities - Full time, Seasonal, Delivery
074 301 2889 if you want to chat privately.
Blessings!
Advice to would-be crew By: Nor'easter Replies: 6 Views: 207
 
 
Nor'easter
Nor'easter Posted: 2017-02-03 18:48
Read the skipper's requirements. No point in Mr. applying if he specifies female!
Tell us WHEN you are available and for how long.
Don't expect the owner of a small private yacht to spring for air fares to and from the boat.
Most of life requires you to support yourself, after all you have to feed and house yourself when ashore --- why should a skipper support someone who has no skills other than companionship when he can handle his vessel perfectly well on his own?
Alright, rant over!
carlo68
carlo68 Posted: 2017-02-04 22:15
skippers and owners should say their not going to pay travel and food instead of putting negotiable in the box !!!! i had one guy who said he would pay for travel on a short notice two delivery job offered me £10 to get from liverpool to southampton tosser,wanted me to subsidise his business,,he is the kind of guy who will put your life at risk
carlo68
carlo68 Posted: 2017-02-04 22:16
skippers and owners should say their not going to pay travel and food instead of putting negotiable in the box !!!! i had one guy who said he would pay for travel on a short notice two delivery job offered me £10 to get from liverpool to southampton tosser,wanted me to subsidise his business,,he is the kind of guy who will put your life at risk
Nor'easter
Nor'easter Posted: 2017-02-05 11:18
You are quite right --- it cuts both ways.
Crew are more vulnerable to this sort of thing than slippers in a sEnse,having to commit to spending out for an unknown quantity

Better luck in future!
Nor'easter
Nor'easter Posted: 2017-02-05 11:18
You are quite right --- it cuts both ways.
Crew are more vulnerable to this sort of thing than slippers in a sEnse,having to commit to spending out for an unknown quantity

Better luck in future!
twizzr
twizzr Posted: 2017-02-14 10:35
You could think, If an offer is too good to be true, it usually is,

Hope you find what you`re looking for.

2 females (30/34) No experience but all the time in the world By: Laurabambam Replies: 1 Views: 216
 
 
Laurabambam
Laurabambam Posted: 2017-02-11 14:40
We are both hard working and eager to learn. We are currently travelling around South America. We are very interested in working on a boat, gaining new skills and seeing new places.
We are good cooks, cleaners and company. Most definitely would be happy to learn how to help on board with sailing jobs too!!
2 females (30/34) No experience but all the time in the world By: Laurabambam Replies: 1 Views: 67
 
 
Laurabambam
Laurabambam Posted: 2017-02-11 14:40
We are both hard working and eager to learn. We are currently travelling around South America. We are very interested in working on a boat, gaining new skills and seeing new places.
We are good cooks, cleaners and company. Most definitely would be happy to learn how to help on board with sailing jobs too!!
2 females (30/34) No experience but all the time in the world By: Laurabambam Replies: 1 Views: 52
 
 
Laurabambam
Laurabambam Posted: 2017-02-11 14:36
We are both hard working and eager to learn. We are currently travelling around South America. We are very interested in working on a boat, gaining new skills and seeing new places.
We are good cooks, cleaners and company. Most definitely would be happy to learn how to help on board with sailing jobs too!!
inexpensive deckhand/caretaker/skipper available good tech skills By: carlo68 Replies: 1 Views: 39
 
 
carlo68
carlo68 Posted: 2017-02-05 01:55
hi i am available for work on yacht or power boat ,powerboat prefered,i will clean your boat run engines etc, keep her well maintained and secure, carry out minor repairs, wages dependent on size/ type/ condition of boat,check out my profile,cheers carl
Moroco to islas canarias By: Abarios Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
Abarios
Abarios Posted: 2017-02-04 23:25
I need one boat to arribe at the islands im now in the coast of morocco near Agadir, thankss
should i do my STCW and powerboat 2,, too get a job By: carlo68 Replies: 1 Views: 74
 
 
carlo68
carlo68 Posted: 2017-02-04 22:42
i am reluctant to fork out £1500 for paperwork unless there is a job at the end of it do peeps think that a 56 year old dreadlocked ageing hippy can get paid work in this industry ,,,got loads of skills, miles etc just not got the paper
Cinematographer looking for a moat and some advices! By: GuillaumeBeaudoin Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
GuillaumeBeaudoin
GuillaumeBeaudoin Posted: 2017-01-30 22:37
Hi!!
Im a cinematographer planing on hitchhiking across the South Pacific starting in March/April. I will be making a series of short web Episodes throught the trip to document the experience. Here is the teaser explaining the project:
https://vimeo.com/201708952
and here is the FB page for the project:
www.facebook.com/AcrossTheSaltyRoads/
I am looking for a boat for the first part of the trip leaving from central or south america.

I would also like to know if any of you have done something similar and what would be your advices as well as your suggestions on where to find the boat and skippers or just useful infos to help me online. (also if you know anyone I can contact please don't hesitate!!!)


Experience:
I sailed from Hawai to San Francisco with a few friends last year (short doc here: https://vimeo.com/155761531) and owned a cnc 24 sailing on a lake all summer (but these are my only experiences). I am pretty easy going and i have great references from my last crew/trip!

Guillaume Beaudoin :)
a crew who has plenty of time but no experience By: aisophos Replies: 1 Views: 82
 
 
aisophos
aisophos Posted: 2017-01-29 05:57
Hi all..at the moment i am in Bangkok / Thailand..I have almost no money at all but i have plenty of time for the next 2-3 years.a low salary long term sailing boat offers or without expence a salining boat friendship for a passing ocean adventure can be accepted :)
Crew looking for boat By: Jackbermeo Replies: 1 Views: 75
 
 
Jackbermeo
Jackbermeo Posted: 2017-01-26 23:31
Hi there!!

I am looking for a boat to sail south from Mexico La Paz where I am at the moment or places around, to Galapagos, ecuador where I am from, any bit help so if you are sailing on that direction please contact me
Film in Antarctica / looking for a skipper with a boat By: wun Replies: 1 Views: 32
 
 
wun
wun Posted: 2017-01-24 17:12
Hi everyone,
I am planning to shoot a film in Antarctica, at South Shetland Islands.
I am looking for a skipper with a boat to take the film crew to Nelson Island (Ushuaia - Nelson - Ushuaia) - with a possibility to live on the boat during shooting / which would take 2 weeks. Someone with experience in these waters (Cape Horn, Drake passage, Antarctica).
I know it's short notice, but would it be possible in April 2017? If not, than October 2017 or by the end of the year. If there is anyone with contacts to local skippers in the area of Ushuaia, South Argentina, Chile, that would help. I have some budget, but need to know if I can afford it...
PRIVATE CHEF AND BUTLER TEAM FOR HIRE By: captainben1 Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
captainben1
captainben1 Posted: 2017-01-23 01:08
My partner and I have almost 40 years experience between us in hospitality and sailing. Looking to work and travel together within US waters. Please contact Captainben1@live.com
What is the best Cuban marina to find a boat for sailing to the trophics. By: Rose2017 Replies: 2 Views: 36
 
 
Rose2017
Rose2017 Posted: 2017-01-11 01:45
Hello, I quit my job and fly to Cuba to begin a new life on April 2017. Very excited:) I will travel in Cuba a few weeks, then I d like to join a boat to sail some trophic islands. I wonder that where should I go for finding a boat easily. Which marina in Cuba do you suggest? I need your advices and marina names. Thank you very much for your kindly helping.
canusajim
canusajim Posted: 2017-01-21 05:16
Marina Hemingway - 8 miles west of Havana
Get involved in a big adventure - UK May/June 2017! By: extremedinghysailor Replies: 2 Views: 98
 
 
extremedinghysailor
extremedinghysailor Posted: 2016-11-01 18:28
In May/June 2017 I'm planning to sail a single handed dinghy from Lands End to John O Groats - why such a crazy idea you may ask? Well life is too short not to and more importantly I'm doing it to raise money for Cancer Research and Oakhaven Hospice. I'm looking for any sailing or motor boat that would be willing to follow me for all or part of the journey to provide support and share in this great adventure. If you are interested then you can find out more on Facebook on the page RaceToScotland and contact me either via Facebook or Crewbay. I hope you can join the adventure.......
martinehenry
martinehenry Posted: 2017-01-17 13:36
Hi,
Yes i'm planning for big adventurous journey with my wife and few of my friends. We should enjoy each and every moment of our life as it's unpredictable how it will be tomorrow. Recently i had a trip at coastal areas of Greek islands along with my 10 friends and booked a motor yacht named Oasis. MED WAVES LTD. provided us best possible services and the yacht was having 6 cabins. We all enjoyed a lot. Really a great journey with full of adventures and again its time to go for some more adventure.
Thank you
Dogs and boats By: soyian Replies: 3 Views: 81
 
 
soyian
soyian Posted: 2016-11-19 21:48
What are my chances of finding a boat that'll allow my dog on board? My intention is to cross the Atlantic.
Is this just a poorly thought out idea that won't work?
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-11-29 07:45
You just guessed right! Why would any boat owner would want a boat onboard? Beside cleaning up after the dog, have you though of the quarantine regultions in foreign countries? Anyway, best of luck.
martinehenry
martinehenry Posted: 2017-01-16 07:44
Hi Soyian,
Some boats are allowing dogs, but you have to take conformation from the boat owner. Recently I had also gone a yacht trip to Greece & booked from Med Waves Ltd. & they are allowing me with my dog Jacky. Before it I had also tensed regarding this because many boat owner denied me for this & at last I got a confirmation from this & make my trip success.
New Zealand to Fiji sailing trip? By: germanbackpacker Replies: 1 Views: 50
 
 
germanbackpacker
germanbackpacker Posted: 2017-01-11 03:05
Hey there,
I'm a 19 year old backpacker and im very interested in sailing.
When you are planning a sailing trip to Fiji islands i would like to be a part of your crew.
Have a little bit of experience but im will learn more and learn fast. Will do all jobs on a boat.
Im looking for a trip between the month of March and april.
When you are interested in a new crew member write me a message.
Cheers
2 YEAR EXPERIENCE DECKHAND HERE FOR LOW SALLARY By: DILEE Replies: 1 Views: 70
 
 
DILEE
DILEE Posted: 2017-01-07 13:57
I HAVE 2 YEAR EXPERIENCE AS DECKHAND IN YATCH.IF YOU LIKE TO HIRE ME PLZ INFORM ME
Starting up a sailing school... By: STaylor Replies: 1 Views: 55
 
 
STaylor
STaylor Posted: 2017-01-04 22:46

I am thinking of starting up a sailing/watersports school, primarily for dinghys & paddlesports - but with the possibility of expanding to yachts & bigger toys. I have already done a year, of working freelance teaching and now want my own business to really get the ball rolling. I am interested in getting the local schools on board - pardon the pun! To promote watersports, make a modest living and with a aim to boost local sailing club numbers!
Has anybody done this? Or have any suggestions?
If you think its hard to get experience, try getting crew! By: Tony1 Replies: 11 Views: 966
 
 
Tony1
Tony1 Posted: 2014-08-11 09:15
I have a 23mtr motoryacht in the Ionian waters of Greece. At the beginning of the season I placed an ad on crewbay and had 300 replies in 48hrs. Brilliant, I was very specific and detailed in the ad.
I must have an uncanny ability to select people who daydream and then when they have the position and start date get cold feet. 3 people offered the role, 2 pulled out the week before and one just didn't arrive. Yes I had been honest, yes I bought the flight ticket. Yes I offered a trial ticket with an open return. Yes it was well salaried.
Now with just a couple of months of my season left it's even more difficult. I put the boat to bed at the end of October for the winter so it really is a short term position. I skipper the boat myself usually a week on and a week back in the UK. Time aboard is either by myself or with family/friends and 4/6 days out around the islands. I'm looking for a hostie to help out with everything and happy to do extensive on the job training. Don't need vast experience this is a first rung on the ladder with great opportunities.
This morning I contacted someone who was advertising looking for a short term role, they wanted to be in Greece, they had little experience, they wanted a paid position. The message I got back was " I don't want to work, I just want to enjoy the experience and be part of a team" if these positions exist I'd appreciate if someone would point me in the right direction and I could sell my boat and just enjoy someone else's.
Rant over, thanks for reading this far. Have a great day and enjoy.
Waterstalker
Waterstalker Posted: 2015-02-24 07:08
Holy cow! Your rant made me actually laugh out loud! Thank you! I retired from the US Navy after 26 years of service and have met many "team players" like the last person you described. Fortunately for me I was in a position to "enlighten" them as to what being part of a team really meant.

Just discovered Crewbay tonight and am still building my profile but if you're ever looking for crew (I'm a man of many skills) please look me up.

If I can commit I will. If I commit I will show up.

Best of luck to you mate!

Sincerely,

Michael

PS: Thanks again for the laugh. I'm still chuckling.
Garygoffa
Garygoffa Posted: 2015-02-28 13:14
I'm new to the site. do you still need crew? Ex Marines landing craft coxswain & RNLI so no sailing experience but ok with motor cruisers.
garykniveton@hotmail.co.uk
Heading west
Heading west Posted: 2015-07-01 18:43
Hahahahaha "good Crew have their own boat" never heard of that one as for all those over enthusiastic clowns a well where else should they go? To sea??? Forget it much dryer on face book hahahaha yes adventure is a strong word.
Vyiikkyii
Vyiikkyii Posted: 2015-07-05 07:19
That sounds like a great opportunity. It is too bad I missed out unless you are really mean or emotionally abusive.
Vyiikkyii
Vyiikkyii Posted: 2015-07-05 07:19
That sounds like a great opportunity. It is too bad I missed out unless you are really mean or emotionally abusive.
Tony1
Tony1 Posted: 2015-07-05 11:23
Thanks michael, Gary, Java, Vyiikkyii and everyone else. I posted this last year and am sorted for 2015 Season.
Enjoy the water and good look in your search for a position. T
Tony1
Tony1 Posted: 2015-07-05 11:24
Luck !!
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-07-22 18:09
Hi Tony:

It sounds like you live in the UK. I'm in the United States, but am very serious about being good and reliable crew. I have a resume I could send you that shows I've raced as crew, and done some hospitality on airbnb. I am a hard worker, and really want to travel with a very experienced sailor who will teach me more about serious sailing. Also, I am female, and am looking for a skipper who will not misunderstand my intentions. I will not be showing up in a bikini. Currently, I take care of a sailing club--seasonal work--but am looking to begin my life of sailing after.

I do need a paid position and paid transportation to the boat. I think this is probably what make some people anxious. I'd be stepping into an uncertain financial life, and would really like this to be a stable transition. I'm registered on this site as crew seeking boat/job.

I'd be happy to talk more about the potential of joining your boat.
JohnnyColeman
JohnnyColeman Posted: 2016-05-28 06:40
You seem to know the ropes. I am wondering if someone 65 years old could make a hand as a crew member.

I have nothing better to do and just thought I'd ask.

Johnny

A little gas and electric welding, electrical troubleshooting, technician ham license, corporate computer nerd, lots of experience operating gas and diesel equipment, US Army (Field Artillery) retired.
blondeoneofakind
blondeoneofakind Posted: 2017-01-04 21:36
Hi there have to laugh, Im finding it hard to get a sail.Im serious and wont back out.

Im a South African mature lady a good cook ,Im a hard worker and am dying to get a job on a boat.Here in South Africa becauae if the econkmic situation employment is very scarse.Im prepared to work full time .If you still looking contact me so we can chat,
Regards
LIZ
CREW AVAILABLE PANAMA - AUSTRALIA (or NEW ZELAND) By: termometr Replies: 1 Views: 26
 
 
termometr
termometr Posted: 2017-01-04 04:10
Hello skippers! We are two travellers from Poland with a sailing experience on yachts, looking for a boat to sail across Pacific to Australia or New Zealand!

 Maciej Badziak (26)
 Mariusz Hońka (26)

We have been travelling for almost 1.5 year. We have already visited Western Europe, Canaries Islands, Cape Verde and all Latin countries in South America. During this trip we had hitchhiked from Gibraltar to Gran Canaria on a sailing boat as a crew. Then from Gran Canaria through Tenerife over Cape Verde to Brazil.

OUR SAILING EXPERIENCE:
 3 months living on a boat
 1 month navigation (3000 NM)

WE OFFER:
 preparing a boat for sailing
 keeping night watch shifts
 helping with boat repairs
 cleaning, cooking, maintenance, etc.

ABOUT US:
 master engineers with one year professional experience
 electrical experience
 no sea-sickness
 disciplined and flexible
 resistant to bad conditions
 ready for a hard work
 more info about us and our trip: http://facebook.com/autostopemdookolaswiata

CONTACT:

WhatsApp:
0048 607758868 (Maciej)
0057 315 4417307 (Mariusz)

Facebook:
http://facebook.com/termometr
https://www.facebook.com/mariusz.honka

Email:
termometr@gmail.com
mariusz.honka@gmail.com
SCAM!!! DREAMSEA/ QATAR SEA DREAMS/ CHOPI CHOPI By: StephanieG0201 Replies: 5 Views: 148
 
 
StephanieG0201
StephanieG0201 Posted: 2016-11-10 03:21
I found a position advertised here on Crewbay, by DREAM SEA. After interviews, contracts, emails with "Capt" I arrive in Sapri, Italy to obtain final documents for Yacht paying over €500 (which was going to be reimbursed) having spent the morning with a fake "ship inspector" I then arrive at Port with no pick up agent or Yacht. Please avoid any contact with the username- dreamsea

email: qatarseadreams@aol.com


StephanieG0201
StephanieG0201 Posted: 2016-11-10 03:51
Capt Rudy Perlier

Fly to Naples to meet at Hotel Royal, Sapri!
StephanieG0201
StephanieG0201 Posted: 2016-11-10 03:51
Capt Rudy Perlier

Fly to Naples to meet at Hotel Royal, Sapri!
bubi1983
bubi1983 Posted: 2016-12-28 21:57
Unfortunately I did not open forum on crewbay.I was so sure that is not real job after research on marine traffic and all other information but in the end I start to check and everything was fake....Sapri :) He is person which he is living in Sapri or Policastro...He is person which he know very good this kind of job...But I already inform INTERPOL and soon Im going to catch him and broke his legs.:)))
Take care guys not only that emails but even : emiryachts@gmx.com
bubi1983
bubi1983 Posted: 2016-12-28 21:57
Unfortunately I did not open forum on crewbay.I was so sure that is not real job after research on marine traffic and all other information but in the end I start to check and everything was fake....Sapri :) He is person which he is living in Sapri or Policastro...He is person which he know very good this kind of job...But I already inform INTERPOL and soon Im going to catch him and broke his legs.:)))
Take care guys not only that emails but even : emiryachts@gmx.com
Replies to enquiries By: Cycletony Replies: 14 Views: 270
 
 
Cycletony
Cycletony Posted: 2016-04-28 08:46
Although most people do reply to your enquiry to their post there is quite alot who dont, but still look at your profile time and time again. For me I think its rude not to reply if someone has responded to your ad
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-11-29 08:01
That's a good point. It is indeed frustrating not to get an answer when replying to a request. Having said that a fair number of crew applying for a position appear to be oblivious to the wording of the add. For example, if I put an add specificaly requiring a minimum of experience, I have endless replies stating with " I have never sailed before......" I try to answer to most but it must be appreciated that if you are sailing....you also have a limited bandwidth...if you have no experience, this might not be appreciated. In addition skippers might look at profile and it happen to be empty....what is the point of answering?
Fair winds,
Francis
Joeyjoey2016
Joeyjoey2016 Posted: 2016-12-01 19:47
That is so true.I sent to several people about sailing in Europe for 2017 and no replies even just to acknowledge my experience and suitability even if it is just a polite "no"
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2016-12-12 11:20
Hi Guys

Just a quick note to let you know we will be addressing this in the new Crewbay site coming... possibly with a reply rate percentage next to members profiles or even making it easier to say 'thanks but no thanks'... may be a generic message option so they at least send some sort of reply, so members aren't waiting and waiting.

I quite agree though, there's no excuse for not to reply, if you've read the message.

Regards and safe sailing

WEBMASTER
twizzr
twizzr Posted: 2016-12-16 08:58
Could there also be a section in new webpage for people that don't turn up after accepting a position on board.
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2016-12-16 10:10
Wow! That's really bad form. We obviously can't improve peoples reliability, but we can allow you to post a comment on their profile for an incident such as this. We already have this included in the new site... i'll be a little bit like trip adviser and coach surfer. It will be setup on a trial basis to start with and I'm pretty sure it's going to need tweaking as time goes by.
Joeyjoey2016
Joeyjoey2016 Posted: 2016-12-16 11:50
Fortunately ,a few days later I had contact and it has turned out to be most positive.

I do agree with Twizzr that something should be put in place for "no shows" .
this denies those of us genuine enough to seek the opportunities and to those kind enough to offer places.
However a great site with such varied choice.Keep up the good work and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2016-12-16 12:11
That's great news!
For feedback purposes:
The way i see this, is that you had a good experience with a particular crew person. Would you (if the facility was there) make the effort to comment on that persons profile, or does it just seem a little too much effort?

Essentially we want Crewbay to be totally transparent and to have a comments facility that's more positive than negative. I'd like to think there are more happy Crewbay members than disappointed ones! However people generally promote bad news over good. We could put the onus in the crew members hands to promote them selves by requesting comments/reviews perhaps.

I'd be interested to know what people think :)
Joeyjoey2016
Joeyjoey2016 Posted: 2016-12-16 12:23
I think when you look for example at Nordhavn88 post on finding good crew,there is a need on this site to find both genuine crew and boats.I have read many reports of bogus boats and people left stranded.
That said ,i am sure most people are looking for the same thing ,maybe just with different expectations.
Those genuine and sincere will post as much information as possible and will PM those they feel meet their needs and further communicate .That way they should find the common bond.
Yes I think there should be a ratings system based on turning up ,were they true to skills,clean,tidy,was the boat/position as advertised.
Would give others some pointers in order to get correct crew.
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2016-12-16 13:31
Good day Dear members and page admins

really i have some points i would like to discus it about the owners whom they are member on the website

i received many messages from yacht owners asked me to send my cv from them after that they disappear
without giving any replies really i dont know if the are real or fake yacht owners or it is some one want make a joke

1-so that i think if the admins of the web site put some more items about more info required from yacht owners and it ll be mandatory to put this info
such as Email / Phone number / personal photo .... etc and all these info must be available for all members
and any owner profile ll be on other side without these info the owner page it ll not be approved from the admins of the website

2- if the owner dont replies all the messages during 1 month from the date of received his profile ll be cancelled

really i wish all members & owners showing some respect & trust for each other which ll lead us to find good jobs and good crew

Thanks
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2016-12-16 14:17
Thanks both for those replies.
If you have received an email notification telling you that you have received a message in your Crewbay mail box, but when you check, there's no message. This is because they would have been a fake listing or someone selling or spamming the site. I or one of our other webmasters would have picked this up and back listed accordingly. It's unfortunate that we can't stop the automatic notification email.. I think with the new site we might try and leave a place holder that explains the scenario, in place of the spam message, in order to manage expectations.


twizzr
twizzr Posted: 2016-12-16 17:57
The scenario I had last month was someone asked if they could come for 6 weeks at the peak of the season with their partner and one other who might bring a friend, to whom I agreed the position.
I had numerous other request for the same weeks that I had to decline then out of the blue this party decided that they now, only wanted 2 weeks.
So its equally difficult as an owner with unreliable crew .

I have to add that this site has been excellent in finding people and wish it well and hope it expands to be the best crewing site out there .

seasons greeting bob
conde
conde Posted: 2016-12-25 07:56
Hi folks ... This post has inspired me to do a bit of data analysis which might be of interest to some.
I like to do a few deliveries each year but don't rely on them for primary income. I don't really advertise (apart from profiles on various sites) but do respond to adds seeking delivery services. I signed up with Crewbay in Oct. 2012. In that time period I've performed 11 pro deliveries logging ~12,000 nm in the Pacific, Caribe, Atlantic and Med. These were procured through various on line channels as well as by referrals. With respect to the topic "replies to enquiries (sic)" via Crewbay, my stats are below:

since Oct 2012 (number of)
messages sent to crew seekers (paid) 82
responses 13 (thank you kindly for responding)
messages never read 16
responses resulting in deliveries/crewing 0

* I did receive one message from a fellow delivery skipper who wanted to know if anyone ever responded to adds, since no one had yet responded to him. I suggested he hang in there.
** To be fair, I did politely decline one delivery request as the requirements were to deliver a package from S.A. and drop it offshore of the UK (with a transmitter).

I'm only posting this to add to the topic and am not complaining in any way. I enjoy the site very much .. cheers .. Earl
Crewing By: Alex1990 Replies: 1 Views: 102
 
 
Alex1990
Alex1990 Posted: 2016-12-23 12:58
Hey guys ... Well I know its a long shot but as I've been told in the past if you dont ask or try you will never receive !

I hear it's hard to find good experienced crew and someone who is willing to commit to certain time frames/ dates etc. I know more than half of you are probably are not looking for crew right now, but you may know someone that is and what's the harm in trying !

I have been travelling for the past few years and my current visa in australia expires in may 2017... I'm really looking to get back on the water as soon as possible. I dont have as much experience as other deckhands that you may find on the market but trust me, ill sure make up for that with hard work, dedication, and the desire to learn because i genuinely just enjoy time on and being around the water.

I'm not here to mess people around and I'm looking for a full career on the water and i know the best way to get there is learn is from the bottom up and that's what I'm here to do.

Everyone has to start somewhere, and I'm pretty sure I'm correct when I say most life on land counts for nothing when you're on the water and vice versa so don't expect a genius but i sure learn quick !

I'm aware that with experience reflects a a big part in pay etc however that's not a priority for me right now, but it's more what I'll be learning and experiencing from the opportunity that will be given. For the right position I would also be happy to cover the cost of my flights etc, and would express my interest in taking courses such as STCW95 and ENG medical, under the right conditions and if a commitment is given.

I have worked on dive boats catering for upto 100 + people per trip organising layouts, divesites, ensuring all divers have surfaced safely, plus all health and safety requirements on board, with full communication to land and emergency services if required.
I have a RYA powerboat level 2, personal watercraft qualification plus a qualified divemaster.

I just need the chance to prove myself plus the commitment from a captain or boat and the chance to learn / progress as most people would want.

I've learned if you find a job you enjoy you doing, you will never work a day in your life again, mine just happens to be when im on or around the water !

You probably all hear the same thing over and over again but I just need the chance to show my worth !

if you had any feedback on where i should be looking or who i should be speaking too regarding jobs it would be greatly appreciated ... if not and you could supply a name or number that I could give a call or email I'll be more than grateful !

Many thanks !
Alex
Crewing By: Alex1990 Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
Alex1990
Alex1990 Posted: 2016-12-23 12:58
Hey guys ... Well I know its a long shot but as I've been told in the past if you dont ask or try you will never receive !

I hear it's hard to find good experienced crew and someone who is willing to commit to certain time frames/ dates etc. I know more than half of you are probably are not looking for crew right now, but you may know someone that is and what's the harm in trying !

I have been travelling for the past few years and my current visa in australia expires in may 2017... I'm really looking to get back on the water as soon as possible. I dont have as much experience as other deckhands that you may find on the market but trust me, ill sure make up for that with hard work, dedication, and the desire to learn because i genuinely just enjoy time on and being around the water.

I'm not here to mess people around and I'm looking for a full career on the water and i know the best way to get there is learn is from the bottom up and that's what I'm here to do.

Everyone has to start somewhere, and I'm pretty sure I'm correct when I say most life on land counts for nothing when you're on the water and vice versa so don't expect a genius but i sure learn quick !

I'm aware that with experience reflects a a big part in pay etc however that's not a priority for me right now, but it's more what I'll be learning and experiencing from the opportunity that will be given. For the right position I would also be happy to cover the cost of my flights etc, and would express my interest in taking courses such as STCW95 and ENG medical, under the right conditions and if a commitment is given.

I have worked on dive boats catering for upto 100 + people per trip organising layouts, divesites, ensuring all divers have surfaced safely, plus all health and safety requirements on board, with full communication to land and emergency services if required.
I have a RYA powerboat level 2, personal watercraft qualification plus a qualified divemaster.

I just need the chance to prove myself plus the commitment from a captain or boat and the chance to learn / progress as most people would want.

I've learned if you find a job you enjoy you doing, you will never work a day in your life again, mine just happens to be when im on or around the water !

You probably all hear the same thing over and over again but I just need the chance to show my worth !

if you had any feedback on where i should be looking or who i should be speaking too regarding jobs it would be greatly appreciated ... if not and you could supply a name or number that I could give a call or email I'll be more than grateful !

Many thanks !
Alex
It's not easy finding good crew By: Nordhavn86 Replies: 4 Views: 368
 
 
Nordhavn86
Nordhavn86 Posted: 2016-09-27 01:23
It can be hard to sort the diamonds from the gravel for sure.
But some amazing diamonds mixed in there if you spend the time and energy to find them.
Bluewater Gypsy
Bluewater Gypsy Posted: 2016-09-27 04:07
Yes there are qualified, responsible and experienced crew available. After crewing for over twenty years on and off I do know a ship is home to not only the owners but the crew as well. I also know that after living aboard a sailing vessel and having to find crew for long passages not all people are honest about who they are. I feel the best way to find the right crew is to have an open mind. Sometimes what we believe would be a perfect fit is just a well written profile. Look for the life style, the education and maturity of the applicant along with experience. Then spend the time to have long conversations with the considered crew before they arrive.
Good Luck to one and all.
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-11-29 07:42
Excellent topic! Indeed finding good crews is a challenge. As far as weekend cruising is concerned I would guess it is not so difficult, after all there are people tied down with work that cannot afford the time to go further. Now when it comes to distant cruising, say at least a few months, the pool suddenly dries up. Of course they are always the" I have never been on a boat in my life but I want to try" . If anyone has positive feedback on that approach, please share it, it hasn't work for me in quite a few years. Admitably very few people can afford the time. It appears to be even more difficult when sailing out of the beaten path or the milk run. Any tnoughs out there?
Thanks,
Francis
twizzr
twizzr Posted: 2016-12-22 10:32
I think the biggest issue is some Crew that expect to sail for nothing do not have a responsibility to the owner or boat . I am not saying delivery crews and boat that need help on difficult passages ,but Leisure boats in good sailing locations . There are lots of freeloaders out there looking for gullible owners. imo
Boat Caretaker/Crew in Mauritius By: DiverDan Replies: 1 Views: 37
 
 
DiverDan
DiverDan Posted: 2016-12-17 08:58
Anyone looking for a reliable watch for their vessel in Mauritius or anywhere in East African waters. Intricate knowledge of these areas, customs and tides. Contact me for further info.
RYCT circumnavigation of Tasmania Cruise Feb 2017 By: Crew2go Replies: 1 Views: 18
 
 
Crew2go
Crew2go Posted: 2016-12-15 06:03
I am looking to crew on this fantastic event in Feb/Mar 2017.

If you have an entry and have space for me please get in touch. I am easy to get along with, I like to make myself useful, am clean and tidy, a non smoker and not a heavy drinker...one or two once moored up at the end of the day is just right! Although I am new to sailing I love it and am keen to learn more. I have got my RYA competent crew certificate.

Even if you aren't entered but are sailing around Tassie I would be interested in sailing with you. I have berth booked from Vic to Beauty Point arriving on 24 Feb and from Hobart back to Vic leaving 23 March.

Hoping to hear from you!

Jane

Marine officer Ocean Going - Ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where By: Capt.Mohamed Nagy Replies: 1 Views: 22
 
 
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2016-12-13 10:49
Good Day

I am Marine officer. Mohamed Nagy hold Egyptian 2nd officer Ocean Going with Malta Endorsement, Goc, Gmdss, Ecdis, Etc..

My total sea experience about 3 years on different type of ships and Motor Yacht

i am ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where

if you are interested Please Send Me Message for more details

Best Regards
I want boating experience By: C9a9g Replies: 4 Views: 133
 
 
C9a9g
C9a9g Posted: 2016-11-16 11:50
Hi
I would love to gain some experience on a boat. This would ideally be at weekends. I am interested in boats, but have no experience. I live in Glasgow, so somewhere nearby would be ideal. So if anyone local is looking for some help and to pass on their experience, please contact me.
Thanks
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-11-29 07:47
Have you though of joining a sailing club? If you learn the basics on a sailing dinghy you'll have a better chance to get on a bigger boat.
Fair winds.
Joeyjoey2016
Joeyjoey2016 Posted: 2016-12-02 17:57
Hi
Have you done any sailing?
I dinghy sailed at Largs ,now looking to sail yachts ,preferabbly in warmer waters.
martinehenry
martinehenry Posted: 2016-12-08 04:02
Hi,
I have really a great experience on boating which I want to share with you & all. Recently I had a trip on coastal areas of Caribbean. We 12 friends booked a motor yacht named Andreas-L . MED WAVES LTD. provided us 5 experienced charters for our trip. We really enjoyed a lot on that journey. I felled myself as the king of the sea on from the boat. The bluish color of the water turns into green then after turned into dark green which shows the deepness of the sea was really awesome. The scene of sun rise & sun set was really mesmerized. It seems like the sun is playing hide & seek game with us & sea water & the image of the moon on sea water was really awesome. Lastly it’s really impossible to describe in details about that trip & our experience & if I will say in details then It will be converted as a book. You will surely get a best memory on this trip for your whole life.
Thank you.
i am ready to sail in extrem south in Chile-Argentina By: maria.amenabar Replies: 1 Views: 27
 
 
maria.amenabar
maria.amenabar Posted: 2016-11-16 01:34
Hi everyone!! i am looking for a boat for extreme experiences in the south of Chile and Argentina.
I really want to sail there, i have experience, and help in everything on board!
Please tell me if you are planning a trip arround there! Cape horn would be fantastic!! and also is my dream go to Antarctida!!
i am chilean then i can help you so much!! and i can teach you spanish if you want!!!
bye!!
i am ready to sail in extrem south in Chile-Argentina By: maria.amenabar Replies: 1 Views: 19
 
 
maria.amenabar
maria.amenabar Posted: 2016-11-16 01:34
Hi everyone!! i am looking for a boat for extreme experiences in the south of Chile and Argentina.
I really want to sail there, i have experience, and help in everything on board!
Please tell me if you are planning a trip arround there! Cape horn would be fantastic!! and also is my dream go to Antarctida!!
i am chilean then i can help you so much!! and i can teach you spanish if you want!!!
bye!!
i am looking for a opportunity in cargo boats By: dunedain Replies: 1 Views: 28
 
 
dunedain
dunedain Posted: 2016-11-14 09:45
hello i am a spanish boy i am in rotterdam now i have my son at peru he is 7 years old and he is very ill now i am a very poor person and i need to go to see him please i am looking for international cargo boats from rotterdam or hamburg i can work for the captain free i am a chef and i am really need to travel there please contact me anonimoushere@gmx,com it is an emergency thanks
fusion 40 catamaran By: leo123 Replies: 1 Views: 54
 
 
leo123
leo123 Posted: 2016-11-13 00:50
please need advice if i should buy fusion 40 catamaran all the info i can get thx
seeking experience in yacht , ok with no pay check , is there is a hope¿ By: chefatsea Replies: 1 Views: 85
 
 
chefatsea
chefatsea Posted: 2016-11-08 03:27
adrenaline junkie , ready to sail anywhere in the planet, and accepts nothing in pay , last 10 years worked as professional chef . wish someone come up with a opportunity , so i can steer my life the way how i dream .
Looking for job in water world By: Suresh Replies: 1 Views: 48
 
 
Suresh
Suresh Posted: 2016-11-03 14:42
Hi I am new to the water world but I want to make my carrier in this water world. I am from Nepal 30 years old. I never took big ship as well so looking for good person who can teach me every thing.....
Marine officer Ocean Going - Ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where By: Capt.Mohamed Nagy Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2016-11-02 15:24
Good Day

I am Marine officer. Mohamed Nagy hold Egyptian 2nd officer Ocean Going with Malta Endorsement, Goc, Gmdss, Ecdis, Etc..

My total sea experience about 3 years on different type of ships and Motor Yacht

i am ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where

if you are interested Please Send Me Message for more details

Best Regards
Experience Wanted RYA 2 and PWC Certificated By: sam.imber Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
sam.imber
sam.imber Posted: 2016-10-31 10:55
Further experience sought to add to my 'afloat hours' for my log and CV. Happy to assist with watch keeping, helm assistant etc.
RYA PB L2 and PWC Certificated. Happy to assist short term on luxury charter or personal boats.
Boat owners welcome to list their boats+skipper profiles for free! By: Antlos Replies: 6 Views: 187
 
 
Antlos
Antlos Posted: 2015-06-25 14:31
Cover the maintenance costs of your boat ownership by hosting our guests on board! All boats must be skippered (normally owner is the host himself).

List your boat and Skippers' profile on www.antlos.com and benefit from our client base free of charge!
songird55
songird55 Posted: 2016-05-15 08:37
Hi Antlos
What areas are you looking for I have a well founded charter lagoon 380 just about to leave Portugal for the med and then over to the Caribbean in November where I hope we will stay for a few months
Always looking for a few pounds extra for the kitty
Antlos
Antlos Posted: 2016-05-15 16:42
Hi! We operate all across the Mediterranean, with focus on Lefkada, Ibiza, Split, Amalfi and Venice.
Also in the Caribbean, with a focus on BVI.

You are most welcome to list your cat anytime! It is completely free of charge, our platform works similar to Airbnb.
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2016-10-27 13:07
Hello Antlos

Are you touting for business on Crewbay? I'm not sure how I missed this, but we don't allow companies to advertise themselves unless it benefits our members.

..How ever as long as you stick to the forum and our members are happy, I can make an exception :)

Safe sailing

WEBMASTER
twizzr
twizzr Posted: 2016-10-29 13:32
A fast comfortable Sun Magic 44 crew needed for Aegean island sailing on a shared cost plus basis May -Oct .
Couple Deckhand/stewardess available. Experienced hard workers easy going By: Stephane77 Replies: 1 Views: 39
 
 
Stephane77
Stephane77 Posted: 2016-10-26 18:11
We are a strong positive and charismatic couple, we are both in the industry for few years of we are seeking a new project together.

Best regards,
Kimberley&Stéphane
Hey I'm a young girl looking for a job and fun too. By: PattyDiaz Replies: 2 Views: 223
 
 
PattyDiaz
PattyDiaz Posted: 2016-10-17 23:40
I live in venezuela, and I need a job for a few months, I grew up in the cost of my country I know a lot about seafood and I will love to learn more as a crew member
Female crew - what's the deal. Advice appreciated By: Charliegirl Replies: 12 Views: 577
 
 
Charliegirl
Charliegirl Posted: 2016-07-26 10:23
Hi all,
New here and have posted my ad, have had some responses which look good. All unpaid with contribution as I have no experience and that is what I fully expected. However, few grunts and groans from friends about the safety of it all has got me wondering.... If I clearly state I am not looking for anything other than sailing, does that get taken seriously? Or am I likely to find myself in uncomfortable situations? The responses so far all look good, guys on their own with partners that prefer not to sail etc... The thought had not actually crossed my mind, but wonder now if I am being naive in my excitement of actually getting some real experience? Any advice from other solo female crewers or male boat owners that take just one female crew? Absolutely no offence intended to all the males of the species! :) Thanks. Charlotte
GeeCee
GeeCee Posted: 2016-07-30 04:02
Charlotte

There is a group of women on FB called "Women Who Sail". Good resource and place to ask questions like this and bounce ideas off each other.

Gee
Charliegirl
Charliegirl Posted: 2016-07-30 10:04
Thanks Gee!
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-08-04 03:22
Hi Charlotte,
It usually takes a few Emails to have a fair idea of what the skipper's intention are. An absolute must is a Skype meeting, that should clear the horizon. Bear in mind that if the would be crew is not sure of what is in stock, the same applies to the skipper....
As a last resort make sure there are more than one crew.
Fair winds,
Francis
Charliegirl
Charliegirl Posted: 2016-08-04 08:38
Thanks Francis. Appreciate the feedback.
Charlotte
captainsimon
captainsimon Posted: 2016-08-18 15:27
haha, the captain usually is a man (with ego).
you having little boating expertise, might make you extra weight to the ship. Cooking, i consider a good aspect.
applying for a boatcrew, looks a bit like getting a date. different goals and make them clear.
in 2016 i deliverd a boat with given crew by owner. it made me drive the boat 20/24 hours.
actually, a fresh atlantic delivery might surface shortly.
this cat is only 16 mtrs, so i look for competent crew... hahaha
Charliegirl
Charliegirl Posted: 2016-08-18 15:44
Thanks CaptainSimon,
Hopefully I'll find a captain with his ego in check then! :)
Appreciate I have little experience, hence looking for an unpaid, shared contribution crew spot. If I had experience I would no doubt be looking for paid work or becoming a skipper myself!
Have tried to make it clear on my profile that I am looking to learn about sailing, not dating, don't think I could be more blunt without being rude!
I do have some trips booked now so time will tell! :)
All kinds of captains around I imagine, let's hope the ones I sail with turn out to be fantastic!

Bluewater Gypsy
Bluewater Gypsy Posted: 2016-08-30 16:56
If you like some in depth advice contact me through me profile
Bluewater Gypsy. Nine years of crewing I have some great stories and better advice.
Bluewater Gypsy Hart
Nordhavn86
Nordhavn86 Posted: 2016-09-27 01:27
My brother has had just one woman as crew on his boats 4 times.
Three times it went great but once not.
I have done it twice myself in past years, and they went great!
But my trips were only 4 months in length.
Charliegirl
Charliegirl Posted: 2016-09-27 16:15
Thanks Nordhavn, all input welcome! :)
Glad things have worked out.... at least most of the time! :)
KingFood
KingFood Posted: 2016-10-10 23:27
short trip starting with my son then more sailing if you like ... good luck with your search




Paul Kramer wants 3 crew for Aloues, 28' O'Day 1982', 9m.

From long island ny, United States to Florida, United States.

October 2016 to December 2016.

an exciting cruse down the east cost ending in the keys. stopping as little as possible till we reach port st. Lucie as my son will be leaving there to visit his mom. from there I am open to all trips to the Bahamas and then down the keys and beyond as the wind captivates us to unknown ports of call for continued ocean voyages and beyond.

Paul is currently based in glen cove, United States

Smoking on board:

Total people on board: 4

Crew roles: any and all welcome to join in, nothing past watch keeping but always encouraged to help out in the fun. one weak or more is all on you as the wind takes us to captivating and unforgettable memories

Money: daily contribution from crew

Travel to and from boat: crew pays
email : urockto@optonline.net
CaptainPugwash
CaptainPugwash Posted: 2016-10-23 11:34
Hi Charlotte, sounds like you are getting some pretty good advice already. Like you I am setting out looking for crew, I think if you set your case out clearly in the first place, than anyone with other motives might just look elsewhere. Life on board can get pretty "intimate" just due to space. From the sound of your posts you are pretty sorted - nothing ventured, nothing gained. Good luck.
julia76 By: julia76 Replies: 1 Views: 67
 
 
julia76
julia76 Posted: 2016-10-20 18:58
i would like to go to canary i can pay
delivery carib-panama-ecuador in stages By: captainsimon Replies: 1 Views: 28
 
 
captainsimon
captainsimon Posted: 2016-10-20 18:37
the climate in holland is turning winter, and i've organized a 46ft cat delivery from Curaçao to Ecuador.
basic crew is there (although i might want to collect him from the Grenadines/St. Martin). him being a large negro, makes me look for to 2 (preferably female) recreanational/competent crew people
and spanish/cooking abilities will be valued.
oords.nl
im new here By: nadirmarin Replies: 1 Views: 42
 
 
nadirmarin
nadirmarin Posted: 2016-10-20 15:58
hello evryone i m new in thsi site i want to tel anout it and advice me more . thanks evryone
julia76 By: julia76 Replies: 1 Views: 78
 
 
julia76
julia76 Posted: 2016-10-18 10:36




julia76

Posted: 2016-10-11 18:33





hi i search a boat to go in mediterannean sea iam on spain now i would like to go in Italia or greece or canarias its my dream to sail thanks
julia76 By: julia76 Replies: 1 Views: 41
 
 
julia76
julia76 Posted: 2016-10-18 10:36




julia76

Posted: 2016-10-11 18:33





hi i search a boat to go in mediterannean sea iam on spain now i would like to go in Italia or greece or canarias its my dream to sail thanks
Ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where - Marine officer Ocean Going @ EGYPT By: Capt.Mohamed Nagy Replies: 1 Views: 29
 
 
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2016-10-16 19:01
Hello

I am Marine officer. Mohamed Nagy hold Egyptian 2nd officer Ocean Going with Malta Endorsement, Goc, Gmdss, Ecdis, Etc..

My total sea experience about 3 years on different type of ships and Motor Yacht

i am ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where for more details
Please check my profile page OR Send Me Message

Best Regards
Ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where - Marine officer Ocean Going @ EGYPT By: Capt.Mohamed Nagy Replies: 1 Views: 11
 
 
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2016-10-16 19:01
Hello

I am Marine officer. Mohamed Nagy hold Egyptian 2nd officer Ocean Going with Malta Endorsement, Goc, Gmdss, Ecdis, Etc..

My total sea experience about 3 years on different type of ships and Motor Yacht

i am ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where for more details
Please check my profile page OR Send Me Message

Best Regards
Offshore technology used By: kristjank Replies: 2 Views: 35
 
 
kristjank
kristjank Posted: 2016-10-14 08:09
This survey is a part of a student project identifying the technology used by sailors during their offshore time.

We would greatly appreciate if you could take 2-3 minutes of your precious time and participate in this survey.

Link: https://goo.gl/lvBmem

Thank you and have a nice day!
Nordhavn86
Nordhavn86 Posted: 2016-10-15 03:51
A clickable link provided would have been a good touch of technology.
South Florida 100 ton Captain or Mate work available By: captainfroski Replies: 1 Views: 47
 
 
captainfroski
captainfroski Posted: 2016-10-12 19:53
Recently moved to the Jupiter Florida Area and am looking for captain or mate work. Very professional, fun to be around, and hard working captain looking to find some one to work for. Please view my CV on my profile if interested. Thank You in advance
julia 76 By: julia76 Replies: 1 Views: 57
 
 
julia76
julia76 Posted: 2016-10-11 18:33
hi i search a boat to go in mediterannean sea iam on spain now i would like to go in Italia or greece or canarias its my dream to sail thanks
julia 76 By: julia76 Replies: 1 Views: 27
 
 
julia76
julia76 Posted: 2016-10-11 18:33
hi i search a boat to go in mediterannean sea iam on spain now i would like to go in Italia or greece or canarias its my dream to sail thanks
Delivery Crew Sought By: JD1234 Replies: 3 Views: 169
 
 
JD1234
JD1234 Posted: 2016-09-03 23:38
Need delivery crew to sail/steam a 26 foot catamaran from Cape Fear NC to Cape Coral Florida. Offshore or ICW to Okeechobee Waterway then South the canal system. Everything is Negotiable, I plan to be on board but not yet certain. Timing isn't critical but boarding in early November is tentative and we arrive when we arrive.
Must be competent and self sufficient. I don't care whether male or female crew, but looking for two. Respect and self respect is important. I don't want a relationship so come ready to just crew.
Once she is alongside, we can possibly talk about something else since I have a mind to put her into charter for snorkling/sunset tours somewhere in the keys and need to do some due diligence research. The boat is for sale if you want to step into the cruising scene cheap on a platform that sails flat and fast. Go check my CV, it has a photo.
If interested, drop a line and we can discuss the trip in more detail.
Thanks
KingFood
KingFood Posted: 2016-10-10 23:29
I would like to know more could you reachj out to me at my email address please

Paul Kramer

email : urockto@optonline.net
KingFood
KingFood Posted: 2016-10-10 23:29
I would like to know more could you reachj out to me at my email address please

Paul Kramer

email : urockto@optonline.net
2nd officer unlimited Coc (ocean Going)- ready for delivery By: Capt.Mohamed Nagy Replies: 1 Views: 29
 
 
Capt.Mohamed Nagy
Capt.Mohamed Nagy Posted: 2016-10-06 23:52
Good Day

I am 2nd office. Mohamed Nagy hold Egyptian 2nd officer Unlimited Coc (Ocean Going) with Malta Endorsement, Goc, Gmdss, Ecdis, Etc..

My total sea experience about 3 years on different type of ships and Motor Yacht

i am ready for Delivery Motor Yachts any where for more details Please check my profile page supported with my CV

Best Regards
sailors in uk, medway By: stevon Replies: 1 Views: 49
 
 
stevon
stevon Posted: 2016-10-02 23:46
hello, ive just bought a boat, a 20ft, bilge keel moored on the medway, I am looking for anyone who can sail that fancies going out for a dayor so I can learn from them,
Information regarding a company By: Beodun Replies: 7 Views: 133
 
 
Beodun
Beodun Posted: 2016-07-01 00:24
I was sent a message from a company for work but they are offering a lot of money, but then again I am new here so can you guys tell me is 13,500 dollars a month considered a lot for all of this


Email:

Thank you for your prompt response.. Have writing all about your job on board and am sure you will be satisfied.

YOUR WORK SCHEDULE:

Your standard work schedule will be 30 days on the vessel then 15 days off. While on the boat, you normally stand watch for 12 hours each day with the watch broken into two 6-hour watches: the forward watch (6:00 AM to Noon and 6:00 PM to Midnight) or the after watch (Noon to
6:00 PM and Midnight to 6:00 AM). Other times you will stand the square watch, which is from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or be an extra person to help make locks.

When you off duty, it is your responsibility to get adequate sleep and rest so they are capable of working safely and efficiently when required. You may be requested to return to a boat during their scheduled time off if an emergency occurs.

PHYSICAL DUTIES OF THE JOB:

You must be capable of lifting and moving equipment that may weigh in excess of 60-70 pounds. It will frequently be
necessary to move equipment that is heavy, large, and awkward, sometimes from one level to another. Mechanical lifting devices are provided and must be used as necessary. Assistance must be obtained from other members of the crew when appropriate. You must consider the requirements of a particular job prior to undertaking the task so you can be assured that all available equipment or assistance is readily available.

You should be able to ascend and descend stairs or ladders, sometimes while transporting tools or objects. They must correctly use portable ladders or stools and use handrails when appropriate.

Your color vision must allow you to recognize color coded objects such as electrical components, navigation lights, hazardous cargo placards, dock warning signs or lights, pipes, and valves. A deckhand must advise the company of any change in his vision and he must wear eye protection when required by the work environment or by company policy. If vision deteriorates to the point that an individual cannot safely perform his daily duty, he or she must inform the company.

You must be capable of reading and speaking English well enough to read, understand, and ask questions about company forms, container labels, emergency response procedures, Station Bills, placards, and other pertinent information.

You must be capable of performing their assigned emergency duties without undue danger to themselves or the boat. You must know how and when to use the emergency equipment located on the boat and be able to properly wear any safety equipment required by their duties. You will perform your duties during all types of weather, night and day,and while the boat is moving.

SECURITY DUTIES:

You will perform security duties as directed by the Vessel Security Officer of the boat and/or the barge(s). Duties may include standing security watch, controlling access to the vessel and screening of persons, baggage, supplies, stores and personal effects brought on board.

YACHT/VESSEL:

Blush is a 47m (155') Sunseeker offering cutting-edge configuration that is spread over three internal decks. An expansive, fully open sun deck offers a Jacuzzi pool and sunbathing areas forward, a centrally located bar and dining area, with individual sun loungers aft. The upper deck offers a spacious saloon with bar area and folding balconies on each side.

Blush accommodates 10 guests with an impressive full-beam owner’s suite and private balcony, two double guest cabins, all on the main deck with two further convertible twin/double guest cabins below. Crew accommodation is for a complement of 12 with the captain’s double cabin on the upper deck.

There are dining areas outside on the upper deck aft along with generous lounging areas. Forward of the wheel house on this deck there is a sunbathing and seating area. Her main deck features an exceptionally large saloon with bar, side balcony and formal dining area; an aft deck with seating and access to the aft swim platform and enclosed beach club area below.

With speeds up to 20 knots and stabilizers for maximum on board comfort at anchor and underway, Blush offers the perfect combination of performance, comfort and luxury, offering a host of features not seen before in a vessel of her size.

Her innovative color scheme, design and layout, impressive audio / video entertainment system, array of water toys, and first class captain and crew have made her one of the most successful Mediterranean charter yachts for extended family cruising. Blush represents an exceptional ownership / investment opportunity.

The company can't wait to have you join us and we promise you the best while on board.
davidjones480
davidjones480 Posted: 2016-07-25 10:57
Hi Chap

I have had a similar email/reply form an American company, with several very "strange" follow up emails. I am thinking it is a scam and ultimately they are after your bank details!
captainsimon
captainsimon Posted: 2016-08-18 15:08
heavy lifting on a sunseeker.... hahaha
they're smuggling...
bellins2
bellins2 Posted: 2016-09-12 00:57
Hi,
Has anyone received any solid information on whether this is a scam employment opportunity or not? I've only heard opinions in the responses.

In my experience, I've found there are companies willing to pay that much money for the long hours, etc that were perfectly legit. I don't want to get taken as a sap but I also don't want to turn down a good opportunity if this really is the real thing.
Nordhavn86
Nordhavn86 Posted: 2016-09-27 01:21
Paying that sort of a wage sets off alarm bells in my BS Detector.
Just to sit watch usually pays a fraction of that in my experience.
Massimiliano971
Massimiliano971 Posted: 2016-09-29 23:30
Probably is the right salary for the captain!!!
bellins2
bellins2 Posted: 2016-10-01 04:08
Well, after they asked me to contact someone about getting a visa, I asked for all the pertinent information like company information, official website, directorate structure, governing authority, etc... I didn't get any reply back after that, so I'm thinking it wasn't legit and may have been a scam, not sure..
COMMERCIAL SAILING EUROPE By: Sandro Replies: 4 Views: 77
 
 
Sandro
Sandro Posted: 2016-07-25 17:26
Hey everybody, I am new un this forum.

I would love to move into commercial navigation. Either engine or sailing boat, and also charter or delivery.

I have experience on sailing small yacht (up to 15 meters), and few months ago got my official coastal yacht master.

Is somebody able to give me suggestion on a kind of guide line I could follow in order to get the right skills and qualification for working for a charter and/or delivery company in Europe and/or worldwide?

Thanks mates :-)
captainsimon
captainsimon Posted: 2016-08-18 15:40
to qualify for crew with substantial pay, you need experience and networking.
welcome in the tricky delivery/private yacht-crew world.
keep in mind, a lot owners seem to want their boat to get lost in a delivery for financial benefit.
for fast money, get into the shady smuggle. you'll end up with no competent crew at all and might loose your life.
so, i pictured the downside..... hahaha
anuway, get Nmiles, credentials and your (RYA)certificates upgraded
Massimiliano971
Massimiliano971 Posted: 2016-09-29 23:18
Stcw qualification is a must!
Massimiliano971
Massimiliano971 Posted: 2016-09-29 23:20
Stcw qualification is a must!
Found It By: Nordhavn86 Replies: 1 Views: 42
 
 
Nordhavn86
Nordhavn86 Posted: 2016-09-28 04:21
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/12/hms-terror-wreck-found-arctic-nearly-170-years-northwest-passage-attempt
You are going to like my story if you like cyber crime movies. Is there any solution or help? By: tokyofugitive Replies: 1 Views: 67
 
 
tokyofugitive
tokyofugitive Posted: 2016-09-19 08:49
Who am I?

I am Yared, and just 23 years old. I am from Turkey, and currently staying in Bali, Indonesia. I have been blamed by Turkish Government to publish all of the private citizen informations on the internet, and I have been forced to escape on June 4th because of the witch-hunt in Turkey. Officially I am a criminal in my country, but it is not means I committed a crime. My biggest fault was to be against Mr. President Erdogan. This case was on the TV news and newspapers for a long time. This is why I am much more famous now in Turkey. But, most of citizens still supporting me, and I am a kind of hero for them. Because they know, I just tried to help to keep informations in safe. This is why I am in this situation.

Who was I?

I was a software architect, and known one. I was working professionally for a long time. I have done lot of amazing projects with mostly famous companies like Turkish Airlines, IngBank, Ulker, Godiva, Pierre Cardin etc. This is why I had earned thousands of money before the government confiscated my property. You can get more details by https://id.linkedin.com/in/neyaoz

Why am I in this situation?

Few years ago, I detected some vulnerabilities on some systems of Turkish Government, including national election system and some of banks. I just warned them to solve problems, but the government did not care about it. All of the personal informations of our citizens was leaked on the internet on April 6th. The Government started to blame me, and just before the judgement I escaped from Turkey.

What is the situation now?

There is a jail punishment in Turkey for me, and there are some other judgements for some another reasons that are not related with me. This is why I can not go back to my home. I have already applied to United Nations. They started to help me, and they are providing almost all of my needs at this process. They are tying to provide a permanent solution as soon as possible, but it takes long time because of the bureaucratic procedures, and international agreements. As you might have guessed, it is not like a common refugee cases. They are supporting me for now, but the biggest risk, they can leave me alone. Because they sent my case to UNCHR headquarters in Geneva. They are still discussing am I a refugee or fugitive.

What is my plan?

I have to set foot on the mainland or any territories of USA. My next step is going to apply as refugee. Because they have own system and I can apply superior court even they reject me. But here
Panama to New Zealand ?? By: KevinCrowe Replies: 2 Views: 72
 
 
KevinCrowe
KevinCrowe Posted: 2016-08-19 15:19
Hello thanks for Reading, Ill be in panama the beginning of December and was Just wondering what are the Chances of Catching a Boat Heading to New Zealand Around this time of year ??
Rik's S.V.
Rik's S.V. Posted: 2016-09-16 11:38
A little early....
Looking for boat sitting/caretaking job By: espace Replies: 1 Views: 52
 
 
espace
espace Posted: 2016-09-15 16:08

Hi There,
I’m looking for long time boat sitting/caretaking job anywhere in warm climate. Preferable South Asia or Mediterranean. I am currently living in Spain. I have experience in boat detailing, IT and little sailing.
Private yachts that served in WWII By: CaptBB Replies: 1 Views: 32
 
 
CaptBB
CaptBB Posted: 2016-09-11 06:28
I own a motor yacht that served in WWI. I understand that private vessels that served in WWII the US Government kept secret. I see where old yacht owners know that their vessel served in WWII. A former owner that bought my boat back in 1944 said that it served in Savannah, GA during WWII. It does not appear to have served the US Navy. Anybody know how to find out this information, it has eluded me for 41 years?
Medic/First Redponder and Great Cook. By: Mahoney Replies: 1 Views: 24
 
 
Mahoney
Mahoney Posted: 2016-08-30 04:18
Greetings everyone, my name is Mahoney, I'm a former back country ski/snb guide and instructor. Needless to say I am an adventure junkie. After sustaining an injury, while doing something stupid. I found myself in Phyical Therapy, and no longer able to ski. Without skipping a beat, I set out to get physically fit again, and seek new adventure. A few surfer friends of mine told me of a few boats, willing to share the adventure for trade in work. Well, as I have minimal sail experience, I have however been raised on, and around boats my whole life. My father was in the Navy, and the rest, as they say, "is history." What I lack in sailing, I feel I can make up in other, needed areas. As mentioned, I am a First Redponder Medic, and if that's not enough, I have been Certified and Registered, as a Medical Assistant. I, as with many out there I'm sure, have cooking experience as well. My question to everyone here is, with such a skill set, and limited sailing experience. Would someone like myself be able to secure a position sailing? If so, how should one who is serious, go about this? Please, any useful reply would be greatly appreciated. ~Mahoney
SMOKING WEED, CAT OWNER, BOAT OWNERS HIRING ??? By: Magalina Replies: 3 Views: 206
 
 
Magalina
Magalina Posted: 2016-08-21 21:39
I am a pot smoker(medical reasons see my blog on here) and I have 1 cat who is looking to work / hangout on a boat and my profile says it all but I have had like 6 people so far hit me up saying they would hire me but I had to get some license to work on 1 which cost $250.00 but he could get it for me for $200.

Well I'm not stupid hellllooooooooo

I am stoned but not that stoned lololol

The point is I do deep tissue massage and work privately so I know I don't need a licence but do you if your on a boat ???

I am also a comedian and I know I don't need a licence for that but do you on a boat ???

And as the cat well why the hell do I need a licence for a cat to be in my room on the boat ???

It's not like she a tiger she a 19 pound lazy cat so watz up with that ???

I can see rabies etc but a licence ???

Someone help me pleaseeeeeee LOLOLOLOL
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-08-22 22:18
As a comedian, your best chance is to find a job on a cruise ship. Those are full of bored people and it sound like they could have a good laugh, beside a cat shouldn't be a problem....
Magalina
Magalina Posted: 2016-08-23 07:21
thx you
Looking for a job and fun on a boat!:) i am new here! so PLEASE help me By: ewoudverh Replies: 1 Views: 96
 
 
ewoudverh
ewoudverh Posted: 2016-08-22 12:55
Hello,
I'm Ewoud 31 years and looking for a job on a boat!
I'm from The Netherlands, and sailed all my life in several boats.
Got my license for (sailing) boats bigger then 15 m and faster then 20km/h
I love being on the water, social and easy going.
contact me for help and tips and of course a job.

ewoudverhoeven@me.com

Got no girlfriend so i can stand where i want:)
LOOK NO MORE By: Magalina Replies: 1 Views: 66
 
 
Magalina
Magalina Posted: 2016-08-22 00:53
Hi I'm Magalina Masso aka Maggzz

I have always wanted to travel and just go live on a boat.

The closest I've been on a boat is the Sterling Casino for 2 hours and that really doesn't count because I was indoors the whole time.

I love to travel and I love to have a good time. (not sexual)

I have no sea miles on the water but I am a quick learner and would love the chance to show you I can learn and be a asset to your trip.

I do have 1 cat which she can stay in my room but she's my life so I can't just abandon her so I know when most look at this they are gonna be "ARE YOU CRAZY" ???

No skills and 1 cat well let me add this on to drop your mouth a little wider.

I have tattoos and I smoke weed.

I DO NOT DO DRUGS NOR DRINK (LIKE 2X A YR IF THAT)

I smoke weed for pain because I don't do drugs but there's a time and a place for everything and I know how to act like a lady and how to be totally laid back off the chain fun.

I know there's a time and place for everything.

So why should you choose me ???

Because I have no baggage but my cat who is clean and you will love her just like her fans. She has a YouTube and Facebook page and everyone loves her.

I want this bad and willing to learn any tasks that are asked of me within reason.

I will never leave you hanging and if shit goes down I will have "YOUR BACK'.

I am a hard worker and can't get enough of learning about the boats, water while traveling to places I only see on YouTube.

Talk to me for a few minutes and see.

What do you have to loose but a few minutes of your time.


Don't judge this book by it's cover because there is so much too it just got to read into it. :)

If you have a problem with my cat don't hit me up 'WE'RE A PACKAGE DEAL !!!!

She doesn't destroy anything and she's very clean and again she can stay in my cabin.

Can contribute some money so let's talk.

Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Magalina Masso (YouTube It)


**********MY DREAM*****

As I wake up wiping my eyes to open them and start my day I'm still not sure if I am awake.
As I put on my robe and walk into what should be my house I walk into the surroundings of a boat.
I look out the window on my left then right again and again and think could this be real it can't be.

I walk with every step picture of the pace till I reach the top of the boat and look at the most beautiful picture that is spread before me.

I walk to the edge and look down and around surrounding by water and a tear drops down my face.

I suddenly hear a voice and turn around and see "YOU" holding my cat BABYGIRL (on her leash) and say "SO HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW YOUR DREAM IS REALITY NOW".

I take my BABYGIRL into my arms and say loud enough that I know I'm no longer sleeping "WE'RE FINALLY IN THE HOME WE'RE SUPPOSE TO BE IN" and as I kiss her forehead she meows in agreement.


AND THEN YOU PUSH US OVERBOARD AND WE GET EATEN BY SHARKS AND RIPPED APART AND AS THE BLOOD SEEPS INTO THE OCEAN YOU HURRY AND GRAB YOUR FISHING POLOE AND CATCH A BADAZZ TROUT LOLOLOLOL

Ok well I hope the 2nd part won't happen that would totally suck but hey at least you get my sense of humor when I smoke weed.

Yes people I was in so much pain this am from nerve damage to my leg I smoked and decided to write this blog before I go work out.
See not all potheads are lazy and act like this is your brain this is your brain on drugs type of shit lololol
Smoking me kinda slows me down alittle I have ADHD so like I am like some 8 year old kid who snuck into the stash on Halloween I have energy for 1,000 people so when I smoke weed I slow down not by much but alittle lololol

But hey this is the best time to teach me shit about the boat because I be into learning like crazy when I smoke and I have a awesome attention span so you can think you like a God teaching a newbie who who sooooooooooooooooo into what everyone thinks is like "YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE SIZE OF THE FISH I CAUGHT BACK IN THE DAY' and don't tell me you don't have 1 or 2 of those story's everyone is so bored of hearing lololol

Ok I'm out I'm gonna go make a YouTube video lololol
Ya you can see me live if you go to YouTube and type in Magalina Masso or actually everywhere shit my azz is even on Google lololol

See you should be like OMG Magalina Masso wants to go live on a boat ????
Fukkkkkkk yaaaa let me jump on this shit right now !!!!!

You would never have to pay for entertainment if you have a yacht as long as they can handle "ADULT COMEDY".



So who's gonna be the lucky person ????????????????????????????


BTW did I meantion I'm a deep tissue masseuse :p
AVAILABLE EXPERIENCED SAILORS AVAILABE By: impressiveERIC Replies: 1 Views: 42
 
 
impressiveERIC
impressiveERIC Posted: 2016-08-16 02:29
I am a manager of PGM. A registered company in Ghana, west Africa to be precised . i am currently looking for a fishing boat or any other vessel to supply them with strong African and experience to hire them to a crewing or a ship owner to supply him with quality crew . All positions are availabe. tel 00233274440520 email: eboimpress@outlook.com
AVAILABLE EXPERIENCED SAILORS AVAILABE By: impressiveERIC Replies: 1 Views: 15
 
 
impressiveERIC
impressiveERIC Posted: 2016-08-16 02:28
I am a manager of PGM. A registered company in Ghana, west Africa to be precised . i am currently looking for a fishing boat or any other vessel to supply them with strong African and experience to hire them to a crewing or a ship owner to supply him with quality crew . All positions are availabe. tel 00233274440520 email: eboimpress@outlook.com
anaderio By: anaderio Replies: 1 Views: 15
 
 
anaderio
anaderio Posted: 2016-07-23 16:55
hi guys i seek boat for discover a new world i would like to sail and travel anaarias45@hotmail.com
Looking for adventures and easy going people to sail the world By: Prosailorandsupervisor Replies: 1 Views: 110
 
 
Prosailorandsupervisor
Prosailorandsupervisor Posted: 2016-07-20 09:07
I have a wild thought to put together team of four to six sailors who are from different places of the world. The people should be have a sailing background in case to repair and deal with different sea conditions.

The idea is to film the whole trip as bloggers and sail the world seas, visit marinas and rate them. Of Course there are some other thoughts what can be done and filmed to make this interesting.

There are many tricks you can do with the yacht which qualifies unders extreme, so we can show people what can be done with a sailing yacht. The main goal is to have as many as possible subscribers and enjoy the life. Sail in good and bad conditions to show people every side of sailing life. To visit most beautiful places in the world.

If we get enough interested people to this idea then we will workout together how this can be done exactly. I have 41 foot Sailing Yacht “Comet 41S”

Are there enough adventures people out there?

Cheers,

Marko Kustav

Skype:marko.kustav
markokustav@me.com
Eager to get some sailing experience By: Az96 Replies: 1 Views: 73
 
 
Az96
Az96 Posted: 2016-07-17 21:05
Hi!

My name is Eva and I work in London as a massage therapist but have decided to leave everything behind for the summer and get some experience as a stewardess as it's a dream I've not been able to fulfill as I was way too comfortable living the London life!

I will be in Greece so nice and easy if you're travelling the med :)

I am happy to send my CV over :)
Looking for a boat sailboat preferably By: wanderlust1111 Replies: 1 Views: 57
 
 
wanderlust1111
wanderlust1111 Posted: 2016-07-17 12:52
Hello Im new here and I do not have experience long term on a boat. I do not get sea sick, I am experienced fisherman bring myown tackle for some fish on board. Looking to go as a deckhand to gain experience and have fun. I am currently in kusadasi turkey.
Looking for a boat sailboat preferably By: wanderlust1111 Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
wanderlust1111
wanderlust1111 Posted: 2016-07-17 12:52
Hello Im new here and I do not have experience long term on a boat. I do not get sea sick, I am experienced fisherman bring myown tackle for some fish on board. Looking to go as a deckhand to gain experience and have fun. I am currently in kusadasi turkey.
Warning on Rogerinfrance and Yatcht Ondine By: Trojan Replies: 1 Views: 125
 
 
Trojan
Trojan Posted: 2016-07-14 21:27
I would strongly advise anyone against seriously considering thispersoandhis vessel.
This vessel is not seaworthy!!
No navigation equipment
No working vh f radio
No navigation lights
Batteries incorrectly and very dangerously installed
Top guard wires port and starboard jointed with clamp fitting
Lower guard wires missing
Mainsail foot extends over boom end with excessive draught
All reefing lines too short to reef properly
All reefing lines unserviceable
Main halyard too shorthand fraying
All standing rigging very suspect, and in need of serious expert tensioning no safety harness and no clip on leads
No manual main cabin bilge pump , inservicable
Electrical circuits highly suspect, 4mm terminals on 1.5mm wire
Only temporary boarding ladder made of plastic

The owner Roger Johansen has categorically refused to attend to safety issues due to pleading financial inability

Please, please do not get caught out by this person ,your life is in danger and that of others

I got caught out and after working 3 long days trying to attend to some of the above matters I just honestly gave up after owner would not replace missing guard wires. The rest of my two weeks wasted in Grau dAgde
New To This Whole Boating Thing By: epicrux Replies: 1 Views: 70
 
 
epicrux
epicrux Posted: 2016-06-30 04:55
So I don't know boating, have never owned a boat, and I wanna learn naval navigation for fun over the next month or so, anyone help me out on something I can do online?
Looking for One Man and his Boat By: mitchellleary Replies: 1 Views: 180
 
 
mitchellleary
mitchellleary Posted: 2016-06-25 22:14
Hi all,

I'm looking for someone who has experience in previously crossing the Atlantic and has their own boat.
In addition, the remuneration is very generous.

For anyone interested in discussing further, please send me a pm or you can contact me at mitchellleary@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading and hope to find the right person soon.

Mitch
Looking for One Man and his Boat By: mitchellleary Replies: 1 Views: 85
 
 
mitchellleary
mitchellleary Posted: 2016-06-25 21:16
Hi all,

I'm looking for someone who has experience in previously crossing the Atlantic and has their own boat.
In addition, the remuneration is very generous.

For anyone interested in discussing further, please send me a pm or you can contact me at mitchellleary@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading and hope to find the right person soon.

Mitch
Looking for One Man and his Boat By: mitchellleary Replies: 1 Views: 56
 
 
mitchellleary
mitchellleary Posted: 2016-06-25 21:04
Hi all,

I'm looking for someone who has experience in previously crossing the Atlantic and has their own boat.
In addition, the remuneration is very generous.

For anyone interested in discussing further, please send me a pm or you can contact me at mitchellleary@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading and hope to find the right person soon.

Mitch
Looking for a boat to take me to Spain! By: Mezgwashe Replies: 1 Views: 50
 
 
Mezgwashe
Mezgwashe Posted: 2016-06-23 15:14
Hello everyone!
I'm a hard-working Aussie currently in Europe looking to find a boat to get me to Spain anytime in July. At the moment I'm in Turkey but willing to travel to any Medi port should you consider taking me.
Cheers,
Nilia
Therapist - Clinical Social Worker By: Odys Replies: 1 Views: 39
 
 
Odys
Odys Posted: 2016-06-20 06:43
Hello there,
I am licensed therapist who works with patients in NY. I can help people to achieve high level of performance, motivate them and help them to find meaning of life.
Can you offer me some suggestions where I can find a potential job. I am thinking about 1 year journey at sail boat. Do you have any comments?
A couple looking to work together this summer.. By: Ethan08 Replies: 1 Views: 67
 
 
Ethan08
Ethan08 Posted: 2016-06-15 23:32
Hi, we are a long term couple in our late twenties looking to experience working onboard. We have happily travelled together before, but never had the opportunity to experience a boat life..
we are very easy going and sociable, also reliable and quick learners.
If anyone could give us info about finding crew or hostess work as a couple this summer, please get in contact, we hope to hear from you
Crew from Bali Indonesia. By: Andiseafarer Replies: 2 Views: 108
 
 
Andiseafarer
Andiseafarer Posted: 2016-05-10 18:05
Hello my name is Andi, I'm a 1st Mate and I've been graduated from merchant marine school, I have a Certificate of Proficiency and Certificate of Competence.. I stay in Bali so if you had a plan to explore in indonesia I'm the right person, I know all about indonesia and I have a great sail plan like sail to Raja Ampat, Komodo Island, Bali, Borneo, or the new island and untouchable TAKABONERATE and Balangbalangan, I know how to go there. We can dive in raja ampat, balabalangan island, and takabonerate . If you interest you can touch me on andirahmatakbar@gmail.com
Andiseafarer
Andiseafarer Posted: 2016-06-11 05:24
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Advice would be great By: LachieT Replies: 2 Views: 119
 
 
LachieT
LachieT Posted: 2016-06-07 04:59
I know my question is similar to the previous posts in this forum but I'm going to ask anyway as it's related to me this time.

I think I have done quite a complete job of filling in my profile and attaching a CV. I guess I'm just looking for feedback on it.

I'm also actively looking at courses that could help me get a crew position on a boat like RYA courses and STCW course and wondering if experienced people think this is necessary for a recreational or amateur crew member looking to work his way up in crewing not necessarily on a commercial boat.

I see ketch05 has been great at replying to people's posts here which has been great in filling out my own profile so thanks!

Also I'm available to board anywhere along the South Pacific if the position suits but as the location only allows me to put one destination I keep it to where I currently am. Is there a better way I can make it known I'm available to depart anywhere?

As I said any advice would be great!

Thanks, Lachie
LachieT
LachieT Posted: 2016-06-07 18:43
I meant pacific not just South Pacific.
My first time here By: JohnnyColeman Replies: 6 Views: 139
 
 
JohnnyColeman
JohnnyColeman Posted: 2016-05-28 06:08
What are the pit falls in crewing for someone?

I am retired and my wife passed away 10 years ago. I don't need any salary but I'm not wealthy either.
I retired from the US Army in 1988. I hold a tech ham license. I am a retired corporate computer nerd.
My US passport book needs some stamps in it.
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-06-01 02:34
Welcome to the community! You didn't mention if you had any previous experience. You might like to start with that so appropriate suggestions could be proposed.
Fair winds,
Francis
JohnnyColeman
JohnnyColeman Posted: 2016-06-01 03:46
Francis,
My boating experience is best explained by saying I know how to enter and exit a canoe without drowning.

I am very handy to have around if you need an antenna fabricated from wire, or a hole in something welded shut, or a malfunctioning electrical circuit repaired, or a diesel engine started in cold weather...

I am a pretty good gardener too.

I know enough about nautical navigation to get you VERY lost but I'm sure I can improve.

Johnny
JohnnyColeman
JohnnyColeman Posted: 2016-06-01 04:07
Francis,
My boating experience is best explained by saying I know how to enter and exit a canoe without drowning.

I am very handy to have around if you need an antenna fabricated from wire, or a hole in something welded shut, or a malfunctioning electrical circuit repaired, or a diesel engine started in cold weather...

I am a pretty good gardener too.

I know enough about nautical navigation to get you VERY lost but I'm sure I can improve.

Johnny
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-06-01 07:55
Hi Johnny,
Indeed you could be handy on a boat. Why don't you fill your profile accordingly so skippers might propose a berth. You might also like to state what sort of sailing you are looking for, weekend? Longer term? Which part of the world? And so on.
Fair winds,
Francis
JohnnyColeman
JohnnyColeman Posted: 2016-06-01 15:12
Francis,
Thank you for your quick reply. I'll have to think about it for a few days.

As a soldier, I have lived in Europe, Asia and Alaska but never on the water. So, this will require some thought and planning.

https://www.facebook.com/visionfarms
work work work By: captainpebsi Replies: 3 Views: 167
 
 
captainpebsi
captainpebsi Posted: 2016-05-07 23:19
I want to work on a boat, never tried this approach but very willing to learn and try out different career aspects
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-06-01 02:46
How about having a meanningful profile and perhaps attach a CV for a start. From there people might suggest options.
Francis
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-06-01 02:48
How about having a meanningful profile and perhaps attach a CV for a start. From there people might suggest options.
Francis
Sailing By: zardan Replies: 3 Views: 79
 
 
zardan
zardan Posted: 2016-05-13 23:26
Hi all

I am curious about what is the life on a Boat, I would like to have an opportunity to sea travel for couple week. a good swimmer and hard worker but no real experience on a sea boat. I Am base in Quebec Canada. Any suggestion where I can start or any offer will be welcome
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-06-01 02:40
How about joining a local sailing club to see if you like the concept of sailing. If you do and have learned how to handle a sailing dinghy, you might start looking for bigger boats.
Fair Winds,
Francis
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-06-01 02:41
How about joining a local sailing club to see if you like the concept of sailing. If you do and have learned how to handle a sailing dinghy, you might start looking for bigger boats.
Fair Winds,
Francis
Yippee, Just passed my ENG1 now what? By: Baron210999 Replies: 1 Views: 57
 
 
Baron210999
Baron210999 Posted: 2016-05-25 19:45
Sorry, i don't mean that, I am starting out in going commercial for the Summer Season of 2016, looking to secure a seasonal contract that I will in turn plough any money I make back into gaining additional; skills and certification enhancements, I am aiming for becoming possibly a freelance instructor but possibly again a skipper with day skipper offshore qualifications and maybe a yacht master under the belt. At the moment, I have only got a RYA PB2, 6 hire seasons of bare boat charter some in the Solent Northern IOW region, as far as Christchurch and Poole Harbour, and some in the Anglesey area, where I learned well about tidal; flows and currents. I so love boating , have my PPR course tomorrow and I have to get the Sea Survival done and First Aid then commercially endorsed and it's hopefully a green light to get hired for the summer as a skipper. I know it'll take hard work and dedication to get to where I want to be, and I will have to work away from home but thats alway's going to be a downside. I know I'm very much a novice, but has anyone else started out on this route, and what did you, how far did you get with certification ??? I would love to know. Please could you email me at martinschwanke@virginmedia.com or adolpho10@hiotmail.com Heres my Linkedin profile I come from a military and aerospace IT engineering background - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martin-schwanke-bb815a11
Yippee, Just passed my ENG1 now what? By: Baron210999 Replies: 4 Views: 55
 
 
Baron210999
Baron210999 Posted: 2016-05-25 19:42
Sorry, i don't mean that, I am starting out in going commercial for the Summer Season of 2016, looking to secure a seasonal contract that I will in turn plough any money I make back into gaining additional; skills and certification enhancements, I am aiming for becoming possibly a freelance instructor but possibly again a skipper with day skipper offshore qualifications and maybe a yacht master under the belt. At the moment, I have only got a RYA PB2, 6 hire seasons of bare boat charter some in the Solent Northern IOW region, as far as Christchurch and Poole Harbour, and some in the Anglesey area, where I learned well about tidal; flows and currents. I so love boating , have my PPR course tomorrow and I have to get the Sea Survival done and First Aid then commercially endorsed and it's hopefully a green light to get hired for the summer as a skipper. I know it'll take hard work and dedication to get to where I want to be, and I will have to work away from home but thats alway's going to be a downside. I know I'm very much a novice, but has anyone else started out on this route, and what did you, how far did you get with certification ??? I would love to know. Please could you email me at martinschwanke@virginmedia.com or adolpho10@hiotmail.com Heres my Linkedin profile I come from a military and aerospace IT engineering background - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martin-schwanke-bb815a11
Baron210999
Baron210999 Posted: 2016-05-25 19:44
Sorry, i also have the DSC SRC too, and going to get cvmmercially endorsed in a few days too at the RYA HQ in Hamble.
Baron210999
Baron210999 Posted: 2016-05-25 19:44
Sorry, i also have the DSC SRC too, and going to get cvmmercially endorsed in a few days too at the RYA HQ in Hamble.
Baron210999
Baron210999 Posted: 2016-05-25 19:45
Sorry, i also have the DSC SRC too, and going to get cvmmercially endorsed in a few days too at the RYA HQ in Hamble.
Lookingfor work at the yachts as a deckhand.... By: nuridarcan Replies: 1 Views: 49
 
 
nuridarcan
nuridarcan Posted: 2016-05-24 15:03
I am exprienced Turkish seaman and lookingfor work on the yachts as a bosun or deckhand.
I can work on the sea pirates area.(or yacht transfer...)

I have vessel ship and mega yacht experiences. I have ableseaman license ,13 pieces STCW and Turkish Yacht Master licenses.
I am in Turkey now and also I can make yacht transfer or I can join to crew..
If you want to learn more about me ,please send a message.
Nuri DARCAN GSM : +90 535 398 66 40 E-MAIL : darcannuri@gmail.com -
sea-way from NZ to Australia By: danger26 Replies: 2 Views: 57
 
 
danger26
danger26 Posted: 2016-02-06 05:14
Hi I'm Daniel Gerber, a German Backpacker who is looking for a way to cross the ocean from NZ to Australia. No matter how, eg working on a cruise ship, container ship or private boat. But of course I dont have heaps of money as a backpacker :D
Are the any other ideas, experiences or contacts?

Thank you so much, you'd really help me!
faraway20001
faraway20001 Posted: 2016-05-24 09:15
Unless you have a heap of experience sailing dont do it,
this is one place most sailors would like to avoid.
Well done if this poste voyager.
Couple team work Captain/ engineer stew/engineer By: RaulJohanna Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
RaulJohanna
RaulJohanna Posted: 2016-05-17 15:38
Dear Sir/Madame,

Please accept our cv for your consideration as a couple team.

We are licensed, experienced, hard working and safety conscious couple available for freelance, short term or long term positions as a team.

MCA 200 Offshore
Two years experience sailing single handed in the Bahamas/Caribbean/US
12 years working on motor yachts doing charter and private with extensive cruising in the Caribbean and Bahamas
Strong engineering skills
Flexibility is our specialty
Johanna has 2 years on a motor yacht with skills in egineering/watch/chef/deck/stew
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Basic Russian
Last position in Turkey/Greece as a captain/engineer, First mate/2nd engineer/Chef team on a 6o ft Catamaran.
Currently In South of France.

Flexibility is our specialty.

Thank you in advance,

Raul Valdivia & Johanna Edieux

WhatsApp +33 7 83 58 36 78

Mobile: +337 83 59 38 83

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raul.johanna.5

RJV3958@gmail.com
Sailing By: zardan Replies: 1 Views: 50
 
 
zardan
zardan Posted: 2016-05-13 18:51
Hi all

I am curious about what is the life on a Boat, I would like to have an opportunity to sea travel for couple week. a good swimmer and hard worker but no real experience on a sea boat. I Am base in Quebec Canada. Any suggestion where I can start or any offer will be welcome
i m offer to sailing to new zealand By: iverasport Replies: 1 Views: 80
 
 
iverasport
iverasport Posted: 2016-05-12 10:57
hi, i m skipper in spain,and i m going to new zealand ,,,if you have a sail boat and you need to take it to new zealand i can do it...contact me
keep in touch
Visa requirements By: Lorraine73 Replies: 4 Views: 98
 
 
Lorraine73
Lorraine73 Posted: 2016-04-23 11:10
Hi
I am a newbie to this so sorry if its a daft question. I am British and aim to see the world by joining different crews wherever I can. I really don't mind where I sail to - but is it fairly straightforward to pick up visas for each new place I visit?

Also some skippers ask for onboard contributions - can someone advise on approximate contribution costs for a boat - so I know what to expect.

Thanks
Lorraine xx
Winds of Trade
Winds of Trade Posted: 2016-04-26 17:45
To enter the US by boat you need a B!/B2 visa, which must be acquired before your trip. If not you need to fly into the US as a tourist before boarding in the US. For other countries as British or EU member you get the required tourist visas at entry with a boat. Indonesia and some pacific countries the skipper needs to apply for tourist permits via Internet prior to visit. Check Visa requirements http://www.noonsite.com/

As to onboard contribution it depends on the skipper's idea of food quality, the region traveled and the size and state of the boat. In general terms some countries are more expensive in provisioning than others. A big quality yacht with lots of comfort is more expensive to maintain than others. If you are qualified you may be useful and get a discount in any case you are another mouth to feed and if not qualified a body consuming space and in need of attention. Count an average of about 150 to 250 $ for most cruisers as a guest,
Winds of Trade
Winds of Trade Posted: 2016-04-26 17:52
The average of 150 to 250 $ is for a week of travel plus shared harbor or mooring costs, rental cars and what else you fancy on land. BTW: I do not charge my skeleton crew on transatlantic deliveries, I pay all provisioning on the boat but they must be qualified.
Lorraine73
Lorraine73 Posted: 2016-04-27 14:59
Thanks so much for your reply!
Lx
Canada to UK/Europe. UK Passport expired. By: Imagineer Replies: 4 Views: 77
 
 
Imagineer
Imagineer Posted: 2016-02-08 03:29
Hey folks. I'm looking to sail from Canada to the UK/Europe. My UK passport has expired. I know I will have zero problem landing in the UK, because even though the passport has expired, as a British Citizen it is proof of my citizenship and will be allowed into the country.

My question is this: What is the procedure upon leaving Canada on a small, privately owned vessel? Does the owner/captain have to declare who is leaving the Country prior to setting sail?

Any help would be appreciated.
Imagineer
Imagineer Posted: 2016-02-08 03:33
Apologies for multiple post's. New to forum and it appears my connection and refresh button posted multiple times. Will try to delete other threads. Thank you
Winds of Trade
Winds of Trade Posted: 2016-04-20 13:27
The captain maintains a crew list, Names, Passport Numbers, Expiry dates. The list is presented together with the crew passports to Immigration Authorities and stamped upon entering and exiting any country. A Captain worth its title will refuse to let anyone board without a passport valid less than 6 month and required Visas. Embassies do issue new legal Documents when old ones expire.
Ed_P
Ed_P Posted: 2016-04-26 15:41
Are you certain that you would still be allowed back into the UK?
Currrent Trans-Atlantic Crew Advice wanted By: mitchellleary Replies: 4 Views: 99
 
 
mitchellleary
mitchellleary Posted: 2016-04-07 20:01
Hi all,

I'm new to this site and forum so hoping to make a good contribution.

I've travelled extensively around the world but now want to do more of the same by boat and I have a special interest in crossing the Atlantic via this means. I think the most adventurous and rewarding method might be by cargo ship where I have to/can muck in a little.

I'd like to know if on this site there are current crew travelling via cargo ships? Are there other sites/forums where people who currently work aboard ships interact with each other? I want to pick their brains about experiences, tips and best practice.

I'd appreciate any advice/recommendations regarding this, as well as anyone on this site that has crossed the Atlantic via cargo ships.

Thanks in advance and hope to hear from you soon.

Kind Regards,

Mitchell
AnaOrts
AnaOrts Posted: 2016-04-09 00:32
Hi Mitchell!

I'm interested in the sane thing. So we can be in touch! ;)

Ana
Winds of Trade
Winds of Trade Posted: 2016-04-19 13:51
You can not crew with a cargo ship until you are employed and they can not legally employ you without you fulfilling SOLAS, STCW and ENG Medical requirements and have experience as a pro. You are about 100 Years to late for that. However some cargo shipping companies take passengers. Prices are not low budget though as you will be guest in officers quarters. (http://cargoshipvoyages.com/) You may be able to join a sailboat, more adventure anyway.
Winds of Trade
Winds of Trade Posted: 2016-04-19 14:04
You can not crew with a cargo ship until you are employed and they can not legally employ you without you fulfilling SOLAS, STCW and ENG Medical requirements and have experience as a pro. You are about 100 Years to late for that. However some cargo shipping companies take passengers. Prices are not low budget though as you will be guest in officers quarters. (http://cargoshipvoyages.com/) You may be able to join a sailboat, more adventure anyway.
Wanting to know the qualifications By: Crispens889 Replies: 3 Views: 174
 
 
Crispens889
Crispens889 Posted: 2016-02-24 04:55
Hey guys, it may be a stupid question but I'm interested in the open water and the overall aspect of sailing. But I am confused on what I would need to start sailing and to become apart of a crew. Note: I have been on rec motor boats but nothing more adventurous than that
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-03-27 14:05
I suggest you start with a local sailing club to get the feel. Sailing dinghies are the best school and will quickly reveal if you have any talents or liking for the art of gliding on the water.
Fair Winds
Winds of Trade
Winds of Trade Posted: 2016-04-19 13:58
Depends on your country and on your goals. You can start with a short competent crew course in most countries via sailing clubs and schools. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competent_Crew
UK across the Atlantic By: HotJoanna Replies: 2 Views: 76
 
 
HotJoanna
HotJoanna Posted: 2016-04-16 00:27
I know a lot of people don't like 'hitchhikers', but I have a serious respect for the sea so a plane or a cruise package is out of the question.

I would like to go to Brazil or somewhere please, as a passenger, and I would pay but also do basic work as a deckhand, a cook, first aid. I know marine wildlife and folklore too, should you want my company.

Well, I'm a young female who wants to see the sea before I get older, and only sail will do. True, I have no qualifications as a sailor, but lots of experience since childhood so I know what sailing conditions are like.

I'm cheerful, cute, I have limited experience (I'm not claiming to be a pro) and most importantly I know how not to get in the way. So please consider me as a passenger.
HotJoanna
HotJoanna Posted: 2016-04-16 01:23
For clarity: you could say I'm chartering a yacht, but I don't want particular luxury, inexpensive will surely do, ok?
Flotilla skipper wages By: GJandel Replies: 4 Views: 193
 
 
GJandel
GJandel Posted: 2016-02-13 14:27
Can anybody tell me what the normal pay for a delivery skipper is? I already know that Sunsail is around 600p/m and The Yacht week around 2000 p/m, quiet a big difference. Anyone has experience with topdeck travel?
Captain/Skipper
Captain/Skipper Posted: 2016-02-19 18:27
200 skippers/captains logging on per hour on Crewbay. Seems most are willing to work for food and a bunk. The bottom might be falling out of it, like many other 'jobs'. I'm no prophet of doom but .......
Captain/Skipper
Captain/Skipper Posted: 2016-02-19 18:29
Oooops I must correct that last post. 200 skippers/captains per day, not per hour.
Denyskosenkov
Denyskosenkov Posted: 2016-04-12 11:27
1-3$ per mile, if tacking then more
FOR SALE:2007 sea ray 340 sundancer By: meek212 Replies: 1 Views: 52
 
 
meek212
meek212 Posted: 2016-04-09 10:10
2007 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, This is a One Owner Freshwater Undercover 340DA with only 178 hours on Mercurisre 8.1l Horizon V-Drives. It is loaded with Bimini Top with Full Enclosures; Cockpit Cover; Mid Cabin Flip Down TV/DVD; Premium Cabin and Cockpit Sound Systems; Aft Bulkhead Wide Screen TV with DVD; Nickel Gel Coat on Dash; Remote Spotlight; Macerator; Raymarine C-80 GPS/Plotter; Forward Deck Sunpad; Cockpit Refrigerator; Blue Hull & Canvas; Central Vacuum System; Under Platform Water Lights; 5.0KW Generator; Heat and Air; Windlass; US Flag & SS Base. Standard MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon engines with 4-year Mercury limited warranty
FOR SALE:2007 sea ray 340 sundancer By: meek212 Replies: 1 Views: 16
 
 
meek212
meek212 Posted: 2016-04-09 09:58
2007 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, This is a One Owner Freshwater Undercover 340DA with only 178 hours on Mercurisre 8.1l Horizon V-Drives. It is loaded with Bimini Top with Full Enclosures; Cockpit Cover; Mid Cabin Flip Down TV/DVD; Premium Cabin and Cockpit Sound Systems; Aft Bulkhead Wide Screen TV with DVD; Nickel Gel Coat on Dash; Remote Spotlight; Macerator; Raymarine C-80 GPS/Plotter; Forward Deck Sunpad; Cockpit Refrigerator; Blue Hull & Canvas; Central Vacuum System; Under Platform Water Lights; 5.0KW Generator; Heat and Air; Windlass; US Flag & SS Base. Standard MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon engines with 4-year Mercury limited warranty
Experienced Crew Based In Cornwall Looking Sailing Opportunities By: knock-wood Replies: 1 Views: 50
 
 
knock-wood
knock-wood Posted: 2016-03-29 17:42
Hi, I’m Colin and I’m looking for a change of pace.
I’ve got Day Skipper Sail and Coastal Skipper Power Both Commercially Endorsed and all other applicable tickets up to date.
I would be glad to crew on any deliveries; but really just happy to jet out sailing.
I normally spend the summer skippering charter boats on the North coast of Cornwall, but this year I’d like to have some fun sailing.
So if you’re in need of a safe pair of hands coupled with a can do attitude then give me a shout.
Looking for boat trip to Kanton isl. Central Kiribati By: dodv Replies: 2 Views: 15
 
 
dodv
dodv Posted: 2016-03-16 10:26

If You willing to take 4 people on board and sail to Kanton island ( central Kiribati) this is PIPA zone ,but i have all permits done for this trip. We are amateur radio group and would like to stay on the island for 7 days. We will pay You good money for this trip . Let me know please if you think is something You would like to do. Pick up and drop of location - any with aiport (Fiji,Samoa,Tarrawa Kiribati)
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-03-27 14:01
Hi,
You have picked up a seldom sailed islands!!! It is difficult to sail to Kanton from the West. You might have better luck from Hawai.
Good luck.
Free boat for restoration wanted UK only. By: CosmicDuster Replies: 1 Views: 52
 
 
CosmicDuster
CosmicDuster Posted: 2016-03-26 10:05
My location Kent ,England,i have space for one boat up to thirty feet in length but would consider anything! I am desperate to own a boat regardless of condition! give it to me not a land fill site,thank you.
Crew available from Martinique to south or central america ! By: Julien50 Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
Julien50
Julien50 Posted: 2016-03-23 18:30


My name is Julien I come from normandia ( france )and i m 26. I make a world tour by hitchiking since the 8 october 2014, and after a transatlantic of 25 days and 2 month in Martinique, i m looking for a boat to join south america or central america .

I m with a friend (Fred 28 years old, marsella france ) who want to discover south america discover Dojos and climbing spots !

We are easy going, positive and open minded. During the transatlantic we learned how to sail in every condition.

Here a video of our transatlantic :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5knz1rgMA

At the moment in 3 ilets we can move any time to exchange around a cold beer  !!

You can discover our project here : ( website in french but subtitle in english on the video ! )


Http://www.littlesunshinewp.wix.com/lswp

And here  :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5knz1rgMA

Our facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/Littlesunshineworldproject

My instagram: Tchouovertheworld

Contact  :  Julienetienne@outlook.fr / freddurst1805@hotmail.fr
Or facebook  : Tchou Ttchouu / artun fiedritch

See you soon !

Fred and Julien !
Crew available from Martinique to south or central america ! By: Julien50 Replies: 1 Views: 15
 
 
Julien50
Julien50 Posted: 2016-03-23 18:30


My name is Julien I come from normandia ( france )and i m 26. I make a world tour by hitchiking since the 8 october 2014, and after a transatlantic of 25 days and 2 month in Martinique, i m looking for a boat to join south america or central america .

I m with a friend (Fred 28 years old, marsella france ) who want to discover south america discover Dojos and climbing spots !

We are easy going, positive and open minded. During the transatlantic we learned how to sail in every condition.

Here a video of our transatlantic :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5knz1rgMA

At the moment in 3 ilets we can move any time to exchange around a cold beer  !!

You can discover our project here : ( website in french but subtitle in english on the video ! )


Http://www.littlesunshinewp.wix.com/lswp

And here  :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5knz1rgMA

Our facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/Littlesunshineworldproject

My instagram: Tchouovertheworld

Contact  :  Julienetienne@outlook.fr / freddurst1805@hotmail.fr
Or facebook  : Tchou Ttchouu / artun fiedritch

See you soon !

Fred and Julien !
Get into sailing without experience & budget. Book in the making! By: Waterwoman Replies: 1 Views: 100
 
 
Waterwoman
Waterwoman Posted: 2016-03-21 02:50
Hey fellow sailing lovers! Last year I have been on an expedition, hitchsailing around the Atlantic Ocean, the full circle, crewing on different sailboats. What an adventure! I've seen so many hitchsailors and captains struggling to find their crew/captain match. I've been on both sides: searching for boats and helping captains looking for crew. I also interviewed +40 hitchsailors and +30 captains. And I’ve also seen in how much trouble the ocean is. Now I'm writing a book all about this, to help dreamchasers and the next round of passage makers with tips for the crew/boat search, the journey, and ocean conservation. The book is part of my larger mission to save the ocean. I hope it will create a few more ocean ambassadors. To really make it a good, qualitative, but most importantly meaningful book, I could use support. So I launched a crowdfunding and made a little video. I hope you like it! And I hope you can use it. It would be awesome if you could share this with fellow oceanlovers and adventurers. Thanks you so much for the support! See you in the harbour some day some where:)

Here is the video & crowdfunding: http://bit.ly/hitchsailing-indiegogo

Cheers, Suzanne
The Oceanpreneur
Couple Team Work Captain/Stew By: RaulJohanna Replies: 1 Views: 58
 
 
RaulJohanna
RaulJohanna Posted: 2016-03-15 02:11
Dear Sir/Madame,

Please accept our cv for your consideration as a couple team.

We are licensed, experienced, hard working and safety conscious couple available for freelance, short term or long term positions as a team.

MCA 200 Offshore
Two years experience sailing single handed in the Bahamas/Caribbean/US
12 years working on motor yachts doing charter and private with extensive cruising in the Caribbean and Bahamas
Strong engineering skills
Flexibility is our specialty
Johanna has 2 years on a motor yacht with skills in egineering/watch/cook/deck/stew
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Basic Russian

Flexibility is our specialty.

Thank you in advance,

Raul Valdivia & Johanna Edieux

WhatsApp +33 7 83 58 3678

RJV3958@gmail.com
looking for job Aug - Sept By: Annebonny Replies: 1 Views: 59
 
 
Annebonny
Annebonny Posted: 2016-03-12 22:26
ello there I am a 20 year old seeking adventure through the open sea! I currently have a few serving jobs in indiana, but will be on the west coast during august. I want to be able to take this experience and apply it while hopefully learning new skills as well. My sailing experience is quite limited, (basically I know i don't get sea sick) but I'm eager to learn and quick to catch on. My dream journey would be around indonesia or new zealand area, but am really just looking and thankful for any oppurtunity.
Türk denizciler buraya - Turkish sailors meeting in here By: kahve Replies: 1 Views: 20
 
 
kahve
kahve Posted: 2016-03-11 14:41
Herkese merhaba. Bu site madem tekne sahipleri ile tekne tayfasını bir araya getirme amaçlı, zaten küçük olan Türk Denizcilik Camiasını buraya sığdırabiliriz diye düşündüm. Başlık altında Türkçe konuşabiliriz.

Konuyu öncelikle daha önceden bu siteyi kullananların deneyimleri ve önerileri üzerinden başlatmak isterim. Siteye yeni üye olanlar için önerileriniz nelerdir, ya da şu anda aradığınız kişiler var mıdır? Varsa nasıl özellikler arıyorsunuz?
Volunteer solar project New Guinea By: neddy Replies: 1 Views: 45
 
 
neddy
neddy Posted: 2016-03-09 13:42
Looking for.a yacht that is leaving Australia for New Guinea. I run a small solar project in Louiseades Archipelago and need some help tans sporting some 40 watt solar panels across the pond
www.yachtseagoon.bravehost.com
Flotilla skipper wages By: GJandel Replies: 1 Views: 110
 
 
GJandel
GJandel Posted: 2016-02-13 14:27
Can anybody tell me what the normal pay for a delivery skipper is? I already know that Sunsail is around 600p/m and The Yacht week around 2000 p/m, quiet a big difference. Anyone has experience with topdeck travel?
Wages for Charter hosting By: jod33 Replies: 1 Views: 109
 
 
jod33
jod33 Posted: 2016-02-12 03:06
I have been out of the yachting industry for a while and applying for jobs again - does anyone know what you can expect to get paid as chef/hostess for a charter company?
Canada to UK/Europe. UK Passport expired. By: Imagineer Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
Imagineer
Imagineer Posted: 2016-02-08 03:24
Hey folks. I'm looking to sail from Canada to the UK/Europe. My UK passport has expired. I know I will have zero problem landing in the UK, because even though the passport has expired, as a British Citizen it is proof of my citizenship and will be allowed into the country.

My question is this: What is the procedure upon leaving Canada on a small, privately owned vessel? Does the owner/captain have to declare who is leaving the Country prior to setting sail?

Any help would be appreciated.
Canada to UK/Europe. UK Passport expired. By: Imagineer Replies: 1 Views: 16
 
 
Imagineer
Imagineer Posted: 2016-02-08 03:24
Hey folks. I'm looking to sail from Canada to the UK/Europe. My UK passport has expired. I know I will have zero problem landing in the UK, because even though the passport has expired, as a British Citizen it is proof of my citizenship and will be allowed into the country.

My question is this: What is the procedure upon leaving Canada on a small, privately owned vessel? Does the owner/captain have to declare who is leaving the Country prior to setting sail?

Any help would be appreciated.
Canadian chef seeking boat job leaving from near South Thailand in feb/march By: amanda_buck05 Replies: 1 Views: 43
 
 
amanda_buck05
amanda_buck05 Posted: 2016-02-05 06:58
I am a hardworking Canadian, Qualified chef currently in south thailand and am looking to get on a boat headed for the UK or Europe from somewhere nearby either leaving late february or early march. I am pretty flexible on exact destination amd happy to do several split journeys. I would be happy with pretty much any journey leaving from nearby South Thsiland in the Near future. I have heard that Phuket or Singapore are my nearest large international deep sea ports, but anywhere seeking a chef or cook onboard soon would be good for me:) Any advice or leads appreciated!
Malaysia/Indonesia to Australia/NZ By: MarcinMeyer Replies: 1 Views: 44
 
 
MarcinMeyer
MarcinMeyer Posted: 2016-02-04 06:37
Hello Sailors
I m Martin and I looking place on the boat who want sail to Australia or NZ , in my profil you can read about my experience so if You are looking volunteer crew please contact with Me,
Everything is negotiable
I ready now(4/02/2016) but I can wait from 1 week to even 1 months
LOOP By: grwright Replies: 1 Views: 51
 
 
grwright
grwright Posted: 2016-02-03 18:39
Inexperienced male wanting to come aboard to help travel the Loop in the fall of 2016.
LOOP By: grwright Replies: 1 Views: 20
 
 
grwright
grwright Posted: 2016-02-03 18:38
Inexperienced male wanting to come aboard to help travel the Loop in the fall of 2016.
Getting back onboard after 14 years By: mickeywelldone Replies: 1 Views: 47
 
 
mickeywelldone
mickeywelldone Posted: 2016-01-29 13:56
Hi Everyone....I am a Hungarian guy living in the UK....once I used to work on cruise ships( 3 contracts with CCL )...I left to establish a family where I got off the road...divorced....I always loved and enjoyed the one of a kind society that was onboard, and still pursuing the dream to get back, but even though I got an extensive experience in customer service and I got the skills and genuine motivation, it looks a hard job to get another job onboard....is it my age (42) or I'm just not applying properly?....
I know for sure....I want that pace and the environment I once fell in love with, I am able to do whatever it takes to get back.
If you think you could help me with a piece of advice or even a slight tip, I would really appreciate it....please guys....just a tip to break the ice! - Thank you in advance!
Passports abroad while sailing By: LostOnLand Replies: 5 Views: 170
 
 
LostOnLand
LostOnLand Posted: 2016-01-07 02:19
I am not sure if this has been posted before but I could not find it. If I am sailing from the US to, say, Mexico, will my birth certificate and DL be enough or is there a requirement for a US passport? Thanks for your help on this.
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-01-07 07:08
I would like to think that sailing outside your national border requires a passport....
LostOnLand
LostOnLand Posted: 2016-01-07 07:22
I don't believe so, as most ports only require a birth certificate and state issued DL. Some locations require a visa if you plan to stay for some time. I wanted to see if any experience sailors have encountered a problem without a passport.
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-01-08 06:08
Well, good luck then, just be prepared to turn around when immigration ask for your passport.....
LostOnLand
LostOnLand Posted: 2016-01-08 15:08
LOL Thanks. I think I will carry my PP.
Seeking guidance to earn crew opportunity By: nofixedplans Replies: 2 Views: 161
 
 
nofixedplans
nofixedplans Posted: 2016-01-07 08:54
I am a 51 year-old Professor of Physical Therapy and I am wanting to find a crew position (paid or shared contributions) on *sailboat* deliveries or pleasure voyages.


I have no licenses or certifications of any sort, just experience/time as skipper and/or crew racing, bareboating, or pleasure sailing, mainly on
coastal waters in BVI, Atlantic Ocean and Florida Gulf Coast and inland lakes/rivers.

I am wanting to find out what courses/licenses/certifications are most meaningful in helping me find such crewing oportunities worldwide.

The STCW is one certification that has been mentioned, but, it is not clear to me as to whether this certification is necessary or meaningful and how I would go about earning the certificate.

I would appreciate any guidance you can provide in assisting me in preparing myself to be in the best position possible to secure a crew member position on a sailboat.


--
Peace,

David

David A. Lehman, PhD, PT
904-501-7737
dalehman007@gmail.com
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2016-01-08 06:11
If you are not going commercial, a resume with past experience and a little about yourself should get you a berth on a shared expenses Yacht without problem.
Fair Winds and Following Seas,
Francis
Chance of getting a boat from Hong Kong By: joy_disciple Replies: 1 Views: 41
 
 
joy_disciple
joy_disciple Posted: 2016-01-05 11:29
Hello everyone!


As written in my profile I am currently traveling around the world, and over the last 8 months I hitchhiked from my home country, France to Hong Kong. My next objectif is to find a way to leave Hong Kong without using a plane. I would like to find a boat to go to a new country and continue my trip. I'm open to any country I don't have limitation, even though I'd like to end up in Australia or New Zealand (both) at some point of my journey. Another option is to leave via the land and to hitchhike down from Hong Kong to Malaysia, Thailand or Singapore where it seems a more popular destination especially at this time of the year. I might stick around Hong Kong for a while, I've been to a few marinas and Yacht Club but it seems unlikely to work out, so I'm trying to expand my possiblities via the internet.

In the end my main question is about Hong Kong, what are the chances for me to be able to sail on a boat there? Would it be more clever to go towards SouthEast Asia and try again?

Anyway thanks for your help and see you soon!

Best regards sailors!
Sailing from Western Australia to Asia in February ? By: Jinkao Replies: 1 Views: 43
 
 
Jinkao
Jinkao Posted: 2016-01-04 15:38
Hello, I am wondering if it is a good timing in the year to leave Australia in terms of winds and weather, (espacially from the west coast where I am at the moment) to Asia ?

I cannot see much offers on crewbay... I am beginner sailer but harworking and willing to learn as much as I can !

Alternatively what are popular routes around Asia and Australia around february ?

Happy New Year !
Bertrand
Sailing from Western Australia to Asia in February ? By: Jinkao Replies: 1 Views: 27
 
 
Jinkao
Jinkao Posted: 2016-01-04 15:37
Hello, I am wondering if it is a good timing in the year to leave Australia in terms of winds and weather, (espacially from the west coast where I am at the moment) to Asia ?

I cannot see much offers on crewbay... I am beginner sailer but harworking and willing to learn as much as I can !

Alternatively what are popular routes around Asia and Australia around february ?

Happy New Year !
Bertrand
Dealing with crew for the Atlantic Crossing - Your experience? By: Waterwoman Replies: 3 Views: 159
 
 
Waterwoman
Waterwoman Posted: 2015-12-27 05:26
Thank you for taking your time to check this out!

I'm Suz, big oceanlover and I recently came back from a ‘hitch’ sailing trip around the Atlantic. During this trip I've seen many boat and crew seekers struggling finding their match, myself included. I'd like to help the next round of passage makers with some tips for the search & journey which I'll be publishing in a little e-book. Therefore i'm doing some research amongst both captains and boat seekers. I'd love to hear from you as captains about dealing with crew for the Atlantic Crossing.

Would you like to help and answer a few questions? If there's questions you rather not answer, no worries. Your answers will stay fully anonymous, unless you indicate otherwise. It'll take you a few minutes only.

Link to the questions: http://bit.ly/captain-survey

THANK YOU for your contribution! And have a fantastic sail. I'll buy you a beer when we meet at some harbour some day :).

Ahoyy! Suzanne
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-27 21:38
Hi Suzanne,
Excellent idea, I fill out your survey although it wasn't about an Atlantic crossing; it was about 5700 NM in the Pacific, I believe the crews issues are the same.
Fair winds,
Francis
Waterwoman
Waterwoman Posted: 2015-12-28 04:20
Thank you Francis!
Much appreciated!
Suzanne
how successful is crewbay? By: sagearikmason Replies: 2 Views: 260
 
 
sagearikmason
sagearikmason Posted: 2015-12-07 01:49
Hey, I'm new to crewbay. Just wondering, how many people have successfully found boats to crew on without much experience? I'm in the USA and just curious as to whether looking for work on this site is worth the time. Thoughts?
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-26 05:43
That aspect is no different from the real world, no experience, no job unless you are prepared to spend time walking the pontoons an offer your free help to acquire skills. It is all about attitude.
Fair winds,
Bad first contact on crewbay By: Alana&Nathan Replies: 8 Views: 849
 
 
Alana&Nathan
Alana&Nathan Posted: 2014-09-24 08:34
After my husband and I posted our profile we were hopeful that we would gain a little interest and get a chance to go out boating. The second day our profile was up we got a message! we were really excited. The boat said they were going from the French Polynesian Islands to Tahiti and would be wanting to leave within the week. We were unfamiliar with exactly how one goes about sharing information as they had said they would be paying for flights. The contact asked us to send messages from here on via personal email. I felt a bit suspicious because it was strange that we couldn't continue communication on here. I decided I would continue the communications which in hindsight I would never suggest to anyone no matter how sure you feel. The contact asked if I would please provide my husbands and my own passport details so that they could line up the flights. So I did because I was excited and figured that I was being a bit over suspicious. Up unto this point the contact had been very quick to respond to all communications. After I sent the information away I went about my day and didn't get to check my email until about 6 hours later and there was no response. I was immediately stressed and decided the best thing to do was send another message and let them know that I was concerned with the delay and kindly ask them to respond. My husband said I was being a little paranoid and not to worry so much so I left it until the next day. A long story a little shorter, I sent several emails over 2 full days and eventually did get a response apologizing for the delay and a claim that they had found another crew (even though they were at the point of getting our details to buy tickets for us). I still don't feel good about it because they claimed to be the same person but they responded from a different email account than they had sent all the other communications through. SO now our passport information is out there somewhere and I have no way of knowing what (if anything) is being done with it. The only comfort I have is knowing that just passport info alone is often not enough to steal a persons identity. The moral of the story I suppose is don't be too trusting and if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. As for Nathan and I, we haven't had a communication from anyone since about any possible sailing adventures--I guess we were just too excited and couldn't imagine that we could be getting tricked,,and maybe we didn't maybe they really did find other crew, maybe they really were just too busy to get back to us and maybe (hopefully) they didn't do anything with our passport details--this is why I did not include the contacts details as I have no way to prove that they were truly acting in a malicious way or just ignorant. Hopefully someone can learn from our mistakes and this message wasn't just a waste of time to read
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2014-09-26 09:51
I'm really sorry to hear your Crewbay experience is not working out. Could you let me know the name of this boat? Did you report him/her via the contact page or Spam button? As a free website we do get boats like this from time to time but usually they are flagged up quickly and deleted within 24 hours. We restrict out going messages from newly registered boats to 5 message in the first 24 hours precisely for this reason.

I understand the enticement of a great opportunity can often out way suspicion and I'm really sorry to hear about your bad experience.

Ollie
Alana&Nathan
Alana&Nathan Posted: 2014-09-27 06:12
Hi there Ollie, thank you for your response. The boat was amc13 and no we did not report them. I didn't know I could and I also still feel unsure of the whole situation. There is just no way for me to know for sure if these folks sincerely took my details and then found some other crew of if taking my details was their malicious plan the whole time.

Either way, kind regards. And we are happy to take this post down if you feel the title is creating problems for the website (as that is not our intent)
Alana
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2014-10-09 00:05
Hi Guys

I have sent an email to this boat owner and have also deleted his profile.Prior to deleting him, I could see that his last email from you hadn't been read and since that one, he hadn't replied to any crew that had contacted him. Could it be he set sail early? If I receive any reply i will contact directly.

Cheers
Alana&Nathan
Alana&Nathan Posted: 2014-10-09 02:40
Hi and thank you for the update. I can't say for sure if they did leave earlier but maybe they did. The last message I sent here on crewbay was a repeated attempt to contact them. They did respond to a similar email on my personal account two days later, which is how I was able to learn that they had picked up another crew (assuming that they were being truthful) but that's all I know.
Thanks again for the update and for sending an email to the owner
Have a great day
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2014-10-09 19:26
Guys

I have been in email contact with the boat member amc13 and it appears they managed to find other crew from Crewbay. I understand they've apologised for not getting back to you so it would appear that this was an honest mistake.

Safe sailing

Ollie
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-12-20 10:08
Nice to see you guys keep on top of things :- well done !
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-26 04:47
Considering the shortness and blandness of your profile the only thing suspicious I can detect is to have been contacted so quickly. Now, switching to personal email is the norm as internet connection are a luxury when sailing in remote area, logging into a website might be impossible. For this very reason, expecting an answer whithin 6 hours is unrealistic.
My guess the skipper found a more experience crew once he had a good connection.
As to your passport details, the skipper has to arrange a oneway ticket with immigration.
Sailing Southeast Asia to Australia - Possible? By: PandaLuna Replies: 3 Views: 51
 
 
PandaLuna
PandaLuna Posted: 2015-12-25 12:05
I am currently in Cambodia and looking to crew for a ship going from SE Asia to Australia. Is this a Popular route? Are there more commercial job opportunities on maybe a cruise ship? Would I find the job opportunities on this site? I'm also not opposed to unpaid work. Approximately how long would such a journey take?
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-26 04:38
How long is a piece of string? And where in Australia? It may take anywhere between 1 and 6 months or longer. Unless on a delivery trip, Indonesia alone has 17, 000 islands, quite a few of them are worth exploring. I would suggest you expand your profile a bit, since you have no experience to offer, a skipper sees thousands of profile like yours, you might like to be a little different.
And by the way, with no experience, do not hold your breath on a paid position.
Fair winds.
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-26 04:39
How long is a piece of string? And where in Australia? It may take anywhere between 1 and 6 months or longer. Unless on a delivery trip, Indonesia alone has 17, 000 islands, quite a few of them are worth exploring. I would suggest you expand your profile a bit, since you have no experience to offer, a skipper sees thousands of profile like yours, you might like to be a little different.
And by the way, with no experience, do not hold your breath on a paid position.
Fair winds.
Just wondering By: ketch05 Replies: 1 Views: 90
 
 
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-26 04:22
On most crewing website, including crewbay, the vast majority of "would be"crew are complete novice. What has happened to the experienced crews? Any idea out there?
Just wondering By: ketch05 Replies: 1 Views: 49
 
 
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-26 03:50
On most crewing website, including crewbay, the vast majority of "would be"crew are complete novice. What has happened to the experienced crews? Any idea out there?
Crew Available: New Zealand to Tropics By: Jackhamm3 Replies: 1 Views: 46
 
 
Jackhamm3
Jackhamm3 Posted: 2015-12-24 20:25
Hey All,

I'm currently on a visa travelling New Zealand for a year and am looking to be able to help out a boat that will be making a crossing to Fiji, Vanuatu, or somewhere around there after the cyclone season ends. I'd even be interested in coastal sailing around New Zealand until then.

I'd call myself an intermediate level sailor with a circumnavigation under my belt with my family when I was younger. Most of my experience is blue water cruising but I do have a bit of racing experience too having just raced across the Gulf of Mexico in the Regatta del Sol al Sol and having done a handful of bouy races in Tampa Bay though nothing too serious.

I'm very familiar with having to stand watch at night and am comfortable being on deck alone. That being said I'm definitely no professional and have much to learn but I am absolutely willing to learn if someone is willing to teach.

I don't have any hardfast plans so the time table is very flexible as well as locations. The only stipulation currently is that I am in Nelson on the South Island until the end of January. After that I am free.

If you need some youthful exuberance and a smiling face on board, I'm your guy. Thanks for reading.

Jack
South Pacific Aid Ships By: lajohnson Replies: 6 Views: 99
 
 
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-08-14 08:13
I saw a post for a tall ship that does international aid on this site. The boat's name is Alvei. Does anyone know about this boat and it's reputation? Any knowledge of the authenticity of this ship's work and the character of it's captain?
Smith
Smith Posted: 2015-09-20 14:05
Hi lajohnson
I sailed on the Alvei last year. It's a privately owned ship that runs as a collective so everyone on board shares the cost and workload. This sounds very ideal but you have to remember that she is not an easy ship to sail on - the crew is different every time so the experience will be different every time, plus the learning curve is extremely steep and it will always be challenging regardless of your background or experience. Let me repeat: She is not an easy ship to sail on.
Alvei isn't an international aid organisation, but the captain has a partnership with Global Vision International in Fiji and works with them each year. http://www.gvi.co.uk/volunteer-in-fiji/
We helped out GVI by transporting some volunteers and providing them with a base to run workshops for the local children and to do some construction for local villages. Although it was a good project, the crew of the Alvei weren't really involved in the aid work and weren't considered to be GVI volunteers. Of the 4.5 months I was with the Alvei, we were only working with them for two weeks. With all that in mind, I think if your main interest is in doing international aid work you are better off contacting aid organisations directly. On the other hand if you want an intense and challenging sailing experience that will make you fall in love with the sea, talk to the Alvei about joining up.
Hope that helps!
Cheers
Laura
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-11-25 23:31
Hi Smith,

I've spent three months on Alvei now, and am in New Zealand awaiting its arrival there. We collected data for a Cyclone Pam damage assessment for about a month on islands in Vanuatu. It was the best experience of my life apart from giving birth to my son.

Yes, Alvei is hard work, but that's good. I've got the scars to prove it too. Evan is a good person and expert captain. I highly recommend him. He needs crew, right now, to go from Port Vila, Vanuatu to Nelson, New Zealand.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving.
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2015-12-20 21:37
As one of the webmasters for Crewbay, based on my dealings with the skipper, I would certainly recommend Alvei. Good luck!
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-12-20 22:54
As Smith said, and was iterated by Pam Bitterman, who wrote a book about her three plus years on Alvei, it is a cooperative with a frequently changing crew. But, that's sailing on any boat.

That aside, I feel a sense of accomplishment having contributed to reeling in fathoms of heavy chain when weighing anchor and helping guide the skipper as to the location of the chain when we drag anchor. I have so much more to learn, but in the three months I've been on Alvei, I have learned tons.

The skipper is not a highly social person, but he makes up for it with the tremendous degree of knowledge he passes on to others if only they ask. Ha has spent nights teaching me the constellations for celestial navigation, and all manner of seamanship. AS I said, still so much more to learn before I leave this ship regardless of the crew turn-over. For now, Alvei is my home.
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-12-20 23:51
Hey, thanks for the endorsement of Alvei. She's a good boat, and offers so much.
Define: Open Minded By: Cathy Marsollier Replies: 6 Views: 283
 
 
Cathy Marsollier
Cathy Marsollier Posted: 2015-10-07 09:55
When an owner/captain suggests that he wants 'open minded' crew, would your interpretation be that he is he looking for an intimate relationship?
Tallblonde
Tallblonde Posted: 2015-10-19 23:59
That would be my best guess - why not just ask? It's been my experience that there can't be too much communication. I would reccommended staying away from Tom Glock he has a 34' Hunter. Best of luck to you!
Barbara
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-12-20 10:04
Sounds ominous!
Perhaps he's into BDSM and wants to strip you naked, tie you to the foremast and administer the Cat o Ninetails !!!
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-12-20 10:05
Sounds ominous!
Perhaps he's into BDSM and wants to strip you naked, tie you to the foremast and administer the Cat o Ninetails !!!
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-12-20 10:06
Sounds ominous!
Perhaps he's into BDSM and wants to strip you naked, tie you to the foremast and administer the Cat o Ninetails !!!
Does ASA qualification make it easier to get amateur/recreational crew positions? By: RobinBisson Replies: 2 Views: 117
 
 
RobinBisson
RobinBisson Posted: 2015-08-23 19:01
My girlfriend and I are planning a career break in 2016, and want to sail around the coral triangle. I sailed when I was a teenager but haven't done so since. We are looking at courses where we can get some sailing experience before looking for amateur/recreational crew positions, but are not sure whether to just spend time on the water or to spend more money on getting a basic ASA certification. None of the adverts I have looked at on crewbay have said that qualifications are necessary (indeed some say no experience is necessary) but some forum threads seem to imply that proof of experience makes it much more likely you can find crew positions. Can anyone offer any advice on whether it is worth us paying the extra money for a basic certification?

Thanks
Robin
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-12-20 10:01
It's all down to the Owner/skipper, some are happy to take some inexperienced crew , others are not .
When I go I like to have at least one of my regular experienced crew with me, but happy to take someone inexperienced along, everyone has to start somewhere, and if you as the skipper are doing the teachings, they'll do it your way !!
Shared contribution for competent crew By: petebrown Replies: 4 Views: 253
 
 
petebrown
petebrown Posted: 2015-09-21 02:49
Hi - I'm new here and trying to find out what is considered to be a fair price p/week for a competent crew (with limited experience) to pay an owner as shared contribution if they sign on for a lengthy passage - eg: USA to Oz.

My own situation is that I have limited experience - one coastal passage from QLD to Sydney just completed - and 6 months regular racing in the J24 class. I have my competent crew certificate from RYA.

thx
Pete
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-10-03 11:32
£25 per day max for anything posted on here, any more than that and it's considered to be a commercial enterprise, and will need appropriate certificates
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-20 09:49
Is the glass half full or half empty? Tnere are endless variation in between. As a owner/skipper my approach to the question a complex as it is for a "would be" crew. If on a passage from A to B, there should be no contribution from the crew, he/she would still have to sort out his/her travel cost to and from the boat.
On the another hand if the cruising is going to be relaxed, involve reaching remote places, diving, exploring; in other words having the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience, then thecrew should contribute to food, drinks and the cost of making fresh water in addition to visa and park fees if applicable. The questioning crews should evaluate their experience and what is their contribution to help sailing and running the boat safely, a consideration that is mostly overlooked by crews.
ketch05
ketch05 Posted: 2015-12-20 10:00
Is the glass half full or half empty? Tnere are endless variation in between. As a owner/skipper my approach to the question a complex as it is for a "would be" crew. If on a passage from A to B, there should be no contribution from the crew, he/she would still have to sort out his/her travel cost to and from the boat.
On the another hand if the cruising is going to be relaxed, involve reaching remote places, diving, exploring; in other words having the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience, then thecrew should contribute to food, drinks and the cost of making fresh water in addition to visa and park fees if applicable. The questioning crews should evaluate their experience and what is their contribution to help sailing and running the boat safely, a consideration that is mostly overlooked by crews.
how successful is crewbay? By: sagearikmason Replies: 2 Views: 159
 
 
sagearikmason
sagearikmason Posted: 2015-12-07 01:54
Hey, I'm new to crewbay. Just wondering, how many people have successfully found boats to crew on without much experience? I'm in the USA and just curious as to whether looking for work on this site is worth the time. Thoughts?
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-12-20 09:56
As an owner in the UK I've found it very successful!
Via crewbay I have organised a pool of crew to come along with me !
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fullmoon
fullmoon Posted: 2015-12-07 02:15
try to find work as cook ...doing my best
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muratdragos
muratdragos Posted: 2015-12-01 21:17
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South west England Devon part / i am looking job / for deckhand or sailor By: muratdragos Replies: 1 Views: 38
 
 
muratdragos
muratdragos Posted: 2015-12-01 21:12

Dear Sir/Madam
I have recently returned to England from Turkey because of family commitments. While there, I have been responsible for running my own business abroad and am confident with dealing with all people and embracing cultural richness and diversity.
Thank you for posting your need for an experienced tour boat captain, I am writing this cover letter today to let you know that I want this position and can fill it immediately. I have been 'on the sea' most of my life from childhood through my service in the Navy and other sea related jobs such as boat building and scuba diving.
Now I would like to apply my talent and interest in boats and people as one of the tour boat captains you plan to bring on board. I am also able to train other tour boat personnel, if the need arises.

I would like the opportunity to come to your office or work place and to talk to you about what you have in mind and to show you my professional credentials, I am free to meet any anytime on 07522936807 to set up an appointment.

Thanks so much for this opportunity and for considering my
Sailing Vessel Alvei (tall ship) By: lajohnson Replies: 1 Views: 62
 
 
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-11-25 23:40
Regardless of the posting date, it's Thanksgiving Day 2015. I'm a crew member, on Alvei, who is in New Zealand waiting for her to arrive in late December. If anyone wants to learn from a sailing master, and have a comfortable cabin, on a 115" tall ship where you can go aloft and get experience at the helm, Alvei is a great boat. The cost is reasonable, and she may be the one of the only tall ships currently in the South Pacific islands. She is at port in Port Vila, Vanuatu, which is simply gorgeous. I just left there last week. - See more at: http://www.crewbay.com/forum/4?id=4#sthash.7PuDFcls.dpuf
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Game fishing Deckhand By: paddo123 Replies: 2 Views: 50
 
 
paddo123
paddo123 Posted: 2015-11-24 08:10
Gday,

Im looking to get a start on a game boat crew, I'm willing to travel anywhere to get some experience please contact me if you have any available positions.

Regards

Rob
Newbie sailor, experienced diver By: diveandsail Replies: 2 Views: 67
 
 
diveandsail
diveandsail Posted: 2015-11-11 13:27
Hi! Experienced PADI advanced diver now looking for some serious sailing mileage to kick start a possible career in sailing. Anything considered, anywhere, just get in touch!
Good hearted Canadian looking to crew on your vessel By: prairiesailor Replies: 2 Views: 86
 
 
prairiesailor
prairiesailor Posted: 2015-11-18 01:50
good at sailing, bad at spelling?? ha
Commercial Skipper Coastal >9m or 1st Mate under 24 meters no limits By: Captcool Replies: 2 Views: 49
 
 
Captcool
Captcool Posted: 2015-11-18 19:08
Looking for a permanent position
Columbia to ??? By: Cathy Marsollier Replies: 1 Views: 19
 
 
Cathy Marsollier
Cathy Marsollier Posted: 2015-11-22 17:05
I'll be in Columbia for a month or more starting Dec 22nd. If there is anyone needing crew there starting the end of January or later, send me a message. Cheers!
Good hearted Candadian looking to crew on your vessel By: prairiesailor Replies: 1 Views: 49
 
 
prairiesailor
prairiesailor Posted: 2015-11-18 01:40
Any fellow Canadians looking for crew be it power or sail?
Sail Indonesia Rally 2016 By: Berni123 Replies: 2 Views: 64
 
 
Berni123
Berni123 Posted: 2015-10-15 14:10
Hi!
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Thanks! ⚓️
Ready to work! By: Gavinize Replies: 2 Views: 89
 
 
Gavinize
Gavinize Posted: 2015-10-19 14:59
I may not have years of experience, but I've got enough to do a good job! I'm young and optimistic, and a lot of fun. Let's discuss our great future travels together, haha!
seeking for Job ,Apply By: Replies: 1 Views: 53
 
 
Looking for Work By: Fel Replies: 1 Views: 64
 
 
Fel
Fel Posted: 2015-10-30 11:14
Hi I’m English/Russian speaking seaman

I’m based in Burgas, Traveling or relocating are no problem for me.
II’m an experienced solid sailor and the sailing sport is my life. I have been involved in it for a very long time. I have trained on the water and on sail boats, and also I have taken part in regattas, where I got good practice and learned new skills. I seek to team up more and I am willing to do whatever the job requires. I follow directions well and I am a hard worker. Have excellent communication skills. I’am responsible and diligent, punctual, stress resistant, conflict-free, polite, team player

Tender driving skills, painting, and carpentry skills are, electrical, plumbing, plastering, tilling and varnishing, are very good. As well as experienced sail racer, I know how to work with ropes make a knots and sail and hull repair and any job in the dock, chart navigation work.

I have CoCs
Rating forming part of a navigational watch II/4
STCW’95 Basic Safety
STCW’95 Advanced Fire Fighting
STCW’95 Survival craft, Rescue boats
STCW’95 Medical Emergency First Aid
Skipper of seagoing vessel up to 40 Gt
Designated Security duties
Valid ENG1/Medical fitness
Schengen Multi Visa
I’m ready to start working ASAP.

For any other questions please feel free to email at:
Email: felik_s@mail.ru
Mobile No: +359877325621
Skype: Felik_s - See more at: http://www.crewbay.com/forum/5#sthash.Ev1pg0tZ.dpuf
To learn when old By: brotherwolf Replies: 1 Views: 91
 
 
brotherwolf
brotherwolf Posted: 2015-10-10 12:07
is wish to travel to world by sea and learn a skill can anybody help can start when ever
I Pay for transatlantic lift Europe to Canada By: Peter Peeters Replies: 1 Views: 90
 
 
Peter Peeters
Peter Peeters Posted: 2015-10-07 10:53
Me, my wife and daughter would like to travel the world without airplanes I look for a lift from Europe to eastern Canada . We are willing to pay for it .
crewing jobs south cost england By: Georgiasmiles Replies: 1 Views: 92
 
 
Georgiasmiles
Georgiasmiles Posted: 2015-10-06 13:00
I am an 18 year old keen sailer want to get some more sea miles over the winter session anyone know of anyone looking for crew. I got my day skipper and confident crew and have done a lot of dingy sailing.
linehanders seeking for boat in Panama/Colon By: Panamericana69 Replies: 1 Views: 26
 
 
Panamericana69
Panamericana69 Posted: 2015-10-02 03:37
We (2 persons) are currently in Panama and would love to help as linehanders getting through the Panama canal. EIther from Colon or from Panama. Have time until October 7th.
Any boats looking for linehanders around?
Is an IYT Professional SuperYacht Hospitality helpful to get a steward job? By: dmof Replies: 1 Views: 33
 
 
dmof
dmof Posted: 2015-10-01 23:47
Hello all you happy sailers

I am considering doing the IYT Hospitality course to help me get a stewardess course in BVI - do you think it is worth the money?

I have recently completed ASA 101 and 103 after I completed an Atlantic crossing (delivery). I really want to work on the water this season, so need all the help I can get to get a steward job on a Day Charter boat.

Any advise greatly appreciated.
Is there a river boat community in Australia? By: Smith Replies: 1 Views: 30
 
 
Smith
Smith Posted: 2015-09-20 15:55
I just spent a couple of weeks rafting and wild camping on the Danube and I loved discovering that there are people who spend weeks on end pottering up and down the rivers of Europe in a range of river boats, sleeping on the banks or in campsites or on board. Even better, I find that there are people in London who live on canal boats. I'm heading back to Australia now and I'm curious to know whether there are river folk on any Australian rivers? Is there a community of wild campers/ rafters/ houseboaters/ canal boaters that I can connect with and get advice from? Does anyone know of any websites?
Thanks in advance!
Laura
New to this By: Mr5cott Replies: 4 Views: 398
 
 
Mr5cott
Mr5cott Posted: 2013-06-06 08:56
Greetings everyone. I just joned in hopes I can find or secure a crewing position either recreational or such as delivery. I would say professional but I have yet to obtain my STCW95 or medical.

The question that comes to mind on any "free member site" is the possibility of scammers etc. I would like to know if anyone has experienced this with crew postings or the like. Do boats and or crew have positive experiences from offers they have pursued from listings here? Any feedback would be appreciated. Cheers
Dylan365
Dylan365 Posted: 2015-04-09 14:24
I've got similar questions. I'll keep an eye on this post and others and try and compile some info.
yachtauthority
yachtauthority Posted: 2015-04-15 13:46
GREAT.
Smith
Smith Posted: 2015-09-20 14:33
I think any website that connects strangers together opens up possibilities for scammers to do their thing, and Crew Bay would be doing everyone a favour if they would just set up a user review system as does every other website of this kind. However, not everyone on this site is trying to scam you, and you should be able to avoid too much trouble by taking the usual measures of not giving any money or personal details in advance, and meeting people in public places for the first time.
I've used this site twice, the first time I stayed with the ship for 4.5 months, so yeah, it was a real ship and not a scam.
The second time, however, the ship fell apart within 3 days of being at sea, and we all had to be rescued by the U.S. coast guard. I was lulled into a false sense of security by an over-confident ship owner who said that the ship was safe and seaworthy, and was sloppy about making my own checks of the ship. So really, if you're new to this, your concern should not be whether you will be scammed, but whether you are able to recognise an unsafe vessel before you commit.
From South Pacific to the Americas By: lajohnson Replies: 1 Views: 37
 
 
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-09-18 15:17
Currently in Vanuatu and need boat heading east, preferably the United States or Caribbean. Have enough sailing experience to assist you as good crew.
cheapest way to learn sailing! By: Lalia84 Replies: 1 Views: 149
 
 
Lalia84
Lalia84 Posted: 2015-09-12 12:44
I am a beginner at sailing and with my husband we are dreaming about learning to sail. We have the project to buy a boat and cross the atlantic ocean . So we need to learn to sail and get the right to sail.
can any one help me to find some schools with interesting fee ?
Looking fot adventure By: Birute Replies: 1 Views: 107
 
 
Birute
Birute Posted: 2015-09-07 12:42
Hola!!!!
I quited my job, left my friends and country and now I'm traveling around Europ. It's already two monts I'm on the road and i don't want to stop!!!!! I'm crazy and adventurer girl, love nature, art, climbing, snorkeling and so onnnnn... If someone searches for crew member to have good and fun time together I'm here and now!!!! I'm not lazy girl. I can work and hard and I love to know everything about boats. Peace and love 😜
I would like to become a deckhand. Where is the best place to get my stcw 95 certification By: saltydog745 Replies: 1 Views: 112
 
 
saltydog745
saltydog745 Posted: 2015-09-07 01:45
Hello my name is Trevor, I currently have very little sailing/boating experience but I long for the chance to learn. I am 28 years old and in great physical shape, a quick learner, adventurous, and have an overall positive demeanor. I long for a life at sea and for the chance to learn as many sailing/boating skills as I can - Does anyone know where in the United States i can get my stcw 95 certification? Thank you for your time!
sailing in mediterranean sea By: Lalia84 Replies: 1 Views: 97
 
 
Lalia84
Lalia84 Posted: 2015-09-03 22:12
Hello Crewbayers!
we are a young couple interested to sail in mediterranean sea any time from december, we are a hard workers, good cookers , anthousiast with a positive attitude, we would like to help and learn anything related to sailing. please feel free to contact me at: yaminabouchikh@yahoo.fr
crew to belize By: emmanuel Replies: 1 Views: 72
 
 
emmanuel
emmanuel Posted: 2015-08-30 18:44
I am Emmanuel in St Lucia would to crew to Belize open too options that will get close.blackcoral01@gmail.com
anyone going to hawaii? By: wanderouslust Replies: 1 Views: 36
 
 
wanderouslust
wanderouslust Posted: 2015-08-25 04:24
wanderouslust Posted: 2015-08-19 13:03 Reply please let me know if your are going to hawaii from any where in so. cal. im currently in florida seeking a ride share to california and then seeking a boat lift to hawaii.. i have a 15 ft kayak for my destination and a couple surfboards. please inbox me if you can help i would be most appreciative. thank you! - See more at: http://www.crewbay.com/forum/6#sthash.37uAF2Rk.dpuf
Does ASA qualification make it easier to get amateur/recreational crew positions? By: RobinBisson Replies: 1 Views: 100
 
 
RobinBisson
RobinBisson Posted: 2015-08-23 19:07
My girlfriend and I are planning a career break in 2016, and want to sail around the coral triangle. I sailed when I was a teenager but haven't done so since. We are looking at courses where we can get some sailing experience before looking for amateur/recreational crew positions, but are not sure whether to just spend time on the water or to spend more money on getting a basic ASA certification. None of the adverts I have looked at on crewbay have said that qualifications are necessary (indeed some say no experience is necessary) but some forum threads seem to imply that proof of experience makes it much more likely you can find crew positions. Can anyone offer any advice on whether it is worth us paying the extra money for a basic certification?

Thanks
Robin
looking to sail anywhere out of ther country in search of good surf and a new home. By: wanderouslust Replies: 1 Views: 50
 
 
wanderouslust
wanderouslust Posted: 2015-08-19 22:04
so im pretty much stranded at my girlfriends parents house with my kayak and all living essentials packed into it to survive a flood if you will. i want to set sail with people so bad i cant to be here another day.im not so sure if she is ready to go but i dont mind..im doing what i must whether she comes or not i cant be confined here anymore, my heart is with the sea and all the life it possesses. im located in florida closest to flagler beach.im looking for any and every opportunity to step foot out of this country and finally see the world before life grabs a hold of me somewhere i dont want to be for too long. is there anyone who could use an extra set of right hands?
From Tonga to South-East Asia By: steph&nano Replies: 1 Views: 46
 
 
steph&nano
steph&nano Posted: 2015-08-18 12:02
Hi everyone, we are a young Italian couple, Stephanie and Alessio, 29 and 27 yo. We are travelling and working in Australia with a WHV that will end in mild December 2015. We are looking forward for what is our big dream before to go back to Italy: travel around Pacific Islands to South East Asia. We'll be in Tonga around the 5th of January and staying there for a week or two. We're looking for a boat travelling to South-East Asia to stop in East Timor or Bali or even up to Philippines will be great. We'd love to see the most of Pacific Islands without spending too much money, for that reason we want to try to get on board in exchange of work or any duty required or for a reasonable daily charge. First of all we love to live in peace, harmony and happiness, we love nature and the ocean of course. I'm a Padi Dive master, I'm a pretty good cook, with artistic and creative personality. I've got large experience with kids, babysitting and taking care of them in school camps (0-14 yo). Alessio is a professional painter and plasterer with many years of experience in workplace and good knowledge of tools and powertools; he is able to learn fast and work hard if necessary. We love music and sports, Alessio is a good DJ too. We speak Italian, French, English and Spanish. We are always open to learn new things as we improve and grow up. We'd like to learn sailing and maybe one day get the license and a boat of our own. Let us know if you are travelling any of these countries at this time of the year, feel free to contact us at ste.ppha86@gmail.com if you have any question. Thank you very much! Steph&Alessio
Lookingfor work at the yachts as a deckhand.... By: nuridarcan Replies: 2 Views: 119
 
 
nuridarcan
nuridarcan Posted: 2015-07-01 15:24
I am exprienced Turkish seaman and lookingfor work on the yachts as a bosun or deckhand. I can work on the sea pirates area.(or yacht transfer...) I have vessel ship and mega yacht experiences. I have ableseaman license ,13 pieces STCW and Turkish Yacht Master licenses. I am in Turkey now and also I can make yacht transfer or I can join to crew.. If you want to learn more about me ,please send a message. Nuri DARCAN GSM : +90 535 398 66 40 E-MAIL : darcannuri@gmail.com
Audreana
Audreana Posted: 2015-08-17 13:46
Hi,
I want to suggest you South Beach Exotic Rentals agency in Miami. These people work here car rental, boats, Yachts, and jet rental provider. You can confirm from here as your requirement.
Contact at: http://southbeachexoticrentals.com
Europe to South America /Caribbean in October By: Filipa Chatillon Replies: 1 Views: 27
 
 
Filipa Chatillon
Filipa Chatillon Posted: 2015-08-17 11:55
I'm starting a writing and traveling project that involves traveling the world in the most environmentally sustainable way. I'm going to South America to start this project and that is my reason for looking for a boat to cross the Atlantic. I'll be available from October on, from anywhere in Europe, and need to be in SA by late November, at the most.

I am a freelance travel writer, a travel leader and dentist. I combine all these activities at different times of the year, but writing and traveling are my true passion. I don't have much experience on boats, but I am a fast and avid learner, a responsible passenger and a hard working woman. Let me know what needs to be done, and how to do it, and I'll dive right in to it.
Cambodia, Thailand or nearby in November or December? By: PatrickM Replies: 1 Views: 41
 
 
PatrickM
PatrickM Posted: 2015-08-16 02:28
Hi,

I will be travelling to SE Asia in November or December and I am looking for sailing opportunities. I've looked at some of the companies in the area but most of them seem to offer mainly day sailing or be very highly priced. Contacted one company that seemed to have a decent price for a 5 night liveaboard but they want to book all the berths at once not individually.

Would love to make some contacts in the area. Also the Gulf region of Texas.
Crew local to Inverness ( Scotland) By: Vidas Replies: 1 Views: 36
 
 
Vidas
Vidas Posted: 2015-08-15 12:43
I've a 49 foot motor sailor , based in Caley Marina On the Caledonian Canal @ Inverness.
"VIDAS" is to large to handle alone so I'm looking to develop a pool of crew preferably local to the area so I can get more use out of her!
Shared costs would be minimal, as I hold a annual canal licence and VIDAS has 2 very frugal Gardners, so basically food costs , and any harbour dues, but I'm happy to anchor in more remote places , experience not essential, but common sense a must! Non smokers only !
South Pacific Aid Ships By: lajohnson Replies: 1 Views: 41
 
 
lajohnson
lajohnson Posted: 2015-08-14 08:13
I saw a post for a tall ship that does international aid on this site. The boat's name is Alvei. Does anyone know about this boat and it's reputation? Any knowledge of the authenticity of this ship's work and the character of it's captain?
going to Aerica By: Zakariao Replies: 1 Views: 26
 
 
Zakariao
Zakariao Posted: 2015-08-11 07:38
Hi, my friend and I have registered on Crewbay and are looking for a boat to the USA via South Africa. We can take any route or even go from boat to baot in other countries.
My friend is a US Peace Corps volunteer who will finish her Duty in South Africa 09 March, 2016 so we will both be ready to sail on that date or up to 29 days before.
Neither one of us have sailing experience but we both are fast learners and hard workers with plenty of transferrable skills.
Lookingfor work as a deckhand or bosun By: nuridarcan Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
nuridarcan
nuridarcan Posted: 2015-08-10 12:00
AKCAY/BALIKESIR
TURKIYE GSM :+90 535 398 66 40
E-MAIL darcannuri@gmail.com

Nuri DARCAN


Personal Information NATIONALITY : TURKISH
AGE : 44
PLACE OF BIRTH : EDREMIT / BALIKESIR / TURKIYE
Abroad Experiences GREECE, FRANCE, MONACO, ITALY,UKRAINE,ROMENIA
Marital Status SINGLE
Military Service DONE
Driver’s License B CLASS
PC Skills MS OFFICE ( WORD,EXCEL,INTERNET )
Sufficiency
-- YACHT MASTER LICENSE
-- SEAMAN’S BOOK ( ABLE SEAMAN )
-- SHORT RANGE CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
-- PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES TRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- PERSONAL SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- ELEMANTARY FIRST AID TRAINING CERTIFICATES
-- NAVIGATIONAL WATCH KEEPING CERTIFICATE
-- TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL ON PASSENGER SHIPS CERTIFICATE
-- TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONNEL ON RO RO PASSENGER SHIPS CERTIFICATE
-- MEDICAL FIRST AID TRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- MEDICAL CARE TRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- RADAR OBSERVATION AND PLOTTINGTRAINING CERTIFICATE
-- PROFICIENCY IN FAST RESCUE BOATSCERTIFICATE
-- THE OPERATIONAL USE OF OUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTINGAIDS TRAININGCERTIFICATE
-- SECURITY AWARENESS CERTIFICATE
-- SECURITY - RELATED FAMILIARIZATION CERTIFICATE
-- DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES CERTIFICATE

Persolan Traits I AM 44 YEARS OLD TURKISH SEAMAN AND LOOKING FOR A JOB AS A DECKHAND OR BOSUN ON BOARD PRIVATE OR CHARTER YACHT. I AM A GOOD AMATEUR COOK. I AM REALLY PASSIONATED ABOUT WORKING IN THE SHIP INDUSTRY AND ENJOY LIFE AT SEA. I AM A RELIABLE PERSON, EASY TO GET ALONG WITH AND OUT GOING.
Education
 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE ( UNIVERSITY ABANDONMENT )
Experiences -- M/Y AMADEUS PRIVATE YACHT 35MT. DUTCH FLAG FIRSTMATE TURKEY 2004-2006
-- M/Y TRINITY PRIVATE &CHARTER YACHT 40MT.MALTA FLAG FIRSTMATE TURKEY 2006
-- M/Y BLUE SCORPION PRIVATE YACHT 42 MT.ITALY FLAG FIRSTMATE TURKEY 2007-2008
-- M/Y DREAM ON PRIVATE YACHT 38MT.LIBERIA FLAG FIRSTMATE ISTANBUL/TURKEY 2008
-- M/Y LADY DIANE PRIVATE YACHT 30MT.U.S.A FLAG FIRSTMATE ISTANBUL/TURKEY 2010 -2011
-- M/S ODESSA PRIVATE SAILING YACHT MASTER TURKISH FLAG ISTANBUL/TURKEY 07-10/2011
-- M / V TINAZTEPE-S CARGO SHIP 3000GRT. TURKISH FLAG STEERSMAN 10-12.2011
-- M/S SARDUNYA CHARTER YACHT 22 MT. GULET MASTER TURKEY 06. 2012-08 2012-11-10
-- M/V CEDIT-4 CARGO SHIP 1700 GRT. TURKISH FLAG STEERMAN 01.08.2012-02.11.2012
-- M/Y RED SQUARE PRIVATE YACHT 73 MT G.CAYMAN FLAG FIRSTMATE 10.01.2013-01.09.2013
-- S/Y CHE GUEVARA PRIVATE YACHT 12 MT USA FLAG CAPTAIN 10.06.2014 – 01.10.2014
Foerign Language  ENGLISH
Interesest
--READING,INTERNET…
Other Certificates -- YORKTRADE FOREIGNTRADE INSTITUTE FOREIGNTRADE AND E-TRADE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE
-- PURCHASING MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
-- SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
Sailed across the Atlantic? I'm doing some research. Love to hear from you! By: Waterwoman Replies: 1 Views: 55
 
 
Waterwoman
Waterwoman Posted: 2015-08-07 17:55
Hello Captains & Crew!

Thank you for taking your time to check this out!

I'm Suz, big oceanlover and I recently came back from a (hitch) sailing trip around the Atlantic. During this trip I've seen many boat and crew seekers struggling finding their match, myself included. I'd like to help the next round of passage makers with some tips for the search & journey which I'll be publishing in a little e-book. Therefore I love to hear from both captains and boat seekers about the experience!
Have you done it? and would you like to help? Great! Please take 3 minutes to answer a few questions

Survey for Crew: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g9y3ohYgzgdZRAujQUwE1S3Xv8xIH0XG7X3oAC0r6Og/edit

Survey for Captains: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/145BhTHPrPTuks7gVL_cJD4nrAZmciZPmQstShdl10z8/edit

Super thanks!

Leave your email here to get notified when it's finished:)

THANK YOU for your contribution! I'll buy you a beer when we meet at some harbour some day :)
Suzanne
qualifications By: Marcena Replies: 1 Views: 88
 
 
Marcena
Marcena Posted: 2015-08-05 15:46
Hey all - I'm new to this site. I have a USCG license: Master 25 tons inland waters, and I've also taken the USCG Advanced Navigation course and their Basic Safety at Sea Course (BS&S) - yet I see none of these choices under the drop down menu. I DO see ASA but more of my training has been through the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. How can I document this?
captain position By: swellyachting Replies: 3 Views: 306
 
 
swellyachting
swellyachting Posted: 2014-02-18 23:41
looking for a captain for long term. new power sunreef 70 catamaran
Ftopz
Ftopz Posted: 2014-03-27 19:30
Hello, I would be very in talking further about your available position. I Know I am young but I can assure you I am very responsible, mature and experienced. I can give you references from captains I have sailed with. Hope to hear from you.
Cheers Finn
RYA.Instructor+commercial skip
RYA.Instructor+commercial skip Posted: 2015-08-04 16:03
Still looking for a skipper ?

Daniel 38 years old
OOW
100,000 NM + 20 years commercial exp
RYA Instructor.
Good egg -)
07548272484
From San Diego to Hawaii in November By: Orind Replies: 1 Views: 51
 
 
Orind
Orind Posted: 2015-08-04 09:26
Looking to sail from San Diego to Big Island or Kauai in late November as amateur crew member. Call if you need a quick learner who could wind up being a big help. Willing to cover some of the expenses, but trying to save a buck on the flight ticket costs while having an incredible adventure! Any advice on making this happen would be appreciated.
310-697-6653
Volunteer! By: Talhefetz Replies: 1 Views: 112
 
 
Talhefetz
Talhefetz Posted: 2015-08-03 19:32
Hello, My name is Tal, 24years old guy from Israel..
At this time im staying in catalonia and i'm looking for to help someone on his boat...
Thank you everyone and if someone can help i really
appreciate it..
I prefer somewhere on caost beetwen Barcelona to Valenica!
OPINIONS NEEDED IS THIS A SCAM By: jeffabejeff Replies: 5 Views: 404
 
 
jeffabejeff
jeffabejeff Posted: 2015-06-16 16:40
I'm new to this site and to sailing and was just wondering whether this was the norm.
I've just completed the rya competent crew course and replied to an add on here for crew wanted. To gain more experience and sea miles for day skipper etc etc.
Anyway to cut a long story short contacted the skipper to inquire about the two trips hes advertising and was led to believe he was delivering two boats for previous customers.Few emails later turns out he wants £360 towards charter of boat payable in advance to his bank account....Is their something fishey going on here....Naturally I declined.
alnonline@hotmail.com
alnonline@hotmail.com Posted: 2015-06-19 23:14
Never pay money in advance it smells and look very much like a scam as he is asking for the full amount,
A lot of opportunities on this site and others ask for a shared contribution in many cases they are operating commercially without the proper certification and insurance for vessel and operator.
Vyiikkyii
Vyiikkyii Posted: 2015-07-05 07:21
SCAM ........never pay for anything.
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2015-07-28 18:15
Hi Jeffabejeff

Please could you let me know the username this boat is registered under?

Many thanks
crewbaywebmaster
crewbaywebmaster Posted: 2015-07-28 18:15
Hi Jeffabejeff

Please could you let me know the username this boat is registered under?

Many thanks
Searching for Caribbean vessel heading to Europe in autumn By: bikingman Replies: 1 Views: 27
 
 
bikingman
bikingman Posted: 2015-07-27 15:10
This autumn, my partner and I will be in the Caribbean searching for a vessel that's heading to Europe which we would work on in exchange for fair/board. We will arrive in Trinidad and Tobago on October 23rd, and ideally arrive in Europe before Christmas. Our departure dates are by no means set in stone, nor is our departure location. We would be willing to travel to another island within the Caribbean for departure.

My partner has experience with day sailing which taught her the spacial basics needed for working on a vessel. Also, she has experience working on the Clearwater.* The Clearwater is a sloop style vessel based on the Hudson River, NY. There she learned to work with a crew, cook for a crew, and the basics of cleaning. My partner currently works as a gardener, is wonderful with kids, and a great cook. She would be willing to pick up the duties associated with her skills, and is very capable of other types of work.

I am a cyclist and a professional bicycle mechanic, which strong a strong technical sense. I tend to enjoy discussions of mechanical systems such as gear ratios, drive systems, and all the good data that comes along with a high quality mechanical system. I consider myself very fit as a road bike racer, so cable of handling the workload associated with working on a vessel. I would be able to pick up and perform simple mechanical skills quickly, including cable repair, hydraulic systems repair, and engine cleaning. I'm also eager to help with basic manual labor. My sailing experience is limited to a few day trips on friend’s boats. I do believe my technical ability, fitness, and motivation are better metrics for hire on a vessel.

We both have some experience painting building interiors. We currently live in a 1965 Frolic (vintage single axle tow camper), which shows we're capable of living and working in small spaces. We've completed repairs and upgrades to the camper this summer including, electrical, plumbing, preventative, and aesthetic work.

So, if anyone knows of an opportunity, please let us know. I would be happy to give my personal email and phone number in a private message.

Be well and do good work,

Daniel Patterson
Who wants to move me to Costa Rica? By: LaRoche1968 Replies: 1 Views: 57
 
 
LaRoche1968
LaRoche1968 Posted: 2015-07-22 01:19
I will be moving to Costa Rica in January 2016. Just myself, 4 pieces of luggage backpack, 1 14lb dog & 1 cat. I care for them too much to stoy them below a plane. I am hoping someone would be interested in making this happen. Depending on cost I am willing to pay all cost and I would make a great amature deckhand. I'm a 47 yr old graphic artist designer heading to paradise. This would be a great way to start my new life.
Can anybody tell me what year/make/model this refitted boat is? By: amunguia711 Replies: 1 Views: 63
 
 
amunguia711
amunguia711 Posted: 2015-07-18 12:36
http://www.bayislandsyachtcharters.com
HELP. future traveller needs advice By: brensim Replies: 1 Views: 79
 
 
brensim
brensim Posted: 2015-07-11 15:43
ladies and gents. i plan on undertaking a solo trip around the world, the first leg will hopefully be done by sailing/motoring through the pacific islands. I need some advice about the best way to gain experience and desired skill sets, that would allow me to be hired as a crew member.
i have approximately 12 months to gain this experience. i am capable, young and learn fast.
so please tell me the best way to learn the rules, laws and tricks of the trade.
sail from Australia through Pacific Islands to Indonesia By: steph&nano Replies: 1 Views: 50
 
 
steph&nano
steph&nano Posted: 2015-07-09 09:50
Hi everyone, we are a young Italian couple, Stephanie and Alessio, 29 and 27 yo. We are travelling and working in Australia with a WHV that will end in mild December 2015. We are looking forward for what is our big dream before to go back to Italy: travel around Pacific Islands to South East Asia (which could be: Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon, Papua New Guinea, Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia). We'd love to see these amazing places without spending too much money, for that reason we want to try to get on board in exchange of work or any duty required. First of all we love to live in peace, harmony and happiness, we love nature and the ocean of course. I'm a Padi Dive master, I'm a pretty good cook, with artistic and creative personality. I've got large experience with kids, babysitting and taking care of them in school camps (0-14 yo). Alessio is a professional painter and plasterer with many years of experience in workplace and good knowledge of tools and powertools; he is able to learn fast and work hard if necessary. We love music and sports, Alessio is a good DJ too. We speak Italian, French, English and Spanish. We are always open to learn new things as we improve and grow up. We'd like to learn sailing and maybe one day get the license and a boat of our own. Let us know if you are travelling any of these countries at this time of the year, feel free to contact us at ste.ppha86@gmail.com if you have any question. Thank you very much! Steph&Alessio
Deckhand job By: Garygoffa Replies: 1 Views: 112
 
 
Garygoffa
Garygoffa Posted: 2015-07-05 09:49
I'm a former Landing Craft coxswain with the Royal Marines (up to 90') with 3 years full time service at sea. I'm also a former coxswain with the UK RNLI.
I have no formal civilian qualifications but plenty of experience and would consider myself good deckhand material for a motor cruiser or commercial vessel.
I'm looking for paid work.
garykniveton@hotmail.co.uk
Crewing in Maldives opportunities By: DaveAusinMaldives Replies: 2 Views: 98
 
 
DaveAusinMaldives
DaveAusinMaldives Posted: 2015-05-16 12:54
Looking for opportunities to crew in and around the Maldives?

completed competent crew and have some basic sailing experience but really want to build up some ocean miles on weekends and after work.

Not looking for paid work - cruisers/sail boats with like minded people who can pass on some lessons and knowledge about sailing:)
melaraneta
melaraneta Posted: 2015-07-04 16:18
I am mileton araneta from the Phillipines. I have an experienced in deckhand/crew/ boat delivery. I have also completed my stcw training. If you're interested my email is etnikaraneta@yahoo.com

Fairwinds,
Mel
LOOKING FOR DECKHAND JOB By: melaraneta Replies: 1 Views: 62
 
 
melaraneta
melaraneta Posted: 2015-07-04 16:14
I am mileton araneta from the Phillipines. I have an experienced in deckhand/crew/ boat delivery. I have also completed my stcw training. If you're interested my email is etnikaraneta@yahoo.com

Fairwinds,
Mel
Crew available from Darwin to East Timor/Indonesia By: Porrop Replies: 3 Views: 45
 
 
Porrop
Porrop Posted: 2015-06-24 04:23
CREW AVAILABLE
Friendly, hard-working couple (late 20s) seeking passage to East Timor/Indonesia as crew.

We are fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. We do not have any sailing experience yet but are very fast and eager learners (we´re already brushing up on terminology and principals). We do, however, have extensive experience cooking and cleaning and have other useful skills as a mechanical engineer and a doctor/volunteer fire-fighter.
Available for immediate departure.

Please email us at porropedro@gmail.com
Porrop
Porrop Posted: 2015-06-24 04:28
We are also looking for volunteer work on any boats here in Darwin so that we can get some experience, so if you need an extra pair of hands, please let us know.
melaraneta
melaraneta Posted: 2015-07-04 16:06
I am mileton araneta from the Phillipines. I have an experienced in deckhand/crew/ boat delivery. I have also completed my stcw training. If you're interested my email is etnikaraneta@yahoo.com

Fairwinds,
Mel
Tips for education. By: Captain Ram Replies: 1 Views: 63
 
 
Captain Ram
Captain Ram Posted: 2015-07-04 09:05
Hello, I am joining the NMCI (Nationl Maritime Colledge of Ireland). My plan is to first get some minor qualification at first, and then spend some time working on all kinds of vessels. Later I want to return to colledge, and study in the operations branch, hopefully eventually becomming a captain. Does anyone have any tips on how to approach this education? It would also be great if someone who attended NMCI, Cork, would tell me of his/her past experiences in the colledge. Thank you in advance, Raman Malashchanka.
Hi, I am Khuansttauncss. I live in America and am I Female Sailor seeking work on board. By: Vyiikkyii Replies: 1 Views: 104
 
 
Vyiikkyii
Vyiikkyii Posted: 2015-07-03 09:32
Hi everyone. I am brand new here. I just filled out my profile. I have been sailing (yachting and racing) since I was age 4. I am at that point in life where I live alone and am completely single and searching for crew opportunities. At first, I would possibly be available to crew for pleasure. But truly I am seeking a job. I am between jobs at this time. However, I am a professional violinist , model and performer and do perform from time to time. I would enjoy meeting some new friendly faces. K? So, please do not be shy. I look forward to your notes.
program for health on the boot By: amrit Replies: 1 Views: 29
 
 
amrit
amrit Posted: 2015-06-22 10:08
Hi all,
I have long year experince in wellbeing and work also 5 years as masseur. I also have some experience in on boat trip.
Languages i speak english, german, talian, slovene, croat and I understand french and spanish. If you need such a person on your boat call me. Yours Amrit sorli.amrit@gmail.com
St Pierre and Miquelon By: jnbalara Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
jnbalara
jnbalara Posted: 2015-06-13 18:36
Are there any boats sailing to st pierre and miquelon from europe or any other location?
DECKHAND AND CREW FROM PHILIPPINES AVAILABLE TO SAIL ANYWHERE By: melaraneta Replies: 1 Views: 62
 
 
melaraneta
melaraneta Posted: 2015-06-13 16:49
I am mel araneta from Philippines. I have a deckhand experience in yacht.I have completed my stcw training. If you. Are interested my email. Address is etnikaraneta@yahoo.com


Fairwinds,


Mel
LOOKING FOR DECKHAND JOB By: melaraneta Replies: 1 Views: 72
 
 
melaraneta
melaraneta Posted: 2015-06-13 16:40
I am mel araneta from Philippines. I have a deckhand experience in yacht.I have completed my stcw training. If you. Are interested my email. Address is etnikaraneta@yahoo.com


Fairwinds,


Mel
Amatuer crew available from mid December through end of March 2015-2016 By: Dylan365 Replies: 1 Views: 65
 
 
Dylan365
Dylan365 Posted: 2015-06-06 00:31
Due to my seasonal employment I'm able to travel for extended periods of time in the winter (Northern Hemisphere) I figured I'd get a jump on what I hope will be a couple of months at sea this coming winter.

I'm willing to fly to anywhere in order to begin crewing ships. Here's my blurb from my profile:

I have never crewed before but am eager to learn by doing. My main goal in life is to see the world by boat. I hope to learn the skills necessary to own one of my own someday. I'm athletic, strong and a quick learner. I'm willing to work hard and put in my fair share of physical labor, cooking and cleaning. I'm a pretty good cook and a very tidy and clean person.

I can put you in touch with my current boss and two previous employers to verify that I am hard working. Due to my past job as a librarian I also have child abuse and federal background checks on hand. They are both clear.

I have taken and passed the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course and sail on my local lake on occasion. In return for my hard work, all I ask for is food (which I can help pay for), a place to sleep and someone willing to teach me about sailing. Please feel free to get in touch anytime.

Dylan
Australia to Indonesia: Hanging around the docks? By: biophiliac.ramblings Replies: 1 Views: 62
 
 
biophiliac.ramblings
biophiliac.ramblings Posted: 2015-06-04 13:41
Hi there,

We are a couple of world travellers living in Australia and looking to go somewhere (anywhere) in SE Asia in July and August. We have been researching ways to get there and came across the various rallys and routes taken by boats from Darwin to Indonesia. We will be in Darwin at this time.

A lot of the advice we get is simply go to the port and talk to people face-to-face. We just want to know....how likely is this to really work? We are friendly and outgoing people, and though we have little sailing knowledge, we are eager and willing to learn exciting new skills.

Who should we talk to? Where should we go? How should we ask? Will it actually work? If so, what sort of work should we expect?

Anyways, just wanted to get the opinions of some experts here (and if anyone is travelling this way, and need two fantastic crew members, please let us know!)

Vica & Declan
Looking for partnership; sailing boat owner for trips in the Croatian Islands. By: mouseymouse Replies: 1 Views: 48
 
 
mouseymouse
mouseymouse Posted: 2015-06-03 14:42
Hello everyone,
My name's Maurice I'm french and live in Split (Croatia) for the last 10 years. I'm looking for a sailing boat owner for partnership, who's willing to sail during the summertime the Croatian Islands (from May to October) for my share I will be cooking (I'm an excellent cook), cleaning, helping around the boat if necessary. There's a great demand for sailing around the Islands (around 1160) at the moment. Please feel free to contact me fellouhe@gmail.com
Thank you, hoping seeing you soon.
Professional Skipper for hire By: jimdobie Replies: 1 Views: 68
 
 
jimdobie
jimdobie Posted: 2015-06-03 14:32
Jim Dobie
RYA Examiner/Yachtmaster Instructor/Commercial Ocean Master
Yacht deliveries - Yacht Management - Bespoke Sailing tuition – 100,000NM+
+44 7976 853 255
jamesdobie@hotmail.com
www.jimdobie.com
Should I donate my old boat? By: gracecharity Replies: 1 Views: 85
 
 
gracecharity
gracecharity Posted: 2015-05-25 23:44
As the weather becomes increasingly warmer many boat owners chose to make the tough decision whether to keep investing in their boat or to give it up. This can become a moment of truth where the financial investments and the time investments often outweigh the fun times. A few of the positive reasons to donate are listed below.
The many reasons to donate a boat to charityboat.org
1. Being that we are an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization you will qualify for a tax donation that can be used for up to 5 years.
2. We are a reputable and well-known charitable organization who uses the generated funds to directly benefit our worthy causes.
3. Once your boat is donated you eliminate significant costs and responsibilities such as ownership fees, taxes, insurance, and maintenance.
4. All of the paperwork is handled for you by our professional team of volunteers.
5. We provide you with fast free pick up of most vehicles allowing you the stress of dropping them off.
6. We accept most not only boats but most vehicles - including cars, trucks, vans, trailers, RVs, SUVs, and motorcycles.
7. In this day and age you are reducing your carbon footprint by recycling your boat.
8. You eliminate any of the hassled of selling or trading in your boat.
9. Best of all it's stress free and easy.
To donate your boat, call us anytime at 1-888-888-7187, or use our online boat donation form found at charityboats.org
Vessel and Gear Marketplace By: estmnt Replies: 1 Views: 33
 
 
estmnt
estmnt Posted: 2015-05-23 10:41
Hi,

A new site for the renting out of vessels and marine related equipment is online. Posts are verified by admin on boating registration papers. Check it out at slooop.sharetribe.com
Gear for boat By: Nomad Replies: 1 Views: 44
 
 
Nomad
Nomad Posted: 2015-05-20 18:39


G’day folks,


Apologies if this is the wrong forum for this kind of request (suggestions for other websites most welcome), I’m helping out on a boat-building project based in Kilifi Bay, Kenya. The boat, Musafir, is a 70-foot traditional dhow being built by volunteering travellers possessing a variety of skills and talents (everybody is welcome to help out. Food and accommodation is provided).

For more information about the project, check out musafir.org

I’m providing here a list of things we need for the boat. If anyone knows of anyone selling or willing to donate (shipping costs are on us) any of the following, we’ll be eternally grateful:


- 250hp engine or a 6 cylindar inline

- Bilge pump plus spare parts

- 3” shaft propeller with 4 large rotors

- 4 x solar panel at 150 watts

- GPS

- Fish Finder

- CB Radio

- Antenna

- Life raft

- Inflatable dinghy

- Circuit board for the electronics

- Batteries

- Power invertor

- Cruising books

- Charts

- Navigation Lights

- SCUBA compressor + dive equipment


Thanks! Happy sails
Best license for getting a job on a yacht? By: yachtwork Replies: 2 Views: 287
 
 
yachtwork
yachtwork Posted: 2014-12-19 17:21
This is a short talk on how to get a job in the yachting world. Nothing to sell. Just some information that might be useful. Hope it helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsYxqXj3zKA
mallis48
mallis48 Posted: 2015-05-19 13:58
Just to enter the yachting industry....
What do I need to know to crew? By: AMartinson Replies: 1 Views: 125
 
 
AMartinson
AMartinson Posted: 2015-05-18 00:39
Hello all,
I'm trying to find information on the basic knowledge/certifications one would need to crew a Sail boat. I have no sail knowledge at the moment. Is it possible someone would take me on as an apprentice? I love being out on the water and would like to spend a few months sailing. If anyone has any suggestions on what the first step might be, I'd love your feedback. If it matters, I am based in New York. Thanks.
I'm looking for an opportunities to see the world By: Bernt Replies: 1 Views: 56
 
 
Bernt
Bernt Posted: 2015-05-15 09:15
I'm a 20 year old guy from Belgium who's looking to gain experience on a sailboat. I'm a certificate cook who has some basic knowledge of sailing. I'm hard working and i'm willing to do and learn anything.

I'm open for everything, so just send me an email to
bernt.saelens@hotmail.com

Hope to hear from you soon!
any racing or sailing opportunites ? By: karla Replies: 1 Views: 32
 
 
karla
karla Posted: 2015-05-14 17:02
I am looking to get some sailing experience and available from Wednesday evenings until Sundays evenings if anyone would like crew.
I have my Day Skipper and would like to progress
Jane
Deckhand Opportunities By: Dave2107 Replies: 7 Views: 421
 
 
Dave2107
Dave2107 Posted: 2014-03-24 11:57
I'm looking for work as a Deckhand, I'm hard working fit and enegetic, and very easy going. . I'm a very quick learner and will give anything a go, and would relish the chance to work on a blue water yacht. I am currently in Newcastle Upon Tyne but am able to travel on short notice.
I am currently working as a electrical engineer, i am a fast learner and very keen to have new experiences and gain new skills.
I would prefere a longterm opportunity, any questions please feel free to email me.

davidg@jrdltd.co.uk
Hope to hear from you soon.

David
Kapital
Kapital Posted: 2015-04-09 14:44
Dave, have you experience on or around boats, we are looking for support delivering super yacht Athens to uk later this year then operating out of west of Scotland
, thanks Keith
Kapital
Kapital Posted: 2015-04-09 14:53
Dave, have you experience on or around boats, we are looking for support delivering super yacht Athens to uk later this year then operating out of west of Scotland
, thanks Keith
Dave2107
Dave2107 Posted: 2015-04-09 14:57
Hi Keith,

Yes i have been sailing for a couple of years now and have my basic navigational and day skipper qualification.

What positions do you have available?

Thanks
Dave
yachtauthority
yachtauthority Posted: 2015-04-15 13:44
A great job you have done.
Waterlover
Waterlover Posted: 2015-05-12 18:58
Hi Keith. R u the Keith who lives on or near cypress? You deliver ships from ace to place? My daughter and it you and a friend in Venice and sailed from Venice to Greece on Very nice ferry. Is this you? Would LOVE to travel on a delivery with you! Hello!
Waterlover
Waterlover Posted: 2015-05-12 19:07
Hi Keith. R u the Keith who lives on or near cypress? You deliver ships from ace to place? My daughter and it you and a friend in Venice and sailed from Venice to Greece on Very nice ferry. Is this you? Would LOVE to travel on a delivery with you! Hello!
HARD WORKING AND ADVENTUROUS! By: kathannah6 Replies: 1 Views: 103
 
 
kathannah6
kathannah6 Posted: 2015-05-06 00:07
I'm looking to make some money and gain some life experience. I'm an extremely hard worker and work with diverse populations all my life. I get along very well with others, athletic and determined. Working on a boat is my dream and I'm ready to pursue it! Open to all opportunities!!
Solent Sailing By: Kendall27 Replies: 1 Views: 68
 
 
Kendall27
Kendall27 Posted: 2015-05-04 11:05
I'm looking for day sailing and cruising opportunities in the South of England
South Coast of England By: danilodge Replies: 1 Views: 69
 
 
danilodge
danilodge Posted: 2015-04-28 22:16
Looking for a skipper for our small 26 foot yacht. Recreational basis. With a contribution for food. Only short term, sailing from ilfracombe to Dartmouth.
USA will travel for work By: Kyler95 Replies: 1 Views: 61
 
 
Kyler95
Kyler95 Posted: 2015-04-24 05:23
19 white male from Wisconsin. 6'2" active lifestyle, hard worker, non-smoker. Looking for paid experience on the sea. Willing to do and learn anything. Will travel anywhere in US for trips. No time restrictions. Ready ASAP
USA will travel for work By: Kyler95 Replies: 1 Views: 38
 
 
Kyler95
Kyler95 Posted: 2015-04-24 05:18
19 white male from Wisconsin. 6'2" active lifestyle, hard worker, non-smoker. Looking for paid experience on the sea. Willing to do and learn anything. Will travel anywhere in US for trips. No time restrictions. Ready ASAP
USA will travel for work By: Kyler95 Replies: 1 Views: 23
 
 
Kyler95
Kyler95 Posted: 2015-04-24 05:12
19 white male from Wisconsin. 6'2" active lifestyle, hard worker, non-smoker. Looking for paid experience on the sea. Willing to do and learn anything. Will travel anywhere in US for trips. No time restrictions. Ready ASAP
Passage from SE Asia to Australia By: Fredb Replies: 1 Views: 46
 
 
Fredb
Fredb Posted: 2015-04-19 08:52
Hello !

Travelling from France to Australia without catching a plane is my dream. So far so good. I started in July 2014 and I have reached Malaysia. Now, I am looking for a boat to travel from Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia to anywhere in Australia.
I am a little experienced (2 weeks) in sailing and keen to learn more about it.
I am willing to work on board and to share the expenses.
I will be available from 20th April 2015 for as long as I can wait probably a few weeks.
Happy voyages.

François
Looking for a chance. By: Punkrocker84 Replies: 1 Views: 107
 
 
Punkrocker84
Punkrocker84 Posted: 2015-04-17 15:48
I'm 31 currently a scaffolder and looking for a career.
I thrive in tough fast paced team work situations and I'm not shy of hard work.
I understand I have no experience in this industry but if anyone is willing to try me out I won't let you down.
I'm looking to be a deckhand to start and hopefully progress further in the industry.
07592511352 serious calls only please!
Looking for a chance. By: Punkrocker84 Replies: 1 Views: 56
 
 
Punkrocker84
Punkrocker84 Posted: 2015-04-17 15:47
I'm 31 currently a scaffolder and looking for a career.
I thrive in tough fast paced team work situations and I'm not shy of hard work.
I understand I have no experience in this industry but if anyone is willing to try me out I won't let you down.
I'm looking to be a deckhand to start and hopefully progress further in the industry.
07592511352 serious calls only please!
In search of crew position. By: StéphanieC Replies: 1 Views: 143
 
 
StéphanieC
StéphanieC Posted: 2015-04-16 03:23
My name is Kenisha. I am looking to find à longterm paid position aboard à vessel. I have recently completed an associate' s degree in Tourism and Hospitality. I love meeting and working with people. I am clean, responsible, honest and hard working and a quick learner. I have not had much experience aboard à vessel but i am hardworking and willing to give any and everything. I am also great with children from zéro onwards. I am not à great chef but i can cook up a mean meal when i do cook. I love the ocean and and have dreamed of à life on the water as I don't see me at an office job. I always need to keep myself active. I have no children nor am i romantically attached in anyway.
Please consider me.

My email address is stephanieKcharles@yahoo.com
My cell number is 011590-690117068
In search of crew position. By: StéphanieC Replies: 1 Views: 54
 
 
StéphanieC
StéphanieC Posted: 2015-04-16 03:20
My name is Kenisha. I am looking to find à longterm paid position aboard à vessel. I have recently completed an associate' s degree in Tourism and Hospitality. I love meeting and working with people. I am clean, responsible, honest and hard working and a quick learner. I have not had much experience aboard à vessel but i am hardworking and willing to give any and everything. I am also great with children from zéro onwards. I am not à great chef but i can cook up a mean meal when i do cook. I love the ocean and and have dreamed of à life on the water as I don't see me at an office job. I always need to keep myself active. I have no children nor am i romantically attached in anyway.
Please consider me.

My email address is stephanieKcharles@yahoo.com
My cell number is 011590-690117068
In search of crew position. By: StéphanieC Replies: 1 Views: 36
 
 
StéphanieC
StéphanieC Posted: 2015-04-16 03:19
My name is Kenisha. I am looking to find à longterm paid position aboard à vessel. I have recently completed an associate' s degree in Tourism and Hospitality. I love meeting and working with people. I am clean, responsible, honest and hard working and a quick learner. I have not had much experience aboard à vessel but i am hardworking and willing to give any and everything. I am also great with children from zéro onwards. I am not à great chef but i can cook up a mean meal when i do cook. I love the ocean and and have dreamed of à life on the water as I don't see me at an office job. I always need to keep myself active. I have no children nor am i romantically attached in anyway.
Please consider me.

My email address is stephanieKcharles@yahoo.com
My cell number is 011590-690117068
In search of crew position. By: StéphanieC Replies: 1 Views: 40
 
 
StéphanieC
StéphanieC Posted: 2015-04-16 03:18
My name is Kenisha. I am looking to find à longterm paid position aboard à vessel. I have recently completed an associate' s degree in Tourism and Hospitality. I love meeting and working with people. I am clean, responsible, honest and hard working and a quick learner. I have not had much experience aboard à vessel but i am hardworking and willing to give any and everything. I am also great with children from zéro onwards. I am not à great chef but i can cook up a mean meal when i do cook. I love the ocean and and have dreamed of à life on the water as I don't see me at an office job. I always need to keep myself active. I have no children nor am i romantically attached in anyway.
Please consider me.

My email address is stephanieKcharles@yahoo.com
My cell number is 011590-690117068
how to document sea miles? By: hawaiiansailor Replies: 3 Views: 205
 
 
hawaiiansailor
hawaiiansailor Posted: 2015-01-07 13:13
question for you guys. I'm wondering how to document my sea miles for the purpose of RYA licensing. I have a USCG 100ton license and the USCG uses sea days instead of miles, these days are documented with a seatime letter or a small vessel sea service form. does the RYA have a similar system for documentation?

thanks.
SY Voya
SY Voya Posted: 2015-03-01 21:04
RYA is more informal, you document time in a log book provided when you register, past experience can be in any format. Then you document experience as indicated while training. When you go for assessment the instructor will interview you to find out about you experience. Varied sailing in tidal waters with lots of port entry and night sailing counts way more than mileage. What they look for is appropriate, practical experience, the min mileage is just a guide.
yachtauthority
yachtauthority Posted: 2015-04-15 14:35
A great attempt.
Europe to the World By: KieranArmstrong Replies: 2 Views: 87
 
 
KieranArmstrong
KieranArmstrong Posted: 2015-03-12 00:30
Hi everyone,
I'm inexperienced in sailing and boating but would really like a chance to find and help out on a boat going from Europe to anywhere really.

Id like the experience because my dream would be to go deep sea fishing and traveling by sea.

I'm willing to help, push my limits and learn everything I can.

Does anyone have any tips or know of any boat owners that could help,
Many Thanks.

Kieran
yachtauthority
yachtauthority Posted: 2015-04-15 13:50
i HAVE A GREAT WISHING TO YOU AND TEAM.
Help a Junior Sailor Organize a successful regatta By: asc scout guide Replies: 1 Views: 25
 
 
asc scout guide
asc scout guide Posted: 2015-04-13 16:37
Please help support a junior sail trying to organize their first sailing regatta and invest in the future of junior sailing. Please visit the following web page https://sites.google.com/site/ascscoutguideregatta/
Friend them on facebook and follow on twitter. Or www.GoFundMe.com/p2u1s0
Anybody that has tried to organize a sailing race knows the hard work it takes to make it successful.
This regatta has been mentioned in the May edition of Yachts and Yachting under the Young Sailor of the Month
Every little bit will help. Please contact J Reid ( asc.scout.guide.regatta@gmail.com ) if you have any questions.

Thank you
NEED to sail from NZ to FIJI!! By: laurensh17 Replies: 1 Views: 53
 
 
laurensh17
laurensh17 Posted: 2015-04-12 17:06
I would like to fulfill my lifelong dream of sailing to Fiji. I will be in NZ during May-July and am heading to Fiji in July-August. Sailing would be 1000x better than flying!!! I love scuba diving and I am in school to become a Marine Biologist!
I need an epic adventure before I return to school for the Fall semester!
VENEZUELAN BACKPACKER A TRINIDADyTOBAGO By: lamorocha Replies: 1 Views: 27
 
 
lamorocha
lamorocha Posted: 2015-04-12 06:27
I'm looking sail boat that departs from Puerto la Cruz, Anzoategui, Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago. Or Guiria or Tucupita to Trinidad.

My route is for the French islands. I would appreciate a lot for your help.

Gratitude for all...
I have the Sailing Bug, Looking for any available crew positions, will travel anywhere. By: a1000milesaway Replies: 1 Views: 79
 
 
a1000milesaway
a1000milesaway Posted: 2015-04-10 12:04
I'm posting this in the hope of fulfilling my dream of working on a sailing vessel, I am a 46 yr old Australian living in Souteast Asia for the past 6 months. I am very keen to learn all aspects of sailing and boat management. I have some previous experience working as crew on the “Naga Pelangi” running day charters out of Langkawi, Malaysia and have previously owned my own 14ft HobiCat. I am currently studying to complete my “International Bareboat Skipper” and will need to attend a practical component in Thailand sometime in the coming months.

I am a good small boat sailor (Hobicat) and have a good understanding of navigation, rules of the road and rigging. But my true strengths lie in my ability to get along with anyone, being a fast learner, being flexible and adaptable to any situation and staying calm under pressure. These strengths served me well when mountaineering in New Zealand, where there are numerous similarities to sailing (bunking with people in confined spaces, ropework, navigation, weather forecasting and trip planning)

I am keen to work and learn on any size or type of yacht and willing to travel anywhere to do it, I can be flexible about working arrangements and willing to negotiate a mutual agreement.

In addition I have PADI Open Water, play guitar (badly) and love to fish.

Thank you for reading this far, I do hope we can sail together one day. I look forward to your reply.

I can be contacted at:

Email: a1000milesaway@gmail.com
Skype: trevor_oconnell1
Mobile: +855 013 715 475

Kindest Regards
Trevor O’Connell
Need a paid crew job By: Garygoffa Replies: 4 Views: 169
 
 
Garygoffa
Garygoffa Posted: 2015-02-28 13:20
Ex RNLI coxswain
Ex RoyalMarines landing craft coxswain
Several years at sea in 'big' ships
I'm sure I could adapt to being a valued crewman and would consider a yacht as long as the skipper was patient and showed me the ropes as I have no sailing experience.
I can navigate, splice and paint/repair like the best of them.
Looking for paid crew work and could start anytime.
Divorced with no ties.
Any help/pointers appreciated.
You can view my CV on this site (I think!) or contact me via:
garykniveton@hotmail.co.uk
Kapital
Kapital Posted: 2015-04-09 14:40
Hi Gary, send us your cv, we will be delivering a super yacht (Motor) from Athens to uk later this year, then operating her on charter in the western isles, looking for all sorts of handy people, full time and relief positions, regards Keith
Kapital
Kapital Posted: 2015-04-09 14:54
Hi Gary, send us your cv, we will be delivering a super yacht (Motor) from Athens to uk later this year, then operating her on charter in the western isles, looking for all sorts of handy people, full time and relief positions, regards Keith
Garygoffa
Garygoffa Posted: 2015-04-09 22:43
Hi there,
Very interested!!
Can't attach my CV so could you send me your email address please?
Thanks
Gary
Looking for Deckhand Work By: pkayman82 Replies: 2 Views: 157
 
 
pkayman82
pkayman82 Posted: 2014-01-15 21:30
I'm looking for work as a Deckhand, I have experience Sailing and working on Various workboats. Most recently I was working in Italy with the Costa Concordia removal project.
I'm hard working fit and enegetic, and very easy going. I'm also a fully trained Carpentar and Joiner with a keen eye to detail.
Currently living in Scotland.
I'm a very quick learner and will give anything a go, and would relish the chance to work on yachts and such.

I hope you can help me out.
Kapital
Kapital Posted: 2015-04-09 14:48
Hi, we are looking for crew, bringing a super yacht from Athens to Scotland this summer, then operating on charter out of Oban. Let me know if you are interested. Scottish company, regards Keith
RYA Day Skipper Practical By: j4cksincl4ir Replies: 1 Views: 64
 
 
j4cksincl4ir
j4cksincl4ir Posted: 2015-04-07 13:02
Hello I have recently completed the Day Skipper Theory course which I undertook over the winter. Not surprisingly, I plan to acquire the Day Skipper Practical certificate as well.

My query relates to the timing of the 5-day course. Should I do it as soon as possible or should I spend a few weeks crewing for and learning from a skipper first?

Also, can anyone recommend a school which operates in a tidal region of Europe?

Next winter, I would like to do the Coastal Skipper theory course so I'm keen to get the Day Skipper Practical out of the way this summer.
Deckhand help By: Pedo Pimenta Replies: 1 Views: 43
 
 
Pedo Pimenta
Pedo Pimenta Posted: 2015-04-07 12:48
Hy ..just looking for a place as deckhand in saailingboat

Thanks

Pedro
RYA Day Skipper Practical By: j4cksincl4ir Replies: 1 Views: 49
 
 
j4cksincl4ir
j4cksincl4ir Posted: 2015-04-07 12:30
Hello I have recently completed the Day Skipper Theory course which I undertook over the winter. Not surprisingly, I plan to acquire the Day Skipper Practical certificate as well.

My query relates to the timing of the 5-day course. Should I do it as soon as possible or should I spend a few weeks crewing for and learning from a skipper first?

Also, can anyone recommend a school which operates in a tidal region of Europe?

Next winter, I would like to do the Coastal Skipper theory course so I'm keen to get the Day Skipper Practical out of the way this summer.
To take a Colgate Offshore Sailing School course or not... By: LiamH94 Replies: 4 Views: 162
 
 
LiamH94
LiamH94 Posted: 2014-03-12 15:08
I'm 19 and have never sailed before. I'm an Arkansan, avid kayaker and previous occupant of a house boat (on a lake). I have relatives in Tampa and am planning a move down to pursue a life on the water. I plan on spending all of my available time at the marinas, volunteering to scrub barnacles or whatever else in exchange for the knowledge and experience. My question to you is, should i fork over the money ($2000-4000) for a Colgate Sailing Course? Is that sort of thing credible among real sailors? I appreciate any and all bits of advice. Thanks, Liam.
LiamH94
LiamH94 Posted: 2014-03-12 16:23
I just turned 20* haha. whoops.
SY Voya
SY Voya Posted: 2015-03-01 21:42
Qualifications that are validated by the coast guard or some other recognized body such as the RYA are very sort after. Experience is equally essential. Academic stuff is almost irrelevant unless you are looking for a career in tourism, eg marina management etc. even then needs to be on top of experience. If your college course gets you a full offshore skippers ticket it is a barging, if it only gets you competent crew it's very expensive. Compare what you would get from a good sailing school for th same price
salin
salin Posted: 2015-04-05 21:57
if you are wanting to learn how to in the Tampa area you can join sea scouts ships they teach kid 15-21 how to sail or check out bcyc yacht club they have a sailing course that teaches you a lot and wont break your bank.
Tip-top Stewardess By: lyylike Replies: 1 Views: 103
 
 
lyylike
lyylike Posted: 2015-04-02 23:17
Hey I am looking for a paid Stewardess position for the season of 2015 on Med.
I have housekeeping, food serving, bar-tending, child minding and some deck skills.
That means I could be the solo-stewardess you're looking for but I have nothing against working in a team.
I love the seas as I come from a northern island :-)
I have valid STCW and ENG1.
Looking forward hearing from you +393 349 309 590
Lily
School recommendations? By: Joyofabluesky Replies: 1 Views: 39
 
 
Joyofabluesky
Joyofabluesky Posted: 2015-03-31 01:16
I'm an experienced dinghy instructor and now want to work on yatchs.

Im wondering if it's possible to do your costal skipper then your offshore skipper course back to back?
Seeking work (paid if possible) on a boat from Canada By: LouA Replies: 1 Views: 36
 
 
LouA
LouA Posted: 2015-03-29 18:45
Hey I am currently travelling to Canada to work for a year. I have got some outdoor instructor work for the summer season until September. After that I was looking for some work to cover winter. I am a dinghy instructor so have a little experience with boats, not much. I am keen to learn and work hard. A boating trip of some sort leaving from Canada, returning there or anywhere in Europe would be an amazing opportunity. If any of you have something that would suit, please give me a shout. Oh just so you know home for me in Northern Ireland. Cheers Lou
Looking for VOLUNTARY DAY WORK By: Cassie_m Replies: 1 Views: 45
 
 
Cassie_m
Cassie_m Posted: 2015-03-22 09:23
Hi, I am looking to volunteer as a deckhand doing day work on yachts in the Auckland region, NZ. If anyone is in need of an extra set of hands please let me know. I really need to boost my CV!
actively seeking job By: deck88 Replies: 1 Views: 68
 
 
deck88
deck88 Posted: 2015-03-20 09:17
looking for a long term position.currently based in india and looking tough to get on a boat/yacht. hoping for the best to start my long awaited career.
Looking to crew with my dog By: TammySue Replies: 1 Views: 101
 
 
TammySue
TammySue Posted: 2015-03-04 20:47
From San Carlos Mexico to anywhere warm. available for long term sailing. I have some experience sailing and Navigating.
From Europe to Canada By: Kakaovnik Replies: 2 Views: 106
 
 
Kakaovnik
Kakaovnik Posted: 2014-05-10 13:04
Hi crewbayers!
Im unexperienced adventurer looking forward to spend some time at a sea.

My mayor plan for next year is to get from Europe to Canada. But I dont know, where would be best place/marine to start from.

What do you think?

I was thinking about going to Denmark, hitch a boat to Iceland and from there I to Canada. Are there any other possibilities to do this?

Thanks for your replies.
Michal
SY Voya
SY Voya Posted: 2015-03-01 21:33
NO NO NO. don't do this, the northern rout is for experienced sailors only. Even is summer it is cold, rough and you can come across ice. Find a boat going from S Europe on the trade wind rout then up the east coast. Or (much longer) through Panama and to the west coast via Hawaii (west coast inshore rout is headwinds all the way)
Amateur crew situations info By: kolya Replies: 3 Views: 514
 
 
kolya
kolya Posted: 2013-10-06 17:46
Hi all

I'm new here, and am searching without any rush a good opportunity to spend sometime on a boat while i travel the world, starting in early new year 2014 sometime, and have had a look at some of the vacancies/opprtunities here on crewbay. My experience is very limited, having only done boating in my teens, but have grown up by the mediterranean and although I am 43, I am very fit and well skilled in many areas.

I'm applying for something like recreational crew, competent crew, amateur crew positions and would like to know really what i should expect, what I really SHOULD know and here's the most important question - are the positions available SAFE? I see people with 45-65 foot boats, wanting to travel accross the Atlantic and similar, which sounds fantastic and exciting, but I'm not naive - am I aiming too high or can i expect to be with a good learning opportunity? Should i be asking for evidence of sailing certificates and how many hours sailing, Yachtmaster qualifications, etc? I am considering getting what ever qualification/s I can get in the next 3-6 months to help me.

Many thanks, Nik
SY Voya
SY Voya Posted: 2015-03-01 21:21
Good for you! You are asking the right questions. Sailing is generally a very safe activity if you know what you are doing, most skipper do but not all. It is perfectly reasonable to ask a skipper to show evidence of skills, experience and qualifications (first two are more important!). It is also reasonable to ask for evidence that the boat is properly equipped and safe, what safety gear is carried etc. Asking these questions should tell the skipper that you take the trip seriously and are conscientious so should be seen as a plus (I definitely see it that way)
To prepare yourself a basic refresher at a recognized sailing school would be good. If you have access try and get some day sailing in with a local club, people often look for extra race crew etc and don't always need lots of experience. Keep a log book in which people you sail with can 'sign off' mileage.
If you get a transatlantic to arrive in the Caribbean by June, look me up, may still be looking for crew for the pacific
Help needed- cartegena to europe By: Henry Replies: 1 Views: 56
 
 
Henry
Henry Posted: 2015-02-23 13:56
If it possible to hitchhike a ride from cartagena to europe straight? Or should I hitchhike from panama? Or the carribean island? How easy/ often it is? Thanks
A new life - Looking to travel from US to Spain By: jonathandpell@gmail.com Replies: 1 Views: 44
 
 
jonathandpell@gmail.com
jonathandpell@gmail.com Posted: 2015-02-23 01:16
Recently divorced and my best friend offered me a job in Mallorca Spain. Willing to do anything to get there. Easy to get along with, a quick learner, and a hard worker. Wish to see the world and am willing to learn anything. If given the opportunity, I give my word you wont be disappointed.
Bali/ Lombok to Australia By: davidzammit Replies: 1 Views: 63
 
 
davidzammit
davidzammit Posted: 2015-01-31 07:30
Hi there,

I am travelling around Indonesia, currently in Bali and am planning on heading to Australia next. I was wondering whether anyone would know of any sailing boats planning on heading from Indonesia to Australia over the next month or so as I would like to sail there.

Thanks !
africa adventure By: Ali Replies: 1 Views: 67
 
 
Ali
Ali Posted: 2015-01-21 13:28
looking for a boat sailling around africa especialy east and south africa
Two gay guy,s By: Dreamteam12 Replies: 1 Views: 210
 
 
Dreamteam12
Dreamteam12 Posted: 2015-01-18 23:11
Anyone looking for crew,
My world trip By: thorfly Replies: 2 Views: 154
 
 
thorfly
thorfly Posted: 2014-11-15 01:28
Im planing around the world trip in starting in oct-nov 2015. Im planning on joining as a crew member, sailing from Europe across atlantic and to Australia, hopefully with stops in the Caribbeans or Brazil. When do u think is a good time to start teaming up with boat owners? do u think my best choice would be teaming up with two separate boat owners? It's my first time using crewbay or going sailing across oceans. Any suggestions ?
thefilmguy
thefilmguy Posted: 2015-01-18 04:20
I am going to do shake down cruises in the carribbean before setting out on
My circumnavigation.Maybe we could compare notes.
Looking for some work on youre boat By: DennisB82 Replies: 1 Views: 86
 
 
DennisB82
DennisB82 Posted: 2015-01-17 14:10
Hey i am looking for some boats who need help to fixed up.
I have some people who can help you with your engine. When you have some othere work to do i am here for you. My location is La Linea de la Conception (Marina Alcaidessa) so if you arrive here and have some work to do please contact me...
Please notice that we do all the work you have to be done, fast and cheap.
Greetings Dennis
Looking for Skipper to team up with By: AbeeGee Replies: 1 Views: 145
 
 
AbeeGee
AbeeGee Posted: 2015-01-12 21:52
With many crewing vacancies being for a skipper and cook etc. I wondered if anyone would be interested in teaming up.
Website By: jullz Replies: 1 Views: 84
 
 
jullz
jullz Posted: 2015-01-08 07:45
Is there a place on this website we can filter Location AND Destination??
Getting a start By: TJ99man Replies: 1 Views: 125
 
 
TJ99man
TJ99man Posted: 2015-01-04 19:21
I'm a junior in high school who has always dreamed of traveling the world sailing! I Know the basics of sailing and own a 20 ft oday which I sail frequently. However I was wondering what credentials or experience it would take to be adept to sailing in the ocean! Any info would be excellent! Thanks!
Looking to travel from Europe to South Africa By: Osh Replies: 1 Views: 30
 
 
Osh
Osh Posted: 2015-01-03 01:45
Hi, I am a 28 year old armature enthusiast with a free spirit and positive attitude, able to turn my hand to pretty much anything. I'm well traveled, good with children and know my way around a kitchen. I'm not afraid of hard work and I also pay particular attention to detail.
If you are looking for crew to leave anytime in the next few months, I promise you won't regret contacting me.... oisin.williamson@gmail.com
Beginner looking for a learning experience from Costa Rica to anywhere. By: emiliepilskar Replies: 1 Views: 82
 
 
emiliepilskar
emiliepilskar Posted: 2014-12-17 00:31
Hi!
My name is Emilie I am 24 years old and from Sweden.
I am looking for a learning experience.
I only have experience with small motorboats and rowing boats(due to living on a swedish Island)
I know nothing about sailing but I am a hard worker and I love to learn.
I am a good person to have around.
I would like to go from Costa Rica to anywhere in the world as long as I can learn how to sail for real.
Please do not hesitate to give me advice or consider having me on board.
I am very open minded and looking for every oppertunity!
I speak English and Swedish,
And some Spanish and German(Thou German was a while ago)
/Emilie residence in San Ramòn
Beginner looking for a learning experience from Costa Rica to anywhere. By: emiliepilskar Replies: 1 Views: 38
 
 
emiliepilskar
emiliepilskar Posted: 2014-12-16 23:45
Hi!
My name is Emilie I am 24 years old and from Sweden.
I am looking for a learning experience.
I only have experience with small motorboats and rowing boats(due to living on a swedish Island)
I know nothing about sailing but I am a hard worker and I love to learn.
I am a good person to have around.
I would like to go from Costa Rica to anywhere in the world as long as I can learn how to sail for real.
Please do not hesitate to give me advice or consider having me on board.
I am very open minded and looking for every oppertunity!
I speak English and Swedish,
And some Spanish and German(Thou German was a while ago)
/Emilie residence in San Ramòn
anyone going from Spain to Ireland? By: terrracatalina Replies: 1 Views: 48
 
 
terrracatalina
terrracatalina Posted: 2014-12-12 12:27
Hola! I am traveling around Europe. Currently in southern Spain volunteering and my next volunteer location is in Ireland. If anyone could use a hand on their boat or is going that way, I'd rather pay for a boat ride than a bus ride. Happy winds to all!
Tara
Seeking (unpaid) lift from St Martin to Antigua - to work passage. By: Ben Darrah-Morgan Replies: 1 Views: 46
 
 
Ben Darrah-Morgan
Ben Darrah-Morgan Posted: 2014-12-04 13:18
If anybody is sailing from St Martin to Antigua in the next couple of weeks and would like help keepng watches, I need to arrive there by 20 December for a flight.

I have helped deliver boats before and know the procedure. I have been working recently in refits/repairs on yachts and cruisers, and can make myself useful; I would also happily cook.

Please email me at bendarrahmorgan@hotmail.co.uk if we could help each other out.
Cruise on the Mediterranean sea in Turkey By: kayalight Replies: 1 Views: 56
 
 
kayalight
kayalight Posted: 2014-11-26 11:55
A yacht charter boating holiday is an extremely pleasant experience if you work with a company that can help you choose the right yacht and destination for a magical and unforgettable experience on the sea.
Our team at Albatros Yachting does just that, why, because we offer specialist advice and guidance to our customers from through every step of their booking experience.
We’ve been in the business since 1995, so we can anticipate all the questions that you’ll need answers to, from your first point of contact right through to the day you disembark your chosen sea vessel.
Yachting holidays are a great way to take a break from your normal nine to five grind. As by day you’ll spend your days lazing onboard, sipping cool cocktails, basking under the glare of the sunshine and dipping in out of the sea.And by night, you’ll be surrounded by a plethora of stars and dine amidst of backdrop of beautiful sunsets – what’s not to love about that!Your holiday on board your chosen sailing vessel is also great value for money too!
Yacht Charters in Turkey is becoming so popular that we’re often busy building more and more boats for business and for our customers who want to have the freedom to enjoy a lifetime comfort onboard their very own gulet.

http://www.albatrosyachting.com/eng/yacht-charter.html
seeking boats By: Fisher4mana Replies: 2 Views: 191
 
 
Fisher4mana
Fisher4mana Posted: 2014-05-11 21:17
Hello everyone I locking pouwer boat in Europe. I ready start now. I have skipper paper's up to 24 m.
BoatShowAvenue
BoatShowAvenue Posted: 2014-11-26 04:33
Hi! nice to chat. If you are looking for the best boats and informations then you MUST visit our site www.boatshowavenue.com
No sea experience, but want to travel. Where to start? By: andrasbraten Replies: 1 Views: 211
 
 
andrasbraten
andrasbraten Posted: 2014-11-21 04:41
What if I'm just a person with courage to work my way to travel? I have no sea experience, but I'm healthy, sturdy and can take orders if they come clear. Where to start?
If you think its hard to get experience, try getting crew! By: Tony1 Replies: 9 Views: 571
 
 
Tony1
Tony1 Posted: 2014-08-11 09:31
I have a 23mtr motoryacht in the Ionian waters of Greece. At the beginning of the season I placed an ad on crewbay and had 300 replies in 48hrs. Brilliant, I was very specific and detailed in the ad.
I must have an uncanny ability to select people who daydream and then when they have the position and start date get cold feet. 3 people offered the role, 2 pulled out the week before and one just didn't arrive. Yes I had been honest, yes I bought the flight ticket. Yes I offered a trial ticket with an open return. Yes it was well salaried.
Now with just a couple of months of my season left it's even more difficult. I put the boat to bed at the end of October for the winter so it really is a short term position. I skipper the boat myself usually a week on and a week back in the UK. Time aboard is either by myself or with family/friends and 4/6 days out around the islands. I'm looking for a hostie to help out with everything and happy to do extensive on the job training. Don't need vast experience this is a first rung on the ladder with great opportunities.
This morning I contacted someone who was advertising looking for a short term role, they wanted to be in Greece, they had little experience, they wanted a paid position. The message I got back was " I don't want to work, I just want to enjoy the experience and be part of a team" if these positions exist I'd appreciate if someone would point me in the right direction and I could sell my boat and just enjoy someone else's.
Rant over, thanks for reading this far. Have a great day and enjoy.
TinaDaren
TinaDaren Posted: 2014-08-16 13:08
Oh dear, that sounds horrendous. I work my ass off when I am crewing, would never let the skipper rise before me and make sure his coffee/sun downer/dinner are ready exactly as advised and made according to spec. I always look out for anything the skipper might want and try to spot any issues (deck cleaning/sail adjusting/shopping) before they need to be pointed out. I do hope you find someone suitable who appreciates the fantastic offer you seem to make; I wish I was able to take the job! T.
Tony1
Tony1 Posted: 2014-08-22 00:19
Thanks T, enjoy. I've given up looking for this year and will be enjoying the rest of the season with friends on board who are all enjoying being part of the crew. I wish all crew were as dedicated as you guys sound.
Tony1
Tony1 Posted: 2014-08-22 00:24
Thanks T, enjoy. I've given up looking for this year and will be enjoying the rest of the season with friends on board who are all enjoying being part of the crew. I wish all crew were as dedicated as you guys sound.
MARAMARA
MARAMARA Posted: 2014-09-04 09:10
Captain/Skipper
Captain/Skipper Posted: 2014-09-04 09:17
Not easy, for owners or crew. I contacted many boats who were looking for skipper/capt, most of them don't even reply, or don't check spam folder. ( in your own email, not crewbay) I did also enquire about your position, no reply. If owners post then they ought to at least make a reply to all .... a thanks but no, a maybe, a yes. But that's a poor story, I mean to buy the tickets for crew and no show, bad. Best for 2015 Tony!
brent.deluca
brent.deluca Posted: 2014-10-27 19:31
that is insane because I have been dieing to find a crew let alone get paid and have a flight paid for
vtroy
vtroy Posted: 2014-11-13 15:09
What a bummer Tony, such waste of time and money. While others like me and some below would love your generous offer. I did send you a reply for next year's consideration. All the best!!
Marinatrix447
Marinatrix447 Posted: 2014-11-15 20:49
Pay peanuts get monkeys.... comes swiftly to mind...

You hear horror stories both sides in fact.... and crewing ia always a 24/7 role... with minimal time off... the pay if not pro or STCW 95 rated min hr rates... vocational for most.

If you're a budding super-yacht owner wanting 5star crew then you don't whine using freebie sites... and head straight for Y.CO

http://blog.y.co/

Fair winds
Mallorca to wherever By: QuiqueFuentes Replies: 1 Views: 64
 
 
QuiqueFuentes
QuiqueFuentes Posted: 2014-11-14 14:00
Hi I'm Quique.

Im in Mallorca looking for cross with a sailboat to Spain, Caribe, Itali, Africa.... Wherever. I have experience sailing, i was living in a sailboat.
I can work in the necessary in the boat but i dont want money, i only want to cross. I can bring my food, and y only travel with my Back pack.
I'm a calm person but active. I like to get up early end do things wothout hurry. I know the bassic of plumbing, electrician, glass cutter, carpenter, carver (all around repare things). I play a lot of instruments but in special classic guitar. Y love to do exercice like swimm in the mornig, run and yoga.

I'm vegetarian and i know to prepare some vegetarian plates like chop suey, spanish omelette, bread...

I love to do massages like ''Reflexologia Podal'' (feet massages), body massage, Reiki...

I think in this live is important to don't fall in the attachment of the things like cars, phones, money.. only things ... I think the important in this live is enjoy , learn and share with free soul because this is the things what make us really rich persons. And this experiencies can be more goods or more difficults but this is the kind of esperiences what are unforgettable.

A big Hug for you!
Mallorca to wherever By: QuiqueFuentes Replies: 1 Views: 31
 
 
QuiqueFuentes
QuiqueFuentes Posted: 2014-11-14 13:46
Hi I'm Quique.

Im in Mallorca looking for cross with a sailboat to Spain, Caribe, Itali, Africa.... Wherever. I have experience sailing, i was living in a sailboat.
I can work in the necessary in the boat but i dont want money, i only want to cross. I can bring my food, and y only travel with my Back pack.
I'm a calm person but active. I like to get up early end do things wothout hurry. I know the bassic of plumbing, electrician, glass cutter, carpenter, carver (all around repare things). I play a lot of instruments but in special classic guitar. Y love to do exercice like swimm in the mornig, run and yoga.

I'm vegetarian and i know to prepare some vegetarian plates like chop suey, spanish omelette, bread...

I love to do massages like ''Reflexologia Podal'' (feet massages), body massage, Reiki...

I think in this live is important to don't fall in the attachment of the things like cars, phones, money.. only things ... I think the important in this live is enjoy , learn and share with free soul because this is the things what make us really rich persons. And this experiencies can be more goods or more difficults but this is the kind of esperiences what are unforgettable.

A big Hug for you!
Boatsitting position By: Skibber76 Replies: 1 Views: 161
 
 
Skibber76
Skibber76 Posted: 2014-10-26 07:34
Hi

I am on my way to durban and Richards bay in southafrika without a timetable and would like to get in touch with boatowners who might be interested in some short term help.

Please reply with suggestions and I will get back to you soonest.

Best regards

Peter
delivery skipper with mate By: martyn Replies: 2 Views: 297
 
 
martyn
martyn Posted: 2013-11-29 16:44
We
Are looking for more delivery work long or short haul worldwide
Good rates given
UK based
Contact Martyn
+47761413468
0776141346
Looking for a boat from Turkey to The Lebanon or İsrael By: easy fellow Replies: 1 Views: 34
 
 
easy fellow
easy fellow Posted: 2014-10-02 14:13
Hey there, everything is said in the title already - İ am looking for a chance to pass Syria on the sea. İ am not experienced on boats but a quick learner and full of skills (professional masseur and therapist, degree in physics and chemistry, lots of stories :-),... )
İ am travelling without time scedule but it would be nice within the next two or three weeks! Thank you for every offer!
Seeking JOB pAid By: elizabeth88 Replies: 2 Views: 177
 
 
elizabeth88
elizabeth88 Posted: 2014-08-12 17:30
Looking for a long term position As im South African its difficult for me to get on a boat/yacht as my ethnicity I am hoping to get a chance of a lifetime ....please let me know
dream Liner
dream Liner Posted: 2014-09-24 14:57
dear Elizabeth,

we are in Fiji and looking for a free to sail long term crew
do you have any experiences at all.

can you fly to Samoa or Fiji we will take care of all your expenses while on board and we offer a to drop you anywhere you wish in our path after some work with us we always change crew and get new ones we love it

now we have 4 boys and two older ladies with us we need two more crew its a 47 feet sloop

Mrs. Kalisi

Captain
Sailing on Tonga By: mar Replies: 2 Views: 191
 
 
mar
mar Posted: 2012-09-26 09:48
Hi everyone! I m Marina from Argentina and Im gonna be in Tonga around October, I dont have sailing experience but im willing to learn and enjoy doing new things! Im very easy going and friendly. I like all kind of activities, a good conversation but also the silence.
Im open to join any trip (from day trip to long term)
Regards

Just in case, mar.baldo@hotmail.com
dream Liner
dream Liner Posted: 2014-09-24 14:53
Dear Marina,

please send us a complete CV and mention you rage and photo pls can you fly to Apia, Samoa by Mid to Late Oct. 2014 i have a position for long or short term.

we are a family of 3 with a 44 feet Dreamline sailboat cruising the south pacific for a year starting in Oct. in Samoa and depart samoa to Tonga and the french we cover all costs to the crew I am a chef also we love food and cooking

lovetotravelsofar76@gmail.com