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Old 04-11-2009, 23:01   #1
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How Easy Is it to Find a Skipper?

My wife, 1 year old daughter and I are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime in April next year. Being new to the sailing fraternity I am currently doing a day skipper course in Durban SA to give me some theory on sailing. We intend to sail from Nassau to Antigua but would need a skipper with experience. Being on a tight budget how easy is it to find someone willing to help us? Any suggestions support or advise on route or passage would be greatly appreciated

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:26   #2
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Welcome to the what an exciting time!
I'm sure you'll get some great tips around here on how to find a skipper for a reasonable deal.

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Old 08-12-2009, 00:51   #3
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Congratulations on your adventure!

My partner and I are also in the final stages of buying a boat and are going to sail the Caribbean. Departing next Monday!

Having very limited sailing experience we too need a captain and found
a website called crewseekers online.

We listed on the short notice board and in exchange for flights and expenses, we have now found ourselves a very experienced skipper for 2 months!

It doesn't cost anything to list and the responses have mostly been great!

Best of luck on your journey!

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