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Old 22-08-2015, 05:11   #1
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2 Crew Wanted Rhode Island - Kemah, TX

Crew boarding date September 15

We are looking for 2 crew to accompany a professional delivery skipper on this trip. Crew must be able to stand watch solo and have offshore experience. Yacht has just been bought by her new owner and has been fully surveyed and serviced.

USCG Limited master with sail endorsement or RYA YM Coastal minimum.
Rhode Island - Kemah, Texas. 2250 nm.
Allow for 3 weeks in total.
All onboard expenses paid by us.
US-CA Travel to and from the yacht paid by us (within reason).
No per diem.

Interested, please send you maritime CV inlcuding your current location, age etc to crew@yachtdeliverycompany.com subject: SY 370 CREW.
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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

Off shore in the hurricane season?

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Old 22-08-2015, 12:45   #3
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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

Hmm,
You have a point. That's about the time hurricane formation skips from the Atlantic to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.


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Old 23-08-2015, 15:39   #4
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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

how far offshore is it from Rhode Island to Texas?
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Old 23-08-2015, 16:14   #5
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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

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how far offshore is it from Rhode Island to Texas?
Take another look at the first post. About 2250 NM. That's about right.


It looks like delivery captains aren't too concerned about hurricane season. Kind of reminds me of the old Pony Express. The mail must go through!

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how far offshore is it from Rhode Island to Texas?
One has to go quite a bit offshore if one wants to avoid the graveyard of the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras. Remember the tall ship that went down there because the skipper thought would be safer in a hurricane then staying in shore?

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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

depending on the vessel and the weather, this trip could be taken almost entirely via the ICW. ocean travel doesn't cease during hurricane season.
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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

My understanding is that this is a Sweden 37 which had a draft of 5' 7". The Dismal Swamp Canal is 6 ft deep. Kinda close. I'm thinking that this trip is headed offshoah.


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Old 28-08-2015, 08:08   #9
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Re: 2 CREW WANTED RHODE ISLAND - KEMAH, TX.

The skippers is not only a very experienced sailor but also a retired US Airlines Captain so he is an expert on weather. And if it get's rough I'm sure they will go ICW. Rough or extreme weather is not only dangerous for the crew but also bad for the yacht and our skippers and crew do our best to keep wear and tear to a minimum. Needless to say that's also how our customers prefer we treat their precious vessel.
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Re: 2 Crew Wanted Rhode Island - Kemah, TX

At first, it's hard to imagine why a "professional delivery skipper" would require or even want his crew to hold a "USCG Limited master with sail endorsement" (which, just for an Inland ticket, requires 360 days at sea). But then maybe this skipper needs a "paper" captain for insurance purposes? More difficult to imagine why someone with the amount of time, training, dedication, and expense required to obtain those credentials would want to work for no pay... when skipper gets a nice check.
If the track was BVI to Newport on a Hylas 46 in mid-October, I'd get the joke, but not the case here..... Pappy
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It's not the skipper that wants it but the customers insurance company. You might see it as work for free, many europeans see it as a great way to build experience and a lot cheaper than a sailing academy. Europeans are more experience driven where US citizens seem to be more money orientated. No good or bad, just different. The skipper is a highly experienced and qualified USCG master, also a retired US Airlines captain so quite the specialist on weather as we think thats important this time of year. We are professionals and very aware of the high demands of mainly the US insurance companies. We would like to be able to pay all crew on board but as the western world is recovering from a recession (tough competition between the delivery companies) and with so many sailors enjoying being on board for free we, as a relative newcomer in the industry, won't be able to change it. Not saying it's fair, it's just how the industry is and has been for years. And regarding the track, if it's nasty offshore they go ICW. Risking going through severe weather is not only not safe for the crew, especially in the hurricane season, but also not in the interest of customer as he or she wants the yacht to arrive with a minimum of wear and tear. At least that's how we see it. But please keep being critical as it will only improve the level of the industry and crew out there. And we are happy to answer all the questions we can, as long as you keep asking nicely as we all share the same passion for the ocean I think.
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