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Old 09-09-2014, 12:16   #1
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Couple for Atlantic crossing January 2015, E->W

Hi We are Grzegorz and Liza.

We are looking for an Atlantic crossing opportunity in January 2015 from Europe to West Indies, Caribbean Sea.

Who we are?
Open-minded Couple, reliable and a bit crazy, with passion to sail.
Both having experience as a inshore skippers for more than 10 years, so we fully professional if it comes to inshore sailing.
We might not have proper sea sailing experience but we are eager to gain some.
We are both 23yo, Polish and we are fluent in English with basic knowledge of Spanish and French. Completely open for new adventures, experience and people.
Our main advantages are: We love cooking ;], engineering skills and experience, rescue swimmer qualifications, inshore skipper and inshore power boat certificate (issued by Polish Yachting Association), entertaining, fast-learners, reliable.

Feel free to contact us via PM
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Old 09-09-2014, 15:37   #2
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Re: Couple for Atlantic crossing January 2015, E->W

Hi Greg and Lisa,

Around the ARC time some potential crews try they luck walking the docks in Las Palmas. This year there are also other rallies, I think from Tenerife and Lanzarote. This is an extra cost for you and not a sure investment but it may give you an opportunity to meet owners, socialise with the departing boaties and maybe (only maybe) catch a ride with an ARC boat or any other that departs around that time. The catch a boat period ends somewhere in January when most boats are gone, also those sailing further South, towards (mostly) Brazil.

If you want, you can ask someone to print and post your "add" where boat owners are likely to find it: 'Sailors' Bar', and the two or three boards that can be found in Puerto Deportivo.

There will be a number of Polish boats departing with the ARC too and they are mostly charter boats. Perhaps try to contact them and see if they may need any crew.

Or else just get a small boat and sail it yourselves. Possibly a very remote possibility on your list but easily done given some time and determination.

Remember getting there is easy but getting back home may be a bit more complex and way more costly too. You will have to present a return ticket when disembarking in any West Indies location. Allow for this in your traveling plans.

Good luck, fair winds,
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