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Old 02-10-2014, 05:34   #1
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Female Biology Student with an Urge to Experience the Vast Oceans

Hallo everybody
I am a 3rd year biology student in desperate search of new adventure, and in need of rediscovering the reason for the long days spent inside at campus. I am finishing my BSc thesis in a coulpe of weeks, and I am looking for a sailing yacht and skipper that would be interested in taking me along following that. I am looking for an experienced and responsible skipper and crew, that can ensure the best conditions for a trip like this. I have no prefered destinations and routes, and I have money and time to a few months at sea. My aim is to return to school in february.
I must admit I have no sailing experience, but I am a quick study, I am used to being on the water and I never get seasick. Furthermore I am expecting to attend a danish certified proficiency course soon, to get a general feel with sailing.
The sea and marine life is the reason I started studying biology in the first place. I have a large general knowledge of the sea and life under the surface. I scuba dive and practice spearfishing in my free time, and I am a reliable cook, great with children and general maintainance. I am smart, and will look for a solution when a problem occurs.
I have always travelled as much as possible, and to me that is all there is. It's all I wanna do, and throughout the years I have travelled many corners of Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Egypt. It is safe to say that encounters with new cultures and people of the world is experiences I treasure dearly, and I am open minded and interested in every aspect of new places and new people.
Though I am excited about new adventure, I do realize that life on a boat isn't just fun and sunbathing on the deck. I know it is hard work and I am more than willing to do my part and contribute in any way I can. I am also well aware that there will be long days similar to the next and that some sort of everyday life aboard a boat will occur, and that evey crew member have their chores and duties. I know that is important for the sail to be a safe and enjoyable journey.
However the journey and experiences aboard a boat is as much an adventure to me, than visiting distant corners of the world. I have always dreamed of one day owning my own boat and sail the world on my own. I am hoping to get a feel of life at sea and learning the skills and dos'n'don'ts connected to that. Crewing on a boat must be the best way to learn - I just have to try it.
So if anybody out there could see any opportunities in bringing me along for a ride, I would be more than happy to hear from you. Though I am a newbie when it comes the art of sailing, I really do feel I can contribute in a lot of ways. If not on deck, then as a cook or maintainance worker or babysitter or personal marine life guide. Please - let me know.

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Re: Female Biology Student with an Urge to Experience the Vast Oceans

This has been said before to young ladies like you and I hope you take no offense, I have a Daughter older than you so try to dismiss it as Fatherly advice.
Be careful, not all men are Gentlemen, maybe look for a boat that has a family aboard.
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Keep at it Ditte...

I sounds like you have a lot to offer with a positive attitude like this!

Good luck!!!
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boatman61 might be looking for crew,he is in Denmark at the moment preparing to leave for the carribean send him a pm
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boatman61 might be looking for crew,he is in Denmark at the moment preparing to leave for the carribean send him a pm
I think there is a new SPOT model that uploads cockpit surveillance photos at every tracking location???
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I think there is a new SPOT model that uploads cockpit surveillance photos at every tracking location???
of phil in his "Budgie smugglers"........not a pretty sight
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of phil in his "Budgie smugglers"........not a pretty sight
HA HA!

In the last "female crew looking" thread, I received an immediate PM after I posted that Phil's topless bikini pics were floating around here somewhere...

I made no mention of his smuggling activities...
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I will be leaving the Chesapeake for the BVI within the next week or so, could always use a crew.
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Re: Female Biology Student with an Urge to Experience the Vast Oceans

Have you considered crewing or teaching aboard a school ship? That would be my recommendation if you want to combine sailing, sea time and biology.

Try these for starters:

Class Afloat

World Ocean School

Semester at Sea

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Hi Ditte,
The Ocean Cruising Club has a special programme for young sailors called the Youth Sponsorship Programme. All of our members are very experienced and among the most accomplished sailors to learn from. There is some funding available through the programme. If this is of interest to you, please send a query via the form on the website.

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Hi Ditte...
I'm in Aeroskobing at the moment.. will likely be here a couple of more weeks getting an hydraulic auto pilot fitted on a 64ft (18+metre) racing boat... no frills.. hank on jib etc...
She's been converted for cruising and tho' some may judge her as basic... (toilet/galley) she's not that bad.
If you fancy popping down for a chat/look at the w/end drop me a message and let me know your coming down.
I'm no expert.. far from it and you may learn something good.. or just a lot of bad habits..
All that's on offer.. if the 3 of us get on is a trip from here to Antigua.. bed and board..
The decision is Yours...

PS: If you want to learn Portuguese on the trip... my 1 crew at the moment speaks no English.. maybe you guys could teach each other..

PPS: Not looking to get swamped by offers.. the G/F and myself are adequate.. its just that Ditte's close to hand and looking at self funding her travel...
Owners like me coz I keep it cheap as possible..
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Re: Female Biology Student with an Urge to Experience the Vast Oceans

Ditte, Boatman is lying.

He has forgot more about sailing than most others on here could learn. You being that close, and if everything works out, you could not find a better person to learn from. Don't believe that "I'm not an expert" stuff he's spouting.
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Ditte, Boatman is lying.

He has forgot more about sailing than most others on here could learn. You being that close, and if everything works out, you could not find a better person to learn from. Don't believe that "I'm not an expert" stuff he's spouting.
i'll second that,and it should be an interesting boat to sail,asit is an ex racer
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They're only saying that coz I'm still alive...
My real name is 'Lucky Jim'..
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So what was that move south on your last trans-atlantic east bound which was made by reading not the weather gribs, but because you understood the cloud patterns? That was a substantial re-routing you know had most trying to figure out what the heck you were doing, and then when the weather became apparent, many thought you had SSB direction.

Ditte, I would go visit Boatie.

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And make sure he has a Spot tracker. It causes all sorts of entertainment for us on this board.
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