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Old 18-05-2013, 02:05   #1
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Looking for Crew Opportunity in South Pacific

Hi, I知 a total newbie to sailing. I知 29 and have been traveling/working around the world for the last 6 years, and have always had a deep desire to learn how to sail and travel the world on the sea (possibilities seem endless). I grew up in a small coastal town in Oregon, and have always loved the water. Spent time fishing and crabbing off the coast, but never learned to sail. I have never had any issues with seasickness. I知 a PADI divemaster. I've been living in New Zealand for the past 5 months, and have decided to get serious about trying to make the dream happen. I知 currently in Christchurch, NZ doing some remodeling/construction work, but am ready to head north away from the winter. Looking for an opportunity to learn, prove myself, and have some fun. I can meet up in the south pacific (north island of NZ, Tonga, Australia, etc.). I知 in good shape, a hard worker and fast learner, with an easy going positive attitude. I can fly to anywhere and have no time schedule. Also, I am able to contribute to shared costs.
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Old 18-05-2013, 03:17   #2
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Re: Looking for Crew Opportunity in South Pacific

Hi Ryan! Before being a crew member, you'll need to learn some fundamentals about sailing. Purchase and study this book: "Sailing Made Easy by The American Sailing Association ASA" (around $22 USD). Nothing beats hands-on actual sailing experience; you will need plenty of that! This is just a start for when you get an offer to become a crew member, you will at least reinforce and practice what you've learned. Learning seamanship is a combination of sailing skills and book knowledge about a variety of topics; navigation, communications, propulsion and electrical troubleshooting, to name a few. While sailing, don't forget to have fun in the meantime; plenty to explore and to have a feast for your senses! Keep us posted on your progress! Good luck! Mauritz
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Old 18-05-2013, 16:56   #3
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Re: Looking for Crew Opportunity in South Pacific

Thanks a bunch, I'll check it out.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:52   #4
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Re: Looking for Crew Opportunity in South Pacific

We are leaving Sydney for Gizo Solomon Islands in late July early August. We may have a spot if one of the regular crew can't make it, so at this stage just a possibility. The boat is a Farr 1220 seaworthy and properly equipped, we did the trip last year, it is one way taking about two weeks. Contact me by email (use the @ in place of AT) ak AT otcobirdnet.com.au.
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Old 26-06-2013, 18:24   #5
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Re: Looking for Crew Opportunity in South Pacific

hi ryan,
are you still looking?
we are in bora bora, fiji and then on to new zealand.
let us know if still available.
thanks,\
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Old 07-07-2013, 13:36   #6
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hi ryan,
can you let us know if you are still available please?
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Old 07-07-2013, 17:47   #7
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Re: Looking for Crew Opportunity in South Pacific

Hey Grit, sorry for not responding to your other reply, I didn't see it until I got a notice about the second. I was in Tonga and Fiji for a month and a half crewing on a couple boats, but I just left to Australia. Gonna try my luck getting on a boat going towards Indonesia or something like that. If I was still in the area I would definitely be interested, good luck with your search.
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