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Old 06-08-2016, 09:54   #1
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Looking for offshore experience NY to Florida

My name is Garth Birdsey, I currently own a 38' Catalina berthed on Broad Creek off the Neuse River near Oriental (New Bern/Wilmington) NC.

I would like some offshore experience anywhere on the East Coast and can pay for my own travel and expenses. I am mostly interested in monohull boats but a catamaran would be a good experience too and then I could offer the services of both myself and my wife.

We have both taken ASA sailing 101,102, and 103 and have owned a number of sailboats for many years. The real problem is that I have a tendency to buy fixer-uppers and I spend far more time working on the boats than sailing them!!

I will be tied up for the next week but my late summer and fall schedule is very flexible.

If you need a semi-experienced hand that is good at fixing things too drop me a line at garthbirdsey@msn.com.
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I would like some offshore experience anywhere on the East Coast and can pay for my own travel and expenses. I am mostly interested in monohull boats but a catamaran would be a good experience too and then I could offer the services of both myself and my wife.
59 North has offshore sail training. They have a podcast where you can get more ideas about what they do.

Also Find a Crew. I think there are other crew "matchmaking" websites if you search a bit.

Maine Cat also does some things like as they bring their charter boats from Bahamas to Maine and back. Their site doesn't show the fall schedule yet, might call them.
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Re: Looking for offshore experience NY to Florida

Garth, This may be ,.too little.too late, as I wanted to leave tomorrow, but I've.thoight that a few times and I'm still here. I'm a a novice sailor, who owns a Tayana 37 and has only solo'd. My next passage is from Jacksonville to Key largo. I was going to anchor put to sleep, but with crew would consider going blue all the way. What are your thoughts and.questions? Thank You Dennis
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Yes, it is a little late and more importantly I don't think a "novice sailor" and a novice "blue water sailor" really have any rational reason to be offshore without having someone with experience on board!

I also hope to be out sailing in the Nuese River for the next few days!
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Maine Cat just posted their fall offshore itinerary: Maine Cat Charters - Maine Cat Catamarans
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