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Old 26-02-2014, 11:18   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: El Chalten - Patagonia
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Looking to crew towards South Pacific / Southeast Asia

Hello dear People!

My plans are to crew on a sailboat from South America to South East Asia or somewhere in the way.
I am available from May 2014 and on.
No real experience sailing but I'm really willing to learn!
I Speak native Spanish and fluid English...

I'm in good fit, love cooking, and will enjoy and happily do my best in any task that should be done.

I scuba dive since I'm 9 (started with a 2 years course at that age), although I haven't done it for some years now (Not many chances of diving in this mountains!). I'm now finishing my certifications as a Mountain Guide.

I lived in Southern Patagonia for the last 4 years and although I love this place, I feel the urge to do a long trip before settleling down anywhere (If I will, eventually). I've been planning this for the last few years and decided that now is the moment. I started hiking and climbing some years ago, and that developed in me a strong love for nature.

I worked as a tour guide in Patagonia for a couple of years and finally ended working as a Park Ranger in a Natural Reserve near El Chalten (Argentina).

If you are needing crew and feel that I could be the right person to join your trip, don't hesitate to contact me!

Thank you!...
Nico
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Old 03-03-2014, 13:31   #2
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Falmouth
Boat: Nic Bailey design Scat Venture West, 40ft Epoxy carbon foam sandwich construction
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Re: Looking to crew towards South Pacific / Southeast Asia

Hi, I am looking for expressions of interest for 3 crew to sail from St Martin to Panama Canal and Tahiti or beyond. The boat is a Custom 40 foot high speed cat and each crew member will have their own private cabin. I am a professional skipper from the U.K but I have travelled, sailed & lived all over this planet. I have taken 2 years out to enjoy cruising the Caribbean and Pacific (again). Looking at transiting the canal in March/April. Sailing experience is not essential but you need to understand that passage making can be tough sometimes. Especially tough will be the 4 week passage to Nuka Hiva or Hiva Oa from Panama. Not tough weather wise but tough mentally & emotionally. I haven't decided yet whether I will sail direct from Archipelago de las Perlas (Pacific side just 40nm out of the canal) to the Marquesas, or via Galapagos. As a crew we can make that decision together after assessing all the variables while in Panama. In the last year, there have been a lot of restrictions placed on cruising boats in the Galapagos and its minimum $750 just to drop the hook at Galapagos now with all the fees.
The most important criteria is your personality; I want crew who are happy, responsible, contribute to all duties willingly, have a good attitude and understand that in a confined space (and all boats get small eventually) living aboard a boat, everyone needs to be extra understanding. We will all stand night watches on a rotating basis.
I have sailed all over the world in the last 30 years, safety is my 1st priority and then fun and then adventure (or is that adventure and then fun). I feel that 4 crew is the ideal number for this voyage. After arriving in the Marquesas, all the following island groups & atolls are 2 -5 days max all the way to Australia. You don't need to commit all the way to Oz but I do want a commitment to Tahiti, at least. That means 3 months approx.
OK, I prefer that you are between 24 and a fit 45. Non smoker but I may make an exception for the right person.
This is a user pays voyage. Contributing to boat & voyage costs will be US$20 a day per person. Food is on top of that but once we share the massive shopping in Panama for the Marquesas passage there's nothing to spend.
In return you get a private cabin & head on a modern big cat, you get to learn as much as you want regarding sailing, docking, anchoring, navigating and boat systems management from a professional skipper/sailing instructor. You get an experienced skipper who has made this passage before. You need to have medical insurance (World Nomads is the mob I use, quick and easy world wide coverage online), enough money to fly out of where ever and a good attitude.
I'm sorry but I prefer no couples, single adventurous people make better crew.
Yes, this a long post but I am trying to give as much info up front to save on replying to lots of unsuitable people and people who may find this voyage unsuitable.
Finally, you will need to fly into Colombia or Panama within the next 4-5 weeks so we can bed in as crew and ensure we are all compatible. Your passport needs to have at least 12 mths validity.
I prefer that you PM me or email me.
Thank you for your patience.
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