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Old 05-08-2008, 09:45   #1
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Anyone have any knowledge/info re Bluewater Miles LLC from Rhode Island? I'm looking at gaining some bluewater experience and this seems to be a good option - 6-7 days at sea.
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You could put your name on the crew list for the Caribbean 1500 (carib1500.com). About 75 boats will leave Hampton, VA for Tortola on about 2 November. Boats are always looking for crew, particularly strong young guys. Level of experience of crew varies from none to alot, same for the owners. Your costs would only be that of transportation to Hampton and back from Tortola.
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately not too 'young' anymore. This company caught my eye as it is structured time wise (still working) and the leg I'm interested in is Bermuda to BVI in the spring - warm sun for old canadian bones.
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Here's another possibility--The Maryland School of Sailing Maryland School of Sailing; Chesapeake; Caribbean; Atlantic Ocean; Bermuda

I've not used their services, but several people that I know have done there offshore training voyages and found them to be very good. I also knew one of their former instructors, and he was a top-rate sailor and teacher.
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The crew list is the same for the Atlantic Cup (Tortola to Bermuda). You just state your preference on the sign-up. It is only the first 24 hours that are cold in the Fall. Once you hit the stream - it is tee shirts all the way South. An 84 year old couple did the 1500 and the Atlantic Cup last year.
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Thanks for the info. I really appreciate the feedback. This site is a real asset to all interested in sailing.

I always say i'm not interested in racing, just going out, relaxing, enjoying the ocean etc. Problem is, every time I see a sailboat in front of me I try to catch it! Maybe I will try the race. Just using up my last vacation for this year - is there anything coparible in the spring?
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I don't mean to be harsh, but the last thing I'd look for in a crew wanting to do an ocean passage is "just going out, relaxing, enjoying the ocean etc.".

Ocean passages CAN be like that, but more often they are not. They can be punctuated by very difficult and challenging conditions, and I want crew aboard who are fully motivated to face whatever comes along.

For just 'relaxing, enjoying the ocean', I'd recommend a charter in a nice place like the sunny Caribbean (especially the BVI), or perhaps a cruise ship.

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2 sailboats on the same body of water = race
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