I don't know if this is truly possible, but what better way to find out then to ask.
My long term goal is to be a licensed captain
and buy a yawl or ketch
sail boat and live on it.
My father told me the other day that he's heard of people going down to the coast --in my case this is a couple provinces over in BC. I live in Manitoba-- and helping wealthy captains sail there large yachts. I really don't know how to even word this right but he'd said he'd read a Reader's Digest article about a young man joining this man's "crew" and sailing and gaining experience with him.
Does this seem possible? Is there any website you can go visit to find captains looking for able bodied seamen. Granted I have zero sailing experience but I'm a fast learning
and self motivated and physically fit. I'd love to spend months/years helping a captain
sail the seas on his yacht and would be willing to do it for room and board basically. Maybe a small income
. Of course eventually I'd like to get certified and with that make a little more money
and eventually buy my own ship. Of course that's like long term plan over several years.
Anyway what do you guys think? Anyone heard of this before? Is it really possible to help others sail?