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Old 26-01-2017, 16:22   #1
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Solo Vs Crew

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So have decided to do a little sailing trip from Australia to Indo, Philippines, PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Cali and back home over a couple years. Its basically a surfing trip trying to find uncrowded/unsorted waves.

I have been planning to do it on a cat but might go with a monohull do to funds but will decide at the time most likely next year.

anyway to the point, what is the benefits of sailing with a crew vs going solo? Also is it hard to find people to crew as I am 22 and not very experienced?

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I would suggest taking crew for the passages, anyhow. If you're inexperienced, you can learn a lot day hopping coastally, but for passages, you need to sleep and keep watch, too, so it helps to have a spare pair of eyes. Some single handers interrview backpackers for crew, such people do not travel with overly much *stuff*, generally speaking. As you gain confidence and experience, you may try a singlehanded passage. There will be people here who will say it's illegal to singlehand, it's not, but you are at a disadvantage if someone runs into you, because both vessels' skippers are burdened to avoid collisions.

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