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Old 06-04-2019, 20:12   #1
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Volunteer crew wanted, La Paz Mexico to Tahiti on a 62’ Sloop starting mid May.

(The Passage) This delivery will be departing from Marina Costa Baja, La Paz Mexico, on or around May 15th. This passage is approximately 3500 miles all of which will be offshore with the possibility of a very short stop in the Marquesas, French Polynesia. The complete passage should take roughly between 4 to 7 weeks depending on weather. I always hope to sail as much as possible however we will be crossing the equator so certainly expect at least some motoring / motor-sailing. While this is a delivery on a performance cruiser we sail quite conservatively making safety and comfort a priority over speed.

(The Boat) Is a beautiful 62 foot Deerfoot that has been professionally maintained and is in excellent condition. She is comfortable, fast, and very well equipped for offshore sailing. She sports a new Yanmar plus watermaker, generator, life raft, all of the safety gear, plus much more. She is also for sale and details can be found at the link below.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...2-62--2899569/

(The Captain) Is a USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master that has completed a solo circumnavigation on a 30ft Sloop. Since then I have completed about 50,000nm of offshore deliveries and sailing instruction including a 3000nm offshore delivery of this same Deerfoot to La Paz last year, so I am familiar with the boat. The First Mate is also an experienced sailor and circumnavigator. Collectively the Captain and the Mate have completed 6 trans-Pacific crossings. You can find my CV, references, and blog here; SAILBOAT DELIVERIES -.

(The Arrangement) This is a delivery and I am looking for volunteer crew. There will likely be four of us in total. On-board passage-related expenses, fuel, marina fees, customs, immigration fees and provisioning will be provided. You would be responsible for all of your expenses off of the boat (restaurants, drinking, entertainment, etc). Airfare to or from the vessel may be considerable and are negotiable for those with offshore experience. All crew are expected to help with all aspects of the passage including pre-passage preparation and post passage clean up. We are alcohol and drug free underway and you should expect to help keep an active watch , sometimes alone at night, helping with navigating, weather analyses, sail-handling, cooking, cleaning, repairs etc. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals or couples looking to gain offshore experience, confidence, and mile-building on a very comfortable boat with a well-qualified captain and mate. WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW YOU WILL BE TAUGHT.

(The Requirements for the crew) Feel free to leave a short reply to the post here however please be sure to send an Email as well including your phone number and other info. Tell me why you want to take this trip and about your sailing experience or attach a CV. Let me know if you require travel expenses or not and please mention any other experience or skills that you might possess that could be useful at sea (engineers, medical professionals, mechanics, cooks etc,). I tend to give preference to people who know they do not get seasick. You should be available to arrive in La Paz the second week of May and remain available for as many as 6 or 7 weeks to complete the passage. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

-Captain Kirk Little
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Old 06-04-2019, 23:07   #2
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Re: Volunteer crew wanted, La Paz Mexico to Tahiti on a 62’ Sloop starting mid May.

My name is Dave, I’m a retired army officer with 36 years as a team player and know how to follow instructions and calm under fire. I have only two real crew experiences going up the east coast and day sailing in the gulf. Handy mechanically and experienced in electric or and plumbing systems. A lot of land navigation but no nautical navigation as of yet. I can cover my own travel expenses and have a current passport. My dry bag is ready and other than one obligation 11-12 May I’m free till late August. My contact info is ffdlm1@hotmail.com and Mobil is 907 803 0326. I have spent numerous days long lining in Alaska outside Valdez and my on my trip up the east coast and have not had any issues with sea sickness.
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Re: Volunteer crew wanted, La Paz Mexico to Tahiti on a 62’ Sloop starting mid May.

Hi Kirk,

I'm Aaron, and just sent you an email about this crewing position.

I'm fit & able, have some limited sailing experience (including crew on a delivery from Fiji to Australia) and am looking to gain experience and looking for a boat for myself and family.
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Re: Volunteer crew wanted, La Paz Mexico to Tahiti on a 62’ Sloop starting mid May.

Greetings Captain Kirk,
I have just sent a reply to this post to your email. Hope to speak with you soon.
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UPDATE, all crew positions are filled, Sorry I haven't been able to get back to everyone during the process but I will still try. Thanks to everyone who messaged, so many great candidates out there. -Kirk
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