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Old 01-02-2013, 11:48   #1
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Hi I am a newbie here.
I have been sailing pretty much all my life taking up big boat sailing in my gap year with numerous tall ships trips and yachting when I arrived at uni.
I am now 25 and spending my second season In the Caribbean, I am looking for the next stage of my adventure and am hoping for it to be water based.
Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom (or preferably, job offers) going spare...

I am sailing with my partner currently on the Tall Ship Pelican of London, having brought her out here from the UK in September/October.

Fair winds,
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:22   #2
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Welcome, Pippa. I don't have job offer for you, but I wish you well. And if you and/or your partner ever want to crew for free, you're welcome aboard my boat any time. :-)
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25   #3
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Welcome to CF....mine is not a tall ship, but I am a short person, so its a same same situation
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Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom (or preferably, job offers) going spare...

I am sailing with my partner currently on the Tall Ship Pelican of London, having brought her out here from the UK in September/Octob....
Put her to work...whatever it takes - waiting tables, being a receptionist or a hotel maid.
Just make her tow the line and support the lifestyle.
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Hi I am a newbie here.
I have been sailing pretty much all my life taking up big boat sailing in my gap year with numerous tall ships trips and yachting when I arrived at uni.
I am now 25 and spending my second season In the Caribbean, I am looking for the next stage of my adventure and am hoping for it to be water based.
Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom (or preferably, job offers) going spare...

I am sailing with my partner currently on the Tall Ship Pelican of London, having brought her out here from the UK in September/October.

Fair winds,
Pippa
Sounds like you are already well placed. I don't know what to tell you except save your money and buy a boat.
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Welcome aboard Pippa! I recommend that you work on getting you US Coast Guard's "Six-Pack" license. Go to their website and check the requirements. Start tackling every requirement, until you become certified. It will take time and money to complete these requirements. Once accomplished, at your own pace, many job opportunities will present themselves to you. Keep us posted! Good luck to your endeavors! Mauritz
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Put her to work...whatever it takes - waiting tables, being a receptionist or a hotel maid.
Just make her tow the line and support the lifestyle.
Hmm, I think you'll find that her was referring to the boat. Not sure how I feel about being told that im the one who should be funding the lifestyle...

Will look into some more qualifications, but just need to sort out how to stay in st lucia when we arrive back there at the beginning of next week.
Thanks for all the welcomes.
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Hmm, I think you'll find that her was referring to the boat. Not sure how I feel about being told that im the one who should be funding the lifestyle...

Will look into some more qualifications, but just need to sort out how to stay in st lucia when we arrive back there at the beginning of next week.
Thanks for all the welcomes.
LOLOL.... Hiya Pippa..
Welcome to CF... they only sound chauvanistic...
Why stay in St Lucia... do you need to...?
If your looking for another boat St Martin is the main jump off for many.. and cheaper accomodation....
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:43   #9
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As long as they only sound it then...

Well we are trying to work out our next step, plans keep changing around us. We want to stay put for a bit to work out what is actually happening and what is just hot air. We get off our ship in st lucia, so (to me) it makes more sense to stop here for a bit to arrange things then move on somewhere depending upon our options.
We may have to move somewhere like st Martin/Antigua soon.
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Pearl of wisdom... Never buy expensive pearls from a street vendor...
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Old 26-02-2013, 18:19   #12
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Thanks, we have found a boat for the moment and are sailing her to Antigua for the classics regatta. But we will be looking for some thing else again in two/three weeks.
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