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Old 28-08-2016, 17:43   #1
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Hi! I'm Shawna! I have another post with the same title under crewing. It tells you a bit about me and there is more info in my profile. I don't have much experience but I have ducked the boom in a sail race and gone back for more. Looking for: Any boat ride to Halifax from the great lakes and/or a longer trip for the winter on a boat with sails. I believe I will be what you are looking for as well if these words interest you. Happy Sails!
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Old 29-08-2016, 16:37   #2
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Welcome to the forum. It may be easier finding rides in warmer climates.
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Thank you! I should add onto this post that I can get to a warmer climate for the right opportunity. I have had someone contact me about a 6 month cruise down Thorny Path. If you have any pointers on how to stay safe with new people, questions I should ask, info I should send to Mama, ect. I would appreciate it. I know I should get the Skippers full name and hull number. Is there anything else I should ask? Also what should I expect a good Skipper would want to know of me? I will post these questions elsewhere if you haven't time to answer them all. If you let me know the best place. Thanks again!
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Old 30-08-2016, 15:13   #4
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Hi Shawna,

Be careful, be very careful.. Now thats out of the way:

Maybe look for a women's safety/self defense class in your area and go talk to the instructor. Explain what you want to do and between the two of you a handy list of important information could probably be developed.

At a bare minimum I would think you start with the information that would be on a float plan, get that to Mom. Maybe pics of the boat and other crew? Tell them it is for your scrapbook.

Get references, then followup, contact them and if possible (local) go see them!

I would probably overdo it but if I was a SF out to do what you want to do I would think there is no such thing as too much information!

And never forget Google! Type in a name and you will be surprised at what you can learn..
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Thank you! I should add onto this post that I can get to a warmer climate for the right opportunity. I have had someone contact me about a 6 month cruise down Thorny Path. If you have any pointers on how to stay safe with new people, questions I should ask, info I should send to Mama, ect. I would appreciate it. I know I should get the Skippers full name and hull number. Is there anything else I should ask? Also what should I expect a good Skipper would want to know of me? I will post these questions elsewhere if you haven't time to answer them all. If you let me know the best place. Thanks again!
My only suggestion is try to crew with a married couple if you can. Many in Mexico are older and welcome the help. Even if it is only to stand watch. There is a women's group here named, "Mermaids", I think. They will be helpful I'm sure.
The post I copied below is how people can seem one way and be another. Good luck...CS

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Hi Shawna,

Be careful, be very careful.. Now thats out of the way:

Maybe look for a women's safety/self defense class in your area and go talk to the instructor. Explain what you want to do and between the two of you a handy list of important information could probably be developed.

At a bare minimum I would think you start with the information that would be on a float plan, get that to Mom. Maybe pics of the boat and other crew? Tell them it is for your scrapbook.

Get references, then followup, contact them and if possible (local) go see them!

I would probably overdo it but if I was a SF out to do what you want to do I would think there is no such thing as too much information!

And never forget Google! Type in a name and you will be surprised at what you can learn..
Your quote at the bottom of your profile, "SV Bacchus - spreading libations world wide, via sailboat, to help pretty girls, and the "up tight", lose their inhibitions!" speaks volumes of who you really are.
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My only suggestion is try to crew with a married couple if you can. Many in Mexico are older and welcome the help. Even if it is only to stand watch. There is a women's group here named, "Mermaids", I think. They will be helpful I'm sure.
The post I copied below is how people can seem one way and be another. Good luck...CS


Your quote at the bottom of your profile, "SV Bacchus - spreading libations world wide, via sailboat, to help pretty girls, and the "up tight", lose their inhibitions!" speaks volumes of who you really are.
Naw, not the tag line. Joking tag lines are never who you really are.

Look at the post, solid advice and I didn't try to lure her on my boat even though I have a wife and we are one of those "older married couples" you suggested.

However, I give you props, you were making a point and she can add that type of scrutiny to her arsenal. Good job, well intentioned and no ill feelings on my part.
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