Me and my girlfriend are looking for a passage
from anywhere along the coast of California
If anyone has a crewing
position open we would love to hear from you. We can cover our own costs and are open to all sorts of work
. We realize crewing
positions are very rare so we are mostly looking for advice here.
We've done some research
and are ultimately planning to hang around a marina in addition to online networking. We still have some questions and conclusions that need to be verified if anyone can be of help?
1.) What is a popular part of the coast for departing to Hawaii
? We've heard San Diego
is a good place to start. Is there any truth to that?
2.) What is are some popular ports
for blue water
sailors? How can we differentiate marinas
for day sailors and long term cruisers?
3.) We don't want to be burdens on our captains. What are some things we can do to go above and beyond in being good crew members?
A little more about us: We are travelers originally from Vancouver
. We have taught dinghy
sailing in a day camp from level 1 to racing
for over five years as well as being involved ourselves in the racing
circuit on Laser's, 420's, Byte's, or 29ers. We have some experience coastal cruising and have our dinghy
knowledge transfers easily. That being said we are eager to learn the nuances of keelboat sailing! During this summer's travels we have kept a blog: notthatflowerchild (dot) wordpress (dot) com