I guess you have already had a look at YBW.com?
FWIW I reckon you are in with a good shout of their being folk who would appreciate the extra pairs of hands for this trip - the trick is to find them
If this was me.........I would research
as much as possible about what the trip would involve, what sort of boat
and experiance of Skipper you want to look for.........also gets yer name (and ambition) known a bit, nd maybe a foot in the door somewhere.......and ideally (for both parties) getting some seatime together before leaving - to make sure that both parties can spend time together onboard! as well as the hands on experiance -useful for both parties.
I would not be afraid of admitting a low experiance level, IMO as long as you have some experiance on a boat
, can steer a bit AND appreciate that you have stuff to learn and are willing to do so.......Enthusiasm (quiet!) and Willingness go a long way..........then you would be my choice of EXTRA crew over someone with 12 million sea miles under their belt - having someone onboard to second guess you is not always a secret to happiness afloat
Being able (and willing!) to cook onboard would make someone a far more attractive crew member
than a person who could use a Sextant
or has sailed solo around Cape Horn!
One thing that may crop up is..........payment
Some folk expect a "contribution" towards expenses - my attitude is that if the Skipper needs (or wants) the extra crew for a long voyage then he has a bl##dy cheek asking for money! of course all shoreside personal expenses and return / onward travel costs are your own - and IMO considered polite for crew to put their hand in their pocket(s) at least once for "a run ashore"..........but my attitude to crew not paying expenses is not shared by everyone
, forewarned is forearmed!.......of course not to say you should not take up an offer with expenses, if it is the best on the table.
Best of luck!