Hi Greg and Lisa,
Around the ARC
time some potential crews try they luck walking the docks in Las Palmas
. This year there are also other rallies, I think from Tenerife and Lanzarote. This is an extra cost for you and not a sure investment but it may give you an opportunity to meet owners, socialise with the departing boaties and maybe (only maybe) catch a ride with an ARC boat
or any other that departs around that time. The catch a boat
period ends somewhere in January when most boats are gone, also those sailing further South, towards (mostly) Brazil
If you want, you can ask someone to print and post your "add" where boat owners are likely to find it: 'Sailors' Bar', and the two or three boards that can be found in Puerto Deportivo.
There will be a number of Polish boats departing with the ARC too and they are mostly charter
boats. Perhaps try to contact them and see if they may need any crew.
Or else just get a small boat
and sail it yourselves. Possibly a very remote
possibility on your list but easily done given some time and determination.
Remember getting there is easy but getting back home may be a bit more complex and way more costly too. You will have to present a return ticket when disembarking in any West Indies location. Allow for this in your traveling plans.
Good luck, fair winds,