We are looking for one or two extra crew to help us sail this leg of our journey. We are in the Caribbean
at the moment but in late February we will be heading to Panama
and hope to be through the Panama Canal
by the middle of March.
is a Stevens 47, very well equipped and set up for offshore
cruising. This is a very stable seaworthy boat
. I am skippering and I've been sailing since I was 19, about 32 years. My crewmember has been sailing for 6 mnths. We have both been living on the boat for that long.
We need someone who has a great attitude and wants to gain experience with water
sailing. We do not HAVE to take anyone on but it would be nice to have an extra hand or two to help with watches etc so the deal is this:
We have the boat and pay for any maintenance
issues etc. as well as our share of food
You pay for the following....
Your airfare to and from the boat.
Your part of the food
Any of your own shoreside costs e.g. hotel
, drinks, restaurant dinners etc
You will be expected to be a part of the crew in all respects, taking watches, sailing the boat, turns with cooking
up day to day stuff....just as you would in a roommate situation on shore.
What you get is return is a chance at an extensive offshore
voyage with all the sailing experience involved...enough miles to qualify for almost any Capt's licence.
We are less impressed with your sailing experience so far as we are with attitude and willingness to learn. We can teach someone who is completely green but a little basic sailing knowledge would be good. Of course anyone with lots of experience would be welcomed too.
We would probably stooge around the pacific coast of Panama
for a week or so to get whoever comes oriented to the boat and ourselves before heading off to the Galapagos
Islands (about a 9 day sail) then to the Marquesas
(about a 24-28 day sail). We plan to spend a week or two in the Galapagos
Islands then the rest of the time sailing to the Marquesas
then Tuamotos then Tahiti
, to be in Tahiti
by early to middle June or thereabouts.
Please reply to mike(at)rogueprojex(dot)net