Hi this will be a bit lengthy as our requirements and plans are detailed.
We are a family
of 5, me 47, wifey 46, kids
10, 7 6yrs (F,M,M) looking for a crew to assist with home schooling and sailing. We are Aussies who have cruised pre kids
who have just purchased a boat
in St Martin
and are venturing with the kids back home on a pretty tight schedule.
Plan is to depart St Martin
about last week in May hop through a few islands such as the San Blas and be through the Panama Canal
by 4th July.
There a skipper
and a few mates will take the boat
through to Papeete whilst we all head
back to Australia
for about 8 weeks. Then we fly back to Tahiti
to rejoin the boat and hightail it for Sydney
or as far as we get by October 10th.
The boat is a Dufour
Gib Sea 51 which is having lots of work
done in St Martin to make her ready for the passages. Safety
is the priority especially with the family
aboard so although we have dates set, adjustments may still occur... She has new rigging
, life raft, SSB
etc etc there are 5 cabins & WC,s ( yeah i know) so privacy is assured
About us.. As said earlier we cruised as a couple on a 40ft Steel
yacht for about 2yrs in the western Pacific in 1997-99 and have since done lots of other sailing. I,m a commercial
master in Oz and a yachtmaster instructor. I've got about 20000 ocean miles under the belt both racing
and cruising having sailed from Oz to the UK via The Cape of Good Hope.
This time we are looking to give the kids a bit of an education in life and an adventure. They are used to being on boats although not as liveaboards and are good swimmers and just happy in and around the water
We have had au pairs live with us in the past so are used to sharing our space and being aware of others special needs. We are looking for someone who can inspire the kids and help them to get through their schoolwork for about 3 hrs a day with the rest of the day to explore and experience different cultures along the way. When we are not on passage
we are totally flexible with taking time away from the routine and will accommodate this where possible. We are an easy going non smoking eat pretty much anything healthy family. As much as we are on a schedule, this is also about having some fun along the way and are looking for someone of similar nature.
We are looking for either someone for individual legs ( St Martin to Panama
, Tahiti to Australia) or the whole nine yards, but not really open to sections of legs.
Some boats ask for a per day contribution plus food
, but as we have a special need for additional services we wouldn't be asking for any of this for someone who is able to provide the home schooling assistance. The right person is preferably someone with some sailing experience and who has been a live-in nanny or au pair looking for an adventure.
Send us a PM for more details if this sounds like something for you.
Drew n Jay