I tried to update my previous post with more details about myself, but the edit functionality seems to be disabled. Anyway, I'm new to the forum and am looking for a crew position on a yatch that will get me to North America from Australia
. I've search through this great forum and others and realised there are very few vessels heading in this direction. I'm thinking there's something I don't know!?
I finish my current
on the 28th Feb and have decided to take 3 to 6 months off work
and would like to head over to Vancouver, Canada
. Instead of just flying over I though it would be a heck of a lot more rewarding and adventurous to find a crewing spot on a yatch heading that way from March 09 onwards. The only problem is that I've only found two posts over the last two weeks of searching of people wanting to head in that direction. Which makes me wonder why this is so? There seem to be lots of yatchs making the journey the other way, are the winds not favourable for an east bound passage
at this time of year? I'll be googling this after posting
I'm a software engineer
who balances out a desk job with plenty of cross country moutain biking and rock climbing. I also scuba
dive (open water
SSI), surf when I'm close to a break, enjoy trekking and snowboarding. The main reason for moving to Canada is for the sailing and access to the mountains for all the outdoor activities. Like in my work, I approach all things I do with keen interest and the desire to become highly proficient.
I am 29, fit and capable and able to cook simple health
that taste decent, but wouldn't win any prizes. I'm clean and tidy.
I've been interest in sailing for 15 years, but have only done bits at a time. I started out on hobie cats on the Swan river in Perth, Australia
did some dingy sailing lessons
while at university, taken 5 hrs of private lessons on a 37" sloop
, crewed three or four times for day races out at Manly, Brisbane
, and currently doing my competent crew with Southern Cross Yatching, Manly, Brisbane
If you have a position that would suite please contact me. I would be willing to fly to where ever you plan to depart from as long as I end up somewhere in the Americas.