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Old 16-06-2008, 14:23   #1
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How would I go about crewing for somebody?

Is that the right term, "Crewing"?? I have been thinking that it might be a good idea for my husband and me to hitch a ride acting as crew for somebody heading out into the big blue as part of our learning. How would I go about that?? Hang out at marinas? Join a yacht club even though we don't have a yacht? (This reminds me of the corner in the little town near here. There are always five or six guys hanging around down there that you can get to do farmwork for a pint or two. We could be like the sailing version...) Are people willing to take on beginners? We plan to take lessons next spring and have our own small wetboat, but we haven't got any 'real' sailing under our belt.
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Old 16-06-2008, 14:27   #2
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Join a club as a crew or associate member. They're always looking for crew for the round the buoy races. From there you never know where you'll get to.
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Old 16-06-2008, 16:56   #3
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Isbolick - Maybe you could fill out some more of your profile. It may be helpful for people to know where you are.
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Old 16-06-2008, 18:06   #4
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Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner...

Put a notice up in your local yacht club saying you have "xxx" experience but will provide morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea for day sailing and/or dinner for longer trips.

Make sure you find out any special needs and do it nicely.

Boat owners need to cater to their crew and with the rest of the boat to look after it can become quite a job.
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