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Old 29-09-2020, 12:44   #1
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Halifax, NS south to Caribbean

Good day all

Looking for a capable crew member or a couple to share watches on a trip from Halifax to Antigua. With a potential stop in Bermuda

Departure would be mid to late October

Vessel is a 2012 lagoon 400 catamaran. Well set up and maintained.

We are a couple, experienced at sailing (crossed the Caribbean Sea and up the east coast to Halifax in the last year)

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Canadian citizen - boat is Canadian registered and we are Canadian. With all the covid stuff I want to keep it consistent
Ideally from within the Atlantic bubble region to limit the need for isolation.
Non smoking. No drugs on board. The anchor light is the drinking light - only drink when done the passage
Preferably with some experience, but we would train the right person as needed.
We would take care of all boat expenses and food costs for the trip. You would take care of your travel to/from the boat
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Old 30-09-2020, 14:41   #2
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Re: Halifax, NS south to Caribbean

Hello Knot Safety,

I am very interested. I have my own boat, Catalina 350 which I have been sailing on the Chesapeake Bay for 3 years. She is on the hard now and I am looking to add some miles and stay on the water. I do not have off shore experience but plenty of mile under the keel. No time constraints. Interested in how long a passage you think this might be. Covid free obviously but hopefully this who farce will be long gone by then!! Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks Ed
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Old 30-09-2020, 14:55   #3
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Hello Knot Safety,

I am very interested. I have my own boat, Catalina 350 which I have been sailing on the Chesapeake Bay for 3 years. She is on the hard now and I am looking to add some miles and stay on the water. I do not have off shore experience but plenty of mile under the keel. No time constraints. Interested in how long a passage you think this might be. Covid free obviously but hopefully this who farce will be long gone by then!! Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks Ed
The chances are close to zero that the border will be re-open by that time. Mid to late Oct is only a few weeks from now and the border is officially closed until at least Oct. 21.


Unofficially my money is some time in the new year, especially since the second wave has started in Canada.
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Old 30-09-2020, 15:00   #4
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So does that mean you will not be making the trip or are you hoping for fellow Canadians to join the team?

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Old 30-09-2020, 15:02   #5
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Hello Ed

We will likely be leaving in a few weeks. Are you Canadian? If not, it is unlikely you would be able to get here for departure and we cannot go to the US
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Old 30-09-2020, 15:19   #6
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Safe trip. No, I am not Canadian. I had no idea you all were shut down.
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We are back on our own boat in the Chesapeake, prepping to go south as well, so can't be of any assistance to you. But wishing you safe voyage and fair winds
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If you do it in November, I'll join you on my vessel. Two boats sailing South together is always better than one
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:43   #10
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All depends what the weather forecast is. If there is not a window in late October we will leave in November
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All depends what the weather forecast is. If there is not a window in late October we will leave in November
I concur... I'm sailing NY/NJ to BVIs via Bermuda if you opt for November
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Hey there, I was wondering if you are still looking for someone to join you on your trip? I am Canadian but currently not in the Halifax/maritime bubble but could get there and isolate as I have family there. If you are still looking for somebody for your journey Id be very interested, just shoot me a reply and we could talk some more!

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Thanks for the interest Derek. We are close to finalizing our crew. Hope to have it done today and will then take the add down
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Good day all

Looking for a capable crew member or a couple to share watches on a trip from Halifax to Antigua. With a potential stop in Bermuda

Departure would be mid to late October

Vessel is a 2012 lagoon 400 catamaran. Well set up and maintained.

We are a couple, experienced at sailing (crossed the Caribbean Sea and up the east coast to Halifax in the last year)

About you:
Canadian citizen - boat is Canadian registered and we are Canadian. With all the covid stuff I want to keep it consistent
Ideally from within the Atlantic bubble region to limit the need for isolation.
Non smoking. No drugs on board. The anchor light is the drinking light - only drink when done the passage
Preferably with some experience, but we would train the right person as needed.
We would take care of all boat expenses and food costs for the trip. You would take care of your travel to/from the boat







Hi there guys
My husband and I would also have been interested in this journey .i am just reading now that you have a crew almost locked in ... lol. Safe travels my friends !!!! We will follow your journey for sure . Would love to chat some time .
Janet &Tyler
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We will likely be leaving in a few weeks. Are you Canadian? If not, it is unlikely you would be able to get here for departure and we cannot go to the US

Anyone can fly into Canada...just need to quarantine on arrival.
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