Hi, I need experienced crew to help me deliver my 2015 Hanse 505 from Hawaii
I want to hire two experienced crew with documented ocean crossings under their belts (insurance requirement). I'm offering each crew member
$100/day, plus flights, plus food
. Open to either mix and match, or you could come as a set (spouse, etc).
I'm also looking for a 3rd who might not be quite as experienced, but should know basics of sailing, quick learner, have a good attitude, and be tough. Long passages can be hard physically and mentally, so must be confident of physical and mental toughness. To this person I'm offering flights plus food
Have done ocean crossings and can document it (insurance requirement). Have references
. Friendly, easy going. Fit and healthy. Doesn't get sea-sick, or stays functional if you do. Knows how to trim a sail, stand a watch, move safely around the boat
in poor conditions, use safety gear
. Will pitch
in with cooking
. Doesn't get (too) grumpy when tired, cold and wet. Bonus points for weather/routing, mechanical, and galley
skills. No drug or alcohol dependencies. Not racist, sexist, or Trump supporter, or if you are, know how to hide it. Race
and gender unimportant. You need to be American, or have a visa.
Male, 43 years old, very fit, have a passage
from San Diego
under my belt, plus many shorter passages. Grew up on sailboats, as my father was a delivery skipper
. Crewed professionally as a young man, mostly on deliveries between US east coast
to west coast
, via the Panama Canal
. More recently have mostly been day-racing, coastal sailing, and chartering. I'm a low drama, get along with everyone type. Good mechanical aptitude, good sailing skills, weather/passage planning. I'm comfortable in heavy weather
, and have studied storm tactics. Politically and socially liberal, so racist/sexist jokes not tolerated. However, I'm not preachy about it, get along with all types, and if you don't bring up politics, I won't.
Hanse 505 50' sloop
, in very good condition, very well equipped and up-to-date safety equipment
. Life raft, sat-epirb, high quality PFD/Harness for each crew, personal AIS
on each PFD
, magnificent 1st aid kit, etc. Boat was just delivered 4000nm from New Caledonia
to Hawaii by a delivery
crew. Currently in Hawaii getting a mini-refit including brand new sails
and rig. Has creature comforts too, including water-maker, lots of refrigeration
, and solar
. Should be a comfortable and roomy home with only 4 of us on board.
I'm going to Hawaii mid-April to begin preparing the boat for passage
. Crew would join me early May, and we would spend some time preparing boat, provisioning
, and going on a couple of practice day-sails to assess skills, and compatibility. Will practice man-overboard drills, deploying drogue
, heaving-to, etc. When boat and crew are ready, will look for a favorable weather
window to depart. This will be a drug and alcohol free boat while at sea. We will head
N to clear the high, and then turn E as soon as we can get over the high. From there we will hopefully reach and run all the way to Seattle
. As we approach the coast, we may heave-to to wait for good weather as we approach the coast. We will not go barreling in regardless of weather, and give away sea room in bad weather. My life, my boat, and the lives of the crew depend on my good decision making, and I take the responsibility seriously.
Please feel free to PM me, and if you have questions that you think can benefit all, go ahead and ask right in this thread.