Via the ARC
, the Atlantic Rallye for Cruisers, is an idea, but I guess most of the ARC cruisers end up in St.Lucia, West Indies and not in Brazil. When we went to Brazil, we also started in the Canaries
What you could do is contact marina's in the Canaries
, like San Sebastian on Gomera, Puerta La Cruz or San Christobal on Tenerife and see if they know of boats that are preparing (some people take a long time preparing).
You are already writing to cruiser forums
. Another biggy is www.ssca.org
and they have a crewing-chapter if I remember correctly. Since you're leaving from Europe
Another thought -and this one is a long shot-: contact Philippe, the owner of the small Marina "Jacare Village" on the Rio Paraiba, just north of Recife and south of Natal. We visited Jacare Village a few years ago.
Philippe knows many French sailors and is getting French boats in all the time, sometimes directly from La Rochelle. And you know, not all they say about French sailors is true.... :-)
: contact <at> marina-jacare-village <dot> com
Telephone (55)83 32 48 36 38 Mobile (55) 83 88 55 44 39
Lot's of luck and take care.