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westsail32 21-06-2012 16:33

Help needed in NZ
Hi, I have bought a beautiful 36ft Hillyard classic yacht in Whangerai, North island, NZ. She is currently on the hard awaiting my return to her in early Dec 2012. I will need some experienced help to sail her from Whangerai to the bay of islands, where I intend to sail and live for the next few months. Is there anyone with experience of sailing interested in helping me out and having some fun during the NZ summer?

Brendon Shiels 25-06-2012 01:55

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Hi There,

I would be keen to lend a hand as crew to get her up to the Bay of Islands. I crew up on the foredeck on two yachts for racing here in Auckland throughout the year. I have also completed one run up to the Bay of Islands from Auckland in the coastal classic. Have transport to get to and from Whangarei and the Bay. I have also completed my boatmasters and also my VHF course.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Brendon Shiels
Mob: 0272 244 546

westsail32 25-06-2012 17:43

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hey Brendon, sounds good, i will keep your number and give you a call in a few months to see how you are fixed then. I have a few jobs to do on her in early dec so realistically it will be around xmas or just after..if that fits in with you?

Brendon Shiels 02-07-2012 03:45

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That sounds good, look forward to hearing from you later in the year.


cloverbay 19-07-2012 19:25

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My home patch. I know the coast well having sailed it for 40 years. If you are short of crew I would be happy to help you. Regards, Roger.

westsail32 19-07-2012 19:30

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Hi Roger, thats awesome, I certainly would appreciate your help, will be in touch nearer to the time, thanks, Phil

westsail32 22-07-2012 15:35

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Perhaps you could give me your phone number roger and I will get in touch when I arrive in whangerai, thanks phil

cloverbay 22-07-2012 15:44

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021 922277. I'm heading to Brisbane shortly to deliver and skipper a 48fter in the Hamilton Island Race Week. Back end of August.

jamesboxhead 24-07-2012 04:49


Originally Posted by cloverbay
021 922277. I'm heading to Brisbane shortly to deliver and skipper a 48fter in the Hamilton Island Race Week. Back end of August.

Hi... Did u need a hand to get the 48fter up to hammo ? Have done the trip few times?

cloverbay 24-07-2012 12:01

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Sorry no. The owner will be on board with some others. There may be room to crew at Hamilton Island. No accommodation onboard because the owner and his wife will be on it. We (the crew) have onshore accom. You must be experienced racer to crew. No sightseeing.

tillybobs 24-07-2012 12:10

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Lovely part of the world. I toured N.Z 2 years ago. I am not experienced but make pretty good ballast!

cloverbay 24-07-2012 12:27

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Yes it is a great place to live. I have sailed in many parts of the world and here and the Great Barrier Reef would have to be my favourites. If you want to crew go along to any yacht club on a race day and go to the office a couple of hours before the scheduled start. They will usually be able to find someone looking for crew.

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