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9/19
10/1
New Bedford Ma
Hampton Virginia
Tall Ship
OPO e-mail # 18-94 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for a couple of crew to help h...
9/18
10/27
Newport
Bermuda to Antigua
Newport
OPO e-mail # 18-92 Boat owner OPOOPO is putting together a crew to help him sa...
9/18
10/8
Annapolis MD
Key West Florida
Lagoon 450 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-91 Pro skipper and long-time ago active OPO member Captain OPOO...
9/18
10/14
Cotuit MA
Fort Pierce FL
Newport
OPO e-mail # 18-90 Boat owner OPOOPO was at the OPOOPO Show again this year. ...
9/16
11/17
Bonaire
Dominican Republic
Newport
OPO e-mail # 18-89 We met boat owner and skipper OPOOPO at the boat show in Ne...
9/11
9/18
Bermuda
New London CT
Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-88 Boat owner OPOOPO sailed in the Newport Bermuda Race last ...

9/11
10/27
Little Creek Virginia
Bermuda to St. Maarten
Swan 41
OPO e-mail # 18-87 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew w...
9/11
9/27
Sicily
Las Palmas Canary Islands
Swan 57
OPO e-mail # 18-86 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail w...
9/8
9/19
Huntington NY
Newburyport MA
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-85 I am looking for two crew for this 2 day delivery of a new (...
9/7
10/3
Larchmont NY
Norfolk Virginia
Saga
OPO e-mail # 18-84 OPO Member OPOOPO bought a nice Saga 409 last spring. He ha...
9/6
10/26
Newport
St. Thomas
Swan 48
OPO e-mail # 18-83 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the NAR...
9/4
11/3
Hampton Virginia
Bermuda to Antigua
Swan
OPO e-mail # 18-82 OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for crew for th...
9/1
10/27
Newport
Bermuda and St. Maarten
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-81 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for just one more crew to joi...

8/28
10/27
Newport
Bermuda, St. Maarten (French side) and Martinique
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-80 Boat owner and captain OPOOPO is looking for one more expe...

8/27
11/1
Hampton VA
St. Maarten
Pacific Seacraft 40
OPO e-mail # 18-79 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one seasoned offshore crew...
8/25
11/15
Key West
Falmouth Harbour Antigua
Mason
OPO e-mail # 18-78 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EX...
8/24
9/3
Ft Lauderdale
Newport, RI
Hylas 70
OPO e-mail # 18-77 Boat Owner OPOOPO is looking for two more crew on short not...
8/17
8/26
CHARLESTON, SC
CORPUS CRISTI, TX
Beneteau
OPO e-mail # 18-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO e-mailed this morning looking for lookin...
8/13
10/25
Newport
Bermuda to Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda BVI
Sabre 402
OPO e-mail # 18=75 Boat owner OPOOPO is signed up for the NAR OPOOPO this year...
8/11
9/15
Coos Bay Oregon
Sea of Cortez Mexico
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-74 (Not for everyone) OPOOPO OPOOPO has been sailing all his ...
8/7
9/30
Les Sables, France
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Lagoon 42
OPO e-mail # 18-73 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for this tr...
7/31
8/3
Fort Lauderdale
St. Lucia
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-72 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a brand new 51’ Power Cat tha...

7/30
8/2
Fort Lauderdale
BVI
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-71 Pro skipper OPOOPO e-mailed us this morning. He had crew b...

7/30
10/31
Essex Connecticut
Antigua
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 18-70 Boat owner OPOOPO is once again looking for two or three c...

7/25
7/29
New York City
Halifax NS Canada ending in Prince Edward Island
Hans Christian Offshore Explorer
OPO e-mail # 18-69 Boat owner OPOOPO sent this in late this afternoon. I just ...
7/20
7/31
Martha’s Vineyard
Croatia
Swan
OPO e-mail # 18-68 We just got an e-mail from pro skipper OPOOPO (OPOOPO is o...
7/17
7/27
Rockland ME
Marblehead MA
Sabre 402
OPO e-mail # 18-67 Semi retired OPO skipper, OPOOPO is taking a Sabre 402 from...
7/6
11/3
Salty Dawg Rally followed by passage
French Polynesia
Newport
OPO e-mail # 18-65 OPO members and Boat Owners OPOOPO and his wife Diana are s...
7/3
11/1
City Island NY
Freeport Bahamas
C & C 40

OPO e-mail # 18-64 Member OPOOPO bought a well found 1981 C & C 40 from a...

6/19
6/28
Horta Azores
Bermuda to Fells Point, MD
Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 18-63 This opportunity came in this week as a referral from an O...

6/7
6/19
Mystic, CT
Vinelhaven, ME
Alden 54

OPO e-mail #18-62 Pro skipper OPOOPO has another trip coming up delivering a ...

6/6
6/13
Hampton Rhodes VA
Falmouth Maine
Alden 44
OPO e-mail # 18-61 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew for this passage on ...
6/5
6/12
TORTOLA
NEWPORT, RI
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-60 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a nice delivery of a balance BALANC...

5/31
6/5
St. Thomas
Portland Maine
Ketch

OPO e-mail # 18-59 Boat owner OPOOPO called this morning looking for one more...

5/28
6/16
Grenada
Newport via Bermuda
Mason 43

OPO e-mail # 18-58 OPOOPO owns a very nice Mason 43. He lives aboard with his...

5/25
5/30
GRAND CAYMAN
FT LAUDERDALE
Cruising Cat
OPO e-mail # 18-57 Pro skipper OPOOPO sent this to us yesterday. (I just got b...
5/22
7/18
Lisbon Portugal
Croatia and back to the Canary Islands for a crossing to the Caribbean
Swan 55

OPO e-mail # 18-56 Swan Owner OPOOPO has a 55/57 ' Swan Center Cockpit, all H...

5/22
5/23
NEB Boatyard Middletown RI
Mattaposta MA
Baltic 55

OPO e-mail # 18-55 This is just a 3 to 4 hour trip but Pro skipper OPOOPO had...

5/22
5/27
Hampton Virginia
Newport RI
Race Boat

OPO e-mail # 18-54 Pro skipper OPOOPO and very nice bloke (He is British but ...

5/15
5/17
Essex/Portland CT
Newport
Newport

OPO E-Mail # 18-53 This very short notice trip just came in from OPOOPO. He w...

5/14
5/23
Huntington, NY
Jacksonville, Florida (North East Coast)
Beneteau 393

OPO E-Mail # 18-52 Pro skipper and friend OPOPO is taking a 2006 Beneteau 393...

5/12
5/22
Beverly Mass
Perth Amboy NJ
Bristol 34

Repeat # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Bristo...

5/11
5/22
Salem Mass
Perth Amboy NJ
Bristol 34

OPO e-mail # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Br...

5/11
5/29
Annapolis MD
Cedar Point Yacht Club Westport CT
J 109

OPO e-mail # 18-51 I will also be delivering a J 109 (35 feet) from Annapolis...

5/11
6/9
St. Maarten
Newport via Bermuda
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-49 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

5/8
5/20
Tortola
Manhattan
Oceanis 45

OPO E-Mail # 18-47 Yachtmaster OPOOPO is looking for crew to join him on a tr...

5/6
5/25
Tortola
Stonington, CT
Ketch

OPO E-Mail # 18-46 Pro Captain OPOOPO just sent us this opportunity. OPOOPO s...

5/4
5/16
Ecuador
Miami
Ketch
OPO e-mail # 18-44 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for ...
5/4
5/15
Palm Beach FL
Jamestown RI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-43 Boat owner and past OPO members OPOOPO is looking for one o...
5/2
6/24
Sweden
Italy
Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 18-42 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew for this exotic...

5/1
5/20
Liberty Landing, Jersey City
Bermuda
Hans Christian Offshore Explorer

OPO E-Mail # 18-41 OPOPOP and his wife, OPOPOP are planning a trip from Liber...

4/30
5/9
ANTIGUA
NEWPORT, RI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-40 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed this ina few minutes ago. ...
4/27
5/26
Abaco, Bahamas
Maine
Alden 44

OPO E-Mail # 18-39 OPOOPO is planning a voyage back to his home waters in Mai...

4/20
5/4
Marsh Harbor Bahamas
Bermuda
Swan
OPO e-mail # 18-38 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for another crew to make this ...
4/19
6/23
Bermuda
Newport
Baltic 55

OPO e-mail # 18-36 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for ...

4/16
5/22
Bahamas
Norfolk
Allied Princess

Repeated crew request This is a good opportunity on a smaller boat with plent...

4/15
4/22
Key West Florida
Newport RI
Beneteau
OPO e-mail # 18-34 OPOOPO will also be squeezing in one more trips before he f...
4/15
4/23
# 1 Barbados
Key West, Florida
Wauquiez 40
OPO e-mail # 18-34 # 2 OPOOPO Florida to Annapolis - This is a very exciting op...
4/15
4/17
West Palm Beach Florida
New York
Swan
OPO e-mail # 18-33 Pro Skipper OPOOPO thought he had crew lined up with the ow...
4/12
5/1
Antigua
Puerto Rico and then Stuart Florida
Hunter 45

OPO e-mail # 18-32 Boat owner and OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one or two...

4/11
6/5
St. Maarten
Long Island Sound
Jeanneau
OPO e-mail # 18-31 Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife are looking for an experienc...
4/7
5/5
Antigua
CT USA
Tartan

OPO e-mail # 18-29 Boat owner and Salty Dawg Veteran OPOOPO is looking for on...

4/6
5/12
Charleston SC
Newport RI
Moody
OPO e-mail # 18-30 Pro skipper and longtime OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for ...
4/3
4/13
Roanoke River Chesapeake Bay
Westport CT
J 109
OPO e-mail # 18-28 I am looking for two or three crew who want to help sail a J...
4/3
4/20
Liberty Landing NJ
Charleston SC
Swan 42

OPO e-mail # 18-27 Long time OPO member and very nice guy OPOOPO has bought a...

4/3
6/23
BERMUDA
MARION, MA
Beneteau 423
OPO e-mail # 18-26 Here is an opportunity with more notice than the past few cr...
4/2
4/15
Fort Lauderdale
Tortilla, BVI
Jeanneau 44
OPO e-mail # 18-25 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to h...
3/31
5/21
Newport RI
Azores Portugal
Sabre 362

OPO e-mail # 18-24 Boat owner OPOOPO and his friend have a 1994 Sabre 362 nam...

3/28
4/4
CHARLESTON, SC
TORTOLA, BVI
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 18-23: Very Experienced skipper OPOOPO has a BRAND NEW SUNSAIL 4...

10/1/2018 from New Bedford Ma to Hampton Virginia on a Tall Ship

OPO e-mail # 18-94 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for a couple of crew to help him move his 47 foot 1986 Aluminum “Via Marie” French built sailboat. He needs to be off his mooring by October 1st so departing any time before then is the goal. OPOOPO has put a new engine in the boat and has been doing a lot of mechanical upgrades and she is now being moved south for the winter and to get a new paint job. OPOOPO has sailed the boat down from Halifax and has tall ship experience. But he is looking for crew that also have some experience and are comfortable making an offshore passage or making the trip through NY City, whichever way the weather dictates. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. You can ask OPOOPO how he plans to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX

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10/27/2018 from Newport to Bermuda to Antigua on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-92 Boat owner OPOOPO is putting together a crew to help him sail with the NARC rally from Newport and get to Antigua. He has made this run many times. This is a big powerful racing type boat. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat, pay for the NAR OPOOPO entry fee and have money for shore side meals and drinks ashore outside the rally socials. If interested please e-mail Shaun at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume. Shaun e-mails: “The boat is a 1984 Baltic 55 built for the Whitbread around world race. She has been trans- Atlantic and transpacific. I will need at least 3 crew but could take up to 6. Crew need to be able to handle a single handed night watch. I have spent last three years refitting her, new wiring, new generator, new inverter /charger, new winches, new plumbing and new instruments including auto helm . In the last three years we raced two Newport to Bermuda races (last race taking third in class) and one Marion to Bermuda race. She has all current and cert safety equipment, (10 man liferaft, 3 eprib, ais, dsc/gps VHF, Fleet one broadband, 13 personal ais, life jacket tethers and jackline, flares, two ditch bags, hand watermaker, was well as 40 gah watermaker, Mom-8 , Radar , Bimini and dodger. I have made 25 Bermuda runs and many coast trips. The boat is in excellent shape, finishing the generator install now.”

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10/8/2018 from Annapolis MD to Key West Florida on a Lagoon 450 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-91 Pro skipper and long-time ago active OPO member Captain OPOOPO is looking for crew because he has two boats back to back after the Annapolis Boat Show. I sailed with OPOOPO on a couple of trips many years ago when he first had time to pursue his offshore sailing dream to become a delivery captain. He is a nice guy. He does a good job of describing his needs. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume and he will get in touch with you. OPOOPO e-mails: “I am seeking two (2) additional crew to sail from Annapolis to Key West departing Oct 8-9, at the end of the Annapolis boat show. Crew should ideally have some deep-water multi-day experience, know how to stand night watch and be able to read maps and understand basic GPS navigation. I have two (2) Yachts to deliver successively. The first is a 2017 Jeanneau 389. The second is a 2017 Lagoon 450 Catamaran. Each trip is expected to be about 10-days depending on weather. We hope to be on the outside for each trip but can duck into the ICW if necessary as we draw 4’11’ with an air draft of 57’ on the Jeanneau 389. The Lagoon 450 draws approximately 4’ 4” but has a mast of approximately 75’ 7’’ and hence will stay on the outside the entire trip. Please send sailing experience to CaptK XXXXX@XXXX The trip is free. Crew is expected to provide their own transportation to and from the boat, but all expenses associated with each boat including crew provisioning will be provided for. Capt. OPOOPO USCG Master ASA 206, 214, 218 Instructor

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10/14/2018 from Cotuit MA to Fort Pierce FL on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-90 Boat owner OPOOPO was at the OPOOPO Show again this year. We met him last year and helped him get crew. It worked out well so he is looking for crew again for the same trip. He is a nice guy and is letting his wife fly down and he will take OPO crew to keep everyone happy. He has an impressive sailing resume of his own and we let him describe the trip in this crew request below. He is looking for two or three crew since it is a big boat with enough room. Ideally crew will be able to join Fred for the entire passage, but he is willing to take crew for legs of one week or where it may work out. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you end to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops along the ICW. If interested please e-mail Fred your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX Fred adds: “I have a Catana 42 S sailing catamaran that I plan to take to Florida starting about 14 October. I have done the trip south three times before, in 2014 and 2016, and 2017 always going via OPOOPO sound, and down the Jersey coast. Once up OPOOPO and down the Chesapeake, and once along the MD coast to Norfolk in the ocean. Then plan to go through the ICW from Norfolk to Moorehead city or Cape fear, with some ocean passages near shore from there to OPOOPO The trip is expected to take a bit over 2 weeks. I would like to have a total of 3 additional crew though I have done segments alone on past trips. The boat is a 1991 Crowther design and I have replaced both engines with new ones in 2014 and the boat had new OPOOPO in the last year. I am 75 and have been sailing for about 67 years, mostly in OPOOPO to Canada, recently raced to Havana on another boat, a member since 1990, was captain of the MIT sailing team. Commodore of the OPOOPO OPOOPO in 2010 and have had crew from that organization and OPOOPO Club which I joined last year, on prior passages, and probably will have someone on this trip also. I do not know where we will stop regarding crew wanting to join or leave part way through the trip, though Norfolk VA is one likely place. Cape Fear/Wilmington NC is another possibility.

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11/17/2018 from Bonaire to Dominican Republic on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-89 We met boat owner and skipper OPOOPO at the boat show in Newport this week. He is looking for one crew to join him to move his boat from the ABC islands a little further north to the DR. I have been to the DR and it is a very nice place. Although it is only a 3 or 4 day sail I am sure you will have time at both ends to enjoy each island. Jonathan is not on a tight schedule so this a great opportunity to meet new a new boat owner who might invite you back in the future as he build his crew list for future sailing opportunities. If interested in joining him please e-mail with a brief sailing resume and your contact information to XXXXX@XXXX . He e-mailed us the following. “Seeking one additional crew (total 4) to sail fully refi Gulfstar 50 from Bonaire to the OPOOPO Approximate departure date is November 17th, pending an appropriate weather window. If we wait a few days, you can enjoy the world class diving in Bonaire. Opportunity to stay aboard in the DR for a few days also if desired. Captain has 40 years sailing experience. Will exchange sailing resumes with potential crew. Boat is a comfortable blue water sailor with four berths on the lee side. Passage is 3-4 days on a beam or close reach in warm trade winds. Crew must have ocean experience, be able to stand solo night watches, and participate in all normal boat activities. Complete list of safety gear and boat photos to interested crew.”

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9/18/2018 from Bermuda to New London CT on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-88 Boat owner OPOOPO sailed in the Newport Bermuda Race last June on his Blue Jacket 40. If you read anything about this past race it was light air and all but two boats finished. You may remember one of the two because she lost her rudder. OPOOPO  and crew were able to jury rig and make it to Bermuda so a happy ending. But now the new rudder is on and he is looking for crew to sail back with him. He has a couple of prospects, but is still looking for a couple more crew. He has been sailing all his life and has done other offshore races including the previous Newport- Bermuda and Marblehead to Halifax etc. He  is flying down next Monday after Florence has cleared and it looks like there is a good one week weather window to make the 4 ½ to 5 day passage to LI Sound. His plan is to fly down on Monday and crew could down later in the week when the boat is provisioned and ready and WRI gives the OK. He would like crew to fly down next week and hopefully be able to leave by the end of the week. Since it is short notice he will pay your transportation to Bermuda and home within reason. The Blue Jacket is built for offshore sailing. This one is equipped with all the safety equipment required by the NOR “Notice of Race”. He is using the weather services of WRI which is the same service we use for our NARC Rally. He will have a sat phone onboard. I spoke with him on the phone and he seems like a very nice guy and has been sailing a long time. If you have time off and want some good sea miles to start the fall season please e-mail him at opoopo@www.UUUUU.com with a brief sailing resume and your contact information.



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10/27/2018 from Little Creek Virginia to Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Swan 41

OPO e-mail # 18-87 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew who can make the entire passage in the NAR OPOOPO this year. Steve has a nice Swan 41 that sailed in our fleet over 15 years ago. He has crew lined up for both legs (including grown son) but would like one crew who will be making the entire trip. Steve lives in St. Maarten now and is actively working to promote the new OPOOPO the club is working on for this February. Steve writes up the crew request pretty well so here is what he has to offer. The rally plans to depart October 27th but you will want to be aboard before that date. As usual if interested please e-mail Steve with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. XXXXX@XXXX Crew wanted for Swan 411 - Albireo US26069 OPOOPO to OPOOPO 27 OPOOPO 27 October 2018 from OPOOPO Virginia (Norfolk area) heading to Bermuda and then on to OPOOPO OPOOPO Indies. Sloop rig (convertible to Cutter rig for ocean sailing). OPOOPO and Stephens designed OPOOPO 411 built in 1978. Boat under continuous same ownership since 1983 - 35 years! Many new features: New rigging 2000. New electrical systems including solar power. New inverter. OPOOPO diesel. Boat in excellent condition and well found. Boat has spent the last 15 years in fresh water in OPOOPO so no corrosion or deterioration from salt water environment. Owner lives in OPOOPO and boat will be berthed there on its own mooring in OPOOPO Lagoon - just off of the OPOOPO OPOOPO docks. SMYC is friendly and has one of the best bars/restaurants on the island. Owner is a OPOOPO of the Club. Crew welcome to stay aboard for a reasonable time after the voyage is completed. Use of brand new dinghy for shore-side excursions. Owner will be aboard and has made many crossings OPOOPO to OPOOPO and back. Owner is experienced navigator, seaman, and a terrific cook - great food when the weather is easy. Looking for person to join present crew which consists of one mid-30’s sailor with racing/cruising experience and two mid-20’s sailors with mostly coastal experience. OPOOPO < XXXXX@XXXX >

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9/27/2018 from Sicily to Las Palmas Canary Islands on a Swan 57

OPO e-mail # 18-86 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail with him from Sicily to OPOOPO in the OPOOPO Henk has a Swan 57 that he has owned for many years. Henk sail the OPOOPO Race last June and then went all the way to Croatia and is now heading back to the Caribbean. We have known Henk for many years through the OPOOPO Association and we have helped him get crew before. He is looking to have crew join him in Malta and then work his way to OPOOPO and leave Cadiz about October 8th for the OPOOPO and arrive in OPOOPO by November 10th. I know you will have some questions about the itinerary and other crew so if you are interested please e-mail Henk with a sailing resume and your questions. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side activities and such. OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX

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9/19/2018 from Huntington NY to Newburyport MA on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-85 I am looking for two crew for this 2 day delivery of a new (I year old) 40’ Catamaran from Huntington NY to Newburyport north of Boston. The boat is being put away for the season and for some warranty work. This will be a non-stop trip and I will rent a car to get us back home. I would like to leave early Wednesday morning of the 19th and be in MA before dark on OPOOPO 21st. The boat is like new and we will most likely use only one bunk and one head and no galley so we keep her like new. So this will be sort of a forced march delivery, motor sailing if the wind is from the wrong direction. We also have to be flexible to delay if the weather is bad. We will know a couple of days ahead of time. If interested please e-mail me and I will get back to you Sunday night. Thanks. Hank

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10/3/2018 from Larchmont NY to Norfolk Virginia on a Saga

OPO e-mail # 18-84 OPO Member OPOOPO bought a nice Saga 409 last spring. He has been enjoying her and working on her ever since. He is looking for one more crew member to round out his crew of three others including him. Ideally you have done the passage before and have some experience sailing from New York to Norfolk. Crew should arrive in Larchmont NY on Oct. 3. The plan is to depart early Oct. 4 through Hell's Gate, and down the East River. Then spend that evening in Sandy Hook and get underway very early Oct 5 for Norfolk spending one night at sea and arrive in Norfolk late Oct 6 or the latest 10-7. Boat is a Saga 409; he bought this spring in Newport, RI. She is a 2005, easy to sail, 55 hp diesel, ca cruise at 6.5 to 7. Carries 70 gal diesel, burns approx. 1.5 gph. He has done an extensive re-fit this summer. OPOOPO has 13k miles at sea. Crew no.2 is enthusiastic boater with 100 ton license but not a sailor. Crew 3 either his wife or another man who is a very good sailor. If you are interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your contact information.

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10/26/2018 from Newport to St. Thomas on a Swan 48

OPO e-mail # 18-83 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the NARC Rally. I have known OPOOPO since 1992 and he is a very nice guy and very experienced skipper. He gets crew from us often. OPOOPO e-mails: “I have two returning crew, both have licenses, so we have good hands. But one sailor more will make it all easier. Catch 22 is a well maintained Swan 48. This will be the 5th time I will have sailed the boat to or from St. Thomas. We may or may not stop in Bermuda depending on suitable weather conditions. The NARC rally is fun and most likely we will participate fully. The entire passage will take about 2 weeks, add a couple of days just in case there is a weather delay. I seek a sea worthy sailor with some offshore experience. Crew must be able to stand a night watch alone and be a team player. Crew will transport him/herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. NARC entry ($100) is not included. This fee covers dinners and parties in Newport and Bermuda.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. XXXXX@XXXX

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11/3/2018 from Hampton Virginia to Bermuda to Antigua on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 18-82 OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for crew for the Salty Dawg Rally. OPOOPO has been an OPO member for a long time first making a Swan trip and then free trips before taking his boat to Bermuda last year for the “Rally to the Cup”. He has 25k offshore NM as crew, 1200 as Capt. He has sailed with me and he is a very nice guy. He is retiring in a couple of weeks and is sailing south in the rally, but making a stop in Bermuda first before sailing to the Antigua finish. He is looking for two crew to Bermuda and has the ex-owner of the boat joining him in Bermuda for the 2nd leg so if you only have time for one leg that works as well. He e-mails: The Boat is a Pacific Seacraft 37 Yawl. Fully equipped: Radar, AIS, Sat Phone, SSB, Hydrovane, liferaft. Wind and solar powered. Sails: mizzen sail plus spare, 100% working jib, 130% Genoa, Drifter, Spinnaker, Staysail, storm staysail, Main. Crew must be: Physically fit, healthy and not overweight No problems with seasickness No smoking and this is a dry boat until arrival Experience with offshore sailing-solo watches Share food preparation and cleaning. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and contact info.

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10/27/2018 from Newport to Bermuda and St. Maarten on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-81 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for just one more crew to join him for the NARC Rally. He has a very nice Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years and he makes the trip north and south every year. He already has three repeat OPO members as crew, but one has to depart from Bermuda so he would like one more crew to fly into Bermuda or you can be the 5th crew on the 1st leg and then there will be 4 crew for the 2nd leg. We have known him many years and he stays in St. Maarten with the boat. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2018 from Newport to Bermuda, St. Maarten (French side) and Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-80 Boat owner and captain OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew for his annual trip south. He has owned this boat since new and takes pride in ownership and keeping things proper and shipshape. He has gotten crew from us before. He does expect the crew to be easy on the boat and treat it like they would their own home. He does a good job of describing himself and the boat so we copy and pasted his request. He is loosely joining the rally and will depart when he wants and may not spend a lot of time in Bermuda , but he is also retired and in no rush to leave with an iffy weather report so you may or may not depart with the Rally and be on the same schedule. The Amel 53 is a very easy boat to sail and very comfortable. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX If you live close to him you may be able to meet him and see the boat before the trip. I know he will be in Newport for the boat show. Ideal Crew In November, I plan to sail from Newport, RI to Martinique with a stop at St. Martin. My boat is LADYBUG, a well found, fully equipped 53 Amel ketch. I will stop in Bermuda for a day if there is a reason to do so. Depending on weather, I will leave Newport after November 1st when the weather conditions are expected to be good. The voyage to St Martin should take about 12-14 days. It could take several days longer or less depending on the strength of the Azores/Bermuda high and the trade winds south of Bermuda. In St. Martin, we will stop at the marina in Marigot harbor on the French side (clear water and very good food and a French supermarket.). The trip from St. Martin to Martinique will take a week to 10 days depending on whether we stop at Guadeloupe and/or Dominica. In Martinique, the crew will be welcome to stay a few days more on the boat at its berth at the marina in the village of Le Marin. I now have one experienced crew (who did this voyage with me last year). I would like to have a second person who is also experienced sailing offshore. I will require a sailing resume and references. The crew will share a two bunk state room and head. I will provide the food and costs during the voyage. My ideal crew of two would have the following characteristics: 1. Physically fit and healthy (not over-weight), no blood thinner medicines, 2. No problem with seasickness (this is important.), 3. No special diet, 4. No smoking, and this is a dry boat-until arrival, 5. Experience of off-shore sailing, each person will do a solo watch. 6. No problem with mechanical things and modern navigation equipment. 7. Be a good companion, be interested in many things, don’t be a fanatic of any kind. 8. Share the food preparation and cleaning. I had the boat built in La Rochelle in 1998. I have sailed it approximately 55,000 miles. This includes 3 transatlantic trips, numerous times to Bermuda and the Caribbean down to Trinidad and up to Canada, from England to the Mediterranean and all over the Mediterranean during the 8 years that I lived on the boat in Port Grimaud in southern France. I replaced the boat engine 3 years ago and the rigging last winter. This winter, the electric motors for the sail controls and the motors for the two auto-helms were rebuilt. The sails are new.



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11/1/2018 from Hampton VA to St. Maarten on a Pacific Seacraft 40

OPO e-mail # 18-79 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one seasoned offshore crew (must be able to stand solo watch, work the sails, mind the weather and traffic) for his annual passage south to the Caribbean. This crew will be one of three counting the owner. Kalani is a 2004 OPOOPO 40 which is well maintained and equipped for offshore passage making. The owner has made the round trip run to and from the Caribbean six (6) times. The trip will leave from OPOOPO on or about November 3rd heading to St. Maarten as part of the OPOOPO Rally (SDR). The trip should take about 12 days. The trip is free with all onboard boat expenses paid for, as well as a travel allowance (with reason) to and from Va. and OPOOPO for the right crew. Maintenance items include: standing rigging replaced, new canvas (dodger, bimini etc.,) new mainsail traveler system all in 2018. The life raft and SOLAS flares are current repacked in 2017. The sails are three years old. The boat has: Raymarine suite of electronics, InReach, SSB, Satellite phone, Portable satellite phone in ditch bag, PFD w/ harness for all crew, jack lines, wind vane, solar panels and generator. Weather routing provided by SDR as well as grib files received through the Sat. phone. If interested please e-mail your detailed sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/15/2018 from Key West to Falmouth Harbour Antigua on a Mason

OPO e-mail # 18-78 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew members to round out a 3-person crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Mason 53 from OPOOPO to OPOOPO Antigua, a passage that will take about 10-13 days. In addition, figure in a prior day for prep, any weather delay days, and a cleanup day after arrival. Dates are unsure at this point as Jim has another delivery immediately prior to this one. But note that this trip will span the Thanksgiving holiday. All crew will arrive in OPOOPO around OPOOPO 15 for departure a day or two afterward (weather permitting)...and must be available through November 30 OR SO...to allow for weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $700. If interested, please e-mail Jim directly at XXXXX@XXXX (Don’t forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references as well. Jim adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 42 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. The other two persons already enlisted as crew for this trip have sailed with me (Jim) before and are also competent and of calm demeanor. *The passage is upwind against the trades.

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9/3/2018 from Ft Lauderdale to Newport, RI on a Hylas 70

OPO e-mail # 18-77 Boat Owner OPOOPO is looking for two more crew on short notice for this very good opportunity to sail on a nice big Hylas 70. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. He knows he is asking for crew on late notice so is including travel to and from the boat within reason. There are two experience captains aboard who know the boat well, but they want two more crew. OPOOPO Adds: “Boat will have two (2) highly seasoned Captains aboard. Crew must be capable of solo watch standing and some offshore experience. Due to late notice: all airfare and onboard expenses paid by boat.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX

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8/26/2018 from CHARLESTON, SC to CORPUS CRISTI, TX on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 18-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO e-mailed this morning looking for looking for 1 more crew for a total of 3 for this scheduled 10 day passage on his factory Beneteau 38.1. Allow 2 weeks total for prep and handover. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind sails, electronics weather and traffic. As this is short notice return airfare is included! Please not you can do a 3 hour watch without supervision and that this is pro delivery with only 3 crew and OPOOPO is a no-nonsense skipper so please only reply if you can stand a solo watch and onsense skipper who is serious about having good crew. Please email your sailing resume and personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .

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10/25/2018 from Newport to Bermuda to Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda BVI on a Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 18=75 Boat owner OPOOPO is signed up for the NAR OPOOPO this year. Dave has a 2001 Sabre 402 that he has owned since 2014. Dave is a lifelong sailor and has the boat well outfitted for the rally this year just having come back from a 4 week cruise to Maine and back. He is looking for two or three crew for the passage south and is waiting to hear from his one other experienced crew to see how many crew he may take. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. He will even pay your $100 per person NAR OPOOPO fee. For one experienced crew he will even pay transportation (within reason) to and from the boat. He would like crew to show up OPOOPO 25th and move the boat from OPOOPO (West side of Jamestown RI) to Newport on Friday, the date before we depart. OPOOPO you will sail to OPOOPO OPOOPO is one of the few places in good shape after last year’s storm. Dave says you are welcome to stay aboard until your flights home from BVI about November 16th which leaves plenty of time for weather delays. If interested please e-mail Dave with a brief sailing resume and your contact info so you can get in touch and perhaps meet each other between now and departure. Dave is happy to meet with any crew in advance. He lives in OPOOPO but is spending a lot of time on the boat this summer. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX

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9/15/2018 from Coos Bay Oregon to Sea of Cortez Mexico on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-74 (Not for everyone) OPOOPO OPOOPO has been sailing all his life. His last boat was a 52 foot Catamaran. He is ageing out and moving up to a power catamaran. He is taking possession of his new custom built 58’ OPOOPO next month. After some sea trials he and his wife plan to head for warmer waters. They have entered the “Ba-BA Ha-Ha” OPOOPO 29th to Nov 10th. He and his wife are in their 80’s and 70’s respectively so are looking to share the experience of cruising a big new cat. You are welcome to join him for the sea trials and get-to-know-time in Oregon. He is looking for a couple who will chip in for expenses. I spoke with him on the phone, but he was ambiguous about what that number would be. If he is asking for chipping in for provisions fine, but if he is looking for you to chip in for fuel and dockage realize this can add up to a lot of money for a 58 foot OPOOPO However if you want to try your hand at helping run a big cat without having to buy one. Here is a very good opportunity to learn more about the process. If interested please e-mail Delbert at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume.

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9/30/2018 from Les Sables, France to Ft Lauderdale, Florida on a Lagoon 42

OPO e-mail # 18-73 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for this trans-Atlantic of a new Lagoon 42 from the factory to Ft. Lauderdale. There will be a total of 4 aboard for the passage. She has a Code Zero so will be quick. Last time it took OPOOPO 33 days total last time. Planned stops in Madeira and the VI. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, work the sails, mind the weather and traffic and help keep the boat 'as new'. $500 towards expenses is on offer for qualified crew. Please email XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume.

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8/3/2018 from Fort Lauderdale to St. Lucia on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-72 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a brand new 51’ Power Cat that he is moving from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Lucia. The boat is already in Fort Lauderdale and he is onboard going her ready for the passage. There are two boats departing together with one going to Tortola BVI so you will be traveling in company with another boat. We just got this opportunity yesterday and I asked Anthony for more information and he sent me his resume which I have attached. This is a great miles builder and a way for skippers in training to network and learn about moving boats for charter companies. Anthony is also willing to take those with less experience since it is a power cat. If interested please call him today and you can also send him your sailing resume along with your phone number. The trip is free and you can ask about how to get home. Anthony VLASSEMAN XXX-XXX-XXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXXX@XXXX Captain Skills domains 13 impasse Bélair - Charter and delivery of S/Y 97190 LE GOSIER - Team and yacht management - Technical maintenance - Engines maintenance  Rig and sails - Electric, hydraulic - Fridges, watermaker - Project management Formation : 2010 CAPTAIN 500 UMS 2009 CAPTAIN 200 UMS 2003 BPPV Maritime school of Ciboure (64) 1991 Frigorist graduate degree 1989 Frigorist graduate. Professional experiences : March 2016 to Now Free Lances Skipper Juin 11 à Mars 16 Technical and project manager for the company Schottel France octobre 11 à mai 11 Captain on Crew Boat Mamolino in Congo for the company Promar Shipping déc 10 à mai 11 Captain on Dream Grenadines, Catamaran Poncin 82’ octobre 09 à déc 10 Captain on UTAI 4 Bourbon Greenmar Nigeria mai 07- mai 09 Free Lances Skipper oct. 05-fev.07 Captain on Maévie (Lagoo 570) Charter aux BVI, Roques, Côtes d’Azur, Corse, Sardaigne. juin-août 2005 Captain on Django Too (Tréhard 82’) Charter in Greece and Corsica. déc.04-mars 05 First mate on Victoria T (CNB 116’), refit and delivery from Malaysia to Antibes octobre 2004 Chief engineer on Lady Barbaretta, Atlantic crossing preparation . mars à sept. 2004 Captain on Lilu, CIM maxi 88’ - Atlantic crossing - Charter in Croatia, Corsica and Greece. nov. 03 à mars 2004 - Bosun on M/Y Bouffi cargo ship 2001-2003 - Fisherman Captain in Guadeloupe 1998-2001 - Base manager and Technical superintendent for Star Voyages - Guadeloupe 1992-1998 - Service engineer in industrial refrigeration for the company CEF in Lesquin Divers - Climbing, Scuba Diving, Kitesurfing, Krav Maga. - Fluent English



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8/2/2018 from Fort Lauderdale to BVI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-71 Pro skipper OPOOPO e-mailed us this morning. He had crew bail on him last minute for family problem so he is looking for crew on short notice. He is in Nevis/ OPOOPO right now putting his own boat away and will be flying to Fort Lauderdale tomorrow so e-mail is the best way to reach him until he lands in the US. The boat is a brand new 40’ Catamaran heading to the BVI. Since it is short notice transportation will be paid for within reason (make sure you both agree on a number before buying any tickets) and of course all onboard food and boat expenses as well. He adds in his e-mail: “I'm looking for a crew to deliver a new catamaran 40' from Fort Lauderdale to the BVI. Depend on the location of the crew, I can pay for plane tickets and provisioning for sure I'm will be on board tomorrow afternoon and hope to leave Thursday or Friday. I have done the trip many times. I know well those catamarans too. We will have satellite communication with inreach Delorme. We pass through the Bahamas and will stop at Turks and Caicos.” If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and plan to speak with him tomorrow. His contact e-mail is OPOOPO  XXXXX@XXXX



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10/31/2018 from Essex Connecticut to Antigua on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 18-70 Boat owner OPOOPO is once again looking for two or three crew for his annual passage south to the Caribbean. Irwin has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. He has a very nice, well equipped, 2013 Outbound 46, named Hippocampus. He has made this passage on this boat several times already. This is the first year the Salty Dawg has a 2nd official departing port from Essex Connecticut thus avoiding the sail to Hampton Roads Virginia. The trip is free with all onboard boat expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the boat. He keeps the boat in RI so you have time to meet him and see the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/29/2018 from New York City to Halifax NS Canada ending in Prince Edward Island on a Hans Christian Offshore Explorer

OPO e-mail # 18-69 Boat owner OPOOPO sent this in late this afternoon. I just got back from a delivery. Since this is short notice I will not e-mail john for more details. This is a nice boat and sound like a very good opportunity. He e-mails: “I am looking for 1 or 2 crew to join my wife and I sailing from NYC to Halifax, OPOOPO aboard OPOOPO a 48 ft OPOOPO OPOOPO 4750. The current itinerary is (may change if forecast changes): NYC to Port Jefferson

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7/31/2018 from Martha’s Vineyard to Croatia on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 18-68 We just got an e-mail from pro skipper OPOOPO (OPOOPO is one of our Swan skippers who sails with us a lot). He is just finishing up a long passage in Europe and just got confirmation for the delivery of a Swan 62 that he has moved several times before. The boat was just sold and needs to go to Croatia. OPOOPO plans to depart at the end of the month and sail from New England to the Azores, Gibraltar and probably one more stop before arriving in Croatia. He expects the trip to take 4 to 5 weeks. He is looking for a full crew of three or four OPO members who have the time and some experience. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. OPOOPO is a great guy and excellent skipper which is why I am sending this out without a lot more info. You can e-mail OPOOPO with a sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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7/27/2018 from Rockland ME to Marblehead MA on a Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 18-67 Semi retired OPO skipper, OPOOPO is taking a Sabre 402 from Rockland Maine to Marblehead Mass. I have known OPOOPO for many years and he is a very nice guy and very experienced skipper. He intends to be aboard on the night of Friday 27th of July, and plans to leave Rockland just after dawn on the 28th of July to arrive in Marblehead sometime in the afternoon of Sunday the 29th. OPOOPO will be driving to the bus/train station in Portland to catch the 2;00 pm bus to Rockland. He lives in Southern Maine and can pick people up from the Portsmouth NH area, or anywhere within a few miles of Wells. The boat owner will ferry crew to transport centers on the North Shore and possibly further upon arrival. OPOOPO has mild Parkinson's disease, but is still nimble on deck and retains all his cognitive facilities though some may disagree. If this makes you uncomfortable don't respond to this notice. This should be a short weekend trip on a nice boat, the trip is free with all meals aboard supplied. Crew are responsible for their transport and any meals ashore. If interested please call or e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX or call at XXX-XXX-XXXX

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11/3/2018 from Salty Dawg Rally followed by passage to French Polynesia on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-65 OPO members and Boat Owners OPOOPO and his wife Diana are starting their search for crew. OPOOPO has given us a lot of information to help find fellow OPO members who would like to join them for legs of their proposed itinerary. OPOOPO has been working towards this goal for many years as you will read. They are looking for experienced crew who can help run the boat and enjoy the passages. We have explained to members in the past that boat owners welcome fellow sailors to join them and they will cover boat expenses, but they do not want to adopt you. It is very reasonable to ask crew to chip in for provisions for longer passages and of course to be able to pay your way to and from the boat and have money for meals and entertainment ashore. Since OPOOPO did such a good job explaining the situation, the boat and his experience we have copied most of it here for you to help you make an informed decision about joining them. OPOOPO and Diana would like to meet potential crew over the next few months to help pick crew that will fit in well. They live in Kentucky but travel a lot and are willing to work with other sailors to try to connect. If interested please send OPOOPO an e-mail with a brief sailing resume and start the courtship. OPOOPO e-mails: Owner/Captain of Oyster 55 seeks two crew to complete crew of four for one or more legs of passage from Hampton VA to Virgin Islands, VI to Panama, Panama to Marquesas, and Marquesas to Society Islands. Boat is a 3-cabin blue water cutter-rigged sloop with all modern electronics and safety equipment, stylish and comfortable. Each crew will have a private cabin. Depart Hampton November 3, 2018 (approximately 8-10 days passage). Depart Virgin Islands January 15, 2019 with stops in Puerto Rico, Colombia, and the San Blas Islands (approximately 20-30 days including stops). Depart Panama City, Panama March 1, 2019 with stops in Galapagos Islands (approximately 30-35 days passage including stops). Depart Marquesas April 20, 2019 with stops in the Tuamotu Islands, Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, and Bora Bora (approximately 20-30 days including stops). Seeking crew with mechanical and/or electronics expertise and previous blue water experience. Owner/captain pays all boating expenses including fuel, marinas, canal transit, sat phone subscription, etc. Crew shares expense for provisions and is responsible for personal expenses and transportation to and from the boat. Send sailing resumes or questions to XXXXX@XXXX . The Captain and First Mate Diana and I have been sailing on inland lakes since 1982. We started chartering Caribbean bareboats in 2000 after doing some crewed charters in the 1990’s. Chartering fit us so well that we bought a Beneteau 50 in the Sunsail fleet in BVI in 2009. Using the exchange privilege that comes with owning a Sunsail boat, we sailed in almost every country where Sunsail or Moorings had a base. So in addition to sailing to almost every island in the Caribbean, we have bareboated in Bahamas, Belize, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Seychelles, Thailand, Australia, and French Polynesia. I’ve crewed on two OPO passages. In 2015 we bought an Oyster 55 and begin refitting it and customizing it to our purposes. We sailed it to Newport for her shakedown run, the 2016 Bermuda Race. I had no particular expectations but we held third place in our division on days 2-4, but in light winds on the final day we faded to fifth place. So far we have sailed the following passages on her: 2016 Annapolis to Newport Newport-Bermuda Race (and return to Annapolis) Hampton VA to BVI with the Salty Dawg rally 2017 Many days in the Lesser Antilles BVI to Bermuda to Newport Newport to Hampton Hampton to BVI 2018 BVI to Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic Dominican Republic to Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena to Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos to Hampton and to Annapolis I’ve kept good records of our saltwater sailing days and as of now we have spent 842 days on saltwater. Some of that is at sea on long passages but most of it is on anchor or in marinas after short passages between islands. I try to avoid marinas when I can, but sometimes there is no other choice. The Boat Escapade’s communication equipment includes VHF with DSC at the nav desk and a Command Mic at the helm, SSB at the nav desk, an Iridium 9575 Extreme sat phone at the nav desk with outside antenna and a Delorme/Garmin InReach. In addition we carry 2 handheld VHF radios including one with DSC. For navigation there are two Raymarine series E chart plotters, a 12-inch screen at the nav desk and a 9-inch screen at the helm. For redundancy we carry 3 iPads with Navionics and a handheld GPS. Safety equipment includes a new Winslow 8-man life raft, EPIRB, and all the other devices required to meet the Bermuda Race Safety Requirements. There are 4 bilge pumps including an electric pump in the bilge, a manual pump near the nav desk, a manual pump in the cockpit, and an engine driven pump. There are 6 fire extinguishers including an automatic one in the engine room. Escapade is equipped with radar and two-way AIS. Sail management includes a Harken electric furler on the Genoa and a Hood electric in-mast furler on the mainsail. The primary winches and the coach roof winch for the mainsheet, outhaul, boom vang, and topping lift are electric powered. The winches for the staysail, traveler, and spinnaker halyards are manual. Ground tackle consists of a 99-pound Spade anchor and 400 feet of hi-test chain as the primary anchor and a 44-pound Bruce anchor on 500 feet of rope (and a short chain) as the secondary anchor. Escapade’s energy system consists of a bank of 8 Lifeline AGM house batteries, 2 Lifeline AGM engine starting batteries, and a Lifeline AGM generator starting battery. Energy is supplied by two alternators on the engine, a 9.0 kW Northern Lights generator, 2 solar panels, and, of course, shore power (50 amp). The AC system is 240 volt, 50 Hz, but the transformer can supply 120 volts to two dedicated outlets. The DC system is 24 volt. All lights are LED. Air conditioning and water maker require 240v AC current from shore power or generator. Tankage includes 220 gallons of fuel and 220 gallons of water. Cruising range under motor, depending on sea state, is approximately 1000 miles. Comfort and convenience features include 3-zone air conditioning/heat, icemaker, large refrigerator and separate freezer, 25 gph water maker, 32-inch Samsung flat panel television, audio system with speakers in saloon and in cockpit, USB power ports at the nav desk and in each cabin, and a custom-designed dodger/bimini with Lucite panels forward and roll-up Eisenglass enclosure panels all around. Screens can be substituted on the sides and aft. My favorite indulgence features are a 9 hp bow thruster and a Maxwell remote windlass control at the helm with a chain counter.

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11/1/2018 from City Island NY to Freeport Bahamas on a C & C 40

OPO e-mail # 18-64 Member OPOOPO bought a well found 1981 C & C 40 from a delivery skipper we know so we are confident the boat is in good shape. OPOOPO and his girlfriend and half owner in the boat will be sailing her to the Bahamas in December after he finishes teaching his fall semester. OPOOPO is looking for a couple of crew since the girlfriend will not be making the trip south on the boat. He would like to meet potential crew this summer which is always a good idea if you have the time to meet crew well in advance so you get to know each other and can see the boat. He e-mails more about the boat and himself: “I’d love to meet people this summer to help pick crew. For the passage south I was thinking of going in two stages, from City Island to somewhere in NC in November, and then NC to Freeport in December. (I have a week off from teaching in November). But if I hire a delivery captain to come along I’d want to do it in one shot, to save on expenses. I’ve been sailing since I was a kid. My offshore experience is from doing 3 deliveries as crew and sailing with a friend in the Sea of Cortez (5 trips). The route will be inside the gulf stream down to around FL, and then across. I need one crew to stand watch, trim sails, and wake me or the skipper if we need to change course, reef, or drop sails. I’ll wait for a weather window, so the crew may need to be available over a two week period. The trip should take around 8 days. We may put in somewhere for fuel, water, and weather. So crew may miss Christmas holidays (I don’t celebrate Christmas, and would rather be on a boat!) My girlfriend, who co-owns the boat, is working full-time, so won’t be along. The C & C 40 is a compromise between a racer and cruiser, so there is one head, a double v-berth, a double aft-berth (that is open to the cabin), and 4 side berths. Crew will likely sleep on one of the side berths (there are two settee berths and two shelf berths above the settees). In other words, it’s comfortable but the berths don’t have much privacy. It has a nice fridge, 3 burner stove and oven, and it’s generally well-appointed. I’ll be leaving most of the sails at home, so there should be plenty of room. Andy kept the rigging in tip top shape, the steering chain is new, and the engine has 150 hours on it. She has radar, AIS, and autopilot. I’d like company on day sails while I get used to single-handing her from our mooring at City Island, NY. I was used to sailing our S2 www.UUUUU.com, and our new boat is a bit heavier! I only have a 20 gallon fuel tank, and 40 gallon water tank, so we’ll bring lots of jerry cans. I’ll be using my 10’ dinghy as a life raft. Not sure if I’m going to buy an epirb, since I’ll be in cell and vhf range of the coast for much of the trip.” If you are interested please e-mail fellow OPO Member OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your interest in joining him to meet this summer and possible joining him for the passage south next November and or December.



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6/28/2018 from Horta Azores to Bermuda to Fells Point, MD on a Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 18-63 This opportunity came in this week as a referral from an OPO member this owner ran into in the Azores. I have e-mailed the skipper, but we can’t talk on the phone. The boad boat sounds like a nice boat and our OPO members know to only refer owners in need of crew to nice people with nice seaworthy boats. I am including a lot of the information from the e-mail from OPOOPO as it does give some insight into opportunity and the situation. The boat sounds like a good boat and he served our country overseas and could use some help on this last leg back to the USA. You will read how the trip is free with onboard expenses included, but anyone contacting him to join him should also want to chip in a few dollars for provisioning to help out and start off your time with him understanding that he is not a deep-pocket-owner, but rather than a regular GI Joe on a fixed income wanting to get his vessel home. He wants to depart asap, but understand crew might need a week or 10 days to get ready to join him. I am sure he would love two crew or a couple who can help with a three person delivery passage. If you have time off and are looking for a transatlantic on a good boat please e-mail him at www.UUUUU.com . There are direct flights from Boston to the Azores about three times a week so it is not as hard as you might think to get to the Azores.

Here is a link to pictures of the boat https://www.UUUUU.com This is his 2nd e-mail to us: Brandt is the OPO member who told him about us. Funny, I met Brant onboard barefoot who told me I just gotta talk to you if I need crew. He’s parked about a 100 feet from me here on Horta. Good guy, good boat, good crew... Ok, so about my “dilemma”: (And this should answer all your questions) Last November I purchased a 2011 Hanse 445. Paperwork took a lot longer than anticipated so late fall/early winter miserable sail through the Baltic, Northsea, English Channel etc -mostly with the help of some great people along the way- to the Azores... We ran into a big storm going from the Azores to Bermuda 2 weeks ago encountering some equipment problems along the way that need to be fixed -mostly electronic instruments need replacing- so that might take a couple more weeks This boat -she’s called UNSINKABLE II btw- is under warranty which is great because I thought I’d be in Baltimore by Xmas (the last one) so I’m pretty close to broke) Just to give you an idea: I painted a wall yesterday and got two fish in lieu of payment. So I’m working for food) Not as bad as it sounds since those were the best-tasting fish I’ve ever had... After sailing Northern Europe in what even the locals called a bad winter, I feel like I’ve graduated a pretty tough sailing school... As an FYI, I got my ASA 100 about an hour north of Miami where no one runs into blizzards... that was while I attended the Chapman School for professional mariners that my USN GI bill paid for. Great program btw... So now the plan is to wait till my stuff arrives and then head south to catch the upper edge of the trade winds (coz it’s hurricane season again) to Bermuda and from there to the Chesapeake Bay past Annapolis to Fells Point, MD. ASAP because I promised my mom I’d take her sailing and she’s getting frailer each day... Yes, the arrangement you cited where I take care of food and boat expenses is the norm. I’ve gotten this far mostly using that kind of set up although I’d not be offended if someone wanted to chip in a bit) About me: I’m a combat veteran of both the US navy and army... among a colorful variety of jobs, I also served in the military police (Master at Arms). I’m including that information to let you know I keep a clean ship. When sailing/underway i rarely allow even one beer however, what people do while anchored/docked is entirely their own thing... Ashore, I indulge in the occasional 1 or 2 cases of beer myself) Brant told me I also absolutely MUST speak to u personally which is a bit problematic on this island but I’m sure I can get it done. I think she is the most beautiful boat in the whole -overcrowded- marina right now. Teutonic with straight modern lines and flush hatches that make her look a bit aggressive/dangerous) 4 cabins, 2 heads and plenty of storage space although high walls that require good climbing abilities. I think that about covers it but if u have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to ask) V/R OPOOPO



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6/19/2018 from Mystic, CT to Vinelhaven, ME on a Alden 54

OPO e-mail #18-62 Pro skipper OPOOPO has another trip coming up delivering a very nice Alden 54 from Mystic CT to Maine. This is a beautiful yacht with all the bells and whistles. The trip will take 5 days including travel time on both ends. The trip if free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to the boat and OPOOPO will get you back to Providence RI from where you can make plans to get home. This is an alcohol and tobacco free passage as always. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/13/2018 from Hampton Rhodes VA to Falmouth Maine on a Alden 44

OPO e-mail # 18-61 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew for this passage on an Alden 44. Alden is a classic very well built offshore capable boat. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us many times before and is a very active delivery skipper. With travel time the trip will take 6 days. OPOOPO will furnish transportation from Falmouth Me. to Providence, R. I. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat or to Falmouth and get home from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX www.UUUUU.com

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6/12/2018 from TORTOLA to NEWPORT, RI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-60 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a nice delivery of a balance BALANCE 526 CATAMARAN. Since it is short notice he can help with some travel expenses, but make sure you have offshore experience and can stand a solo watch. OPOOPO e-mails: Hello all. I have a great opportunity on an amazing catamaran. http://www.UUUUU.com She is gorgeous and sails like a dream. Fast and comfortable with all the amenities. I am looking for 2 experienced sailors to join me on what should be an 8-9 day direct passage. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind traffic and weather and be familiar with modern electronics. As time is relatively short the trip is free and I will split the airfare costs to and from the boat. Please email me with your sailing c/v and brief personal bio at: XXXXX@XXXX .



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6/5/2018 from St. Thomas to Portland Maine on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 18-59 Boat owner OPOOPO called this morning looking for one more crew for his passage north departing in a few days. He had crew all lined up but one dropped out due to illness. He does have two other experienced crew so there will be 4 crew in total. The boat is a very well found Cheoy Lee Clipper Ketch named “Knopus” that he sailed south to his home in St. Thomas 7 years ago and now wants to take her back home for the summer in Maine. He has been sailing for decades and has two experienced crew. He is looking for one more offshore experiences sailor to join them for this planned non-stop passage (only stop in Bermuda for fuel or emergency). Since it is short notice he will pay for your transportation to and from the boat “within reason”. This is a non-smoking boat. If you are interested and can be ready on short notice please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume listing your past offshore passages.



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6/16/2018 from Grenada to Newport via Bermuda on a Mason 43

OPO e-mail # 18-58 OPOOPO owns a very nice Mason 43. He lives aboard with his wife and two young children. He and his wife recently decided to sail the boat back to their home state of Maine for the summer, but decided to let the wife fly home with the kids and let him sail her back with OPO crew. That means he has three berths for OPO members who wish to sail on a very nice seaworthy boat from Grenada to Newport (To clear customs). I met him in Nanny Cay last March and he is a very nice guy, younger than most of our boat owners, but no kid. He would like to get a nice OPO crew of three crew who have some experience and have 2 to 3 weeks to make this trip north with him. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX Here is more from him about himself and the boat: “Information about myself and the boat: Moxie is a 1982 Mason 43' that has been consistently updated and maintained. The complete rig and mast was replaced in 2006, the engine in 2003, the sails are Doyle Offshore. The boat has: EPIRB (new 2016), Garmin InReach, SSB, liferaft, PFD w/ harness for all crew, jack lines from bow to stern, a well stocked spares list on the boat. My family and I have owned Moxie since 2015, we have lived and sailed on her full time from November 2016 until now. We started our trip in Fort Pierce, Florida and have sailed down through the Caribbean. I am originally from Maine where I learned to sail at a young age, my family had several sailboats (30'-35') that I sailed on through my youth. Prior to purchasing Moxie we lived in Colorado where we continued to sail via chartering on a regular basis. As a captain I side on the side of caution and safety and maintain our boat in the same manor. This is our blog if anyone wants to read up on us:” www.UUUUU.com



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5/30/2018 from GRAND CAYMAN to FT LAUDERDALE on a Cruising Cat

OPO e-mail # 18-57 Pro skipper OPOOPO sent this to us yesterday. (I just got back from a sprint from Beverly Ma to Perth Amboy now) PRIVILEGE 465 Catamaran “I just recieved this contract for a great fast Cruising Cat. I am looking for 2 crew for this 700nm passage which with the Gulf Stream should be 4 days or possibly less in beautiful warm weather. She is fully equipped and ready to go. Crew should be able to stand solo watch, be familiar with modern electronics, mind traffic and weather particularly as from the west tip of Cuba it is a very busy sea lane. It will also help pass night watches as there will be much monitoring to do. Please email a brief personal bio and sailing resume to” XXXXX@XXXX .

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7/18/2018 from Lisbon Portugal to Croatia and back to the Canary Islands for a crossing to the Caribbean on a Swan 55

OPO e-mail # 18-56 Swan Owner OPOOPO has a 55/57 ' Swan Center Cockpit, all Hydraulic, in mast furler etc. Spectra watermaker, SSB, Sat Ph KvH. He has owned the boat for many years and I have known him for the past 10 years at least while we have been involved with the Swan Rendezvous in Newport and the Caribbean. This year he is doing the Newport Bermuda Race and then sailing to Portugal. He is looking for one crew or two crew to join him for a big part of the following itinerary or it could be a couple of crews switching out doing part each. “Itinerary is loose but something like this: Lisbon Portugal to the South Coast of Spain, the Algarve. Trains from Madrid, Seville etc. From there leisurely to Croatia, returning late Sep. via Malta, Sicily, Cadiz, Madeira to Cran Canaria arrival 11 Nov. Arc start from Cran Canaria 25 Nov.to St. Lucia by December 15th. ” He thought he had some of his regular crew lined up, but they had to drop out. He is looking for one or two more crew that would like to join him for weeks at a time as long as thing work out for everyone. The trip is free but he ask crew to chip in to help with dockage ($25 a day) when in port and it is always nice to help provision the boat when you are joining someone for long stretches. It is still so much cheaper than owning the boat. If you can find the right balance with he you can be in for a long sail on a nice Swan for a few months this season into the fall and into December. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume. Both you and he will want to try and meet up soon to look each other over and see the boat. I like him and we have had fun at the Swan Rendezvous over the years.



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5/23/2018 from NEB Boatyard Middletown RI to Mattaposta MA on a Baltic 55

OPO e-mail # 18-55 This is just a 3 to 4 hour trip but Pro skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up, but they bailed on him this morning. The boat is a Baltic 55. He will give you a ride back to the NEB yard. It is only about a 20 minute car ride. He knows this is very short notice, but we thought there might be a few OPO members within a short drive of the NEB Yard who may want to help him out. He really just needs help getting into and out of the dock. If you can help out please call him at XXX-XXX-XXXX



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5/27/2018 from Hampton Virginia to Newport RI on a Race Boat

OPO e-mail # 18-54 Pro skipper OPOOPO and very nice bloke (He is British but lives in NY for the past 10 years) is looking for a couple of crew to join him this weekend. We first met him when he was the full time skipper and caretaker for the 12 meter “Stars and Stripes” owned by the Manhattan Yacht Club. He was a pro skipper in the British Steel Challenge sailing with 16 amateur crew racing around the world. He is now the full time race manager for a custom Race Boat named “Sonrisa”. He is moving the boat to Newport for the Newport Bermuda Race next month. He plans to depart from Hampton YC in Chesapeake to Newport RI this weekend on Sunday morning. He expects to be in Newport Tuesday afternoon and will be driving back to New York on Wednesday if you need a lift back in that direction. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at  XXXXX@XXXX



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5/17/2018 from Essex/Portland CT to Newport on a Newport

OPO E-Mail # 18-53 This very short notice trip just came in from OPOOPO. He writes: Short Notice Trip from Essex/Portland CT for Volvo Race OPOOPO , owner of Framboise a well-found Baba 30, is seeking one person to sail to Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race festivities. Framboise is ocean ready and is fully equipped with radar, AIS, and auto-pilot. i am a certified ASA coastal/full keel instructor and hold a lapsed Coast Guard 6-pack. The plan is to leave Thursday AM May 17. Conditions permitting, will continue sailing, probably to overnight in Fisher's Island or Point Judith if need be. Would like to be in Newport on Friday for Volvo festivities. Reportedly, OPOOPO will arrive from Bermuda in Newport on Friday. Crew can stay on boat in Newport. I need someone experienced with chart reading and navigation, night sailing, and anchoring (I have a windlass.) This is first trip of the season and boat goes in water today and I will arrive at Marina on Wednesday. The boat is in Portland (Middletown) CT, 20 miles up the river. It is nice trip down the river. I can pick up crew by car in New Haven or Old Saybrook Wednesday evening at Amtrak or Metro North. Return is crew responsibility. It may rain. I have a diesel heater. Call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX - XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/23/2018 from Huntington, NY to Jacksonville, Florida (North East Coast) on a Beneteau 393

OPO E-Mail # 18-52 Pro skipper and friend OPOPO is taking a 2006 Beneteau 393 from Huntington NY to Jacksonville Florida. He has moved this boat twice before. Frank has owned an Amel 53 for 19 years and has crossed Oceans and made the trip between NY and the Caribbean numerous times. I have known him for 25 years. He plans to stay near the coast and will decide to go around Cape Hatteras or not when you get close to the Chesapeake. The trip can take as little as 6 or 8 days, but allow 2 weeks just in case you have to wait on weather or enjoy a stop along the way to rest. Frank is looking for one or two crew. The tentative departure date is May 23, 2018 from Willis Marine Center in Huntington NY. The trip is free with all onboard and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.



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5/22/2018 from Beverly Mass to Perth Amboy NJ on a Bristol 34

Repeat # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Bristol 34 with the owner from north of Boston to the Raritan Yacht Club which is about one hour after the Verrazano bridge in lower NY harbor. The plan is to drive up during the morning of Tuesday May 22nd and then depart the same day and make the two day passage non-stop. The boat is newly bought by the owner and in good shape. We will transmit the Cape Cod Canal; go down Buzzards Bay and then west through LI Sound, down the East River in Manhattan and to the club. We should arrive Thursday or Friday morning depending on wind and tides. I will rent a car to get there and we can meet along the way and then figure out mass transit to get how. The owner pays for the rental car and onboard food. If you are interested in joining me let me know before I depart Bermuda this Sunday and then I will call you at the end of next week when I get to Newport and go online. Please make sure to give me your phone number in your reply.



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5/22/2018 from Salem Mass to Perth Amboy NJ on a Bristol 34

OPO e-mail # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Bristol 34 with the owner from north of Boston to the Raritan Yacht Club which is about one hour after the Verrazano bridge in lower NY harbor. The plan is to drive up during the morning of Tuesday May 22nd and then depart the same day and make the two day passage non-stop. The boat is newly bought by the owner and in good shape. We will transmit the Cape Cod Canal; go down Buzzards Bay and then west through LI Sound, down the East River in Manhattan and to the club. We should arrive Thursday or Friday morning depending on wind and tides. I will rent a car to get there and we can meet along the way and then figure out mass transit to get how. The owner pays for the rental car and onboard food. If you are interested in joining me let me know before I depart Bermuda this Sunday and then I will call you at the end of next week when I get to Newport and go online. Please make sure to give me your phone number in your reply.



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5/29/2018 from Annapolis MD to Cedar Point Yacht Club Westport CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 18-51 I will also be delivering a J 109 (35 feet) from Annapolis to CT departing Tuesday May 29th right after the May holiday. I have moved this boat for the past few years to this regatta on OPOOPO Sound for the owner. I will rental car and drive down early Tuesday morning and can pick crew up along the way or meet them in Annapolis. We will then depart Tuesday morning and make the 2 day passage non-stop, up Chesapeake Bay through the C and D canal, down Delaware bay, up the Jersey coast, through NY City and then to Westport CT which is about 1 hour past Stamford. Ct. From there we can get you to a train station to get home or what works best for you. The trip is also free with onboard expenses and the car ride down included, but you need to get home on your own. I can take two or three crew so can take a newbie who wants to try a short 2 day passage. This is racing boat that sails well and is fun to sail. If interested please e-mail me and I will answer your e-mail before I depart from Bermuda Sunday morning or next weekend when I am back in NY a week before this trip.



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6/9/2018 from St. Maarten to Newport via Bermuda on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-49 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to sail back from St. Maarten to Newport on his very well found and comfortable Amel 53 which he has owned since new. He has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. The same OPO member who sailed down with him last fall will be sailing with him again next fall, but cannot make this passage. He also does a very good job of describing his ideal crew. If you come close to his description and would like to join him please send him a brief sailing resume and to XXXXX@XXXX “In June, I plan to sail from St. Martin to Newport, RI on LADYBUG, a well found, fully equipped 53 Amel ketch. I will stop in Bermuda only if there is a very good reason to do so. Depending on weather, I will leave St. Martin on June 9th. The voyage to Newport should take about 12-14 days. It could take several days longer or less depending on the strength of the Azores/Bermuda high. We will leave from Marigot harbor on the French side (clear water and very good food and a french supermarket for last minute provisions). The crew will be welcome to stay a few days more on the boat at its mooring in Newport Harbor. I have one experienced crew. I would like to have a second experienced person. The crew will share a two bunk state room and head. My ideal crew of two would have the following characteristics: 1. Physically fit and healthy (not over-weight), no blood thinner medicines, 2. No problem with seasickness, 3. No special diet, 4. No smoking, and this is a dry boat-until arrival, 5. Some experience of off-shore sailing, each person will do a solo watch. 6. No problem with mechanical things and modern navigation equipment. 7. Be a good companion, be interested in many things, don’t be a fanatic of any kind. 8. Share the food preparation and cleaning. I had the boat built in La Rochelle in 1998. I have sailed it approximately 50,000 miles. This includes 3 transatlantic trips, numerous times to Bermuda and the Caribbean down to Trinidad and up to Canada. From England to the Mediterranean and all over the Mediterranean each summer during the 8 years that I lived on the boat in Port Grimaud in southern France. I replaced the boat engine 3 years ago and the rigging last winter. This winter, the electric motors for the sail controls and the motors for the two auto-helms were rebuilt. “



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5/20/2018 from Tortola to Manhattan on a Oceanis 45

OPO E-Mail # 18-47 Yachtmaster OPOOPO is looking for crew to join him on a trip from Tortola to Manhattan. He writes: Tortola, BVI to Manhattan Island, New York City ETD 20th May 2018 Vessel: Oceanis 45ft mono ( ex Moorings boat ) Vessel is about 5 years old Estimated distance BVI to NY = 1900nm Estimated to take 16 days to complete the delivery. Crew pay own transportation to and from vessel The vessel will cover all on board costs for the crew and all the vessels running expenses, not covered are crew personal shore side expenditures. If interested please contact OPOOPO  at www.UUUUU.com



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5/25/2018 from Tortola to Stonington, CT on a Ketch

OPO E-Mail # 18-46 Pro Captain OPOOPO just sent us this opportunity. OPOOPO says: I seek two competent crew to deliver a Hinkley 42 ketch from Tortola to Stonington CT. This is a boat I have moved numerous times before, twice a year on seasonal migration. She is well found, seaworthy and well maintained. One owner since 1988. I will arrive at the boat in BVI on May 23 and ETD is May 25. The trip should take 10-12 days with a possible stop in Bermuda. Crew should be able to stand watches alone, be enthusiastic, aware and seaworthy. Expenses will be provided on board, but crew will be responsible for his/her transport to and from the boat. We share cooking and cleaning duties. Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX Skype: OPOOPO



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5/16/2018 from Ecuador to Miami on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 18-44 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for this short notice delivery. As you will read in his e-mail to me, he has gotten crew from us before and has one OPO members with him already. Since it is short notice the owner is also paying for your transportation to Ecuador. Of course the trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you should have money for any shore side meals and stops along the way. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX Captain Frank’s e-mail to me: “I have a need for one or two crew to deliver a 42' aluminum ketch from Ecuador to Miami. I am a licensed captain 100 ton with sail endorsement with over 100,000 mi. of ocean sailing experience. I have obtained crew from your site in the past, and in fact one person who has done several deliveries with me in the past is going on this trip. The boat is well found, with gps, radar, autopilot, and satellite phone. The boat has to be out of Ecuador by the 17th, so the owner will pay expenses to the boat. There will be no drinking while underway, and no smokers or drugs. you can contact me by email for questions, but I will be flying to OPOOPO or Thursday so response may be limited. XXXXX@XXXX OPOOPO Lord”

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5/15/2018 from Palm Beach FL to Jamestown RI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-43 Boat owner and past OPO members OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for his annual passage back from FL to RI. OPOOPO has a custom built 48 foot Catamaran named “Black Cat” that he has owned and sailed for the past few years. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before and I have sailed with him while the boat was being built. He is a nice guy. He says the trip will take about 6 to 10 days depending on weather. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and contact information.

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6/24/2018 from Sweden to Italy on a Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 18-42 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew for this exotic opportunity in Europe. OPOOPO is flying into St. Maarten tomorrow to sail north with us, but he is looking towards his next delivery in June. OPOOPO is not great with filling in a lot of details, but he knows what he is doing and we are comfortable sending this out as is. For more information please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief resume and any questions. He will get back to you as he has time getting ready to depart with us this Saturday and then from Bermuda next week. He e-mails: “Hi Hank, finally got dates, will need crew in Stockholm on the 24th of June, for delivering brand new 54 from Sweden, (owners are sailing www.UUUUU.com Finland to Sweden ) from there to Italy. Via Heligoland. Food and other onboard expenses are covered. But you need to get t and from the boat Should be a great trip, with a bit of time, there is no rush. So a chance to have a look around here and there. Got great crew on last two trips. Thanks again. Best regards OPOOPO . See you in SXM.”



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5/20/2018 from Liberty Landing, Jersey City to Bermuda on a Hans Christian Offshore Explorer

OPO E-Mail # 18-41 OPOPOP and his wife, OPOPOP are planning a trip from Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City to Bermuda. They plan to depart on or around May 20th and return around June 5th. They are seeking 1 or 2 crew to join them on each leg of the trip with the option to stay aboard while in Bermuda. The boat is a 2000 Hans Christian Offshore Explorer 4750, a 48 foot sailboat named Sea Dog. He included the following resume: A bit about our sailing background. My wife and I starting sailing on the San Francisco Bay in 2009 with Olympic Circle Sailing Club (OCSC). We have taken the following US Sailing courses: Basic Keel Boat Basic Cruising Bareboat Coastal Navigation Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar While taking classes we chartered boats from the club regularly until we purchased Sea Dog in 2014. In the spring of 2014 we chartered a 42 ft Beneteau sailboat for a 10 day cruise around the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest. In addition we sailed with OPOPOP aboard Mahina Tiare III on a 14 day Heavy Weather sailing instructional trip from Ketchikan AK to Vancouver BC in the fall of 2014 as well as taking World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Training Course. We have completed the following trips aboard Sea Dog. Ft Lauderdale FL to Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City May 2015. This was a 7 day offshore passage up the Gulf Stream. Crew consisted of Michele and I and four friends all with various levels of sailing experience. In July of 2016, we competed with Sea Dog in Route Halifax and Race the Cape. Route Halifax is a 360 mile offshore race from Halifax Nova Scotia to Saint Pierre, a small island off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Race the Cape was a 5 day point to point race in and around Cape Breton Island, east of Nova Scotia. Michele, I and a friend sailed from NYC to Halifax, where we had a crew of 7 for the races. Michele and I completed the return voyage on our own sailing from Cape Breton to Halifax, onto Bar Harbor Maine then spending several weeks cruising south down the New England coast back home. In July of 2017 Michele and I spent two months on our own cruising and exploring the Long Island Sound, as far out as Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. This year we have the three week trip to Bermuda in our sights and hopefully a return to Nova Scotia, as far as Prince Edwards Island and a return visit to the coast of Maine. A brief description of Sea Dog from the sales literature: The Hans Christian Offshore Explorer was designed as a rugged, blue water sailboat fully capable of circumnavigating the world while offering luxury and comfort that can be appreciated out at sea or on a coastal cruise. Designed by two of the best names in the business, Chuck Paine and Nigel Calder, and built to legendary Hans Christian specifications, this yacht has been well maintained by a cruising couple who sail the Caribbean. The Offshore Explorer features a traditional three stateroom, two head layout, and top quality construction by Hans Christian. This pristine blue water passage maker has all the gear: electronics, air-conditioning, generator, water maker, bow thruster, electric toilets, washer/dryer, bimini, dodger, trash compactor, and more. She has watertight bow and stern areas with reinforced Kevlar and E-glass. 2/3 skeg hung “sacrificial” rudder, oversized standing rigging. There are deck lockers that you can really store items in, an 88hp Yanmar turbo with ~3500 hours, Leisure furl main boom, Magna 3000 watt inverter, 180 gallons of fuel, and 270 gallons of water. She is low maintenance above deck with exquisite joinery below - a rare high quality vessel. The design team of Chuck Paine and Nigel Calder was hand picked and every idea has been beautifully achieved by Hans Christian. The Explorer 4750 came totally equipped with all sailing equipment onboard. The following links contains some photos and a short video that were part of the sail promotional package when we purchased Sea Dog from Jordan Yacht sales in 2014. Sea Dog Photos Sea Dog Video Interested crew can contact OPOPOP at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/9/2018 from ANTIGUA to NEWPORT, RI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-40 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed this ina few minutes ago. He is delivering an Open 40 Catamaran. He e-mails: “I have been asked to bring this boat North for season. I have not delivered this particular Open 40, but have others. I am looking for 2 crew with offshore experience which insurance requires. Crew must be self sufficient, be able to stand solo watch which entails minding the boat and sail trim, keeping a lookout for traffic and other hazards as well as impendding weather. The trip is free and as this is last minute I will split the cost of flights to and from the boat. A stop in Bermuda is possible, but not now planned. Again, insurance requires offshore experience and their form will need to be completed and accepted. Please send your sailing c/v along with a brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .

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5/26/2018 from Abaco, Bahamas to Maine on a Alden 44

OPO E-Mail # 18-39 OPOOPO is planning a voyage back to his home waters in Maine. He and his delivery captain plan to depart Man O War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas May 26-27 with an offshore passage direct to Rockland, Maine; 8 - 10 days underway. They are looking for 2 experienced crew who can stand solo watch, mind navigation and traffic, trim sails and tend to the vessel while on watch. No health issues, no alcohol or smoking while under way. The trip is free with onboard meals and expenses included. The crew shall need to get to and from the boat and provide their own personal gear. Please submit brief sailing resume. The vessel is an Alden 44 Cutter with extensive upgrades in 2017 including Gamin GPS, Radar, AIS, Iridum Go, SSB, EPIRB, Life Raft, etc. Comprehensive upgrade list available. Interested members can contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/4/2018 from Marsh Harbor Bahamas to Bermuda on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 18-38 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for another crew to make this passage from OPOOPO to Bermuda on a well-equipped Aquila 44 power cat named “Knot Terry”. He has owned her for 3 months and has already had her offshore to the Bahamas. Crew would fly in about May 4th and depart Bermuda about May 11th. The passage should take 4 or 5 days, but you want to build in a little extra time waiting for a weather window, but this is a good time of year to be making this passage on this boat. There is a good chance you will see our OPOOPO in Bermuda since we depart about the same time from St. Maarten. Brett adds: “The boat will be captained by a USCG licensed captain with moderate offshore experience. I will be aboard and am looking for one more person. Crew will have personal cabin and the boat has a comfortable inside helm. Usual electronics, radar, AIS, auto pilot, etc. Will carry two fuel bladders for safety. Passage will be a slow and steady 7 knots that puts range at over 1100 nautical miles. Actual distance is roughly 750 miles. Expected departure is May 5th, weather depending and person should arrive May 4th with flexibility to wait for a weather window, if necessary. I am willing to pay one way return airfare from Bermuda to JFK and $500 total for the trip.” If interested please e-mail Brett with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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6/23/2018 from Bermuda to Newport on a Baltic 55

OPO e-mail # 18-36 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for the return passage from Bermuda after the Newport to Bermuda race this June. The boat is a 1984 Baltic 55 named “Fearless” that has undergone a refit for the race and has the all the safety gear required for the race. He already has 5 crew returning with him so this is a good opportunity to be part of a large crew and not have to do any solo watches. They plan to depart on June 23rd or 24th and expect the trip to take 4 days back to Newport. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money from meals ashore. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2018 from Bahamas to Norfolk on a Allied Princess

Repeated crew request This is a good opportunity on a smaller boat with plenty of notice. I know it is a smaller boat then most members wish to sail offshore, but this is a strong offshore boat. The other two crew are very experienced and they are willing to take you under their wing and get you settled into the boat before sailing offshore. They are in no rush so expect to take at least two weeks off to make sure you fall into their schedule. He also offers to help with reasonable travel expenses. Here is the e-mail from the owner in his own words. “I am looking for a third person to help sail my 36’ ketch from the Abacos to Norfolk, VA. Offshore experience desirable but not essential. The boat is a 1974 Allied Princess which has been extensively upgraded for bluewater sailing. It is equipped with a hydrovane self steering unit and has a reliable engine. [More information on the boat available on request.] I have over thirty years experience sailing my own boats, including a circumnavigation of OPOOPO an eight month trip to the Bahamas and crewing on a transatlantic crossing. When my partner and I took this boat to the Caribbean two years ago we sailed directly from Wilmington to the BVI. The other crew member is an experienced sailor and boat owner who has done this passage two times each way. The boat will be in OPOOPO on May 22nd. Crew should meet me there. The idea is to island hop for a few days to get used to one another and the boat and then leave for open water through one of the passes as soon as we get a favorable forecast from OPOOPO The boat does about 120 miles a day so the passage should take around a week. The final destination is Norfolk but we may make landfall in Beaufort if the weather makes rounding Hatteras risky. Boat will cover all expenses while aboard and pay reasonable travel costs at each end. If interested you can email me at XXXXX@XXXX . ”



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4/22/2018 from Key West Florida to Newport RI on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 18-34 OPOOPO will also be squeezing in one more trips before he flies down to St. Maarten to meet up with us for the trip back. He has one crew and is looking for 2 more crew for this passage of a OPOOPO 50 that he has delivered before. This trip will take about 7 days. It is a free trip with all onboard expenses include, but no transportation. If you are interested please e-mail Murray with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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4/23/2018 from # 1 Barbados to Key West, Florida on a Wauquiez 40

OPO e-mail # 18-34 # 2 OPOOPO Florida to Annapolis - This is a very exciting opportunity to sail with two people finishing their circumnavigation. As you can see in the e-mail they sent me Friday (again I was on a delivery, but still they give a short notice on this 1st one), we have gotten crew for them before. It will be very exciting to sail with a couple on their last two legs of the passage and they are I am sure a wealth of Knowledge having come to their completion. I am including their e-mail list as they wrote it to me. Since they have been getting crew from us they have the format and formula down pat. OPOOPO Thank you very much for helping us with our crew search during our circumnavigation, starting with our preparation in OPOOPO in early 2015 and throughout our circumnavigation. We are preparing for the final leg of the circumnavigation (Barbados to Key West) and then a passage from OPOOPO to Annapolis. Would you please send the below information to your OPO members for our crew search for the final leg of our circumnavigation and a subsequent passage to Annapolis? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Barbados to OPOOPO and/or OPOOPO to Annapolis (these are two passages) - OPOOPO Jeff and OPOOPO are looking for one able bodied crewmember to join them on the final leg of their circumnavigation (Barbados to Key West) and/or a subsequent passage from OPOOPO to Annapolis. Jeff and Anne have a very nice, well found 2005 Wauquiez 40 OPOOPO sloop that they have owned since new. The boat is in outstanding condition, and they have sailed 96 percent of the way around the world from their start in OPOOPO in March 2015, across the Pacific, Indian, and OPOOPO Now, on the last leg of their circumnavigation, they plan to set sail from Barbados on April 23, 2018 to OPOOPO Florida. They will arrive in OPOOPO in mid-May. They are also looking for crewmember to sail from OPOOPO to Annapolis and plan to set sail from OPOOPO about June 1, 2018, arriving in Annapolis about mid-June, 2018. Jeff and Anne are looking for an individual to join them and one other crewmember for a total of four on board. Crew must stand day and night watches alone, mind traffic and weather, and be observant, aware, and pro-active team players who help with cleaning and maintenance at sea and at port cheerfully. Ideally crew would be able to arrive early enough to spend time learning the boat, have offshore passage sailing experience, some mechanical skills, no drugs, be a non-smoker and only social drinker ashore, agile, healthy and physically fit, and of good moral character. They should be good company, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and follow instructions. Jeff and Anne will pay all onboard expenses. Crew need to pay their way to and from the boat, pay for their personal and shoreside expenses, and bring their own foul weather gear. If interested in either passage (Barbados to OPOOPO or OPOOPO to Annapolis) or both passages, please e-mail Jeff and Anne at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume, references, and phone number.

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4/17/2018 from West Palm Beach Florida to New York on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 18-33 Pro Skipper OPOOPO thought he had crew lined up with the owner and friend, but they bailed on him so he will pay airfare for 2 crew who wish to join him and another experienced crew sailing this very nice Swan 62 from Florida to NY. So 4 crew in total. The trip will take about 5 or 6 days if things go well. OPOOPO just called me yesterday and I just got back from a delivery myself. OPOOPO is one of our most popular skippers and will be skippering a Swan back with us in May from St. Maarten so this is a freebie on a Swan with the short notice. Of course all the expenses are also included. If interested please e-mail and or call OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX or XXX-XXX-XXXX

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5/1/2018 from Antigua to Puerto Rico and then Stuart Florida on a Hunter 45

OPO e-mail # 18-32 Boat owner and OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew for each leg of his return trip from the Caribbean. He sailed his Hunter 45 south in the Salty Dawg Rally last fall and sailed from Norfolk Virginia to Antigua. Now he is planning his trip back via the long route to see some more islands. He is not in a rush so crew should not have deadlines and should also be in a relaxed cruising mode. He is a very nice man. He e-mails us his itinerary: “I finished planning the first two legs of my return trip home from Antigua. I'm not returning with the Salty Dawg Rally because they are not departing Antigua until May 16th and I would like to get an earlier start. The first leg is from Antigua to Puerto Rico where I plan to stay for one to two weeks. I will be stopping for one or two nights each in St. Maarten, Tortola and St. Thomas on the way to Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajarto, Puerto RicoI want to enjoy my last few weeks in the Caribbean. For the second leg I will be departing Puerto Ricoapproximately May 24th or 25th for Stuart Florida with stops in the Dominican Republic Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. That should also take about week to ten days. Again I will leave the boat in Stuart and fly home. Sometime in mid June I plan on starting up the coast bound for City Island New York either up the ICW, the outside or a combination of both depending on weather. I haven't finished planning that part yet. I am looking for one or two additional crew members to assist me for whatever portion they can. There could be some delays since I am not in a hurry and plan to wait for appropriate weather windows.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. Sincerely, OPOOPO s/v Rhapsody II



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6/5/2018 from St. Maarten to Long Island Sound on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 18-31 Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife are looking for an experienced crew to join them for their trip north from the Caribbean in June. They own a very well equipped and strong offshore boat, an Amel 53. They have owned the boat for the last 18 months. Paul has been sailing for a long time but this will be his first big offshore passage. This is the first time Paul is seeking crew from us. Paul will pay for your travel to and from the boat as well as all onboard expenses. Paul e-mails: “Long time sailor but fairly new cruiser/owner looking for an experienced crew member to join my wife and I on a passage from OPOOPO to OPOOPO NY. We have owned the boat (2005 OPOOPO Maramu) for 18 months and have sailed approximately 1200 miles in the Caribbean since the purchase. The boat is in excellent shape and equipped with AIS, Radar, SSB, and Satellite communications. The standing rigging was replaced in January of this year. My wife and I hold ASA certifications 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, and 114, but we do not have much offshore or passage making experience. Hence, we are looking for a crew member with both a good deal of experience and shareable knowledge for the passage. We will be buddy boating with another Amel whose owner/captain has 80K miles experience for the voyage and we plan on utilizing OPOOPO for weather routing. We are not planning on stopping in Bermuda, but it will be an option should conditions warrant. We plan to depart from OPOOPO the first or second week of June (weather dependent) but would want the person to arrive on the boat early the first week. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and we would be willing to share or cover transportation costs to and from the boat for the right person. If interested, please send your sailing resume and brief personal bio OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX PROFILE Age: 57. Currently own a 53 foot OPOOPO Maramu, 22 foot Sea OPOOPO and a 14 foot Force 5 Sailboat. OPOOPO plus years of boating in OPOOPO the OPOOPO Sound and OPOOPO (CT). Born and raised in OPOOPO NY and began power boating at the age of 8. After my father’s passing, I assumed all maintenance responsibility for the 20 foot family vessel at the age of 11. After taking a U OPOOPO OPOOPO OPOOPO at the age of 12, I obtained my operators license and assumed the OPOOPO on our weekend family boat outings. Also at the age of 12, my sister and I purchased our first sailboat - a Sunfish. We later upgraded to a Force 5 and sailed/raced 3 or 4 days a week during the sailing season. I have continually owned numerous sail and power vessels ever since. Operator of various sailboats, motorboats and catamarans ranging from 14’ to 53’ Annual day trips in the OPOOPO Sound, OPOOPO as well as on vacation in OPOOPO OPOOPO and the Bahamas. Multiple charters in the RI/MA areas of OPOOPO and BVI’s. Eighteen months and 1200 nm cruising the Caribbean. Knowledge of charts, basic navigation, dead-reckoning, GPS, radar, AIS, VHF and SSB radios Knowledge of all aspects of safe boating. Knowledge and extensive experience in mechanical engine maintenance and repair. Have repaired and rebuilt both 2 and 4-stroke engines. Have experience in the maintenance of diesel engines. COURSES. August 4-10, 2012 OPOOPO - ASA 101 and 103 August 4-10, 2012 OPOOPO - ASA 104 OPOOPO OPOOPO - OPOOPO Island - 43' Dufour Gib’Sea - “Weatherbird” February 9-15, 2013 OPOOPO - ASA 114 OPOOPO OPOOPO - OPOOPO - 45' Prout - “Kanina” February 8-15, 2014 OPOOPO - ASA 105 OPOOPO Skipper - ASA 106 OPOOPO OPOOPO - OPOOPO OPOOPO - Dufour Gib’Sea 51: “Gitana” CHARTER OPOOPO 9-16, 2013 - Skipper - Beneteau 42' “Summer Dreams” OPOOPO Charters, LLC - Newport, R OPOOPO 1-15, 2014 - Skipper - Jeanneau 49' OPOOPO “Perfect Summer” OPOOPO Charters, LLC - Newport, R OPOOPO 1-15, 2015 - Skipper - Beneteau 41' “Nichola” BV OPOOPO Charters - Tortolla, BVI READING OPOOPO handful of books on boat safety, handling, and maintenance, sailing technique, off shore cruising, and navigation. Dozens of magazine and internet articles on the same topics. EDUCATIO OPOOPO John’s University - OPOOPO - Chemistry 1984 (completed 24/30 credits of an OPOOPO degree in OPOOPO also St. John’s) EMPLOYMEN OPOOPO - OPOOPO Services, Inc. - OPOOPO (1985-present)

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5/5/2018 from Antigua to CT USA on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 18-29 Boat owner and Salty Dawg Veteran OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to sail back from the Caribbean to Ct with him. He has gotten crew from us twice before and it worked out well. He has one experienced crew already so there will be four in total. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. He sent us lots more information about the boat and himself. There is never too much information. If interested you can send a brief sailing resume to him and ask other details at XXXXX@XXXX OffSHORE EXPERIENCE- He in 1990 sailed to Rockland Maine on own Tartan 30. In June 1991 sailed to Bermuda on own Tartan 30 and back double handed with crew member OPOOPO ingsbury In June 1995 sailed on crew memeber's Peterson 34 to Bermuda In 1999 bought C and C 38, sailed to Rockland Maine, cruised the area for 10 days, then sailed to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia non stop. Following spring sailed non stop from Mahone Bay to Stratford Ct. Bought Tartan 43 in 2004. In 2007, Prepped the boat for Offshore to Bermuda Took part of Marion to Bermuda race as owner and captain. In 2011-2012, sailed from Stratford, Ct to Norfolk, Virginia, joining Carib 1500 Rally to Tortola, BVI with crew members OPOOPO ingsbury and Mike Kingsbury. Cruised the Caribbean from Nov 2011 to May 2012. Returned from Tortola to Stratford, Ct. In July 2014 sailed to Maine and returned with various crew members June/July 2017- sailed from Stratford, Ct to Horta Azores with 3 other crew members. Trip took just 15 days Nov/Dec 2017- Madeira to Antigua- 23 day crossing I have attended at least 4 Safety at Sea Seminars given for Offshore races such as Newport to Bermuda and Marion to Bermuda. Tartan 43 Northstar- Detail Boat is ocean going design by Sparkman and Stevens weighing 24,000 with ballast 11,000lbs. Stability index 124. The rigging was replaced in mid 90's (completely new Rig-(mast, boom,standing rigging). The rig had 2 Rigging inspections in last 8 years, the most recent winter 2016 with any deficiencies corrected (minor work required). The boat is a 1974 - open floor plan- Pilot berths and rear quarter berth, equiped with lee cloths. Other Major improvements: 2007- Icom 802 SSB added 2007- Rudder was removed, taken apart, webbing reinforced and rewelded 2011- New Beta Marine 38HP diesel 2011 2017 New offshore Mainsail- 3 reefs Electronics Icom 802 SSB Icom 602 VHF Icom 502 VHF Raymarine radar 2 Standard Horizon GPS Chartplotters Vesper 850 AIS- Transmit and Receive Raymarine Autopilot w/ 2nd emergency ststem Navman Depth, Wind, Speed Emergency Gear: Windslow 6 man life Raft (recertified) 2017 (1)2017- 406-Epirb w/ GPS (new) (2)406-Epirb Storm Sails in addition to normal compliment of sails( 6) Two manual bilge pumps and 1 electric bilge pump



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5/12/2018 from Charleston SC to Newport RI on a Moody

OPO e-mail # 18-30 Pro skipper and longtime OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him on the passage of a very nice 2014 Moody 46, named Silken Ties. He already has one crew. The vessel has all the required safety equipment, including AIS, Radar, and Autopilot. Crew should arrive May 12th, and he plans to depart May 13th, weather permitting. Crew should be able to stand a solo watch in stable conditions, and help with keeping the yacht neat and orderly during the passage. A flexible schedule is a bonus, in case there is a delay due to weather. OPOOPO will cover all expenses onboard, crew just needs to travel to and from the yacht. Interested OPO members can send a sailing resume or brief description of sailing experience to XXXXX@XXXX

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4/13/2018 from Roanoke River Chesapeake Bay to Westport CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 18-28 I am looking for two or three crew who want to help sail a J 109 from the Chesapeake Bay to Pequot Yacht Club in Ct. We will be looking for a two day weather window for this 2 ½ to 3 day trip with the plan to drive down from NY on Friday morning and leave that afternoon or the following day. We will arrive in Ct on Monday afternoon to make our way back home. It will be very cold at night and this is not a luxurious boat, more a racing boat, but it does have a dodger and auto-pilot. I plan to sail non-stop, but have the time to stop if we want to warm up. So 3 to 5 days including travel to and from the boat. The trip is free with all boat and onboard expenses included and I will be renting the car to get down so folks can drive down with me or meet at the boat. If interested please e-mail me. I am away from the office for a couple of days but will be checking e-mail once or twice a day. OPOOPO OPO

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4/20/2018 from Liberty Landing NJ to Charleston SC on a Swan 42

OPO e-mail # 18-27 Long time OPO member and very nice guy OPOOPO has bought a Swan 42 that he will be sailing from NY Harbor to Charleston SC starting about April 20th. He will have already checked the boat out sailing her from Westbrook Ct to New York City the week before and then will leave the boat for a week or so before going back to the boat for the longer leg from NY to SC. He has a skipper lined up to go with him and is looking for two more OPO members to join them for the leg from NY. The trip will take about 5 days but allow a couple extra days just in case. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information so you can learn more and make plans directly with the owner. I know OPOOPO and have sailed with him and he is a very nice guy. The Swan 42 is a fine boat and the boat has been surveyed and has all the bells and whistles. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/23/2018 from BERMUDA to MARION, MA on a Beneteau 423

OPO e-mail # 18-26 Here is an opportunity with more notice than the past few crew requests. Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew for this return passage after the Newport Bermuda Race aboard a Beneteau 423. OPOOPO e-mails: “This will be my 12th return of S/V “ATTITUDE” from the race. Crew must arrive Saturday for a Sunday departure. Vessel arrival has always been Thursday. The trip is free with onboard expenses covered. Crew have previously come in early to enjoy the island however I cannot provide accommodations until the 23rd when the Race Crew depart. I am looking for 2-3 persons for this 4 day sail who can stand solo watch, mind traffic, weather. trim sails and look after the boat as a while alone on watch. She is equipped with all up to date electronics, weather, AIS, Radar et al along of course with all the stringent safety requirements of the Race. Please email full sailing history along with a brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX “

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4/15/2018 from Fort Lauderdale to Tortilla, BVI on a Jeanneau 44

OPO e-mail # 18-25 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to help deliver a Jeanneau 44 DS (2018) to the BVI’s. He is looking for: “TWO offshore passage experienced crew. Solo night watch capable. No health issues, no smoking and able to do a share of the galley duties” Since it is a bit on the short notice side OPOOPO will pay all on board expenses and travel within reason for the right crew. OPOOPO has eight years delivery experience, 45,000 sea miles, and is a retired airline pilot. Expect to allocate about two weeks for this trip including prep, passage and clean-up on the other end. You should be flexible on timing around weather and check with OPOOPO before making flight arrangements. OPOOPO has made this passage before and he sounds like a very nice and capable guy on the phone. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume and your contact info.

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5/21/2018 from Newport RI to Azores Portugal on a Sabre 362

OPO e-mail # 18-24 Boat owner OPOOPO and his friend have a 1994 Sabre 362 named “Barefoot” that they will be sailing from Newport to the Azores after the start of the VOR (Volvo Ocean Race Start) this May. They are looking for one more experienced crew who can help with this offshore leg. He is an engineer, which is why he has included a detailed itinerary and equipment list. They need an experienced crew who can submit a sailing resume to their insurance company along with their own. That is why Brent is offering to help pay your expenses. He also has a blog at http://www.UUUUU.com He e-mails: “Planning to depart in nice window sometime after VOR start May 20, 2018. Free, onboard expenses will be paid. Willing to pay some travel expenses, such as return flight from Azores to States, for the right crew member. Currently located in New Bern NC. Possible to add other legs of North Atlantic Circle if interested. Need to name a third operator for insurance application as soon as possible. Owner is 50-year old Mechanical Engineer (UC Berkeley, MIT). Second crew and owner are childhood friends, hailing from Colorado (skiers, mountaineers, etc)”. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to OPOOPO www.UUUUU.com



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4/4/2018 from CHARLESTON, SC to TORTOLA, BVI on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 18-23: Very Experienced skipper OPOOPO has a BRAND NEW SUNSAIL 419 factory Jeanneau going into the Sunsail charter service. Plan a 2 weeks for boat preparation, the sail itself and cleanup at the end, plus possible weather delays. It is imperative crew keeps the boat immaculate and that she arrives in 'Showroom Condition.'Crew are expected to be able to stand solo watch, which means expected solo handling of traffic, sail trim, eye on weather, calls for reefing and normal offshore hazards. As we are into April and starting this far south the weather should be excellent, although this season is certainly different, The trip is free and as this is a last minute trip RETURN AIR INCLUDED! OPOOPO is currently on the identical trip please send your sailing resume and brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .



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