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10/22/2021
10/28/2021
Hamton VA
Antigua
Outbound 46
OPO e-mail # 21-99 Boat owners OPOOPO Hecht has a well found 2007 Outbound 46 ...
10/20/2021
10/29/2021
Georgetown, MD
Manteo NC
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 21-98 Pro Skipper Steve Ochenkoski is looking for 2 crew to join hi...
10/20/2021
11/15/2021
Grenada
New England
Valiant 40
OPO e-mail # 21-97 This is a special OPO “crew request” for a good friend and pe...
10/20/2021
10/24/2021
Fort Myers
Mexico then Belize ending in La Ceiba, Honduras
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-96 Boat owner and very experienced mariner OPOOPO has a 2009 ...

10/18/2021
10/30/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Cruiser
OPO e-mail # 21-95 Good friend and repeat Rally owner OPOOPO e-mailed me the f...
10/14/2021
10/18/2021
Annapolis Boat Show
Huntingtin NY
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-94 Pro skipper OPOOPO will be delivering a brand new Beneteau...

10/12/2021
10/27/2021
Mobjack Bay (Chesapeake Bay)
Longboat Key Florida
Hylas 46

OPO e-mail # 21-92 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice 2009 Hylas 46 named OPOO...

10/12/2021
10/19/2021
Portsmouth RI
Hampton VA
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-93 Portsmouth RI to Hampton VA - Pro skipper OPOOPO is lookin...

10/12/2021
10/20/2021
Sandy Hook NJ
Delaware Bay C and D Canal and then on to Chesapeake Bay
Niagara 35

OPO e-mail # 21-91 I have been speaking with boat owner OPOOPO for the past f...

10/12/2021
11/1/2021
City Island, New York
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-90 OPOOPO is looking for 1 crew to join him and another perso...

10/7/2021
10/10/2021
Oster Bay NY
Newport RI
Hinckley Bermuda 40

OPO e-mail # 21-89 OPOOPO OPOOPO has a beautiful Hinckley Bermuda 40 named &l...

10/6/2021
10/15/2021
Boothbay Harbor ME
Haverstraw NY
Beneteau 55

OPO e-mail # 21-88 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew members with...

10/5/2021
11/12/2021
Huntington NY
St. Maarten
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-87 Boat owner and very experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking f...

10/5/2021
10/6/2021
Huntington NY
Annapolis
New Beneteau 46
OPO e-mail # 21-86 Pro skipper OPOOPO was called in yesterday to replace the s...
10/3/2021
10/8/2021
Tortola
Belize
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-85 Just got his e-mail this morning from an old friend and lo...

9/30/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
Bermuda and then St. Maarten
Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 21-84 OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for crew to join...

9/29/2021
10/16/2021
Sag Harbor
Philadelphia
Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 21-83Sag Harbor to Philadelphia - Pro skipper and ex Swan o...

9/29/2021
10/31/2021
Newport RI
USVI
Dynamique 62

OPO e-mail # 21-82 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO owns a very nice Dynamique 6...

9/27/2021
11/5/2021
Chesapeake Bay (Cardinal VA)
BVI (and then perhaps Jamaica-Cartagena-San Blas-Panama-Pacific Ocean-Sydney?)
Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 21- 79 First Leg - (Cardinal VA) to BVI (and then perhaps Jamaic...

9/27/2021
10/30/2021
Falmouth MA
Charleston SC
Nordhavn 62

OPO e-mail # 21-81 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well kn...

9/27/2021
9/29/2021
Brooklyn NY
Georgetown, MD
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 21-80 I would normally tell the skipper that this is too short a n...
9/26/2021
9/21/2021
Hampton Virginia
Charleston SC
CT49

OPO e-mail # 21-78 Hampton Virginia to Charleston SC - We met up again with l...

9/25/2021
10/1/2021
East End of North fork of Long Island
Upper Chesapeake Bay
Belliure 41

OPO e-mail # 21-77East End of North fork of Long Island to Upper Chesapeake B...

9/24/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Caliber 40

OPO e-mail #21-66 re-send Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up...

9/24/2021
10/11/2021
Ft Lauderdale FL
Tortola BVI
Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for this d...

9/24/2021
10/15/2021
Victoria
San Diego
Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 21-75 Victoria to San Diego - OPOOPO are the Husband and wife te...

9/22/2021
11/21/2021
Stonington CT
BVI
Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 21-74 This just in from Captain OPOOPO . He gets crew from us of...

9/22/2021
10/14/2021
Cotuit MA
Fort Pierce FL
Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 21-72 Boat owner OPOOPO was at the Newport Boat Show again this ...

9/20/2021
10/5/2021
Huntington NY
Annapolis Boat Show and Back
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-73 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO is delivering a brand N...

9/20/2021
10/14/2021
Stamford Ct
Tortola BVI via Chesapeake Bay
Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 21-71 OPOOPO has a very nice opportunity for one more crew to jo...

9/19/2021
3/15/2022
Panama
Marquesas Island
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-70 We met up again with owner and skipper OPOOPO at the Newpo...

9/17/2021
10/31/2021
Noank CT
St. Maarten
Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 21-69 Noank CT to St. Maarten - Boat owners OPOOPO has a very ni...

9/15/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-68 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO has done ou...

9/13/2021
10/25/2021
Portsmouth RI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Hylas 56

OPO e-mail # 21-67 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for a fourth crew member, QU...

9/12/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 21-66 Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up for th...

9/3/2021
10/30/2021
Hampton VA
Grenada
Atlantic 57 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-65 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2009 Chris White designed Atlantic...

9/2/2021
10/30/2021
Newport
Bermuda to USVI
Vagabond 47

OPO e-mail # 21-64 OPOOPO participant OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew t...

8/31/2021
1/21/2022
Panama City
Hawaii
Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 21-58 Owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2005 Amel 54 named OPOOPO t...

8/31/2021
9/15/2021
St. Maarten
Bequia or Grenada
Lagoon 39

OPO e-mail # 21-63 Boat owner OPOOPO has owned a 2014 Lagoon 39 named Cocozen...

8/24/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
Saint Maarten
X-442

OPO e-mail # 21-61 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2001 44ft X-442 named ...

8/23/2021
9/29/2021
Rockland, Maine
Venice, Florida
Vagabond 42

OPO e-mail # 21-62 Captain and owner OPOOPO Grande has a 1986 Vagabond 42 nam...

8/23/2021
9/22/2021
Oct 1st from Norfolk Deale, MD or Norfolk, VA
Charleston, SC
Malo 39

OPO e-mail # 21-59 OPOOPO has a 1997 Malo 39 named “White Ibis” t...

8/12/2021
8/22/2021
Portland Maine
Stamford CT
Tartan

OPO e-mail # 21-57 Boat owner OPOOPO has hired a delivery skipper to sail wit...

8/9/2021
9/15/2021
Portland Maine
New Smyrna Beach Fl.
Hunter 38
OPO e-mail # 21-56 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO got crew from us last May whe...
7/24/2021
7/29/2021
Newport
Boston
Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 21-54 Pro skipper and good friend Ben Thompson is looking for on...

7/22/2021
8/16/2021
Red Hook
Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada
Lagoon 52 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-52 Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada - OPO member and ...

7/21/2021
7/27/2021
Greenport LI
Newport RI
Baba 30

OPO e-mail # 21-51 One of my favorite OPO members, OPOOPO , is looking to sta...

7/17/2021
7/24/2021
Detroit MI
Buffalo NY
Whitbread 68

OPO e-mail # 21-49 Whitbread 68 foot boat converted for cruising and is plann...

7/16/2021
7/22/2021
Southport CT
Newport RI
Sabre 45

OPO e-mail # 21-50 I am delivering a Sabre 45 from OPOOPO Club to Newport RI ...

7/13/2021
8/1/2021
USVI
Grenada
Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-47 USVI to Grenada - Boat owner OPOOPO has hired an OPO skipp...

7/12/2021
7/13/2021
St. Thomas
Southport CT (Mid Long Island Sound)
Hanse 40

OPO e-mail # 21-48 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up for his pa...

7/5/2021
7/18/2021
Baltimore
Newport and Back
Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 21-46 Crew for the initial leg (Baltimore to Newport) to arrive ...

6/22/2021
6/26/2021
Dania, Florida
Annapolis MD
Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-45 This opportunity just came in from Pro Skipper Capt. OPOOP...

6/20/2021
8/7/2021
East Hampton, NY
Nova Scotia and Back
Taiwan Ketch 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-44 OPOOPO is seeking crew with some experience to sail with h...

6/18/2021
6/19/2021
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Edgewater, Maryland
Endeavour 42
OPO e-mail # 21-43 Boat owner and live-aboard OPOOPO is in the middle of movin...
6/18/2021
6/29/2021
Mamaroneck NY
Norfolk Virginia
Tartan 37
FW: OPO e-mail # 21-42 I fly back from OPOOPO 28th and will drive to Mamaronec...
6/14/2021
6/17/2021
Destin, Fl.
Anna Maria Island, Fl.
Beneteau Swift Trawler 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-41 This short notice opportunity just came in from pro skippe...

6/11/2021
6/20/2021
Brunswick GA
Hampstead North Carolina
Camper Nicholsons 48

OPO e-mail # 21-39 OPO member and recent OPOOPO with me aboard Avocation Greg...

6/9/2021
6/16/2021
St. Thomas
Florida
Leopard Cat
OPO e-mail # 21-40 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to deliver a 2017 39 foot Po...
6/7/2021
6/14/2021
Charleston, NC
Norfolk, VA
Nonsuch 33

OPO e-mail # 21-38 New OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one crew or a couple ...

6/3/2021
6/9/2021
Riverside CT
Newport RI
Brenta 38

OPO #21-37 I am squeezing in a delivery next week on a very cool OPOOPO calle...

6/3/2021
6/8/2021
Boca Rotan Florida
Glen Cove (Long Island) NY
Oceanis 45
OPO e-mail # 31-36 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more OPO crew for...
5/29/2021
6/6/2021
Charleston, SC
New London or Mystic, CT
Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 21-35 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO, past president of Beneteau ...

5/29/2021
6/4/2021
Fort Lauderdale
Marco Island
Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-34 Boat owner and experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking for on...

5/25/2021
6/3/2021
Portsmouth RI (just north of Newport)
Nantucket
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 21-32 Long time OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one...
5/24/2021
5/26/2021
Bristol RI
Larchmont YC NY
Grand Banks 42

OPO e-mail # 21-31 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got this job. It is the nature of ...

5/22/2021
6/4/2021
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico
Port Louis Grenada
Lagoon 420

OPO e-mail # 21-29 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two crew to sail from Pue...

5/22/2021
5/29/2021
St. Thomas
Charleston SC
Lagoon 45

OPO e-mail # 21-30 OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one experi...

5/20/2021
6/1/2021
Hampton, Virginia
Azores
Beneteau 44

OPO e-mail # 21-28 I spoke with OPOOPO today. They had a crew lined up to sai...

5/17/2021
5/27/2021
Ft. Pierce, Florida
Albany, NY
Lagoon 420

OPO E-Mail # 21-27 OPOOPO is asking for one crew to join him aboard his Lagoo...

5/14/2021
6/14/2021
St. Augustine
Chesapeake
Endeavour 42

OPO E-Mail # 21-26 OPOOPO is requesting one crew to sail with her and a frien...

5/13/2021
6/2/2021
Riviera Beach Florida
Newport RI
Perry 63

OPO E-Mail # 21-25 This opportunity just came in from Pro skipper OPOOPO writ...

5/7/2021
5/25/2021
Brookings Oregon
San Juan Islands WA
Panda 40 Monohull

OPO e-mail # 21-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help ...

5/5/2021
5/28/2021
Bristol RI
Horta Azores
Little Harbor 52

OPO e-mail # 21-22 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew...

5/4/2021
5/17/2021
St. Maarten
Huntington, New York
Amel

OPO E-Mail # 21-22 OPOOPO would like one crew member to join him aboard Kimbe...

10/28/2021 from Hamton VA to Antigua on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-99 Boat owners OPOOPO Hecht has a well found 2007 Outbound 46 named Nomad that he is sailing south in the SDR this year. He bought the boat last April and sailed her north from Florida to Maine. He is looking for one more crew with offshore experience as he has a mix of experienced and in-experienced crew now. He will sail with 5 in total, you will be the 5th. OPOOPO is a very seaworthy boat. Sailing in a rally makes it more fun. I spoke with him today and he seems like a good guy. He was referred by another OPO member who knows to only recommend us to nice people with nice boats. He would like crew to show up in Hampton about Oct 28th or 29th. The rally starts with the next best weather window starting OPOOPO 1st. The passage will take about 8 to 10 days but have time for any delays. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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10/29/2021 from Georgetown, MD to Manteo NC on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 21-98 Pro Skipper Steve Ochenkoski is looking for 2 crew to join him on a 3-day trip aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran named Milliwooly from Georgetown MD to Manteo NC. Steve is asking for crew that can stand a watch, are comfortable with sail trim, and understand nav aid markers and lights. Georgetown is on the Sassafras River at the top of Chesapeake Bay, and the route will be down the Chesapeake and into the ICW. Milliwooly is a well-found vessel that Steve has delivered before. All onboard expenses are included, along with ground transportation from Manteo to OPOOPO rfolk VA. Best way to arrive in Georgetown is via Wilmington or Dover Delaware, then a taxi to marina. Crew must arrive in Georgetown OPOOPO ter Sunday night, Oct 24th. Please respond with your sailing resume to Steve asap via email: XXXXX@XXXX

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11/15/2021 from Grenada to New England on a Valiant 40

OPO e-mail # 21-97 This is a special OPO “crew request” for a good friend and person that many of us may feel we know through the videos she and OPOOPO have done over the last few years. Yes, OPOOPO /Taft sent us the following information that I will send out verbatim. While there is no replacement for OPOOPO , OPOOPO wants to finish her circumnavigation enjoying what many of us believe is the best cruising area in the world on our own backyard in the Caribbean. Which is much easier to get to than Africa where she last wanted us to send crew during covid I am looking for one very trustworthy, reliable and able-bodied crew with strength and agility on the foredeck and other, and mechanical skills to be part of my team. Looking for someone with little or no time constraints to leave Grenada in November and make way slowly north through the Caribbean islands to the east coast of the USA by early spring 2022. This is NOT a delivery, but a slow cruise northward together as friends. Compatibility and flexibility are critical…the owner is conservative and careful and expects crew to not be here to party and make light of this time, though hoping for fun to be had by all after boat is secured and safe in port. Husband is recently deceased and the weight of ownership is heavy on owner’s mind, and this makes the owner sensitive and too careful at times so needs a bit of understanding in this department… And willingness to go with the flow. Boat expenses to be paid by owner, including staple food supplies, though if excessive water is needed, we will split water fills. Diesel will be paid for by owner, and it’s expected to minimize motoring time, within reason. Visas, entry for person (not boat), covid testing requirements, required quarantine if any, medical, food and drink onshore, incidentals, sightseeing, airfare, quarantine on arrival for 48-72 hours as required by Grenada, and drink onboard is to be paid by crew for that crew. Looking for someone who doesn’t mind the heavy-handed chores, has good mechanical and electrical skills, and blue water sailing experience. Owner is very savvy in all of the boats systems and cruising in general, but looking for a heavyweight on the sailing and operation of the boat, comfortable at the helm including docking an uncooperative boat, and knows what to do forward of the cockpit after some initial briefing shoreside. You will be helping the owner complete her 15-year circumnavigation, and ending somewhere on the east coast of the USA after several months of sailing together. We will have a huge celebration that day! Boat is Brick House, 1976 Valiant 40 in good condition just having made a crossing from S Africa to the Caribbean 3 months ago. She is an older boat, but owner does everything possible to keep up with her. She has a staysail and headsail, mainsail..all in new condition. New rigging, and many many upgrades over the past 3 years. She does NOT have a watermaker, so the ability to conserve water or haul lots of jerry cans from shore is imperative. We treat her gently so as to not break anything…slower and safer is best. All safety gear is up to date and most is doubled for backup. To see more about the boat, go to Bluewater Sailboat Tour- On the Deck of a Valiant 40 #1/3 (OPOOPO Sailing #30) This is a tour of the boat a couple of years ago…and if you look at the latest videos, it will show what the last year has been like on Brick House. I am looking for just good company and a very good conservative sailor to be good friends with and help me keep my boat safe and in good condition as we sail southward. It will NOT be a fun every day adventure kind of thing..it will be real cruising where there is always the quandry of how to manage boat repairs as we go, and fun to be had to enjoy what’s around us... I have no plans beyond landing in the US, short of possibly buying an RV to tour around with for a little while, and wanting to be somewhere like North Carolina or the Chesapeake for a while upon arrival. You would fly to GND…the Grenada international airport. I would help you walk through the requirements for an entry permit. You would need to get a PCR test before boarding the plane (and upload results to the website before arriving to airport), print out all the paperwork which I’m very happy to help with, and then upon arrival have a $50 PCR test again. YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED WITH TWO WEEKS PASSED AFTER SECOND VACCINE TO ENTER GRENADA. And then you must quarantine at your expense which is about $75 or $100 per night, waiting for your results to be released which is generally under 48 hours…so 2 nights in a hotel. Please email me at XXXXX@XXXX if this sounds like something you would like to do, or if you have more questions, and please include your sailing resume, formal or text about your prior experiences…and when you would be available and for how long, and what you are hoping to do.

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10/24/2021 from Fort Myers to Mexico then Belize ending in La Ceiba, Honduras on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-96 Boat owner and very experienced mariner OPOOPO has a 2009 Custom 54 foot High Endurance Power Catamaran named Enchantress. He had crew lined up, but recently lost their commitment. Thus the short notice with two options. The first option is to join him this weekend or early next week for the 1st leg from Ft. Meyers to a port near Cancun Mexico where he plans to stop to pick up some possessions and his pet cat. Note this is a power Catamaran and can do 20 knots. Option # 1 is to join for this first leg and then fly home from Cancun. If you are not ready on short notice but could be ready in a week you could fly into Cancun and join him for the next month voyaging to Belize and then Honduras in no real rush. Of course, if things are going well for all and you both agree to continue, then by all means stay the entire 4 to 5 weeks. Option # 2 is to have a little more time to plan for a month off. You would plan to fly to Cancun and join the boat for the rest of the passage to Honduras. Ideally you would want to zoom or meet him or even see the boat if you live close enough before planning to fly to Mexico to join him. He has owned other boats over the last few decades. He is a Licensed Captain ... Master Mariner and has owned a 57 ft custom Angel Motor Yacht, a Grand Banks 50, and a Custom 60 ft motor yacht. He has over 60 years boating experience cruising and living aboard over 30 years. I spoke with him this morning, He has a good plan for the next few weeks and if things work out I expect we will be sending out updated crew request for him. You can see pictures of the boat at http://www.UUUUU.com The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He will cover onboard and boat expenses. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 21-95 Good friend and repeat Rally owner OPOOPO e-mailed me the following crew request this week after learning that one of his crew had to drop out for family issues. I know his boat and crew. He is sailing in our NARC for a 2nd time after the Covid off year. You will want to arrive a day or two before. With possible weather delays you will need about 17 or 18 days in total. Parceira is an able 45 foot OPOOPO owned by OPOOPO and OPOOPO Jason is USCG licensed captain with many years of sailing experience both coastal and offshore. This will be the second trip to the Caribbean on Parceira. We are looking for one person to help with the passage. Sailing experience is preferred but offshore experience is not needed. A passion to learn and enjoy the ocean is a must. We will take care of all on board expenses, but you need to get to and from the boat. Please email Jason with your sailing resume at C XXXXX@XXXX

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10/18/2021 from Annapolis Boat Show to Huntingtin NY on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-94 Pro skipper OPOOPO will be delivering a brand new Beneteau 46 from the boat show back to Huntington NY. The plan is to be at the show Mid-day on Monday and plan to depart that night or in the morning depending on weather. He is looking for one or two crew. If you are attending the show it is a perfect way to leave. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. This is a brand-new boat and making some nice miles up the Chesapeake Bay, through the C and D canal, down Delaware Bay and then up the Jersey Coast and through NY City out to Huntington NY. The same passage I am making with paying crew from the show back to Huntington this weekend with Avocation. If interested please send him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2021 from Mobjack Bay (Chesapeake Bay) to Longboat Key Florida on a Hylas 46

OPO e-mail # 21-92 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice 2009 Hylas 46 named OPOOPO is looking for one crew or a couple to make this passage south. He is in no hurry and last year, coming north, spent time both sailing offshore and on the Intracoastal waterway. He is very experienced as he had Bristol 41.1 for 8 years - sailed off shore OPOOPO 8 years OPOOPO for 21 years. He is more interested in people who are pleasant and willing to learn. As he puts is Bold and willing to learn or experienced. I spoke with him on the phone this evening and he sounds like a very nice man. The passage is free and since the boat has 2 staterooms, 2 bunks with lea cloths, two heads with showers boat is designed for offshore sailing, you will have your own cabin. He will cover all boat expenses and onboard food and although he says you should have money for drinks and meals ashore, He is happy to have nice company and is not worried too much. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/19/2021 from Portsmouth RI to Hampton VA on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-93 Portsmouth RI to Hampton VA - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew to help deliver a well-equipped Outbound 46 named Grace from Portsmouth to Hampton. The Outbound 44 is one of the best production offshore boats ever built. I have known him for a few years. Since he sold his boat he has more time to deliver other people’s boats. He has many miles and is a very nice guy. Departure window will begin Tues-Weds next week depending on weather. You would plan to arrive at the boat the evening before. They hope to arrive on Fri-Sat. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat in Portsmouth. A car rental will head back to NYC area after arriving in Hampton. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact info to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/20/2021 from Sandy Hook NJ to Delaware Bay C and D Canal and then on to Chesapeake Bay on a Niagara 35

OPO e-mail # 21-91 I have been speaking with boat owner OPOOPO for the past few weeks. He bought a Niagara 35 that he has launched and gotten ready to head south. I know most OPO members are not interested in sailing a smaller and older boat, but he is a sailing celebrity and has a lot of knowledge to pass on to interested crew who want to help with his first leg south and possibly longer. He sailed around the world in the BOC (single handed) about 20 years ago. Google him. I have spoken with him a few times and he is a very knowledgeable and nice guy. I know I could spend a lot of time just listening to his stories. He has been getting the boat ready the last couple of weeks and adds: We are launching next Tuesday or Wednesday Departing Wednesday or Thursday heading for cape May then up del bay to C and D. Can offer transport out of canal area and into sandy Hook as will have land support at both ends. Would like one or two crew. Watch most important. Possibility to stay abord for Chesapeake or more Departure weather dependent Thanks sorry it took so long. Had to replumb fresh water and discharge. Bottom is painted deck scrubbed and hull polished. Have inflatable life harnesses life raft offshore out of date. Zode. Radar wind vane steering autohelm "spot" eperb gps vhf marine and aviation handheld. Full instrumentation and chat plotter I am confident she is sea-worthy, but don’t expect perfection. If you want to help an old salt get started on his next adventure please e-you’re your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX The passage is free and he may be able to help get you back from the C and D canal.



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11/1/2021 from City Island, New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-90 OPOOPO is looking for 1 crew to join him and another person to sail his 35’ Gemini Catamaran (Haylcyon) from City Island, New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has about 10,000 miles in offshore experience crewing with other boat owners and delivery skippers. The other crew on board has little offshore experience. Rob is asking for crew that can stand a watch, is comfortable with sail trim and can maintain a log. He would like crew to arrive in OPOOPO on November 1st and he expects the trip to take 21 days. He will be sailing through the ICW and crew can depart at any stopping point they wish after Norfolk, Virginia. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat. Contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/10/2021 from Oster Bay NY to Newport RI on a Hinckley Bermuda 40

OPO e-mail # 21-89 OPOOPO OPOOPO has a beautiful Hinckley Bermuda 40 named “Gitana” that he takes up to the Hinckley yard for inside storage for the winter. He called this morning as weather window looks good for a Sunday to Monday 2-day long weekend passage. He is looking for one or two crew for a total of three. The plan is to leave Sunday and do an overnight and be in Middletown, just north of Newport, the next morning. Meet him at the Seawanhaka Yacht  Club by car Sunday and he will get you back to your car on Monday late afternoon or early evening. I have actually known his father for many years since I used to work on his boat. Very nice man. He is happy to offer the opportunity for one or two crew to join him for sail to Newport (winds are supposes to be 8 to 12 knots out of the west). The passage is free but you need to get to the club. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/15/2021 from Boothbay Harbor ME to Haverstraw NY on a Beneteau 55

OPO e-mail # 21-88 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew members with some solo-watch standing experience and good sailing skills OPOOPO 55 'LaVela' will be making the 350nm, 3-day trip from Boothbay Harbor ME, to Haverstraw NY to be hauled out for the winter. A tentative departure has been set for Oct. 15/16, weather dependent, of course. Crew will arrive the day before departure. 'LaVela' is fitted with furling sails, twin rudders, dual helm stations, and a complete electronics package. This will be a fast ride. Delivery skipper. Crew will bring a lifejacket/tether, sleeping bag, foul weather gear, and hat/gloves. This trip includes 2 coastal/offshore legs, a canal, the infamous Hell Gate and a spectacular ride around Manhattan, finishing with a 30nm leg north up the Hudson River. Please contact him directly, forwarding resumes to XXXXX@XXXX . Crew are responsible for all travel expenses to/from the boat. Every effort will be made to coordinate travel (rental carpool?) in an attempt to lower costs. All onboard expenses will be covered. Tack on opportunity: Swan NARC Passage Newport  to SXM: I received an e-mail this morning from one of my Swan crew aboard Avocation for the passage south at the end of this month. He sent his expired passport for renewal last August and is worried that he may not be able to get it in time. As a back-up we are looking for one person who would be interested in sailing on a Swan in the NARC Rally at half price. Even if he gets his passport on time you will still be guaranteed a berth on a Swan in the NARC Rally. If you are interested please e-mail me and let me know and we can talk about this unusual “on-deck” situation.



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11/12/2021 from Huntington NY to St. Maarten on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-87 Boat owner and very experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for his annual passage south from NY to SXM. He has a very well equipped and maintained Amel 53 named Kimberlite that he has owned since new. He makes the passage back and forth each year and most of his crew are OPO member and repeat OPO crew. He runs a tight ship and the crew eat well. He is very safety conscious. I have known him for many years which is why I know the boat is in great shape. He likes to make the passage directly from Huntington to SXM and only stop in Bermuda if there is a good reason to stop. He would like all the crew aboard on November 12th and plans to depart on the Nov 13th or as soon as the weather window opens up. The passage is about 1600 miles and will take about 10 to 11 days, but allow time for a possible weather delay or stop in Bermuda. I should still be in SXM when you arrive. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/6/2021 from Huntington NY to Annapolis on a New Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-86 Pro skipper OPOOPO was called in yesterday to replace the skipper who had a death in the family which is why this is so short notice. The boat is a new Beneteau 46 going to the OPOOPO Show. He plans to depart Wednesday morning from OPOOPO Center in Huntington NY and make the 40 to 48 hour passage non-stop to the show. He has one crew so is looking for one more. Of course the passage is free and he will rent a car to get back. It is raining today, but the weather is supposed to be nice the next two days for this delivery. If interested in moving a new boat to the show please e-mail your resume to Spencer at XXXXX@XXXX .

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10/8/2021 from Tortola to Belize on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-85 Just got his e-mail this morning from an old friend and long-time Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO He e-mails: Hey Hankthis is short notice, I am doing a delivery from Tortola to Placencia, Belize, and my crew just pulled out for medical reasons, leaving Tortola about the 8th Oct. New catamaran off the ship, downwind run. John is a very nice and easy going guy who we first got crew for over 20 years ago. He is a partner in OPOOPO Company that moves a lot of boats. www.UUUUU.com He is an Aussie, but lives on his boat in St. Maarten and has been there for many years. He has done work on Avocation for us. He is a very talented electrician and is pretty mechanical and can fix most things. But this is a new boat. And going down wind. The passage is free. He can tell you about getting to SXM and then home. If interested please e-mail XXXXX@XXXX



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10/28/2021 from Newport to Bermuda and then St. Maarten on a Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 21-84 OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for crew to join him aboard his Passport 43 that he has been living aboard and cruising for most of the past two years between NY and the Bahamas. This year he plans to depart with the NARC Rally and start his winter Caribbean season based from St. Maarten. He plans to enjoy the full rally experience so will stay a week in Bermuda and then go to the final NARC Party Saturday Nov 20th. The boat is a very nice 2000 Passport 43. All new running and Standing rigging as of 2019. AIS, Radar, Iridium Go, EPIRB, liferaft, and a brand new watermaker. He sailed with me aboard Avocation south in 2019. He started his search for a boat to move aboard soon after. He is much closer to a millennial than baby boomer. In fact, he was the guy holding the Go-Pro in all the videos I did with Patrick Childress (Rest in Peace) except one. He is looking for crew with offshore experience since he knows the passage can be challenging having experienced a challenging passage in 2019. The passage is free but he asks that you pay the rally $100 pp rally fee and get to and from the boat. He will pay for onboard food, but you need your own money for meals and drinks ashore outside of the rally socials. In Bermuda offer to help pay for dockage in Bermuda since it is easier for all to be dockside rather than anchored out and sharing a dinghy. ($2 per foot per day split 3 ways) he and the boat are presently in Brooklyn NY. It would be a great idea to plan to connect and meet each other and see the boat if possible before committing to the passage. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX and join our NARC Rally south.



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10/16/2021 from Sag Harbor to Philadelphia on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 21-83Sag Harbor to Philadelphia - Pro skipper and ex Swan owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew to help deliver a Swan 46 named OPOOPO from Sag Harbor NY to Philadelphia. The owner, who is also an OPO member, may be aboard if the delivery can be over a 3-day weekend. In fact, if a weather window opens up next weekend, they may try to leave a week early. Ideally OPO crew has flexibility the next two weekends. You would plan to arrive at the boat on Friday afternoon or evening and depart Saturday am. They hope to arrive on Monday with an early Saturday departure either weekend. I drove out and met the owner of the boat and visited aboard. I have known the skipper for many years through the American Swan Association. Both nice people. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat and he will rent a car and drive back right after arriving in Philadelphia. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact info to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/31/2021 from Newport RI to USVI on a Dynamique 62

OPO e-mail # 21-82 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO owns a very nice Dynamique 62 named Anahita. We sent out a crew request for him last year when he had plans to go Trans-Atlantic from the Caribbean, but the pandemic cancelled those plans. He is looking for one more crew for his planed non-stop passage from Newport to St. Thomas. he already has one confirmed crew member. And he and his wife make three so there will be a total of 4 crew. They have sailed together over ten years including a number of ocean crossings. He has owned Anahita since 2004 and has made 6 Trans-Atlantics with this boat. She has been very well maintained. He plans to depart if the weather looks good Sunday Oct 31st, so you will need to arrive a day or two before. The boat is a fast boat so the passage may take as little as 9 days, but have extra time built in for a weather delay and travel time. He asks for crew with “with blue water sailing experience, and immunity to sea sickness.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX He also has a web site at www.UUUUU.com



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11/5/2021 from Chesapeake Bay (Cardinal VA) to BVI (and then perhaps Jamaica-Cartagena-San Blas-Panama-Pacific Ocean-Sydney?) on a Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 21- 79 First Leg - (Cardinal VA) to BVI (and then perhaps Jamaica-Cartagena-San Blas-Panama- OPOOPO -Sydney?) - Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2015 Lagoon 450F named Spring that he has owned for 4 years and travelled extensively. He has owned many boats over the years in Sydney and has sailed over 50,000 miles including 4 Atlantic crossings, 2 Sydney to Hobarts and many more ocean races. He sails with his wife who has 10,000 plus miles and two Atlantic crossings The boat has a 3 cabin layout 3 with 11 kw generator, 1300 watt solar panels, 2 parasails, code 0, gennaker. They are looking for one more crew or a couple to join them for this first leg departing about Nov 5th. They will wait for the right weather window and most likely make landfall in the BVI. After this first leg they will be planning more longish passages over the next few months and we can plan to out updated “crew requests” for them as their itinerary and schedule falls into place. He is interested in hearing from potential crew who may wish to meet him and see the boat before he leaves the US so you may be able to respond to future passage opportunities as they turn right and head for the Panama Canal and into the Pacific on their long passage home. As usual the passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. If contemplating joining later for weeks or months at a time then it is common to have crew chip in for provisions so you can all eat well and you do not have to be “adopted”. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX along with your phone n umber so you can plan to talk and perhaps meet.



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10/30/2021 from Falmouth MA to Charleston SC on a Nordhavn 62

OPO e-mail # 21-81 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well known branded 1995 Nordhavn 62 named BONNE VIE (this is a Trawler power boat,) that he is moving south on his annual migration. He has owned the boat for 17 years, has over 90,000 miles on her and has a 100 Master license. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He and his wife are looking for a third crew to help make their annual passage south to Charleston. It is an 800 miles passage but he plans to wait on a good weather window or maybe travel inside if need be so as he says “the passage can could be as short as 5 days and as long a 10 days depending on weather. This is a very luxurious and fun way to see the ICW and see how the other half live moving power boats. This is a big trawler so travels at a speed just a little over what a sailboat covers, but travel is restricted during the day on the ICW. He is looking for a pleasant crew or even a couple who can handle dock lines and help make the passage an enjoyable trip. He says he is not worried about experience and can train crew. Pictures of the boat are on his face book page which he can direct you to. For the right crew and good job he is happy to help with travel back home at the end of the passage. As usual all onboard food and boat expenses are included. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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9/29/2021 from Brooklyn NY to Georgetown, MD on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 21-80 I would normally tell the skipper that this is too short a notice and we are not miracle workers, but since Steve is one of our OPO skippers and this is a delivery I passed on to him recently I am sending this out minutes after he called this morning. He is trying to depart on the next good weather window rather than this weekend so he is looking for one or two crew to join him on the boat tomorrow evening in Brooklyn at the new marina across from downtown Manhattan, spend the night and depart the next morning. The boat is a well-found Lagoon 380 catamaran. Steve will be aboard the boat Tuesday night to make final preparations. The right crewmember will have sailing experience standing solo day/night watches, identifying nav lights/vessels, and maintaining a course using electronic navigation instruments. ( OPOOPO think he will take anyone that can go and all you need to do is wake him up if you are not sure of something.) The passage is free and Steve will get you back to Brooklyn or drop you off along the way on the drive back from MD. If interested please e-mail Steve at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.

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9/21/2021 from Hampton Virginia to Charleston SC on a CT49

OPO e-mail # 21-78 Hampton Virginia to Charleston SC - We met up again with long time SSCA member OPOOPO at the SSCA Gam near Annapolis this weekend. In fact, I am still here. He has a very nice a CT49, a 49’ Kaufman and Ladd designed boat named Scintilla that looks very much like a Swan. Since leaving Seattle in 2012 they have over 35K ocean miles on the boat Including many ocean passages. They have been from Alaska to Australia and Cuba to Maine. Before this boat he has owned an Ericson 39 for 16 years, Columbia 30 for 13 years, Islander 34 for 6 The boat is fully found for ocean cruising and has the necessary safety gear for offshore passage, including 2 epirbs and 2 life rafts. She has modern electronics, navigation and communication gear. She is continuously maintained as we live aboard and sail her full time. Right now the boat will be double handed by knowledge owners and the owner’s brother may be joining for part of the passage as well. All have thousands of ocean miles. But one the 4th crew just backed out so they are looking for another semi experienced crew, and pleasant person to join them so they can sail with a total of 4 crew. He is a very nice guy who we see at the SSCA Gams. He adds: I know this is short notice but if anyone is interested we would be happy to chat with them We are looking for one or two crew. Passage will be from Hampton VA on or about 9/29. Passage to at least Charleston with an option to get out at Savannah, St Augustine, or Port Canaveral. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses are included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any stops along the way for meals and drinks. If interested, please sed your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/1/2021 from East End of North fork of Long Island to Upper Chesapeake Bay on a Belliure 41

OPO e-mail # 21-77East End of North fork of Long Island to Upper Chesapeake Bay - OPOOPO bought a 1984 Belliure 41 Named Musetta. He just had her surveyed and splashed and is looking for one or two crew to make the passage back home. He has owned other boats in the past and I just got off the phone with him so I know he is not just looking for a free c-skipper. He has lots of miles and you will learn as well have some good time on the water. The boat is at Brick Cove Marina and his destination is Old Bay Marina Chesapeake Bay. He will plan the route once he knows what crew he will have. He is ready to go solo and take up to 8 days, but with one or two crew he can make it in less. The plan might be to go through NY city and down the Jersey Coast, but with crew he may go around Montauk and to the mouth of the Delaware Bay so the passage would take less time. The passage is free and as usual you need to get to and from the boat. He can tell you how he got to the boat and will answer questions about possible transportation and logistics to the boat and back home. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@YYYYY. He adds: She is well equipped. Double head sail sloop with quite new sails, standing and running rigging (within past 5 years). Almost new Yanmar engine (800 hours). Radar, AIS, plotter, forward looking sonar, depth gage (independent of sonar), Wind gage, SSB, VHF, electric winch, new Spade anchor and all chain rode (200 feet), Fortress with 5o feet of chain and 200 feet of rode. Old back-up CQR. Safety equipment. I do not yet have a life raft, but I'm not planning to go off-shore. I'm planning to run down Long Island Sound, through New York and then down to the C and D canal. There is a the off-shore portion of New Jersey coast. He has owned other boats in the past. A Bristol 35.5, Cherubini Hunter 30, Prairie 32, Lancer 28, MacGregor 26(?) (old original water ballast model), Windrider 17, Sirocco 31 (https://www.UUUUU.com) (That's a European boat not well known here in the US) - lots of sailboats. I've been sailing for over 50 years.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail #21-66 re-send Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up for the NAR OPOOPO with his very seaworthy Caliber 40 LRC named Tempest. He has one crew signed up but is looking for one or maybe two more experience crew depending on responses from members. Bob explains it well in an e-mail since he is a past member and has done the passage as crew and knows how OPO works. “Equipped with new GPS, Radar, OPOOPO ,And all safety equipment. Boat is made for long range cruising and sails very well, fuel capacity 212 gal, 175 gal water. Good refrigeration for good meals, I am a past OPO member have crewed from OPOOPO to Newport, and up the eastern coast from NC to NJ. Sailed my Caliber this past winter to Florida then to Bahamas. Back to the States up the coast to Salem for the Summer. Looking for 1 or 2 crew for the OPOOPO passage OPOOPO to Bermuda to OPOOPO Crew can arrive in New port early and are welcome to stay in OPOOPO for a few days if they wish.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside activities outside the rally. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/11/2021 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Tortola BVI on a Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for this delivery of a new 2021 Leopard Cat going into the charter trade. All Leopard Cats Cats are available to be seen at this website https://www.UUUUU.com. He will pay for airfare and ground transfers. Lodging will be on the boat. Andrew has been a delivery skipper for 20 years and has 50,000 miles. I spoke with on the phone today. He lives in Brooklyn but moving out to Long Island soon because he was busy working boats on the south shore this past summer. He has done this before and the plan is to head east over the top of the Bahamas and then turn south to the BVI’s. Great opportunity for someone wanting to get into the trade and get Catamaran sea time. If interested in this free passage opportunity that includes transportation, please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.



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10/15/2021 from Victoria to San Diego on a Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 21-75 Victoria to San Diego - OPOOPO are the Husband and wife team who run a 60 foot Swan named Leonara. They recently arrived in Victoria BC after 22 days ,4930nm non stop from Tahiti with 4 crew. They are looking for two more crew to join them for this run down the West Coast departing about Mid-October. OPOOPO explains: We are happy to cover door to door travel expenses. Experience on a large ( powerful ) sailing vessel is preferred as well as a good knowledge of the Collision Regs. We expect high traffic and poor viz down the coast. We are a non smoking alcohol free boat. Wet weather gear needed but life jackets, harness PLBs / EPIRBs etc provided. Estimate 5 days but would need to be onboard 3-4 days before to do familiarization and safety training ( MOB drill underway, Firefighting, de watering, abandon ship etc. ) Oh yes, in these times, fully vaccinated!!! If interested please e-mail them with a copy of your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX Do and good job and I am sure you will be invited back. The captain’s resume is three pages long. Here is a short synopsis. SUMMARY 25 ATLANTIC CROSSINGS 1 FULL CIRCUMNAVIGATION VIA PANAMA, TORRES STRAIT AND CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 2 PACIFIC CROSSING TO TAHITI 1 INDIAN OCEAN CROSSING 1 SOUTH ATLANTIC CROSING 1 CANADA (BC) TO TAHITI Via HAWAII 1 TAHITI TO CANADA (BC) NONSTOP



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11/21/2021 from Stonington CT to BVI on a Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 21-74 This just in from Captain OPOOPO . He gets crew from us often as he is a very busy skipper who I have known since 1992. Very nice guy and great sailor with a circumnavigation. He is looking for only one crew as he has another repeat crew with him. He e-mails: I have moved this Hinckley 42' ketch from Stonington CT to BVI numerous times through the past years. The boat did not move last year because of Covid. She was in controlled storage. The weather in CT at that time (November 21) could be snow, sleet and cold and such, so crew must be hardy with appropriate offshore gear. And obviously must possess a valid passport with 6 months at least to expiration. The boat is very well equipped, maintained and geared up. I have been through a couple Tropical Depressions with her and found her to be easy, seaworthy and sea kindly. That said, personal agility and ease of mobility is important on small monohulls. I would like one crew who knows sailing, can stand sailing watch alone, is aware and helpful. Crew must be verifiably Covid vaccinated, willing to be tested as required and willing to roll with the protocols as we find them on the trip to Virgin Gorda. A stop in Bermuda is possible, but most likely we will sail through non-stop, ten days. The seasonal slip reservation in VG begins December 1, so I have pencilled in departure from Stonington CT November 21, 2021. I am planning this crew assignment early because Covid remains a wildcard and there will be on-line registrations and pre-clearance necessary to complete in order to enter BVI. Expenses on board are covered, including Covid protocol costs. Crew will pay for their own flights to and from the boat, but I will cover ferry costs as needed (say, VG to Tortola to STT). I will fly to Providence airport (PVD) and rent a car to get to Stonington and for provisioning. Interested crew (I only seek one) should email me a brief sailing resume showing their experience and skills. XXXXX@XXXX



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10/14/2021 from Cotuit MA to Fort Pierce FL on a Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 21-72 Boat owner OPOOPO was at the Newport Boat Show again this year. We have gotten crew for him before and it worked out well so he is looking for crew again for the same trip. He is a nice guy. 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 one more crew as he has two repeat crew from his club joining him. Ideally crew will be able to join him for the entire passage. 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 him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX He adds: “I have a Catana 42 S sailing catamaran that I plan to take to Florida starting about 15 October. Crew should arrive the day before. I have done the trip south three times before, in 2014 and 2016, and 2017 and 2021 (we missed last year) always going via Long Island sound, and down the Jersey coast. Once up Delaware Bay 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 Fort Pierce. The trip is expected to take a bit over 2 weeks. I would like to have a total of 4 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 North Sails in the last year. The boat has had a coat of Awlgrip so looks sharper than before. North Sails finally remeasured the boat for the genoa and admitted the earlier sail was made to the wrong trimming dimensions, so they fixed the second sail they made, a 3Di sail they replaced my original purchase with. I am my seventies and have been sailing for about 67 years, mostly in New England to Canada, have raced to Havana on another boat, a member since 1990, was captain of the MIT sailing team. Commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club in 2010 and have had crew from that organization and Pelagic Sailing Club which I joined last year, on prior passages, and probably will have someone on this trip also.



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10/5/2021 from Huntington NY to Annapolis Boat Show and Back on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-73 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO is delivering a brand New Beneteau 46 from Willis Marine Center to the show and then back after the show. The passage takes two days non stop but allow time for a weather delay and travel time to and from the boat. Leg # 2) The return passage is after the show, Monday Oct 18th For the leg down he has another good friend of ours who is also a very nice guy. Together I have known them for 75 years. He just needs one crew more crew, but if you can convince him you know how to be neat and keep a brand new boat clean going to the show (You will only use one head on the boat and not use the stove much at all) then he might take two people. All together there is room for three or four OPO members to check out this new boat. He will try and coordinate renting a car to get to and from the boat between NY and Annapolis. The passage is free and the dealer pays for the car rental. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/14/2021 from Stamford Ct to Tortola BVI via Chesapeake Bay on a Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 21-71 OPOOPO has a very nice opportunity for one more crew to join them on the sail to get the boat to the start of the NEW START of the Caribbean 1500 from the Solomin Islands in the Chesapeake which starts in early November. We have known each other for a long time being in the same industry. He is a very nice guy. The plan is that the skipper and two crew need to have 250 miles on the boat as a requirement to join the event. His 1st mate can’t make this leg so they need one other who can do the required 250 miles to help satisfy the Rally requirements. It is just over 250 miles from Stamford to the start and then the Rally will take about two weeks depending on weather. There can be a few days break in-between legs if you want to go home or leave the boat while waiting for the 2nd departure. The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named Just Uswhich is a very interesting well built boat. In fact, it is unsinkable. (he still will carry a liferaft.) This boat is a Proven Ocean boat, and has crossed the Atlantic in 2005 and cruised the US East coast from Florida to Maine. He can tell you the entire story, but he was involved with the brand and this boat when they first were introduced to the US. He has done many miles on the boat between boat shows and miles cruising. The other crew aboard is also very experienced. He has 25t Master and 10000 Ocean miles 1st Mate. 5000 Ocean mikes. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 4 people. There will be some solo watches. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore outside the rally socials. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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3/15/2022 from Panama to Marquesas Island on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-70 We met up again with owner and skipper OPOOPO at the Newport Boat Show. He has a very nice1989 Hinckley 51 named “Vivaldi” that has maintained and sailed since new. He has gotten few OPO members to sail with him with repeat experiences. He lives in the Boston Area and he’s planning an around the world navigation. It’s a big enterprise to tackle all at once so he’s looking to increase his crew candidates for sailing options in the Caribbean, Pacific and so on. The ideal candidate is someone (or a couple) that can sustain an open conversation about anything without getting offended, that are neat, respectful and with offshore sailing experience, in that order. His process is to meet via zoom, then have lunch/dinner, then sail in the Caribbean for few days. By then, you should know each other pretty well. Vivaldi has sailed almost 40,000 miles with OPOOPO s a skipper. It’s a heavy comfortable boat with all up to date B and G Electronics, EPIRB, AIS, LifeRaft inspected, and she was surveyed for the re-insurance in May 2021 including rigging. It has done seven Marion to Bermuda Races, one Newport to Bermuda race, she has done the Atlantic Circuit twice (Marion - Azores - Portugal - Canaries - Caribbean - Bahamas -Marion), and sailed to the Caribbean back and forth twice. A couple of times to Nova Scotia and numerous summers in Maine. When lay up in Marion, MA, Vivaldi has been cared by a professional yard. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money form meals and drinks ashore. If interested, please send your sailing resume and contact information to  XXXXX@XXXX .



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10/31/2021 from Noank CT to St. Maarten on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 21-69 Noank CT to St. Maarten - Boat owners OPOOPO has a very nice Oyster 56 that he takes south each year. Last year during the pandemic he took the boat to Florida. This year he is returning to St. Maarten. I know him well and have moved his Swan 46 to the Caribbean in the past. He is not sailing aboard this year, but one of his regular crew with many miles and passages on this boat will be taking her south this year. He is looking for two to join the crew this year. He e-mails: We are looking for two crew persons to join us for a delivery passage from Noank, Connecticut, to Sint Maarten aboard Tango, a well-maintained 2007 Oyster 56. We would be departing around Sunday, October 31st, weather permitting. We plan to bypass Bermuda unless we need fuel. This is an unpaid crew position. You pay for your own transportation to and from the boat. We pay for all provisioning, fuel, and other expenses while underway. We are only looking for people with bluewater sailing experience. Also, you must be vaccinated. Please email OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX attaching your sailing resume.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-68 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO has done our NARC Rally many times. He has gotten crew from us before and in fact has two OPO repeat OPO members sailing with him again this year. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. The boat is an old Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years and knows very well. He has made the passage north and south many years. He is a very nice guy. Mike likes crew with offshore experience and know they are not going to be seasick. The Rally starts Sat Oct 30th but he will want you to arrive early to meet the other crew and get acclimated to the boat. He will stop in Bermuda with the fleet for a couple of days and then arrive in SXM about Nov 15th or 16th. The passage is free with boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/25/2021 from Portsmouth RI to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Hylas 56

OPO e-mail # 21-67 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for a fourth crew member, QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED, to round out his offshore passage 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 Hylas 56 from Portsmouth RI to Ft Lauderdale FL. This will be a passage that will take about 7 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on 1-2 days prior to departure, for prep, as well as a half day for cleanup, upon arrival. All crew will arrive in Portsmouth (fly into Providence RI) October 25, or departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available through November 3 OR SO (?), to allow for potential weather delays. Side Note: We will not stay aboard for more than 1 day beyond arrival in Fort Lauderdale. This trip is free as usual and crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $500. If interested, please e-mail him directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. He  adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 45 years' experience and more than 126,000 offshore miles. I have done this particular passage many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 21-66 Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up for the NARC Rally with his very seaworthy Caliber 40 LRC named Tempest. He has one crew signed up but is looking for one or maybe two more experience crew depending on responses from members. Bob explains it well in an e-mail since he is a past member and has done the passage as crew and knows how OPO works. “Equipped with new GPS, Radar, Ais Epirb, and all safety equipment. Boat is made for long range cruising and sails very well, fuel capacity 212 gal, 175 gal water. Good refrigeration for good meals, I am a past OPO member have crewed from St Martin to Newport, and up the eastern coast from NC to NJ. Sailed my Caliber this past winter to Florida then to Bahamas. Back to the States up the coast to Salem for the Summer. Looking for 1 or 2 crew for the Narc Rally passage From Newport to Bermuda to St Martin. Crew can arrive in New Port early and are welcome to stay in St Martin for a few days if they wish.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside activities outside the rally. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Hampton VA to Grenada on a Atlantic 57 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-65 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2009 Chris White designed Atlantic 57 Catamaran named Boundless. OPOOPO has over 100K miles with 11K on this boat. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He is looking for to sail with a total 4 crew so you will have to be able to stand a solo watch. He explains: “Boundless is a high-performance 57' catamaran designed by Chris White and built by Alwoplast in 2009 as the 7th of 11 boats built to this design. We have owned her since December 2018, and have sailed her over 11,000 miles since then including a circumnavigation of Newfoundland and a round trip from the US to the Caribbean. Boundless is very well equipped with gear for comfort, convenience, and safety, and we maintain her to a very high standard. In the last year we have given her three new sails, a complete new navigation electronics suite and autopilot, a new dinghy/outboard, and a new liferaft, among many other smaller updates. We carry two satellite communication systems to be sure of always getting weather forecasts. You can learn a lot about us and the boat by looking at our website - https://www.UUUUU.com Crew must be fully Covid 19 vaccinated with proof - Grenada is not admitting unvaccinated travelers!! Crew must be fit and agile - Boundless is not a push-button boat, and takes some skill and strength to sail. Please know yourself - if you easily become seasick, this is not the trip for you. Crew should have at least one previous open ocean multi-day trip and be able to steer a compass course” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Newport to Bermuda to USVI on a Vagabond 47

OPO e-mail # 21-64 OPOOPO participant OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for his sail south in our rally. He has done the rally with us several times over the last few years. He has a very strong sea-worthy Vagabond 47 Ketch built by OPOOPO names Penrose that he has owned for many years. She is an oldie by goodie he knows her very well. He has lots of offshore sea miles and his son is an old friend who is a mega yacht full time skipper. He keeps the boat in Maine so you will most likely plan to sail down from Maine as a trial run to get you acclimated to the boat. So you will join the boat a few days before October 30th. He  knows how we organize our rally and will be in Newport for the start. After the stop in Bermuda his final destination is St. Johns in the USVI. He needs to be home by Thanksgiving. If crew have time he leaves the option open to sail to St. Maarten after Bermuda and then make the last 100 miles downwind to passage to St. John in the USVI well before Thanksgiving. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. You need to have money for drinks and meals ashore outside the rally socials. For crew with offshore experience and skills to be a good crew and help with the running the boat he will pay travel to and from the boat within reason. He has also offered to pay the $100 per person rally fee and any covid test in Bermuda or St. Maarten. If you are interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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1/21/2022 from Panama City to Hawaii on a Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 21-58 Owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2005 Amel 54 named OPOOPO that he has owned and lived aboard part time for 6 years. He is from Switzerland and the boat has been summering south of the OPOOPO in the Caribbean. He will return to the boat soon. In late October he plans to head to St. Maarten, the OPOOPO Jamaica, Panama and then to Hawaii. There is no set date which is why we do not have exact dates for the passage from Panama to Hawaii, but he does want to start meeting people first by seeing sailing resumes and then possibly in person for a shorter sail or a long whats app call or zoom. He really only needs crew for the long leg from Panama to Hawaii at the end of January or early February 2022, but his shorter passages the next few months allows interested crew a chance to meet and sail together before planning a long 4600 mile passage from Panama to Hawaii. He does have one other crew for this leg so he is only looking for one more crew for a total of three. The 3rd crew is fisherman with many years of professional experience at sea that he met in OPOOPO The boat is well set up for easy offshore sailing as he explains: “ OPOOPO is a very stable, safe and comfortable cruising boat, built to sail around the world and to live aboard. It is in an excellent condition as I invested a lot in the past 4 years in preparation of my plan to sail the Pacific in 2022.” Alex has 30,000 miles sailing and since the boat is set up for easy sailing, he is looking for compatible crew over experience. This is a long passage and everyone wants to make sure we help put a good crew together. I spoke with him for a while this morning and he seems like a very nice man and capable sailor. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. For a passage this long expect to chip in for groceries as you provision together for the long passage. You will eat better. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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9/15/2021 from St. Maarten to Bequia or Grenada on a Lagoon 39

OPO e-mail # 21-63 Boat owner OPOOPO has owned a 2014 Lagoon 39 named Cocozen for one year. OPOOPO last season he worked on her and cruised locally in Guadeloupe because of travel restrictions. This year he will complete an electronics upgrade in St. Maarten and then head south below the hurricane belt soon after. He plans to depart the middle of September for Grenada as long as they lift quarantine protocols as previously announced. If not it will be to Bequia. He is looking for one or two crew with flexibility and time. This is about a 450 miles passage and Ben estimates it will take about 8 days. Weather could delay things. Ben is still at home in Canada for a few more days. Interested crew can speak with him like I did this morning. During covid nothing is set in stone so you will want to speak with Ben before you decide to go and put off buying a plane ticket until Ben does. He is still waiting for things to fall into place the next few days. But he wishes to speak with potential crew while he is still home. As usual the passage is free with all onboard and boat expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. Needless to add you must be fully vaccinated and follow international travel rules to fly in and out of the Caribbean. Ben can help with information about travel. If interested in learning more please contact Ben at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume. Then you can follow up with a phone call XXX-XXX-XXXX . We usually do not include a phone number but Ben said it was ok since this is short notice and he plans to fly to St. Maarten in a few days. . We know it does not get posted anywhere or shared with others.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to Saint Maarten on a X-442

OPO e-mail # 21-61 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2001 44ft X-442 named Exuberance that he has owned for 6 years. He has sailed the boat round trip CT-Bermuda and also has sailed Antigua-CT and Chesapeake Bay to BVIs. He has mostly raced and is cruising more now. The boat is well set up for offshore sailing including a Hyrdovane. He is looking for one or two experienced crew with some offshore miles to join him and a friend, Craig Coleman, in the 21st Annual NARC Rally with dates to depart Newport Oct 30th and arrive in St. Maarten about November 15th to 18th. He would like you join him on October 28th in RI. The passage 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. There is also a rally fee of $100 per person. OPOOPO is interested in hearing from interested OPO members and is keen to put a good crew together for his long planned for passage south. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at C XXXXX@XXXX



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9/29/2021 from Rockland, Maine to Venice, Florida on a Vagabond 42

OPO e-mail # 21-62 Captain and owner OPOOPO Grande has a 1986 Vagabond 42 names OPOOPO that he has owned for 16 years. He plans to leave at the end of September so about Oct 1st for his passage to warmer climates departing from OPOOPO Marina. He plans to sail with 4 crew and is looking for one more experienced person who can stand a solo watch. I spoke with him a few days ago and he seems like a nice guy and knows what he is doing. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way for meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to Frank at XXXXX@XXXX and inquire about joining him. More on his boat: OPOOPO OPOOPO OPOOPO is a 1986 42' Vagabond ketch. Specifications are: LOA: 41' 08" DRAFT: 5'- 06" SAIL AREA: 871 SF. LWL: 34' 00" BALLAST: 9,200 LBS. WATER CAP. 140 GAL. BEAM: 12' 10" DISPL: 28,500 LBS. FUEL CAP: 100 GAL. EQUIPMENT: New 2017 80 H OPOOPO diesel, air/heat, new refrigeration, new microwave, new 11 gallon hot water heater, new faucets, propane stove, new class 1 EPIRB, life raft, new cockpit enclosure, all new cushions below, etc. ELECTRONICS: All new (2005) OPOOPO 602 VHF, all new OPOOPO GPS, Radar, Wind, Speed, Depth, hydrostatic release E-pirb, Inverter, KVH TV satellite receiver, Jensen 10 CD stereo with 6 speakers, etc. She is a center cockpit ketch with a new full enclosure. This beautiful sailboat has a solid teak interior, with exceptional joinery and is ideal for the weekend or the world. The great aft cabin has a queen-sized berth, 2 hanging lockers with lights and a mirrored dressing area. Two complete heads with showers are conveniently located fore and aft. The galley on port provides a well-ventilated efficient working space with 4 opening portlites and a fan. The roomy main saloon with its teak oval table and functional navigation area provides comfort and convenient living space. MAIN SALON: New (8/1/05) All new ultra suede cushions and backrests in main salon, all new berthing cushions New (2/1/06) Toshiba 23" flat panel TV with DV OPOOPO (6/1/07) KVH TV satellite receiver GALLEY: • New (05/2005) Refrigeration unit by OPOOPO w/ top and and front loading access, and new freezer, (2/1/06). • New (06/2017) Propane stove - new OPOOPO 4 Burner gas stove with oven • Hot and cold pressure water • New (10/2017), 11 gallon hot water heater • New (6/1/07) Sharp microwave oven • Double stainless steel sinks ELECTRONICS: • New (10/2005) 23" flat panel TV with built in DVD player • New (10/2005) Jensen MCDA1 AM/FM 10 disk Stereo system, 200 watt cockpit speakers, 2 new speakers in main salon, 2 new in aft stateroom. • Full chart table and swing out seat • New (05/2005) Icom IC-M602 VH OPOOPO - DSC • New (05/2005) OPOOPO Radar and suit of instruments: • OPOOPO depth, speed and distance log, radar, apparent wind • Autohelm 7000 autopilot ( OPOOPO OPOOPO EV-400 in box onboard, not installed ) • New (06/2017) Hailer, automatic fog horn New (10/2005) Wireless remote control spot light mounted on bow rail . Compass ELECTRICAL: • New (06/2017) All major wiring has been replaced. • New (06/2017 Xantax 150 amp automatic battery charger, 3000 watt inverter • 4 Way switching for shore/generator/inverter/off selector switch • New (06/2019) Batteries: (2) 8 D AGM house bank, 1 engine start, anchor windless batteries • New (06/2019) OPOOPO Cable • 12 OPOOPO fans • Full 12V DC and 120V AC electrical systems • New (05/2005) OPOOPO lightening disperser MECHANICAL: New (2017) 80 H OPOOPO diesel engine, with new OPOOPO and • Hurth transmission. 150 engine hours as of



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9/22/2021 from Oct 1st from Norfolk Deale, MD or Norfolk, VA to Charleston, SC on a Malo 39

OPO e-mail # 21-59 OPOOPO has a 1997 Malo 39 named “White Ibis” that he has owned for 9 months. But this is not his first boat as he had a Catalina 25, C and C 35: a racer-cruiser that served him well. He is looking for one or two crew to join him for his planned 20 day leisurely passage making the 650 miles in about 3 weeks. He is staying aboard the bat now and is happy to meet potential crew ahead of time and go for a sail on the bay. He adds: The boat is in good shape inside and out. The engine has many hours (5,000) but has been well maintained. Standing rigging was just serviced professionally. She is originally a masthead sloop. A removable masthead inner stay was added. She has a dodger and a full bimini enclosure, which I often fold because its frame obstructs full use of winches. 2 staterooms in cabin. Chartplotter in Nav station. I have done many solo and crewed offshore sails to/from OPOOPO to the OPOOPO and OPOOPO on my C and C 35 and friends’ boats. I have sailed solo from Deale, MD to Norfolk and back on this boat. I crewed for my friends on their catamaran from OPOOPO to Florida around Hatteras. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses are included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. (It would be nice to pitch in for groceries split 2 or 3 ways.) Ideally he is looking for the same crew to make the entire passage, but you can save a week by joining in Norfolk. If interested please you’re your sailing resume and contact information to him at AESANDIEGO@www.UUUUU.com



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8/22/2021 from Portland Maine to Stamford CT on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 21-57 Boat owner OPOOPO has hired a delivery skipper to sail with him from Portland to Stamford departing August 22nd on his 2009 Tartan 3700 named “Ourtime”. He is looking for two more crew to join him. They plan a 2 day non-stop passage. You maybe should plan to arrive a day early. Since there will be four people onboard you probably do not have to do a silo watch, Don has owned this boat for 11 years and she is in good shape for the passage. He has done a lot of cruising with the boat and the delivery captain aboard is extra insurance of a good passage home. He heard about us through a friend. As usual the passage is free with all onboard boats expenses and food included, but you need to get to and from the bat. If interested please e-mail Don with your sailing resume to Donaldrsamuels@www.UUUUU.com



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9/15/2021 from Portland Maine to New Smyrna Beach Fl. on a Hunter 38

OPO e-mail # 21-56 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO got crew from us last May when he moved his boat from Florida north. Matt is looking for two crew for this passage south departing September 15th. Matt has a 2005 Hunter 38. I spoke with him back then and I just got off the phone with him now. He is a very nice man. He has made this passage seven times before and knows all the right places to stop and knows how to plan the weather. I am very confident you will be in good hands. OPOOPO is an easy to sail inshore coastal boat. He includes: “I would expect the trip to take 2-3 weeks dependent upon crew experience. I still have the 2005 Hunter 38. Weather permitting planned course primarily on the ocean, ICW otherwise. ”I will pay food and return transportation costs from our final destination. The passage is free, but have to have your own money for meals and drinks ashore. Plus you get yourself to the boat. On the other end Matt will make sure you get to the airport and get you home within reason. If interested please e-mail your resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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7/29/2021 from Newport to Boston on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 21-54 Pro skipper and good friend Ben Thompson is looking for one or two crew to join him for this leisurely delivery on a Swan 56 named Amerigo. Some OPO members may know the boat since she bases out of the same marina as we do in St. Maarten each winter. Ben is the present skipper. OPO skipper OPOOPO was the first. He is moving the boat from Newport to Boston to meet the owners there. Ben is from the UK, lives in St. Lucia where he runs a small sailing school and is also the author of that book “Tanked Up” that we wrote about a few months back. He is in no rush so plans to take 2 or 3 days. As usual the passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any stops along the way. He plans to stop in Onset and perhaps P-Town. Crew with local knowledge would be great. If interested please e-mail Ben with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/16/2021 from Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada on a Lagoon 52 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-52 Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada - OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one or two more experienced crew to join him for this delivery of his 2016 Lagoon 52 Catamaran. He is moving it from St. Thomas to Grenada for the rest of the hurricane season. He would like crew with some experience and who can stand a solo watch. I first met Steve years ago in our Swan Program and he is a very nice guy. He bought this boat three years ago and has made the passages back and forth to the Virgin Islands, among other trips. Prior to that he has done a dozen or so blue water trips .. 6 or 7 with OPO. The other two crew are a couple with moderate sailing experience. Remember this is hurricane season so always subject to change a week or so in advance, but it is a short hop on a big boat so you will have a clear window. Steve adds: Boat - 2016 Lagoon 52. Full and working nav system (radar, autopilot, etc) / All compliant safety equipment / Engines and systems all fully serviced and working / crew gets own cabin. Trip - Take boat from (approx 3 days sail) for hurricane season haul out. IMPORTANT - As per Grenada law, must be fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks at departure time. The passage is free with all onboard expenses covered, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. It is about three days of sailing, but make sure you check with Steve about which date to arrive and how long to plan for the passage plus clearing in with covid protocols upon arrival. This may take a couple of days. but you will be on a nice big boat while you are waitingJ. If interested please e-mail your resume to: OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX



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7/27/2021 from Greenport LI to Newport RI on a Baba 30

OPO e-mail # 21-51 One of my favorite OPO members, OPOOPO , is looking to stay out of trouble. His wife wants him to take one crew with him for the passage from Greenport LI to Newport RI on his very nice Baba 30. The idea is that the crew can take a solo watch and each person can get some rest on this overnight or long day passage so he would like crew with some experience. His adds: “My wife is meeting me on Thursday night for the Jazz festival and is not happy about my doing this single handed.” He plans to depart Tuesday Evening July 27. If weather is bad Tuesday night, you can leave early Wed. AM. Crew may stay aboard in Newport on Wednesday night. OPOOPO will buy you dinner at Clarke Cooke House as his guest. He will also help with Amtrak fare back to New London or New York for return. Allan adds; “Note, if driving to Newport, perhaps crew's car can be left at Orient ferry.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/24/2021 from Detroit MI to Buffalo NY on a Whitbread 68

OPO e-mail # 21-49 Whitbread 68 foot boat converted for cruising and is planning to go into the OPOOPO He first contacted us two years ago, but delayed his departure until this year. While trying to get more information about the boat and former plans for his itinerary time slipped away and this long planned sail south is now a short notice passage opportunity for OPO members. He is looking for two or three crew for some legs. Fred has owned the boat for many years and has done many Chicago/Mac races and passages before having time to plan his circumnavigation. He is looking for two or three more crew depending on the leg. . He describes his boat: “This former Whibread/ Mackinaw racer has been completely refurbished deck layout with all new Lewmar hatches to new raised cockpit, new Yanmar 160 turbo engine, mase 10kw generator complete new deck Lewmar auto pilot, full Lewmar steering new interior” While the boat is not 100% done, there are just a couple more systems Fred plans to finish in Florida before heading to the Caribbean and then around the world. Fred will share pictures with you and tell you more. OPO will send out more crew requests as the plans progress and things are working out well. The passage is about 2500 miles and he will watch weather and plans to make some stops along the way visiting friends in Toronto, Boston, NY and Charleston SC. This is not a forced march delivery. He plans to get some work done in OPOOPO before making his way to the BVI to do a few charters and then depart about March for his circumnavigation. For the OPO crew member joining this is a free trip with onboard expenses included, but as usual you have to get to and from the boat and have money for shore stops along the ways. Fred is a retired foot and ankle surgeon and can manage most medical issues. He has owned several smaller sailboats up to 54 Beneteau and has done 25 charters as captain. If interested please e-mail Fred with your sailing resume and contact information so you can exchange more information at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/22/2021 from Southport CT to Newport RI on a Sabre 45

OPO e-mail # 21-50 I am delivering a Sabre 45 from OPOOPO Club to Newport RI next OPOOPO I plan to drive from Huntington to the boat next Thursday afternoon and meet the owner about 5 pm for the overnight sail to Newport RI. We will leave the boat on a mooring in OPOOPO and then rent a car to get back to my car in Southport or you can travel home from Newport. I can help if you are going back towards CT or NY. I plan to me home in NY by Friday 5:00 pm. OPOOPO am meeting the owner I am only looking to take one extra crew. Let me know if you think it would be easy and fun for you to join me.



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8/1/2021 from USVI to Grenada on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-47 USVI to Grenada - Boat owner OPOOPO has hired an OPO skipper to help get his boat from the USVI to Grenada departing August 2nd. The boat is a Lagoon 42 Catamaran named OPOOPO. They plan to depart from Red Hook St Thomas to St Georges Bay Grenada the day after crew arrive the 1st. They plan to make the passage or at least see the boat off if he can’t make the passage. So they are looking for two crew to join them. This is a delayed delivery and everyone knows that it depends on tropical storms cooperate and there is a clear weather window. You also need to be fully vaccinated and there may still be a two day quarantine at the end. Remember it is hurricane season so things may get delayed, but sure to be good sea-time and an adventure. I have known him for 30 years and he is a good guy and great sailors and skipper. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat If interested please contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/13/2021 from St. Thomas to Southport CT (Mid Long Island Sound) on a Hanse 40

OPO e-mail # 21-48 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up for his passage north, but the last one just reported in with a bad back so he is stuck looking for replacement crew so he can depart. The boat is a 16 year old Hanse 40 that he has owned for the past eight years. He has sailed the boat offshore between CT and the Caribbean before. He is an experienced sailor that is looking for 2 or 3 crew that would like to join him. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, plus there is a travel stipend for one or two experienced offshore crew “within reason” for doing a good job. The passage is over 1400 miles and will take about 10 or 11 days of sailing plus time at both ends. He is anxious to get going. There is a weather window right now, but things can change so be ready for delays. He will give you a ride to the airport at the other end as well. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and you can talk on the phone. I spoke with him today.



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7/18/2021 from Baltimore to Newport and Back on a Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 21-46 Crew for the initial leg (Baltimore to Newport) to arrive July 18th to depart July 19th. (3-4 days) and the crew for the second leg (Newport to Baltimore) to arrive August 1st for departure August 2nd (5-6 days). Boat owner and licensed skipper OPOOPO is sailing up to Newport for a vacation and his wife is meeting him by land. He has two crew for the passage up departing July 19th for a planned outside passage on the way north and an inside passage through LI Sound and NY City on the way back with a two day stop in Oyster Bay to see friends at the Oakcliff Sailing Center. He has two other crew for the passage north so is looking for one crew for the first leg and has room for two crew for the return leg. OPOOPO is an experienced sailor he is looking for pleasant people over sailing skills so this could be a good first time short offshore passage for any OPO member. The passage is about 400 miles. The boat is a well-equipped and maintained 1985 Nelson Marek Morgan CC named Isabella. She has Full Nav autopilot, radar, 56 hp Yanmar-1000hrs, epirb, plb, DSC fixed VHF and handheld, jacklines and tethers, liferaft- 8person, 10 ft RIB, mom-9, throwables, 200 gal water, 50 gal fuel. 2 staterooms and two heads, full galley. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses taken care of. As usual you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/26/2021 from Dania, Florida to Annapolis MD on a Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-45 This opportunity just came in from Pro Skipper Capt. OPOOPO who writes: I have an OutreMer 45 catamaran going to Annapolis. This is the same boat I delivered from France earlier this year, so she is seaworthy and comfortable. The trip should be 5-6 days nonstop. Crew must get herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. They should fly into FLL Airport. Crew must know how to sail, be able to stand night watch alone, be enthusiastic, a team player and helpful. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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8/7/2021 from East Hampton, NY to Nova Scotia and Back on a Taiwan Ketch 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-44 OPOOPO is seeking crew with some experience to sail with him aboard his 41 foot Formosa named Sweet Harmony. He would like crew to arrive August 7 for and August 8 departure. He plans to leave Nova Scotia around August 24th. Departure point is East Hampton is Maidstone Harbor and crew should plan on 7 days for each leg. He writes: The boat is a 41' Taiwan Ketch with a new engine and a complete refit three years ago including a new deck. I have sailed it back and forth to Bermuda three times, Nova Scotia twice, and spent two years aboard crossing the Atlantic, cruising the Med and returning in the ARC spending a winter cruising the Caribbean. I am leaving East Hampton around August 8 for and returning to East Hampton around August 24 and plan to have three or four crew.. I will sail offshore and make stops along the way. The boat is fully equipped with an SSB, 3 VHF's, Radar, 3 GPS's, EPIRB and hard sturdy dinghy. All onboard expenses are included but the crew has to get to either East Hampton or Nova Scotia depending on which leg they want to sail. If possible I would like to meet the crew ahead of time and possibly do a sail. Interested crew can contact XXXXX@XXXX



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6/19/2021 from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to Edgewater, Maryland on a Endeavour 42

OPO e-mail # 21-43 Boat owner and live-aboard OPOOPO is in the middle of moving her boat north from Florida. She got crew from us for the first legs north but got delayed with boat problems offshore. She is all sorted out now but lost crew to time constraints. OPOOPO plans to finish the passage on the ICW and is looking for one or two crew or a couple who wish to join her on this mostly motor sail north. I spoke with one of the departing crew and she told me that OPOOPO is a competent skipper and knows her boat and has been sailing for many years. OPOOPO knows this is short notice so she will pay for the usual boat expenses and onboard provisioning but also for all the dockage and meals ashore as she plans to stop most nights. The boat is a well-equipped Endeavour 42 foot with all the comforts of home. She has a generator, a water maker, a relatively new Yanmar, air conditioning, refrigeration, two-year-old Garmin, electric wenches, roller furling, sail pack etc. In her own words she describes the planned itinerary. Departure is flexible as dependent on OPO member’s responses. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX I am seeking crew from with a departure date of as soon as June 19th to as late as June 23rd. The beginning of the journey will be through the Intracoastal waterway up to Norfolk, Virginia. (Not the Dismal Swamp!!!). From there we will sail up the Chesapeake Bay to Crisfield, Maryland and spend the night. From there we will sail to our destination in Edgewater Maryland. I will be providing meals including eating out at restaurants along the way. I plan to stay at Marina’s every night except one night we will have to anchor out north of Belhaven North Carolina. But there are some beautiful anchorages up there. I am hoping to get either a couple or two individuals who love to sail. This is a pleasure trip, not just a delivery.

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6/29/2021 from Mamaroneck NY to Norfolk Virginia on a Tartan 37

FW: OPO e-mail # 21-42 I fly back from OPOOPO 28th and will drive to Mamaroneck NY to deliver a Tartan 37 with the new owner on OPOOPO 29th. Since it is a small boat we are looking for one more semi-experienced third hand to help with this 48 to 60 hour passage. I plan to drive back on Friday with a strop in Annapolis to check on the other Tartan 3700. (This is not our project boat. More on that next month) We will depart about midnight to catch the outgoing tide through N OPOOPO and then sail non-stop to Norfolk. The passage is free and the owner pays for all onboard food and boat expenses, plus the rental car ride home. If interested please e-mail me at XXXXX@XXXX and I will get back to you soon with more details.

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6/17/2021 from Destin, Fl. to Anna Maria Island, Fl. on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-41 This short notice opportunity just came in from pro skipper OPOOPO . He writes: I am moving a Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 from near Destin FL to Anna Maria Island, also FL. This is about 300 NM and we will allow 2-4 days to complete. The boat cruises at 16 kts, but that would require one fuel stop. If we go slower, say 8 kts we could make it overnight without extra fuel. Also the first half of the trip may be ICW route, this in the FL panhandle. The second half would be more open water to Anna Marie Island near the mouth of Tampa Bay. Those decisions come later, based on weather, say. The boat is new and typically equipped as needed. So I seek a single Able Bodied Seaman who can drive, stand watch and generally be aware and helpful. The crew must get herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. This should be a very interesting and relatively enjoyable trip, especially if we do the ICW. I will fly to Destin/Ft Walton Beach airport (VPS) arriving June 17 at 0830. From there we LYFT to the boat at Emerald Coast Marina in Niceville, with some provisioning and try to get underway ASAP. Interested crew should send me a statement of your experience and desire to do this trip. Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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6/20/2021 from Brunswick GA to Hampstead North Carolina on a Camper Nicholsons 48

OPO e-mail # 21-39 OPO member and recent OPOOPO with me aboard Avocation Greg Bess Bess is looking for one or two crew or possibly a couple to help move his 1974 Camper Nicholsons 48 Ketch (EQUUS) north from Brunswick Landing Marina (Brunswick GA ) to vCarolina (20 miles north of Wilmington). He bought the boat to move aboard as he retired recently and is moving the boat closer to family before taking off cruising next season. The plan will depart Brunswick on or about June 21st and arrive in Hampstead about June 30th, but leave coupe day cushion to July 2nd just in case. He plans to stay mostly inside the ICW with an overnight stop or two in Charleston and possible Southport otherwise he will anchor on the ICW. He may consider sailing a day or two outside given crew experience and weather. The goal is to put Equus in the "Anchors AwayBoatyard" following the July 4th holiday. He purchased the boat in December in Stuart FL. He moved it north to Brunswick as a shakedown cruise with a couple day sails and ICW motoring along the way. She was completely refit (including engine, gen set, rigging) in 2001. Engine and generator are working fine. OPOOPO is a blue water boat with a 6” draft, 60ft mast, and full keel with skeg rudder. She has radar, AIS, and chart plotter. It is a center cockpit vessel with a hard top and hard windscreen. The cockpit is similar to an Amel with wheel on the port side and captain’s chair. She is a very comfortable boat in all weather.” He sailed with me last month. He is a very nice guy and pretty handy, but does not have a lot of bluewater experience having mainly coastal and lake sailing experience. He is an engineer and DIY guy and is very comfortable with mechanical and electrical systems. He grew up around power boats and outboards but have limited hours with this vessel. He would like crew with sailing experience. As usual he will cover all onboard expenses but you pay for travel to and from the boat and meals and drinks ashore. Greg plans to leave his vehicle in Brunswick so he can provide pooled transportation back to your cars in GA after the trip. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/16/2021 from St. Thomas to Florida on a Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-40 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to deliver a 2017 39 foot Power Leopard Cat from Crown Bay St. Thomas to West Palm Beach. I just got the e-mail this morning and since I am about to walk out the door for a short delivery I do not have time to call him. His number is XXX-XXX-XXXX . I think this is a delivery. There will only be two crew so you have to be able to stand a solo watch. If interested please e-mail your resume to P XXXXX@XXXX If you go let me know how it turns out.

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6/14/2021 from Charleston, NC to Norfolk, VA on a Nonsuch 33

OPO e-mail # 21-38 New OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one crew or a couple to help him take his 2005 Nonsuch 33 OPOOPO north. Steve’s goal is to sail up the coast. If weather is unfavorable, he will motor north on the ICW. He is a new boat owner. He is looking for an experienced sailor for the passage on this very spacious, easy to sail, Nonsuch (built in Ontario, Canada.) The trip is free with all onboard expenses and provisions included. You should have money for meals and drinks ashore. For the right crew, he will pay travel either to or from the boat, within reason. If interested, please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX The following are notes from him about himself and the boat. The Owner: OPOOPO Retired, first time boat owner, small boat sailor who has bareboat chartered 40 ft sailboats on four occasions. I bought WINDSONG in April. In May I brought her from Stuart, FL to Fernandina Beach on the ICW and motored outside from Fernandina to Charleston, NC. My first mate was an experienced coastal sailor who has owned a Nonsuch for 15 years. I have the passion, but need coaching and guidance for the next leg of my journey to eventually get to Narragansett Bay! The Boat: S/v WINDSONG 2005 Nonsuch - 33 ft, 12.5 ft beam, 5’5 ft draft, 59 ft height. A cat boat design with an unstayed mast set far forward Single sail (approx. 670 sq ft) with Wishbone boom Two staterooms, one head, generous salon, efficient galley, 6’6” headroom below. Raymarine electronics with latest Navionics charts



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6/9/2021 from Riverside CT to Newport RI on a Brenta 38

OPO #21-37 I am squeezing in a delivery next week on a very cool OPOOPO called a Brenta 38. We are taking her up for the N NY Yacht Club Race Week. I am looking for only one crew since we need to keep the boat very clean and it is a daysailor with no dodger or amenities. So it may not be an easy or warm passage as it will start next Wednesday morning and we will arrive Thursday morning. It may take up to 20 to 24 hours depending on weather and current. Probably pretty cold at night. Another problem is that I will be staying in Newport another day and night seeing the Swan 68 off so will not be driving back. So you will have to try and meet me in Riverside near the club (I plan to have my wife drive me) and then you will have to figure out a good way to get home from Newport. Having just one crew makes the travel logistics and neatness of the boat much easier. If interested please e-mail me with your sailing resume and we can make plans and stay in touch as we get closer to departure next week. Hank OPO



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6/8/2021 from Boca Rotan Florida to Glen Cove (Long Island) NY on a Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 31-36 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more OPO crew for a total of 4 crew on this return passage from Florida to NY. Steve delivered the boat south last fall along with OPO members and the owner’s adult son. He has one other OPO crew aboard so needs just one more crew. The boat is a OPOOPO 45 that Steve moved last year so knows well and is in fine shape. They plan to depart June 9th or 10th. Steve is on a near costal delivery now so you can e-mail him your sailing resume and get exact details about departure as they develop. I have sailed with Steve and he is an OPO member and very nice guy. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. The plan is to go mostly outside which should not be a problem this time of year. The passage will take about 7 to 9 days. If interested please send your sailing resume to Steve at XXXXX@XXXX

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6/6/2021 from Charleston, SC to New London or Mystic, CT on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 21-35 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO, past president of Beneteau USA and the 2 additional crew will cast off the early morning of 7 June 2021, IF Mother Nature Cooperates, and go 4-5 days offshore around the 3 Capes (Fear/Lookout/Hatteras) to Atlantic City to refuel and have a fine dinner. Then continue on up through New York harbor (glorious at any time) into Long Island Sound; normally arriving New London or Mystic 2 days later. Voyage time, with good weather is 6 to7 days. Crew should arrive in Charleston on the afternoon of 6 June and stay at the home of OPOOPO and his wife for that night at 409 Bay Crossing Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but crew needs to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us several times over the years and it has always worked out very well. He is a very nice guy. IF weather dictates, we may go inside the capes as prudence demands. NB: Offshore there is NO cell coverage until we make Atlantic City. Marion Maid, US Coast Guard Documentation # 1095902 is a bright blue hull with sail number 51511, very well equipped, 1999 Beneteau 411 in good shape with recent engine/sails/etc. A Garmin InReach will be on and also a Personal Locator Beacon is aboard. InReach has text capability anywhere in the world and SOS/location ability. Family members can follow the InReach map online at https://www.UUUUU.com to see a real time track. Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear, VHF, AIS etc. Crew must to be able to stand watch alone. Upon arrival in CT, OPOOPO will rent a car to drive crew to the Providence or Hartford airport. Please respond ASAP to XXXXX@XXXX or text OPOOPO ’s cell XXX-XXX-XXXX



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6/4/2021 from Fort Lauderdale to Marco Island on a Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-34 Boat owner and experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for this 3 day 240 mile transit. The boat is a Pan Oceanic 46 named “Interlude of Hamble” that he has owned for 15 years. He has made this passage many times before and the boat has all the basic safety equipment, Life raft epirb etc. I have not met Martin. Since this is such short notice and a short passage I am sending it out without speaking with him, but he did e-mail me saying he is still looking for crew. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for your own meals ashore. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/3/2021 from Portsmouth RI (just north of Newport) to Nantucket on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 21-32 Long time OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one crewmate to help move his 2006 Oyster 46 Seashells of St James from the Hinckley Yard in Portsmouth RI to her summer home on Nantucket. He e-mails: “The yard is finishing up her launch servicing and she should be ready for a day of light sea trials by the end of next week followed by a two day trip to Nantucket Harbor with a stop for the night in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. So the target dates are to arrive in Portsmouth on Thursday June 3 and be tied up in Nantucket hopefully Saturday June 5 with the usual caveat that things might slip a day or two if something comes up during the sea trial. Really nice opportunity for someone especially since if the fit is good there may be add on short relocations/cruises during the summer. Requirements are some experience offshore, non-smoker and fully vaccinated please. If someone is in the NJ or NYC area they can travel with me to Portsmouth. Returning from Nantucket is the crewmate's responsibility but Jet Blue and Delta both offer low airfares back to NYC right now under $100 one way.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses paid by owner. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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5/26/2021 from Bristol RI to Larchmont YC NY on a Grand Banks 42

OPO e-mail # 21-31 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got this job. It is the nature of the business that sometimes this happens. The boat is a Grand Banks 42 (SO A SLOW POWER BOAT), but a nice Brand. So he needs someone who can drive a power boat at 8 knots while he tends to the engine room or anything else. This is only a 10 to 12 hour trip based on the tides. You will meet him at the Hershoff Museum in Bristol. The passage is free. He will rent a car to get back to your car in Bristol. He will buy lunchJ. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX and give him your phone number and he will call you right away. Regards, Hank OPO



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6/4/2021 from Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico to Port Louis Grenada on a Lagoon 420

OPO e-mail # 21-29 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two crew to sail from Puerto Rico to Grenada where he will store the boat during the hurricane season. The boat is a 2020 Lagoon 420 named “Second Wind”. The boat is fully equipped with B and G chart plotter in salon and helm, radar, code 0 and water maker. He is looking for two experienced crew or an experienced couple. This is his first year with the boat. Although he has been cruising around the islands this season he has not made any long passages with the boat. Since this is a 480 mile upwind slog from PR to Grenada, the strategy will be to sail from East end of PR to the Virgin Islands and depart from Bitter End North Sound to St. Maarten to stop again for fuel. From St. Maarten it will be a close reach and you may be able to make a non-stop 3 day passage sailing on the westward, downwind side, of many of the islands and stopping if the winds are up or you want to rest. The passage may take up to a week or a bit longer if winds direction and strength dictate otherwise. As it is getting later in the season the wind should be dying down more. OPOOPO ’s intent is to leave PR on the 17th of June and for him to be back in the States no later  than the 28th of June. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses covered except for shoreside meals. OPOOPO is willing to kick in 50% for airfares from the US. I spoke with OPOOPO on the phone and he is an Aussie and seems like a very nice guy. If interested please send your sailing resume and phone number to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/29/2021 from St. Thomas to Charleston SC on a Lagoon 45

OPO e-mail # 21-30 OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one experienced crew to help sail the 1200 miles offshore from USVI to Charleston SC. He is sailing with his wife and another couple. He has a few offshore passages under his belt, but none as captain. He bought a 2020 Lagoon 45 and has been using her in the Caribbean part of this past winter. The other male crew aboard has some sailing experience and is mechanically inclined. But they would like one more crew who has some offshore miles. Since it is short notice he will pay your travel expenses to and from the boat and of course cover all boat expenses. I have sailed with him and he is a very nice guy and I would sail with him any day. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume.



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6/1/2021 from Hampton, Virginia to Azores on a Beneteau 44

OPO e-mail # 21-28 I spoke with OPOOPO today. They had a crew lined up to sail with them 3 handed from Virginia to the Azores, but the crew had an emergency and backed out. So they are looking for one more experienced crew to sail with them aboard their 1996 Beneteau 44 that they have owned for nine years. They have sailed over 25,000 miles on her the last 8 years. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat, but they are offering a $500 stipend to get back from the Azores (They have direct flight to Boston for about $250, plus the rest of your way home from Boston). They do travel with a cat aboard. No smokers. Must be able to stand a solo watch. Even if you are vaccinated you need to get covid tested upon arrival, as this is still covid times. If interested please e-mail them your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/27/2021 from Ft. Pierce, Florida to Albany, NY on a Lagoon 420

OPO E-Mail # 21-27 OPOOPO is asking for one crew to join him aboard his Lagoon 420 on a trip from Ft. Pierce, Florida to Albany, NY. The crew should have some offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. Crew should arrive at Causeway Cove Marina in Ft. Pierce on May 27th with an expected departure date of May 28th. He expects the trip to take 10 days. He has had 14 passages between the NE and the Caribbean. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. You can contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/14/2021 from St. Augustine to Chesapeake on a Endeavour 42

OPO E-Mail # 21-26 OPOOPO is requesting one crew to sail with her and a friend from St. Augustine to the Chesapeake, specifically to the Liberty Marina in Edgewater, Maryland. The boat is a beautifully refit Endeavour 42 foot with all the comforts of home. She has a generator, a water maker, a relatively new Yanmar, air conditioning, refrigeration, two-year-old Garmin, electric wenches, roller furling, sail pack, Winslow life-raft and new 11’ Caribe hard bottom inflatable with 20HP Suzuki outboard. OPOOPO plans to depart St Augustine in third week of June, weather permitting. Crew is welcome to come early and spend a night aboard in order to explore St. Augustine. From there she will proceed north ducking in every night to stay at anchor or a marina. She has one other crew member aboard. The idea is to have a fairly leisurely cruise up the East Coast mainly on the outside and then from Morehead City, NC come inside through the intercoastal up to the Chesapeake. This cruise might take from at least a week to perhaps 10 or 12 days. The boat has plenty of sleeping room for three people and a meals will be provided including eating out. Interested crew can contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/2/2021 from Riviera Beach Florida to Newport RI on a Perry 63

OPO E-Mail # 21-25 This opportunity just came in from Pro skipper OPOOPO writes: I have one crew, an experience ex-Naval officer, but I look for one or two more to deliver a Perry 63’ sloop from Riviera Beach FL to Newport RI. I plan to depart June 2 from FL, arriving 6-8 days later. The boat is well equipped and used frequently by an experienced owner. Acceptable crew will have some sailing experience, be able to stand night watch capably, be compatible, aware, enthusiastic and a team player. Crew expenses on board are provided, but transportation to and from the boat will be on the crew member. I am currently at sea, but I will reply to each interested person as possible. Interested crew should email me a brief sailing resume. Contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/25/2021 from Brookings Oregon to San Juan Islands WA on a Panda 40 Monohull

OPO e-mail # 21-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help sail his Panda 40 Monohull named Lilian Margit from Oregon to WA departing about May 25. The boat is a 1981 but had a major refit in 2010. Looks like he is sailing by himself now and would like a couple of OPO members to join him. He has owned the boat for three years. He adds: “”all up dated electronics sat ph, ais, chart plotter, short wave,vhf auto pilot, wind vane etc.” This is the first time he has contacted OPO for crew. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with questions about the opportunity to join him for this extended cruise. Since I just flew down to St. Maarten today I did not reach out to him and ask more questions so you can.



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5/28/2021 from Bristol RI to Horta Azores on a Little Harbor 52

OPO e-mail # 21-22 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to complete his crew of five in total for this 2100 mile passage on a Little Harbor 52 named “High Cotton”. Crew must have offshore experience and be a team player. He  e-mails: “This vessel is in superb bluewater condition. I bought her in 2016 and have had a professional caretaker and Little Harbor expert of 30+ years overseeing her upgrades and maintenance from the start. We were ready to do the Atlantic Circle last year but have postponed to 2021/22 due to Covid. I can send any information via email attachment to any interested and reasonably qualified crew. Looking to fill a 5th berth on the first passage to the Azores.” The other crew are: “Three crew committed: my 23 year old nephew and a 45 year old former crewmate of my nephew on an offshore passage winter of 2020 from Tortola to Grenada. The third is a highly experienced bluewater sailor-70 years of age, a recently retired physician and in excellent health.” The Passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX Picture at: https://www.UUUUU.com



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5/17/2021 from St. Maarten to Huntington, New York on a Amel

OPO E-Mail # 21-22 OPOOPO would like one crew member to join him aboard Kimberlite, his Amel sailboat on a trip from St. Maarten to Huntington, New York. Crew should arrive on May 17th or 18th with departure planned for May 20th. The trip should take about 10 days. He is a very experienced sailor who has done this trip many times. We have gotten him crew often. The boat is well equipped and it should be a great trip. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. Contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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