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5/25/2020
6/15/2020
Charleston, SC
Mystic, CT 725 NM
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-38 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO , the retired ex-President of ...
5/22/2020
6/8/2020
Annapolis MD
NY City and ultimately to Detroit MI
Seawind 1190 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 20-37Annapolis MD to NY City and ultimately to Detroit MI - Boat...

5/21/2020
6/30/2020
Red hook USVI
Annapolis MD
Hanse

e-mail # 20-36 I met Pro Skipper OPOOPO in Red Hook last month. He rescued th...

5/20/2020
5/22/2019
NEB (New England Boatworks) Portsmouth RI
Larchmont YC New York)
J Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-35 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got called to move a 40 foot J Boa...

5/14/2020
5/23/2020
Sandwich, MA
Charleston, SC
Jenneau
OPO E-Mail # 20-33 This notice just came in from Capt. OPOOPO Malott. He wri...
5/7/2020
6/4/2020
Eleuthera Bahamas
Charleston SC
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 20-31 Boat owner and licensed captain OPOOPO is looking to put a ...
5/3/2020
5/13/2020
Stuart Florida
Stamford CT
Island Packet 420
OPO e-mail # 20-30 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the fol...
4/22/2020
4/29/2020
St. Thomas USVI
Marion MA
Swan 48

OPO e-mail # 20-28 St. Thomas USVI to Marion MA. - Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO jus...

4/22/2020
4/25/2020
Ft. Lauderdale
Newport, RI
Jenneau 49

OPO e-mail # 20-27 Ft. Lauderdale to Newport, RI - Pro skipper OPOOPO had a c...

3/12/2020
4/22/2020
Charleston SC
Warwick RI
Beneteua 37

OPO e-mail # 20-26 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to help sail a ...

3/10/2020
4/23/2020
St. Maarten
Trinidad with a stop in Grenada
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 20-25 Good friends and very nice people OPOOPO and OPOOPO are lo...
3/10/2020
5/30/2020
Rockland, ME
Greenland West Coast
Garcia 54

OPO e-mail # 20-24 Rockland, ME to Greenland West Coast and back - Long time ...

3/7/2020
5/9/2020
Billund, Denmark
Cork, Ireland
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO bought a very well equipped 2...
3/6/2020
7/1/2020
Leg Nova Scotia
Iceland
Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 20-22 1st Leg Nova Scotia to Iceland - OPO member and now boat o...

3/4/2020
4/11/2020
Fulton, TX
New Orleans, LA
Tayana 37
OPO email # 20-21 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO e-mailed us today looking for ...
3/2/2020
3/19/2020
Charleston SC
Manhasset Bay Long Island NY
Sabre 42
OPO e-mail # 2020 Pro skipper Frank McCarroll is looking for 2 or 3 crew to hel...
2/28/2020
4/9/2020
Riviera Beach Marina in West Palm Beach FL
Atlantic Highlands NJ
Moody
OPO e-mail # 20-19 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to h...
2/25/2020
3/4/2020
Panama
Tahiti via Marquizes
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-18 - Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more exp...
2/25/2020
4/20/2020
Martinique
Newport with stop in Bermuda
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 20-17 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO will be sailing his well-equ...

2/20/2020
4/15/2020
St. Thomas USVI
Oyster Bay NY
Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 20-16 Boat owner and licensed skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew...

2/19/2020
3/1/2020
Martinique Caribbean
Athens Greece
Lagoon 52 Cat

OPO e-mail # 20-15 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for...

2/17/2020
3/9/2020
St. Petersburg Florida
Bimini Bahamas
Beneteau 54

OPO e-mail # 20-14 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for a crew to join him for t...

2/16/2020
4/20/2020
Tortola
Newport
Swan 57
OPO e-mail # 20-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew who w...
2/8/2020
3/11/2020
St. Maarten
Dominica and back
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 20-11 OPO Members and Swan Program Graduate John Kille decided to ...
2/7/2020
4/1/2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
Home Port Gibson Island, Maryland
Trintella 55

OPO e-mail # 20-10 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very nice 2004 Trintel...

1/30/2020
3/25/2020
SYDNEY
GUAM to JAPAN to PANAMA
Sparkman and Stevens 1988

OPO e-mail # 20-09 OPOOPO owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 3 or 4 crew...

1/27/2020
2/15/2020
Santa Marta
Panama and ultimately to Australia
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 20-08 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice and well equipped 2004 A...

1/22/2020
1/26/2020
Florida
Georgetown Bahamas
Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 20-07 OPO Member OPOOPO sailed in our Swan Program, did his home...

1/19/2020
1/26/2020
Curaçao
Panama
Boat
Very Short Notice OPO e-mail # 20-05 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking ...
1/11/2020
1/25/2020
Pensacola Florida
Nassau Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 20-04 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO and his wife are looking for ...
1/7/2020
3/20/2019
Freeport Bahamas
Green Cove Springs Florida
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-03 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two cre...
1/6/2020
6/28/2020
Bermuda
Padanaram MA
Newport
OPO e-mail # 20-02 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has entered the 2020 Newport ...
1/2/2020
1/20/2020
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Lake Worth Florida
Boat
e-mail correction to OPO e-mail # 20-01 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looki...
1/2/2020
1/20/2020
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Lake Worth Florida
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-01 (January OPO Notice going out later today) Boat owner and sk...
12/19/2019
12/29/2019
Norfolk Virginia
Georgetown Bahamas
Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 19-116 OPO member and new boat owner OPOOPO bought a 2000 Passpo...

12/18/2019
12/23/2019
Beaufort NC
Falmouth Harbour Antigua
Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 19-114 WEATHER UPDATE: Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 QUALI...

12/17/2019
12/23/2019
BVI
Nassau Bahamas
Lagoon 42

OPO e-mail # 19-117 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to help sail a...

12/14/2019
12/27/2019
Hampton, Virginia
St Augustine, Florida
S2

OPO e-mail # 19-115 Hampton Virginia to St Augustine Florida - Pro skipper OP...

12/8/2019
12/14/2019
Norfolk, VA
Falmouth Harbour Antigua
Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 19-114 Short Notice to travel stipend included. Norfolk VA to Fa...

12/7/2019
12/13/2019
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Passport
OPO e-mail # 19-113 Boat owners OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to join hi...

6/15/2020 from Charleston, SC to Mystic, CT 725 NM on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-38 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO , the retired ex-President of Beneteau USA, is looking for a couple of crew to cast off the early morning of 16 June, 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 Mystic 2 days later. Total voyage time is 6 to7 days. OPOOPO welcomes you to arrive a day or two early to enjoy Charleston. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with answers to the below questions at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information. Marion Maid, is a well equipped 1999 Beneteau 411 in very good shape with recent engine/sails/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.

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6/8/2020 from Annapolis MD to NY City and ultimately to Detroit MI on a Seawind 1190 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 20-37Annapolis MD to NY City and ultimately to Detroit MI - Boat owner OPOOPO has a Brand New 2019 39” Seawind 1190 Catamaran named “OPOOPO”. The boat was commissioned in January 2020. He is on his journey back home with the boat. He has a full crew of friends as far as Annapolis MD ending next month. He learned about OPO from an OPO member. Our fellow OPO member told me that he is a very nice guy and knows what he is doing. I spoke with him and I would agree. He has owned other boats over his lifetime of sailing. Many years on catamarans. He is looking for two or three crew who wish to join him for a total of no more than 4 crew for all or parts of his passage from Annapolis to NY City and then up the Hudson River and finally to Detroit via the canal system. Crew would meet him in Annapolis about June 8th and make way towards NY City. Some of the plans are contingent with canals openings later this season. The next logical leg would then be from Annapolis to NY City. He is on no set plan and is flexible so may not rush the trip north if crew are in no hurry as well. He adds: “New Seawind 1190 sport easy to see the @ www.UUUUU.com but Pepper was outfitted with a lot of carbon parts to lighten the displacement. The result is a catamaran that is fast, and wait until you see her under a blood red spinnaker!. To keep things light a Takacat tender is on the davits. Two baths and berths for 8 along with full galley adds to the comfort.” If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume. He may be underway and out of internet range for parts of the next few days so please be patient if he does not get back to you within 24 or 36 hours. You can ask him about plans for the entire passage to Detroit, but no one knows for sure when things will be clearer. We can send out an updated “crew request” for him later in the season as things work themselves out. Until then he plan to focus on one leg at a time and make firmer plans as time allows.



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6/30/2020 from Red hook USVI to Annapolis MD on a Hanse

e-mail # 20-36 I met Pro Skipper OPOOPO in Red Hook last month. He rescued the Swan 48 Affinity from BVI and brought her over to St. Thomas for Murray to fly down and deliver last month. Now he is looking for crew. He is looking for up to three more crew plus himself for a total of 4 crew. All crew need to be able to stand a solo watch. He has a Captains 200T License and 30,000 ocean miles. He is a nice guy. The boat is Hanse 2017 455 privately owned, maintained by B and G yacht management in Nanny Cay, BVI. He has a recent survey of the boat She has or will have all the necessary safety gear aboard. Crew will need their own foul weather gear and PFD. The passage is free with all onboard expenses. He can even help with a travel stipend within reason. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2019 from NEB (New England Boatworks) Portsmouth RI to Larchmont YC New York) on a J Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-35 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got called to move a 40 foot J Boat from, RI to NY. He wants to depart Friday mid-day and do an overnight to arrive at the club during daylight and launch hours in time to pick up a rental car to get home on Saturday. He is happy to take one or two crew along. The trip is free and OPOOPO can get you back to your car in RI. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/23/2020 from Sandwich, MA to Charleston, SC on a Jenneau

OPO E-Mail # 20-33 This notice just came in from Capt. OPOOPO Malott. He writes: I am looking for one person to assist in a passage from Sandwich, Ma. to Charleston, SC. The vessel is a 46' Jenneau with all the assets. AIS, radar, chart plotter, epirb and all the safety equipment. This will happen May 23 and should take around 5 days sailing. I will furnish all with the exception of transportation to and from the boat. Interested crew can contact Capt. OPOOPO OPOOPO at www.UUUUU.com

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6/4/2020 from Eleuthera Bahamas to Charleston SC on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 20-31 Boat owner and licensed captain OPOOPO is looking to put a crew together to sail back from the Bahamas to Charleston SC. The Bahamas and other islands are starting to open up to allow crew to fly in and move boats north before the start of hurricane season. OPOOPO is new to using our services, but he does a great job of describing his crew request and gives us a lot of information about himself, his boat and how to get to and from the boat. Just what OPO members need to know. Plus as usual, the passage is free with crew paying their own way to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX . He also has a blog at www.UUUUU.com Here is the excellent information OPOOPO included: “I see United has a flight on June 4 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to North Eleuthera for $219. I’ll be arriving on June 1st and making sure the boat is ship shape. The Charles Edward is a 38’ Seawind 1160 lite. It’s a catamaran with a 21’ beam, 4’ draft, 3 cabins and 2 heads. The saloon table can be turned into a berth to create a 4th sleeping area. The boat has a main and jib and two 25 HP Yamaha high thrust engines. The boat was finished in late 2018 and is a 2019 model year. The engines are of the same year. I’m looking for two able bodied sailors at a minimum. Couples sharing cabins could bring the total to 5. The boat has AIS, satellite communication devices, a dingy with both oars and a 6 hp engine. I am well supplied with tools. I am both the captain and the owner with no other crew definite at this time. This will be my 4th crossing of the Gulf Stream. The first time I sailed to the Bahamas from Key West. The second time I sailed from the Bahamas to St. Augustine and then made my way north to Rhode Island. The third crossing was part of the Salty Dawg Fall Rally sailing from Hampton, VA to Eleuthera’s Harbour Island. I’ve taken the US Sailing’s Safety at Sea course, Coastal Navigation and Coastal Passage. I’ve taken weather, seamanship, and navigation with the US Power Squadron. I’m a 6 pack Captain. The boat is both Coast Guard documented and has State registration. It was last safety inspected in 2019 by the US Power Squadron. The life raft was bought in December of 2018 and I have 2 PLBs. The crew should arrive on or a few days before the 4th of June to get underway on the 6th. The airport to fly into is North Eleuthera and from there short land and water taxis will take you to the boat, currently in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera. The voyage I expect to take 6 days more or less. The crew can make return flights from Charleston at any time. Airlines with a liberal change policy are recommended.

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5/13/2020 from Stuart Florida to Stamford CT on a Island Packet 420

OPO e-mail # 20-30 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the following passage. I have known OPOOPO since 1992 and he is a very nice skipper and super capable. He has gotten crew from us before so many times and can even right up his own “crew request”. “I have an Island Packet 420 to deliver from Stuart FL to Stamford CT. This should be a 6 day trip into the Gulf Stream and up the East River to Long Island Sound. The boat has had an extensive refit recently and should be in good shape. I am seeking one more crew for this trip. I have one crew I know well and with whom I have sailed. Suitable crew will know something about sailing, be able to stand night watch alone, be a good team player and be free of Covid-19 symptoms. I plan to depart the St Lucie Inlet on 5/13 or 14. ETA is 5/19 or 20.” Please send OPOOPO a brief resume of your sailing experience to XXXXX@XXXX

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4/29/2020 from St. Thomas USVI to Marion MA on a Swan 48

OPO e-mail # 20-28 St. Thomas USVI to Marion MA. - Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO just picked up this delivery today from another skipper who ran out of time. He is looking for two crew to help sail a well maintained and equipped Swan 48 from St. Thomas to Marion MA non-top. There will only be three crew aboard, including skipper, so he needs crew with offshore experience and can stand a solo watch with. Crew need to fly in next Wednesday April 29th (trying to match arrival flights with OPOOPO would be ideal.) Depart one or two days later. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. OPOOPO will most likely plan to drive back to RI after making landfall in MA. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO asap at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/25/2020 from Ft. Lauderdale to Newport, RI on a Jenneau 49

OPO e-mail # 20-27 Ft. Lauderdale to Newport, RI - Pro skipper OPOOPO had a crew cancel due to quarantine issues so he is looking for one replacement crew departing very soon. He e-mails: “I'm looking for one person to go from Ft. Lauderdale to Newport on a new 49' Jenneau sailboat. As always this is a non-alcohol and tobacco passage and they will need to bring their own PFD and tether. (One bag per crew)”. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send a sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX Since it is short notice we are also including his phone number so call if you want first dibs. XXX-XXX-XXXX He has gotten crew from us before and has a web site. Capt. OPOOPO USCG Master web page: www.UUUUU.com



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4/22/2020 from Charleston SC to Warwick RI on a Beneteua 37

OPO e-mail # 20-26 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to help sail a Beneteua 37 from Charleston SC, around Cape Hatteras, to Warwick RI, up Narraganset Bay. OPOOPO moved the same boat for the owner in the past. The trip is 750 NM and should take about 5-6 days. Estimated date of departure is



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4/23/2020 from St. Maarten to Trinidad with a stop in Grenada on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 20-25 Good friends and very nice people OPOOPO and OPOOPO are looking for one experienced crew to join them on their annual sail back south to Trinidad. They leave there boat there for the offseason below the hurricane belt. They keep there boat near Avocation each winter and we have gotten to know them well. The boat is a very nice and well maintained Swan 46 named “Le Reve” that is one of the most beautiful Swan 46’s built for a wealthy client when first new. The crew would fly in a day or two early to get settled on the boat in St. Maarten and then depart about April 23rd. He explains more in his own words.: “Swan 46 needs one crew person to assist in moving vessel from St. Maarten directly to Grenada about 2 1/2 day trip. Then stopover in Grenada for 2 or 3 days and then to Trinidad. Must have offshore experience and be capable of standing watch.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses incurred during trip paid for by owner. You have to pay your travel to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX

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5/30/2020 from Rockland, ME to Greenland West Coast on a Garcia 54

OPO e-mail # 20-24 Rockland, ME to Greenland West Coast and back - Long time OPO member OPOOPO is looking to add one or two crew, for a total of five, for this great adventure north this summer. He has his wife and another experienced mate already aboard. I have known and sailed with Phil and he is a very nice skipper. He has a great boat, a Far designed 1990 Aluminum Garcia 54. The boat is a very comfortable and solid 54' aluminum yacht built by Garcia. This is the builder of Jimmy Cornell's most recent boat, which he took through the NW Passage. You may have been on the boat and met Jimmy Cornell at the Annapolis boat show three or fours years ago. Phil has over 15,000 offshore miles and is well prepared and equipped for this passage north. Phil adds: “The boat has a Plotter, radar, AIS, depth, VHF, Sat phone, chart program on laptops, generator, watermaker, 250 gallons fuel, 370 gallons water, SOLAS 8-man liferaft, heater, enclosed dodger, bimini, RIB, harness/lifevests, jacklines, 120# Spade anchor, 330' of 1/2" chain, mainsl 3 reefs, roller genoa, staysl, storm jib. Captain has done numerous offshore passages including one transatlantic. RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate. Wife (first mate) has done a number of offshore passages including two transatlantic and has USCG 25 ton master inland, mate near coastal license. We have sailed the boat in Turkey, Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, UK, Madeira, Canaries, transat to Caribbean, Bermuda, NE USA, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Our good friend crewing on this trip has sailed with us Greece to UK, France to Madeira, Maine to Newfoundland. We only drink in safe harbor situations. Crew should be reasonably healthy, fit, agile and not overweight. Sorry we cannot accommodate special diets. Crew should not be prone to seasickness. They should be prepared and practiced in seasickness management with meds as required”. He would like crew with some offshore experience and can stand a solo watch. I went as far as Newfoundland in 1997 and it is a very special place to visit. Phil would like crew to contribute about $15 a day towards provisioning for this 3 month trip. This is very reasonable as he is proving the boat. It is a long time to pay for food for 5 people and OPO policy allows a small contribution for passages that are not forced march deliveries, but rather cruising around the Caribbean, Europe or like this, a grand adventure north. If interested please email your sailing resume to him along with your contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/9/2020 from Billund, Denmark to Cork, Ireland on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO bought a very well equipped 2004 Nordship that has recently been refitted and made ready for this 900 mile passage to her new home in OPOOPO Carl has his father and one very experienced friend already aboard as crew and is looking for one more crew from OPO for a total of 4 crew. Carl has owned two previous boats, but this will be the maiden voyage for “Martina”. He would like crew to arrive two days before departure to get settled and oriented before departure about May 11th. He is building in a little extra time for any delays or weather and asks crew to have a two week window for this passage. Carl Adds: “This is a boat delivery with the new owner and 2 crew who have already signed up (my father and a sailing friend). The boat is in fantastic shape having been refit by the original boat builder (Nordship) in Denmark. I've visited her twice during the refit and she is going to be in great shape for the voyage. I'll happily share tons of pictures and the survey to an interested party.” The trip 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. If interested please send your sailing resume to Carl with your contact information to XXXXX@XXXX

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7/1/2020 from Leg Nova Scotia to Iceland on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 20-22 1st Leg Nova Scotia to Iceland - OPO member and now boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one experienced crew who can satisfy insurance requirements for this passage. He has two other crew so there will be four in total. He and another crew have the necasary experience to pass muster with the insurance company. The boat is a 2017 Lagoon 42 Catamaran with all the bells and whistles as you will see in his description. Matt explains the passage opportunity so well I am simply going to cut and paste and include what he sent me. But to paraphrase he is willing to pay a $2000 stipend for the right crew. If things work out well and both he and the OPO crew get along you are most welcome to stay for an extended cruise all the way through November or can rejoin at your own expense. If interested and qualified please send your sailing resume and contact information to Matt at XXXXX@XXXX Matt emailed the following: Looking for able-bodied crew, single crew or a couple willing to share a berth for a sailing trip aboard a 2017 lagoon 42 catamaran. Catamaran is 3 berths three heads. The crew will have their own berth with bathroom and shower. AIS VHF, Radar, EPIRB x2. Self-inflating Spinlock vests with internal AIS and Weems and Plath MOB dongles. OPOOPO sat phone with Predict wind weather planning app. OPOOPO water maker, 740 amp-hour lithium battery bank with solar. AC heating and cooling. OPOOPO 2 freezers one refrigerator, 3 burner gas stove, and oven. Microwave and espresso machine. All sail adjustments at the enclosed helm on 2-speed power winches. Square top main and self-tacking jib make sailing this vessel very easy. Current crew, Owner/ OPOOPO have greater than 4000nm offshore sailing experience. Many offshore multi-overnight trips. Crossed gulf stream 4 times. OPOOPO Marteen to Chesapeake on this vessel. Crew #1. 50+ years sailing experience, 75,000 NM, Atlantic and Pacific crossings. The prior owner of this vessel. Currently living aboard. Crew #2 Novice sailor with costal and bay sailing experience. OPOOPO is as following July 1 leave from OPOOPO for Iceland, stay 2 weeks, and then on to the OPOOPO stay 1 week, OPOOPO Scotland, Ireland and England. Plan to dock in OPOOPO Marina in London by November 1. Boat will serve as a home base for European adventures until we sail back to the Caribbean. Looking for a nonsmoker, physically and mentally healthy for all or parts of this voyage. The priority being the OPOOPO to Iceland leg. As stated a couple willing to share the queen-sized berth is also acceptable. We do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, sexuality or any parameters other than health and experience. Candidates for the Iceland leg should have offshore experience with a priority for any crossing experience. I will provide a $2000 USD stipend for the OPOOPO to Iceland leg to cover any travel expenses. All onboard food covered. Offshore expenses to be covered by the individual. Additional e-mail further explaining the opportunity: I need the initial crew for a period of 14-16 days to complete the passage from OPOOPO to Iceland. If they want to stay on, and things go smoothly between us they may stay the duration of the trip July until November. I will offer a $2000 stipend for travel expenses and incidentals. This is for a single individual and would be split if a couple wanted to join. I would pay this out after we make landfall in Iceland. Crew experience is a big deal. The insurance company wants 3 experienced crew members for this trip. I and my mate John qualify. We need a third person to qualify per the insurance. Ideally, this person would have offshore experience, crossing an ocean, and experience on catamarans. That's asking a lot. The insurance company OPOOPO is really being sticklers this year. I have no idea why. I have never had a claim and the boat is in spectacular sailing shape. I would like to weed out folks who have no real experience, or coastal day sailing only experience, but I think I may get leniency from the insurance company if a person has a great sailing resume but not crossed an ocean yet. It's a bit ridiculous what they are asking honestly. John and I know the boat inside and out, but I am happy to have another interested person learn the systems. I did not advertise it but we also have scuba gear, a dive compressor and other 'goodies' on the boat for fun on the water. We have nice fishing gear as well. I do not know how important that is to note.



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4/11/2020 from Fulton, TX to New Orleans, LA on a Tayana 37

OPO email # 20-21 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO e-mailed us today looking for 2 or 3 crew for this 500 miles near coastal passage from near OPOOPO Texas to OPOOPO Paul has owned this 1976 Tayana 37 named “Profanity” for six years. I have a soft spot for the Tayana 37’s since I owned one for 20 years and lived aboard for 14th. They are very strong, full keel boats with a little character. This is an old boat and may not be in great shape, but Paul has installed a new engine. Paul is a new contact so he expects questions from OPO members who may wish to join him. Please make sure you are comfortable with Paul and the boat before you book travel. Paul mentioned the departure port might change to Galveston TX so things are fluid at this point. He would like crew with some offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. Paul emailed that he would like crew to arrive April 11th or soon after for a planned departure April 19th. This is a long time arrive before a trip so make sure you are not coming in early to work to get the boat ready. The passage he estimates will take 7 days to cover 500 miles so I think he plans to make a stop or two along the way. If you leave from Galveston, it will be less than 500 miles. The trip is free, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. Paul will cover boat expenses and onboard food. If interested please email Paul with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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3/19/2020 from Charleston SC to Manhasset Bay Long Island NY on a Sabre 42

OPO e-mail # 2020 Pro skipper Frank McCarroll is looking for 2 or 3 crew to help delivery a near new Beneteau 45 from Charleston to OPOOPO Sound. I have known and sailed with Frank over 30 years. He is a very nice guy. He owned a Sabre 42 and then an Amel 53 and has several Trans-Atlantics and passages to and from the Caribbean, including skippering in our 20th NAR OPOOPO last fall. He has gotten crew from us before. The trip is free and with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the bat. The sailing will take only about 5 days as long as you can leave on time. Allow some extra time for a weather delay. If interested please send Frank your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX

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4/9/2020 from Riviera Beach Marina in West Palm Beach FL to Atlantic Highlands NJ on a Moody

OPO e-mail # 20-19 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to help sail a well equipped Moody 45 from Florida to NJ. I have known Captain OPOOPO since 1992 and he has done many deliveries through us over the years always getting some crew. He is a very nice, easy going guy, and has as many miles as I do if not more. He has circumnavigated. He adds: “Crew should be able to stand night watch alone, be diligent, aware, and a congenial team player. Expenses on board are provided, but crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume and be enthusiastic.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume and contact information. Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX

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3/4/2020 from Panama to Tahiti via Marquizes on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-18 - Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew to join him in OPOOPO Feb 28th to go through the Canal or a few days later by flying into OPOOPO and joijning the boat on the Pacific side of the Canal. The boat is a 2010 Bavarian 55 named “Ah Ma” which is new to him this year. He has owned other boats in the past. We sent out a crew request earlier this year for his first leg to Panama. He is now ready for the next long two legs to Tahiti. These are two long legs so you will need some time. I am pretty sure he has one or two other crew, but just sent me a short update today and I did not want to waste time asking for more details so any interested OPO members can contact him right away and ask a few more questions. He has a web site at Https://www.UUUUU.com the trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. As usual plan to have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please respond to him at Jkool@www.UUUUU.com with your sailing resume and contact information.

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4/20/2020 from Martinique to Newport with stop in Bermuda on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 20-17 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO will be sailing his well-equipped and maintained classic Hinckley 48 north from the Caribbean to Newport. Mike had made this trip many, many times and often sails south in our NAC OPOOPO He is a very nice guy. He has two other repeat OPO members sailing north with him. He is looking for one more crew for a total crew of four. He prefers crew with some offshore experience. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. If interested please e-mail Mike your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/15/2020 from St. Thomas USVI to Oyster Bay NY on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 20-16 Boat owner and licensed skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help sail his Oyster 56 from St. Thomas to OPOOPO departing Wednesday 15 April 2020 with a stop in Bermuda. We have known Richard for many years and he has gotten crew from us in the past. He is a very good and safety conscious skipper. You should figure on two weeks given Bermuda and possible weather delays. As usual 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. S/V “Tango” is a highly-maintained 2007 Oyster 56. The owner will skipper the boat. Has a 100 ton USC OPOOPO license. Has done 14 similar passages. Before the Oyster he had a Swan 46 by the same name. He adds, “You must have blue-water experience and sailing references”. If interested, please email me your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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3/1/2020 from Martinique Caribbean to Athens Greece on a Lagoon 52 Cat

OPO e-mail # 20-15 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for a total of 3 or 4 for this passage for OPOOPO Charters. The boat is a very nice Lagoon 52 foot Catamaran. Yoel has been a delivery skipper for over 20 years and this is his 17th crossing. Yoel was referred to us by other charter delivery skippers who have use our services in the past and have been very happy. He and I know this is a short notice passage opportunity, but it is the nature of the business that deliveries come up on short notice, so the late notice is not a reflection of his work ethic. He does have an experienced mate on board and is looking for one or two crew with watch capabilities and a good attitude. Remember this is a long passage. He plans stops after leaving from Martinique about March 1st to St. Maarten (to provision so you may see us since we are here until March 12. You may be able to join there and get a couple more days to get ready for this long passage and it might be a cheaper flight ), Azores, Gibraltar and then make way to Athens. So a good long passage on a comfortable boat and lots of documented sea miles if you are building miles towards a ticket. As usual the trip is free, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. All onboard expenses are included. If interested please e-mail Yoel with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX To see more on the boat visit XXXXX@XXXX



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3/9/2020 from St. Petersburg Florida to Bimini Bahamas on a Beneteau 54

OPO e-mail # 20-14 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for a crew to join him for this short hop from the west coast of Florida to the Bahamas. The boat is a nice Beneteau 54. Richard has gotten crew from us many times before and it has worked out well. Richard can help subsidize your travel with $100. He needs a crew who can stand a solo watch and handle docklines since he plans to go with only two crew. If interested please send Richard your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/20/2020 from Tortola to Newport on a Swan 57

OPO e-mail # 20-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew who wish to join him on his passage north this spring. Henk owns a Swan 57 named Haerlem that he has owned for many years. He has competed in the Newport/Bermuda race with this boat. I know Henk through the OPOOPO Association and he has gotten crew from us before. He is a nice guy. He is a very knowledgeable skipper with lots of sea miles, but likes to have some younger crew aboard to help handle the boat. This is a nonstop passage of 1500 miles and will take 8 or 9 days so with a day or two on each end and a little weather delay built in, figure about a 11 day to at most two week time commitment. He has one or two regular crew lined up. Henk is looking for semi-experienced crew who will volunteer to sail for free and pay their own way to and from the boat. To insure good provisioning he also asks crew to pitch in for food expenses. Henk has always done this in the past and we are fine passing this along. It is always good to make sure financial arrangements are made and understood before joining the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX I told Henk to expect a lot of responses at this time of year since it is a slow time and he is giving a lot of notice. So please understand if you do not get aboard or if it takes Henk a few days to get back to you.

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3/11/2020 from St. Maarten to Dominica and back on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 20-11 OPO Members and Swan Program Graduate John Kille decided to buy a Swan 46 named after sailing a few Swan trips. He named his boat “Thankful”. In fact the boat used to be in our Swan Program many years ago. He sailed down for the first time in his own boat this past fall, but he has done several offshore passages between the Caribbean and Newport after meeting people through us. He bought the boat two years ago and has done a lot of work the past two summers while living aboard in Jamestown RI. John is a retired Airline Pilot and a nice guy. He has one crew already and is looking for another crew or two or a couple. John does a good job describing his plans and offer to join him. Since this is not a delivery and you are going to be cruising on a Swan 46 for almost two weeks it is normal and totally fine by OPO rules to chip in for operating expenses for the cruise and of course have money for things ashore. Since we will also be in St. Maarten and going to Dominica about the same time we will see you when you arrive and some of your stay in Dominica. Here is the crew request in his own words. If interested please e-mail John at XXXXX@XXXX “Looking for 2 additional crew for Yachtie Appreciation Week. Would like crew to arrive at the boat on or between the 11th and the 13th of March. Expenses on the boat, food, fuel and custom fees and mooring or dockage will be shared. All expenses ashore are the individual’s responsibility. Would consider 2 individuals or possibly 1 individual and 1 couple. Our itinerary will be to depart OPOOPO ter than the 14th making a stop in Martinique then on to Dominica. I do not plan on staying the full week in Dominica and intend to stop in Iles Des Saintes and Antigua, possibly St. Barts on the return. I plan on being back in Sint Maarten on the 23rd. I would suggest any interested parties not plan a flight before the 24th to be safe. If someone wanted to leave the boat at one of the earlier stops that could be considered so long as it didn’t disrupt anyone else’s plans. I look forward to hearing from any prospective sailors.” Cordially, John Kille S/V Thankful

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4/1/2020 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Home Port Gibson Island, Maryland on a Trintella 55

OPO e-mail # 20-10 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very nice 2004 Trintella 55 named Paradigm that he has owned for 6 years. He will be sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to the Chesapeake on the first leg of his summer cruise plans from Florida to Canada and back in 2020. This is the first crew request of perhaps several this season for Paradigm. Charlie has over 10,000 miles offshore including trips on Skip Novak’s OPOOPO in the southern Ocean. He has been sailing since college competitive sailing. Owned and raced many boats, owned, chartered and crewed open ocean on sailboats up to 74 feet. Completed RY OPOOPO Yachtmaster ocean miles and written. He adds: “ OPOOPO is a OPOOPO design one off 55 foot monohull sailing yacht built in England. Sailed across the Atlantic to be featured during the U OPOOPO Show in Annapolis. Feature article in OPOOPO A complete refit was finished fall 2019 including new sails, new standing and running rigging, most equipment new including B and G navigational electronics, radar and KV OPOOPO Equipment not replaced was serviced. Added a Bauer dive compressor and scuba tanks. Paradigm is very easy to sail with power winches, twin headsails (a self-tacker and a code zero) both with Harken power furlers and a LeisureFurl power main making her very easy to sail.” Charlie will be sailing with a total crew of 4 to 6. His other crew is his partner Jeanne who has over 30 years sailing experience including coastal passages. He plans to depart April 1st as long as the weather looks good. He will most likely make a stop once inside the OPOOPO He plans an outside offshore passage that will take about 5 or 6 days but please plan to have 10 days free in total for arrival and departure and any weather delays. Arrive a day or two before April 1st. He would like crew with some offshore experience and who can stand a watch off the busy eastern seaboard. He says “Electrical and engine experience a plus. PAD OPOOPO or above also a plus.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Charlie with your sailing resume and contact information at Charlie@www.UUUUU.com



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3/25/2020 from SYDNEY to GUAM to JAPAN to PANAMA on a Sparkman and Stevens 1988

OPO e-mail # 20-09 OPOOPO owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 3 or 4 crew to join him for the start of his Cruise from Australia to Guam. As he explained to me on the phone this morning from OZ, he would like American crew to at least as far as Guam since they do not have to worry about having proper visas. Sydney to Japan is about 5000 miles. Plan about 30 days or a bit more for the first leg from Australia to Japan with a stop in U OPOOPO But please realize this is not a delivery. The owner/skipper is looking to build up a new crew list for the next long legs to maybe Seattle-Panama and Caribbean. No one wishes to sign up for months at the start, so here is a starter passage. We can send out updates as his route and timetable adjusts to the vagaries of the cruising lifestyle. OPOOPO have delayed adding that this is a 30 meter (yes, meter yacht), perhaps our first really big boat. See YouTube video at the bottom of this e-mail Sammy found out about us from delivery skipper and sent me an e-mail. We spoke this morning and he explains the boat is a Sparkman and Stevens 1988 that he has owned for 9 years and has done 3 long passages already. The name of the boat is “C’est La Vie”. As usual the trip is free and he will cover all the onboard food (Unless he says the crew wants to champagne and caviar all day). You still need to get to and from the boat. (No easy task, but worth it for a long passage.) You have to know how to sail and be able to stand watches. As always just as important, be easy to get along with and a good fit with others. He is not looking to indenture crew but expects the normal code of OPO conduct. If people bring special skills or want to go above and beyond the call of duty he is not against paying for extra effort. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX https://www.UUUUU.com



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2/15/2020 from Santa Marta to Panama and ultimately to Australia on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 20-08 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice and well equipped 2004 Amel 53 Super Maramu named KAIMI. He has owned the boat for 7 years and has made many passages with her. He is sailing with his wife and plans to depart from Aruba soon for Santa Marta Columbia. They can handle the passage to Columbia on their own and even all the way to Panama, but they are looking for one or two experience crew who would like to join them for this first leg from Santa Marta to the Canal (you can even join earlier if you wish but that might be a stretch to plan) and even beyond if everyone agrees. Crew need to be able to stand a solo watch and have previous ocean experience. OPOOPO was referred to us by an inactive OPO member who I did a trans-at with about 20 years ago. This OPO member went on to buy a Garcia 46 and sail around the world with his wife. This inactive OPO knows to only recommend our services to nice people with nice boats and in an e-mail he confirmed both. This is not a forced delivery and OPOOPO and his wife are on this cruise to enjoy and is not a delivery. They do have a web site link https://www.UUUUU.com and usp=sharing The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If you are planning to join for a longer time into the South Pacific and beyond, expect to start chipping in for food, but OPOOPO did not say this but I am adding it just in case. They do not want to adopt youJ. Of course you need money for shore side meals and drinks etc. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and ideas about joining them in Santa Marta Feb 15th (or earlier or later). If you wish to inquire about joining later for the longer passages you may wish to ask about coming down to help make the Canal Transat so you can get to know each other and make plans to join them in the future.



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1/26/2020 from Florida to Georgetown Bahamas on a Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 20-07 OPO Member OPOOPO sailed in our Swan Program, did his homework and bought a boat. He has a Passport 43 that he bought in Annapolis and has made his way to Florida with OPO members and friends. He is now by himself heading down the ICW from Cape Canaveral south until he jumps off for the Bahamas with the ultimate goal of reaching Georgetown Bahamas in the next few weeks. He has no set schedule and is looking for one or two crew to join him for as little as two weeks and for longer of it is working out for all. I have sailed with OPOOPO and he helped with the some of the Youtube videos we did for OPOOPO ’s Youtube channel. He is younger than most OPO member, especially for boat owning members, and realizes he is lucky to be taking a couple of years off earlier than most people plan. He is a very pleasant, conservative sailor and quiet guy and I know you will not have any problems. He covers all boat expenses and is not charging to join him, but you have to get to and from the boat, chip in for provisioning (he is not looking to adopt you) and have money for shore side meals, drinks and excursions. If interest please e-mail OPOOPO and see where along the ICW in Florida you may be able to join him. West Palm? Ft. Lauderdale? Please send your resume and contact information to him at OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX



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1/26/2020 from Curaçao to Panama on a Boat

Very Short Notice OPO e-mail # 20-05 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for a total of 4 to sail from Curacao to Panama. The boat is a 2010 Bavarian 55 named “Ah Ma” which is new to him this year. He has owned other boats in the past. He would like crew to show up at the end of the month for this 5 day 600 miles passage to Panama. So add time at both ends when booking flights. He is traveling to the boat tomorrow to get her ready ( OPOOPO 20th). This is the first time he is using your service. Since it is short notice I did not want to take up too much time getting the crew request sent out so you have more time to reply, but do ask questions to make sure you are a good fit. Plan a phone call. He has a web site at Https://www.UUUUU.com The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. Make sure you ask about staying aboard at each end and confirm if all onboard expenses are covered before flying in. Of course plan to have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please respond to him at Jkool@www.UUUUU.com with your sailing resume and contact information.

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1/25/2020 from Pensacola Florida to Nassau Bahamas on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 20-04 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO and his wife are looking for one crew or a couple to join them for this 500 miles passage aboard their 2002 39 foot OPOOPO OPOOPO named “Gypsy Moon”. He was referred to us by another happy sailor who we know. They have one extra cabin for crew. Alan is a very experienced mariner and they spend 6 months of the year on the boat and the rest of the time on the OPOOPO They are in no rush and expect to take up to two weeks making a stop in OPOOPO and then getting a weather window for the crossing to the Bahamas. They are traveling with their 4 year old son and a dog. They have a Blog #gypsymoonfamily. Alan includes: “ We are just coming out of a massive refit for this well-equipped blue water catamaran. Almost all the systems and rigging is refurbished or new. We’ve done this passage a few times. We are outfitted for 5000 mile passages with 100 hours of fuel, water maker, and light air as well as heavy weather capable. Multiple and redundant systems. I’ve owned multiple sub 30 ft ocean going power boats. OPOOPO and OPOOPO commercial fishing experience. Me (56 yrs) my wife (42) and son (4 yrs” I spoke with Alan this morning and he seems like a very nice fellow. He gives us a little more information which I copy below. He would like crew to arrive on January 25th for departure on the 27th weather dependent. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore stops along the way. If interested please e-mail him your resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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3/20/2019 from Freeport Bahamas to Green Cove Springs Florida on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-03 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to help him sail his 2004 Beneteau 47 named “Wabi Sabi” back from the Bahamas. His wife does not want to make the offshore trip back. He has owned this boat for three years and has been sailing for a while. He learned about us through a friend. The trip is only 250 miles, but Peter is in no rush and he is looking for crew who is also in no rush and have time to wait for a good weather window and enjoy both ends. He is a master diver and has extra gear onboard so if you dive you may wish to join and try and plan a dive or two. The trip is free with all onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals. As you will read in his e-mail, he is happy to give you a lift to the airport on the other end. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX In his own words: “Hello , I am currently in the Turks and Caicos and need to get the boat back to OPOOPO Springs by late March/early April. I need help with crew as my wife does not like overnight sailing. I will be going to OPOOPO in mid March planning a Gulfstream crossing to Jacksonville from the West end from of OPOOPO Island. Weather is a key factor in regards to the route and the date of crossing. This boat is too large for the intercostal. Not a lot of sailing knowledge is required as the boat has autopilot. I have had crew before with no issues. . I am willing to drive or arrange transportation for any crew from OPOOPO Springs to anywhere in Florida after the trip and possibly assist with ferry costs from OPOOPO to Freeport in the Bahamas depending on location. I have 4 scuba tanks aboard and some extra dive equipment aboard if time permits. I am a OPOOPO I have been sailing this boat for 3 years and have an ASA 4 license. I have been around boats most of my life but have only open ocean sailed around the Bahamas and Turks so far.”

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6/28/2020 from Bermuda to Padanaram MA on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 20-02 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has entered the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race and is looking for two or more crew for the rerun passage. The boat is a 2004 Beneteau first 40.7 named “Bamboozler”. OPOOPO sailed with me many years ago from Huntington to the Annapolis Boat Show. He has since gotten a lot of experience and obviously now has his own boat. The sail will take about 4 to 5 days so figure you will need a week with travel to and from the boat. Of course the boat will have all the safety equipment required for the race. He e-mails: “We are racing our Beneteau First 40.7, Bamboozler, in the 2020 Newport Bermuda race. We are looking for crew to help with the return passage from Bermuda to Massachusetts after the race, departing approximately June 28, 2020 (weather permitting). We are fully crewed for the race itself, but only have a couple semi-qualified sailors for the return. I will be on board, and I have a fair amount of experience (7 Bermuda’s, a Fastnet, a Sydney Hobart, 3 Marblehead Halifax, etc), but would feel better with at least 2 additional qualified crew on board for this return passage.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side drinks and meals. If interested please send your sailing resume to OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX . There are pictures of the boat on Facebook page Bamboozler Racing.

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1/20/2020 from Myrtle Beach South Carolina to Lake Worth Florida on a Boat

e-mail correction to OPO e-mail # 20-01 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to help sail his 1998 Oyster 485 named “Pemaquid” from OPOOPO Inlet SC to OPOOPO Florida. We met Lee and his wife at the OPOOPO OPOOPO Gam last September. She needs to drive the car south so will miss the passage. Lee and his wife have owned the boat for three years and have made several offshore passages. The passage is about 500 miles and will take about 4 days with a slight adverse current. Lee plans to make the passage non-stop after waiting for a good weather. This is important as this time of year it might take a few days to find the right window. The good news is you will know two or three days in advance, but you will have to decide to wait on weather at home or to fly in and stay on the boat. The passage itself will take only 4 days but with the wait and travel time could be twice as long. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals etc. If interested please e-mail Lee your resume to P XXXXX@XXXX

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1/20/2020 from Myrtle Beach South Carolina to Lake Worth Florida on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-01 (January OPO Notice going out later today) Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to help sail his 1998 Oyster 485 named “Temaquid” from OPOOPO Inlet SC to OPOOPO Florida. We met Lee and his wife at the OPOOPO OPOOPO Gam last September. She needs to drive the car south so will miss the passage. Lee and his wife have owned the boat for three years and have made several offshore passages. The passage is about 500 miles and will take about 4 days with a slight adverse current. Lee plans to make the passage non-stop after waiting for a good weather. This is important as this time of year it might take a few days to find the right window. The good news is you will know two or three days in advance, but you will have to decide to wait on weather at home or to fly in and stay on the boat. The passage itself will take only 4 days but with the wait and travel time could be twice as long. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals etc. If interested please e-mail Lee your resume to T XXXXX@XXXX

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12/29/2019 from Norfolk Virginia to Georgetown Bahamas on a Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 19-116 OPO member and new boat owner OPOOPO bought a 2000 Passport 43 this past fall and is heading south this week. He has a friend who is joining him for the first leg to Norfolk VA, the start of the ICW. He plans to leave the boat in Norfolk for Christmas break. OPOOPO is returning to the boat Dec 29th and will start with a 4 or 5 day trip down to Oriental NC. Oriental is close to Beaufort inlet so a good place to wait for a weather window to move on. The plan is to get to Georgetown Bahamas, but if a sufficient weather window does not open up OPOOPO may choose a more near coastal route with Charleston and other ports along the coast offering respite. Or worse case continue the ICW if things looks too cold. OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew, preferably with the flexibility, to join him for two or three weeks and arrive via either route. I have sailed with OPOOPO in our Swan Passage from St. Marten to Newport as well as other shorts trips this year. He actually filmed most of the footage in our OPOOPO YouTube Series. He is a nice guy. If you want to help him gain confidence in his new boat and make a good connection for future trips this winter once he gets to the Bahamas please try and join him for this offshore leg. The trip is free with onboard expenses included (chipping in for food is always a nice gesture), but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for your own meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail you resume to OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX On the other hand if you have lots of experience and can help get the boat to the Bahamas, then OPOOPO is happy to not only pay all the boat expenses but also your travel to and from the boat within reason for a job well done.



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12/23/2019 from Beaufort NC to Falmouth Harbour Antigua on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 19-114 WEATHER UPDATE: Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his 4-person offshore passage crew. (Because of weather delays the past three weeks, existing crew had to leave to be home for Christmas.) Replacement crew member MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. He is a very good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Oyster 53. This passage will be from Beaufort NC (departing Christmas morning[?]) to OPOOPO Antigua. This will be a passage that will take about 10 days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day for cleanup upon arrival in Antigua. Dates You would arrive in Beaufort on Monday December 23, for departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available for 12 days or so (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but food expenses are covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $700. 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 43 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. I will make this decision on crew as soon as possible. Cheers



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12/23/2019 from BVI to Nassau Bahamas on a Lagoon 42

OPO e-mail # 19-117 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to help sail a brand New Lagoon 42 that is going into the charter Fleet in the Bahamas for Moorings/Sunsail. He has gotten crew from us in the past. This passage is in the right direction down wind. The passage has taken him 5 days in the past. So figure 7 days with a day at each end. He Adds: I just cross the Pacific (with a crew from www.UUUUU.com) Don't need too many people. We'll have to leave very quickly as need dock space. Should be a fast run. Thanks again for your help! The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. He is hoping to get crew who can pay their own way to and from the boat or use miles or something since It will be great if the crew can take care of their flights. Can't afford planes tickets at this time of the year! If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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12/27/2019 from Hampton, Virginia to St Augustine, Florida on a S2

OPO e-mail # 19-115 Hampton Virginia to St Augustine Florida - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or possibly two crew to help deliver a 1986 S2 named “Frui Vita” from Hampton VA to St. Augustine Municipal Marina. He has one regular crew so is looking for at least one more crew and at most two. The passage is 800 miles and he expects the trip to take 12 days but allow extra time for delays. The boat has made the trip four times before. He has his USCG Masters with 54 years and 20,000 miles. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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12/14/2019 from Norfolk, VA to Falmouth Harbour Antigua on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 19-114 Short Notice to travel stipend included. Norfolk VA to Falmouth Harbour Antigua – This just in this morning from Pro Skipper OPOOPO. He had crew lined up, but delays have them cancelling due to holidays. Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his 4-person offshore passage crew. (Because of weather delays the past two weeks getting out of New England, two existing crew members now need to leave to be home for Christmas.) Replacement crew MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. He is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. He is delivering a fully-equipped Oyster 53. This final leg will be from Norfolk VA to Falmouth Harbour Antigua. This will be a passage that will take about 8-10 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day for cleanup upon arrival in Antigua. Dates All crew would arrive in Norfolk on Saturday December 14, for departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available for 12 days or so (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $700. If interested, please e-mail him directly at XXXXXX@XXXXX. Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. he adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 43 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. I will make the final crew selection as soon as possible. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FLEXIBILTY ON THIS ONE!! ????



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12/13/2019 from Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Passport

OPO e-mail # 19-113 Boat owners OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to join him on his last leg of the NAR OPOOPO Ted has a nice Passport 47 and his hired skipper will be returning to finish the passage south. I know both Ted and the skipper and they are both nice guys and he and Ted got along great. I also know the 3rd OPO crew and she is experienced and a good person as well. They had some engine issues and Ted had to fly to St. OPOOPO for a two week teaching assignment while the engine was being fixed. OPOOPO the pro skipper and one other OPO member is already aboard. Ted is looking for one more OPO crew to join them. Plan to fly into OPOOPO 13th for departure the 14th and the passage will take about 7 days. Ted is a very nice man who retired from his veterinary practice last spring and has been sailing his boat all summer. If interested please e-mail Ted at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact info.

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