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9/29/2022
11/2/2022
Norfolk, VA
Cape Canaveral, FL
Outremer 55

OPO e-mail # 22-117 XXXXXX has a 2002 Outremer 55 named XXXXXX. He is looking...

9/29/2022
10/27/2022
Newport RI
St. Maarten
Hinckley

OPO e-mail # 22- 119 Very experienced boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is lookin...

9/29/2022
11/6/2022
Chesapeake Bay
Tortola
Oyster 68
OPO e-mail # 22-118 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew for this...
9/29/2022
10/27/2022
Portsmouth RI
St. Thomas USVI
sloop
OPO e-mail # 22-113 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has an Outbound 46 names Blue...
9/29/2022
10/1/2022
Rhode Island
Ft Lauderdale, FL then on to St. Maarten
Outremer Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-116 XXXXXX mailed us today looking for crew. He even took the...

9/24/2022
10/3/2022
Dania Beach Florida
Annapolis Boat Show
Leopard Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-115 And then back from Annapolis to Florida - Pro skipper and...

9/23/2022
9/27/2022
Brooklyn NY
Annapolis MD
Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 22-111 Updated Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD - OPO member XXXXXX h...

9/23/2022
10/29/2022
Newport
Bermuda and then Red Hook, St Thomas
Dufour

OPO e-mail # 22-109 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2020 Dufour 412GL nam...

9/23/2022
10/21/2022
Curacao
Curacao
Lagoon 410

OPO e-mail # 22-112 We received the following e-mail earlier this morning. If...

9/20/2022
9/25/2022
Brooklyn NY
Annapolis MD
Beneteau 44.7

OPO e-mail # 22-111 OPO member XXXXXX has a 2005 Beneteau 44.7 named XXXXXX. ...

9/20/2022
11/2/2022
Falmouth MA
Charleston SC
Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 22-110 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join them...

9/17/2022
10/7/2022
Salem MA
Charleston SC
Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 22-105 Member XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help sail his 20...

9/16/2022
10/3/2022
Mallorca
Barcelona
Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 22-108 I had a drink with OPO Member XXXXXX after the boat show ...

9/14/2022
10/29/2022
Southport CT
USVI
Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-107 Boat owners and experienced skipper, Mr. XXXXXX, has a 20...

9/14/2022
9/30/2022
St. John's Yacht Harbor, Charleston SC
Port Canaveral, Florida
Catalina 320

OPO e-mail # 22-106 Boat owner XXXXXX just bought a 1995 Catalina 320 named A...

9/12/2022
11/1/2022
Hampton, VA and Bermuda
Antigua
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 22-100 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2007 Outbound 46 name...

9/11/2022
9/26/2022
Stamford CT
South River Chesapeake Bay
Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just sout...

9/11/2022
9/26/2022
Stamford CT
South River Chesapeake Bay
Swan 44
OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just south ...
9/6/2022
10/30/2022
Mattapoisett, MA
Charleston
Oceanis
OPO e-mail # 22-101 XXXXXX and skipper David DePree has a 2011 Beneteau 54 Oce...
9/2/2022
10/20/2022
Annapolis MD
St. Thomas USVI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-99  Pro skipper XXXXXX and 1st mate XXXXXX are looking for on...
8/31/2022
10/18/2022
Annapolis MD USA
Nassau Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-97 XXXXXX XXXXXX is moving a 2021 XXXXXX 45 named XXXXXX so...
8/30/2022
9/8/2022
Annapolis MD
Huntington NY
Tartan
OPO e-mail # 22-96 I am looking for two crew to sail the Tartan 3700 named Spra...
8/29/2022
10/27/2022
Newport
Bermuda to St Thomas USVI
Sabre 402
OPO e-mail # 22-95 Boat owner XXXXXX is signed up for the NAR XXXXXX this year...
8/25/2022
9/1/2022
Panama City, Panama
French Polynesia, Marquesas Archipelago, Nuku Hiva, Taiohae Bay
Passport
OPO e-mail # 22-94 Boat owner and Youtube skipper João XXXXXX is looking for c...
8/22/2022
9/5/2022
Camden, ME
Ridge, MD
Hinckley 59

OPO e-mail # 22-93 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew. The...

8/22/2022
8/26/2022
Milford CT
Annapolis MD
Beneteau 38.1

OPO e-mail # 22-92 I will be delivering a 2018 Beneteau 38.1 boat with the ow...

8/22/2022
10/31/2022
Hilton Head South Carolina
St. Maarten
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-91 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2003 Privilege 43 cata...

8/11/2022
8/20/2022
St. Augustine FL
Haverstraw NY
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-89 Pro skipper and good friend of 30 years XXXXXX is looking fo...
8/8/2022
11/1/2022
Charleston SC
Sint Maartin
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-88 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2021 Fountaine Pajot...
8/2/2022
10/30/2022
Hampton, VA
Antigua
Bavaria Vision 42

OPO e-mail # 22-85 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew...

7/27/2022
8/24/2022
North Miami FL
Key West FL
Hylas 49
OPO e-mail # 22-86 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2008 Hylas 49 named It’...
7/20/2022
7/28/2022
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Lunenberg Nova Scotia
Swan 47

OPO e-mail # 22-8328 July 2022 Lanzarote, Canary Islands to Lunenberg Nova Sc...

7/15/2022
8/12/2022
Oriental NC
Cape Canaveral FL
Hunter 380

OPO e-mail # 22-81 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a tota...

7/12/2022
8/8/2022
Willsboro Bay Marina in Willsboro, NY
New Hampshire Seacoast
Erickson 38-2000

OPO e-mail # 22-80 Safe Harbor Willsboro Bay Marina in Willsboro, NY to New H...

7/9/2022
7/16/2022
Greenport NY
Port Washington NY
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 22-79 XXXXXX will be moving a new Beneteau 46 for a regular clie...

7/8/2022
7/30/2022
Edgartown
Southport CT
Sabre 45

OPO e-mail # 22-78 Pro skipper XXXXXx is looking for one crew to make this sh...

6/29/2022
7/5/2022
Beaufort N.C.
City Island NY
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-77 Boat owner and skipper (and OPO member) XXXXXX is looking ...

6/27/2022
7/22/2022
Kaneohe, HI
Alameda Ca
Islander 36

OPO e-mail # 22-76 Owner and skipper XXXXXX is racing to Hawaii departing Jul...

6/27/2022
8/1/2022
Connecticut
Nova Scotia
Nordhaven 47

OPO e-mail # 22-75 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for a 1st mate to help and p...

6/22/2022
6/25/2022
Wickford RI
Annapolis MD
Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 22-73 Our own XXXXXX just got this last-minute delivery of a Swa...

6/21/2022
7/4/2022
Bermuda
Annapolis
Hylas 49
OPO e-mail # 22-72 We met XXXXXX when I ran over to take the lines of his Hylas...
6/19/2022
6/22/2022
Bermuda
Baltimore
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-71 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2019 v3600 (36 feet) named XXXXXX ...

6/11/2022
6/26/2022
Bermuda
Annapolis
Halberg-Rassy

OPO E-Mail # 22-70 XXXXXX would like 2 crew to join him aboard his 37 foot Ha...

6/11/2022
6/25/2022
Bermuda
Larchmont NY (Long Island Sound NY)
JPK 1080

OPO e-mail # 22-67 Skipper and navigator XXXXXX is looking for one crew to ma...

6/7/2022
6/13/2022
Cape Canaveral
Port Jefferson NY
Endeavor 40

OPO e-mail # 22-66 with travel stipend added. Pro skipper XXXXXX found time t...

6/7/2022
6/17/2022
Malaga Spain
Cartagena and then an overnight leg to Palma Mallorca
Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 22-68 Long time OPO member and good friend XXXXXX thought he had...

6/6/2022
6/13/2022
Martinique
Newport, RI
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-67 (more time)(1650 Miles 10 to 12 days) Martinique to Newpor...

6/6/2022
6/25/2022
Antigua
Panama
Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 22-654 weeks) Antigua to Panama – Boat owner XXXXXX has a ...

6/6/2022
7/18/2022
Baltimore MD
Block Island RI
43 Nelson Marek Morgan CC

OPO e-mail # 22-62 & # 22-63 Pro skipper XXXXXX is sailing his own boat f...

6/6/2022
6/11/2022
Nassau, Bahamas
Newport, RI
Jeanneau 490

OPO e-mail # 22-64 Pro Skipper XXXXXX seeks 2 crew for this passage on a new ...

6/2/2022
6/10/2022
BVI
Newport RI
Swan 61

OPO e-mail # 22-61 BVI to Newport RI - Pro skipper XXXXXX is the full-time sk...

6/2/2022
6/16/2022
Tullytown, PA (near Trenton) on the Delaware River
Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY
Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 22-60 Boat owner and OPO member XXXXXX is looking for one experi...

5/30/2022
6/24/2022
Bermuda
New Haven CT
Bavaria Vision 42

OPO e-mail # 22-59 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Bavaria Vision 42...

5/27/2022
5/29/2022
St. Petersburg, FL
Southport, NC
Hunter 38

OPO E-Mail # 22-58 Pro Skipper XXXXXX has a last minute delivery spot availab...

5/23/2022
6/15/2022
Guilford CT
Bermuda and back to Guildford
Bristol 35.5

OPO e-mail # 22-56 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew...

5/20/2022
5/25/2022
Cape Canaveral, Fl.
Solomons, Md.
Etap 37

OPO E-Mail # 22-55 XXXXXX is in Port Canaveral and is requesting one crew to ...

5/18/2022
5/24/2022
Grenada
Solomon's Island, MD
Hylas 49

Reposting of OPO E-Mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada ...

5/16/2022
5/20/2022
Puerto Del Rey Marina
Florida
Jeanneau DS40

OPO E-Mail # 22-54 XXXXXX is looking for 1 crewmember or a couple to join him...

5/15/2022
5/25/2022
Huntington NY
Portland ME
J-44
OPO e-mail # 22-53 I will be delivering a J-44 from Huntington NY to XXXXXX T...
5/14/2022
6/4/2022
Grenada
Newport RI
Newport
OPO e-mail # 22-51 Boat owner XXXXXX (who is also an ex OPO member having grad...
5/14/2022
5/26/2022
Eleuthera
Beaufort NC
J-44
OPO e-mail # 22-52 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two cre...
5/12/2022
5/16/2022
Newport
Bermuda and Back
Outbound 52

OPO E-Mail # 22-50 Captain XXXXXX is asking for one crew or a couple to do a ...

5/12/2022
5/20/2022
St. Thomas
Merritt Island, FL
Lagoon
OPO E-Mail # 22--49 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his L...
5/9/2022
5/12/2022
French Polynesia
Cairns, Australia
Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 22-48 XXXXXX is sailing his Oyster 56, Liberty in the Oyster Wor...

5/9/2022
5/22/2022
Fort Lauderdale
Georgetown, Bahamas
M 62’ Sailing Cat

OPO E-Mail # 22-47 This opportunity just came in from XXXXXX. I am posting wh...

5/9/2022
5/16/2022
Huntington NY
Portland ME
J-44

OPO E-Mail # 22-46 Pro skipper XXXXXX has another nice short passage starting...

5/5/2022
5/22/2022
ST. Thomas
Georgetown Exumas
Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 22-45 OPO members XXXXXX is looking for one or two experienced c...

5/4/2022
6/16/2022
Newport
Bermuda
Morris 46

OPO Crew Request for NBR # 22-05 Navigator XXXXXX is helping find one or two ...

5/4/2022
5/20/2022
Martinique
Newport
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-44 Martinique to Newport - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is l...

4/29/2022
5/24/2022
Grenada
Solomon's Island MD
Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada to bring to S...

4/25/2022
5/5/2022
Bermuda
Nanny Cay Tortola
Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-40 I just got off the phone Pro skipper XXXXXX. He has been d...

4/23/2022
5/21/2022
St. Maarten
Marion MA
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 22-41 Owner and skipper XXXX has 1989 Hinckley 51, He that has m...

4/22/2022
5/9/2022
St Maarten
Ft Lauderdale
Hanse 575

OPO e-mail # 22-39 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Hanse 575 named X...

4/21/2022
5/1/2022
Annapolis MD
Huntington NY
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 22-38 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a delivery of a...

4/21/2022
4/24/2022
Huntington, NY
Solomon Island, MD
Beneteau 35

OPO e-mail # 22-37time commitment) Huntington, NY to Solomon Island, MD - Pro...

4/18/2022
4/30/2022
Annapolis, MD
Greenwich, CT
Beneteau 31

OPO e-mail # 22-36 XXXXXX has a 2015 Beneteau 31 named XXXXXX that he will be...

4/15/2022
5/8/2022
Marsh Harbor
Old Ct
Ovni 42

OPO e-mail # 22-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2016 Ovni 42 named XXX...

4/14/2022
5/5/2022
St. Thomas
Stamford CT
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-34 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a tota...

4/11/2022
4/22/2022
Miami
Sag Harbor
Alden 58

OPO e-mail # 22-33 Pro sailor and captain XXXXXX seeks one more experienced c...

4/10/2022
5/9/2022
Cocoa, FL
Charleston, SC
Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 22-32 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX will drive from Mt Pleasant,...

4/8/2022
4/20/2022
St. Martin
Bermuda then Horta then Gibraltar and Ponta Delgado
Beneteau 58

OPO e-mail # 22-31 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for experienced c...

4/7/2022
4/23/2022
St. Martin
Bermuda
Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-30 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two mo...

4/6/2022
5/25/2022
Galapagos
French Polynesia
Fountaine Pajot 47 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-29 We do get all kinds of passage opportunities. Many of us w...

11/2/2022 from Norfolk, VA to Cape Canaveral, FL on a Outremer 55

OPO e-mail # 22-117 XXXXXX has a 2002 Outremer 55 named XXXXXX. He is looking for one more experienced crew to join for a total crew of 5. The other crew are a pro skipper/friend of his, plus two other sailors who will be offshore for the first time, but also sail. Thus, the request for one more experienced crew. I spoke with him earlier today. He sounds like a very good guy with a good plan.. He e-mails: Skylark is a performance sailing catamaran outfitted for ocean passages and off grid cruising. Our family will be sailing her around the world over the next few years. The boat has undergone a recent re-fit and is ready for the open ocean. She is well equipped, safety equipment, water maker, Vesper cortex AIS, Radar, Raymarine Auto Pilot, new sails and compliant sail inventory, solar, wind gen, performance running rigging, Among the other crew: An experienced delivery captain, with racing and teaching background, a novice sailor that has sailed with us before, a novice sailor with some small boat experience, and me the boat owner, I am an experienced sailor with some offshore experience. They have a web site. www.UUUUU.com The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but 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 and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2022 from Newport RI to St. Maarten on a Hinckley

OPO e-mail # 22- 119 Very experienced boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of four for is annual passage south with us. Mike has done the rally most years. He has a 48 foot Bill Trip sailing yawl built by Hinckley in 1973 named XXXXXX. He has owned her since 1999. He has sailed more than 100,000 miles aboard her including trips to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. She is set up for offshore sailing and has been kept up to date in every regard. Mike is looking for experienced crew who can stand a solo watch. They sail with a four crew and employ a three hour on nine hour off watch system. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat. Once in Sint Maarten you will have two additional days on the boat. Mike has had some OPO members come back year after year, but even sailing to paradise gets old. Thus, he is looking for more crew to replace his aged-out OPO friends. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume with your contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/6/2022 from Chesapeake Bay to Tortola on a Oyster 68

OPO e-mail # 22-118 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew for this non-stop passage from XXXXXX to the BVI. He skippers a very nice 2008 Oyster 68 named Weatherly. He plans to make the passage non-stop which will only take about 7 or 8 days to cover, but you need to build in extra time for getting ready, waiting on weather and cleaning up at the other end so do not be time constrained. You may need 10 to 12 days if there is a delay. He plans to sail with 4 crew. Since this is a big boat he is looking for crew with some offshore experience and respect for the power of a big boat. The passage is free with all onboard boat 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 Ben at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/27/2022 from Portsmouth RI to St. Thomas USVI on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 22-113 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has an Outbound 46 names Blue Skies. The boat is at the NEB yard in Portsmouth. He plans to arrive at the boat Oct 25th and have crew arrive about that time with the intention of departing around Thursday Oct 27th or the next best weather window after that date. He has one crew and is looking for one experienced crew for a total of three crew. The 3rd crew has a new Outbound 46 on order, so will be sailing south to get sea time on the same boat. XXXXXX plans to sail straight to St. Thomas, but will pull into Bermuda if the weather dictates or there is something to fix. The non-stop passage will take about 10 days, but you should plan some extra time for weather delays just in case. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX I spoke with XXXXXX on the phone today and he seems like a very nice guy. He e-mails more about him and the boat. XXXXXX ’s sailing resume Life-long sailor, from dinghies at Buffalo Yacht Club; raced Lightnings for several years out of the Buffalo Canoe Club; 2 yrs College sailing; crewed on 69’ ketch-made-sloop Masker across Great Lakes for 3 years; 14 years racing in San Francisco area; owner of ODYSSEY, a Beneteau First 44.7, from 2004 to 2017; owner of BLUE SKIES, an Outbound 46, from 2019 to date. Offshore passage making 2005 Marsh Harbor, Bahamas to Annapolis, MD on a Tayana 52 Yankee 2009 St Thomas to Bermuda on Beneteau First 44.7 Odyssey 2011 Annapolis to St. Thomas on Beneteau First 44.7 Odyssey 2014 St. Thomas, VI to Charlston, SC on a Hylas 54 Darhma 2016 Charlston SC to St. Thomas, VI on a Hylas 54 Darhma 2018 St. Thomas to Newport Outbound 46, Wynot 2019 Norfolk, VA to St Thomas, Outbound 46 Blue Skies 2020 to date ; twice annually between St. Thomas and Newport on Blue Skies About Blue Skies The Outbound 46 is strong and comfortable offshore. These links are You Tube tours of the interior and exterior of a sistership. https://www.UUUUU.com And https://www.UUUUU.com and t=19s We sail with just three crew, so each must be capable of keeping a solo watch. We use the 3 hrs on; 6 hrs off system. Weather routing provided by Chris Parker. Comms via SSB and Iridium GO. I usually sail directly through to STT or Newport, only stopping in Bermuda if the weather dictates it. I do not have a strict schedule and I don’t like to sail in adverse conditions anymore! We keep the boat moving at least 6 knots. We’ll motor sail if the speed drops below that. We carry 180 gallons of fuel so that is not a problem. Our Spectra water maker allows us to take regular showers. Water capacity is 200 gallons. Our average passage time is 9 days. Average boat speed is 6.5 to 7.0 over the entire passage.

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10/1/2022 from Rhode Island to Ft Lauderdale, FL then on to St. Maarten on a Outremer Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-116 XXXXXX mailed us today looking for crew. He even took the time to write up the “crew request” with the following information. He e-mailed: Looking for first mate and experienced crew (up to 3) able to stand a solo 3-hour watch on annual passage south. The vessel is a 2014 Outremer 5X 59’ performance sailing catamaran named MAMA TRIED. She is state of the art, major refits 2019, 2021 and 2022, has four cabins, four heads and sleeps eight. Owner/Captain has owned the boat 4 years and been 11,000 nm back and forth between Maine and Grenada. The passage to FL is 850 nm and should take 5 days unless weather causes delay. The passage to SXM is 1,200 nm plus stops and will conclude before Christmas. The passage is free with all onboard provisioning included. You’re on your own getting to the boat and for food and drink ashore; the owner will be happy to pay your plane ticket home. The anticipated departure from Rhode Island is first weather window after October 20th. Show up a few days prior and be on standby for first weather window. SeaDek installation is planned for the first week of November in St Augustine. Leave Florida 2nd week of November and adventure cruise to Sint Maarten to dock the boat in time to fly home for Christmas. Please be available for up to 2 weeks from RI to FL, and at least 4 weeks from FL to Sint Maarten. My weather router gives me the go or no go and I pay attention to that advice very closely. Strict non-smokers only. Don’t be on a strict schedule. If interested please email sailing résumé, preferably with catamaran/offshore experience, and your contact information to him at  XXXXX@XXXX so you can get in touch and perhaps meet each other between now and departure.



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10/3/2022 from Dania Beach Florida to Annapolis Boat Show on a Leopard Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-115 And then back from Annapolis to Florida - Pro skipper and good friend XXXXXX is delivering a brand-new Leopard catamaran from Florida to the show and then returning after the show is over. He is looking for at least one experienced crew, but will take two people if he gets a good response. The boats are brand new so crew need to help keep them clean and most likely only use one head and half the boat. He just e-mailed me Friday late afternoon and I was away until tonight so I am sending this out without all the details since it is short notice. But he can fill in more details about the boat as he finds out. He is one of the nicest people I know. He is an Ausie who lives in SXM. He lives on his boat and is a very good electronics guy and can do almost anything else on the boat. He has been a pro skipper with Atlas Deliveries for many years. He is flying up this Wednesday and will be at the boat Thursday and expect to leave two to four days after that. You can ask him more details when you e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX If you can only make one leg, crew can also contact him for the return passage which will be right after the show.



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9/27/2022 from Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 22-111 Updated Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD - OPO member XXXXXX has a 2005 Beneteau 44.7 named XXXXXX. He has delayed departure for two days because of SW winds until then. He is looking for one or two crew to help sail sailors for this short hop down the coast. His family prefers to meet him by land so he is looking for one or two crew to fill in for them. He has over 10,000 offshore miles with OPO and on is own. He has owned this boat for two years. His previous boat was a Martin 242. This boat has Raymarine plotters, AIS, liferaft, EPIRB., Garmin Explorer GPS. The boat is at the One 15 Marina in Brooklyn across from Wall Street. I just got off the phone with him. He is willing to pay travel expenses home from BWI to New York City by train or the equivalent if you are traveling from somewhere else. The plan is to go down the Jersey Coast and stay in the les of the West winds. up Delaware Bay, through the C and D Canal and down to Annapolis by the 29th or 30th. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. You can discuss travel plans with him when you make contact. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX I am making the same passage with two OPO members. We depart Monday afternoon from Stamford so will be going down the Jersey Shore about the same time or just a few hours ahead of you. Hank



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10/29/2022 from Newport to Bermuda and then Red Hook, St Thomas on a Dufour

OPO e-mail # 22-109 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2020 Dufour 412GL named Lady Slipper. It has a 3-cabin layout. He is looking for crew to sail south this year in the NARC Rally. He plans to sail with 4 crew. He has owned this boat for two years. The boat is equipped with AIS, Radar, EPIRB, Current Raymarine Electronics Package, 6 person life raft, storm jib, drogue device. He is traveling from Wisconsin to California and is joining the NARC rally as a part of this journey to transit from Newport to St Thomas. has just completed the sail from Racine Wisconsin to Fairhaven Massachusetts. He is waiting out hurricane season in Fairhaven and preparing the boat for the trip down to the Caribbean. The standing rigging and running rigging has been professionally inspected along with the steering rigging in Fairhaven. He is ASA Certified through ASA 108 and has completed the passage from Jamestown RI to St Thomas last year (on another boat). He has 11 years sailing experience and about 5,000 miles. He plans to enjoy the Virgin Islands from Nov 15 to March 10 then continue the trip to California via Panama Canal and will likely be looking for crew for these legs as well. If you're interested, He would enjoy meeting you and showing you the boat in Fairhaven. Fairhaven Ma to St. Thomas. The non-stop passage usually takes about 10 days, but allowing time for a weather delay and time in each port figure about a 15-day commitment. He has a web site at www.ladyslippersailing.com The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/21/2022 from Curacao to Curacao on a Lagoon 410

OPO e-mail # 22-112 We received the following e-mail earlier this morning. If anyone is interested in boat sitting in Curacao on a Lagoon 410 please contact her at the below e-mail address. They have an Insta gram account. Looks like they run a charter company and are planning to be off the boat for a couple of weeks. You would go down a day early and go over the boat with them. You WILL NOT be taking the boat out and should plan on taking the boat “sitting role” to heart. If interested please send you sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX The boat sitting gig is free. I assume you feed yourself and get to and from the boat. You can ask more questions from her as this is not something we have done much in the past. One of our skippers thought it would be a natural fit for OPO members to boat sit boats on a mooring or at anchor to save the boat owner dock fees. He has done this in the past. We will see bow this goes and if it catches on. Not sure if this is the type of request you accept or that your group is interested in but I thought I'd reach out! We are located in Curacao for hurricane season and are needing to take a trip back to the states for 11days ( Oct 21 - Nov 2) and we were looking to have someone stay on our boat during that time, ideally, if someone could come out a day before we leave to get acquainted with the boat. Not really an opportunity to get milage but maybe give someone a liveaboard experience with access to our dinghy, paddleboards etc. to explore. Info for anyone interested we're on a lagoon 410 and our website is here www.UUUUU.com To be clear we wouldn't want someone taking our main boat out without us but we'd feel much more comfortable leaving out boat with someone who knows a bit about boats! Let me know if there are any other questions and if this isn't the type of thing you send out I risky understand.



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9/25/2022 from Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau 44.7

OPO e-mail # 22-111 OPO member XXXXXX has a 2005 Beneteau 44.7 named XXXXXX. He is looking for one or two experienced sailors who can stand a solo watch if needed for this short hop down the coast. He has over 10,000 offshore miles with OPO and on is own. He has owned this boat for two years. His previous boat was a Martin 242. This boat has Raymarine plotters, AIS, liferaft, EPIRB., Garmin Explorer GPS. The boat is at the One 15 Marina in Brooklyn across from Wall Street. I just got off the phone with him. The plan is to go down the Jersey Coast, up Delaware Bay, through the C and D Canal and down to Annapolis by the 28th. Of course, weather can come in to play so a stop or slight change of plan is common. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2022 from Falmouth MA to Charleston SC on a Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 22-110 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join them for his annual passage south. The vessel is a 62 Nordhavn 68 feet long 19' 6" beam 7-foot draft 83-ton displacement. This is a big power boat in the trawler family. This is not a rushed delivery and they expect to take up to two weeks stopping along the way. He and his wife are very accomplished on the water, but seek one crew to help make this luxurious passage South this year. They have gotten crew from us before and it has always gone well. They need someone who can handle dock lines and keep watch. He will even pay your travel expenses home, depending on where you live. Non-smoker please. No alcohol underway. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXXX. He describes the opportunity very well so I quote him: “Our anticipated departure date subject to Weather is Nov 2nd. We will be departing Falmouth MA for Charleston SC. The vessel is a 62 Nordhavn 68 feet long 19' 6" beam 7-foot draft 83-ton displacement. She has been in our family for 12 years and approximately 80,000 miles. She was purchased in Portland Oregon then brought up to Vancouver British Columbia and refit at Philbrooks boat yard, if you go online to Philbrooks boat yard you will see pictures of her refit. You can also see pictures of the boat if you Google Jimmy Buffett boats as she was owned by Jimmy Buffett. We then brought the boat down the West Coast through the Panama Canal, Caribbean Sea, East Coast to Falmouth Mass. The Bonne Vie has four state rooms all with flat screen TVs, climate controlled, and 3 1/2 heads. She has a single lugger diesel, emergency engine, three generators and a 1000 gallon a day water maker. Both myself and my wife have 100 ton captain’s licenses and this will be our 11th trip Northbound in this specific boat. I also have a pilot’s license, helicopter license, motorcycle license and of course a driver’s license. I'm looking for two crewmembers possibly husband-and-wife. They would only need minimum boating skills but certainly the ability to not get seasick. It would be a large plus if one of them had some mechanical skills. I have completed the trip in as little as one week and as long as three weeks, please be available for a minimum of 3 weeks. My Weather router gives me a go or no go and I listen to her very closely. She is involved from the beginning of the trip to the very end. As you can imagine I will pay for all room and board and we all eat like kings. I will also pay for either getting to or getting from the boat on the East Coast of the United States.”



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10/7/2022 from Salem MA to Charleston SC on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 22-105 Member XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help sail his 2003 Caliber 40 LRC named “XXXXXX” south soon after Oct 7th. The boat is for sail so this might be a good way to check out a boat of you are looking for an offshore boat. LRC stands for Long Range Cruiser, which this boat is. He e-mails: I’m a past OPO member and have had crew through OPO in past on my 2003 Caliber 40 LRC. I was in this last Fall Narc Rally to St Martin. I will be leaving Salem Ma Oct 7 Looking for 2 crew to make passage to Charleston South Carolina 7-8 day passage. I have crewed to St Martin in past and Captain on my Caliber to and back from St Martin. Have sailed to Florida Keys, Bahamas. Boat has all safety equipment Epirb, AIS, Garmin Inreach, life raft, new rigging, new Garmin Chart plotter, Radar. Good fridge for good meals, 212 gal fuel 175 gal water, solar, wind generator, Dodger, Binimi and connector for weather protection. Can pick up crew at Boston Logan Airport if needed. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/3/2022 from Mallorca to Barcelona on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 22-108 I had a drink with OPO Member XXXXXX after the boat show Thursday. He sent me the following “crew request”. He is a very nice guy and started as an OPO novice offshore sailor about 15 years ago. He now has a very nice boat and is a very competent skipper and owner. He has a very nice boat. I am giving you his e-mail verbatim. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He e-mails: Hank, I know it's somewhat of a long shot but I have a pretty good opportunity for someone who can get away for a while and can get themself to Spain. My 2006 Oyster 46 "Seashells of St James" is back in the Med this summer and I will be moving her from Mallorca at the beginning of October to her winter home outside Barcelona. My significant other is unable to join me for the move that I am planning on turning into a short cruise of the French Riviera and the Northeast Coast of Spain... probably seven or so days with one overnight then stops every night after that to enjoy the lovely harbors of that part of the Med. Let's say October 3 to October 10th. Sounds pretty good right? Flights to and from Barcelona are pretty easy to come by and airfares have come down and are running around $600 roundtrip from New York. Great time of year for Med cruising with temps moderate and crowds thinned out hopefully. Great little trip for the right person. Spain requires full vaccination with not more than 270 days since boosting or a negative pre-departure Covid test. I'm fully vaxed. Resumes to XXXXX@XXXX .



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10/29/2022 from Southport CT to USVI on a Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-107 Boat owners and experienced skipper, Mr. XXXXXX, has a 2006 Hanse 400 named XXXXXX. He has owned this boat for eight years sailing her back and forth to the Caribbean most years. He has one less experienced crew signed aboard, but is looking for one experienced crew who can co-skipper, and stand a lone watch for a total of three crew. He will pay your airfare home. The plan is to depart Southport CT between Oct 29th and Nov 1st. He says it takes him up to 11 days to sail there without a stop, but is willing to stop in Bermuda if crew want to. The 11 days is sail time so you need to have extra time for any weather delay and for a stop in Bermuda if you choose to do so. He adds: For additional info, he is a retired engineer having 2 graduate degrees from MIT. Our daughter, Jessica Illuzzi, is Dean of Education at Yale Medical College. She and her husband and children live in Fairfield, CT, the summer home for Bermuda High. He and I still have our home in Solon, OH. He is 78 years old and wants a younger co-skipper to compliment him. Bermuda High has a mooring in Elephant Bay off Water Island USVI for winters and summers in Southport CT. Bermuda High is equipped with life raft, new sails, new auto pilot, satellite phone, new chart plotter and GPS, text messaging, internet for weather reports, solar power, new batteries, new steering wheel, new thru hauls, AIS. Bermuda High has made this passage about 14 times, some under previous ownership of Martin VanBreems, owner of Offshore Sailing in CT. The passage is free with all onboard expenses and onboard provisioning included. He asks that you get to the boat, but he will be happy to pay your plane ticket home. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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9/30/2022 from St. John's Yacht Harbor, Charleston SC to Port Canaveral, Florida on a Catalina 320

OPO e-mail # 22-106 Boat owner XXXXXX just bought a 1995 Catalina 320 named Andie. He is looking for two experienced sailors to help him delivery this newly bought boat to his home port. Since I am heading out the door for the boat show, I wanted to send this out before I left. I have not spoken with Kevin, but this is a short passage and I am sure OPO members will do their due diligence to make sure this is a good opportunity. He has previously owned a Catalina 20 and a Watkins 29 so he has boating experience. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Ask him how he is getting there and you can probably drive with him or meet him at the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2022 from Hampton, VA and Bermuda to Antigua on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 22-100 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2007 Outbound 46 named Nomad. He is looking for 1 crew for a total of 4 crew for his passage south this year. Leon is signed up for the Salty Dawg Rally departing Hampton, Virginia on or about November, 1st . Leon has been sailing all his life and has had ownership of Nomad for the last year and has sailed between Florida, Maine, Hallifax, and the Bahamas as a shakedown for this voyage. The other 2 crew members are experienced blue water sailors and our goal is a safe, fast passage. We may stop in Bermuda weather permitting. NOMAD is a comfortable boat, with superb manners in a seaway on all points of sail. Equipped with solar, wind generator and dual alternators, water maker, heat, hot water, Hydrovane wind steering, etc. New jib and genoa. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX .



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9/26/2022 from Stamford CT to South River Chesapeake Bay on a Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just south of Annapolis MD departing about 10:00 am Monday Sept 26th. This will be a two-day non-stop passage. I am looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. You can meet me at the boat or drive up with me. I will rent a car in Annapolis to get home. I know this will fill up quickly as I just need one crew, but there are a lot of “crew request” in the works. Don’t despair. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send me an e-mail.



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9/26/2022 from Stamford CT to South River Chesapeake Bay on a Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just south of Annapolis MD departing about 10:00 am XXXXXX 26th. This will be a two-day non-stop passage. I am looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. You can meet me at the boat or drive up with me. I will rent a car in Annapolis to get home. I know this will fill up quickly as I just need one crew, but there are a lot of “crew request” in the works. Don’t despair. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send me an e-mail. Hank OPO

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10/30/2022 from Mattapoisett, MA to Charleston on a Oceanis

OPO e-mail # 22-101 XXXXXX and skipper David DePree has a 2011 Beneteau 54 Oceanis sailboat named Atonement. He is looking for crew to sail Atonement from Mattapoisett, MA to Charleston, SC during the last week of October 2022. Voyage is approximately 4-5 days depending upon weather, so block out the week to allow for weather window. He adds: Atonement includes 3 cabins, 2 heads, and a full galley. She has new roller reefing mainsail and genoa, XXXXXX asymmetrical spinnaker, and 110hp Yanmar diesel engine to get us where we need to go. New electronics include chart plotter, auto pilot, wind, speed, and depth. Cummins generator and AC and heat provide comfort as needed. XXXXXX 54 is a smooth, comfortable ride in all conditions at 30,000 lbs. displacement, 6’ draft, and 16’ beam. Average hull speed is 7.0 – 8.0 knots. She’s fully loaded with all necessary safety gear to include AIS, EPIRB, life raft, jack lines, PFD’s, ditch bag, damage control kit, fire extinguishers, and more. Owner is an experienced Atlantic sailor with several blue water voyages to include Marion to Bermuda race, Bahamas, and offshore coastal USA. He also obtained a U XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX Owner provides fuel, food, water and grog. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/20/2022 from Annapolis MD to St. Thomas USVI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-99  Pro skipper XXXXXX and 1st mate XXXXXX are looking for one more crew or a couple to sail a new 2022 XXXXXX 45 Catamaran from the XXXXXX Show to the charter base in St. Thomas. Crew need to have offshore experience and be able to stand a solo 3-hour watch. The passage will take a total of 10 to 12 days but have time for a weather delay just in case.. ie: Don’t be on a strict time schedule. XXXXXX and Bonnie have their captain’s licenses, owned boats for over 15 years, and he is a retired airline pilot for United. They have been delivering boats for the past two years. They will be sailing in tandem with another cat coming out of the show. We all know it is hurricane season and will be keeping a good eye and ear out. As usual the passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard provisioning included. Jim will also pay for one crew to travel to and from the boat if you have experience and with reason. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXXX at G XXXXX@XXXX

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10/18/2022 from Annapolis MD USA to Nassau Bahamas on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-97 XXXXXX XXXXXX is moving a 2021 XXXXXX 45 named XXXXXX south for the charter season. This is a beautifully equipped 4 cabin, 4 head luxury catamaran, AIS, EPIRB, Watermaker, etc. with a web site www.UUUUU.com. Ainsley has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well for all. He is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew. The other crew is very experienced as well. You must be able to stand a solo watch and have some offshore experience in bad weather. The passage is about 900 miles and should take no longer than 10 days unless there is a significant weather system causing a delay. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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9/8/2022 from Annapolis MD to Huntington NY on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 22-96 I am looking for two crew to sail the Tartan 3700 named Spray II that was our covid year project boat. This is the boat that we resurrected from Irma in St. Maarten and sailed to the Tartan dealer in Annapolis last April 2021. I am taking her north to my home town to take care of and help sell in the Tri-State area after going stale in Annapolis. I plan to drive down early next Thursday and depart that early afternoon after provisioning and make a 2-day non-stop sail back to NY. We should arrive sometime Saturday. You can drive down with me from Huntington or I can maybe pick crew up along the way if it is not off the route by car or you can meet me in XXXXXX Thursday afternoon where the boat will be launched next Wednesday. If interested e-mail me. Once again I know I will have more responses from members then I need, so please do not be disappointed too much if I get two crew and you miss out. One of the things I hate about doing deliveries is not having enough room to invite all those that want to take advantage of the short deliveries with me during the summer months.

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10/27/2022 from Newport to Bermuda to St Thomas USVI on a Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 22-95 Boat owner XXXXXX is signed up for the NAR XXXXXX this year. Dave has a 2001 Sabre 402 that he has owned since 2014. Dave is a lifelong sailor and has the boat well outfitted for his eighth passage to the Caribbean. He has done the rally before. He is a very nice guy and good sailor with many sea miles. He is looking for two crew members for the passage south. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. He will even pay your $150 per person NAR XXXXXX fee. You also need to get to and from the boat. He would like crew to show up XXXXXX 27th and move the boat from XXXXXX (West side of Jamestown RI) to Newport on Friday, the date before we depart. XXXXXX you will sail to XXXXXX USVI. Dave says you are welcome to stay aboard until your flights home from USVI. Time at sea will be about 10 to 11 days, but plan on being away about 18 days including waiting on weather, two to four days in Bermuda and a day or two on the other end. If interested please e-mail Dave with a brief sailing resume and your contact info so you can get in touch and perhaps meet each other between now and departure. Dave is happy to meet with any crew in advance. He lives in XXXXXX but is spending a lot of time on the boat this summer at XXXXXX Jamestown RI. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX

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9/1/2022 from Panama City, Panama to French Polynesia, Marquesas Archipelago, Nuku Hiva, Taiohae Bay on a Passport

OPO e-mail # 22-94 Boat owner and Youtube skipper João XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him for the passage from XXXXXX Panama to XXXXXX as described in this crew request. I spoke with Joao this morning at length. XXXXXX is near perfect and he seems like a very nice person with a good plan in place. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal and has an E XXXXXX He has a 39’ Beneteau named Winderlust that he has sailed from Europe and is now all set for the next leg. He explains his plans well and you can check out his social media and Youtube posts. He explains his plans and ideal crew below. If interested please send him your sailing resume and contact information to see if you wish to join him and share the adventure aboard S XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX He is offering to help pay for travel to the boat for the right crew. Of course he does not want to adopt you. The boat is all provisioned and ready to go, but offering to chip in and pay for some provisions and expect to contribute in the future if you plan to stay longer is the norm. He Explains: Ideally, starting next week - end of August, first days of September. Arrival time in the final destination - 1st week of October 2022. PASSAGE INF XXXXXX schedule Week 1 of the passage - coastal cruising in Panama Day 1 - from XXXXXX to Taboga island to anchor and a nice place and give a final clean up on the hull. Day 2, 3, 4 - from Taboga to Venao - a beautiful bay, well sheltered and with a great surf wave for beginners and advanced surfers. Note 1: the boat is equipped with 3 surfboards and 1 SUP and the crew can use it. Day, 5, 6, 7 - from Venao to XXXXXX - another incredible place with a town to do any final victualing and also with a great surf spot and scuba diving as well. Note 2: the boat has 2 full scuba sets and the crew can use them. Week 2 - from Panama, XXXXXX to Galapagos - not stopping by due the entry fees but passing by it. XXXXXX is to motor and the wind is not so constant on this leg but according to the wind pattern for it, it is also doable tacking against the wind, and at some point beam reaching. Weeks 3, 4, 5 - from Galapagos to XXXXXX 3 weeks of passage. Smooth seas, broad reaching. 1.5 to 2 kts of current. Note 3: Many contacts of mine are doing or have just completed it now and the trades are blowing around 15 to 25 gusting. The swell is a bit choppy but all manageable and there are really few boats around after the Galapagos. ETA - 1 st week of October. The boat has to be there for charter working purposes. REQUESTED CRE XXXXXX vaccination: fully vaccinated. 1 shot of Jansen or 2 shots of the other vaccine makers Non- smokers Age: around 30 or 40 Gender: Male/Female Romance: Not looking for romance Location: from the US / Canada or even closer to Panama Experience: Competent crew - RYA. Or equivalent certificate - ASA - or experience. Can sail, trim sails, maneuver a boat, read the windex, maintain lookouts, do night shifts, bring good vibe, social, can communicate and add positivity to the team. BOAT INFO Maker: XXXXXX 39.3 Fully equipped: fully battened main sail, 1 genoa, 1 spinnaker, autopilot, 1 wind pilot, bow thruster, yanmar fully serviced engine with few hours. Spare main sail. Liferaft, Satellite phone. AIS. Fully reviewed and maintained standing rigging. I purchased it in Barcelona, Spain in July 2020 and sailed it to XXXXXX cruising, working and maintaining it along the journey. Note 4: More info on www.UUUUU.com www.UUUUU.com www.UUUUU.com The most recent set of stories on Instagram includes a XXXXXX on XXXXXX have a youtube channel and I aim at having crew willing to participate on the video for this passage, i.e. being filmed. I do the editing. But if it bothers the prospecting crew member to be filmed, then it is not a hard line for. No problem. Crew can just be on the background or not even be shown on the filming. CONDITION XXXXXX boat is already fully victualed and topped up with diesel. Meaning that the crew has Not to share costs on this. I am offering to cover 50% of the flight from US or Canada to XXXXXX The crew only has to cover the other 50% and assume further on travel expenses after XXXXXX Marquesas, XXXXXX island. Anyway, if the vibe is high and it is all good, I seriously consider to have crew 2 or 3 months more chartering the boat there. And paying them a share of the payouts I will get. Note 5: a formal skipper-crew contract is to be signed which covers all these details, regarding the agreed conditions, calendar, vessel and its basic rules and guidelines. SKIPPER INF XXXXXX and worked as an electrical engineer on IT companies Did several RYA courses and certificates - Day skipper, ICC, SRC-VHF, 1st Aid, Competent crew. And also courses on the Portuguese sailing system. 39 years old Causes: Environmental activist having worked and cofounded NGOs. Published travel books, music magazines and ran some media related ventures in the past. Speak fluent English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, XXXXXX and curaçao creoles. Developing skills on German and Danish. LinkedIn - www.UUUUU.com www.UUUUU.com

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9/5/2022 from Camden, ME to Ridge, MD on a Hinckley 59

OPO e-mail # 22-93 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew. The boat is a Hinckley 59 center cockpit sloop. He plans to meet at the boat on Sept. 03 or 04 and depart, weather permitting, ASAP. He is a very experienced skipper and a nice guy if you are a good crew. He was a skipper in our spring 2022 Swan Program. His request: “Good crew qualities to have: enthusiasm, sailing knowledge, be compatible, aware and respectful. It's also very good if you can stand night watch alone and understand ship’s lights. Physical dexterity is required. The boat was recently purchased, and the new owner will be accompanying us on the trip. There is a life raft, AIS, radar, plotter, and auto pilot. All crew members will share all onboard duties, including cooking and cleaning. I’ll be driving to the boat from the Boston area (3.5 hrs), so may be able to offer a ride if schedules coincide. Return transportation costs may be eased if we rent a car and share the driving.” All onboard boat expenses aboard are covered. Crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send him a sailing resume and other relevant info to XXXXX@XXXX . Please include H59 crew in the email subject line.



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8/26/2022 from Milford CT to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau 38.1

OPO e-mail # 22-92 I will be delivering a 2018 Beneteau 38.1 boat with the owner from Milford CT to Annapolis MD departing from Milford about 2 pm this Friday. I plan to take the Port Jefferson Ferry from LI to Bridgeport CT as a passenger and have the owner pick me (us) up in Bridgeport and then go to the boat to get ready to depart. It will be an early morning drive to the Port Jeff Ferry so we can meet at the boat, or at the Ferry in Port Jeff or you can meet me in Huntington and rive out to Port Jeff with me. I only need one crew so please do not be disappointed if you are not picked. Since the owner is going I can’t take an extra one or two crew like I like to do. I will rent a car in Annapolis next Monday morning to drive back to Huntington and you can ride back with me. We will be back in Huntington my midafternoon on Monday. The passage will take 2 ½ days non-stop. If interested please e-mail me at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/31/2022 from Hilton Head South Carolina to St. Maarten on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-91 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2003 Privilege 43 catamaran named XXXXXX. He has two open cabins so is looking for two crew or a couple and one crew who will each have their own cabin. His wife and two children (son 13 and daughter 10) will also be aboard as crew. They have spent the last year learning the basics on handling this boat. This is a 1600 miles passage. He I plans to make the passage non-stop. He would like the crew to arrive at the end of October to be ready to depart with the first weather window after Nov 1st. Sailing should take about 10 days once you leave so build in some time for any weather delay and to spend a day or two in St. Maarten. He adds: We Purchased this boat one year ago and have travelled to and from the Bahamas over the last year. Spent the past year practicing sailing skills while cruising offshore in the Bahamas. This boat has been updated and well maintained by the previous owners and we have continued to keep her in great shape. The boat has four staterooms (queen size beds) and three heads, so crew will have their own cabin. Boat is equipped with a Raymarine electronics package, Iridium Go module, generator, air conditioning, water maker, solar panels, wind turbine and lithium-ion batteries. We are an easy-going family from Canada who is taking a sabbatical to explore the world. This is to be a fun, safe passage, where hopefully new friendships are formed. We have previously owned a 21’ C and C sailboat and a 24’ cruisers power boat. The passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard provisions included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He is also willing to pay $500 per person towards their travel/expenses to help him get a good response from qualified OPO members. I did speak with him recently and he seems like a good guy. If interested please-mail your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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8/20/2022 from St. Augustine FL to Haverstraw NY on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-89 Pro skipper and good friend of 30 years XXXXXX is looking for two crew. The boat is a Leopard 44 catamaran going 30 miles up the Hudson River past Manhattan to Haverstraw. He plans to meet at the boat on Aug 20 and depart, weather permitting, ASAP. He is a very experienced catamaran skipper (been around the world on a cat) and he is a nice guy if you are a good crew. His request: “Good crew qualities to have are enthusiasm, some sailing knowledge, be compatible, aware and respectful. It's also good if you can stand night watch alone. The boat sailed up recently from Key West and is getting some repairs and upgrades at this time. There is a life raft, radar, plotter and auto pilot. Barring Hurricanes, the trip should be fairly normal to good.” All onboard boat expenses aboard are covered. Crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume and other relevant info to XXXXX@XXXX Capt. XXXXXX

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11/1/2022 from Charleston SC to Sint Maartin on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-88 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2021 Fountaine Pajot - Elba 45 named Luca. He is looking for three crew for a total of 4 for the passage. His wife and two young children will fly down after you arrive. I spoke with him today and he sounds like a good guy. Flying his wife and two young children proves he is a smart guy who knows it is better to get OPO crew than take his family offshore in the fall. He would like crew to show up a day or two before the November 1st departure so you will be on standby for a weather window. The sail should take about 9 days. With one or two days at the other end to clean up and have a drink on the beach it will be a 12 to 14 day commitment. XXXXXX previously owned a Beneteau 36 that he sailed out of St Augustine FL for roughly 4 years. He has cruised Florida to the Exumas and back to St Augustine, then to Charleston with this boat. He is looking for experienced crew who have a strong enough resume to pass muster with his insurance company (A more common occurrence as the insurance industry gets more stringent.) and who can stand a solo watch if necessary. He adds: Luca is a 2021 Fountaine Pajot 45 catamaran. She is the Owner's version, with owner's suite and two guest staterooms. The boat is fitted out for cruising, with A/C, 2000W of solar, Elvstrom sails Screecher, OC350 tender, full helm and cockpit enclosure, water maker, etc. She is well equipped. EPIRB, deckvest lifejackets with MOB for all crew, Bivvy satellite communicator, Garmin inreach, Iridium Go satellite communicator, multiple handheld VHFs, ACR ditchbag, flares, multiple MOB throwables, Lifesling, Liferaft The passage is free with all onboard provisioning and boat expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore at each end. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/30/2022 from Hampton, VA to Antigua on a Bavaria Vision 42

OPO e-mail # 22-85 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a total crew of 4 for his passage south this year. He has a very well equipped 2015 Bavaria Vision 42 named XXXXXX. He has three East coast to Bermuda crossings including with this boat in the most recent Newport to Bermuda Race. He has one other crew so is looking for two more. Crew need to have enough experience to pass muster with his insurance company. The boat will be sailing in the SDR departing from the Chesapeake Bay and sailing directly to Antigua. Departure date is subject to weather so you want to make sure you have the time built in for any delays. The sail will take about 10 to 12 days at most and you will want time to help clean up and spend a day or two with the rally festivities at the end so do not be on a tight deadline. I spoke with him this morning. He adds: The boat is a very offshore capable boat, with added Solent stay for heavy-weather and storm jobs. Completed the 2022 Newport-Bermuda Race and return. We will be participating in the Salty Dawg Sailing Association Rally to the Caribbean. Need offshore experience due to insurance restrictions. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meal and drinks ashore outside of the rally. Dr. Fortin adds that he is a vegetarian but will provide meat meals for those who aren't. To me that means plan to do some cooking in the galley if you want to eat what you prefer. There is plenty of time to plan a visit to see the boat and meet each other before departure if that is possible. But he would like to speak with potential crew now so he can make sure his insurance will be in place and that he has a good crew committed to the adventure. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume atXXXXX@XXXX



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8/24/2022 from North Miami FL to Key West FL on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 22-86 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2008 Hylas 49 named It’s XXXXXX He is looking for one crew to join him for a two-week leisurely passage. Franks lives in the UK but keeps his boat in Florida. He plans to depart from his home base marina in FL, the XXXXXX Marina about 24th of August. He will have his 28-year-old granddaughter and female friend joining for the passage south to XXXXXX but they will only make the one-way passage down and not the return. Frank would like an experienced OPO member as crew to sail down as one of 4 crew and then back double handed. Note, this is not a forced march but a leisurely two-week cruise. He e-mails: XXXXXX Thank you for your prompt reply. Grand daughter and friend are 28-year-old female adults and we sailing from Aventura to XXXXXX Grand daughter and friend leaving there after a few days and then I just intend to sail back to Miami, leisurely day sails both ways. would like older male or female crew for the complete trip. At the moment I have not any crew for the trip back to Aventura from Key west. The boat is a hylas 49 built in 2008 and in good condition after a voyage from Grenada earlier this year. Frank has owned other large boats over the years and has 40,000 miles on this one. He is a very experienced owner and is looking for someone to enjoy this two-week passage and lend a set of experienced hands on this one. He will pay all onboard boat expenses and fuel and dockage etc., but you do need to get to and from the boat. Plus, he asks that you chip in for your share of onboard provisioning. He adds that they eat well and like to cook. Remember this is not a forced march with night watches so OPO policy does not make owners adopt OPO crew as children and grandchildren. So, it is very reasonable to chip in to eat well when sleeping in at night. If interested please e-mail Frank a copy of your sailing CV and interested in joining him at XXXXX@XXXX

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7/28/2022 from Lanzarote, Canary Islands to Lunenberg Nova Scotia on a Swan 47

OPO e-mail # 22-8328 July 2022 Lanzarote, Canary Islands to Lunenberg Nova Scotia - Boat owner XXXXXX has owned his S and S Swan 47 for 21 years. She has been docked near us in St. Maarten part of that time. He is looking for one or two crew to sail her home to Canada with him. The boat has a new rig and sails (Replaced in 2018 after Irma). He has many miles on her. He is also willing to pay travel for one or maybe 2 people within reason. I just got off the phone with him. He is a nice guy and good sailor. If interested please send your sailing resume and availability asap to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/12/2022 from Oriental NC to Cape Canaveral FL on a Hunter 380

OPO e-mail # 22-81 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a total of 4 crew for delivery of a 2000 Hunter 380 named XXXXXX. He has gotten crew from us several times before. He is a good skipper and nice guy. He has one crew, but would like two more crew to join who have some offshore experience and can stand a solo watch. He adds: The boat has New Standing Rigging just completed. New liferaft, epirb, very recent radar and Nav. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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8/8/2022 from Willsboro Bay Marina in Willsboro, NY to New Hampshire Seacoast on a Erickson 38-2000

OPO e-mail # 22-80 Safe Harbor Willsboro Bay Marina in Willsboro, NY to New Hampshire Seacoast. - Boat owner and Swan Program graduate XXXXXX has upgraded to an Erickson 38-2000 named XXXXXX that he bought on Lake Champlain. He is hiring a delivery skipper to get him NY City since the passage involves un-stepping and re-stepping the mast and dealing with the Canal System. He would like one more crew to join them. After the delivery skipper leaves he plans to sail the rest of the passage with his wife and one OPO member. This is a very interesting passage through parts of the NY Canal System and down the Hudson River. So mostly motoring the first week. He actually explains the passage well and splits it up by day and I include that information. I spoke with him today and am happy to include the following information for this up to two-week passage opportunity. He is a very nice man who is excited about his new boat. He e-mails: The trip will look something like this: - DAY 1 and 2: 1 to 2 days from Willsboro, NY to south end of Lake. With favorable winds will be sailing. Arrive Chipman Point Marina and remove mast. Mast supports will be built in advance, so estimating 2 hours and have secured by end of day 2. From here, I’ll be taking aboard a delivery skipper who has made the canal/Hudson River trip several times. - DAYS 3 and 4: 2 days to get through NY canal system. 13 locks in all. Planning to get through first 8 the first day and then the remaining 5 on day 2. At end of day 2 there are a number of marina or anchorage options south of Albany. DAY 5: Depart anchorage and arrive Hop-O-Nose marina in Catskills, NY. Re-step mast. DAY 6: Depart Catskills and Arrive at Newburgh, NY DAY 7: Depart Newburgh and arrive at Marina around Battery Park in NYC. DAY 8: Wait for favorable currents and transit the East River to City Island at west end of LI Sound. Delivery skipper departs. Change engine oil, reprovision and other prep for trip to Newport. Except for day 5 and 8, we will be motoring from 45 to 55 nm per day and will only travel with daylight through the canals and Hudson. These are my estimates and the delivery skipper may modify. I also am probably allowing more time than necessary to remove and step the mast as I have not done this before. The delivery skipper (Mike Crowley) wants to have 1 other crew member besides myself and significant other, so I'm looking for one extra crew member. Mike won't be on the remainder of the trip but having an extra crew member will also help us out for the remainder of the trip and will give us options for some overnight sails, as my significant other will not do night watches. After motoring day 3 thru day 8, I may opt to do the trip in one shot under sail, if favorable winds. I’ll plan for stops if necessary along the way. From City Island, the rest of the trip might look something like the following: DAY 1 and 2: City Island to Newport (I would actually like to sail up the Narragansett Bay to Bristol. I have two pregnant daughters both due around now, so will have to assess the situation before proceeding. DAY 3: Newport to Cape Cod canal entrance DAY 4: Assuming favorable currents, transit canal and proceed to Provincetown DAY 5: Provincetown to Rockport, MA Depending on conditions, may decide to skip Provincetown and proceed directly to Rockport DAY 6: Rockport to Kittery, ME The passage is free with all onboard expenses include, but have money for any stops along the way. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and phone number to him XXXXX@XXXX



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7/16/2022 from Greenport NY to Port Washington NY on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 22-79 XXXXXX will be moving a new Beneteau 46 for a regular client who does not have the time to take his boat from one of Long Island to the other at the end of his annual summer vacation. The plan is to take the early train out to Greenport LI and meet the owner Sat am. We then sail/motor around Orient Point and make run all of LI Sound to Port Washington NY. Looking for one or two crew who want to spend a day on the water. Usually, we get an afternoon breeze out of the south and will be able to sail part of the passage. Ideally we will meet by car in Port Washington and then drive one car to the train station to take the train out to Greenport early Sat am. That way when we get in late Saturday night we can drive home. If interested please send me an e-mail and I will check e-mail tomorrow morning and let you know.



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7/30/2022 from Edgartown to Southport CT on a Sabre 45

OPO e-mail # 22-78 Pro skipper XXXXXx is looking for one crew to make this short delivery from Martha’s Vineyard to a slip at the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport Ct. The boat is a very well- maintained Sabre 45 Sabre named XXXXXX. I moved her last year but the dates did not work out for me so I passed on this delivery. He is a very nice delivery skipper and nice guy. He e-mailed: Plan is to fly to Martha’s Vineyard on the morning of July 31, depart that afternoon/evening, and arrive in Westport evening of August 1st. Need someone capable of solo watch since it will just be the two of us. Travel and food covered. The passage is free. You have to get to and from the boat. Ask him what the best way to meet up will be. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume and phone number. He is looking for crew that can stand a solo watch. If he has two OPO members who have time, they can double up while he takes a nap. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX



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7/5/2022 from Beaufort N.C. to City Island NY on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-77 Boat owner and skipper (and OPO member) XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him and finish his annual trip back from Florida. The boat is a 2013 Gemini Catamaran named XXXXXX. He had to leave the boat in Beaufort North Carolina to get some engine work done. The work is complete. He is driving down this Tuesday 5 July from his home town of Montclair New Jersey if you want to drive down with him. He e-mails: Tentative plans are to leave July 5th or 6th, drive down to Beaufort, provision following day, then shove off. It will be 2 1/2 days to Norfolk, then about 24 hours to Annapolis, where I will lay over a day for fuel and see some family. Then, 3 days to finish out the trip up the Bay, C+D canal, Delaware River and back to City Island. Weather permitting 600miles and 8 days. I am seeking 2 crew members for this trip. Must be able to stand watch, use of electronics, trim sails and participate in overall running of vessel. Crew can travel with me to Beaufort and get aboard, or be picked up in Norfolk. Small stipend and some travel expenses for right crew, to be discussed. All boat expenses and onboard food is included. He is also offering a travel stipend since he knows this is a little late notice. If interested please send you r sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and exchange phone numbers to learn more.



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7/22/2022 from Kaneohe, HI to Alameda Ca on a Islander 36

OPO e-mail # 22-76 Owner and skipper XXXXXX is racing to Hawaii departing July 4th on his 1971 Islander 36 named “XXXXXX” with a full race crew of five people. He had crew lined up for the return passage, but they had to drop out because of a family medical emergency. He is looking for two crew for a total of three crew on the return passage from HI to the mainland. He has done the passage a four times before and the boat has to pass s safety inspection to enter the race. I spoke with him this morning and he convinced me it is a good boat and this is a good passage opportunity for an OPO member. Since they start of the race is next week it would be best if he could hear from OPO members and line up crew before he set out to sea. They will have sat communications, but limited after they depart. 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 and then exchange phone numbers and make plans.



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8/1/2022 from Connecticut to Nova Scotia on a Nordhaven 47

OPO e-mail # 22-75 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for a 1st mate to help and perhaps teach to take over helping babysit and then run this boat for an elderly couple. The boat is a 2004 Nordhaven 47 named “XXXXXX”. This is a seagoing power boat that will head down to the BVI in the fall. This is a paid position for just the ride up and perhaps longer. Maybe just during long passages as mate with the captain, but they are really looking for a replacement person/who can grow into the job this season so he can go sailing on his own boat. If interested please send your boating resume to him and exchange phone numbers. I spoke with him this morning. We first met many years ago and he knows of our OPO crew service. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX



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6/25/2022 from Wickford RI to Annapolis MD on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 22-73 Our own XXXXXX just got this last-minute delivery of a Swan 56 from RI to Annapolis MD. He is looking for one or two crew and plans to depart early (8:00 am) on Saturday and expects to be in Annapolis early Sunday evening. He is one of our Teir One Swan Skippers and a very nice fellow to sail with. The boat is in good shape so if the weather cooperates this will be a very nice non-stop passage. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. I imagine he may rent a car to get home. But you need to get to the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/4/2022 from Bermuda to Annapolis on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 22-72 We met XXXXXX when I ran over to take the lines of his Hylas 49 as he was doing an excellent job of sailing his boat into the Customs dock on Ordinance Island in Bermuda. He and crew then sailed down to the Dinghy Club to await repairs to their starter motor. The boat sailed in the Annapolis to Bermuda Race. Soon after they left to sail back the starter on the engine died. The shop in Bermuda tried to fix it but it ended up that they had to fly a new one in. XXXXXX and crew decided they had run out of time and were leaving the boat in Hamilton Bermuda until the July 4th holiday. XXXXXX would like to depart July 4th so will be flying in a day or two before. He is looking for two or three crew. The boat has all the safety gear to qualify for the race including life-raft, EPIRB, Iridium Go etc. If you are short on time you can get off the boat in Norfolk and save the day up the Bay to Annapolis. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail XXXXXX your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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6/22/2022 from Bermuda to Baltimore on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-71 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2019 v3600 (36 feet) named XXXXXX He raced over in the Annapolis to Bermuda Race and had to return to Bermuda for headstay repairs after the race. I met them at the docks in Bermuda and they could use some help getting the obat back since they ran out of time. He adds: Offshore racing boat with all category 0 racing equipment (liferaft, epirb, autopilot etc) just completed A2B race. Need delivery skipper https://www.UUUUU.com Since it is short notice he will help with a travel stipend for crew and of course will pay the skipper wages and all bat expenses. If you are available and interested please contact him directly at XXX-XXX-XXXX and e-mail XXXXX@XXXX



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6/26/2022 from Bermuda to Annapolis on a Halberg-Rassy

OPO E-Mail # 22-70 XXXXXX would like 2 crew to join him aboard his 37 foot Halberg-Rassy, Windrush, on a trip from Bermuda to Annapolis. He would like crew to arrive June 23rd or 24th and he plans to depart on June 26th. Crew should plan on 9 days for this trip. He writes: “Center cockpit 2003 Halberg-Rassy 36 MKii Windrush, based in Annapolis. She is a comfortable, sturdy blue water boat, roomy and fast for the 37’ LOA and well equipped technically. The owners/skipper and first mate have about 12 years of sailing experience including some blue water and lots of bareboat chartering and coastal cruising in Finland, Estonia, Greece, the Caribbean Chesapeake and for one of us a passage from Vanuatu to New Caledonia (offshore sail training as crew). We both got the ICC in the UK. We’re not uber-experienced but competent and will have just finished the Newport Bermuda race. We are joined by two other sailors with great personalities and strong offshore experience and our daughter, age 13.” He would like crew to have some offshore experience so that they have a realistic expectation of conditions at sea. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact him by e-mail. XXXXX@XXXX



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6/25/2022 from Bermuda to Larchmont NY (Long Island Sound NY) on a JPK 1080

OPO e-mail # 22-67 Skipper and navigator XXXXXX is looking for one crew to make the return passage after the race this year. There are over 200 boats departing Newport this Friday June 17th. Here is a boat looking for one more experienced crew for the return passage. There will be a lot of boats heading back to the US at the same weather window after the awards. Do ask how stripped out the boat might be, but I am sure it will not be as bad as some boast that have no floorboards or cushions to save weight, but you never know. The boat is a JPK 1080,a 35.5 foot racer/cruiser. He Adds: The Boat We’ve had a lot of race success in her the last few years: 2020 Caribbean 600: 1st in class, 3rd overall; 2019 Marblehead-Halifax: 1st in class and 5th overall; 1st in class Vineyard Race (2019, 2020, 2021) to name a fewShe’s very well maintained and a very sound offshore boat (she was previous owned by Mr JPK - Jean Pierre Kelbert who soloed her across the Atlantic)She’s actually pretty comfortable down below - and we have sleeping bags et al. Will also have lifejackets - but not foul weather gear for crew. Needs Need an experienced sailor for the delivery from Bermuda to Long Island Sound (Larchmont/NY area). Crew needs to be comfortable standing watch alone. Return crew will be me (skipper and navigator) plus one other experience sailor (plus the autopilot!)My experience: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore; over 10,000 miles offshore racing/cruising; 3 Fastnets; 2 Sydney-Hobarts; 1 Newport Bermuda; 1 Caribbean 600. We plan to leave Bermuda early on June 26th (Sunday) along with many other boats… weather permitting. Crew should plan to fly out Friday or Saturday. We have an AIRBNB/the boat to stay on. If interested the passage is free with all onboard expenses included and a boat to stay on when you arrive in Bermuda. You need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/13/2022 from Cape Canaveral to Port Jefferson NY on a Endeavor 40

OPO e-mail # 22-66 with travel stipend added. Pro skipper XXXXXX found time to fit in a delivery we passed on to him for a very nice guy who has gotten too old to make the passage anymore. The boat is an Endeavor 40 center cockpit that the owner ahs owned since new. The boat is in good shape as we are told: As for condition, he has just completed a complete re-build of the original Perkin 4-108 (32hrs), has auto-pilot, has a lifer raft (9yrs), standing rigging (4 yrs), running rigging (4 yrs), new fuel tank, approx 75-gal fuel including reserves, and new solar as of today. He has replaced all the upholstery himself. Boat is fully shielded from Sun with at least a Bimini, maybe a dodger too. He is looking for two crew that can join him for an early departure next Tuesday June 13th. He plans to the morning before to provision do boat check and settle in. Then depart morning the 14th at first light. It is about a 740 miles passage so will take about 9 days total with overnight and all the way into LI Sound. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, since it is shirt notice he will help with a partial travel stipend within reason. So call if you have time. His number is 410-961-5732. If interested please e-mail or call oe at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/17/2022 from Malaga Spain to Cartagena and then an overnight leg to Palma Mallorca on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 22-68 Long time OPO member and good friend XXXXXX thought he had a local crew lined up for this passage in the Med, but crew has fallen through. He has a very nice 2006 Oyster 46 Seashells of St James. He is a very nice guy who is a very good sailor and cook. He knows this is a long shot but you never know. He e-mails: Good morning Hank. After a very smooth transatlantic delivery from Maine to Lisbon in May, I am now lying in the South of Spain headed for Mallorca. If anyone of your subscribers is interested in a relaxed week of Med sailing starting around June 17th, I need one crewmate to help me get Seashells along the coast of Spain from Malaga to Cartagena and then an overnight leg to Palma Mallorca arriving June 24th where she will be making a base for the summer. Not hardship duty at all! Candidates should be non-smokers and fully vaccinated/boosted and able to stand a night watch solo. Sailing conditions will likely be easy Med westerlies. As airfares to Europe are high right now, the ideal candidate has already made plans to be there or is there now looking for a fun week or so on the water. Expenses for the boat are mine but crew needs to get to Malaga Spain and fly out of Palma Mallorca at the conclusion of the week or so of delivery. If interested please send a resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/13/2022 from Martinique to Newport, RI on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-67 (more time)(1650 Miles 10 to 12 days) Martinique to Newport, RI - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew for his 7th time making the return passage from Martinique to Newport RI. He has a very nice and well maintained Amel 53 named XXXXXX that he has owned since new. This is a very easy boat to sail. He has gotten crew from us in the past and apologizes for giving short notice as the boat was delayed for a repair from the factory dealer in Martinique. Since it is short notice he will also pay for your airfare within reason whatever that means now a days with the prices soaring. But he is a nice man who loves his boat. He is looking for one or two crew so either two OPO member or a couple or convince a friend to join. Travel stipend is for the 1st crew only. If interested please e-mail your resume and phone number to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/25/2022 from Antigua to Panama on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 22-654 weeks) Antigua to Panama – Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2001 Beneteau 411 named XXXXX that he bought last year. This is not an ex-charter boat, but a two cabin owner’s version. He is on board the boat now in Antigua where he is finishing rerigging of the boat and bending on new sails. He plans to be ready in about 3 weeks to sea trial the boat with short sails to Guadeloupe, Dominica (Make sure you stop in Portsmouth and say hi to PAYS members and Albert)) , Martinique and the Grenadines before hitting the ABC’s, Columbia and then on to Panama where he lives. He is Canadian, but has lived in Panama for the last 15 years. He speaks perfect English and fluent French (His wife is French Canadian) and gets by with Spanish. He is in no great rush and will work with and follow direction from the right crew or two. I spoke with him this morning. He has owned boats before but wants to have a co-skipper (a couple or a couple of friends or just one person since he plans mostly short sails.) He will pay for all boat expenses, a travel stipend (within reason) and, short of adopting you, treating you like a son??, for the direction and help in joining him. He plans to end up at Linton Bay Marina which is closer to where he lives outside Panama City. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX Include your phone number and time to best times to call and he can call you.



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7/18/2022 from Baltimore MD to Block Island RI on a 43 Nelson Marek Morgan CC

OPO e-mail # 22-62 & # 22-63 Pro skipper XXXXXX is sailing his own boat from Baltimore MD to Block Island. He has two other sailing friends already and is inviting two more crew to join him for this non-stop passage from Chesapeake Bay to BI. He has a 1985 43 Nelson Marek Morgan CC named XXXXXX that he explains: Well maintained and continually improved. Very sea kindly, sailed in all conditions. Full safety equipment package. He is a pro skipper who has gotten crew from us several times. He is a very nice guy. He enjoys teaching while underway and is always looking to meet new crew for potential future deliveries taking OPO members. A good guy to get to know. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume to wahoobluesailing@gmail.com OPO e-mail # 22-63 4 August 2022 (350 Miles 4 days total) Newport RI to Middle River Maryland - Pro skipper Joseph Mihalik is sailing the boat back at the end of the family vacation. He has two friends plus his son so is just looking for one or two more crew for this also non-stop passage back. (Another father-son?) Both trips are free with all onboard expenses included, but it never hurts to offer to chip in for provisions or buy a meal at the end of the passage as this is as much a mini-vacation with a decent size crew with a pro skipper in teaching mode. Plus of course you need to get to and from the boat. Same e-mail address as above. XXXXX@XXXX



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6/11/2022 from Nassau, Bahamas to Newport, RI on a Jeanneau 490

OPO e-mail # 22-64 Pro Skipper XXXXXX seeks 2 crew for this passage on a new Jeanneau 490 from Nassau, Bahamas to Newport R.I. The vessel is equipped with all the bells and whistles, including a watermaker. All safety equipment is aboard. Crew members must be able to stand solo day/night watches, aid in identifying vessels, and share galley duties. The trip will take approximately 7.5-10 days. All onboard expenses are covered, and there may be a travel stipend available to offset costs. Covid tests and fees will be covered by the boat. Crew should be available to arrive Nassau June 10/11, with an expected departure asap after that. Please forward your contact info, sailing resume, and any questions directly to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/10/2022 from BVI to Newport RI on a Swan 61

OPO e-mail # 22-61 BVI to Newport RI - Pro skipper XXXXXX is the full-time skipper of the 1990 Swan 61 Named XXXXXX. I have known him for many years and he has sailed with us in the NARC Rally many times. He is a very nice, easy-going, laid-back skipper of a boat he knows very well. A nice boat with a good skipper at an easy time of year. The boat is in Nanny Cay Tortola. He is flying down this weekend. He wants to depart about June 10th with crew arriving one or two days before. He had crew lined up, but two dropped out so he is looking for two crew for a total of four. He has an eye on the weather. If need be he will stop in Bermuda. The sail should take about 9 or two days but with a stop of a small delay plan to have at least 14 days open. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX He is in town until this weekend so you can e-mail him and then talk with him before he flies down.



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6/16/2022 from Tullytown, PA (near Trenton) on the Delaware River to Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 22-60 Boat owner and OPO member XXXXXX is looking for one experienced crew to join him for his return passage to his summer sailing grounds. He has a Swan 46 named XXXXXX, that he has owned for three season and has been living aboard most of that time. He finishes up his work year in PA in a couple of weeks and will move his boat back to Sag Harbor for the summer. He is open to meeting other OPO members who wish to help with this passage and also sail at other times during the summer. I have met him and been to his boat. He is a nice guy and made the trip to Tullytown last year with another experienced sailor. He adds: I'm was aiming for a crew of 4 but a friend with some offshore sailing experience just backed out today so I'm left with two healthy and fit guys I work with (math teachers) in their late 30s that have some boating experience but no offshore experience so am seeking one crew with offshore experience to serve as the other watch captain. I'm planning to depart June 16 from Tullytown, PA (near Trenton) on the Delaware River and expect it to take 2-3 days to get to Sag Harbor, sailing non-stop. He is also a teacher. He recently got his Captain's license Inland Water Master 100 tons with sailing endorsement and Near Coastal Waters Six Pack. But would still appreciate a fellow OPO member to join for this return passage. The sail is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the bat and can coordinate with him. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/24/2022 from Bermuda to New Haven CT on a Bavaria Vision 42

OPO e-mail # 22-59 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Bavaria Vision 42 named XXXXXX that he will be sailing back from Bermuda after the race. He is looking for one or two more crew for a total of 5 crew for this return passage. He would like crew to arrive June 24th or 25th for departure June 26th. He expects the return passage to take 5 or 6 days so a total commitment of 8 days with travel to the boat and a day or two in Bermuda. He Adds; Looking for 1-2 crew for a total of 5-6. PAX is a German-made, ISO Category A boat, owned since new in 2015. She has been upgraded with a professionally installed Solent stay for heavy weather and storm jibs, and has a new A3 spinnaker. She is a fast and comfortable sailor with autopilot, electric winches, in-mast furling main, roller-furling genoa and hanked-on heavy weather sails. Crew need to know enough to stand watch with one experienced sailor. New Haven, CT (will gladly provide transport to HVN, BDL or New Haven train station. Seeking crew who are healthy and reasonably fit and agile. Well-controlled medical conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol are okay, as is non-insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes, as long as it's well-controlled. Crew will need to complete medical conditions form to be brought aboard in a sealed envelope, which will be opened only in a medical emergency. None. skipper is vegetarian but there will be meat options available for most meals. Please begin seasickness medications the day before departure. Expected to stand watch even if seasick-it helps with recovery The passage is free with all onboard expenses covered but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX along with your contact information.



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5/29/2022 from St. Petersburg, FL to Southport, NC on a Hunter 38

OPO E-Mail # 22-58 Pro Skipper XXXXXX has a last minute delivery spot available, because a crewmember cancelled due to a family emergency. The vessel is a Hunter 38 sloop, the route is south to Key West, East to Miami, and then North. We will most likely be in cell range for the majority of the trip. Planned departure is Monday, May 30th. Crew must arrive on the 29th or early a.m. on the 30th. He needs an experienced hand on this trip, so if this is you first offshore trip, please do not apply. A travel stipend will be included due to the last minute nature of the request. Please include a detailed sailing resume when responding directly to him at: XXXXXX@www.UUUUU.com All onboard expenses will be covered. For the right crewmember, departure may be delayed by one day.



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6/15/2022 from Guilford CT to Bermuda and back to Guildford on a Bristol 35.5

OPO e-mail # 22-56 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to join him, his adult son and one other qualified sailor for a sail from Ct to Bermuda and then back. If you only have time for one leg one crew can sail out and back (2 weeks) and one other crew can fly into Bermuda to make the passage back (one week option) as one of the 4 outgoing crew will be flying back from Bermuda to go back to work. So, to be clear, one crew for both legs and one crew for the return passage. The boat is a very well refurbished 1978 Bristol 35.5 named “XXXXXX” that he has owned for years and brought back to great shape for offshore sailing. He adds: She is a classic mast-head sloop that has gone thru major re-fit over last 6 yrs; new standing/running rigging, sails, electronics (Garmin wind package, chartplotter, AIS, EPIRB), bimini, interior cushions, head/plumbing, fresh water system, hatches, etc. Icebox, no refrigeration. 150 genoa, storm jib, gennaker, new main-triple reef. 4-man certified life raft Very well. EPIRB, AIS, 4-man certified offshore raft, stocked ditch bag, jack lines-port/starboard, PLB/strobe/knife required on inflatable www.UUUUU.com all mated with wooden plugs, all hoses to seacocks double clamped, fire-extinguishers throughout, dis-masting kit, life-sling, working on insuring interior prepared for inversion. He tells us more about himself and the other crew: Me, the skipper: 1 offshore trip from Bermuda to Annapolis (crew of 4), 1 offshore with this boat, 100 nm south of Block Island. Brian; ex-sail maker and decades of coastal cruising experience, owner/skipper Pearson 38 Cooper; years of coastal cruising experience. Brian; ex-sail maker and decades of coastal cruising experience, owner/skipper Pearson 38 Cooper; years of coastal cruising experience. His adult son is also going and has sailing experience. And what kind of crew he would prefer: no medical conditions with current crew. Would prefer crew in good health, non-obese, can have chronic conditions that are controlled with medication (eg hypertension, hypercholesterolemia). no food or drug allergies...all such information must be disclosed confidentially to me the skipper along with list of current medications. no seasickness with any crew currently. I highly recommend prophylactic use of anti-motion sickness medication the first day/night on passage. I am a pharmacist by training. I spoke with him this morning. I am convinced he knows what he is doing, has this well thought out plan. He sounds like a very nice guy. He agrees it is more important to have a nice one or two crew then a know-it-all. 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 drinks and meals ashore. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information to discuss further plans.



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5/25/2022 from Cape Canaveral, Fl. to Solomons, Md. on a Etap 37

OPO E-Mail # 22-55 XXXXXX is in Port Canaveral and is requesting one crew to sail from Florida to Md. He would like to leave Wednesday, May 25th, sailing offshore direct to the Chesapeake, Solomons, MD. He anticipates a 5 day passage. Because of the short notice a travel stipend is possible. He writes: The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named Just Us, which is a very interesting well built boat. In fact, it is unsinkable. (But 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. He  has 25t Master and 10000 Ocean miles. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 3 people. There will be some solo watches. Just Us has recently undergone a refit including new standing rigging, new rudder and upgraded nav system. She came from the Bahamas and is currently in Cape Canaveral preparing to head North to the Chesapeake. He’s looking to depart on Wednesday, May 25 and, depending on the WX, will go direct to the Chesapeake and Solomons, MD. Interested crew should contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/24/2022 from Grenada to Solomon's Island, MD on a Hylas 49

Reposting of OPO E-Mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada to bring to Solomon’s Island MD, in the Chesapeake Bay. He regularly gets crew from OPO and is a good guy and an old friend of mine. The trip is about 1800 NM, with likely a brief stop in St. Thomas for food and fun and friends. The boat is recently sold, has surveyed well, been re-rigged and seems seaworthy, well equipped and comfortable. He recently lost one crew member so I am reposting. He is able to cover some of the expenses due to the short time frame. He writes: I seek one or two worthy sailors who are attentive, aware and able to stand night watch alone. You must be able to tie a bowline, be a team player and helpful with all chores. You are advised to be fully vaccinated and probably will still need a negative Covid test in hand to enter Grenada and have a passport valid for at least 6 months more. Interested individuals should send me a brief sailing resume showing your experience and stating how you anticipate being useful on this potentially excellent sea voyage. Fishing is easy from a Hylas. Because of the late timeframe I will cover the cost of the flight from MIA to GND May 24. Also I will pay all expenses on board, including Covid related costs. This trip is 2000 NM and so is not insignificant, but should be fairly interesting and, dare I say, wonderful. Interested crew should email me at XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/20/2022 from Puerto Del Rey Marina to Florida on a Jeanneau DS40

OPO E-Mail # 22-54 XXXXXX is looking for 1 crewmember or a couple to join him on an ambitious sail aboard his Jeanneau DS40 named XXXXXX. He says she has most of the bells and whistles. She is a 2 cabin so ideal for 1 crew or a couple who may want to experience cruising. He writes: I am currently sitting Puerto Del Rey Marina leaving Friday for the south side of Puerto Rico making 2 overnight stops before making a jump to Boca Chica DR. Be there a few days to see a bit of the DR inland and go to Cuban embassy to see if I can get into the south side of Cuba. From Boca Chica a 400nm jump to Port Antonio Jamaica and 1 more stop in Jamaica before going to either Cuba or through the Windward Passage to Bahamas and the directly to Florida. If Cuba then would stop on the way in the Cayman Islands. Probably 2..4 stops in Cuba before rounding the west end for a direct run to Florida. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat. He couldn’t give me an estimate of the days because it depends on whether he can go to Cuba etc. If interested please contact him by email @ XXXXX@XXXX



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5/25/2022 from Huntington NY to Portland ME on a J-44

OPO e-mail # 22-53 I will be delivering a J-44 from Huntington NY to XXXXXX This was a delivery planned by skipper Frank that Cathy sent out last week, but he had to drop out. I am looking for three crew for a total of 4. The plan is to meet in Huntington late Wednesday afternoon and depart that evening. We should be in Mine by early Sat morning and we will drive the owner’s car back to Huntington by Saturday night. The passage should take 2 ½ days at most. You can drive to the boat and rive home or take the train out to Huntington or I can drop crew off on the way back from Maine if you leave near the route home. The trip is free with all boat and onboard food included. If interested please e-mail Hank (Cathy) at XXXXX@XXXX I depart Bermuda by sea Monday morning so will check e-mail about 6:30 to and am one more time. XXXXXX will also check e-mail after I leave and help line up three crew who wish to join me for this 278 miles non-stop passage. Hank OPO

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6/4/2022 from Grenada to Newport RI on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 22-51 Boat owner XXXXXX (who is also an ex OPO member having graduated to boat ownership a few years ago) and his friend and replacement skipper for this passage, XXXXXX are looking for two crew to help deliver his 1987 XXXXXX Pedrick 47 named Life of Reilly from Grenada to Newport RI. Mike adds: XXXXXX 2018, rig inspection 2022 XXXXXX Pedrick 47, retrofitted 2018, Perkins 4108 rebuilt 2018, SSB, Emergency beacons, XXXXXX and G system 2018. 6000 sea miles since retrofit. 20 tons, Jonhson series drogue. 6 XXXXXX life raft new 2019. water maker, generator, AIS. Captain will be taking a XXXXXX Reach. Replacement skipper and friend XXXXXX explains: Our dear friends Terri and XXXXXX along with their 2 young sons, had to leave their sailboat in Grenada and fly back to the USA. Michael was diagnosed with cancer and needed treatment in Massachusetts. My wife and I decided to sail the boat home to them in Massachusetts. My wife can’t go now and I can use a couple of crew to assist. Don’t know how that work through you. Really can’t pay the crew due to circumstances. The plan is to depart Grenada sometime the first week of June. Of course weather dependent one plan is Grenada to USVIs, Bermuda, then Massachusetts. The other plan is Grenada to USVIs, XXXXXX XXXXXX hop through the Bahamas and to XXXXXX Then to Massachusetts. I realize it’s asking a lot for people to go on this journey. I know many are looking for experience and adventure. Let me know please your thoughts and how your service works. Regards, XXXXXX I did ask Mike about what shape the boat is in and he has convinced me she is in very good shape and will be ready to go by e-mailing the following response to my questions: While the boat has been idle for two months, the engine and generator were serviced prior to departure, it is on a mooring in XXXXXX Grenada. It is being maintained by XXXXXX who owns the moorings and also has a fabrication business there. Lithium battery bank maintained by 1000 watts of solar. I am having the rig inspected by a local rigging company, the motor and generator is being started and run every two weeks, the water maker is pickled but only needs to be run pumping overboard for two hours to rinse out the pickling solution. The boat will be gone through by a marine engineer friend of mine you. Really can’t pay the crew due to circumstances. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. Mike says he will help with a small travel stipend within reason to help ensure that Skip has two good crew for this passage on this comfortable heavier displacement ocean going boat. The passage is at the best time of years and you will be helping out a fellow OPO member get his boat back home since he has other more pressing needs at this time. If interested please contact both Mike at XXXXX@XXXX and Skip XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information. And thanks for helping if you can. Hank OPO

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5/26/2022 from Eleuthera to Beaufort NC on a J-44

OPO e-mail # 22-52 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for this 4-day sail from the Bahamas to NC. He has a very nice set up for short-handed sailing J-44 named XXXXXX Joe sailed south with us in the NAR XXXXXX this past November. He is a very, very nice man. He e-mails: I’m planning to depart May 26th. I’m figuring if all goes well about four days passage. Should allow a day or two for weather. A conservative estimate I would need someone from May 26 to May 31. They would fly into the XXXXXX and take the ferry to XXXXXX They would fly home from an airport near Beaufort NC. Skill level does not have to be expert level. Just need someone to keep reliable watch and wake me if something need attention. The passage is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses paid for. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/16/2022 from Newport to Bermuda and Back on a Outbound 52

OPO E-Mail # 22-50 Captain XXXXXX is asking for one crew or a couple to do a round trip Newport to Bermuda to complete the offshore sale of the boat. Current owner will do the outbound trip and new owner to do return trip. He is in need of one crew, or a couple. This is a great opportunity to log some sea miles! Experienced captain and owner delivering a beautiful Outbound 52 to Bermuda on 5/16 or 17. Return leg from BDA on or about 5/24. Captain is open to crew doing one leg, or both. Stay aboard while in BDA if doing the round trip. Must be able to stand watch alone, or if you are two you can stand watch together. Contact the Captain at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and available dates.



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5/20/2022 from St. Thomas to Merritt Island, FL on a Lagoon

OPO E-Mail # 22--49 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his Lagoon 45OS, Sunnyside for a trip from St. Thomas to Merritt Island, Florida. Crew should be comfortable standing watch. He would like crew to arrive around May 15 - May 20 with a May 20th departure date. The trip should take about 7 days. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact XXXXXX by email at GCF XXXXX@XXXX

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5/12/2022 from French Polynesia to Cairns, Australia on a Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 22-48 XXXXXX is sailing his Oyster 56, Liberty in the Oyster World Rally with 23 other boats. The boat has sailed from Hampton to Antigua for the start, then Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tahiti. He needs to have one crewmember join him in French Polynesia until the next crew change in Australia. Crew will need to join the boat at the Marina Tiana in Tahiti. He would like crew to join him as soon as possible. He estimates crew will be away about 90 days and will return from Australia in mid August. There is a licensed Captain on board as well as the boat’s two owners. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2022 from Fort Lauderdale to Georgetown, Bahamas on a M 62’ Sailing Cat

OPO E-Mail # 22-47 This opportunity just came in from XXXXXX. I am posting what was sent. "We will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Georgetown, Bahamas around the 22nd of May. Depending on weather, it could be a few days or up to a week in transit. We only need one additional person for watches and normal deckhand help, but we have 2 queen berths available if pairs are looking. The boat is a custom M and M 62’ Sailing Cat which was totally refitted in 2020. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX"



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5/16/2022 from Huntington NY to Portland ME on a J-44

OPO E-Mail # 22-46 Pro skipper XXXXXX has another nice short passage starting on or about Saturday May 16, 2022. This boat is a J-44. The passage should take 2 ½ days at most. He is looking for 2 crew to assist in the passage. He will rent a car to get back to Huntington. Please call him @ XXX-XXX-XXXX or email XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2022 from ST. Thomas to Georgetown Exumas on a Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 22-45 OPO members XXXXXX is looking for one or two experienced crew or a couple to join him his wife and a pro skipper for this downwind passage from St. Thomas to Georgetown Exuma. The boat is a very comfortable 2020 Lagoon 450F catamaran that he has owned and been sailing off and on since he bought her new. I sailed with him a few years back when he first joined OPO and he is a nice guy. He adds: The boat is 2020 Lagoon 450F with all safety gear epirb life raft and life vests. We will use Chris Parker weather routing. They can call or email me at XXX-XXX-XXXX The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please call or e-mail him at XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX



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6/16/2022 from Newport to Bermuda on a Morris 46

OPO Crew Request for NBR # 22-05 Navigator XXXXXX is helping find one or two more crew for a total of 7 or 8 people to race aboard a very well found and equipped Morris 46 named Navicular. They plan an overnight from Essex CT to Newport May 20th and it would be a plus if you could join them for that short passage to get used to the boat and meet some of the other crew. He Adds: “The boat is like new and has had much done to prepare for our race. The skipper and crew have many years sailing with a few offshore passages, but this is their first Bermuda Race.” If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXX XXXXXX can then work out any details about positions they may need help with and what they expect from crew.



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5/20/2022 from Martinique to Newport on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-44 Martinique to Newport - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for a crew on short notice since he had a guy drop out. (Not an OPO member). But he has gotten crew from us before and has a repeat OPO crew member aboard. I know both he and the OPO crew and they are very nice people. You will be the third crew. The boat is a very well maintained and cared for Amel 53 that he has owned since new. The Amel is a very comfortable and easy boat to sail. He makes the passage north and south every year usually in our NARC Rally. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and provisions included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail XXXXXX with your sailing resume.



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5/24/2022 from Grenada to Solomon's Island MD on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada to bring to Solomon's Island MD, in the Chesapeake Bay. He regularly gets crew from OPO and is a good guy and an old friend of mine. The trip is about 1800 NM, with likely a brief stop in St. Thomas for food and fun and friends. The boat is recently sold, has surveyed well, been re-rigged and seems seaworthy, well equipped and comfortable. He e-mails this morning: “I seek two or three worthy sailors who are attentive, aware and able to stand night watch alone. You must be able to tie a bowline, be a team player and helpful with all chores. You are advised to be fully vaccinated and probably will still need a negative Covid test in hand to enter Grenada and have a passport valid for at least 6 months more. Interested individuals should send me a brief sailing resume showing your experience and stating how you anticipate being useful on this potentially excellent sea voyage. Fishing is easy from a Hylas. Typical of OPO, the crew must provide their own transport to and from the boat. I will pay all expenses on board, including Covid related costs. I have penciled in Tuesday, May 24, to fly to Grenada, hoping to depart soon thereafter.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2022 from Bermuda to Nanny Cay Tortola on a Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-40 I just got off the phone Pro skipper XXXXXX. He has been delayed by weather on is most recent delivery and is losing one crew for his next delivery from Bermuda to Nanny Cay Tortola. Since it is short notice and you have to fly into Bermuda and then back home he is willing to pay a travel stipend up to half the airfare within reason to be determined before you book. He is also paying for all the other boat expenses. He e-mails: I'm looking for one crew to meet me in Bermuda and sail to Nanny Cay, Tortola on May 5th. 54' 2017 Jenneau with a water maker and all the required electronics. I know it's a late request but lost one crew because of work commitment. If interested please call or e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/21/2022 from St. Maarten to Marion MA on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 22-41 Owner and skipper XXXX has 1989 Hinckley 51, He 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 to sail back towards the end of May. He e-mails: I’m sailing towards St. Martin and I expect to be there sometime next week. I still have need for one person to help us to bring Vivaldi North. He/she should be able to hold the course, have some offshore experience and, stand solo watches. My plan is to sail from St. Martin on or around May 21 to Bermuda and then to Marion, around 10-15 days. The rest of the crew is another OPO crew who has sailed with me in the Caribbean and a friend with plenty of offshore experience who has sailed with me several thousand miles. Vivaldi is a Hinckley 51 in perfect conditions with all B and G electronics, watermaker so we can shower daily, cook food, AIS, EPIRB, Liferaft. Vivaldi has sailed almost 40,000 miles with him as 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 XXXXX@XXXX



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5/9/2022 from St Maarten to Ft Lauderdale on a Hanse 575

OPO e-mail # 22-39 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Hanse 575 named XXXXXX that has owned for 6 years. He is looking for crew to join him for this1100 mile passage from St. Maarten to Florida. He was referred to us by a fellow SSCA member. He has made several offshore passages with the boat. This one is going the right way on a mostly downwind trade wind route. He  will make a couple of stops along the way and expects to take about 20 days to complete the 1100-mile passage. He asks crew arrive two or three days early and will depart about May 12th. He Adds: “Must know how to sail, blue water is desired, cooking is a bonus! Relentles is Blue water. Sloop rig, modern electronics, safety, autopilot, water maker, solar. 3 cabins, 4 berths. 2 showers, 3 heads. Genset, gas stove, microwave, washer dryer. Crew should be physically fit and healthy. Fully vaccinated. Medical conditions need to be disclosed prior to agreement. Crew should have experience managing sea sickness, either with meds or sailing practices. Please advise if motion sickness is a problem”. The passage is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks at stops ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2022 from Annapolis MD to Huntington NY on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 22-38 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a delivery of a 2011 Beneteau 46 from Annapolis to Huntington NY, almost the opposite of what he is doing the week before. I have known a few hours longer than from the last “crew request” I sent out for him. He is still a very nice guy and will have made this passage one more time. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. He will most likely rent a car to get to the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/24/2022 from Huntington, NY to Solomon Island, MD on a Beneteau 35

OPO e-mail # 22-37time commitment) Huntington, NY to Solomon Island, MD - Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a delivery of a 2011 Beneteau 35.1 from Huntington NY to MD. The boat was recently sold and surveyed and is in good working order. This can be a very nice trip through NY City, down the Jersey Coast and then up Delaware Bay, through the C and D Canal and then down to the Soloman Islands. I have known him for many years. He is a very nice guy and has made this passage many times before. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. He will most likely rent a car to get back to Huntington and you can drive back with him. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX or call since it is short notice at XXX-XXX-XXXX



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4/30/2022 from Annapolis, MD to Greenwich, CT on a Beneteau 31

OPO e-mail # 22-36 XXXXXX has a 2015 Beneteau 31 named XXXXXX that he will be sailing up from Deale MD to Annapolis April 30th (One day hop) but is really looking for meet one or two experienced people to sail with him from Annapolis to Greenwich Ct this July 4th holiday (3-day passage) and then sail back the following month. The one day sail up from Annapolis would be a good time to meet and then plan for passages this summer. You do not have to do all three. He bought the boat last year in Oong Island Sound and had help moving her to Annapolis. He has one in-experienced crew going and is looking for one or two more who would like to join him for the trip up. Then he will have crew come to make the return passage n August. He  Adds: The boat is a relatively new boat in great condition. Rigging inspected and main sail roller furler refit over the winter. Brand new main sail and gennaker. Completed same trip from LIS to Annapolis once last year. Prior sailing experience on Beneteau/Jenneau/Bavaria of 30-40 feet and racing J-105s/J-24s on the Long Island Sound. Completed RYA Yachtmaster Coastal proficiency course (Hamble School of Yachting, Hamble, UK). And Explains: Hello, I am looking for 1 or 2 delivery crew to help me deliver my Beneteau from/to Annapolis, MD a couple times this spring / summer. It is a relatively new 2015 boat in good condition with the "premium" Beneteau options package (even a bow thruster!). Brand new main, gennakker, and battery bank for the season and rigging has been inspected recently. The main legs will be July 4 weekend from Annapolis to Greenwich, CT and then returning the boat early August to Annapolis likely from Nantucket or Block. Exact details TBD though from prior experience expect to take 48-72 hours as I did the same trip in reverse last year. I am hoping to find one or two experienced crew that would be able to join me for both and able to stand night watch. Potential to stop in Cape May, but may do both passages straight depending on weather/tide timing. Bonus points if Annapolis area based. I will be bringing the boat up from Deale, MD to Annapolis on April 30th, which is just a day sail, but would be a great intro opportunity as well. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail him a copy of your sailing resume to to XXXXX@XXXX As he mentions it would be a bonus to live close enough for the day hop at the end of this month so you can meet first.



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5/8/2022 from Marsh Harbor to Old Ct on a Ovni 42

OPO e-mail # 22-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2016 Ovni 42 named XXXXXX that he owned since new. He is looking for two crew to join him for the sail back from the Bahamas (Most likely departing from Marsh Harbor) to Greenwich Ct. He sailed south with the Salty Dawg Rally last November and is sailing back to the US about the same departure time of May 10th. He may stop in Hamton Virgina or straight to Long Island Sound to Greenwich. The 10 to 12 days builds in some flexibility based on weather that will be supplied by Chris Parker. The boat is well equipped for offshore cruising. He has cruised 3 years in Europe, sailed transatlantic, in the Caribbean and the East Coast. He last boat was a Sabre 34. Since there will only be three crew in total, expect to stand a solo watch so some offshore experience is a plus. The passage is free but as usually you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside mails and drinks. If interested please send him an e-mail with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2022 from St. Thomas to Stamford CT on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-34 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a total of five on this passage from St. Thoams to Stamford aboard a one-year-old Jeanneau 64. He is a very qualified skipper who has raced around the world twice. I have known him for many years. He now lives in New York when not moving and racing boats around. He takes care of this boat for the owner and his family. In fact, the wife will be making the passage. Crew should plan to fly into St. Thomas on May 5th to move aboard the boat and depart the next day. They plan to make a non-stop passage which will take about 8 or 9 days on this boat, not more than 10 days for sure. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. Looking for qualified crew who have been offshore before and are good company and can help keep the boat ship shape and on course. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX Marcus is in the Caribbean right now so may not get back to you right away, but certainly in the next 24 to 48 hours.



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4/22/2022 from Miami to Sag Harbor on a Alden 58

OPO e-mail # 22-33 Pro sailor and captain XXXXXX seeks one more experienced crew for a total of 4 for delivery of his Alden 58 ketch named Scout from Miami Fl to Huntington, NY. More info on the boat here. The other crew is also very, very experienced and has done the same trip several times. Ideally the boat will depart Miami 4/22 if weather window permits, with one overnight stop in Morehead City, NC; before continuing on to Long Island. The passage is free with all onboard expenses and travel included. (Within reason) Captain He is a very experienced sailor and we have many sailing friends in common since he is from Huntington, NY. If interested and can be in Miami on 4/21 e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a copy of your sailing resume.



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5/9/2022 from Cocoa, FL to Charleston, SC on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 22-32 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX will drive from Mt Pleasant, SC to Cocoa on 9 May, casting off 10 May. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4. IF Mother Nature Cooperates this will be a 3-4 days offshore passage, exiting at Cape Canaveral and ending up in CHS about 14 May. He has gotten crew from us many times before and it has always worked out well. If weather dictates in route, he may elect to go inside along the ICW, which could take longer. The boat is a 1999 Beneteau 411 named XXXXXX in good shape and well equipped. The Garmin InReach will be on and has worldwide text and SOS/location ability. Additional Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, Personal Locator Beacon, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear. Crew must have the necessary foul weather gear for wet conditions. Crew to be 4 in total, 3 of which have already signed on. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Crew can meet in Cocoa on the afternoon of the 9th or are welcome to drive with him to Cocoa. Crew must be able to stand watch alone. Upon arrival in CHS, he can drive crew to the airport. If interested in joining, text at XXX-XXX-XXXX or email to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/20/2022 from St. Martin to Bermuda then Horta then Gibraltar and Ponta Delgado on a Beneteau 58

OPO e-mail # 22-31 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for experienced crew for this Trans-Atlantic. He just heard about us from our good friend Maurizio in St. Maarten and e-mailed this morning. He owns a very nice Beneteau 58 -named XXXXXX. He adds: “She is in good shape - did 2 Atlantic Crossings lately - I have 4 double Cabins with Toilet and Shower - I carry 1000 l water and have a Watermaker 150l/h - there is a Yanmar 165hp and a Onan Generator 10KW - I Carry 1000l of Diesel. The plan is, to leave from St Martin after 20st of April to Bermuda and from Bermuda to Horta after 7th of May to Gibraltar via Ponta Delgado. I offer a cabin including full cover of Food and Beverage while on Board, a welcome Dinner or arrival in any Port. I am also willing to pay for a flight back to St Martin from Europe.” If you are interested please send your sailing resume to Helmut (Austrian) at XXXX@XXXXX



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4/23/2022 from St. Martin to Bermuda on a Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-30 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two more crew to sail his 2008 Sun Odyssey 49i named  XXXXXXon this first leg. He was referred to us by a colleague who is a good friend of mine and confirms that he is a nice guy and has a good boat. He has owned her for two years and sailed her 800 miles. He is looking for crew with some offshore experienced and can do a solo watch. He plans to sail with a total of 4 people. He explains one other crew is: “My father is the second crew member besides me without sailing experience. So I'm looking for 1-2 crew members with some offshore experience that can grow into night watches. They will have their own cabin with 2 bunks. The boat is a fully equipped bluewater cruiser with water maker, radar, AIS, EPIRB, new lift raft, fridge, freezer etc. See boat description: radar, AIS, EPIRB, lift raft, Spinlock 6D life vests with personal AIS, water maker, fridge, freezer, 2 electric toilets, full separate shower”. You can see pictures of the boat at http://sailingjust4fun.com/ and https://vierunterwegs-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/g/personal/thomas_vierunterwegs_onmicrosoft_com/EdCjX0SG The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. I believe they are sailing all the way to Europe so you can inquire and confirm if this first leg is a check out leg to make sure everyone likes each other before committing to more miles. You also need you own money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at at XXXXX@XXXX (Note .de is for Denmark) St. Martin is the French side of Sint Maarten/St. Martin



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5/25/2022 from Galapagos to French Polynesia on a Fountaine Pajot 47 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-29 We do get all kinds of passage opportunities. Many of us would not qualify for this one, but if you are young and into social media, this may interest you. Please make sure you watch some of the YouTube work before responding. XXXXXX is certainly looking for the right type of crew to join. I am sure you may be one of many that respond and few are chosen. This was referred to us by another OPO member. If interested you can send him an e-mail and inquire about joining. He just pulled into Panama. He was first in touch with us before starting the leg to Panama so we held off sending this out until we knew he was able to respond to any inquires. He e-mails: Sailing Cerebral (a YouTube TV Series) is looking for one crew member to complete our 4-person crew to travel from the Galapagos to French Polynesia. We will be leaving the Galapagos May 25 Sailing to the Marquesas (approximately 29-25 days). In addition there is an opportunity to sail around the Marquesas until season 4 of the show begins July 7th in Tahiti. The boat is a Fountaine Pajot 47 foot catamaran (2019). Sailing will cover the cost of travel to the Galapagos and all provisions for the trip. If interested in this unique opportunity please email: XXXXX@XXXX



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