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1/19/2019
2/15/2019
Jacksonville
St. Maarten
35’ Fountaine Pujot Tobago Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-02 We met OPOOPO in Newport at the start of the NARC Rally la...

11/28/2018
12/3/2018
Norfolk Va
St. Maarten
Alden 54
Revised dates for # 18-124 This is just in today from Captain and owner OPOOPO...
11/26/2018
11/29/2018
Norfolk Va
St. Maarten
Alden 54
OPO e-mail # 18-124 This is just in late yesterday from Captain and owner OPOO...
10/20/2018
11/1/2018
Hampton Roads Virginia
BVI
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 18-110 OPOOPO Rally - Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife are looking ...
12/30/2018
2/2/2019
Turks and Caicos
Puerto Rico
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 18-131 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two cr...
10/11/2018
10/30/2018
Huntington NY
Martinique
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 18-105 Boat owner and very experience skipper OPOOPO is looking f...
3/18/2019
5/31/2019
Martinique
Newport, RI
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-14 Boat owner and captain OPOOPO is looking for one and possi...

3/15/2019
5/29/2019
St. Maarten
Huntington NY
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew...

3/11/2019
6/1/2019
Bermuda
the Azores
Amel SM

OPO e-mail # 19-11 This opportunity comes from an OPO member referral who has...

12/10/2018
12/11/2018
Charleston SC
Cape Canaveral FL
Bavaria
OPO e-mail # 18-128 Paula and OPOOPO are looking for crew for the next leg fro...
10/24/2018
11/4/2018
Deltaville
Key West Florida
Benetau 423
OPO e-mail # 18-113 Boat owner OPOOPO has a Benetau 423 and is looking for two...
11/3/2018
11/6/2018
Annapolis
Newport
Beneteau 46

OPO E-Mail # 18-119 OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail with him from Annapoli...

10/3/2018
10/11/2018
NYC Area
Florida
Beneteau Oceanis 48

OPO E-Mail # 18-98 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 QUALIFIED and OFF...

10/10/2018
10/27/2018
NARC Rally from Little Creek
Bermuda
Bristol 35

OPO e-mail # 18-101 St. Maarten - We met OPOOPO at the Newport Boat Show. He ...

10/17/2018
11/2/2018
City Island NY
Beaufort NC
C &C 40

OPO e-mail # 18-107 OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to go fr...

10/23/2018
10/28/2018
Stamford, CT
Bermuda
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-112 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed looking for one more crew...
10/26/2018
10/30/2018
Portsmouth RI
Jacksonville FL
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-116 We met OPOOPO on the docks today. He heard about our servi...
11/12/2018
12/3/2018
Portsmouth RI
Jacksonville FL
Catamaran
Resend of OPO e-mail # 18-116 We met OPOOPO on the docks today. He heard about...
10/17/2018
12/15/2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Grenada, WI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-108 Factory Balance 526 Catamaran - Pro skipper OPOOPO has this...
3/18/2019
6/1/2019
Brunswick, Georgia
Newfoundland
Chris White Atlantic 57 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-15 Owners - We are OPOOPO, a married couple in our 50’s...

10/10/2018
11/13/2018
Warwick, R.I.
Virgin Gorda BVI
cutter
OPO e-mail # 18-103 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for three more crew to help ...
3/20/2019
6/15/2019
Bodo, Norway
Tromso, Tromso
cutter
OPO e-mail # 19-16 Svalbard and Svalbard-Iceland - I have been e-mailing with bo...
11/21/2018
12/15/2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Grenada, WI
Factory Balance 526 Catamaran

Resend of # 18-108 Factory Balance 526 Catamaran - Pro skipper OPOOPO has thi...

1/18/2019
1/15/2019
Cape Town, South Africa
Grenada, WI
Factory Balance 526 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-108 - Need replacement crew due to illness Factory Balance 526 C...
2/24/2019
3/3/2019
Turks and Cacois
Puerto Rico
Fountaine Pujot Tobago

OPO e-mail # 19-08 This may be a long shot, but we just got this from a boat ...

10/30/2018
11/27/2018
KINGSTON, JAMAICA
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Freedom 35

OPO E-Mail # 18-118 Freedom 35 I have a regular client who has been transferr...

1/20/2019
2/24/2019
Dominican Republic
Grand Turk.
Gulfstar
OPO e-mail # 19-03 Here is another Caribbean crew request just in this weekend....
1/30/2019
4/5/2019
Marsh Harbor
Chesapeake Bay
Hallberg Rassy 53

OPO e-mail # 19-04 or Plan B, Nassau to Bermuda, then on to the Chesapeake. -...

12/8/2018
12/14/2018
Newport RI
Savannah Georgia
Hanse 50

OPO e-mail # 18-126 Popular and very busy Ozzie Skipper OPOOPO is squeezing i...

2/22/2019
4/22/2019
Cartagena Columbia
Newport with stops in Turks and Caicos and Bermuda
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 19-07 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

10/21/2018
11/2/2018
Cambridge MD
USVI
Hinckley 48
OPO e-mail # 18-111 Boat owner and veteran sailor OPOOPO is looking for one mo...
11/5/2018
11/6/2018
Hampton, Virginia
USVI
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-111 Boat owner and veteran sailor OPOOPO is looking for one m...

10/19/2018
11/5/2018
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Hinckley 48

UPDATED OPO e-mail # 18-81 Boat owner OPOOPO e-mailed that he lost a ...

11/13/2018
11/18/2018
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Hylas 49
OPO e-mail # 18-122 Short notice. Help with reasonable travel expenses offered....
11/11/2018
11/30/2018
Ft Lauderdale
St Thomas
Hylas 70
OPO E-Mail # 18-120 Two crew needed to round out crew of six for Hylas 70. Yach...
10/6/2018
10/14/2018
Larchmont Yacht Club Rye NY
Annapolis Yacht Club MD
J-109

OPO e-mail # 18-100 I plan to pick up a J-109 (35 ft) from the owner and his ...

3/11/2019
5/4/2019
BVI
Ireland
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45

OPO e-mail # 19-10 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two cr...

10/3/2018
10/23/2018
US/BVI
Ft Lauderdale
Lagoon 42 Cat

OPO e-mail # 18-99 Pro skipper OPOOPO e-mailed from sea. He is looking for on...

12/12/2018
12/17/2018
Mamaroneck, NY
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Lagoon 42 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-129 This is a very short notice and over Christmas so flights a...
10/11/2018
10/31/2018
Newport RI
Annapolis MD
New 46 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-106 Here is a nice shorter opportunity on a very nice boat with...
10/10/2018
10/30/2018
Newport RI
St. Thomas
Newport
OPO e-mail # 18-102 - Last notices sent to old address book. Pro skipper OPOOPO...
10/25/2018
11/13/2018
Warwick RI
Virgin Gorda with a stop in Bermuda
Newport
OPO e-mail # 18-115 Pro skipper OPOOPO sent thus crew request in and I am send...
3/13/2019
5/4/2019
St. Thomas
Newport RI
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 19-12 Boat owner and long time friend OPOOPO is looking for one ...

11/30/2018
12/4/2018
Norfolk Virginia
St. Thomas USVI
Outbound 52
OPO e-mail # 18-125 Pro skipper and “Outbound” OPOOPO (and good fr...
12/7/2018
4/7/2019
Galapagos
French Polynesia, Tonga, New Zealand
Oyster 55

OPO e-mail # 18-127 OPO members and Boat Owners OPOOPO and his wife Diana are...

1/18/2019
1/22/2019
Bermuda
Panama
Oyster 55
OPO e-mail # 19-01 VERY SHORT NOTICE. PAID TRAVEL TO BERMUDA. Hank, I need one ...
3/5/2019
5/5/2019
St. Maarten
Stamford CT via NY City
Pacific Seacraft 40
OPO e-mail # 19-09 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two seasoned offshore crew...
10/18/2018
10/22/2018
Little Creek Virginia
Beaufort/Morehead City
Sabre

OPO e-mail # 18-109 Boat owners OPOOPO heard about us on the docks in Little ...

2/20/2019
5/4/2019
Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda BVI
Bermuda and then Newport, RI
Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 19-06 Boat owner OPOOPO participated in the NARC Rally last Fall...

2/2/2019
2/15/2019
Fortaleza, Brazil
Grenada
sloop
OPO e-mail # 19-05 Pro skipper OPOOPO lost a crew due to illness. Thus is shor...
11/12/2018
11/12/2018
Marion Mass
Nassau Bahamas
Swan 53
OPO e-mail # 18-121 Captain OPOOPO skippered a Swan 53 for us in the Narc Rall...
10/24/2018
11/2/2018
Annapolis MD
St. Thomas USVI
Swan 53
OPO e-mail # 18-114 Pro skipper Paul is looking for one more crew for this deli...
12/13/2018
1/19/2019
De Navidad, Mexico
Panama City then Transit of Canal
Trawler

OPO e-mail # 18-130 I spoke with OPOOPO on the phone today and he is a very n...

10/8/2018
10/19/2018
Jamestown, RI
St. Michael’s, Md.
Trawler
OPO E-Mail # 18- 97 Thomas had crew lined up but they had to cancel so this oppo...
10/11/2018
1/6/2019
Paz Mexico
Panama Canal
Trawler
OPO e-mail # 18-104 Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife have a nice Nordhavn 43 Tra...

2/15/2019 from Jacksonville to St. Maarten on a 35’ Fountaine Pujot Tobago Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-02 We met OPOOPO in Newport at the start of the NARC Rally last October. He was not looking to join a rally, but was looking for crew to head down the coast. He is now in Florida and looking for the right weather window after about February 15th to sail to St. Maarten. But you can join him for part of the passage and do not have to commit to the entire trip. He knows he will be sailing upwind so will wait for the proper front to come through to get easting and then make a couple of stops when needed. He and I spoke this week. He is a very nice guy. He e-mails: As we discussed, I’m in Jacksonville Beach on my 35’ Fountaine Pujot Tobago catamaran about 3-4 weeks away from heading towards St Maarten. I’ll be waiting for an optimal weather window which would have me leaving a day or two before a “northerly”, riding it as far east as possible then tacking southeast, hopefully making land somewhere between Turks and Cacaos and the Virgin Islands. I’m looking for crew who’s looking to share in the adventure. I’d like anyone who volunteers to remain onboard until reaching at least San Juan, PR at which point I could single-handle the rest of the way, but of course they’d be more than welcome to continue onward to my final destination. Anyone willing to do so would be more than welcome to stay on board for a few days once reaching St Maarten to relax and recover. All expenses onboard (food/beverages) will be covered. Must have passport. About the boat: She’s a 1994 3 cabin single head Fountaine Pujot Tobago with all new systems, including new engines, mast, standing rigging, sails, batteries, wiring and electronics (including chart plotter, sonar and radar). She handled her shake-out cruise from Newport, RI to Jacksonville, Fl like a champ reaching speeds over 13 knots! About the captain: I’m a young and semi-retired electrical engineer/software developer with 30+ years of sailing experience looking forward to exploring the leeward and windward islands. I’ve sailed the Philippines, southern California, south Florida and the keys with experience sailing from San Juan, PR to Daytona Beach. My most recent experience has been sailing from Newport, RI to Jacksonville Beach, Fl. All volunteers are encouraged to email their sailing resume’s to me at XXXXX@XXXXX, the more experience the better.



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12/3/2018 from Norfolk Va to St. Maarten on a Alden 54

Revised dates for # 18-124 This is just in today from Captain and owner OPOOPO He comes to us recommended by two good references who both say this is an excellent boat and Richard is a nice guy. He is looking for one replacement crew since he lost a crew do to time constraints. “I’m now docked in Norfolk with 3 crew onboard and I was ready to depart Monday but are now delayed due to poor offshore sea conditions. Weather and Chris Parker’s forecast looks good to depart on Thursday but one crew member cannot stay until then and still be able make the 9-10-11 day passage sailing offshore to OPOOPO OPOOPO am looking for a sailor with offshore experience who can be here to Norfolk by Wednesday so to sail offshore to Norfolk to OPOOPO for 10-11 days. Crew needs a valid U OPOOPO life vest with harness and safety tether, be able to sail and stand night watches, and have offshore experience. The yacht is a US made ALDEN 54 center cockpit sloop, designed for offshore passages, is well equipped with modern electronics and offshore safety gear. The passage will take less than 2 weeks. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. There is no drinking onboard so wait until we get ashore in OPOOPO - Captain's treat. If interested please e-mail Richard with your sailing resume at” M XXXXX@XXXX Thanks, OPOOPO Captain and Owner SEA CLOUD

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11/29/2018 from Norfolk Va to St. Maarten on a Alden 54

OPO e-mail # 18-124 This is just in late yesterday from Captain and owner OPOOPO He comes to us recommended by two good references who both say this is an excellent boat and Richard is a nice guy. He is looking for one replacement crew since he lost a crew do to time constraints. “I’m now docked in Norfolk with 3 crew onboard and I was ready to depart Monday but are now delayed due to poor offshore sea conditions. Weather and Chris Parker’s forecast looks good to depart on Thursday but one crew member cannot stay until then and still be able make the 9-10-11 day passage sailing offshore to OPOOPO OPOOPO am looking for a sailor with offshore experience who can be here to Norfolk by Wednesday so to sail offshore to Norfolk to OPOOPO for 10-11 days. Crew needs a valid U OPOOPO life vest with harness and safety tether, be able to sail and stand night watches, and have offshore experience. The yacht is a US made ALDEN 54 center cockpit sloop, designed for offshore passages, is well equipped with modern electronics and offshore safety gear. The passage will take less than 2 weeks. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. There is no drinking onboard so wait until we get ashore in OPOOPO - Captain's treat. If interested please e-mail Richard with your sailing resume at” M XXXXX@XXXX Thanks, OPOOPO Captain and Owner SEA CLOUD

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11/1/2018 from Hampton Roads Virginia to BVI on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-110 OPOOPO Rally - Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife are looking for one more crew or a couple who would like to join them for the OPOOPO Rally. Chuck has a very nice 2003 Amel 53. They have had the boat for 1 ½ years. Chuck called this morning and sounds like a very nice guy. The boat is easy to sail. Chuck would like someone who has been offshore before and ideally may have even done the rally before. But since it is short notice you can e-mail and inquire. You can arrive anytime in OPOOPO Virginia between Oct 27th and November 1st for departure November 3rd or best weather window after that date. You would move aboard the boat and stay with them to the BVI arriving about 10 days after you depart. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side socials. If interested please send a brief sailing resume to Chuck at XXXXX@XXXX with your contact information.

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2/2/2019 from Turks and Caicos to Puerto Rico on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-131 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew who would like to join him for a passage from the Turks and Caicos to Puerto Rico on his Amel 53 Super Maramu. This is a very comfortable offshore boat and very easy to sail. OPOOPO has owned the boat for a little over a year and has logged about 3,500 miles on the boat during that time, sailing it from Martinique to New England, and back south again. He and his family have recently begun sailing the boat full time, and are currently in the Bahamas. OPOOPO has been sailing for over 10 years, most of which has been in the Caribbean and Maine New England Coast. OPOOPO is competent with diesel engine repair, marine electronics, and has done most of the outfitting on the boat himself. OPOOPO is a physician, but he is taking a 2 - 3 year sabbatical to sail with his family. He is not planning to have his wife and two daughters join him on the passage from Turks and Caicos to Puerto Rico, and is therefore looking for one or two additional crew. The passage will be approximately 450 miles offshore, weather permitting. Weather routing will be provided by Chris Parker. The boat is in excellent condition and has proven to be a very comfortable boat in heavy weather. Sails are new, as well as having updated navigational, safety, and communications equipment. SSB and Iridium Go Satellite are onboard, and radar was updated in 2018. Watermaker produces 60L/hr. Fuel range is approximately 1500miles. Liferaft and safety equipment are all up to date or new as of 2018. Crew would be needed beginning approximately February 2, and the passage will take approximately 4 - 6 days. Departure may be delayed by several days due to weather. Port of entry is expected to be Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The trip is free with all onboard expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX SV Soteria Currently in Central Exumas

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10/30/2018 from Huntington NY to Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-105 Boat owner and very experience skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to replace a crew who dropped out recently on short notice. (Injured his back) Eric has a very nice Amel 53 and he has done this trip many times. I have known him for 30 years since he lives in my hometown and he has gotten most of his crew from us, many going as repeat being invited directly by Eric each year. The reason is they he feeds the crew well, has a big crew so easy watch keeping and uses his water maker a lot. You need to be able to stand a solo watch. Plus it is an easy boat to handle. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send a sailing resume to Eric at XXXXX@XXXX He explains the passage: “We hope to leave OPOOPO 30 and sail directly to Martinique. 4 watches 3 hours on 9 off. It should take about 12 days. Some of the crew will leave in Martinique and others will sail with us 2 days later to OPOOPO The second leg to St. Maarten is optional. We are going to Martinique to have Amel tune the new rigging. As usual all on board expenses will be covered by me. Great food and hot shower every day. Would you please post a crew request for one person using the XXXXX@XXXX address. We have made this trip on Kimberlite 32 times up or down not to mention on other boats The last ticket I bought from Martinique nonstop to JFK on Norwegian air cost me $78”

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5/31/2019 from Martinique to Newport, RI on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-14 Boat owner and captain OPOOPO is looking for one and possibly two experienced off-shore crew for his annual trip north. OPOOPO has owned this boat since new and takes pride in ownership and keeping things proper and shipshape. He has gotten crew from us before. He does expect the crew to be easy on the boat and treat it like they would their own home. He does a good job of describing himself and the boat so we copied and pasted his request. He will likely stop in Bermuda for fuel and will stay for a few days if the weather is iffy for the last leg. The Amel 53 is a very easy boat to sail and very comfortable. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX . Ideal Crew On May 31, I plan to sail from Martinique, to Newport, RI. My boat is LADYBUG, a well found, fully equipped 53 Amel ketch. I will stop in Bermuda for a day or two if there is a reason to do so. The voyage to Bermuda should take about 8-10 days, and the voyage from Bermuda to Newport about 5 days. The trip could take several days longer or less depending on the strength of the Azores/Bermuda high and the trade winds south of Bermuda. In Martinique, the crew will be welcome, indeed encouraged, to arrive a few days before departure and stay on the boat at its berth at the marina in the village of Le Marin. I will require a sailing resume and references. The crew will share a two bunk state room and head. I will provide the food and costs during the voyage. My ideal crew of two would have the following characteristics: 1. Physically fit and healthy (not over-weight), no blood thinner medicines, 2. No problem with seasickness (this is important.), 3. No special diet, 4. No smoking, and this is a dry boat-until arrival, 5. Must be experienced in off-shore sailing, each person will do a solo watch. 6. Be familiar with mechanical things and modern navigation equipment. 7. Be interested in many things, don’t be a fanatic of any kind. 8. Share the food preparation and cleaning. I had the boat built in La Rochelle in 1998. I have sailed it approximately 60,000 miles. This includes 3 transatlantic trips, numerous times to Bermuda and the Caribbean down to Trinidad and up to Canada, from England to the Mediterranean and all over the Mediterranean during the 8 years that I lived on the boat in Port Grimaud in southern France. I replaced the boat engine 3 years ago and the rigging last winter. This winter, the electric motors for the sail controls and the motors for the two auto-helms were rebuilt. The sails were new last year.



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5/29/2019 from St. Maarten to Huntington NY on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for a total or 4 crew for his annual passage back from the Caribbean. He has a very nice Amel 53 that he has owned for many years and has made this passage many times. He has also gotten crew from us in the past. Most of his crew are made up of OPO members that he has met through us and has kept in touch with. He is very safety conscious ad has the boat very well equipped. I have known him for many years. The trip is free but you as usual you need to get to and from the boat. He may sail straight through if the weather looks ok and the passage will take about 10 days after you leave, but plan a couple more days for weather delays or a stop in Bermuda if need be. If interested please send a short resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/1/2019 from Bermuda to the Azores on a Amel SM

OPO e-mail # 19-11 This opportunity comes from an OPO member referral who has the same type of boat. OPOOPO and his wife are looking for another couple to join them for this passage and are welcome to stay an extra week on the boat in the Azores. Here is what Paul e-mailed us. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat and since you are staying an extra week you can offer to chip in for provisions if you want. If interested please contact Paul but understand that it may take him a day or two to get back since he has poor internet connections. Paul e-mails: “We are a Swedish couple who sail an Amel SM from 1999 named S OPOOPO . We have cruised extensively since 2015. We plan to sail back to Europe from Bermuda to the Azores, Departure around 1 of June 2019. Distance just short of 1800 Nm if the north route is chosen. guess it would take +/- 12 days, we plan to spend some time in OPOOPO and the crew can stay for a week or so to explore parts of the Azores if desired. We would prefer a couple with enough experience to handle a watch without the need to call the captain for instruction, but can reef and trim sail when needed. Reefing and trimming is simple as electrical furling on both main and the head sail. The reason for preference for a couple, we see the social side of crew as also an important issue. If no couple is available we would then go for one or two experienced persons male or female. We are easiest contacted by E-mail XXXXX@XXXX , we are currently in OPOOPO heading for OPOOPO Jamaica, Cuba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores, so sometimes our contact with Internet might be poor. You can find more about us on our blogg www.UUUUU.com OPOOPO Osterberg



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12/11/2018 from Charleston SC to Cape Canaveral FL on a Bavaria

OPO e-mail # 18-128 Paula and OPOOPO are looking for crew for the next leg from Charleston to OPOOPO They know it is short notice so are offering a travel stipend. We have gotten more information about the boat and also spoke with an OPO member who crewed with them last month. He says they are nice folks and very accommodating to crew who join them. The last two crew requests we sent out were also on short notice so we have not been able to get a lot of information about the opportunity since we do not waste time when it is short notice. However since this is the 3rd time they are asking we have gotten more information which we have included below. We also have a phone number since it might be a good idea to call if you want to join them. We all know it is a long shot at this time of year, but this is a nice boat and you will have your own cabin. You may also want to ask about their next leg of the trip which I think will be from Florida to the Bahamas. We imagine we will get another crew request after they get to Florida, but you may be able to get on their list of crew for future legs by asking now. Here is what Paula sent us on Saturday, but ended up in our junk folder until we found it this morning. Here is the itinerary: Tuesday: leave SC to OPOOPO is approximately a 3 days -50 hours of sailing time at an approximate 6 knots. Fuel and supply and 1 night tie up. To arrive in OPOOPO (1) overnight sail. In search for 2 crew member for quick delivery. We realize it’s last min notice so we are willing to contribute $www.UUUUU.com towards travel expenses. Boat is a 2018- OPEN-46' NAUTITECH BAVARIA SAILING CATAMARAN owners version- 3 full cabins, 3 heads, 2 showers. Main, OPOOPO and Geniqa - 2 electric winches and 1 manual. 2 salons, 1 teak dining table, twin helms, radar and AIS B and G systems- watch can be preformed from inside salon. Heat and AC with 20 mile radius internet access. Solar panels, 2 6 person life rafts, e-pirb, 12 inflatable life jackets with harnesses, 6 person tender with life jackets. Boat is in mint condition and still under warranty with updates being done regularly. Fresh water maker, TV, full monitor with computer. No drinking, smoking or pets while sailing. Let me know if I missed something. XXX-XXX-XXXX Potential crew members may contact me via cell and email.

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11/4/2018 from Deltaville to Key West Florida on a Benetau 423

OPO e-mail # 18-113 Boat owner OPOOPO has a Benetau 423 and is looking for two or three crew to help him sail south. He sent us the following e-mail looking for crew. As you can see he has used us in the past and kept in touch with some of the crew, but everyone is busy this time of year. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and he has also offered to help with some transportation since it is short notice. Please contact OPOOPO and ask more if you would like to sail with him. He e-mailed just today and yesterday: “I haven't used your service in several years, but the crew members you have supplied in the past were great. I.e., they knew what they were doing, they pulled their own weight, and they were easy to get along with. Unfortunately, they and my other sailing buddies have scheduling conflicts. The delivery starts in Deltaville on November 4th and ends eight or none days later in Key West. I can pick up one crew member in Little Creek which is a short cab ride from the Norfolk airport. I understand that at this late date I may have to pony up some transportation money. I have some feelers out to some other crew, but I may need as many as two crew members. Thanks for your help, - OPOOPO XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXXX@XXXX

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11/6/2018 from Annapolis to Newport on a Beneteau 46

OPO E-Mail # 18-119 OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail with him from Annapolis to Newport. This is a very short notice opportunity as he would like to leave on Tuesday if the forecast holds. The boat is a Beneteau 46 in great shape with full electronics. OPOOPO by e-mail XXXX@UUUUU.com



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10/11/2018 from NYC Area to Florida on a Beneteau Oceanis 48

OPO E-Mail # 18-98 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his offshore passage crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Beneteau Oceanis 48 from the NY/NJ area to a yet-to-be-determined destination in Florida. This will be a passage that will take about 8-10 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a prior day for prep as well as a cleanup day after arrival. All crew will arrive in the NY/NJ area (marina not yet determined) around Thursday October 11, for departure a day or two afterward (weather permitting)...and must be available through October 20...OR SO, to allow for weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $600. If interested, please e-mail him directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. He adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 42 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. Cheers!



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10/27/2018 from NARC Rally from Little Creek to Bermuda on a Bristol 35

OPO e-mail # 18-101 St. Maarten - We met OPOOPO at the Newport Boat Show. He is heading south from the Chesapeake Bay and is joining our rally. He has a small boat but he has lots of experience with Atlantic crossings etc. The boat is a Bristol 35 that he has owned since 1987 and is a 1973. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 2 crew. Obviously that crew needs to have prior offshore experience. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but he wants you to pay your own $100 NARC Rally per person fee. Most OPO members do not qualify for this opportunity and you would not to normally go on an older smaller boat, but he does know what he is doing so if you are looking for an adventure and may have small boat crossings planned in the future on a boat you might own, then this is a good opportunity to try the ocean on a smaller boat. If interested please e-mail him with a sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2018 from City Island NY to Beaufort NC on a C &C 40

OPO e-mail # 18-107 OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to go from City Island, NY to Beaufort, NC around November 2. He expects the trip to take 5 or 6 days. He’ll be going down the East River to Sandy Hook and then offshore to Norfolk, VA. That portion will be non-stop. And then he’ll spend 3 days (maybe 4) motoring in the ICW to Beaufort, NC. In Beaufort he’ll rent a car and drive back to Manhattan. Onboard expenses are provided, and crew is welcome to drive back with him. The boat is a C and C40, which until this spring belonged to captain OPOOPO. The engine is new, with 200 hours, and it has autopilot, AIS, etc. It is well-equipped, but the C and C 40 is more of a racing boat than a cruiser, so accommodations are comfortable but limited. (There is one stateroom for the v-berth, and aft-berth open to the salon, and bunks on the settees.) A 61 year-old professor, OPOOPO has been sailing most of his life, and has gained offshore experience by crewing many deliveries. He has done the route to NJ several times, but this is his first time as skipper on the ICW. Please send expressions of interest, along with a sailing resume, to OPOOPO @www.UUUUU.com.



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10/28/2018 from Stamford, CT to Bermuda on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-112 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed looking for one more crew. 42' newer Catamaran. He and the owner are looking for one more crew. OPOOPO brought the boat north with the owners last spring so knows the boat. They plan to depart with the same weather window as we do probably Sunday or Monday. They are leaving from Stamford but will probably meet up with us in Bermuda. OPOOPO has lots of miles (Including a circumnavigation) that you may have read about in latitudes and Attitudes magazine. Since this is late notice they will pay your airfare back from Bermuda. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.

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10/30/2018 from Portsmouth RI to Jacksonville FL on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-116 We met OPOOPO on the docks today. He heard about our service from one of our OPO members on the dock or someone at the marina office and asked me if I could help him find crew for his trip south. He plans on staying close to the coast and watching the weather. He is a very nice guy and younger than most of our boat owners, but not a kid. So young and strong and has been working on the boat. The trip is free and you need to get to and from the boat, but Mark is willing to help with transportation costs within reason and will of course cover boat expenses. Since this is a coastal trio and you may stop along the way you will need some money for drinks and meals ashore. If interested please e-mail Mark at Mark XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume. This is what Mark e-mailed me after I asked him for details: Good to meet you today Hank. As we briefly discussed earlier, my name is OPOOPO I am the new owner of a 3 cabin 1 head 35-foot OPOOPO Tabago catamaran. I've spent the last three months up here in Portsmouth with repairs and upgrading all of her systems and she's finally ready to go back in the water. Just about everything on her is brand-new including both engines, the mast, standing rigging, sails and all the electronics. I was expecting to be done a month ago to have time to shake off the past 5 years of rust from living in Denver... but with the weather rapidly changing i no longer have that option. I do not feel safe single handling her down to Jacksonville and I'm looking for one or preferably two seasoned hands. Reasonable expenses including return airfare would be happily paid. I'm looking at putting her back in the water on Monday or Tuesday and leaving as soon as possible thereafter. Have my fingers crossed you can help. Thank you Mark

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12/3/2018 from Portsmouth RI to Jacksonville FL on a Catamaran

Resend of OPO e-mail # 18-116 We met OPOOPO on the docks today. He heard about our service from one of our OPO members on the dock or someone at the marina office and asked me if I could help him find crew for his trip south. He plans on staying close to the coast and watching the weather. He is a very nice guy and younger than most of our boat owners, but not a kid. So young and strong and has been working on the boat. The trip is free and you need to get to and from the boat, but Mark is willing to help with transportation costs within reason and will of course cover boat expenses. Since this is a coastal trio and you may stop along the way you will need some money for drinks and meals ashore. If interested please e-mail Mark at Mark XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume. This is what Mark e-mailed me after I asked him for details: Good to meet you today Hank. As we briefly discussed earlier, my name is OPOOPO I am the new owner of a 3 cabin 1 head 35-foot OPOOPO Tabago catamaran. I've spent the last three months up here in Portsmouth with repairs and upgrading all of her systems and she's finally ready to go back in the water. Just about everything on her is brand-new including both engines, the mast, standing rigging, sails and all the electronics. I was expecting to be done a month ago to have time to shake off the past 5 years of rust from living in Denver... but with the weather rapidly changing i no longer have that option. I do not feel safe single handling her down to Jacksonville and I'm looking for one or preferably two seasoned hands. Reasonable expenses including return airfare would be happily paid. I'm looking at putting her back in the water on Monday or Tuesday and leaving as soon as possible thereafter. Have my fingers crossed you can help. Thank you Mark

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12/15/2018 from Cape Town, South Africa to Grenada, WI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-108 Factory Balance 526 Catamaran - Pro skipper OPOOPO has this very nice delivery lined up. I have done this same route except on a 39 foot catamaran. This will be a luxury cruise in comparison. The crew need to know what they are doing and you have to remember this is a new boat so you have to keep the boat very clean and might not sue some of the heads etc. Also OPOOPO is a pro skipper who expects a bit more from crew. This is an easy trip as there are no storms in the south Atlantic after you leave Capetown. St. Helena’s is one of those places that used to be very hard to get to, but I hear they now have an airport. But a great bucket list opportunity to visit a remote island. ALL FLIGHTS PAID I am the Factory Delivery Skipper for Balance Catamarans, an extremely high end yacht competing with the former Gunboat, HH in the luxury cruising/racing segment of the industry. I am looking for 2 well qualified offshore sailors for this unique opportunity. The sail is approximately 5400 miles and should take about 5 weeks, or less if we can cruise in the teens as this boat is designed to do. It will be summer in the S. Atlantic so temperatures should be moderate. Crew MUST be able to stand solo watch, mind the sails, instruments, weather, ship traffic and be keen and observant at all times. Planned stops in St Helena and Fortaleza, Brazil. The trip is free and flights to and from the boat are covered. Please send your sailing resume, personal bio and references to: XXXXX@XXXX .

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6/1/2019 from Brunswick, Georgia to Newfoundland on a Chris White Atlantic 57 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-15 Owners - We are OPOOPO, a married couple in our 50’s. OPOOPO has a lengthy sailing background with over 65,000 miles under sail on yachts from 27’ to 190’ and has in the past earned various credentials including USCG 200 Ton Master, Yachtmaster Ocean Commercial, MCA Officer of the Watch 3,000 Ton and full STCW qualifications. She has sailed 20,000 miles as well. We recently purchased a 2009 Chris White Atlantic 57 catamaran with plans for extended cruising starting with one or two seasons on the East Coast US/Canada/Caribbean. The Yacht - We bought Boundless in December 2018. She is a light, fast, and comfortable catamaran in excellent condition. We are just completing a purchase refit which includes new standing rigging, new watermaker, interior refinishing, new forward and aft cockpit awnings, a new Cell/Sat Comms package, cleaning the fuel tanks, renewing the black water systems and various other details. All the safety equipment has been refreshed or renewed. The sails are a lightly used three years old, the steering system, engines, and electrical system are in great condition, and the full Furuno electronics package while original from 2009 is working well. We have four sleeping cabins and two full heads. Boundless is a lot of fun to sail and takes good care of her crew. The Program - We are planning a trip from Brunswick, Georgia to Newfoundland departing June 1. To the extent that the weather cooperates and that it is safe and mostly comfortable to do so we will try to make the trip in one passage, but won’t hesitate to stop in if needed. At roughly 1,600 miles we expect the trip to take about nine days, though passage timing planning in a yacht which can suddenly maintain 15 knots when the wind comes right is a bit tricky. We are not racing sailors, but we like to make swift and efficient passages and arrive with the boat in good shape. We generally stand solo watches, though any required sail handling and maneuvers will mostly be done with the captain on deck. We run the yacht family style, everybody pitches in for everything - preparation, sailing, maintenance, cooking, cleanup, the whole program. We generally eat mostly plain fresh foods simply prepared, and very little meat. We of course run a drug free boat, and there is no alcohol consumption underway. The Crew - We are looking for one or two people to sail with us on this passage. The first qualification is non-smoking; this is very important to us - genuinely non-smoking people who haven’t just gone cold turkey, or those who will sneak a cigarette ashore or any time they think they can onboard. After that we are looking for easy-going people with a love of the sea, a sense of humor, and good physical fitness and agility. Cooking skills a huge bonus! Some sailing experience is required, we strongly prefer not to take people on their first offshore trip - please have one of those already and ideally a reference letter from that captain. Enough knowledge of boats and sailing in general to treat Boundless well is very helpful. You will have a private cabin and a shared head. We pay for all expenses on board, and may assist with travel costs on a case-by-case basis. Ideally we can meet in person or have a video call on Skype or FaceTime to finalize a mutual decision to sail together. Looking forward to meeting some great people! If Interested please send an e-mail with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX and also send me pictures, but I did not include them in this e-mail. You can exchange pictures and more information if you contact him and are interested in joining them.



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11/13/2018 from Warwick, R.I. to Virgin Gorda BVI on a cutter

OPO e-mail # 18-103 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for three more crew to help deliver a 1985 Ta Shing Panda 38’ Cutter Rig. There will be a total of 4 people on board to make the watch schedule as comfortable as possible. OPOOPO e-mails: This is quite a sailing yacht that will be leaving Warwick, R.I. with one stop in Bermuda. All fees will be paid by the boat with exception of airfare coming back and getting to the Yacht.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX www.UUUUU.com

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6/15/2019 from Bodo, Norway to Tromso, Tromso on a cutter

OPO e-mail # 19-16 Svalbard and Svalbard-Iceland - I have been e-mailing with boat owner and skipper OPOOPO about his passages this summer. He has bought a boat in Norway and is going to get her ready for the trip to his homeport in Iceland. Here are his plans straight from his fingers as he e-mailed me what he is looking to do. This sounds like a good adventurous opportunity for the right crew. He sent me pictures of the boat and she is built for this trip and looks in great shape. OPOOPO will fly to the boat early to get her ready. While the departure dates are still a bit up in the air, ideally I would think you would want to offer to help get the boat ready by arriving early. You will read that OPOOPO has lots of offshore sailing experience and has crew for some of the three legs. The trip is free and if you can help get the boat ready and have offshore experience OPOOPO will pay all onboard expenses. If you can only make one leg or can’t help as much he asks to help pay for provisions only. I think this is very fair. As usual you do need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume and contact information so you can ask more questions. He can also send you pictures of the boat. Here is what OPOOPO e-mail most recently. “The boat is in Bodo Norway. She is a Koopmans 44 aluminum hull pilothouse cutter built by Hutting in Holland in 1991 (I attach some pics). I live in Iceland and will be flying to Bodo on May 30. I haul the boat out on June 3-5. Fitting out thereafter should be a week to 10 days. So the plan is to leave Bodo for the Lofoten islands around mid-June and arrive in Tromso around the first week of July. Then leave Tromso mid-July for Svalbard. Leave Svalbard around the first week of August for Iceland. Arrive in Reykjavik around mid to end of August. The dates are all flexible but the general ballpark dates are set so as to get to Reykjavik by the end of August. I am looking for one or two more crew for each of the three passages, i.e. Bodo-Tromso, Tromso-Svalbard and Svalbard-Iceland. I have some interested people but nothing confirmed with flights as yet, so the plan is open. Most likely I will be joined by my friend Tom who is a professional sailor from Malta for the first and last passage, and his father John who is also a professional sailor for the first and second passage. About me: I am 47 and half Maltese half American. I hold a RYA Yachtmasters Offshore license and will be using the passages to prepare for the Yachtmasters Ocean exam by using celestial navigation so anyone keen on celestial will be a bonus on the trip. Tom will be doing the same. I sailed from California through Panama and across the Atlantic twice. About the boat: I have just bought her so this will be my first sail on her. She will be equipped with everything necessary navigation-wise (AIS, Radar, Iridium-GO, Raymarine C-120 chart plotter, complete chart set in paper and on OpenCPN electronic) and safety-wise (life raft, immersion suit for every crew, inflatable life-vests, flares, DSC equipped VHF). She has new sails and will have new batteries and wiring before we leave. The boat is solid. I will cover all expenses for the boat, but my thought was that the crew will help with food; however this can be waived also. The crew, as you say, will need to cover their flights. The crew will need to come prepared with the right clothing for the North Atlantic - I can give details on this to anyone interested.

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12/15/2018 from Cape Town, South Africa to Grenada, WI on a Factory Balance 526 Catamaran

Resend of # 18-108 Factory Balance 526 Catamaran - Pro skipper OPOOPO has this very nice delivery lined up. I have done this same route except on a 39 foot catamaran. This will be a luxury cruise in comparison. The crew need to know what they are doing and you have to remember this is a new boat so you have to keep the boat very clean and might not sue some of the heads etc. Also OPOOPO is a pro skipper who expects a bit more from crew. This is an easy trip as there are no storms in the south Atlantic after you leave Capetown. St. Helena’s is one of those places that used to be very hard to get to, but I hear they now have an airport. But a great bucket list opportunity to visit a remote island. ALL FLIGHTS PAID I am the Factory Delivery Skipper for Balance Catamarans, an extremely high end yacht competing with the former Gunboat, HH in the luxury cruising/racing segment of the industry. I am looking for 2 well qualified offshore sailors for this unique opportunity. The sail is approximately 5400 miles and should take about 5 weeks, or less if we can cruise in the teens as this boat is designed to do. It will be summer in the S. Atlantic so temperatures should be moderate. Crew MUST be able to stand solo watch, mind the sails, instruments, weather, ship traffic and be keen and observant at all times. Planned stops in St Helena and Fortaleza, Brazil. The trip is free and flights to and from the boat are covered. Please send your sailing resume, personal bio and references to: XXXXX@XXXX .



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1/15/2019 from Cape Town, South Africa to Grenada, WI on a Factory Balance 526 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-108 - Need replacement crew due to illness Factory Balance 526 Catamaran - Pro skipper OPOOPO has this very nice delivery lined up. I have done this same route except on a 39 foot catamaran. This will be a luxury cruise in comparison. The crew need to know what they are doing and you have to remember this is a new boat so you have to keep the boat very clean and might not sue some of the heads etc. Also OPOOPO is a pro skipper who expects a bit more from crew. This is an easy trip as there are no storms in the south Atlantic after you leave Capetown, a great bucket list opportunity to visit a remote island. ALL FLIGHTS PAID I am the Factory Delivery Skipper for Balance Catamarans, an extremely high end yacht competing with the former Gunboat, HH in the luxury cruising/racing segment of the industry. I am looking for 1 more well qualified offshore sailor for this unique opportunity due to illness. The sail is approximately 5400 miles and should take about 5 weeks, or less if we can cruise in the teens as this boat is designed to do. It will be summer in the S. Atlantic so temperatures should be moderate. Crew MUST be able to stand solo watch, mind the sails, instruments, weather, ship traffic and be keen and observant at all times. Planned stops in St Helena and Fortaleza, Brazil. The trip is free and flights to and from the boat are covered. Please send your sailing resume, personal bio and references to: XXXXX@XXXX .

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3/3/2019 from Turks and Cacois to Puerto Rico on a Fountaine Pujot Tobago

OPO e-mail # 19-08 This may be a long shot, but we just got this from a boat owner and skipper who sent this in today. We first met Mark in Newport RFI last fall before we departed in the NAR OPOOPO and he has made it a long way since then He is a nice guy. Here is what he sent us. I am sending it as is so you have it ASAP and you can respond to him with a brief sailing resume. It is a short trip but he says you are welcome to stay longer and as he states there may be a delay looking for a weather window. I am in St. Maarten for the Heineken regatta and crew are showing up today and tomorrow so we are busy getting ready. I will check e-mail once a day while we are here. OPOOPO e-mails the following. If you are interested please send him a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX . “Made it to Turks and Cacois in one piece and waiting for a weather window before heading towards OPOOPO PR. I’m looking for one or two interested crew to share in a 3-4 day adventure. Anyone willing to do so would be more than welcome to stay on board for a few days once reaching our destination to relax and recover. All expenses onboard (food/beverages) will be covered. Must have passport. There are no weather windows for the next week so (I’m guessing) arrival between March 3-6th would be optimal. With that said, we may have to delay our departure further until a good weather window presents itself. There are 2 other sailboats waiting here at the marina to head east as well so we should have a small convoy. About the boat: She’s a 1994 3-cabin single head OPOOPO Tobago with all new systems, including new engines, mast, standing rigging, sails, batteries, wiring and electronics (including chart plotter, sonar and radar). She handled her shake-out cruise from Newport, RI to Jacksonville, Fl like a champ and just completed a Jacksonville, FL to Turks and Cacois transit that was full of adventures. About the captain: I’m a young and semi-retired electrical engineer/software developer with 30+ years of sailing experience looking forward to exploring the leeward and windward islands. I’ve sailed the Philippines, southern California, south Florida and the keys with experience sailing from OPOOPO PR to OPOOPO My most recent experience has been sailing from Newport, RI to OPOOPO Fl then 7 days to Turks and Cacois. All volunteers are encouraged to email their sailing resume’s to me at XXXXX@XXXX , the more experience the better. There are 2 liveaboard cats onboard.



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11/27/2018 from KINGSTON, JAMAICA to WEST PALM BEACH, FL on a Freedom 35

OPO E-Mail # 18-118 Freedom 35 I have a regular client who has been transferred (again) and needs his boat back in the States. I brought it down initially. The boat is at the beautiful Royal Jamaica Yacht Club. I am looking for two qualified crew to sail her back. She is fully outfitted and has the jiffy furl in-boom furling which allows precise sail reefing along with full length battens for great sail shape. The boat does not creak or groan in any sea. A stout monohull. The owner has installed an extra 50 gallon fuel bladder to ensure a swift passage. The trip should take 5-7 days depending on which end of Cuba the wind allows. I do not intend to bash up to the Windward Passage. Going around the West end is slightly longer, but downwind in the trades and a ride all the way up in the Gulf Stream The trip is free and as it is close after Thanksgiving I will put up $200 each for crew. It is after Hurricane season and in all warm weather. Please send a brief personal bio along with your sailing resume to: www.UUUUU.com. Anyone interested in a bonus trip I am taking a Beneteau 57 from Charleston, SC to Port Canaveral, FL on the 23rd then driving to Miami to fly to Kingston.



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2/24/2019 from Dominican Republic to Grand Turk. on a Gulfstar

OPO e-mail # 19-03 Here is another Caribbean crew request just in this weekend. This owner has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. It is a shorter trip of a week to 10 days so might fit in better for most members who are still working. This one is also going in the right direction with the wind. Johnathan e-mails: “Need a winter break? Calypso, a Gulfstar 50 ketch, fully refit by the current owner/captain, is looking for one experienced crew for the next leg of her homeward passage. The captain has forty years sailing experience, has sailed Calypso 10,000 miles since refit, and has been sailing Calypso in the Caribbean for the last three winters. In addition to an OPO crew, there will be the captain and two adult family members who have sailed on Calypso before in coastal waters. This will be a short, downwind, but offshore, passage in a tropical climate from the marina in Samana, OPOOPO to OPOOPO Passage duration is expected to be a day and a half. Projected departure date is February 24th, weather permitting. This could be delayed if a large NE swell or NE wind is forecast. Crew is invited to come early if they wish to see the DR or stay on the other end to scuba dive in the Turks. After check-in at OPOOPO crew could carry on for 2-3 more day sails across to Provodenciales, as desired or leave from OPOOPO Crew must have offshore experience. Calypso has a full complement of safety gear. Owner will provide sailing resume, reference from a prior OPO crew, and boat photos to interested crew. Expenses covered on board, shared ashore.” If interested please e-mail Johnathan with a sailing resume and contact information at OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX

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4/5/2019 from Marsh Harbor to Chesapeake Bay on a Hallberg Rassy 53

OPO e-mail # 19-04 or Plan B, Nassau to Bermuda, then on to the Chesapeake. - Boat owners and OPO member graduates OPOOPO and OPOOPO are looking for one more crew for a total of three for this opportunity from the Bahamas to the Chesapeake Bay. OPOOPO joined OPO members a long time ago to get more offshore experience, and now holds a 200 Yacht Master with many offshore miles under his belt. She has her STCW2010. The vessel is a Hallberg Rassy 53 in excellent condition. They have had the boat since buying her in Greece in 2013, they cruised the Med and then crossed the Atlantic in 2016 and have been cruising in the Caribbean since, and know her very well. He is very handy and can fix most things. She is very nice and they are experienced sailors now. They retired younger than most people so are still in fine shape. They are younger than me, which is not saying too much anymore. Since it will be a crew of three you must have experience to stand a solo watch on the offshore legs and know how to handle sea sickness if you are prone to it. Option 1: The plan is to meet in Marsh Harbor about April 5th and then cruise a couple of islands before making the offshore trip to the Chesapeake Bay. Approx. 10-12 days Option 2: Weather permitting, depart Nassau around March 28, sail to Bermuda (~4 days) for a planned stay for 10 days and arriving in Chesapeake area around April 20, give or take. This may also be considered as two separate legs. Still considering both options, and crew availability may help deciding factor. If interested please e-mail them at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your contact information.



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12/14/2018 from Newport RI to Savannah Georgia on a Hanse 50

OPO e-mail # 18-126 Popular and very busy Ozzie Skipper OPOOPO is squeezing in one more delivery passage this year. (He just left Charleston yesterday after a 4 day weather delay and will be finished with his latest delivery in three or four days so you may not hear from him right away). OPOOPO sent us the following quip which normally would not warrant sending out a “crew request”, but since we know him and the situation, we know this is a good opportunity if you want some winter experience and more sea time before the year is out. The boat is a new Hanse 50. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume. OPOOPO figures 6 days underway, but be prepared for weather delays. Departure dependent on weather window. “Hi hank. Looking for crew from Newport to Savannah about the 14th December, new 50 ft Hanse. Would guess 6 days. All on board expenses paid, travel up to individual. Leaving Charleston finally, in Bahamas hopefully 4 days. Cheers”



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4/22/2019 from Cartagena Columbia to Newport with stops in Turks and Caicos and Bermuda on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 19-07 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for three crew to join him for his annual passage north. He has a nice Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years. He knows the boat very well and has sailed north and south between the Caribbean and Newport many times. I have known him for many years and he is a very nice guy. He is looking for crew with experience, but with 4 crew in total you may not have to do a solo watch at first until you get comfortable. He just e-mailed me with his plans for his trip north this year. He e-mails “I plan on Leaving Cartagena on the 22nd of April and sail 5 days to Turks and Caicos. Stay one night then 5 days to Bermuda. Stay for a night or two and the sail 4 days to Newport arriving around the 7th or 8th of May I’m looking for 3 crew to sail all or part of the passage If interested please e-mail Mike with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2018 from Cambridge MD to USVI on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-111 Boat owner and veteran sailor OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to sail on his Hughes 48 names OPOOPO Nick has made the passage 18 times and has been in the sailing industry. We met him at his booth at the OPOOPO Show. He seems like a very nice guy. The 3rd crew is a female friend who also has many miles and passages. They are looking for a 3rd. The crew is driving down from Huntington NY area on November 2nd or 3rd so you could get a ride down or meet Nick at the boat around November 1st to 3rd for departure with the next good weather window after that. The boat is set up with modern electronics and safety gear. The passage, with a small weather delay, will take about 2 weeks. The boat almost looks like a Hinckley 48 and was built in Canada. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. (Or get a free ride down from LI NY.) And also have money for shore side drinks and meals. If interested please e-mail Nick at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume.

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11/6/2018 from Hampton, Virginia to USVI on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-111 Boat owner and veteran sailor OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to sail on his Hughes 48 named OPOOPO. Nick has made the passage 18 times and has been in the sailing industry. We met him at his booth at the Annapolis Boat Show. He seems like a very nice guy. Nick lost one crew member due to weather delay. They are looking for a 3rd and would like to leave as soon as possible. The boat is set up with modern electronics and safety gear. The boat almost looks like a Hinckley 48 and was built in Canada. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Nick at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume.



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11/5/2018 from Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Hinckley 48

UPDATED OPO e-mail # 18-81 Boat owner OPOOPO e-mailed that he lost a crew due to injury. (Non-boat related) He therefore has an opening for a crew to join him for the 2nd leg from Bermuda to St. Maarten.

Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for just one more crew to join him for the NARC Rally. He has a very nice Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years and he makes the trip north and south every year. He already has three repeat OPO members as crew, but one has to depart from Bermuda so he would like one more crew to fly into Bermuda on Nov 5th. And make the 2nd leg to St. Maarten arriving about Nov 14th. We have known him many years and he stays in St. Maarten with the boat. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/18/2018 from Bermuda to British Virgin Islands on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 18-122 Short notice. Help with reasonable travel expenses offered. 2014 Hylas 49 is in excellent condition, with heating and all nav and safety gear. Great boat. with all the bells and whistles. Skipper and OPO member OPOOPO is in Bermuda awaiting parts and when work is done to complete her sojourn to the BVI. Two of her crew ran out of time so she is ideally looking for two experienced offshore crew. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind traffic and weather and be familiar with modern electronics. She has one semi experienced crew on board. Plan is to leave in the next few days with the next available weather window. Plan on allowing two weeks in case of any weather delays. Crew could stay for a few days after arrival in OPOOPO Food and all on board expenses will be provided. If interested contact Jane by email XXXXX@XXXX . or contact me Jane is a former student of mine who has come up through the ranks and done some offshore sailing with Hank from OPO, with me and on her own. She now has her own offshore boat and is a permanent liveaboard. cheers Rick

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11/30/2018 from Ft Lauderdale to St Thomas on a Hylas 70

OPO E-Mail # 18-120 Two crew needed to round out crew of six for Hylas 70. Yacht is professionally captained (200/500 Ton) with a full time mate/cook. Owner with 34,000 offshore miles will also be aboard. Vessel is fully equipped for extended offshore passages and is extremely safety and weather conscious. Trip should take 6-7 days assuming good weather window on 30th. Crew should plan on arriving OPOOPO by late afternoon on the 29th to allow time for safety briefings and vessel familiarization. Food and all on board expenses will be provided as will return airfare to the States. Applicants will be responsible for their travel expenses to OPOOPO (Marina is very near airport) Applicants must have offshore experience and be capable of standing solo watches. Applicants should submit a short sailing resume along with references directly to: XXXXX@XXXX

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10/14/2018 from Larchmont Yacht Club Rye NY to Annapolis Yacht Club MD on a J-109

OPO e-mail # 18-100 I plan to pick up a J-109 (35 ft) from the owner and his race crew after the J-109 North Americans which end Sunday Oct 14th. The tides are good to depart that afternoon and make it through NY city. This is a 48 hour passage and I will rent a car to get us back. I am looking for two more crew. You can meet me in Huntington NY and I will get Cathy to drive us up. Or you can meet us in Larchmont. However, since thus is more a race boat than a cruiser I want to have (and we need) the wind from the right direction. If the wind is blowing strong from the south we may delay until the next day so crew need to be a little flexible. Of course we will know the weather two or three days in advance so we will have notice, but no one wants to plan flights around that schedule. The boat does not have a dodger or autopilot, but is fun to sail. If interested please let me know. I may not be able to get back to you until we arrive back in the office on Tuesday or Wednesday since we are sailing back from the Annapolis Boat Show tomorrow morning and will be at sea. Just send me an e-mail and I will be in touch with you on Wednesday. OPOOPO



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5/4/2019 from BVI to Ireland on a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45

OPO e-mail # 19-10 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew or a couple to help sail back to Ireland from the OPOOPO Islands. He send the following details about the passage opportunity. As usual please respond to Neil with a sailing resume and your contact information if you are interested. XXXXX@XXXX “Hi, I am looking for 1 - 2 crew to join my boat for an Atlantic crossing starting in the BVIs in early May and stopping in the Azores and Ireland before heading up the west coast of Scotland. The boat is a OPOOPO Odyssey 45 on which I crossed the other way last November with my wife and children on the ARC. My wife and children are flying home in May so the current crew for the return crossing are myself (43, RY OPOOPO Skipper) and a friend from my home club (RY OPOOPO Offshore). We have 1 cabin free and ideally I'd like 2 additional crew so a couple could work. Crew should be able to stand solo night watches and ideally have at least a couple of hundred ocean miles. I'm happy to cover all provisioning, routine expenses, etc. Expect crew to cover travel to and from boat and share costs if we're out for a jolly. No smoking on board, and no drinking on passage. “



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10/23/2018 from US/BVI to Ft Lauderdale on a Lagoon 42 Cat

OPO e-mail # 18-99 Pro skipper OPOOPO e-mailed from sea. He is looking for one more crew for the last leg of a Transat. I know it sounds confusing but if you e-mail him he can explain that he does not know the exact dates, but he can help you decide when and where to fly into (either US or BVI). This is a nice downwind passage on a nice size cat. He e-mails: Brand New Lagoon 42 Cat “I could use one more crew for the last leg of a Trans Atlantic out of the Lagoon Factory in France. Exact day TBD. Boat is fully equipped with all safety gear and 2018 B and G electronics. Trip should be 6-7 days going the right way in the wind/current on a brand new Cat. Crew should be able to stand solo watch and mind the instruments, sails, weather and traffic. The trip is free and flights out of ALL are cheap. Please send a brief personal bio along with your sailing resume to: www.UUUUU.com;



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12/17/2018 from Mamaroneck, NY to Ft Lauderdale, FL on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-129 This is a very short notice and over Christmas so flights are fully covered. The boat is a 2017 Lagoon 42 Catamaran and has a generator and HVAC so indoor temps will be comfortable underway. No weather uncertainties will be contemplated and we will pull in/wait as needed and run near/within reach of the coast. I am looking for two crew with flexible scheduling and ability to be away from home for Christmas. Crew should be able to handle the boat, gear, weather, traffic and electronics on solo watch. The sail is about 1 week but weather makes an exact passage time impossible to be sure of. The trip is free and all onboard expenses and food covered along with flights. Please email XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and a brief personal bio

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10/31/2018 from Newport RI to Annapolis MD on a New 46 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-106 Here is a nice shorter opportunity on a very nice boat with experienced sailors. Boat owners and pro sailors Paula and OPOOPO are looking for two crew (or one crew and one couple as they have 2 cabins) to join them for this passage departing in the 1st good weather window starting November 1st. They are in no rush but expect the trip to take no longer than 5 to 6 days in total. The boat is a new 46 Catamaran (Nauticat) that they are bringing south for a little warranty work. They plan a 2nd leg later in the season which we will let you know about or they can ask you to join them for that leg as well if you like each other well. The trip is fee with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. You will have your own cabin. Non-smokers only. If interested please send Paula a sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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10/30/2018 from Newport RI to St. Thomas on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-102 - Last notices sent to old address book. Pro skipper OPOOPO has three trips in a row. He is looking for crew for two of them. This opportunity is for one crew on a 54’ Jenneau. There will be a total of 5 crew that will be having a 4 on 6 off watch schedule. OPOOPO has been bringing this yacht back and forth to the BVI before. It is well equipped. There will be a stop in Bermuda for fuel and provisioning. The trip is free with all onboard food and head tax included, but as usual you need to get to Newport and home from St. Thomas. If interested please contact OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume to OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX www.UUUUU.com

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11/13/2018 from Warwick RI to Virgin Gorda with a stop in Bermuda on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 18-115 Pro skipper OPOOPO sent thus crew request in and I am sending it to you from Newport where we are getting ready to depart. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the bat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX Here is what he sent us: “I’m looking for three crew to assist on delivery of a 1985 Ta Shing Panda 38’ Cutter Rig. This is quite a sailing yacht that will be leaving Warwick, R.I. with one stop in Bermuda. All fees will be paid by the boat with exception of airfare coming back and getting to the There will be a total of 4 people on board to make the watch schedule as comfortable as possible. Respectfully, Capt. OPOOPO O. Malott Jr. www.UUUUU.com XXX-XXX-XXXX

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5/4/2019 from St. Thomas to Newport RI on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 19-12 Boat owner and long time friend OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew for his annual passage back to OPOOPO He has gotten crew from us over the years to fill in when friends don’t have time. He has a very boat and has made the passage several times. He e-mails: “Need one or two more crew for a total of 4. 2012 Outbound 46 with double head stay rig, 3 reefs run to the cockpit, all safety equipment. Experienced and easy going owner/captain. Email XXXXX@XXXX “ As usual the trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at the above address.



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12/4/2018 from Norfolk Virginia to St. Thomas USVI on a Outbound 52

OPO e-mail # 18-125 Pro skipper and “Outbound” OPOOPO (and good friend) OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 to deliver an Outbound 52 from OPOOPO to St. Thomas. He had crew lined up, but one dropped out last minute. Since it is short notice Skip will pay all expenses including travel to and from the boat within reason. Of course this means you need to be able to stand a solo watch and have some offshore experience. (and take good care of the boat) OPOOPO said on the phone. He “could go with three crew but this time of year you really want to have that experience 4th hand onboard.” Skip has been a pro delivery skipper for as long as I have and we have known each other for many years. If you have been on an Outbound at any of the OPOOPO OPOOPO the last few years you have met Skip. OPOOPO have delivered this boat. I took her south about 4 or 4 years ago when Skip did not have time to do it himself. They did not make a lot of Outbound 52’s. She is center cockpit and very comfortable. Expect the trip to take about 8 to 10 days, but that starts after you leave and there may be a weather delay. Ideally crew live close enough to Norfolk that one can drive or rent a car to get there with 24 to 36 hour notice and wait at home if there is a long delay. There is always the possibility of stopping in Bermuda if need be, so you don’t be time constrained. Remember, Skip is paying for your plane ticket home. If interested please e-mail Skip with a brief sailing resume and your phone number at XXXXX@XXXX

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4/7/2019 from Galapagos to French Polynesia, Tonga, New Zealand on a Oyster 55

OPO e-mail # 18-127 OPO members and Boat Owners OPOOPO and his wife Diana are searching for crew to complete their voyage from Annapolis to New Zealand. OPOOPO has given us a lot of information to help find fellow OPO members who would like to join them for legs of their proposed itinerary. OPOOPO has been working towards this goal for many years as you will read. They are looking for experienced crew who can help run the boat and enjoy the passages. We have explained to members in the past that boat owners welcome fellow sailors to join them and they will cover boat expenses, but they do not want to adopt you. It is very reasonable to ask crew to chip in for provisions for longer passages and of course to be able to pay your way to and from the boat and have money for meals and entertainment ashore. Since OPOOPO did such a good job explaining the situation, the boat and his experience we have copied most of it here for you to help you make an informed decision about joining theming. If interested please send OPOOPO an e-mail with a brief sailing resume and start the courtship. OPOOPO e-mails: Owner/Captain of Oyster 55 seeks one crew to complete crew of four for one or more legs of passage from Galapagos to French Polynesia, Tonga, and New Zealand. Boat is a 3-cabin blue water cutter-rigged sloop with all modern electronics and safety equipment, stylish and comfortable. Each crew will have a private cabin. Depart Galapagos April 7 2019, arrive in Papeete, Tahiti approximately June 19 or 20 after spending time in Marquesas and Tuamotus. Depart Bora Bora approximately July 21 to Cook Islands, Niue, Samoas, Tonga. Depart Tonga approximately September 23 to New Zealand, arriving approximately October 1. Seeking crew with mechanical and/or electronics expertise and previous blue water experience. Owner/captain pays all boating expenses including fuel, marinas, sat phone subscription, etc. Crew shares expense for provisions and is responsible for personal expenses, visas, and transportation to and from the boat. Send sailing resumes or questions to XXXXX@XXXX . The Captain and First Mate Diana and I have been sailing on inland lakes since 1982. We started chartering Caribbean bareboats in 2000 after doing some crewed charters in the 1990’s. Chartering fit us so well that we bought a Beneteau 50 in the Sunsail fleet in BVI in 2009. Using the exchange privilege that comes with owning a Sunsail boat, we sailed in almost every country where Sunsail or Moorings had a base. So in addition to sailing to almost every island in the Caribbean, we have bareboated in Bahamas, Belize, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Seychelles, Thailand, Australia, and French Polynesia. I’ve crewed on two OPO passages. In 2015 we bought an Oyster 55 and begin refitting it and customizing it to our purposes. We sailed it to Newport for her shakedown run, the 2016 Bermuda Race. I had no particular expectations but we held third place in our division on days 2-4, but in light winds on the final day we faded to fifth place. So far we have sailed the following passages on her: 2016 Annapolis to Newport Newport-Bermuda Race (and return to Annapolis) Hampton VA to BVI with the Salty Dawg rally 2017 Many days in the Lesser Antilles BVI to Bermuda to Newport Newport to Hampton Hampton to BVI 2018 BVI to Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic Dominican Republic to Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena to Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos to Annapolis I’ve kept good records of our saltwater sailing days and as of now we have spent 842 days on saltwater. Some of that is at sea on long passages but most of it is on anchor or in marinas after short passages between islands. I try to avoid marinas when I can, but sometimes there is no other choice. The Boat Escapade’s communication equipment includes VHF with DSC at the nav desk and a Command Mic at the helm, SSB at the nav desk, an Iridium 9575 Extreme sat phone at the nav desk with outside antenna and a Delorme/Garmin InReach. In addition we carry 2 handheld VHF radios including one with DSC. For navigation there are two Raymarine series E chart plotters, a 12-inch screen at the nav desk and a 9-inch screen at the helm. For redundancy we carry 3 iPads with Navionics and a handheld GPS. Safety equipment includes a new Winslow 8-man life raft, EPIRB, and all the other devices required to meet the Bermuda Race Safety Requirements. There are 4 bilge pumps including an electric pump in the bilge, a manual pump near the nav desk, a manual pump in the cockpit, and an engine driven pump. There are 6 fire extinguishers including an automatic one in the engine room. Escapade is equipped with radar and two-way AIS. Sail management includes a Harken electric furler on the Genoa and a Hood electric in-mast furler on the mainsail. The primary winches and the coach roof winch for the mainsheet, outhaul, boom vang, and topping lift are electric powered. The winches for the staysail, traveler, and spinnaker halyards are manual. Ground tackle consists of a 99-pound Spade anchor and 400 feet of hi-test chain as the primary anchor and a 44-pound Bruce anchor on 500 feet of rope (and a short chain) as the secondary anchor. Escapade’s energy system consists of a bank of 8 Lifeline AGM house batteries, 2 Lifeline AGM engine starting batteries, and a Lifeline AGM generator starting battery. Energy is supplied by two alternators on the engine, a 9.0 kW Northern Lights generator, 2 solar panels, and, of course, shore power (50 amp). The AC system is 240 volt, 50 Hz, but the transformer can supply 120 volts to two dedicated outlets. The DC system is 24 volt. All lights are LED. Air conditioning and water maker require 240v AC current from shore power or generator. Each cabin has dual USB power ports. Tankage includes 220 gallons of fuel and 220 gallons of water. Cruising range under motor, depending on sea state, is approximately 1000 miles. Comfort and convenience features include 3-zone air conditioning/heat, icemaker, large refrigerator and separate freezer, 25 gph water maker, 32-inch Samsung flat panel television, audio system with speakers in saloon and in cockpit, USB power ports at the nav desk and in each cabin, and a custom-designed dodger/bimini with Lucite panels forward and roll-up Eisenglass enclosure panels all around. Screens for ventilation can be substituted on the sides and aft. My favorite indulgence features are a 9 hp bow thruster and a Maxwell remote windlass control at the helm with a chain counter.



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1/22/2019 from Bermuda to Panama on a Oyster 55

OPO e-mail # 19-01 VERY SHORT NOTICE. PAID TRAVEL TO BERMUDA. Hank, I need one crew on January 22 to complete a crew of four for a passage from Bermuda to Panama with a short stop in OPOOPO I lost my fourth crew due to the schedule change when we diverted to Bermuda in very rough seas. We plan to leave in the late afternoon or early evening on Tuesday, January 22, and spend 6-7 days sailing to OPOOPO a day or two stopover for provisioning and fueling, and 6-7 days from OPOOPO to Panama. After completing Customs and Immigration we are going to spend several days in the OPOOPO Islands, so if the crew had time they might want to stay aboard for that. I can pay airfare to Bermuda. Crew needs to have had previous blue water experience. If interested please e-mail with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX This just came in half an hour ago. I do know Larry and he is a very nice guy and this is a great boat. Oyster 55. So if you can get away on short notice, please do get in touch.

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5/5/2019 from St. Maarten to Stamford CT via NY City on a Pacific Seacraft 40

OPO e-mail # 19-09 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two seasoned offshore crew (must be able to stand solo watch, work the sails, mind the weather and traffic) for his annual passage North from St. Maarten to the OPOOPO via East river. The crew will be a total of three counting the owner. Kalani is a 2004 OPOOPO 40 which is well maintained and equipped for offshore passage making. The owner has made the round trip run to and from the Caribbean six (6) times. The trip will leave from St. Maarten on May 5th. The trip should take about 12 days. All previous trips north left on time. The trip is free with all onboard boat expenses paid for, as well as a travel allowance (with-in reason) to St. Maarten and your return for the right crew. Maintenance items include: standing rigging replaced, new canvas (dodger, bimini etc.,) new mainsail traveler system all in 2018. The life raft and SOLAS flares are current repacked in 2017. The sails are three years old. The boat has: Raymarine suite of electronics, InReach, SSB, Satellite phone, Portable satellite phone in ditch bag, PFD w/ harness for all crew, jack lines, wind vane, solar panels and generator. Weather routing provided by OPOOPO as well as grib files received through the Sat. phone. If interested please e-mail your detailed sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/22/2018 from Little Creek Virginia to Beaufort/Morehead City on a Sabre

OPO e-mail # 18-109 Boat owners OPOOPO heard about us on the docks in Little Creek from one of our NARC skippers. This is a request for someone living in the area who might want to join them for a couple of days on this passage around Cape Hatteras (The actual trip will be about 30 to 36 hours) There is a good weather widow opening up early next week. They have a very nice Sabre 456 built in 2011/2012 and they have owned her since new. This is not there first offshore passage. He has been sailing his whole life, she would like to have another crew aboard for the passage. Since it is short notice they will be happy to help with a small stipend towards travel within reason. This is a nice opportunity to sail on one of the last Sabre 456 built. If interested please e-mail them at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.



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5/4/2019 from Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda BVI to Bermuda and then Newport, RI on a Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 19-06 Boat owner OPOOPO participated in the NARC Rally last Fall and needs crew for the return trip to Newport RI. He is a very nice guy. He has a 2001 Sabre 402 that he has owned since 2014. He is a lifelong sailor and has the boat well outfitted for offshore sailing. He is looking for two crew members for the passage north. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. He would like crew to show up Thursday May 2nd with departure on May 4th. Flights are available via San Juan to Tortola and then a brief ferry ride over to Virgin Gorda. He says you are welcome to come a few days early if you want to enjoy some extra Island time. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact info so you can get in touch with each other between now and departure. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX



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2/15/2019 from Fortaleza, Brazil to Grenada on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 19-05 Pro skipper OPOOPO lost a crew due to illness. Thus is short notice and I am pretty sure you may need a visa to go to Brazil and a letter from the skipper. I have an e-mail in to the crew to see if he is better and how it did making it home. OPOOPO e-mails - “I am looking for 1 replacement crew for the last leg of this Cape Town to Grenada new sloop boat - . Boat is fast and comfortable, we eclipsed 20 knots at times on the last leg. Crew needs a good amount of experience with electronics and sails. All electric winches, most up to date everything. 1000-liters of fuel, 800 liters of water and watermarker. With wind and current behind us I expect a pleasant and speedy 8-9 day passage. Trip is free and flights are included. Please email sailing resume, references and brief personal bio to; www.UUUUU.com; OPOOPO is at sea and checks e-mail via sat phone connections.

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11/12/2018 from Marion Mass to Nassau Bahamas on a Swan 53

OPO e-mail # 18-121 Captain OPOOPO skippered a Swan 53 for us in the Narc Rally. He flies home today to get ready for his next delivery of a well outfitted Beneteau 50 from Marion Mass to Nassau Bahamas. He e-mails - “Have a 50 foot Benetau ti deliver from Marion to Nassau, plan to leave about the 16th of this month and looking for two crew. Boat is in excellent condition, with heating and all nav and safety gear. Great boat. Plan to sail down the coast and keep out of way of any bad weather. Estimate 7 to ten days ??. All onboard expenses. are covered, but will need to get to and from boat at own expense. “ OPOOPO is a very nice skipper and has been at it for many years and we have hired him many times in the past and have gotten crew for him a lot. Since he is an Ozzie he may not know that there is a holiday next week, but the time off may work for some OPO members. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume.

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11/2/2018 from Annapolis MD to St. Thomas USVI on a Swan 53

OPO e-mail # 18-114 Pro skipper Paul is looking for one more crew for this delivery that we passed on to him earlier this season. The boat is a new Dufour 520. A very nice big new boat with a pro skipper. I have known Paul for many years as he was the full time skipper of a Swan 53 for many years. That owner aged out so he is doing delivery work and getting to know the OPO system. He is a good guy and a good contact for future passage opportunities. This is the e-mail he sent me so I am sending it out to you as is. I depart this afternoon for Newport so am very busy. There may be another notice going out today as well but waiting for a bit more info from the owner. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. OPOOPO As discuss on the phone I could use 1 extra crew The boat is a Dufour 520/2018 Locate at port annapolis marina Annapolis The plan is to ( according to weather) Leaving on or around the 3 d of november for OPOOPO where the owner will take over the 17th It should be a 10 days trip +/- My self and present crew have done this trip every year and back since 2006 I am looking for someone confident with à offshore passage. I can be contact by e-mail: XXXXX@XXXX Or phone XXX-XXX-XXXX Regards PAUL

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1/19/2019 from De Navidad, Mexico to Panama City then Transit of Canal on a Trawler

OPO e-mail # 18-130 I spoke with OPOOPO on the phone today and he is a very nice man. He contacted us because his friend who he will be buddy boating wit also called to get a crew from us so you will have a small Flotilla of two boats and a nice itinerary to boot. This is not a forced march delivery, but a please trip that you are welcome to join. The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and also have money for shore side activities. As we like to say him wants you to join him not adopt you. The Krogen 48 is a very nice trawler type boat. You will have your own cabin. If interested please contact him with a brief sailing resume and your contact info to OPOOPO him e-mails: they presently living on our vessel most of the year and at our home in New Orleans, LA the remainder of the year. We’ve been boating together in one form or another for over 30 years. We are looking forward to celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary next March. This is clearly one of those situations where this long distance voyaging is more my dream than Jan’s though she has certainly enjoyed our years on the water. I’m a lucky guy. We’ve owned Figment (our Kadey Krogen 48NS) for 8 years. She was in Seattle when we purchased her. Though we lived in IL at the time, we just started cruising from Seattle. In the intervening years we’ve made two trips to Alaska, a circumnavigation of Vancouver Is, and several cruises into British Columbia. In 2017 we headed down the west coast and arrived in La Paz, MX in late Nov. We participated in the 2017 CUBAR rally from San Diego to La Paz. We’ve spent 2018 cruising in the Gulf of California and working our way to the present location of Barra De Navidad, MX. Most of our boating experience is power though I’ve done a bit of sailing on the Great Lakes. Prior to our purchase of Figment I crewed a 53 Viking from Chicago to Ft Lauderdale and return. I was responsible for the navigation on those runs - back in the early days of Loran. I also helped bring a boat south from Ketchikan, AK to Seattle. Over the years we’ve attended numerous educational programs including US Power Squadron programs. Information about our vessel: Figment is a 1997 (hull 8) Kadey Krogen 48 North Sea model with full walk-around main deck configuration. We are the fourth owners. She is a very sea kindly, full displacement hull with full keel and great prop and rudder protection. She is also very livable with two cabins, two heads, well equipped galley, comfortable salon, separate pilot house, and upper bridge. Our guest will have use of the mid-ship cabin with head (including shower) across the hall. This head also contains the clothes washer/dryer. Figment is well equipped with 6 person life raft, ditch bag, medical supplies, AED, spares, maintenance supplies, and tools. She has satellite based SMS communication resources and we are in the process of purchasing an Iridium Go to add satellite voice communications along with a more robust weather information resource. Other relevant info - • Active stabilization - ABT Trac • Single engine CAT 3208NA with ~6700 hrs • NL 12KW generator • AB 13’ aluminum rib with 40hp Evinrude • Foldable inflatable with 4hp Evinrude • Kayaks - 2 sit in models Our cruising plans: • We will return to Figment on Jan 19, 2019 o Figment is presently in Marina De La Navidad, Barra De Navidad, MX o The closest airport is Manzanillo (ZLO) • About Jan 23rd or 24th we plan to depart Barra De Navidad continuing SE • From Barra De Navidad we’ll be buddy boating with a 43’ Nordhavn which will be operated by the owning couple and a third person • During the following 2-3 weeks we’ll travel to Huatulco, MX where our buddy boat owners will return to their home Feb 09-16; in their absence we’ll hang out in the area along with the remaining member of their crew • About the third week of Feb we’ll cruise to Chiapas, MX • We’ll then clear out of MX and head to Marina Papagayo in Costa Rica as soon as weather permits • Our buddy boat owners and Jan and I will then return to the US Mar 09 - 16, 2019 • Upon our return we’ll cruise through CR and into Panama with plans to arrive Panama City late Mar to early Apr to get measured and schedule a Panama Canal transit on Apr 20-21. • Ports we expect to visit along the way (with local airport code) o Ixtapa-Zihuantanejo (ZIH) o Acapulco (ACA) o Huatulco (HUX) o Chiapas (Tapachula TAP) o Liberia area of Costa Rica (LIR) o Golfito o Panama City (PTY) Observations on the above cruise plan: This is an aggressive schedule with weather management being important and leaves little time for hanging around in a particular location no matter its appeal. While not yet formally engaged, we’re planning to retain the services of Marine Wx Center (Chris Parker and team) to assist with wx decisions. I’ve had communications with Chris. Our daughter, son-in-law, and two young granddaughters will be joining us for the Panama Canal transit. In addition to them we’ll need 2 - 3 line handlers. Our guest can certainly participate in the PC transit though he will lose the use of the mid cabin when our children arrive. We have additional sleeping accommodations in the Pilot House and Salon settees to accommodate others such as the line handlers. We expect to be hanging around in Panama City (Marina Vista Mar) for a couple weeks post measure, pending the canal transit. During our absence from Figment in Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica we are certainly open to our guest being joined by another party if they wish to remain on Figment while we return to the US. Given the duration of this cruise it may well be more practical to have different guests join us back to back. This is the approach Blessed is using with a change occurring in Costa Rica - I think. What we are offering/seeking: Reflecting on my earlier years when I was seeking cruising experiences I think this is exactly what we can offer. We eat well. We also work fairly hard. I’ve often joked with friends that most folks don’t realize how hard one has to work if they want to play seriously. We also relax and enjoy the journey. We would like a guest to help with the general operation of the vessel, to be able to stand watch including at night. We will have to deal with long lines and similar obstructions such as unlit pangas along the route. We don’t expect our guest to have decades and hundreds of hours of experience. However, we do expect him to be situationally aware and to have sound familiarity with vessel operations such that he can identify when something isn’t normal. It is very important that he knows when to wake an off-watch person to assist if he isn’t in a position to resolve the matter. Our guest must have acquired the ability to manage motion sickness. He will likely need to perform engine room checks. Spanish language fluency (spoken) is a significant plus. Our guest should be a non-smoker. We are an alcohol free zone during vessel operation.



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10/19/2018 from Jamestown, RI to St. Michael’s, Md. on a Trawler

OPO E-Mail # 18- 97 Thomas had crew lined up but they had to cancel so this opportunity is still available, hence the repost. OPOOPO is requesting one crew member for a 4 day leg from Jamestown, RI to OPOOPO and then on to St. Michael’s, Maryland. Thomas would like to leave on or about October 19th. The boat is a 42 foot trawler. He plans to stop at Fisher’s Island on the way to Greenport. Crew are responsible for transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered for each leg. OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX

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1/6/2019 from Paz Mexico to Panama Canal on a Trawler

OPO e-mail # 18-104 Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife have a nice Nordhavn 43 Trawler that they have been cruising on for years. This is therefore a unique opportunity for the right person to join them for an extended cruise from Mexico to the OPOOPO including transportation and a stipend. I asked John do describe his perfect crew and scenario and he done an excellent job explaining the type of person and situation he is looking for. There is room for a spouse to come in and visit at times. So this opportunity is not for everyone and most likely not good for all but a small handful of OPO members, but all we need is one good OPO members who wants to go on a longish passage opportunities and enjoy a few months cruising on a boat he does not have to purchase and pay for. If interested please contact John at the provided e-mail address and see if you can work out a good arrangement to the benefit of all. Regards, OPOOPO explains: My wife I and are looking for one crew member too share an adventure and accompany us from OPOOPO Mexico and through the OPOOPO We are both experienced and licensed USCG captains. Our boat is a Nordhavn which is a long range (3000nm) blue water trawler. We ordered the boat new to our specifications and have maintained it to the highest standards possible for the last 10 years. The boat is well equipped with a well-supplied ditch bag, spare parts, tools, sea anchor, life raft, extensive first aid, antibiotics, AID etc. Extracurricular activities include: Hobie kayaks, 40hp Zodiac tender, paddle board and plenty of fishing gear. The interior amenities are modern and up to date and include, three flat screen TV’s (SAT TV will not operate in the locations we are going) DVD’s OK, Viking stove/oven, microwave, large freezer, SAT communications with unlimited email (very slow) and text messaging. The boat will always be well provisioned. The crew member must have a general and strong mechanical/engineering background with a sense of adventure, easy going personality and be a nonsmoker. The crew member must be experienced and must be willing to be totally involved in the boat, pitch-in and participate in all aspects of running the boat including: standing watches, cleaning/possible mechanical issues etc. The crew member will also enjoy all the opportunities of fishing/sightseeing/shore activities/excursions at all the many stops that will be made as we head south. The crewman will have their own quarters; head, shower and stateroom. We will pay travel expenses (within the US) to the boat ( OPOOPO Mexico) as well as the return flight. For the right person we can offer a small salary on top of us covering expenses while cruising. We will be buddy boating with another vessel starting January 6th in OPOOPO Mexico and then transiting the OPOOPO April 20th -22nd. For business purposes we will be leaving the boat three times during this trip ( OPOOPO OPOOPO and Panama). At these stops a spouse will be able to join you aboard the boat. During our absences and while in port the crewman must represent the boat and owners well. We will be departing OPOOPO on January 6th, slowly working our way south culminating in transiting the OPOOPO into the Gulf/ OPOOPO 20th- 21st. Other planned stops (crew only) include OPOOPO OPOOPO Bara de Navidad, Ixtapa, Zihuantanejo, Acupulco, Chiapas, OPOOPO (several), Pacific/Caribbean sides of Panama and possibly Columbia. Additional stops will be added as weather and time allow. A complete float plan has been prepared and can be forwarded to all serious replies. If you are interested please email me directly: XXXXX@XXXX . We will be out to sea from 10/20 to 11/20 and it may take a couple of days for me to get back to you.

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