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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/21/2022
5/20/2022
St. Maarten
Huntington NY
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-08 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to j...

3/23/2022
4/30/2022
Hawaii
Victoria BC
Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 22-15 Owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2005 Amel 54 named XXXXXX t...

3/24/2022
5/8/2022
St. Maarten
Bermuda
Bavaria 45

OPO e-mail # 22-18 2nd Leg May 22nd (1800 miles - 15 days) Then depart not la...

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

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

8/2/2022
10/30/2022
Hampton, VA
Antigua
Bavaria Vision 42

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/12/2022
2/15/2022
Key West Florida
Panama City
Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 22-02 Update Key West Florida to Panama City - Pro skipper...

3/30/2022
5/15/2022
Miami FL
Norwalk CT
Boat
OPO e-mail # 22-21 Professional deliver skipper XXXXXX is looking for a 3rd cr...
5/23/2022
6/15/2022
Guilford CT
Bermuda and back to Guildford
Bristol 35.5

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

3/11/2022
3/20/2022
Brunswick Georgia
Canadian Maritimes
Caliber 47

OPO e-mail # 22-11 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX Middleton is looking for two...

8/8/2022
11/1/2022
Charleston SC
Sint Maartin
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-88 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2021 Fountaine Pajot...
6/29/2022
7/5/2022
Beaufort N.C.
City Island NY
Catamaran

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

4/4/2022
4/19/2022
Marsh Harbor, Abaco
Newport
Catana 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-27 Pro skipper XXXXXX has two deliveries coming up. The first...

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/24/2022
4/21/2022
Marsh Harbor Bahamas
Chesapeake Bay
Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 22-17 Member XXXXXX is looking for 3 experienced crew to help sa...

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

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

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

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

3/27/2022
4/1/2022
Ft Lauderdale FL
St. Mary’s River MD
Hanse
OPO e-mail # 22-19 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2021 Hanse 508 named XXXXXX that h...
4/22/2022
5/9/2022
St Maarten
Ft Lauderdale
Hanse 575

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

3/31/2022
5/2/2022
Virgin Gorda BVI
Stonington CT
Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 22-22 Virgin Gorda BVI to Stonington CT – Pro skipper and ...

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

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

4/2/2022
5/7/2022
Cowesett RI
Melbourne Fl
Hunter 37

OPO e-mail # 22-24 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a 2nd planned delivery sailing a 20...

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

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

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

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

6/21/2022
7/4/2022
Bermuda
Annapolis
Hylas 49
OPO e-mail # 22-72 We met XXXXXX when I ran over to take the lines of his Hylas...
4/29/2022
5/24/2022
Grenada
Solomon's Island MD
Hylas 49

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

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

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

7/27/2022
8/24/2022
North Miami FL
Key West FL
Hylas 49
OPO e-mail # 22-86 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2008 Hylas 49 named It’...
6/27/2022
7/22/2022
Kaneohe, HI
Alameda Ca
Islander 36

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

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

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

5/14/2022
5/26/2022
Eleuthera
Beaufort NC
J-44
OPO e-mail # 22-52 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two cre...
5/15/2022
5/25/2022
Huntington NY
Portland ME
J-44
OPO e-mail # 22-53 I will be delivering a J-44 from Huntington NY to XXXXXX T...
4/14/2022
5/5/2022
St. Thomas
Stamford CT
Jeanneau

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

4/3/2022
5/8/2022
St. Thomas USVI
Hampton Virginia
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-26 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one experienc...

6/19/2022
6/22/2022
Bermuda
Baltimore
Jeanneau

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

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

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

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

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

4/4/2022
4/30/2022
Newport, R.I.
Nanny Cay, Tortola
Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-28 Here is his 2nd delivery going to other way. “I am l...

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

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

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

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

3/31/2022
4/7/2022
St. Maarten
USVI
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 22-21 XXXXXX and owner Keenan and XXXXXX are looking for one cre...
5/12/2022
5/20/2022
St. Thomas
Merritt Island, FL
Lagoon
OPO E-Mail # 22--49 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his L...
3/16/2022
3/23/2022
Wilmington NC
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lagoon 380 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-14 Pro Skipper XXXXXX is looking for 2 crew to join him on a ...

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

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

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

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

3/13/2022
5/8/2022
Jolly Harbor, Antigua
Stonington CT
Morris 46
OPO e-mail # 22-12 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a well-equipped and mainta...
5/4/2022
6/16/2022
Newport
Bermuda
Morris 46

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

4/2/2022
4/18/2022
West Palm Beach FL
Middle River Maryland
Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 22-23 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to del...

5/14/2022
6/4/2022
Grenada
Newport RI
Newport
OPO e-mail # 22-51 Boat owner XXXXXX (who is also an ex OPO member having grad...
6/27/2022
8/1/2022
Connecticut
Nova Scotia
Nordhaven 47

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

5/12/2022
5/16/2022
Newport
Bermuda and Back
Outbound 52

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

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

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

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

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

5/9/2022
5/12/2022
French Polynesia
Cairns, Australia
Oyster 56

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

2/24/2022
5/20/2022
BVI
Noank, CT
Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 22-009 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice Oyster 56 that he takes...

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

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

3/23/2022
4/25/2022
Maarten
Boston MA
Southerly 535

OPO e-mail # 22-16St. Maarten to Boston MA - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is...

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

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

4/2/2022
4/12/2022
Puerto Rico
Marion MA
Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-25 Puerto Rico to Marion MA – Pro skipper XXXXXX just p...

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

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

7/20/2022
7/28/2022
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Lunenberg Nova Scotia
Swan 47

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

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

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

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

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

2/14/2022
2/22/2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ft. Lauderdale FL
X-Yacht
OPO e-mail # 22-07 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one experience...

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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5/20/2022 from St. Maarten to Huntington NY on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-08 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to join him for his annual passage from the Caribbean back to the States. He has a very well equipped and maintained Amel 53 that he has owned since new. He has made the passage between NY and the Caribbean many times. Over the years he has built a reliable crew base of OPO members, but he e-mails, “Unfortunately, many of my crew have bought their own boats and 2 have bought Amel’s”. Thus, he is looking for two more crew. He sails with a crew of 4 or 5. He sails non-stop and the passage will take about 9 days. He would like crew to fly into St. Maarten May 20th and plans to leave as soon as you finish provisioning. We have known him for many years, he is very capable and safety oriented. You will eat well and learn how he runs his boat. The Amel is a very easy boat to sail. He is more interested in crew who can fit into his crew that are personable and can follow instruction rather than a know-it -all. He likes to invite good crew back each year. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/30/2022 from Hawaii to Victoria BC on a Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 22-15 Owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2005 Amel 54 named XXXXXX that he has owned and lived aboard part time for 6 years. He has gotten crew from us already. He is from Switzerland and the boat has been summering south of the Hurricane Belt in the Caribbean. Most recently he sailed from Panama-Hawaii with him, an OPO member. He is now getting ready for his next leg to Canada.. He has another OPO member, XXXXXX, signed up for this leg already so he is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew. . The boat is well set up for easy offshore sailing as he explains: “The boat is a very stable, safe and comfortable cruising boat, built to sail around the world and to live aboard. It is in an excellent condition as I invested a lot in the past 4 years in preparation of my plan to sail the Pacific in 2022.” He has 30,000 miles sailing and since the boat is set up for easy sailing, he is looking for compatible crew over experience. This is a long passage and everyone wants to make sure we help put a good crew together. I spoke with him for a while this morning and he seems like a very nice man and capable sailor. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. For a passage this long expect to chip in for groceries as you provision together for the long passage. You will eat better. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/8/2022 from St. Maarten to Bermuda on a Bavaria 45

OPO e-mail # 22-18 2nd Leg May 22nd (1800 miles - 15 days) Then depart not later than June 20th for the Med Bermuda to Azores Portugal -Med Boat owner XXXXXX is looking for crew to sail his very well-equipped Bavaria 45 from St. Maarten across to the Med. He has sailed south with us twice in the NARC Rally with this boat and also the past two Heineken Regattas with us and has done very well. He is a very nice guy. He is breaking up the passage into three legs so he can attend his daughter’s graduation in May. You can work out the final details once you get in touch with him. He plans to spend some time in the Azores and depart no later than June 20th for the next leg to the Med. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXXX@XXX



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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2/15/2022 from Key West Florida to Panama City on a Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 22-02 Update Key West Florida to Panama City - Pro skipper OPOOPO has a late season delivery of a 1985 Benneteau First 42. He left from Annapolis a couple of weeks ago and is now in warm weather looking to start the last leg to Panama City on Tuesday morning. Since they are behind schedule two of the three OPO crew have had to depart. He has one other OPO members aboard and they are looking to see if there is one more crew who may want to join them for this last leg. They can do it on their own since the auto-pilot is working fine, but he would not mind one more crew. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If you are available on short notice and live not too far away, please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/15/2022 from Miami FL to Norwalk CT on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 22-21 Professional deliver skipper XXXXXX is looking for a 3rd crew to deliver a Beneteau 35.1 that he delivered south last fall and is now planning the return passage. He has one crew lined up, but is looking for one more experienced crew who can stand a solo watch. Total of three people onboard. Spencer is a very nice and very capable delivery skipper who I have gotten to know this past year. The plan is to depart about May 15th and be done before June 1st since he has another delivery soon after. He has built in extra time just in case your need to duck in for any bad weather. So do not be time constrained just in case. The trip could go faster, but he rather have crew that are not time sensitive.. He explains: “Expect between 10-12 days (possibly a bit more, wouldn't hesitate to tuck in somewhere to wait out snotty weather with this one. took us 13 days to get down last fall with a www.UUUUU.com weather delay in Charleston).” The passage is free and Spencer will help with a one-way travel (hopefully you live near Miami or Ct so it can be a small travel stipend paid at the end of the passage). As usual all boat expenses and onboard provisions are included. If interested please e-mail Spencer with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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

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



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3/20/2022 from Brunswick Georgia to Canadian Maritimes on a Caliber 47

OPO e-mail # 22-11 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX Middleton is looking for two crew to help sail his 2001 Caliber 47 named “XXXXXX” from Georgia back to Canada. He just e-mailed us today. He is planning to depart about March 22nd and would like crew to arrive a day or two before then. He is looking for crew with offshore experience. Since it is short notice I have not spoken with him or asked more questions since I did not want to take up more time. You can ask more about the passage and the boat when you contact him. I know the Caliber is a strong offshore boat, but I do not know what shape this one is in. He has owned a Catalina 27 for 5 years and has been a lake sailor so he is looking for crew with experience. He adds: “The boat has Radar, ais, ssb, VHfs, personal locator beacons, epirb, fog horn, B and G Plotter forward scan, 275 gal diesel, 250 gal water in two tanks.” If interested please contact him with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. This is a leisurely passage and he plans to take as long as 20 days since it is a little early to be going north so will stay costal and stop a few times.



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

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

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

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



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4/19/2022 from Marsh Harbor, Abaco to Newport on a Catana 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-27 Pro skipper XXXXXX has two deliveries coming up. The first: “I am looking for one person to assist in crewing a 42' Catana catamaran with all the bells and whistles from Marsh Harbor, Abaco to Newport, RI on April 19th. I will pay all on board expenses. I brought it there Nov. 1, 2021. The crew member will be responsible for getting to and from the yacht. They will need a Covid test before getting into the Abacos and fill out the Bahama passport of health.” XXXXXX has a web site so you can learn more about him at www.UUUUU.com his phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX text (and he likes to use text) If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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

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



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

OPO E-Mail # 22-55 XXXXXX is in Port Canaveral and is requesting one crew to sail from Florida to Md. He would like to leave Wednesday, May 25th, sailing offshore direct to the Chesapeake, Solomons, MD. He anticipates a 5 day passage. Because of the short notice a travel stipend is possible. He writes: The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named Just Us, which is a very interesting well built boat. In fact, it is unsinkable. (But he still will carry a liferaft.) This boat is a Proven Ocean boat, and has crossed the Atlantic in 2005 and cruised the US East coast from Florida to Maine. He can tell you the entire story, but he was involved with the brand and this boat when they first were introduced to the US. He has done many miles on the boat between boat shows and miles cruising. He  has 25t Master and 10000 Ocean miles. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 3 people. There will be some solo watches. Just Us has recently undergone a refit including new standing rigging, new rudder and upgraded nav system. She came from the Bahamas and is currently in Cape Canaveral preparing to head North to the Chesapeake. He’s looking to depart on Wednesday, May 25 and, depending on the WX, will go direct to the Chesapeake and Solomons, MD. Interested crew should contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/21/2022 from Marsh Harbor Bahamas to Chesapeake Bay on a Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 22-17 Member XXXXXX is looking for 3 experienced crew to help sail his Etap 37 from the Bahamas to the Chesapeake Bay departing after April 21st. He is a nice guy and has gotten crew from us before. The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named XXXXXX, which is a very interesting well built boat. In fact, it is unsinkable. (But he still will carry a liferaft.) This boat is a Proven Ocean boat, and has crossed the Atlantic in 2005 and cruised the US East coast from Florida to Maine. He can tell you the entire story, but he was involved with the brand and this boat when they first were introduced to the US. He has done many miles on the boat between boat shows and miles cruising. He has 25t Master and 10000 Ocean miles. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 4 people. There will be some solo watches. Just Us has recently undergone a refit including new standing rigging, new rudder and upgraded nav system. She came down to the Bahamas from Morehead City in February via Lake Worth. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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

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



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4/1/2022 from Ft Lauderdale FL to St. Mary’s River MD on a Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-19 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2021 Hanse 508 named XXXXXX that he is moving north. He is looking for two crew for a total of 4 crew for this passage. He Adds: “We bought this boat new and it is fully equipped with electronics and safety gear. We've taken it on many XXXXXX trips, a t-o month cruise down the coast and to the Bahamas, and a weekend trip from Florida to the Bahamas and back. I am looking for crew to help me move the boat back home. No experience is required, but if you have experience, that would be fantastic. I can teach you what you need to know to stand watch and sail the boat. I plan to sleep in the cockpit, so I'll be a quick shout away if anything raises an alarm or if you have a question. You won't be expected to make any sail plan changes without help. That being said, it's in mast furling main, electric furling genoa and furling jib. Solent rig, so all sails are ready to be deployed, and electric winches. If all goes well, no one should have to leave the cockpit except to film the dolphins. The dates below are subject to available crew, let me know what you can do. There is also an option to stop in Charleston to change up crew if we need to” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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

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



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5/2/2022 from Virgin Gorda BVI to Stonington CT on a Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 22-22 Virgin Gorda BVI to Stonington CT – Pro skipper and longtime friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew for this delivery north on a Hinckley 42 Ketch. He has gotten crew from many times over the years. He is a good guy and very experiences skipper. He e-mails: “I seek two able crew members to help me deliver a Hinckley 42 ketch from Virgin Gorda to Stonington CT. This is a boat I have previously moved eight times. This is a stalwart, proven seaworthy yacht, easy and fun to sail. She is well cared for and used extensively by the owner. I have survived numerous gales and huge seas with this beauty. I plan to arrive in Virgin Gorda on May 2 and hope to depart soon thereafter, say, May 3-4. The trip will be 10-12 days with a possible stop in Bermuda. Crew should be vaccinated against Covid and be willing to take Covid tests or whatever the latest protocol calls for. Crew should be attentive, aware, helpful and a team player. Sailing skills are a bonus and you must be able to stand night watch alone. The weather will be variable from calm to gale and tropical to New England miserable. Crew expenses on board are covered. Crew must provide his/her own flights and ground transportations to and from the boat. Ferry fees and Customs/Covid expenses are on me.” If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX   and statement as to why you think you are worthy??



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

OPO e-mail # 22-41 Owner and skipper XXXX has 1989 Hinckley 51, He that has maintained and sailed since new. He has gotten few OPO members to sail with him with repeat experiences. He lives in the Boston area and he’s planning to sail back towards the end of May. He e-mails: I’m sailing towards St. Martin and I expect to be there sometime next week. I still have need for one person to help us to bring Vivaldi North. He/she should be able to hold the course, have some offshore experience and, stand solo watches. My plan is to sail from St. Martin on or around May 21 to Bermuda and then to Marion, around 10-15 days. The rest of the crew is another OPO crew who has sailed with me in the Caribbean and a friend with plenty of offshore experience who has sailed with me several thousand miles. Vivaldi is a Hinckley 51 in perfect conditions with all B and G electronics, watermaker so we can shower daily, cook food, AIS, EPIRB, Liferaft. Vivaldi has sailed almost 40,000 miles with him as a skipper. It’s a heavy comfortable boat with all up to date B and G Electronics, EPIRB, AIS, LifeRaft inspected, and she was surveyed for the re-insurance in May 2021 including rigging. It has done seven Marion to Bermuda Races, one Newport to Bermuda race, she has done the Atlantic Circuit twice (Marion - Azores - Portugal - Canaries - Caribbean - Bahamas -Marion), and sailed to the Caribbean back and forth twice. A couple of times to Nova Scotia and numerous summers in Maine. When lay up in Marion, MA, Vivaldi has been cared by a professional yard. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money form meals and drinks ashore. If interested, please send your sailing resume and contact information XXXXX@XXXX



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5/7/2022 from Cowesett RI to Melbourne Fl on a Hunter 37

OPO e-mail # 22-24 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a 2nd planned delivery sailing a 2000 Hunter 37 named Gone with the Wind. He is looking for two crew for this passage as well. He reports the boat has New LiferaftAIS, forwsrd scan sonar, epirb. The plan is for a 9 to 10 day 100 mile passage, but please have more time built in just in case. We would not normally send out a “crew request” for a Hunter, but since this is with a pro skipper we are sending it out to members. You can ask Joe more about the boat and the route when you contact him. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Joe at W XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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5/8/2022 from St. Thomas USVI to Hampton Virginia on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-26 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one experienced crew to join him for the passage north this spring. He has a 2011 Jeanneau 379 named XXXXXX that he has owned since new. She was in a charter fleet for 5 years and then has been sailing her in the Caribbean the past few years. There will be 4 crew in total. I spoke with him yesterday. He explains: Boat was bought new from Sunsail as part of their Owner Program. Was chartered in the BVI for 5 years and then I took complete possession of her after a good phase out from the charter fleet. Sailing and based in the BVI for 5 more years. Boat survived Irma on a mooring with de-masting as only damage. Brand new mast and rig installed in 2018. Boat is solid and in good shape. She is well equipped. 3 reef standard main, roller furl 120% genoa, Solar and Wind Generation, Life Raft, EPERB and PLB, IrdiumGo, and Garmin InReach trackers and weather service from Predict Wind. Extra Diesel and water Jerry cans, AIS, Lee Cloths, Two electric big pumps plus manual. Multiple GPS and Chart Plotter systems The crew are myself, one crew with bare boat charter experience as well as a little blue water, one crew who is dinghy sailor wanting to learn about bigger boats, fourth crew with blue water experience just canceled due to wife having surgery so I need a fourth crew with some blue water experience. Passage is part of Salty Dawgs Homeward Bound Rally departing May 10th. Crew should plan to arrive two days early. Since he lost his most experienced crew so he is looking for a replacement crew who has been offshore before. As usual the passage is free with all onboard provisions and expenses included, but in this case he will also pay for transportation for the right crew with offshore experience within reason of course. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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

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



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

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



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4/30/2022 from Newport, R.I. to Nanny Cay, Tortola on a Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-28 Here is his 2nd delivery going to other way. “I am looking for one crew for a trip on a 2018 54' Jenneau from Newport, R.I. to Nanny Cay, Tortola on April 30th. I have delivered this yacht back and forth several times. The potential crew will be responsible for getting to and from the yacht and cost for the testing in Tortola. I will cover all on board cost.” Respectfully, Capt. XXXXXX www.UUUUU.com XXX-XXX-XXXX If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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

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



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4/7/2022 from St. Maarten to USVI on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 22-21 XXXXXX and owner Keenan and XXXXXX are looking for one crew to sail from St. Maarten to the USVI (Only 100 miles) and then stick around for apaid gig as replacement crew for Ashley (She is going back to the states to see family) for a charter after the sail over to USVI. The boat is a Lagoon 41. They have a web site www.UUUUU.com . Keenan will answer more questions about the charter and what you would have to do. He adds: I definitely wish I would have found your services sooner. We have sailed a few thousand miles. We did a major refit in 2021 and are currently running a fully solar boat with over www.UUUUU.com. We run charters out of the usvi and sxm. My girlfriend and I sail and run charters together and we had hired crew because she will be in the US on some family matters. We have hired crew members twice that have fallen through. It would be nice to have someone join me for night watch and then just have someone help out on the charter. We would pay and split tips. It really should be a lot of fun and I'd be doing the majority of the work, would love for someone to get miles out of this as well because I've definitely been there. The passage is not only free it can turn into a paid week. Plan to get to and from the boat on your own, but of course after that all is included and you can discuss when you e-mail your resume to them at XXXXX@XXXX

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

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

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3/23/2022 from Wilmington NC to Ft. Lauderdale, FL on a Lagoon 380 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-14 Pro Skipper XXXXXX is looking for 2 crew to join him on a 4-5 day delivery aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran named “Milliwooly” from Wilmington, NC to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is asking for crew that can stand a solo watch, are comfortable with sail trim, and understand nav lights/rules of the road. The boat is in Wilmington, on the Cape Fear River, and the route, weather permitting, will be down the river and outside the ICW, staying west of the Gulf Stream to Ft. Lauderdale. Milliwooly is a well-found vessel that he has delivered before with OPO crew. All onboard expenses are included. Crew must arrive in Wilmington no later than Tuesday, March 22nd, but may arrive earlier, as he will be on the boat no later than Sunday, March 20. The passage is free with all boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside drinks and meals. If interested, please respond to him asap via email: XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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

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



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5/8/2022 from Jolly Harbor, Antigua to Stonington CT on a Morris 46

OPO e-mail # 22-12 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a well-equipped and maintained 1997 Morris 46 named Makara. He is looking for one more crew to join he and his wife on their passage north this year for a total of three crew. He has owned the boat for 11 years and made many offshore passages with the boat. His wife has made all the passages with him. The arrival date is a bit flexible based on best flights to fly in. You can make exact arrival dates with XXXXXX when you sign aboard. They plan is to stop in Bermuda for two days on the way north. Crew will be expected to be able to stand a solo watch so previous offshore experience is a minimum requirement. Makara is outfitted for ocean sailing (e.g. staysail, Parasailor) He adds: “Makara was partially refit in 2012 after I bought her. She also had major renovation and upgrades since 2015: standing rigging, rudder and rudder post, hydraulic autopilot, Mastervolt LiFe batteries and associated components, Solbian solar panels, genset, refrigeration, electronics including the chart plotter. My wife who has made every passage as a crewmember and cook.” The passage is free with all boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside drinks and meals. If interested please e-mail XXXXXX with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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

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



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4/18/2022 from West Palm Beach FL to Middle River Maryland on a Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 22-23 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to deliver a 1985 43 Nelson Marek Morgan CC named Isabella. Joe is a very competent and eager delivery skipper who chases deliveries and keeps busy. He has gotten crew from us before and is a nice guy. Some of the boats he moves are a bit older so crew need to be ready for that. The passages is 850 miles and if all goes well will take 6 days, but plan to have more time just in case you have to wait on weather or other delays. Since the total crew will be three you will need to be able to stand a solo watch. The boat has an 8 person liferaft, epirb, dsc vhf, mom-9, jacklines, radar The passage is free with all onboard expenses paid, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Joe with your sailing resume to W XXXXX@XXXX



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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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5/20/2022 from BVI to Noank, CT on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 22-009 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice Oyster 56 that he takes north and south each year. I know him well and have moved his Swan 46 to the Caribbean in the past. He is not sailing aboard this year, but has hired an experienced delivery skipper who managed two large Oyster yachts in the past for a number of years and who will, therefore, be very familiar with its many systems. He is looking for one more person to join the crew this year. He e-mails: “We are looking for one crew person to join us for a delivery passage from Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola in the BVI to Noank,, CT aboard Tango, a well-maintained 2007 Oyster 56. We would be departing Sunday, May 22nd, weather permitting. Crew should plan to arrive one ort wo days ahead of time. We plan to bypass Bermuda unless we need fuel. This is an unpaid crew position. You pay for your own transportation to and from the boat. We pay for all provisioning, fuel, and other expenses while underway. We are only looking for people with bluewater sailing experience. Also, you must be vaccinated and a non-smoker. Please email him at XXXXX@XXXX attaching your sailing resume.”



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

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



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4/25/2022 from Maarten to Boston MA on a Southerly 535

OPO e-mail # 22-16St. Maarten to Boston MA - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is putting together his crew for his sail north. he sailed south in the NARC Rally last fall with his wife, a skipper and an OPO crewmate. The passage went very well. He is a nice guy and the boat is great. The plan is to sail straight through unless they see a need to stop. The boat is a Southerly 535 named “XXXXXX” She is a semi-custom Solent rigged monohull with three cabins and two heads. She has a swing keel that can go as low as 11' and can be pulled up to less than 5'. Mainsail is on a Furlerboom in-boom furler. Twin helms, twin rudders. We currently have 3 crew: owner, delivery captain, and first mate. The passages is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have some offshore experience to stand a night watch. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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

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



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4/12/2022 from Puerto Rico to Marion MA on a Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-25 Puerto Rico to Marion MA – Pro skipper XXXXXX just picked up another delivery on fairly short notice. He is a longtime delivery skipper so only delivers bigger and mostly newer boats. This is a Sun Odyssey 49. Since it is short notice he will pay travel to the boat. He e-mails: I plan to arrive in San Juan April 12 and to sail out within a day or two. The trip will be 10-12 days with a possible stop in Bermuda. Crew should be vaccinated against Covid and be willing to take Covid tests or whatever the latest protocol calls for. Crew should be attentive, aware, helpful and a team player. Sailing skills are a bonus and you must be able to stand night watch alone. The weather will be variable from calm to gale and tropical to New England miserable. Crew expenses on board are covered. Crew must provide his/her own transportation to and from the boat. If we all manage to arrive at SJU same time, I will pay for transport to the boat at Palmas de Mar Marina.” He may be offshore for two or three days so please be patient if he does not get back to you right away. He e-mails “I sail offshore tomorrow for three days, so it will be later that I respond to interested crew.” If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX and statement as to why you think you are worthy.??????



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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2/22/2022 from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a X-Yacht

OPO e-mail # 22-07 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one experienced crew to join him, his wife, seven year old son, and one other experienced friend for their return passage back to the USA. Chis sailed his 2001 X-Yacht 442 to the Caribbean in our NARC Rally this past fall. He is a nice guy. They are now making their way back to the USA. The trip should be mostly reaching and running. While the objective is quick passage to Fort Lauderdale, a brief stop in the Bahamas may be in order. OPOOPO Adds: “I’m the third owner and fortunately I know the two prior owners well and their use of the boat. Originally built for a young family of four to explore the Mediterranean and then a Transatlantic passage to the Caribbean for a season and then north to NE. In the six years we’ve owned it all systems have been either serviced or replaced, other than the electronics that were replaced in 2012.” OPOOPO is planning to depart on Feb 23rd or 24th so is looking for crew to fly into PR just before then. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat in Puerto del Rey Marina. Note that passports are not required for US citizens traveling to PR. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO a copy of your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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