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2/22/2021
11/15/2021
Gibraltar
Las Palmas Gran Canaria
Hanse 588

OPO e-mail # 12-02 Gibraltar or Las Palmas Gran Canaria (Canary Islands Spain...

3/21/2021
7/4/2021
Mediterranean
... Who Knows (long term sailing opportunity)
Sloop

OPO e-mail # 21-11 Start in the Med and then … - OPO is not a dating s...

3/21/2021
5/31/2021
Fort Lauderdale FL
Mathews VA
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-10 Fort Lauderdale FL to Mathews VA -Boat owner and skipper O...

3/16/2021
5/18/2021
St. Maarten
Huntington NY
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-08 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

3/3/2021
5/1/2021
Tortola BVI
Annapolis MD
Jeaneau 54

OPO e-mail # 21-05 Tortola BVI to Annapolis MD - Pro skipper OPOOPO is lookin...

3/2/2021
5/1/2021
Gibson Island, Maryland
Gibson Island, Maryland
Trintella 55

OPO e-mail # 21-04 3 week cruise and back. Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has ...

3/24/2021
4/25/2021
St Petersburg, FL
Georgetown Exuma Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 21-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very interesting boat a...
4/11/2021
4/25/2021
Antigua
Fort Lauderdale
Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-16 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a well-equipped offshore...

3/29/2021
4/21/2021
Charleston SC
Falmouth MA
Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 21-14 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well kn...

3/6/2021
4/15/2021
St. Maarten
Newport with a stop in Bermuda
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-06 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

2/6/2021
4/15/2021
Galapagos Island
Barra de Navida Mexico
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-01 Boat owner OPOOPO was referred to us by OPO member who is ...

4/11/2021
4/14/2021
Newport RI
Larchmont NY
J-Boat

OPO e-mail # 21-15 Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO just got this short delivery c...

3/24/2021
4/3/2021
Sarasota Florida
Newport RI
Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 21-12 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got confirmation on this short not...

3/14/2021
3/21/2021
Panama
Oahu Hawaii
Saga 43

OPO e-mail # 21-07 Boat owner and lifetime sailors OPOOPO is looking for one ...

3/16/2021
3/20/2021
Little River SC
Myrtle Beach Yacht Club
Passport 40
OPO e-mail # 21-09 Two boat owner OPOOPO just bought a 1986 Passport 40 named ...
2/16/2021
3/13/2021
Bermuda
San Juan PR
J/160
OPO e-mail # 21-03 Delivery skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew to sail ...
12/18/2020
1/31/2021
Fort Pierce, Florida
Beaufort, NC
Ketch
OPO e-mail # 20-77 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1-3 experience...
12/16/2020
1/21/2021
Port Camargue., France
Florida
Passport
OPO e-mail # 20-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO has been zeroing in on final details for...
12/18/2020
1/16/2021
Deltaville VA
San Juan PR
J/160

OPO e-mail # 20-78 Deltaville VA to San Juan PR - Delivery skipper OPOOPO is ...

12/2/2020
12/10/2020
Beaufort, NC
Bahamas (via Florida)
Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 20-74 Beaufort, NC to Bahamas (via Florida) - OPO member OPOOPO ...

11/30/2020
12/4/2020
Hartge Marina, Galesville, MD
Fort Belvoir, VA
Tartan 37
OPO e-mail # 20-72 New caller and new boat owner Euriviades “Euri” ...
11/18/2020
12/4/2020
Annapolis, MD
Charleston
Bavaria C50

Updated OPO e-mail # 20-70 Annapolis, MD to Charleston SC - Pro skipper OPOOP...

11/30/2020
12/2/2020
Little Creek Marina Norfolk
Savannah Georgia
Tartan
OPO e-mail # 20-73 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed us an hour ago....
11/14/2020
12/1/2020
Annapolis, MD
Beaufort, SC
sloop
OPO e-mail # 20-70 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the del...
11/17/2020
11/22/2020
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 20-71 Bermuda to St. Maarten - This just in a few minutes ago fr...

11/9/2020
11/17/2020
Beaufort, NC
Key West Fl
Oyster 56
OPO E-Mail # 20-69 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO We have gotten c...
10/30/2020
11/17/2020
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Maarten
Jeanneau 54
OPO E-Mail # 20-65 OPOOPO is looking for a crew member for a trip from St. Aug...
11/8/2020
11/15/2020
Annapolis
St. Thomas
Fontaine Pajot
OPO E-Mail 20-68 On delivery from Annapolis to st Thomas we diverted to Beaufor...
10/16/2020
11/15/2020
Norfolk VA, Chesapeake Bay
St. Thomas, USVI
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-63 New boat owner and budding skipper, OPOOPO bought a 1978 ...
11/2/2020
11/15/2020
Belfast Me.
Vero Beach, Fl.
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-66 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one crew to help deliver ...
11/3/2020
11/5/2020
Norfolk Virginia
Boca Raton Florida
Oceanis 45
OPO e-mail # 20-67 Pro skipper OPOOPO has been delayed on his delivery south w...
10/16/2020
11/4/2020
Newport RI
USVI
Dynamique 62
OPO e-mail # 20-62 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO owns a very nice Dynamique 62...
10/18/2020
11/1/2020
Atlantic City NJ
St Croix USVI
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-64 Good friend and bot owning skipper, OPOOPO , has an old, but...

11/15/2021 from Gibraltar to Las Palmas Gran Canaria on a Hanse 588

OPO e-mail # 12-02 Gibraltar or Las Palmas Gran Canaria (Canary Islands Spain) to Caribbean (Grenada) - Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2019 Hanse 588 named Amadea. The boat is in Greece. He plans to depart Greece this October to sail to Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and on to the Caribbean. While he has friends and family who will cruise/transit to Gibraltar or Las Palmas he is looking at options to have OPO crew join for the passage from Grand Canaria to the Caribbean in November. I zoomed with him and his wife recently and they are very nice people doing their homework making preparations for their sailing adventure. The Hanse 588 (58 feet) is a very nice and well built boat. Amadea is practically new. While he has been sailing a long time this will be his first major ocean crossing so he is looking for one or two OPO crew with offshore experience to round out the crew along with one or two of his own friends. His wife will stay in Europe with young children and fly over to the Caribbean upon arrival. Since he is planning well in advance he wants to exchange information and resumes with interested crew starting now. Exact details with dates and destinations will be decided over the course of the planning. Namely, whether to join the boat in Gibraltar or Grand Canaria and which island in the Caribbean to make landfall. They are NOT joining the ARC so will most likely make landfall south of St. Lucia (maybe Grenada) so they can enjoy a full Caribbean season sailing downwind through the Caribbean chain of island before sailing back to Europe in the Spring of 2022. Do a good job and you could be invited for the return passage. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and entertainment. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume him at XXXX@XXXXXXX.com If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.



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7/4/2021 from Mediterranean to ... Who Knows (long term sailing opportunity) on a Sloop

OPO e-mail # 21-11 Start in the Med and then … - OPO is not a dating sight nor often do we put out a crew request looking for a long term sailing arrangement. We do know we have introduced many people to each other who have become friends through sailing because of OPO. I know of at least two cases of people getting married. It is in that spirit that I am sending this “crew request” to OPO members knowing that most of you are not qualified. Even the skipper of the boat knows it is a long shot, but you never know what can happen unless you out it out there. The owner of this boat, found us through our Scuttlebutt advertisement. If interested please e-mail him at XXXX@YYYY.com with your sailing resume. Hank

CREW REQUEST: (In his own words) “i want to go saling mixed gender double handed on the races like aegean 600 middle sea race rorc transatlantic, and others to be suggested... thats this year, and if the two of us gradually like each others company/become friends, and define common goals, i want to circumnavigate the globe in two to three years, doing regattas such as the sidney hobart and the transpacific race and cruise remote exotic destinations in between this is not a payed position, we will share costs related to our trip, i will continue to take care of the boat the rig sails electronics etc. i am not counting on help with my boat the program is gradual, first we chat online, than meet in person, than we go sailing than we do the aegean starting july 4th this year, than maybe the giraglia or the barcollana then cruise around the med, get to know malta... than do the middle sea race october 23rd... return to lisbon... than sail to the canaries and do the rorc trans-atlantic in the end of november... than early next year sail south and go from the caribean around capetown into the indic/southern ocean to australia/new zealand... do the hobart race. cruise the pacific and the followinmg year do the transpacific regatta ... than cruise from hawaii to the eastern south pacific to round the horn sometime early 2023 to arrive in the uk early spring, in time to rest and prepare for the north atlantic regattas, AZAB, RBI, fastnet etc the boat is a tried and tested OSTAR veteran (3rd/2009), first generation class 40, cedar strip/epoxy composite racing sloop, a carbon spar, and appropriately equiped. it has been sitting on the dry for the last almost ten years, so i have just finnished a thorough in depth re-fit, changed tons of equipment and has only been lightly used, with very little miles but is ready to go... im only missing a female co skipper my age or a little younger (30-50), to hop onboard im a veteran dinghy sailor with two pre olympic campaings in the star class under my belt (1992/1996). i have c. www.UUUUU.com nm done in the north atlantic/med. im an attractive, easy going, gentleman! and an experienced serene sailor searching for kind hearted experienced female match (preferably ex dinghy sailor too, as my boat behaves like a large dinghy on steroids... and helming mistakes cost dearly...) that wants to race offshore sometimes, and see the exotic/remote world, (off the beaten track), for the rest of the time our trip takes to reach full fruition. sharing adds spice to life! so, many thanks! i dont create expectations but im looking forward to seeing the outcome of this OPO at this point a female co skipper is the only remaining `part`of the process i have NOT YET sorted out as soon as i do, we will be set to go sailing asap! kind regards OPOOPO ps with all the crazyness going on at present with covid, i would be lead to assume that any smart middle aged lady will also want to escape the covid madness and go around the globe on a safe fast very strong boat with an experienced sailor/civilized middle aged gentleman”



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5/31/2021 from Fort Lauderdale FL to Mathews VA on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-10 Fort Lauderdale FL to Mathews VA -Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or maybe two crew to join him for a passage from Florida to VA on a 2000 Beneteau 46 named “OPOOPO. The passage is about 700 miles and may take as little as 5 days, but allow a little more time for getting ready to depart and clean up after arrival. He has owned the boat for 20 years. Since 1986 he has sailed the waters in the Caribbean and Bahamas on this and other boats. He has two friends already lined up and is looking for one or possibly two crew to join them. He adds: “Two other friends , one with much offshore experience, another with much coastal experience” He plans a mostly offshore passage at this best time of year to make the passage north at the end of May and early June after the weather has settled down. The boat as a liferaft, radar SSB etc. He has been sailing for almost 20 years, has owned other boats in the past and has owned this one for (how long?). This is not his first offshore passage on this boat. (Have you made this passage before on this boat? Sounds like it) He heard about us through a fellow sailor (Was it an OPO Members?) The passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/18/2021 from St. Maarten to Huntington NY on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-08 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for two more crew for a total of five people including himself for his annual passage back home. He has gotten crew from us for many years and some of them are repeat crew. This year because of the pandemic he is looking for two semi experienced crew to join him and maybe become part of his regular list of crew he contacts first for his annual passages north and south each year. The boat is a very nice and well equipped Amel 53 named OPOOPO that he has owned since new. In fact he just repowered with a new Yanmar engine for no other reason than the old one had 7000 hours on it. He would like to depart May 20 or 21st with crew arriving a couple of days before. He plans to make a straight passage and not stop in Bermuda so it should be about a 9 or 10 day sail from SXM to Huntington NY on the north shore of Long Island. There will be a total of five crew so you may not be required to do a solo watch until you feel comfortable. While he  would like experienced crew who do not get seasick, he knows it is more important to have team players who can get along with others and follow instructions. The trip is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses included. You just need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and interest to join him to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2021 from Tortola BVI to Annapolis MD on a Jeaneau 54

OPO e-mail # 21-05 Tortola BVI to Annapolis MD - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to join him and his 1st mate for this delivery of a 2005 54' Jeaneau Deck Salon masthead sloop. Captain OPOOPO has been delivering boats for many years and has gotten crew from OPO before. It has always worked out well as he is a very experienced skipper and nice guy. Trip approximately 1600 nautical miles or 10 day to two weeks max. He adds: “Bobby Allen and I, OPOOPO are the major players on this delivery. Our bios can be found on my web site: http://www.UUUUU.com. Looking for a fit sailor and watch stander. Must have chart plotter understanding and sail trim skills. Radar helpful. Bring any paperwork you have to document your mileage. At the moment any crew must have a negative covid 19 test no older than three days upon arrival. The BVIs and the USVIs are expected to relax their covid 19 protocol in the next few weeks. The yacht has recently undergone a major refit including new mast and sails.” If you are prone to seasickness please stay home. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send OPOOPO your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2021 from Gibson Island, Maryland to Gibson Island, Maryland on a Trintella 55

OPO e-mail # 21-04 3 week cruise and back. Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very nice 2004 Trintella 55 named Paradigm that he has owned for 6 years. He explains his plans very well. I will let him explain in his own words what he is looking to do in May and June. Plans for later in the summer will come together as the season progresses and he has the option of reaching out to us again or choose past OPO members he has met and ask them to join him again. For this first 3 week passage cruising the Chesapeake Bay he is looking for two crew or an experienced enthusiastic couple (don’t talk your wife into joining you if she is not a sailor and wants to pitch in and be a full participating crew) to enjoy 3 weeks of day sails exploring the Chesapeake Bay. He adds in his own words to my request for more specifics: Okay let’s get specific good idea. How about Saturday, May 1st leaving Gibson Island (GI) retuning Sunday, May 23rd to GI. Sailing will be in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Looking for two crew a couple works. There is an opportunity to stay on Paradigm for some June sailing. I need to be in Ohio Memorial Day weekend and at the GI Commodore’s Review Saturday, June 5th, since I am on the GIYS board. June 6th to June 24th is also a possible sail. Destination undetermined however Paradigm needs to be back at GI June 24th for a weekend teen overnight sail. Later summer cruise north is a possibility. Crews with more experience is always a plus. Cooking skills are helpful however I can be a very simple eater. Basic marine mechanical skills are a plus however Paradigm is in excellent condition so this should be only things like a strainer sucking something in while we are out. Paradigm is fully maintained by the Gibson Island Boat Works and they are on call if needed 24/7. The most on board would be six. Likely four. I will pay all expenses on the boat including fuel, food and beverages. Some dinning ashore which could be split however that is limited currently. I will have had the vaccine so my world is opening up. We will sail when the weather is good for sailing. We will not be on any schedule. This worked very well last fall. Remote working to some degree by the crew can work. The Bay has cell coverage. He has over 10,000 miles offshore including trips on Skip Novak’s Pelagic Australis in the southern Ocean. He has been sailing since college competitive sailing. Owned and raced many boats, owned, chartered and crewed open ocean on sailboats up to 74 feet. Completed RYA Offshore Yachtmaster ocean miles and written. He adds: “The Trintella is a Ron Holland design one off 55 foot monohull sailing yacht built in England. And then sailed across the Atlantic to be featured during the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Feature article in Cruising World. A complete refit was finished fall 2019 including new sails, new standing and running rigging, most equipment new including B and G navigational electronics, radar and KVH Satcom. Equipment not replaced was serviced. Added a Bauer dive compressor and scuba tanks. Paradigm is very easy to sail with power winches, twin headsails (a self-tacker and a code zero) both with Harken power furlers and a LeisureFurl power main furler making her very easy to sail.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. While eating ashore often may by limited because of Covid restrictions, you are responsible for paying for meals ashore. Plan to be chip in and help keep the boat tidy and share in the meal planning and preparation. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information OPOOPO @www.UUUUU.com .



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4/25/2021 from St Petersburg, FL to Georgetown Exuma Bahamas on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very interesting boat and story. He explains it very well below. The boat is a 2019 Custom 50' OPOOPO OPOOPO (no mast so strictly a power boat). He plans to leave, weather permitting, about April 25th, but crew can arrive a few days early if you wish. He has one good friend and mate sailing with him so is looking for one more crew or a couple to join them. Peter has over 50 years sailing experience so does not require help, but is nice enough to welcome a crew to enjoy the adventure. This is not a forced march delivery and they will wait for good weather as this is an upwind passage and it is a little early to expect a perfect weather window. He explains the boat and his intentions very well. In his own words. “Hi. My name is OPOOPO I am the wind behind the sails of OPOOPO I am also her owner. She doesn’t actually have sails or a mast. She does however, have a wonderful roof covered with solar panels. They say that all sailors eventually get old enough to give up sailing for powerboating. Well in 2018, I was ready. OPOOPO wasn’t ready to completely go to the dark side. I wanted an environmentally friendly version. What would that mean? I needed clean energy efficient propulsion and a way to charge batteries with the sun. Simple right? My favorite power catamaran was the Aquila 44 so I asked the manufacturer to install Torqeedo’s OPOOPO 80 Hybrid propulsion system rather than the traditional OPOOPO 300hp engines. I also wanted a flybridge roof suitable for a large solar array. I was willing to pay. They were not interested in offering a custom yacht. So, I asked them to sell me a new boat without engines. Again, the answer was no so I took it upon myself to repower a brand-new yacht with Torqeedo’s OPOOPO 80 Hybrid propulsion system, modify the factory roof to accommodate a large (www.UUUUU.com) solar array and lengthen the hull by six feet to make it more efficient. OPOOPO Edition: She was delivered from the factory in January 2019 and work began. The Volvo-Penta 300hp diesel engines which were removed (sold on eBay), and replaced with Torqeedo electric motors. The huge fuel tanks were removed, and two 40kW BMWi3 batteries now occupy that space. OPOOPO Power 25kW DC generator now provides on demand power extending her range to 800 miles and consumes only www.UUUUU.com. With a cruising speed of 6.5 knots and a top speed of 8.5 knots, she is able to go 900 nautical miles on her 240 gallons fuel capacity. She does this quietly and with far less emissions than the factory model. She now gets to her destination at speeds cruising sailors are accustomed to with a carbon footprint that an environmentalist can live with. Her factory roof was removed and modified to accommodate 16 350-watt solar panels making her carbon footprint close to zero at anchor or while docked. Her 12’ tender is also electric and is charged by the yacht. It has a range of 20 miles at 14 mph with a top speed of 18mph. At idle speeds, the tender will run for weeks of normal use before needing to be plugged into the yacht for recharging. It took six months to refit First Edition’s propulsion system and complete the modifications to her solar roof. After four-months of cruising in the Bahamas, she returned and was displayed at the 2019 OPOOPO Show. In 2020, her hulls were lengthened to improve efficiency, and stability. She is now 50’ long (six feet longer than the factory boat). Her longer waterline allows her to move through the water more efficiently and much more stable. She was recently displayed at the 2020 OPOOPO OPOOPO with her new 50’ length with all systems go. She is a remarkable, seaworthy, environmentally responsible luxury yacht. Who says luxury motor yachting and sustainability are mutually exclusive? Not me.” And he provides links to learn more about the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to Peter at XXXXX@XXXX The passage is free but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and understand you have to get covid tested to fly back to the USA still from the Bahamas. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the bat and have money for shoreside drinks and meals. https://www.UUUUU.com https://www.UUUUU.com https://www.UUUUU.com

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4/25/2021 from Antigua to Fort Lauderdale on a Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-16 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a well-equipped offshore 1982 Pan Oceanic 46 named “Interlude of Hamble.” He has owned her for 10 years. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 on board for this 1000 mile mostly downwind passage from English Harbor Antigua to Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Martin has over 5000 offshore miles on the boat. He adds that the boat has ” LIFERAFT NEW ,EPIRB SAT PHONE GPS ALL NEW RUNNIG RIG NEW ENGINE”. She is a Blue water Cutter with all required safety gear cutter rigged solid and sea worthy”. Potential crew must have some offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/21/2021 from Charleston SC to Falmouth MA on a Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 21-14 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well known branded 1995 Nordhavn 68 named BONNE VIE (this is a Trawler power boat, ) that he is moving north. He has owned the boat for 17 years, has over 90,000 miles on her and has a 100 Master license .He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He and his wife (and pet) are looking for two or even three OPO crew to help make their annual passage north to Safe Harbor Marina in Falmouth MA. It is an 800 miles passage but he plans to wait on a good weather window or maybe travel inside if need be so as he says “the passage can could be as short as 4 days and as long (weather etc.) a 14 days”. He is looking for a pleasant crew or even a couple who can handle dock lines and help make the passage an enjoyable trip. He says he is not worried about experience and can train crew. Pictures of the boat are on his face book page which he can direct you to. For the right crew and good job he is happy to help with travel back home at the end of the passage. Of course all onboard food and boat expenses are included. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/15/2021 from St. Maarten to Newport with a stop in Bermuda on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-06 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for his annual passage north. He has a nice Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years. He knows the boat very well and has sailed north and south between the Caribbean and Newport many times. I have known him for many years and he is a very nice guy. He is looking for crew with experience, but with 4 crew in total you may not have to do a solo watch at first until you get comfortable. He just e-mailed me with his plans for his trip north this year. Since he has built up a nice crew list of OPO members he enjoys sailing with, he first sends an e-mail to those crew. If they can’t join him he then asks us to send out a “crew request”. He has one repeat crew, but covid has many of his other regular crew not joining him this year. Here is your chance to sail with him and maybe get on his crew roster for future passages. He plans to depart April 15th from St. Maarten and make the 6 day passage to Bermuda where he will wait for the next weather window before departing for Newport. The entire 1500 miles passage with a stop in Bermuda will take about two weeks, maybe a bit longer with any weather delay in Bermuda. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore in St. Maarten and Bermuda. He has also offered to pay for any covid tests taken in St. Maarten or Bermuda as required. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/15/2021 from Galapagos Island to Barra de Navida Mexico on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-01 Boat owner OPOOPO was referred to us by OPO member who is sailing the first couple of legs with him from Key West to Panama and then on to the Galapagos Islands where they will spend a month. The boat is a very nice well equipped Hinckley 51 named “Marlow” (I went through the canal in 1999 on a Hinckley 57. Very nice boats HS) He has owned and sailed the boat for the last 20 years. He is looking for two experience crew or a couple to join him and his brother for the leg from the Galapagos Islands to Mexico. He understands the challenges of travel during Covid and we all hope things will be a bit better by April, but not over yet.

He explains: “I fully understand the challenge during COVID, and hopefully, we are far enough in advance and close to people getting vaccinated that something will break our way. I am sailing Marlow to the Galapagos starting March 1st, and Eric is on the leg from Key West to Panama. Then I am spending 30 days in the Galapagos with different crew members flying in and out, which just about uses up all of my sailor buddies. My brother is the one who is signed up to sail out on April 19th. Two experienced crew or a strong sailing couple would be ideal-we'd have up to four days together in the Galapagos on the boat (they could come early and grab a hotel if they liked), and then we would depart. The COVID protocol for flying into the Galapagos requires a negative test within 96 hours of arrival. They would fly into Baltra Airport. My blog linked from my profile has pictures of the boat and a collection of emails sent home while at sea on some of these various adventures. Marlow is in great shape-plowing tons of money into her right now while she is on the hard in Key West.” The passage is about 1400 miles. He has built in plenty of time for the passage to Mexico. You can learn more about the boat and skipper at https://www.UUUUU.com If you would like to inquire about joining him please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXXXX. The passage is free but as usual you have to get to and from the boat, plus have money for meals and drinks ashore.



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4/14/2021 from Newport RI to Larchmont NY on a J-Boat

OPO e-mail # 21-15 Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO just got this short delivery confirmed and is looking for two OPO member who live in New England area so you can meet him in Newport to make this 18 hour passage aboard a well found 40 foot J-Boat. He plans to drive up and meet crew to depart about noon on the 14th and then rent a car to drive back to your cars in Newport the next day. The passage is free and he will buy some easy boat delivery food for delivery. It should be a nice day on the water. But it will be cold at night so bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. He is an OPO skipper and I have made passages with him so a good guy. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and phone number.



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4/3/2021 from Sarasota Florida to Newport RI on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 21-12 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got confirmation on this short notice delivery today. OPOOPO is flying to the boat on April 2nd for planned departure April 3rd. The boat is an Oyster 53. The boat is reported to be in very good condition. OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew as he has a mate lined up. The trip should take about 7 or 8 days but allow 9 or 10 just in case of any delays. OPOOPO is one of my Tier One Pro Swan skippers and a very nice guy to sail with. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get o and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with you sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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3/21/2021 from Panama to Oahu Hawaii on a Saga 43

OPO e-mail # 21-07 Boat owner and lifetime sailors OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew to join him on “short notice” to help sail his 1998 Saga 43, named OPOOPO from the Pacific side of the Panama Canal to HI. Since it is short notice he will help with travel expenses within reason upon arrival. He sailed her from Hingham Massachusetts to Saint Augustine off shore, then to Key West and on to Panama. He is bringing her to Oahu because he moved there from Massachusetts. He adds:  “I am 58 and have been sailing most of my life. With me is OPOOPO, the owner of an Island Packet 38 and Atlantic crossings under his belt. I have owned her since 12/1/2020. She surveyed very well with a few small findings that I have taken care of I installed a new B&G plotter and radar. I have a 6 man life raft, registered EPIRB and an Iridium Go. I had a rigging inspection while at Shelter Bay and all was found well. I also have a Rainman Watermaker. I estimate the 4600 mile passage will take 3-4 weeks. I am provisioned and ready to go”

She is not a racing boat but she’s fast. Here is a link to a review of the boat https://www.UUUUU.com Like most places you will have to get a covid test and make plans to travel to Panama. He will help guide you through the process. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and interest in joining him at XXXXX@XXXX In closing he adds “I shall gladly reimburse the cost of the flight to Panama City Panama and provide the flight home from Hawaii also he is happy to let the crew stay on the boat for a couple of weeks should he or she wish to explore Oahu .”



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3/20/2021 from Little River SC to Myrtle Beach Yacht Club on a Passport 40

OPO e-mail # 21-09 Two boat owner OPOOPO just bought a 1986 Passport 40 named “Blue Moon”. He is taking her 100 miles down the ICW (Intra-coastal Waterway) this weekend and is looking for one more crew who has some ICW experience for a two day 100 miles. He just e-mailed us for the first time on short notice so rather than take time seeking confirmation we wanted to send this out right away. Of course this only works for someone who lives close enough to make logistical sense. He adds: “I am a new owner of a 1986 Passport 40 sailboat and would like to bring it down to Charleston this weekend, likely on the ICW, so we will be motoring the whole way. The boat is in excellent condition - clean and well stocked. We will provide provisions for the weekend. It would be great to have someone join who is familiar with the ICW. Two others will be onboard - one has participated in several sailing races and a 3-day delivery on OPOOPO The other has experience driving a power boat but less sailing knowledge. I have been sailing my whole life but have not gone on the ICW before.” If interested in a short passage and helping out please contact Alex at XXXXX@XXXX I am sure he will welcome the help and you can get away for a couple of days and enjoy checking out a well know brand of boat.

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3/13/2021 from Bermuda to San Juan PR on a J/160

OPO e-mail # 21-03 Delivery skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew to sail a J/160 named “Danza” from Bermuda to San Juan PR. He is taking the boat to her new owner. OPOOPO plans to leave Bermuda on or about 13 Mar 2021. Plan for five days underway and two prep days, for some bureaucracy, a travel day, and some margin for delays (11 Mar as travel day). Departure may be delayed due to weather or to accommodate really good crew candidates. He adds: “The boat is a 2002 J/160. The boat was well maintained by the previous owner but spent over a year on the hard in Deltaville VA while for sale. OPOOPO was onboard during the survey. A copy of the listing is available. Satellite tracker on board so family and friends can follow our progress and limited email over HF/SSB/Pactor while at sea. Note that the boat does have an Espar diesel heater for chilly nights. The boat left Deltaville in January headed to Puerto Rico but diverted to Bermuda due to a parted shroud and a crew injury. The shroud has been repaired, the rig inspected, and a number of punch list items have been addressed in Bermuda. Skipper OPOOPO has been delivering boats for nearly twenty years. Crew interests underway including routing, piloting, navigation, communications, sail trim, provisioning and other logistics, and more can be addressed on board. OPOOPO ’s sailing resume is available at https://www.UUUUU.com .” As usual the passage is free, but you need to get to and from the bat and have money for meals ashore. All costs on board are covered. OPOOPO explains his take on Covid testing about Puerto Rico on his web site at https://www.UUUUU.com . Shore support is in place for filing travel authorization applications for entrance to PR. OPOOPO has sailed to PR and USVI previously during COVID. Interested crew should email OPOOPO at dave@www.UUUUU.com with a current sailing resume and availability. Telephone call interviews will be scheduled based on resumes.

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1/31/2021 from Fort Pierce, Florida to Beaufort, NC on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 20-77 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1-3 experienced crew to help sail his 1989 Sparkman and OPOOPO 48' cutter ketch from Florida closer to his home on the Chesapeake. You will see the boat is well equipped and maintained as evidenced by the purchase survey done this October. (Ilia can send it to you as I had trouble attaching it to this e-mail.) I have spoken with Ilia a couple of times and he seems like a very nice man. He was referred by a reputable yacht broker in Annapolis who sold him the boat. He bought the boat in Florida but wants to have it closer to home so he can visit her this winter. Ilia adds in his own words: “I am planning to depart from OPOOPO Florida on 31 January or 01 February to make a straight run to Beaufort, NC. Alternative ports will be Charleston, SC or Southport, NC. The boat is getting new mainsail and mizzen sail from OPOOPO in Stuart, FL in early January. Genoa and staysail are getting reworked by them at the same time. All mechanical and maintenance items noted in the survey will be addressed by that time as well. I am a retired U OPOOPO officer with years of experience in larger ships and several years of experience skippering 44' offshore sailboats at the OPOOPO I am looking for 1-3 experienced crew members to do this trip.” 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 and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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1/21/2021 from Port Camargue., France to Florida on a Passport

OPO e-mail # 20-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO has been zeroing in on final details for this delivery and now wishes to speak with potential crew. This is a great opportunity to pass the finale few months of Covid. The trip is free with all onboard and boat expenses paid for. OPOOPO can offer a travel stipend to experienced crew. I have known OPOOPO since the early 1990’s. Here is how he explains the passage opportunity and his starting search for crew: “I have a committed delivery of an OutreMer 45 catamaran from France to Florida. This is a long and complex trip requiring good planning and good crew. Covid-19 remains a significant wildcard. The destination airport is MontPellier in the south of France MPL, where I will rent a car for a few days of preparation in Port Camargue. The boat is essentially new, 2019 model. It is typically well rigged for this brand of catamaran. It is a performance cat and the trip will prove dynamic and exciting. The trip will take 4-6 weeks duration, with possible stops in La Linea, Spain (Gibraltar) and Gran Canaria, maybe a stop in the Caribbean before finishing in either Key West or Ft. Lauderdale. The exact dates are flexible, at the moment. I will probably fly there 2nd or 3rd week of January 2021. I will need two or three able bodied sailors, adventurous sorts, with time to spare. The voyage will be 10-15 days from France to the Canary Islands, then 20-25 days nonstop to Florida, if all goes well. Ideally, the crew would be continuous, but if needed, there are two possible transit stops, as mentioned. At the moment, we can enter France with a <72 hour negative Covid-19 test. A TWIC card would certainly help. I will provide letters of introduction and intent as Essential Transportation Workers going to their ship in the south of France. I’m hoping that will do it. The test is crucial and critical. Passport of course.” If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX Skype: virgincapt

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1/16/2021 from Deltaville VA to San Juan PR on a J/160

OPO e-mail # 20-78 Deltaville VA to San Juan PR - Delivery skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail a J/160 named “Danza” from Deltaville VA to San Juan PR. He is taking the boat to her new owner. OPOOPO plans to leave Deltaville on or about 16 Jan 2021 with a stop for fuel, provisions, and water in Hampton VA. Crew may choose to join the boat in Hampton on 17 Jan 2021 to ease transportation logistics. Plan for twelve days underway and a day, perhaps two, for bureaucracy, a travel day, and some margin for delays. Departure may be delayed a few days due to weather or to accommodate really good crew candidates. Target departure date is 16 Jan 2021 from Deltaville and 17 or 18 Jan 2021 from Hampton. He adds: “The boat is a 2002 J/160. The boat was well maintained by the previous owner. OPOOPO was onboard during the survey. You can see the listing here https://www.UUUUU.com XXX-XXX-XXXX / . Satellite tracker on board so family and friends can follow our progress and limited email over HF/SSB/Pactor while at sea. Note that the boat does have an Espar diesel heater. Skipper OPOOPO has been delivering boats for nearly twenty years. He is published in a number of sailing magazines including Sail, Cruising World, and Ocean Navigator. He is a regular speaker at boat shows and rendezvous. Crew interests underway including routing, piloting, navigation, communications, sail trim, provisioning and other logistics, and more can be addressed on board. OPOOPO ’s sailing resume is available at https://www.UUUUU.com . Crew get to and from the boat on their own. All costs on board are covered. COVID policy is available here https://www.UUUUU.com . Shore support is in place for filing travel authorization applications for entrance to PR. OPOOPO has sailed to PR and USVI during COVID previously.” Interested crew should email OPOOPO at xxxx@www.UUUUU.com with a current sailing resume and availability. Telephone calls will be scheduled based on resumes.



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12/10/2020 from Beaufort, NC to Bahamas (via Florida) on a Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 20-74 Beaufort, NC to Bahamas (via Florida) - OPO member OPOOPO sailed with me in the Swan Program 2 ½ years ago. He bought a boat and moved aboard and has been cruising since, a lot single handed since Covid. The boat is a very nice 2000 Passport 43. All new running and Standing rigging as of last year. AIS, Radar, Iridium Go, EPIRB, liferaft, and a brand new watermaker. OPOOPO is a very nice guy, younger than most of our OPO members, and is looking for someone with a youthful outlook. While the goal is getting to the Bahamas with another person onboard OPOOPO is also interested in meeting people who may be able to join him this winter (as Covid allows) and for longer rather than shorter timeframes.   Be sure to read the Notes at the end of the e-mail. It would be ideal if you were able to meet face to face before he leaves for The Bahamas. He adds: “More info on the dates: the boat is currently on the hard getting painted, but should be ready by www.UUUUU.com. We’ll head offshore from Beaufort to Florida, weather permitting. The Bahamas requires a COVID test 5 days prior to arrival, so we’ll have to sail to Florida, get tested, and then head to the Bahamas. Getting a test is no big deal. I’ve already gotten several. If you end up staying in the Bahamas 5 days after arrival, you’ll need to get a second test. You can read the rules here” https://www.UUUUU.com https://www.UUUUU.com “Looking for sailors and adventurers for a journey to the Bahamas this year and, separately, for within The Bahamas next year. The first leg will be Beaufort, NC to Florida, departing on about www.UUUUU.com. This should give us enough time to stop in Florida and make it to the Bahamas well before Christmas, when you would depart, and a friend will join the boat. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of spending my COVID shutdown at a marina in the Exumas. It’s not a bad place to be stuck!, and I learned a lot about how the Bahamas operates with its COVID restrictions. I’m confident we can find good adventures regardless of how their regulations change. I’m excited to sail, explore islands both inhabited and not, spearfish, eat lobster, and overall have an incredible time. This year is going to be a once in a lifetime travel opportunity, as not many boats are going. I’ve spoken with many sailors on the east coast who seem turned off by the Bahamas Health regulations and general COVID uncertainty. I’m not discouraged: Anchorages and beaches will be empty! I’m also excited to meet the few boats intrepid enough to make the journey in these strange times.” Note: I’m currently in Brooklyn, and I’ll be driving in a rental car from here to Oriental, NC this weekend. If you are near NYC, or on the way from here to there, I’d love to have a social distanced meet in person! Note 2: Since we must sail to Florida before sailing to The Bahamas, perhaps you could join later from somewhere south of North Carolina. OPOOPO cover boat maintenance and ownership expenses, but he does not want to adopt you. Expenses: Plan to split food costs and chip in for fuel and dockage if applicable as being dockside benefits all. The plan is to anchor out as much as possible. If interested please send an e-mail with your sailing resume and mobile number for texting. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX



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12/4/2020 from Hartge Marina, Galesville, MD to Fort Belvoir, VA on a Tartan 37

OPO e-mail # 20-72 New caller and new boat owner Euriviades “Euri” Beltre bought a Tartan 37 named Shadowfax https://www.UUUUU.com at the top of the OPOOPO and is looking for one or two crew to help get her from the broker’s yard to his home port which is 120 miles away. I just got off the phone with him. He is in the navy, so has sea experience, but the boat is new to him so he is looking for an expereinced crew (he has a friend who may also join) that can help make the short passage home. He is looking to depart Friday and be in port Saturday. His wife found our web site and he was smart enough to give us a call. If you have some time off and want to help out a new boat owner and make a new friend with a boat please e-mail Euri or give him a call (since it is short notice I include his phone number) XXX-XXX-XXXX and inquire about the planned passage. Obviosly the trip will be based on a good weather window. The passage is free and Euri will get the crew to the boat so you can simply meet him at the boats homeport so your car may be there when you get in. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX

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12/4/2020 from Annapolis, MD to Charleston on a Bavaria C50

Updated OPO e-mail # 20-70 Annapolis, MD to Charleston SC - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the delivery of a brand new, well equipped, Bavaria C50 sloop. The delivery is approximately 650 nautical miles and will take about 6 days from prep to disembarking. He expects to complete the delivery within the first two weeks of December. Actual departure date not yet determined but within the above mentioned time frame OPOOPO Adds: “Crew should have no physical impairments and easily move around the yacht under most all circumstances, a working knowledge of the rules of the road, basic sailing skills, and an understanding of sail trim as well as familiarity of radar and chart plotters. I will refresh them with any navigation skills as is necessary. We will be there to instruct as they sharpen their sailing skills. Crew will furnish all gear necessary to complete an offshore passage including inflatable life vest. Weather will be understandably cold in December so provision accordingly. There will be three crew on board two of which are 100 ton Ocean Masters. In my web site there is a blurb about the other crew, Bobby Allen. My resume can be seen on my web site: Global Passage Solutions and Yacht deliveries, http://www.UUUUU.com. For the record: I have had nothing but good results from OPO.” OPOOPO is a very nice guy and has been getting crew from OPO for many years. If interested please send your sailing resume to OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX



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12/2/2020 from Little Creek Marina Norfolk to Savannah Georgia on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 20-73 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed us an hour ago. I just got off the phone with him. I explained that we are not miracle workers, but we might have an OPO member or two who are ready on short notice and live within driving distance of his boat in OPOOPO He sounds like a very nice man and he has owned many boats before this one including another Catamaran. ( OPOOPO tartan 33, C and C 29, and other smaller sailboats) He is sailing with his in-experienced wife and would like to have another person or couple aboard who can stand a solo watch. The boat is a very well equipped 2008 OPOOPO named “Ventus” that they bought this summer. There is a really good weather widow Wednesday morning December 2nd which is why he is leaving so soon. He knows this is short notice and will help with travel expenses (within reason) for the right person or couple who can help out on short notice. The passage is about 550 miles. Expect to take at least a week off for the entire passage with time for a weather delay. If you cannot make it and no one else can join him he plans to first go to Beaufort NC which is about a 24 hour sail and you may be able to join them in Beaufort NC for the next leg to Savannah. If interested, please e-mail your sailing resume to S XXXXX@XXXX or call them at XXX-XXX-XXXX .

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12/1/2020 from Annapolis, MD to Beaufort, SC on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 20-70 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for the delivery of a brand new, well equipped, Bavaria C50 sloop. The delivery is approximately 650 nautical miles and will take about 6 days from prep to disembarking. He expects to complete the delivery within the first two weeks of December. Actual departure date not yet determined but within the above mentioned time frame OPOOPO Adds: “Crew should have no physical impairments and easily move around the yacht under most all circumstances, a working knowledge of the rules of the road, basic sailing skills, and an understanding of sail trim as well as familiarity of radar and chart plotters. I will refresh them with any navigation skills as is necessary. We will be there to instruct as they sharpen their sailing skills. Crew will furnish all gear necessary to complete an offshore passage including inflatable life vest. Weather will be understandably cold in December so provision accordingly. There will be three crew on board two of which are 100 ton Ocean Masters. In my web site there is a blurb about the other crew, Bobby Allen. My resume can be seen on my web site: Global Passage Solutions and Yacht deliveries, http://www.UUUUU.com. For the record: I have had nothing but good results from OPO.” OPOOPO is a very nice guy and has been getting crew from OPO for many years. If interested please send your sailing resume to OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX

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11/22/2020 from Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 20-71 Bermuda to St. Maarten - This just in a few minutes ago from the full time pro skipper of this Swan 56. He is a very nice skipper and has been on this boat for about 5 years. He is looking for one crew who can fly into Bermuda on short notice and also be able to get tested etc to meet Covid Protocols. It is not as bad as it seems to get tested. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. If interested please e-mail him right away at XXXXX@XXXX with a copy of your sailing reusme. His e-mail: “ Hi Hank, I have a last minute cancellation of crew (the second cancellation) due to our weather delay. This offers one of your OPO members an opportunity to join us for leg #2 of our trip, from BER to SXM. We intend to arrive in BER on Nov 22 and plan to stay 2-4 days depending on weather. Departure between Nov 24-26. The crew will need to meet all entry requirements for BER (see noonsite or SSCA webinar) and need to cover their own flight to/from. The crew should have some offshore experience as we are doing 2 hr solo watches, including at night. Crew will have their own private cabin. All onboard expenses covered by Captain. No alcohol, no drugs, no smoking/vapes, no exceptions! The boat is a professionally maintained Swan 56 with carbon rig and all the comforts (water making, heater, generator, dodger, autopilot etc.) and safety (EPIRB, Inreach, life raft, Sat Com etc.) you would expect from an ocean going yacht. We will sail with 4 crew total doing 2 ON, 6 OFF solo watches, unless weather justify otherwise. Thanks for posting this request. Hope you had a good trip. CU soon



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11/17/2020 from Beaufort, NC to Key West Fl on a Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 20-69 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO We have gotten crew for him before. This is a very nice boat with an experienced skipper. OPOOPO writes: We are looking for 1-2 people to join our crew for a delivery from Beaufort, NC, to OPOOPO FL departing November 17. Tango is a well-maintained 2007 Oyster 56. I have done 16 ocean passages totaling around 23,000 nm. The other person is also a licensed Captain. Looking for 1-2 people to help stand watch. We would make one overnight stop at OPOOPO FL. I'm figuring the first leg would take around 2 1/2 days and the second leg around 2 1/2 days. This is a non-paying position. You would pay for your own transportation to/from the boat. We provide all provisioning while underway. If interested please respond back with your sailing resume and references. Interested crew can contact Richard at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/17/2020 from St. Augustine, Florida to St. Maarten on a Jeanneau 54

OPO E-Mail # 20-65 OPOOPO is looking for a crew member for a trip from St. Augustine, Florida to St. Maarten via the Bahamas. Crew should be experienced and able to stand a solo watch. The boat is a full equipped Jeanneau 54. Crew should arrive on November 15th with a departure date of November 17th. Crew should count on being away 14 days. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. OPOOPO at B XXXXX@XXXX .

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11/15/2020 from Annapolis to St. Thomas on a Fontaine Pajot

OPO E-Mail 20-68 On delivery from Annapolis to st Thomas we diverted to Beaufort NC for repairs to HF/SSB radio used to receive weather fax at sea. Some crew are timing out and there is an opportunity to crew from Beaufort or Charleston SC offshore to St Thomas. The boat is a two year old Fontaine Pajot Saba 50. Engines received 500 hour service immediately before departure. Sails are little used. Running rigging was inspected before departure and two halyards replaced. Satellite tracker on board and limited email over HF/SSB/Pactor at sea. Crew members have private cabins and private heads. Skipper OPOOPO has been delivering boats for nearly twenty years. He is published in a number of sailing magazines including Sail, Cruising World, and Ocean Navigator. He is a regular speaker at boat shows and rendezvous. Crew interests underway include routing, piloting, navigation, communications, sail trim, and more can be addressed underway. OPOOPO 's sailing resume is available at https://www.UUUUU.com . Crew get to and from the boat on their own. All costs on board are covered. Interested crew should email OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a current sailing resume and earliest availability.

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11/15/2020 from Norfolk VA, Chesapeake Bay to St. Thomas, USVI on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-63 New boat owner and budding skipper, OPOOPO bought a 1978 OPOOPO 34 that he is planning to sail from the OPOOPO to the USVI this fall. He e-mailed yesterday and I spoke with him today. I usually would not send out a crew request like this, but I did speak with Steve today and this might work for an OPO member(s) who has OPOOPO experience and can co-skipper and help get the boat to the Caribbean. Steve will pay your transportation to and from the boat (within reason) as well as all boat expenses. He is looking for one crew or a couple (or two friends) since it is a small boat. OPOOPO Cross is a full keel well-built offshore boat. He bought her from an owner who had her well-equipped. Steve has 30 years messing around on power boats on the lake as well as two years lake sailing and has spent some time with the boat this summer. (He lives in OK.) He plans to return to the boat early November to finish provisioning and meeting crew and depart about Mid-Nov. Expect to have around three weeks to get ready, wait for weather, make the passage and enjoy a few days in the Caribbean. Best to have some time and no schedule. If interested please send your sailing resume to Steve at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/15/2020 from Belfast Me. to Vero Beach, Fl. on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-66 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one crew to help deliver a beautiful 46' Norhaven (which is a Power boat. A Trawler) south from Maine to Florida. The boat only travels at 7 knots so it will take at least 3 weeks and maybe a little longer. The trip will mostly be along the coast or the intra-coastal waterway. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before and he knows what he is doing. This should be a mostly pleasant motor boat ride, but you need to be able to help keep the boat on course and be vigilant driving down the ICW. If you do not have time to make the entire passage OPOOPO is willing to work with crew to have crew join in stages. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX and or XXXXX@XXXX His website is www.UUUUU.com

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11/5/2020 from Norfolk Virginia to Boca Raton Florida on a Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 20-67 Pro skipper OPOOPO has been delayed on his delivery south with OPO members on a near new OPOOPO 45. He sent the following e-mail yesterday and I just saw it this morning in Bermduda. If you are ready on short notice and erhaos live within driving distance . He has three crew in total, but would like one more.. If interested please czll AND e-mail him with your resume. “I'm currently on the delivery south to OPOOPO We're holed up in Norfolk with a saildrive issue, and one of our crew has left us to pickup a paying job. I'm hoping you can post a notice requesting one crewmember to join us in Norfolk/ OPOOPO to OPOOPO Still undecided whether offshore/ditch. Departure is tentative, hopefully this Thursday/Friday/Saturday, depending on resolution of saildrive issue/weather. OPOOPO 45, another crewmember would make us 4 in total. Call me for more details. Let me know this was received. Thanks! XXXXX@XXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX

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11/4/2020 from Newport RI to USVI on a Dynamique 62

OPO e-mail # 20-62 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO owns a very nice Dynamique 62 named Anahita. We sent out a crew request for him last year when he had plans to go Trans-Atlantic from the Caribbean, but the pandemic cancelled those plans. He had crew lined up to depart from Newport, but the crew had to drop out for family problems. So he is looking for one more crew. Bijan has owned Anahita since 2004 and has made 6 Trans-Atlantics with this boat. She has been very well maintained. He plans to depart around November 5th so you will need to arrive a day or two before. The boat is a fast boat so the passage may take as little as 9 days, but have extra time built in for a weather delay and travel time. He asks for crew with “with blue water sailing experience, and immunity to sea sickness.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX He also has a web site at www.UUUUU.com

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11/1/2020 from Atlantic City NJ to St Croix USVI on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-64 Good friend and bot owning skipper, OPOOPO , has an old, but strong blue water 1982 C and C Landfall 43 named Catherine. He is looking for one or maybe two crew to sail from Atlantic City to St. Croix. OPOOPO has made the round trip passage on this boat 6 times, mostly with his family and one or two mates who have sometimes been OPO members.  The oldest daughter is off to college so it OPOOPO , his wife and duo partner, and one daughter are the other crew. They all have done the passage many times. I first met OPOOPO when he bought the boat and the insurance company made them hire a skipper for three days to deliver the boat and sign him off as competent. OPOOPO had lots of boating experience at the time, but all on powerboats. That was over 8 years ago.  Twelve offshore passages is a good report card. They keep the boat seaworthy as they sail back and forth and spend winters in the Caribbean full time. The passage will be a straight shot and take about 10 days. But you will want time to wait on weather and have time at both ends for weather delays, so you have to be flexible. This will not work for someone who is working and taking time off from work. The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. They are musicians so feel free to bring some victuals or chip in if you feel privileged to be sailing to the Caribbean this fall. Plus have money for meals ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at Y XXXXX@XXXX They have a web site that will tell you more about them. He and his wife actually are a combo act who have been entertaining folks north and south for many years. www.UUUUU.com

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