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3/6/2020
7/1/2020
Leg Nova Scotia
Iceland
Lagoon 42 Catamaran

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

1/6/2020
6/28/2020
Bermuda
Padanaram MA
Newport
OPO e-mail # 20-02 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has entered the 2020 Newport ...
3/10/2020
5/30/2020
Rockland, ME
Greenland West Coast
Garcia 54

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

3/7/2020
5/9/2020
Billund, Denmark
Cork, Ireland
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO bought a very well equipped 2...
3/10/2020
4/23/2020
St. Maarten
Trinidad with a stop in Grenada
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 20-25 Good friends and very nice people OPOOPO and OPOOPO are lo...
3/12/2020
4/22/2020
Charleston SC
Warwick RI
Beneteua 37

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

2/25/2020
4/20/2020
Martinique
Newport with stop in Bermuda
Hinckley 48

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

2/16/2020
4/20/2020
Tortola
Newport
Swan 57
OPO e-mail # 20-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew who w...
2/20/2020
4/15/2020
St. Thomas USVI
Oyster Bay NY
Oyster 56

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

3/4/2020
4/11/2020
Fulton, TX
New Orleans, LA
Tayana 37
OPO email # 20-21 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO e-mailed us today looking for ...
2/28/2020
4/9/2020
Riviera Beach Marina in West Palm Beach FL
Atlantic Highlands NJ
Moody
OPO e-mail # 20-19 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to h...
2/7/2020
4/1/2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
Home Port Gibson Island, Maryland
Trintella 55

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

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

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

3/2/2020
3/19/2020
Charleston SC
Manhasset Bay Long Island NY
Sabre 42
OPO e-mail # 2020 Pro skipper Frank McCarroll is looking for 2 or 3 crew to hel...
2/8/2020
3/11/2020
St. Maarten
Dominica and back
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 20-11 OPO Members and Swan Program Graduate John Kille decided to ...
2/17/2020
3/9/2020
St. Petersburg Florida
Bimini Bahamas
Beneteau 54

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

2/25/2020
3/4/2020
Panama
Tahiti via Marquizes
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-18 - Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more exp...
2/19/2020
3/1/2020
Martinique Caribbean
Athens Greece
Lagoon 52 Cat

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

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

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

1/19/2020
1/26/2020
Curaçao
Panama
Boat
Very Short Notice OPO e-mail # 20-05 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking ...
1/22/2020
1/26/2020
Florida
Georgetown Bahamas
Passport 43

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

1/11/2020
1/25/2020
Pensacola Florida
Nassau Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 20-04 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO and his wife are looking for ...
1/2/2020
1/20/2020
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Lake Worth Florida
Boat
e-mail correction to OPO e-mail # 20-01 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looki...
1/2/2020
1/20/2020
Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Lake Worth Florida
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-01 (January OPO Notice going out later today) Boat owner and sk...
12/19/2019
12/29/2019
Norfolk Virginia
Georgetown Bahamas
Passport 43

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/7/2019
12/13/2019
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Passport
OPO e-mail # 19-113 Boat owners OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to join hi...
11/13/2019
12/10/2019
Charleston, SC
Titusville, FL
Boat
OPO e-mail # 19-108 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is once again looking for cr...
10/27/2019
12/1/2019
Solomon Island, Maryland
Tortola, BVI
Norseman 447

OPO E-Mail # 19-106 OPOOPO is looking for one or two experienced sailors to j...

11/21/2019
11/30/2019
Tortola BVI
Nassau Bahamas
Leopard 45
OPO e-mail # 19-111 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to help ...
11/17/2019
11/29/2019
Swan 60: Newport
Martinique
Swan 60
OPO e-mail # 19-109 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sa...
10/9/2019
11/25/2019
Camden Maine via Bermuda
Falmouth Harbour Antigua
Oyster 53
OPO e-mail # 19-98 (exact dates are unsure...see *below) Pro skipper OPOOPO is ...
11/22/2019
11/25/2019
Bermuda
BVI
Swan
OPO e-mail # 19-112 OPOOPO OPOOPO School has a boat that got delayed in Bermu...
11/19/2019
11/23/2019
Greenport NY
Haverstraw NY
Boat
OPO e-mail # 19-110 I fly back to NY on Thursday and will be moving a 1955 OPO...
10/28/2019
11/10/2019
Newport
Bermuda to Tortola
Privilege 48

OPO E-Mail # 19-107 OPOOPO is seeking one or two crew to join him and two oth...

10/9/2019
11/10/2019
Huntington NY
Martinique
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 19-97 Very experience boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more c...
10/21/2019
11/8/2019
Liberty Landing, NJ
Cape Cod
Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-102 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO has a short one day de...

10/25/2019
11/7/2019
Southwest Harbor Maine
Annapolis MD
sloop
OPO e-mail # 19-104 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi experienced and...
10/21/2019
11/5/2019
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-103 OPOOPO are sailing in the NARC Rally from Little Creek. I...

10/18/2019
11/4/2019
Bermuda
St. Thomas USVI
Hylas

OPO e-mail # 19-101 This just in this afternoon from OPO member and very expe...

10/26/2019
11/3/2019
Salem, MA
Northport, NY
Tartan 40
OPO E-Mail # 19-105 This opportunity came from professional skipper OPOOPO . I...
10/8/2019
11/1/2019
Portsmouth, NH
Norfolk, Va. and St. Augustine, Fla
Jeanneau 45

OPO E-Mail # 19-96 OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him and another ...

10/10/2019
11/1/2019
No. Falmouth, MA
Bermuda and then Antigua or St. Thomas
Roberts Offshore 44

OPO E-Mail # 19-99 Experienced skipper and cardiac nurse, OPOOPO is seeking 2...

10/17/2019
10/23/2019
Cape Cod
Norfolk to Charleston SC
Vindo

Cape Cod – Norfolk – Charleston SC – New m...

10/8/2019
10/20/2019
Newport, RI
Antigua
Cutter 54'

OPO E-Mail # 19-95 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO. The Dove, a wel...

10/10/2019
10/17/2019
Annapolis
St. Augustine FL
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 19-92 We met OPOOPO and his wife at the SSC OPOOPO last weekend. ...
1/7/2020
3/20/2019
Freeport Bahamas
Green Cove Springs Florida
Boat
OPO e-mail # 20-03 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two cre...

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

OPO e-mail # 19-114 WEATHER UPDATE: Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his 4-person offshore passage crew. (Because of weather delays the past three weeks, existing crew had to leave to be home for Christmas.) Replacement crew member MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. He is a very good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Oyster 53. This passage will be from Beaufort NC (departing Christmas morning[?]) to OPOOPO Antigua. This will be a passage that will take about 10 days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day for cleanup upon arrival in Antigua. Dates You would arrive in Beaufort on Monday December 23, for departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available for 12 days or so (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but food expenses are covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $700. If interested, please e-mail him directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. He  adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 43 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. I will make this decision on crew as soon as possible. Cheers



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

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



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

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



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

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

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12/10/2019 from Charleston, SC to Titusville, FL on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-108 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is once again looking for crew to sail offshore with him. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us several times over the past few years ad it has worked out well for him and crew. He has gotten crew from us enough that he even writes up his own crew request so the following is all taken from his own e-mail including some questions you can answer with your response to hi. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. What OPOOPO does not include is that the job he retired from to go dialing was President of Beneteau USA. “Sailing South: Marion Maid, a well equipped 1999 Beneteau 411 in good shape with recent engine/sails/etc, is voyaging from Charleston, SC to Titusville, FL and she needs a couple of hearty crew to join. Planning to leave about 10 - 11 December and sail offshore 24/7 IF Mother Nature cooperates, with the 275 NM normally taking about 54 hours in a combination of sailing and motor sailing. So 2 nights at sea (which can be cold) and arriving around Friday or Saturday the 13th or 14th. Crew must to be able to stand watch alone, normally doing 3 hours on; 6 hours off. In the past 20 years the owner has sailed Marion Maid for well over 10,000 miles with many offshore passages from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas. Upon arrival in FL, he will rent a car to drive crew members to the Orlando airport and eventually drive back to Charleston. Crew is welcome to come to Charleston early to enjoy the Holy City for a day or so. If interested please answer the below questions and email them to XXXXX@XXXX ,” 1, What offshore sailing have you done in the past? 2, Do you get seasick (it can be very "lumpy"), and if yes, what do you take to counter that? 3, You would be responsible for any travel expenses to and from the boat, but all on-board costs are covered. OK? 4, Do you have any dietary, allergy or physical concerns? If yes what? What medication, if any, do you take? 5, What foods or beverages, if any, do you not like to eat or can not consume? 6, We may have a glass of wine with dinner, but no hard spirits are consumed underway. Your Preferred beverages: __ Coffee __ Tea ___Decaf ___Cocoa ___Seltzer __Water, Soda and type _________ 7, Age__ Height___ Weight___ Legal Name___________________ Preferred Nickname_ 8, Do you have your own safety harness. ___yes ___no 9, Do you have your own personal strobe. ___yes ___no 10, Do you have your own sleeping bag that you will bring. ___yes ___no 11, Any Special Comments or Questions? NB: Marion Maid's INREACH will be on and we also have a Personal Locator Beacon aboard INREACH has text capability anywhere in the world and SOS/location ability. Family members can follow the INREACH map online to see real time track. Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear.

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12/1/2019 from Solomon Island, Maryland to Tortola, BVI on a Norseman 447

OPO E-Mail # 19-106 OPOOPO is looking for one or two experienced sailors to join him on a trip from OPOOPO Maryland to Tortola, BVI. The boat’s name is OPOOPO and is a 45 foot Norseman 447. The boat is equipped with a blue water ready Genoa, staysail on inner stay, storm jib, main, solar, satellite, 8 man life raft, 5 year old Volvo penta-75, SSB, 160 g water, 100 g fuel and a 3 year old rig. He plans to leave in early December with crew arriving to the Spring Cove Marina in the Washington DC area. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat and should allow 14 days for the passage. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/30/2019 from Tortola BVI to Nassau Bahamas on a Leopard 45

OPO e-mail # 19-111 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to help deliver a brand new leopard 45 catamaran . Francois was referred to our service by another delivery skipper who has used our service to get crew several times in the past and of course very happy with OPO and our crew. He is a very experienced delivery skipper and has made this passage and delivered other boats for the moorings. He sent me his sailing resume which I am not including here, but he will be happy to share with you if you wish. As you can see in his e-mail to me he is fine making the passage with one more crew, but of course two more would be better. He is also willing to take crew with less experience as testament in the following. “The crew will need to arrive on the 30th of November in Tortola. The passage will be about 7 days arriving in Nassau. The boat is a brand new boat for the moorings company fully equipped Like J OPOOPO have been delivering many times and I am quite easy going with my crew...I mean I’ll teach them what to do and help them to for anything. We are going to be only two onboard but we can take three.” 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 Francois at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/29/2019 from Swan 60: Newport to Martinique on a Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 19-109 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sail the Swan 60 OPOOPO from Newport to Martinique. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. He had crew lined up, but one of his crew has had a recent medical reason for not making it this year. Christian has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. In fact here is his request in his own text. “Looking for crew to sail a Swan 60 (1995) from Newport, OPOOPO , to Martinique the first weeks of December. Boat in excellent shape, recently had refit (new rigging/safety gear/navigation system). 1800 miles trip, approx. 2 weeks, probably with a stop in Bermuda. Sailors should come aboard on November 29 or 30. Up to crew to find their way to the boat.” Contact: XXXXX@XXXX (captain) If interested please e-mail Christian with your sailing resume and contact information.

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11/25/2019 from Camden Maine via Bermuda to Falmouth Harbour Antigua on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 19-98 (exact dates are unsure...see *below) Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his offshore passage crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Oyster 53 from OPOOPO to OPOOPO Antigua. This will be a passage that will take about 10-11 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day or two prior to departure, for prep, as well as a half day for cleanup, upon arrival. * OPOOPO is on ANOTHER 10-day RI-to-Antigua delivery just prior to this, with, of course, an uncertain arrival date. A better idea of start date for THIS Camden-to-Antigua trip should be known around November 9 but a flexible crew needs to be in place at that point. Also, keep in mind that this trip’s finalized dates may mean you could(?) be away from home on Thanksgiving. With that uncertainty in mind, all crew would tentatively arrive in Camden on November 25(?), for departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available for 2 weeks or so (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $700. If interested, please e-mail Jim directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. Jim adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 43 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. I am will make the final crew selection by October 22...I may be offshore until then. and...THANK YOU FOR YOUR FLEXIBILTY ON THIS ONE!! ???? Cheers!

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11/25/2019 from Bermuda to BVI on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-112 OPOOPO OPOOPO School has a boat that got delayed in Bermuda waiting on parts. The new skipper plans to depart as early as OPOOPO 25th. Since it is short notice they will pay travel expenses within reason. The boat is a OPOOPO 43 that they use in their live-aboard Program out of the BVI. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.

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11/23/2019 from Greenport NY to Haverstraw NY on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-110 I fly back to NY on Thursday and will be moving a 1955 OPOOPO 40 named “Meiga” from the East end of the North fork of OPOOPO down L OPOOPO through the OPOOPO and then up the Hudson to Haverstraw NY. The boat is restored and in good shape and the engine works just fine. I have made the passage many times, but of course this will be a cold trip. I am looking for two crew who wish to join me. Once we leave the dock the passage will take about 25 to 30 hours. We will leave in daylight and arrive in daylight with one overnight. I check e-mail once a day and will of course speak with you on the phone on Friday. To do that we need to be in Greenport about 9:00 am so I will sweet talk my wife into dropping us off and then picking us up in OPOOPO afternoon. You can either drive out to Huntington or take the L OPOOPO Road to Huntington planning to be there by 7:00 am on Saturday. Please let me know if you are interested Hank OPO

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11/10/2019 from Newport to Bermuda to Tortola on a Privilege 48

OPO E-Mail # 19-107 OPOOPO is seeking one or two crew to join him and two others aboard the Privilege 48 named Chaton Mouille. He has done this trip a number of times. One crew is a retired Navy Aviation Pilot and the other is an EMT. Crew should be able to stand a solo watch. The trip is from Newport, RI to Bermuda and on to Roadtown Tortola. He would like crew to arrive at Fort Adams, Newport on November 9 with departure planned for November 10 or 11. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat and will be leaving from St. Thomas, USVI. The trip should take about 12 days. You can check out the boat on the website http://www.UUUUU.com If interested contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/10/2019 from Huntington NY to Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-97 Very experience boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sail his very well equipped Amel 53 from NY to the Caribbean. He did get two crew from OPO in a previous OPO notice we sent out for him a few weeks ago, but one of the two OPO members has not been heard from so Eric asked me to send out a crew request again for one more experience crew. Eric has gotten crew from us over the last few years and many made repeat passages. In fact if you get along well he might call you back next time rather than call for a new crew he does not know. Most of his crew are repeat OPO members which is a sign of a well run boat. Eric likes to sail with three or four crew and treats them very well. I have known Eric for many years. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Eric with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/8/2019 from Liberty Landing, NJ to Cape Cod on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-102 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO has a short one day delivery coming up. OPOOPO has moved this boat several times before and knows her well. He is looking for two crew who have a couple of days off to make this 24 hour passage. The trip is free and OPOOPO adds: “It is a short trip, but interesting. Crew must provide their own transportation to and from the boat. This is a boat I know well, having sailed her several times. Depart Nov 8. Arriving to Kingman Marine Nov. 9. Probably we will go up the East River and through the Sound.” I have known OPOOPO since 1992 and he is a very nice guy and has been a professional sailor all his life. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/7/2019 from Southwest Harbor Maine to Annapolis MD on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 19-104 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi experienced and pleasant crew to join he and the owner on this one week passage from Maine to the OPOOPO They plan to only make day hos except off the OPOOPO The boat is a very interesting rebuilt older boat, a 34 foot sloop GrandPian built in 1974 that’s been totally rebuilt including engine and OPOOPO that are new. Richard Adds; “Yes the boat has heat. They will only sail during the day with the exception of the Jersey coast. And yes they shall go down the OPOOPO Sound and the OPOOPO The plan is to dock nights and sail days. Oh yes and there’s a wonderful dodger. Sailing from OPOOPO on Nov 8 or 9 weather depending. Yes you can sleep aboard should the weather be poor. I too will be on board starting on the 7th so no worries.” I have n Richard for many years and he has gotten crew from us in the past. If interested please send him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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11/5/2019 from Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-103 OPOOPO are sailing in the NARC Rally from Little Creek. In fact they are on their way to Little Creek now. They have crew for the 1st leg to Bermuda, but are looking for one crew to fly into Bermuda for the 2nd leg departing about Nov 5th. This is the same time most of the NARC Fleet will be leaving Bermuda. They has a Wauquiez 42 Ketch named “Soulshine”. He will be departing from Little Creek this weekend or when the weather window looks good, so you will have to make plans with him starting right away to join him for the 2nd leg. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. They would like someone with some offshore experience as they will be sailing with 4 crew in total. I met them in Annapolis and at the SSCA Gam and they are nice folks. If interested please send him your sailing resume and phone number so you can get in touch this week to XXXXX@XXXX If you want to stay in St. Maarten after arrival there are reasonable places to stay as it is early in the season and you can attend the final NARC Party.



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11/4/2019 from Bermuda to St. Thomas USVI on a Hylas

OPO e-mail # 19-101 This just in this afternoon from OPO member and very experienced skipper OPOOPO. I don't know if you remember me. I once served on your advisory board and am about to make my seventh (sixth as skipper) offshore trip to St. Thomas from the NE in our Hylas 44/45/5 (I have done the trip six times in each direction). I last saw you at the Dinghy Club in November 2016. Egraine has just been surveyed, out of water and rig, and has a depressing amount of expensive new equipment. I need one crew for the leg of the trip to St. Thomas. My insurance company requires that it be someone who has at least sailed out of sight of land before. We are targeting October 26 as a departure date from the NE, although I'm not sure the weather is going to cooperate, so I'm thinking November 4 from Bermuda. We will feed and water the crew and provide a captain's dinner ashore on arrival and a cab to the airport in St. Thomas. If you could post this to your list and ask folks to email me their qualifications and a contact phone # it would be much appreciated. Just to share a giggle, in 2016 Customs told us we were the first migration boat into Bermuda and that we were two days ahead of Sail OPO. It had been a pretty rough trip. I said to them, "you know what that means, don't you?' It means we left two days too early. Anybody who takes off before OPOOPO is out of his mind." OPOOPO If interested, and qualified to pass the insurance company smell test, please send your sailing resume and phone number to hom at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/3/2019 from Salem, MA to Northport, NY on a Tartan 40

OPO E-Mail # 19-105 This opportunity came from professional skipper OPOOPO . I seek two able sailors to assist with a short delivery from Salem MA to Northport NY. It is a two day trip through the Cape Cod Canal and Long Island Sound on a Tartan 40. This is a used boat recently purchased by a new owner. I know little about the boat other than it’s been surveyed and sale approved. Planning to depart Nov 3-4 weather permitting. Crew should be able to stand night watch alone, be diligent, aware, and a congenial team player. Expenses on board are provided, but crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume and be enthusiastic. You can contact OPOOPO by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/1/2019 from Portsmouth, NH to Norfolk, Va. and St. Augustine, Fla on a Jeanneau 45

OPO E-Mail # 19-96 OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him and another experienced crew member from Portsmouth, NH to Norfolk, Va. and then to St. Augustine, Fla. The boat is a well outfitted Jeanneau 45 DS. Full enclosure for cockpit, re-rigged in Annapolis last winter. He would like to go through to OPOSt Augustine OPO on this trip - however leaving open for a stop in Norfolk VA for crew change if needed. Will take coastal route inside of the GS. Mast height is 64.5 ft - so travel will not be in the ICW from Norfolk south. Crew should be capable of standing watch. Crew should arrive November 1st and plan on 18 days for the trip. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2019 from No. Falmouth, MA to Bermuda and then Antigua or St. Thomas on a Roberts Offshore 44

OPO E-Mail # 19-99 Experienced skipper and cardiac nurse, OPOOPO is seeking 2 crew to join her from No. Falmouth, Ma. to Bermuda and then either Antigua or St. Thomas. The boat is a well-equipped, steel, double headsail sloop, Roberts Offshore 44. Crew should have some experience and be able to stand a solo watch. Laura plans to leave on November 1st, weather permitting, with crew arriving the day before. The trip should take about 21 days. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact her by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/23/2019 from Cape Cod to Norfolk to Charleston SC on a Vindo

Cape Cod – Norfolk – Charleston SC – New member OPOOPO and her very experienced captain friend are looking for another crew or a couple who wish to join them for their passage south. They are planning to depart in the middle to end of next week dependent on weather. The boat is a Swedish built 34 foot “Vindo”.

They plan to get to Norfolk Virginia either by LI Sound or offshore to Cape May and then Norfolk as weather dictates. The skipper has done the trip many times before. They will then make their way to Florida taking about 30 days to make the entire passage. So Charleston is the crew change destination. If things go well and everyone wishes to continue then good, or, the plan can be to make the trip in two parts with two sets of crew.

Here is more information about the boat and the crew from OPOOPO:

Ideally, we are looking for two crew members (we'd take a couple, too, if there are couples who do this sort of thing) for the first leg from Cape Cod offshore to Norfolk then along the inland waterway.  As you suggested when we spoke yesterday, Charleston would likely be a good change-over destination. That's our route currently planned, weather permitting.  Of course, if weather becomes a factor we'll adjust course to Block Island and Cape May, accordingly. Departure: mid- to late next week, again weather permitting.  About my boat, "Gemini": She's a 1983 Vindo, Swedish built sloop, 34', full keel, draws 5-1/2, beam 11', four sleeping births, galley, head, icebox. She's comfortable and handles seas well.  I've taken her to Maine as well as lots of coastal sailing trips around Buzzards Bay and Islands. I have been sailing seven years and have owned Gemini for four years.  I am passionate about being on the water and passed the 100-ton captain's license course earlier this year.  Part of my motivation for joining OPO is to get the requisite sea days to present my paperwork to the Coast Guard for my license. My friend who is doing the entire trip (and responsible for charting our course) is a lifelong professional captain.  He was even crew during the old 12-meter races down in Antigua, Bermuda and those racing circuits.  Being on the water is all he knows. He's done this trips a hundred times, literally.

The trip is free, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way.  If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXXXXX@YYYYY.com with your sailing resume and phone number.



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10/20/2019 from Newport, RI to Antigua on a Cutter 54'

OPO E-Mail # 19-95 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO. The Dove, a well known charter yacht is joining the NARC Rally this fall. Owner/Skipper OPOOPO is on his way back to the Caribbean for the winter charter season from a summer above the Arctic Circle exploring Greenland’s West Coast. The yacht is presently in Rockland, Maine and will be moving to Newport around Oct. 20. The Dove is a Crealock designed 54 foot cutter. She and OPOOPO have been in the charter business for 30 years, mainly in the Eastern Caribbean with two voyages to Antarctica and and two to Greenland. The yacht is full equipped and he is a Swiss trained chef. You can see and read more about at www.UUUUU.com. Our destination is Antigua. I’ll be going along as well. He  and I have been friends for over 20 years, sharing adventures. I’ll be recording this voyage as it is the NARC’s 20 anniversary. I have made this Maine, Newport, Bermuda, Caribbean voyage more than 2 dozen times and am looking forward to this one, on a great boat. What he expects for those who join him: Some offshore experience, the ability to stand a solo night watch, with an eye on the weather, sail trim and traffic. No smoking, rarely/unlikely seasick, travel light (little luggage), respectful, clean and tidy, eager to learn and work, fit and healthy, friendly, polite, positive outlook, trustworthy, open minded, enthusiastic, easy going, good sense of humor, enjoys cooking, doesn’t mind cleaning, can follow orders. We’ll provide the food onboard when underway. Crew are expected to cover shore expenses and travel to and from the boat. Please email me your resume, and I’ll pass it on to him. Please add some information on careers, adventures, books, and films, so we have something to talk about in the cockpit. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/17/2019 from Annapolis to St. Augustine FL on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-92 We met OPOOPO and his wife at the SSC OPOOPO last weekend. They have a nice 41ft catamaran Maverick 440 that was finished in 2018 in OPOOPO They are looking for another crew or a couple who would like to join them or their passage south this fall. The wife likes the idea of having another set of hands aboard for this leisurely passage south. I like to give the skipper and owner of the boat the opportunity to explain what they are looking to do and Genko does a good job of describing their plans to get to St. OPOOPO trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and also have money for stops along the way. It makes sense to also offer to chip in for groceries if you wish to help prepare meals and eat well. If interested please e-mail Genko with your sailing resume and contact information and try and plan to meet them between now and the OPOOPO Show where you can join them after the show is over to head south and wait for the right weather. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX He explains: We are on a 41ft catamaran Maverick 440 made in 2018 in OPOOPO OPOOPO My wife and I sailed from OPOOPO to Grenada with a crew of two people and after that, thru the Islands to Florida and up the OPOOPO (offshore) by ourselves. We have about 10,000 nm of experience each and I have USSA and RY OPOOPO of Competence (Captains license). We are Christians, non-smokers and we run a dry boat on passages. The passage we are planning is as follows. We will be using OPOOPO for weather routing and at the Annapolis gam, I discussed the route with Chris. We are planning to take the crew in Annapolis leave between October 17 and October 21 (weather provided). The first stop would be around Hampton (Chesapeake entry) and we will wait for OPOOPO to give us go ahead for the second leg to Charleston NC. We will stop in Charleston for few days, as for insurance purposes we need to stay above 31Deg until November 1. So around October 28 to November 1, we will be looking to head south to OPOOPO which is our destination. Again, the exact dates will be determined by me, the Captain based on input from OPOOPO and my evaluation of the crew and the boat readiness. We are looking for one person or a couple, preferably with experience on catamarans, who are willing to join us on this passage and share the duties of sailing, keeping watches, cooking and cleaning, and follow my instructions as a Captain. The person / couple must be non-smoker, drug free, and no alcohol during passages, show and maintain reasonable tidiness and cleanliness. We are looking for a pleasant experience and looking to find friends and not arguing. It would be nice to meet with the potential crew in Annapolis between now and October 17. Thank you Hank, Genko

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

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

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