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7/6
5/31
Annapolis MD
Westport CT
J 109
OPO e-mail # 16-57 Tuesday May 31st Annapolis MD to Westport CT - I am...
7/6
5/18
St. Thomas USVI
Westbrook CT
Hylass 66
OPO E-Mail # 16- 44 May 18th St. Thomas to Westbrook, CT. Capt...
12/19
10/1
Huntington NY
Westbrook CT
Hylass 66
OPO E-Mail # 16-122 Oct 1st Huntington, NY to Westbrook, Ct. - OPO ...
7/6
6/24
Bermuda
West Palm Beach FL
Swan 44
OPO e-mail # 16-68 June 24 Bermuda to West Palm Beach FL - Pro skipper...
12/19
11/1
Hampton VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Camper Nicholson 58
OPO E-Mail # 16-141 Hampton Va. to Virgin Gorda, BVI This short noti...
12/19
10/29
Hampton Roads VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Leopard 46 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-118 29th October Salty Dawg Rally Hampt...
12/19
10/20
Hampton Roads VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Jeaneau 54
OPO e-mail # 16-130 Salty Dawg Rally Early November Hampton Roads Virg...
12/19
10/31
Hampton Roads VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Discovery 55
OPO e-mail # 16-135 Oct 31 - Salty Dawg Rally Departure date Nov 2nd H...
12/19
10/28
Newport RI
Virgin Gorda BVI
Leopard 47 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-136 NARC Rally Oct 28th Newport to Virgin Gord...
7/6
6/1
Salvadore Brazil
Trinidad
47' sloop
OPO E-Mail # 16- 55 June 1st Salvadore, Brazil to Trinidad xxxxx...
8/12
8/11
PEI Canada
Traverse City bMI
Allures 46
OPO e-mail # 16-89 August 11th Prince Edward Island Canada to Travers...
8/12
11/1
Stoonington CT
Tortola BVI
Hinckley 42
OPO e-mail # 16-94 About November 1st Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI -...
12/19
10/10
Annapolis MD
Tortola BVI
Voyage 48 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-124 October 10th Annapolis Boat Show to Tortola BVI -...
12/19
10/15
Belize
Tortola BVI
51' Pwer Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-128 Oct 15th Belize to Tortola - This just in this mor...
9/13
10/1
Stamford CT
Tortola BVI
Jeanaue 44
OPO e-mail # 16-96 October 1st Stamford CT to Tortola BVI - If you are...
12/19
11/1
Stonington CT
Tortola BVI
Hinckley 42 Yawl
OPO E-Mail # 16-121 Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI This opportunity is from...
12/19
10/11
Sandy Hook NJ
Tortola BVI
Hylas 54
OPO E-Mail # 16- 142 Sandy Hook, NJ to Tortola, BVI Hylas 54 xxxxxxx...
7/6
7/14
Annap;os
SW Harbor Maine
J 160
OPO e-mail # 16-69 Two passages opportunities #1 July 14th #2 En...
9/13
10/10
Ft/ >auderdale
St. Vincent
46 Charter Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-112 October 10th Fort Lauderdale to St. Vincent - Pro ...
9/13
11/5
Portsmouth RI
St. Thomas USVI
Cabo Rico 45
OPO e-mail # 16-113 November 5th Portsmouth RI to St. Thomas USVI - Bo...
9/13
10/29
New Hapmshore
St. Thomas USVI
Hinckley 59
OPO e-mail # 16-101 October 29th New Hampshire to St. Thomas - Pro ski...
7/6
7/7
Struart FL
St. Thomas USVI
Transpac 49
OPO e-mail # 16-75 July 7th Stuart FL to St. Thomas - Pro skipper and ...
12/19
10/31
St. Augustine FL
St. Thomas USVI
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 16-140 ASAP, Monday Oct 31st Very short notice. ...
12/19
12/6
Ft. Lauderdale FL
St. Thomas USVI
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-147 Short Notice This Tuesday December 6th Ft Lauderd...
9/13
11/1
St. Augustine FL
St. Thomas USVI
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 16-95 Early November St. Augustine FL to St. Thomas - Pro...
12/19
10/26
Annapolis MD
St. Thomas USVI
Fountaine Pajot Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-134 October 26th ANNAPOLIS, MD - ST THOMAS, USVI - Cap...
12/19
1/9
Chesapeake
St. Maarten
Fontaine Pajot
OPO e-mail # 16-148 January 9th Chesapeake to St. Maarten - Pro skippe...
12/19
1/9
Chesapeake
St. Maarten
Fontaine Pajot
OPO e-mail # 16-148 January 9th Chesapeake to St. Maarten - Pro skippe...
9/13
11/1
Hampton VA
St. Maarten
Pacific Seacraft 40
OPO e-mail # 16-100 Nov 1st - Salty Dawg Rally Hampton VA to St. Maart...
7/6
7/1
RI
St. Croix USVA
Saga 43
OPO e-mail # 16-70 End of June beginning of July (weather window) ...
9/13
9/6
Ft Lauderdale FL
St Vincent
46 foot charter Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-99 September 6th Ft. Lauderdale to St. Vincent - This...
7/6
7/16
Newpprt RI
Southprt CT
J 109
Saturday July 16th Newport RI to Southport CT - I will be moving a J 109 fr...
7/6
7/17
Newpport RI
Southport CT
Another J 109
Sunday July 17th Newport to Southport Ct - I will be delivering a 3rd J 109...
12/19
11/14
Norfolk VA
Savannah GA
42' Cheoy Lee
OPO e-mail # 16-145 Nov 14th Norfolk, VA , or Beaufort, NC to Savanna,...
9/13
9/18
San Francisco CA
Redondo Beach CA
Farr 40
OPO e-mail # 16-111 Short Notice September 18th San Francisco to...
7/6
4/26
St. Maarten
Puerto Rico
Hans Christian 43
OPO E-Mail # 16-43 April 26th St. Maarten to Puerto Rico - Captain xx...
8/12
8/27
Ft. lauderdale
Puerto Rico
Brand New Leoprd Catamaran 41'
OPO e-mail # 16-94 About November 1st Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI ...
7/6
6/16
Port Washington
Port Clyde Maine
Jeneau 53
OPO # 16-63 June 16th to 22nd Port Washington to Port Clyde, Maine ...
12/19
10/8
St. Augustine FL
Panama Canal
Lagoon 550 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-138 November 8th St Augustine, FL to Buenoventura, Co...
12/19
10/8
Huntington NY
Palmetto FL (West Coast)
Beneteau 43
OPO e-mail # 16-120 Saturday Oct 8th Huntington NY to Palmetto Florida...
7/6
5/14
Malta
Palma de Mallorca
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 16-49 May 14th Malta to Palma de Mallorca - I am very ple...
12/19
11/8
Wickford RI
Palm Beach FL
49' Navigator Power Boat
OPO E-Mail # 16-144 Wickford, Rhode Island to Palm Beach, Fla. Capt...
7/6
6/15
Puerto Rico
North Carolina
Dufour 45
OPO E-Mail # 16-52 15th June Puerto Rico to North Carolina - xxxxxx...
8/12
11/2
Barrington RI
Norfolk VA Virgin Gorda BVI
Outbound 26
OPO e-mail # 16-92 Salty Dawg Rally November 2016 Barrington RI to the...
12/19
10/4
Westport MA
Norfolk VA
42' Cheoy Lee
OPO E-Mail # 16-143 This short notice opportunity just came into t...
7/6
5/20
Nanny Cay BVI
Newprt RI
Swan 60
OPO e-mail # 16-45 May 20th Nanny Cay BVI to Newport RI - Boat owne...
7/6
6/23
Bermuda
Newprt RI
Swan 60
OPO e-mail # 16-71 June 22nd or 23rd Bermuda to Newport - This is a...
7/6
5/20
Stuart FL
Newport RI
Hinckley 49
OPO E-Mail # 16-46 Here is updated information on a trip that Capt xxxxxxxx...
8/12
8/13
Atlantic Highlands NJ
Newport RI
Beneteau 37
OPO e-mail # 16-90 August 13th Atlantic Highlands NJ to Newport - This...
8/12
8/19
West Palm Beach FL
Newport RI
Outbound 46
OPO e-mail # 16-91 Another Short Notice just called in this morning We...
7/6
6/6
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Newport RI
Hylas 70
OPO e-mail # 16-58 June 6th Ft. Lauderdale FL to Newport RI - Pro skip...
7/6
6/2
Deltaville VA
Newport RI
Tarton 40
OPO e-mail # 16-59 This opportunity is a referral from a good OPO friend an...
7/6
6/15
Naples FL
Newport RI
Oyster 46
OPO E-Mail # 16-53 June 15th Naples, Florida to Newport, RI xxxxx...
7/6
5/20
Nanny Cay BVI
Newport RI
Hylas 51
OPO e-mail # 16-48 May 20th Nanny Cay Tortola BVI to Newport RI - Boat...
9/13
9/8
Havertsraw NY
Newport RI
Beneteau 55
OPO e-mail # 16-105 Short Notice Thursday September 8th Haverstra...
7/6
6/16
Bermuda
Newport LI Sound
Hylas 54
OPO e-mail # 16-64 Short Notice Depart as early as this Thursday from Bermu...
7/6
6/2
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Narragansett Bay RI
Custom Aluminum 52
OPO e-mail # 16-42 1st Week in June Ft. Lauderdale - Narragansett Bay...
9/13
10/11
Annapolis Boat Show
Nanny Cay Tortola BVI
Nauticat 46 charter boat
OPO e-mail # 16-109 October 11th Post Annapolis Boat Show to Nanny Ca...
8/12
10/10
Annapolis MD
Nanny Cay Tortola
Nauticat 46 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-88 OCTOBER 10 POST ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW to NANNY CAY, ...
7/6
6/28
Huntngton NY
Montauk LI
Hylas 66
OPO E-Mail # 16-72 June 28th Huntington, New York to Montauk,...
7/6
5/7
Cape May NJ
Martha's Vineyard MA
Hinchley 48
OPO e-mail # 16-47 May 7th Cape May to Martha's Vineyard - Boat owner ...
7/6
4/24
Beaufort NC
Martha's Vineyard MA
Hinckley 48
OPO e-mail # 16-41 April 24th Spring Passage from Beaufort to Martha's...
9/13
5/1
Ecuador
Marquesas
Island Packet 31
OPO e-mail # 16-110 May to July 2017 This is not for everyone, but it ...
7/6
5/8
Beaufort NC
Marion MA
Moody 47
OPO e-mail # 16-51 Very short Notice Need crew to arrive on Sunday May 8th ...
9/13
10/10
Annapolis MD
Marathon Key FL
Bayfield 40
OPO e-mail # 16-98 About 10th October Annapolis MD, to Marathon Key F...
7/6
10/1
Corful Greece
Logos Portugal
Chey Lee 47
OPO e-mail # 16-77 October 1st Corfu Greece to Logos Portugal - I spo...
7/6
5/28
Tortola BVI
LI Sound
Hylas 54
OPO e-mail # 16-50 May 28 Tortola BVI to Newport/LI Sound - Boat owner...
9/13
9/10
Pugent Sound WA
LA CA
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 16-103 September 10th PUGET SOUND, SEATTLE WA to LOS ANG...
9/13
9/24
Seattle
LA CA
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 16-114 September 24th or 25th Seattle to LA - Pro skipper...
9/13
10/12
Annapolis MD
Key Biscayne FL
Hylas 70
OPO e-mail # 16-106 October 12 Annapolis MD to Key Biscayne FL - Pro s...
12/19
9/24
Hinckley SW Harbor
Indian Creek Chesapeake Bay
Hinckly 42
OPO e-mail # 16-116 Saturday September 24th Hinckley SW Harbor Maine t...
12/19
10/11
Annapolis MD
Huntington NY
Beneteau 62
OPO E-Mail # 16-129 Annapolis, Md. To Willis Marine Center, Huntington, NY ...
7/6
6/26
Bermuda
Huntington NY
Swan 56
OPO e-mail # 16-56 June 25th Bermuda to Huntington NY - A good friend ...
12/19
9/19
Newport RI
Haverstarw NY
Beneteau 55
OPO e-mail # 16-117 September 19th Newport to Haverstraw NY (20 miles...
12/19
10/2
Portsmouth RI
Hampton Roads VA
Crealock 37
OPO e-mail # 16-115 October 2nd Portsmouth RI to Hampton Roads Virgin...
7/6
7/25
Jamestown RI
Halifax NS
48 Built Cat
Two Opportunities July 25th & August 23rd Jamestown RI to Halifax ...
8/12
8/13
Ft. lauderdale
Guadeloupe
Loepard Power Cat 51'
OPO e-mail # 16-83 Here are two passage opportunities with a delivery skipp...
7/6
6/20
Tortola BVI
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-60 June 20th Tortola BVI to Ft. Lauderdale FL - Pro sk...
12/19
10/25
Norfolk VA
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 16-133 Approx Oct 25th Norfolk Virginia to Ft. Lauderdal...
12/19
10/4
Rochester NY
Ft. Lauderdale FL
88' Power Hargrave
OPO e-mail # 16-126 Short Notice Rochester NY to Ft. La...
7/6
6/15
Tortola BVI
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO E-Mail # 16- 54 15th June Tortola, BVI to Fort Lauderdale D...
8/12
8/6
St Petersburg FL
Ft. lauderdale FL
Lipari 41 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-86 August 5th ST. Petersberg FL to Ft. Lauderdale FL -...
9/13
8/27
Tortola
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bavaria 45
OPO e-mail # 16-97 August 27 Tortola to Ft Lauderdale - Pro skipper xx...
9/13
9/7
Tortola BVI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Leopard 40 charter Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-102 7 September Tortola BVI to Fort Lauderdale - Pro s...
7/6
6/22
Tortola BVI
Fort Lauderdale FL
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO E-Mail # 16- 67 June 22nd Tortola, BVI to Fort Lauderdale - Pro de...
7/6
6/15
Albany NY
Erie PA
Hinck;ey 42 Talaria Picnic Boat
OPO e-mail # 16-62 JUNE 15 ALBANY, NY to ERIE, PA - Pro skipper xxxxxx...
7/6
6/28
Malaysia
Durban
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 16-65 End of June or Early July Langkawi Malasia to Durbi...
8/12
7/15
Charleston SC
Dartmouth MA
Beneteai 41
OPO e-mail # 16-80 July 15th Charleston SC to Dartmouth MA - Another s...
7/6
7/10
Palma de Mallorca
Corfu Greece
Beneteau 50
OPO e-mail # 16-79 Asap Next week Mallorca to Greece - OPO members and...
7/6
7/31
Belfast Maine
Chicago
Allures 45
OPO e-mail # 16-76 End of July Belfast Maine all summer to Chicago - B...
12/19
10/5
Portland Maine
Charleston SC
Niagra 35
> OPO e-mail # 16-125 Hi Cathy, The trip...
12/19
10/20
Portland Maine
Charleston NC
Niagra 35
OPO e-mail # 16-127 Another short notice on a smaller boat. But I am...
12/19
10/26
Hampton Roads VA
Cayman Islands
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 16-137 Short Notice Wednesday Oct 26th or soon after Hamp...
8/12
8/18
St. John's Newfounbdland
Caribbean
Saga 43
OPO e-mail # 16-87 August 18th St. John's Newfoundland - xxxxxxx xxxxx...
12/19
11/10
Bermuda
Caribbean
Tartan 40
OPO E-Mail 16-146 Bermuda to Caribbean Capt. xxxxxxxxxx is loo...
8/12
10/1
Turkey -Gib
Canaray Islands St Lucia
Dufour 385
OPO e-mail # 16-85 October Turkey -Gib-Canary Islands -St. Lucia - xx...
12/19
10/29
Westbrook CT
BVI
Oyster 56
OPO e-mail # 16-132 October 29th Westbrook CT to BVI with a stop in Be...
12/19
10/25
Hampton VA
BVI
North Wind 43
OPO E-Mail # 16-123 Oct 25th Hampton, Va. to BVI's - xxxxxxx xxxxx...
12/19
11/1
Norfolk VA
BVI
Nautitech 40 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-139 November 1st Short Notice Norfolk Va to BVI ...
9/13
10/15
Mount Sinia NY
Brunskwick GA
Custom 39 Ketch
OPO e-mail # 16-108 October 15th Mount Sinai NY to Brunswick Georgia -...
9/13
11/16
Camden Maine
Bermuda
Oyster 53
OPO e-mail # 16-107 November 16 Camden Maine to Bermuda - Pro skipper ...
8/12
9/12
Lanzarote Canary Islands
Barbados Caribbean
Hallberg Rassey HR53
OPO e-mail # 16-81 12 September 2016 Trans-at from Lanzarate Canary Is...
7/6
6/14
Norfolk VA
Bar Harbor Maine
42 Cheoy Lee
OPO e-mail # 16-61 June 14th Norfolk, VA to Bar Harbor, ME - Boat owne...
8/12
7/25
Jamestwon RI
Baddeck Bra'dor Lake Nova scotia
Custom 48 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-82 July 25th Jamestown RI to Baddeck, Bra'dor Lake Nov...
7/6
6/23
Bermuda
Azores Portugal
Tashiba 36
OPO e-mail # 16-73 Short Notice but transportation to and from boat include...
9/13
9/2
Martha's Vineyard MA
Atlantic Highlands NJ
Beneteau 37
OPO e-mail # 16-104 September 2nd Martha's Vineyard to Atlantic Highla...
7/6
7/18
Newprt RI
Annapolis MD
J 109
OPO e-mail # 16-78 Monday July 18th Newport RI to Annapolis MD - I wi...
7/6
8/28
Newpprt
Annapolis MD
J 160
# 2 End of August - Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD We plan to return from New...
8/12
8/6
Jamestown RI
Annapolis MD
J 120
OPO e-mail # 16-84 August 6th Jamestown RI to Annapolis MD - I am look...
7/6
5/30
Daytona Beach FL
Annapolis MD
OPO e-mail # 16-74 Short Notice Daytona Florida to points further nor...
8/12
9/28
Camden Maine
Annapolis MD
Bristol 41'
OPO e-mail # 16-93 September 28th Camden Maine to Annapolis MD - xxxxx...
12/19
11/3
Annapolis MD
Abacaos Bahamas
Laparai Caatamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-131 Nov 3rd Annapolis MD to Abacos Bahamas - Boat own...

5/31/2016 from Annapolis MD to Westport CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 16-57 Tuesday May 31st Annapolis MD to Westport CT - I am delivering a Race Boat, J 109, from Annapolis to a regatta at Cedar Point Yacht Club. It is a 2 to 2 1/2 day trip and we should be in sometime Thursday afternoon. I am only looking for one more crew and we will be four in total. I will be driving down early Tuesday morning departing about 3:00 am and can coordinate crew with crew to drive south with me. I want to depart from Annapolis by 9:00 am to get a full day on the water. From Westport we will take a train home or rent a car. If you are interested please e-mail and I will get back to you to make firm plans.

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5/18/2016 from St. Thomas USVI to Westbrook CT on a Hylass 66

OPO E-Mail # 16- 44 May 18th St. Thomas to Westbrook, CT. Captain xxxxxxxxxxxxxx would like 4 crew to join him on a trip from Sapphire Bay, St. Thomas to Point Marina in Westbrook, Ct. The boat, Trinity, is a Hylas 70 and has all safety equipment - life raft, harnesses, MOB etc. It is offshore e-mail capable, wx updates every day. Crew should arrive in Sapphire Bay May 18th or 19th for a departure on May 20th. It will be a direct sail to Connecticut and the trip should take 8-10 days. Without delays or a need to stop he expects to arrive around May 29th. xxxxxx will have a car in Ct. and will be able to get crew to the train. As usual, crew are expected to get to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. xxxxxxx is a good guy and a great friend. Interested crew can e-mail him at xxxxxxxxxxxx@optonline.net.

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10/1/2016 from Huntington NY to Westbrook CT on a Hylass 66

OPO E-Mail # 16-122 Oct 1st Huntington, NY to Westbrook, Ct. - OPO Skipper and good friend, xxxxxxxxxxis looking for crew to sail with him from Huntington Yacht Club in Huntington, NY to Westbrook, Ct. aboard the Hylas, xxxxxxy. The trip is scheduled for Oct 17th. Meet at 8 AM at HYC to depart that morning for Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook. It is about a 6 hour sail, stay overnight aboard and have a BBQ dinner. Next morning free transportation to train to Bridgeport Ferry, then to Port Jeff, limo to HYC to pick up our cars and drive home. If interested or if you have any questions call Nick at xxxxxxx.

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6/24/2016 from Bermuda to West Palm Beach FL on a Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 16-68 June 24 Bermuda to West Palm Beach FL - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for crew to sail back from Bermuda. He has gotten crew from us before and does a great job of writing up his own crew request. He is a nice guy and of course has many miles. He e-mails: “Opening for one able bodied crew (male or female) Bermuda to West Palm Beach, FL June 24 to arrival, probably July 3 +/- a couple of days. Experience welcome but more important is energy, willingness to learn, perform duties (boat prep, watch - day/night, share cooking, cleanup, hotbunking, etc) cheerfully. Resistance to seasickness a strong plus. Boat is a Swan 44, very well found, and other crew - all male so far, are experienced, capable and good company. Can reimburse up to $250 travel expense. Onboard food provided. Need basic equipment - foul weather gear, personal strobe, knife, etc. Please respond with time availability, experience, and phone/email for yourself & a few boating references.” If interested please e-mail Captain xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxoxxx@gmail.com

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11/1/2016 from Hampton VA to Virgin Gorda BVI on a Camper Nicholson 58

OPO E-Mail # 16-141 Hampton Va. to Virgin Gorda, BVI This short notice opportunity just came in. Also, Hank is on his way to Bermuda and should be there on Friday. High winds at our house knocked out his computer and no one was at home to turn it back on until now. The November 1st Notice will be a little late. He will send it out when he makes land fall. Thanks. Cathy Because of plans that did not quite work out, my husband and I find ourselves scrambling for one or two experienced crew to help sail our Camper Nicholson 58 in the Salty Dawg Rally from Hampton VA to Virgin Gorda, BVI leaving next week. We would like to leave on Wednesday, November 2 but can be a little flexible. We have owned Roxy for 9 years and sailed extensively on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This summer we have made the transit through the St. Lawrence Seaway to Hampton, mostly coast-hopping. My husband has been sailing since he was a little kid and raced for 25 years on the Great Lakes. I have been a great "first mate" for about 35 years. We both have Coast Guard Mariners' credentials. We like to sail fast but consider safety to be much more important than speed. We have chartered sail boats in the Bahamas but neither of us has serious blue water experience. If you are at all interested and available, please contact us through email at xxxxxx@gmail.com or by telephone at xxxxxxxxxxx. xxxxxxxxx svxxxxxxxxxx Pro OPO xxxxxxxxxx e-mailed this morning with a crew cancellation due to his mothers health. Gareth is moving this boat with the OPO members owner who I have also sailed with and know well. A very nice guy. We know this is short notice, but maybe someone can join them for this nice easy passage on a nice boat. HS

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10/29/2016 from Hampton Roads VA to Virgin Gorda BVI on a Leopard 46 Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-118 29th October Salty Dawg Rally Hampton Roads Vrginia to Virgin Gorda BVI - Boat owner xxxxxx has a Leopard 4600 catamaran. He is entered in the Salty Dawg Rally and has a total crew of 5 but is looking for one more. Since his wife is also going he would prefer another female to balance out the crew. The Rally starts Nov 2nd but you will want to arrive by the 29th to take part in some of the seminars and experience the rally before going to sea. Once you get underway the passage will take about 7 to 10 days. Jon adds more about the other crew and his ideal crew: “The boat is fully equipped with all safety gear and is in offshore condition. We live on her 24/7. I have sailed offshore for 50 years in various boats. My wife is a licensed captain. Crew is me, with 60 years on the water experience both coastal and off shore. My wife xxxx who has good experience coastal and offshore and holds a Captains license. xxxxis #3 on board and is foredeck on our race boat. 25 years old and in great shape. xxxxxxis #4 (Leanne's brother) and has a lot of experience in coastal sailing and is very knowledgable. xxxxxis #5 and has good sailing experience but nothing off shore. He is a cop and is in good shape as well. I would like to take one more, and preferably a female to round out the crew. She would help with meals and stand a watch. They would depart from St. Thomas, USVI, as flights from there are much less expensive. I will provide all food and other expenses while on the boat.” If interested please e-mail Jxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume and your phone number. His e-mail address is xxxxxxx11@aol.com x

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10/20/2016 from Hampton Roads VA to Virgin Gorda BVI on a Jeaneau 54

OPO e-mail # 16-130 Salty Dawg Rally Early November Hampton Roads Virginia to BVI - Boat owner xxxxxxxx is the founder of the Salty Dawg Rally. His wife will not be able to join him this year so he is looking for two or three crew who would like to sail south with him this year. The boat is a very nice Jeaneau 54 that he has sailed back and forth from the Caribbean for many years in first the Caribbean 1500 and now the Salty Dawg rally which he and his wife Linda started several years ago. They have almost 100 boats signed up for the rally. This is a fun way to head south with a large group of other boats. xxxxl might also need help getting from RI to the start of the rally in Hampton Roads so you can ask him about this short passage south at the end of the month if you cannot make the longer two to two and half week time frame for the rally. The passage from Virginia to BVI will only take about 8 or 9 days of sailing, but you need extra time just in case there is a delay. xxxx is looking for crew that have lots of extra time and can be flexible, but the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.

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10/31/2016 from Hampton Roads VA to Virgin Gorda BVI on a Discovery 55

OPO e-mail # 16-135 Oct 31 - Salty Dawg Rally Departure date Nov 2nd Hampton Roads VA to Virgin Gorda BVI - Boat owner xxxxxx and his wife are looking for one or two crew experienced who would like to join them in the Salty Dawg Rally aboard their Discovery 55. xxxxxxx has owned her for three years and has about 20,000 miles including a crossing in the ARC. He also has his Yachtmasters ticket. They would like one or two crew to arrive in October 31st, which is a couple of days before the planned departure. The passage will take about 9 days, but allow at least two weeks off just in case of any weather delays. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have your own money for shore side meals and drinks. The Discovery is a very well built offshore boat. If interested please e-mail Jxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume.

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10/28/2016 from Newport RI to Virgin Gorda BVI on a Leopard 47 Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-136 NARC Rally Oct 28th Newport to Virgin Gorda BVI - OPO members and boat owner xxxxxx is looking for one more crew to join him in the NARC Rally aboard his Leopard 47 Catamaran. xxxxx is a nice skipper and has done the trip before. He knows his boat well. He had plans to join the Salty Dawg Rally, but decided to not make the passage to Hampton Roads since he lives with his boat in Newport. So instead he will depart with us to Bermuda and then sail down to the finish of the Salty Dawg Rally. Since he is a member he also did a good job writing up his own “crew request”. He e-mailed this morning: “xxxxxxx is looking for one additional competent crew to join his crew of three to help stand watches during a delivery from Newport RI down to the Caribbean in the NARC Rally. xxxxx had joined the Salty Dawg rally however he will be departing from Newport with the NARC Rally to the Caribbean on Saturday October 29 and will sail with them down to Bermuda. From Bermuda xxxxxxplans to sail on to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands and join up with the Salty Dawg Rally participants at the Bitter End Yacht Club. xxxxxxx has lived aboard his Leopard 47 foot catamaran for the past 2 years during which time he has sailed her from Georgia down through the Island chain to Trinidad and back up to Rhode Island. Ken holds a 100 ton license and has been sailing for over 30 years including several deliveries to the Caribbean. In 2004 he joined the OPO rally from Newport to the Caribbean with his previous boat. “xxxxxxxxx” is a dry boat with all the modern conveniences of a charter cat including Epirb, Delorme Explorer, solar, water maker, generator, heat etc. In preparation for this trip the boat will have a new bottom job and a new spinnaker. Please contact xxxxxxx at xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com or call him at xxxxxxx. Applicants should be able to stand their own watch and must make own way to and from the boat but all on board expenses are covered. You are also welcome to stay a few extra days at the destination to enjoy the warm weather and all the festivities at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda sponsored by the Salty Dawg Rally from Hampton VA.

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6/1/2016 from Salvadore Brazil to Trinidad on a 47' sloop

OPO E-Mail # 16- 55 June 1st Salvadore, Brazil to Trinidad xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for 2 crew to join him on a delivery from Salvador, Brazil to Trinidad. The boat is a well founded 47 Ft. sailboat. USA crew would need Brazil visas. The trip is 2500 NM and should take about 20 days non-stop. xxxxxxxs hopes to depart June 1st. Onboard expenses are covered and possible transportation. Contact xjxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com if interested.

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8/11/2016 from PEI Canada to Traverse City bMI on a Allures 46

OPO e-mail # 16-89 August 11th Prince Edward Island Canada to Travers City Michigan - This one if from long time Canadian OPO member and Pro Skipper Rick Butler.. Many of our members have met him as he was our support skipper several years for the Caribbean Regattas. I passed this delivery on to him since he knows these waters and I could not make the delivery myself. This is a most interesting delivery covering some pretty part of both countries. Unlike some passages where you don't see much but blue waters and sky. xxxxxxxxxx e-mails us: “I am looking for one or 2 crew to help move a well found 2012 Allures 45 from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to Traverse City, Mich. I will arrive the boat on Aug 11th and looking to leave Charlottetown on the 12th. Crew should have some offshore experience with the ability to stand solo watches; also the ability to navigate in confined waters with strong currents and on occasion large vessel traffic. We will be locking through both the St Lawrence Seaway locks and the Welland canal locks so ability to handle lines is imperative. The trip is free with onboard expenses as well provided. Crew will be responsible for their own travel to and from the boat. Please allow 18-21 total days as there can be weather delays. Since we will stop in Toronto, Lake Ontario will consider applications for legs. Please email resumes/references to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com or call xxx xxxxxxxxx”

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11/1/2016 from Stoonington CT to Tortola BVI on a Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 16-94 About November 1st Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI - Pro skipper and good friend xxxxxxxxx is looking for crew for his repeat delivery of this Hinckley 42 yawl. xxxxxxx has moved this boat before and has gotten crew from us in the past. He is a very good skipper and I have known him since 1992. xxxxxxe-mails: “I am seeking 2 or 3 sailors to move a well equipped from Stonington to Tortola. This is a beautiful yacht I have moved twice before. Both of those trips proved rough and challenging and the boat performed well throughout. We are penciled in for Nov. 1 departure. The exact departure date is slightly flexible, depending on weather. We will head towards Bermuda, but might bypass it depending on conditions. Crew should be flexible with overall scheduling and be active and seaworthy. Crew should be capable to stand a night watch alone and to be aware of wind and sea changes. Crew should be team players willing to participate in all chores on board, including cooking, and cleaning and sailing. The weather and sea conditions will be quite variable, from calm to challenging offshore conditions. Weather will be wet and cold early and warm and wet later. Crew will pay their own transportation to and from the boat, but I will cover food costs aboard. All interested crew should email me a brief sailing resume and a sea story. ” Captainxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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10/10/2016 from Annapolis MD to Tortola BVI on a Voyage 48 Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-124 October 10th Annapolis Boat Show to Tortola BVI - Pro skipper xxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew to sail a Charter Voyage 480 catamaran that will be in the show from Annapolis back to her base. He already has one crew in place. xxxxxx is a pro skipper with Direct Yacht Deliveries web address: www.xxxxxxxxxx.com xxxxxxxx will be at the show to meet potential crew. You need to have prior offshore experience and plan to meet xxxxxx at the end of the show to move the boat out. The crossing will take about 12 days including prep, clean up. The trip is free with all on board expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxx at xxxxxxxxrect-yachts.com with a brief sailing resume. It will be a bonus if you can meet him before the show if you live nearby or will be planning to attend the show.

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10/15/2016 from Belize to Tortola BVI on a 51' Pwer Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-128 Oct 15th Belize to Tortola - This just in this morning from Pro Skipper xxxxxxxx who has gotten crew from us before and is a good guy. He is a RYA certified Ocean Yachtmaster with 35 plus years of sailing experience. He has a delivery of a 51 foot Power Cat from Belize to Tortola departing about Oct 15th. He expects the passage to take 12 days. The boat is a new Leopard power cat 51', all basic safety equipment supplied. The trip is free with all boat expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please call or e-mailxxxx at 1 xxxxxx xxxxxxxx or e-mail xxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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10/1/2016 from Stamford CT to Tortola BVI on a Jeanaue 44

OPO e-mail # 16-96 October 1st Stamford CT to Tortola BVI - If you are looking to get a lot of sea time this fall, here is a good opportunity to get an October passage in with a pro skipper who knows how to plan for an early season passage south. Pro skipper xxxxxxx is looking for two or three crew to sail a well equipped Jeaneau 44 from Stamford CT to Tortola BVI. xxxxxxx Adds: “Since this date is still within the official hurricane season, the exact departure date is flexible, depending on tropical weather patterns. Whether we go via Norfolk of Bermuda is yet to be determined. Crew should be flexible with overall scheduling and be active and seaworthy. Crew should be capable to stand a night watch alone and to be aware of wind and sea changes. Crew should be team players willing to participate in all chores on board, including cooking, and cleaning and sailing. You should have at least two weeks planned time off for the passage. The weather and sea conditions will be quite variable, including calm motoring and probably some challenging offshore conditions, both very cold and tropical warm. Crew will pay their own transportation to and from the boat, but I will cover food costs aboard.” I have known xxxxxxxxe for many years and he is a very nice guy to sail with and super competent and knowledgeable. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com with a brief Sailing resume and your contact info.

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11/1/2016 from Stonington CT to Tortola BVI on a Hinckley 42 Yawl

OPO E-Mail # 16-121 Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI This opportunity is from Skipper xxxxxxxxxxx xxxx writes: I have a very fine Hinckley 42 yawl, which I have moved twice before, to take from Stonington CT to Tortola BVI. We will meet at the boat on Nov. 1 and depart soon thereafter as weather allows. We likely will stop in Bermuda, but we will sail on by if conditions are quite perfect. It should be a typical November trip so weather will be cool to cold in CT and progressively warming as we get across the Stream and on south. Offshore conditions will be generally rough and wet to tropical pleasant. I am seeking a crew who can sail, stand watch alone, sail a boat and eagerly participate in onboard duties as they may arise. Being a team player and having a positive attitude are important. The crew will make his own way to and from the boat, but on-board expenses are covered. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume to the email below. Capt. xxxxxxxxx email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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10/11/2016 from Sandy Hook NJ to Tortola BVI on a Hylas 54

OPO E-Mail # 16- 142 Sandy Hook, NJ to Tortola, BVI Hylas 54 xxxxxxxxxx has a short notice crew opportunity available for a passage from Sandy Hook NJ to Tortola BVI. xxxxxxxx is the owner of xxxxxxxx and has two confirmed crew, xxx xxxxxxand xxxx. We are in need of a 4th crew due to a work related cancellation. Our plan is to depart New Jersey on November 10th, weather permitting. I hope to do the trip in one shot (8-10 days), however, mother nature will naturally dictate our exact plans. We will stop in Bermuda if necessary. We will work on a 3 on 9 off watch schedule.” Our vessel is 1998 Hylas 54 #2 - xxxx She is a very well maintained and fully found blue water cruiser. Her sails are new and the standing rigging was redone two seasons ago. She is a three cabin layout, 180 gallons of fuel, 300 gallons of water, 100 HP Yanmar (3,000 hrs) and 8kw generator. She has full safety gear including 6 person life raft, epirb, spares inventory, etc. Full Raymarine electronics, auto pilot, center cockpit design. Always professionally maintained. If interested, please contact xxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx

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7/14/2016 from Annap;os to SW Harbor Maine on a J 160

OPO e-mail # 16-69 Two passages opportunities #1 July 14th #2 End of August Boat Owner xxxxxxxxxxx has a very nice boat and likes to invite a few OPO members for the sail north and south each season. This is his 4th year asking for crew ad it has always worked out well. Steve e-mails: July 14th Annapolis to Southwest Harbor, ME “ We will again be taking our J/160, xxxxxxxxxxx, from Annapolis to Maine in mid-July; and, returning from Newport at the end of August or beginning of September. We have made the passage a four times before with OPO members. We are planning on leaving from Annapolis to Mt. Desert Island on the 14th or 15th of July. Our plan, as before, is to go directly from Annapolis, outside Cape Cod to SW Harbor, ME. Although we may cut inside, through Buzzards Bay and through the Cape Cod Canal if weather dictates. The boat affords the opportunity to move quickly in comfort. I like to mix the group on the boat with some more experienced and moderately experienced sailors. The trip normally takes a little more than 3 days unless we have to adjust for weather. We will plan on arriving at Mt. Desert Island during the daytime. I would like to have three or four reasonably experienced crew. Crew would responsible for getting to and from the boat -- otherwise, they'd be our guests through the passage. Beyond that, the crew members could hang-out on the boat a day or so after we arrive on Mt. Desert Island a day, or so, after we arrive, if they wish. Generally, I enjoy giving new crew members a chance to cruise on xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. The trip up this years should be under a close to full moon. It should be fun. We plan on leaving after a dinner in the late evening. Should be passing Cape May in the middle the afternoon.

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10/10/2016 from Ft/ >auderdale to St. Vincent on a 46 Charter Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-112 October 10th Fort Lauderdale to St. Vincent - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew for this passage on a 46 foot cat that is going into the charter trade. She was built in 2003, recently surveyed and gotten ready to go to work She has 4 cabin's and 4 heads. xxxxxxxxxd plans to depart Oct 10th or 11th from Fort Lauderdale Marine. He adds: “This is a well founded. Cat. A nice clean boat just purchased by owner ready to go. Captain xxxxxxx has well over 70,000 miles in ocean sailing with lots of time in the Caribbean. He is a retired engineer with experience in diesel engines, nav and ship systems as well weather management tool. We sail with sat phone, night vision and back up nav system. If you're interested in ocean sailing a cat or thinking of buying one come along and learn from doing. We need two crew for .this trip to make up a total of four.”” If interested please contact xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxm with a brief sailing resume and phone number.

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11/5/2016 from Portsmouth RI to St. Thomas USVI on a Cabo Rico 45

OPO e-mail # 16-113 November 5th Portsmouth RI to St. Thomas USVI - Boat owner and very experienced skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew for this non-stop passage from RI to the Caribbean. The 2nd crew is an OPO member who met xxxxxx through OPO many years ago and has made the passage with him many times. xxxxxx is looking for just one more crew who has experience and hopefully some mechanical skills as well. xxxxy will pay for your travel to and from the boat and states that he usually tips as well for a job well done at the end. The boat is a very well found Cabo Rico 45 and xxxxxxx has made the trip south and north many times. He expects the trip to take about 9 to 11 days tops after waiting for a good weather window. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx at xxxxxxxx@live.com

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10/29/2016 from New Hapmshore to St. Thomas USVI on a Hinckley 59

OPO e-mail # 16-101 October 29th New Hampshire to St. Thomas - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two more experienced crew to finish up his full complement of 5 crew for this trip. The boat is a very nice well maintained Hinckley 59 named “Athena”. The other three crew already signed up are very experienced and have done the trip before and know the boat well (non-OPO members). xxxxxxx is paying for airfare and all onboard expenses as long as they crew are experienced crew and have been offshore before. The main thing here is the ability to get along with others on a boat in tough fall weather and be an asset. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well.

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7/7/2016 from Struart FL to St. Thomas USVI on a Transpac 49

OPO e-mail # 16-75 July 7th Stuart FL to St. Thomas - Pro skipper and OPO member, Captain xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew for this delivery of a Transpac 49 to the USVI. He has a first mate so is looking for an experienced 3rd crew. The passage is 1200 miles and should take 14 to 17 days. Captain xxxxxxxx used to write a column for Latitudes and Attitudes magazine. He has sailed solo around the world. He is very experienced and a very nice guy to sail with. The trip if free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shore side meals and drinks along the way. He would like you to arrive on July 6th for departure on the 7th. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. His e-mail is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com

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10/31/2016 from St. Augustine FL to St. Thomas USVI on a Tayana 37

OPO e-mail # 16-140 ASAP, Monday Oct 31st Very short notice. St Augustine to St Thomas. - Opo skipper xxxxxxxx Boat owner and longtime opo member xxxxxx are sailing Joe's newly refitted Tayana 37 from St Augustine to St Thomas USVI. They had a crew member bail at the last minute because of a family illness. They would like another crew member to be in St Augustine by Monday the 31st. Because of this extremely short notice, xxxxxx is prepared to reimburse reasonable air fare. xxxxxxxx have sailed together five times and get along well, Joe's partner is also coming along. The boat has new sails, new rigging, a saat phone (xxxxxxxx is the weather router), liferaft, wind and solar and all the bells and whistles. xxxxxx be reached atxxxxxx@yahoo.com or preferably at xxxxxxx

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12/6/2016 from Ft. Lauderdale FL to St. Thomas USVI on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-147 Short Notice This Tuesday December 6th Ft Lauderdale to St. Thomas - This short notice opportunity just came in from Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx. Since it is short notice he is paying for your travel to and from the boat and of course all onboard food and expenses are included. This is the nature of the delivery business sometimes that we skippers get jobs on short notice. xxxxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. The boat is a 2014 Leopard 44 Catamaran. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx right away with a brief sailing resume and your phone number. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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11/1/2016 from St. Augustine FL to St. Thomas USVI on a Tayana 37

OPO e-mail # 16-95 Early November St. Augustine FL to St. Thomas - Pro skipper and OPO members xxxxxxxxhas been hired to help OPO member xxxxx get his boat from Florida to St. Thomas. xxxxxx also made part of the trip south last fall with xxxxxx so he knows the boat. The boat is a boat I know well, a Tayana 37. (I lived aboard a sister ship for 14 years and sailed to Europe and back in 1992). xxxxx has done an excellent refit the last 2 years and they started from the Hudson River last year. The plan is not to do the “Thorny Passage” beating the entire way to the Caribbean, but to wait for a weather window to sail East over the top of the Bahamas and then reach down to St. Thomas. The owner and his girlfriend will be aboard and they are both very nice people. xxxxxxxis a very competent sailor and knows the boat inside and out. He just wants the insurance of having xxxxxxxx aboard to make 100% sure they get there in good shape. They are looking for a fourth crew member. The owner is using famed weather router, Chris Parker to make sure they get a good window. This is a very good opportunity for an OPO member to join a pro skipper on a solid boat with a nice owner. xxxxxxxx will help coordinate with one more OPO members joining them. If you are interested, please contact xxxxxxxxwith a sailing resume at xxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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10/26/2016 from Annapolis MD to St. Thomas USVI on a Fountaine Pajot Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-134 October 26th ANNAPOLIS, MD - ST THOMAS, USVI - Captain xxxxxxxx just picked up this delivery today. The boat is a Fountaine/Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran that he is delivery back from the Annapolis Boat Show to the charter base in the USVI. This will be her third season since new in 2014 when he first took her down newxxxxxis looking for 2 crew to help take her down island, who can stand solo watch, mind weather and traffic and keep the boat tidy. Trip is free with Return Air INCLUDED! Please send a brief personal bio and sailing resume to: xxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

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1/9/2017 from Chesapeake to St. Maarten on a Fontaine Pajot

OPO e-mail # 16-148 January 9th Chesapeake to St. Maarten - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for one experienced crew who can stand a solo watch. The boat is a well equipped 2014 Fontaine Pajot 44'. xxxxxxxx has sailed this yacht offshore recently. He delivered an identical catamaran one year ago. xxxxxwould like to have the crew on board Jan 8th for departure Jan. 9, 2017 from Little Creek Marina, VA., at the south end of the Chesapeake. xxxxxxx Adds: “Food and transportation home will be covered. Crew should have a general working knowledge of RayMarine chart plotters/radar. Crew to furnish own harness. Crew should possess the faculty of perceiving by means common sense. Our passage will be near shore crossing the Stream near Port St Lucie. Delivery is about 2000 nautical miles and should take about 12 days +/-. Crew of three including myself. I own the delivery company. I am a 100 ton Ocean Master with 35 years open ocean and maxi yacht racing experience. I am certified by Lloyds of London to 100 tons. Other crew is a highly seasoned delivery crew, retired USN hard hat diver, ocean engineer, ET/IT geek. Wouldn't leave home without him. I am looking for a serious crew who wishes to develop his ocean sailing skills and broaden his frame of reference. We do not baby sit. We will have tracking devices on board as well as sat phone connection. Weather will be from Commander's. We will handle return booking.” If interested please respond with q brief sailing resume to infoxxxxxxxx.com.

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1/9/2017 from Chesapeake to St. Maarten on a Fontaine Pajot

OPO e-mail # 16-148 January 9th Chesapeake to St. Maarten - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for one experienced crew who can stand a solo watch. The boat is a well equipped 2014 Fontaine Pajot 44'. xxxxxxxx has sailed this yacht offshore recently. He delivered an identical catamaran one year ago. xxxxxwould like to have the crew on board Jan 8th for departure Jan. 9, 2017 from Little Creek Marina, VA., at the south end of the Chesapeake. xxxxxxx Adds: “Food and transportation home will be covered. Crew should have a general working knowledge of RayMarine chart plotters/radar. Crew to furnish own harness. Crew should possess the faculty of perceiving by means common sense. Our passage will be near shore crossing the Stream near Port St Lucie. Delivery is about 2000 nautical miles and should take about 12 days +/-. Crew of three including myself. I own the delivery company. I am a 100 ton Ocean Master with 35 years open ocean and maxi yacht racing experience. I am certified by Lloyds of London to 100 tons. Other crew is a highly seasoned delivery crew, retired USN hard hat diver, ocean engineer, ET/IT geek. Wouldn't leave home without him. I am looking for a serious crew who wishes to develop his ocean sailing skills and broaden his frame of reference. We do not baby sit. We will have tracking devices on board as well as sat phone connection. Weather will be from Commander's. We will handle return booking.” If interested please respond with q brief sailing resume to infoxxxxxxxx.com.

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11/1/2016 from Hampton VA to St. Maarten on a Pacific Seacraft 40

OPO e-mail # 16-100 Nov 1st - Salty Dawg Rally Hampton VA to St. Maarten - This just in from boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Since I am in Europe I am sending you what he sent me. I think this might be the first time he is getting crew from us, but he is paying for transportation to and from the boat. As usual if you are interested please get in touch with Tom by sending him a sailing resume and contact information. “ Looking for two blue water experienced crew for a November 1, 2016 departure on a southbound sail from Hampton Va. to St Maarten. This trip will on be on a 40 ft. 2004 Pacific Seacraft. The boat trip will be part of the Salty Gawg rally. The captain/owner will be going south for the sixth time on this well-equipped and well maintained blue water boat. Kalani is equipped with life raft, jack lines, Raymarine electronics, satellite phone, AIS, radar, SSB, offshore life vast and tethers, Monitor wind vane, solar panels, generator, three year old sails and a well-stocked and provisioned galley. Sail time for this trip in the past has been about 12 days. Captain will pay reasonable air cost to Hampton Va. and back From St Maarten for the right experienced blue water crew. Please forward sailing resume with references to xxxxxxxxxxxxxgmail.com

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7/1/2016 from RI to St. Croix USVA on a Saga 43

OPO e-mail # 16-70 End of June beginning of July (weather window) RI to St Croix USVI - Boat owner and skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew to help sail her boat south with her to St. Croix to start a new job. She called this morning and I spoke with her and she sent us the following information. 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 at the beginning and end of the passage and for the stop in Bermuda if you need to stop. The trip should take about 10 days of sailing but allow at least two weeks for the passage. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume atxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com xxxxxxxxxxx e-mails: “I have a 100 ton captain's license and I am a registered nurse. I own a Saga 43, built in 1997. I have owned the boat for 3 1/2 years now and have been getting it ready to go south. Previously I owned a Tartan 34 for 17 years. I have upgraded the electronics with Garmin GPS, radar and AIS. I have an IPERB, and a six man Winslow life raft. I will be hooking up with Commander Weather for a safe window and I will be renting a sat phone. Just replaced the fuel tanks and installed solar panels. New storm sail. My husband owns a marine electrical, refrigeration and air conditioning business and has been the engineer on the boat. I am looking for crew who have been offshore. Looking to leave last week of June or first week of July within a safe weather window. Will pull into Bermuda if necessary. I have a job offer in St Croix which is why I am going. I will be cooking for the trip and will have healthy meals prepared for the trip.”

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9/6/2016 from Ft Lauderdale FL to St Vincent on a 46 foot charter Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-99 September 6th Ft. Lauderdale to St. Vincent - This is just in from pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx He has gotten crew from us several times before and it has always worked out well. He sent us the following information about the trip and about himself. If interested please contact him by phone or e-mail since this is on the short notice side. “I need crew for a trip starting on 6 September from Fort Lauderdale to St. Vincent on a 46 foot catamaran lagoon built in 2003. We will take the northern passage through the Bahamas channel outside the islands and into St. Vincent trip time 1500 miles about 8 to 10 days. I'm a Coast Guard captain with over 70,000 miles have transit at the Florida straits and the Bahama channel any number of times if we find that weather becomes a factor we will move inside the Windward Islands and go down that way. Our watches assuming we have a total crew for will be three our watches everyone gets their own cabin with nine hours off very relaxing trip Fair Winds Smooth Sailing Capt xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Newport RI Cell xxxxxxxx Begin forwarded message: From: xxxxxxxxxxx

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7/16/2016 from Newpprt RI to Southprt CT on a J 109

Saturday July 16th Newport RI to Southport CT - I will be moving a J 109 from Newport to Southport CT after the racing ends on Saturday July 16th. I will most likely drive up so you can drive up from NY with me or I will pick you up along the way. On Sunday I plan to get transportation back to Newport to bring another J 109 from Newport also to Southport, so this is a 3rd opportunity if you only have time for one passage. Two or three crew are welcome. We will pack picnic lunches.

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7/17/2016 from Newpport RI to Southport CT on a Another J 109

Sunday July 17th Newport to Southport Ct - I will be delivering a 3rd J 109 from Newport to Southport after the regatta so we can meet in Newport mid day Sunday or we can meet along the way from my 1st delivery of this strong of 3 in 6 days. Two or three crew are welcome. We will pack picnic lunches. E-mail me at offshorepassage@sprintmail.com if you are interested. Hank Schmitt OPO

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11/14/2016 from Norfolk VA to Savannah GA on a 42' Cheoy Lee

OPO e-mail # 16-145 Nov 14th Norfolk, VA , or Beaufort, NC to Savanna, GA - Boat owners xxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxare looking for 1 crew to sail from Norfolk, VA to Savannah, GA. They have gotten crew from us before and that it worked out well. As they're going down the ICW from Norfolk to Beaufort, crew could choose to join the boat there if so desired, or anywhere along the route from Norfolk to Beaufort. The boat is a 42' Cheoy Lee schooner that he has sailed on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Canada. She is fully equipped, including all safety gear, up to date electronics and a newly overhauled auxiliary engine. They would like for the crew to arrive Norfolk by Nov. 14, or Beaufort on Nov. 18. The passage from Beaufort should take 2-4 days, depending on the late fall conditions. Take note of the potential for cold and come appropriately equipped - Roger will be happy to advise on what gear you should bring. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Transportation to and from the boat is the crews responsibility. If interested please email Roger at xxxxxgmail.com, or text or phone him at (512) xxxxxxxxxxxxx. They will be in and out of range as they sail down the east coast from Manhattan to Norfolk over the next several days.

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9/18/2016 from San Francisco CA to Redondo Beach CA on a Farr 40

OPO e-mail # 16-111 Short Notice September 18th San Francisco to Redondo Beach Ca - Pro skipper Captain xxxxxxxxxx (our primary West Coast Skipper) just picked up another Farr 40 to deliver back to her home port after the San Francisco Big Boat Series next week. He is even willing to help defray your travel costs for the right crew and within reason. He adds: “This is a full race boat, no dodger. It can be wet and chilly, bring good foulies. The good news is this is the downwind, downswell direction (usually) and so can be super fun on a boat like this.” If interested please contact Captain xxxxxxxxxx asap. He has done this passage many times before and this is the right way to go with the weather so should be a fun ride. Please e-mail xxxxxxxx with your sailing resume and contact number xxxxxxxxxxxx

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4/26/2016 from St. Maarten to Puerto Rico on a Hans Christian 43

OPO E-Mail # 16-43 April 26th St. Maarten to Puerto Rico - Captain xxxxxxxxxx would be happy to have a crew member join him for a trip from St. Martin to Puerto Rico. The boat is a Hans Christian 43 Telstar. He would like to depart approximately May 2 to May 5 from St. Martin. The boat is currently in Antigua at Jolly Harbour and although it is short notice he is asking if anyone would be available next week to do the Antigua to St. Martin leg also and then on to Puerto Rico. That trip would be April 26th to May 5, with a stop in Barbuda and possible St. Barth's. He would also like two able crew to join him from Puerto Rico to Hampton, VA. The trip would be from May 30 to June 11 more or less. On a good voyage and with some lift from the Gulf Stream it might take 10 days, but more likely 12 and possibly as many as 14. The boat is well maintained and has all necessary safety equipment. Interested crew can e-mail Capt xxxxxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxxxallsailing.com. You can also call him this week since he is stateside at xxxxxxxxxxx.

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8/27/2016 from Ft. lauderdale to Puerto Rico on a Brand New Leoprd Catamaran 41'

OPO e-mail # 16-94 About November 1st Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI - Pro skipper and good friend xxxxxxxxx is looking for crew for his repeat delivery of this Hinckley 42 yawl. xxxxxxx has moved this boat before and has gotten crew from us in the past. He is a very good skipper and I have known him since 1992. xxxxxxe-mails: “I am seeking 2 or 3 sailors to move a well equipped from Stonington to Tortola. This is a beautiful yacht I have moved twice before. Both of those trips proved rough and challenging and the boat performed well throughout. We are penciled in for Nov. 1 departure. The exact departure date is slightly flexible, depending on weather. We will head towards Bermuda, but might bypass it depending on conditions. Crew should be flexible with overall scheduling and be active and seaworthy. Crew should be capable to stand a night watch alone and to be aware of wind and sea changes. Crew should be team players willing to participate in all chores on board, including cooking, and cleaning and sailing. The weather and sea conditions will be quite variable, from calm to challenging offshore conditions. Weather will be wet and cold early and warm and wet later. Crew will pay their own transportation to and from the boat, but I will cover food costs aboard. All interested crew should email me a brief sailing resume and a sea story. ” Captainxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com OPO e-mail # 16-93 September 28th Camden Maine to Annapolis MD - xxxxxxxx is once again looking for crew for her trip south this fall. xxxxxxx has gotten crew from us several times before and it always works out well. xxxxxxx has a 1989 Bristol 41' named xxxxxxx . xxxxxxxx plans on “Taking time to stop and anchor whenever possible. May make Annapolis in 10 days, weather permitting” She adds:”This is my 22nd trip in 11 years. I have really enjoyed all the OPO crew! Please join Dr xxxxxxx and her son xxxxxxx aboard Phoenix.” If interested please e-mail Fran at xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com OPO e-mail # 16-92 Salty Dawg Rally November 2016 Barrington RI to the stat of the SDR Norfolk VA - SDR from Norfolk VA to Virgin Gorda BVI - Boat owner and skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for crew to sail south in the Salty Dawg Rally this year. xxxxxxx and his wife have a very nice and well found 2013 Outbound 46 names “xxxxxxxxxx”. xxxxe sailed in the rally before and has since added a Hydrovane and a watermaker to the boat. xxxxxx figures he can use the first leg to get to know crew before committing to a longer, more important, 2nd leg. More important, because his wife will most likely not make the 2nd leg. Lee is also interested in meeting potential crew this Summer and Fall before heading south. If you are interested in joining xxxxxxxxxe why not contact him and try and meet this summer and see the boat. The first leg will take about 3 or 4 days and the 2nd leg will take about 10 days of sailing, but you will want to have at least two weeks off for any weather delays. As usual crew volunteer to go for free and pay their own way to and from the boat, but all onboard expenses are included. If interested please send an e-mail to Lee with a brief sailing resume and your phone number. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com OPO e-mail # 16-91 Another Short Notice just called in this morning Weekend of Aug 19th 20th West Palm Beach Florida to Newport RI - This is a great opportunity with a Pro skipper on a well found offshore boat. Pro skipper and Yacht Broker xxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew to help sail an Outbound 46 from Florida to Newport. I have known xxxxxxx for many years and he is a very nice guy. You will be one of three crew in total so you need to be able to stand a solo watch. The Outbound is a very well built offshore boat and should be on anyone short list. This is a used boat and may in fact be for sale. I forgot to ask xxxxxxxx. The passage should be about 6 days with help from the Gulf Steam, but allow a couple of extra days just in case. So this would be a great offshore test sail. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Since it is short Notice xxxxxxxxx will help with return airfare home for the right crew (within reason). If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx today with a brief sailing resume and your phone number. His e-mail is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com OPO e-mail # 16-90 August 13th Atlantic Highlands NJ to Newport - This is short notice, but the owner is a very nice OPO member who I have sailed with in the Med. So I am his personal reference. Owner xxxxxxxxx has a very nice Beneteau 37 well equipped with new sails, Radar and AIS. He is looking for one, two, or three crew that can join him this Friday evening for departure from his Marina (the marina looks at the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge and lower Manhattan in the distance) on Saturday or Sunday for Newport. He plans a leisurely trip to arrive by the end of the week. This is vacation mode and not a “forced march” delivery. He will drive back from Newport to New Jersey Friday or Saturday the 19th or 20th. He will leave the boat in Newport for three or four days and drive back to the boat August on the 23rd or 24th to sail to Martha's Vineyard, maybe to Nantucket and back to Atlantic Highlands sometime towards the end of August. You can join him for one part of the vacation or both based on how well the first week goes for both skipper and crew. xxxxxxxxxxx will pay for all onboard provisions and expenses during the week, but you have to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. Since this is short notice Nicolas gives us his e-mail and phone number cell: xxxxxxxxxxx7264. Or email: xxxxxxxx OPO e-mail # 16-89 August 11th Prince Edward Island Canada to Travers City Michigan - This one if from long time Canadian OPO member and Pro Skipper Rick Butler.. Many of our members have met him as he was our support skipper several years for the Caribbean Regattas. I passed this delivery on to him since he knows these waters and I could not make the delivery myself. This is a most interesting delivery covering some pretty part of both countries. Unlike some passages where you don't see much but blue waters and sky. xxxxxxxxxx e-mails us: “I am looking for one or 2 crew to help move a well found 2012 Allures 45 from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to Traverse City, Mich. I will arrive the boat on Aug 11th and looking to leave Charlottetown on the 12th. Crew should have some offshore experience with the ability to stand solo watches; also the ability to navigate in confined waters with strong currents and on occasion large vessel traffic. We will be locking through both the St Lawrence Seaway locks and the Welland canal locks so ability to handle lines is imperative. The trip is free with onboard expenses as well provided. Crew will be responsible for their own travel to and from the boat. Please allow 18-21 total days as there can be weather delays. Since we will stop in Toronto, Lake Ontario will consider applications for legs. Please email resumes/references to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com or call Rick xxxxxxxxx” OPO e-mail # 16-88 OCTOBER 10 POST ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW to NANNY CAY, TORTOLA - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx wants to line crew up early for his fall season. Here is his first confirmed passage that he looking for crew for. xxxxxxxhas a BRAND NEW Nautitech Open 46 Catamaran that is being shipped into the Show and you will be the first crew to sail her to Horizon Yacht Charters. xxxxxx is looking for 1 crew as the owner will be the 2nd mate. Experience is a must to keep this new vessel still 'as new'. Weather knowledge, sail handling and traffic familiarity a must. xxxxxxxxxsailed the 40 out of The Show last year and she was the best sailing Cat he has delivered. Deeper keels and wider beams than other Cats mean this 46 should be a treat offshore. The trip is free with onboard expenses as well provided. Crew will be responsible for their own travel to and from the boat.. xxxxxxxx will ferry to STT and fly out of there. Please allow 14-17 total days as there can be weather delays to depart. Please email resumes/references to:xxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com OPO e-mail # 16-87 August 18th St. John's Newfoundland - xxxxxxx xxxxxxx are looking for one more additional experienced crew to help them sail south this fall. They have a Saga 43. You do not have to join them for the entire passage, but you do have to commit to not being tied to a schedule. xxxxxxxk and I have been e-mailing back and forth. This is the first time they are getting crew from us. xxxxxx e-mails: “My wife and I are currently circumnavigating Newfoundland and after heading to Halifax for the beginning of September, will be heading offshore directly to Bermuda later in September upon getting the go ahead from a weather router, then spending a few weeks visiting Bermuda until an opportune time to head straight to Bahamas, probably in November. Expected date to leave St. John's (less weather dependent, given shorter hops and time before St. Pierre) is around Aug 18 - 20. Date to leave St. Pierre is approx. Aug 27 - 29. Passage is ~430 nm so expected to be three days. Expect to leave Halifax anytime from Sept. 15 on. Passage is ~600 nm direct, and could be less than five days, or as much as even ten, depending on conditions. Expect to leave Bermuda anytime from Nov 1 on. Passage is only a little longer, so 6-7 to 12 days? Also, we have a cruising blog at wxxxxxxxxx.com where you can see more info about us, the boat, and our trip so far.” About us: We are reasonably experienced sailors, more on Great Lakes than blue water, although we're catching up in that regard. We're mid 50's, non-smokers, non-drinkers. Although non-smoker is a definite requirement, non-drinking is not a requirement, however abstinence on passage is expected for safety and moderation is a good idea at anytime. We're pretty easy-going and enjoy meeting new people and especially sailors, so we're looking for the same. Some facility with cooking would be handy, although not necessary as my wife will be taking care of that. We have some fishing gear on board but we're not experienced, so experience with that would be welcome too. I think that a much better insight into ourselves would be obtained by reviewing our website and our posts from the time we left Toronto. (www.svsavinggrace.com) The boat is quite well built and well equipped: diesel heat and DHW, solar panels, watermaker, genset, Monitor steering vane, AIS, radar, C-Map on chartplotter, Navionics on iPad plus paper charts, Winslow 6 man liferaft. Berth is the salon settee, which is 5'9" and has lee cloth. Forward berth is longer and available, but not likely as practical on passage in heavier weather. Not sure if this is obvious, but we need a reasonably experienced sailor able to stand watches alone and with judgement for when to wake additional crew if necessary, bringing their own gear (foul weather, harness, lifejacket etc.). Age and gender not important, although there is a dinghy on deck that restricts visibility for the helmsman unless you move to the side. Thanks, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx s/v xxxxxxxx Saga 43 - 40 If intersested please e-mail xxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume at - xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com . OPO e-mail # 16-86 August 5th ST. Petersberg FL to Ft. Lauderdale FL - Pro skipper and good friend Captain xxxxxxxxxxxx sent us the following e-mail looking for one crew. The trip is free with all onboard expenses. You can ask xxxxxxxxxxx what the best way to get there would be. This opportunity would be best for local OPO members or those visiting on vacation since the passage will be about 2 to 3 days. The trip is 376. I know because this was the 2nd race of the old S.O.R.C circuit from St. Pete's to Lauderdale and I did the race in 1977. My first offshore Ocean Race. This trip will be a bit more luxurious and xxxxxxx is a nice guy. He e-mails” “I have a Lipari 40 catamaran to move from St.Petersburg FL (Gulf side) to Ft.Lauderdale ( Atlantic side) with the owner on board. I am seeking one good sailor, hopefully with catamaran sailing experience and solo night watch capability. The trip should take only 2 days or a bit more, non-stop south to the Keys then north up the Hawk Channel to Port Everglades. We will meet at the boat in St. Pete Thursday 8/5, with sailing departure that evening or early the next morning. Interested crew should send me a brief note with your experience at my email as below. This is an easy and interesting route, where good navigation is important. Capt. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx email:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OPO e-mail # 16-85 October Turkey -Gib-Canary Islands -St. Lucia - xxxxxxxxx and his fiancé xxxxxxxx are looking for two or three crew to join them on their return passage from the Med. They are cruising aboard a Dufour 385 named xxxxxxxxxxx. They were introduced to us by mutual friends who we all met while cruising. We have many such friends we meet while cruising and who learn about our services. They tell others. Since our friends only know to tell other nice people about us, we start with the assumption that they are good people on a sea worthy boat. After exchanging e-mails we are happy to pass on their crew request to our members. We understand that this is a smaller boat so you will not have a private cabin, we also understand that certain people can have a grand adventure hot bunking on a budget to see the world by sea. Please not that they are paying for the boat and boat expenses, but they are asking you o pitch in for food, drink and some docking and extra custom fees. Since you might be joining them for several weeks this is a normal arrangement. After all Josh and Jessie do not want to adopt you, just have you join them for an adventure. Please make sure you make everything clear before buying a plane ticket. If interested please send an e-mail and short sailing resume to jbutler363@gmail.com xxxx e-mails us: “Background: Earlier this year we left our jobs in San Francisco to realize our dream of cruising the Mediterranean for a season on our dream boat, Adriana. We found our Dufour 385 in Zadar, Croatia, and we've have spent the last 3 months turning her unto a comfortable live-aboard while exploring northern Italy and Croatia. By October we will be in Turkey and will turn her West, making our way to the Caribbean over 2 months. We are seeking 2-3 more crew with the skills and energy for the upcoming Mediterranean and Trans-Atlantic passages. We expect the Mediterranean segments to include stops in Sicily, Sardinia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Morocco, Grand Canaries, Cape Verde, and finally, St. Lucia. You can readi more about our trip on our Facebook boat blog here: xxxxxxxhttps://www.facebook.com/xxxxxxxxxx More about the owners: xxxxxxxxxxx has been a sailor from a young age, participating in Junior Olympics and cruising up and down the Maine coast every summer growing up. He is trained in navigation, piloting, and first aid and is generally handy when it comes to basic maintenance and repairs. Before purchasing xxxxxxxx with Jxxxxxe, he frequently captained yachts in San Francisco and the Virgin Islands. xxxxxxxxx and Josh met in San Francisco, where they still call home and will one day need to return to work. Crew requirements & expectations: We are looking for 2-3 additional crew with some passage-making experience to assist with some of the longer stretches, especially the Trans-Atlantic passage. This will be our first major passage, so this isn't a great opportunity for people looking for first-time experience. Crew should expect to pull their weight at sea and at port, cooking, cleaning, planning and provisioning. We'll be covering docking and maintenance. Crew should expect to pitch in for food, booze, etc. We aren't neat freaks, but we keep Adriana tidy above and below deck. Special skills such as marine maintenance, cooking, musical talent, or otherwise are a plus! We are looking for 2-3 crew with at some open ocean experience -- ideally one ocean crossing. At the very least they should be comfortable and experienced in mid-sized charter sailing, and looking to get some more hours on the water. Perhaps most importantly, they should be good company and willing to do what needs to be done. We intend to start heading west from Turkey in early October and arriving in St. Lucia by the end of November. We'd be open to having crew start and stop at different ports along that route.” Best, xxxxxxx OPO e-mail # 16-84 August 6th Jamestown RI to Annapolis MD - I am looking for one more crew to sail a nice J 120 from Jamestown RI to her home port in Annapolis MD. The boat is owned by a fellow OPO member and I have moved her before. We will depart in the mid to late afternoon on Saturday Aug 6th. The passage will take 2 ½ to 3 days plus the drive home. If interested please e-mail me and I will get back to crew on Monday. Regards, Hank OPO OPO e-mail # 16-83 Here are two passage opportunities with a delivery skipper who is moving two boats almost back to back. Please note that he is paying for transportation for crew within reason (our Eskimo members still living in Alaska might have to chip in). xxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us in the past and they went well. He is a nice guy. The boats are brand new so you have to be very mindful of the boats underway and try and keep them looking new. August 27th - Ft. Lauderdale to Puerto Rico - Brand New 44' Leopard normal sailing Catamaran xxxxxxxxxxxxxx adds: “Weather will obviously play a role, so these dates are not written in stone. Transportation to and from the boat as well as all expenses on the boat will be paid for. A bit of catamaran experience would be appreciated, the trips should be fairly comfortable at this time of the year, unless of course there are storms out there (in which case we'll be sitting home, watching TV :) :) Thanks and Kind Regards, Capt. xxxxxxxxxxxxx” If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx with your sailing resume and desire to join him. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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6/16/2016 from Port Washington to Port Clyde Maine on a Jeneau 53

OPO # 16-63 June 16th to 22nd Port Washington to Port Clyde, Maine - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two OPO crew to help move a Jeaneau 53 from Port Washington NY to Maine. I have known xxxxxxxxfor many years and have hired him in the past as part of our Swan Fleet when we were moving 6 or 8 boats at a time. He is a very nice easy going skipper. xxxxxxxxxxExplains: “They would need to arrive in Port Washington on June 16 and would need to be aboard until June 22. The reason for the delivery taking so long is that we have to take guests out for a sail on the evening of Thursday, June 16, and have to be in Newport to get some equipment fitted on Monday, June 20. So the trip should be interesting and relaxed. The normal financial arrangements, crew pays travel-owner pays the rest”. So you need to get to and from the boat. xxxxxxxx lives near Clyde Maine so he can tell you how to get home after the trip. If he is driving to the boat he may be able to pick you up along the way when he drives from Maine to the boat in NY. They may apply directly to me at xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com.

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10/8/2016 from St. Augustine FL to Panama Canal on a Lagoon 550 Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-138 November 8th St Augustine, FL to Buenoventura, Columbia via the Panama Canal - This was also just sent in this morning (at 1:40 am) from Pro Skipper xxxxxx via Iridium phone. He must be just finishing one passage and planning for the next. This is a nice big boat with an interesting route Dave e-mails: “I have a just refit Lagoon 550 heading for South America. I am looking for 1 or 2 more crew to assist for this passage. Crew must be able to sail a big cat, stand solo watch, mind traffic & weather, be familiar with modern electronics and assist on the Canal Passage. Trip is about 1800nm so allow 3 weeks total including a possible wait to transit the Canal. The trip is free and help with travel will be considered relative to experience. Please send sailing experience and brief bio to: xxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com”

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10/8/2016 from Huntington NY to Palmetto FL (West Coast) on a Beneteau 43

OPO e-mail # 16-120 Saturday Oct 8th Huntington NY to Palmetto Florida (West Coast) - Pro skipper and friend xxxxxxxx is taking a 2003 Beneteau 43 from Huntington NY to the West Coast of Florida. He has moved this boat before.xxxxxx owns an Amel 53 and has crossed Oceans and made the trip between NY and the Caribbean many times. I have known him for 25 years. xxxxxxxx plans to stay near the coast and will decide to go around Cape Hattaras or not when you get close to the Chesapeake. The trip can take as little as 11 or 12 days, but allow two weeks just in case you have to wait on weather or enjoy a stop along the way to rest. xxxxxxx is looking for one or two crew. The trip is free with all onboard and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxatxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.

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5/14/2016 from Malta to Palma de Mallorca on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 16-49 May 14th Malta to Palma de Mallorca - I am very pleased to send out this crew request for one of our long time OPO members who has switched from being crew to boat owner. I have sailed several passages with xxxxxxxand he is a very nice man, great cook and very conscientious. he has also learned a lot from sailing with many of our Tier one OPO skippers and other boats owners seeking crew. He understands that this is a short passage for a lot of flying, but we are sending it out anyway just in case. As you will read he will be looking for crew for the ARC next year and this is a sure way to get on that list by contacting him now and joining him for this short sail. Hank OPO x Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:25 PM To: offshorepassage@sprintmail.com Cc: x Subject: Med Oyster Opportunity Good afternoon, Hank. It's a pleasure to be finally on the other side of the "Opportunity Table" at OPO having recently acquired a fine yacht in the form of a 2006 Oyster 46 after a lengthy search. I think my first trip with OPO was in the summer of 2010 and, by my count, I believe I've got 15 trips under my belt with OPO captains! "xxxxxxxxxxxof St James" was based on the Southwest Coast of Turkey and I purchased her there in February from her original owner and spent the better part of two months preparing the boat for passage and thoroughly updating her with new electronics including two new chartplotters and AIS. In early April, she made her maiden voyage under my command and turned in 170 mile days over the four days it took to sail from Marmaris Turkey to Villetta Malta. She has a full complement of safety and comfort equipment including water making equipment and a 6KW generator. Further upgrades are being taken care of in Malta including all new running rigging and a thorough fuel system polishing. Seashells will be departing Malta on or around Saturday May 14th for another four day passage from Malta to Palma de Mallorca where the boat will be based for the summer. My crew from Turkey has returned to the States so I am looking for 1 or 2 individuals who would like to make this passage aboard a very comfortable and well equipped Oyster. I understand trips like this one are not for everyone, as the travel to and from the Med for most OPO members is a haul but I thought I'd at least let you know about this opportunity. After a summer in Palma, Seashells might participate in the November Atlantic Rally to the Caribbean so this trip might lead to future opportunities that are interesting. Usual arrangements are offered. All expenses of the passage are mine but crew need to get to and from the boat. Here's a picture of xxxxxxxxxxxxlls from Oyster Brokerage's marketing materials. She is a beauty. Interested members can email me at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com. I am in the New York area until May 9th when I head to Malta. Regards xxxxxxxxxxxxxx mobile xxxxxxxx

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11/8/2016 from Wickford RI to Palm Beach FL on a 49' Navigator Power Boat

OPO E-Mail # 16-144 Wickford, Rhode Island to Palm Beach, Fla. Captain xxxxxxxx is looking for crew to join him aboard a 49' Navigator power boat from Wickford, RI to Palm Beach, Fla. Tom holds a 100 Ton License and has gotten crew from us before. He plans to leave Tuesday, November 8th in the morning. The boat is in good shape and the trip should take about 11 days. You will be in port every night. Potential crew should be non-smoking and there is no alcohol on board. Crew is responsible for travel to and from the boat. You can check out Tom's website www.axxxxxxxxxx If interested contact Capt Tom by phone at 401-529-0333 or by e-mail at xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

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6/15/2016 from Puerto Rico to North Carolina on a Dufour 45

OPO E-Mail # 16-52 15th June Puerto Rico to North Carolina - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for crew for his upcoming trip from Puerto Rico to North Carolina. This is directly from xxxxxx: Experienced crew members needed for mid-June 2016 passage from Puerto Rico to North Carolina on well-equipped 45' Dufour with experienced skipper. Crew to provide for own travel to Puerto Rico and from NC. Meals for passage included. Plan for up to 12-14 day passage. Interested crew can contact Tim by e-mail xxxxxxxxxx@verizon.net

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11/2/2016 from Barrington RI to Norfolk VA Virgin Gorda BVI on a Outbound 26

OPO e-mail # 16-92 Salty Dawg Rally November 2016 Barrington RI to the stat of the SDR Norfolk VA - SDR from Norfolk VA to Virgin Gorda BVI - Boat owner and skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for crew to sail south in the Salty Dawg Rally this year. xxxxxxx and his wife have a very nice and well found 2013 Outbound 46 names “xxxxxxxxxx”. xxxxe sailed in the rally before and has since added a Hydrovane and a watermaker to the boat. xxxxxx figures he can use the first leg to get to know crew before committing to a longer, more important, 2nd leg. More important, because his wife will most likely not make the 2nd leg. Lee is also interested in meeting potential crew this Summer and Fall before heading south. If you are interested in joining xxxxxxxxxe why not contact him and try and meet this summer and see the boat. The first leg will take about 3 or 4 days and the 2nd leg will take about 10 days of sailing, but you will want to have at least two weeks off for any weather delays. As usual crew volunteer to go for free and pay their own way to and from the boat, but all onboard expenses are included. If interested please send an e-mail to Lee with a brief sailing resume and your phone number. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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10/4/2016 from Westport MA to Norfolk VA on a 42' Cheoy Lee

OPO E-Mail # 16-143 This short notice opportunity just came into the office. Westport, MA to Norfolk, VA - Boat owners xxxxxxxx and xxxxxx are looking for 1 crew to sail from Westport, MA (fly in to Providence, RI) to Norfolk, VA. The boat is a 42' Cheoy Lee schooner that he has sailed on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Canada. She is fully equipped, including all safety gear, up to date electronics and a newly overhauled auxiliary engine. xxxxxx would like for the crew to arrive by Nov. 3-4. The passage itself should take 3-8 days with weather stops, depending on the late fall conditions, and may go down LI Sound and out past Manhattan, again depending on the weather. Take note of the potential for cold and come appropriately equipped - xxxxxxx will be happy to advise on what gear you should bring. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Transportation to and from the boat is the crews responsibility, all onboard expenses are covered by the owners. If interested please email Roger at xxxxxxxxrxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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5/20/2016 from Nanny Cay BVI to Newprt RI on a Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 16-45 May 20th Nanny Cay BVI to Newport RI - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two experienced crew to help he and his wife sail their new (to them) Swan 60 north from Nanny Cay BVI to Newport this spring. They were all set with crew but a common problem we find is that regular crew who are friends often cancel late in the game and then we get e-mails to help fill in. Bob and his wife used to own a Swan 53 that they had for many years and upgraded this past year to a beautiful and well equipped Swan 60. They plan to depart about May 20th and sail non-stop to Newport if the weather is good so the passage will take about 8 or 9 days, but you should have a little more time just in case. xxxxxxxx and his wife are very experienced, but they live aboard so if you join them be sure to know that you need to respect their home and boat and take good care at all times. I have known them for many years and they are very pleasant people and you will enjoy sailing with them, but you also need to be able to stand a watch and know when to get the up and when not to. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. For more information and if you are interested please send a brief sailing resume to xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com

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6/23/2016 from Bermuda to Newprt RI on a Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 16-71 June 22nd or 23rd Bermuda to Newport - This is a return passage on the Swan 60 xxxxxxxx after the Newport Bermuda Race. The skipper is xxxxxxxxx one of our most popular skippers and all around very nice guy. If you have sailed with Murray before I am sure you are checking your schedule now, if you have not and have been waiting for a 5 day passage on a very nice boat with a 100% sure great skipper, take a look at your calendar and talk to the boss. You will have a great passage with Murray anytime of the year. This just happens to be on a very nice Swan 60 coming back after the Race. xxxxxxxxxx thought the crew were lined up, but it seems they changed their minds. xxxxxxx would like crew to fly in about June 22nd or 23rd and depart shortly after. The return passage will take four or five days so have about a week off, just in case of any delays for weather or repairs after the race. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxxx Please note xxxxxxxxleave sin the race this Friday so they want to hear from potential crew asap.

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5/20/2016 from Stuart FL to Newport RI on a Hinckley 49

OPO E-Mail # 16-46 Here is updated information on a trip that Capt xxxxxxxxxwas forced to postpone. MAY 20 STUART, FL to NEWPORT, RI HINCKLEY 49 Due to circumstances beyond my control on a different delivery this trip had to be postponed one month. I am looking for 1-2 crew for a one week passage on this fully equipped very blue water vessel. The weather for this passage should be outstanding. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind weather and traffic and be comfortable and competent alone on watch. The trip is free and rides to/from the airport can be provided. Crew is responsible for their own travel. Please call Captainxxxxxxxxx @ xxxxxxxxxxxxxx before Friday or text me offshore @ +xxxxxxxxxxx after.

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8/13/2016 from Atlantic Highlands NJ to Newport RI on a Beneteau 37

OPO e-mail # 16-90 August 13th Atlantic Highlands NJ to Newport - This is short notice, but the owner is a very nice OPO member who I have sailed with in the Med. So I am his personal reference. Owner xxxxxxxxx has a very nice Beneteau 37 well equipped with new sails, Radar and AIS. He is looking for one, two, or three crew that can join him this Friday evening for departure from his Marina (the marina looks at the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge and lower Manhattan in the distance) on Saturday or Sunday for Newport. He plans a leisurely trip to arrive by the end of the week. This is vacation mode and not a “forced march” delivery. He will drive back from Newport to New Jersey Friday or Saturday the 19th or 20th. He will leave the boat in Newport for three or four days and drive back to the boat August on the 23rd or 24th to sail to Martha's Vineyard, maybe to Nantucket and back to Atlantic Highlands sometime towards the end of August. You can join him for one part of the vacation or both based on how well the first week goes for both skipper and crew. xxxxxxxxxxx will pay for all onboard provisions and expenses during the week, but you have to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. Since this is short notice Nicolas gives us his e-mail and phone number cell: xxxxxxxxxxx7264. Or email: xxxxxxxx

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8/19/2016 from West Palm Beach FL to Newport RI on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 16-91 Another Short Notice just called in this morning Weekend of Aug 19th 20th West Palm Beach Florida to Newport RI - This is a great opportunity with a Pro skipper on a well found offshore boat. Pro skipper and Yacht Broker xxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew to help sail an Outbound 46 from Florida to Newport. I have known xxxxxxx for many years and he is a very nice guy. You will be one of three crew in total so you need to be able to stand a solo watch. The Outbound is a very well built offshore boat and should be on anyone short list. This is a used boat and may in fact be for sale. I forgot to ask xxxxxxxx. The passage should be about 6 days with help from the Gulf Steam, but allow a couple of extra days just in case. So this would be a great offshore test sail. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Since it is short Notice xxxxxxxxx will help with return airfare home for the right crew (within reason). If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx today with a brief sailing resume and your phone number. His e-mail is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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6/6/2016 from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Newport RI on a Hylas 70

OPO e-mail # 16-58 June 6th Ft. Lauderdale FL to Newport RI - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx just called looking for one or two additional crew to fill out his crew for this passage from Ft. Lauderdale to Newport RI on a very well found Hylas 70. There are three pro crew onboard and xxxxxxxxwants to have one or two more fit and semi experienced and energetic crew. xxxxxx is willing to chip in for some transportation for the right crew and within reason. xxxxxx expects the trip to take about 7 or 8 days but would like crew to be available for at least 10 or 11 days just in case there are any weather delays. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx@live.com with a brief sailing résumé and your contact information. So the passage is free and there is some help with travel expenses.

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6/2/2016 from Deltaville VA to Newport RI on a Tarton 40

OPO e-mail # 16-59 This opportunity is a referral from a good OPO friend and delivery skipper. June 2nd Deltaville VA to Newport RI- Owner xxxxxxxxx needs one more crew to deliver his new to him Tartan 40 from Deltaville VA to Newport RI. Board 2 June and depart 3 June. The trip should take three or four days. Nereid is a 1988 Tartan 40. The owner and two crew are experienced. The boat is a well-maintained Tartan 40, a Sparkman & Stephens design. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, the Tartan 40 was a very popular racer-cruiser. The Tartan 40 remains a solidly built boat with good performance. Nereid is well equipped and quite comfortable. The boat is at Stingray Marina in Deltaville, VA. The owner is driving down from New England on Thursday 2 June and can pick up selected crew from PHL or BWI early morning. Thursday is planned for changing the racing sails for cruising sails, provisioning, and reviewing the boat and her systems. Thursday night will be spent on the boat (she sleeps four easily) and we plan to depart around 0700 Friday. The trip is expected to last between 3 - 4 days. Owner xxxxxxxxxxxxxx has 40 years sailing experience and is a graduate of the USMMA. He holds USCG 2nd Unlimited Oceans and Master Freight and Towing 2500 GT Oceans. He has multiple Newport Bermuda races and many other ocean events under his belt. Please send xxxxxxxxxxx your sailing resume, a short description of yourself, and also a list of any food issues. You can reach xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxan.com

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6/15/2016 from Naples FL to Newport RI on a Oyster 46

OPO E-Mail # 16-53 June 15th Naples, Florida to Newport, RI xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for crew for his annual sail north in mid-June. Voyageur is a 2008 Oyster 46, with all safety, mechanical and sailing gear well maintained and up to date. He plans to depart Naples, Florida on June 15 and sail to Newport, RI. This trip should take about a week. xxxxxxxx is willing to stop in Ft Lauderdale or Miami to pick up crew, if necessary. He has done this trip, in this boat, five times, and spent this winter cruising in the Caribbean. xxxxxxxxis the owner/skipper: former naval officer with a 50 ton offshore Masters license. He will pay for all on board expenses. Looking for off-shore experienced, non-smoking crew who can stand solo watches. If you like to cook, even better! Interested crew can contact xxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com. xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx Oyster 46/16 .

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5/20/2016 from Nanny Cay BVI to Newport RI on a Hylas 51

OPO e-mail # 16-48 May 20th Nanny Cay Tortola BVI to Newport RI - Boat owner xxxxxxxx and his wife are looking for one or two experienced crew to help them sail their boat north from the BVI next month. xxxxxxxxwill pay travel to and from the boat for the right crew. Here are the details he sent us that I am quoting verbatim since I am in PR with a slow internet connection. This is the first time ken has contacted us for crew, but it sound like he is experienced and has the boat in good shape. “Our boat is a 1990 Hylas 51'. She has a beam of 15' 10" and a draft of 6'10". She weighs 35 tons. We just completed a 1 year refit in Tortola- (getting her ready for the 2017 World Arc) - where we proved out the sea cocks and replaced all the sea water hoses, had the engine and generator rebuilt, chain plates replaced, running rigging replaced, and solar generator installed. She was refit in 2009 with new radios, radar, Garmin 5200 chart plotters, and the SimRad autopilot. We just completed 3 months of sea trials this winter between Tortola and Dominica and Aurora proved herself as a strong, sea worthy , comfortable, fast boat and she is a lot of fun to sail. The boat is equipped with all the safety gear for offshore passage making. My wife and I are planning to sail her to Newport leaving Nanny Cay in Tortola on May 20th. The boat has 3 cabins and 3 heads so would be very comfortable with a total of 3 or 4 on board. The only downside is our water maker is not working so we will have to manage usage of the 210 gallons of freshwater we have stored on board, to get us to Newport. We are looking for 1 to 2 experienced sailors to help us sail her to Newport. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind weather and traffic and be comfortable and competent alone on watch. The trip will take 10 to 14 days and if we hit any still air we have the ability to motor 700 miles. 1 have been sailing since I was 10 and have made a few offshore passages (Phucket to Singapore and a 32 day passage from/to Rio Brazil) which was a scientific endeavor. We will pay for all the provisions for the passage as well as transportation to/from airports.” If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume and your contact info at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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9/8/2016 from Havertsraw NY to Newport RI on a Beneteau 55

OPO e-mail # 16-105 Short Notice Thursday September 8th Haverstraw NY to Newport for the Boat Show - I just found out the Beneteau dealer in Haverstraw need to have a brand new Beneteau 55 moved to arrive in Newport this Friday. That means I need to leave early Thursday morning. The trip will take about 24 to 30 hours so we will arrive in time to rent a car and return to NY. I only need one crew as I do not want a big crew showing up in Newport and also it is a new boat for the show and I need to keep it very clean. Let me know if you are interested. I am having my wife drive me to the boat from northern NJ after visiting grandkids Wednesday night, so might be able to pick you up at the train station closest to Haverstraw. If interested please send me an e-mail and I will check e-mail tomorrow night. I am I Italy for 36 more hours and then hone Tuesday night.

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6/16/2016 from Bermuda to Newport LI Sound on a Hylas 54

OPO e-mail # 16-64 Short Notice Depart as early as this Thursday from Bermuda. Place ticket is included and being paid for by the owner for an experienced crew. This is the new information and below is the OPO crew notice we sent out last month before running into delays to loose crew. Bermuda to Newport/Long Island Sound - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one crew for a total of 4 crew for this last leg home. He knows it is short notice so will pay reasonable airfare. At present the crew in Bermuda is myself, xxxxxxxxx (former Hylas 46 owner) and xxxxxxxxxxx. I'm looking to add one more person for a crew of 4 total. The boat is Hylas 54 Sea Pearl. She is lying in Bermuda and we plan to depart for Newport on the next weather window. Wednesday or Thursday. Figure 5 days to get to Newport. xxxxxxxxxxxxx M 973xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxnormandyrealty.com Old Crew request from Last Month:

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6/2/2016 from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Narragansett Bay RI on a Custom Aluminum 52

OPO e-mail # 16-42 1st Week in June Ft. Lauderdale - Narragansett Bay RI - Boat owner Mr. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and his wife are looking for one or two semi experienced crew to sail with them from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Narragansett Bay RI. They sail a custom Aluminum 52 foot sloop that they have sailed for the last 14 years. The boat was designed, built & equipped to sail fast and comfortably anywhere in the world except high latitude sailing. Since departing the US 14 years ago, they have sailed from Hampton Roads, VA to Tortola, 5 years in the Caribbean, then across the Atlantic to Gibraltar and through to Turkey, to cruise 5 years in the eastern Med and 3 years in the western Med. Except for passages over 1,000 miles, they have sailed double handed. They had the boat shipped back from the Med last November and are planning to sail north in early June to join the OCC summer cruise. xxxxxx knows the trip can be done in one week with the right weather window, so the two crew would meet in Ft. Lauderdale on a date in early June and then wait for a good forecast which should open every two or three days, so plan to have 10 days to 2 weeks off just in case. Or be ready to arrive within a couple of days notice. xxxxxxxxx has been sailing all his life which is a lot of sailing if you do it for decades. He has a very impressive sailing resume himself and I am confident he has a nice boat. He can tell you where to find the boat on the CCA web site. The name of the boat is Indigo. xxxxx and his wife are looking for younger crew to compliment their 76 and 73 ages. So young and pleasant is perfect. They (and I ) consider a fit 50 to 65 to be young. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com with a brief sailing resume.

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10/11/2016 from Annapolis Boat Show to Nanny Cay Tortola BVI on a Nauticat 46 charter boat

OPO e-mail # 16-109 October 11th Post Annapolis Boat Show to Nanny Cay, BVI - Pro skipper Dxxxxxxxxwas all set for crew until one got sick so he is looking for one more crew for this trip taking a boat out of the Annapolis Boat Show. The boat is a brand new Nautitech Open 46 catamaran. xxxxxxx is taking her out of the Show with the owner and his daughter. I am looking for one person to assist us. Crew will have their own cabin. Responsibilities include standing solo watch, operate the boat, mind weather and traffic. The boat has satellite weather and communications aboard. The trip is free, however travel is the crew's responsibility. Typically this is a 9 day sail so allow 2 weeks for pre and post delivery. Of course weather delays are also possible. Please send sailing resume and personal bio to: xxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

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10/10/2016 from Annapolis MD to Nanny Cay Tortola on a Nauticat 46 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-88 OCTOBER 10 POST ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW to NANNY CAY, TORTOLA - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx wants to line crew up early for his fall season. Here is his first confirmed passage that he looking for crew for. xxxxxxxhas a BRAND NEW Nautitech Open 46 Catamaran that is being shipped into the Show and you will be the first crew to sail her to Horizon Yacht Charters. xxxxxx is looking for 1 crew as the owner will be the 2nd mate. Experience is a must to keep this new vessel still 'as new'. Weather knowledge, sail handling and traffic familiarity a must. xxxxxxxxxsailed the 40 out of The Show last year and she was the best sailing Cat he has delivered. Deeper keels and wider beams than other Cats mean this 46 should be a treat offshore. The trip is free with onboard expenses as well provided. Crew will be responsible for their own travel to and from the boat.. xxxxxxxx will ferry to STT and fly out of there. Please allow 14-17 total days as there can be weather delays to depart. Please email resumes/references to:xxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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6/28/2016 from Huntngton NY to Montauk LI on a Hylas 66

OPO E-Mail # 16-72 June 28th Huntington, New York to Montauk, LI Captain xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for a crew member to meet him at the Huntington Yacht Club the afternoon of Tuesday, June 28th. Nick is one of our most popular skippers and a good friend. Crew can sleep aboard the Hylas, Trinity and the planned departure to Montauk is on Wednesday, June 29th. There will be dinner in Montauk, crew can sleep aboard and get a ride back to Huntington Yacht Club by limo on Thursday morning, June 30. Interested crew can contact xxxxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx@optonline.net

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5/7/2016 from Cape May NJ to Martha's Vineyard MA on a Hinchley 48

OPO e-mail # 16-47 May 7th Cape May to Martha's Vineyard - Boat owner and very nice guy xxxxxxxxxx is on the home stretch of a long tale of his sail north from the Caribbean. xxxxxxxxx has a very nice and well found Hinckley 48 . He had to divert to drop off a very sea sick crew (non-OPO crew) on his last leg from Beaufort north so is now looking for two crew for the “short” last leg from Cape May NJ home to Martha' Vineyard. The trip should only take about 3 days at most and xxxxxxxxxxx can tell you how he is getting to and from the boat so you can make plans to join him if you can and wish to. Again he is a very nice owner and makes the passage every year from North to South to St. Maarten and back staying in the same marina we do in St. Maarten. If interested please contact xxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxs.com OPO E-Mail # 16-46 Here is updated information on a trip that Capt xxxxxxxxxwas forced to postpone.

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4/24/2016 from Beaufort NC to Martha's Vineyard MA on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 16-41 April 24th Spring Passage from Beaufort to Martha's Vinyard. Boat owner xxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew to sail with him aboard his very nice and well equipped Hinckley 48. xxxxx has owned the boat for many years and has made the passage north and south many times. xxxxxxxxxe has docked his boat in St. Maarten at the same dock we keep Avocation at so we know him well. SONG is a 1973 Bill Tripp designed Hinckley 48 yawl setup for offshore passage-making. xxxx has owned this boat since 1999, lived aboard her in the Mediterranean Sea from 2000 - 2001, and has sailed her from the East Coast to the Leeward Islands every year since 2006. He plans to depart from Beaufort North Carolina on April 24th. The passage usually takes 3 days. I need two crew to join me. I pay all expenses while on-board. Please email resume to xxxxxxxxaportgxxxphics.com

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5/1/2017 from Ecuador to Marquesas on a Island Packet 31

OPO e-mail # 16-110 May to July 2017 This is not for everyone, but it might be a great opportunity for the right person. Both you and the skipper will want to do their due diligence. It is aboard smaller boat than our members are used to. Dr. xxxxxxxxx gives us a lot of information about himself and what he is doing so it is fair that he also wants to check you out well. As always if interested please send him an e-mail to start the process. His e-mail address is linuswilsonxxxxxxxxxxxxx Hank OPO “I have an opening for a crew member on a 31' Island Packet sailboat sailing from La Libertad, Ecuador, to Hiva, Oa, Marquesas by way of the Galapagos from May to July 2017. This is the adventure of a lifetime. NONSMOKERS only will be considered. There will likely be me, my toy poodle, and one other crew member. I hold a six-pack captain's license. My family sailed from New Orleans to the Bahamas and back in 2015. I have extensive solo sailing experience. In 2016, I sailed with a volunteer crew member from New Orleans to Panama by way of Cuba. My wife and daughter transited the Panama Canal, crossed the equator, and sailed to La Libertad, Ecuador. A flexible schedule is a must. NONSMOKERS only will be considered. An excellent personality and attitude is required. Sailing experience is not required. Demonstrated ability to deal with hardship is an asset. Crew will be asked to watch out for other boats and notify me if you see anything. Crew must pay for travel to and from the boat (plane tickets). French Polynesia requires that crew have a non-refundable plane ticket home or post a large deposit equal to the estimated ticket cost. Crew will need the ticket or deposit to post to me before departure. Food on the boat is free. Expenses ashore are at the crew member's expense. After a phone interview, candidates must submit a (work) resume with contact details, sign a waiver, permission to be photographed, and give two sailing (or character) references. After the phone interview stage you may be asked to pay for a criminal background check if I am interested in you as crew. Here is an abbreviated list of equipment on board: 2 dinghies (RIB 8'6” and Walker Bay 8'), 4-man Revere Survival Offshore Commander 2.0 life raft, Fiorentino Para-Anchor, 2 plbs, EPIRB cat II, AIS Class B transceiver, Garmin chart plotter, 2 VHFs mounted (2 antennae), 1 SSB receiver, 1 satellite (text-only) phone, Iridium Go, 500+W of solar, 400W wind generator, four batteries 300+ amp hours, four anchors (Mantus 45lb, 33lb claw, 37lb Fortress, 17lb Danforth, 200' 5/16” chain + 100' 5/8” rode, 100' 5/16” chain 100' + 200' ½” rode, and 200' rode), Raymarine wheel autopilot, Honda 2HP outboard 2011, and Honda 2.3HP outboard 2015, Powersurvivor 40E watermaker, Balmar alternator, shower sump, hot water heater, trysail with separate track, gale sail, new Hood roller furler 2015, lee cloths for port and starboard bunks, extensive list of spares, 100 gallons of water tanks You can watch videos of last season's trip to Cuba, Panama, and Ecuador on our YouTube channel at xxxxxhttps://www.youtube.com/xxxxxxxxxxx. To learn more about me check out my website www.slowboatsailing.com, my books on Amazon Slow Boat to the Bahamas at xx Best wishes, Dr. xxx xxx xxxxxxxxx

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5/8/2016 from Beaufort NC to Marion MA on a Moody 47

OPO e-mail # 16-51 Very short Notice Need crew to arrive on Sunday May 8th for departure Monday 9th. Beaufort NC to Marion Mass - xxxxxxxxxx just sent us this e-mail today. He knows it is short notice, but maybe there is a member or two who might be able to contact him and ask him if there might be any time do to any weather delay or if you can join him this weekend, the best way to get to the boat. This is what he sent us this morning. If you can make it or need to ask questions you can e-mail xxxxxat xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxg@me.com “I'm sailing our 2002 Moody 47, from Beaufort, NC to Marion, MA this coming Monday, May 9th, 2016 and looking for one or two people to join me. The boat is currently at Beaufort Docks. “Trust Me” is a 47' Center Cockpit, Cutter Rigged Sloop; we had her built in the UK and have sailed her around the UK, Channel Islands, Mediterranean, Canaries, Atlantic Crossing, West Indies, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Gulf Coast and entire Eastern seaboard. I sailed from Marion, in November, to the Bahamas, on to Florida then Cuba and back to Florida; bad weather over the past two weeks has kept me from rounding Hatteras, but we have a weather window next week. We did the Marion Bermuda Race last year; she is fully outfitted with safety gear, 6 Person Ocean Liferaft, Cat 1 EPIRB, PLB's, SSB, AIS, Iridium, etc. I have 40+ years sailing experience, USCG 50 Ton License, RYA Yachtmaster, International Radio Operators License and completed the 2015 Safety at Sea Seminar."

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10/10/2016 from Annapolis MD to Marathon Key FL on a Bayfield 40

OPO e-mail # 16-98 About 10th October Annapolis MD, to Marathon Key FL - OPO members and licenses Captain xxxxxxxxxxxxx has upgraded to a 1986 Bayfield 40. (The Bayfield is a very nice strongly built Canadian Boat. Think the equivalent of an Island Packet except Canadian build and a few years older) Last year he made the trip south mostly in the ICW. This year he wants to do some more offshore sailing if the weather cooperates. xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two or three crew for a Multi-Segment Passage stressing that is not a forced delivery, but a leisurely and safe trip. Crew need to have time to be flexible and look for the right weather window. The only firm date he has is to be in St. Augustine FL Oct 30th to meet up with another OPO member who did a lot of electrical work for his refit. (Did I mention that xxxxxxxxx is a marine electronics installer in his retirement?) As usual all onboard expenses are covered. Crew responsible for travel to and from the boat and have money for meals and drink when docked. xxxxxxxxxAdds: “The Boat is a well equipped 1986 Bayfield 40 Cutter Ketch. Full Keel, 21,000 Pounds Dry Weight. Extensive Refit has made her "Like New". Refrigerator/Freezer, Water Maker, Live Aboard Amenities. New Sails, Engine, Canvas and more. Full Cockpit Enclosure. Modern Electronics including CP, Radar, AIS Transceiver, Dual VHF's, SSB, EPIRB and all important AUTOPILOT. Four Person Viking SOLAS Life Raft. Nine foot Apex Dinghy for Auxiliary Life Boat. Auxiliary Generator. She is dry and comfortable. Most Likely Route: Departing greater Annapolis MD. the week of 10/9 or 10/16 This is about a one week trip stopping at night.) 10/16 Departure Five/Six days down Chesapeake Bay, The ICW Virginia Cut to Beaufort NC. 10/9 Departure, if we do the Albemarle Loop making it Ten/Eleven days. Segment Two: Three days Offshore Beaufort NC. To St. Augustine FL. You can join for the offshore leg of three or four days and then spend a little time in St. Augustine, one of the nicest stops in Florida. Segment Three: Three days Offshore St. Augustine FL. to Marathon FL. with a possible stop in Biscayne Bay FL. making it Four/Five days.” If interested email Captain Kevin at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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10/1/2016 from Corful Greece to Logos Portugal on a Chey Lee 47

OPO e-mail # 16-77 October 1st Corfu Greece to Logos Portugal - I spoke with Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxx this morning. He is looking for two or three crew to sail with him for a month next October 1st for about one month. xxxxxxxxhas been sailing all his life and has sent us his resume with previous passages. His English is near perfect and he seems like a very nice man. The trip is free and xxxxxxxxwill pay for all onboard boat expenses but you need to get to and from the boat. xxxxxxxxplans to make three or four stops along the way to make it more fun and he has been to all theses ports before. You just need to get to and from the boa and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume and your contact information. His e-mail is ccccccccccccccc@gmail.com “Here is my cruising history since I purchased Lotus in 1984. Lotus is a 1983 Cheoy Lee-Pedrick 47 ketch and a seasoned blue water yacht. 1984-1990, sailed the Chesapeake Bay and the Virgin Islands. 1990 cast off for Bermuda. 1992 left for the Azores. 1993 sailed to the UK. 1994 cast off for Ireland & Scotland. 1995 left for Germany. 1996 went over Denmark, Finland, to St. Petersburg/ Russia and back to Helsinki/Finland. 1997 sailed Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Norway to Stavoren / Holland. 1998 went thru the English channel, to the Uk and to France. 1999 sailed to Spain, Portugal to Lagos / Portugal. 2000 cruised to Gibraltar, Majorca, French Rivera to St. Remo /Italy. 2001 went to Corsica, Sardinia to Monastir in Tunisia. 2002 sailed from Tunisia to Sicily, Malta and Corfu / Greece. 2003 sailed to the island of Crete. 2004 cast off for Bodrum /Turkey. 2005 - 2007 layded up in Turkey for repairs (replaced all three fuel tanks). 2008 cruised the Greek Islands, stopped in Athens / Greece. 2009 sailed thru the Caledonian Canal towards Corfu/Greece. 2010 cast off for Montenegro and stopped in Dubrovnik / Croatia. 2011 sailed from Dubrovnik to Zadar / Croatia. 2012 sailed from Zadar to Venice / Italy. 2013 returned to Zadar. 2014 sailed back to Dubrovnik. 2015 cruised from Dubrovnik over Montenegro and Albania back to Corfu Greece. Now in October 2016, I intend to make a somewhat longer journey with landfalls in Sicily, Sardinia, Palma, Gibraltar and Lagos /Portugal. I am estimating +/- 20 days of cruising. Leaving on October 01, estimated arrival October 20th to 30th.. My wife is not interested in making this journey, so I am looking for 2 or 3 crew members to give me a hand. Thru all these years Lotus has been stored on the hard after every cruise and was well maintained thru out. She is in excellent condition and has proven to be a true blue water yacht.” xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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5/28/2016 from Tortola BVI to LI Sound on a Hylas 54

OPO e-mail # 16-50 May 28 Tortola BVI to Newport/LI Sound - Boat owner and skipper xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two experienced crew to help move his Hylas 54 from the Caribbean back to Long Island Sound. He has one other very experienced crew and is looking for two OPO members for a total of 4 crew. xxxxxxxx tells us more about the other crew and the boat. This seems like a very good opportunity on a well found boat with two experienced sailors already aboard. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If you are interested in making the passage north with xxxxxxxplease send him a brief sailing resume and your contact information so you can get in touch. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxrealty.com “So far the crew is myself and xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxis a former Hylas 46 owner, highly experienced yachtsman, and someone who I have sailed with on several occasions. He has made the passage between the Caribbean and the Northeast U.S. many times, both on his boat and others. We are looking for two additional crew for the trip, blue water experience a plus. Our vessel is 1998 Hylas 54 #2 - xxxxxxxxx She is in excellent condition and ocean capable. Her sails are brand new and the standing rigging was redone two seasons ago. I have owned her since 1995 and she has made the trip to/from the Caribbean 4 times under my ownership. I personally have sailed her offshore between Miami and Long Island Sound. She is a three cabin layout, 180 gallons of fuel, 300 gallons of water, 100 HP Yanmar (3,000 hrs) and 8kw generator. She has full safety gear including 6 person life raft (being recertified this month), epirb, spares inventory, etc. Full Raymarine electronics, auto pilot, center cockpit design. Professionally maintained under the duration of my ownership.

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9/10/2016 from Pugent Sound WA to LA CA on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 16-103 September 10th PUGET SOUND, SEATTLE WA to LOS ANGELES CA -Here is a good opportunity for our members on the West Coast, but of course any OPO member can apply. I have known the skipper, xxxxx, for many years and he is a very nice guy and easy to get along with. In fact he owns an Amel 53 and has crossed oceans with his own boat. He e-mails: “I'm looking for 1 or 2 crew to help move a 2003 AMEL Super Maramu from Puget Sound, Seattle, WA to Los Angeles, CA. The departure date is about Sept 10, 2016. The voyage is approximately 1200NM and should take between 8 to 10 days. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. Crew members must be able to stand solo watch at night.” If interested please e-mail Frank with a brief sailing resume and your contact information and he will get in touch with you. email xxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com

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9/24/2016 from Seattle to LA CA on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 16-114 September 24th or 25th Seattle to LA - Pro skipper xxxxxxxx has another delivery, this one on the West Coast. The boat is an Amerl 53 and is also going the right way from north to south along the West Coast. This is NOT a race boat like the Farr 40, but a comfortable well built center cockpit ketch rig. Richard e-mails: “The yacht is a 53 foot AMEL ketch one of the finest ocean yacht in the world today. She is a gentleman's yacht with a deep center cockpit, heard dodger, electric winches, full array of nav gear, heat, AC gas stove micro wave and on and on. We need two more crew for this trip, that will make up to a crew of 5. Everybody gets their own bunk. Captain xxxxxxxxxxxx has well over 70,000 miles in ocean sailing with lots of time in the Caribbean. He is a retired engineer with experience in diesel engines, nav systems and weather management. We sail with sat phone night vision and back up nav system. He is an expert in the AMEL systems having owned two.” If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxx with a resume and contact number.

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10/12/2016 from Annapolis MD to Key Biscayne FL on a Hylas 70

OPO e-mail # 16-106 October 12 Annapolis MD to Key Biscayne FL - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew members to round out a 3-person crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST e-mail sailing log/resumé & references. xxx is a good skipper and has gotten crew from us numerous times before.xxxxxxx is delivering a Hylas 70 from Annapolis MD on a passage to Key Biscayne FL that will take about 5 days - plus a prior day for prep, any weather delay days, and a cleanup day after arrival. The crew will arrive in Annapolis on Tuesday October 12 for departure a day or two afterward (weather permitting)...and must be available through October 20 or so...to allow for weather delaying the departure. The trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Airfare costs will be reimbursed. If interested, please e-mail xxxxxxxx directly at xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com (Don't forget the "xxxx in the address.) E-mail your resumé and/or log of past offshore trips. xxxxxxxx adds: I am a 100-ton professional captain, 40 years experience, 66 years young. I have done this passage many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor.

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9/24/2016 from Hinckley SW Harbor to Indian Creek Chesapeake Bay on a Hinckly 42

OPO e-mail # 16-116 Saturday September 24th Hinckley SW Harbor Maine to Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club Chesapeake Bay - I will be delivering a Bermuda Hinckley 40 from SW Harbor Maine to the Chesapeake Bay departing next weekend. I will be renting a car in Newport next Saturday kid day Sept 24th and will then drive to the boat in Maine. We will spend the night and depart the next morning after provisioning and checking out the boat with the yard. This will be a non-stop passage and will take about 5 days after we depart. I will rent a car in Virginia and will drive back to NY so crew can ride with me to the boat and back to NY. I am looking for two crew. The trip is of course free and all onboard expenses are included and you can drive up with me and back to NY and I can get you to the train or bus to finish getting home. Please let me know if you are interested via e-mail. I am at the Newport Boat Show and only check e-mail once a day so will get back to you in a day or so. The boat is in great shape just coming out of a refit at the Hinckley yard.

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10/11/2016 from Annapolis MD to Huntington NY on a Beneteau 62

OPO E-Mail # 16-129 Annapolis, Md. To Willis Marine Center, Huntington, NY Hank is delivering a brand new Beneteau 62 from the Annapolis Boat Show to Willis Marine Center in Huntington, NY. He is looking for 2 crew to join him. Hank will be driving to Annapolis from Huntington on Tuesday, October 11th and crew are welcome to drive down with him. The trip should take 1 ½ to 2 days. Trip is free with onboard expenses covered. Crew would be responsible for getting to and from Huntington. If interested contact Hank at xxxxxxxxxe@sprintmail.com Stonington, Ct. to SW Harbor, Maine Hank is delivering a Hinkley 42 from Stonington, Ct. to SW Harbor, Maine. He plans to leave in the morning on Thursday, Oct 13th. He will be driving to Stonington from Huntington, NY and will be driving back from SW Harbor. He would like two crew and they are welcome to drive with him. The trip should take about 2 days. Trip is free with onboard expenses covered. Contact Hank at offshorepassage@sprintmail.com

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6/26/2016 from Bermuda to Huntington NY on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 16-56 June 25th Bermuda to Huntington NY - A good friend and fellow Swan owner xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two or three crew to sail back from Bermuda aboard his Swan 56 “Why Knot” after the race. They plan to depart about June 25th for this 5 day sail to my home port of Huntington NY where he plans to leave the boat for the month of July. The boat is a very well equipped Swan 56 that had to pass the rigorous Bermuda Race safety check list. Fabio is a very nice man and his English is pretty good. We have known him since 2008. The trip is free but you need to t get to and from the boat. If Interested please e-mail xxxxo at xxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume and contact info.

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9/19/2016 from Newport RI to Haverstarw NY on a Beneteau 55

OPO e-mail # 16-117 September 19th Newport to Haverstraw NY (20 miles up the Hudson River). - I will be driving up from Huntington NY on Monday Sept 19th about 10:00 am. I am looking for two crew to join me for the drive up to Newport and then sail with me to Haverstraw NY.I can also pick you up along the way if it is near I -95. My wife will be picking us up in Haverstraw and driving us back to where is best for you on or near the way back to Long Island. If you would like to join me please call my office at 631-423-4988 and I will check the answering machine and call you back. I will not be checking e-mail all day tomorrow but I will check my answering machine in the afternoon a couple of times. I am at the Newport Boat Show and can't leave my cell on. The boat is a Benetau 55 New from the show. You can also e-mail me tonight as I will check e-mail about 8:30 Sunday morning and I can give you a call. Regards, Hank OPO

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10/2/2016 from Portsmouth RI to Hampton Roads VA on a Crealock 37

OPO e-mail # 16-115 October 2nd Portsmouth RI to Hampton Roads Virginia - Boat owner xxxxxxxx sailed with Tania Aebi aboard Avocation coming back from Bermuda last June. He is a nice guy and has a nice Crealock 37 that he is moving down to Hampton Virginia because he is signed up for the Salty Dawg Rally. He plans to sail down LI Sound, through NY City, down the Jersey shore to Cape May and then decide which way to go to Hampton depending on how much time the crew has. Bill plans to stop at night sailing down LI Sound and expects the trip to take 5 days or more if the crew has time and wants to go up Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake rather than offshore to Hampton. xxxxxxxxx is just looking for one more crew. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxx@aol.com

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7/25/2016 from Jamestown RI to Halifax NS on a 48 Built Cat

Two Opportunities July 25th & August 23rd Jamestown RI to Halifax Nova Scotia with a stop in Camden ME - OPO member xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew to join him on the sail from his homeport to Nova Scotia in July and then back a month later in August.xxxxxxxxx has a Custom Built 48' Catamaran named “Black Cat” that he had built for him. I have sailed with xxxxxxxbefore and he is a nice guy to sail with and knows what he is doing. xxxxxxxr first made a few trips with OPO before commissioning this boat and has been sailing her for several years.xxxxxxAdds: “This trip is not intended to be a forced march. Black Cat is well equipped and seaworthy. Crew should have some experience, willing to work nights. Weather permitting, the passages should take about a week with a couple of overnights.” The crewing opportunity is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and also pay for your own meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume to xxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com August 23rd Halifax back to Jamestown RI - Plan to travel to Halifax to join the boat for the return passage. This will also take about a week. .

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8/13/2016 from Ft. lauderdale to Guadeloupe on a Loepard Power Cat 51'

OPO e-mail # 16-83 Here are two passage opportunities with a delivery skipper who is moving two boats almost back to back. Please note that he is paying for transportation for crew within reason (our Eskimo members still living in Alaska might have to chip in). xxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us in the past and they went well. He is a nice guy. The boats are brand new so you have to be very mindful of the boats underway and try and keep them looking new. Aug 13th - Ft. Lauderdale to Guadeloupe - Brand New 51' Leopard Power Cat xxxxxxxxxxxxxx adds: “Weather will obviously play a role, so these dates are not written in stone. Transportation to and from the boat as well as all expenses on the boat will be paid for. A bit of catamaran experience would be appreciated, the trips should be fairly comfortable at this time of the year, unless of course there are storms out there (in which case we'll be sitting home, watching TV :) :) Thanks and Kind Regards, Capt. xxxxxxxxxxxxx” If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx with your sailing resume and desire to join him. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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6/20/2016 from Tortola BVI to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-60 June 20th Tortola BVI to Ft. Lauderdale FL - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxx is short on details but in need of one crew for a delivery of a new Moorings Leopard 44' catamaran from Tortola BVI to Ft. Lauderdale FL. The passage will take about 10 days and start about June 20th. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. xxxxxxxhas gotten crew from us before and nit went well. xxxxx is a Certified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean with over 100k miles of sailing the Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific Oceans. Anyone can contact him for more info. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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10/25/2016 from Norfolk VA to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 16-133 Approx Oct 25th Norfolk Virginia to Ft. Lauderdale FL- Boat owner xxxxxxxx is looking for crew for his annual sail south. Once you have a weather window the trip will take about one week. xxxxxx has a very nice 2008 Oyster 46 named “xxxxxxxxr”. He has gotten crew from us in the past and it has worked out well. He has done this trip, in this boat, five times, and spent last winter cruising in the Caribbean / this summer in New England. xxxxxx is a former naval officer with a 50 ton offshore Masters license. He will pay for all on board expenses and return flight. He adds: “Looking for easy going, off-shore experienced, non-smoking crew who can stand solo watches. If you like to cook, even better!” If interested please e-mail xxxxxx with a brief sailing resume at pgbrowxxxxxx

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10/4/2016 from Rochester NY to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a 88' Power Hargrave

OPO e-mail # 16-126 Short Notice Rochester NY to Ft. Lauderdale FL - This is just in from pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). He is looking for one OPO crew and one crew with a captain's license who will get paid. He did not send a lot of details, but if you have a couple of weeks off on short notice you can e-mail him and find out more. This is exactly what he sent me. Since it is short notice and I am away this weekend and will be out of the office this week I did not want to take the time to learn more before sending this out. Regards, Hank OPO “Hi Hank, I am headed out your way to move a yacht down your coast. I am required to have another licensed captain aboard this one, a 100 ton should do it. I can pay this licensed person. I also need a third crew person to help out --- 88' Hargrave delivery from Rochester, NY to Ft Lauderdale, FL. We start this Tuesday or Wednesday, Oct 4 or 5. All travel and food onboard paid for. We need two people. If you have your license, even better, I can pay you. “ xxxxx If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume to. xxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com>

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6/15/2016 from Tortola BVI to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 16- 54 15th June Tortola, BVI to Fort Lauderdale Delivery Captain with Atlantic Deliveries, xxxxxxxxxxx would like one crew member to join him on his next delivery. The boat is a new Leopard 44 Catamaran. The trip is from Tortola in the BVI to Fort Lauderdale. Capt. xxxxxxxxxx plans to depart around June 15th 2016. He expects the actual sailing time to be about a week but would like crew to arrive two days before departure to prep and stay one day after arriving in Fort Lauderdale. Crew should have some experience in sailing and watch keeping. Expenses on board are covered with transportation to and from the boat the responsibility of the crew. If interested, contact xxxxxxxxx by e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxx

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8/6/2016 from St Petersburg FL to Ft. lauderdale FL on a Lipari 41 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-86 August 5th ST. Petersberg FL to Ft. Lauderdale FL - Pro skipper and good friend Captain xxxxxxxxxxxx sent us the following e-mail looking for one crew. The trip is free with all onboard expenses. You can ask xxxxxxxxxxx what the best way to get there would be. This opportunity would be best for local OPO members or those visiting on vacation since the passage will be about 2 to 3 days. The trip is 376. I know because this was the 2nd race of the old S.O.R.C circuit from St. Pete's to Lauderdale and I did the race in 1977. My first offshore Ocean Race. This trip will be a bit more luxurious and xxxxxxx is a nice guy. He e-mails” “I have a Lipari 40 catamaran to move from St.Petersburg FL (Gulf side) to Ft.Lauderdale ( Atlantic side) with the owner on board. I am seeking one good sailor, hopefully with catamaran sailing experience and solo night watch capability. The trip should take only 2 days or a bit more, non-stop south to the Keys then north up the Hawk Channel to Port Everglades. We will meet at the boat in St. Pete Thursday 8/5, with sailing departure that evening or early the next morning. Interested crew should send me a brief note with your experience at my email as below. This is an easy and interesting route, where good navigation is important. Capt. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx email:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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8/27/2016 from Tortola to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a Bavaria 45

OPO e-mail # 16-97 August 27 Tortola to Ft Lauderdale - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is delivering the President of Bavaria's personal yacht back to the United States. It is a 2011 Bavaria 45 that did some light charter duty. The boat is fully equipped with all offshore safety gear. You will clear out at Jost van Dyke and spend a day there. xxxxxxxxxx will then clear in at St Thomas and provision there for a day before departing for Ft Lauderdale. He is looking for two crew who can stand solo watch, operate the boat, mind weather and traffic. This should be an all down wind sail in fine conditions. The boat has satellite weather and communications aboard. Plenty of safe harbors along the route if needed. The trip is free with onboard expenses included. Travel is crew's responsibility. Please send your C/V-resume to: xxxxxxxxxxxx@ yahoo.com.

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9/7/2016 from Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Leopard 40 charter Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-102 7 September Tortola BVI to Fort Lauderdale - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for one more experienced crew to help move a 40 ft Leopard Catamaran from Tortola to Fort Lauderdale. xxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and he is a regular pro delivery skipper. He is a nice guy and good skipper. He has one experienced crew already and is looking for one more who can stand a solo watch. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. He would like crew to arrive about Sept 7th or 8th a day or two before departure to get ready. The trip is downwind and will take about a week or so. xxxxxxxxxxxgives us both his phone number and e-mail address since it is a little on the short notice side, but that is the nature of the delivery business. If interested please send xxxxxxxx a brief sailing resume and your phone number and he will contact you. Cell: xxxxxxxxxxxx Email: xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx

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6/22/2016 from Tortola BVI to Fort Lauderdale FL on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 16- 67 June 22nd Tortola, BVI to Fort Lauderdale - Pro delivery Captain with Atlantic Deliveries, xxxxxxxxx, would like one or two crew members to join him on his next delivery. The boat is a new Leopard 44 Catamaran. The trip is from Tortola in the BVI to Fort Lauderdale. xxxxxxxxx plans to depart around June 22nd 2016. He expects the actual sailing time to be about a week but would like crew to arrive two days before departure to prep and stay one day after arriving in Fort Lauderdale. This is a downwind passage in the right direction with a pro skipper on a new well found boat. Crew should have some experience in sailing and watch keeping. The passage is free with all onboard expenses covered. The crew need to get to and from the boat. If interested, contact xxxxxxxxxxby e-mail at xxxxxxxx

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6/15/2016 from Albany NY to Erie PA on a Hinck;ey 42 Talaria Picnic Boat

OPO e-mail # 16-62 JUNE 15 ALBANY, NY to ERIE, PA - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx is moving a power boat next week. The boat is a gorgeous (his words) HINCKLEY 42 TALARIA CRUISER named SAGAMORE', a Powerboat . xxxxxxxe-mails the trip should take a week. xxxxxxxx is looking for one crew to share the responsibility of motoring through the Canal and handling lines and fenders in the Locks. She just came out of Maine after a full refit and you and xxxxxxxxxe are being handed her by the owner who is cruising to Albany with her currently. It is a gorgeous passage through the lower Adirondacks, Lake Oneida and North of the Finger Lakes. Last day is a 77nm run down Lake Erie. Trip is free as is onboard expenses. Travel is not provided. The train station in Albany is near and there is an airport in Erie 10 minutes away. Please respond to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

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6/28/2016 from Malaysia to Durban on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 16-65 End of June or Early July Langkawi Malasia to Durbin South Africa with stops in Rodrigus, Mariutius and Reunion joining back up with Jimmy Cornell's Blue Planet Odyssey - Boat owner and skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for one or two experienced crew to join him for the next leg of the Blue Planet Odyssey Around the World Rally. The boat is an Amel 54 named xxxxxxxxx. xxxxxxx has sailed in a couple of NARC Rallies and is now sailing around the world. This is a nice boat and he is a nice skipper. The trip if free, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore sides meals and entertainment. The Amel 54 is a comfortable blue water passage maker and as part of the BPO has been checked and carries all the necessary safety equipment. If interested and wanting to know more please e-mail xxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com with a brief sailing resume.

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7/15/2016 from Charleston SC to Dartmouth MA on a Beneteai 41

OPO e-mail # 16-80 July 15th Charleston SC to Dartmouth MA - Another short notice but this is from a pro skipper we know and he just got the delivery this weekend. It happens in our business. Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew to join him on the delivery of a well found 2015 Beneteau 41 from Charlestown SC to Dartmouth MA. The passage is free with all onboard food and expenses covered, but you need to get to and from the boat. I know xxxxxxxx and he is a very nice guy and a pro skipper. Here is his web page so you can see more about him. www.xxxxxxxxxxxsailor.com The boat is almost new and the trip is going the right way with the trade winds and Gulf Steam in your favor. The passage will take about 5 or 6 days, but allow a couple of extra days just in case. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume. Since it is short notice I am also including his phone number so you can call. His e-mail isxxxxxxxxxx. Phone 401-xxx-xxxx

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7/10/2016 from Palma de Mallorca to Corfu Greece on a Beneteau 50

OPO e-mail # 16-79 Asap Next week Mallorca to Greece - OPO members and owner of xxxxxxxx the Benetau 50 that we had use of for two years is looking for crew to sail from the Balearic Islands to Greece. He just sailed over from NY and his captain and other crew finished the Trans-at and had to get back to work. xxxxx had a lot of work done to the boat and we had also gotten her in good shape before his retirement and crossing. He is looking for one crew or two for a semi leisurely sail to Greece and wants to be there by the end of the month or early August. xxxxxxis also sailing with his wife who flew over to join him. She is also a very nice lady. xxxxxxx is in Ibiza and sailing to Mallorca tomorrow and plans to be there for a few days for crew to fly in and join him. xxxxxx is willing to help pay for half your travel costs to the boat and all onboard expenses. If interested you can e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxx@gmail.com or even better you can call this number and leave your number and xxxxxxxx will call you back on the sat Phone. The number is xxxxxxxx7288. We have known xxxxxxxxxxfor many years. He is an OPO member and this is a good opportunity to see the med in your own cabin. I am sure you can bring a friend. xxxxxxxxxxknows this is asking a lot, but you never know when an OPO member might be ready to go on an adventure on short notice. Since he is a member in good standing a nice guy we are sending this out for him.

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7/31/2016 from Belfast Maine to Chicago on a Allures 45

OPO e-mail # 16-76 End of July Belfast Maine all summer to Chicago - Boat Owner xxxxxxxxxx is looking for a crew or a crew or a couple who would like to join him for some sailing this summer. His wife cannot join him for the entire season and would like to invite others to sail with him. The longer the stints the better but xxxxxx understands people may not have the entire summer off as he does. Eric sent us the following information about the boat, himself and what he is looking to do. Please contact xxxxxxxx if you are interested and want to learn more and discuss how you might be able to join him this summer. xxxxxxxxxx e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxxx@icloud.com “I may be looking for crew to assist me in moving our Allures 45 (Tortuga) from Belfast, Maine up through the Canadian maritimes into/around Quebec. The ultimate goal is to get her into Chicago by the end of the summer. My wife, xxxxxxxx normally sails with me, but she has limited time-off right now. I'd like to leave around the third week of July, but have no firm timetable. Gareth Hughes sailed with us at the beginning of the summer and can attest to both myself and the boat. He signed off on our Pantaenius paperwork as we moved Tortuga from Deltaville to City Island. I'm still newish to sailing, but feel that I'm competent enough to captain her on what I intend to be a very conservative journey that would take us from Belfast, Maine up the coast, and a passage over to Nova Scotia. I'd like to go around the island and pass through Port Hawksbury, and up the west side of Prince Edward Island, all the way to Gaspé and up the St. Lawrence. As background, I'm a 52-year old, retired Army Officer who spent his career in Special Forces, euphemistically known as “the Green Berets” I'm a Paramedic and my wife is an ER Physician, so were overly-equipped with medical supplies. Tortuga is almost a floating Emergency Room :) I have one available berth, so ideally either a single hand, or a couple that wanted to make the journey would be ideal. Cooking is a plus, as I hate to cook. I'm more inclined to pull in for a good meal every couple of days :) Non-smoking only. My wife will join the journey periodically as she finds time away from her work. I would provide transport from the airport (BGR or PWM) to the boat moored in Belfast, and all other expenses while on-board. In terms of the boat, she's an aluminum-hulled, lifting center board sloop, built in Cherbourg in 2012. We purchased her last year from her original owner and are moving her to our homeport in Chicago. Tortuga is very well outfitted and has onboard:” Sails and Rigging: Fully battened slab reefing mainsail with 4 reefs, reinforced stiching, spreader patches, reefing blocks and cunningham rings (factory) Genoa (factory) Staysail with running backstays (factory) Parasailor Furling Gennaker (factory) Wichard cockpit controlled boom brake (factory) Spare main halyard Spare spinnaker halyard Electronics: B&G Zeus touch screen chart plotter on port helm pod Simrad IS12 wind instruments on both helm pods Simrad autopilot computer with independant controller on starboard helm pod Simrad multifunction display on port helm pod B&G Triton multi function instrument on companionway EchoPilot Forward Looking Sonar on starboard helm pod Separate and redundant Jefa Autohelm motor and AP1 computer Simrad 2Kw Digital Radar Digital Yacht AIS Transponder/Receiver with antenna splitter and silent switch GoFree wifi for iPad integration and wireless NMEA gateway Volvo NMEA engine interface feeding engine temprature and RPM into nav system Bow mounted camera relaying forward view to chart plotter Starboard helm control: Bow thruster Control Windlass control Engine controls 12V waterproof socket Engine morse control Port helm control: Jefa autopilot controller Amplified VHF speaker with variable volume Communications: AIS transponder Echomax active radar reflector Simrad RS25 VHF Simrad Remote VHF Handset Icom M801 SSB Radio Pactor P4 Dragon DR-7400 Packet radio modem Dedicated 8″ Dell tablet PC for SSB email, weatherfax and backup chart plotter SSB Rope antenna SSB DSC Antenna ICS Nav 6+ Navtex and chart table instrument repeater Rogue Wave Long range wifi antenna Ship's wifi router Separate high speed always on GPS for VHF, SSB and Navtext location Hull: Bow thruster (factory) Shaft Shark rope cutter Gori 20″ folding prop with overdrive Welded towing / dragging eye at the bow Deck: Six cockpit winches One electric winch Jack stays Cockpit shower Full bosun's kit Nemo multifuntion swim ladder and pasarelle Schaeffer low friction furling line blocks Lodestar NSA 260 Tender with arch lifting blocks Cockpit floor in Dekking Cockpit shower Fresh water inlet (for mains water supply in marinas) 8 x Polyform G5 fenders with covers Mooring ropes and lines Engine and fuel: 55HP Volvo DII-55F engine Racor Dual fuel filter system with separate filter for generator Switchable fuel feed from each fuel tank Easily removable fuel tank inspection hatches Agriemech Deisel bug treatment system Electronic oil extraction pump Fuel polishing system and electronic priming and feed pump Engine compartment fire extinguisher Shaft Shark rope cutter Gori 20″ folding prop with overdrive Mariner 6HP 4 stroke outboard - FSH Power: Arch Solar panles (270W) Coachroof solar panels (2x100W) Roaming flexible solar panel with waterproof connector on coachroof (100W) 4KW Paguro diesel generator Struder Xtender XTM 2000-12 2Kw Charger/Inverter with SmartBoost and chart table mounted remote control and display Phillipi 100A Charger (spare hot swappable charger) Rutland Wind Generator Sterling digital alternator regulator High capacity 130A Alternator (with spare) 5Kw Isolation Transformer with switched 110 or 240 input capability and 240 Output LED displays showing power being generated High capacity solar regulators with spare 6 x 115Ah house batteries 1 x 105Ah engine battery 1 x 105Ah Bow thruster/windlass battery Spare 55Ah generator battery Full isolation switches on all battery banks House/Engine battery parallel switch Power Sockets: 12V socket (waterproof) at the helm 12v socket (waterproof) in companionway Dual 5V USB charging socket (waterproof) in companionway 3 x 12V sockets by chart table 2 x Dual 5V USB charging sockets by chart table 12v and 5v USB charging sockets in all cabins 240v sockets in all cabins Additional 240V sockets in saloon, galley and technical room Waterproof 240v socket in sail locker Waterproof 12V socket in sail locker Deck mounted waterproof 12v socket by mast for PIR movement alarm sensors 12V supply under arch for GoPro mounting Other Systems: Separate and redundant Jefa Autohelm Digital windlass chain counter with wireless remote control. Also allows remote control of Bowthruster Standard Horizon electronic fog horn/loud hailer Mastwalker foldable mast steps (strong, lightweight aluminium) Ultrasonic antifouling with 3 transducers Water cooled fridge with switchable air cooling system (for redundancy) Spectra 150 25l/hr watermaker with remote operation and auto flush timer Lopolight LED tricolour and anchor light Tecsew full cockpit bimini (for cold weather use) Sprayhood backdrop (for companionway winter cold protection when sailing) Full custom cockpit cushions Raritan Electroscan waste treatment system Holding tank (unused) Webasto blown air heating Anchoring: 70M galvanised calibrated anchor chain and 30M 18MM warp 25Kg Spade anchor 14Kg Kobra kedge anchor Collapsible 20Kg fisherman's anchor Manual deck mounted windlass control Helm mounted windlass control Digital chain counter with remote control SwiTech Self adjusting anchor ball Safety: 406Mhz EPIRM with GPS - Cockpit mounted Viking 6 person UKSL ISO 9650 Liferaft JonBouy recovery system MOB Recovery sling MOB Recovery Sail Stay Afloat emergency hole sealant Odeoflare Laser flare Full offshore flare kit Long range 12v lamp Inflatable Radar Reflector My contact information is: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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10/5/2016 from Portland Maine to Charleston SC on a Niagra 35

> OPO e-mail # 16-125 Hi Cathy, The trip will be about 2 weeks depending on weather. Motor-sailing/delivery mode. We'll probably stop in Norfolk. SV Juliet is a well-found, capable Niagara 35. I'll cover crew food and costs aboard. Thanks, x From:x Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:23 PM To: Hank Schmitt Subject: Re: OPO Membership Hi x I'm actually looking for crew (1 to 3) to help me sail our Niagara 35 from Portland, Maine to Charleston, SC. Hoping to do it in about two weeks. I was planning to leave Oct 5, but my crew has a conflict and probably can't make it. Last minute, I know, but if you know anyone, please let me know. I'm just twiddling my thumbs on our mooring watching the wind fill in from the North. xxxxxxxx xxxxxx <image1.JPG>

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10/20/2016 from Portland Maine to Charleston NC on a Niagra 35

OPO e-mail # 16-127 Another short notice on a smaller boat. But I am sure delayed because of Matthew Mid October Portland Maine to Charleston NC - New OPO member xxxxxxxxxx is looking for one or two crew to help sail his SV Juliet is a well-found, capable Niagara 35 from Maine to Charleston NC. He expects the passage to take about two weeks and will watch the weather sailing near or intra coastal. The trip is free with all onboard expenses. If interested you can call him at xxxxxxxxx and or e- mail him at xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com xxxxxxx is a new OPO member and it would be great if one or two members had time to join him and help him get south. He expects the trip to take about two weeks.

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10/26/2016 from Hampton Roads VA to Cayman Islands on a Tayana 37

OPO e-mail # 16-137 Short Notice Wednesday Oct 26th or soon after Hampton Roads VA to Beaufort NC inside then to Turks & Caicos and then to Cayman Islands - Boat owner xxxxxxxxx called this morning looking for a replacement crew who got sick. xxxxx has a Tayana 37 which is a very good solid offshore boat. I owned one for 20 years. He expects the trip to take about 3 weeks. If you cannot join him right away and need a couple more days you can meet him along the way going down the ICW or xxxx might be stuck waiting on weather so if you have any interested but time is a problem you can still contact xxxxxxxxxxxx and ask him what might work. Since it is short notice Cxxxxxxxx will pay for your transportation to and from the boat (within reason) and of course all onboard food and boat expenses are included. If interested please e-mail a brief sailing resume or call xxxxxx at xxxxxxx or e-mail at xxxxxxx@gmail.com

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8/18/2016 from St. John's Newfounbdland to Caribbean on a Saga 43

OPO e-mail # 16-87 August 18th St. John's Newfoundland - xxxxxxx xxxxxxx are looking for one more additional experienced crew to help them sail south this fall. They have a Saga 43. You do not have to join them for the entire passage, but you do have to commit to not being tied to a schedule. xxxxxxxk and I have been e-mailing back and forth. This is the first time they are getting crew from us. xxxxxx e-mails: “My wife and I are currently circumnavigating Newfoundland and after heading to Halifax for the beginning of September, will be heading offshore directly to Bermuda later in September upon getting the go ahead from a weather router, then spending a few weeks visiting Bermuda until an opportune time to head straight to Bahamas, probably in November. Expected date to leave St. John's (less weather dependent, given shorter hops and time before St. Pierre) is around Aug 18 - 20. Date to leave St. Pierre is approx. Aug 27 - 29. Passage is ~430 nm so expected to be three days. Expect to leave Halifax anytime from Sept. 15 on. Passage is ~600 nm direct, and could be less than five days, or as much as even ten, depending on conditions. Expect to leave Bermuda anytime from Nov 1 on. Passage is only a little longer, so 6-7 to 12 days? Also, we have a cruising blog at wxxxxxxxxx.com where you can see more info about us, the boat, and our trip so far.” About us: We are reasonably experienced sailors, more on Great Lakes than blue water, although we're catching up in that regard. We're mid 50's, non-smokers, non-drinkers. Although non-smoker is a definite requirement, non-drinking is not a requirement, however abstinence on passage is expected for safety and moderation is a good idea at anytime. We're pretty easy-going and enjoy meeting new people and especially sailors, so we're looking for the same. Some facility with cooking would be handy, although not necessary as my wife will be taking care of that. We have some fishing gear on board but we're not experienced, so experience with that would be welcome too. I think that a much better insight into ourselves would be obtained by reviewing our website and our posts from the time we left Toronto. (www.svsavinggrace.com) The boat is quite well built and well equipped: diesel heat and DHW, solar panels, watermaker, genset, Monitor steering vane, AIS, radar, C-Map on chartplotter, Navionics on iPad plus paper charts, Winslow 6 man liferaft. Berth is the salon settee, which is 5'9" and has lee cloth. Forward berth is longer and available, but not likely as practical on passage in heavier weather. Not sure if this is obvious, but we need a reasonably experienced sailor able to stand watches alone and with judgement for when to wake additional crew if necessary, bringing their own gear (foul weather, harness, lifejacket etc.). Age and gender not important, although there is a dinghy on deck that restricts visibility for the helmsman unless you move to the side. Thanks, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx s/v xxxxxxxx Saga 43 - 40 If intersested please e-mail xxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume at - xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com .

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11/10/2016 from Bermuda to Caribbean on a Tartan 40

OPO E-Mail 16-146 Bermuda to Caribbean Capt. xxxxxxxxxx is looking for crew to join her on a sail from Bermuda to the Caribbean. She would like to leave around Nov 10 but could be flexible. xxxxxxxxx writes: I am looking for a fairly last minute crew person to join me from Bermuda to Caribbean sometime within the next week (weather depending). Here is a bit more information: •boat: 40' Tartan (2014); strong, great, flexible sail plan with 90% jib and 150% genoa on solent rig (double forestay), dry •crew: currently 2 of; me and my partner, Bob •I will provide funds equivalent to airfare(s), if needed; and all food Type of crew needed: •off shore experience, at least one past trip (need to be relatively sure person will not get extremely sea sick); need to be able to be on solo watches at the helm for up to 3 hours • I expect a weather update from my weather router later today but am currently looking at a Thursday (Nov 10) departure, but it could be later. Thank you! Captain xxxx s/v xxxxxxx

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10/1/2016 from Turkey -Gib to Canaray Islands St Lucia on a Dufour 385

OPO e-mail # 16-85 October Turkey -Gib-Canary Islands -St. Lucia - xxxxxxxxx and his fiancé xxxxxxxx are looking for two or three crew to join them on their return passage from the Med. They are cruising aboard a Dufour 385 named xxxxxxxxxxx. They were introduced to us by mutual friends who we all met while cruising. We have many such friends we meet while cruising and who learn about our services. They tell others. Since our friends only know to tell other nice people about us, we start with the assumption that they are good people on a sea worthy boat. After exchanging e-mails we are happy to pass on their crew request to our members. We understand that this is a smaller boat so you will not have a private cabin, we also understand that certain people can have a grand adventure hot bunking on a budget to see the world by sea. Please not that they are paying for the boat and boat expenses, but they are asking you o pitch in for food, drink and some docking and extra custom fees. Since you might be joining them for several weeks this is a normal arrangement. After all Josh and Jessie do not want to adopt you, just have you join them for an adventure. Please make sure you make everything clear before buying a plane ticket. If interested please send an e-mail and short sailing resume to jbutler363@gmail.com xxxx e-mails us: “Background: Earlier this year we left our jobs in San Francisco to realize our dream of cruising the Mediterranean for a season on our dream boat, Adriana. We found our Dufour 385 in Zadar, Croatia, and we've have spent the last 3 months turning her unto a comfortable live-aboard while exploring northern Italy and Croatia. By October we will be in Turkey and will turn her West, making our way to the Caribbean over 2 months. We are seeking 2-3 more crew with the skills and energy for the upcoming Mediterranean and Trans-Atlantic passages. We expect the Mediterranean segments to include stops in Sicily, Sardinia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Morocco, Grand Canaries, Cape Verde, and finally, St. Lucia. You can readi more about our trip on our Facebook boat blog here: xxxxxxxhttps://www.facebook.com/xxxxxxxxxx More about the owners: xxxxxxxxxxx has been a sailor from a young age, participating in Junior Olympics and cruising up and down the Maine coast every summer growing up. He is trained in navigation, piloting, and first aid and is generally handy when it comes to basic maintenance and repairs. Before purchasing xxxxxxxx with Jxxxxxe, he frequently captained yachts in San Francisco and the Virgin Islands. xxxxxxxxx and Josh met in San Francisco, where they still call home and will one day need to return to work. Crew requirements & expectations: We are looking for 2-3 additional crew with some passage-making experience to assist with some of the longer stretches, especially the Trans-Atlantic passage. This will be our first major passage, so this isn't a great opportunity for people looking for first-time experience. Crew should expect to pull their weight at sea and at port, cooking, cleaning, planning and provisioning. We'll be covering docking and maintenance. Crew should expect to pitch in for food, booze, etc. We aren't neat freaks, but we keep Adriana tidy above and below deck. Special skills such as marine maintenance, cooking, musical talent, or otherwise are a plus! We are looking for 2-3 crew with at some open ocean experience -- ideally one ocean crossing. At the very least they should be comfortable and experienced in mid-sized charter sailing, and looking to get some more hours on the water. Perhaps most importantly, they should be good company and willing to do what needs to be done. We intend to start heading west from Turkey in early October and arriving in St. Lucia by the end of November. We'd be open to having crew start and stop at different ports along that route.” Best, xxxxxxx

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10/29/2016 from Westbrook CT to BVI on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 16-132 October 29th Westbrook CT to BVI with a stop in Bermuda - Boat owner and friend xxxxxx is looking for one more experienced crew to join him for this passage on his 2007 Oyster 56. He has three repeat crew plus himself so is looking for one more crew for a total of five for very civilized watch scheduling. xxxxxxxowned xxxxx which was the Swan 46 I moved for a couple of years when Avocation was for sale. He is very meticulous with his boats and I am sure this new boat, to him, will be a great ride south. He plans to depart about the same time as the NARC Fleet and not too far away in LI Sound, so we will most likely see you in Bermuda. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@verizon.net with your sailing resume and contact info. I am his reference but you can call me as well if you want to know more.

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10/25/2016 from Hampton VA to BVI on a North Wind 43

OPO E-Mail # 16-123 Oct 25th Hampton, Va. to BVI's - xxxxxxx xxxxxxx are seeking 1 or 2 crew to join them on their sail from Hampton, Va. to the BVI's. They plan to leave on or about Nov 1st depending on weather. They will be sailing in the Salty Dog Rally which begins on Oct 25. Crew is welcome to join them on that date. The boat is a North Wind 43. It has all safety equipment including life raft, e-pirb, single side band, sat phone etc. and new electronics. The trip should take 10 days - xxxxxxsuggests crew plan on 2 weeks. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat with on board expenses covered. If interested contact xxxxx at xxxxx@aol.com

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11/1/2016 from Norfolk VA to BVI on a Nautitech 40 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-139 November 1st Short Notice Norfolk Va to BVI - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx just got confirmation for this delivery making the passage from Norfolk to the BVI about the Same time as the Salty Dawg Rally, but not in the Rally. Here is what he wrote up and it sounds fine to pass on to members who might be interested in joining them on this catamaran delivery. If interested please e-mail Tom with a brief sailing resume and you contact info. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. This is the first time Captain xxxxx has called us for crew, (we spoke o the phone today) but he has heard good things about OPO from other skippers so it would be nice to have good crew make a good impressionJ “I am looking for one crew member for 40' Nautitech Catamaran, Norfolk to BVI. Looking for someone who is familiar and able to hold their own watch duties, day and night. Able to help with cooking rotations and keeping the boat clean. Pleasant to spend time with in close quarters. Supply sailing experience and references. There will be at least one day prior to departure for boat preparation and provisioning. At end of trip we will clean the boat inside and out, before turning it over. I am a professional licensed skipper with many offshore miles, as well as transatlantic. Other crew is experienced, with the boat owner joining us as well. On board food will be provided, and your own cabin. Departure is around Nov. 1st or 2nd, approx. 8-9 day travel days, weather permitting. Allow time away for delays.” Thank you, xxxxxxxx xxx

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10/15/2016 from Mount Sinia NY to Brunskwick GA on a Custom 39 Ketch

OPO e-mail # 16-108 October 15th Mount Sinai NY to Brunswick Georgia - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one or two crew to join him on his passage south this fall. He has done the trip before on this boat and has a sound plan of going through NY harbor, then offshore to Norfolk, then inside to at least Moorhead City and then outside of possible to get to Brunswick Georgia. xxxxxxxxhas a solid wooden 39 foot Custom Ketch built in 1968. xxxxxxxxxx has owned her for ten years and has brought her up from Florida and back twice. She does not have autopilot so you need to be able to hand steer. xxxxxxxxxxn will pay for all onboard and boat expenses and he will either rent a car to get back to Long Island or fly back. You can ride home for free in the car or he will pay your airfare home within reason. Crew sail for free and have money for any meals and drinks ashore when docked. No drinking on board of course as usual. John is not in a rush and expect the trip to take up to two weeks with delays, but you can also join him for just a part of the trip so be sure to ask him if you do not have that much time, but might live along the route. John also states that he would like to meet any of the potential crew if logistically possible. If interested please send a brief sailing resume toxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com

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11/16/2016 from Camden Maine to Bermuda on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 16-107 November 16 Camden Maine to Bermuda - Pro skipper xxxxxxx is looking for QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew members to round out a 4-person crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST e-mail sailing log/resumé & references. xxxxxxx is a good skipper and has gotten crew from us numerous times before. xxxxxx is delivering an Oyster 53 from Camden Maine on a passage to Bermuda that will take about 5 days - plus a prior day for prep, any weather delay days, and a cleanup day after arrival. Details are not set in stone but the crew would arrive in Camden around Wednesday November 16 for departure a day or two afterward (weather permitting)...and must be available through November 23 or so...to allow for weather delaying the departure. KEEP IN MIND THAT NOVEMBER 24 IS THANKSGIVING - THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE HOME BY THEN. The trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Airfares are covered - owner will be booking flights himself. If interested, please e-mailxxxxxxx directly atxxxxxxxx@gmail.com (Don't forget the "xxxxx" in the address.) E-mail your resumé and/or log of past offshore trips. xxxxxxxx adds: I am a 100-ton professional captain, 40 years experience, 66 years young. I have done this passage many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor.

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9/12/2016 from Lanzarote Canary Islands to Barbados Caribbean on a Hallberg Rassey HR53

OPO e-mail # 16-81 12 September 2016 Trans-at from Lanzarate Canary Islands to Barbados in Jimmy Cornel's Barbados50 Odyssey Rally - We think it's that time of year that we should consider a posting for our Transtlantic crossing. We are registered to do the Jimmy Cornell Barbados50 Odyssey Rally. Anyone interested in learning more about this rally can go to barbados50.org or Cornellsailing.com and click the link to Barbados 50. Delivery Captain,xxxxxxx and his first mate, xxxxxxxxy are looking for a couple or 2-3 individuals to join us for the entire rally aboard BnG, a Hallberg Rassy HR53. This constitutes a long period of time. The minimum period that we would require crew would be from Tenerife, Canaries to Barbados. The planned date of departure from Tenerife with the rally is 5-Oct-2016. The planned arrival date in Barbados is 23-Nov-2016. This is a rally with many planned stops along the way. Therefore, crew must be flexible to be on board for a minimum of 7 weeks. Full rally details and route can be found on the website mentioned above. Our approximate arrival date in the Canaries (Lanzarote), is 12-Sep-2016. This is where we plan to join the rally. Crew can opt to join earlier in Lanzarote, if desired. This is a organized rally, which includes many port stays and on shore activities, therefore each crew member will be asked to pay for their individual rally fee of €300 as well as shared food expenses while on board, estimated at €20pp/day give or take, depending on food preferences. All other on board expenses will be the responsibility of the owners. Crew do not need to be highly experienced sailors, however, should be comfortable at sea and doing overnight passages. We usually work with a crew schedule that always have two crew on shift together after dark. Preference will be given to outgoing couples or individuals , as this will be a social cruising atmosphere, and we look forward to a fun passage. This is not a race. A little about our boat: BnG is a 1996, Canadian flagged, HR53, although she has had so many upgrades in the past year that we refer to her as a 2016. We have a new motor, new generator, new sails, new rigging, new electronics, just to name the majors. We have owned the boat since Nov/2013 and have spent the last three years cruising in the Mediterranean and preparing her for this Atlantic crossing. We carry all necessary safety equipment required by this rally plus much more, including EPIRB and satellite phone. We have two spar poles and an asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffer that we look forward to using a lot on this down wind passage was a member of the Canadian SAR coast guard and is very familiar with what can go wrong at sea. also has a Yacht Master 200 ticket and has STCW2010. This is a non-smoking yacht. Interested crew should contact us at s@gmail.com. We prefer to have crew committed to the passage earlier rather than later, but must have it by 10-Aug-2016.

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6/14/2016 from Norfolk VA to Bar Harbor Maine on a 42 Cheoy Lee

OPO e-mail # 16-61 June 14th Norfolk, VA to Bar Harbor, ME - Boat owners xxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxx are looking for 1 crew to sail from Norfolk to Maine. xxxxxxxxxhas gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. The boat is a 42' Cheoy Lee schooner that he has sailed on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Canada. She is fully equipped, including all safety gear, up to date electronics and a newly overhauled auxiliary engine. xxxxxxxxxwould like for the crew to arrive by June 14. The passage itself should take 4-6 days. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Transportation to and from the boat is the crews responsibility, but they can provide transport to either the Bar Harbor or Bangor airports for the return. They are going to their summer home near Bar Harbor, and crew are welcome to stay a few days and explore the park once they arrive. If interested please email xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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7/25/2016 from Jamestwon RI to Baddeck Bra'dor Lake Nova scotia on a Custom 48 Cat

OPO e-mail # 16-82 July 25th Jamestown RI to Baddeck, Bra'dor Lake Nova Scotia - Long Time OIPO member xxxxxxxxx is looking for a crew to sail north with him on his Custom 48' Catamaran that he had built for him. I have sailed with xxxxxxand he is a very nice guy. He e-mails: “The Current plan is to leave Jamestown on July 25, head overnight 200 NM to Camden, ME, where I have a meeting with Lyman Morse about some window work. This stop should be less than 24 hours. Then proceed to Nova Scotia, clear customs at a convenient point and continue on to Baddeck in the Bra'dor Lake, 450NM. Weather permitting the trip should take 4-6 days, God willing. Might anchor a few nights along the NS coast after clearing.” And more about his boat: “We launched Black Cat, an Offshore 48, in 2012 at N Palm Beach, where she was built. She is light and spare. Main and self tacking jib, screecher and a spinnaker in a sock. Short carbon wing mast. Daggerboards, twin VW 75hp diesels. Some heat, hot water, Honda genset. Queen bunks aft in each hull, another single port side. 2 singles in the main salon. Head and shower each side, water maker. No traditional shut the door cabins. She has over 5000 miles on her, up and down the east coast several times and the Bahamas.” Since xxxxxxxx was a boat less OPO member before buying his boat and waiting for her to be built, he knows how this works if he would like to get a nice crew who can stand solo watch while he sleeps. He also knows there is no easy cheap way home from the Bra'dore Lake. xxxxxxxxr will help you make plans and pay for your transportation to and from the boat up to $800. If you are interested in joining xxxxxxx please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxxxxxx to see about joining him.

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6/23/2016 from Bermuda to Azores Portugal on a Tashiba 36

OPO e-mail # 16-73 Short Notice but transportation to and from boat included Bermuda to Azores - Fxxxxxxxxxx (yes from Italy, but his English is as good or better than you and me) sailed over from Florida on his newly bought Tashiba 36. This is a similar boat to my Tayana 37 that I owned for 20 years, but a more expensive and better boat. She is in beautiful condition with all the gear you would want and is ready to go. xxxxxxxxx got two crew from a free web site web site and they were ok, but he was not having fun with them so he let them go with plane fare home. He has one other crew joining him, but would like one more experienced crew who can stand a solo watch and help get the boat first to the Azores where you has one well know friend joining him. However if you have the time he invites you to also cross to Gib and further to Italy if you wish.xxxxxxxxads “ The boat is a Tashiba 36, fully refitted in Florida 1 month ago; new sails, new rig, Hydrovane self-steering, autopilot for motoring, iridium, ssb, 2 vhf, 3 EPIRB, two large & 1 personal, AIS and AIS personal MOB beacons, new liferaft raft Solas approved for 4 people, grab bag including SART, active radar reflector, wind and solar power.” What is very interesting about xxxxxxxxxxand his boat is that he bought the boat to enter the “Blue Water Challenge”. He is one of 30 entries in this event that will be a solo round the world race in the Corinthian spirit and using old boats and limited navigation and communications equipment in honour of the first solo- race 50 years ago. He has a couple of famous pro skippers in Europe helping him train and get ready. Anyone joining xxxxxxxxxxwill have bragging rights when he departs and having met him you will most likely become lifelong friends, he seems like that nice of a guy. The opportunity is free and xxxxxx will pay your transportation to and from the boat with all onboard expenses included. but you need to have money for your own shipside meals and drinks.xxxxxxx runs a dry boat offshore and non-smokers only. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume and your phone number so you can get in touch and put this together. He wishes to leave sometime this next week and the crossing will take about 15 days to the Azores. His contact information is below. Thanks xxxxxxxxxxxx

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9/2/2016 from Martha's Vineyard MA to Atlantic Highlands NJ on a Beneteau 37

OPO e-mail # 16-104 September 2nd Martha's Vineyard to Atlantic Highlands NJ - Not everyone has time for a longer one or two week passage. Here is a nice option for someone with less time and wants to do some casual coastal cruising. Also this is with one of our OPO members who I have sailed with. One of the benefits of OPO membership is that we qualify many of the opportunities by letting you know that we know the skipper or they have gotten crew from us before, so you know it is not only safe to join them but that you will enjoy their company. Also since this skipper is an OPO member and has been on the other end crewing for others, (and with me) we all know how it works. xxxxxxxxxx is an OPO member with a very nice 2004 Beneteau 37. He will be finishing up his vacation time on Martha's Vineyard next week and is looking for crew that may wish to join him for the leisurely trip back to NJ with the last day traveling through Manhattan. He plans to stop a couple of times so this will be a fun trip covering three or four days. The trip is free and xxxxxxxxxxx will cover all onboard food and dockage but you need to get to and from the boat. (I did this trip a couple of weeks ago and you can take a fast ferry from Quonset Point RI to MV) You should also have your own money for dinner at night if you eat ashore. If interested xxxxxxxx asks that you text him only at xxxxxxxxxxxx since he is away from the internet and he checks via Smartphone.

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7/18/2016 from Newprt RI to Annapolis MD on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 16-78 Monday July 18th Newport RI to Annapolis MD - I will be delivering a J 109 from Newport to Annapolis MD. Most likely offshore, but winds may dictate another way. The trip will take 3 days and I will rent a car in Annapolis to get us back to New York or Home. This is a race boat so you have to bring your own bedding and water bottle. No cooking aboard so snacks and cold foods. But a fun boat to sail with wind. Two or three crew are welcome this passage and the following two as well. If interested e-mail Hank at offshorepassage@sprintmail.com If you do not have much time and can only sail on weekends here are two short passage opportunities.

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8/28/2016 from Newpprt to Annapolis MD on a J 160

# 2 End of August - Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD We plan to return from Newport, RI to Annapolis at either the end August, or the first week in September after Labor Day. I'm planning on a crew of three for that passage. Usually that passage takes two days to complete. As usual, the crew should plan on paying to get to and from the boat, otherwise they are our guests. The crew would arrive in Newport the afternoon of our departure, settle onto the boat, then have a good dinner in Newport. We usually leave early the next morning. General The boat is fully equipped J/160 and ready to go. Crew should plan on bringing their own wet gear and clothing. We have harnesses and inflatable PFD's if they don't wish to bring their own. (No smoking is allowed on the passage.) I would like interested, qualified members to send me their resumes and I'll contact them. “ They can use my email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com.

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8/6/2016 from Jamestown RI to Annapolis MD on a J 120

OPO e-mail # 16-84 August 6th Jamestown RI to Annapolis MD - I am looking for one more crew to sail a nice J 120 from Jamestown RI to her home port in Annapolis MD. The boat is owned by a fellow OPO member and I have moved her before. We will depart in the mid to late afternoon on Saturday Aug 6th. The passage will take 2 ½ to 3 days plus the drive home. If interested please e-mail me and I will get back to crew on Monday. Regards, Hank OPO

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5/30/2016 from Daytona Beach FL to Annapolis MD

OPO e-mail # 16-74 Short Notice Daytona Florida to points further north - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxxx finds himself in an unusual situation looking for two or three crew who are up for an adventure. xxxxxxx is looking for help getting his boat moved north. John is a very experienced sailor. If you have some time off please contact John for more information.xxxxxxxxxxx e-mails us this morning: (I spoke with him yesterday) “I am in Daytona, planning to head north to another boatyard as the yard here is sold along with the travel lift. I have to put the boat in the water by the 30th, and I'm just putting the rebuilt engine back in today, so I can't give a firm departure date, but I'd like to leave this weekend of the 4th. Not carved in stone however as I have a flexible schedule. I live in Sacramento and I would like to return by the 15th. I have owned and sailed the boat for 26 years. From British Columbia to Maine, done Central America, the canal, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Antigua Sail week, Block Island Sail week, and a trip this year to Cuba. I have found a boatyard in Fernandina with available space, but ultimately I'd like to go further north. Annapolis would work, and I could also take her to Newport, although not my first choice. I'm looking for 2-3 sailors to help me make the trip. Ideally we could make a couple of 24 hr days, but stopping where it's convenient would also work. Some could go for a partial leg, but I still need able sailors to get me to the final destination. I am thinking a minimum of 8-9 days, but have done the Charleston to Annapolis leg before in 90 hrs with just 2 aboard. Text or email is good. xxxxxxxxxxxx9170” xxxxxx xxxxxxxs e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxxyahoo.com

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9/28/2016 from Camden Maine to Annapolis MD on a Bristol 41'

OPO e-mail # 16-93 September 28th Camden Maine to Annapolis MD - xxxxxxxx is once again looking for crew for her trip south this fall. xxxxxxx has gotten crew from us several times before and it always works out well. xxxxxxx has a 1989 Bristol 41' named xxxxxxx . xxxxxxxx plans on “Taking time to stop and anchor whenever possible. May make Annapolis in 10 days, weather permitting” She adds:”This is my 22nd trip in 11 years. I have really enjoyed all the OPO crew! Please join Dr xxxxxxx and her son xxxxxxx aboard Phoenix.” If interested please e-mail Fran at xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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11/3/2016 from Annapolis MD to Abacaos Bahamas on a Laparai Caatamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-131 Nov 3rd Annapolis MD to Abacos Bahamas - Boat owner xxxxxxx is looking for more crew to fill out his crew roster for his ninth trip to and from the Caribbean. The boat is a 2012 Fountaine Pajot Lipari, named Irish Rover. She is an Owners Version. She has a life raft, EPIRB, DeLorme InReach, jacklines, all safety equipment. He e-mail: “Here is the rough schedule: 11/3-4 Push off from the docks in Annapolis 11/5-6 Leave the Chesapeake Bay 11/10-12 Arrive in the Abacos 11/13-14 Fly back Home Schedule & route are always weather dependent. Some diving when we get down there will definitely part of the plan Captain pays the onboard expenses only. Travel home, meals ashore, diving and personal expenses are on the crew member. Sailing and offshore experience is helpful but not mandatory. I'm more concerned with attitude, flexibility & compatibility. No smoking or drinking underway.” If interested please e-mail xxxxxat xxxxxxxxxxs.com with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.

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