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9/24/2022
10/3/2022
Dania Beach Florida
Annapolis Boat Show
Leopard Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-115 And then back from Annapolis to Florida - Pro skipper and...

8/22/2022
8/26/2022
Milford CT
Annapolis MD
Beneteau 38.1

OPO e-mail # 22-92 I will be delivering a 2018 Beneteau 38.1 boat with the ow...

9/20/2022
9/25/2022
Brooklyn NY
Annapolis MD
Beneteau 44.7

OPO e-mail # 22-111 OPO member XXXXXX has a 2005 Beneteau 44.7 named XXXXXX. ...

9/23/2022
9/27/2022
Brooklyn NY
Annapolis MD
Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 22-111 Updated Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD - OPO member XXXXXX h...

12/14/2022
1/14/2023
Grenada
Annapolis MD
Passport
OPO e-mail # 22-159 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1985 Passport 47 XXXX...
12/12/2022
1/3/2023
Emerald Bay Marina, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Antigua
sloop
OPO e-mail # 22-157 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX was part of the Salty Dawg Ra...
12/12/2022
12/17/2022
St. Augustine Fl
Antigua
Lagoon 450F
OPO e-mail # 22-158  Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Lagoon 450F name...
11/4/2022
11/12/2022
Hampton, Va.
Antigua
Outbound
OPO E-Mail # 22-140 XXXXXX is seeking 2 crew to join him and his first mate ab...
11/3/2022
11/15/2022
Hampton, VA
Antigua
Bavaria Vision 42

OPO E-Mail # 22-136A XXXXXX writes: writes: Because of the delayed departure ...

9/12/2022
11/1/2022
Hampton, VA and Bermuda
Antigua
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 22-100 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2007 Outbound 46 name...

11/7/2022
11/15/2022
Newport
Antigua
Newport
OPO e-mail # 22-142 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for a backup crew member, QU...
11/8/2022
11/14/2022
Norfolk, Va.
Bahamas
Leopard
OPO E-Mail # 22-144 XXXXXX is looking for one crew to join him and a friend on ...
9/16/2022
10/3/2022
Mallorca
Barcelona
Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 22-108 I had a drink with OPO Member XXXXXX after the boat show ...

10/5/2022
11/8/2022
Sag Harbor NY
Bear Delaware (Middle of the C and D Canal)
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 22-123  OPO member XXXXXX is looking for three semi-experienced c...
11/3/2022
11/7/2022
Norfolk, Va.
Bermuda and the USVI
Caliber 47

OPO E-Mail # 22-137 My name is XXXXXX on S/V Carlina, a 2008 Caliber 47. My w...

9/23/2022
10/29/2022
Newport
Bermuda and then Red Hook, St Thomas
Dufour

OPO e-mail # 22-109 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2020 Dufour 412GL nam...

10/13/2022
10/27/2022
Newport
Bermuda and then Tortola BVI
Swan 61

OPO e-mail # 22-130 Full time pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help ...

8/29/2022
10/27/2022
Newport
Bermuda to St Thomas USVI
Sabre 402
OPO e-mail # 22-95 Boat owner XXXXXX is signed up for the NAR XXXXXX this year...
11/9/2022
11/11/2022
Beaufort, SC
Blue Hill, ME
Boat
OPO E-Mail # 22-145 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his Jarvis Ne...
11/3/2022
11/15/2022
Newport, RI
BVI
Swan 48

OPO E-Mail # 22-136B XXXXXX is requesting 3 crew to join him aboard his Swan ...

9/29/2022
11/2/2022
Norfolk, VA
Cape Canaveral, FL
Outremer 55

OPO e-mail # 22-117 XXXXXX has a 2002 Outremer 55 named XXXXXX. He is looking...

1/5/2023
1/7/2023
St. Pete’s Florida
Carrabelle Florida (Panhandle)
Hunter
OPO e-mail # 23-02 XXXXXX bought a used 1993 Hunter 42 in St. Pete’s and had a...
9/6/2022
10/30/2022
Mattapoisett, MA
Charleston
Oceanis
OPO e-mail # 22-101 XXXXXX and skipper David DePree has a 2011 Beneteau 54 Oce...
10/8/2022
11/2/2022
New York City
Charleston SC
Ohlson

OPO e-mail # 22-125 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer...

9/17/2022
10/7/2022
Salem MA
Charleston SC
Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 22-105 Member XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help sail his 20...

9/20/2022
11/2/2022
Falmouth MA
Charleston SC
Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 22-110 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join them...

11/21/2022
11/29/2022
Norfolk VA
Charleston SC
Ohlson
OPO e-mail # 22-151  Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer...
10/14/2022
11/16/2022
New York City
Charleston SC
Ohlson
OPO e-mail # 22-125 updates with new dates Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a...
10/7/2022
10/15/2022
New Bedford MA
Coconut Grove FL
Beneteau 40
OPO e-mail # 22-124 updated Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for a repla...
11/19/2022
12/10/2022
Norfolk, VA
Culebra, PR
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 22-150 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a Tayana 37 named “...
9/23/2022
10/21/2022
Curacao
Curacao
Lagoon 410

OPO e-mail # 22-112 We received the following e-mail earlier this morning. If...

10/18/2022
11/15/2022
Grenada
Dominica
Valiant 40
OPO e-mail # 22-132 Good friend and accomplished sailor XXXXXX is looking for c...
12/13/2022
5/1/2023
Chesapeake
Europe
Boat
OPO e-mail # 22-157 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is planning well ahead to get...
2/5/2023
2/12/2023
Puerto Rico
Florida
Valiant 40
OPO e-mail # 23-08 We enjoy helping out members who have become friends and alm...
11/6/2022
11/28/2022
ICW
Florida
Swan
OPO e-mail # 22-141 I am in Bermuda and just got this e-mail from OPO member, b...
12/7/2022
12/18/2022
St. Thomas
Fort Lauderdale
Leopard Catamaran

OPO Crew request # 22-153 - Update Pro skipper and good friend XXXXXX from XX...

12/9/2022
12/16/2022
Key West
Fort Pierce FL
Hanse
OPO e-mail # 22-155 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two cr...
8/25/2022
9/1/2022
Panama City, Panama
French Polynesia, Marquesas Archipelago, Nuku Hiva, Taiohae Bay
Passport
OPO e-mail # 22-94 Boat owner and Youtube skipper João XXXXXX is looking for c...
9/29/2022
10/1/2022
Rhode Island
Ft Lauderdale, FL then on to St. Maarten
Outremer Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-116 XXXXXX mailed us today looking for crew. He even took the...

1/24/2023
2/18/2023
Soper's Hole, Tortola BVI
Georgetown, Gt. Exuma Bahamas
Oyster 68
OPO e-mail # 23-07 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join him for ...
10/10/2022
10/20/2022
Newport, RI
Hampton, Va.
Outbound 46 Nomad

OPO E-mail # 22-128   XXXXXX  is looking for crew to sail with him ...

8/11/2022
8/20/2022
St. Augustine FL
Haverstraw NY
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-89 Pro skipper and good friend of 30 years XXXXXX is looking fo...
8/30/2022
9/8/2022
Annapolis MD
Huntington NY
Tartan
OPO e-mail # 22-96 I am looking for two crew to sail the Tartan 3700 named Spra...
12/7/2022
3/15/2023
Panama / Galapagos
Marquesas
Leopard 45
OPO e-mail # 22-154 Boat owner, Stephan Le Goueff, has a well outfitted 2019 Le...
1/5/2023
3/1/2023
Panama
Marquesas
Leopard 45
OPO e-mail # 23-03 Boat owner, XXXXXX Goueff, has a well outfitted 2019 Leopar...
12/26/2022
12/30/2022
Tortola
Nassau Bahamas
Charter Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-160 Pro skipper XXXXXX (works with XXXXXX and Shane at Atlas ...
8/31/2022
10/18/2022
Annapolis MD USA
Nassau Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-97 XXXXXX XXXXXX is moving a 2021 XXXXXX 45 named XXXXXX so...
1/2/2023
2/28/2023
Ventura CA
Newport RI via Panama Canal
Swan 51
OPO e-mail # 23-01 Pro Swan skipper and good friend XXXXXX is starting his New ...
1/19/2023
1/21/2023
Charleston SC
Palm Beach FL
Boat
OPO e-mail # 23-05 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join him for ...
9/14/2022
9/30/2022
St. John's Yacht Harbor, Charleston SC
Port Canaveral, Florida
Catalina 320

OPO e-mail # 22-106 Boat owner XXXXXX just bought a 1995 Catalina 320 named A...

10/9/2022
10/27/2022
Newport RI
Red Hook St Thomas
Alden

OPO e-mail # 22-127 Newport RI to Red Hook St Thomas BVI- 100 Ton USCG Master...

10/9/2022
10/29/2022
Avalon Catalina island
Richmond San Francisco CA
Frers 63

OPO e-mail # 22-126 Avalon Catalina island to Sf / Richmond San Francisco CA ...

8/22/2022
9/5/2022
Camden, ME
Ridge, MD
Hinckley 59

OPO e-mail # 22-93 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew. The...

11/4/2022
11/11/2022
Norfolk Va.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Leopard 45
OPO E-Mail # 22-139 This crew request is from pro delivery skipper, XXXXXX He...
9/11/2022
9/26/2022
Stamford CT
South River Chesapeake Bay
Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just sout...

9/11/2022
9/26/2022
Stamford CT
South River Chesapeake Bay
Swan 44
OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just south ...
1/19/2023
3/16/2023
Bahamas
St Kitts and Nevis
Ohlson
OPO e-mail # 23-06 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer n...
11/29/2022
12/12/2022
Charleston SC
St Maartin
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-152  Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2021 Fountaine Paj...
8/22/2022
10/31/2022
Hilton Head South Carolina
St. Maarten
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-91 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2003 Privilege 43 cata...

10/12/2022
10/30/2022
Hampton, Virginia
St. Maarten
Beneteau 44.7

OPO E-Mail # 22-129 XXXXXX is looking for one crew to join him and two other ...

9/29/2022
10/27/2022
Newport RI
St. Maarten
Hinckley

OPO e-mail # 22- 119 Very experienced boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is lookin...

11/3/2022
11/9/2022
Hampton, Va.
St. Maarten
Beneteau

OPO E-Mail # 22-138 XXXXXX is asking for crew to join him and two others aboa...

11/8/2022
11/11/2022
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Boat
OPO e-mail # 22-143 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is part of our NAR XXXXXX th...
9/29/2022
10/27/2022
Portsmouth RI
St. Thomas USVI
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 22-113 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has an Outbound 46 names XX...

9/2/2022
10/20/2022
Annapolis MD
St. Thomas USVI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 22-99  Pro skipper XXXXXX and 1st mate XXXXXX are looking for on...
12/26/2022
1/21/2023
Ft Lauderdale and Panama Canal
Tahiti
Tartan
OPO e-mail # 22-161 Good friend and delivery skipper XXXXXX has another new ch...
9/29/2022
11/6/2022
Chesapeake Bay
Tortola
Oyster 68
OPO e-mail # 22-118 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew for this...
9/14/2022
10/29/2022
Southport CT
USVI
Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-107 Boat owners and experienced skipper, Mr. XXXXXX, has a 20...

10/25/2022
11/1/2022
Little Creek Norfolk VA
West Palm Beach FL
Swan 51
OPO e-mail # 22-134 Boat owner and very experienced sailor XXXXXX has a 1984 S...
10/24/2022
11/14/2022
Annapolis MD
Wilmington NC
Boat
OPO e-mail # 22-132 XXXXXX and her husband are looking for one crew or a coupl...

10/3/2022 from Dania Beach Florida to Annapolis Boat Show on a Leopard Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-115 And then back from Annapolis to Florida - Pro skipper and good friend XXXXXX is delivering a brand-new Leopard catamaran from Florida to the show and then returning after the show is over. He is looking for at least one experienced crew, but will take two people if he gets a good response. The boats are brand new so crew need to help keep them clean and most likely only use one head and half the boat. He just e-mailed me Friday late afternoon and I was away until tonight so I am sending this out without all the details since it is short notice. But he can fill in more details about the boat as he finds out. He is one of the nicest people I know. He is an Ausie who lives in SXM. He lives on his boat and is a very good electronics guy and can do almost anything else on the boat. He has been a pro skipper with Atlas Deliveries for many years. He is flying up this Wednesday and will be at the boat Thursday and expect to leave two to four days after that. You can ask him more details when you e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX If you can only make one leg, crew can also contact him for the return passage which will be right after the show.



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8/26/2022 from Milford CT to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau 38.1

OPO e-mail # 22-92 I will be delivering a 2018 Beneteau 38.1 boat with the owner from Milford CT to Annapolis MD departing from Milford about 2 pm this Friday. I plan to take the Port Jefferson Ferry from LI to Bridgeport CT as a passenger and have the owner pick me (us) up in Bridgeport and then go to the boat to get ready to depart. It will be an early morning drive to the Port Jeff Ferry so we can meet at the boat, or at the Ferry in Port Jeff or you can meet me in Huntington and rive out to Port Jeff with me. I only need one crew so please do not be disappointed if you are not picked. Since the owner is going I can’t take an extra one or two crew like I like to do. I will rent a car in Annapolis next Monday morning to drive back to Huntington and you can ride back with me. We will be back in Huntington my midafternoon on Monday. The passage will take 2 ½ days non-stop. If interested please e-mail me at XXXXX@XXXX



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9/25/2022 from Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau 44.7

OPO e-mail # 22-111 OPO member XXXXXX has a 2005 Beneteau 44.7 named XXXXXX. He is looking for one or two experienced sailors who can stand a solo watch if needed for this short hop down the coast. He has over 10,000 offshore miles with OPO and on is own. He has owned this boat for two years. His previous boat was a Martin 242. This boat has Raymarine plotters, AIS, liferaft, EPIRB., Garmin Explorer GPS. The boat is at the One 15 Marina in Brooklyn across from Wall Street. I just got off the phone with him. The plan is to go down the Jersey Coast, up Delaware Bay, through the C and D Canal and down to Annapolis by the 28th. Of course, weather can come in to play so a stop or slight change of plan is common. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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9/27/2022 from Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 22-111 Updated Brooklyn NY to Annapolis MD - OPO member XXXXXX has a 2005 Beneteau 44.7 named XXXXXX. He has delayed departure for two days because of SW winds until then. He is looking for one or two crew to help sail sailors for this short hop down the coast. His family prefers to meet him by land so he is looking for one or two crew to fill in for them. He has over 10,000 offshore miles with OPO and on is own. He has owned this boat for two years. His previous boat was a Martin 242. This boat has Raymarine plotters, AIS, liferaft, EPIRB., Garmin Explorer GPS. The boat is at the One 15 Marina in Brooklyn across from Wall Street. I just got off the phone with him. He is willing to pay travel expenses home from BWI to New York City by train or the equivalent if you are traveling from somewhere else. The plan is to go down the Jersey Coast and stay in the les of the West winds. up Delaware Bay, through the C and D Canal and down to Annapolis by the 29th or 30th. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. You can discuss travel plans with him when you make contact. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX I am making the same passage with two OPO members. We depart Monday afternoon from Stamford so will be going down the Jersey Shore about the same time or just a few hours ahead of you. Hank



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1/14/2023 from Grenada to Annapolis MD on a Passport

OPO e-mail # 22-159 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1985 Passport 47 XXXXXX named Ghost. Ted sail south with the NAR XXXXXX in 2019 and hired one of my friends as his skipper for the passage south. They had a 3rd OPO members aboard and it went great. He is now sailing the boat to Annapolis to put on the market. It is early in the year so he does not want to get to Annapolis until the end of March. He is looking for crew to sail back with his first option to find crew who have time to make a few stops along the way on this downwind return passage to the USA. If you do not have time for the entire passage, you can join hm for a month or so, whatever seems to work out for both of you. He would like to have three crew in total but can sail with two if the other person can stand a solo watch. He e-mails Option A: Island hop and do the tourist thing from Grenada -> St. Thomas or St. Johns then passages to XXXXXX -> Bahamas -> St. XXXXXX -> Charleston SC -> Beaufort NC -> XXXXXX NC final destination O XXXXXX -> Norfolk VA -> Annapolis. This plan would be a month or more with day sails (or night sails) from island to island. The boat has been in the Caribbean he sailed south in the 2019 Rally. Covid kept her in check for a while. She is now in very good shape as they have been getting her ready for market. He now wants to bring it back to the states, but does not need to hire a skipper for the return passage. But he also does not want to rush. He is a bit flexible on the departure. He plans to go back to the boat and oversee the last of the work list being finished to get ready for the passage soon after the new year. He e-mails more about the boat: She has a dodger and bimini. 50 hp Betamarine diesel. 130 gals diesel and 130 gals water. Roller furling all sails. Dinghy with outboard. Teak interior. Sleeps 6. New ENO stove. Raymarine chart plotter with weather radar. ASI equipped. Autopilot. XXXXXX Band and VHF radio + Hand held VHF. Winslow life raft. EPRIB. Major upgrades in the last 6 months - new deck and more. Spacious salon. Very comfortable boat. NARC passage 2019 Newport RI -> Bermuda -> St. Maartin. As usual the passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses paid for, but he would like crew to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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1/3/2023 from Emerald Bay Marina, Great Exuma, Bahamas to Antigua on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 22-157 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX was part of the Salty Dawg Rally this year that got delayed departing from the US and went to the Bahamas first. He is now making plans to complete the passage to the Caribbean after the Holidays. XXXXXX has a 2020 Catalina 445 named Navigant. He is looking for two crew to make this passage. He and his wife have spent the last 5 years cruising up and down the East Coast of the USA on two boats. He is an accomplished sailor that know his boat well. He was referred by another OPO member who I have sailed with. He is looking for experienced crew who can stand a solo watch and help get the boat to Antigua. I spoke with him this morning and he seems like a very nice man. He is letting his wife fly down to Antigua after the passage so it will be two OPO members plus himself. He e-mails: “Navigant is a well-equipped and maintained sloop rigged monohull sailboat with blue Bimini top and enclosure, an auxiliary 57 HP Yammer engine, 6 KW Generator, Spectra water maker and a Highfield CL 290 tender with a 9.9 HP Mercury Outboard engine. She carries 130 gallons of fuel and 150 gallons of fresh water. Communications equipment include a fixed VHF and 2 handheld VHF radios, Starlink satellite, IridiumGo SAT Phone, and Garmin In Reach Satellite tracking and messaging. Safety equipment includes all required visual (flares, electric distress light), and audible distress signals, EPIRB, fire extinguishers, emergency bilge pumps, flashlights, Winslow 4-man offshore life raft, general trauma first aid equipment, ditch bag, wooden bungs, jacklines, tethers, PFDs, along with ships emergency spares for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.” He is going back to the USA for the holidays in the next few days. He will return to the boat and meet crew soon after the New Year and complete the passage to Antigua. He knows this is an upwind passage and will make stops for fuel or to duck in for better weather as needed, but the plan is to get to Antigua asap. The passage is 900 miles, but plan to have extra time for any delays or upwind work. The passage can be as short as 10 days with travel and prep time, but may take a bit longer. The passage is frere with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. However, he understands that helping both crew with a small travel stipend to get home within reason will help get a better response and good crew so he will offer some money to get you home from Antigua. If interested, please e-mail XXXXXX with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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12/17/2022 from St. Augustine Fl to Antigua on a Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 22-158  Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Lagoon 450F named Spring that he has owned for 5 years and travelled extensively. He has owned many boats over the years in Sydney and has sailed over 50,000 miles including 4 Atlantic crossings, 2 Sydney to Hobarts and many more ocean races. He sails with his wife who has 10,000 plus miles and two Atlantic crossings The boat has a 3 cabin layout 3 with 11 kw generator, 1300 watt solar panels, 2 parasails, code 0, gennaker. They are looking for one more crew or a couple to join them for the passage from Florida to the Caribbean. Antigua is the ultimate destinate, but crew can get off in XXXXXX or the XXXXXX if short on time. I spoke with him today. I told him it might be a long shot to get crew on short notice over the holiday and he understands. He e-mails: Our current plans are to be in XXXXXX until around the 17th/18th and then head out to XXXXXX or beyond if we end up getting a crew member in XXXXXX If we can’t we’ll just bounce through the Bahamas as weather permits. The plan is to get to Antigua or XXXXXX we are very flexible and are letting the weather dictate our fate and destination. Since he knows it is a long shot, he is happy to speak with any OPO members who can join him soon after the Holidays for the 2nd half of the trip. Not sure where he will be when, but you can plan directly with each other. Let me know how it works out. As usual the passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. If interested, please send your sailing resume to him at S XXXXX@XXXX .

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11/12/2022 from Hampton, Va. to Antigua on a Outbound

OPO E-Mail # 22-140 XXXXXX is seeking 2 crew to join him and his first mate aboard his Outbound 46, NOMAD. He is leaving from XXXXXX XXXXXX Marina with his destination Antigua.  Leon said that both he and his mate are experienced offshore sailors.  He asks that crew have experience and are comfortable with solo night watches and have sail trim knowledge.  He would like to leave on November 12, weather permitting.  He estimates that the trip should take about 16 days. Leon writes: NOMAD is superb sailing yacht with good manners on all points of sail. A solent rig with new standing rigging, she is equipped with a self steering vane, wind generator, solar panels, duel alternators, DC water maker, 190 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 4 person life raft, EPIRB, InReach and XXXXXX sat phones, etc., we use Predict wind and support of XXXXXX and the XXXXXX XXXXXX Team for weather and safety related information. We are sailing as part of the XXXXXX XXXXXX to Antigua. XXXXXX 1 departure was delayed due to weather and some of my crew had to depart. I am looking for 2 crew members. The leave date will be at the first weather window. May stop in Bermuda if we need to but otherwise sail direct to Antigua. Interested crew should email Leon at  XXXXX@XXXX

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11/15/2022 from Hampton, VA to Antigua on a Bavaria Vision 42

OPO E-Mail # 22-136A XXXXXX writes: writes: Because of the delayed departure of the Salty Dawg Rally to the Caribbean, we need a fourth crew member with flexibility to leave Hampton VA for Antigua with the rally when the next weather window opens (hopefully in the next 5-10 days but it's unclear). My insurer requires that crew have recent (the last few years) offshore experience on a similar journey (i.e., more than 250 miles offshore). Nonsmoker, no drugs. Must be capable of standing solo watches. PAX is a 2015 Bavaria Vision 42 that did the Newport-Bermuda Race this June and has all required safety equipment. We also have a water maker. Please have potential crew reach out to me with your résumé. I will need to gather information from my insurer and have them vetted. Thanks! XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2022 from Hampton, VA and Bermuda to Antigua on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 22-100 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2007 Outbound 46 named Nomad. He is looking for 1 crew for a total of 4 crew for his passage south this year. Leon is signed up for the Salty Dawg Rally departing Hampton, Virginia on or about November, 1st . Leon has been sailing all his life and has had ownership of Nomad for the last year and has sailed between Florida, Maine, Hallifax, and the Bahamas as a shakedown for this voyage. The other 2 crew members are experienced blue water sailors and our goal is a safe, fast passage. We may stop in Bermuda weather permitting. NOMAD is a comfortable boat, with superb manners in a seaway on all points of sail. Equipped with solar, wind generator and dual alternators, water maker, heat, hot water, Hydrovane wind steering, etc. New jib and genoa. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX .



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11/15/2022 from Newport to Antigua on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 22-142 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for a backup crew member, QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED, in case his departure from Newport is delayed beyond November 15 (in which case an existing crew member will be unable to go). You MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide a résumé or sailing log as well as references. You should be comfortable/confident standing watches alone (with Jim on call). Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. He is delivering a fully-equipped Oyster 65 from Portsmouth RI to Antigua. This will be a passage that will take 10-11 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day prior to departure, for prep, as well as another day for cleanup, upon arrival. In addition, flights back home from Antigua could take two days. You would arrive in Portsmouth on 11/15 or later(?) (weather dependent). This means you must be okay with spending the Thanksgiving holiday offshore. You MUST be available for two weeks OR SO, to allow for potential weather delays. (Side note: We will NOT be staying aboard for more than 1 day beyond arrival in Antigua, so please don’t ask…thank you.) You will have all offshore food expenses covered. In addition, transportation costs to and from the boat will be reimbursed. If interested, please e-mail Jim directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. Jim adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 45 years' experience and more than 135,000 offshore miles. I have done this particular passage many times before. I am safety-conscious and weather-knowledgeable, and have a calm demeanor.

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11/14/2022 from Norfolk, Va. to Bahamas on a Leopard

OPO E-Mail # 22-144 XXXXXX is looking for one crew to join him and a friend on a sail leaving from Norfolk Yacht and Country Club in Norfolk, Virginia to Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. The boat is a Leopard 42 named Love of My Life. XXXXXX would like crew to join him on November 13th with a November 14th planned departure. Crew should plan to be away 7 days. He asks that crew have some offshore experience and be comfortable doing a solo night watch. XXXXXX writes: I am 55 years old in good health, I have my 25 ton license. Boat is well equipped and comfortable for passage. It is a 4 cabin/ 4 head/shower model. Each crew member get their own stateroom. Galley including toaster oven, Microwave, gas stove, Ice maker, coffee maker. Boat has heat and A/C, gen set, solar, lithium batteries and nice code zero A buddy of mine is also on board and he has done ocean passages including night watches. He has done some ocean racing although I am a cruiser not a racer. Interested crew can contact XXXXXX by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/3/2022 from Mallorca to Barcelona on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 22-108 I had a drink with OPO Member XXXXXX after the boat show Thursday. He sent me the following “crew request”. He is a very nice guy and started as an OPO novice offshore sailor about 15 years ago. He now has a very nice boat and is a very competent skipper and owner. He has a very nice boat. I am giving you his e-mail verbatim. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He e-mails: Hank, I know it's somewhat of a long shot but I have a pretty good opportunity for someone who can get away for a while and can get themself to Spain. My 2006 Oyster 46 "Seashells of St James" is back in the Med this summer and I will be moving her from Mallorca at the beginning of October to her winter home outside Barcelona. My significant other is unable to join me for the move that I am planning on turning into a short cruise of the French Riviera and the Northeast Coast of Spain... probably seven or so days with one overnight then stops every night after that to enjoy the lovely harbors of that part of the Med. Let's say October 3 to October 10th. Sounds pretty good right? Flights to and from Barcelona are pretty easy to come by and airfares have come down and are running around $600 roundtrip from New York. Great time of year for Med cruising with temps moderate and crowds thinned out hopefully. Great little trip for the right person. Spain requires full vaccination with not more than 270 days since boosting or a negative pre-departure Covid test. I'm fully vaxed. Resumes to XXXXX@XXXX .



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11/8/2022 from Sag Harbor NY to Bear Delaware (Middle of the C and D Canal) on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 22-123  OPO member XXXXXX is looking for three semi-experienced crew (Can stand a night watch) to sail his 1985 Swan 46 named XXXXXX to her winter quarters. Alan lives aboard part of the year out East on XXXXXX and moves the boat closer to Philadelphia where he works the rest of the year. He has made the trip back and forth a couple of times now. He is going to the XXXXXX Marina along the C and XXXXXX He expects the trip to take about 48 hours. He Adds: “ XXXXXX continues to be very well maintained, with recent 1000 hour Yanmar engine service and new cutlass bearing installed. Safety equipment includes EPIRB, life raft, jacklines, handheld GPS and new fire extinguishers to name a few.” The passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard food included. You can work with the other crew and Alan to coordinate travel to and from the boat to save money on transportation split two or three ways. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/7/2022 from Norfolk, Va. to Bermuda and the USVI on a Caliber 47

OPO E-Mail # 22-137 My name is XXXXXX on S/V Carlina, a 2008 Caliber 47. My wife and I had plans to depart Norfolk for Bermuda and then on to the USVI this week, but due to weather we are delayed and down one crew member. I am looking for a crew member to join us on a passage departing Norfolk, VA to Bermuda and then on to the USVI. Our departure is very fluid with this current weather situation in the Atlantic. We are hoping to get underway sometime before Nov 15, but it will depend a lot on what the weather is doing. Because of this, it would be good to find a crew member with an open schedule. Crew member should be comfortable standing solo watches at day and night under sail. We currently have one crew member who is a single 55 year old male (smoker) with strong sailing experience and would like to add a second crew member for a total of four souls onboard for the duration of the transit. We ask that the crew member provide transportation to the boat. We will provide all meals aboard the vessel. Expenses ashore are at the crew members own expense. Due to the short notice and upcoming holiday season, we will pay the entry fees into Bermuda and are planning to contribute towards the cost of air fare for the return flight home. Crew member will need a current passport and COVID19 vaccination record. I can be reached by email XXXXX@XXXX to answer any questions. Our Tentative Itinerary with unknown departure dates which are fluid depending on weather. We would like to depart as soon as we have a weather opportunity arriving USVI before the end of November. 11/xx/2022 – Depart Hartge’s Yacht Harbor, Galesville, MD 11/xx/2022 – Arrive Hampton, VA, FT. Monroe (122 nautical miles) 11/xx/2022 – Depart Hampton, VA 11/xx/2022 – Arrive St. George’s Island, Bermuda (650 nautical miles) 11/xx/2022 – Depart St. George’s Island, Bermuda 11/xx/2022 – Arrive St. Thomas, USVI, Charlotte Amalie Anchorage (855 nautical miles) Captain and Wife Captain XXXXXX USCG Licensed Mariner and Joyce Meggison (non-smokers). XXXXXX spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a Sonar Technician aboard the Nuclear Powered Fast-Attack Submarine, USS Lapon, SSN 661. Retired from BellSouth/AT and T after a 33-year career. Joyce retired as a financial analyst from Weyerhaeuser. Both XXXXXX and Joyce are active members of the USCG Auxiliary. We have no pets on board. S/V Carlina, 2008 Caliber 47 LRC-SE MMSI #368134740, Radio Call Sign WDL4779 Carlina is a white hulled, blue trim with blue bimini top and enclosure, cutter rigged monohull sailboat, with an auxiliary 75 HP Yanmar engine and 6 KW Northern Lights Generator, dual RACOR fuel system. She carries 200 gallons of fuel and 200 gallons of fresh water and a Highfield CL 310 tender with a 9.9 HP Mercury Outboard engine. Communications equipment include a fixed VHF and 2 handheld VHF radios, SSB HF radio, IridiumGo SAT Phone, and a Garmin In Reach Satellite tracking and messaging. Safety equipment includes all required visual (flares, electric distress light), and audible distress signals, fire extinguishers, emergency bilge pumps, flashlights, Viking 4-man offshore life raft, general trauma first aid equipment, ditch bag, wooden bungs, MOB ladder, MOB SOS DAN Bouy, Jacklines, Tethers, PFDs, and foul weather gear along with ships emergency spares for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.



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10/29/2022 from Newport to Bermuda and then Red Hook, St Thomas on a Dufour

OPO e-mail # 22-109 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2020 Dufour 412GL named Lady Slipper. It has a 3-cabin layout. He is looking for crew to sail south this year in the NARC Rally. He plans to sail with 4 crew. He has owned this boat for two years. The boat is equipped with AIS, Radar, EPIRB, Current Raymarine Electronics Package, 6 person life raft, storm jib, drogue device. He is traveling from Wisconsin to California and is joining the NARC rally as a part of this journey to transit from Newport to St Thomas. has just completed the sail from Racine Wisconsin to Fairhaven Massachusetts. He is waiting out hurricane season in Fairhaven and preparing the boat for the trip down to the Caribbean. The standing rigging and running rigging has been professionally inspected along with the steering rigging in Fairhaven. He is ASA Certified through ASA 108 and has completed the passage from Jamestown RI to St Thomas last year (on another boat). He has 11 years sailing experience and about 5,000 miles. He plans to enjoy the Virgin Islands from Nov 15 to March 10 then continue the trip to California via Panama Canal and will likely be looking for crew for these legs as well. If you're interested, He would enjoy meeting you and showing you the boat in Fairhaven. Fairhaven Ma to St. Thomas. The non-stop passage usually takes about 10 days, but allowing time for a weather delay and time in each port figure about a 15-day commitment. He has a web site at www.ladyslippersailing.com The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2022 from Newport to Bermuda and then Tortola BVI on a Swan 61

OPO e-mail # 22-130 Full time pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help sail a Swan 61 named XXXXXX south in our rally this year. This is a rare short notice paid opportunity for experienced crew. Please do not cancel on another owner. He has done the rally with us many years as he skippers this boat full time and moves it north and south each season. He is a very nice guy and goes with a crew of 4 or 5 people. But rather than pay he is willing to pay travel and even a small stipend for those that have experience and know they are part of a crew taking care of a big boat and will jump in to help keep the boat clean and safe. Plan to arrive on the 27th for departure the 29th. He stops in Bermuda with us and then departs about Monday Nov 7th for Tortola if the weather looks good. Plan to fly home about Nov 15th. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2022 from Newport to Bermuda to St Thomas USVI on a Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 22-95 Boat owner XXXXXX is signed up for the NAR XXXXXX this year. Dave has a 2001 Sabre 402 that he has owned since 2014. Dave is a lifelong sailor and has the boat well outfitted for his eighth passage to the Caribbean. He has done the rally before. He is a very nice guy and good sailor with many sea miles. He is looking for two crew members for the passage south. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. He will even pay your $150 per person NAR XXXXXX fee. You also need to get to and from the boat. He would like crew to show up XXXXXX 27th and move the boat from XXXXXX (West side of Jamestown RI) to Newport on Friday, the date before we depart. XXXXXX you will sail to XXXXXX USVI. Dave says you are welcome to stay aboard until your flights home from USVI. Time at sea will be about 10 to 11 days, but plan on being away about 18 days including waiting on weather, two to four days in Bermuda and a day or two on the other end. If interested please e-mail Dave with a brief sailing resume and your contact info so you can get in touch and perhaps meet each other between now and departure. Dave is happy to meet with any crew in advance. He lives in XXXXXX but is spending a lot of time on the boat this summer at XXXXXX Jamestown RI. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX

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11/11/2022 from Beaufort, SC to Blue Hill, ME on a Boat

OPO E-Mail # 22-145 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his Jarvis Neuman 46, Osprey. The trip is from Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina in Beaufort, SC to Blue Hill, Maine. XXXXXX would like crew to arrive on November 11, 2022 and should plan on 8 days away. He has one experienced crew with him and would like the potential crew to be comfortable steering. XXXXXX adds that he has been a delivery skipper for 15 years. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. Contact XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/15/2022 from Newport, RI to BVI on a Swan 48

OPO E-Mail # 22-136B XXXXXX is requesting 3 crew to join him aboard his Swan 48 for a trip from Newport, RI to BVI’s. He  writes that crew must have sailed offshore before, be competent in an offshore environment and be able to stand solo watches. Crew will join the boat at the Jamestown Boat Yard for the sail to Tortola. He would like crew to arrive on November 15th with a November 16th departure planned. He expects the trip to take 20 days. Interested crew should contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2022 from Norfolk, VA to Cape Canaveral, FL on a Outremer 55

OPO e-mail # 22-117 XXXXXX has a 2002 Outremer 55 named XXXXXX. He is looking for one more experienced crew to join for a total crew of 5. The other crew are a pro skipper/friend of his, plus two other sailors who will be offshore for the first time, but also sail. Thus, the request for one more experienced crew. I spoke with him earlier today. He sounds like a very good guy with a good plan.. He e-mails: Skylark is a performance sailing catamaran outfitted for ocean passages and off grid cruising. Our family will be sailing her around the world over the next few years. The boat has undergone a recent re-fit and is ready for the open ocean. She is well equipped, safety equipment, water maker, Vesper cortex AIS, Radar, Raymarine Auto Pilot, new sails and compliant sail inventory, solar, wind gen, performance running rigging, Among the other crew: An experienced delivery captain, with racing and teaching background, a novice sailor that has sailed with us before, a novice sailor with some small boat experience, and me the boat owner, I am an experienced sailor with some offshore experience. They have a web site. www.UUUUU.com The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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1/7/2023 from St. Pete’s Florida to Carrabelle Florida (Panhandle) on a Hunter

OPO e-mail # 23-02 XXXXXX bought a used 1993 Hunter 42 in St. Pete’s and had a skipper lined up to help him move her to his home port, but they had a delay so he lost his skipper and crew for lack of time. The engine is being repaired and will be ready to move soon.(New fuel lines) I just got off the phone with him. He seems like a very nice guy who could use one or two crew for this short passage up the XXXXXX of Florida. He figures to make the passage during the day unless he gets crew who are comfortable doing an overnight and making landfall in daylight in day two or three. Mark is happy to pay all onboard expenses and a small travel stipend. (We figure only people within a short distance and living in Florida or Georgia will volunteer.) If you have time and want to go sailing please send your sailing resume to Mark at XXXXX@XXXX and since it is short notice his telephone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX .

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10/30/2022 from Mattapoisett, MA to Charleston on a Oceanis

OPO e-mail # 22-101 XXXXXX and skipper David DePree has a 2011 Beneteau 54 Oceanis sailboat named Atonement. He is looking for crew to sail Atonement from Mattapoisett, MA to Charleston, SC during the last week of October 2022. Voyage is approximately 4-5 days depending upon weather, so block out the week to allow for weather window. He adds: Atonement includes 3 cabins, 2 heads, and a full galley. She has new roller reefing mainsail and genoa, XXXXXX asymmetrical spinnaker, and 110hp Yanmar diesel engine to get us where we need to go. New electronics include chart plotter, auto pilot, wind, speed, and depth. Cummins generator and AC and heat provide comfort as needed. XXXXXX 54 is a smooth, comfortable ride in all conditions at 30,000 lbs. displacement, 6’ draft, and 16’ beam. Average hull speed is 7.0 – 8.0 knots. She’s fully loaded with all necessary safety gear to include AIS, EPIRB, life raft, jack lines, PFD’s, ditch bag, damage control kit, fire extinguishers, and more. Owner is an experienced Atlantic sailor with several blue water voyages to include Marion to Bermuda race, Bahamas, and offshore coastal USA. He also obtained a U XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX Owner provides fuel, food, water and grog. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/2/2022 from New York City to Charleston SC on a Ohlson

OPO e-mail # 22-125 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer named XXXXXX. He is looking for one or two crew for a total of 3 crew (he has one sailing friend who may join him. 50-50). Crew need to have offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. He Adds; Halcyon is a joy to sail. She is a wood boat built in Sweden in 1958 double planked from oak and mahogany. She had an extensive refit done by Rockport Marine in 2000 and is in great condition. I recently sailed her Halcyon with my wife from NYC up to Maine and back. I'm looking for deliver crew to help me sail the boat from NYC to Charleston SC leaving around 11/2 depending on the weather window. The boat is well equipped with safety equipment, flares, AIS, radar, jacklines, epirb etc.... I spoke with him today. He plans to depart from Liberty Landing Marina and sail to Norfolk, make sure there is a good weather window, and then go around Cape Hatteras and on down to Charleston. He has made the passage several times north and south. He is an experienced sailor with several long offshore crossing under him. The passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you should plan to get yourself to and from the boat or coordinate with the other crew. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/7/2022 from Salem MA to Charleston SC on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 22-105 Member XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help sail his 2003 Caliber 40 LRC named “XXXXXX” south soon after Oct 7th. The boat is for sail so this might be a good way to check out a boat of you are looking for an offshore boat. LRC stands for Long Range Cruiser, which this boat is. He e-mails: I’m a past OPO member and have had crew through OPO in past on my 2003 Caliber 40 LRC. I was in this last Fall Narc Rally to St Martin. I will be leaving Salem Ma Oct 7 Looking for 2 crew to make passage to Charleston South Carolina 7-8 day passage. I have crewed to St Martin in past and Captain on my Caliber to and back from St Martin. Have sailed to Florida Keys, Bahamas. Boat has all safety equipment Epirb, AIS, Garmin Inreach, life raft, new rigging, new Garmin Chart plotter, Radar. Good fridge for good meals, 212 gal fuel 175 gal water, solar, wind generator, Dodger, Binimi and connector for weather protection. Can pick up crew at Boston Logan Airport if needed. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2022 from Falmouth MA to Charleston SC on a Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 22-110 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join them for his annual passage south. The vessel is a 62 Nordhavn 68 feet long 19' 6" beam 7-foot draft 83-ton displacement. This is a big power boat in the trawler family. This is not a rushed delivery and they expect to take up to two weeks stopping along the way. He and his wife are very accomplished on the water, but seek one crew to help make this luxurious passage South this year. They have gotten crew from us before and it has always gone well. They need someone who can handle dock lines and keep watch. He will even pay your travel expenses home, depending on where you live. Non-smoker please. No alcohol underway. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXXX. He describes the opportunity very well so I quote him: “Our anticipated departure date subject to Weather is Nov 2nd. We will be departing Falmouth MA for Charleston SC. The vessel is a 62 Nordhavn 68 feet long 19' 6" beam 7-foot draft 83-ton displacement. She has been in our family for 12 years and approximately 80,000 miles. She was purchased in Portland Oregon then brought up to Vancouver British Columbia and refit at Philbrooks boat yard, if you go online to Philbrooks boat yard you will see pictures of her refit. You can also see pictures of the boat if you Google Jimmy Buffett boats as she was owned by Jimmy Buffett. We then brought the boat down the West Coast through the Panama Canal, Caribbean Sea, East Coast to Falmouth Mass. The Bonne Vie has four state rooms all with flat screen TVs, climate controlled, and 3 1/2 heads. She has a single lugger diesel, emergency engine, three generators and a 1000 gallon a day water maker. Both myself and my wife have 100 ton captain’s licenses and this will be our 11th trip Northbound in this specific boat. I also have a pilot’s license, helicopter license, motorcycle license and of course a driver’s license. I'm looking for two crewmembers possibly husband-and-wife. They would only need minimum boating skills but certainly the ability to not get seasick. It would be a large plus if one of them had some mechanical skills. I have completed the trip in as little as one week and as long as three weeks, please be available for a minimum of 3 weeks. My Weather router gives me a go or no go and I listen to her very closely. She is involved from the beginning of the trip to the very end. As you can imagine I will pay for all room and board and we all eat like kings. I will also pay for either getting to or getting from the boat on the East Coast of the United States.”



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11/29/2022 from Norfolk VA to Charleston SC on a Ohlson

OPO e-mail # 22-151  Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer named Halcyon. He is looking for one or two crew for a total of 3 crew. He got crew from us for his first leg from XXXXXX to the XXXXXX It worked out well. The plan is to take the ICW to Beaufort NC or Southport NC, then sail to Charleston in open water. This time of year it will take about 4 days down the ICR and then another one to two days offshore to get to Charleston. Jeff Adds; Halcyon is a joy to sail. She is a wood boat built in Sweden in 1958 double planked from oak and mahogany. She had an extensive refit done by XXXXXX in 2000 and is in great condition. I recently sailed her Halcyon with my wife from NYC up to Maine and back. I'm looking for deliver crew to help me sail the boat from NYC to Charleston SC leaving around 11/2 depending on the weather window. The boat is well equipped with safety equipment, flares, AIS, radar, jacklines, epirb etc.... I spoke with Jeff before his first “crew request”. He sounds like a very nice guy and loves his boat. Jeff has made the passage several times north and south. Jeff is an experienced sailor with several long offshore crossing under him. The passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you should plan to get yourself to and from the boat or coordinate with the other crew. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/16/2022 from New York City to Charleston SC on a Ohlson

OPO e-mail # 22-125 updates with new dates Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer named Halcyon. He is looking for one or two crew for a total of 3 crew (he has one sailing friend who may join him. 50-50). Crew need to have offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. Jeff Adds; Halcyon is a joy to sail. She is a wood boat built in Sweden in 1958 double planked from oak and mahogany. She had an extensive refit done by XXXXXX in 2000 and is in great condition. I recently sailed her Halcyon with my wife from NYC up to Maine and back. I'm looking for deliver crew to help me sail the boat from NYC to Charleston SC leaving around 11/2 depending on the weather window. The boat is well equipped with safety equipment, flares, AIS, radar, jacklines, epirb etc.... I spoke with Jeff today. He plans to depart from XXXXXX Marina and sail to Norfolk, make sure there is a good weather window, and then go around XXXXXX and on down to Charleston. Jeff has made the passage several times north and south. Jeff is an experienced sailor with several long offshore crossing under him. The passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you should plan to get yourself to and from the boat or coordinate with the other crew. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/15/2022 from New Bedford MA to Coconut Grove FL on a Beneteau 40

OPO e-mail # 22-124 updated Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for a replacement crew to help deliver a XXXXXX Beneteau 40.1 from Mass to Florida. The other crew is one of his regular crew. He is looking for one experienced crew, who can stand a solo watch, and strive to get on his regular crew list for future passages. There will be three crew in total. XXXXXX Andy e-mails: XXXXXX to Norfolk, then down the ditch for three days to Beaufort via Coinjock and Belhaven. XXXXXX south along the coast, bailing out if we get bad weather. Destination is XXXXXX near Miami. I anticipate the trip taking no more than two weeks and more likely 10 days. Watches offshore will be 3-on, 6-off, with me on call at all times. I do the cooking, and we eat well. Captain has logged nearly 450,000 miles. Check his web site http://www.UUUUU.com All onboard and travel expenses are covered. I have known Andrew for many years. I asked him to give me more information about the route since he had only one response from an OPO members who lives too far away in Canada. This is the preferred route this time of year so you do not have to plan to sail around Hatteras unless you get very luck. The three day at the top of the ICW is a nice option if you have never done this before. If you are looking to learn from the best and have the time, this is a very good opportunity. Making passages with delivery skippers with hundreds of thousands of miles is the best way to improve your offshore skills. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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12/10/2022 from Norfolk, VA to Culebra, PR on a Tayana 37

OPO e-mail # 22-150 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a Tayana 37 named “Josie” that he has been living aboard and preparing for passage south for months. He completed his first leg from MA to Norfolk with OPO members and is now planning his next leg south. He admits: This date is a little bit later in the season than I hoped for (Nov 1 would have been better) but it turned out to be a much busier year than I anticipated between work, boat projects, and prepping life for a period of cruising the boat as I'm sure you'd understand. I met Phil at the XXXXXX Show and we have spoken several times this summer since I also once owned and lived aboard a Tayana 37 for 14 years. He is a nice guy and knows more than he thinks. He edited his earlier “crew request” for crew from his 1st leg south and e-mails: Looking for an experienced crew member to help deliver Tayana 37 ‘Josie’ from Norfolk, VA to Culebra, XXXXXX starting December 10, 2022 and leaving as soon as weather permits. Phil - the owner / captain - will be aboard and a second OPO crew member has already signed on for the trip. Looking for a third hand to make the passage in a safe, timely manner and aiming to be in Culebra before XXXXXX Boat is currently located at XXXXXX Marina (Near Norfolk) in Hampton, VA at the mouth of the XXXXXX and ready to take on the appx 1400 nm trip to Culebra. Boat is a 1988 Tayana 37 cutter rig and purchased by the Phil 2 years ago near Annapolis, MD. Owner completed an extended refit this summer, begun by the previous owners. In the last few years boat has received new mast / boom, new standing rigging, new chainplates / knees, all new raymarine electronics, Vesper AIS / XXXXXX XXXXXX + XXXXXX new autopilot, Hyrdrovane, new sails, www.UUUUU.com genset, new lifelines, new hard dodger w/ canvas work, 440W solar installation, liferaft, new windlass, and many other upgrades for both safety and comfort aboard. Captain / Owner (Phil) is 38 years old and sailing experience includes 2 previous passages from the XXXXXX to the Caribbean crewing aboard other vessels. As a relatively new captain and boat owner, I am seeking a more experienced third crew member who is interested in actively participating in boat handling and passage planning aspects of the trip. The opportunity is free with all onboard expenses included. Dinner and a night out on Phil after completion of the passage. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to me at XXXXX@XXXX . Thank you and speak soon.

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10/21/2022 from Curacao to Curacao on a Lagoon 410

OPO e-mail # 22-112 We received the following e-mail earlier this morning. If anyone is interested in boat sitting in Curacao on a Lagoon 410 please contact her at the below e-mail address. They have an Insta gram account. Looks like they run a charter company and are planning to be off the boat for a couple of weeks. You would go down a day early and go over the boat with them. You WILL NOT be taking the boat out and should plan on taking the boat “sitting role” to heart. If interested please send you sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX The boat sitting gig is free. I assume you feed yourself and get to and from the boat. You can ask more questions from her as this is not something we have done much in the past. One of our skippers thought it would be a natural fit for OPO members to boat sit boats on a mooring or at anchor to save the boat owner dock fees. He has done this in the past. We will see bow this goes and if it catches on. Not sure if this is the type of request you accept or that your group is interested in but I thought I'd reach out! We are located in Curacao for hurricane season and are needing to take a trip back to the states for 11days ( Oct 21 - Nov 2) and we were looking to have someone stay on our boat during that time, ideally, if someone could come out a day before we leave to get acquainted with the boat. Not really an opportunity to get milage but maybe give someone a liveaboard experience with access to our dinghy, paddleboards etc. to explore. Info for anyone interested we're on a lagoon 410 and our website is here www.UUUUU.com To be clear we wouldn't want someone taking our main boat out without us but we'd feel much more comfortable leaving out boat with someone who knows a bit about boats! Let me know if there are any other questions and if this isn't the type of thing you send out I risky understand.



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11/15/2022 from Grenada to Dominica on a Valiant 40

OPO e-mail # 22-132 Good friend and accomplished sailor XXXXXX is looking for compatible crew to join her for an initial shortish cruising passage. Some of you may know XXXXXX through her adventures with another good friend XXXXXX who is no longer with us. XXXXXX has carried on and wishes to share some sailing time with nice people. With no long term plans in place, it is more about finding a good crew than sticking to a plan. I met up with her at the Newport Boat Show last month. She is following up my advice to visit Dominica and also to take baby steps with a few short hops with potential long term OPO members as crew as things progress. She e-mails: XXXXXX, almost a circumnavigator and long term First Mate, now captain, of SV Brick House is looking for 1-2 very experienced crew to sail from Greneda to Dominica around November 15 weather dependent. She will spend several weeks there so crew should plan to fly in to Greneda mid November and out of Dominica first week of December. Brick House is a 1976 Valiant 40 well cared for cutter rigged monohull with Monitor windvane and autopilot, newer sails, plenty of navigation equipment. There is No Watermaker so water will be conserved smartly. Carrying jerry cans will be part of the not so fun times :) I am looking for very experienced crew, and this will include standing a solo watch, cooking and cleaning underway, participating in anchoring and all facets of protecting and sailing the boat, as well as snorkeling down to the anchor to check set, as well as staying on top of maintenance and gear failure. The owner knows most systems on the boat well but would like someone more experienced in diesel engines, and the sailing itself. Strong upper body strength is important. I anticipate the trip taking no more than two weeks including provisioning and preparation and arriving/finding our way once anchored in Dominica. It may be possible to stay longer on either side if we are all getting on well and there is room with other crew coming and going. We will take turns cooking, cleaning and taking watches. Hopefully lots of fun will be had but we don’t drink on passage and only very moderately while at anchor. Make your way to and from the boat, and contribute $15 day in to a grocery kitty. All other onboard expenses will be covered including officialdom, visas etx. Alcohol and entertainment ashore at own expense. Brick House will make further passages Northward this winter to reach Florida or Georgia by April or May so please send your sailing resume and a bit about yourself , what you enjoy on a boat the most, your strengths and weaknesses aboard, and contact information to her at R XXXXX@XXXX . Include your availability for the rest of the winter with your resume.

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5/1/2023 from Chesapeake to Europe on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 22-157 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is planning well ahead to get crew so there is time to meet crew before the spring departure from the Chesapeake Bay to Europe. He has a 1984 Belliure 41 named Musetta that he has owned for two years. He has two other crew so is only looking for one more crew. Since one of the other crew is a female and expressed a preference for having one other female aboard, I am comfortable breaking one of my own rules of never specifying male or female as we are not a dating service. But since this is a legitimate request. Sorry, men need not read further. The skipper and the boat and other crew: He e-mails: “Very well equipped. Double headsail sloop, roller furling main on boom, nearly new roller furling head sails, new Spade anchor as primary with 200 feet of high strength chain, all new. Second anchor is a Fortress with 50 feet of chain and 200 feet of rode. Lefrans windlass with rode and chain gypsies. All new lifelines being installed now. New hydrovane self steering windvane being installed soon. below decks autopilot. SSB with pactor IV modem. AIS, Radar, VHF radio, depth gauge, wind indicator. 12V system designed by Bob Campbell being installed currently using LiPoFe battery based system. Bow thruster. Yanmar engine with about 800 hours. Ship carries approximately 160 gallon of fresh water in two saddle tanks on either side of engine, approximately 110 gallons of diesel fuel in two saddle tanks also on either side of main engine. All significant weigh is located low over keel in the center of the boat.” Myself - over 50 years of sailing experience. I lived and sailed off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay for about 10 years. I've sailed most of the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, various regions of the East coast, San Juan Islands. XXXXXX, RYA certified captain with several trans-Atlantic crossings. Lori Ramos with limited sailing experience over the past 3 or 4 years mostly small boat racing, some larger boat coastal cruising. I have over 50 years of sailing experience but have not crossed oceans yet. The other crew: male crew has extensive experience including multiple crossings. The female has the least experience, she has been sailing only for the past 3 or 4 years - mostly racing and small boat handling. Drinking: is not permitted while sailing - fine once we are in port or anchored. This is a smoke free ship. Medical concerns are minimal - some "old age" medications are being taken. No food concerns - we do like good food!” XXXXXX has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. I also just spoke on the phone with him before writing this up. The boat is in the Chesapeake Bay area, but he lives north of NY City. The passage is free but the other two crew are chipping in for provisions and maybe a bit towards dockage in Bermuda and the Azores. XXXXXX asks the 4th crew to do the same. I always suggest agreeing on a dollar amount ahead of time. You also need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If you do not have 60 days off you can go to Plan B and get off in the Azores as they can carry on the rest of the passage with 3 crew. If interested, please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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2/12/2023 from Puerto Rico to Florida on a Valiant 40

OPO e-mail # 23-08 We enjoy helping out members who have become friends and almost family over the years. Many of you have followed the saga of XXXXXX aboard Brick House, the Valient 40 that she cast off aboard with OPO Skipper XXXXXX 15 years ago. They met on a passage in our Swan Program. She is now on the last leg of her 15-year circumnavigation. She is looking for crew (Male or female) to help make the last 1000 miles to Florida. She sent us the following e-mail this morning. While I did not send out “crew requests” for her on short notice during covid when she was in Namibia, she is now much closer to come and easier to travel to. She is looking for experience crew who can stand a solo watch. You can learn more about XXXXXX and the boat on her YouTube Channel. http://www.UUUUU.com “Experienced Crew Wanted for my Valiant 40 monohull BRICK HOUSE to depart Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic to FL in the next week or two or three. It’s an older boat 1976 in very well-maintained condition. It does NOT have a Watermaker and does NOT go in to docks and marinas so there is hauling of Jerry cans in the dinghy and serious water conservation practiced onboard. We will have access to weather reports and may make a few stops on the way to avoid bad weather. But hope to make a quick trip of it. But cannot go according to schedules or deadlines. Brick House sails conservatively and is a pleasant sailor with constant upgrades and maintenance. She requires nimbleness and strength to crew. Bunks are not private or spacious, and awareness Food is not luxurious… and we are only fed as well as we all share cooking and food expenses. Contributions to groceries and other reasonable onboard expenses for one’s self are expected as is getting yourself to and from the boat. Mostly alcohol-free boat (in port ok onboard not) No smoking or drugs. Owner captain will pay all boat related expenses Looking at two different scenarios: Depart from Puerto Real, Puerto Rico within the next 1-2 weeks, direct to FL/GA with possibly a couple stops as needed OR Depart from Dominican Republic within the next 2-4 weeks direct to Fl or GA with possibly a few stops. Looking for experienced, cooperative teammates who are neat and happy; conservative sailors who work hard to keep the boat safe and sound. Should be comfortable setting up running poles for a poled-out Genoa, taking solo night watches for 3-4 hours, using an anchor windlass, trimming sails, and taking direction from a fairly demanding woman captain 😉 (I know my boat, I want to take care of it well, have a lot of experience sailing her as I’m finishing a 15-year circumnavigation shortly, and need people who can contribute with great skills but are also eager to do it my way too)” As usual you need to get to and from the boat. XXXXXX offers to pay onboard expenses but you can feel free to contribute as you see fit and are able to contribute to a good end to her circumnavigation. The right crew can be a big part of the end of this chapter in her life ad thoughts on planning for the next. If interested please send your resume to her at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/28/2022 from ICW to Florida on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 22-141 I am in Bermuda and just got this e-mail from OPO member, boat owner and skipper XXXXXX. He is a very nice guy who got spoiled when he sailed in our Swan Program and bought an old Swan. He has spent the last two or three years getting her in great shape after retiring from his military career, mostly in Wash DC. Since he knows how OPO works he gave me lots of good info about his passage and his boat etc. Since he is on no rush and can solo starting next week, he is open to OPO members contacting him and asking about when and where to join him based on this information. The passage is fee with onboard boat expenses included, but you should offer to chip in for food and be able to pay for any melas and drinks ashore while making stops along the way. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXXX at XXXXXX www.UUUUU.com XXXXX@XXXX He e-mails: I hope your trip south was a good one. Due to some family/personal issues, I decided to not go directly to the Caribbean this fall. Instead, I stayed close to the mainland, Soloing SWANDA from Newport, on the inside, to Annapolis. Since then, I’ve Solo’ed to Hampton, VA where I am now – all great experiences! I have some VA appointments in West Palm Beach, FL in mid-December and expect to begin the passage this week. My plan is to take the ICW from Norfolk to Morehead City, NC. Then sail to Wrightsville Beach, NC. Although I'm soloing this portion, I'm not opposed to having Crew along, but I’m definitely interested in finding someone, or two Crew to accompany me from Wrightsville Beach, NC to West Palm Beach, FL right after Thanksgiving. Wilmington has a decent airport. Departure dates from there are flexible and I might cut the passage in half by stopping at Fernandina Beach. Would you be willing to reach out to your Crew for me in this effort? Since there is plenty of time, the passage shouldn’t be rushed. I can shape the passage for a few stops, or go straight through. I pride myself in being risk averse and expect to wait for pleasant conditions. Of course, I expect to cover all onboard expenses and have a pretty good reputation for taking care of my crew with good food, etc. – most Crew want to come back. I don’t drink on passage, but like to enjoy libations while on the hook. I don’t have a ton of rules, but require the proper safety equipment be worn while underway and clipped-in outside of the cockpit, even in pleasant conditions. All other typical OPO rules/recommendations for crew behavior apply although it won’t be long before it is discovered that I cuss like a Sailor. Crew does not have to be expert, but I need to be confident they can handle a night shift alone. SWANDA is a refit 1994 Swan 40, CB Sloop. She’s set up for cruising and has been performing well. (Raymarine electronics, Chartplotter, Radar, Iridium Go). I’ve sailed her between Virginia and New England for the last three years, some inside, some outside. I’m a 55-year-old retired Army Officer, a graduate of the IYRS Marine Systems Program, and the Chapman School of Seamanship PMT program, and currently have a 25T Inland Mates Certificate. I probably have enough sea time to reapply for my 50T Captain’s license. XXXXXX Swanda_sails@instagram

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12/18/2022 from St. Thomas to Fort Lauderdale on a Leopard Catamaran

OPO Crew request # 22-153 - Update Pro skipper and good friend XXXXXX from XXXXXX is looking for 4 crew to help move a mini-fleet of new “Leopard” XXXXXX John is skippering one of the 5 boats. His fellow pro skipper XXXXXX who happens to be the sailmaker in Carriacou, is skippering a 2nd boat (There are 5 boats being offloaded in St. XXXXXX 17th). They would each like two crew to join them for this passage. This is going in the right direction. John knows this is a tall order since you will most likely not be home for Christmas. John is a very nice guy with lots of sea miles and can fix most anything. He e-mails his proposed route: The update is that he can pay a $500 dollar travel stipend to pay for your travel expenses for experienced crew. The route will be up to XXXXXX cross XXXXXX from XXXXXX to Nassau, Bimini to Lauderdale. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. He did not mention a travel stipend. If you are looking to get away for the holiday and from the cold, (and people in general) please contact John with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX XXXXXX www.UUUUU.com



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12/16/2022 from Key West to Fort Pierce FL on a Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-155 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew for his return passage from XXXXXX to Ft. Pierce. I just got off the phone with him after receiving his e-mail this morning. His wife is not planning to join for the return passage. Justin has gotten crew from us twice before and it worked out fine. He has a very nice 2021 Hanse 51 named XXXXXX He has been sailing for over 30 years and has owned several other boats. He has his captain’s license. It is about 300 miles so will take a couple of days. The plan is to go non-stop, but he is in no rush. The crew will be Justin and one or two OPO members who join him. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to Justin at JBALCHUN@www.UUUUU.com

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9/1/2022 from Panama City, Panama to French Polynesia, Marquesas Archipelago, Nuku Hiva, Taiohae Bay on a Passport

OPO e-mail # 22-94 Boat owner and Youtube skipper João XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him for the passage from XXXXXX Panama to XXXXXX as described in this crew request. I spoke with Joao this morning at length. XXXXXX is near perfect and he seems like a very nice person with a good plan in place. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal and has an E XXXXXX He has a 39’ Beneteau named Winderlust that he has sailed from Europe and is now all set for the next leg. He explains his plans well and you can check out his social media and Youtube posts. He explains his plans and ideal crew below. If interested please send him your sailing resume and contact information to see if you wish to join him and share the adventure aboard S XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX He is offering to help pay for travel to the boat for the right crew. Of course he does not want to adopt you. The boat is all provisioned and ready to go, but offering to chip in and pay for some provisions and expect to contribute in the future if you plan to stay longer is the norm. He Explains: Ideally, starting next week - end of August, first days of September. Arrival time in the final destination - 1st week of October 2022. PASSAGE INF XXXXXX schedule Week 1 of the passage - coastal cruising in Panama Day 1 - from XXXXXX to Taboga island to anchor and a nice place and give a final clean up on the hull. Day 2, 3, 4 - from Taboga to Venao - a beautiful bay, well sheltered and with a great surf wave for beginners and advanced surfers. Note 1: the boat is equipped with 3 surfboards and 1 SUP and the crew can use it. Day, 5, 6, 7 - from Venao to XXXXXX - another incredible place with a town to do any final victualing and also with a great surf spot and scuba diving as well. Note 2: the boat has 2 full scuba sets and the crew can use them. Week 2 - from Panama, XXXXXX to Galapagos - not stopping by due the entry fees but passing by it. XXXXXX is to motor and the wind is not so constant on this leg but according to the wind pattern for it, it is also doable tacking against the wind, and at some point beam reaching. Weeks 3, 4, 5 - from Galapagos to XXXXXX 3 weeks of passage. Smooth seas, broad reaching. 1.5 to 2 kts of current. Note 3: Many contacts of mine are doing or have just completed it now and the trades are blowing around 15 to 25 gusting. The swell is a bit choppy but all manageable and there are really few boats around after the Galapagos. ETA - 1 st week of October. The boat has to be there for charter working purposes. REQUESTED CRE XXXXXX vaccination: fully vaccinated. 1 shot of Jansen or 2 shots of the other vaccine makers Non- smokers Age: around 30 or 40 Gender: Male/Female Romance: Not looking for romance Location: from the US / Canada or even closer to Panama Experience: Competent crew - RYA. Or equivalent certificate - ASA - or experience. Can sail, trim sails, maneuver a boat, read the windex, maintain lookouts, do night shifts, bring good vibe, social, can communicate and add positivity to the team. BOAT INFO Maker: XXXXXX 39.3 Fully equipped: fully battened main sail, 1 genoa, 1 spinnaker, autopilot, 1 wind pilot, bow thruster, yanmar fully serviced engine with few hours. Spare main sail. Liferaft, Satellite phone. AIS. Fully reviewed and maintained standing rigging. I purchased it in Barcelona, Spain in July 2020 and sailed it to XXXXXX cruising, working and maintaining it along the journey. Note 4: More info on www.UUUUU.com www.UUUUU.com www.UUUUU.com The most recent set of stories on Instagram includes a XXXXXX on XXXXXX have a youtube channel and I aim at having crew willing to participate on the video for this passage, i.e. being filmed. I do the editing. But if it bothers the prospecting crew member to be filmed, then it is not a hard line for. No problem. Crew can just be on the background or not even be shown on the filming. CONDITION XXXXXX boat is already fully victualed and topped up with diesel. Meaning that the crew has Not to share costs on this. I am offering to cover 50% of the flight from US or Canada to XXXXXX The crew only has to cover the other 50% and assume further on travel expenses after XXXXXX Marquesas, XXXXXX island. Anyway, if the vibe is high and it is all good, I seriously consider to have crew 2 or 3 months more chartering the boat there. And paying them a share of the payouts I will get. Note 5: a formal skipper-crew contract is to be signed which covers all these details, regarding the agreed conditions, calendar, vessel and its basic rules and guidelines. SKIPPER INF XXXXXX and worked as an electrical engineer on IT companies Did several RYA courses and certificates - Day skipper, ICC, SRC-VHF, 1st Aid, Competent crew. And also courses on the Portuguese sailing system. 39 years old Causes: Environmental activist having worked and cofounded NGOs. Published travel books, music magazines and ran some media related ventures in the past. Speak fluent English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, XXXXXX and curaçao creoles. Developing skills on German and Danish. LinkedIn - www.UUUUU.com www.UUUUU.com

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10/1/2022 from Rhode Island to Ft Lauderdale, FL then on to St. Maarten on a Outremer Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-116 XXXXXX mailed us today looking for crew. He even took the time to write up the “crew request” with the following information. He e-mailed: Looking for first mate and experienced crew (up to 3) able to stand a solo 3-hour watch on annual passage south. The vessel is a 2014 Outremer 5X 59’ performance sailing catamaran named MAMA TRIED. She is state of the art, major refits 2019, 2021 and 2022, has four cabins, four heads and sleeps eight. Owner/Captain has owned the boat 4 years and been 11,000 nm back and forth between Maine and Grenada. The passage to FL is 850 nm and should take 5 days unless weather causes delay. The passage to SXM is 1,200 nm plus stops and will conclude before Christmas. The passage is free with all onboard provisioning included. You’re on your own getting to the boat and for food and drink ashore; the owner will be happy to pay your plane ticket home. The anticipated departure from Rhode Island is first weather window after October 20th. Show up a few days prior and be on standby for first weather window. SeaDek installation is planned for the first week of November in St Augustine. Leave Florida 2nd week of November and adventure cruise to Sint Maarten to dock the boat in time to fly home for Christmas. Please be available for up to 2 weeks from RI to FL, and at least 4 weeks from FL to Sint Maarten. My weather router gives me the go or no go and I pay attention to that advice very closely. Strict non-smokers only. Don’t be on a strict schedule. If interested please email sailing résumé, preferably with catamaran/offshore experience, and your contact information to him at  XXXXX@XXXX so you can get in touch and perhaps meet each other between now and departure.



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2/18/2023 from Soper's Hole, Tortola BVI to Georgetown, Gt. Exuma Bahamas on a Oyster 68

OPO e-mail # 23-07 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join him for this leisurely 900 miles downwind passage. The boat is a 2008 Oyster 68 named Weatherly. Ben has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He would like crew with some experience so they can stand a solo watch if needed. He would like crew to arrive about Feb 18th or 19th. He e-mails: “Weatherly” has just completed a major refit over the past 1.5 years. This includes new sails, new electronics, new communication systems, new entertainment systems, and a new XXXXXX generator. This trip will be a coastal trip but offshore conditions will be experienced. The plan will be to enter the Bahamas at Gt. Inagua and then a combination of day sails and overnights to Georgetown, Gt. Exuma. The passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside meals or drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/20/2022 from Newport, RI to Hampton, Va. on a Outbound 46 Nomad

OPO E-mail # 22-128   XXXXXX  is looking for crew to sail with him aboard his outbound 46, NOMAD.  He writes: “the boat is a sound passage maker using Hydrovane wind steering, generating energy in wind and solar, uses a Spectra watermaker and hot water when needed.” Crew should be moderately experienced and be comfortable standing solo watch.  He would like crew to arrive on October 20th with an October 21st departure planned. Crew should allow 5 days for this trip and are responsible for transportation to and from the boat. Contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX  



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8/20/2022 from St. Augustine FL to Haverstraw NY on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-89 Pro skipper and good friend of 30 years XXXXXX is looking for two crew. The boat is a Leopard 44 catamaran going 30 miles up the Hudson River past Manhattan to Haverstraw. He plans to meet at the boat on Aug 20 and depart, weather permitting, ASAP. He is a very experienced catamaran skipper (been around the world on a cat) and he is a nice guy if you are a good crew. His request: “Good crew qualities to have are enthusiasm, some sailing knowledge, be compatible, aware and respectful. It's also good if you can stand night watch alone. The boat sailed up recently from Key West and is getting some repairs and upgrades at this time. There is a life raft, radar, plotter and auto pilot. Barring Hurricanes, the trip should be fairly normal to good.” All onboard boat expenses aboard are covered. Crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume and other relevant info to XXXXX@XXXX Capt. XXXXXX

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9/8/2022 from Annapolis MD to Huntington NY on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 22-96 I am looking for two crew to sail the Tartan 3700 named Spray II that was our covid year project boat. This is the boat that we resurrected from Irma in St. Maarten and sailed to the Tartan dealer in Annapolis last April 2021. I am taking her north to my home town to take care of and help sell in the Tri-State area after going stale in Annapolis. I plan to drive down early next Thursday and depart that early afternoon after provisioning and make a 2-day non-stop sail back to NY. We should arrive sometime Saturday. You can drive down with me from Huntington or I can maybe pick crew up along the way if it is not off the route by car or you can meet me in XXXXXX Thursday afternoon where the boat will be launched next Wednesday. If interested e-mail me. Once again I know I will have more responses from members then I need, so please do not be disappointed too much if I get two crew and you miss out. One of the things I hate about doing deliveries is not having enough room to invite all those that want to take advantage of the short deliveries with me during the summer months.

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3/15/2023 from Panama / Galapagos to Marquesas on a Leopard 45

OPO e-mail # 22-154 Boat owner, Stephan Le Goueff, has a well outfitted 2019 Leopard 45 named GLAM. They are looking for one or two crew for this 3000 NM leg from the Galapagos Islands to the Marquesas (French Polynesia) There will be a total of 3-4 crew. In addition to Stephan, OPO Member XXXXXX, will join for the passage. XXXXXX has been sailing aboard for a while so you will be the new crew in the mix. They wish to have extra crew for this long leg, as his wife and child may skip this leg. He emphasizes “to us, most important is to have someone that will fit int the team, and will have good spirit and sailing experience (preferably on catamaran)” He writes in his e-mails: Glam is well equipped for blue water sailing. Since we purchased her last year, we sailed from Ft Lauderdale to Annapolis, back to Ft Lauderdale and then to Grenada, via a number of Caribbean islands, where we left her for hurricane season. We are now in Columbia on our way to Panama where we plan to cross in Feb to the Galapagos and then in March to the Marquesas in French Polynesia. The current crew is XXXXXX, who has some 50 years of sailing under his belt, and myself (approx. 5000 NM). The anticipated schedule is flexible but the current plan is : 15-21 Feb: Panama Canal crossing21-28 Feb: Panama- Galapagos passage1-15 March: Stay in Galapagos16 March – 7 – 15 April Galapagos – Marquesas www.UUUUU.com crew can join us either in Panama or Galapagos, as desired. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. Plus, you need to have money for meals, drinks and entertainment ashore. Entry tax and administrative fees will be paid and ½ of travel expenses within reason (economy). If interested please send your sailing resume to Stephen at XXXXX@XXXX ”

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3/1/2023 from Panama to Marquesas on a Leopard 45

OPO e-mail # 23-03 Boat owner, XXXXXX Goueff, has a well outfitted 2019 Leopard 45 named GLAM. As a result of their current crew cancelation, they are looking for two crew for this 3900 NM leg from Panama to the Marquesas (French Polynesia). There will be a total of 3 crew. He emphasizes “to us, most important is to have someone that will fit int the team, and at least one crew with significant sailing experience (>www.UUUUU.com NM) (including on catamaran) and at least one Atlantic or Pacific crossing” He writes in his e-mails: Glam is well equipped for blue water sailing. Since we purchased her last year, we sailed from XXXXXX to Annapolis, back to XXXXXX and then to Grenada, via a number of Caribbean islands, where we left her for hurricane season. We are now in Columbia on our way to Panama where we plan to cross in early March to the Marquesas in XXXXXX As my own sailing skills are limited, we are looking for at least one crew with considerable sailing experience. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. Plus, you need to have money for meals, drinks and entertainment ashore. Entry tax and administrative fees will be paid travel expenses within reason (economy). If interested please send your sailing resume to Stephan at XXXXX@XXXX NOTE: This is an update from a crew request we sent out last month. Stephan did have 2 OPO crew lined up, but both had to drop out. (They had good reasons so I am not contacting them to say “Bad on You”, as we hate when skippers cancel on OPO crew as much as the reverse with OPO members leaving a skipper or owner in a bind. But that means he now still has two openings for this nice warm passage. I just got off the phone with him. As you will read in the crew request he is asking for one crew with good offshore experience. Don’t let that keep your from contacting him if you are close in miles or experience.

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12/30/2022 from Tortola to Nassau Bahamas on a Charter Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-160 Pro skipper XXXXXX (works with XXXXXX and Shane at Atlas Deliveries) just licked up a delivery of a new 45 foot XXXXXX that needs to go from the base in Tortola to the Bahamas. Since it is sort notice he is offering a $500 travel stipend to get one good crew. This should be a nice downwind delivery going the right way. It is a new boat so Andy will want to keep the boat looking new and be using only one head etc. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses included and you will have a $500 travel stipend. One OPO member just finished another trip with captain Andy and even though it was a hard wrong way upwind passage it went well and both were pleased with the passage. If you want to get away from the cold for a few days and help move a brand-new catamaran please contact directly Andy at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/18/2022 from Annapolis MD USA to Nassau Bahamas on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-97 XXXXXX XXXXXX is moving a 2021 XXXXXX 45 named XXXXXX south for the charter season. This is a beautifully equipped 4 cabin, 4 head luxury catamaran, AIS, EPIRB, Watermaker, etc. with a web site www.UUUUU.com. Ainsley has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well for all. He is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew. The other crew is very experienced as well. You must be able to stand a solo watch and have some offshore experience in bad weather. The passage is about 900 miles and should take no longer than 10 days unless there is a significant weather system causing a delay. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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2/28/2023 from Ventura CA to Newport RI via Panama Canal on a Swan 51

OPO e-mail # 23-01 Pro Swan skipper and good friend XXXXXX is starting his New Year with a nice long passage West to East. The boat is a Swan 51 named Elan that is in great shape after a sale and refit including a water-marker and new navigation systems, dodgers and bimini. He is looking for two crew with offshore experience who can stand a solo watch if needed. He plans to depart Feb 28th so you would show up a day or two before then and plan on a six week or more. But this is a delivery so it will be as quick as possible, but also taking care of the boat. He Adds; “All crew to provide their own harness and safety gear. This trip should take about 6 weeks depending on transit through the canal. That includes a stop here and there on the way depending on our progress.” As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses, provisions and canal transit-fees included, but crew need to get to and from the boat and have money for drinks and meals ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX

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1/21/2023 from Charleston SC to Palm Beach FL on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 23-05 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join him for this passage aboard a XXXXXX 62 named Spray. Matthew has over 100,000 miles and has a faithful mate so there will be four crew in total. He realizes this is short notice, but he just bought his own tickets last night after getting details. He flies in XXXXXX 21st and expect to depart the 24th. He e-mails: “The boat has been in there yard, resting for several years and has been preparing now for several months to re-enter the cruising world. The old captain was with the yacht for close to 10 years and died suddenly of an aneurism in his mid-thirties. The owners were devastated and took a sabbatical from sailing but are now ready to go again.” Her figures the actual passage will take about 45-55 hours. With a day or two to get ready and a day to clean up expect about a 5-day commitment barring any unexpected weather delay. He plans to hug the coast to stay inside of the XXXXXX along the XXXXXX This is the first time XXXXXX is trying our OPO crew network service. I spoke with him on the phone yesterday. If things go well we should expect more passage opportunities from him. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses included but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested in sailing a very nice well build offshore boat please e-mail your resume to Matthew at XXXXX@XXXX

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9/30/2022 from St. John's Yacht Harbor, Charleston SC to Port Canaveral, Florida on a Catalina 320

OPO e-mail # 22-106 Boat owner XXXXXX just bought a 1995 Catalina 320 named Andie. He is looking for two experienced sailors to help him delivery this newly bought boat to his home port. Since I am heading out the door for the boat show, I wanted to send this out before I left. I have not spoken with Kevin, but this is a short passage and I am sure OPO members will do their due diligence to make sure this is a good opportunity. He has previously owned a Catalina 20 and a Watkins 29 so he has boating experience. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Ask him how he is getting there and you can probably drive with him or meet him at the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2022 from Newport RI to Red Hook St Thomas on a Alden

OPO e-mail # 22-127 Newport RI to Red Hook St Thomas BVI- 100 Ton USCG Master XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for the trip from Newport to Saint Thomas. The vessel is named “XXXXXX”, a 1980 44-foot Alden cutter. The previous owner has spent significant time and money restoring the vessel to near original offshore racing condition. Pictures etc. available upon request. Watch plan will either be two hours on four hours off or three hours on six hours off , depending on how many crew we have. Solo watches with captain always on call. Once in the Caribbean Vi will be spending time in various desirable ports of call such as St. Bart’s, Saba, Bequia, Trinidad, etc. as part of a long term round the world sail plan. The Plan. He e-mails: Newport Harbor departure, weather permitting, Oct 28- Nov 3, 2022. Straight shot to St. Thomas, weather permitting, with Bermuda as safe harbor if needed. Captain will consider joining Hank’s St. Maarten cruise plan, but hopping off at St. Thomas, rather than the straight shot sail plan, if crew votes it in. Trip to take ~15-19 days, depending on weather. This cruise is pure pleasure so goal will be safe, scenic, smooth passage with everyone pulling together in high spirits throughout. He also adds: All onboard expenses are covered, and travel $ may be available on individual case basis. I spoke with him yesterday and he is a very qualified captain. He is looking for crew for the passage south, but will also be looking for crew in the future for is planned long term cruise plans to sail around the world. If interested please contact him about this 1st passage, but also about plans to sail with him in the future. If you can’t make this leg you should try and meet him and see the boat before he leaves US waters so you can make a better decision about joining him in the future as he may come back to us for us to send out more “crew request” as he make future legs. If interested in joining him please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at this address XXXXXX@XXXXXX Captain’s quals: 100 Ton USCG-Certified Merchant Marine Master Occupation: San Diego Charter Captain West Coast Delivery Captain San Diego Sport Fleet Captain Vessels owned and operated: 1970 Donzi 2+3 18’ 75mph 400 hours 1982-1990 1975 Vanguard 420 14’ 10mph 300 hours 1994-1997 1980 Aquarius Poptop 21’ 6mph 100 hours 1994-1995 1983 Sea Ray Amberjack 25’ 30mph 400 hours 1994-2000 1982 Bertram Fly Cruiser 28’ 30 mph 1000 hours 2000-2009 1983 Bertram II Convert 35’ 22mph 12000 hours 2009-2022 Major vessels operated but not owned: 1999 Azimut Pininfarina 65’ 25mph 800 hours 2002-2011 2012 Beneteau Oceanis 61’ 12mph 800 hours 2012-2022 2009 Beneteau 40’ 8mph 400 hours 2021 1970s Custom 65’ Sportfish 12 mph 500 hours 2021 1970s Custom 70’ Sportfish 12 mph 1000 hours 2021 1980s Custom 54’ Sportfish 10 mph 300 hours 2021 1970s Custom 75’ Sportfish 11mph 600 hours 2021 1979 Chris Craft Flybridge50’ 22mph 700 hours 2021 1990s Custom 125’ Sportfish 12 mph 500 hours 2022 1970s Custom 125’ Sportfish 11 mph 500 hours 2022 1989 Hatteras Flybridge 54’ 14mph 300 hours 2022 Familiar waters: North Atlantic Halifax to Miami, Gulf of Mexico Tampa area, Hudson and Mississippi Rivers, All Great Lakes Caribbean Sea around Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Belize Southern Atlantic Brazil and Amazon River System Northern Pacific Anacortes to Puerto Escondido MX Philippines Celebes Sea Thailand and Malaysia Andaman Sea Credentials: 50 Ton USCG Master Near Coastal Aux Sail 2004-2007 100 Ton USCG Master Near Coastal Aux Sail 2007-2022 SCTW Endorsements 2022: Offshore survival Offshore safety Offshore firefighting Advanced first aid



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10/29/2022 from Avalon Catalina island to Richmond San Francisco CA on a Frers 63

OPO e-mail # 22-126 Avalon Catalina island to Sf / Richmond San Francisco CA - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1977 Frers 63 named XXXXXX . He is looking for crew for this 500 mile sail up the California Coast. He e-mailed us yesterday. Since I am departing for the Annapolis Boat Show early this morning I did not have time to contact him before sending this out. But he says the boat is well equipped. This is not his first big boat since he also had a Columbia 52 before this. He has owned the boat for 4 years and has made 6 longish passages with her. He says the boat is “Fast and fun” But this is a rare West Coast Opportunity for members who live out that way. It is an older boat so make sure you ask more questions about the skipper and the boat since this is a first-time owner/skipper looking for crew. If interested in learning more please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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9/5/2022 from Camden, ME to Ridge, MD on a Hinckley 59

OPO e-mail # 22-93 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew. The boat is a Hinckley 59 center cockpit sloop. He plans to meet at the boat on Sept. 03 or 04 and depart, weather permitting, ASAP. He is a very experienced skipper and a nice guy if you are a good crew. He was a skipper in our spring 2022 Swan Program. His request: “Good crew qualities to have: enthusiasm, sailing knowledge, be compatible, aware and respectful. It's also very good if you can stand night watch alone and understand ship’s lights. Physical dexterity is required. The boat was recently purchased, and the new owner will be accompanying us on the trip. There is a life raft, AIS, radar, plotter, and auto pilot. All crew members will share all onboard duties, including cooking and cleaning. I’ll be driving to the boat from the Boston area (3.5 hrs), so may be able to offer a ride if schedules coincide. Return transportation costs may be eased if we rent a car and share the driving.” All onboard boat expenses aboard are covered. Crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send him a sailing resume and other relevant info to XXXXX@XXXX . Please include H59 crew in the email subject line.



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11/11/2022 from Norfolk Va. to San Juan, Puerto Rico on a Leopard 45

OPO E-Mail # 22-139 This crew request is from pro delivery skipper, XXXXXX He has gotten crew from us in the past. He writes: My planned departure on a Leopard 45 from Norfolk to XXXXXX XXXXXX this weekend had to be delayed by a week. Now one of my crew couldn't make this adjustment and I was hoping you could refer one of your sailors to me. The cat is a 2021 Leopard 45 owner's version, well equipped, as most of them are with full electronics, helm enclosure, generator, watermaker, electric winches and pretty much everything else you can imagine. My new departure date would be November 11th from Norfolk and the trip is expected to take about 9 days. I can help with compensation for flights to and from the boat. Thanks, as always. Kind regards, XXXXXX crew should email Richard at XXXXX@XXXX

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9/26/2022 from Stamford CT to South River Chesapeake Bay on a Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just south of Annapolis MD departing about 10:00 am Monday Sept 26th. This will be a two-day non-stop passage. I am looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. You can meet me at the boat or drive up with me. I will rent a car in Annapolis to get home. I know this will fill up quickly as I just need one crew, but there are a lot of “crew request” in the works. Don’t despair. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send me an e-mail.



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9/26/2022 from Stamford CT to South River Chesapeake Bay on a Swan 44

OPO e-mail # 22-103 I will be delivering a Swan 44 from Stamford to just south of Annapolis MD departing about 10:00 am XXXXXX 26th. This will be a two-day non-stop passage. I am looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. You can meet me at the boat or drive up with me. I will rent a car in Annapolis to get home. I know this will fill up quickly as I just need one crew, but there are a lot of “crew request” in the works. Don’t despair. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send me an e-mail. Hank OPO

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3/16/2023 from Bahamas to St Kitts and Nevis on a Ohlson

OPO e-mail # 23-06 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1958 Ohlson 35-footer named Halcyon. He has sailed it from XXXXXX to Floirda so far. He and his wife are bringing the boat to the Bahamas over the next few weeks. Their goal has always been to get the boat to XXXXXX week the middle of April. Jeff has been moving the boat from XXXXXX to as far as Florida in legs as he has to get back to work every few weeks. He has over a month to get from the Bahamas to St. Kitts starting about XXXXXX Ideally he would to have two more crew to join him for the entire passage, but if need be he has broken it up to suggested legs for those with less time. He plans to stop in the Turks and Caicos, then either XXXXXX or USVI or BVI’s / then onto XXXXXX and Nevis. He e-mails: Planned legs. 1.) Bahamas to Turks - XXXXXX or XXXXXX to Turks and Caicos - Roughly 400 NM 3-4 days 2.) Turks to USVI / BVI / XXXXXX - Roughly 400 - 440 NM 3-4 days 3.) USVI / BVI / XXXXXX to XXXXXX - Roughly 150 NM - 1-2 days Crew can join for the entire trip ( which I plan could take up to 3-4 weeks ) as I plan to stop in each island for a few days. Jeff has gotten crew from us for previous legs and it has worked out well. I have spoken on the phone with him a few times on the phone and he seems like a good guy. This is a wooden boat that has been restored and proven offshore ready as she has already travelled 1000 miles. Classic also means less room below. This is an upwind passage which is why you want to have extra time just in case it is blowing hard for a couple of days here you have to wait. Only experienced crew who know what it is like to go upwind for a few days at a time should apply. As usual the passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him XXXXX@XXXX

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12/12/2022 from Charleston SC to St Maartin on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-152  Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2021 Fountaine Pajot - Elba 45 named Luca. He was originally planning to depart last November with two other Catamarans, but his boat had some damage in Hurricane Ian and is now just going back in the water this week. The other two boats arrived last week. XXXXXX plans to join them in SXM. XXXXXX will be using XXXXXX Parker for weather forecasting. He hopes to make it to SXM before XXXXXX tmas. He e-mails: After a few days of sail testing in Charleston, while at the Charleston Harbor Marina, we will set sail towards Beaufort NC on 12/12/22. We will make a quick stop in at Beaufort to check all systems, then head towards St Maarten. We have a dock reservation at IGY Simpson Bay Marina. The Boat: Luca is a 2021 Fountaine Pajot 45 catamaran. She is the Owner's version, with owner's suite and two guest staterooms. The boat is fitted out for cruising, with A/C, 2000W of solar, Elvstrom sails Screecher, OC350 tender, full helm and cockpit enclosure, water maker, etc. She is well equipped. EPIRB, deckvest lifejackets with MOB for all crew, Bivvy satellite communicator, Garmin inreach, Iridium Go satellite communicator, multiple handheld VHFs, ACR ditchbag, flares, multiple MOB throwables, Lifesling, Liferaft The passage is free with all onboard provisioning and boat expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore at each end. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/31/2022 from Hilton Head South Carolina to St. Maarten on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-91 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2003 Privilege 43 catamaran named XXXXXX. He has two open cabins so is looking for two crew or a couple and one crew who will each have their own cabin. His wife and two children (son 13 and daughter 10) will also be aboard as crew. They have spent the last year learning the basics on handling this boat. This is a 1600 miles passage. He I plans to make the passage non-stop. He would like the crew to arrive at the end of October to be ready to depart with the first weather window after Nov 1st. Sailing should take about 10 days once you leave so build in some time for any weather delay and to spend a day or two in St. Maarten. He adds: We Purchased this boat one year ago and have travelled to and from the Bahamas over the last year. Spent the past year practicing sailing skills while cruising offshore in the Bahamas. This boat has been updated and well maintained by the previous owners and we have continued to keep her in great shape. The boat has four staterooms (queen size beds) and three heads, so crew will have their own cabin. Boat is equipped with a Raymarine electronics package, Iridium Go module, generator, air conditioning, water maker, solar panels, wind turbine and lithium-ion batteries. We are an easy-going family from Canada who is taking a sabbatical to explore the world. This is to be a fun, safe passage, where hopefully new friendships are formed. We have previously owned a 21’ C and C sailboat and a 24’ cruisers power boat. The passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard provisions included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He is also willing to pay $500 per person towards their travel/expenses to help him get a good response from qualified OPO members. I did speak with him recently and he seems like a good guy. If interested please-mail your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2022 from Hampton, Virginia to St. Maarten on a Beneteau 44.7

OPO E-Mail # 22-129 XXXXXX is looking for one crew to join him and two other crewmembers aboard his Beneteau 44.7, XXXXXXI. He asks crew to join him at Southhall Landings Marina in Hampton, Va. For the trip to St. Maarten. Crew should arrive on October 30th and plan on 20 days for this trip. Crew should plan to leave St. Maarten on November 17th. The boat is equipped with Liferaft, EPIRB, AIS, VHF, Garmin InReach, Iridium GO. Crew should be reasonably experienced and are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. Contact him by e-mail at: XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2022 from Newport RI to St. Maarten on a Hinckley

OPO e-mail # 22- 119 Very experienced boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of four for is annual passage south with us. Mike has done the rally most years. He has a 48 foot Bill Trip sailing yawl built by Hinckley in 1973 named XXXXXX. He has owned her since 1999. He has sailed more than 100,000 miles aboard her including trips to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. She is set up for offshore sailing and has been kept up to date in every regard. Mike is looking for experienced crew who can stand a solo watch. They sail with a four crew and employ a three hour on nine hour off watch system. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat. Once in Sint Maarten you will have two additional days on the boat. Mike has had some OPO members come back year after year, but even sailing to paradise gets old. Thus, he is looking for more crew to replace his aged-out OPO friends. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume with your contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/9/2022 from Hampton, Va. to St. Maarten on a Beneteau

OPO E-Mail # 22-138 XXXXXX is asking for crew to join him and two others aboard his Beneteau 44.7, Salacia. He would like to arrive around November 9th. They should plan on being away about 20 days. Crew would join the boat at the Dare Legasea Marina in Hampton, Virginia for the trip to St. Marten. Crew should have some offshore experience and be comfortable standing solo night watch under sail. The boat is equipped with a liferaft, EPIRB, VHF, Iridium GO Innreach Explorer. You can contact him by email at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/11/2022 from Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 22-143 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is part of our NAR XXXXXX this year. His wife decided to not make the 2nd leg so he is looking for replacement crew for the 2nd leg to St. Maarten. He is looking for two crew who can fly in on short notice and join him for the leg from Bermuda to SXM. The boat is a 2004 Beneteau 423 named “Redfish” that he purchased in 2021 for a one-year sabbatical to the Caribbean. He is a very nice guy and has spent the last 10 days as part of our NARC fleet. He adds: XXXXXX 2022 – all standing rigging installed by XXXXXX Company in Annapolis. Most running rigging. All new navigation and communications electronics installed by XXXXXX in Annapolis. 4-person viking offshore life raft, epirb, iridium go with Predictwind offshore professional package, 200 ft. new chain, new Maxwell windlass. Other work summer 2022 - Maxprop serviced at factory in Seattle, drive chain inspected/shaft removed and reinstalled, seacocks inspected and serviced, stuffing box inspected all by A and XXXXXX in Annapolis. 2,000 hour engine service by XXXXXX Marine in Annapolis. Sails inspected/serviced by XXXXXX Ft. XXXXXX AIS, Full medical kit, fire extinguishers, flares, ditch bag, hand held gps, hand held vhf, etc. And more about himself: Me: Age 54. Sailing last 49 years. Lots of small boat racing and coastal cruising experience. I have in excess of 600 days on the water. Less offshore experience. Raced lasers, 420’s, scows and CC 44 on XXXXXX Have chartered in Greece and XXXXXX Islands. XXXXXX 250 miles in XXXXXX December 2021 without incident. Spent 9 days with XXXXXX Expeditions training for offshore in XXXXXX 2022. Sailed from Florida to Maine and back to Newport, R XXXXXX 15 – Oct 29, 2022 without incident. Over 2,500 miles and over 100 days since June, 2022. NARC to Bermuda without incident. NauticEd captain. XXXXXX XXXXXX 1-5 (1978-1983). Green/Assistant, Blue/Instructor and Red/ XXXXXX levels of teaching certification through the XXXXXX Association in the l984, 1985 and 1986 respectively. Taught sailing for 10 years at the Erieau and XXXXXX Clubs on XXXXXX XXXXXX In a perfect scenario two crew would be able to join asap for a departure for the next open weather window which looks like this Friday or Saturday. More realistically crew can join the boat in Bermuda in the next week or so. Ben is flexible and is eager to have OPO members contact him with their sailing resume and interest to join for this leg. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and provisions included. Ben can help with travel expenses within reason based on experience. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/27/2022 from Portsmouth RI to St. Thomas USVI on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 22-113 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has an Outbound 46 names XXXXXX. The boat is at the NEB yard in Portsmouth. He plans to arrive at the boat Oct 25th and have crew arrive about that time with the intention of departing around Thursday Oct 27th or the next best weather window after that date. He has one crew and is looking for one experienced crew for a total of three crew. The 3rd crew has a new Outbound 46 on order, so will be sailing south to get sea time on the same boat. XXXXXX plans to sail straight to St. Thomas, but will pull into Bermuda if the weather dictates or there is something to fix. The non-stop passage will take about 10 days, but you should plan some extra time for weather delays just in case. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX I spoke with XXXXXX on the phone today and he seems like a very nice guy. He e-mails more about him and the boat. XXXXXX ’s sailing resume Life-long sailor, from dinghies at Buffalo Yacht Club; raced Lightnings for several years out of the Buffalo Canoe Club; 2 yrs College sailing; crewed on 69’ ketch-made-sloop Masker across Great Lakes for 3 years; 14 years racing in San Francisco area; owner of ODYSSEY, a Beneteau First 44.7, from 2004 to 2017; owner of BLUE SKIES, an Outbound 46, from 2019 to date. Offshore passage making 2005 Marsh Harbor, Bahamas to Annapolis, MD on a Tayana 52 Yankee 2009 St Thomas to Bermuda on Beneteau First 44.7 Odyssey 2011 Annapolis to St. Thomas on Beneteau First 44.7 Odyssey 2014 St. Thomas, VI to Charlston, SC on a Hylas 54 Darhma 2016 Charlston SC to St. Thomas, VI on a Hylas 54 Darhma 2018 St. Thomas to Newport Outbound 46, Wynot 2019 Norfolk, VA to St Thomas, Outbound 46 Blue Skies 2020 to date ; twice annually between St. Thomas and Newport on Blue Skies About Blue Skies The Outbound 46 is strong and comfortable offshore. These links are You Tube tours of the interior and exterior of a sistership. https://www.UUUUU.com And https://www.UUUUU.com and t=19s We sail with just three crew, so each must be capable of keeping a solo watch. We use the 3 hrs on; 6 hrs off system. Weather routing provided by Chris Parker. Comms via SSB and Iridium GO. I usually sail directly through to STT or Newport, only stopping in Bermuda if the weather dictates it. I do not have a strict schedule and I don’t like to sail in adverse conditions anymore! We keep the boat moving at least 6 knots. We’ll motor sail if the speed drops below that. We carry 180 gallons of fuel so that is not a problem. Our Spectra water maker allows us to take regular showers. Water capacity is 200 gallons. Our average passage time is 9 days. Average boat speed is 6.5 to 7.0 over the entire passage.



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10/20/2022 from Annapolis MD to St. Thomas USVI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-99  Pro skipper XXXXXX and 1st mate XXXXXX are looking for one more crew or a couple to sail a new 2022 XXXXXX 45 Catamaran from the XXXXXX Show to the charter base in St. Thomas. Crew need to have offshore experience and be able to stand a solo 3-hour watch. The passage will take a total of 10 to 12 days but have time for a weather delay just in case.. ie: Don’t be on a strict time schedule. XXXXXX and Bonnie have their captain’s licenses, owned boats for over 15 years, and he is a retired airline pilot for United. They have been delivering boats for the past two years. They will be sailing in tandem with another cat coming out of the show. We all know it is hurricane season and will be keeping a good eye and ear out. As usual the passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard provisioning included. Jim will also pay for one crew to travel to and from the boat if you have experience and with reason. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXXX at G XXXXX@XXXX

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1/21/2023 from Ft Lauderdale and Panama Canal to Tahiti on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 22-161 Good friend and delivery skipper XXXXXX has another new charter Catamaran to deliver. Another 50 foot XXXXXX John is a founder of XXXXXX They do a lot of new charter boat work. He is looking for two crew who have the time to make the entire passage, but if he can’t get two crew with that much time it can be split into Legs with Leg # 1 ending on the far side of the XXXXXX About a week sail and then three or four days to get set up and through the Canal. Leg # 2 will be a long non-stop passage, but mostly downwind XXXXXX conditions. It is a new Cat so the crew will be trying to keep the boat clean and half unused. John is a very nice guy who helped me rebuild the hurricane damaged Tartan 3700 that I bought and rebuilt during covid in SXM. Not only a very nice, easy going Aussie, but is very handy. He has been living on boats for many years in SXM. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have some money for the couple of stops. A nice 6 to 8 weeks away at a good time of year to be away. I am happy to tell you more, but if you are interested please contact John with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX XXXXXX Transit – Some people have it on their bucket list to transit the XXXXXX as a line handler for a 4 to 5 day commitment if not on a 2 year circumnavigation. John will be able to give a week or two notice to when they should be able to transit the XXXXXX You could fly into XXXXXX and get to XXXXXX Marina on the Caribbean side to move aboard the boat and wait the last day or two to get set to transit. It takes two days to Transit the Canal and then you would have a day or two on the XXXXXX to help send off the crew for the 2nd long leg. So, you would be able to spend a few days on the boat on each side of the Canal and then make the transit. (This is a non-sailing passage). If you think you might be interested please let John know and he can tell you how they have booked an agent to do the paperwork for the transit to speed things up and meet deadline.

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11/6/2022 from Chesapeake Bay to Tortola on a Oyster 68

OPO e-mail # 22-118 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew for this non-stop passage from XXXXXX to the BVI. He skippers a very nice 2008 Oyster 68 named Weatherly. He plans to make the passage non-stop which will only take about 7 or 8 days to cover, but you need to build in extra time for getting ready, waiting on weather and cleaning up at the other end so do not be time constrained. You may need 10 to 12 days if there is a delay. He plans to sail with 4 crew. Since this is a big boat he is looking for crew with some offshore experience and respect for the power of a big boat. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail Ben at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/29/2022 from Southport CT to USVI on a Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-107 Boat owners and experienced skipper, Mr. XXXXXX, has a 2006 Hanse 400 named XXXXXX. He has owned this boat for eight years sailing her back and forth to the Caribbean most years. He has one less experienced crew signed aboard, but is looking for one experienced crew who can co-skipper, and stand a lone watch for a total of three crew. He will pay your airfare home. The plan is to depart Southport CT between Oct 29th and Nov 1st. He says it takes him up to 11 days to sail there without a stop, but is willing to stop in Bermuda if crew want to. The 11 days is sail time so you need to have extra time for any weather delay and for a stop in Bermuda if you choose to do so. He adds: For additional info, he is a retired engineer having 2 graduate degrees from MIT. Our daughter, Jessica Illuzzi, is Dean of Education at Yale Medical College. She and her husband and children live in Fairfield, CT, the summer home for Bermuda High. He and I still have our home in Solon, OH. He is 78 years old and wants a younger co-skipper to compliment him. Bermuda High has a mooring in Elephant Bay off Water Island USVI for winters and summers in Southport CT. Bermuda High is equipped with life raft, new sails, new auto pilot, satellite phone, new chart plotter and GPS, text messaging, internet for weather reports, solar power, new batteries, new steering wheel, new thru hauls, AIS. Bermuda High has made this passage about 14 times, some under previous ownership of Martin VanBreems, owner of Offshore Sailing in CT. The passage is free with all onboard expenses and onboard provisioning included. He asks that you get to the boat, but he will be happy to pay your plane ticket home. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2022 from Little Creek Norfolk VA to West Palm Beach FL on a Swan 51

OPO e-mail # 22-134 Boat owner and very experienced sailor XXXXXX has a 1984 Swan 51 named Atratus. He is looking for two more crew for a total of three for this short hop down the coast. I say short hop since Mike has owned the boat for 50 years and has two circumnavigations. While he is a first-time caller seeking crew, he knows about us from our work with other Swan owners. Since there will only be three crew you should have offshore experience and can stand a solo watch. I just got off the phone with him and he sounds like a nice guy. His regular crew are aging out so he is looking to meet new crew to help on longer passages. Mike Adds: The boat is outstanding sailing qualities. Average about 5000nm per year. Fast and comfortable. Eight trip to Tortola and back. Equipped with 2 gps plotters I gps (stand alone). 2 auto pilots. Wind gen. Hydro gen sat phone w sat weather. B and G sail instr. carbon sails. Water maker. As usual the passage is free with all onboard boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at A XXXXX@XXXX

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11/14/2022 from Annapolis MD to Wilmington NC on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 22-132 XXXXXX and her husband are looking for one crew or a couple to join them on their passage south this fall. They have a 2000 Catalina 470 that they have owned for 5 years. They left the XXXXXX this summer for their long-planned retirement passage south to the Bahamas. But first they are getting some rigging replaced in the Annapolis area and will be ready to go in 3 or 4 weeks. They plan to head down to Norfolk and then go offshore around Hatteras and then to Wilmington NC to visit family for two weeks. They have a 2-cabin layout so one crew or a couple works well. They plan to wait for nice weather so you will want to live within driving distance or plan to stay aboard and wait with them for the right window to sail around Hatteras as they do not want to go inside. After a two week visit with family they will depart for the Bahamas. So, you will go home for a two weeks break or sign up for just this first leg. The crew are welcome to join them for the 2nd leg to the Bahamas or if you only have time for the later trip you can inquire about meeting them now and joining them for the 2nd leg later this fall. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and provisions included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. Tina heard about us from another boat owner who has gotten crew from us twice before and been very happy with our OPO members and crew network service. If interested please e-mail Tina with your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX

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