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8/12
10/29
Westbrook CT
BVI
Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 17-84 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for qualified crew with Blue-...

7/26
4/15
West Palm Beach FL
Nova Scotia to Charlevoix MI
Hylas 63
OPO e-mail # 17-25 1st Leg Short Notice in the “next week or two&rdqu...
7/26
5/6
West Palm Beach FL
- Bermdua to Sag HBarbor
Beteneatu 473
OPO e-mail # 17-27 May 6th West Palm Beach Florida to Bermuda -Then Be...
7/26
7/20
Warwick RI
Point Judith RI
Hunter 36
OPO e-mail # 17-76 Short Notice Thursday July 20th Warwick RI to Newpo...
7/26
5/13
Vero Beach FL
New Castle NH
Bristol 45.5
MAY 13 VERO BEACH, FLORIDA to NEW CASTLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE (on the Main...
7/26
5/15
USVI
Chesapeake Bay
Valiant 40
OPO e-mail # 17-21 Mid May Virgin Islands to Chesapeake ...
9/29
10/11
Turkey
Ft. Lauderdale
Lagoon 620

OPO e-mail # 17-106 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed today looking for crew f...

7/24
5/6
Tortola/Bermuda
Rockport Maine
Garcia 54
OPO e-mail # 17-14 With e-mail address xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xxxxxx...
7/26
5/19
Tortola BVI
Stamford CT
OutrMer 45 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-26 May 19th Tortola BVI to Stamford Ct -...
7/26
5/10
Tortola BVI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Leopard Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-30 2nd weekend in May Tortola to Ft. Lau...
8/16
9/10
Tortola BVI
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Fountaine/Pajot Lipari 41 Cat

OPO e-mail # 17-87 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help deliver a F...

7/26
8/15
Tortola BVI
Norfolk VA
Jeaneau 53
OPO e-mail # 17-71 revised date with 10 more days to plan August 15th ...
7/26
6/15
Tortla BVI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Leopard Catamatan
OPO e-mail # 17-48 Mid June Tortola to Ft. Lauderdale- Pro Skipper x...
7/24
4/25
Subic Bay Phillipines
LA California
Ex Donnebrook race boat
OPO e-mail # 17-10 Late April Subic Bay Philippines to Los Angeles CA ...
10/12
11/6
St/ Croix USVI
Dania Beach Florida
Leopard 48 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-111 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more expe...
7/26
8/5
St. Michaels Chesapeake Bay
Newpprt/ Cape Cod area
Amel 46
OPO e-mail # 17-74 About August 5th to 12th St. Michaels, Chesapeake B...
7/24
1/16
St Thomas USVI
Florida
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-152 Jan 16th 2017 St. Thomas to Florida ...
7/24
2/20
St Thomas USVI
Annapolis MD
Lagoon 42 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-05 20 February St Thomas to Annapolis MD - Professiona...
7/26
6/8
Soloman Islands
Bermuda and back
Pacific Seacraft 37
OPO e-mail # 17-37 June 8th Rally to the Cup - Solomon MD to Bermuda a...
7/26
6/3
Savannah GA
Newport RI
57 DE Fevre Trawler
OPO e-mail # 17-44 June 3rd Savannah Georgia to Newport Rhode Island -...
7/27
8/19
San Juan Islands
San Francisco
Ericson 38

OPO e-mail # 17-69 August 19th Orcas Island (one of the San Juan Islands Nort...

7/24
6/10
Raritan New Jersey
Bermuda and back
Bavaria 42
OPO e-mail # 17-03 June 2017/Rally to the Cup Raritan Yacht Club New J...
7/26
11/1
Portugal
Canary Islands
47 Choey Lee
OPO e-mail # 17-55 November 1st 2017 Jimmy Cornell's Atlantic Odyssey ...
7/24
3/8
Portsmouth VA
Houston TX
Hunter 456
OPO e-mail # 17-09 Join the boat March 8th Very Short notice Portsmouth, ...
7/24
3/25
Porto Vallarte Mexico
Tahiti
Island Packet 40
OPO e-mail # 17-04 Early March Puerto Vallarta Mexico to Tahiti - Boat...
7/26
8/18
Port Washington NY
Yorktown VA
Pearson 424
OPO E-Mail # 17-61 August 18th Port Washington to Yorktown, Va - xxxxx...
7/24
3/18
Panama
Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Leopard 48 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-07 March 18th Panama to Puerto Vallarta - Pro skipper ...
7/26
5/15
Palm Beach FL
Oyster Bay NY
Jeaneau 54
OPO E-Mail # 17-22 May 15th Palm Beach, Florida to Oyster Bay, Long Is...
8/11
10/15
Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Riviera Beach, Florida
Jeanneau 54

OPO e-mail # 17-81 - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two more crew for the ...

7/24
5/25
Oriental NC
Grenada WI
Beneteau 42 cc
OPO e-mail # 17-16 May 25 Oriental, NC - BVI - Grenada WI - Pro skippe...
7/26
7/27
Nosy Ba Madagascar
Richards Bay South Africa
Wauquiez 40
OPO e-mail # 17-64 27 June 2017 Nosy Be, Madagascar, to Richards Bay, ...
7/26
8/30
Northeast Harbor Maine
Rcok Hall
J 42
OPO e-mail # 17-73 August 30th Northeast Harbor, ME to Rock Hall, MD -...
7/26
8/30
Northeast Harbor MA
Rock Hall MD
J 42
OPO e-mail # 17-73 August 30th Northeast Harbor, ME to Rock Hall, MD -...
7/26
5/13
Norfolk VA
Mt Desert Island ME
Choey Lee 42
OPO e-mail # 17-35 May 13th Norfolk, VA to Mt. Desert, Maine - Boat ow...
7/26
6/22
Norfolk VA
NY or RI
Oceanis 45
OPO e-mail # 17-57 Short Notice ASAP Norfolk VA to New York or RI - We...
7/26
7/23
Noank CT
Haverstraw NY
Beneteau 411
OPO e-mail # 17-75 Sunday July 23rd Noank CT to Haverstraw NY(a...
7/26
6/15
Newport RI
Annapolis MD
j 120
OPO e-mail # 17-46 June 15th Newport to Annapolis MD - Pro skipper and...
7/26
1/7
Newport RI
Lisbon Portugal
Swan 56
OPO e-mail # 17-39 Between July 1st and July 7th departure ...
7/26
8/5
Newport
Cruise support vessel
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 17-77 August 2017 Newport Volun...
8/31
10/26
Newport
Martinique
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 17-89 Newport to Martinique -OPO Members OPOOPO has decided to g...

9/5
10/26
Newport
St Martin
Island Packet 37

OPO e-mail # 17-88 updated offer - Boat owner OPOOPO is taking advice to offe...

9/9
10/28
Newport
Bermuda
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 17-96 OPOPOP is the first boat owner to make changes to his wint...

9/13
10/28
Newport
St. Lucia
Cabo Rico 45

OPO e-mail # 17-98 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more...

9/5
10/28
Newport
St. Maarten
Catana 431

OPO e-mail # 17-94 We met boat owner OPOOPO in the Caribbean last winter and ...

9/27
10/25
Newport
Martinique
Jeanneau 46

OPO e-mail # 17-103 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking  for one more experien...

10/11
10/31
Newport
Bermuda onto Tortola
Jeanneau 54

OPO e-mail # 17-109 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to...

8/31
10/26
Newport
St Martin
Island Packet 37

OPO e-mail # 17-88 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for an experienced crew membe...

9/21
10/13
New York City
Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas
Manta Catamaran 42

OPO e-mail # 17-101  Captain/owner OPOOPO is looking for two or three se...

7/26
5/9
Nassua Bahamas
Morrehead City SC
Caliber 47 LRC
OPO E-Mail # 17- 36 May 9th Nassau, Bahamas to M...
7/26
7/8
Nassau Bahamas
Maine
48 cutter
OPO e-mail # 17-70 July 8th - Very Short Notice Nassau to Maine - This...
8/11
10/26
NARC Rally Newport
St Martin
Island Packet 37

OPO e-mail # 17-80 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for an experienced crew membe...

9/4
10/13
Mt. Desert Island, Maine
Annapolis, MD
Cheoy Lee 42

OPO e-mail # 17-91 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for 1 more crew to sail with ...

10/2
10/15
Mount Sinai NY
Norfolk
Catalina 310

OPO e-mail # 17-107 mails Mount Sinai NY (Middle of the north shore of LI) No...

7/24
2/21
Miami FL
Nanny Cay Tortola BVI
Nauticat 46 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-02 February 21st Post Miami Boat Show Delivery Nanny C...
7/24
4/1
Male Maldives
Richards Bay South Africa
Waquiez 40
OPO e-mail # 17-12 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx have requested crew from us befor...
8/13
10/28
Maine
Destin Florida
Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-85 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew. I have known capta...

9/21
9/26
Little Creek, VA
Pensacola, FL via Key West
Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-102 Pro skipper OPOOPO was in the middle of this delivery whe...

8/13
8/29
Les Sables d'olonne France
Fort Lauderdale FL
Lagoon 450 Catamaran

OPO e-mail #17-83 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help deliver a br...

7/24
1/22
Langkawi Malayasia
Key West Florida
Wauquiez 40
OPO e-mail # 16-150 January 22 2017 Langkawi, Malaysia, ...
7/26
6/3
Jersey City
Bermuda
Northwind 56
OPO e-mail # 17-50 June 3rd Jersey City to Bermuda - Boat owner xxxxxx...
9/28
10/8
Jamestown RI
Charleston SC
Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 17-104 We met boat owner and skipper OPOOPO at the Newport Boat ...

8/15
10/28
Huntington NY
Martinique
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 17-86 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more...

8/31
11/1
Hampton Va
St. Marrten
Pacific Seacraft 40

OPO e-mail # 17-90 Boat owner, OPOOPO , is looking for two experienced blue w...

9/18
11/2
Hampton Road
Fajardo Puerto Rico
Hunter 45

OPO e-mail # 17-99 OPO members and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more ...

7/26
9/1
Greece
Brazil
Benetaeau 50
OPO e-mail # 17-72 About September 1st Greece to Brazil - OPO...
7/26
4/19
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Annapolis MD
Lagood 42 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-20 Around April 19th to 21st departure Ft. Laud...
7/24
4/25
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Annapolis MD
Oyster 53
OPO e-mail # 17-18 Short Notice - Next week Ft. Lauderdale to Annapoli...
9/10
10/16
Ft Lauderdale
Tortola
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 17-97 Here is our first request for crew to help with a boat takin...
9/20
9/27
El Cid Marina, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Boca Chica Marina just a couple miles east of Key West
PDQ 36

OPO e-mail # 17-100 OPO Skipper OPOOPO is planning on sailing his PDQ 36 from...

7/26
7/15
Cruise Greece
Greece
Benetau 50
OPO e-mail # 17-66 About July 15th One month Cruise in Greece - Boat o...
9/29
10/14
Cotuit MA (On the south coast of Cape Cod)
Ft. Pierce FL
Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 17-105 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for three crew t...

7/26
6/22
Charleston SC
Portsmouth RI
Benetau 423
OPO e-mail # 17-58 June 22 Charleston SC to Portsmouth, RI - This just...
7/26
6/15
Charleston SC
New London CT
Bebeteean 411
OPO e-mail # 17-34 About June 15th to 17th Charleston SC to New London...
7/26
6/12
Charleston SC
Newport RI
Beneteau 423
OPO e-mail # 17-51 June 12th Ch...
7/26
5/1
Charleston SC
Mt Sinia NY
Catalina 310
OPO E-Mail # 17-23 May 1st Charleston, South Carolina to Mt. Sinai, Lo...
7/26
5/15
Cape May NJ
Manhasset Bay NY
Cascade 29
OPO e-mail # 17-32 Cape May to Manhasset Bay This...
9/5
9/30
Camden, Maine
West Palm Beach, Florida
Bristol 40

OPO e-mail # 17-93 Boat owner OPOOPO is making her annual passage south. She ...

7/24
4/8
BVI Oyster Rally
BVI
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 17-15 April 8th BVI Oyster Rally - Long time OPO members ...
7/24
5/15
BVI
Newport
Outbound 46
OPO e-mail # 17-08 About May 15th Salty Dog Rally BVI to Newport ...
7/26
5/15
BVI
USA
Outremer 49 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-31 May 15th Salty Dawg return Rally from...
10/12
10/24
Boston
St. Augustine FL
Leopard 48 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-110 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to join himsel...

7/26
6/18
Bermuda
Maine
Columbia 50
OPO e-mail # 17-54 June 18th to about 23rd Bermuda to Vinyl H...
7/26
6/28
Bermuda
Hampton VA
Benetau 49
OPO e-mail # 17-62 Short Notice, the next few days Bermuda to Hampton...
7/26
7/4
Bermuda
Gibraltar
Sigma 41
OPO e-mail # 17-63 About July 4th Bermuda to Gibraltar - As you know I...
7/26
6/27
Bermuda
NY or Newport
Benetau 411
OPO e-mail # 17-65 June 27th or 28th Bermuda to New York or Newport - ...
7/26
6/21
Bermuda
USA
36 steel cutter
OPO e-mail # 17-45 About June 21st Return trip from Bermuda, leaving...
7/26
7/1
Bermuda
New Jersey
Gozzard 36
OPO e-mail # 17-38 About July 1st Bermuda to New Jersey - Boat owner a...
7/24
6/28
Bermuda
Annaplis or Caribbean
36 steel sloop
OPO e-mail # 17-19 June 21st Bermuda back to the US after the Americas...
7/26
6/29
Bermuda
St Augustine FL
Jeaneau 409
OPO e-mail # 17-60 June 29th Bermuda to St. Augustine, Florida ...
7/24
6/27
Bermuda
Antigua
Oyster 48
OPO e-mail # 17-13 June 27th 2017 Bermuda to Antigua - Pro skipper xxx...
8/11
10/27
Baltimore, Maryland
St Petersburg, Florida
Valiant 42

OPO e-mail # 17-82 Pro skipper OPOPOP is looking for one more crew for the de...

7/26
5/23
Baltimore MD
Newport RI
Sweden 45
OPO e-mail 17-41 May 23rd Baltimore MD to Newport RI - Pro skipper xxx...
7/24
3/1
Balboa Panama
San Francisco
Leopard 48 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-06 Sometime in March Balboa, Panama to San Francisco -...
7/26
5/17
Bahamas
Chesapeake Bay
42 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-33 May 17th to 25th Bahamas to Chesapeake Bay -...
7/26
7/22
Atlantic Highands
Newport & Back
Beneteau 37
OPO e-mail # 17-67 July 22nd to August 1st Atlantic Highlands to RI an...
7/26
6/1
Antigua - Bermuda
Nova Scotia
67 steel ketch
OPO e-mail # 17-43 About June 1st Antigua to Nova Scotia with a stop i...
7/26
5/2
Annapplis MD
St. Thomas USVI
Charter Boat
OPO e-mail # 17-28 Very short Notice - Early next week? ANNAPOLIS, MD...
7/24
6/10
Annapolis-Bermida
Annapolis MD
Beneteau 473`
OPO e-mail # 17-17 Rally to the Cup June 10 2017 Annapolis MD to...
10/5
10/5
Annapolis, MD
Hampton, VA then onto Tortola
Laguna 450
OPO E-Mail # 17-108 OPOOPO is requesting 1 crew member to join him in Annapolis,...
7/26
5/30
Annapolis MD
Brooklyn NY
C & C 121
OPO e-mail # 17-52 ASAP (as early as tomorrow bu...
7/26
5/30
Annapolis Md
Westbrook CT
J 109
OPO e-mail # 17-49 Tuesday May 30th Annapolis MD to Cedar Point Yacht ...
7/26
5/28
Annapolis MD
Westport CT
J 109
OPO e-mail # 17-42 May 28th Annapolis MD to Cedar Point YC Westport CT...
7/26
7/13
Annapolis MD
SW Harbor Maine
J 160
OPO E-Mail # 17- 59 Thursday, July 13th Annapolis to Southwest...
7/26
6/13
Annapolis MD
Ft Lauderdale FL
Gemini 105
OPO e-mail # 17-47 13-24 June 2017 Annapolis to Fort Lauderdale - Pr...
7/24
6/10
Annapolis MD
Bermdua and back
Beneteau 473
OPO e-mail # 17-01 Rally to the Cup June 10 2017 Annapolis MD to ...
7/24
1/4
Annapolis MD
Ft Lauderdale FL
Hylass 63
OPO e-mail # 16-151 January 4 Annapolis MD to Fort Lauderdale FL -Pro ...
7/26
7/16
Acapulco Mexico
San Francisco CA
Dufour A9000
OPO e-mail # 17-68 I spoke with xxxxxx yesterday about how OPO works It wa...
7/31
8/7
Norfolk Virginia
St. Maarten
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 17-79 Boat owner NNNNNNNNNNN is starting his search for crew ear...

7/31
8/7
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
TORONTO, ONTARIO via the ERIE/OSWEGO CANALS
Beneteau 473

OPO e-mail # 17-79 This just in from Pro skipper NNNNNNNNNN . As he says this...

10/29/2017 from Westbrook CT to BVI on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 17-84 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for qualified crew with Blue-Water sailing experience to sail south with him aboard his Oyster 56. Owner has gotten crew from us before when he had the Swan 46 with the same name. He has traded up in size and amenities. Owner is a very nice guy and is a VERY meticulous owner and his boat is in great shape and well organized. Owner has made the passage several times before. He even can write up his own crew requests without my help. He e-mails: “I am planning Tango's voyage south to the BVIs and am starting to look for qualified crew with Blue-Water sailing experience. We plan on leaving October 29th from Westbrook, CT. Would plan to stop in Bermuda for about two nights, then onto the BVIs. Looking for crew for entire voyage. You would need to plan on two weeks; however, all timing is weather dependent. Not looking for paid crew. We pay provisioning and fuel expenses, you pay your own expenses while ashore (e.g., meals out) and transportation to get to Westbrook and home from the BVIs. If interested please email with your sailing resume to: XXXXX@XXXX . Thanks, OPOOPO”



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4/15/2017 from West Palm Beach FL to Nova Scotia to Charlevoix MI on a Hylas 63

OPO e-mail # 17-25 1st Leg Short Notice in the “next week or two” West Palm Beach Florida Nova Scotia to Charlevoix MI - 2nd Leg 15 May Nova Scotia to Charlevoix MI xxxxxxxxxx is the Service Director at xxxxxxx Yachts/LIS. He has gotten crew from us before and is looking for two crew to help move a Hylas 63 from Florida to the Great Lakes, but in two stages. Please note this is a paid position including travel expenses, so please only reply if you have the resume and the experience. He e-mails: “We have 2 legs of a passage north coming up and need 2 crew for each leg. - New Hylas 63 with latest gear and safety stuff - West Palm FL to Halifax Nova Scotia departing in a week or two - Halifax to Charlevoix MI departing 5/15 - Seasoned Captain and mate These are paid positions for the right crew, including travel expenses.” If you are interested please e-mailxxxxxxxxx and tell him you are a member of OPO. Include your resume and ask the right questions to fill in what you need to know. His e-mail is:xxxx@xxxxxxxxxxs.com xxxxxxxxxxxxx Service Director xxxxxxx Yachts/Queen Long Marine xxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxxx.com>

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5/6/2017 from West Palm Beach FL to - Bermdua to Sag HBarbor on a Beteneatu 473

OPO e-mail # 17-27 May 6th West Palm Beach Florida to Bermuda -Then Bermuda to Sag Harbor NY - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew to join him for this passage from Florida to New York via Bermuda. He e-mails: “Departing West Palm on May 6 going to Bermuda arrive approx 12th, depart Bermuda May 15th to Sag Harbor, N.Y. ( 600 miles, about 4 days) Boat is a 2006 Beneteau 473 , well equipped and maintained , raft, epirb, jack lines, safety harnesses . I and two crew have extensive offshore experience, I myself have worked professionally as licensed Capt. Could use one more individual who is responsible easygoing and a good camper for this trip, should be fun spend a few days in Bermuda ( St George) and maybe watch some cup practice sessions. Someone short on time can jump off in Bermuda.” If interested please e-mail xxxxxx with a brief sailing resume at xxxxxx@yahoo.com

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7/20/2017 from Warwick RI to Point Judith RI on a Hunter 36

OPO e-mail # 17-76 Short Notice Thursday July 20th Warwick RI to Newport or Point Judith - OPO Member xxxxxxxxis looking for one or two crew on short notice to help sail a Hunter 36 from Warwick to South. This is not a long passage, but I know xxxxxxx would enjoy having a helping hand or two. This is what he posted on a local online bulletin board and then he thought he should also send it to us. xxxxxxxxxxx So please drop xxxxxxxx an e-mail if you want to go for a short summer trip. If interested you can email xxxxxxx at xxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxxcom> He e-mails: I am in need of one, possibly two, crew to help me move a 36 foot Hunter Sailboat from Warwick RI on this Thursday July 20th (meeting in Warwick around 5pm) and arriving in Newport RI or Point Judith by latest mid-morning Friday July 21st. My fiancée and two other friends will be joining the boat in Newport or Point Judith at your departure point. Rough Itinerary: 5-6pm Depart Warwick RI Thursday July 20th 8pm Anchor for the night (You'll have your own cabin to sleep in). 530am-ish Depart Anchorage (departure time depends upon progress and weather) 10am-ish Tie up in Newport or Point Judith (we'll decide this ahead of time so you'll know) - I am happy to help figure out your transportation to/from boat I think this will be a fun journey/adventure and it'll will cost you nothing besides getting to/from boat and food. My ideal crew would: 1) Have at least moderate sailing skills - i.e. know how to cleat a line, comfortable taking the helm, comfortable heeling, using a winch, not especially prone to seasickness, etc - some familiarity of systems on cruising boats (head, etc) would be good too. 2) Likes to keep things pretty clean and picks up after themselves. 3) Physically able to move around the boat and help out. 4) Responsible/reliable I would like to meet in person (over the phone might work too) early this week to make sure we are compatible to make this fun adventure together. Thanks for your consideration, Robert

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5/13/2017 from Vero Beach FL to New Castle NH on a Bristol 45.5

MAY 13 VERO BEACH, FLORIDA to NEW CASTLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE (on the Maine border) I have an immaculate Bristol 45.5 to take up the coast. We will ride the Gulf Stream to Cape Hatteras then pass through the Cape Cod Canal on our way to NH. The trip should be 6-7 days underway. I am looking for 1 more crew who can stand solo watch, mind traffic and weather and tend to the 3 sails. The trip is free and you need to get to Florida. I am driving back to Western New York so can drop anyone off along the way on Interstate 90 or within a reasonable proximity. Please email a short personal bio and sailing resume to: xxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com. Thanks Hank,

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5/15/2017 from USVI to Chesapeake Bay on a Valiant 40

OPO e-mail # 17-21 Mid May Virgin Islands to Chesapeake Bay - Just got this e-mail from OPO members xxxxxxxxxx who is looking for two crew to help sail his Valiant 40 from the Virgin Islands to the Chesapeake Bay about Mid May. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxxxat xxxxxxxx@gmail.com with a brief sailing resume and your contact info. . More info at www.xxxxxxx

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10/11/2017 from Turkey to Ft. Lauderdale on a Lagoon 620

OPO e-mail # 17-106 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed today looking for crew for a long passage on short notice, but as he explained sometimes that is the way the business works. You have to have previous ocean experience. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us for years and most crew get along fine with him, but he suffers no fools and asks that only capable crew need aply, thus the stipend for travel. He e-mails: I have this private Catamaran coming over to be outfitted for Charter. The boat is a huge LAGOON 620. The trip should take about 2 months. The plan is to cross The Mediterranean stopping in Gibraltar, either Madeira or Grand Canary, the Caribbean Island with provisions and fuel TBD, then on to Florida. I am looking for 1 or 2 crew who can stand solo watch, work the brand new Raymarine electronics, mind traffic and weather. The trip is free and $1000 for crew upon landing in Ft Lauderdale. Crew will have their own private cabin. Please email OPOOPO @ XXXXX@XXXX . If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a sailing resume and your phone number and he will get back to you shortly afterwards.



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5/6/2017 from Tortola/Bermuda to Rockport Maine on a Garcia 54

OPO e-mail # 17-14 With e-mail address xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 6 May 2017 ARC USA. Tortola - Bermuda - Portsmouth, VA or Rockport, ME - OPO Member xxxxxxxxxxxx and his wife are looking for one or two crew who would like to join them on the trip north this year. I have sailed with xxxxxxxxxxp many years ago when he first joined OPO. He has since gone much further on his own and has bought a very nice boat. He knows how OPO works and wrote up a nice description of his goals, his boat and about him and his wife. If you are interested in joining them and not offended by chipping in a few dollars to cover your expenses then please reply to them with a short sailing resume to start the dialogue. Please not that they are not sure where they plan to make landfall. So that is two things you want to make sure of before you join them. The final destination and the shared expenses. xxxxxxxxxx e-mails: The Trip: We just completed a successful transatlantic voyage with the ARC. We are now planning to sail with the ARC USA fleet from Tortola, BVI to Bermuda and then on to either Portsmouth, VA, or Newport, RI. If the weather window is there we may go direct to Rockland, ME, which is next to our home port. Departure is set for May 6 and we would expect to be in Portsmouth or Newport within about two weeks. We are a married couple sailing as captain and first mate. We are experienced offshore sailors and have owned our boat since 2005. We sail conservatively and our number one goal is to have a safe and enjoyable trip without incident. We are looking for one or two people with some offshore experience who are capable and confident to stand watches alone, help with sail trimming/reefing, take turns to clean up the galley after meals and keeping the head clean! We will share expenses on-board the boat and ask crew to pay their own transportation costs to get to the boat and back home as well. The Boat 54 ft aluminum centerboard cutter built 1990 by Garcia in France. This is a very capable and super strong aluminum yacht built by the same yard that built Jimmy Cornell's latest boat. A sistership went to Antarctica. It has an 82 Hp Perkins diesel, an 8 Kva Fisher Panda generator, Furuno plotter, radar AIS transponder, NAVTEX, ICOM vhf, 2 autopilots, EPIRB, 8 person SOLAS A liferaft, sat phone. There is a roller furling genoa, a staysail and storm jib that hank to an inner forestay and 3 slab reefs in the fully battened main. There is also a cruising spinnaker. We have owned the boat since 2005 and have been constantly been improving and updating it. We have spent most of the last year on board including sailing the boat across the Atlantic. About us We are xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a couple in our early 60's, married for 35 years with two adult children. Home is Rockport, Maine but we also spend time in Florida. We sail as captain and first mate. We met working as captain and chef on passenger vessels on the rivers and canals in France. xxxxxxxxxxxx grew up in a boatyard and has been involved with boats one way or another since childhood, and is a retired engineer who enjoys the technical aspects of a boat as much as the sailing. He has a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence. Lorraine did her first of two transatlantics back in the 1970's and has been sailing with Phil since we met. She is working towards her US Coastguard license.

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5/19/2017 from Tortola BVI to Stamford CT on a OutrMer 45 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-26 May 19th Tortola BVI to Stamford Ct - Pro OPO skipper xxxxxxxx sent the following crew opportunity for one more crew. I have known xxxxxx since 1992 and he is a great guy and excellent skipper. “I am seeking one sailor to help with a delivery from Tortola to Stamford CT. The boat is a new OutrMer 45 catamaran which I have recently sailed from France to BVI. Now we are proceeding to the owner's home in Stamford. The boat is well equipped and proven with a trans-Atlantic voyage. The prospective crew must be compatible and enthusiastic and a team player. You must be competent with standing a solo night watch and be able to listen and learn and follow instructions. Cooking and cleaning are desirable skills. The chosen person will provide their own transportation to and from the boat. On board expenses are provided. We plan to meet In Tortola May 19. ETD very soon thereafter. The trip is to be non-stop, 10ish days sailing. Passport required. I will be offshore after May 2 on another delivery, so let's finalize this soon. Prospective crew should email me brief sailing credentials. Send to: xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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5/10/2017 from Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Leopard Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-30 2nd weekend in May Tortola to Ft. Lauderdale - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for a crew to help deliver a Leopard Catamaran form Tortola. xxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and he is a nice guy and good skipper to sail with. He is a RYA certified Ocean Yachtmaster with 35 plus years of sailing experience. The passage is expected to depart Tortola around second weekend of May and he expects the passage to take about two weeks. The boat is a new Leopard 46' sail catamaran. All basic safety equipment supplied. The trip is free with all boat expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please call or e-mail him @ xxxxxxx or e-mail xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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9/10/2017 from Tortola BVI to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a Fountaine/Pajot Lipari 41 Cat

OPO e-mail # 17-87 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help deliver a FOUNTAINE/PAJOT LIPARI 41 CAT. Since there will only be three crew in total you need to be able to stand a solo watch and remember that OPOOPO is a no nonsense skipper who expects competent crew. He e-mails from onboard his latest delivery: “I have this boat coming out of charter heading to her owner. I am expecting the sail to take a week and give everyone the chance to get back to work by Monday 9/18 weather permitting. This should be an all downwind sail with plenty of bail out places along the way if needed. I am looking for one or two crew who can stand solo watch, trim sails, mind weather and traffic along with being reasonably familiar with modern electronics. The boat is fully equipped for ocean passage and I have delivered many of her sister ships. The trip is free and includes all onboard expenses. Crew are responsible for travel to and from the boat. Flights to St Thomas are very reasonable right now and you then ferry over to the BVI. That is what I am doing. Ft. Lauderdale always has reasonable flights as well. Please send a sailing resume and brief bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .



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8/15/2017 from Tortola BVI to Norfolk VA on a Jeaneau 53

OPO e-mail # 17-71 revised date with 10 more days to plan August 15th Tortola, BVI to Norfolk, VA - Pro skipper xxxxxxxx is looking for crew to help sail a 2011' Jeanneau 53' from the BVI to Norfolk VA. You should plan to arrive a day early to provision and get settled. The passage should take about 9 days if there are no weather delays. Tom will keep an eye on the weather before flying down just in case, but August is still early. xxxxx has been skipping boats since the late 80's and is also an airline pilot. Tom has gotten crew from us before and we have gotten very good reports back that he is a very nice guy and capable skipper. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxxxxx@mac.com

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6/15/2017 from Tortla BVI to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Leopard Catamatan

OPO e-mail # 17-48 Mid June Tortola to Ft. Lauderdale- Pro Skipper xxxxxxxxxx just e-mailed looking for crew. xxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and is a very experienced skipper and a nice guy. He e-mails. “Looking for a crew to help deliver a Leopard Catamaran form Tortola, I am a RYA certified Ocean Yachtmaster with 35 plus years of sailing experience. Trip expected to depart Tortola around mid-June and I expect the passage to take about two weeks. The boat is a new Leopard 46' sail catamaran. All basic safety equipment supplied. The trip is free with all boat expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail me at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx and we can exchange phone numbers.

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4/25/2017 from Subic Bay Phillipines to LA California on a Ex Donnebrook race boat

OPO e-mail # 17-10 Late April Subic Bay Philippines to Los Angeles CA USA - The last OPO crew request opportunity was on short notice. This is much longer notice for a much longer passage. The owner of the boat xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is an old friend of mine who I met in 1992 in the America 500 Rally we both did. In 2006 he and his fellow compatriots chartered Avocation for the 100th Anniversary of the Newport Bermuda Race. We were 3rd in class beating all the Swan 45 that year. His is an Australian who lives in Hong Kong and has had many boats over the years. He is a very nice guy. His latest boat is the old Donnybrook which was a very famous racing boat in the US. Ha has bought her and renamed her Antipodes which many of his last boats were also named. He has entered the Trans Pac this year from LA to Hawaii which starts in early July. This passage will take about 2 months with a stop in Hawaii. He is looking for two or three crew who will join his pro skipper and two or three Philippine crew. Most Philippine speak excellent English and are very nice people. I worked with a crew of them in Africa on oil rigs in the 1980's off the Congolese coast. He e-mails: “And we are now looking at our options in terms of deliveries. At this stage the voyage will be around 6500 nautical miles which is roughly 45 days on the water at around 150 miles a day which together with stopover time et cetera means a trip of around two months. We plan to break the voyage into two parts. Subic Bay to Hawaii which we would expect to be around 30 to 40 days and Hawaii to Los Angeles which would be around 15 days We are looking now for 2 to 3 delivery crew preferably experienced sailors with mechanical or nautical skills to join the boat which will be under the command of the boats Captain xxxxxxxxxxxxxx . Other crew will comprise a couple of Philippino crew.” The trip is free but as usual you are responsible for your own travel to and from the boat. This is offset by the fact that you will not be spending a dime while at sea for so long. So if you have the time, need sea time, and wish to do a trans-Pacific Passage this is a great opportunity. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxf with a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@ipshk.net OPO e-mail # 17-09 Join the boat March 8th Very Short notice Portsmouth, VA - Houston - We just got this two days ago and since we are in the middle of the Heineken regatta with a slow connection because of all the people on the island this is just going out now. xxxxxxxx is a very active delivery skipper and it is the nature of the business to get jobs on short notice. If you are ready on short notice and want to make this passage please contact xxxxx right away. Here is what he sent us on March 1st. Regards, Hank I have a 2005 Hunter 456 Passage with the new owner aboard (xxxxxxxxxxxale - www.yachtworld.com) and am looking for 1 crew to assist us. We will be making stops in Miami & Key West enroute. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind traffic, weather and electronics and trim sails. This 1700nm trip is FREE and reasonable RETURN AIR is INCLUDED for qualified persons. Allow up to 3 weeks from Start to Finish. email xxxxxxxxxxxwith offshore experience @ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1@yahoo.com.

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11/6/2017 from St/ Croix USVI to Dania Beach Florida on a Leopard 48 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-111 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew to be part of a crew of 4 sailing his 2014 Leopard 48 Catamaran back from the Caribbean to a repair yard for some minor cosmetic repairs. OPOOPO has his 100 Ton license and he and his wife have been running the boat as a charter operation for the past couple of years after sailing her down in the Caribbean 1500 event in 2014. They have one other crew and would like to sign up one more crew to join them for this 6 or 7 day downwind passage. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and they will help with some travel expenses for the right person based on experienced and within reason. OPOOPO will go visit the boat next week and will let crew know when to buy their inbound plane ticket after making sure that he can provision and get underway by Nov 6th. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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8/5/2017 from St. Michaels Chesapeake Bay to Newpprt/ Cape Cod area on a Amel 46

OPO e-mail # 17-74 About August 5th to 12th St. Michaels, Chesapeake Bay to Newport/Cape Cod area - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew to make the passage from the Chesapeake Bay to the Newport area departing about August 5th. xxxxxxxhas gotten crew from us twice before and it worked out well. His brother also has a boat and has used our services a lot in the past. It has always worked out well as both brothers are very good sailors. xxxxxx has an Amel Marimu 48. His wife will drive up to meet him in the New England area after you see how far you get from St. Michaels. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxx@lambertsen.com and you can make firmer plans like how to get to the boat.

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1/16/2017 from St Thomas USVI to Florida on a Leopard 44 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 16-152 Jan 16th 2017 St. Thomas to Florida - Professional skipper xxxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew to help deliver a Leopard 44 Catamaran from St. Thomas to Florida starting Jan. 16th. This is going the right way downwind and should take about 8 days. xxxxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. Since this is short notice and he has a budget, “Transportation cost and onboard expenses will be covered” within reason. xxxxxxxx just sent this in two hours ago and I did not ask him for more details like exactly where the boat is going in Florida, if he wants you a day earlier, or even how much experience you need. I did not want to waste time in getting the notice out so potential crew have as much time as possible to respond and plan. So make sure you ask the right questions when you e-mail and talk with him just so you don't have any logistical problems. If interested please send him a sailing resume and your contact information. His e-mail isxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

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2/20/2017 from St Thomas USVI to Annapolis MD on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-05 20 February St Thomas to Annapolis MD - Professional delivery skipper and long time OPO xxxx xxxxxx has an opportunity.xxxxxxxx is also our port Captain in Annapolis for the Rally to the Cup. xxxxxxxxxx will be delivering Lagoon 42 S/V Heaven from St Thomas to Annapolis MD. The target date to depart is 20 February but that is a holiday weekend and so travel availability may cause him to slide departure a day or so. He'll work schedule for selected crew. The owners have a family medical emergency and are anxious to get home so xxxxxx is planning to head to St Thomas about the 18th. He'll have Internet and phone until he's off the dock and through the Middle Passage. Heaven is a 4-cabin charter version of the Lagoon 42 although one of the cabins is currently a garage. Cold weather deliveries are something of a niche for xxxxxxx (he just got home from taking a Valiant 42 from Annapolis to St Thomas you may recall from an earlier notice). The really good news is that while the last two days will be chilly (bring your woolies) on the Atlantic side of the Gulf Stream life is pretty good. xxxxxxx plans on three crew in addition to himself so there will be some hot bunking (or someone will adopt the saloon settee). Couples certainly welcome. Single person watches. Heaven has up to date electronics including autopilot, a great galley with fridge and freezer (and xxxxxxx driving the cooker! Dxxxxs cooking gets good reviews). There is a full suite of sails including a spinnaker and the pilot charts (and experience) indicates some good downwind time flying the chute. xxxxxxxx prides himself on contributing to your abilities. Anything you want to focus on during the trip he will be happy to talk about. Navigation? Weather? Sail trim? Cooking at sea? Whatever. xxxxxxxx is speaking at Seven Seas U this week on ocean passagemaking. Daily weather emails start at least four days out. We'll have at least one conference call, likely two, before departure. Weather and navigation briefings happen every morning on xxxxxxtrips. Crew are expected to get to and from the boat on their own. xxxxxxxwill have a rental car in St Thomas for a couple of days so coordinate and he can pick you up at STT. He's based in Annapolis so again with coordination he can help you get to BWI. Otherwise local transportation is your responsibility. Everything on the boat is covered. While the trip is from a US territory to the US since St Thomas is a duty-free port they must clear customs (which we will probably do in Norfolk). Please bring your passport - it makes life so very much easier. Send your expression of interest with an updated sailing resume to xxxxxxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxx.com . I'll respond with times for an interview phone call.

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6/8/2017 from Soloman Islands to Bermuda and back on a Pacific Seacraft 37

OPO e-mail # 17-37 June 8th Rally to the Cup - Solomon MD to Bermuda and back -We are not supposed to have favorite children. I should not have favorite OPO members, but one of my favorite OPO members is signed up for the Rally to the Cup and just had a crew drop out. So he is looking for one experienced crew to join him on his well found Pacific Seacraft 37. He invites you for the entire Rally departing Solomon MD about June 8TH and sailing to Bermuda and then staying for the Cup and sailing back. His name is xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx together more than once including an epic voyage. Please make sure you are experienced and can stand a solo watch since there will just be three of you. He e-mails: “Looking for one experienced crew for a total of 3 including myself for the trip to and from Bermuda for the Americas Cup. Departing from Solomons, Md. The boat is a Yawl rigged Pacific Seacraft 37. Skalliwag is fully loaded, full complement of sails: 135 genoa, 100% working jib, staysail, storm staysail, spinnaker, mizzen sail, drifter that can be rigged for double headsail downwind sailing. life raft, Sat Phone. Hydrovane steering with Simrad Autopilot backup. AIS, Radar, HF Radio. A good cook would be a plus. Please contact xxxxxxxxx if interested in a leg or the full trip.” xxxxxxx@verizon.net

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6/3/2017 from Savannah GA to Newport RI on a 57 DE Fevre Trawler

OPO e-mail # 17-44 June 3rd Savannah Georgia to Newport Rhode Island - Pro Skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxe-mailed a couple of days ago looking for crew for this delivery of a Power boat. He has gotten crew from us before and is an active delivery skipper. It has worked out well taking OPO members as he is a nice guy. He needs a crew of three people to go from Savannah Georgia to Newport Rhode Island departing around 3 June. He e-mails: “This is a 57 foot the De fever trawler with twin Caterpillar engines stabilizers AC that keeps thing cool. I've just been through the boat it is in better then good condition engines are good, air-conditioning's good navigation Garmin chart plotter, radar all is good condition, would you please put out a notice I need three crew in Savanna for a June3-4 departure. The trip plan is weather dependent straight to Newport. Or ICW OR UP the Chesapeak through the C AND D THEN CAPE MAY into the Atlantic. All and all 5-7 days.” If interested please contact him with a brief sailing resume or call him at the given number. xxxxxxxxxx@earthlink.net >> >> Regards >> xxxxxxxxxxxx >> Portsmouth >> Cell xxxxxxxx

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8/19/2017 from San Juan Islands to San Francisco on a Ericson 38

OPO e-mail # 17-69 August 19th Orcas Island (one of the San Juan Islands North of Seattle) to San Francisco - Boat owner xxxxxxxx is looking for one additional crew member/possible co-captain for a sailing passage from the majestic Orcas Island (one of the San Juan Islands North of Seattle) to San Francisco. Departure date is currently targeted for August 19th, but will depend on a solid weather window. The vessel is a 1982 38' Ericson. She has been fully upgraded in the last two years (new standing rigging, North Face sail suite, Asym-spinnaker, roller furler, Garmin chartplotter/hydraulic auto pilot/wind instruments/radar, full battery replacement, fuel tank, water maker, Iridium Go, AIS transponder, Viking life raft, AIS MOB devices, Roccna anchor and 300' chain rode). Weather prediction will be from Predict Wind Offshore and a professional marine weather routing service (WRI Inc.) The final logistics of the trip, IE. Watches, how far off shore ETC will be established over the next few weeks. The intent is to make the passage as quickly as possible, approximately 6 to 7 days weather permitting. For an experienced crew/co-Captain with a high level of experience, I will be happy to pay travel to and from the boat. Todd has done a passage from Bermuda to Newport with me and has been planning this trip for a couple of years. He is a very nice guy and really wants to make sure his first big trip with his boat goes well. His two daughters will fly down to San Francisco to meet the boat. xxxxxxother crew are his wife and a friend. Both the friend and Todd have strong coastal sailing skills, but xxxxxxwould like one more experienced crew to join them to help make sure things run smoothly. If interested please send an e-mail to xxxxxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxx.com



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6/10/2017 from Raritan New Jersey to Bermuda and back on a Bavaria 42

OPO e-mail # 17-03 June 2017/Rally to the Cup Raritan Yacht Club New Jersey to Bermuda and back - xxxxxxxxxand xxxxxxx have a 2007 Bavaria 42c named “Aloha Spirit” that they bought last year. They have been upgrading her ever since with “New sail drive, new rudder and a furler for the jib. The interior was also updated.” They have signed up for the Rally to the Cup” and will be departing from Raritan Yacht Club New Jersey. Their perfect crew would be “A couple, preferably in their 50's, with some blue water experience, willing to work with us on a 4 hour watch rotation willing to share the meal preparation and the regular maintenance of the boat.” If interested please e-mail xxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxx I asked xxxxxx form some more information about themselves and he just sent the following. xxxxx and xxxxxxe are traveling so might not get back to you right away, but he would like to start meeting people and plan to meet with them soon to make firm plans for the rally to the Cup and back. Please e-mail them if you are interested and send them a brief sailing resume and your contact info so you can start the dialogue about joining them. Subject: Profile Hi Hank, Here is what we came up with for our profile, please advice us if you think that we are missing details. I started sailing when I was 12 years old on a lake at a summer camp. I also started competitive swimming. My mom bought me a Sailfish and Barnegat Bay, NJ became my sailing play ground. In my early twenties I moved to the shore and started sailing a Penguin with three other guys who tested my every move. I became an expert dingy sailor. I joined Toms River Yacht some years later ; co- owned a J24 and started racing on a local level. Flying Scotts became popular. I bought one and traveled to regattas. I retired from racing in the mid 90's and started sailing a Hunter 35.5 with the owner out of City Island, NY. The sound taught me about current, tidal range and commercial traffic. I was diagnosed with MS in 2000. I retired from my business in Bay Head NJ met an owner of a 50' Outremer catamaran and sailed with him for 5 years. We sailed around the Gulf of Florida and up the east coast and then sailed from Virginia to the BVI. Most of our time was spent most of our time sailing the eastern Caribbean. I have sailed the Aruba to as "far east as we can get" many times. I did complete training at the Chapman School of Seamanship and obtained a Merchant Marine License allowing me to take 49 paying fools 250 miles offshore in a 50 ton vessel. (I have not renewed the license.) I learned to sail in my early teens on a Sunfish. I moved on to 420 and 470 racing on a national level in Canada. I then moved on to an America's Cup training team for 2 seasons and chartered boats on Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario. I am a French Canadian and retired IT professional. I am physically fit. xxxxxxxand I workout at the gym at least 3 times a week. We enjoy biking, music, and photography. We designed a new kitchen and bathroom for our condo before we moved to one country. I built and contracted the projects. "Aloha Spirit": On Sept 2015 we bought "Aloha Spirit", a 2007 Bavaria 42C outfitted for circumnavigation, on Lake Champlain and brought her to Atlantic Highlands. We have spent this past spring updating the water system and battery system. We replaced the lifelines. This summer we learned to sail "Aloha"(She taught us.) This fall we brought "Aloha" to Lockwood Boat Works. We replaced the sail drive, the rudder and added a second furler for the jib we had recut and fit. We have also replaced the life raft, EPIRB and medical kit. Based on our experience and the help of others sharing their experience we have brought "Aloha" back to the blue water beauty she deserves to be. Crew: We are looking forward to being with people with a love for sailing. We have been told that we have a good sense of humour. We will be checking our e mail while out of the country from March 11 to May 6. We will pay the crew entry fee. We will want to have to have a discussion about food allergies and any medical needs you may have. We will also require a signed waiver from you releasing us from litigation. Sailing is our passion and "Aloha Spirit" is a wonderful boat. Come and join us.

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11/1/2017 from Portugal to Canary Islands on a 47 Choey Lee

OPO e-mail # 17-55 November 1st 2017 Jimmy Cornell's Atlantic Odyssey - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for about 2-3 blue water sailors to give me a hand sailing his boat in the Atlantic Odyssey set to depart Nov 11th 2017 from the Canary Islands. You would plan to join a couple weeks before in Lagos Portugal. SY Lotus is a 1983 Cheoy Lee-Pedrick 47 ketch. Xxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. From the Canary Islands you will sail to the Cape Verde Islands and on to Barbados. He estimates to depart Lagos on November 01 and would like for all crew members to be there prior to that date. This year I have committed to join Jimmy Cornell's Atlantic Odyssey from the Canary Islands with a departure date on November 11. 2017. If interested please e-mail Peter with your sailing resume and see what plans may come about. His e-mail address isxxxxxxxxxxxx As our members know we like to ask questions so you do not have to ask so many. Here is what xxxxx wrote back when we asked more about his boat and his sailing experience. It is good to know that the owner of a boat has experience sailing and with the boat he is sailing. Hank, trust you enjoyed the Bermuda race and made it back in one piece. Here is my cruising history since I purchased Lotus in 1984. Lotus is a 1983 Cheoy Lee-Pedrick 47 ketch and a seasoned blue water yacht. 1984-1990, sailed the Chesapeake Bay and the Virgin Islands. 1990 cast off for Bermuda. 1992 left for the Azores. 1993 sailed to the UK. 1994 cast off for Ireland & Scotland. 1995 left for Germany. 1996 went over Denmark, Finland, to St. Petersburg/ Russia and back to Helsinki/Finland. 1997 sailed Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Norway to Stavoren / Holland. 1998 went thru the English channel, to the Uk and to France. 1999 sailed to Spain, Portugal to Lagos / Portugal. 2000 cruised to Gibraltar, Majorca, French Rivera to St. Remo /Italy. 2001 went to Corsica, Sardinia to Monastir in Tunisia. 2002 sailed from Tunisia to Sicily, Malta and Corfu / Greece. 2003 sailed to the island of Crete. 2004 cast off for Bodrum /Turkey. 2005 - 2007 layded up in Turkey for repairs (replaced all three fuel tanks). 2008 cruised the Greek Islands, stopped in Athens / Greece. 2009 sailed thru the Caledonian Canal towards Corfu/Greece. 2010 cast off for Montenegro and stopped in Dubrovnik / Croatia. 2011 sailed from Dubrovnik to Zadar / Croatia. 2012 sailed from Zadar to Venice / Italy. 2013 returned to Zadar. 2014 sailed back to Dubrovnik. 2015 cruised from Dubrovnik over Montenegro and Albania back to Corfu Greece. Now in October 2016, I intend to make a somewhat longer journey with landfalls in Sicily, Sardinia, Palma, Gibraltar and Lagos /Portugal. I am estimating +/- 20 days of cruising. Leaving on October 01, estimated arrival October 20th. My wife is not interested in making this journey, so I am looking for 2 or 3 crew members to give me a hand. Thru all these years Lotus has been stored on the hard after every cruise and was well maintained thru out. She is in excellent condition and has proven to be a true blue water yacht.

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3/8/2017 from Portsmouth VA to Houston TX on a Hunter 456

OPO e-mail # 17-09 Join the boat March 8th Very Short notice Portsmouth, VA - Houston - We just got this two days ago and since we are in the middle of the Heineken regatta with a slow connection because of all the people on the island this is just going out now. xxxxxxxx is a very active delivery skipper and it is the nature of the business to get jobs on short notice. If you are ready on short notice and want to make this passage please contact xxxxx right away. Here is what he sent us on March 1st. Regards, Hank I have a 2005 Hunter 456 Passage with the new owner aboard (xxxxxxxxxxxale - www.yachtworld.com) and am looking for 1 crew to assist us. We will be making stops in Miami & Key West enroute. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind traffic, weather and electronics and trim sails. This 1700nm trip is FREE and reasonable RETURN AIR is INCLUDED for qualified persons. Allow up to 3 weeks from Start to Finish. email xxxxxxxxxxxwith offshore experience @ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1@yahoo.com.

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3/25/2017 from Porto Vallarte Mexico to Tahiti on a Island Packet 40

OPO e-mail # 17-04 Early March Puerto Vallarta Mexico to Tahiti - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxx was referred to us by another OPO member who sailed with him on a long passage and says he is a nice guy with a nice boat. The boat is an Island Packet 40 named “Music” andxxxxxx has entered the Pacific Puddle Jumper Rally from Mexico to Tahiti. In xxxxxxxx's favor he did e-mail us a couple of weeks ago and his e-mail went to junk folder so there is a delay in getting this out, so not very short notice, but a little shorter than normal for a one month trip like this. Anyhow xxxxxxxxxx is looking for at least one experienced crew who can stand a solo watch and take over while he is a sleep and then another crew if the one lady he has now doesn't work out. He would like to go with a total of three crew so you need to be able to stand alone watch and chip in when needed. The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. The trip will take about three weeks. Please note that you do have to have to post a bond when flying to Tahiti. This is normal and all skippers ask for proof of your travel home since that is what is required when you make landfall. If you are interested in sailing with Bill please e-mail him at xxxxxxxxxxxawith a brief sailing resume and you can work out details between yourselves. xxxxxxl had plans to continue sailing into the Pacific so even if you can't join him now you might want to e-mail him now so you can exchange information for legs down the line. Ifxxxxxxxxxxx gets good crew from us this first time I am sure he will keep us posted with information about more passage opportunities as he progresses.

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8/18/2017 from Port Washington NY to Yorktown VA on a Pearson 424

OPO E-Mail # 17-61 August 18th Port Washington to Yorktown, Va - xxxxxxxxxx is seeking crew to help him move his Pearson 424 from Port Washington to Yorktown, VA around 8/18 weather permitting. The trip should take 3 nights and 4 days. He plans to be 2 miles offshore most of the way. Crew must be up to standing night watch. Pictures of the boat are available on the xxxxxxxx Facebook page. All on board expenses are covered. If interested contact Ron at xxxxxxxxxx.

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3/18/2017 from Panama to Puerto Vallarta Mexico on a Leopard 48 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-07 March 18th Panama to Puerto Vallarta - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us several times before. He is a very good skipper and nice guy. We have gotten a couple of crew for him for the passage, but he still needs a legger to do part of the trip. Reasonable expenses are covered so if you have time and want to make this passage on a nice catamaran, please contact him directly with a short resume. I am sending you his information word for word so he can see he has already gotten crew from us. Hank OPO From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcom] Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:02 PM To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Hank Schmitt Subject: Leopard 48 Panama to Puerto Vallarta Hi Hank Like you forecasted, the response to the entire Panama - San Francisco trip was sparse. I am set with one crew (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) for the whole trip and one (xxxxxxxxx for Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco. I was hoping you would be so kind as to ask your "flock" if someone wants to do the Panama to Puerto Vallarta trip starting March 18th and arriving on March 31st in Puerto Vallarta; 1800 nm, it kind of equates to Bermuda- Azores (just that we call it: Mexican navigation...... Land right, sea left, go straight ). Flight expenses and food onboard will be provided. The cat is a 2015 Leopard 48 fully equipped, genset, watermaker, latest electronics, full cockpit enclosure, electric winches, single line reefing, etc. Thank you, my friend. Kind regards, Capt. xxxxxxxxxxxx

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5/15/2017 from Palm Beach FL to Oyster Bay NY on a Jeaneau 54

OPO E-Mail # 17-22 May 15th Palm Beach, Florida to Oyster Bay, Long Island - Captain xxxxxxxxxxx is requesting two additional crew to join him and one other on a delivery from Palm Beach, Florida to Oyster Bay, LI. The boat is a 54' Jeanneau. It is in great shape and well equipped. The trip should take 6-7 days and they expect to leave on May 15th. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. If interested contact xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxx.com

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10/15/2017 from Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY to Riviera Beach, Florida on a Jeanneau 54

OPO e-mail # 17-81 - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two more crew for the delivery of a 2016 Jeanneau 54 from Oyster Bay NY to Florida this October. Crew will meet in NY the day before as long as there is no big storm brewing. As always this time of year, the departure and itinerary are subject to weather delay. Besides the captain there is one other pro paid crew aboard. The boat is well equipped with autopilot, radar, EPIRB and life raft. OPOOPO adds: “Crew must be able to take directions from the captain, tie basic knots, help stand a 6 hour navigable watch and help with meal preparation. All meals on board are included, healthy eating with meats and vegetables, I can accommodate vegans or vegetarians if necessary. No smoking allowed. OPOOPO and Mate are very easy going, hopefully making this trip an exciting, fun experience. We will be going through New York City so bring your camera!” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and any references to XXXXX@XXXX Feel free to read more about the captain at www.UUUUU.com



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5/25/2017 from Oriental NC to Grenada WI on a Beneteau 42 cc

OPO e-mail # 17-16 May 25 Oriental, NC - BVI - Grenada WI - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one or two crew to help sail a refurbished 2004 Beneteau 42cc going to a private owner in Grenada. All new electronics/radar/AIS. Engine and generator serviced. Recently surveyed for the sale. He is looking for 1-2 crew who can stand solo watch, are familiar with modern electronics, and can mind traffic and weather. We will stop for a day or two in the VI on the way. The trip is free and return airfare from Grenada is included. Please send a brief personal bio and sailing c/v to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

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7/27/2017 from Nosy Ba Madagascar to Richards Bay South Africa on a Wauquiez 40

OPO e-mail # 17-64 27 June 2017 Nosy Be, Madagascar, to Richards Bay, South Africa - Boat Owners xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxare looking for one able bodied crewmember to join them on a fun, remarkable sail in the Indian Ocean from Nosy Be, Madagascar, to Richards Bay, South Africa. Their passage is planned to sail from one unique destination to another through the Mozambique Channel, departing Nosy Be at the first safe weather window after 27 June 2017. xxxxxxx have a very nice, well found 2005 Wauquiez 40 Pilot Saloon sloop that they have owned since new. The boat is in outstanding condition which was confirmed by a thorough inspection shortly before they left Australia. They have had a delightful sail over half way around the world from their start in Key West in March 2015, across the Pacific Ocean, through Southeast Asia, and across the northern Indian Ocean to their current location in Nosy Be, Madagascar. xxxxxxxxxxxx are looking for an individual to join them on their passage from Nosy Be to South Africa so there will be a total of four on board. Crew must stand night watch alone, mind traffic and weather, and be observant, aware, and pro-active team players who help with cleaning and maintenance at sea and at port cheerfully. Ideally, crew would be able to arrive early enough to spend time learning the boat, have sailing experience, some mechanical skills, no drugs, be a non-smoker and only social drinker ashore, agile and physically fit, and of good moral character. They should be good company, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and follow instructions. xxxxxxxxxx will pay all onboard expenses. Crew need to pay their way to and from the boat and have money for their personal and shoreside expenses, and bring their own foul weather gear. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com with a brief sailing resume, references, and phone number. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you very much. OPO is a wonderful organization, and we always appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Best regards, xxxxxxxxxx s/v Joyful

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8/30/2017 from Northeast Harbor Maine to Rcok Hall on a J 42

OPO e-mail # 17-73 August 30th Northeast Harbor, ME to Rock Hall, MD - Captain xxxxxxxx is seeking one or two additional crew to help sail his very well equipped J/42, RAVEN, from Northeast Harbor, ME to the northern Chesapeake. Departure is set for Aug 30, 2017 and crew will need to be aboard on Aug 29th. The passage is anticipated to take 4/5 days. Any OPO members interested in this opportunity may contact Alex at xxxxxxxxxxcomcast.net. xxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us for the past several years for his annual passage north and south. He is a very nice guy and the boat is in very good shape. He is also planning well in advance for any member wanting to plan ahead and take time off from work at the end of the summer. Please feel comfortable getting in touch with xxxxxxx.

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8/30/2017 from Northeast Harbor MA to Rock Hall MD on a J 42

OPO e-mail # 17-73 August 30th Northeast Harbor, ME to Rock Hall, MD - Captain xxxxxxxxxx is seeking one or two additional crew to help sail his very well equipped J/42, RAVEN, from Northeast Harbor, ME to the northern Chesapeake. Departure is set for Aug 30, 2017 and crew will need to be aboard on Aug 29th. The passage is anticipated to take 4/5 days. Any OPO members interested in this opportunity may contact xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxhas gotten crew from us for the past several years for his annual passage north and south. He is a very nice guy and the boat is in very good shape. He is also planning well in advance for any member wanting to plan ahead and take time off from work at the end of the summer. Please feel comfortable getting in touch with xxxxxx

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5/13/2017 from Norfolk VA to Mt Desert Island ME on a Choey Lee 42

OPO e-mail # 17-35 May 13th Norfolk, VA to Mt. Desert, Maine - Boat owners xxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxn are looking for 1 or 2 crew to sail from Norfolk, VA to their home next to Acadia Nat'l. Park The boat is a 42' Cheoy Lee schooner that he has sailed on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Canada. She is fully equipped, including all safety gear, and up to date electronics. They have been cruising her in the Bahamas for the last 2 months. xxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. xxxxxxxxx would like for the crew to arrive by May 13. The passage itself should take 5-10 days with weather stops, depending on the spring weather conditions, and may go outside Cape Cod, again depending on the weather. Take note of the potential for cold and come appropriately equipped - xxxxxx will be happy to advise on what gear you should bring. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, and crew are welcome to stay with the xxxxxxxx and explore the park for a few days. While transportation to and from the boat is the crews responsibility, the xxxxxx's can provide transport to the Bar Harbor or Bangor Airports. All onboard expenses are covered by the owners. If interested please email xxxxxxxat xxxxx@gmail.com, they will be in and out of internet range over the next few days.

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6/22/2017 from Norfolk VA to NY or RI on a Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 17-57 Short Notice ASAP Norfolk VA to New York or RI - We just got the following email from an fellow OPO member who first was a member and sailed as crew ad then bought a boat and now calls us for crew. He told a friend about us. His friend needs crew asap. We normally do not like to ask OPO members to drop everything and rush off, but if you can, I am sure xxxxxxxxxwould greatly appreciate the help. If you are ready on short notice please call and or e-mail him right away and see if you can join him. You can join him for the non-stop to NY or if you have time and he has a couple of good crew he can make the trip right to RI. I am getting ready to jump on Avocation for the sail up to Newport tonight and then depart for Bermuda on Saturday morning. From: xxxxxxxxx [mailto:xxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 11:24 AM To: offshorepassage@sprintmail.com Subject: Looking for crew. Hello Hank, my name xxxxxxxxxxxxx and I am a good friend of xxxxxxxxx I own a 2016 Oceanis 45 and take it from R. I. To Miami in the fall and the Bahamas in the early spring and back to Newport R. I. In late spring. I find myself in Norfolk with no crew to do the last run home. If I can find one crew person for 2 days I can get the boat to Long Island sound and single hand the rest of the way. Preferably I can find someone who can crew for 60 hrs. ( straight shot from Norfolk) or 3/4 days hugging coast and up Long Island Sound) to do the trip. Let me know if you can help. I can leave starting tomorrow. Or if need be anytime between then and next weekend. I can be reached at this address or by phone at (401)-258-2849. Whatever you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx <xxxxxxxx.com> OPO E-Mail # 17-56 June 25th Bermuda to New York - Professional Skipper Capt. xxxxxxxxxx is seeking 2 crew members to sail with him on the delivery of an Alubat Ovni 43. Capt. xxxxxxxis flying into Bermuda on June 24th and would like crew to do the same. He plans to leave for New York weather permitting on June 25th. The trip would take about 6 days. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact Captxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by e-mail at xxxxxxx@yahoo.com or by phone at 561 xxxxxx

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7/23/2017 from Noank CT to Haverstraw NY on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 17-75 Sunday July 23rd Noank CT to Haverstraw NY(about 20 miles up the Hudson River) - I am looking for one more crew to join me for the 20 to 24 hour passage from Noank Shipyard to the Beneteau dealer in Haverstraw. The boat is a Beneteau 411 that is being traded in. The plan is to depart by noon to 1:00 pm on Sunday July 23rd and make the tides to be in our favor around the Battery and arrive in Haverstraw Monday mid-morning. My wife will pick us up there. Still working on the best way to get to Noank. Might have to take a train. Car rental quote was over $300. If interested please e-mail and I will get back to you. Regards, Hank OPO

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6/15/2017 from Newport RI to Annapolis MD on a j 120

OPO e-mail # 17-46 June 15th Newport to Annapolis MD - Pro skipper and very fun skipper to crew for, xxxxxxxxxxxx, is looking for crew for the return of fellow OPO members xxxxxxxxx J 120 from Newport back to Annapolis after the Annapolis to Newport Race. I have personally moved this boat about a half dozen times and it is a nice boat for a racing boat. Fun to sail, accommodations not a very comfortable boat, but ok. You will want to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. He plans to depart about June 15th for this 3 day passage. xxxxxxxx used to work full time for Performance Yacht Racing sailing in the Caribbean during the winter and running a J-120 called xxxxxxxxxxxxx in the Long Island Sound/NY City area. He is now just running just one race boat for a private owner and will have more free time to do the odd boat delivery so you may see more opportunities from him over the next few months. xxxxxxxxx is also a past BT Challenge Skipper and Clipper Skipper having raced around the world twice with crew like OPO members yet paying big bucks to do. The trip is free and xxxxxxxxx will probably rent cars to get to and from the boat so you can ride with him if you can meet him along the way. All onboard and boat expenses are included. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxx@pyr-usa.com with a brief sailing resume.

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1/7/2017 from Newport RI to Lisbon Portugal on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 17-39 Between July 1st and July 7th departure Newport to Lisbon Portugal with a stop in the Azores - New Boat owner xxxxxxxxx has bought a Swan 56 in Newport RI and is looking for 3 or 4 crew to join himself and two others for a total of 6 or 7 crew on this Trans-Atlantic passage from Newport to Europe. The trip is free with all onboard expenses paid for but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send an e-mail with a brief sailing resume to xxxxxx at xxxxx@gmail.com xxxxxxxxxxxxwould like to set up a skype meeting with any potential crew before agreeing to take you aboard. We asked xxxxxx for more information about himself, the other crew and the boat and he sent us the following information. The 56' I bought is MOONDANCE (ashore at the moment). She has 8 comfortable bunks in two cabins. The rig will be checked and dressed before departure. On board she is well equipped with a Seafresh water maker system, generator, air condition, VHF, KVH satellite phone+comms and more. On deck two pairs of 77 electric winches for sailing from both cockpits and an electric main sheet (54) winch by the helmsman position. All crew will also be provided with offshore (150-275N) life jackets (mostly Spinlock). There is an overboard crew finder device onboard (which I am not familiar with yet). This or personal AIS beacons will be used during night watches. On board is also a 8 person inflatable life raft and a HIT 3000 offshore medical kit. About me My wife (xxxxxx) and I (xxxxxx) are starting a world cruise. She is Venezuelan and I am from Norway. I have three children from before. Later this year I am turning 50 and we have decided there is no reason to postpone the sailing adventure. Professionally I am a trained astronomer, hold a PhD in astro-physics and have worked at several observatories around the world, including the world's largest in Chile. In the past 8 years I have had a career as consultant and manager for research data infrastructures. Experience/qualifications I started sailing as a teenager, when I sailed smaller (open) boats and the Pelle Petterson designed Maxi 77 and Maxi 95. In 2007 I took up sailing again, after having been inactive for close to 20 years. In 2011 I purchased a Swan 44 Mark I (G. Frers design), EPSILON CYGNI, which has given me an opportunity to get familiar with the Swan pedigree and in touch with great sailing experiences. I mainly sail longer trips and have crossed the North Sea several times, the English Channel, Biscaye to southern Spain and cruised in the western Mediterranean. I hold a Deck Officer Class 5 certificate for pleasure crafts (worldwide). xxxxxxxxx has only participated in shorter (few days) sail trips during the last few years, but is a natural explorer and adventurer. She is positively spirited, social and love to make food. I am still waiting for final confirmation from xxxxxxx, but he is also an experienced sailor with his own Camper & Nicholson 35 boat. He crossed the Atlantic solo from Bahamas to northern Europe and has since sailed across all of Europe (including Iceland). =

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8/5/2017 from Newport to Cruise support vessel on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 17-77 August 2017 Newport Volunteer crew position (male or female) to help run a Swan 46 (xxxxxx) as the tender/support vessel for a racing Swan 39 (xxxxxxxxx) in the New York YC Cruise. Will leave Jamestown, RI the morning of Saturday August 5 heading to Mattapoisset/Marion. Stops include Hyannis, Nantucket, Edgartown, Cuttyhunk and back to Jamestown/Newport on Friday August 11. Food and beverages provided. Sailing and anchoring skills are a plus. Will need sailing CV. On Jul 16, 2017, at 3:00 PM, Hank Schmitt cxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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10/26/2017 from Newport to Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 17-89 Newport to Martinique -OPO Members OPOOPO has decided to give our NARC Rally a try. He is looking for one or two crew to join him on his very well found Amel 53 that he has owned since he picked her up from the factory in France. OPOOPO is in no rush so will depart when he thinks the weather window is good. He likes the idea of stopping in St. Maarten for a few days and then making a leisurely trip down to Martinique where he has a slip starting December 1st. So the ideal crew would have a month of time and not be in a rush. You would plan to fly home about December 1st. OPOOPO has owned the boat for many years and has solo’d in the past so he much prefers pleasant people to experience sailors, although you will be standing solo watches some of the time. He would also like to meet potential crew ahead of time since this is a passage of up to one month from start to finish. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume ato XXXXX@XXXX OPOOPO also adds the following information about himself, the boat and his ideal crew. Ideal Crew I plan to sail with the NARC Rally or possibly to wait another day or two if I think that the weather looks better. My destination is Martinique (Norwegian Airlines runs very cheap direct flights to the USA). I will stay some extra days in St. Martin after moving to Marigot harbor on the French side (clear water and very good food). Then I will have a leisurely trip down to Martinique, stopping where we want to. I want to arrive in Martinique on December 1st, where I have a berth reserved at Port du Marin. The crew will be welcome to stay a few days more in the boat. My ideal crew of two would have the following characteristics: 1. Physically fit and healthy, no blood thinner medicines, 2. No problem with seasickness, 3. No special diet, 4. No smoking, and this is a dry boat-until arrival, 5. Some experience of off-shore sailing, Once we are well off-shore, each person will do a solo watch. 6. No problem with mechanical things and modern navigation equipment. 7. Be a good companion, be interested in many things, don’t be a fanatic of any kind. 8. Share the food preparation and cleaning. I had the boat built in La Rochelle in 1998. I have sailed it approximately 45,000 miles. This includes 3 transatlantic trips, numerous times to Bermuda and the Caribbean down to Trinidad and up to Canada. From England to the Mediterranean and all over the Mediterranean each summer during the 8 years that I lived on the boat in Port Grimaud in southern France. I replaced the boat engine 3 years ago and the rigging last winter.



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10/26/2017 from Newport to St Martin on a Island Packet 37

OPO e-mail # 17-88 updated offer - Boat owner OPOOPO is taking advice to offer money to get one crew who can help satisfy his insurance company requirements with previous offshore experience so he can sail south. Ower has a good crew, but no one who has done a big offshore passage yet. So Owner will pay a flat fee of $1,000 to an OPO member who will join for the passage south (If you can only do the first leg then $500). Owner has been getting the boat ready all season and is ready to go and is even buying my liferaft for the trip. If you want to join the NARC Rally and help the Owner get south for the season please send him an e-mail.

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Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for an experienced crew member to help sail his 1995 Island Packet 37' to St Martin in the NARC Rally. The Island Packet is a good strong offshore boat. He has bought the boat and is making offshore preparations to take her south offshore and then spend the season sailing the Caribbean island chain from south to north back via the Bahamas and to Florida next spring. Owner has not been offshore before so is looking for someone who has been offshore in the fall and can tell him what is normal and what is not to help insure a safe passage to the Caribbean in our NARC Rally. Owner has two other crew members, who is a marine engineer and has worked on offshore oil tankers for 10 years who has also sailed the Caribbean with his family since he was a child. Another will be joining him for the trip only to Bermuda and he has been racing boats and sailing for about 10 years in the area. We would all be more comfortable to make this offshore trip with someone that has even more experience just to be 100% safe. Owner sails out of the Port Jefferson NY area on the North Shore of Long Island and would be happy to meet with potential final crewmate and to show off his boat. Owner will pay for all boat expenses and pay a flat fee of $1,000. You would plan to meet the boat in Newport a couple of days before departure and then fly back from St. Maarten soon after arrival. He adds:  “I am looking for a fun sailor with some experience to share.” Owner’s insurance company needs a resume from someone who has made this passage before so owner is looking for that right person to fit in with his youngish crew and can meet the insurance companies request for someone with a previous offshore passage. If interested please send an e-mail with a brief sailing resume and references to owner at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/28/2017 from Newport to Bermuda on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 17-96 OPOPOP is the first boat owner to make changes to his winter plans based on recent storms. Since he is not 100% sure where he will go after Bermuda, he is now just looking for crew to sail the first leg with us in the NARC Rally. OPOPOP is a very nice guy and has sailed back and forth many times on his very well maintained Hinckley, so this is a really good opportunity. He would rather have nice people who can follow instructions than a know-it-all, so one or two first timers offshore might work. He adds: Boat Owner OPOOPO is looking for three crew to join him on passage for the NARC Rally from Newport to St. Bermuda departing October 28 (or best weather window after that date). The trip will terminate in Bermuda and should take four days. Owner has a Bill Trip designed Hinckley 48 named “Song” that he docks near Avocation at Simpson Bay Marina. The boat is set up for offshore sailing and he has made the round trip the last ten seasons. The trip is free with all onboard expenses paid, but you need to get to and from the boat. Please e-mail him at at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/28/2017 from Newport to St. Lucia on a Cabo Rico 45

OPO e-mail # 17-98 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew with some offshore experience who would like to join him for the sail to St. Lucia for the start of the 2018/19 World ARC. Ower will have two other crew aboard for a total of 4 people aboard his very well equipped Cabo Rico 45. The boat is equipped to pass the World AR Safety Inspection. Owner has made the passage between Newport and the Caribbean many time before and in fact some of the other crew are also OPO members who he met on his many trips the past several years. This would be a great time to meet owner and sail on his boat. If you hit it off well you might be invited as substitute crew during his circumnavigation. Owner says he has crew set up, but we know that emergencies come up and things change so it is good to have back up crew to contact to fly half way around the world if needed. Owner will be departing in the same weather window as the NARC Rally but he will not be stopping in Bermuda, unless there is a need, and he will sail directly to St. Lucia since a stop in St. Maarten or BVI does not make sense now. He estimates the trip will take about 12 days. He will also pay your transportation to and from the boat for the right experienced person. If interested please e-mail owner with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/28/2017 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Catana 431

OPO e-mail # 17-94 We met boat owner OPOOPO in the Caribbean last winter and invited him and his crew to stay in touch since we knew they were going to be visiting in our area this season. They are cruising their way up to Newport for the boat show and to get some work done to get ready to sail south in our NARC Rally. If you have been waiting for a really good passage opportunity on a catamaran in the NARC this year, here you go. OPOOPO is a very nice guy, has plenty of sea miles and provides a good opportunity to our members. He e-mails: “Play” is a Catana 431 catamaran. These are among the best cats ever built so she’s fast, strong and comfortable. Her owner, OPOOPO is a 56 year old British architect who has been a qualified captain for 23 years and has sailed around 30,000 miles mostly around windy parts of Europe but with a couple of transatlantics. OPOOPO is a big fan of things being comfortable at sea, so the ship runs a very good galley. He’s also a bit of a purist about trim, so all being well Play will make a good passage time. OPOOPO’s crew to date is Hugh Birley, an avid Flying Fifteen enthusiast from Mallorca, and Christine Clear who is a keen race crew from the South Coast of the UK. Both are very amusing company. OPOOPO’s looking for a sociable, competent 4th person or couple to make the watch system a bit more fun. Ideally they will have experience of the East Coast passage south routes, but it’s not vital. You can see the boat at www.UUUUU.com. Please contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and of course your contact info. If you are coming to the Newport Boat Show you can meet OPOOPO and see the boat.



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10/25/2017 from Newport to Martinique on a Jeanneau 46

OPO e-mail # 17-103 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking  for one more experienced crew member to sail to Martinique aboard the s/v Makai. He e-mails: "The boat is in excellent condition. She is a 2013 Jeanneau 46 that was launched for the first time in 2016. The vessel has a new life raft, EPIRB & all of the required safety gear. Capt has made the round trip voyage over 20 times to the Caribbean along with 4 Atlantic crossing, two of the crossings were solo.  The boat owner will also be on board. We plan on stopping briefly in Bermuda to fuel up and resupply. All on board expenses, food, fuel and the like, are paid by the boat owner. Crew members must get themselves to and from the vessel. The planned departure date is Oct. 25, 2017 from Huntington NY.  We will sail to Newport, RI to join the NARC rally. Departure date from Newport is Oct. 28 depending on current weather conditions." The trip will take about 2 to 3 weeks depending on weather and how long the stop is in Bermuda. Please Contact Capt. OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing résumé.



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10/31/2017 from Newport to Bermuda onto Tortola on a Jeanneau 54

OPO e-mail # 17-109 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to help sail a 2 year old Jeanneau 54' from Newport to Bermuda with a short stop in Bermuda. He plans to depart the best weather window after October 31st. If we are delayed in the NARC Rally we will be departing in the same weather window. The passage should take about 12 days once you depart but be ready for a weather delay and plan to take more time off if needed and not be time constrained. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals in Bermuda. If interested please send a brief sailing resume to OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX This is a non alcohol and tobacco passage. www.UUUUU.com XXX-XXX-XXXX cell and text XXXXX@XXXX



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10/26/2017 from Newport to St Martin on a Island Packet 37

OPO e-mail # 17-88 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for an experienced crew member to help sail his 1995 Island Packet 37' to St. Martin in the NARC Rally. The Island Packet is a good strong offshore boat. He has bought the boat and is making offshore preparations to take her south offshore and then spend the season sailing the Caribbean island chain from south to north back via the Bahamas and to Florida next spring. Owner has not been offshore before so is looking for someone who has been offshore in the fall and can tell him what is normal and what is not to help insure a safe passage to the Caribbean in our NARC Rally. Owner has two other crew members, Kyle who is a marine engineer and has worked on offshore oil tankers for 10 years who has also sailed the Caribbean with his family since he was a child. Also Andrew will be joining him for the trip only to Bermuda and he has been racing boats and sailing for about 10 years in the area. We would all be more comfortable to make this offshore trip with someone that has even more experience just to be 100% safe. Owner sails out of the Port Jefferson NY area on the North Shore of Long Island and would be happy to meet with potential final crewmate and to show off his boat. Owner will pay for all boat expenses and pay your travel home from St. Maarten up to $400. You would plan to meet the boat in Newport a couple of days before departure and then fly back from St. Maarten soon after arrival. He adds: "I am looking for a fun sailor with some experience to share." Owner's insurance company needs a resume from someone who has made this passage before so he is looking for that right person to fit in with his youngish crew and can meet the insurance companies request for someone with a previous offshore passage. If interested please send an e-mail with a brief sailing resume and references to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/13/2017 from New York City to Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas on a Manta Catamaran 42

OPO e-mail # 17-101  Captain/owner OPOOPO is looking for two or three semi experienced  crew or a couple for a transit from Liberty Landing in New York City to Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas beginning as early as October 13th. He is a new caller to us, but seems to have a nice boat and a good plan in place. This trip will be made in two or three legs to make it easier for crew to join them. Of course if you have lots of time and want to make the entire trip you may be able to do that as well.  The first leg will be near coastal from NY to Norfolk FA.  The boat is a 42 foot 2001 Manta Catamaran called “Anything Goes”. The second stage will be from there on the ICW to Beaufort North Carolina. The third stage has two options. Option one sail directly south from Beaufort to Marsh Harbor  (about 4 to 5days) . The second option is to sail coastal/ICW to Florida (several weeks) then cross over to the Bahamas when there is a weather window.  This option will take considerably longer.  He has made the trip down the East Coast twice previously, once mostly coastal, once mostly ICW and he have made the Gulf crossing three times.  His wife we'll be on board also to at least Beaufort. She will remain with us if we take the coastal option down to Florida. Crew has the option to volunteer for just segments of this trip. That being said there must be at least three crew members with me to make the trip directly from Beaufort to Marsh Harbor. The trip is free with all onboard expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the boat and also have money for shore side activities  If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX and include a brief sailing resume.



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5/9/2017 from Nassua Bahamas to Morrehead City SC on a Caliber 47 LRC

OPO E-Mail # 17- 36 May 9th Nassau, Bahamas to Moorehead City, SC - Delivery Skipper xxxxxxxxxxx is seeking two crew members to join him on the delivery of a Caliber 47 LRC. The boat is well equipped and in great shape. xxxxxxxx is going from Nassau, Bahamas to Moorehead City , SC. He would like crew to be in Nassau on Tuesday, May 9th and he plans to leave on or about May 11th. Since this trip is such short notice the owner is willing to pay for the flights for qualified crew. All onboard expenses will be covered. Crew should plan about 9 days for this trip to allow for weather. If interested contact xxxxxxxxxby phone at xxxxxxxx or by e-mail at xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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7/8/2017 from Nassau Bahamas to Maine on a 48 cutter

OPO e-mail # 17-70 July 8th - Very Short Notice Nassau to Maine - This just in. Normally with such a short e-mail like this with very little information I would tell the guy he had no chance of getting crew because you did not send me enough information and it is very short notice. However I remember xxxxxxand his family and his boat. He had a solid, big, metal boat. He has another now, but I am sure he can sail it anywhere. xxxxx is a very experienced mariner. I would ask how much of the family is going. (It might be all of them or none of them) and how old they are now. Both xxxxx and his wife are very nice folks and you can check out her blog. xxxxxxis an extremely nice and capable skipper and I am sure the boat will make it. So if you have the time and want to contact him to get more details, you will save me having to e-mail him and asking for more information and save time xxxxx did not leave anyone. He just sent this in late this morning. Hank “Morning Hank, I am not sure if you remember me, but I have got crew from you few times in the past and did your trip to Caribbean once on my boat Salty couple year back. I am offering a bunk on my boat from Nassau to Maine leaving on July 8th out of Nassau. I have a different boat now custom 48' cutter. Sorry about the short notice , maybe there will be someone interested. The trip will be with me and Peter who has done many trips with me in the past and was also with me when we went down to Caribbean with your group.” Thanks , Are blog isxxxxxxxxxxxx.net xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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10/26/2017 from NARC Rally Newport to St Martin on a Island Packet 37

OPO e-mail # 17-80 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for an experienced crew member to help sail his 1995 Island Packet 37' to St Martin in the NARC Rally. The Island Packet is a good strong offshore boat. He has bought the boat and is making offshore preparations to take her south offshore and then spend the season sailing the Caribbean island chain from south to north back via the Bahamas and to Florida next spring. OPOOPO has not been offshore before so is looking for someone who has been offshore in the fall and can tell him what is normal and what is not to help insure a safe passage to the Caribbean in our NARC Rally. OPOOPO has two other crew, his fiancé and another youngish crew like himself. OPOOPO sails out of the Port Jefferson NY area on the North Shore of Long Island and would be happy to meet with potential final crewmate and to show off his boat. OPOOPO will pay for all boat expenses and pay your travel home from St. Maarten up to $300. You would plan to meet the boat in Newport a couple of days before departure and then fly back from St. Maarten soon after arrival. He adds: “I am looking for a fun sailor with some experience to share.” If interested please send an e-mail with a brief sailing resume and references to OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/13/2017 from Mt. Desert Island, Maine to Annapolis, MD on a Cheoy Lee 42

OPO e-mail # 17-91 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for 1 more crew to sail with him and another OPO member from Mt. Desert Island ME to Annapolis, MD. He has gotten crew from us before and it’s worked out well. The boat is a 42’ Cheoy Lee schooner that he has sailed on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Canada. She is fully equipped, including all safety gear, up to date electronics and an overhauled auxiliary engine. They would like for the crew to arrive Mt. Desert by October 13 or 14, and will accommodate them at their home on Blue Hill Bay from arrival until weather dependent departure on Oct. 15. Should crew be within driving distance of Mt. Desert and they like to come before the 13th, a guest could also be accommodated at their house for a few days. The passage should take 5 to 12 days, depending on the late fall conditions. Take note of the potential for cold and come appropriately equipped - Owner will be happy to advise on what gear you should bring. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Transportation to and from the boat is the crews responsibility. If interested please email ower at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/15/2017 from Mount Sinai NY to Norfolk on a Catalina 310

OPO e-mail # 17-107 mails Mount Sinai NY (Middle of the north shore of LI) Norfolk –  OPOOPO has a Catalina 310 that he has moved back and forth between NY and Florida. He is in no rush, but welcomes one more crew to join him for some or all of this passage south. Normally we do not put phone numbers as well as e-mails, but in this case please do call OPOOPO and learn more about exactly when he plans to depart and other details. This is a smaller boast than we normally  post crew for, but this is a coastal trip and OPOOPO did get crew from us once before and it went fine. The Intra-Coastal is a nice waterway and if you are in no rush, there is a lot to see. He e-mails: "This is OPOOPO with the 310 catalina sailboat I am looking for a person to travel from Mount Sinai Long Island or from Sandyhook New Jersey to head south to north fork Virginia at present I probably have one other person Who will be my daughter who is 29 years old. At Norfork Virginia I will then be heading down the intercoastal which I don't need help while but if someone would like to continue with me they are more than welcome I will supply all of the necessary food and drinks on board I could deal with the smoker or non-smoker and I have a new epirb The boat has been hauled inspected bottom painted and any necessary repairs have been completed so the ship is completely sound with new Doyle sails. I usually will stop at Sandyhook for one night and then sail straight through to Virginia which is approximately a 40 hour sail weather permitting otherwise we will tuck in if necessaryI am a 58-year-old sailor with a lifetime of experience completely ASA certified to 106 If necessary I will be happy to give someone a small stipend to make their way home. Also I don't need anyone with crazy experience even a rookie would be OK as long as they have minimal sailing experience. Any questions you can reach me at XXX-XXX-XXXX and I guess in my post use my email address or cell phone whichever you feel is best Thank you again OPOOPO"



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2/21/2017 from Miami FL to Nanny Cay Tortola BVI on a Nauticat 46 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-02 February 21st Post Miami Boat Show Delivery Nanny Cay to Tortola - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for two crew of this Brand New Nautitech Open 46 Flybridge Catamaran. He e-mails us the following information. Please make note that this is a new boat so you have to try and treat it with extra care on the passage to the new charter delivery base. If you are attending the Miami Boat Show you can stay to take make tis passage. xxxxxxxxe-mails: “I have been taking Nautitechs to Horizon Yacht Charters for some time including a sister 46 out of the Annapolis Show. I am looking for two crew who can stand solo watch, mind traffic and weather and look after the boat keeping her in 'as new' condition. The boat has a mid-March charter so we will attempt to depart ASAP although the prevailing Easterlies may delay us. The Open series of boats have very deep keels relative to the class so she is very stable and goes to weather exceptionally well for a cat. The trip is free, however crew are responsible for their own transportation to and from the boat. Flights to Miami tend to be reasonable and taking the ferry to St Thomas is also very cost effective to get back. Please email me at xxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com with a sailing resume and very short bio.” Happy New Year to All Members, We organize the NARC Rally and the Rally to the Cup to create more sailing opportunities for our members. We have over 30 boats already signed up for the rally to the Cup this year. Some owner will be looking for crew for the trip out or the trip back. We think that few boat owners will want the crew to stick around for the entire Americas Cup since they will want friends and family to fly in. There is no vacancy left in Bermuda so the only way to come to see the Cup is if you have accommodation on a boat. Many of the boat owners think they might already be set with crew and most others that need crew will not ask us to send out a crew request until we get much closer to departure. In fact we know there will be more opportunities, but on short notice when the skippers find out that their crew can't make it as they get closer to departure dates. We start the year with a crew request for the round trip from Annapolis to Bermuda in the Rally to the Cup. The owner is an experienced owner who has sailed for many years, but has not been offshore to Bermuda yet. He has been to Florida and back in this boat, but is still looking for crew that has either been to Bermuda before or who have offshore miles to add the extra confidence level wanted aboard any boat going offshore.

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4/1/2017 from Male Maldives to Richards Bay South Africa on a Waquiez 40

OPO e-mail # 17-12 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx have requested crew from us before. If you have the time and are up for a challenge you can send them a short e-mail introduction and then wait for them to reply from sea. It might take a day or two. This is an upwind leg sailing through some beautiful places and not your average passage opportunity. Hi Hank OPO has again been extremely helpful in our crew search for the second half of our circumnavigation! We have crew planned for the passages between Malaysia and the Maldives and for the passages from Cape Town to Barbados. However, we do now have an offshore passage opportunity for the leg from the Maldives to Richards Bay, South Africa. We will leave the Maldives in early May 2017 and sail, via the Seychelles and Madagascar to arrive in Richards Bay by early July 2017. Would you please post the following request for crew on your Offshore Passages Opportunities web site? - Please note that we plan to arrive in Sri Lanka around March 29, 2017. Accordingly, we have listed our SailMail address. May to early July 2017 Malé, Maldives, to Richards Bay South Africa - Boat Owners xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx are looking for one able bodied crewmember to join them on a fun, remarkable sail in the Indian Ocean from Malé, Maldives to Richards Bay, South Africa via the Seychelles, and Madagascar. Their voyage is planned so that there will be time to explore and enjoy wonderful landfalls. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx have a very nice, well found 2005 Wauquiez 40 Pilot Saloon sloop that they have owned since new. The boat is in outstanding condition which was confirmed by a thorough inspection shortly before they left Australia. They have had a delightful sail half way around the world from their start in Key West in March 2015, across the Pacific Ocean, and up to their current location in Phuket, Thailand. xxxxxxxxxxxxx are looking for an individual to join them on their passage from the Maldives to South Africa so there will be a total of four on board. Crew must stand night watch alone, mind traffic and weather, and be observant, aware, and pro-active team players who help with cleaning and maintenance at sea and at port cheerfully. Ideally, crew would be able to arrive early enough to spend time learning the boat, have sailing experience, some mechanical skills, no drugs, be a non-smoker and only social drinker ashore, agile and physically fit, and of good moral character. They should be good company, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and follow instructions. xxxxxxxxxxxxxwill pay all onboard expenses. Crew need to pay their way to and from the boat and have money for their personal and shoreside expenses, and bring their own foul weather gear. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxaol.com with a brief sailing resume, references, and phone number. As they will be on passage on the Indian Ocean over the next 12 days, and will be out of internet coverage, please also send a copy of your e-mail to Jeff and Anne at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsailmail.com.

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10/28/2017 from Maine to Destin Florida on a Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-85 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew. I have known captain since 1992 when we met in the America 500 in Spain at the time. The same time we both met Charlie Doane who just wrote the book I mentioned in the August 1st Notice. There are a couple of chapters about the event in his book. This was Charlie’s first big sailing adventure (and sinking). Captain is a very nice guy and very capable skipper. He has gotten crew from us before so he even writes up his own crew requests. He e-mails: “I seek an experienced and capable crew member for a long trip later this month. I have a newish OutreMer 45 Catamaran to take from southern Maine to Destin FL. The boat is too tall for the bridges, so we will go through Key West en route to the panhandle of FL. Because of the season, this will be a coastal trip via Cape Cod Canal and outside the three capes of Carolina. Mostly the trip is up wind and up current, so there will likely be much motoring, with more than one fueling stop. As well there is great potential for weather related delays. The trip is almost 2000 NM and could take 2-4 weeks, depending on weather conditions and delays due to pending Tropical Storms. I need a conscientious crew member who can stand a solo watch and be very attentive to all that happens aboard, including shipping traffic, lights, and dynamic catamaran sailing. Thoughtfulness, being a team player and alertness are good qualities to have on this trip. I anticipate to fly to Boston Sept. 28, and we will drive a rental car from there to the boat at Kittering, Maine. The weather will be variable, from cold in Maine, windy and rough along the coast and humid Florida climate. This is a typical OPO opportunity (if that is not redundant) such that the crew must get him/herself to and from the boat, with all provisions provided aboard. Interested crew should send me a sailing CV at the email below.” Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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9/26/2017 from Little Creek, VA to Pensacola, FL via Key West on a Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-102 Pro skipper OPOOPO was in the middle of this delivery when Jose reared her ugly head last week. He has been waiting for a weather window ever since. But the weather will turn nice this weekend and he plans to get going as soon as Maria clears out. He sent us the following e-mail looking for one replacement crew. OPOOPO is a very nice guy whom I have known since 1992 and he rund a nice boat. He is very experienced and has sailed around the world on a Catamaran. He e-mails: “Due to weeks delay waiting for hurricanes to pass, one of my crew has dropped out. So I am seeking one able crew to help with this sailing. I have an OutreMer 45 catamaran in Little Creek VA, bound for Pensacola FL, via Key West. The trip should take about 10 days once we get underway after the passage of Hurricane Maria. I'm planning departure Tuesday next week (9/26). The crew member should have some offshore experience, be a team player, able to stand a night watch alone. The catamaran is easy to sail, but is a dynamic ride, so awareness, thoughtfulness and clear thinking are important qualities. The trip will be coastal, staying inside the foul Gulf Stream current, so there are expected to be buoys and boats other local hazards to deal with. Expenses on board are free, but the crew member will provide her own transport to and from the boat. ORF is the airport in Norfolk and PNS is that of Pensacola. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume at email: XXXXX@XXXX



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8/29/2017 from Les Sables d'olonne France to Fort Lauderdale FL on a Lagoon 450 Catamaran

OPO e-mail #17-83 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help deliver a brand new Lagoon 450 Catamaran from Les Sables d'olonne to Fort Lauderdale. Onboard food and agreed travel expenses are available, to the right people. This is a new boat so crew need to keep the boat clean and respect that she needs to be delivered in like new shape after the passage. There will also be a place for someone paying their own travel available as well, suited for someone wanting a one way trip. So if this is your first big offshore passage you can pay your own way to and from the boat. Some travel expenses will be provided for the right crew. Crew need to be in Les Sables d'olonne on 29th or 30th August 2017 and have their own weather gear and life jacket. Routing will take us via Portugal, Canary Islands, Caribbean and Florida. There is a possibility of visiting Cape Verde as well, this is weather dependent. At this time of year you may have delays so don’t be on a time schedule. This is a great trip for experience and mile building on a brand new boat. If interested please send a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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1/22/2017 from Langkawi Malayasia to Key West Florida on a Wauquiez 40

OPO e-mail # 16-150 January 22 2017 Langkawi, Malaysia, to Key West, Florida, USA - Boat Owners xxxxxxxxx are looking for one able bodied crewmember to join them on a fun, remarkable sail half way around the world with stops at spectacular destinations. Their voyage is planned so that there will be ample time to explore and enjoy many of the wonderful landfalls. xxxxxxxxx have a very nice, well found 2005 Wauquiez 40 Pilot Saloon sloop that they have owned since new. The boat is in outstanding condition which was confirmed by a thorough inspection shortly before they left Australia. They have had a delightful sail half way around the world from their start in Key West in March 2015, across the Pacific Ocean, and up to their current location in Langkawi. They will leave Langkawi, Malaysia on January 22, 2017 to continue their circumnavigation by sailing across the Indian Ocean, around South Africa, across the Atlantic Ocean and back to Key West in May 2018. Their planned route is as follows: Langkawi - Phuket - Sri Lanka - Maldives - Chagos - Mauritius - Reunion - Richards Bay - Cape Town - St. Helena - Brazil - Barbados - Lesser Antilles - Key West xxxxxxxxx are looking for an individual to join them and one other crewmember for a total of four on board. Crew must stand night watch alone, mind traffic and weather, and be observant, aware, and pro-active team players who help with cleaning and maintenance at sea and at port cheerfully. Ideally crew would be able to arrive early enough to spend time learning the boat, have sailing experience, some mechanical skills, no drugs, be a non-smoker and only social drinker ashore, agile and physically fit, and of good moral character. They should be good company, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and follow instructions. Special skills such as musical talent, or otherwise are a plus. xxxxxxxxx will pay all onboard expenses. Crew need to pay their way to and from the boat and have money for their personal and shoreside expenses, and bring their own foul weather gear. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume, references, and phone number. I mentioned to them that it might be hard to get anyone to commit to such a long voyage, even with a few weeks notice, so expect some members to respond with plans to join them for a few legs. Members not ready in January but who might be willing to fly to far away ports along the way can also contact them.

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6/3/2017 from Jersey City to Bermuda on a Northwind 56

OPO e-mail # 17-50 June 3rd Jersey City to Bermuda - Boat owner xxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew for his outbound passage to Bermuda. He tells us more about himself and the boat. If interested in joining Peter please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact information to peter v <xxxxxxxxxxxxxx “The boat is a Northwind 56 cutter built in Barcelona in 1989. Very roomy boat built more for comfort than speed but will easily get to 7+ in a fresh breeze. I've owned her for 2 years and have done numerous upgrades during that time. She has substantial tankage of water and fuel. Equipment includes SSB, EPIRB, DeLorme Inreach, Radar, auto pilot, life raft. I am 55 years old, and have been sailing every year since I was 8. I've raced small dinghy and cats to this day, and have cruised and raced larger boats since the mid 80s. I've owned a 36 cruiser from 1991 until moved up to my current boat. My crew consist of a friend from high school who has sailed almost as long, he owns a 50 catamaran he keeps in FLA. He has made numerous passages. The next is another friend from decades ago. He has raced small dinghies and cruisers for over 30 years. Limited passage experience but has sailed offshore overnight. My plan is to depart Jersey City Saturday June 3rd. Passage is expected to take 5 to 7 days. I'll be staying in Bermuda for 2 weeks before returning. Outbound crew would be welcome to stay aboard a few days if they wish before flying home. I'm fully crewed for the return passage. I'm looking for able bodied crew with at least some offshore sailing experience.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to pay for your own transportation to and from the boat. Thanks, xxxxxxxxx

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10/8/2017 from Jamestown RI to Charleston SC on a Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 17-104 We met boat owner and skipper OPOOPO at the Newport Boat Show. He is a friend of an OPO member who uses our crew services and told him how well OPO works. He just e-mailed us the following request for crew last night. “My boat is a tripped out 2016 Oceanis 45. I am planning to leave on Columbus Day October 9 from Jamestown R.I. and feel we can get to Charleston anywhere between Oct. 16-19. I am currently looking for at least one or two crew to join me on my upcoming trip from Jamestown R.I. to Charleston SC. OPOOPO, one of your members has already signed on but he may have to jump off in Norfolk based on weather as he needs to depart on October 16. I won’t know if that is possible until we are underway based on weather.  Ideally I would like to have two people onboard but can make the trip with one.  Therefore if I can find one person for the entire trip which will take 7-10 days depending on weather or one or two from Norfolk on it would be ideal. Whatever you can do to help would be appreciated. I can be reached at the office or on my cell at XXX-XXX-XXXX .” Since it is a short notice opportunity we are including his phone number. But it is always good to e-mail the owner a brief sailing resume to help him decide to take you. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat.



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10/28/2017 from Huntington NY to Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 17-86 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for a total of 5 crew to help sail his very well equipped Amel 53 from NY to the Caribbean. This is his 35th passage between NY and the Caribbean and he has gotten crew form us before. Many of his crew are repeat OPO members that he has met over the years. Two or more of the 5 crew will most likely be other OPO members that have sailed with him. I have known him for many years and he is a very nice guy and a very capable and safe skipper to sail with. Crew need to be on board the morning before at the latest Oct 27th. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please reply to him with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2017 from Hampton Va to St. Marrten on a Pacific Seacraft 40

OPO e-mail # 17-90 Boat owner, OPOOPO , is looking for two experienced blue water crew members to help sail his Pacific Seacraft 40 Kalani from Hampton Va to St. Marrten November 1st as part of the Salty Dawg Rally. Owner has made the trip six times already on this well maintained boat. The Boat is fully equipped with electronics, wind vane, generator, solar, current life raft, current Solas flares, hard wired SAT phone, portable SAT phone, Inreach communications, AIS, SSB, offshore life vests and tethers. The trip will take between 10 to 13 days weather dependent so you need to be flexible in your schedule. Owner will pay reasonable air to Hampton and home for right person. Crew must have blue water offshore experience. If qualified please send an e-mail with a brief sailing resume and references to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2017 from Hampton Road to Fajardo Puerto Rico on a Hunter 45

OPO e-mail # 17-99 OPO members and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew. He will have a total of four crew for the Salty Dawg Rally. The really departs with the best weather window after Nov 2nd, from Hampton Virginia, but you have two options. The boat plans to be there up to a week before since they have seminars and socials all week. Bill will be departing City Island NY, where he keeps the boat for the summer, two or three days before a week ahead of time schedule which would be about the 3rd week in October. So you can join the boat in City Island for the sail down and enjoy the entire Salty Dawg Experience.  The boat is a 1999 Hunter 45 named Rhapsody in Blue II. He has been getting his boat ready and buying all the safety gear and things you need to go south.  He is going to the same marina we have picked after St. Maarten was no longer an option, the marina Puerto Del Rey. He is a very nice man and has been an OPO member for years. He has a very experienced friend who will be going as co-skipper.  He e-mails: “He has crossed the Atlantic and sailed the Mediterranean. He worked in our area for many years as a mechanic both in boat yards and freelance.  He is known as "Sailboat Anthony". His full name is OPOOPO.  He has done work on my boat for years. He will be coming on this voyage with us and I hope to learn a great deal from him.” So you can also learn a lot by joining as the 4th crew. The trip is free with all onboard expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the boat and also have money for shore side activities outside the rally socials. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX and include a brief sailing resume.



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9/1/2017 from Greece to Brazil on a Benetaeau 50

OPO e-mail # 17-72 About September 1st Greece to Brazil - OPO member ad friend xxxxxxxxxx looking to make the passage from Greece to Brazil where he plans to retire. He sailed this boat to Greece last year and us spending the summer cruising Greece with some OPO members. He wants to start putting a plan together for the trip from Greece to Brazil. Some parts of the trip are very easy. Some will be a bit more of a forced march. Here are some ideas xxxxxhas sent and he would like to hear from people who might be interested in joining him. xxxxxx has a Beneteau 50 that we have used as part of our program in the Caribbean and have helped get the boat in better shape. She now has over 15,000 offshore miles on her and is doing fine. If you are interested in joining xxxxxxxx for this ambitious passage please send him an e0-mail. I will be happy to speak with you as well and tell you more about the boat etc. xxxxxxxxxxxhas 2 Trans-Atlantic passages under his belt and also sailed the boat from the BVI to New York. I think you will enjoy xxxxxxl. He will pay for all onboard expenses but you need to have money for your own meals and entertainment ashore. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxat. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Athens -> Gilbrator/Malanga/Spain Sept 1, 2017 to Sept 16th (1500 nm) Gilbrator -> Canaris/Cape Verde: Sept 25 -> Oct 14 (1500 nm) Then leave Canaris or Cape Verde to Rio/Brazil around Dec 21,2017 perhaps, u can help me to see interest levels of OPO members to do either of the legs or both. I like to get some ideas of interest so that i can plan and would not be rushed last minute. at the moment, i am just thinking about the passages from Athens/turkey to Gilbrator (leg#1, ~1500nm) then gilbrator to Cape Verde (leg#2, ~1500nm). Leg#1 is in the Med... the 2nd leg is coastal. I think i will be ok. I like to get to Cape Verde in Oct or nov for the passage to Brazil. We can then thinking about the passage to Brazil. I would like to skipper it to Brazil. I done the trans twice now. The last one, I basically sail the jib only or motor. We only put up the main no more than 5 times. They were always reefed. I might be able to get the crew for the last leg to Brazil. if u can help me with Leg#1 and #2, that would be great... originally, I was going to keep the boat in Turkey for another year. But now, i think i like to take the boat to Brazil and retire there. I am very confident i can do it.. Its only 2200 nm from the Cape to Recife. My brother in-law may come with me as well. The first leg (Athens to Gibraltar) is coming up soon. I like to get the crew settled for this soon. xxxxxxxxxx

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4/19/2017 from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Annapolis MD on a Lagood 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-20 Around April 19th to 21st departure Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis - Pro skipper xxxxxx has another delivery after he finishes this one we just sent out for him. This is a Lagoon 42 Catamaran departing about April 19th to 21st and arriving in Annapolis by May 1st. He needs two crew. I have a crew aboard with me this week in the Caribbean that has sailed with xxxxxx and tells me he is a very nice guy and good skipper to sail with. If you are interested please e-mail him with a brief resume at xxxxxxxx If he does not get back to you right away, he might be at sea out of cell range.

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4/25/2017 from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Annapolis MD on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 17-18 Short Notice - Next week Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxneeds 2 crew to sail an Oyster 53 north next week. I don't have all the details since he e-mailed me for my phone number and I am e-mailing him back I don't have a phone number in the Caribbean so I am sending this to you and to him. He is a pro skipper who has gotten crew from us before. If you have time and some offshore experience please e0mai him and ask for the details and see if you can work it out to join him. Normally I like to speak with the delivery skippers or boat owners, but when there is not much time (very common with pro skippers as we get deliveries on short notice often) so I wanted to get this out right away. Regards, Hank OPO His e-mail is mailto:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@mac.com This was a notice that went out a couple of months ago, but the OPO member and his wife who signed up for the passage had to drop out due to scheduling conflict. So the owner contacted us again for crew. Another couple or two crew would be great, but you need to be able to stand a watch. Please note this is for both the passage to and back from Bermuda along with staying for the Americas Cup so it is month long commitment. The owner is paying for onboard food, but you need to have money for the two weeks spent in Bermuda.

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10/16/2017 from Ft Lauderdale to Tortola on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 17-97 Here is our first request for crew to help with a boat taking relief supplies to Tortola and the return with a boat for repairs. If you want to be one of the first to sail into Tortola to see what happened first hand and then make the return passage please contact Dave who e-mails: “I have been commissioned to take a Lagoon 450 to Tortola loaded with relief supplies from OPOOPO next weekend or when it is ready to sail and permission is had from the BVI. We would be returning with a lightly damage vessel for repair. I am looking for 2 crew who can do the round trip. This may be continuing and I may need more skippers. Crew needs to be proficient in sailing, familiar with offshore passages and flexible in schedule. All onboard expenses supplied. Crew will need their own r/t to OPOOPO Please email me at” XXXXX@XXXX

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9/27/2017 from El Cid Marina, Puerto Morelos, Mexico to Boca Chica Marina just a couple miles east of Key West on a PDQ 36

OPO e-mail # 17-100 OPO Skipper OPOOPO is planning on sailing his PDQ 36 from El Cid Marina, Puerto Morelos, Mexico to Boca Chica Marina just a couple miles east of Key West on or about 27 September. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us for many years and it will be a privilege to make a passage on his own boat rather than the many passages he does on other people’s boats like he usual does. OPOOPO and his wife are looking for one or two additional crew members for the passage around the West End of Cuba to ride the Gulf Stream to Key West. Departure will depend on a weather window. All on board expenses will be covered. Spirit Airlines has discount flights to Cancun, which is the closest airport. Please contact Capt OPOOPO at deliveries@www.UUUUU.com with a brief sailing resume. Expect about a 4-6 day sail depending upon the wind.



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7/15/2017 from Cruise Greece to Greece on a Benetau 50

OPO e-mail # 17-66 About July 15th One month Cruise in Greece - Boat owner and OPO members xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for crew who want to join him for about a month cruising in Greece. xxxxxxxis the member who owns the Benetau 50 that we helped run for a couple of years while he was still working and Avocation was not available because she was for sale. He sailed the boat to Europe last spring and is now back in the Med. The boat was just put back in the water with a new paint job and commissioning for a summer cruise. xxxxxxxxx invites OPO members to come join him for up to one month sailing from Corfu about July 15th. Paul is a nice guy and I enjoyed working with him while we were running his boat. We did a lot of upgrades to the boat and she should be in very good shape. The boat has 4 cabins and 4 heads so he welcomes two or three members or even a couple to join him. It would be best if you could join him for the entire time since he is not sure where he will be when, but if you do not have a full month you can see about joining him for two or three weeks. He e-mails: “I plan to sail to Izmir, Turkey via the Corinthian canal. I plan to leave Corfu around July 15, 2017. We go around the Greek islands then to Izmir. It will take about a month or so. probably it would best to fly in Corfu, 1 or 2 days before July 15 then we leave for Turkey.” After the Islands, we may return to Athens instead go to Turkey.” Paul will pay for all boat expenses but you need to pay to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and entertainment. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com

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10/14/2017 from Cotuit MA (On the south coast of Cape Cod) to Ft. Pierce FL on a Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 17-105 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for three crew to join him on his sail south next month. I asked him to tell us more about the boat and himself and he does us a nice job describing his crew request so I will quote him:  “I have a Catana 42 sailing catamaran that I plan to take to Florida starting about 14 October to avoid the colder weather that is coming. The boat is a 1991 Crowther design and I have replaced both engines with new ones in 2014. I added new North Sails in the last year. I have done the trip south twice before, in 2014 and 2016, both times going via Long Island sound, and down the Jersey Coast.  Once up Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake, and once along the MD coast to Norfolk in the ocean. Then plan to go through the ICW from Norfolk to Moorehead City or Cape fear, with some ocean passages near shore from there to Fort Pierce.  Last year we headed in at Amelia Island and went via ICW through Florida.  The trip is expected to take a bit over 2 weeks.  I would like to have a total of 3 additional crew though I have done segments alone on past trips. I am 74 and have been sailing for about 67 years, mostly in New England to Canada, recently raced to Havana on another boat, a member since 1990, was captain of the MIT sailing team. Commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club in 2010 and have had crew from that organization and Pelagic Sailing Club which I joined last year, on prior passages, and probably will have someone on this trip also. I do not know where we will stop regarding crew wanting to join or leave part way through the trip, though Norfolk VA is one likely place. Cape Fear/Wilmington NC is another possibility.” As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat on your own and also have money for shore side meals when you stop along the way. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/22/2017 from Charleston SC to Portsmouth RI on a Benetau 423

OPO e-mail # 17-58 June 22 Charleston SC to Portsmouth, RI - This just in from Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. This is what xxxxxxx sent us so if you can join him please respond with a brief sailing resume and your contact info. I depart for Bermuda in the morning. Hank OPO Xxxxxxxx e-mails: “I have an opportunity to offer two of your members a crew position on a 2006 423 Benneteau sailing from Charleston SC to Portsmouth, RI on June 22. This passage will take from 7 to 10 days depending on weather. The crews responsibility will be transportation to and from the vessel. All other cost will be assumed by the boat. This is a tobacco and liquor free passage. Please have your clients send a resume toxxxxxxxxx Respectfully, Captxxxxxxxxx

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6/15/2017 from Charleston SC to New London CT on a Bebeteean 411

OPO e-mail # 17-34 About June 15th to 17th Charleston SC to New London Ct.- xxxxxxxxxxxxx recently retired from being the president of Beneteau USA. They built a boat for him which he has had since new. He is looking for crew for his passage north. He used out OPO web site crew request form so since I am in the BVI a very busy I will simply copy and paste the information. This is a very nice opportunity for a leisurely passage with an owner who has been in the sailing business for many yea5sand finally has the time to relax and enjoy the lifestyle. Let's make sure we get him some good responses to choose from and make a good impression for OPO. You can respond to him at his e-mail address. xxxxxs@msn.com Regards, Hank OPO I am planning to sail xxxxxxxx from Charleston, SC to New London, CT leaving about 15 Jun 17. I would like to post the crew opportunity. See the below information Regards- xxxxxx Your name: xxxxxxxxxxxx Name of your Boat xxxxxxx Type and size of boat 40' BENETEAU 411 Year 1999 What shape is she in: EXCELLENT Year last surveyed 2017 How long have you owned your boat? SINCE NEW, BUILT CUSTOM FOR ME AS THE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx USA Equipment list: (The first two are usually the only main requirements) 1) Life raft ___X___ 2) EPIRB ___X___ plus an INREACH TRACKER 3) SSB ___NO___ Your passage plans. Sail from CHARLESTON, SC to NEW LONDON, CT - OFFSHORE PASSAGE STAYING FAIRLY CLOSE TO SHORE; WEATHER PERMITTING. NORMALLY PASS OUTSIDE THE 3 CAPES (LOOKOUT, FEAR AND HATTERAS), PULL INTO ATLANTIC CITY FOR FUEL (and a good dinner) THEN UP THE JERSEY SHORE FOR WHAT IS OFTEN A WONDERFULLY VISUAL TRIP THROUGH NEW YORK HARBOR, EAST RIVER, HELL'S GATE & OUT INTO LONG ISLAND SOUND Where would you want crew to fly into or meet you? __CHARLESTON, SC, CREW CAN STAY AT OUR HOUSE FOR A DAY OR SO PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TO ENJOY AMERICA'S TOP DESTINATION CITY Estimated duration of trip and when you expect to make port. # Of days 6-7 Date when crew should make air reservations to fly home SUGGEST PLANS FOR 1 WAY FLIGHTS ARE BEST MADE IN ROUTE. CAN FLY OUT OF EITHER PROVIDENCE OR HARTFORD. WILL PICK UP AND DROP OFF CREW AT AIRPORT. ETA 22-23 JUNE. NEW LONDON IS ON AMTRAK'S MAIN BOSTON TO NEW YORK/DC LINE. Flavor of your passage: 1) Leisure passage/no rush X- LIKE TO MAKE MILES, BUT MOTHER NATURE RULES 2) Extended Cruise looking for people to join for longer legs __ 3) Forced March/need to get there ASAP. ______ What arrangements are you looking for? 1) Crew pays their own transportation to and from the boat, but all onboard expenses are included. ____X___ Crew should have their own money for time ashore. (This is the more usual arrangement) 2) Crew are expected to share in expenses of approx $______ per day/ $_______ per week or $_______per month 3) You are willing to pay return airfare _____or $______ per day for the right person. Have you been offshore with your boat before? _____YES ________ What passages? 5 TIMES SC TO THE BAHAMAS, 3 TIMES SC TO NEW ENGLAND, 1 TIME TO NOVA SCOTIA Rate your experience level: 1) First time offshore____ 2) Moderate offshore experience ______ 3) Many offshore miles __X__. aprox how many TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MILES AT SEA 4) Professional delivery skipper/Captains credentials _______ Contact Information (check which ones you would like us to include in the notice of opportunity we send members) 1) E-mail Address xxxxxxxxxx@msn.com 2) 24/7 3) Work Phone FINALLY RETIRED to go SAILING!

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6/12/2017 from Charleston SC to Newport RI on a Beneteau 423

OPO e-mail # 17-51 June 12th Charleston SC to Newport RI - Pro skipper xxxxxxxx is looking for crew for the following delivery. He just sent us this information.xxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us several times before and it has always worked out well. He is a good skipper and easy to get along with as long as you do a good job as crew. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxat xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com with a brief sailing resume. “xxxxxxxxx here. We have another trip departing from Charleston South Carolina around the 12th or 13th of June. I need to group in the boat will be delivered to Newport Rhode Island estimated time of trip 6 to 7 days. The boat is a Beneteau 423 sloop built in 2006. She is setup with a covered cockpit roll main and head sail, Yanmar Eng. Fresh bottom paint. Rob on deck with motor,complete galley frig freezer microwave 3 burner stove all in great shape. Eletronics: gps chart plotter radar autopilot vhf wind instruments all in good working order. A recent survey shows the boat to be an above average condition all systems working no issues with any systems on board. I need to person to accompany the owner and myself on the trip from Charleston South Carolina to Newport Rhode Island please put it out there” Regards xxxxxxxxxxx

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5/1/2017 from Charleston SC to Mt Sinia NY on a Catalina 310

OPO E-Mail # 17-23 May 1st Charleston, South Carolina to Mt. Sinai, Long Island - xxxxxxxxxxxxxis requesting one crew member to sail with him aboard his 310 Catalina from Charleston, South Carolina to Mt. Sinai, Long Island. He may break this trip up into legs so crew should plan on 10 days although it won't be 10 days of sailing. xxxxxx plans on some inter-coastal as well as offshore sailing. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat with on board expenses covered. xxxxxxx plans to leave around the first week of May. If interested contact him at xxxxxxxx@gmail.com.

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5/15/2017 from Cape May NJ to Manhasset Bay NY on a Cascade 29

OPO e-mail # 17-32 Cape May to Manhasset Bay This is Rob Feeney. I sailed with you on Avocation in the fall 2015 NARC. I haven't been able to bear going back to work yet so I have been living off my retirement savings and screwing around with boats the last year and a half. I was in Florida last winter and bought an old Cascade 29 sailboat. Did some work on her and started up the Atlantic ICW in March. I am single-handed. I've made it to Atlantic City New Jersey. Had a fairly tough run from Cape May yesterday. Plan is to run from here to Manasquan Inlet, but based on yesterday's experience that is more than a days run for me. I could put in at Barnegat Inlet and that would make a more reasonable day, then short run to Manasquan. I am stuck here for at least a couple days waiting on weather. I am not real comfortable with either of those next two inlets, and wonder if you have experience or advice about them. I draw 4'9". I do not feel comfortable making an overnight run up to Verranzano Narrows Bridge by myself. I have thought about trying to get crew from you. But not sure I would qualify due to humbleness of boat and my limited experience as captain. I am thinking of hiring a professional Captain to get me the rest of the way up the New Jersey coast, and maybe through New York into Long Island sound, although that doesn't worry me as much as the offshore piece. Or find experienced, professional crew to help me for a fee and travel - - presumably less expensive than a captain. I have made it this far, and I am heading for down East Maine where my family has a cabin. I'd hate to kill myself along the Jersey shore before I get there! If you have any advice or recommendations I would very much appreciate hearing them. My cell phone number is xxxxxxxxxxxif you want to give me a call. Not sure if you are stateside or in the Caribbean now. Hope things go well for you and Offshore Passage Opportunities! Best Regards, xxxxxxxx

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9/30/2017 from Camden, Maine to West Palm Beach, Florida on a Bristol 40

OPO e-mail # 17-93 Boat owner OPOOPO is making her annual passage south. She is in no rush so is looking for crew that want to see parts of the Intra-coastal Waterway and enjoy a 3 to 4 week passage south this fall. Fran has gotten crew from us in the past and it worked out well. Fran e-mails: “ I have a 40' Bristol and hope to have 2 or 3 crew to help me sail my boat from Camden, Maine to West Palm Beach, Florida. Crew must be tolerant of a friendly boat cat. I'd prefer non smokers. Depart late September or first of October and get to the Chesapeake; sail both inside waterway and outside as weather permits. I expect the trip to take 3-4 weeks.” If interested please e-mail owner with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/8/2017 from BVI Oyster Rally to BVI on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 17-15 April 8th BVI Oyster Rally - Long time OPO members xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one more crew to join him aboard his Oyster 46 in the Oyster Rally in April in the BVI. xxxxxxxstarted out like most of our members wanting to get more experience with the plan to one day retire and buy a boat. After 10 or 12 years sailing through OPO he did just that last year and bought his boat. I have sailed with xxxxxxxxxk many times and he is a very nice man (one of my favorite OPO members) and has gotten to be a very good sailor and tinkerer. He is also a very good cook. He sent us the following information today looking for one more crew to join he and a friend for the Oyster Rally in April. Here is what he e-mails: “Good afternoon, Hank. Here's an opportunity for someone who'd like to do some light duty near-shore competition in early April with a very nice group. Oyster is holding their annual Spring Regatta in the British Virgin Islands in early April and one of my invited guests for the event just cancelled on me due to a family illness. Ugh. That leaves an opening for an individual to join me and one other individual for five days of quite relaxed racing on a 2006 Oyster 46 up against probably 8 or so other Oysters. I can tell you from having done the Fall Regatta last year in the Med that Oyster throws a nice party. First event is a dinner Monday April 10th at Nanny Cay, Tortola. I'm planning on a shakedown day Saturday April 8th to check a new asymmetrical and generally tune up a little. Things wrap up with a nice dinner Saturday April 15th and people will be heading home Sunday April 16th (Easter Sunday) or Monday the 17th. All expenses at the Regatta (except out of pocket alchohol) are covered by me. Crew needs to have a passport and airfare to and from Tortola or St Thomas plus ferry. Further details are on the Oyster website….which is a google search away. Racing experience not required but obviously given preference. Please have candidates send me some background info at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxce@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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5/15/2017 from BVI to Newport on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 17-08 About May 15th Salty Dog Rally BVI to Newport -Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx has a very nice Outbound 46, a very good offshore boat. The name of the boat is Hippocampus. He has gotten crew from us before. They are looking for two crew. Lee will cover all boat expenses (fees, provisions etc). For exceptional crew he will also help subsidize some travel expenses. Boat will be in the Spring SDR with Chris Parker doing weather routing. Boat has all the blue water "toys" (SSB, sat phone, personal and boat locators, epirb, certified raft, water maker, AP and hydrovane etc. ). We've done this trip before on this boat. He adds he will be happy to let people stay on the boat for awhile either before or after passage. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxe xxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com with a brief sailing resume.

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5/15/2017 from BVI to USA on a Outremer 49 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-31 May 15th Salty Dawg return Rally from BVI to US - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxx e-mailed last week looking for crew for the Salty Dawg Rally return from the BVI to the US. After asking us but before we sent it out while waiting for more info he wrote back that the Salty Dawg people sent him a list of 10 crew so to hold off. He just e-mail again saying the Salty Dawg list was not responding or working well so to go ahead and send out a crew request for him. He gives us a lot of information and I would like to have a good response and send him some good OPO crew. So if you want to sail in a Rally with a group of boats and show them that OPO us the best crew network service out there. Please send him an e-mail and resume and ask to sail aboard. Regards, Hank OPO He e-mails: Crew & Boat information : We are a couple, xxxxxxxxxxboth 57 yrs old), and we life with our cat Mac, a 15lbs maincoon, on an Outremer 49 catamaran named (as well) ‘Mac'. Currently we are in the Caribbean and we have signed up for Salty Dawg spring rally from BVI to Chesapeake, or preferably to Newport / RI weather permitting. We are interested in taking on one more crew and are actively looking for interested sailors. The Spring Rally to the East Coast is scheduled to start on May 15th but as with any off-shore passage, schedules may slip. We anticipated for the 1,300 miles to Chesapeake to take about 8-9 days, or for the 1,500 miles to Newport about 9-10 days. The crew should join no later than May 12th to get familiar with the boat & us (including the cat) and allow two weeks for a weather opportunity and the duration of the passage. A little bit about ourselves. We learned to sail in 2001 in Santa Cruz/CA, cruised for a week on a Beneteau 35 in BVI the same year and purchased a Liberty 458 monohull in early 2002. For the next three years we sailed as a two men crew from Seattle to San Francisco, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Suvarow, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, where we sold the boat in 2006. In 2015 we chartered a Catana 42 in Antigua and bought in late 2016 a 2010 Outremer 49 catamaran, sailing the Caribbean islands the last four months. Although Outremer catamarans are considered a performance cruising boat, we do not consider us hardcore sailors but rather travelers on a sailboat. We have a conservative approach to sailing, though we surely enjoy to arrive a day earlier if possible. ‘Mac' is a three cabin boat, owner quarters in the port hull. Crew accommodations (forward double & aft queen) in the starboard hull, with separate head and shower. Refrigerator, freezer and two burner stove in the galley. The boat has a rotating carbon mast, dyneema rigging, triple reef main sail, solent on the forward stay, gennaker & storm sail on removable inner & forward stays, as well as two spinnakers. Main winches are electric. We have a 100l/hr water maker, sufficient solar power to recharge the Li Battery Bank by early afternoon on a partly cloudy day. Both engines have two alternators if the solar panels are unable to charge the batteries. The range of the boat is about 600 miles, we tend not to run the engines at all, unless necessary. NKE Instruments & autopilot, Furuno chart plotter, Apple GPS iPad with Caribbean & US East coast charts, three ICOM radios. The NKE information is also wireless distributed for iOS and Android within the boat. No SSB but an EPIRB, an Iridium GO! hotspot (we can add a account in our name for your own iOS or Android device for the duration of the passage) and a Garmin InReach Explorer. Both, Iridium and Garmin, have unlimited data plans, we would expect that the daily weather downloads & status reports are given priority over personal messages. ‘Mac' is non smoking and no drugs boat. While we enjoy having a drink, ‘Mac' is a dry boat underway. We provide room & board, crew will be responsible for their own transportation from BVI to the destination. We are looking for a crew participating in 2hr solo watches at night (4hrs off), flexible watch schedule during the day. Navigation & sail changes are at Captain's discretion, participate in cooking and all other duties for an off-shore passage. We will provide an auto-inflatable life preserver with harness, tether and Man-over-Board transmitter, to be worn at night and dependent on weather during the day. Crew will have to bring their own foul weather gear. If you are interest to join ‘Mac' for a cruise up to the East Coast, please provide a sailing resume. Followed by a Skype video call for an introduction and discussion on any other questions in detail then. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume atxxxxxxxxx From: xxxxxxxxxxxx [xxxxxxcom]

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10/24/2017 from Boston to St. Augustine FL on a Leopard 48 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-110 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to join himself and the new owner on this passage aboard a Leopard 48 Catamaran. He e-mails: “I am sailing a Leopard 48 from Newburyport, MA to St. Augustine FL with the owner and I would need 2 additional crew members. Cat sailing experience would be nice. We would be starting October 24th and arrive 8 to 9 days later with one possible fuel stop. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and there is even a budget for transportation within reason.” If interested lease e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX . He has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well.



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6/18/2017 from Bermuda to Maine on a Columbia 50

OPO e-mail # 17-54 June 18th to about 23rd Bermuda to Vinyl Haven Maine - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for crew to sail back from Bermuda after the Marion Bermuda Race this year. He has a Columbia 50 that he will be racing down to Bermuda in the Marion Bermuda Race. He sends us the following information about his boat and himself. If interested please e-mail Ron with a brief sailing resume to hotspuriixxxxxxxxxxxx Hank, Thanks for your response. This will be my fifth Marion to Bermuda race on my boat, and my fifteenth passage to or from Bermuda and/or the Caribbean, either on my boat or sv Hound, a 60' Nielson, homeport Vinyl Haven, ME. I have roughly 15,000 offshore miles. I teach celestial navigation at the New York Yacht Club, Safety at Sea seminars and various other venues, including my own yacht club, Beverly, and I have also taught at Landfall Navigation in CT. The boat is well equipped for offshore passages and meets all ISAF and Marion/Bermuda race requirements. All headsails, including yankee, staysail and 150 are on rollers. The main is triple reefed. I have had the Columbia for seven years. She is a comfortable offshore boat, and I bought her for that purpose. She circumnavigated with her previous (first) owner from '79 to '82 under the name Brigadoon. In your mailing you can include that I will be racing in the celestial class to Bermuda (which class I won in 2013) and will be making the return passage back to Marion using celestial navigation as well, so if the prospective crew wants some instruction or practice in celestial navigation, this is an ideal opportunity. Many thanks, xxxxxxxxxx sv Hotspur II Toxxxxxxxxx

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6/28/2017 from Bermuda to Hampton VA on a Benetau 49

OPO e-mail # 17-62 Short Notice, the next few days Bermuda to Hampton Virginia - Owner and OPO Gold Member, xxxxxxxxxx, is looking for one or two crew with experience for passage from Bermuda to Chesapeake Bay - Bluewater Yachting Center, Hampton, Virginia. Chris Parker of the Marine Weather Center indicates it looks good for a departure through this week. Charmed Life, a Beneteau 49, is very well equipped and has nearly everything you would want on a cruising boat. We have made 7 passages to the Caribbean and 2 to Bermuda on Charmed Life. There is no need to bring towels, bedding, foullies or PFD's and tethers. PFD's are Mustang Hydrostatic with sailing harness, leg straps, splash hood, strobe and standard rescue lights. Sailing is comfortable with a full enclosure as needed, all winches electric, a large cockpit with cockpit jack lines, deck jack lines, all lines lead to the cockpit, and furling main and genoa. As of Fall 2015 all new electronics were installed. Raymarine e125 wide screen hybrid plotter, HD digital color radar, AIS a&b, p70 autopilot at both helms, i70 instrument displays each helm, i60 wind instrument both helms. Navionics electronic charts and MAPTECH paper charts. We also have 5 way wireless remote for bow thruster and anchor (chain) windlass, latest model Viking offshore six man self-righting life raft, Fischer Panda digital mini 8 generator, Honda 2000 Companion backup generator, solar, dinghy arch, LOPO led nav lights, LOPO led tri-color with anchor light and strobe, ICOM M 802 SSB, Iridium sat phone, OCENS sat email, SPOT Tracker, wifi extenders, printer, air conditioning, washer/dryer and more. If interested I can be reached at xxxxxxxxxxx or my US cell number 1xxxxxxxx 9325 here in Bermuda.

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7/4/2017 from Bermuda to Gibraltar on a Sigma 41

OPO e-mail # 17-63 About July 4th Bermuda to Gibraltar - As you know I am in Bermuda. We met a very nice skipper on the dock who we invited to our fish fry. He is looking for some crew to help sail to Europe. He e-mails: xxxxxxxxxxx here. We met last night at the supper. I have a Sigma 41 yacht which I have to get to Gibraltar from Bermuda. Latest passage plan is to leave St Georges on or as near to July 4/5th as possible. I am looking for three experienced crew. Boat well found but can be a handful. Specially extended spar for light airs. No downwind chute but makes easy 4kn in very light air genoa and main and a full 11.5kn in a good breeze. Skipper will find all on board expenses and a 200 dollar contribution to return air fare from Gibraltar. Passage should take: 14-16 days Azores 3 day layover Azores 10 days Gibraltar. Anyone interested and for more info please contact xxxxxxxxxxxxx +xxxxxxxxxxx Cheers and many thanks for the help! x

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6/27/2017 from Bermuda to NY or Newport on a Benetau 411

OPO e-mail # 17-65 June 27th or 28th Bermuda to New York or Newport - Boat owner xxxxxxxxx is looking for one or two experienced crew for his return passage from Bermuda. He just e-mailed us a couple of hours ago and was referred to us by two boat owners in our rally who he ran into. Since it is short notice I will not wait to interview him so you can e-mail him and ask a few more questions if you are interested. Here is the e-mail he sent this morning. I am sure I will meet him in the next day or so and if you want you can e-mail me and I will let you know if I think he is a nice guy or not. But if you have the time and want to make a 5 day offshore passage back from Bermuda you can e-mail him and ask away. I am not sure why he does not know if he is going to New York or Newport. It might be like us we prefer Newport because it is easier to clear customs. His e-mail is xxxxxxxxxxxxxutah.edu

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6/21/2017 from Bermuda to USA on a 36 steel cutter

OPO e-mail # 17-45 About June 21st Return trip from Bermuda, leaving a few days after the final America's Cup Race. xxxxxxxx is in our Rally to the Cup. He is a very experienced sailor and is looking for one crew for the return passage. Note you do not need to have a lot of experience, but you will be standing a solo watch and will be asked to wake xxxxxxx if you see something that needs his attention. He e-mails: “Crew may join me on the boat in Bermuda as early as 21 June and be there for the 24 and 25 June finals. Crew will have to stand watch alone while I sleep, but does not need to be an experienced sailor. Needs to be in good health and have a sincere desire to make an ocean sailing passage. This is serious sailing, not a luxury vacation. Boat is a steel, 36 ft sloop made in France in 1980. Very robust, simple, and competent. Windpilot, AIS, radar, SSB, DeLorme satellite communicator, EPIRBs, Winslow life raft. Mast dropped this year and rig inspected. I have owned and maintained this boat since 1998: 5 trips to Bermuda, circumnavigation via South Africa 2003-2005, Atlantic Circle 2015-2016, frequently single handing. I have sailed about 75,000 nm offshore, hold a 100 ton Coast Guard license, and am on the United States Power Squadron national Offshore Navigation committee. For a personal reference, see book written by my crew for a south Atlantic passage (Trinidad Express by James Keen, on Amazon). If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

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7/1/2017 from Bermuda to New Jersey on a Gozzard 36

OPO e-mail # 17-38 About July 1st Bermuda to New Jersey - Boat owner and longtime OPO members xxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for a return crew to sail back from Bermuda after the Rally to the Cup. He was all set but had a crew cancel today so wants to get the word out right away. xxxxxxxx has a very nice Gozzard 36 that he has owned for many years. He has done a lot of cruising with this boat and has many miles sailing through OPO including some big passage. He is very mechanical and is a very competent skipper and sailor. We have known him for a long time and he is a very nice guy. The return passage will take about 5 days and you can ask xxxxxxwhen he wants you to join him, but he is thinking of departing about July 4th. The trip is free but you need to pay your own transportation to and from the bat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send a sailing resume to xxxxxx at xxxxxxxx@verizon.net

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6/28/2017 from Bermuda to Annaplis or Caribbean on a 36 steel sloop

OPO e-mail # 17-19 June 21st Bermuda back to the US after the Americas Cup finals - Boat owner xxxxxxxxx is signed up for the rally to the cup and sent us the following information about his request for crew for the return passage. If you are interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to xxxxxxxx@yahoo.com “Return trip from Bermuda to the US or Caribbean port of your choice, leaving a few days after the final America's Cup Race. May join me on the boat in Bermuda 21 June and be there for the 24 and 25 June finals. Crew will have to stand watch alone while I sleep, but does not need to be an experienced sailor. Needs to be in good health and have a sincere desire to make an ocean sailing passage. This is serious sailing, not a luxury vacation. Boat is a steel, 36 ft sloop made in France in 1980. Very robust, simple, and competent. Windpilot, AIS, radar, SSB, DeLorme satellite communicator, EPIRBs, Winslow life raft. Mast dropped this year and rig inspected. I have owned and maintained this boat since 1998: 5 trips to Bermuda, circumnavigation via South Africa 2003-2005, Atlantic Circle 2015-2016, frequently single handing. I have sailed about 75,000 nm offshore, hold a 100 ton Coast Guard license, and am on the United States Power Squadron national Offshore Navigation committee. For a personal reference, see book written by my crew for a south Atlantic passage (Trinidad Express by James Keen, on Amazon).”

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6/29/2017 from Bermuda to St Augustine FL on a Jeaneau 409

OPO e-mail # 17-60 June 29th Bermuda to St. Augustine, Florida This notice just came in from xxxxxxxxxxx I'd like to advertise for crew for a return trip from Bermuda to St. Augustine, Florida, departing June 29. The vessel, Estelle, is a 2011 Jeanneau SO 409, sloop in good condition. We made the crossing over in 6 days. I need one, but could accommodate two, crew (one cook/crew). I'd like crew who have made previous passages of at least 3 days, if possible. They should have a flexible, positive attitude and get on well with others. I'm happy to pay for one flight to Bermuda, and the person(s) can stay on Estelle during any remaining time of the America's Cup event prior to departure. Interested crew should e-mail xxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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6/27/2017 from Bermuda to Antigua on a Oyster 48

OPO e-mail # 17-13 June 27th 2017 Bermuda to Antigua - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one experienced crew who can stand a solo watch at sea for this delivery back to Antigua after the Americas Cup is over. The boat is a very nice Oyster 48 that is making the planned race up from Antigua in May and will need to sail back after the event is over. The trip will take about 8 days. Harry has gotten crew from us before and it has always worked out well. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and Harry will pay for your transportation home from Antigua within reason. If interested please send a short sailing resume to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com

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10/27/2017 from Baltimore, Maryland to St Petersburg, Florida on a Valiant 42

OPO e-mail # 17-82 Pro skipper OPOPOP is looking for one more crew for the delivery of a 1995 Valiant 42 from Baltimore MD to St. Petersburg Florida this October. Crew will meet in Baltimore the day before as long as there is no big weather delays.. As always this time of year, the departure and itinerary are subject to weather. Besides the captain there is one other pro paid crew aboard for a total of three crew so you may have to stand solo watches. The boat is well equipped with autopilot, radar, EPIRB and life raft. Captain adds: “Crew must be able to take directions from the captain, tie basic knots, help stand a 6 hour navigable watch and help with meal preparation. All meals on board are included, healthy eating with meats and vegetables, I can accommodate vegans or vegetarians if necessary. No smoking allowed. The Captain and Mate are very easy going, hopefully making this trip an exciting, fun experience. If interested please e-mail the Captain with a brief sailing resume and any references to XXXXX@XXXX Feel free to read more about the captain at www.UUUUU.com



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5/23/2017 from Baltimore MD to Newport RI on a Sweden 45

OPO e-mail 17-41 May 23rd Baltimore MD to Newport RI - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx is looking for two or three crew to sail a nice well found Sweden 45 from Baltimore MD to Newport RI. He plans to drive down from Newport in the morning of May 23rd for departure that afternoon for this 2 ½ to 3 day non-stop passage. xxxxxxxxx is one of our most popular skippers from Australia. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and Murray can meet you in Newport or pick you up along the way as long as you can get near his highway route. You will then have to make your way back home. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxx The following two opportunities are for skipper xxxxx and my and both being done a couple to four days after we get home from Bermuda. We are in Bermuda with at least a one day weather delay so will not be home until the weekend. So we may not be able to answer your request to join us until we get home. xxxxxxxx wife may be able to check e-mail and get back to you, but I will have to wait until I get home since xxxxxxx is departing for Chicago for a few days so I will contact you next Monday night or Tuesday about this delivery on Sunday May 28th. Sorry for the late notice and being out of touch this week, but xxxxxxx delivery juts came up and I was planning to send out my notice when I got home, but since we are delayed I figured I better send it out now. I will check e-mail one more time tonight before we set sail in the morinng.

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3/1/2017 from Balboa Panama to San Francisco on a Leopard 48 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-06 Sometime in March Balboa, Panama to San Francisco - Captain xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx just sent us an e-mail looking for two crew for a job that will be coming up next month. He does not have the exact dates yet, but would like to put some crew on notice of they wish to join him for this free passage from Panama to San Francisco. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx has gotten crew from us several times before and it has worked out well. He is a pro skipper with lots of miles. He does not give us a lot of information as pro delivery skippers are prone to do and we ask for as much info as possible, but we also realize that since we pro skippers know what we are doing we tend to not give as much info as a private boat owner would. This is what he sent us. If you have the time and are interested please send Richard an e-mail so he can let you know more details as soon as he gets them. He e-mails: “I am working on another delivery from Balboa, Panama to San Francisco in March (precise dates to be confirmed soon) on a Leopard 48 sailing cat. Would you be kind enough to send out a notice for two crew members with some catamaran sailing experience. The trip will take 25 days with stops in Puerto Vallarta and San Diego. Travel expenses and food onboard are included. As always, many thanks, Captain xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx His e-mail xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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5/17/2017 from Bahamas to Chesapeake Bay on a 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 17-33 May 17th to 25th Bahamas to Chesapeake Bay - Boat owner xxxxxxx is looking for a last minute crew to help sail his 42 foot Catamaran from the Bahamas north in a couple of weeks. There will only be three crew in total so you must be able to stand a solo watch and have offshore experience. xxxxxxxxe has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. All food and boat expense are include. Usually we try and get more information about the boat and skipper, but since this is short notice we wanted to get it out asap so make sure you ask all the right questions. If you are interested please call or e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact info. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx= From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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7/22/2017 from Atlantic Highands to Newport & Back on a Beneteau 37

OPO e-mail # 17-67 July 22nd to August 1st Atlantic Highlands to RI and back - OPO member xxxxxxxx has a very nice Benetau 37. I have sailed with him several times on OPO trips and he is a very nice guy. He recently sailed from the BVI to Bermuda with us, but had to leave early to make his daughters graduation from URI the next weekend. When we arrived in Newport he came down to the boat and had dinner with us in town. He makes a trip from NJ to Newport and Block about the middle of the each summer. His wife does not like sailing so much so she sometimes stays home and runs the business so xxxxxxxx can go sailing. xxxxxxxxalso has a standing request on the just sent July 1st Notice. Perhaps you can get together for a day or evening sail before committing to 10 days. He e-mails: Here is the plan weather permitting, leave Atlantic Highlands on July 22nd and sail thru LI Sound with stops along the way to Block Island, and sailing from Block Island to Newport, normally will spend 2 days in Block Island and 2 or 3 days in Newport, will do a leisure cruising without rushing, and return sometime in August 1st or 2nd depending on the weather. No one is obligated to stay the sailing the entire trip they can do part if they choose. All provisions and expenses aboard the boat is included, you just responsible to get to and from the boat and any onshore expenses. Also if anyone likes day sail around the Sandy Hook Bay they can contact me.” My email is: nicolasm@euroceramicainc.comxxxxxxxxxxx

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6/1/2017 from Antigua - Bermuda to Nova Scotia on a 67 steel ketch

OPO e-mail # 17-43 About June 1st Antigua to Nova Scotia with a stop in Bermuda - I am about to depart Bermuda this morning and we got this crew request last night. Since I do not have time to ask more details from the owner I am still going to send this out, but you will have to ask the questions I would normally ask before sending out a crew request. Since I will not be home for 5 days I did not want to delay sending this out. This could be a very nice opportunity, but I do not have info on the skipper or the boat other than this e-mail. If interested please e-mail xxxxxx and get more info and if you like what you hear please do join him for this passage north. Don't forget to ask him how long he plans to stay in Bermuda and you might be able to see some of the Americas Cup. Best Regards, ‘Hank OPO This is what he sent us From: Yahoo xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 5:44 PM To: Hank Schmitt Subject: Re: Boat Trip As you know with a boat plans change. I am in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. I have a large 67 foot steel ketch. The plan would be to leave here in two weeks or less heading to Bermuda which should take seven to eight days, hang out there for a few days depending then head up to Nova Scotia which should take maybe six days. I am looking for a total of four crew yet I can handle more. I have two now including myself. Email me back and I can phone on WiFi and answer your questions. Thanks. xxxxxxxxxx x

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5/2/2017 from Annapplis MD to St. Thomas USVI on a Charter Boat

OPO e-mail # 17-28 Very short Notice - Early next week? ANNAPOLIS, MD - ST THOMAS - This just in from Pro skipper xxxxxxxxx. He does not give me a lot to go on, but rather than wait for an exact departure date I am sending this out and you can e-mail him for details. He does offer transportation since it is short notice. xxxxxxx is a no nonsense guy and if you have a thin skin or are not a good crew please do not think about going with him. I told him I was not sure we would be able to find two crew for him on short notice with little information, but he does move a lot of boats and you will learn something for sure. If interested you can contact xxxxxxand ask him all the important questions. Regards, ‘hank OPO BRAND NEW JEANNEAU 519 ASAP I just received this. I am flying to Annapolis this weekend to get her ready. I am looking for 1-2 crew to help sail her to STT. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, be familiar with up-to-date electronics and mind traffic, weather and navigation. As she is brand new extreme crew must be taken aboard. Not only is the trip free RETURN AIR IS INCLUDED. As this is last minute please call xxxxxxx @ xxxxxxxx7245.

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6/10/2017 from Annapolis-Bermida to Annapolis MD on a Beneteau 473`

OPO e-mail # 17-17 Rally to the Cup June 10 2017 Annapolis MD to Bermuda and back - Boat owner xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is looking for additional crew for the Rally to the Cup this June. xxxxxxxxxx has a very nice 2001 Beneteau 473named Destiny that he has sailed back and forth to Florida. He has owned the boat for two years, but had another big boat for many years before this and has been sailing for a long time. The boat is well equipped with offshore gear. xxxxxxxxx is inviting crew who have the time and might want to stay for the couple of weeks in Bermuda so you can also make the return passage. If he cannot find crew who want to make both legs he will entertain taking one crew to Bermuda and then having new crew fly in for the return passage. xxxxxxx is looking well in advance because he would like to speak with crew and meet with them before making a big commitment of 3 or 4 weeks and two 700 mile passages. xxxxxxadds that the boat is the 2 cabin layout so another couple might work out well since. One couple and perhaps one other single person for just the sailing parts might work out well so a crew of 5 in total. The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you will need to have money for the stay in Bermuda. It would also be nice and I think expected to chip in for food and drinks while in Bermuda. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxx with a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxomcast.net so you might start the courtship and plan to meet this winter or spring.

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10/5/2017 from Annapolis, MD to Hampton, VA then onto Tortola on a Laguna 450

OPO E-Mail # 17-108 OPOOPO is requesting 1 crew member to join him in Annapolis, MD on or about Oct. 24. The boat is a 2016 Laguna 450 “Seas The Day”. He wants to leave Annapolis and sail to Hampton, VA where he will join the Salty Dog Rally which departs on November 2 for Tortola. This trip should take about 10 days. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. If interested contact him at XXXXX@XXXX or text him at XXX-XXX-XXXX.

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5/30/2017 from Annapolis MD to Brooklyn NY on a C & C 121

OPO e-mail # 17-52 ASAP (as early as tomorrow but also in the next two to 4 days or maybe right after the Holiday) Annapolis MD to Brooklyn NY - This might be a good substitute for the couple of crew who wanted to join me for my passage from Annapolis to Ct next week. I just got this call from a nice sounding guy who is looking for one or two crew to make this last leg of his trip north from Florida. He is in Annapolis MD and he would like help moving his very nice C & C 121 (about 40 ft) on this last 30 to 40 hour passage to get her home. The owners name is xxxxx. He has been sailing all his life and has his 6 pack license. His friends ran out of time and he is looking for crew to make this last leg. He is willing to help pay for your travel to and from the boat and would like to go asap (he is ready to go tomorrow) if you and a friend or two want to join you to join him this holiday weekend. Or more like it you can get away in the next two or three days or even after the holiday and depart Tuesday morning when I plan to depart. I drive down early Tuesday morning and have room in my car driving down from NY. So if you are free and want to go sailing soon please call or e-mail Tom at 845-399-7944 or e-mail him at xxxxxxx@gmail.com Whomper is a 2015 Beneteau Oceanis 48'. She is extremely well-equipped with a 110% Genoa, 87% self-tacking jib, furling main and asym kite on its own Spinex furler. Three cabins and 2 full heads, each with a shower, as well as a bunch of amenities, such as 4 HVAC units, a generator that can run the whole boat at sea, microwave, dishwasher, SAT Tv, electric winches, solar power, radar and the latest autopilot and navigation systems. We will do a bunch of on-the-water training the first day at sea to get you acclimated with the boat and its systems. We have a 3-burner propane stove/oven below, but assuming the water is not too unsettled, I would plan to use our grill for many of the meals. Whomper has about 5,000 miles of sailing under her belt in these past 2 seasons. In terms of safety gear, we exceed every CG regulation. There are inflatable life jackets and harnesses for all of us. Multiple methods of communication and of course a six-person offshore life raft. I have never and don't expect to use any of our safety gear, but it is always important to expect the best, but plan for the worst. Once on the boat, we will do a proper safety briefing and show you how to use everything. We will be offshore, out of cell range, for much of the trip, but I do have a SAT phone/internet. I will be sending updates a couple of times a day and can include whomever you like on the email string. Additionally, we have a SAT-based SPOT tracker that can be accessed from our website, so anyone can see exactly where we are. Some out-dated pics on that site as well. I have quite a bit of cruising experience, including the last 5,000 miles these past 3 years captaining Whomper. Most of my experience is up and down the east coast (some in the MED), often doing ~750nm offshore passages. Currently, my crew is a friend name xxxxxx, with info below: A bit about me: Sailing since I was 8. Started racing keel boats at 16. Sailed professionally on and off since 18 including just about everything from a Melges 20 to a carbon, water ballasted custom 90ft'r. I've acted both as captain and crew on deliveries. Most of my miles have been racked up offshore sailing, racing (IRC52, Swans, J120) and deliveries including a trip from Annapolis to Tortola. I'm a bowman at heart but am comfortable in any position. I did the 2008 Newport Bermuda and got all of my safety at sea carts. I was STCW95 qualified and held a radar observers unlimited endorsement. Additionally, I've worked for / sailed with North Sails and Quantum Sails.

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5/30/2017 from Annapolis Md to Westbrook CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 17-49 Tuesday May 30th Annapolis MD to Cedar Point Yacht Club CT - Since I am back in NY I can fine tune this delivery. I do have one crew already so am just looking for one or at most two crew for a total of 4. I was able to put it off from Sunday in the idle of the holiday weekend to Tuesday the day after so it does not interfere with weekend plans or have busy weekend traffic on the delivery. This is more a race boa than a comfortable ride. But is fun to sail if we get a good breeze from a good direction. I have moved this boat before. She is a J-109 I am taking to a regatta that weekend. My plan is to drive down to the Annapolis Yacht Club from Huntington NY early in the morning of June 1st to arrive in Annapolis by 8:00 am and depart by 10:00 am. The passage will take about 48 hours and my wife will pick us up in CT and get us to the train station or back to Huntington to get you home. Let me know if you want to join me next Tuesday and be home Thursday night. Regards, Hank OPO

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5/28/2017 from Annapolis MD to Westport CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 17-42 May 28th Annapolis MD to Cedar Point YC Westport CT - I am looking for two or three crew to sail a J 109 race boat from the Annapolis yacht Club to Cedar Point Yacht Club . I will drive down from Huntington NY Sunday morning May 28th and can pick crew up along the way if it is not too far off the highway or you can meet me in Huntington NY. I have delivered this boat a few times before. It is a race boat without roller furling jib. The trip will take about 48 hours once we depart so we will be in Ct by Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. We will then have to take the train back home. The trip to the boat and all onboard expenses are included, but you need to pay for your transportation home. If interested please e-mail me at this e-mail address offshorepassage@sprintmail.com

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7/13/2017 from Annapolis MD to SW Harbor Maine on a J 160

OPO E-Mail # 17- 59 Thursday, July 13th Annapolis to Southwest Harbor, ME This very detailed opportunity just came in from xxxxx We will again be taking our fully equipped J/160, Ladyhawk, from Annapolis to Maine in mid-July; and, returning from Newport at the end of August/beginning of September early in the Labor Day Weekend We have made the passage a five times before with OPO members. We are planning on leaving from Annapolis to Mt. Desert Island evening of Thursday the 13th of July. Our plan is to go either directly from Annapolis, outside Cape Cod to SW Harbor, ME; or we may cut inside, through Buzzards Bay and through the Cape Cod Canal if weather dictates. We need one additional crew member aboard. I would like someone experienced offshore sailor. The trip normally takes a little more than 3 days unless we have to adjust for weather. We will plan on arriving at Mt. Desert Island during the daytime and usually have to slow down so that we time our approach to the Maine to arrive in the early morning. We need one additional experienced crew member. I would like someone experienced offshore sailor. I have two experienced crew members that have made a bunch of ocean and coastal passages already committed for the trip. Crew will responsible for getting to and from the boat -- otherwise, they'll be our guests through the passage. Beyond that, the crew members could hang-out on the boat a day or so after we arrive on Mt. Desert Island a day, or so, after we arrive, if they wish. #2 End of August - Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD Thursday, August 31 We plan to return from Newport, RI to Annapolis at either the end August. Our current plan is to leave Newport on early on Thursday, 31 August or Friday 1 September. That's the weekend before Labor Day. The crew would arrive in the mid-afternoon in Newport, get settled and oriented, then we all have dinner in Newport I'm planning on a crew of two or three for that passage. Two experienced; plus, in right set circumstances, another crew member with moderate experience. Usually that passage takes two days to complete. As usual, the crew should plan on paying to get to and from the boat, otherwise they are our guests. The crew would arrive in Newport the afternoon of our departure, settle onto the boat, then have a good dinner in Newport. We usually leave early the next morning. General Crew should plan on bringing their own wet gear and clothing. We have harnesses and inflatable PFD's if they don't wish to bring their own. (No smoking is allowed on the passage.) I would like interested, qualified members to send me their resumes and I'll contact them. They can use my email: xxxxxxxxxx@aol.com.

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6/13/2017 from Annapolis MD to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Gemini 105

OPO e-mail # 17-47 13-24 June 2017 Annapolis to Fort Lauderdale - Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxx, a highly experienced OPO Captain who has used OPO for crew many times, is sailing a Gemini 105 on or about 13 Jun from Annapolis, MD to Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has 1 experienced crew on board and is looking for one additional crew for the anticipated 10-11 day passage. We will plan on sailing on the outside unless the weather is too rough. The crewmember should be able to stand a watch alone and share in preparing the meals and cleaning up. The crew will be responsible for travelling to and from the boat, but all on-board expenses will be taken care of. Please email a brief sailing resume to xxxxxxxxxxxxx if interested and available. xxxxxxxxx USCG Master, 100GT, NCW, STCW Sail and Tow Endorsements ASA Instructor, GMDSS Operator

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6/10/2017 from Annapolis MD to Bermdua and back on a Beneteau 473

OPO e-mail # 17-01 Rally to the Cup June 10 2017 Annapolis MD to Bermuda and back - Boat owner xxxxxxxxx is looking for additional crew for the Rally to the Cup this June. xxxxxxxxx has a very nice 2001 Beneteau 473named Destiny that he has sailed back and forth to Florida. He has owned the boat for two years, but had another big boat for many years before this and has been sailing for a long time. The boat is well equipped with offshore gear. Xxxxxxx is inviting crew who have the time and might want to stay for the couple of weeks in Bermuda so you can also make the return passage. If he cannot find crew who want to make both legs he will entertain taking one crew to Bermuda and then having new crew fly in for the return passage. xxxxxxxxxx is looking well in advance because he would like to speak with crew and meet with them before making a big commitment of 3 or 4 weeks and two 700 mile passages. xxxxxxxxadds that the boat is the 2 cabin layout so another couple might work out well since. One couple and perhaps one other single person for just the sailing parts might work out well so a crew of 5 in total. The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you will need to have money for the stay in Bermuda. It would also be nice and I think expected to chip in for food and drinks while in Bermuda. If interested please e-mail xxxxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume at xxxxxxxxxx so you might start the courtship and plan to meet this winter or spring.

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1/4/2017 from Annapolis MD to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Hylass 63

OPO e-mail # 16-151 January 4 Annapolis MD to Fort Lauderdale FL -Pro skipper xxxxxxxxxxx is looking for one QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member to round out a 4-person crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST e-mail sailing log/resumé & references. Jim is a very good skipper and has gotten crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a Hylas 63 from Annapolis MD to Fort Lauderdale FL, a passage that will take about 5 days. In addition, figure in a prior day for prep, any weather delay days, and a cleanup day after arrival. All crew will arrive in Annapolis on Wednesday January 4 for departure a day or two afterward (weather permitting)...and must be available through January 12 OR SO...to allow for weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $600. If interested, please e-mail xxxxxxx directly at xxxxxxxx@gmail.com (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your resumé and/or log of past offshore trips and include references as well. xxxxxxxxx adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 40 years' experience and am 66 years young. I have done this passage many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. Cheers! Hi All Members, Two OPO members have already joined this couple for the first half of their circumnavigation. One member helped from Florida through the Panama Canal and another sailed with them all the way to Australia. Everything went well so they have contacted us once again for the next half of the circumnavigation after taking a break. If you want to sail half way around the world, here is your opportunity. For most of our OPO members who are not retired and who can't take off for months at a time. I am sending out a 2nd e-mail later today with options and openings to join us this winter in the Caribbean.

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7/16/2017 from Acapulco Mexico to San Francisco CA on a Dufour A9000

OPO e-mail # 17-68 I spoke with xxxxxx yesterday about how OPO works It was easy for him to convince me that he is making the right choice for the passage north and that he and his boat are up to the task. But this is not a good opportunity if you don't like sailing out of sight of land for a longer time. Once you get into the offshore rhythm, you won't want to stop. He does a very good job of explaining the opportunity and here it is. July 16th Acapulco to San Francisco This is xxxxxx, owner/operator of s/v High Climber, a 1982 Dufour A9000. The boat is a thoroughbred, in good working order and tested in all conditions from Florida to where we are now in Acapulco. Hull#1 was the French entrant into the Admiral's Cup european pride race. However, High Climber isn't Hull#1, and has ample cabinet storage, memory foam mattresses and a good sound system. I am looking for two crew members for the Baja Clipper Route, a roughly 20 day offshore passage from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco. Target departure date from Cabo is July 17th. I am taking the Clipper Route instead of the more frequently trafficked coastal 'Baja Bash' route because I like sailing, even hard sailing, more than motoring for weeks on end into the teeth of 25-30kts. Basically the plan is to beat to weather (NW) for 8-12days until we get close to the North Pacific High and when the wind starts to fade, tack over and reach (~due East) for the Bay Area for about a week. I have an Iridium satellite system aboard for pulling .gribs and plan to stay flexible and responsive to forecast wind conditions. There is a chance that I may shorten the triangle by several days and come into Santa Barbara and finish off with a ~2day motor up Big Sur, but the plan at the outset would be about the same. I have attached an image of a chart that a highly experienced SF-based delivery captain showed me of his voyages. He is a strong proponent of the Clipper Route over the Baja Bash and convinced me. If this sounds appealing to you, even if it is bigger and more offshore than you have done before, please get in touch with me. I am looking to have 4 onboard. Currently there is myself and one gal, Liz (not my gf), committed. Ideally you will be one guy and one lady, who don't get prolonged seasickness and are comfortable standing solo watches in stable conditions. If you sail well and prove worthy of autonomous decision-making when wind changes etc occur, that would be great, but is not a requirement; I am more than happy to do all the sail tinkering and navigating and tell you to 'hold this compass course and wake me if things change.' I like 3-4hr shifts but am very willing to discuss shift structure, e.g. discomfort with solo shifts, time of day, shift duration etc. and modify accordingly. When you're not on watch, making more food than just you can eat and cleaning up afterward are the only real chores. And sleeping. It's a pretty chill boat; musical instruments are welcome, I do a lot of trawling for fish. Sunset happy hour(s) is something I hold dear, but isn't mandatory. Hope to talk to you! Thanks for your time and consideration,xxx If you are interested please e-mail xxxxxxxwith a brief sailing resume and the best number to call you. His e-mail address is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com>

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8/7/2017 from Norfolk Virginia to St. Maarten on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 17-79 Boat owner NNNNNNNNNNN is starting his search for crew early for his annual sail south in the Salty Dawg Rally in early November. Lee has a very nice well found 2013 Outbound 46. Lee would like to meet crew ahead of time and if you want to make the sail south from his home port of Barrington RI earlier in the fall as a shakedown passage you are welcome to join him. Lee has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Lee adds: “I'm now retired so they can come there whenever convenient to check things out.” So he is free to meet with potential crew almost anytime. If interested please e-mail Lee with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/7/2017 from HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA to TORONTO, ONTARIO via the ERIE/OSWEGO CANALS on a Beneteau 473

OPO e-mail # 17-79 This just in from Pro skipper NNNNNNNNNN . As he says this should be a nice trip. Since it is short notice he is offering a $250 subsidy towards travel. Dave is a no-nonsense skipper who insist that crew take good care of the boat. Since it is a 3 crew delivery you need to be able to stand solo watch. I have a BENETEAU 473 taken on trade being brought to the dealer in Toronto. This should be an amazingly beautiful sail along the coast of New England, Cape Cod Canal, Long Island Sound, up the Hudson River, drop the mast outside of Albany, NY, Canalling to Oswego, NY and crossing Lake Ontario to Toronto. Plan on two weeks total with about 4 days offshore initially as it is about 525nm from Halifax to NYC. Once inland we will tie up every evening. We will clear into the US in either Newport, RI or Newark, NJ depending on weather/timing. I am looking for 2 crew who wish to join me who can stand solo watch, mind traffic and weather and do basic coastal navigation. A modicum of strength is needed for the locks though not too bad. The trip is free and a ride back to Buffalo, NY is available as I am driving home following the delivery. $250 towards travel is included. Please email me @ XXXXX@XXXX .



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