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12/19
11/8
Wickford RI
Palm Beach FL
49' Navigator Power Boat
OPO E-Mail # 16-144 Wickford, Rhode Island to Palm Beach, Fla. Capt...
12/19
10/4
Westport MA
Norfolk VA
42' Cheoy Lee
OPO E-Mail # 16-143 This short notice opportunity just came into t...
8/12
10/29
Westbrook CT
BVI
Oyster 56

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

12/19
10/29
Westbrook CT
BVI
Oyster 56
OPO e-mail # 16-132 October 29th Westbrook CT to BVI with a stop in Be...
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 ...
7/24
5/6
Tortola/Bermuda
Rockport Maine
Garcia 54
OPO e-mail # 17-14 With e-mail address xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <xxxxxx...
7/26
5/10
Tortola BVI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Leopard Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 17-30 2nd weekend in May Tortola to Ft. Lau...
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
8/15
Tortola BVI
Norfolk VA
Jeaneau 53
OPO e-mail # 17-71 revised date with 10 more days to plan August 15th ...
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...

9/13
9/7
Tortola BVI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Leopard 40 charter Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-102 7 September Tortola BVI to Fort Lauderdale - Pro s...
9/13
8/27
Tortola
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bavaria 45
OPO e-mail # 16-97 August 27 Tortola to Ft Lauderdale - Pro skipper xx...
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 ...
12/19
11/1
Stonington CT
Tortola BVI
Hinckley 42 Yawl
OPO E-Mail # 16-121 Stonington Ct to Tortola BVI This opportunity is from...
9/13
10/1
Stamford CT
Tortola BVI
Jeanaue 44
OPO e-mail # 16-96 October 1st Stamford CT to Tortola BVI - If you are...
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...
12/19
10/31
St. Augustine FL
St. Thomas USVI
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 16-140 ASAP, Monday Oct 31st Very short notice. ...
12/19
10/8
St. Augustine FL
Panama Canal
Lagoon 550 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-138 November 8th St Augustine, FL to Buenoventura, Co...
9/13
11/1
St. Augustine FL
St. Thomas USVI
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 16-95 Early November St. Augustine FL to St. Thomas - Pro...
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...
7/24
1/16
St Thomas USVI
Florida
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-152 Jan 16th 2017 St. Thomas to Florida ...
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...
9/13
9/24
Seattle
LA CA
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 16-114 September 24th or 25th Seattle to LA - Pro skipper...
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 -...
12/19
10/11
Sandy Hook NJ
Tortola BVI
Hylas 54
OPO E-Mail # 16- 142 Sandy Hook, NJ to Tortola, BVI Hylas 54 xxxxxxx...
7/27
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...

9/13
9/18
San Francisco CA
Redondo Beach CA
Farr 40
OPO e-mail # 16-111 Short Notice September 18th San Francisco to...
12/19
10/4
Rochester NY
Ft. Lauderdale FL
88' Power Hargrave
OPO e-mail # 16-126 Short Notice Rochester NY to Ft. La...
7/24
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...
9/13
9/10
Pugent Sound WA
LA CA
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 16-103 September 10th PUGET SOUND, SEATTLE WA to LOS ANG...
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, ...
12/19
10/2
Portsmouth RI
Hampton Roads VA
Crealock 37
OPO e-mail # 16-115 October 2nd Portsmouth RI to Hampton Roads Virgin...
9/13
11/5
Portsmouth RI
St. Thomas USVI
Cabo Rico 45
OPO e-mail # 16-113 November 5th Portsmouth RI to St. Thomas USVI - Bo...
7/24
3/25
Porto Vallarte Mexico
Tahiti
Island Packet 40
OPO e-mail # 17-04 Early March Puerto Vallarta Mexico to Tahiti - Boat...
12/19
10/20
Portland Maine
Charleston NC
Niagra 35
OPO e-mail # 16-127 Another short notice on a smaller boat. But I am...
12/19
10/5
Portland Maine
Charleston SC
Niagra 35
> OPO e-mail # 16-125 Hi Cathy, The trip...
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
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...
12/19
11/1
Norfolk VA
BVI
Nautitech 40 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-139 November 1st Short Notice Norfolk Va to BVI ...
12/19
11/14
Norfolk VA
Savannah GA
42' Cheoy Lee
OPO e-mail # 16-145 Nov 14th Norfolk, VA , or Beaufort, NC to Savanna,...
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...
12/19
10/25
Norfolk VA
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 16-133 Approx Oct 25th Norfolk Virginia to Ft. Lauderdal...
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...
12/19
10/28
Newport RI
Virgin Gorda BVI
Leopard 47 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-136 NARC Rally Oct 28th Newport to Virgin Gord...
12/19
9/19
Newport RI
Haverstarw NY
Beneteau 55
OPO e-mail # 16-117 September 19th Newport to Haverstraw NY (20 miles...
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...
9/13
10/29
New Hapmshore
St. Thomas USVI
Hinckley 59
OPO e-mail # 16-101 October 29th New Hampshire to St. Thomas - Pro ski...
7/26
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...

9/13
10/15
Mount Sinia NY
Brunskwick GA
Custom 39 Ketch
OPO e-mail # 16-108 October 15th Mount Sinai NY to Brunswick Georgia -...
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...
9/13
9/2
Martha's Vineyard MA
Atlantic Highlands NJ
Beneteau 37
OPO e-mail # 16-104 September 2nd Martha's Vineyard to Atlantic Highla...
7/24
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...

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...
8/15
10/28
Huntington NY
Martinique
Amel 53

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

12/19
10/8
Huntington NY
Palmetto FL (West Coast)
Beneteau 43
OPO e-mail # 16-120 Saturday Oct 8th Huntington NY to Palmetto Florida...
12/19
10/1
Huntington NY
Westbrook CT
Hylass 66
OPO E-Mail # 16-122 Oct 1st Huntington, NY to Westbrook, Ct. - OPO ...
12/19
9/24
Hinckley SW Harbor
Indian Creek Chesapeake Bay
Hinckly 42
OPO e-mail # 16-116 Saturday September 24th Hinckley SW Harbor Maine t...
9/13
9/8
Havertsraw NY
Newport RI
Beneteau 55
OPO e-mail # 16-105 Short Notice Thursday September 8th Haverstra...
9/13
11/1
Hampton VA
St. Maarten
Pacific Seacraft 40
OPO e-mail # 16-100 Nov 1st - Salty Dawg Rally Hampton VA to St. Maart...
12/19
10/25
Hampton VA
BVI
North Wind 43
OPO E-Mail # 16-123 Oct 25th Hampton, Va. to BVI's - xxxxxxx xxxxx...
12/19
11/1
Hampton VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Camper Nicholson 58
OPO E-Mail # 16-141 Hampton Va. to Virgin Gorda, BVI This short noti...
12/19
10/29
Hampton Roads VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Leopard 46 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-118 29th October Salty Dawg Rally Hampt...
12/19
10/26
Hampton Roads VA
Cayman Islands
Tayana 37
OPO e-mail # 16-137 Short Notice Wednesday Oct 26th or soon after Hamp...
12/19
10/31
Hampton Roads VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Discovery 55
OPO e-mail # 16-135 Oct 31 - Salty Dawg Rally Departure date Nov 2nd H...
12/19
10/20
Hampton Roads VA
Virgin Gorda BVI
Jeaneau 54
OPO e-mail # 16-130 Salty Dawg Rally Early November Hampton Roads Virg...
7/26
9/1
Greece
Brazil
Benetaeau 50
OPO e-mail # 17-72 About September 1st Greece to Brazil - OPO...
9/13
10/10
Ft/ >auderdale
St. Vincent
46 Charter Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-112 October 10th Fort Lauderdale to St. Vincent - Pro ...
12/19
12/6
Ft. Lauderdale FL
St. Thomas USVI
Leopard 44 Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-147 Short Notice This Tuesday December 6th Ft Lauderd...
7/24
4/25
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Annapolis MD
Oyster 53
OPO e-mail # 17-18 Short Notice - Next week Ft. Lauderdale to Annapoli...
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...
9/13
9/6
Ft Lauderdale FL
St Vincent
46 foot charter Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-99 September 6th Ft. Lauderdale to St. Vincent - This...
9/13
5/1
Ecuador
Marquesas
Island Packet 31
OPO e-mail # 16-110 May to July 2017 This is not for everyone, but it ...
7/26
7/15
Cruise Greece
Greece
Benetau 50
OPO e-mail # 17-66 About July 15th One month Cruise in Greece - Boat o...
12/19
1/9
Chesapeake
St. Maarten
Fontaine Pajot
OPO e-mail # 16-148 January 9th Chesapeake to St. Maarten - Pro skippe...
12/19
1/9
Chesapeake
St. Maarten
Fontaine Pajot
OPO e-mail # 16-148 January 9th Chesapeake to St. Maarten - Pro skippe...
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
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
6/12
Charleston SC
Newport RI
Beneteau 423
OPO e-mail # 17-51 June 12th Ch...
7/26
5/15
Cape May NJ
Manhasset Bay NY
Cascade 29
OPO e-mail # 17-32 Cape May to Manhasset Bay This...
9/13
11/16
Camden Maine
Bermuda
Oyster 53
OPO e-mail # 16-107 November 16 Camden Maine to Bermuda - Pro skipper ...
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...
7/26
7/1
Bermuda
New Jersey
Gozzard 36
OPO e-mail # 17-38 About July 1st Bermuda to New Jersey - Boat owner a...
7/26
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...
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
6/18
Bermuda
Maine
Columbia 50
OPO e-mail # 17-54 June 18th to about 23rd Bermuda to Vinyl H...
12/19
11/10
Bermuda
Caribbean
Tartan 40
OPO E-Mail 16-146 Bermuda to Caribbean Capt. xxxxxxxxxx is loo...
7/26
6/21
Bermuda
USA
36 steel cutter
OPO e-mail # 17-45 About June 21st Return trip from Bermuda, leaving...
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 - ...
12/19
10/15
Belize
Tortola BVI
51' Pwer Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-128 Oct 15th Belize to Tortola - This just in this mor...
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...
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 ...
12/19
10/11
Annapolis MD
Huntington NY
Beneteau 62
OPO E-Mail # 16-129 Annapolis, Md. To Willis Marine Center, Huntington, NY ...
12/19
10/10
Annapolis MD
Tortola BVI
Voyage 48 Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-124 October 10th Annapolis Boat Show to Tortola BVI -...
12/19
11/3
Annapolis MD
Abacaos Bahamas
Laparai Caatamaran
OPO e-mail # 16-131 Nov 3rd Annapolis MD to Abacos Bahamas - Boat own...
12/19
10/26
Annapolis MD
St. Thomas USVI
Fountaine Pajot Cat
OPO e-mail # 16-134 October 26th ANNAPOLIS, MD - ST THOMAS, USVI - Cap...
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 ...
9/13
10/12
Annapolis MD
Key Biscayne FL
Hylas 70
OPO e-mail # 16-106 October 12 Annapolis MD to Key Biscayne FL - Pro s...
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
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
7/13
Annapolis MD
SW Harbor Maine
J 160
OPO E-Mail # 17- 59 Thursday, July 13th Annapolis to Southwest...
9/13
10/10
Annapolis MD
Marathon Key FL
Bayfield 40
OPO e-mail # 16-98 About 10th October Annapolis MD, to Marathon Key F...
9/13
10/11
Annapolis Boat Show
Nanny Cay Tortola BVI
Nauticat 46 charter boat
OPO e-mail # 16-109 October 11th Post Annapolis Boat Show to Nanny Ca...
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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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5/10/2017 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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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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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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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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9/7/2016 from Tortola BVI to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Leopard 40 charter Cat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6/10/2017 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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9/10/2016 from Pugent Sound WA to LA CA on a Amel 53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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10/28/2017 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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10/8/2016 from Huntington NY to Palmetto FL (West Coast) on a Beneteau 43

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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5/15/2017 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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11/16/2016 from Camden Maine to Bermuda on a Oyster 53

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

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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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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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6/29/2017 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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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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6/18/2017 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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11/10/2016 from Bermuda to Caribbean on a Tartan 40

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

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

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

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10/27/2017 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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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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10/11/2016 from Annapolis MD to Huntington NY on a Beneteau 62

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1/4/2017 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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10/12/2016 from Annapolis MD to Key Biscayne FL on a Hylas 70

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

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

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

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

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

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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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