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9/15/2019
9/19/2019
Essex Ct
Annapolis MD
Ketch
OPO e-mail # 19-84 OPOOPO (who is in the yachting business) and her captain ar...
9/10/2019
9/19/2019
Sag Harbor NY
Haverstraw, up the Hudson River
Beneteau 41
OPO e-mail # 19-83 I will be taking a 2019 Beneteau 41 from OPOOPO NY to Haver...
9/9/2019
9/16/2019
Newport RI
Huntington NY
Newport
OPO e-mail # 19-82 We delivered the new Beneteau 41 to the OPOOPO Show. OPOOP...
9/9/2019
10/29/2019
Georgetown Great Exuma, Bahamas
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Jenneau
OPO e-mail # 19-81 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi-exper...
9/7/2019
11/20/2019
East Hampton NY (Long Island East End)
Caribbean Antigua or St. Maarten
X-Yacht
OPO e-mail # 19-80 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2014 X-Yacht 38 named “Mara&#...
9/4/2019
10/10/2019
Richards Bay South Africa
Cape Town South Africa
Custom 65' Aluminum Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-79 The following opportunity came to us on the recommendation...

9/4/2019
10/10/2019
Wilmington NC
Harpswell Maine
Hylas 49
OPO e-mail # 19-78  Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 QUALIFIED and OFF...
9/1/2019
9/6/2019
Huntington NY
Newport RI
Newport
OPO e-mail # 19-77 I will be taking a brand new Beneteau from Huntington NY to ...
8/24/2019
10/26/2019
Newport, RI
Martinique
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-76 Here is another opportunity on another Amel 53, a very fin...

8/19/2019
11/10/2019
Huntington NY
St. Maarten
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 19-75 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking f...
8/19/2019
9/27/2019
Cape Cod MA
Liberty Landing New Jersey
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 19-74 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a 51' OutreMer catamaran to move fro...
8/19/2019
10/26/2019
Newport
Bermuda
Swan
OPO e-mail # 19-73 OPOOPO and repeat NAR OPOOPO participant OPOOPO is looking...
8/10/2019
8/12/2019
St. Maarten
Long Island NY
Jeanneau 409

OPO e-mail # 19-71 Pro skipper OPOOPO is putting together a crew on short not...

8/8/2019
8/12/2019
Southport CT
Newport RI
J 109

OPO e-mail # 19-70 Short overnight delivery I am delivering a well maintained...

8/8/2019
10/23/2019
Newport RI
St. Maarten
Passport
OPO e-mail # 19-69 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice center -cockpit Passport ...
7/29/2019
8/5/2019
Rock Hall MD
Salem MA
2003 Caliber 40 LRC

OPO e-mail # 19-68 OPO member and nice guy OPOOPO bought a strong offshore bo...

7/29/2019
8/9/2019
Oriental NC
Nassua Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 19-67 OPO member and very expeeinced sailor and nice guy Gene Wahl...
7/29/2019
8/16/2019
Detroit MI out the St Lawrence Seaway
Cape Canaveral FL
Beneteau
OPO e-mail # 19-66 Experienced boat owner and captain OPOOPO is getting ready ...
7/25/2019
8/11/2019
Martinique
Tahiti
Leopard
OPO e-mail Pro skipper OPOOPO Abetel is one of 4 skippers moving 4 boats for M...
7/23/2019
7/28/2019
Cayman Islands
Martinique
sloop
OPO e-mail # 19-64 I spoke with boat owner and experienced captain of a 2004 Am...
7/23/2019
8/18/2019
Martha’s Vineyard
York River, Chesapeake Bay
Bavaria
OPO e-mail # 19-63 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 more crew to...
7/16/2019
8/6/2019
East Hampton LI
Maine
Formosa 41
OPO e-mail # 19-61 Boat owner and repeat crew seeker OPOOPO is looking for one...
7/9/2019
7/11/2019
Ft Lauderdale FL
St Thomas USVI
Beneteau
OPO e-mail # 19-60 Pro skipper and yacht broker OPOOPO is looking for one more...
7/6/2019
7/13/2019
Brunswick Maine
Nantucket Mass
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 19-59 OPO members OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for a short...
7/5/2019
7/26/2019
1st Leg July 26th
August 2nd Provincetown MA to Rockland ME
Pacific Seacraft 37
OPO e-mail # 19-58 2nd Leg August 2nd-Aug 20: overnight from Rockland, Me to She...
7/3/2019
7/6/2019
New Hamberg NY (50 miles up the Hudson from NYC)
Portsmouth RI
Beneteau 473
OPO e-mail # 19-57 I just got confirmation of the closing of this boat Friday a...
7/2/2019
7/10/2019
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Newport RI
Hylas 70
OPO e-mail # 19-56 Boat owner OPOOPO is once again looking for two OPO members...
6/28/2019
7/26/2019
Baltimore MD
Newport RI
Newport
Corrected e-mail address Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice center -cockpit Pas...
6/28/2019
7/26/2019
Baltimore MD
Newport RI
Newport
OPO e-mail # 19-55 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice center -cockpit Passport ...
6/25/2019
7/18/2019
Annapolis
SW Harbor ME
J/160

OPO e-mail # 19-54 We will again be taking our J/160, Ladyhawk, from Annapoli...

6/5/2019
7/1/2019
Chesapeake Bay
Mystic Ct
Swan
OPO e-mail # 19-53 Longtime OPO member and very nice guy OPOOPO is: “Loo...
5/29/2019
6/20/2019
Charleston SC
New London CT
Beneteau 411
OPO e-mai # 19-52 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew f...
5/25/2019
6/14/2019
Marion MA
Bermuda
Schooner

Un-numbered e-mails are passage opportunities that do cost money, but we feel...

5/23/2019
6/2/2019
St. Maarten
Newport RI
Mason 43

OPO e-mail # 19-51 I met OPOOPO and his boat and family in Nanny Cay BVI Marc...

5/22/2019
7/30/2019
Lower Chesapeake Bay
Newport RI
Bavaria 46

OPO e-mail # 19-50 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sai...

5/21/2019
6/29/2019
Richmond (San Francisco area) CA
Ventura CA
CHEOY Lee Ocean 40

OPO e-mail # 19-49 Experienced sailor and proud new owner of classic boat, OP...

5/20/2019
5/30/2019
San Juan Porto Rico
Norfolk Virginia
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 19-48 Pro skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is also looking to replac...
5/20/2019
5/29/2019
BVI
Norfolk Virginia
Outbound 46
OPO e-mail # 19-47 Pro skipper and yacht broker for OPOOPO OPOOPO is lookin...
5/14/2019
6/20/2019
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Annapolis, Maryland
Westsail
OPO E-Mail # 19-46 OPO member, OPOOPO would like two crewmembers to sail with ...
5/13/2019
5/25/2019
Martinique
New York
Swan 60
OPO E-Mail # 19-45 OPOOPO the Captain of OPOOPO a Swan 60 is looking for cr...
5/12/2019
5/23/2019
San Juan Puerto Rico
Annapolis MD
Swan 56
OPO e-mail # 19-44 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sail...
5/11/2019
5/15/2019
Wentworth Marina in New Castle, NH
Handy Boat Marina in Falmouth, ME
Island Tracker 46 Motor Sailor

OPO e-mail # 19-43 OPO member OPOOPO is delivering an Island Tracker 46 Motor...

5/11/2019
5/18/2019
Red Hook St. Thomas
Little Creek Virginia
Swan 53
OPO e-mail # 19-42 Pro skipper OPOOPO is sailing a Swan 53 back from St. Maart...
5/10/2019
6/3/2019
St. Petes, Florida
the Keys
Antigua 53

OPO e-mail # 19-41 This is a pleasure cruise to shake down a new boat that OP...

5/8/2019
6/12/2019
Tortola
Newport RI
Nautitech 46 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 19-39 We are looking for 1 or 2 additional crew members to help ...

5/5/2019
5/10/2019
Panama
Boothbay, Maine
Schooner

OPO E-Mail # 19-38 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO I am OPOOPO Lohr...

5/5/2019
5/30/2019
Grenada
South Pacific
SV Alkemi a 47’ Malo

OPO E-Mail # 19-37 OPOOPO is the owner of SV Alkemi a 47’ Malo. He is l...

5/4/2019
5/21/2019
Charleston, SC
Barrington, RI
Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 19-36 OPO Member OPOOPO is seeking 2 crewmembers to join him on ...

4/29/2019
5/2/2019
St. Maarten
Newport
Swan 53
OPO e-mail # 19-35 I just got this e-mail today which was sent late last night....
4/28/2019
5/11/2019
St. Maarten
Newport
Beneteau 57'

OPO e-mail # 19-34 Pro charter skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for a...

4/27/2019
6/6/2019
Norfolk, VA
Mt. Desert Island, Maine (Acadia National Park)
Cheoy Lee
OPO e-mail # 19-33 Boat owner and USC OPOOPO OPOOPO is looking for 1 more crew...
4/24/2019
5/5/2019
St. Thomas USVI
Northport NY
Hinckley 48
OPO e-mail # 19-32 Boat owner and veteran sailor Nick Cancro is looking for one...
4/23/2019
6/14/2019
East Hampton NY
Bermuda and back
Formosa 41
OPO e-mail # 19-31 I spoke with boat owner OPOOPO today. He is looking for one...
4/19/2019
5/5/2019
St. Maarten
Azores
Naiad 42

OPO e-mail # 19-30 Boat in need of a person with a license for insurance requ...

4/17/2019
5/15/2019
Fort Pierce FL
Cotuit Cape Cod MA
Catana 42
OPO e-mail # 19-29 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two additional crew...
4/17/2019
4/21/2019
Key West Florida
Newport RI
Swan
Repeat with good e-mail address Pro skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is looking f...
4/13/2019
5/10/2019
St. Augustine FL
San Diego CA.
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 19-27 Pro skipper OPOOPO has another longish delivery that he nee...
4/13/2019
4/21/2019
Key West Florida
Newport RI
Swan
OPO e-mail # 19-28 Pro skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two experi...
4/11/2019
5/4/2019
Freeport, Grand Bahama
City Island, NY
C40

OPO e-mail # 19-26 10 days. Expenses are provided onboard. Waiting for the we...

4/9/2019
4/20/2019
Ft Lauderdale FL
Annapolis, MD.
Jeanneau
Update with return airfare Pro skipper Captain OPOOPO is still looking for one...
4/8/2019
4/20/2019
Ft Lauderdale FL
Annapolis, MD.
Jeanneau
OPO e-mail # 19-24 resend Pro skipper Captain OPOOPO is still looking for one ...
4/6/2019
4/20/2019
Ft Lauderdale FL
Annapolis, MD.
Jeanneau
OPO e-mail # 19-24 Pro skipper Captain OPOOPO sent us a crew request a few min...
4/5/2019
4/11/2019
St. Thomas
Ft Lauderdale
Hylas
OPO e-mail # 19-23 This just in from boat owner and OPO member Nelson. He is li...
4/4/2019
4/11/2019
Florida
Maryland
Hylas
OPO e-mail # 19-22 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 QUALIFIED and OFFS...
4/3/2019
4/22/2019
Nassau Bahamas
Newport
Newport
OPO e-mail # 19-21 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two or three crew to deli...
4/1/2019
6/2/2019
St. Maarten
Newport
Swan
OPO e-mail # 19-20 This opportunity has a lot more pedigree than the one to the...
3/27/2019
4/15/2019
Liverpool UK
Patagonia Chile
Ketch
OPO e-mail # 19-19 (Portugal - OPOOPO - OPOOPO -Brazil -Argentina -Falklands ...
3/26/2019
5/1/2019
Marathon Florida Keys
Annapolis MD
Endeavor 42
OPO e-mail # 19-18 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for crew moving her Endeavor 4...
3/26/2019
5/1/2019
Panama
the Marquesas Islands
Swan
OPO e-mail # 19-17 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO and his wife are looking for ...
3/20/2019
6/15/2019
Bodo, Norway
Tromso, Tromso
cutter
OPO e-mail # 19-16 Svalbard and Svalbard-Iceland - I have been e-mailing with bo...

9/19/2019 from Essex Ct to Annapolis MD on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-84 OPOOPO (who is in the yachting business) and her captain are looking for one or two experienced crew to help move their 63’ Ketch “ OPOOPO ” There a 3-minute walkthrough on UTube. The trip will take about 3 days. This is the first time they are using our service so they don’t include a lot more info, but both Cynthia and captain are very experienced and you will enjoy the passage. If interested please e-mail Cynthia at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume or text XXX-XXX-XXXX . The trip is free with all onboard expenses paid for but you need to get to and from the boat.

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9/19/2019 from Sag Harbor NY to Haverstraw, up the Hudson River on a Beneteau 41

OPO e-mail # 19-83 I will be taking a 2019 Beneteau 41 from OPOOPO NY to Haverstraw NY departing from Huntington to drive out about 1:00 pm on Thursday. We should arrive in Friday afternoon and figure out how to get home. Let me know if you wish to join me. Of course the trip is free. Hank

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9/16/2019 from Newport RI to Huntington NY on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 19-82 We delivered the new Beneteau 41 to the OPOOPO Show. OPOOPO need to bring her back. The show ends Sunday, but we will not be able to get the boat out until sometime on Monday by noon. So crew would meet me at the boat Monday and we would make the 100 miles about 18 hour trip to Huntington NY. I can get you to a train station or rental car agency to get home. Let me know if you wish to join me. Preference to the handful of crew who wanted to go on the outbound trip, but missed out. Regards, Hank OPO * Note this new addition to our header to help you quickly qualify an opportunity based on how long it might take.

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10/29/2019 from Georgetown Great Exuma, Bahamas to Fajardo, Puerto Rico on a Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 19-81 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi-experienced (some offshore experience preferred) crew to join himself and another friend on this 1000 mile passage. He has a 2002 Jenneau 52.2 named “Tropic Bird”. He sailed the boat from Bahamas last year from the Chesapeake, cruising with his wife, two young children sometimes his brother. I spoke with him today ad he sounds like a very nice guy. Canadian even. He knows this is an upwind passage and has done his homework about heading east first. That is why his wife and kids will fly in later. The one other crew member has OPOOPO delivering motor yachts but limited sailing experience. Tyler(Captain/Owner) has Ocean sailing experience along U OPOOPO Coast, Bahamas, and OPOOPO Tyler is heading back to the boat in early October. “Tropic Bird” did fine in her hurricane hole in the Bahamas. Tyler says you are welcome to come 2 to 4 days before the planned Nov 1st departure. You would fly into OPOOPO Airport (GGT) and plan to fly home from OPOOPO OPOOPO about Nov 16th. The passage is 1000 miles and will take up to 18 days building in some time for weather delays. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat ad pay for your own meals and drinks ashore. About the boat Tyler Adds: “The boat has a liferaft and Ebirb. She is prepared for Ocean passage. Solent rig (working jib and genoa on furlers). 150 gallon diesel. 200 gallon water. 15 gph water maker. Diesel generator. OPOOPO Radar. AIS. Hydraulic autopilot Predict wind offshore. Weather routing provided by OPOOPO All systems and mechanicals regularly used, inspected and maintained. She is very comfortable with a diesel generator, air conditioning, 15gph water maker, 150 gallon diesel tankage, refridgeration with separate freezer, 3 separate cabins, 2 heaads, etc Boat successfully cruised full time from October through May of last season which included offshore passage from OPOOPO to OPOOPO Cay with Numerous and regular passages throughout the OPOOPO Professional rig inspection and vessel survey completed within the past year.” If interested please e-mail Tyler with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX • Note this new addition to our header to help you quickly qualify an opportunity based on how long it might take.

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11/20/2019 from East Hampton NY (Long Island East End) to Caribbean Antigua or St. Maarten on a X-Yacht

OPO e-mail # 19-80 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2014 X-Yacht 38 named “Mara”. He has owned the boat since new and she will be ready for the trip with safety gear and upgrades. He will be sailing to the Caribbean this fall. He can’t leave until November 20th because of work, so is not leaving with our rally. He is looking for two experienced crew to sail 3 handed doing some solo watches. He will wait for a weather window and head towards Bermuda and make the decision to stop or not based on weather. It is about 10 to 12 days of sailing, but allow a few extra days for waiting for departure or in Bermuda, so best to not be in a rush to get back to work. Note you will be away for Thanksgiving. Alex is RY OPOOPO Skipper rated with 3000 miles. Since he is looking for crew who have been offshore before and can stand a solo watch, he is willing to not only pay all onboard expenses but also pay for your transportation to and from the boat within reason. I spoke with Alex today and he seems like a very nice man. He will be back in the US OPOOPO 14th. If interested please send him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX If possible it would be good to meet each other and see the boat before departure.

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10/10/2019 from Richards Bay South Africa to Cape Town South Africa on a Custom 65' Aluminum Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-79 The following opportunity came to us on the recommendation of OPOOPO, who are in South Africa. He is one of our Tier One Skippers who is sailing around the world and meets some good people needing crew along the way. This is a friend they have met and they vouch that he is a very nice guy and the boat is excellent. Usually we like to speak with and ask more questions, but as you know I am in Italy and returning tomorrow so I did not want to delay sending this out. You can check out the web site and of course please e-mail the owner and ask any questions. He is looking for experienced crew who do not get seasick or can deal with it appropriately the first day or two and not let it get in the way until you acclimate. Boat owner and captain is looking for 3 crew to sail his custom built 2005 65 foot Aluminum boat from Richards Bay South Africa to Cape town South Africa. A distance of 800 miles. The name of the boat is “Dana Felicia” and he has a web site at www.UUUUU.com headds: ”The boat is very well built and maintained ocean cruiser, built in aluminium, and with an average dayly performance of 200 Nm. Pilot house and three cabins. Powered winches. All made for sailing short handed. So far the boat has sailed more than 100,000 Nm“ He also explains that he would like crew to arrive in the next couple of week for departure Mid October so you will be aboard for about 30 days. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside activities. If interested please send him your sailing cv and contact information. To XXXXX@XXXX . He also gave his phone number which might help. Just mind the time differences. + XXX-XXX-XXXX



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10/10/2019 from Wilmington NC to Harpswell Maine on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 19-78  Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his offshore passage crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a new, fully-equipped Hylas 49 from Wilmington NC to Harpswell ME (near Portland). This will be a passage that will take about 5-6 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day or two prior to departure, for prep, as well as a half day for cleanup, upon arrival. All crew will arrive in Wilmington on OPOOPO 10, for departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available through October 20 or so (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $600. If interested, please e-mail Jim directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. Jim adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 43 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor.

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9/6/2019 from Huntington NY to Newport RI on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 19-77 I will be taking a brand new Beneteau from Huntington NY to Newport for the boat show departing Friday evening about 6 pm before it gets dark. We will arrive on Saturday mid -day. Jamestown RI to Huntington NY - I will then get a ride from Newport to OPOOPO Yard to pick up Avocation and then take her back to Huntington arriving on Sunday mid-afternoon. I am looking for two crew for this double delivery. I can pick up crew at the Huntington train station or you can drive to Huntington and leave your car there and then drive home when we get back on Sunday. Of course the trip is free. If interested please let me know and I will get back to you when I next check e-mail from overseas. Regards, Hank OPO

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10/26/2019 from Newport, RI to Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-76 Here is another opportunity on another Amel 53, a very fine offshore cruising vessel. But this is in the NARC Rally. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before and even wrote his own crew request copying some if the text from previous crew requests we have sent out for him. I can tell you here and you will read that OPOOPO loves his boat and wants crew that will take care of the boat as if it were your own (A good policy to fallow all the time). So OPOOPO does need crew that have some offshore experience. OPOOPO is a very nice man and if he seems picky about his crew it is because he loves his boat. I would sail with him anytime. He e-mails: “Boat owner and captain OPOOPO is looking for one and possibly two experienced off-shore crew for his annual trip south with the NARC. OPOOPO has owned this boat since new and takes pride in ownership and keeping things proper and shipshape. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before. He does expect the crew to be easy on the boat and treat it like they would their own home. OPOOPO does a good job of describing himself and the boat so we copied and pasted his request. He will likely stop in Bermuda for fuel and will stay for a few days. The Amel 53 is a very easy boat to sail and very comfortable. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX . Ideal Crew On about Oct 25th, I plan to sail from Newport, RI to Martinique. My boat is LADYBUG, a well found, fully equipped 53 Amel ketch. I will stop in Bermuda for a few days. The trip to Bermuda is likely 5 days and the trip to Martinique is likely 7-10 days. The trip could take several days longer or less depending on the strength of the Azores/Bermuda high and the trade winds south of Bermuda and on whether we stop at some other islands along the way. I have a dock reservation in Martinique starting on the 20th of November. In Martinique, the crew will be welcome to stay a few days on the boat at its berth at the marina in the village of Le Marin. I will require a sailing resume and references. The crew will share a two bunk state room and head. I will provide the food and costs during the voyage. My ideal crew of two would have the following characteristics: 1. Physically fit and healthy (not over-weight), no blood thinner medicines, 2. No problem with seasickness (this is important.), 3. No special diet, 4. No smoking, and this is a dry boat-until arrival, 5. Must be experienced in off-shore sailing, each person will do a solo watch. 6. Follow instructions and ask questions. The Amel is a complex machine. Amel will not allow new owners to take their boat until they have spent about 7 full days with an Amel employee learning how to sail and take care of the boat. 7. Be familiar with mechanical things and modern navigation equipment. 8. Be interested in many things, don’t be a fanatic of any kind. 9. Share the food preparation and cleaning. I had the boat built in La Rochelle in 1998. I have sailed it approximately 60,000 miles. This includes 3 transatlantic trips, numerous times to Bermuda and the Caribbean down to Trinidad and up to Canada, from England to the Mediterranean and all over the Mediterranean during the 8 years that I lived on the boat in Port Grimaud in southern France. I replaced the boat engine 3 years ago and the rigging last winter. Last winter, the electric motors for the sail controls and the motors for the two auto-helms were rebuilt. The sails were new last year.



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11/10/2019 from Huntington NY to St. Maarten on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-75 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to complete his total crew of 5 for his annual passage south. Eric has a very well equipped and maintained Amel 53 that he has owned since new and sailed over from France. He has made the trip between NY and the Caribbean many times on this boat. Most of his crew are repeat OPO members who he has met over the years. He plans to make the trip without stopping. He is leaving a few days later than normal because his son is getting married on the 9th. The trip will take about 9 or 10 days of sailing but you want to allow time for any weather delay and a day to clean up on the other end so figure 12 to 13 days without any major weather delay for departure. Since this is a crew of 5 and the boat is set up for easy sailing Eric is fine taking someone with a little less experience, but he wants to make sure that he has a nice person who can follow rules. Eric would rather have a pleasant person than a know-it-all. OPOOPO is a very comfortable boat and they eat well. Like most of us he also runs a dry boat at sea. 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 Eric with a sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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9/27/2019 from Cape Cod MA to Liberty Landing New Jersey on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-74 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a 51' OutreMer catamaran to move from Kingman Marine on Cape Cod to Liberty Marina in NJ. He plans to depart Sept 27th. The trip is a 200 NM trip so a day or two underway. Depending on wind and conditions he will go through Long Island Sound or possibly south shore of LI offshore. I have known OPOOPO since 1992 when we met in the American 500 event. We have been friends ever since. He is a very experienced skipper with a circumnavigation on a 48’ Cat at the turn of the century. He is a nice guy. He has moved the boat before and she is fully equipped and seaworthy. He seeks “2 or 3 keen, competent sailors to assist.” The trip is free with all onboard and boat expenses included, but crew must pay their own transport to and from the boat. “Crew must be able to follow directions, pay attention, and to stand a night watch”. OPOOPO adds: “I anticipate a lot of motoring, but the boat is cool and interesting and dynamic. Interested crew should send me a sailing resume.” Send to XXXXX@XXXX

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10/26/2019 from Newport to Bermuda on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-73 OPOOPO and repeat NAR OPOOPO participant OPOOPO is looking for two crew for the first leg from Newport to Bermuda only. Mike has a Hinckley 48 that he has sailed between OPOOPO and the Caribbean many times in the Rally. He has gotten crew from us before and has other repeat OPO members sailing with him on this trip. He will have 4 crew in total so the two new crew will be replaced by repeat OPO crew in Bermuda plus the one OPO member making both legs who you will meet and sail with the first leg. This is an example of how OPO can work and we call a success story. If you meet a boat owner through OPO and you get along well, then the next time he makes an offshore passage he/she will first e-mail you before contacting OPO for a crew they do not know. One option for any new OPO crew sailing with Mike would be to try and get on a 2nd boat for the 2nd leg in Bermuda or to play it safe and pay for the 2nd leg of the OPOOPO and finish the NAR OPOOPO to St. Maarten. Of course first you have to contact Mike and see if he will invite you for the first leg. The first leg is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks outside of the rally social schedule. If interested please e-mail Mike at XXXXX@XXXX

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8/12/2019 from St. Maarten to Long Island NY on a Jeanneau 409

OPO e-mail # 19-71 Pro skipper OPOOPO is putting together a crew on short notice to sail from St. Maarten to NY. He is paying travel costs and a small stipend (cash) since he just got the delivery. He tells us more about the boat and himself. He is sea trialing the boat tomorrow: “The boat is a Jeanneau 409 (40ft), 2012 model, ex-charter, so fairly basic, but in good shape. Just had new rig installed by FKG here in SXM two weeks ago. Furling mainsail unfortunately! I've checked the boat out in terms of systems, and all seems good. Planning to take her out into OPOOPO tomorrow to do some sea-trials and verify all is good to go after this recent work. Safety gear in order. New flares, fire extinguishers good, liferaft inspected two days ago, and I carry a personal locator beacon. I also carry an Iridium sat phone, and download grib-files daily. Given no issues on sea-trial, yes, I'd like to depart asap given this stage of the cyclone season. The weather is looking very good for an early delivery. I don't plan to stop, but will be keeping Bermuda in mind if there is any inclement weather around. I am British, and have the British RYA/MC OPOOPO (Ocean) 200 ton license, commercially endorsed, for 20 years. Over 250K passage miles in 40 years of deliveries. There'll be all expenses and some cash, depending on experience. They'll need either US/Canadian passport or B1/B2 visa. If you know of anyone please give them my email. ” You can check out his web site at www.UUUUU.com. He knows it is Hurricane season so wants to get going asap. So it is ok to go with the good long range forecasting we have today. The weather looks fine now. The trip can take as little as 10 days and with a stop in Bermuda and weather issues, two weeks. OPOOPO is still an ok month. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact number to Richard at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/12/2019 from Southport CT to Newport RI on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 19-70 Short overnight delivery I am delivering a well maintained J 109 from Southport to Newport next week. I am leaving in the evening before dark since I want to arrive in Newport when it is light and the launch service is working ad we can rent a car to get back to our cars in Southport CT on Tuesday afternoon. The trip is free and the owner pays for the car rental. Please not this time of year it may very well be a motor sail since the winds are light, but it is still a nice 14 to 16 hours on the water. Respond to OPOOPO at this e-mail.



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10/23/2019 from Newport RI to St. Maarten on a Passport

OPO e-mail # 19-69 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice center -cockpit Passport 47. He is looking for one or two or crew, or a couple, to join him for the NAR OPOOPO this year. He has been cruising all summer up from Oriental NC through OPOOPO and will depart with the NAR OPOOPO He plans to follow the entire itinerary making landfall in Bermuda, spend the week in Bermuda following the NAR OPOOPO itinerary and then be in St. Maarten in time for the final party on OPOOPO 16th at the OPOOPO at IG OPOOPO Ted plans to hire a skipper for the passage and would like one or two more crew aboard. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks outside the rally socials. We posted a request for crew this summer for Ted and it worked out well. I remind members, some owners are happy to invite you to sail with them, but they do not want to adopt you and pay for everythingJ. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to Ted at TedhO XXXXX@XXXX and you can exchange phone numbers to perhaps meet up before committing to a long passage in the fall.

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8/5/2019 from Rock Hall MD to Salem MA on a 2003 Caliber 40 LRC

OPO e-mail # 19-68 OPO member and nice guy OPOOPO bought a strong offshore boat , a 2003 Caliber 40 LRC (For Long Range Cruiser). That is why he is looking for two more crew for a total of 4 crew for this passage from where he bought the boat to his home port. He has had two big boats before and has been offshore in our Swan Program and other OPO passages. The boat is set up for offshore with all navigation, AIS, life raft, SSB. He has one other experienced sailor and friend aboard, but would like 2 more crew with some experience for the 3 to 4 day passage. Ask him what route and how long he plans to take. If you have done the passage before or most of the trip he will be happy to help with a travel stipend within reason and a ride from the airport to the boat in MD since Rock Hall is not easy to get to. He is also happy to have a 4th crew with less experience but hopefully not susceptible to seasickness. He can also try and coordinate to pick you up at BWI Airport. The trip if free with all boat expenses and onboard food provided, but need to get to and from the boat with help from BWI to the boat. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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8/9/2019 from Oriental NC to Nassua Bahamas on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-67 OPO member and very expeeinced sailor and nice guy Gene Wahl (we met many years ago in the BVI and stayed in touch) is looking for two crew to help move his Island Packet 35 Catamaran named “Knotty Cat” from Oriental NC to her new home base in the Bahamas. The boat is a 1996 Island Packet 35 Catamaran that is owned by several friends/partners. He is the most expreinced partner so the captain taking her south. Gene is looking to put together a crew that would like to committ to the entire passage so as not to worry about crew changes without a planned itierarny at this time of year. The 800 mile trip may take as long as two weeks because of the route. Gene descirbes the situation better: “Newly purchased, by several partners scattered across US. Located in Oriental NC to be moved and maintained in Nassau, Bahamas. Presently in yard completing survey exceptions, bottom, engine repairs/service and installation of davit. This is a group adventure of 5 individuals, 3 have Extensive experience, Captain charters, off shore delivery, Caribbean racing. 2 partners have limited experience. Looking for crew to assist in relocating boat to permanent berth in Nassau. Partners are employed or partially retired so commitment of time is an issue. Not sure if we will go off shore or Intra-Coastal Waterway, and just looking to connect with some potential crew to assist. Basic food, fuel, expenses supplied, split any extras. Time of departure depends on completion of repairs and crew availability. Looking at no sooner than August 9, but ...Loose schedule but would like to make continuous journey, not waiting on crew, once we get started .” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume and contact information to E XXXXX@XXXX

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8/16/2019 from Detroit MI out the St Lawrence Seaway to Cape Canaveral FL on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 19-66 Experienced boat owner and captain OPOOPO is getting ready to sail his 1985 68 ft Whitbread racing designed, now cruising boat, from the OPOOPO to Florida to get some more work done before sailing to the BVI in the fall and then stating a circumnavigation in March. I spoke with Fred today and he seems like a very nice capable skipper with a good plan. Fred has owned the boat for many years and has done many Chicago/Mac races and passages before having time to plan his circumnavigation. He is looking for only one more experienced crew at this point, but will be planning to invite more people once he starts his circumnavigation. He describes his boat: “This former Whibread/ Mackinaw racer has been completely refurbished deck layout with all new Lewmar hatches to new raised cockpit, new Yanmar 160 turbo engine, mase 10kw generator complete new deck Lewmar auto pilot, full Lewmar steering new interior” We will send out more crew requests as time goes by. For now he has aboard as crew, “Girl friend with 3 charters to Caribbean and 2 former Mac island race crew”. The passage is about 2500 miles and he will watch weather and plans to make some stops along the way visiting friends in Toronto, Boston, NY and Charleston SC. This is not a forced march delivery. He plans to get some work done in OPOOPO before making his way to the BVI to do a few charters and then depart about March for his circumnavigation. For the OPO crew member joining this is a free trip with onboard expenses included, but as usual you have to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. Fred is a retired foot and ankle surgeon and can manage most medical issues. He has owned several smaller sailboats up to 54 Beneteau and has done 25 charter as captain. If interested please e-mail Fred with your sailing resume and contact information so you can exchange more information at XXXXX@XXXX

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8/11/2019 from Martinique to Tahiti on a Leopard

OPO e-mail Pro skipper OPOOPO Abetel is one of 4 skippers moving 4 boats for Moorings/Sunsail sailing from Martinique through the OPOOPO and to the charter base in Tahiti. This is a two month commitment. The boats are new Robertson and Caine / OPOOPO There are 2X45' and 2X40'. JP is skippering one of the 40 footers. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out fine. They are new boats that will arrive in Martinique about August 11th so you will not fly in until JP tells you the boats have arrived and have a date set to depart, so do not pack your bags yet. All onboard food and boat expenses are included, but you need to get to and from the boat with up to, but no more than, $1500 stipend to help defray flight expenses. You should coordinate flights and get the ok with JP before purchasing tickets so there is no confusion. If interested please e-mail JP at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and time frame to make the complete passage. JP adds “PS: I just need 1 crew. OPOOPO will be ok with 1 couple.”

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7/28/2019 from Cayman Islands to Martinique on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 19-64 I spoke with boat owner and experienced captain of a 2004 Amel 53, OPOOPO Bromley this morning. He sent a very detailed account of what he is planning to do, but in short he is looking for two or three crew that would like to take a 10 day to two week semi leisurely passage from his home in the OPOOPO to Martinique where there is an Amel repair facility to get a few things done. Nothing major that you can’t sail without. He seems like a very nice and capable sailor and has had volunteer crew from other crew agencies in the past. As usually you have to get to and from the boat but all boat expenses are included. You need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals etc. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to Chris at XXXXX@XXXX OPOOPO Thank you for your very swift response. Why Martinique? - Your deduction is spot on. I bought the boat in Vigo, Spain last summer after a very good out of water survey, launched her in November, and brought her across to OPOOPO with 3 crew, setting out in mid-January this year, stopping in Madeira, Tenerife, OPOOPO Antigua and Martinique en route. The crew had been gathered over several months from enquiries to cruising forums and crewing agencies, two from the UK, one from Germany and they made their way independently to Vigo . The boat was built in 2004, has had one previous owner whose last voyage was from Ireland, down the length of the Atlantic to the OPOOPO back to the northern hemisphere along the eastern seaboard of both Americas, across to Greenland, Ireland and finally he brought her back to her builder in OPOOPO for a six month major overhaul in 2017 -2018, incl. engine and generator lifted out for servicing, all standing rigging renewed and spars re-painted. About myself: I grew up in the UK, (born 1947) sailed dinghies in school years, studied medicine, gained post grad. qualifications in surgery for which I rewarded myself with a 30 ft. steel sloop, Solent based, sailing the s. coast of UK + a few cross channel trips over the following 10 years. An urge to travel took me to work in OPOOPO whence I joined the OPOOPO OPOOPO - 4 months of great sailing to Fiji, Vanuatu, Noumea and back to Auckland, by the end of which I could use a sextant to work out which ocean I was in. On the strength of that experience - which was over 20 years ago - I got passage as navigator on a delivery trip of a 60 ft. RTW ex single-handed racer from Auckland to Sudney. I quoted this voyage of approx. 1300NM. to qualify for OCC membership last year. I visited China by ship ( as ship's doctor), worked as a general surgeon in Kuwait, OPOOPO and Canada. My westward travel halted in Cayman where I've been in surgical practice since the mid 1990's. My sailing in Cayman has been local cruising in a light 30ft. sloop which while afloat, came more or less unscathed through OPOOPO in 2004, only to be destroyed a few years later by a much weaker hurricane while laid up ashore. After losing the small sloop, a Hobie cat got me back on the wate . Buying the Amel fulfilled a long held ambition to go cruising again. OPOOPO crossing worked out quite well with 4 persons aboard - enough for comfortable watch keeping without it being a trial of sleep deprivation, but not cramped for personal space. Two crew ran out of time after a week in Antigua, leaving two of us going on to Martinique to check in with Amel and attend to the sorts of problems which are likely to crop up over several thousand nm's - like an unreliable fresh water pressure sensor, a bent jib pole, a steaming light falling off, etc. The pole couldn't be fixed during this visit, so Martinique is where I'm going because it's a nice place and I need my jib pole back. A very capable young couple joined us in Martinique for the last leg to Cayman which took about a week with following trades. OPOOPO like to make this next voyage on the same basis as before - crew are responsible for themselves, travel, repatriation, personal insurance and I'm responsible for costs on the boat - food supplies, fuel, marina charges, necessary repairs etc. As to dates, it would be good to be away ASAP, but it has to be flexible, whenever a crew can be gathered and our departure is weather dependent Sailing experience and skills: the boat is designed to be easily managed short-handed. Dependable watch keeping is more important than high expertise with sail-trimming. Am looking for cheerful crew of either gender, willing to share chores. Cooking is not my strong point, so I'll readily defer to anyone who can do better in the galley. Cayman is not yet the cruising crossroad of the Caribbean, so if someone prefers to do one leg of the voyage only, that should be possible. I hope all this paints a clear enough picture. Thank you very much for sending out my crew enquiry. Best wishes, OPOOPO

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8/18/2019 from Martha’s Vineyard to York River, Chesapeake Bay on a Bavaria

OPO e-mail # 19-63 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 more crew to sail with him on his Bavaria 46 from Martha’s Vineyard back to his home port on the OPOOPO Dennis had crew lined up for the trip to and from OPOOPO but one OPO members had to cancel for good reason so he is looking for one more replacement crew. Crew can travel to the boat on August 18th for departure the 19th and of course stay aboard that night after seeing Martha’s Vineyard for one day. There are ferries from OPOOPO RI as well as OPOOPO MA to the island The boat is a 2014 and Dennis has owned her since new. He has made several trips between Charleston and the Bay and the boat is equipped for offshore with life raft and Epirb etc. The trip will take about 3nights in a straight shot so plan for 4 to 5 days with travel to and from the boat. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested in this return leg please e-mail Dennis with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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8/6/2019 from East Hampton LI to Maine on a Formosa 41

OPO e-mail # 19-61 Boat owner and repeat crew seeker OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to join him on his well-equipped and travelled Formosa 41 from OPOOPO NY to Maine. We met up with Arthur in Bermuda last month while we were there aboard Avocation and met up with the OPO member he had on board and other crew. Arthur has many sea miles and has owned the boat for a long time so knows her very well. He is a very nice guy and OPO crew have enjoyed past passage opportunities. Plan to take about 5 days for this 250 miles passage including arrival and departure. Crew should have experience, but Arthur has trans-Atlantics under his belt so is willing to take those with less stellar resumes, but can stand watch and wake him up when needed. Arthur will know more where he will be making landfall in Maine soon. You will be able to discuss with him when you make contact. The trip is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Arthur at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and phone number so you may get in touch and make further plans.

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7/11/2019 from Ft Lauderdale FL to St Thomas USVI on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 19-60 Pro skipper and yacht broker OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help delivery a new Beneteau 60 from Ft. Lauderdale F OPOOPO Thomas. He has one very experienced mate but lost his 3rd crew last minute. Experience level not as important as being able to stand watch and wake up skipper when you need to. As usual the trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Since it is last minute he will pay for travel within reason. The trip will take 7 to 10 days. If interested please e-mail Jeff with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX or better call him now and then send the resume. His number is XXX-XXX-XXXX .

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7/13/2019 from Brunswick Maine to Nantucket Mass on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 19-59 OPO members OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for a short 24 passage from Maine to Nantucket. OPOOPO has been an OPO member for many years and first did many trips with OPO and myself before buying a very nice Oyster 46. He is a very nice guy and has many miles so knows what he is doing. He is looking for one more crew. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. In his own words: “I am preparing for a 24 hour passage from Brunswick Maine to Nantucket Mass on Saturday July 13th arriving Sunday July 14th. Oyster 46 Seashells of St James has been fully prepped for summer cruising by the folks at Great Island Boat Yard and I already have one friend lined up for the trip but would enjoy having a third especially if he or she would like to join me for some other cruising in late July and August. As you have aptly pointed out, Hank, making new friends who sail is a lot easier than teaching existing friends the ways of sailing! I will be driving up to Maine on Thursday July 11th from Morristown NJ with my buddy, spending Friday making usual departure preparations. Candidates should send me a brief resume and get themselves to and from the boat. Morristown is not hard to get to from New York City by train if someone wants to drive up with me…and Nantucket has regular air service to Boston and New York.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX Seashells at our favorite customs dock…. Cheers!

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7/26/2019 from 1st Leg July 26th to August 2nd Provincetown MA to Rockland ME on a Pacific Seacraft 37

OPO e-mail # 19-58 2nd Leg August 2nd-Aug 20: overnight from Rockland, Me to Shelburne, NS then day sails in NS ending up in Baddeck, NS. - OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one crew to join him on this two legged trip he has planned this summer. OPOOPO has a Pacific SeaCraft 37 that he has put a lot of miles on since he retired a year ago. He sailed with our “Rally to the Cup” fleet to Bermuda for the America’s Cup and then sailed to the Caribbean and back this past season. He sailed with me on Avocation years ago in preparation. He is a very nice guy. This is a strong, well equipped offshore boat. The trip is free with boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. Pitching in for the grocery bill would be nice as well. OPOOPO smartly adds: “ Local knowledge a big plus.” - This is the proposed itinerary for the 2nd leg. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX

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7/6/2019 from New Hamberg NY (50 miles up the Hudson from NYC) to Portsmouth RI on a Beneteau 473

OPO e-mail # 19-57 I just got confirmation of the closing of this boat Friday and delivery departing this Saturday. The boat is a Beneteau 473. I plan to take two crew. The trip will take about 30 to 36 hours and I plan to take a 10:20 am train Saturday morning from OPOOPO to OPOOPO NY. We depart at high tide about 3: PM. I plan to arrive in OPOOPO late or first thing Monday morning so we can rent a car and drive back to N OPOOPO morning. I know it is short notice, but maybe doing the delivery over the weekend helps some people make the trip. The trip is free and the owner pays for the car rental. If interested please let me know and we will make plans to meet up and get to the boat on Saturday. Hank OPO

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7/10/2019 from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Newport RI on a Hylas 70

OPO e-mail # 19-56 Boat owner OPOOPO is once again looking for two OPO members to sail with his skipper on his very well equipped and cared for Hylas 70. He e-mails: My 70' Hylas, Destiny, is looking for two crew to assist professional Captain, Rob Sengstaken, and mate for trip from Ft Lauderdale to Newport, RI departing July 11. Return airfare and all onboard expenses will be covered by the Yacht. Crew will need to get themselves to Ft Lauderdale by mid-afternoon on July 10 for safety and vessel orientation. Destiny is a fully equipped blue water cruiser fully SOLAS compliant and safety conscious, having crossed the Atlantic twice (with OPO Crew aboard!). Crew must have offshore experience and be capable of standing solo watch. Trip should take approximately 7 days. Please include sailing resume with response to XXXXX@XXXX

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7/26/2019 from Baltimore MD to Newport RI on a Newport

Corrected e-mail address Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice center -cockpit Passport 47. He is looking for one or two or crew, or a couple, to join him for this next leg of his summer cruise. His present two friends had to go back to NC. He started in Oriental NC. He has owned the boat since March. The boat has been cruised offshore and is in very good shape with all the safety equipment. He plans to leave Baltimore the 6th or 7th of July for a two week trip to Newport, with stops in OPOOPO OPOOPO OPOOPO NY ending in Newport. This is a leisurely summer cruise, not a delivery. He will be sailing all summer and may need crew later in the season. The sailing is free with all onboard expenses included. You have to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. I remind members, some owners are happy to invite you to sail with them, but they do not want to adopt you and pay for everythingJ. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to Ted at TedhO XXXXX@XXXX and you can exchange phone numbers.

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7/26/2019 from Baltimore MD to Newport RI on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 19-55 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice center -cockpit Passport 47. He is looking for one or two or crew, or a couple, to join him for this next leg of his summer cruise. His present two friends had to go back to NC. He started in Oriental NC. He has owned the boat since March. The boat has been cruised offshore and is in very good shape with all the safety equipment. He plans to leave Baltimore the 6th or 7th of July for a two week trip to Newport, with stops in OPOOPO OPOOPO OPOOPO NY ending in Newport. This is a leisurely summer cruise, not a delivery. He will be sailing all summer and may need crew later in the season. The sailing is free with all onboard expenses included. You have to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. I remind members, some owners are happy to invite you to sail with them, but they do not want to adopt you and pay for everythingJ. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to Ted at TedO XXXXX@XXXX and you can exchange phone numbers.

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7/18/2019 from Annapolis to SW Harbor ME on a J/160

OPO e-mail # 19-54 We will again be taking our J/160, Ladyhawk, from Annapolis to Southwest Harbor, Maine in Mid, July and, returning from Newport at the end of August or beginning of September. We have made the passage six times before with OPO members. The boat affords the opportunity to move quickly in comfort. I like to mix the group on the boat with some more experienced and moderately experienced sailors. Annapolis to Southwest Harbor, ME We are planning on leaving from Annapolis to Mt. Desert Island (Southwest Harbor) on the evening of the 18th or 19th of July. Our plan, as before, is to go directly from Annapolis, outside Cape Cod to SW Harbor, ME. Although we may cut inside, through Buzzards Bay and through the Cape Cod Canal if weather dictates. The trip normally takes a little more than 3 days unless we have to adjust for weather. We will plan on arriving at Mt. Desert Island during the daytime. I would like to have three or four reasonably experienced crew. Crew would responsible for getting to and from the boat - otherwise, they'd be our guests through the passage. Beyond that, the crew members could hang-out on the boat a day or so after we arrive on Mt. Desert Island a day, or so, after we arrive, if they wish. The crew has usually shared a one-way rental car from Southwest Harbor to Portland or Boston, the following morning after we arrive. Generally, I enjoy giving new crew members a chance to cruise on Ladyhawk. The trip up this years should be under a close to full moon. It should be fun. We plan on leaving after a dinner in the late evening. Should be passing Cape May in the middle the afternoon the following day. Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD We plan to return from Newport, RI to Annapolis at either the end August, or the first week in September after Labor Day. I'm planning on a crew of three for that passage. Usually that passage takes two days to complete. As usual, the crew should plan on paying to get to and from the boat, otherwise they are our guests. The crew would arrive in Newport the afternoon of our departure, settle onto the boat, then have a good dinner in Newport. We usually leave early the next morning. General The boat is fully equipped J/160 and ready to go. There are lots of electronic. 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: XXXXXX@YYYYYY.COM. OPOOPO s/v Ladyhawk



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7/1/2019 from Chesapeake Bay to Mystic Ct on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-53 Longtime OPO member and very nice guy OPOOPO is: “Looking for one crew member to sail Skalliwag, a Pacific Seacraft 37 Yawl, from the Chesapeake Bay to Mystic, Conn. Casting off from Solomons, Md but I can arrange pickup in Little Creek or Hampton, Va. Departure date is July 1st. About a 3 day passage. 2 souls onboard. Please contact me at XXXXX@XXXX or text me at XXX-XXX-XXXX . “ OPOOPO sailed in our Swan Program before taking off on his own boat. He sailed with me in the Program and on other deliveries with OPO. He sailed to Bermuda with his boat for the Rally to the Americas Cup. Both he and his boat are well tested. Don’t forget to e-mail your sailing resume when you contact him.

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6/20/2019 from Charleston SC to New London CT on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mai # 19-52 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. OPOOPO has a very nice Beneteua 411. He is the retired US Representative for Beneteau before retiring on his own boat. He has gotten crew from us several times before and has always worked out well. He e-mails: “We need a 4th crew member to join 3 old guys on Marion Maid, my 1999 Beneteau 411 in super shape (new engine/sails/pilot/etc.). Weather permitting, we cast off 20 June and go 4-5 days offshore to Atlantic City to refuel and have a fine dinner. Then continue on through New York harbor (glorious at any time) into Long Island Sound; normally arriving New London about 2 days later. Total time about 7 days.” OPOOPO welcomes you to arrive a day or two early to enjoy Charleston. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.

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6/14/2019 from Marion MA to Bermuda on a Schooner

Un-numbered e-mails are passage opportunities that do cost money, but we feel are unique enough to offer our members. This was sent to us by OPO member OPOOPO. He e-mails:

“There are still a few   berths available on the Spirit of Bermuda for the Marion/Bermuda Race which starts at 4; 30 pm on June   14th.  Voyage should take 4 to 5 days. Flights to and from NY or Boston are very reasonable. The vessel is a 112 ft. three masted schooner that was built for the 400 Anniversary of the Discovery of Bermuda back in 2009. Passengers are encouraged to help sail the vessel but not necessarily a requirement. There is a cost involved….but very reasonable”. Contact XXXXX@XXXX if interested.

 



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6/2/2019 from St. Maarten to Newport RI on a Mason 43

OPO e-mail # 19-51 I met OPOOPO and his boat and family in Nanny Cay BVI March 2018. He has since gotten crew from us before. He is a very nice guy and has a seaworthy boat. He owns a Mason 43. He lives aboard with his wife and two young children. He is looking for one more crew. He already has on other OPO crew on board for the trip. I have also sailed with the other OPO crew and he is also a very good guy. So the crew will be Travis and his wife, two children and two OPO members, you being the 4th and final adult crew. All three adults crew are in the 35 to 40 range. Kids about 5 and 8? (Do ask). Travis is pretty sure they will stop in Bermuda so with a stop the trip will take about two weeks and you will be home about June 16th. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/30/2019 from Lower Chesapeake Bay to Newport RI on a Bavaria 46

OPO e-mail # 19-50 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him on his Bavaria 46 from the York River lower Chesapeake Bay to Newport RI. I spoke with him this morning. The boat is a 2014 and he has owned her since new. He has made several trips between Charleston and the Bay and the boat is equipped for offshore with life raft and Epirb etc. The trip will take about 3 days straight shot so plan for 4 to 5 days to give a little extra time. His wife and family will join him sailing in New England and then he plans a return trip. Since it will be a three person crew you will have to be able to stand a solo watch. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested in either leg please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX The return trip is 19 August 2019.



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6/29/2019 from Richmond (San Francisco area) CA to Ventura CA on a CHEOY Lee Ocean 40

OPO e-mail # 19-49 Experienced sailor and proud new owner of classic boat, OPOOPO, is looking for a couple of crew to help sail his boat from northern CA south about 400 miles to Ventura. I have spoken with him and he has made a very nice purchase from the original owner of this 1968 Philip Road CHEOY Lee Ocean 40. He has included pictures which I share with you. He has 60 days to move the boat so plans to depart towards the end of June. This is not a forced march delivery and he plans to take about a week in total for the passage with maybe one or two stops. If the weather is good, then maybe go straight through. This is a proper downwind passage at this time of year so should not be a hard trip. Of course the trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. If interested please send your resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX He includes: “I have been on or around boats all my life. 20 years in the navy. I was born in Queens Jamaica Long Island and raise in Miami. I have had many boats over the years. My last boat was a 40ft gaff rig all wood cutter I restored her to bristled condition and she now lives in Boston. The previous owner had her in the yard last December and had bottom painted and all thru hull checked. She has two sets of sail in near new condition the boat is in very good condition for her age.”



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5/30/2019 from San Juan Porto Rico to Norfolk Virginia on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-48 Pro skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is also looking to replace an ill crew member on short notice. This is on a big Catamaran also leaving from the Caribbean at the end of the month. He e-mails: “Vessel is a Lidgard 73, sailing catamaran. She did a refit in the Med in 2017, was sailed from Med to Puerto Rico in January 2018 where she has been used for extensive family cruising. All the safety gear you could want or imagine is aboard….” All crew arrive May 30th for departure June 1st and he expects to make a straight passage of 6 to 8 days. This is a nice big cat and should be a quick ride. Steve just sent this in yesterday and since it is short notice. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume and contact information. I am sending it out right away to not delay any interested OPO members from contacting him. You can ask more questions if you are interested when you e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/29/2019 from BVI to Norfolk Virginia on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 19-47 Pro skipper and yacht broker for OPOOPO OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to help deliver an Outbound 46 from the BVI to OPOOPO (he had a crew cancel this weekend because of medical issue.) This is a great opportunity to sail with a very nice experienced pro skipper (I have known Skip for about 25 years) and sail a purpose built offshore boat. The trip is free and Skip e-mails: “I can cover travel expenses reasonably.” But this means you must have solo watch capability since this will be a smaller crew of three to 4 crew. The passage will take about 8 to 9 days. If interested please e-mail Skip at O XXXXX@XXXX

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6/20/2019 from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Annapolis, Maryland on a Westsail

OPO E-Mail # 19-46 OPO member, OPOOPO would like two crewmembers to sail with him aboard his Westsail 42 “Willow” from Cape Canaveral Florida to Annapolis, Maryland. OPOOPO would like to leave at the later part of June. If crew are based out of Annapolis or somewhere on the Chesapeake he would be willing to pay for airfare. OPOOPO is willing to break this trip up into two legs. If he gets crew who can sail from Cape Canaveral to Charleston he would take another crew from Charleston to Annapolis. He thinks the trip should take about 6 days. Interested crew can e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/25/2019 from Martinique to New York on a Swan 60

OPO E-Mail # 19-45 OPOOPO the Captain of OPOOPO a Swan 60 is looking for crew to sail with him from Martinique to OPOOPO He would like to depart May 25th from Martinique. He writes that the boat is in excellent shape. It was recently refitted with new rigging, safety gear, navigation system and sails. This is an 1800 mile trip and should take 2-3 weeks. Sailors can join him in Martinique between May 21st and 25th, or in St. Martin around May 27th or in Bermuda for the next leg the first week in June. He asks for experienced crew who can stand a watch. Onboard expenses are covered. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact Christiaan by e-mail. XXXXX@XXXX

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5/23/2019 from San Juan Puerto Rico to Annapolis MD on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 19-44 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sail his Swan 56 from OPOOPO to Annapolis MD. They plan to depart May 23rd and the passage will take about 7 - 9 days in total. Jeff has a pro full time skipper so does not need highly experienced crew, but some offshore sea time would be nice. Boats fully equipped for safety and very well maintained boat. Jeff e-mails: “Experience can me minimal to good, maybe someone younger wanting off shore sail time?” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Jeff with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX PS: Since this was short notice I did not ask who else would be aboard, how many crew and what their experienced level is, so you might want to ask. All OPO members know the Swan brand and we are confident this is a very good opportunity for an OPO member. HS

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5/15/2019 from Wentworth Marina in New Castle, NH to Handy Boat Marina in Falmouth, ME on a Island Tracker 46 Motor Sailor

OPO e-mail # 19-43 OPO member OPOOPO is delivering an Island Tracker 46 Motor Sailor (no sails) from Wentworth Marina in New Castle NH to Handy Boat Marina in Falmouth ME. This is a day trip that will take 10-12 hours on the water depending on the wind direction and sea state. Wednesday looks like the best day of the week for the trip.. I've sailed the New England Coast for many years and have been doing delivery for the past two seasons. I have a USGC 100T Masters Near Coastal license, and I've been an OPO member for a number of years. We will be given a ride back to the Wentworth Marina (one hour) by the owner once we get to shore. I have sailed with him and he is a nice guy. He states: “I'm looking for someone that can handle a watch and is interested in getting some miles on the water. I'm an easy going person and safety conscience. Expenses paid on the boat but crew will need to get to from the boat. Please have any interested OPO members contact me via email with a resume at  XXXXX@XXXX



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5/18/2019 from Red Hook St. Thomas to Little Creek Virginia on a Swan 53

OPO e-mail # 19-42 Pro skipper OPOOPO is sailing a Swan 53 back from St. Maarten with us. We get home next weekend and then OPOOPO will fly back to the Caribbean to deliver an Outbound 52 from American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook St. Thomas to Little Creek Virginia just inside the bridge/tunnel. This is where our Chesapeake NARC Fleet departs from. He is looking for two or three crew. I delivered this boat myself a few years back when the regular delivery skipper could not make the passage. He again ran out of time so we have passed the delivery to OPOOPO . This is a very strong center cockpit ocean going boat. Most people are familiar with the Outbound 44 or 46 which is a very well thought out boat. Outbound tried to make a go of the 52, but they did not sell many. But she is a very easy ride and a nice boat. OPOOPO will fly down Monday May 20th and plans to depart by the 22nd. The passage will take about 10 days but add a couple of days just in case of headwinds or a delayed departure. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX If you e-mail after Monday we will be at sea, but Jackie, OPOOPO ’s wife will check his e-mail and help make plans with crew until OPOOPO arrives in Newport on Friday or Saturday this week.

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6/3/2019 from St. Petes, Florida to the Keys on a Antigua 53

OPO e-mail # 19-41 This is a pleasure cruise to shake down a new boat that OPO member OPOOPO has bought for his retirement. He sailed with me in the Swan Program and is a nice guy. He tells us more about his boat and his plans. He is looking for two crew to join his sail from St. Pete’s to Miami and back. He is flexible with crew and can have crew join him for part of his adventure. Since he is an OPO member he describes what he is looking to do very well and our members are welcome to contact him and see about joining him for part of the trip. Of course he does not want to make things too complicated but he can arrange to meet OPO members and have one or two crew changes or have crew join him as things seem to fit. Here are his intentions. Please e-mail him and ask about becoming part of this shakedown starting with June 3rd. Please e-mail him and see what works for all. His e-mail is OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXXX He will cover boat expenses, but since this is a pleasure cruise and not a forced march it would be nice to make sure you have money to pay for emails and socials ashore and maybe help pitch in for provisions if you want to really eat well. This is my 2 cents and not his idea, but there is no reason for a fellow OPO members to adopt you as his adult child

“I don’t know if you remember me or not. I sailed with you to the America’s Cup in Bermuda on your Swan “Avocation “. We stood watches together and I got to know you. I enjoyed our time together. I have been a part of your club since then. I am writing to tell that I am retiring at the end of this year with the Department of Defense after 38 years of service. I plan to do some serious passages. I have been upgrading and installing some systems on my Antigua 53 that make cruising comfortable. I need some help crewing in June. I have set aside several weeks to sail down the west coast of Florida to Key West and enjoy the islands. Weather permitting perhaps a sail up to Miami. Then all the way back to St. Petersburg where my boat is now. The boat has all of the bells and whistles, sat phone, ssb/Pactor modem, gen set, solar, wind, just installed a new RO watermaker system. Her sails are new. The rigging has just been inspected to include chain plates. I replaced the forestay because of a new electric Furler and radial sail system that I had my rigger install. The main system has a new electric in-boom Furlboom Furler. The Doyle main has 5 reefing point and battens. She even has a special pacific pilot plus wind vane for long passage steering, Her electronic systems are all new NMEA 2K networked with Simrad and BandG components, autopilot, AIS, and a forward looking sonar by Simrad. This sail in June is a prelude to some extended cruising up the coast and eventually the Caribbean. I wish I could have you come sail with me. But I know you are busy. Is this possible for some help crewing? Two people would be great. If not, one. Thanks. My plan is to depart St Pete 3 June, weather permitting. We should get to Key West by the weekend. We have planned several anchor or marina stops along the coast. When we get to the Key West area we have several keys that we plan to visit and that would include Marathon. Long day sails and some overnight passages. We plan return to St Pete by the 21st. Crew can get off at Key West if they choose. And someone could come into Key West and help us sail back to St Pete that last week.”



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6/12/2019 from Tortola to Newport RI on a Nautitech 46 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 19-39 We are looking for 1 or 2 additional crew members to help us deliver our 2016 Nautitech 46 Catamaran from Nanny Cay in Tortola to Newport RI. We will have 3-4 crew members and may, or may not, call in Bermuda depending on weather, boat, supplies and crew. I hold a Master Mariner 50T Near Coastal License, ave been sailing for more than 30 years and 12,000 miles. This will be my 11th passage. We are looking for someone who has been offshore and is capable of standing watch alone and contributing to a safe and enjoyable passage. Expect to depart on, or around, June 12th and arrive end of June. We will provide provisions and are negotiable on contributing to airfare if necessary. You can find out more about OPOOPO on http://www.UUUUU.com Please email me your resume for consideration. Thanks, OPOOPO



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5/10/2019 from Panama to Boothbay, Maine on a Schooner

OPO E-Mail # 19-38 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO I am OPOOPO Lohrey and am currently in Panama waiting to transit the canal to the Caribbean side within the next two weeks. I am seeking crew..particularly a good relief skipper and deckhand or two decent deckhands with experience and sea miles. Newport My site is www.UUUUU.com with all the information. Dirigo my boat is a OPOOPO Schooner, born in 1939 and circumnavigated twice. I have been sailing since my 20's and am now 71 years of age. My wife and I have already sailed this far from La Paz, Mexico. Our intention and destination is Boothbay Maine where we intend on showing the boat and hopefully sell her. Its time to do other things.... Any help between now and end of June would be fantastic..Our planned route would depend on winds and weather but right now its Canal to San Andreas and Providence Island and then Jamaica..after which I would like to head to Charleston and after that not quite sure. He is willing to discuss remuneration within reason for the right crew. If interested contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/30/2019 from Grenada to South Pacific on a SV Alkemi a 47’ Malo

OPO E-Mail # 19-37 OPOOPO is the owner of SV Alkemi a 47’ Malo. He is looking for crew to join him on a cruise to the South Pacific. Owner writes: I am OPOOPO - owner of SV Alkemi a 47’ Malo and joined by my dog Nellie (5 yr Golden Retriever) . I am looking for watch capable sailor(s) to join me for part or more of my cruise to the South Pacific. Currently, I am anchored at Hog Island Grenada. I plan to sail to Bonaire around the end of May. Alkemi will cruise Bonaire, Curacao, and Aruba till end of June and then sail to Santa Marta, Columbia. After a couple of months exploring Columbia, we then plan to cruise Panama’s San Blas Sept-Dec. In late January 2020, I plan to cross Panama Canal and head for Marquesas. If you are interested please contact me by e-mail XXXXX@XXXX



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5/21/2019 from Charleston, SC to Barrington, RI on a Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 19-36 OPO Member OPOOPO is seeking 2 crewmembers to join him on a trip from Charleston, SC to Barrington, RI. He plans to leave on May 21st. The boat is a new 38 foot SeaWind 11.60 Lite sailing Catamaran. OPOOPO plans on the trip taking 2 weeks with some stops along the way. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/2/2019 from St. Maarten to Newport on a Swan 53

OPO e-mail # 19-35 I just got this e-mail today which was sent late last night. It is an opportunity to sail on a Swan 53 from St. Maarten to Newport in our Swan Program. Since the crew had to bail and he has paid for your trip, the trip is free and he has offered to pay up to $500 airfare for a replacement crew that you will read about in the e-mail he sent me. The skipper is our most popular skipper OPOOPO . He arrives Wednesday and the other 4 crew arrive Thursday and Friday. You can arrive Thursday or even Friday since we depart on Saturday May 4th. We like to have 6 crew in total to run proper 2 person watches, but can go with 5 crew, but why not give this berth away to a deserving OPO member. Preference will be given to the crew who can pay his own travel so the OPO member who had to cancel does not have to pay another $500 on top of the money he has already lost. If interested please e-mail me tonight (include your resume) and I will check e-mail tomorrow mid-morning to give you an answer so you can start to get ready by noon tomorrow. The cancelling crew and I look forward to hearing from potential crew very soon. Hank “Can you call me please? I have some bad news. I've developed a case of sciatica. My sciatic nerve running from my lower back to my left foot is being impinged by an extruded disc along my spine. This causes great pain, constantly, and there is no comfortable position, lying down and sitting are the worst. This just started Saturday morning, and it's getting worse. I have to bow out of the trip. I'm willing to pay reasonable travel expenses for replacement crew up to $500. I don't know what else I can do. I'm very sorry to do this to you, I feel very badly about canceling, I was really looking forward to the trip. Please let me know what else I can do. I'm so sorry.”

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5/11/2019 from St. Maarten to Newport on a Beneteau 57'

OPO e-mail # 19-34 Pro charter skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for a replacement crew since he had a crew cancel on him recently. He sent us the following short e-mail. I told him I would send it out right now since it is short notice. You can ask him for more details but you know this is a big boat and the skipper is experienced. He plans a non -stop passage and is looking for experienced crew. The trip will take about 9 or 10 days at most, but always good to have a couple of extra days just in case. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a sailing resume and more questions you may have. “I had a crew cancellation for my trip north from St Martin to Newport prepping to go on May 11. I was wondering how I could get it circulated to your group. 2004 57’ Beneteau Center Cockpit “Starlifht.” I’ve done the back and forth 6 times now. Charter boat, owner operated. Direct from SXM to St Maarten. 3 total crew and solo watches. I would prefer crew with offshore experience. Expenses paid. Sailing resume required. Resume to: XXXXX@XXXX



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6/6/2019 from Norfolk, VA to Mt. Desert Island, Maine (Acadia National Park) on a Cheoy Lee

OPO e-mail # 19-33 Boat owner and USC OPOOPO OPOOPO is looking for 1 more crew to sail with him and another OPO member from Norfolk to Mt. OPOOPO ME. He has gotten crew from us before and it’s worked out well. The boat is a 42’ OPOOPO 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 Garmin InReach for communications with family while offshore. They would like for the crew to arrive Norfolk on June 6, and can accommodate them at their home on OPOOPO Bay should arrive prior to the crew’s scheduled flight out from OPOOPO ME. The passage should take 5 to 12 days, depending on the early summer conditions. Take note of the potential for cold and come appropriately equipped - Roger will be happy to advize 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 XXXXX@XXXX ,

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5/5/2019 from St. Thomas USVI to Northport NY on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 19-32 Boat owner and veteran sailor Nick Cancro is looking for one more crew to join his Hughes 48 names Marie Elena. He would like crew to arrive in St. Thomas OPOOPO ter than May 5th. Since you will be one of three crew, you need to be able to stand a solo watch. Nick has made the passage 19 times. I met him at his booth at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall. He seems like a very nice guy. The boat is set up with modern electronics and safety gear. The boat almost looks like a Hinckley 48 and was built in Canada. The trip north will take about 10 days but allow up to 2 weeks just in case. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. You also have money for shore side drinks and meals. If interested please e-mail Nick at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume.

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6/14/2019 from East Hampton NY to Bermuda and back on a Formosa 41

OPO e-mail # 19-31 I spoke with boat owner OPOOPO today. He is looking for one additional crew to make the round trip from OPOOPO NY (on the OPOOPO of Long Island) to Bermuda. There will be a total of 4 crew on the passage to Bermuda. One crew will leave in Bermuda and the owner and other crew will stay ashore one week. You, the 4th crew, would stay aboard the boat in Bermuda and have the boat to yourself. The boat will be docked in St. Georges harbor dockside and plugged in. Then the boat will sail back with three or four crew to be decided. He has plenty of sailing experience, two trips to Bermuda and two Trans-Atlantics. The boat is a 1972 Formosa 41. He has owned the boat since 1975. The boat has a new engine and had a refit last year. The boat has a life raft, EPIRB and SSB. This will take about one week to get to Bermuda, one week in Bermuda and one week back so about 3 weeks. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the bat. Arthur would very much like to meet the crew well ahead of time so you can meet each other and inspect the boat. So if you are interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and phone number so you can plan to meet if possible. Please e-mail your resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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5/5/2019 from St. Maarten to Azores on a Naiad 42

OPO e-mail # 19-30 Boat in need of a person with a license for insurance requirements. And if you wish all the way to Sweden - OPOOPO is looking for an experienced sailor to sail with him and his friends from St. Maarten back to Sweden. They were all set with a nice Naiad 42 which belongs to a friend, but the insurance company is insisting they have one more experienced person onboard for the passage at least until the Azores. After the Azores they are back in European waters and ok so they only need the 5th crew until then but you are welcome to complete the trip.  All are experienced sailors. They are sailing up to St. Maarten and will be there by the end of the month (April) to provision and get ready for the leg to the Azores. The first leg will take about 3 to 4 weeks with travel (there are direct flights from the Azores to Boston) and the entire passage will take about 6 or 7 weeks. If you have a resume good enough to satisfy their insurance requirements, he will pay travel costs within reason.  This started out as friends moving a friend’s boat back from the Caribbean to Sweden for free, but ran into a glitch because of the insurance requirements between St. Maarten and the Azores. You would be helping out bigtime but would also have a great sailing passage. If you think you are interested in sailing with him and his friends please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX When asked for more details to help entice some responses from OPO volunteers e-mailed back just now. “Maybe it’s a good idea to add that the need to have a RYA - yacht master or equivalent. The certifícate is more important than experience. The crew is in fairly young and dynamic crew (25-37yrs) One girl 3 guys. The current captain (me) have sailed over 20 000 nm. We have an electrician and a restaurant owner on board. The new co captain is not expected to pull any heavy load or do any hard work unless they want to ;)”



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5/15/2019 from Fort Pierce FL to Cotuit Cape Cod MA on a Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 19-29 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two additional crew to take his boat from OPOOPO FL to OPOOPO Cod MA starting around mid- May. Fred has a Catana 42 S catamaran. Fred has done the trip twice before and has used OPO members successfully. He e-mails: “This is OPOOPO who has had two successful OPO supported trips south on my Catana 42 S sailing catamaran. Last year I had crew from my yacht club, but this year they have scheduling conflicts. Can you please post a request for this passage. It usually takes 10 days approximately though last year we did it in 8 days to Martha’s Vineyard. We travel outside in the ocean when conditions permit until OPOOPO or Moore-head city , then through the ICW to Norfolk after which we go directly to the Cape or via the Chesapeake and OPOOPO and up the Jersey coast and through LI sound.” The passage is fee with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to Ken at XXXXX@XXXX

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4/21/2019 from Key West Florida to Newport RI on a Swan

Repeat with good e-mail address Pro skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to help sail his Baltic 47 named Masquerade from OPOOPO to Newport. This is the end of Andrew’s winter season before he sails back to his home port of Newport RI. In fact he is on his way to Cuba and will not have wi-fi between April 14th to 19th when he gets back. He lost two crew due to medical emergencies at home so is looking for free crew to make this passage that would normally cost you. Andy is one of the few deliver skippers who has more miles than I do. He started the OPOOPO with the OPOOPO fleet in the 1990’s then bought a ship model business and, worked full time at OPOOPO magazine, (he still writes freelance for them) before missing the fun and buying a boat to offer offshore adventures once again. He plans to depart OPOOPO F OPOOPO 21st. The passage will take 7 or 8 days but add a couple of days for comfort. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Andrew with a brief sailing resume and he will get back to you after he makes port, clears customs in Cuba and find good wi-fi. XXXXX@XXXX If you want you can also e-mail me if you have trouble and I can send him a short e-mail. But you may be able to get him in the next 24 hours.

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5/10/2019 from St. Augustine FL to San Diego CA. on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 19-27 Pro skipper OPOOPO has another longish delivery that he needs help with. He has gotten crew from us several times in the past and has used those members he liked again and again. He is taking a Lagoon 440 (see link below) from Florida to California thought the OPOOPO I will let him explain his plan: “I am going to be delivering this catamaran from starting on or about May 10. I am going to split it up into 2 trips as the boat will be in Panama for about 3 weeks. Anyone interested in doing either leg? Probably leave Panama around June 15 for OPOOPO If so, email me back with some information about yourself. I am looking for 2 crew for the first leg, I already have 1 person (OPO member, and returning crewmember) signed up for the second leg. No smokers, no drinking underway. All onboard expenses covered, just get to and from the boat. I am a licensed captain with over 100,000 mi. of open ocean sailing experience. I can provide references, and would like the same from you.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume and contact information so you can see about joining him. E-mail is XXXXX@XXXX http://www.UUUUU.com

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4/21/2019 from Key West Florida to Newport RI on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-28 Pro skipper and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to help sail his Baltic 47 named Masquerade from OPOOPO to Newport. This is the end of Andrew’s winter season before he sails back to his home port of Newport RI. In fact he is on his way to Cuba and will not have wi-fi between April 14th to 19th when he gets back. He lost two crew due to medical emergencies at home so is looking for free crew to make this passage that would normally cost you. Andy is one of the few deliver skippers who has more miles than I do. He started the OPOOPO with the OPOOPO fleet in the 1990’s then bought a ship model business and, worked full time at OPOOPO magazine, (he still writes freelance for them) before missing the fun and buying a boat to offer offshore adventures once again. He plans to depart OPOOPO F OPOOPO 21st. The passage will take 7 or 8 days but add a couple of days for comfort. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Andrew with a brief sailing resume and he will get back to you after he makes port, clears customs in Cuba and find good wi-fi. XXXXX@XXXX If you want you can also e-mail me if you have trouble and I can send him a short e-mail. But you may be able to get him in the next 24 hours.

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5/4/2019 from Freeport, Grand Bahama to City Island, NY on a C40

OPO e-mail # 19-26 10 days. Expenses are provided onboard. Waiting for the weather window might be enjoyable since the boat is at a marina near the Taino Beach Resort, where crew will have resort privileges. The boat is a C and C40, which until last year belonged to OPO captain Andrew OPOOPO. The engine is new, and it has autopilot, AIS, etc. It is well-equipped, but the C and C40 is more of a racing boat than a cruiser, so accommodations are comfortable but limited. (There is one stateroom for the v-berth, an aft-berth open to the salon, and bunks on the settees.) He carries an in-reach for emergency SOS, weather updates offshore, and for tracking. A 61 year-old professor, he has been sailing most of his life, and has gained offshore experience by crewing many deliveries. He has gotten crew twice before from OPO. Crew should be able to stand watches and assist with cooking and cleaning. Preference will be given to crew who can take 2-3 weeks off, as waiting for a weather window is unpredictable. Please send expressions of interest, along with a sailing resume, to XXXXX@XXXX “ As usual he explains onboard food and expenses are included and you need to get to and from the boat. But also understand that you may spend a few days waiting and will need money for meals and drinks ashore if you have a few days in the Bahamas. He is inviting you, not adopting you. Enjoy the wait and the sail and meeting new sailors. *For those who do not know OPOOPO he is a well-known delivery skipper who also writes for Cruising World Magazine. He started the Swan Program in the 1990’s and we took it over in 2000. He recently bought a Baltic 47 and offers to take people offshore like we do. Nice guy with lots of miles.



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4/20/2019 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Annapolis, MD. on a Jeanneau

Update with return airfare Pro skipper Captain OPOOPO is still looking for one or two crew for this trip so asked me to resend it. He is looking for two crew to help deliver a Jeanneau 53 from Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis departing April 20th. He has gotten crew from us for many years and it has always worked out well, which is why he keeps coming back to us. OPOOPO has a lot of miles and has lots of stories to tell. I have not sailed with him, but have been told he is a vet nice guy and knows what he is doing. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, with return airfare within reason. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX . For more information www.UUUUU.com This time we will include his phone number if you want to give him a call and see more what this is about. But to us it seems like a good miles builder with a pro skipper. XXX-XXX-XXXX Cell

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4/20/2019 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Annapolis, MD. on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 19-24 resend Pro skipper Captain OPOOPO is still looking for one or two crew for this trip so asked me to resend it. He is looking for two crew to help deliver a Jeanneau 53 from Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis departing April 20th. He has gotten crew from us for many years and it has always worked out well, which is why he keeps coming back to us. OPOOPO has a lot of miles and has lots of stories to tell. I have not sailed with him, but have been told he is a vet nice guy and knows what he is doing. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX . For more information www.UUUUU.com This time we will include his phone number if you want to give him a call and see more what this is about. But to us it seems like a good miles builder with a pro skipper. XXX-XXX-XXXX Cell

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4/20/2019 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Annapolis, MD. on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 19-24 Pro skipper Captain OPOOPO sent us a crew request a few minutes ago. He is looking for two crew to help deliver a Jeanneau 53 from Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis departing April 20th. He says, “Watch standing, sailing skills, chart plotter skills essential.” He has gotten crew from us for many years and it has always worked out well, which is why he keeps coming back to us. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX . For more information Yacht Deliveries

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4/11/2019 from St. Thomas to Ft Lauderdale on a Hylas

OPO e-mail # 19-23 This just in from boat owner and OPO member Nelson. He is lining up crew for his skipper and cook. Nelson has gotten crew from us several times before and knows since it is short notice to help with a travel stipend. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume. Nice boat. He e-mails: “St. Thomas to OPOOPO OPOOPO 11-exact date to be confirmed. Looking for two crew for Hylas 70,"Destiny", totally equipped for offshore Bluewater cruising. Yacht is under command of OPOOPO OPOOPO and has full time cook. Must have offshore experience and be capable of solo watch standing. Must submit experience details or sailing logs with response. Due to short notice up to $1000 travel expenses to be reimbursed and all is food provided. Responses should go directly to OPOOPO at D XXXXX@XXXX .”

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4/11/2019 from Florida to Maryland on a Hylas

OPO e-mail # 19-22 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his offshore passage crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a new, fully-equipped Hylas 48 from OPOOPO FL to Annapolis MD. This will be a passage that will take about 4-5 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a prior day for prep as well as a cleanup day after arrival. All crew will arrive via OPOOPO airport on OPOOPO 11, for departure the next day (weather permitting)...and must be available through April 20 (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $600. If interested, please e-mail Jim directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. Jim adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 42 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor.

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4/22/2019 from Nassau Bahamas to Newport on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 19-21 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two or three crew to deliver a very nice Beneteau 49 from Nassau Bahamas to Newport and then on to Marion Mass. I have known OPOOPO for 20 years and often refer deliveries to him. He has worked for both Colgate and J-World running their one week live-aboard courses. He is looking for nice crew who can follow orders and stand a watch, but he is willing to take eager crew who need help getting offshore sea time. Crew need to be alert and take care of the boat. With 4 crew in total and starting out in easier warmer conditions OPOOPO will help get you up to speed so you can stand a solo watch by the end of the trip. The passage will take about 7 days, plus another day to Marion. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume at offshoreOPOOPO @www.UUUUU.com

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6/2/2019 from St. Maarten to Newport on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-20 This opportunity has a lot more pedigree than the one to the Arctic in winter. OPOOPO is an OPO success story that we only helped get started. Now he completes the circle by contacting us for crew. He e-mails: • This is OPOOPO I did my first offshore passage as part of your Swan program about 17 or 18 years ago. In 2003, my wife Laura and I took delivery of our new OPOOPO Maramu in OPOOPO France. I found two crew through OPO for the 2004 St. Martin to Newport part of the passage that brought the boat to OPOOPO for the first time. In 2006, Laura and I departed to begin a circumnavigation that we completed in the Caribbean a few months ago. Now we would like to find two crew to join us in sailing the boat back to Newport. We hope to depart OPOOPO Marina in St. Martin during the first week of June and perhaps stop in St. George's, Bermuda for a couple of days on the way to Newport. Obviously, the timing is weather dependent. • The boat is very well equipped. Potential crew can examine the specs of the boat here https://www.UUUUU.com. Our web site https://www.UUUUU.com provides information about our past 12 1/2 years of sailing. En route, we expect to break the night into three or four individual night watches. The boat has power furling so it’s very easy to reef sail. Crew needs to be competent but I do not require lots of prior ocean experience. Willingness and ability to share in cooking is a plus. No smoking aboard. The trip is free but you must get yourself to and from the boat. Crew are welcome to arrive early and stay on the boat. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and entertainment. If interested please e-mail Mark at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.

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4/15/2019 from Liverpool UK to Patagonia Chile on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-19 (Portugal - OPOOPO - OPOOPO -Brazil -Argentina -Falklands - Chile) I spoke with OPOOPO via Skype for a while yesterday. He is in the UK getting ready for another grand adventure. He is keen to find another crew or two to join him. He sent me this detailed information last night. I have cleaned it up some. If at all interested I encourage you to contact him to get more information. If you need more time you can join him in Portugal, but ideally he wishes crew to join him from the start in the UK. He has to leave the boat for a few days in Mid-May which is why there is an option to join him later. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat and have money for shore side stops. John has paid for crews travel expenses in the past and has not worked out well, but he is willing to help with travel home for the right crew, just not upfront. If interested please e-mail John with your sailing resume and contact information as you will want to exchange more information. (like a picture of the boat etc.) He will also want to know more about you. If interested please contact J. OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX “Thanks for this opportunity OPOOPO OPOOPO . (John) but in correspondence use J. OPOOPO too many OPOOPO around !!!” I like to include as much information as possible in our e-mail notices to OPO members. If you are interested, there is never enough. If you are not interested, you do not have t read all of it. Here is more of what John sent to me. “Departure is from here in Liverpool mid-April but with business to attend to in southern OPOOPO like to include a departure date in mid-May from a southern location in Portugal as well. I'd prefer the Liverpool first and say the period in Portugal for crew could be for visiting the region keeping an eye on the vessel and learn how to speak Portuguese! If this idea sounds too complicated, then plan to just offer the Liverpool departure date. (With a layover in southern Portugal.) Would be for no more than 10 days to two weeks. Now getting to OPOOPO is an adventure in itself With the NE trades off Portugal well established by departure our first port of call will be the Canaries. This cruise though is not specifically just to the places along the way but has its goal South. Expect some time to enjoy Tenerife or perhaps OPOOPO which has a better anchorage near the city. More fresh provisions before we set off for OPOOPO and a brief visit there before crossing the Equator and Atlantic with ports of southern Brazil to visit. Rio itself is the Port of entry and continue south with some stops while waiting for wx windows. Argentina follows with Mar del Plata and the rest of Argentina's wild desolate pampas/ Patagonia coast. A few nice harbors like OPOOPO and Camarones is reasonable behind their new wall...Falklands perhaps as its wonderful marine life and superb anchorages and only another 100 miles out of the way. But weather becomes an important consideration from here into the Beagle. Next is a bit of Andes in the OPOOPO de Estados and a finer cove would be hard to find. OPOOPO with waterfalls and now snow on the higher mtns. OPOOPO at slack water ebb with a good forecast to OPOOPO and then into the Beagle and the following 2000 miles is the goal of this trip. OPOOPO offers the adventurous sailor a vast scenic wilderness and yes challenging sailing too. In south the tide water glaciers of the N OPOOPO of the Beagle -pose no navigation hazard but best travel days as bergy bits are hard to see at night. The ice cascades down from the ice field covering the OPOOPO Magellan follows then it's about 1500 miles channels passing though labyrynth of channels and islands. An inside passage where nightly stops are a must and those nearly every 10 to 15 miles. Unique in the world of sailing so far with so many fine places too rest and with patience wait for that opportunity to continue north. Winds are likely to be favorable and the ever strong westerlies are not so strong then. We reach the islands of Chile at around 43 degrees south is a different world. One with small native villages, superb sheltered regions for sailing-protected from the Pacific by Chiloe. With always those majestic volcanoes of the Andes nearby. OPOOPO is the capital of this the Lake district of southern Chile. our goal. This trip will be my 9th thru Patagonia from OPOOPO north or OPOOPO South. Two winter passages too the last one in 2017 returning from my 4th world passage via OPOOPO Cape of OPOOPO (central Indian Ocean). Nearly 200,000 miles of sailing experience over 50 years-some solos but usually crewed. OPOOPO for the first two. Both guys and gals along the way too. Built that boat too-a 46 ft LO OPOOPO OPOOPO A warm OPOOPO design. Not a performance vessel but a seaworthy and sea kindly design. A bit deeper than the originals. Moitessier designer to copied the Seal' deck and above LWL features but modified the under sections to make the Joshuas a better sailor. OPOOPO taught celestial navigation and boat building at the Sitka campus of the University of OPOOPO a lot there including professional OPOOPO and now owner of a sawmill business on my island property (a mile and a half away from the location of the Russian's sale of Alaska to the UJSA) and the city center. I did an Atlantic circuit 2011-13 stopping at OPOOPO then the Falklands out to that dramatic OPOOPO of OPOOPO again to OPOOPO the 3rd time there and off to the Arctic off Norway returning exactly the route I propose to do now. The southern segments of that trip OPOOPO Plata to Le maire I've been over that now 3 times twice out to the Falklands. Know the route very well as I do the Patagonia section with this time being my 9th passage. This time will be with the vessel described below. Bought this Schooner to return to my home in Alaska via the NWP/ She was the third one I'd looked at, One a Damien II-the design with a large retracting center board- and the other a similar schooner rig but with fix fin keel as the ballast. This vessel seemed reasonably priced and I thought it looked ready for the passage north. Well it is now, as I changed lots to make her a fine ocean cruiser. New sails, new life lines, a better jackstay for tether attachment. (AA OPOOPO ) reefed sails rather than roller reefing. sanded the hull by hand and no rust issues- 7 coats of paint on the bottom 3 on the topsides all epoxy. . She's an interesting design and was engineered and designed by the large German shipyard at Ratsenberg (SP) Looks like a large Huisman 41 though with more skeg and the keel longer, about 20 ft sloping to take the ground. and skeg about 8 feet. for better yaw avoidance and safety. Similar to the Hisman that Cowper in the late 70’ made his record breaking world trips. Some details : schooner rig marconi equal height mast high aspect sails Best call this schooner a cutter schooner with her nearly 20 ft of foredeck and high aspect main and fore main sails. low pilot house dodge/sort of center cockpit but used for fuel now are aft dog house covered-two 100 watt solar panels soft sides and back. good visibility. Wheel steering but tiller is there and easily adapted. Self steering with the separate rudder system of the OPOOPO unit. electronic pilot but not installed needs to wired up. Many storm including trisail-hank on head sails for strength and ease of changing them and trade wind sails all in excellent condition with twin large poles for head sail control when reaching and running. poles --stout Aluminum those. Oh yes the mast are St steel as are the booms Inspected all and ready to go. Interior is insulated and heated with two diesel cabin heaters the OPOOPO I added and a Ebersp---blower type too. Two dbl staterooms aft and two pilot berths for crew. foc'sle is my workshop and sail storage. Galley is unique as it extends across the vessel. Seems to be working out fine. Water is hand or pressure. I like the hand operation. New manual head nice shower region but have additional fuel cans there too. The main tank holds 200 gals fuel and 400 gals water. In all she can old about 300 gals. enough for nearly 2000 miles at slow 5 knot speed. Power 90 HP a Renault RC diesel I've rebuilt. Anchor l 5 in all with the 110 lb Bruce as the bower and 150 ft of chain but for the channels shore lines are required and have now about 1000 ft of shore OPOOPO < XXXXX@XXXX >lines 100 m. Other anchors are old CQR's .; Danforth style 50 lbs. In the channels it's just not anchoring but tying the boat to shore. Avoids her sailing around and /or dragging Also best immediately under the trees or close to shore in some regions. if no trees OPOOPO do have photos of her hauled here and in the water where she is now. Crew has been a real problem this time. Especially thinking I'd be ready to leave months ago. all waning ag to sail and bot just wasn't ready. Now it will be. Consider either guys or gals as there is a private stateroom. Should have experience Not daunted by cold but with the heaters going and not that cold either there beside inside steering/sailing locations All make a huge difference. From a comfortable adventure to an expedition approach. Lots not covered of course a list goes on full electronics but AIS is a receive only. Chart plotters, well three, but no use in the South. 3 GS nice new Radar Ray marine C120 talk system. 8 man zodiac. 3 immersion suits for cold water survival not your little PFD. They are worthless. One more thing the miles. Trade wind passages consider F4 and with hull speed here about 8 knots easily make 175 a day Trades are most of the sailing too about 5000 miles across both the NE and SE--E to NE in the south. Patagonia and westerlies the balance 2000 miles Patagonia and at first motoring but winter passages expect some nice sailable days with light easterlies and clear skies. So in all around 8500 miles”

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5/1/2019 from Marathon Florida Keys to Annapolis MD on a Endeavor 42

OPO e-mail # 19-18 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for crew moving her Endeavor 42 from the Florida Keys to Annapolis Maryland area. She has hired a very experienced friend and delivery skipper named Andy McDonnell. He has many miles, my age, and sounds like he knows what he is doing. Most importantly, has approved of taking OPO members as 3rd and 4th crew. OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew to help make this two week passage, so the skipper, OPOOPO , plus one or two OPO members. The plan is to sail mostly offshore to Beaufort NC and then take the Intra-coastal waterway to Norfolk Virginia (about 3 to 4 days inside) and then up to the Annapolis area. Crew could get off in Norfolk if you running out of time. The Boat is an Endeavor 42 which is a strong production built boat. OPOOPO has lived aboard and she and her husband (soon to be ex) have gotten the boat in great shape. She is keeping the boat and he is not. He knows the hired skipper who is also a mutual friend and also knows the boat. So a friendly process to get the boat moved. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shore side stops and meals along the way. OPOOPO is doing a lot of cooking and prep work in the galley and says crew will eat well. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a sailing resume and contact information at McC XXXXX@XXXX

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5/1/2019 from Panama to the Marquesas Islands on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-17 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO and his wife are looking for one or two more crew for this passage at the end of April. I met Alex in St. Maarten last week and he was referred to us through the Swan grapevine so we spoke before I flew home last week. I had been looking at his boat all week. Very nice new Swan 54 that he sailed from the Swan factory in Finland last year. He is a very nice Kiwi and will be looking for more crew down the line if this works out well for all. This is his first crew request for the next long leg. They are sailing towards Panama over the next few weeks and he will respond to your e-mails when he makes port. You would most likely plan to join them on the Caribbean side of the canal to help get through the canal as line handlers. The trip from OPOOPO to the Marquesas is a long 3800 miles downwind passage. You will want to have at least one month for this trip and most likley longer if Alex wishes to check out some of the Islands on the Pacific side of the Canal. Here is his crew request in his own words: If interested please e-mail him with a sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX The trip is free with onboard expenses included and he offers to help with travel expenses for the right crew. So only crew with offshore miles should respond. “We are looking for one or two experienced crew to join us (my wife and myself) to sail from Panama to the OPOOPO at the end of April / early May on our Swan 54, Coco. We picked up Coco in Finland 6 months ago (she's a new yacht) and are in the process of sailing back to OPOOPO For this leg of the trip, we are looking for people (1 or 2) with extensive open ocean sailing experience to join us, and if they have engineering skills that would be helpful. If you have a sailing couple in mind, that also works. Summary of the skills we are looking for: - Extensive open ocean sailing experience is a must - Night watch experience required (they need to be capable of running a night watch alone) - Engineering skills are helpful - General boat maintenance skills - If they have formal qualifications (like RYA ocean yachtmaster or above) that would be helpful but not required - They must be easy going and be prepared to pitch in! (cooking / cleaning etc) For the right person, we are happy to look at subsidizing airfare. Overall, we really want someone with great ocean going skills we can learn some new tricks from. www.UUUUU.com

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6/15/2019 from Bodo, Norway to Tromso, Tromso on a cutter

OPO e-mail # 19-16 Svalbard and Svalbard-Iceland - I have been e-mailing with boat owner and skipper OPOOPO about his passages this summer. He has bought a boat in Norway and is going to get her ready for the trip to his homeport in Iceland. Here are his plans straight from his fingers as he e-mailed me what he is looking to do. This sounds like a good adventurous opportunity for the right crew. He sent me pictures of the boat and she is built for this trip and looks in great shape. OPOOPO will fly to the boat early to get her ready. While the departure dates are still a bit up in the air, ideally I would think you would want to offer to help get the boat ready by arriving early. You will read that OPOOPO has lots of offshore sailing experience and has crew for some of the three legs. The trip is free and if you can help get the boat ready and have offshore experience OPOOPO will pay all onboard expenses. If you can only make one leg or can’t help as much he asks to help pay for provisions only. I think this is very fair. As usual you do need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume and contact information so you can ask more questions. He can also send you pictures of the boat. Here is what OPOOPO e-mail most recently. “The boat is in Bodo Norway. She is a Koopmans 44 aluminum hull pilothouse cutter built by Hutting in Holland in 1991 (I attach some pics). I live in Iceland and will be flying to Bodo on May 30. I haul the boat out on June 3-5. Fitting out thereafter should be a week to 10 days. So the plan is to leave Bodo for the Lofoten islands around mid-June and arrive in Tromso around the first week of July. Then leave Tromso mid-July for Svalbard. Leave Svalbard around the first week of August for Iceland. Arrive in Reykjavik around mid to end of August. The dates are all flexible but the general ballpark dates are set so as to get to Reykjavik by the end of August. I am looking for one or two more crew for each of the three passages, i.e. Bodo-Tromso, Tromso-Svalbard and Svalbard-Iceland. I have some interested people but nothing confirmed with flights as yet, so the plan is open. Most likely I will be joined by my friend Tom who is a professional sailor from Malta for the first and last passage, and his father John who is also a professional sailor for the first and second passage. About me: I am 47 and half Maltese half American. I hold a RYA Yachtmasters Offshore license and will be using the passages to prepare for the Yachtmasters Ocean exam by using celestial navigation so anyone keen on celestial will be a bonus on the trip. Tom will be doing the same. I sailed from California through Panama and across the Atlantic twice. About the boat: I have just bought her so this will be my first sail on her. She will be equipped with everything necessary navigation-wise (AIS, Radar, Iridium-GO, Raymarine C-120 chart plotter, complete chart set in paper and on OpenCPN electronic) and safety-wise (life raft, immersion suit for every crew, inflatable life-vests, flares, DSC equipped VHF). She has new sails and will have new batteries and wiring before we leave. The boat is solid. I will cover all expenses for the boat, but my thought was that the crew will help with food; however this can be waived also. The crew, as you say, will need to cover their flights. The crew will need to come prepared with the right clothing for the North Atlantic - I can give details on this to anyone interested.

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