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7/24/2021
7/29/2021
Newport
Boston
Swan 56
SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-54 Pro skipper and good friend Ben Thompson is looki...
7/22/2021
8/16/2021
(3 days sail, but allow up
a week travel time)
Swan
SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-52 Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada - OPO mem...
7/21/2021
7/27/2021
Greenport Ny
Newport RI
Newport
SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-51 One of my favorite OPO members, OPOOPO , is looki...
7/17/2021
7/24/2021
Detroit MI
Buffalo NY out the St Lawrence Seaway to Cape Canaveral FL finish refit and then to Caribbean. Retired Dr. Frederick Wiseman bought an ex
Boat
SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-49 Whitbread 68 foot boat converted for cruising and ...
7/16/2021
7/22/2021
Southport CT
Newport RI
Sabre 45
FW: OPO e-mail # 21-50 I am delivering a Sabre 45 from OPOOPO Club to Newport ...
7/13/2021
8/1/2021
USVI
Grenada
Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-47 USVI to Grenada - Boat owner OPOOPO has hired an OPO skipp...

7/12/2021
7/13/2021
St. Thomas
Southport CT (Mid Long Island Sound)
Hanse 40

OPO e-mail # 21-48 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up for his pa...

7/5/2021
7/18/2021
Baltimore
Newport and Back
Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 21-46 Crew for the initial leg (Baltimore to Newport) to arrive ...

6/22/2021
6/26/2021
Dania, Florida
Annapolis MD
Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-45 This opportunity just came in from Pro Skipper Capt. OPOOP...

6/20/2021
8/7/2021
East Hampton, NY
Nova Scotia and Back
Taiwan Ketch 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-44 OPOOPO is seeking crew with some experience to sail with h...

6/18/2021
6/19/2021
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Edgewater, Maryland
Endeavour 42
OPO e-mail # 21-43 Boat owner and live-aboard OPOOPO is in the middle of movin...
6/18/2021
6/29/2021
Mamaroneck NY
Norfolk Virginia
Tartan 37
FW: OPO e-mail # 21-42 I fly back from OPOOPO 28th and will drive to Mamaronec...
6/14/2021
6/17/2021
Destin, Fl.
Anna Maria Island, Fl.
Beneteau Swift Trawler 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-41 This short notice opportunity just came in from pro skippe...

6/11/2021
6/20/2021
Brunswick GA
Hampstead North Carolina
Camper Nicholsons 48

OPO e-mail # 21-39 OPO member and recent OPOOPO with me aboard Avocation Greg...

6/9/2021
6/16/2021
St. Thomas
Florida
Leopard Cat
OPO e-mail # 21-40 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to deliver a 2017 39 foot Po...
6/7/2021
6/14/2021
Charleston, NC
Norfolk, VA
Nonsuch 33

OPO e-mail # 21-38 New OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one crew or a couple ...

6/3/2021
6/9/2021
Riverside CT
Newport RI
Brenta 38

OPO #21-37 I am squeezing in a delivery next week on a very cool OPOOPO calle...

6/3/2021
6/8/2021
Boca Rotan Florida
Glen Cove (Long Island) NY
Oceanis 45
OPO e-mail # 31-36 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more OPO crew for...
5/29/2021
6/6/2021
Charleston, SC
New London or Mystic, CT
Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 21-35 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO, past president of Beneteau ...

5/29/2021
6/4/2021
Fort Lauderdale
Marco Island
Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-34 Boat owner and experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking for on...

5/25/2021
6/3/2021
Portsmouth RI (just north of Newport)
Nantucket
Oyster 46
OPO e-mail # 21-32 Long time OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one...
5/24/2021
5/26/2021
Bristol RI
Larchmont YC NY
Grand Banks 42

OPO e-mail # 21-31 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got this job. It is the nature of ...

5/22/2021
6/4/2021
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico
Port Louis Grenada
Lagoon 420

OPO e-mail # 21-29 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two crew to sail from Pue...

5/22/2021
5/29/2021
St. Thomas
Charleston SC
Lagoon 45

OPO e-mail # 21-30 OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one experi...

5/20/2021
6/1/2021
Hampton, Virginia
Azores
Beneteau 44

OPO e-mail # 21-28 I spoke with OPOOPO today. They had a crew lined up to sai...

5/17/2021
5/27/2021
Ft. Pierce, Florida
Albany, NY
Lagoon 420

OPO E-Mail # 21-27 OPOOPO is asking for one crew to join him aboard his Lagoo...

5/14/2021
6/14/2021
St. Augustine
Chesapeake
Endeavour 42

OPO E-Mail # 21-26 OPOOPO is requesting one crew to sail with her and a frien...

5/13/2021
6/2/2021
Riviera Beach Florida
Newport RI
Perry 63

OPO E-Mail # 21-25 This opportunity just came in from Pro skipper OPOOPO writ...

5/7/2021
5/25/2021
Brookings Oregon
San Juan Islands WA
Panda 40 Monohull

OPO e-mail # 21-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help ...

5/5/2021
5/28/2021
Bristol RI
Horta Azores
Little Harbor 52

OPO e-mail # 21-22 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew...

5/4/2021
5/17/2021
St. Maarten
Huntington, New York
Amel

OPO E-Mail # 21-22 OPOOPO would like one crew member to join him aboard Kimbe...

4/26/2021
5/13/2021
St. Thomas
Newport
Alia Yachts 81

OPO e-mail # 21-21 St. Thomas to Newport - Full time pro skipper of the 81 fo...

4/26/2021
4/28/2021
Cape May NJ
Newport RI
Swan 43

OPO e-mail # 21-20 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO got a call today to go fetch a Swan...

4/25/2021
4/19/2021
Bermuda
Newport
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail #21-19 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking f...

4/20/2021
4/23/2021
Key West, FL
Newport, RI
Jeanneau 50

OPO E-Mail # 21-18 OPOOPO is requesting crew to join him and other experience...

4/18/2021
5/29/2021
USVI
Annapolis Md
Beneteau 45

OPO E-Mail # 21-17 OPOOPO is looking for one additional crew to accompany him...

4/11/2021
4/25/2021
Antigua
Fort Lauderdale
Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-16 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a well-equipped offshore...

4/11/2021
4/14/2021
Newport RI
Larchmont NY
J-Boat

OPO e-mail # 21-15 Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO just got this short delivery c...

3/29/2021
4/21/2021
Charleston SC
Falmouth MA
Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 21-14 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well kn...

3/24/2021
4/25/2021
St Petersburg, FL
Georgetown Exuma Bahamas
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 21-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very interesting boat a...
3/24/2021
4/3/2021
Sarasota Florida
Newport RI
Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 21-12 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got confirmation on this short not...

3/21/2021
7/4/2021
Mediterranean
... Who Knows (long term sailing opportunity)
Sloop

OPO e-mail # 21-11 Start in the Med and then … - OPO is not a dating s...

3/21/2021
5/31/2021
Fort Lauderdale FL
Mathews VA
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-10 Fort Lauderdale FL to Mathews VA -Boat owner and skipper O...

3/16/2021
3/20/2021
Little River SC
Myrtle Beach Yacht Club
Passport 40
OPO e-mail # 21-09 Two boat owner OPOOPO just bought a 1986 Passport 40 named ...
3/16/2021
5/18/2021
St. Maarten
Huntington NY
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-08 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

3/14/2021
3/21/2021
Panama
Oahu Hawaii
Saga 43

OPO e-mail # 21-07 Boat owner and lifetime sailors OPOOPO is looking for one ...

3/6/2021
4/15/2021
St. Maarten
Newport with a stop in Bermuda
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-06 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

3/3/2021
5/1/2021
Tortola BVI
Annapolis MD
Jeaneau 54

OPO e-mail # 21-05 Tortola BVI to Annapolis MD - Pro skipper OPOOPO is lookin...

3/2/2021
5/1/2021
Gibson Island, Maryland
Gibson Island, Maryland
Trintella 55

OPO e-mail # 21-04 3 week cruise and back. Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has ...

2/22/2021
11/15/2021
Gibraltar
Las Palmas Gran Canaria
Hanse 588

OPO e-mail # 12-02 Gibraltar or Las Palmas Gran Canaria (Canary Islands Spain...

2/16/2021
3/13/2021
Bermuda
San Juan PR
J/160
OPO e-mail # 21-03 Delivery skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew to sail ...
2/6/2021
4/15/2021
Galapagos Island
Barra de Navida Mexico
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-01 Boat owner OPOOPO was referred to us by OPO member who is ...

7/29/2021 from Newport to Boston on a Swan 56

SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-54 Pro skipper and good friend Ben Thompson is looking for one or two crew to join him for this leisurely delivery on a Swan 56 named Amerigo. Some OPO members may know the boat since she bases out of the same marina as we do in St. Maarten each winter. Ben is the present skipper. OPO skipper OPOOPO was the first. He is moving the boat from Newport to Boston to meet the owners there. Ben is from the UK, lives in St. Lucia where he runs a small sailing school and is also the author of that book “Tanked Up” that we wrote about a few months back. He is in no rush so plans to take 2 or 3 days. As usual the passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any stops along the way. He plans to stop in Onset and perhaps P-Town. Crew with local knowledge would be great. If interested please e-mail Ben with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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8/16/2021 from (3 days sail, but allow up to a week travel time) on a Swan

SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-52 Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada - OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one or two more experienced crew to join him for this delivery of his 2016 Lagoon 52 Catamaran. He is moving it from St. Thomas to Grenada for the rest of the hurricane season. He would like crew with some experience and who can stand a solo watch. I first met Steve years ago in our Swan Program and he is a very nice guy. He bought this boat three years ago and has made the passages back and forth to the Virgin Islands, among other trips. Prior to that he has done a dozen or so blue water trips .. 6 or 7 with OPO. The other two crew are a couple with moderate sailing experience. Remember this is hurricane season so always subject to change a week or so in advance, but it is a short hop on a big boat so you will have a clear window. Steve adds: Boat - 2016 Lagoon 52. Full and working nav system (radar, autopilot, etc) / All compliant safety equipment / Engines and systems all fully serviced and working / crew gets own cabin. Trip - Take boat from (approx 3 days sail) for hurricane season haul out. IMPORTANT - As per Grenada law, must be fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks at departure time. The passage is free with all onboard expenses covered, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. It is about three days of sailing, but make sure you check with Steve about which date to arrive and how long to plan for the passage plus clearing in with covid protocols upon arrival. This may take a couple of days. but you will be on a nice big boat while you are waitingJ. If interested please e-mail your resume to: OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX

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7/27/2021 from Greenport Ny to Newport RI on a Newport

SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-51 One of my favorite OPO members, OPOOPO , is looking to stay out of trouble. His wife wants him to take one crew with him for the passage from Greenport LI to Newport RI on his very nice Baba 30. The idea is that the crew can take a solo watch and each person can get some rest on this overnight or long day passage so he would like crew with some experience. His adds: “My wife is meeting me on Thursday night for the Jazz festival and is not happy about my doing this single handed.” He plans to depart Tuesday Evening July 27. If weather is bad Tuesday night, you can leave early Wed. AM. Crew may stay aboard in Newport on Wednesday night. OPOOPO will buy you dinner at Clarke Cooke House as his guest. He will also help with Amtrak fare back to New London or New York for return. Allan adds; “Note, if driving to Newport, perhaps crew's car can be left at Orient ferry.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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7/24/2021 from Detroit MI to Buffalo NY out the St Lawrence Seaway to Cape Canaveral FL finish refit and then to Caribbean. Retired Dr. Frederick Wiseman bought an ex on a Boat

SPAM-LOW: OPO e-mail # 21-49 Whitbread 68 foot boat converted for cruising and is planning to go into the OPOOPO He first contacted us two years ago, but delayed his departure until this year. While trying to get more information about the boat and former plans for his itinerary time slipped away and this long planned sail south is now a short notice passage opportunity for OPO members. He is looking for two or three crew for some legs. 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 two or three more crew depending on the leg. . 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” While the boat is not 100% done, there are just a couple more systems Fred plans to finish in Florida before heading to the Caribbean and then around the world. Fred will share pictures with you and tell you more. OPO will send out more crew requests as the plans progress and things are working out well. 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 stops along the ways. 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 charters 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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7/22/2021 from Southport CT to Newport RI on a Sabre 45

FW: OPO e-mail # 21-50 I am delivering a Sabre 45 from OPOOPO Club to Newport RI next OPOOPO I plan to drive from Huntington to the boat next Thursday afternoon and meet the owner about 5 pm for the overnight sail to Newport RI. We will leave the boat on a mooring in OPOOPO and then rent a car to get back to my car in Southport or you can travel home from Newport. I can help if you are going back towards CT or NY. I plan to me home in NY by Friday 5:00 pm. OPOOPO am meeting the owner I am only looking to take one extra crew. Let me know if you think it would be easy and fun for you to join me.

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8/1/2021 from USVI to Grenada on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-47 USVI to Grenada - Boat owner OPOOPO has hired an OPO skipper to help get his boat from the USVI to Grenada departing August 2nd. The boat is a Lagoon 42 Catamaran named OPOOPO. They plan to depart from Red Hook St Thomas to St Georges Bay Grenada the day after crew arrive the 1st. They plan to make the passage or at least see the boat off if he can’t make the passage. So they are looking for two crew to join them. This is a delayed delivery and everyone knows that it depends on tropical storms cooperate and there is a clear weather window. You also need to be fully vaccinated and there may still be a two day quarantine at the end. Remember it is hurricane season so things may get delayed, but sure to be good sea-time and an adventure. I have known him for 30 years and he is a good guy and great sailors and skipper. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat If interested please contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/13/2021 from St. Thomas to Southport CT (Mid Long Island Sound) on a Hanse 40

OPO e-mail # 21-48 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up for his passage north, but the last one just reported in with a bad back so he is stuck looking for replacement crew so he can depart. The boat is a 16 year old Hanse 40 that he has owned for the past eight years. He has sailed the boat offshore between CT and the Caribbean before. He is an experienced sailor that is looking for 2 or 3 crew that would like to join him. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, plus there is a travel stipend for one or two experienced offshore crew “within reason” for doing a good job. The passage is over 1400 miles and will take about 10 or 11 days of sailing plus time at both ends. He is anxious to get going. There is a weather window right now, but things can change so be ready for delays. He will give you a ride to the airport at the other end as well. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and you can talk on the phone. I spoke with him today.



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7/18/2021 from Baltimore to Newport and Back on a Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 21-46 Crew for the initial leg (Baltimore to Newport) to arrive July 18th to depart July 19th. (3-4 days) and the crew for the second leg (Newport to Baltimore) to arrive August 1st for departure August 2nd (5-6 days). Boat owner and licensed skipper OPOOPO is sailing up to Newport for a vacation and his wife is meeting him by land. He has two crew for the passage up departing July 19th for a planned outside passage on the way north and an inside passage through LI Sound and NY City on the way back with a two day stop in Oyster Bay to see friends at the Oakcliff Sailing Center. He has two other crew for the passage north so is looking for one crew for the first leg and has room for two crew for the return leg. OPOOPO is an experienced sailor he is looking for pleasant people over sailing skills so this could be a good first time short offshore passage for any OPO member. The passage is about 400 miles. The boat is a well-equipped and maintained 1985 Nelson Marek Morgan CC named Isabella. She has Full Nav autopilot, radar, 56 hp Yanmar-1000hrs, epirb, plb, DSC fixed VHF and handheld, jacklines and tethers, liferaft- 8person, 10 ft RIB, mom-9, throwables, 200 gal water, 50 gal fuel. 2 staterooms and two heads, full galley. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses taken care of. As usual you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/26/2021 from Dania, Florida to Annapolis MD on a Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-45 This opportunity just came in from Pro Skipper Capt. OPOOPO who writes: I have an OutreMer 45 catamaran going to Annapolis. This is the same boat I delivered from France earlier this year, so she is seaworthy and comfortable. The trip should be 5-6 days nonstop. Crew must get herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. They should fly into FLL Airport. Crew must know how to sail, be able to stand night watch alone, be enthusiastic, a team player and helpful. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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8/7/2021 from East Hampton, NY to Nova Scotia and Back on a Taiwan Ketch 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-44 OPOOPO is seeking crew with some experience to sail with him aboard his 41 foot Formosa named Sweet Harmony. He would like crew to arrive August 7 for and August 8 departure. He plans to leave Nova Scotia around August 24th. Departure point is East Hampton is Maidstone Harbor and crew should plan on 7 days for each leg. He writes: The boat is a 41' Taiwan Ketch with a new engine and a complete refit three years ago including a new deck. I have sailed it back and forth to Bermuda three times, Nova Scotia twice, and spent two years aboard crossing the Atlantic, cruising the Med and returning in the ARC spending a winter cruising the Caribbean. I am leaving East Hampton around August 8 for and returning to East Hampton around August 24 and plan to have three or four crew.. I will sail offshore and make stops along the way. The boat is fully equipped with an SSB, 3 VHF's, Radar, 3 GPS's, EPIRB and hard sturdy dinghy. All onboard expenses are included but the crew has to get to either East Hampton or Nova Scotia depending on which leg they want to sail. If possible I would like to meet the crew ahead of time and possibly do a sail. Interested crew can contact XXXXX@XXXX



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6/19/2021 from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to Edgewater, Maryland on a Endeavour 42

OPO e-mail # 21-43 Boat owner and live-aboard OPOOPO is in the middle of moving her boat north from Florida. She got crew from us for the first legs north but got delayed with boat problems offshore. She is all sorted out now but lost crew to time constraints. OPOOPO plans to finish the passage on the ICW and is looking for one or two crew or a couple who wish to join her on this mostly motor sail north. I spoke with one of the departing crew and she told me that OPOOPO is a competent skipper and knows her boat and has been sailing for many years. OPOOPO knows this is short notice so she will pay for the usual boat expenses and onboard provisioning but also for all the dockage and meals ashore as she plans to stop most nights. The boat is a well-equipped Endeavour 42 foot with all the comforts of home. She has a generator, a water maker, a relatively new Yanmar, air conditioning, refrigeration, two-year-old Garmin, electric wenches, roller furling, sail pack etc. In her own words she describes the planned itinerary. Departure is flexible as dependent on OPO member’s responses. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX I am seeking crew from with a departure date of as soon as June 19th to as late as June 23rd. The beginning of the journey will be through the Intracoastal waterway up to Norfolk, Virginia. (Not the Dismal Swamp!!!). From there we will sail up the Chesapeake Bay to Crisfield, Maryland and spend the night. From there we will sail to our destination in Edgewater Maryland. I will be providing meals including eating out at restaurants along the way. I plan to stay at Marina’s every night except one night we will have to anchor out north of Belhaven North Carolina. But there are some beautiful anchorages up there. I am hoping to get either a couple or two individuals who love to sail. This is a pleasure trip, not just a delivery.

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6/29/2021 from Mamaroneck NY to Norfolk Virginia on a Tartan 37

FW: OPO e-mail # 21-42 I fly back from OPOOPO 28th and will drive to Mamaroneck NY to deliver a Tartan 37 with the new owner on OPOOPO 29th. Since it is a small boat we are looking for one more semi-experienced third hand to help with this 48 to 60 hour passage. I plan to drive back on Friday with a strop in Annapolis to check on the other Tartan 3700. (This is not our project boat. More on that next month) We will depart about midnight to catch the outgoing tide through N OPOOPO and then sail non-stop to Norfolk. The passage is free and the owner pays for all onboard food and boat expenses, plus the rental car ride home. If interested please e-mail me at XXXXX@XXXX and I will get back to you soon with more details.

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6/17/2021 from Destin, Fl. to Anna Maria Island, Fl. on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-41 This short notice opportunity just came in from pro skipper OPOOPO . He writes: I am moving a Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 from near Destin FL to Anna Maria Island, also FL. This is about 300 NM and we will allow 2-4 days to complete. The boat cruises at 16 kts, but that would require one fuel stop. If we go slower, say 8 kts we could make it overnight without extra fuel. Also the first half of the trip may be ICW route, this in the FL panhandle. The second half would be more open water to Anna Marie Island near the mouth of Tampa Bay. Those decisions come later, based on weather, say. The boat is new and typically equipped as needed. So I seek a single Able Bodied Seaman who can drive, stand watch and generally be aware and helpful. The crew must get herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. This should be a very interesting and relatively enjoyable trip, especially if we do the ICW. I will fly to Destin/Ft Walton Beach airport (VPS) arriving June 17 at 0830. From there we LYFT to the boat at Emerald Coast Marina in Niceville, with some provisioning and try to get underway ASAP. Interested crew should send me a statement of your experience and desire to do this trip. Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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6/20/2021 from Brunswick GA to Hampstead North Carolina on a Camper Nicholsons 48

OPO e-mail # 21-39 OPO member and recent OPOOPO with me aboard Avocation Greg Bess Bess is looking for one or two crew or possibly a couple to help move his 1974 Camper Nicholsons 48 Ketch (EQUUS) north from Brunswick Landing Marina (Brunswick GA ) to vCarolina (20 miles north of Wilmington). He bought the boat to move aboard as he retired recently and is moving the boat closer to family before taking off cruising next season. The plan will depart Brunswick on or about June 21st and arrive in Hampstead about June 30th, but leave coupe day cushion to July 2nd just in case. He plans to stay mostly inside the ICW with an overnight stop or two in Charleston and possible Southport otherwise he will anchor on the ICW. He may consider sailing a day or two outside given crew experience and weather. The goal is to put Equus in the "Anchors AwayBoatyard" following the July 4th holiday. He purchased the boat in December in Stuart FL. He moved it north to Brunswick as a shakedown cruise with a couple day sails and ICW motoring along the way. She was completely refit (including engine, gen set, rigging) in 2001. Engine and generator are working fine. OPOOPO is a blue water boat with a 6” draft, 60ft mast, and full keel with skeg rudder. She has radar, AIS, and chart plotter. It is a center cockpit vessel with a hard top and hard windscreen. The cockpit is similar to an Amel with wheel on the port side and captain’s chair. She is a very comfortable boat in all weather.” He sailed with me last month. He is a very nice guy and pretty handy, but does not have a lot of bluewater experience having mainly coastal and lake sailing experience. He is an engineer and DIY guy and is very comfortable with mechanical and electrical systems. He grew up around power boats and outboards but have limited hours with this vessel. He would like crew with sailing experience. As usual he will cover all onboard expenses but you pay for travel to and from the boat and meals and drinks ashore. Greg plans to leave his vehicle in Brunswick so he can provide pooled transportation back to your cars in GA after the trip. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/16/2021 from St. Thomas to Florida on a Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-40 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to deliver a 2017 39 foot Power Leopard Cat from Crown Bay St. Thomas to West Palm Beach. I just got the e-mail this morning and since I am about to walk out the door for a short delivery I do not have time to call him. His number is XXX-XXX-XXXX . I think this is a delivery. There will only be two crew so you have to be able to stand a solo watch. If interested please e-mail your resume to P XXXXX@XXXX If you go let me know how it turns out.

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6/14/2021 from Charleston, NC to Norfolk, VA on a Nonsuch 33

OPO e-mail # 21-38 New OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one crew or a couple to help him take his 2005 Nonsuch 33 OPOOPO north. Steve’s goal is to sail up the coast. If weather is unfavorable, he will motor north on the ICW. He is a new boat owner. He is looking for an experienced sailor for the passage on this very spacious, easy to sail, Nonsuch (built in Ontario, Canada.) The trip is free with all onboard expenses and provisions included. You should have money for meals and drinks ashore. For the right crew, he will pay travel either to or from the boat, within reason. If interested, please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX The following are notes from him about himself and the boat. The Owner: OPOOPO Retired, first time boat owner, small boat sailor who has bareboat chartered 40 ft sailboats on four occasions. I bought WINDSONG in April. In May I brought her from Stuart, FL to Fernandina Beach on the ICW and motored outside from Fernandina to Charleston, NC. My first mate was an experienced coastal sailor who has owned a Nonsuch for 15 years. I have the passion, but need coaching and guidance for the next leg of my journey to eventually get to Narragansett Bay! The Boat: S/v WINDSONG 2005 Nonsuch - 33 ft, 12.5 ft beam, 5’5 ft draft, 59 ft height. A cat boat design with an unstayed mast set far forward Single sail (approx. 670 sq ft) with Wishbone boom Two staterooms, one head, generous salon, efficient galley, 6’6” headroom below. Raymarine electronics with latest Navionics charts



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6/9/2021 from Riverside CT to Newport RI on a Brenta 38

OPO #21-37 I am squeezing in a delivery next week on a very cool OPOOPO called a Brenta 38. We are taking her up for the N NY Yacht Club Race Week. I am looking for only one crew since we need to keep the boat very clean and it is a daysailor with no dodger or amenities. So it may not be an easy or warm passage as it will start next Wednesday morning and we will arrive Thursday morning. It may take up to 20 to 24 hours depending on weather and current. Probably pretty cold at night. Another problem is that I will be staying in Newport another day and night seeing the Swan 68 off so will not be driving back. So you will have to try and meet me in Riverside near the club (I plan to have my wife drive me) and then you will have to figure out a good way to get home from Newport. Having just one crew makes the travel logistics and neatness of the boat much easier. If interested please e-mail me with your sailing resume and we can make plans and stay in touch as we get closer to departure next week. Hank OPO



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6/8/2021 from Boca Rotan Florida to Glen Cove (Long Island) NY on a Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 31-36 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more OPO crew for a total of 4 crew on this return passage from Florida to NY. Steve delivered the boat south last fall along with OPO members and the owner’s adult son. He has one other OPO crew aboard so needs just one more crew. The boat is a OPOOPO 45 that Steve moved last year so knows well and is in fine shape. They plan to depart June 9th or 10th. Steve is on a near costal delivery now so you can e-mail him your sailing resume and get exact details about departure as they develop. I have sailed with Steve and he is an OPO member and very nice guy. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. The plan is to go mostly outside which should not be a problem this time of year. The passage will take about 7 to 9 days. If interested please send your sailing resume to Steve at XXXXX@XXXX

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6/6/2021 from Charleston, SC to New London or Mystic, CT on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 21-35 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO, past president of Beneteau USA and the 2 additional crew will cast off the early morning of 7 June 2021, IF Mother Nature Cooperates, and go 4-5 days offshore around the 3 Capes (Fear/Lookout/Hatteras) to Atlantic City to refuel and have a fine dinner. Then continue on up through New York harbor (glorious at any time) into Long Island Sound; normally arriving New London or Mystic 2 days later. Voyage time, with good weather is 6 to7 days. Crew should arrive in Charleston on the afternoon of 6 June and stay at the home of OPOOPO and his wife for that night at 409 Bay Crossing Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but crew needs to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us several times over the years and it has always worked out very well. He is a very nice guy. IF weather dictates, we may go inside the capes as prudence demands. NB: Offshore there is NO cell coverage until we make Atlantic City. Marion Maid, US Coast Guard Documentation # 1095902 is a bright blue hull with sail number 51511, very well equipped, 1999 Beneteau 411 in good shape with recent engine/sails/etc. A Garmin InReach will be on and also a Personal Locator Beacon is aboard. InReach has text capability anywhere in the world and SOS/location ability. Family members can follow the InReach map online at https://www.UUUUU.com to see a real time track. Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear, VHF, AIS etc. Crew must to be able to stand watch alone. Upon arrival in CT, OPOOPO will rent a car to drive crew to the Providence or Hartford airport. Please respond ASAP to XXXXX@XXXX or text OPOOPO ’s cell XXX-XXX-XXXX



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6/4/2021 from Fort Lauderdale to Marco Island on a Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-34 Boat owner and experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for this 3 day 240 mile transit. The boat is a Pan Oceanic 46 named “Interlude of Hamble” that he has owned for 15 years. He has made this passage many times before and the boat has all the basic safety equipment, Life raft epirb etc. I have not met Martin. Since this is such short notice and a short passage I am sending it out without speaking with him, but he did e-mail me saying he is still looking for crew. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for your own meals ashore. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/3/2021 from Portsmouth RI (just north of Newport) to Nantucket on a Oyster 46

OPO e-mail # 21-32 Long time OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one crewmate to help move his 2006 Oyster 46 Seashells of St James from the Hinckley Yard in Portsmouth RI to her summer home on Nantucket. He e-mails: “The yard is finishing up her launch servicing and she should be ready for a day of light sea trials by the end of next week followed by a two day trip to Nantucket Harbor with a stop for the night in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. So the target dates are to arrive in Portsmouth on Thursday June 3 and be tied up in Nantucket hopefully Saturday June 5 with the usual caveat that things might slip a day or two if something comes up during the sea trial. Really nice opportunity for someone especially since if the fit is good there may be add on short relocations/cruises during the summer. Requirements are some experience offshore, non-smoker and fully vaccinated please. If someone is in the NJ or NYC area they can travel with me to Portsmouth. Returning from Nantucket is the crewmate's responsibility but Jet Blue and Delta both offer low airfares back to NYC right now under $100 one way.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses paid by owner. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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5/26/2021 from Bristol RI to Larchmont YC NY on a Grand Banks 42

OPO e-mail # 21-31 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got this job. It is the nature of the business that sometimes this happens. The boat is a Grand Banks 42 (SO A SLOW POWER BOAT), but a nice Brand. So he needs someone who can drive a power boat at 8 knots while he tends to the engine room or anything else. This is only a 10 to 12 hour trip based on the tides. You will meet him at the Hershoff Museum in Bristol. The passage is free. He will rent a car to get back to your car in Bristol. He will buy lunchJ. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX and give him your phone number and he will call you right away. Regards, Hank OPO



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6/4/2021 from Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico to Port Louis Grenada on a Lagoon 420

OPO e-mail # 21-29 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two crew to sail from Puerto Rico to Grenada where he will store the boat during the hurricane season. The boat is a 2020 Lagoon 420 named “Second Wind”. The boat is fully equipped with B and G chart plotter in salon and helm, radar, code 0 and water maker. He is looking for two experienced crew or an experienced couple. This is his first year with the boat. Although he has been cruising around the islands this season he has not made any long passages with the boat. Since this is a 480 mile upwind slog from PR to Grenada, the strategy will be to sail from East end of PR to the Virgin Islands and depart from Bitter End North Sound to St. Maarten to stop again for fuel. From St. Maarten it will be a close reach and you may be able to make a non-stop 3 day passage sailing on the westward, downwind side, of many of the islands and stopping if the winds are up or you want to rest. The passage may take up to a week or a bit longer if winds direction and strength dictate otherwise. As it is getting later in the season the wind should be dying down more. OPOOPO ’s intent is to leave PR on the 17th of June and for him to be back in the States no later  than the 28th of June. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses covered except for shoreside meals. OPOOPO is willing to kick in 50% for airfares from the US. I spoke with OPOOPO on the phone and he is an Aussie and seems like a very nice guy. If interested please send your sailing resume and phone number to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/29/2021 from St. Thomas to Charleston SC on a Lagoon 45

OPO e-mail # 21-30 OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one experienced crew to help sail the 1200 miles offshore from USVI to Charleston SC. He is sailing with his wife and another couple. He has a few offshore passages under his belt, but none as captain. He bought a 2020 Lagoon 45 and has been using her in the Caribbean part of this past winter. The other male crew aboard has some sailing experience and is mechanically inclined. But they would like one more crew who has some offshore miles. Since it is short notice he will pay your travel expenses to and from the boat and of course cover all boat expenses. I have sailed with him and he is a very nice guy and I would sail with him any day. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume.



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6/1/2021 from Hampton, Virginia to Azores on a Beneteau 44

OPO e-mail # 21-28 I spoke with OPOOPO today. They had a crew lined up to sail with them 3 handed from Virginia to the Azores, but the crew had an emergency and backed out. So they are looking for one more experienced crew to sail with them aboard their 1996 Beneteau 44 that they have owned for nine years. They have sailed over 25,000 miles on her the last 8 years. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat, but they are offering a $500 stipend to get back from the Azores (They have direct flight to Boston for about $250, plus the rest of your way home from Boston). They do travel with a cat aboard. No smokers. Must be able to stand a solo watch. Even if you are vaccinated you need to get covid tested upon arrival, as this is still covid times. If interested please e-mail them your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/27/2021 from Ft. Pierce, Florida to Albany, NY on a Lagoon 420

OPO E-Mail # 21-27 OPOOPO is asking for one crew to join him aboard his Lagoon 420 on a trip from Ft. Pierce, Florida to Albany, NY. The crew should have some offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. Crew should arrive at Causeway Cove Marina in Ft. Pierce on May 27th with an expected departure date of May 28th. He expects the trip to take 10 days. He has had 14 passages between the NE and the Caribbean. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. You can contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/14/2021 from St. Augustine to Chesapeake on a Endeavour 42

OPO E-Mail # 21-26 OPOOPO is requesting one crew to sail with her and a friend from St. Augustine to the Chesapeake, specifically to the Liberty Marina in Edgewater, Maryland. The boat is a beautifully refit Endeavour 42 foot with all the comforts of home. She has a generator, a water maker, a relatively new Yanmar, air conditioning, refrigeration, two-year-old Garmin, electric wenches, roller furling, sail pack, Winslow life-raft and new 11’ Caribe hard bottom inflatable with 20HP Suzuki outboard. OPOOPO plans to depart St Augustine in third week of June, weather permitting. Crew is welcome to come early and spend a night aboard in order to explore St. Augustine. From there she will proceed north ducking in every night to stay at anchor or a marina. She has one other crew member aboard. The idea is to have a fairly leisurely cruise up the East Coast mainly on the outside and then from Morehead City, NC come inside through the intercoastal up to the Chesapeake. This cruise might take from at least a week to perhaps 10 or 12 days. The boat has plenty of sleeping room for three people and a meals will be provided including eating out. Interested crew can contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/2/2021 from Riviera Beach Florida to Newport RI on a Perry 63

OPO E-Mail # 21-25 This opportunity just came in from Pro skipper OPOOPO writes: I have one crew, an experience ex-Naval officer, but I look for one or two more to deliver a Perry 63’ sloop from Riviera Beach FL to Newport RI. I plan to depart June 2 from FL, arriving 6-8 days later. The boat is well equipped and used frequently by an experienced owner. Acceptable crew will have some sailing experience, be able to stand night watch capably, be compatible, aware, enthusiastic and a team player. Crew expenses on board are provided, but transportation to and from the boat will be on the crew member. I am currently at sea, but I will reply to each interested person as possible. Interested crew should email me a brief sailing resume. Contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/25/2021 from Brookings Oregon to San Juan Islands WA on a Panda 40 Monohull

OPO e-mail # 21-23 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to help sail his Panda 40 Monohull named Lilian Margit from Oregon to WA departing about May 25. The boat is a 1981 but had a major refit in 2010. Looks like he is sailing by himself now and would like a couple of OPO members to join him. He has owned the boat for three years. He adds: “”all up dated electronics sat ph, ais, chart plotter, short wave,vhf auto pilot, wind vane etc.” This is the first time he has contacted OPO for crew. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with questions about the opportunity to join him for this extended cruise. Since I just flew down to St. Maarten today I did not reach out to him and ask more questions so you can.



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5/28/2021 from Bristol RI to Horta Azores on a Little Harbor 52

OPO e-mail # 21-22 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to complete his crew of five in total for this 2100 mile passage on a Little Harbor 52 named “High Cotton”. Crew must have offshore experience and be a team player. He  e-mails: “This vessel is in superb bluewater condition. I bought her in 2016 and have had a professional caretaker and Little Harbor expert of 30+ years overseeing her upgrades and maintenance from the start. We were ready to do the Atlantic Circle last year but have postponed to 2021/22 due to Covid. I can send any information via email attachment to any interested and reasonably qualified crew. Looking to fill a 5th berth on the first passage to the Azores.” The other crew are: “Three crew committed: my 23 year old nephew and a 45 year old former crewmate of my nephew on an offshore passage winter of 2020 from Tortola to Grenada. The third is a highly experienced bluewater sailor-70 years of age, a recently retired physician and in excellent health.” The Passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX Picture at: https://www.UUUUU.com



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5/17/2021 from St. Maarten to Huntington, New York on a Amel

OPO E-Mail # 21-22 OPOOPO would like one crew member to join him aboard Kimberlite, his Amel sailboat on a trip from St. Maarten to Huntington, New York. Crew should arrive on May 17th or 18th with departure planned for May 20th. The trip should take about 10 days. He is a very experienced sailor who has done this trip many times. We have gotten him crew often. The boat is well equipped and it should be a great trip. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. Contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/13/2021 from St. Thomas to Newport on a Alia Yachts 81

OPO e-mail # 21-21 St. Thomas to Newport - Full time pro skipper of the 81 foot sailing vessel Aiyana, OPOOPO , has a full pro crew but would like to have one more crew or a couple to make the passage a little easier for all. Aiyana is an 81ft custom design by Warwick Yachts (NZ) and built by Alia Yachts in Turkey in 2010. They plan to depart May 18th for a non-stop passage from the USVI to Newport. Plan to arrive a day or two earlier. He e-mails, “I have been sailing for 18 years, professionally for 15 of those, have been delivery crew on many deliveries myself as well as mate and captain. Most of my professional sailing I have been mate and/or engineer, and also done some single handed work as well.., though this is the 3rd boat I have been captain. I have 16 transatlantic and 8 Caribbean / New England trips behind me... and thoroughly lost track of NM sailed! Other crew include our chef and deck/stew who both have many years of sailing under their belts... as well as a freelance captain who is about as qualified as myself. Crew need to have some offshore experience and be pleasant to have aboard to assist. This is the first time he is using our service having heard about us through the grapevine and we want to make sure that vine grows. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual, you need to get to and from the boat. If the boat has to stop in Bermuda for any reasons all expenses will be included. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a copy of your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/28/2021 from Cape May NJ to Newport RI on a Swan 43

OPO e-mail # 21-20 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO got a call today to go fetch a Swan 43 for a family whose owner tragically and suddenly passed away. He is looking for two crew for a total of three people, so you have to be able to stand a solo watch. He  will drive from Newport RI and can pick people up anywhere along the way if you can meet him near I-95 or the Garden State Parkway. The passage will take about two days, is free and he is a great guy. Food and all boat expenses included. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/19/2021 from Bermuda to Newport on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail #21-19 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one crew to join him for his annual passage north. He completed the first leg from St. Maarten to Bermuda but weather has him held up at least until Thursday since he does not want to cross the Gulf Steam in 30 knots of breeze early this week. He will be losing one of his regular crew because of the delay. Mike has a nice Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years. He knows the boat very well and has sailed north and south between the Caribbean and Newport many times. I have known him for many years and he is a very nice guy. He is looking for crew with experience. He plans to depart about this Thursday (short Notice) and make the 5 day passage from Bermuda to Newport. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included. Since it is short notice he will help pay for your short notice plane ticket for an experienced crew who can fly in later this week. (You are welcome to come earlier, but remember you have to get covid tested to fly into Bermuda. He will also pay for your test if it is not crazy expensive. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX You can then exchange phone numbers to finalize plans.



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4/23/2021 from Key West, FL to Newport, RI on a Jeanneau 50

OPO E-Mail # 21-18 OPOOPO is requesting crew to join him and other experienced crew to sail from Key West, Florida to Newport, Rhode Island. The boat is a well-equipped Jeanneau 50 named “Amitie”. He would like crew to arrive on April 23 with a departure date the next day. Crew should have some experience and be comfortable standing a solo watch. Crew are responsible for transportation to and from the boat and should allow 7 days for the trip. You can contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/29/2021 from USVI to Annapolis Md on a Beneteau 45

OPO E-Mail # 21-17 OPOOPO is looking for one additional crew to accompany him and his experienced first mate on a delivery from the USVI to Annapolis Md. The boat is a Beneteau 45 monohull. They would like crew with some experience who are able to stand a solo watch. Crew should arrive on May 29th with departure shortly after. Plan on 14 days for this passage. If interested you can contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX .



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4/25/2021 from Antigua to Fort Lauderdale on a Pan Oceanic 46

OPO e-mail # 21-16 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a well-equipped offshore 1982 Pan Oceanic 46 named “Interlude of Hamble.” He has owned her for 10 years. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 on board for this 1000 mile mostly downwind passage from English Harbor Antigua to Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Martin has over 5000 offshore miles on the boat. He adds that the boat has ” LIFERAFT NEW ,EPIRB SAT PHONE GPS ALL NEW RUNNIG RIG NEW ENGINE”. She is a Blue water Cutter with all required safety gear cutter rigged solid and sea worthy”. Potential crew must have some offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/14/2021 from Newport RI to Larchmont NY on a J-Boat

OPO e-mail # 21-15 Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO just got this short delivery confirmed and is looking for two OPO member who live in New England area so you can meet him in Newport to make this 18 hour passage aboard a well found 40 foot J-Boat. He plans to drive up and meet crew to depart about noon on the 14th and then rent a car to drive back to your cars in Newport the next day. The passage is free and he will buy some easy boat delivery food for delivery. It should be a nice day on the water. But it will be cold at night so bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. He is an OPO skipper and I have made passages with him so a good guy. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and phone number.



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4/21/2021 from Charleston SC to Falmouth MA on a Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 21-14 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well known branded 1995 Nordhavn 68 named BONNE VIE (this is a Trawler power boat, ) that he is moving north. He has owned the boat for 17 years, has over 90,000 miles on her and has a 100 Master license .He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He and his wife (and pet) are looking for two or even three OPO crew to help make their annual passage north to Safe Harbor Marina in Falmouth MA. It is an 800 miles passage but he plans to wait on a good weather window or maybe travel inside if need be so as he says “the passage can could be as short as 4 days and as long (weather etc.) a 14 days”. He is looking for a pleasant crew or even a couple who can handle dock lines and help make the passage an enjoyable trip. He says he is not worried about experience and can train crew. Pictures of the boat are on his face book page which he can direct you to. For the right crew and good job he is happy to help with travel back home at the end of the passage. Of course all onboard food and boat expenses are included. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/25/2021 from St Petersburg, FL to Georgetown Exuma Bahamas on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-13 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very interesting boat and story. He explains it very well below. The boat is a 2019 Custom 50' OPOOPO OPOOPO (no mast so strictly a power boat). He plans to leave, weather permitting, about April 25th, but crew can arrive a few days early if you wish. He has one good friend and mate sailing with him so is looking for one more crew or a couple to join them. Peter has over 50 years sailing experience so does not require help, but is nice enough to welcome a crew to enjoy the adventure. This is not a forced march delivery and they will wait for good weather as this is an upwind passage and it is a little early to expect a perfect weather window. He explains the boat and his intentions very well. In his own words. “Hi. My name is OPOOPO I am the wind behind the sails of OPOOPO I am also her owner. She doesn’t actually have sails or a mast. She does however, have a wonderful roof covered with solar panels. They say that all sailors eventually get old enough to give up sailing for powerboating. Well in 2018, I was ready. OPOOPO wasn’t ready to completely go to the dark side. I wanted an environmentally friendly version. What would that mean? I needed clean energy efficient propulsion and a way to charge batteries with the sun. Simple right? My favorite power catamaran was the Aquila 44 so I asked the manufacturer to install Torqeedo’s OPOOPO 80 Hybrid propulsion system rather than the traditional OPOOPO 300hp engines. I also wanted a flybridge roof suitable for a large solar array. I was willing to pay. They were not interested in offering a custom yacht. So, I asked them to sell me a new boat without engines. Again, the answer was no so I took it upon myself to repower a brand-new yacht with Torqeedo’s OPOOPO 80 Hybrid propulsion system, modify the factory roof to accommodate a large (www.UUUUU.com) solar array and lengthen the hull by six feet to make it more efficient. OPOOPO Edition: She was delivered from the factory in January 2019 and work began. The Volvo-Penta 300hp diesel engines which were removed (sold on eBay), and replaced with Torqeedo electric motors. The huge fuel tanks were removed, and two 40kW BMWi3 batteries now occupy that space. OPOOPO Power 25kW DC generator now provides on demand power extending her range to 800 miles and consumes only www.UUUUU.com. With a cruising speed of 6.5 knots and a top speed of 8.5 knots, she is able to go 900 nautical miles on her 240 gallons fuel capacity. She does this quietly and with far less emissions than the factory model. She now gets to her destination at speeds cruising sailors are accustomed to with a carbon footprint that an environmentalist can live with. Her factory roof was removed and modified to accommodate 16 350-watt solar panels making her carbon footprint close to zero at anchor or while docked. Her 12’ tender is also electric and is charged by the yacht. It has a range of 20 miles at 14 mph with a top speed of 18mph. At idle speeds, the tender will run for weeks of normal use before needing to be plugged into the yacht for recharging. It took six months to refit First Edition’s propulsion system and complete the modifications to her solar roof. After four-months of cruising in the Bahamas, she returned and was displayed at the 2019 OPOOPO Show. In 2020, her hulls were lengthened to improve efficiency, and stability. She is now 50’ long (six feet longer than the factory boat). Her longer waterline allows her to move through the water more efficiently and much more stable. She was recently displayed at the 2020 OPOOPO OPOOPO with her new 50’ length with all systems go. She is a remarkable, seaworthy, environmentally responsible luxury yacht. Who says luxury motor yachting and sustainability are mutually exclusive? Not me.” And he provides links to learn more about the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to Peter at XXXXX@XXXX The passage is free but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and understand you have to get covid tested to fly back to the USA still from the Bahamas. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the bat and have money for shoreside drinks and meals. https://www.UUUUU.com https://www.UUUUU.com https://www.UUUUU.com

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4/3/2021 from Sarasota Florida to Newport RI on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 21-12 Pro skipper OPOOPO just got confirmation on this short notice delivery today. OPOOPO is flying to the boat on April 2nd for planned departure April 3rd. The boat is an Oyster 53. The boat is reported to be in very good condition. OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew as he has a mate lined up. The trip should take about 7 or 8 days but allow 9 or 10 just in case of any delays. OPOOPO is one of my Tier One Pro Swan skippers and a very nice guy to sail with. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get o and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with you sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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7/4/2021 from Mediterranean to ... Who Knows (long term sailing opportunity) on a Sloop

OPO e-mail # 21-11 Start in the Med and then … - OPO is not a dating sight nor often do we put out a crew request looking for a long term sailing arrangement. We do know we have introduced many people to each other who have become friends through sailing because of OPO. I know of at least two cases of people getting married. It is in that spirit that I am sending this “crew request” to OPO members knowing that most of you are not qualified. Even the skipper of the boat knows it is a long shot, but you never know what can happen unless you out it out there. The owner of this boat, found us through our Scuttlebutt advertisement. If interested please e-mail him at XXXX@YYYY.com with your sailing resume. Hank

CREW REQUEST: (In his own words) “i want to go saling mixed gender double handed on the races like aegean 600 middle sea race rorc transatlantic, and others to be suggested... thats this year, and if the two of us gradually like each others company/become friends, and define common goals, i want to circumnavigate the globe in two to three years, doing regattas such as the sidney hobart and the transpacific race and cruise remote exotic destinations in between this is not a payed position, we will share costs related to our trip, i will continue to take care of the boat the rig sails electronics etc. i am not counting on help with my boat the program is gradual, first we chat online, than meet in person, than we go sailing than we do the aegean starting july 4th this year, than maybe the giraglia or the barcollana then cruise around the med, get to know malta... than do the middle sea race october 23rd... return to lisbon... than sail to the canaries and do the rorc trans-atlantic in the end of november... than early next year sail south and go from the caribean around capetown into the indic/southern ocean to australia/new zealand... do the hobart race. cruise the pacific and the followinmg year do the transpacific regatta ... than cruise from hawaii to the eastern south pacific to round the horn sometime early 2023 to arrive in the uk early spring, in time to rest and prepare for the north atlantic regattas, AZAB, RBI, fastnet etc the boat is a tried and tested OSTAR veteran (3rd/2009), first generation class 40, cedar strip/epoxy composite racing sloop, a carbon spar, and appropriately equiped. it has been sitting on the dry for the last almost ten years, so i have just finnished a thorough in depth re-fit, changed tons of equipment and has only been lightly used, with very little miles but is ready to go... im only missing a female co skipper my age or a little younger (30-50), to hop onboard im a veteran dinghy sailor with two pre olympic campaings in the star class under my belt (1992/1996). i have c. www.UUUUU.com nm done in the north atlantic/med. im an attractive, easy going, gentleman! and an experienced serene sailor searching for kind hearted experienced female match (preferably ex dinghy sailor too, as my boat behaves like a large dinghy on steroids... and helming mistakes cost dearly...) that wants to race offshore sometimes, and see the exotic/remote world, (off the beaten track), for the rest of the time our trip takes to reach full fruition. sharing adds spice to life! so, many thanks! i dont create expectations but im looking forward to seeing the outcome of this OPO at this point a female co skipper is the only remaining `part`of the process i have NOT YET sorted out as soon as i do, we will be set to go sailing asap! kind regards OPOOPO ps with all the crazyness going on at present with covid, i would be lead to assume that any smart middle aged lady will also want to escape the covid madness and go around the globe on a safe fast very strong boat with an experienced sailor/civilized middle aged gentleman”



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5/31/2021 from Fort Lauderdale FL to Mathews VA on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-10 Fort Lauderdale FL to Mathews VA -Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or maybe two crew to join him for a passage from Florida to VA on a 2000 Beneteau 46 named “OPOOPO. The passage is about 700 miles and may take as little as 5 days, but allow a little more time for getting ready to depart and clean up after arrival. He has owned the boat for 20 years. Since 1986 he has sailed the waters in the Caribbean and Bahamas on this and other boats. He has two friends already lined up and is looking for one or possibly two crew to join them. He adds: “Two other friends , one with much offshore experience, another with much coastal experience” He plans a mostly offshore passage at this best time of year to make the passage north at the end of May and early June after the weather has settled down. The boat as a liferaft, radar SSB etc. He has been sailing for almost 20 years, has owned other boats in the past and has owned this one for (how long?). This is not his first offshore passage on this boat. (Have you made this passage before on this boat? Sounds like it) He heard about us through a fellow sailor (Was it an OPO Members?) The passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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3/20/2021 from Little River SC to Myrtle Beach Yacht Club on a Passport 40

OPO e-mail # 21-09 Two boat owner OPOOPO just bought a 1986 Passport 40 named “Blue Moon”. He is taking her 100 miles down the ICW (Intra-coastal Waterway) this weekend and is looking for one more crew who has some ICW experience for a two day 100 miles. He just e-mailed us for the first time on short notice so rather than take time seeking confirmation we wanted to send this out right away. Of course this only works for someone who lives close enough to make logistical sense. He adds: “I am a new owner of a 1986 Passport 40 sailboat and would like to bring it down to Charleston this weekend, likely on the ICW, so we will be motoring the whole way. The boat is in excellent condition - clean and well stocked. We will provide provisions for the weekend. It would be great to have someone join who is familiar with the ICW. Two others will be onboard - one has participated in several sailing races and a 3-day delivery on OPOOPO The other has experience driving a power boat but less sailing knowledge. I have been sailing my whole life but have not gone on the ICW before.” If interested in a short passage and helping out please contact Alex at XXXXX@XXXX I am sure he will welcome the help and you can get away for a couple of days and enjoy checking out a well know brand of boat.

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5/18/2021 from St. Maarten to Huntington NY on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-08 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for two more crew for a total of five people including himself for his annual passage back home. He has gotten crew from us for many years and some of them are repeat crew. This year because of the pandemic he is looking for two semi experienced crew to join him and maybe become part of his regular list of crew he contacts first for his annual passages north and south each year. The boat is a very nice and well equipped Amel 53 named OPOOPO that he has owned since new. In fact he just repowered with a new Yanmar engine for no other reason than the old one had 7000 hours on it. He would like to depart May 20 or 21st with crew arriving a couple of days before. He plans to make a straight passage and not stop in Bermuda so it should be about a 9 or 10 day sail from SXM to Huntington NY on the north shore of Long Island. There will be a total of five crew so you may not be required to do a solo watch until you feel comfortable. While he  would like experienced crew who do not get seasick, he knows it is more important to have team players who can get along with others and follow instructions. The trip is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses included. You just need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and interest to join him to XXXXX@XXXX



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3/21/2021 from Panama to Oahu Hawaii on a Saga 43

OPO e-mail # 21-07 Boat owner and lifetime sailors OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew to join him on “short notice” to help sail his 1998 Saga 43, named OPOOPO from the Pacific side of the Panama Canal to HI. Since it is short notice he will help with travel expenses within reason upon arrival. He sailed her from Hingham Massachusetts to Saint Augustine off shore, then to Key West and on to Panama. He is bringing her to Oahu because he moved there from Massachusetts. He adds:  “I am 58 and have been sailing most of my life. With me is OPOOPO, the owner of an Island Packet 38 and Atlantic crossings under his belt. I have owned her since 12/1/2020. She surveyed very well with a few small findings that I have taken care of I installed a new B&G plotter and radar. I have a 6 man life raft, registered EPIRB and an Iridium Go. I had a rigging inspection while at Shelter Bay and all was found well. I also have a Rainman Watermaker. I estimate the 4600 mile passage will take 3-4 weeks. I am provisioned and ready to go”

She is not a racing boat but she’s fast. Here is a link to a review of the boat https://www.UUUUU.com Like most places you will have to get a covid test and make plans to travel to Panama. He will help guide you through the process. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and interest in joining him at XXXXX@XXXX In closing he adds “I shall gladly reimburse the cost of the flight to Panama City Panama and provide the flight home from Hawaii also he is happy to let the crew stay on the boat for a couple of weeks should he or she wish to explore Oahu .”



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4/15/2021 from St. Maarten to Newport with a stop in Bermuda on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-06 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for his annual passage north. He has a nice Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years. He knows the boat very well and has sailed north and south between the Caribbean and Newport many times. I have known him for many years and he is a very nice guy. He is looking for crew with experience, but with 4 crew in total you may not have to do a solo watch at first until you get comfortable. He just e-mailed me with his plans for his trip north this year. Since he has built up a nice crew list of OPO members he enjoys sailing with, he first sends an e-mail to those crew. If they can’t join him he then asks us to send out a “crew request”. He has one repeat crew, but covid has many of his other regular crew not joining him this year. Here is your chance to sail with him and maybe get on his crew roster for future passages. He plans to depart April 15th from St. Maarten and make the 6 day passage to Bermuda where he will wait for the next weather window before departing for Newport. The entire 1500 miles passage with a stop in Bermuda will take about two weeks, maybe a bit longer with any weather delay in Bermuda. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore in St. Maarten and Bermuda. He has also offered to pay for any covid tests taken in St. Maarten or Bermuda as required. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2021 from Tortola BVI to Annapolis MD on a Jeaneau 54

OPO e-mail # 21-05 Tortola BVI to Annapolis MD - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to join him and his 1st mate for this delivery of a 2005 54' Jeaneau Deck Salon masthead sloop. Captain OPOOPO has been delivering boats for many years and has gotten crew from OPO before. It has always worked out well as he is a very experienced skipper and nice guy. Trip approximately 1600 nautical miles or 10 day to two weeks max. He adds: “Bobby Allen and I, OPOOPO are the major players on this delivery. Our bios can be found on my web site: http://www.UUUUU.com. Looking for a fit sailor and watch stander. Must have chart plotter understanding and sail trim skills. Radar helpful. Bring any paperwork you have to document your mileage. At the moment any crew must have a negative covid 19 test no older than three days upon arrival. The BVIs and the USVIs are expected to relax their covid 19 protocol in the next few weeks. The yacht has recently undergone a major refit including new mast and sails.” If you are prone to seasickness please stay home. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send OPOOPO your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2021 from Gibson Island, Maryland to Gibson Island, Maryland on a Trintella 55

OPO e-mail # 21-04 3 week cruise and back. Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very nice 2004 Trintella 55 named Paradigm that he has owned for 6 years. He explains his plans very well. I will let him explain in his own words what he is looking to do in May and June. Plans for later in the summer will come together as the season progresses and he has the option of reaching out to us again or choose past OPO members he has met and ask them to join him again. For this first 3 week passage cruising the Chesapeake Bay he is looking for two crew or an experienced enthusiastic couple (don’t talk your wife into joining you if she is not a sailor and wants to pitch in and be a full participating crew) to enjoy 3 weeks of day sails exploring the Chesapeake Bay. He adds in his own words to my request for more specifics: Okay let’s get specific good idea. How about Saturday, May 1st leaving Gibson Island (GI) retuning Sunday, May 23rd to GI. Sailing will be in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Looking for two crew a couple works. There is an opportunity to stay on Paradigm for some June sailing. I need to be in Ohio Memorial Day weekend and at the GI Commodore’s Review Saturday, June 5th, since I am on the GIYS board. June 6th to June 24th is also a possible sail. Destination undetermined however Paradigm needs to be back at GI June 24th for a weekend teen overnight sail. Later summer cruise north is a possibility. Crews with more experience is always a plus. Cooking skills are helpful however I can be a very simple eater. Basic marine mechanical skills are a plus however Paradigm is in excellent condition so this should be only things like a strainer sucking something in while we are out. Paradigm is fully maintained by the Gibson Island Boat Works and they are on call if needed 24/7. The most on board would be six. Likely four. I will pay all expenses on the boat including fuel, food and beverages. Some dinning ashore which could be split however that is limited currently. I will have had the vaccine so my world is opening up. We will sail when the weather is good for sailing. We will not be on any schedule. This worked very well last fall. Remote working to some degree by the crew can work. The Bay has cell coverage. He has over 10,000 miles offshore including trips on Skip Novak’s Pelagic Australis in the southern Ocean. He has been sailing since college competitive sailing. Owned and raced many boats, owned, chartered and crewed open ocean on sailboats up to 74 feet. Completed RYA Offshore Yachtmaster ocean miles and written. He adds: “The Trintella is a Ron Holland design one off 55 foot monohull sailing yacht built in England. And then sailed across the Atlantic to be featured during the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Feature article in Cruising World. A complete refit was finished fall 2019 including new sails, new standing and running rigging, most equipment new including B and G navigational electronics, radar and KVH Satcom. Equipment not replaced was serviced. Added a Bauer dive compressor and scuba tanks. Paradigm is very easy to sail with power winches, twin headsails (a self-tacker and a code zero) both with Harken power furlers and a LeisureFurl power main furler making her very easy to sail.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. While eating ashore often may by limited because of Covid restrictions, you are responsible for paying for meals ashore. Plan to be chip in and help keep the boat tidy and share in the meal planning and preparation. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information OPOOPO @www.UUUUU.com .



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11/15/2021 from Gibraltar to Las Palmas Gran Canaria on a Hanse 588

OPO e-mail # 12-02 Gibraltar or Las Palmas Gran Canaria (Canary Islands Spain) to Caribbean (Grenada) - Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2019 Hanse 588 named Amadea. The boat is in Greece. He plans to depart Greece this October to sail to Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and on to the Caribbean. While he has friends and family who will cruise/transit to Gibraltar or Las Palmas he is looking at options to have OPO crew join for the passage from Grand Canaria to the Caribbean in November. I zoomed with him and his wife recently and they are very nice people doing their homework making preparations for their sailing adventure. The Hanse 588 (58 feet) is a very nice and well built boat. Amadea is practically new. While he has been sailing a long time this will be his first major ocean crossing so he is looking for one or two OPO crew with offshore experience to round out the crew along with one or two of his own friends. His wife will stay in Europe with young children and fly over to the Caribbean upon arrival. Since he is planning well in advance he wants to exchange information and resumes with interested crew starting now. Exact details with dates and destinations will be decided over the course of the planning. Namely, whether to join the boat in Gibraltar or Grand Canaria and which island in the Caribbean to make landfall. They are NOT joining the ARC so will most likely make landfall south of St. Lucia (maybe Grenada) so they can enjoy a full Caribbean season sailing downwind through the Caribbean chain of island before sailing back to Europe in the Spring of 2022. Do a good job and you could be invited for the return passage. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and entertainment. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume him at XXXX@XXXXXXX.com If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.



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3/13/2021 from Bermuda to San Juan PR on a J/160

OPO e-mail # 21-03 Delivery skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew to sail a J/160 named “Danza” from Bermuda to San Juan PR. He is taking the boat to her new owner. OPOOPO plans to leave Bermuda on or about 13 Mar 2021. Plan for five days underway and two prep days, for some bureaucracy, a travel day, and some margin for delays (11 Mar as travel day). Departure may be delayed due to weather or to accommodate really good crew candidates. He adds: “The boat is a 2002 J/160. The boat was well maintained by the previous owner but spent over a year on the hard in Deltaville VA while for sale. OPOOPO was onboard during the survey. A copy of the listing is available. Satellite tracker on board so family and friends can follow our progress and limited email over HF/SSB/Pactor while at sea. Note that the boat does have an Espar diesel heater for chilly nights. The boat left Deltaville in January headed to Puerto Rico but diverted to Bermuda due to a parted shroud and a crew injury. The shroud has been repaired, the rig inspected, and a number of punch list items have been addressed in Bermuda. Skipper OPOOPO has been delivering boats for nearly twenty years. Crew interests underway including routing, piloting, navigation, communications, sail trim, provisioning and other logistics, and more can be addressed on board. OPOOPO ’s sailing resume is available at https://www.UUUUU.com .” As usual the passage is free, but you need to get to and from the bat and have money for meals ashore. All costs on board are covered. OPOOPO explains his take on Covid testing about Puerto Rico on his web site at https://www.UUUUU.com . Shore support is in place for filing travel authorization applications for entrance to PR. OPOOPO has sailed to PR and USVI previously during COVID. Interested crew should email OPOOPO at dave@www.UUUUU.com with a current sailing resume and availability. Telephone call interviews will be scheduled based on resumes.

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4/15/2021 from Galapagos Island to Barra de Navida Mexico on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-01 Boat owner OPOOPO was referred to us by OPO member who is sailing the first couple of legs with him from Key West to Panama and then on to the Galapagos Islands where they will spend a month. The boat is a very nice well equipped Hinckley 51 named “Marlow” (I went through the canal in 1999 on a Hinckley 57. Very nice boats HS) He has owned and sailed the boat for the last 20 years. He is looking for two experience crew or a couple to join him and his brother for the leg from the Galapagos Islands to Mexico. He understands the challenges of travel during Covid and we all hope things will be a bit better by April, but not over yet.

He explains: “I fully understand the challenge during COVID, and hopefully, we are far enough in advance and close to people getting vaccinated that something will break our way. I am sailing Marlow to the Galapagos starting March 1st, and Eric is on the leg from Key West to Panama. Then I am spending 30 days in the Galapagos with different crew members flying in and out, which just about uses up all of my sailor buddies. My brother is the one who is signed up to sail out on April 19th. Two experienced crew or a strong sailing couple would be ideal-we'd have up to four days together in the Galapagos on the boat (they could come early and grab a hotel if they liked), and then we would depart. The COVID protocol for flying into the Galapagos requires a negative test within 96 hours of arrival. They would fly into Baltra Airport. My blog linked from my profile has pictures of the boat and a collection of emails sent home while at sea on some of these various adventures. Marlow is in great shape-plowing tons of money into her right now while she is on the hard in Key West.” The passage is about 1400 miles. He has built in plenty of time for the passage to Mexico. You can learn more about the boat and skipper at https://www.UUUUU.com If you would like to inquire about joining him please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXXXX. The passage is free but as usual you have to get to and from the boat, plus have money for meals and drinks ashore.



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