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1/1/2024
2/1/2024
St. Maarten (SXM)
US Virgin Islands and back
Hallberg Rassy 48

OPO Crew Request # 24-01 We start off the new Year with a very nice OPO Crew ...

1/7/2024
2/16/2024
Charleston, SC
St. Mary’s, GA
Tayana 52

OPO Crew Request # 24-02 Boatowner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for...

1/22/2024
2/20/2024
North FT Myers FL
Tamps Bay FL
Cruiser

OPO Crew Request # 24-03 We do not get a lot of requests for power boats. But...

1/30/2024
2/22/2024
Tortola BVI
Georgetown Exumas, Bahamas
Oyster 655

OPO Crew Request # 24-04 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX, is looking for one or...

1/31/2024
6/29/2024
Bermuda
Newport RI
Bristol 477

OPO Crew Request # 24-05

This is the first request we have gott...

2/5/2024
3/27/2024
Panama
Marquesas
Vancouver 27

PO Crew Request # 24-06 Boat ow...

2/7/2024
3/1/2024
Caribbean
Annapolis
Belliure 41

OPO Crew Request # 24-07 Boat owner and skipper XXXXX has a 1984 Belliure 41 ...

2/8/2024
3/25/2024
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
French Polynesia
Amel 54

OPO Crew Request # 24-09 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to French Polynesia - Boat o...

2/8/2024
6/10/2024
Newport
Bermuda
Bristol 35.5

OPO Crew Request # 23-08 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

2/14/2024
3/30/2024
West Side of Panama Canal
Florida
Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-10 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

2/14/2024
5/4/2024
Nanny Cay Totola BVI
Mystic CT
Oyster 56

OPO Crew Request # 24-11 Boat owner XXXXXX is looking for one more experience...

2/17/2024
2/22/2024
Huatulco Mexico
Papagayo Costa Rico
Trawler

OPO Crew Request # 24-12 This crew request was sent to me last night from Pro...

2/23/2024
5/22/2024
St. Maarten
Huntington NY
Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 24-13 St. Maarten to Huntington NY - Boat owner and skippe...

2/24/2024
6/1/2024
Cabo de San José, BCS, Mexico
San Diego, CA
39 Leopard

OPO Crew Request # 24-14 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2013, 39 Leopard...

2/26/2024
4/1/2024
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Turks and Caicos
Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-15 received an e-mail from XXXXXX and XXXXXX who heard ...

2/28/2024
5/3/2024
Beaufort, NC
Bristol, RI
X Yacht 48

OPO Crew Request # 24-16 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2001 48’ X...

3/10/2024
4/1/2024
Charleston SC
Falmouth MA
Trawler
OPO Crew Request # 24-17 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join ...
3/12/2024
4/3/2024
Dominican Republic, North Coast
Brunswick Georgia
Tayana 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-18 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew for a tot...

3/14/2024
5/1/2024
USVI Newark
NJ / NYC
Passport 470

OPO Crew Request # 24-19 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to...

3/19/2024
5/13/2024
Saint Marten (French side)
Newport RI
Halberg-Rassy 57

OPO Crew Request # 24-20 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very well equipp...

3/20/2024
5/5/2024
Canary Islands
St. Maarten
Fontaine Pajot

OPO Crew Request # 24-21 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2023 Fo...

3/20/2024
6/5/2024
Hamilton Bermuda
New York City
Catalina 315

OPO Crew# 24-22 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2016 Catalina 315 (32 fee...

3/20/2024
4/1/2024
Beaufort, NC
Oyster Bay, NY
Mason 53

OPO Crew Request # 24-23 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for one, po...

3/20/2024
5/1/2024
St. Maarten
Newport
Hinckley 48

OPO Crew Request # 24-24 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is once again looking ...

3/24/2024
4/14/2024
March Harbor, Abaco Bahamas
Bermuda
Leopard 45 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-26 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX own a 2020 Leopard 45 ...

4/4/2024
4/12/2024
SAN JUAN PR
TURKS AND CAICOS
Antares Cat

OPO Crew Request # 24-27 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX just sent this in this...

4/6/2024
4/10/2024
Miami
Man-o-War Cay, Bahamas then to the Med
Via 42' Sloop

OPO Crew Request # 24-28 Next weather window 10 April 2024 Start with a short...

4/7/2024
4/9/2024
Wilmington NC
Grand Bahamas
Cheoy Lee 41'

OPO Crew request # 24-30 9 April 2024 Wilmington NC area to Grand Bahamas - B...

4/9/2024
4/14/2024
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Victoria, BC, Canada
Hallberg-Rassy 38

OPO Crew Request # 24-29 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2020S/Y Hallberg...

4/11/2024
5/8/2024
Antigua
Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY
Hylas 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-31 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one exp...

4/12/2024
5/4/2024
Antigua
Kittery Point Maine
Outbound 46

Antigua to Kittery Point Maine - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very nic...

4/14/2024
4/22/2024
Daytona Beach, Florida
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Fountaine Pajot Lipari 40

OPO Crew Request # 24-33 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2012 Fountaine P...

4/14/2024
4/25/2024
British Virgin Islands
Palm beach Florida or Savannah Georgia
Van De Stadt Samoa 47

OPO Crew Request # 24-34 British Virgin Islands to Palm beach Florida or...

4/18/2024
4/30/2024
Marsh Harbour, Abacos, Bahamas
Bermuda
Leopard 45

OPO Crew Request # 24-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

4/20/2024
5/24/2024
St. Maarten
the Azores
Catamaran
OPO Crew Request # 24-36 Delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew f...
4/22/2024
5/7/2024
Freeport TX
Key West Florida
Hunter 37

OPO Crew Request # 24-37 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or ...

4/22/2024
5/2/2024
Puerto Rico
New York
Swan 53

OPO Crew Request # 24-38 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for ...

4/23/2024
5/15/2024
Miami FL
CT
Beneteau Oceanis 40.1

OPO Crew # 24-39 Here is a second “crew request from XXXXXX. He also e-...

4/25/2024
5/10/2024
Caribbean
Newport
Swan 56

OPO Crew Request # 24-40 Caribbean to Newport - OPO Member and now pro skippe...

4/25/2024
5/3/2024
Hilton Head Island
New Haven CT
Alden Cutter 51

OPO Crew# 24-41 Hilton Head Island to New Haven CT - Boat owner and skipper X...

4/28/2024
5/20/2024
Bequia St. Vincent
Bonaire
Dufour

OPO Crew Request # 24-43 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2018 Dufour two ...

4/29/2024
5/5/2024
Tortola, BVI
Grand Bahama/Florida
Amel 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-42 Tortola, BVI to Grand Bahama/Florida - Boat owner an...

5/1/2024
5/23/2024
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Chesapeake
Fountaine Pajot 45

OPO Crew Request # 24-44 Hank is offshore and this notice from XXXXXX is bein...

5/2/2024
5/3/2024
Beaufort, NC
Norfolk, VA and Sandy Hook
Freedom 40/40

OPO Crew Request # 24-45 This is a very short notice opportunity posted by Ca...

5/2/2024
5/8/2024
Village Cay, Tortola, BVI
Newport Rhode Island
Jeanneau
OPO Crew Request # 24-46 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is asking for 2 crew for ...
5/2/2024
5/16/2024
Hawaii
Japan
Ingrid 38

FW: OPO Crew Request # 24-47 Boat Owner is XXXXXX writes: I am looking for on...

5/4/2024
6/5/2024
Puerto Rico
Abacos, Bahamas
Jeanneau 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-48 XXXXXX is looking for one experienced crew member an...

5/8/2024
5/17/2024
Morgan, NJ (Raritan Bay across from Staten Island)
Portsmouth, VA
Catalina 350

OPO Crew Request # 24-49 OPO members and now delivery skipper XXXXXX is looki...

5/10/2024
6/7/2024
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Annapolis, Maryland
Aura 51

OPO Crew Request # 24-50 XXXXXX is seeking two crew members to join him and h...

5/10/2024
5/30/2024
Hilton Head, South Carolina
New Haven, Connecticut
Alden Cutter 51

OPO Crew Request # 24-51 XXXXXX is looking for 1 or 2 crew to join him and on...

5/11/2024
5/23/2024
Panama
Marquesas
Atlantic 57

OPO Crew Request # 24-52 XXXXXX is seeking crew to sail with him from Flamenc...

5/15/2024
5/20/2024
Annapolis MD
Newport RI
Bavaria C45

OPO Crew Request # 24-53 Delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew...

5/15/2024
5/25/2024
Nassau, Bahamas
Dysart's Great Harbour Marina Maine
Fontaine Pajot

OPO Crew Request # 24-54 XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to help sail his...

5/18/2024
5/20/2024
Annapolis MD
Newport RI
Bavaria C45

OPO Crew Request # 24-53-01 Delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more c...

5/18/2024
5/23/2024
St. Thomas USVA
Ft. Pierce FL
Lagoon 52

OPO Crew Request # 24-55 Wife and new boat owner with her husband or looking ...

5/22/2024
6/7/2024
Great Exuma, Bahamas
Bristol, Rhode Island
Catamaran
OPO Crew Request #24-56 Captain XXXXXX is seeking crew for a delivery from the ...
5/25/2024
8/10/2024
East Hamton NY
MA
Formosa 41
OPO Crew Request # 24-57 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or t...
5/28/2024
8/10/2024
Seattle, Washington
San Diego, California
Baltic 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-58 XXXXXX is seeking two crew to join him and another s...

5/28/2024
6/15/2024
Bear Delaware
Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York
Swan 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-60 OPO member XXXXXX is looking for one to two semi-exp...

5/29/2024
7/31/2024
Ventura, CA
San Francisco, CA
Beneteau 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-61 XXXXXX is looking for crew to sail from Ventura, CA ...

6/3/2024
6/14/2024
Newport RI
Nantucket MA
Oyster 46
OPO Crew Request # 24-64 Owner/skipper and OPO member XXXXXX is looking for one...
6/3/2024
6/11/2024
Charleston SC
Newport RI
Swan 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-62 Another longtime OPO member, now boat owner, XXXXXX,...

6/3/2024
6/15/2024
Nuku Hiva French Polynesia
Tahiti
Vancouver 27

OPO Crew Request # 24-63 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one adv...

6/5/2024
6/11/2024
Charleston SC
Newport RI
Swan 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-62 Updated with Travel Stipend. Another longtime OPO me...

6/7/2024
6/15/2024
Charleston, SC
Liberty Landing Marina, NJ
Grand Soliel 40

OPO Crew Request # 24-66  - Pro skipper and Swan skipper XXXXXX is looki...

6/7/2024
6/10/2024
Charleston, NC
New Bedford, RI
Valiant 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-67 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is a full time live-ab...

6/14/2024
6/22/2024
Stuart, FL
Portsmouth, RI
Krogen 44

OPO Crew Request # 24-68 with correct e-mail address Pro skipper XXXXXX is lo...

6/14/2024
7/15/2024
Grenada
Curacao
Beneteau 55

OPO Crew Request # 24-69 Boat owner XXXXXX is seeking an additional crew to s...

6/16/2024
6/18/2024
Ft Lauderdale FL
Annapolis MD
Aura 51

OPO Crew Request # 24-70 New boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one...

2/1/2024 from St. Maarten (SXM) to US Virgin Islands and back on a Hallberg Rassy 48

OPO Crew Request # 24-01 We start off the new Year with a very nice OPO Crew Request. Long time OPO member XXXXXXand very nice guy is looking for a crew for a one-week plan to sail from SXM Feb 1st 100 miles to St. John USVI. He has to pick up gear from his storage locker that he has there left from the sale of his previous boat that he sold last year after buying his new dream boat. He bought a very nice Hallberg Rassy 48 in Europe and sailed it to the Caribbean this past fall. He plans to depart about Feb 1st so you would arrive a day early, sail over, spend two to four days there and then sail back to St. Maarten. I have sailed with him. Before he retired and was still working he sailed several Swan passages with us, then bought his 1st boat that he cruised for a few years in the Caribbean before wanting to get a more ocean going vessel for his next phase. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. He will pay all onboard expenses. He e-mails: I am looking for someone to share watches while sailing since this is an overnight passage. Extensive offshore experience is not required, but I need someone to awaken me if there is other ship traffic in the immediate vicinity. There are so many nice snorkeling spots in the Vis. I intend to make this a sailing and snorkeling adventure. It would be a relaxed schedule based on the weather and our location. I am quite familiar with the Virgin Islands and the Anegada passage so I’m looking for someone who likes to be outdoors and is chill in the minute to minute! If you are looking for a nice winter getaway sailing in the tropics and spending some time on Sint Maarten and St. John, USVI then this might be the OPO trip you’re looking for. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX



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2/16/2024 from Charleston, SC to St. Mary’s, GA on a Tayana 52

OPO Crew Request # 24-02 Boatowner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for one or two crew for a total of four crew for this short passage. He has a 1998 Tayana 52 named “XXXXXX”. The Tayana 52 is a well build and good offshore boat. I lived aboard a Tayan 37 for 14 years and sailed it to Europe and back in 1992/93. I spoke with him this morning. Ne sounds like a very nice guy. He has been sailing his whole life and bought this boat last year. He is launching her next month. He will launch a couple of days before crew arrive to make sure all is in order before the rest of the crew arrive. His plan is to bring her 200 miles further south to another yard in Georgia before planning an ocean passage later in the year or early next. The boat’s mast is too tall for the ICW (Intra Coastal Waterway) so this will be an outside passage. The passage is free with onboard boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside stops. If interested please send your sailing resume and phone number to him at XXXXX@XXXX so you can explore options.



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2/20/2024 from North FT Myers FL to Tamps Bay FL on a Cruiser

OPO Crew Request # 24-03 We do not get a lot of requests for power boats. But we make exceptions for OPO members and anything that might help get some OPO member out on the water especially during the slower winter months. OPO member XXXXXX is both an OPO member and delivery skipper. He has an older Bayliner 30-foot power boat that he has owned for 6 years he keeps in the Fort Meyers area. He is a pleasant man and knows the waterway well. He is a cruising editor for the “Waterway Guidebook” and has produced a movie about traveling the ICW. He is looking for compatible crew who would like to join him for a week trip at the end of next month. He e-mails: “30 FT PILOTHOUSE CRUISER 2 STATEROOMS, 1 BATH WITH SHOWER AND A SHOWER ON THE SWIM PLATFORM VERY COMFORTABLE BOAT WITH REFER AND FREEZER, H and C FRESH WATER. INLAND WATER CRUISER TYPE BOAT. NO EXPERIENCE www.UUUUU.com MUST COMMUNICATE WELL AND FEEL COMFORTABLE ON THE WATER” He will cover boat expenses and fuel but is not looking to adopt any adult children so crew can chip in for provisions and have money for meals and drinks ashore. While the expectation is that only OPO members who live in Florida may be interested since you may live close enough to meet before the passage, any OPO member who wished to join him for the week is welcome. You also have to get yourself to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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2/22/2024 from Tortola BVI to Georgetown Exumas, Bahamas on a Oyster 655

OPO Crew Request # 24-04 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX, is looking for one or two crew to join him for this downwind passage from the BVI to the Bahamas. A crew recently had to bail out so he is short one and may take two crew depending on responses. The boat is an Oyster 655 named Weatherly. He has gotten crew from OPO before and he e-mails two members have become friend and regular crew, but are too busy to help this time. That helps confirm he is a good guy and this is a good opportunity. He e-mails: “Weatherly is leaving on February 22 to sail from Tortola, BVI to Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas. This trip is typically downwind or just off the wind, but you will experience true offshore sailing conditions. The course takes us through the Virgin Islands, along the coast of Puerto Rico, although well offshore, and along the coast of Hispaniola to Great Inagua, Bahamas, where we will clear Bahamian Customs and Immigration. We will overnight off a beautiful beach on Great Inaugua, departing the next morning for an overnight sail to Great Exuma. This route takes us past Hogsty Reef, the only true atoll in the Atlantic basin. Weather permitting, we will make a day stop to explore the reef, however last year we were thwarted by windy conditions and rough seas. You will depart Weatherly from Georgetown, Great Exuma about February 29. Two crew are needed for this trip.” The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside drinks and meals. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX XXXXXX



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6/29/2024 from Bermuda to Newport RI on a Bristol 477

OPO Crew Request # 24-05

This is the first request we have gotten as being the official sponsor of the Newport Bermuda Race (NBR) run bi-annually from Newport to Bermuda for over 100 years. Avocation has done the race once and I have delivered other boats back after the race several times. Enough to know you have to ask more question about how the boat will be equipped for the return passage. Race boats do not have dodgers and bimini’s and are often stripped out for racing. As I returning skipper I learned quickly to ask if there was more than one frying pan aboard. Owners have the option to ship cruising sails and dodgers etc. to Bermuda in a shipping container to be offloaded so boats can be put back together for the non-race back. Do ask how much the boat will be rigged and set up differently for the return passage or if it will be an less comfortable ride on a stripped boat without dodgers. You do not want any surprises when you fly into Bermuda and find the boat is still setup for racing and not the sail back. I stopped moving J-109’s and J-105 around in race mode since I got tired of running off the Jersey Coast on boats with no dodgers and no auto-pilots in the fall. I think even most if not all race boats have auto-pilots now (sometimes not working) which is why I always so you can consider yourself an experienced crew when you can steer the boat by yourself for an hour or two in bigger seas, day or night. This first NBR crew request is not a pure race boat so will not be a very uncomfortable boat like most will be, but do ask if they are taking or shipping the dodger to Bermuda for the return passage, Hank.

Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1990 Bristol 477 named XXXXXX. He is racing in the Newport to Bermuda Race this June. He has owned the boat for 14 years. He is looking for two crew for a total of four crew for the return passage. While the sail back will take about five days, he wants crew to arrive a couple of days before and reserve about nine or ten days just in case. He e-mails: Elixir has been refitted over the last several years in anticipation of a north Atlantic crossing which we completed summer of 2022. New Engine, generator, plumbing, electronics, standing rigging. She is in great shape. While not a racing boat, she can hold her own, and is safe and comfortable to sail. She has all the safety equipment as required by the NOR for Bermuda. Plus extensive systems - generator, water maker, heat, aircon, power winches, new plumbing, electronics (iridium satellite) and new sails. He will skipper the boat back. He is from Portland Maine and has the Atlantic crossing and several offshore races completed. The other crew is Joachim Wick, age 64, from Hamburg Germany who has extensive Baltic and North Atlantic offshore experience. He is looking for two more crew with medium experience but can stand a solo watch. The passage is free with all onboard expenses, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX XXXXXX



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3/27/2024 from Panama to Marquesas on a Vancouver 27

PO Crew Request # 24-06 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one crew to sail with him aboard his 1980 Vancouver 27 named XXXXXX. He sailed from the USA to Jamica with one OPO members and has a 2nd OPO member joining him for the leg from there to the San Blas Islands and then to Shelter Bay Marina on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal. Crew would join him at the marina in late March and stay for the long from Panama to the Marquesas and longer if you wish. As we mentioned in our previous crew request for him, we know this is a smaller boat than most people want to sail aboard. But he reminds us in his e-mail: Originally designed for a couple to sail from Canada to Australia and back these boats have done several circumnavigations including a passage through and wintering in the Magellan Straits. This is my second British built Vancouver 27, between the two I’ve sailed over 12,000 miles in Ocean passages. Besides the 12,000 miles ocean sailing in my own boats I made a transatlantic crossing last year on a Clipper 60. He is looking for an experienced OPO crew who can stand a solo watch and enjoy the adventure. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and drinks. Plus you have to make sure you are all set visa-wise to arrive in the Marquesas. He will explain the process. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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3/1/2024 from Caribbean to Annapolis on a Belliure 41

OPO Crew Request # 24-07 Boat owner and skipper XXXXX has a 1984 Belliure 41 named XXXXXX. He is finishing up a three-year Atlantic Circumnavigation and is presently in St. Maarten. He is looking for one or two crew that would like to join him for this early season planned trip back home. He has gotten crew from us before. This is an older boat. I was refit before his Trans-Atlantic voyage. He wants to be home by early April because his daughter is having their first grandchild. While he would be fine having crew join him sooner rather than later, he can solo the boat to Puerto Rico and meet crew closer to the home and giving potential crew more time to plan. He explains: My ideal crew would arrive to St. Martin near February 11. We would then island hop over to Puerto Rico. Arriving there beginning of March. We will provision and then head to the Turks and Caicos looking for a good weather window to shoot straight up to the Chesapeake Bay in one off- shore leg. I'll end up at Gibson Island just North of Annapolis. I will picked up by my wife once there so we could drop crew to a transportation hub or even bring them to New York where I live. He does have Starlink and can communicate even while at sea. Another option would be to meet in either Puerto Rico beginning of March or in the Turks and Caicos around March 10th to do the offshore left together. I'm just finishing up a North Atlantic circumnavigation. I hadn't planned to be back so soon but my daughter is making me a grandfather at the beginning of April and id like to be there as close a safely possible for her giving birth. Grandfather Hood is the next big adventure! The boat underwent a major refit before I left for Europe. The engine is a fairly new Yanmar, the boat was repowered in 2016 or 2017, I'd have to look up the date. All standing rigging is in good shape. I had it fully inspected before leaving and had some rigging work done in Portugal to clear up a couple minor issues and to put a whisker pole on for the milk run. I have all essential safety equipment. A new viking solas A life raft is on board, epirb, iridium go, and I run starlink. All through hulls were replaced along with hoses. She's a very seaworthy ship. The passage is free with all boat expenses included, but crew has to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside stops. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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3/25/2024 from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to French Polynesia on a Amel 54

OPO Crew Request # 24-09 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to French Polynesia - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has gotten crew from us before. I sent him a draft of his crew request for this longer passage and this is what he came back with. It looks good so I am copying and pasting the following: Owner and captain he is looking for one more crew to join on his AMEL 54, a comfortable and safe offshore cruising yacht that literally offers everything any blue water sailor can dream of. You will be a total of three on the boat, so everyone will have some privacy, space and comfort. In the night, you will do 3h watches, which means everyone can sleep for 6h in a row. “We will leave Puerto Vallarta / Mexico in the week of March 25th. Our first stop will be on Clarion Island, ca 500nm offshore. The plan is to meet a buddy boat and do some diving there, before we proceed to the Marquesas. We will arrive in Nuku Hiva in the second half of April. French Polynesia requires a long-term Visa for people who want to stay longer than 90 days. At this point I’m looking at people who would join the offshore passage and (if you want) to stay max 90 days in French Polynesia. You must show a return light ticket from Tahiti to the U.S. mainland to the customs and immigration office.” The owner and captain of s/v NO STRESS owns the boat for 8 years. He lives and traveled on it for more than 7 years. He’s done several other offshore passages during this time and his crew seemed to like the boat as well as the experienced skipper. The boat is sailable single handed and the skipper is happy to teach you all the important boat specific details to do so. The terms and condition for this private voyage is that the crew pays travel to and from the boat and we share operational expenditures like e.g. food and drinks, Starlink (in case you want to use Internet while on the boat). Please note that he is asking for crew to chip in for some provisioning and boat expenses. This we consider ok and normal since you are joining for a long time and it in unreasonable to expect an owner to pay for everything. But you do want to make sure you talk about what you expect to contribute on a weekly or monthly basis. While you will not spend a penny during the long offshore legs, there is a lot of provisioning to do before departing North America. Make sure all is agreed upon before you join the boat. Also confirm who the 3rd crew is and where you will fit in. If interested please send him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/10/2024 from Newport to Bermuda on a Bristol 35.5

OPO Crew Request # 23-08 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to join his team for the race this June. He describes the opportunity well in his e-mail to us. The boat is a 1978 Bristol 35.5 named XXXXXX.  Ideally, as you will read, he is looking for crew that live close enough to participate in practice sessions and safety procedures. If interested please send him your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXX@XXXX
He e-mails:
I have entered my boat, 1978 Bristol 35.5, in the upcoming N2B race and am looking for 1 more crew to complete my crew of 4, which includes me as skipper. Boat is based out of Guilford, CT so I was hoping to find someone who is within driving distance and could sail with myself, we before the race to ensure we are all compatible and able to practice some safety drills.
This may seem odd, but I am also hoping the person would be of average height (5' 10' or less) and weight (< 185#) given the size of my boat and her berths. We will be in the race but not intense, for example, at sunset, we will routinely put one reef in the main and shorten the genoa some. We have been out and back to Bermuda on my boat in 2022. Boat is in very good shape, all new standing rigging in 2023, running rigging excellent, sails good/excellent. Manual head, ice box - no refrigeration, 2 chartplotters, AIS send/receive, all required safety gear, autopilot, maybe windvane. We all have many years of experience sailing; me about 40 (retired pharmacist), XXXXXX (retired sailmaker) - 35 years, XXXXXX teacher about 20 years.   



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3/30/2024 from West Side of Panama Canal to Florida on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-10 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to join him for this Panala Canal transit scheduled for April 1st to Port Canaveral on the East Coats of Florida. The boat is a 2003 Custom 14 M catamaran named XXXXXX that he has owned for a year and has already sailed 8000 miles on her. He was referred to us by a mutual friend. He is looking for an experienced crew who can stand a solo watch for a total of three crew. He adds: The 2nd crew is My nephew, a recent college grad, former high school, and collegiate racer. Sailing instructor, and coach. Has sailed about 8,000 offshore miles dinghies, small performance trimarans, J 22, and the current catamaran decently. all current safety gear including life raft. AIS, SSB, Sat phone, freezer, water maker, current electronics, stove, two heads. everyone has their own bunk. He also provides a link at https://www.UUUUU.com Crew would need to fly into Panama City to join the boat for the canal Transit scheduled for April 1st. The passage is free, but you need to et to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/4/2024 from Nanny Cay Totola BVI to Mystic CT on a Oyster 56

OPO Crew Request # 24-11 Boat owner XXXXXX is looking for one more experienced crew for his captain and other repeat crew for this annual passage north. The boat is a very well equipped and maintained Oyster 56 named XXXXXX. He has made the passage many times in the past, but does not have time this year so he is going to his regular delivery skipper who has made the passage on this boat before. I have known him for many years. He does a thorough job of picking his crew so you know that you will be sailing with a good group of guys. He is looking for one more. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses the paid by the owner. You need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and drinks. He e-mails: Your boarding would be on Saturday, May 4, followed by a day of safety and boat orientations on Sunday. Departure would be Monday, May 6, with a possible stop in Bermuda. You would be responsible for your own transportation and shore-side expenses. The two other crew are heavily experienced; one has also made two prior trips aboard Tango. You should have done several recent blue-water passages. If interested, please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX . We will then set up a video interview. Thank you.



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2/22/2024 from Huatulco Mexico to Papagayo Costa Rico on a Trawler

OPO Crew Request # 24-12 This crew request was sent to me last night from Pro skipper XXXXXX I have known him for many years. He is a very nice and very capable and responsible pro skipper. Since it is short notice, the owner paying a travel stipend. In your e-amil to him please ask what this means. Since this is a very short notice the owner should be willing to pay for expecting someone to drop what they are doing and buy two one-way plane tickets to help him on short notice. Plus there are two dogs aboard. I told him normally I would not send out a crew request like this on such short notice out of the country for anyone else but him. He needs to let the owner know not to be cheap on a travel stipend because this is a lot to ask. Not sure if there was an emergency, they had to leave the boat or bad planning on their part. Since it is such short notice, I did not ask him since I wanted to get this out first thing this morning to give any OPO member as much time ss possible to respond. Please do send your sailing resume to him with questions asap to XXXXX@XXXX Since it is short notice, I am also including his phone number. He has what’s app, but I would send him your sailing resume 1st and tell him you have what’s app or not so he can call you. Make sure to include your phone number. This is what he sent last night at 8:pm Looking for one competent crew to « sail » (it’s a trawler, not a sailboat) from Huatulco MX to Papagayo CR. Crew must be able to be in Huatulco on Feb 22 to meet with owners. I will join the boat Feb 24 and the owners are leaving. It will just be 2 of us and 2 dogs for the delivery crossing. I have sailed the boat over 8000 NM from Panama to Seattle over a 14 month period and it has all the service, safety and comfort you’d expect from an offshore long range trawler (single screw, max speed 7 kts). Own cabin, A/C, large freezer, wing stabilizer, pilot house and fly bridge, starlink, 2 dinghies, and 2 Vizsla dogs (must be a dog lover as they are like Velcro!), and obviously all the safety gear (life raft, EPIRB, ditch bag, VHF, medical kit, etc). Trip will depend on weather as there are some windy section we have to navigate carefully (tehuantapec and Papagayo winds) and wait for the right window. Approx 700 NM or 5-6 days underway going offshore. Lots of fishing (and catching), turtles, dolphins, whales etc. Owner will contribute to flight for the right crew. Sent from my iPhone XXX-XXX-XXXX



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5/22/2024 from St. Maarten to Huntington NY on a Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 24-13 St. Maarten to Huntington NY - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him for his annual sail back from the Caribbean. He has made the passage many times on his very well equipped and maintained Amel 53 named XXXXXX that he has owned since new. The target date to depart is May 22nd, but he is flexible with the date. He plans to sail straight through SXM to Huntington but always leaves the option to stop in Bermuda so plan the extra time away if you stop. The passage takes about 9 or 10 day of sailing, but you need to add a few more days just stop in Bermuda just in case. He has gotten crew from us before. This is a very seaworthy and offshore built boat. He has been making the passage for as long as I have. He is looking for crew that are team players and willing to follow instructions and learn so previous offshore experience is nice, but not the most important criteria. (Although aversion to sea sickness or knowing how to take medication to prevent is key.) Crew will stand watches and help keep the boat safe and in good order. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume and phone number to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/1/2024 from Cabo de San José, BCS, Mexico to San Diego, CA on a 39 Leopard

OPO Crew Request # 24-14 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2013, 39 Leopard named XXXXXX that he has owned for the past 11 years. He is looking for one or two crew who in his own words. This is more a delivery passage than a pleasure cruise. More motoring than sailing and stopping if progress slows due to headwinds and seas. The passage may take as long as 14 days, but if you arrive early and need to change travel plans he will help out with any extra’s fee within reason. He needs semi-experienced crew who can Avoid collision, hold course, trim sails, monitor engines and follow skipper’s standing orders I would also add, and knows how to handle mal-de-mer. He e-mails: 39 foot catamaran in excellent condition with full suite of electronics and safety equipment. Private cabin for crew. He has been sailing for many years and has owned a 1983 Pearson 37 racer-cruiser, 2003 Hanse 342 before this boat. The boat is Very well equipped with EPIRB, offshore 8-person life raft, full instruments, redundant chart plotters, AIS, radar, personal safety gear, water maker. He has a blog post at https://www.UUUUU.com The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/1/2024 from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Turks and Caicos on a Pajot Helia 44 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-15 received an e-mail from XXXXXX and XXXXXX who heard about our service through the sailing community. They are looking for one crew or a couple to join them for this shortish downwind passage from Puerto Rico to Turks and Caicos. They can make the passage on their own but rather have another person aboard to get more sleep and have a better watch rotation. You need to be able to stand a solo watch. Since tis entails two plane tickets they are willing to chip in up to $500 towards a travel. Of course everything else in included. You will have your own cabin. They request non-smokers which is normal theses days. They plan to make more passages on the way back to the USA this year so if you get along well you can be invited back for another leg. I sent him a sample of a past OPO crew request and he does a good job explaining more about this opportunity to join them. He has a web site at www.UUUUU.com. If interested please send your sailing resume and a what app number if you have whats app. This is your cell number He e-mails: Boat owners, XXXXXX, have owned XXXXXX, a 3-cabin 2016 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 catamaran, since 2018. They have sailed her extensively throughout the windward and leeward islands, but have not yet gone north gone past USVI. They will ultimately be sailing her to Fort Lauderdale, Florida this year but would like some assistance with the longer passage from Puerto Rico to the Turks and Caicos, which will be their longest passage to date. They have done overnight passages on their own, but not multiple days on their own and would like some assistance with that type of passage since it’s just the two of them. They have been sailing since 2016 and have lived aboard for 6 months in 2023 and this year since January 1, 2024, through their current voyage, as well as multiple trips of a week or two from 2018 throughout the windward islands. They have a small dog, XXXXXX, who is a friendly Pomeranian who will be part of the voyage as well. They usually also sail with their daughter, Chloe, but she will not be there for this voyage. They have all the traditional safety equipment, including AIS, a life raft, EPIRB, water maker, personal safety gear, and traditional charting electronics, and the crew person will get their own cabin with their own head. The vessel also has StarLink for WiFi, to the extent that works offshore. The couple is more than happy to take direction on additional safety protocols, have harnesses on board, and do not drink during passage. The vessel is in excellent condition, gets regular maintenance, and the owners are “fix it now” people who do not wait for problems to get worse. The vessel is due to be put on the market when they reach Fort Lauderdale after they enjoy their last season of cruising the Bahamas. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses paid for. There is a travel stipend of up to $500. If interested please send your sailing resume to them at XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/3/2024 from Beaufort, NC to Bristol, RI on a X Yacht 48

OPO Crew Request # 24-16 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2001 48’ X Yacht named XXXXXX. He has owned the boat for seven years and has made almost a dozen offshore passages with her. He has also owned other boats over the years including an S226 and then a S2-36. He is looking for one or two crew to join him for this passage from Beaufort to Bristol RI up the Narraganset Bay. He has a couple of other good friends and experienced sailors going, but he would like to run 2 person watches at night so is looking for a couple of other crew with some experience. He plans to make the passage non-stop, but you may want to have a little extra time built in just in case of any weather delay. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him atXXXXX@XXXX



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4/1/2024 from Charleston SC to Falmouth MA on a Trawler

OPO Crew Request # 24-17 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join them for his annual passage north. The vessel is a 62 Nordhavn 68 feet long 19' 6" beam 7-foot draft 83-ton displacement. This is a big power boat in the trawler family. This is not a rushed delivery and they expect to take up to two weeks stopping along the way. Ron and his wife are very accomplished on the water, but seek one crew to help make this luxurious passage north this year. They have gotten crew from us before and it has always gone well. They need someone who can handle dock lines and keep watch. Ron will even pay your travel expenses home, depending on where you live. (Or if you live near Falmouth he will pay to fly you to the boat. He will pay one-way to or from the boat for the right person) Non-smoker please. No alcohol underway. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. If interested please e-mail Ron with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX The vessel is a 62 Nordhavn 68 feet long 19' 6" beam 7-foot draft 83-ton displacement. She has been in our family for 12 years and approximately 80,000 miles. She was purchased in XXXXXX then brought up to XXXXXX Columbia and refit at Philbrook’s boat yard, if you go online to Philbrook’s boat yard you will see pictures of her refit. You can also see pictures of the boat if you XXXXXX Buffett boats as she was owned by XXXXXX We then brought the boat down the XXXXXX through the XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX Vie has four state rooms all with flat screen TVs, climate controlled, and 3 1/2 heads. She has a single lugger diesel, emergency engine, three generators and a 1000 gallon a day water maker. Both myself and my wife have 100-ton captain’s licenses and this will be our 11th trip Northbound in this specific boat. I also have a pilot’s license, helicopter license, motorcycle license and of course a driver’s license. Crew would only need minimum boating skills but certainly the ability to not get seasick. It would be a large plus if one of them had some mechanical skills. I have completed the trip in as little as one week and as long as two, please be available for a minimum of 2 weeks. XXXXXX router gives me a go or no go and I listen to her very closely. She is involved from the beginning of the trip to the very end. As you can imagine I will pay for all room and board and we all eat like kings. I will also pay for either getting to or getting from the boat on the XXXXXX of the XXXXXX

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4/3/2024 from Dominican Republic, North Coast to Brunswick Georgia on a Tayana 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-18 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew for a total of three for this delivery from the DR to Georgia. The boat is a 1988 Tayana 42 named “XXXXXX”. He has gotten crew from us before and he is a nice guy. But make sure you ask questions about what shape the boat is in before joining. He has been delivery boats for the past three years or so, but sometimes still takes on jobs that need to be vetted well. The Tayana is a strong offshore boat, but this is an older boat coming from a foreign country so you want to make sure all is good before you fly down to join the boat. Since he is going with three crew you will need to be able to stand a solo watch and help in any way asked. He e-mails: She is well equipped for Bluewater with life raft, dinghy, solar, wind gen, auto pilot, radar, EPIRB, Starlink, Dan Buoy,SSB, AIS forward scan sonar, Zeus3 MFD and new SOLAS flares. The passage is free and you need to get to and from the boat, but all onboard expenses are included. If interested please contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2024 from USVI Newark to NJ / NYC on a Passport 470

OPO Crew Request # 24-19 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help sail her 1996 Passport 470 named “XXXXXX” north this year. She may have one experienced friend join, but asks us to send this out now. She has owned the boat for over 5 years and had made several offshore passages. She has 30,000 offshore miles. She keeps the boat in tiptop condition. The passport is a sturdy offshore boat. She is looking for one or two crew so will sail with thre or four crew depending on if her friend can join her as described below. She e-mails: The boat is in top condition with all upgraded equipment. New electronics / radar / auto pilot 2023. New Rig 2019. New sotdma class B AIS 2022. New Running rigging (constantly replaced) New Quantum tri-radial sails 2020, new watermaker 2022, engine and genset professionally maintained - all cylinders compression tested 2023 all above 500. Datrex 4 person Life raft in 3 year compliance - 2 epirbs 2 plbs 2 ais trackers. I raced and co-owned a J29 (2012-2019) and I was dedicated crew for two professional captains for 4 years. At present, it's just me. I may have a long time sailing partner with me - he's got 60 years experience and is the only living person to have won the saint David's lighthouse trophy 3 times. I'll know if he's joining closer to the middle of April. I am planning to do USVI>BDA BDA>NYC. I can break up the crew commitment. I have been known to offer a travel stipend for the right crew. I get seasick from time to time but I've never, ever missed a watch. If crew gets seasick, I expect them to be able to do the same. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses paid for, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to her at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/13/2024 from Saint Marten (French side) to Newport RI on a Halberg-Rassy 57

OPO Crew Request # 24-20 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very well equipped 2023 Halberg-Rassy 57 named XXXXXX. He is sailing with his wife and 11 year old son. He is looking for two more experienced crew for a total of 5 crew. Crew should be strong all-around sailors, physically fit and comfortable standing solo night watches. They picked up the boat in Europe and sailed her across. He adds: Saltair is a 2023 Hallberg-Rassy 57. She is a fast and comfortable offshore cruiser with a three cabin, two head layout. Crew share a large cabin with split single berths and share a head with our 11 year old son. We are a family of three and have been cruising the boat since picking her up in Sweden in June of 2023. For offshore passages, we typically sail with four adults onboard. We are planning a short stop in Bermuda on the way and expect to be in Newport by May 31st. We are a fun, easy going crew and are looking for similar people. We speak English and French onboard and we all take turns with cooking and cleanup, making the most of our well-equipped galley. You should have offshore experience and be comfortable standing solo-watches at night. You will share a cabin with one other crew. We will pay all costs aboard, crew will pay round trip travel and any shore-related costs. Non-smokers, please. Note that we are planning on sailing with the World ARC next Jan (2025) and will be looking for crew for portions of our adventure across the Pacific. If you were interested, the passage to Newport would be a good opportunity to get to know us and the boat. She is extremely well equipped as we plan to circumnavigate with her next year. She has dual, redundant autopilots and redundancy in most critical systems, including energy generation, offshore communications, and emergency pumps. I owned and competitively raced a J/105 in San Francisco Bay for 16 years and as a family we have cruised extensively on chartered boats. I also crewed on multiple offshore passages (trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, Antigua to Newport) for other owners in the past. My wife and son are avid racers and sailors and now have amassed over 5000 sea miles with Saltair. We are seeking two additional experienced crew for this passage. Crew should be strong all-around sailors, physically fit and comfortable standing solo night watches. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expensed covered by the owner. You need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashre. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2024 from Canary Islands to St. Maarten on a Fontaine Pajot

OPO Crew Request # 24-21 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a new 2023 Fontaine Pajot 47-foot Catamaran named “XXXXXX”. He is looking for experienced crew to help sail her from the Canary Islands to Simpson Bay St. Maarten. He says the boat is very well equipped. He checks off that he has a pet onboard so make sure you ask about what kind of pet he has and if you think it would be a problem. He is looking for crew with at least 5000 offshore miles. If you do not have that much you can still e-mail him your resume and ask since this is a mostly downwind trip and not as bad as sailing the north Atlantic. He is a licensed skipper, but the other crew is a novice. He wants crew that can stand a solo watch. He plans to sail with 4 crew in total. This is the first offshore passage from him on this boat. This is the first time he is asking for crew form OPO so make sure you ask more questions than I have time for since I do not want to take any more time delaying sending this out since there is not a lot of time to plan for a long passage. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume and questions to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/5/2024 from Hamilton Bermuda to New York City on a Catalina 315

OPO Crew# 24-22 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2016 Catalina 315 (32 feet) named XXXXXX that he will be sailing back from Bermuda in June. He is looking for one more experienced crew for a total of 3 for the passage. He has owned the boat for 4 years and has owned previous boats about the same size. While the Catalina is not technically an offshore boat, this is a calm time of year and they are good boats up to the passage in June. He Adds; She is well equipped for an ocean passage with all safety gear necessary; AIS, DSC radio, Inreach satellite communication, Life raft, inflatable vests, gale sail, etc. Otherwise all comfort one would need: refrigeration, 3 berth (two dbl, one single), stovem, showers, etc. The other crew are: two sailing friends with medium offshore experience but very familiar with the current boat, Together we have sailed the NorthEast of the USA and the Mediterranean. Skipper has sailed from the USA and Carribean to Europe several times, has sailed to Bermuda and back several times, Sea of Biscay (UK to Spain), annual sail in the MED (Spain, Italy, Croatia or Greece), experience in North Sea and Baltic Sea. The Passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included, but you end to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sail resume and contact information to him at XXXXXX@XXXXXXX.com



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4/1/2024 from Beaufort, NC to Oyster Bay, NY on a Mason 53

OPO Crew Request # 24-23 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for one, possibly two crew to join on a delivery from Beaufort NC to Oyster Bay, NY. The boat is a properly outfitted Mason 53 ketch that has recently had its engine rebuilt. He is joining the boat March 28th to make final preparations for delivery. Steve plans to depart Beaufort on the April 1st, given a good weather window to ‘round Hatteras and make for NY harbor, then into L.I. Sound. In the event the weather doesn’t cooperate, the route will be up the ICW to Norfolk, adding a couple days to the trip. (Mast clearance 63.4’…ever see a vhf antenna bend on a bridge?). He is a skipper in our Swan Program and teaches ASA cruising classes. Crew are asked to arrive March 30th, to assist with provisioning and make final prep for 01 April departure. His request: “Good crew qualities are enthusiasm, sailing knowledge, compatibility, and respectfulness. You must have experience standing a night watch and understand ship’s nav lights. Physical dexterity is required. The vessel is equipped with life raft, AIS, radar, chartplotter, and auto pilot. All crew members will share onboard cooking, cleaning, and deck duties. Crewmembers must bring their own lifejacket and tether, proper foul weather gear, sleeping bag, and red/white headlamp. All onboard boat expenses are covered. Interested crew are asked to email him a sailing/personal resume and other relevant info to XXXXX@XXXX . Please include M53 CREW in the email subject line. Thank you.



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5/1/2024 from St. Maarten to Newport on a Hinckley 48

OPO Crew Request # 24-24 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is once again looking for crew for his return passage from SXM to Newport. He just sent an e-maul this morning that he is in St. Barts and is heading over to SXM next week until departure in May. He plans to stop in Bermuda for a couple of days. The boat is a very well equipped and strong Hinckley 48. The boat is over 50 years old so is not a big boat for her size. He has done most of our rallies over the years and he is a very good sailor. He likes to sail with 3 or 4 crew in total. He asks for crew with offshore experience and expects people to stand a solo watch. Try not to have a fixed date to be home just in case he stays in Bermuda longer, but you can ask him when he thinks you will be in Newport. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/14/2024 from March Harbor, Abaco Bahamas to Bermuda on a Leopard 45 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-26 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX own a 2020 Leopard 45 Catamaran named XXXXXX. They have owned the boat for 4 years and have many miles on her. They are looking for one more crew for a total of 3 crew for this leg to Bermuda. They have a window where they plan to depart between early and late April. They plan to wait on weather so even though the sailing will take about 6 days plan more time for weather and to enjoy a couple of days on each end. 1 He has a Yacht master 15000miles, 1 and she has 10000 miles. This is the first time they are using our crew service. They e-mail: The boat is a Leopard 45 Catamaran with full options, generator, watermaker, Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Code sail, Nespresso machine and more. Owner version, 3 cabins. Ohana has crossed the Atlantic from Cape Town to the Caribbean in 2022, from there to the Chesapeake via Bahamas for the Hurricane Season in 2023. She is currently back in the Bahamas and will sail to Bermuda and then join the ARC Rally on to Portugal. They also have a facebook page at https://www.UUUUU.com. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to them at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/12/2024 from SAN JUAN PR to TURKS AND CAICOS on a Antares Cat

OPO Crew Request # 24-27 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX just sent this in this morning. He owns a new 2023 Antares Cat named XXXXXX. He is sailing with his wife and two children ages 8 and 10. He is looking for experienced crew who can help with this a short hop of 360 miles. Although a short passage they are in no rush and plan to have you aboard for a week. From his e-mail it looks like they bought the boat new in ARGENTINA and had a pro captain help them sail the boat to the BVI’s. Looks like they are planning their next passage towards the USA and are looking for some experienced crew to help. Since this is short notice and I am traveling today, I decided to send this out this morning so anyone interested could send them their sailing resume and ask a few more questions before deciding if you want to join them. While the passages are free through OPO you may ask him that if he needs an experienced crew to help get more comfortable with his boat then maybe he can help with travel expenses since this is short notice. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and ask more questions. He includes in his crew request: BUENOS AIREAS TO BVIS, VERY WELL EQUIPPED THOUGH NO LIFE RAFT. CAPTAIN - SAILED FROM ARGENTINA TO PR CO-CAPTAIN - WIFE - ASA 101, 102, 103, 104, AND CATS - ONE OVERNIGHT IN MAR 2024 ST MARTIN TO BVIS TWO KIDS ONBOARD (8 AND 10)



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4/10/2024 from Miami to Man-o-War Cay, Bahamas then to the Med on a Via 42' Sloop

OPO Crew Request # 24-28 Next weather window 10 April 2024 Start with a short hop to the Bahamas and then Trans-at Miami to Man-o-War Cay, Bahamas - Then to the Med. - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew one to 3 crew to join him for long term cruising. He is starting with a short leg from Miamai to the Bahamas to complete the last big project (new standing rigging) before sailing to the Mediterranean. I spoke with him yesterday and asked him to write up what his plans were in his own words. You can start with a short test sail to the Bahamas and then decide if you want to spend more time sailing on the boat for the next leg. While the first passage from Miami to the Bahamas is free, if you decide to stay for the long haul, he does not want to adopt crew, and he will ask for crew to chip in for provisions. While this is short notice this is partially my fault. I just heard from him this last week and I needed to speak with him before sending this out since it is an older and unusual boat. I was in transit back from Dominica and then home and busy the past few of days. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXXX@XXXXXX and exchange phone numbers. After the first short sail to the Bahamas, he will be working on the boat and you can join him by flying in to Marsh Harbor, and miss most of the work in the shipyard, or sail over the first leg and then fly home to take time to get ready for the longer 2nd leg if you both decide the tests sail over went well. he wrote: Currently in Miami (No Name Harbor) looking for 1-3 crew for Bahamas adventure. After that, hoping to finally make the jump to Mediterranean. I had been hanging around Fort Lauderdale way to long upgrading my water maker and other systems. I picked up new standing rigging and plan do the labor part at Man-O-War Cay. Crew expected to do watches, day/night and help with general things in the boat, i.e. cooking, keeping it clean etc. Trying to avoid marinas to keep the cost down and mostly anchor. Les Noble is a 1986 Via Marine 42' French built aluminum cutter rigged sloop. Dual swing keels with 3 Feet draft up, 6 down. Bought in 2015 and after extensive refit with engine, paint, electronics, safety and systems, I am ready to leave the US. There is a new hydraulic auto pilot with B and G brains, but no windvane at this point. I converted to a composing toilet and put it in the shower which makes things cozy, but the old head is now a pantry, tones of food storage. There is a fridge AND freezer, gas BBQ, 3 burner gas stove and I have used all 3, hint, hint. Plenty of solar feeding lead acid banks. 6 man liferaft, SSB, Iridium GO and Predictwind subscription. One SUP, snorkeling gear, pole spear and a folding full size mountain bike. I am 60, but after all those years of not smoking, I look and feel much younger. Previously I owned a 27' Catalina which I sailed on the Columbia River in Oregon for a few years then volunteered on a Tall Ship for 18 years in Texas. Sailed current boat from Norfolk to Halifax and back with crew, then solo to Dry Tortuga and back. Made my way back south for Caribbean adventure. I am still learning and prefer experienced crew, especially the Med jump. For the islands portion, lesser experience is fine. For the Med, I will need someone who has done a trans-ocean passage. I am in no hurry to get anywhere, if a place is nice, I would love to stay a bit and mosey on to new places eventually. Not into drama. I want fun and sunshine. And explore the unknown of the vast oceans. If you’re a drama queen/prince, please annoy someone else. Rigging project: The last big project is to replace the rigging. While still in states, I picked up new rigging with Sta-Lok riggings (cheaper), then find a boat yard in the Islands for the labor part (hopefully cheaper). Tasks: drop the mast, strip off the last of the paint and leave raw aluminum. Remove all or some hardware, inspect and re-rivet. Swap out old rigging. I have an aluminum welder onboard, so there is that. You are not required to help and do not know if boat will be at a slip, mooring or anchor. If all goes well, could be a week, if bad a month. To do the Mediterranean trip, I would need at least one crew who has done a trans-ocean crossing rounding to a total of 4 crew on board is ideal. Leaving early May or when weather settles is the standard plan. I had provisioned last year for a crossing with crew, but being in Fall, it did not work out.



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4/9/2024 from Wilmington NC to Grand Bahamas on a Cheoy Lee 41'

OPO Crew request # 24-30 9 April 2024 Wilmington NC area to Grand Bahamas - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1985 41-foot Choey Lee named XXXXXX. He has been sailing for 35 years. He is looking for one or two more semi experienced crew to help him finish his sail he started from Lake Ontario and ending in Grand Bahamas. He has been solo sailing and was referred to us by an OPO member who should know to only tell nice people with good boats about our service. He is happy to give instruction and help bring OPO members up to speed to become a good crew. Since it is short notice, I am sending it out right away. But you do not have to join him by April 9th. Since he is heading down the ICW you can e-mail him, ask questions, and try and join him when you can for the duration of the passage. He is mostly daysailing and traveling the ICW. With crew he may pick up the pace a bit, but he states he is in no rush and waits on weather. He estimates he will arrive in the Bahamas by May 4th. He is looking for one or two crew. He has a web site at www. sailingcambio.com He e-mails: Cambio is a well found bluewater Cheoy Lee Pedrick 41. We are heading to Bahamas to park the boat for storm season and are currently in Wilmington NC en route from Lake Ontario to Bahamas via the ICW and outside routes. I'm looking for 1 crew to help from Wilmington to Augustine to Grand Bahama Island. Route and schedule is flexible for weather and personal reasons by arrangement. duties will be shared and we will stop at anchor or marina in evenings unless it is an extended leg like the crossing USA-Bahamas VHF (2) AIS Solar Autohelm 2 anchors 3 berths electronic charts various relevant chart books head/shower full galley epirb garmin inreach repowered last month with Beta 60 Standing rigging fully inspected and tuned running rigging has been methodically replaced Boat is moving south now. Join at agreed location and disembark at agreed location. Have been single handing. Looking for 1 crew to help out. locations are flexible. I'm not on a strict schedule and will avoid big weather. You can confirm with him that the passage is free and he will pay all onboard boat expenses and onboard provisions, but you should have money for travel and shoreside stops along the way. This is an older boat and this is the first time he is seeking crew from us, so please make sure you ask more questions about how well the boat is running etc. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXXX@XXXXXX



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4/14/2024 from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Victoria, BC, Canada on a Hallberg-Rassy 38

OPO Crew Request # 24-29 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2020S/Y Hallberg-Rassy 38 MkII named XXXXXX that he owned for 4 years since new. He just e-mailed a few minutes ago. He has two other crew so is looking for a 3rd crew who can stand a solo watch and fit in with his crew. So there will be a total of 4 people onboard. Since I did not have time to ask more questions please do ask more about the boat and the other crew. He sailed the boat from South Africa to the Caribbean so has miles on the boat. He e-mails: Skipper, Swedish (69 yrs) lifetime experience, Marc, Canadian (55 yrs) off shore qualified, Marcelo, Spanish (53) years Chef and experienced sailor. The passage is free with all onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for food and drink at stops along the way. Please not this is the upwind harder way to go so he is planning on taking as long as 50 days to get to Victoria BC. I know this crew request does not have a lot of info, but this is all we got today. This is a sound boat and the other crew seem qualified. The rest is up to you to decide. Please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXXX@XXXXXX. I imagine if you are not ready to drop everything you can join them anywhere along the way.



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5/8/2024 from Antigua to Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY on a Hylas 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-31 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one experienced crew to join him and a friend for his leisurely sail back from the Caribbean to LI Sound NY. The boat is a 1998 Hylas 46 named XXXXXX that he has owned for 20 years. He is in no rush and may make a couple of stops after departing Antigua and may or may not stop in Bermuda based on weather. He has two Atlantic crossings and multiple offshore passages. The boat is equipped for offshore sailing with full safety equipment. The other crew is enthusiastic, but does not have a lot of offshore experience which is why he is looking for a crew who can stand a solo watch until the 3rd crew gets up to speed. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He and I met briefly in St. Maarten last year. Cold Spring Harbor is the next harbor over from Huntington Bay. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/4/2024 from Antigua to Kittery Point Maine on a Outbound 46

Antigua to Kittery Point Maine - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very nice seaworthy 2007 Outbound 46 named “XXXXXX.” He sailed south with our fleet last fall. He is looking for one more crew for a total or 3 or 4 crew for the passage back home. He has gotten crew from us before and it has always worked out well. I know him to be a nice guy and very competent sailor. He would like crew to arrive two or three days early and then leave about 7 May in a good weather window. There may be time to stop at one or two islands before making the 1500 mile passage from the Caribbean to home. Make sure you have enough tie off and have the time to wait and perhaps enjoy one or two other islands on the way back to the US. There may well be a stop in Bermuda if time and weather permit. The Outbound is a strong offshore boat. He adds: NOMAD is a deep ocean sailing yacht with generous ballast and new standing rigging, hydrovane wind steering, wind and solar energy, watermaker, rebuilt auto pilot linear drive, new refrigeration system, etc. We plan to sail safely and fast, stopping in Bermuda if need be. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for drinks and meals ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/22/2024 from Daytona Beach, Florida to Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on a Fountaine Pajot Lipari 40

OPO Crew Request # 24-33 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2012 Fountaine Pajot Lipari 40 catamaran named XXXXXX. He is looking for two crew for a total of 4 crew for the passage. The other crew is a racing friend and he has owned the boat since new and has made the passage back and forth more than ten times. He would like crew who can stand a solo watch, but correctly emphasizes that attitude more important than experience. He can pick up you up in Orlando and take you to the boat in Daytona and will transport you to Newark International Airport from Atlantic Highlands NJ when you get in. He also has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IrishRoverSailing He adds: Three cabins, fridge, freezer, stove and oven. Raymarine electronics including AIS transceiver, radar, etc. StarLink for offshore communications. Epirb, Viking life raft and Danbouy. The passage is free wit all onboard provisions and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him atXXXXX@XXXX



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4/25/2024 from British Virgin Islands to Palm beach Florida or Savannah Georgia on a Van De Stadt Samoa 47

OPO Crew Request # 24-34 British Virgin Islands to Palm beach Florida or Savannah Georgia - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX also e-mailed last night looking for crew. He has a 1989 47 ft Van De Stadt Samoa named XXXXXX. Since it is short notice and he is in the BVI and it is a weekend, I have not tried to contact him for more info, so please make sure you ask the questions I did not have time for. He is by himself but is looking for 3 or 4 more crew which sounds like a lot to me. He e-mails that he has his Yachmasters and has 100,000 miles and that he has put the word out on several web sites and has feelers out for crew. You may want to ask him why he wants to sail with so many crew. It appears he is in no rush and plans to take up to 3 weeks for this down winds passage from the BVI to Florida. He is looking for experienced crew and e-mails: Offshore long distance sailing or life on the water racing preferably. 1 novice okay He e-mails: Fully equipped for passage making and cruising but with a full sail locked and racing history. Very comfortable downstairs. Strong, aluminium build with solid dog house. Very, watermaker, fridge, freezer, 800Ah house battery, separate nav battery, starlink. Cat 0 offshore boat, all the safety equipment from liferaft to epirbs to lifejackets with AIS beacons. Have sailed on many. Done 3 crossings on other boats and many many coastal passages and offshore race . To the questions of who else is onboard he e-mails: No one as yet. Intention is to have a crew of 3 to 5. Have adverts on other sites and busy interviewing crew. Have been living on board full time for past year and a half. Have had a fair number of crew cycle through for different passages and they’ve all left happy. He also adds that smoking and drinking onboard are ok. But that fussy eaters need not apply. He also did not explain what terms he is looking for so make sure confirm that he is not asking you to pay for boat expenses etc. We will assume that the passage is free but that you need to get yourself to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside meals and drinks. If he is looking for crew to chip in and pay for his sailing adventure then you may wish to decline as I did not have time to explain to him that our OPO members are volunteer crew who do not expect to pay to go sailing on short notice. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/30/2024 from Marsh Harbour, Abacos, Bahamas to Bermuda on a Leopard 45

OPO Crew Request # 24-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for this 1st leg from the Bahamas to Bermuda. He is going to Bermuda to join the ARC Europe Rally and is short one crew for this leg. He has his Yachts -masters tickets and has owned other boats including a Maxim 38 Sailing Catamaran (7 years). His 2nd crew is a friend who has done a number of sailing trips. You will be the third of three crew so need to be able to stand a solo watch. The boat is a 2020 Leopard 45 Sailing Catamaran named Ohana of Newport that he has owned since new. He e-mails : The boat is a Leopard 45 Catamaran with full options, generator, watermaker, Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Code sail, Nespresso machine and more. Owner version, 3 cabins. Ohana has crossed the Atlantic from Cape Town to the Caribbean in 2022, from there to the Chesapeake via Bahamas for the Hurricane Season in 2023. She is currently back in the Bahamas and will sail to Bermuda and then join the ARC Rally on to Portugal. He also can be found online at UUUUU.com The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/24/2024 from St. Maarten to the Azores on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 24-36 Delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of four crew for this delivery of a 2010 50 foot Privilege Catamaran named Giramondo. Brendon heard about our crew service through from the Privilege Catamaran owner’s group. The boat is IRC offshore, ARC evaluated so you know the boat has all the required safety gear and more. The other two crew are experienced sailors. He is looking for one more experienced crew who can stand a solo watch and fit in well. I can tell by his phone number and that the boat was in the ARC that he is a British pro skipper. You can be assured he knows what he is doing and is putting a good crew together. The bat can be seen at www.UUUUU.com The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/7/2024 from Freeport TX to Key West Florida on a Hunter 37

OPO Crew Request # 24-37 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for this passage from Freeport TX to Key West. He has a 1979 Rebuilt Hunter 37 Cherubini named XXXXXX. he is a professional delivery skipper and has been on boats a good part of his life. This is his own boat that is his retirement boat that he has owned for six years. He has over 75,000 miles and has owned and lived aboard several boats over the years. He is getting a little work done in Freeport and should be ready to leave in about two weeks. This is an older Hunter, one of the well build Hunters. Not the plastic coastal cruisers that they later turned out. I spoke with him and he sounds like a very nice guy and knows what he is doing. He is willing to take a less experienced crew as long as “they can tie a bowline” he e-mails. It is more important that you are a nice crew and can get along than how much you know since he has his master mariner ticket. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses covered, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. Make sure you are going in with eyes wide open and do not expect a perfect boat. I am sure it will be an adventure with a knowledgeable able captain to learn from. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/2/2024 from Puerto Rico to New York on a Swan 53

OPO Crew Request # 24-38 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of four crew for this short notice passage on a 2013 Swan 53. He has two experienced crew and a would like an OPO member to join as the fourth crew. He has gotten crew from us in the past. He is a very nice guy and has been delivery boats for several years now. We have always gotten good feedback about sailing with him. He e-mails today: I am flying down on April 29, and it would be great if prospective crew could fly down that day. The more hands helping with prep the better. There is a slight hitch with this boat, though. She’s been on the hard for three years, and right now none of the electronics work. The owners - who are the original owners and have plenty of ocean sailing experience and know what it takes to go offshore - are down there now prepping the boat and trying to deal with the electronics issue. If everything isn’t working properly by the time we get there, we may change plans and island hop up the Dominican Republic and Bahamas and leave the boat in Florida, brining plenty of back up and redundant navigational tools (battery powered GPS, paper charts, tablets and phones with Navionics, etc). And of course, if I’m not comfortable with the condition of the boat, I won’t hesitate to pull the plug entirely. So, while I would never leave with a boat that wasn’t safe, prospective crew should know this one might be a little more of an “adventure” that the typical delivery. If I am comfortable going offshore, we’ll do the typical route of heading towards Bermuda, and if the weather still looks good within a day of Bermuda, we’ll skip that stop and head straight for New York. Regardless which route we take, expect at least a 14-day commitment. Crew should be comfortable standing a solo night watch, and hand steering in case the autopilot craps out. Travel and food expenses are covered by owners. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/15/2024 from Miami FL to CT on a Beneteau Oceanis 40.1

OPO Crew # 24-39 Here is a second “crew request from XXXXXX. He also e-mailed this today and gives us a little more time to get ready. The second delivery north this season is my longtime client with a 2024 Beneteau Oceanis 40.1, doing the usual milk run up the east coast from Miami to Connecticut.  I’ve got one other experienced crew coming and would like an OPO member to join as our third.  Crew should be comfortable standing a solo night watch.  Target departure anywhere between May 15-20, depending how my prior delivery goes.  Anticipate an 8 -10 days underway.   Travel and food expenses are covered by the owner.
The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/10/2024 from Caribbean to Newport on a Swan 56

OPO Crew Request # 24-40 Caribbean to Newport - OPO Member and now pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a total of five for this passage north next month. The boat is a Swan 56 named “Blue”. The owner is going along. He is one of the new up and coming skippers to replace the aging skippers who have been with us for many years. He e-mailed late last yesterday afternoon: I’m on an oyster 62 right now bringing it up from lauderdale to Newport. We have starlink onboard so should have service the whole time. I’m looking for 1-2 more crew who can stand a solo watch for the trip up on the Swan 56 Blue. It will be me and the owner and I’ve got a mate who I’ve know for many years who I sailed with up to Alaska. So looking to make it a total of 4-5 people. We’re planning to leave around the 10th of may. The goal is to head straight to Newport but there’s a good chance we will end up stopping in Bermuda for weather or fuel. Thinking 10-15 days for the trip. Let me know if you need any more info and I hope you’re doing well. Like I said, one of our younger skippers so not much on details. Like which island in the Caribbean the boat is departing from. But we can assume that the passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and food included. A stop in Bermuda is 50-50 on a delivery. If you go straight through it would be closer to ten days. If you are stopping in Bermuda, it could be up to two weeks away. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/3/2024 from Hilton Head Island to New Haven CT on a Alden Cutter 51

OPO Crew# 24-41 Hilton Head Island to New Haven CT - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX called yesterday after talking to a boat owner he met on the docks who told him about us. He bought a very solid 1980’s Alden 51 Cutter. He sailed it from CT to Hilton Head for the winter. He has her ready to sail north starting as early as May 3rd. He explains his situation very well but lacks details (Like last name). He sounds like a nice guy. Has a lot of miles from years ago when navigation was harder, but boats were simpler. He e-mails: Looking to find crew to help sail my Alden51’ cutter from Hilton Head island to New Haven Ct. Would like to leave before the 3rd of May. Weather permitting. Vessel is ready to go. If weather permits, we could take a straight shot. Beaufort NC would be my harbor to old up in if Hatteras doesn’t look good. Iam not pressing this trip for time. Decisions will be made with caution in mind. The boat is in excellent shape. New electronics, radar and self steering. 1800 hrs on a 100 hp yanmar. Sailed her south inDec. That was our shack down. Cleaned the fuel tanks and polished the fuel In the Chesapeake. My earlier career sailing I put 30,000 miles under the keel nautical hitchhiking . Getting back into sailing in early retirement having purchased Elena last July. This trip might take 5 days or 10 days. I am not pressed for time. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals or drinks ashore if you stop along the way. If interested please send your resume and questions to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/20/2024 from Bequia St. Vincent to Bonaire on a Dufour

OPO Crew Request # 24-43 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2018 Dufour two cabin layout named “XXXXXX" He has owned the boat for 6 years since new and says she is very well equipped as he has made several passages already over the years. His previous oat was a Pearson 10 Meter. He is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew for this passage. Himself at 65 years old (same as me) and a younger crew who is 25 years old. You would be the third crew. He is fine taking less experienced crew, but discourages anyone who gets seasick. This is the first time he has contacted us so we do not know more about this opportunity so make sure to ask the right questions. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and provisioning included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2024 from Tortola, BVI to Grand Bahama/Florida on a Amel 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-42 Tortola, BVI to Grand Bahama/Florida - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1988 Amel Maramu 46 ft named “Rainbow II” that he is sailing from the Tortola BVI to the Bahamas. This is a down wind “right direction” passage. He has owned the boat for 6 years and has made about 25 passages. He has one other experienced crew so is looking for one more sailor who can stand a solo watch, but does not have to have sea tons of miles, just pleasant and can get along. The crew would have the forward cabin. He adds: Has new autopilot, Hydrovane, new water-maker, new offshore life raft Since it is short notice XXXXXX is willing to help with travel expenses within reason for the right person. The passage is free with boat expenses included, but you should have money for meals and drinks ashore. Since this is not a “forced march” delivery, but a more leisurely passage taking your time, you can also feel some obligation to maybe offer to chip in for food. (My opinion). Please do send your sailing resume to XXXXXX with your telephone number so you can talk on the phone and work out the details.  XXXXX@XXXX



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5/23/2024 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Chesapeake on a Fountaine Pajot 45

OPO Crew Request # 24-44 Hank is offshore and this notice from XXXXXX is being sent out by Cathy. He writes: I’m looking for one crew member to help us take Luca from Ft Lauderdale (Pier 66) to the Chesapeake. We will be heading to our summer marina, Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing in Maryland. Right now, we plan to leave Ft Lauderdale around May 23rd. Anticipating roughly a 5 day trip. XXXXXX, an OPO member, and myself will be the other people on the trip. Luca is a Fountaine Pajot 45 Interested crew should contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/3/2024 from Beaufort, NC to Norfolk, VA and Sandy Hook on a Freedom 40/40

OPO Crew Request # 24-45 This is a very short notice opportunity posted by Cathy. XXXXXX is requesting crew to sail with her and her husband from Beaufort, NC to Norfolk, Va. and then offshore to Sandy Hook. They have a delivery skipper to get the boat to Beaufort, leaving tomorrow. This is a very short notice because they lost crew due to health issues. The boat, XXXXXX is a Freedom 40/40. It has AIS, radar, Autopilot, watermaker. Crew can contact her at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/8/2024 from Village Cay, Tortola, BVI to Newport Rhode Island on a Jeanneau

OPO Crew Request # 24-46 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is asking for 2 crew for each of two boats which are moving from XXXXXX Tortola, BVI to Newport, XXXXXX The boats are a Jeanneau 51, Lucky and a Jeanneau 41, MaiQui. Crew will join an experienced Captain and XXXXXX The boats are well equipped with AIS, epirb, life raft, XXXXXX Each has fully enclosed bimini-dodger. Eric would like crew to arrive on May 8th with departure date set at May 9th or 10th. Crew should plan on 11 days for the 1600 mile trip. Crew are responsible for transportation to and from the boat. XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/16/2024 from Hawaii to Japan on a Ingrid 38

FW: OPO Crew Request # 24-47 Boat Owner is XXXXXX writes: I am looking for one or two crew for a passage from Hawaii to Japan, ideally leaving as soon as possible, but no later than 2 or 3 weeks from now. My wife and I sailed our Ingrid 38 Ketch from Long Beach to here, arriving on April 11th, after a 22 day passage. The boat and crew performed brilliantly and we arrived with smiles to Hawaii (although we were a bit exhausted!) We left Oahu for Japan with a new crew member on April 22nd. Due to health concerns, it became clear on day 2 that he, 69 years old, should not continue to Japan. So, before it was too late, we made a very tough 10 hour upwind slog in 24knts and big seas to get to Kauai, where we are now. So if you or anyone you know may be qualified and willing to join, let me know! I suspect the passage will take between 35-40 days. Bellow is some brief info on the boat and my own experience sailing. Also, you can see our tracker here https://www.UUUUU.com... Our boat: The fiberglass hull and aluminum masts are from 1980 but all the interior systems (seacocks, tanks, Yanmar diesel, electrical and interior) are all new from 2008 and had almost never been used since install, although the yanmar was regularly maintained. We have 2 pilot berths and 1 sofa equiped with leecloths and USB chargers. We also have a v-berth that's quite big but generally used as food storage on passage. This year the boat we completed a refit and replacement of the following items: • new standing and running rigging • new cast bronze chainplates • new windless (tigress) • new monitor windvane • new pelagic autopilot • new dodger • sails (Brand new headsail, staysail, main and mizzen from North Sail +1 used asym .75oz Spinnaker and full set of spare previously used sails). • New harken IV Ocean furler • www.UUUUU.com; x 18ft whisker pole • New Techautics Cool Blue holding plate and compressor • reglassed the rudder • barrier coat and bottom paint My wife and I did the refit ourselves and installed all the systems mentioned above, so we know every inch of the boat. Our passage to Hawaii took 22 days, about 15 of which were 25knts or greater. The boat performed well and we averaged 150 miles per day during those days, with our best day at 170 miles. After the passage to Hawaii, I decided another reef in the main would be useful for more extreme situations, so I had the North Sails loft in Hawaii add one more reef (now 3 in total) to the main sail. For instruments, we mainly use Navionics on our phones or iPad, but we have a Garmin in-reach with maps installed as well as a MFD12 Furuno chart plotter / AIS / radar unit if needed. No electronic wind or depth instruments. For steering we rely mostly on the monitor wind vane, which has proved it worth as our fourth crew member on the passage to Hawaii, but also the Pelagic auto pilot was second and very robust backup, which we tested in 10 ft seas for 3 days in a row, of which it didn't skip a beat. The boat has 70 gallons of diesel (20 in jugs on dec) and 95 gallons of water (35 on deck) . On the passage to Hawaii we averaged .47 gallons of fuel per hour, which brings our total fuel range to about 140 hours, or just over 700 miles of range. The boat is also equipped with a Survivor 40E water maker. After 22 days at sea, we still had half of our first 25 gal tank remaining and all other tanks were full. Safety gear includes jacklines and cockpit tether, life sling, danbouy, two liferafts (one is 1 year old and the other is expired), hard dingy with all sailing equipment mounted inside, and a well equipped ditch bag. Including flares, food, water, two epirbs, radar reflector, first aid kid, medicine, antibiotics, compressed air horn and manual air horn. Communications with the outside world is possible through starlink, although for the passages we have an iridium and Garmin in-reach. Captain: I have experience sailing since I was a child, but more notable passages include Canary Islands to Cape Verde Africa 2022 (~1000nm) as crew on ICEBEAR, Tokyo to Beppu Japan in 2021 (~1000nm) as crew on a Columbia 43, California to Hawaii 2024 (~2400nm) as captain and Monterey, CA to Long Beach, CA 2022 (~350nm) as captain on our Ingrid 38, and many smaller passages to Channel Islands in California. Feel free to private message and / or comment here if you are interested! Also my temp cell phone here in Hawaii is XXX-XXX-XXXX Al the best. I don't keep email on my phone // If you need an immediate answer, text/call me on WhatsApp XXX-XXX-XXXX



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6/5/2024 from Puerto Rico to Abacos, Bahamas on a Jeanneau 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-48 XXXXXX is looking for one experienced crew member and one less experienced to join him aboard his Jeanneau 46, XXXXXX on a trip from Puerto Rico to the Abacos, Bahamas. He would like crew to arrive on or about June 5th for this 800 mile trip. He expects crew to plan on 12 days away. The boat is equipped for cruising. Furling genoa, in mast furling main, code 0, extended range fuel tanks, Raymarine electronics- autopilot, radar, AIS etc, liferaft, EPIRB, Zoleo satellite tracker. Crew are responsible for transportation to and from the boat. He writes: Currently I just have me as owner/skipper. But am looking for 2 extra crew so that the three of us can have an enjoyable passage from western PR to Bahamas as I head the boat north ahead of the hurricane season. Weather and conditions permitting, we should be able to drop the hook and rest en route in the Turks and eastern Bahamas islands - as I intend to take the inside passage between the Turks and DR. You can contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/17/2024 from Morgan, NJ (Raritan Bay across from Staten Island) to Portsmouth, VA on a Catalina 350

OPO Crew Request # 24-49 OPO members and now delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for this delivery of a 2003 Catalina 350. I have sailed with him several times via OPO and he is a very nice guy and good sailor. He has moved up the food chain from crew to delivery skipper and has several deliveries under his belt and taught ASA sailing courses for seven weeks this winter in the Caribbean. He Adds: "XXXXXX" is a fantastic modern cruiser that is in excellent condition and loaded with options and upgrades. Notable features include: electric primary (2021) and halyard winches, windlass, shoal draft wing keel, dripless stuffing box, new electronics including a Garmin multi-function display at the helm with radar, Ray Marine speed, depth and wind indicators and auto pilot. She also received a barrier coat and bottom paint in 2023 as well as a new Genoa. The interior is well appointed and clean. She is equipped with air-conditioning (2021). The vessel is currently on the hard for the winter at Lockwood Boat Works. They are completing work as part of the sale to the new owner and the vessel will be splashed, commissioned and ready to sail shortly. I’ll do a detailed walk-thru and a sea trial with them prior to departure. The passage is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Please have those interested to send their sailing resume to me at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/7/2024 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Annapolis, Maryland on a Aura 51

OPO Crew Request # 24-50 XXXXXX is seeking two crew members to join him and his 18 year old son to sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Annapolis, MD. The boat is an Aura 51. Both are experienced sailors and the boat was just sailed from France to Florida. It was in the ARC and is well equipped. Vincent would like one crew to be quite experienced and another crew who is comfortable doing solo day watches. Crew should arrive June 7th or 8th with departure date set at June 9th. It is a 900 mile trip and crew should plan on 7 days away. He writes: The boat is a new to us vessel, we're planning to board on June 7 then prep and head north. On the boat will be myself, adult, sailing experience, one crew with sailing experience, each with over 10,000 blue water miles. Looking to bring experienced crew aboard to round out the trip. I have “12,000 blue water, raced in college, taught for years, sailed/cruised for 10 years +” Crew are responsible for transportation to and from the boat. He can be contacted at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/30/2024 from Hilton Head, South Carolina to New Haven, Connecticut on a Alden Cutter 51

OPO Crew Request # 24-51 XXXXXX is looking for 1 or 2 crew to join him and one other on a trip from Hilton Head, SC to New Haven, CT. The boat is a 51 foot Alden Cutter named XXXXXX. The boat is well equipped and Rob asks that crew be comfortable doing a solo watch. He hopes to leave around May 30th. Crew could join him 2 days earlier. The trip could take 7-10 days or a little longer depending on weather conditions. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. You can contact him by email at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/23/2024 from Panama to Marquesas on a Atlantic 57

OPO Crew Request # 24-52 XXXXXX is seeking crew to sail with him from Flamenco Marina in Panama to the Marquesas. The boat is an Atlantic 57 named XXXXXX. There will be 4 crew in total. He and his crew are experienced offshore sailors and are asking crew to also have offshore experience. He would like crew to arrive between May 23rd and May 25th. He plans to leave June 1st. Crew should plan on 28 days for this 3,800 mile trip. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. You can contact him by email at XXXXX@XXXX He has a blog which I have linked here: https://www.UUUUU.com



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5/20/2024 from Annapolis MD to Newport RI on a Bavaria C45

OPO Crew Request # 24-53 Delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of three people to sail a brand new 2023 Bavaria C45 named XXXXXX from Annapolis to Newport. Both he and other crew are very experienced sailors with a USCG License. He has been delivering boat for ten years. Crew will be expected to stand a solo watch. He expects the passage to take up to 4 days. The boat is at Port Annapolis Marina. It is a new boat with all the safety equipment. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you end to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drink s along the way. If interested please send your sailing resume to him atXXXXX@XXXX



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5/25/2024 from Nassau, Bahamas to Dysart's Great Harbour Marina Maine on a Fontaine Pajot

OPO Crew Request # 24-54 XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to help sail his 2022 51 foot Fontaine Pajot named XXXXXX. He has a lot of sailing experience including an 8-year circumnavigation with Maxi 88 Monohull. The other crew is his partner Jeanette, 5 years professional seafarer. He has an Instagram account: sailing_with_beyond He adds: Fully equipped with all MCA required safety equipment: MOB devices, lifejackets devices, safety lines, EPIRB/SART, life raft, fire equipment, VHF, gas detector, first aid kit The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume and questions to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/20/2024 from Annapolis MD to Newport RI on a Bavaria C45

OPO Crew Request # 24-53-01 Delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of three people to sail a brand new 2023 Bavaria C45 named XXXXXX from Annapolis to Newport. Both he and other crew are very experienced sailors with a USCG License. He has been delivering boat for ten years. The plan is to depart Annapolis and go to the C and D Canal and stop for the night and then do the rest of the passage nonstop. Crew will be expected to stand a solo watch. He expects the passage to take up to 4 days. The boat is at Port Annapolis Marina. It is a new boat with all the safety equipment. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but since it is short notice he will pay a small travel stipend for the right person to get home. If you are looking to learn mor bout delivering boat or want to cover some good sea miles on a new boat, call him at XXXXXX. I just got off the phone with him and he seems like a very nice guy. We like to network with other delivery skippers so they will continue to call us to get crew so it would be great if anyone can get free to help on this one. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/23/2024 from St. Thomas USVA to Ft. Pierce FL on a Lagoon 52

OPO Crew Request # 24-55 Wife and new boat owner with her husband or looking for one or two more crew for this passage home. They just bought a six-cabin Lagoon 52 three weeks ago. They had a crew but he just dropped out due to health reason. They recently bought a 6. They have hired a skipper/captain named XXXXXX who runs Schooner Mary Day www.UUUUU.com He is very laid back about the crew and has been very open to us bringing folks. He is genuinely looking forward to sharing this experience with us. Here is the kicker. They also have 4 children sailing with them. She e-mails: The kids are 8, 13, 15, and 16. My 16 year-old just graduated high school and is headed to college in the Fall. We've done bareboat charters with the kids since they were toddlers. We sailed with a captain in 2006 and 2011 (where we did our ASA 101, 103, and 104), and then began bareboating on 45-foot catamarans. We've done USVI, Spanish VI, BVI, we went from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada, we did the Bahamas Exumas. My oldest three kids are certified divers, I'm a diving instructor. My husband is a diver and my daughter just did her intro dive. So overall good swimmers. I am also a DFA Pro Instructor (the DAN first aid course). If you think you might be interested, please do get in touch and ask more questions. It might be a lot of fun. Contact her at XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX www.UUUUU.com



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6/7/2024 from Great Exuma, Bahamas to Bristol, Rhode Island on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request #24-56 Captain XXXXXX is seeking crew for a delivery from the Bahamas to Rhode Island. XXXXXX writes: The trip I had planned hit a technical issue in the Bahamas (from where I write). This means I am delayed and now seek a crew. ITA www.UUUUU.com Catamaran 2018 vintage seeks crew to help deliver from Georgetown Great Exuma Bahamas to Bristol Rhode Island leaving sometime around / after 7th June. TBC Boat uses electric motors and is quite technical. Should be up to a 7 day trip and a great opportunity to build miles / experience. Boat has captain and mate aboard. Both are experienced delivery crew. Boat is alcohol free and meals will be Pescatarian. Crew sought to do watch keeping. Requires someone who has a certain level of experience that wants to build on that. Crew pays own travel expenses, food and beverages covered. Captain XXXXXX - XXXXX@XXXX

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8/10/2024 from East Hamton NY to MA on a Formosa 41

OPO Crew Request # 24-57 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for a two-week leisurely summer cruise starting in the Hamptons on the east end of XXXXXX NY and sailing east to Nantucket MA and Chatham. He owns a 1972 Formosa 41 named XXXXXX Arthur got crew from us last year for a similar cruise and it went well. He wants crew who are physically in good shape and willing to learn and enjoy the cruise with him. Non-smokers only. He Adds; This sweet senior lady is in excellent condition. It has been across the pond and to the onion patch three times. Normally the owner pays for all boat expenses and crew pay to get to and from the boat and sail for free. Since this is a two-week leisurely cruise you should be asking and willing to chip in for provisions and of course have money for your own meals and drinks ashore and also buy the skipper a diner at one point. If interested please send your resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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8/10/2024 from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California on a Baltic 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-58 XXXXXX is seeking two crew to join him and another sailor on a trip from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California with a stop in San Francisco. The boat is a Baltic 42 DP named XXXXXX. He would like crew to arrive at Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle on August 9, 2024 with a departure planned for August 10, 2024. This is a 1500 mile passage and crew should plan on 15 days for the trip. Both the skipper and the current crew have offshore experience and he would like crew to have some offshore experience as well. He writes: Fury is a 1982 Baltic 42 DP in excellent condition. She's had a recent refit including new rod standing rigging, Vesper AIS, B and G chart plotter, B and G auto pilot, B and G radar, new inner forestay with staysail and storm jib, Hydrovane, life raft, lots of new running rigging and new electric heads. She's currently berthed in Seattle, WA and headed south to San Diego, CA in August. The plan is to depart on or around August 10th, depending on weather, stay offshore 50 nm with a stop in San Francisco for provisions, fuel and an option for crew change. I anticipate only spending a couple days in San Francisco before returning to sea for the second leg offshore down to San Diego. The whole trip should take about 2 weeks, weather dependent. I am looking for 2 crew to join me and one other crew already committed for a total of 4 on board. Crew should have some offshore experience and be able to stand a night watch. With 4 crew, I plan to do a 2hrs. on, 6 hrs. off watch rotation. Crew should have a positive attitude and be a team player. Crew are responsible for transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. Contact him by email at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/15/2024 from Bear Delaware to Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York on a Swan 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-60 OPO member XXXXXX is looking for one to two semi-experienced crew (can stand a night watch) to sail his 1985 Swan 46 named XXXXXX to her summer quarters in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, leaving on Saturday June 15, from Summit North Marina in Bear, Delaware, weather dependent. He lives aboard part of the year out East on Long Island and moves the boat closer to Philadelphia where he works the rest of the year. He has made the trip back and forth 5 times now. The trip typically has taken about 48 hours. He Adds: “Wind Dancer continues to be very well maintained and is well equipped with recent 1000 hour Yanmar engine service, new cutlass bearing and dripless PSS shaft seal replaced. Safety equipment includes new EPIRB, jacklines, AIS, and handheld GPS." Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. Contact him by email at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/31/2024 from Ventura, CA to San Francisco, CA on a Beneteau 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-61 XXXXXX is looking for crew to sail from Ventura, CA to San Francisco. The boat is a Beneteau First 42 named XXXXXX. The boat is regularly raced, has new standing rigging, recently surveyed, excellent condition and very comfortable. The trip is from the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara to San Francisco. He would like to leave July 31st. This is a 400 mile trip and crew should plan on 5 days away. He is experienced and would like crew to be comfortable doing solo watches. He has owned a smaller version of the boat. He was a previous instructor at J-World SanDiego and San Diego YC. Co-owner of the boat will be on board who is experienced also. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. Contact him by email at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/14/2024 from Newport RI to Nantucket MA on a Oyster 46

OPO Crew Request # 24-64 Owner/skipper and OPO member XXXXXX is looking for one of two crew for this short passage from Newport to Nantucket next month. The boat is a very nice and well-equipped Oyster 46. I have sailed with XXXXXX several times before he bought his boat as he has been a member for many years. He is a very nice guy and very good sailor. I would sail with him anytime to anywhere. He has gotten crew from us before and it has always worked out well. He adds: I have an easy one for OPO. My 2006 Oyster 46 is in Newport RI after her trip up from the Caribbean and needs to make a two-day cruise to Nantucket on the weekend of June 14 to 16. I need one (or could make it two) crew to assist me in making this usually very pleasant trip. We will be stopping for the night in Edgartown Saturday 15 June. Pretty nice trip really. Candidates would need to be in Newport on Friday the 14th. The Oyster 46 is well and fully equipped for this passage. Candidates should have at least an offshore passage or two under their belt and can get to Newport and back from Nantucket. Flights are very affordable off Nantucket Island on Mondays and Tuesdays (less so Sundays) and candidates can stay on the boat for a day or two to get a good airfare home. Should be a great two/three-day trip for the right person. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boa and have money for any shoreside meals or drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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6/11/2024 from Charleston SC to Newport RI on a Swan 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-62 Another longtime OPO member, now boat owner, XXXXXX, is also looking for crew to sail his boat north for the start of the Newport Bermuda Race. He has a 2006 Club Swan 42 named XXXXXX that is participating in the race. He has owned this boat since 2018 and will be his 2nd time racing to Bermuda. He has gotten crew from us before and it always worked out well. He is looking for one or two experience crew for the delivery north for the start of the race later next month. If the weather cooperates it can be a quick offshore passage of 4 days. He knows if the weather is from the north or does not cooperate the boat will make a stop of two if necessary. The boat is very well equipped since it needs to pass Newport/Bermuda Race inspection. She is well skippered by him who has been sailing for 60 years. He first sailed with OPO as crew years ago before gradating to offshore racing. So he understands how OPO works from both a crew and a boat owner. The passage is free with all onboard expenses paid for, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/15/2024 from Nuku Hiva French Polynesia to Tahiti on a Vancouver 27

OPO Crew Request # 24-63 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one adventurous crew to join him on a small, but sea worthy boat in French Polynesia. He has a 1980 Vancouver 27* named XXXXXX. We have sent out a crew request for him for earlier passages as he progresses west. We know that most members are not interested in sailing on a small boat so this is not for most members. But many people have completed long passages in small boats if they are well built boats and they are equipped and sailed well. He is one of those people sailing on a smaller boat. If you are interested you can send him your sailing resume and ask him to send you to his blog post and pictures so you can have more information to decide of you want to join him. The passage is free but you must get to and from the boat which is far away, plus have money for your own melas and rinks and stops along the way. Plan to offer to chip in for provisions. He will let you know what the terms are. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXXX@XXXXXX *Designed by Robert Harris for a couple to sail from Canada to New Zealand and back these boats have since circumnavigated the globe including a passage through the Magellan Straits (Read "Winter in Fireland" by Nick Coughlin) My boat had a perfect survey when I bought her in England just before covid. I've spent the past three years equipping her with the best of everything for ocean sailing with the exception of a Fridge, water maker or starlink. This is the second Vancouver 27 I have owned from the same builder (Pheon Yachts)



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6/11/2024 from Charleston SC to Newport RI on a Swan 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-62 Updated with Travel Stipend. Another longtime OPO member, now boat owner, XXXXXX, is also looking for crew to sail his boat north for the start of the Newport Bermuda Race. He has a 2006 Club Swan 42 named XXXXXX that is participating in the race. He has owned this boat since 2018 and will be his 2nd time racing to Bermuda. He has gotten crew from us before and it always worked out well. He is looking for one or two experience crew for the delivery north for the start of the race later next month. If the weather cooperates it can be a quick offshore passage of 4 days. He knows if the weather is from the north or does not cooperate the boat will make a stop of two if necessary. The boat is very well equipped since it needs to pass Newport/Bermuda Race inspection. She is well skippered by him who has been sailing for 60 years. Since this is short notice he will be happy to pay your travel expenses within reason. The passage is free with all onboard expenses paid for, plus travel expenses and I am sure a nice meal in Newport. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/15/2024 from Charleston, SC to Liberty Landing Marina, NJ on a Grand Soliel 40

OPO Crew Request # 24-66  - Pro skipper and Swan skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help deliver a brand new 2023 Grand Soliel 40 from Charleston to New Jersey across from Manhattan. The owner is sailing her up from Florida and knows he will run out of time. He and his friends will leave the boat on June 14th. He will meet them on the 14th to take over the boat. Crew should plan to arrive on June 15th. It is a 600-mile passage so will take 4 or 5 days. He is planning to sail offshore non-stop, but will keep on eye on the weather. This is a great miles builder opportunity for someone wanting to learn more about becoming a delivery skipper. Leave a little extra time for any delays and you should be able to travel home the following week. He is one of our Swan skippers. This passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/10/2024 from Charleston, NC to New Bedford, RI on a Valiant 42

OPO Crew Request # 24-67 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is a full time live-aboard. She has 2000 Valiant 42 named “XXXXXX” She is making her annual passage back north and had to stop for a couple of repairs. She has lost crew because of the delay so is looking for one or two experienced crew to help sail offshore to New Bedford. She would like to make the passage offshore, but knows the route if she needs to pull in for any reason. She has owned other boats in the past including SAGA 43, OUTBOUND 44, PASSPORT 43. She would like to leave in the next few days and is just waiting for crew to join her as she has completed repairs and is moving to a new marina to wait. She has owned this boat for 4 years and has made 8 offshore passages with her. I spoke with her a little while ago so you can exchange phone numbers and talk about the passage. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/22/2024 from Stuart, FL to Portsmouth, RI on a Krogen 44

OPO Crew Request # 24-68 with correct e-mail address Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help deliver a new on a 2024 Krogen 44' AE with all the bells and whistles. This is a new power boat so you will need to have some power boat experience and be able to stand a solo watch. He would like crew to arrive a day early on the 21st. He plans to go offshore. I just arrived in Bermuda today and do not have more information from him so you can ask him more questions. He has gotten crew from us before. He adds: The interested person will need to be able to stand watch. 3 hours on and 5 hours off, the middle hour on they will be by themselves. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX His web site is www.UUUUU.com



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7/15/2024 from Grenada to Curacao on a Beneteau 55

OPO Crew Request # 24-69 Boat owner XXXXXX is seeking an additional crew to support his family during this passage. He is offering to help with travel expenses in compensation for the right crew, but you can also offer to pay your own way if you think that will help you get aboard. This is a great opportunity to meet a boat owner and his family who is looking to make friends to join him for longer sails in the future. Here is his crew request in his own words. He e-mails: My family and I are looking for crew to support the delivery of our 2015 Beneteau 55 from Grenada to Curacao. I have 35 years' experience and 23 years of boat ownership from 42 to 55 feet in length. My wife has a good experience as first mate on the vessel, but we are looking for an additional crew to make this trip more relax for her and my 7-year-old daughter. My 15-year-old son will be a crew member and is experienced as well. He is well versed in the vessel and navigation as he is also becoming a pilot, with already 60+ hours of flight time. The boat crossed the Atlantic in the ARC in 2022, and made the voyage to the Northeast U.S. in 2023 and has all safety equipment required for safe and comfortable offshore sailing. All equipment serviced and many spare parts onboard. Owner will be onboard for the passage. The vessel has all the sailing gear it can have and comfort equipment. Owner would love to develop a relationship with a crew who may make further passages up within the Caribbeans and Latin America. USA or Canadian passport holders only. Previous offshore experience preferred. Needs to be able to stand a solo watch. All onboard expenses covered. Possibility to cover flight for the right crew. Planned departure is on July 15, weather depending. Distance approx. 400 NM or 3-5 days. Sail nonstop unless weather or equipment failure. Please contact him by email with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/18/2024 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Annapolis MD on a Aura 51

OPO Crew Request # 24-70 New boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more experienced crew for a total of 4 crew to help sail his new almost new 2023 Aura 51 named “XXXXXX” north. The boat is new to him but it is very well equipped and seaworthy since she sailed across in the ARC past fall and passed their safety inspection. She is currently in a yard in Ft. Lauderdale where they are doing a couple of odd jobs to have her ready for the passage. He explains abut himself and the other crew: “Myself, I'm 50 years old, been sailing since 7 years old, raced in college, lived on a boat with my family for a year, cruised England to RI through the Caribbean, have owned and cruised my whole life. My 18 year old son has 10,000 offshore miles, he stood watch 6 hours a day alone, and is mechanically capable. The 3rd crew has offshore experience, has been sailing a few years.” I just got the crew request this morning so I called him. He sounds like a very nice guy and I think this is a very good opportunity to join a crew on a nice boat. He understands that since it is short notice and he would prefer to sail with 4 crew rather than the three he has, he is willing to offer a travel stipend for the right crew with offshore experience to join them. Of course all onboard food and boat expenses are covered. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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