Helping Skippers Find Free Crew

Delivery Skippers and Boat Owners Looking for Crew

"It is easier to meet new people that already know how to sail then it is to teach your friends how to sail."

When you are seeking crew, think what information you would want to know about a boat, a skipper and the other crew onboard before taking the time off and buying a plane ticket to join that boat. Besides knowing what kind of boat and what sort of passage, you will want to know more about the boat and the experience of the rest of the crew.

You can look at our message board for examples of past crew requests we have sent out. If we present your opportunity to sail offshore to our membership, will get a bigger response and a bigger pool of applicants rather than having to take the only one or two crew who respond. Please help us help you by giving us as much information as you can.

OPO members volunteer to sail for free and pay their own way to and from the boat. The owner pays for the boat and all onboard expenses. If it is very short notice you will increase your chances of securing crew by offering a travel stipend, but crew should not get spoiled ad expect this often. It is an exception rather than the rule.

Please complete the form below. Of course, we will want your name and email address. We do not usually share phone numbers unless it is very short notice and you permit us to share this information.