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9/30/2023
10/26/2023
Sag Harbor, NY
Bear, De (Summit North Marina in C and D Canal)
Swan 46
OPO Crew Request # 23-109 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to...
9/27/2023
10/30/2023
Newport RI
Tortola BV
Hylas 54

OPO Crew Request # 23-108 Newport RI to Tortola BV Owner and skipper XXXXXX i...

9/26/2023
11/1/2023
Annapolis
St. Maarten
Beneteau 55

OPO Crew Request # 23-107 Annapolis to St. Maarten - Boat owner XXXXXX is put...

9/19/2023
11/1/2023
Southport NC
BVI
Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-106 Southport NC to BVI - Boat owner XXXXXX has hired a...

9/19/2023
10/2/2023
Brandford CT
Hilton Head Island SC
Hanse

OPO Crew Request # 23-105 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2007 Hanse 400 ...

9/18/2023
11/1/2023
Hampton VA
Antigua
Via Marine 42

OPO Crew Request # 23-104 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew f...

9/18/2023
10/14/2023
Annapolis, MD
Amelia Isl, FL
Lagoon 440

OPO Crew Request # 23-102 Annapolis, MD to Amelia Isl, FL - Pro full time ski...

9/15/2023
9/28/2023
Beaufort, NC
Oyster Bay, NY
Mason 53

OPO Crew Request # 101 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two or th...

9/13/2023
10/25/2023
Newport
Antigua
Outbound 46
OPO Crew Request # 23-99 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very nice seawort...
9/6/2023
9/15/2023
Portland Maine
Old Say Brook CT
Pacific Sea Craft 27

OPO Crew Request # 23-98  XXXXXX sailed with me over 15 years ago. Very ...

9/6/2023
9/7/2023
Stonington CT
Portsmouth RI
Baltic 51

OPO Crew Request # 23-97 He e-mails: Last minute short delivery - 6-8 hours B...

9/4/2023
10/15/2023
Catania, Sicily
Caribbean
Neel 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-95 Boat owner XXXXXX and his wife bought a 2020 47 Neel...

9/4/2023
10/14/2023
Mystic, CT
Norfolk, VA
Beneteau 411

OPO Crew Request # 23-96 Some skippers and boat owners know OPO so well they ...

8/31/2023
11/1/2023
Hampton, VA via Bermuda
St. Maartin
Leopard Catamaran
OPO Crew Request # 23-94 XXXXXX and XXXXXX have a 2008 46" XXXXXX Dan ...
8/30/2023
9/5/2023
Detroit MI
Annapolis MD
SeaWind 40 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-93 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two cre...

8/28/2023
9/5/2023
Ossining NY
Falmouth Maine
Beneteau 54

OPO Crew Request # 23-92 XXXXXX will be delivery a Beneteau 54 from the Weste...

8/21/2023
10/30/2023
Huntington NY
St. Maarten
Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 23-91 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two mor...

8/18/2023
9/6/2023
Azores
Med
Jeanneau 54

OPO Crew Request # 23-90 This is a challenging opportunity that I am sending ...

8/17/2023
10/30/2023
Little Creek VA
St. Maarten
Lagoon 40

OPO Crew Request # 23-89 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one cre...

8/16/2023
8/18/2023
Nantucket
Rock Hall, MD
Caliber 45

OPO Crew Request # 23-88 We just got this sent to us last night from two OPO ...

8/14/2023
8/21/2023
Aruba
Ft Lauderdale
Leopard 58

OPO Crew Request # 23-87 Pro skipper XXXXXX has another delivery. He is looki...

8/11/2023
11/2/2023
Norfolk VA
St. Maarten
Lagoon 52 Catamaran
OPO crew Request # 23-86 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to ...
8/11/2023
9/2/2023
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Astoria, OR
Alubat 48

OPO Crew Request # 23-85 XXXXXX has a 1999 Alubat 48 named Anthea. He is look...

8/5/2023
9/1/2023
Grenada
Chile
Privilege 585

OPO Crew Request # 23-84 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2003 60-foot Pri...

8/3/2023
8/7/2023
Warwick RI
Yarmouth Nova Scotia Canada
Trader 41

OPO Crew Request # 23-83 Pro skipper XXXXXX just got a call late yesterday af...

8/2/2023
8/15/2023
St. Petersburg FL
Carrabelle FL
Hunter Passage 43

OPO Crew Request # 23-82 Boat owner XXXXXX was referred to us by a friend and...

7/29/2023
8/1/2023
Newport RI
Halifax Nova Scotia then back to Gibson Island, MD
Trintella 55
OPO Crew Request # 23-81 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to ...
7/27/2023
11/2/2023
Norfolk VA
St. Maarten
Catamaran
OPO Crew Request # 23-80 Boat owner XXXXXX is part of the “Cool Cats” Rally. He...
7/26/2023
11/10/2023
Norfolk, VA
St Maartin
Catamaran
OPO Crew Request # 23-79 Captain got crew from us last year for his sail south....
7/19/2023
9/30/2023
San Francisco, CA
USVI
Bestway 46

OPO e-mail # 23-78 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1985 46’ Bestway...

7/16/2023
7/27/2023
Norwalk, CT
Oriental, NC
Beneteau 35

OPO Crew Request # 23-77 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join h...

7/11/2023
8/15/2023
Nadi, Fiji
Brisbane, Australia
Tayana 52

OPO Crew Request # 23-76 OPO Member graduate and success story XXXXXX and her...

7/9/2023
7/15/2023
Halifax
Rockport Maine
Baltic 44

OPO Crew Request # 23-75 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

7/5/2023
7/7/2023
Beaufort NC
Norfolk
Catalina 470

OPO Crew Request # 23-74 Beaufort NC to Norfolk - Boat owner and skipper XXXX...

7/3/2023
7/25/2023
Newport R.I.
Annapolis MD
Nelson Marek Morgan 43

OPO Crew Request # 23-73 Boat owner and delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking fo...

6/28/2023
7/28/2023
Boothbay Harbor Maine
Jamestown RI (Across from Newport)
Swan 46
OPO e-mail #23-72 Inactive OPO member and Swan owner himself, XXXXXX, is moving...
6/24/2023
6/26/2023
Bermudas
Annapolis
Fountain Pajot Catamaran 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-71 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX just sent us a crew requ...

6/21/2023
6/24/2023
St. Augustine FL
Chesapeake Bay
Dolphin 460 Catamaran

OPO Crew request # 23-70 Pro skipper XXXXXX just got called to deliver a 2007...

6/20/2023
6/24/2023
St. Augustine FL
Annapolis MD
Passport 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-69 XXXXXX has a 1985 Passport 47 XXXXXX named Ghost. He...

6/20/2023
6/22/2023
Haverstraw NY (Up the Hudson)
Sag Harbor NY
Beneteau 40

OPO Crew Request # 23-68 I just returned from Bermuda and have a delivery thi...

6/19/2023
6/23/2023
Alameda CA
Anacortes WA
Nauticat 33

OPO Crew Request # 23-67 Boat owner and very experienced skipper XXXXXX is lo...

6/17/2023
6/21/2023
Plymouth UK
Stockholm, Sweden via the Kiel Canal
Swan
OPO Crew Request # 23-66 I met XXXXXX in St. Maarten a couple of years ago whe...
6/13/2023
6/18/2023
Charleston, SC
Mystic, CT
Beneteau

OPO Crew Request # 23-65 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX, to cast off the early...

6/9/2023
6/10/2023
Charleston SC
Norfolk VA
Leppard 45 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-65 Charleston SC to Norfolk VA - Pro skipper XXXXXX is ...

6/9/2023
6/11/2023
Annapolis MD
Newport RI
Island Packet 46

OPO Crew Request # 23-64 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or ...

6/7/2023
8/12/2023
East Hampton
Provincetown or Maine
Formosa 41

OPO Crew Request # 23-63 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 1972 Formosa 41 named XXXXXX...

5/26/2023
6/22/2023
Fort Lauderdale
Annapolis
Beneteau 55

OPO Crew Request # 23-62 This is from a new boat owner. He has hired a good f...

5/24/2023
5/26/2023
Bermuda
Newport
Swan 58

OPO crew Request # 23-61 Pro skipper XXXXXX needs crew on short notice for a ...

5/22/2023
5/29/2023
Charleston, SC (Patriot’s Point)
Cardinal, VA (Zimmerman Marine)
Privilege 50' Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-59 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2017 Privilege 5...

5/22/2023
5/25/2023
Bermuda
Portland, ME
Alden 50

OPO Crew Request # 23-58 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

5/18/2023
5/26/2023
Solomon, MD
City Island, NY
35 Gemini Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-57 OPO member XXXXXX just sent in this notice: “H...

5/18/2023
6/17/2023
Ft Lauderdale FL
Long Island Sound CT
Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 23-56 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to...

5/14/2023
5/26/2023
St. Augustine, FL
Annapolis, MD
Lagoon 440

OPO Crew Request # 23-55 XXXXXX is looking for two crew members to sail with ...

5/13/2023
6/9/2023
Bahamas
the BVI
Halcyon

OPO Crew Request #23-54 XXXXXX is looking for 1 crew member. It looks like th...

5/12/2023
5/15/2023
Beaufort (near New Bern Airport)
Huntington NY
Tayana 48
OPO Crew Request # 23-53 Boat owner, skipper, and OPO Member XXXXXX is on the l...
5/8/2023
5/13/2023
Hilton Head
Connecticut
Etap 37
OPO Crew Request # 23-52 XXXXXX sent in this request and he writes: The boat i...
5/2/2023
6/13/2023
Bear, De (Summit North Marina in C and D Canal)
Sag Harbor, NY
Swan 46
OPO e-mail # 23-51 OP XXXXXX Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very nice 19...
4/30/2023
5/10/2023
Luperon, Dominican Republic
Colon, Panama
Catalina 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-51 XXXXXX and XXXXXX are looking for one more crew to j...

4/29/2023
5/8/2023
Miami FL
Norwalk CT
Beneteau Oceanis 35.1

OPO crew Request # 23-50 Miami FL. to Norwalk CT.- Pro skipper XXXXXX is look...

4/29/2023
5/15/2023
Antigua
Newport RI
Oyster 825

OPO Crew Request # 23-49 Pro skipper and his wife and 1st mate, Stephen and X...

4/28/2023
5/7/2023
St. Thomas, USVI
Newport, RI
Outremer 51

OPO Crew Request # 23-47 St. Thomas, USVI to Newport, RI - Pro skipper and lo...

4/27/2023
5/21/2023
Barcelona Spain
Porto Cervo Sardinia Italy
Oyster 46
OPO Crew request # 23-46 Long time OPO member and good friend XXXXXX is looking...
4/27/2023
4/29/2023
Southport NC
Deltaville Virginia
Beneteau 423

OPO Crew request # 23-45 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for replace...

4/27/2023
6/1/2023
Antigua
Trinidad
Amel 53

OPO Crew request # 24-41 XXXXXX is buying a 2003 Amel 53 named “XXXXXX&...

4/27/2023
4/29/2023
Charleston, SC
Newport, RI
Swan 53

OPO e-mail # 23-44 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew to j...

4/25/2023
4/28/2023
Charleston
Annapolis
J-105

OPO Crew request # 23-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX is putting together a crew to sai...

4/24/2023
5/26/2023
Glen Cove NY
Three Mile harbor NY (East Hampton)
Beneteau 40

OPO Crew Request # 23-42 Just had a call yesterday for finish a short run dow...

4/23/2023
5/21/2023
Puerto Rico
Annapolis MD
Catalina 42

OPO Cew request # 23=40 Pro skipper and good friend since 1992 XXXXXX is look...

4/19/2023
6/15/2023
Nassau, Bahamas
Norfolk, Virginia
Contest 48

OPO Crew request # 23-39 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

4/19/2023
5/15/2023
Chesapeake Bay
Europe via Bermuda and Azores
Belliure 41

OPO e-mail # 23-38 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more expe...

4/19/2023
4/30/2023
St. Thomas, USVI
West Palm Beach Florida
Hylas 49
OPO Crew request # 23-37 Boat owner and skipper Dave Reid was referred to our s...
4/18/2023
5/28/2023
Nassau Bahamas
Annapolis MD
Charter Boat
OPO e-mail # 23-36 Boat owner and pro skipper XXXXXX and his wife run their 20...
4/17/2023
4/21/2023
Papagayo Costa Rica
Cabo San Lucas
Dufour 41

OPO Crew request # 23-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX sailed with us in the ...

4/17/2023
5/22/2023
Tortola BVI
Newport RI
Newport
OPO Crew request # 23-34 Owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for up to three c...
4/16/2023
4/30/2023
St. Maarten
Bermuda and Azores
Rival 38

OPO Crew request # 23-33 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two cre...

4/16/2023
5/6/2023
St. Thomas USVI
Newport, RI
Outbound 46

OPO Crew request # 23-32 St. Thomas USVI to Newport, RI - Boat owner and skip...

4/14/2023
4/18/2023
St Maarten
Bermuda and then Port Jefferson, NY
Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 23-31 St Maarten to Bermuda to Port Jefferson NY - Pro ski...

4/8/2023
4/13/2023
West Palm Beach FL
Brunswick GA
Valiant 40
OPO Crew request # 23-30 Good friend and podcaster XXXXXX is looking for one mo...
4/6/2023
5/1/2023
Charleston SC
Falmouth MA
Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 23-28 XXXXXX and his wife are looking for one crew to join them ...

10/26/2023 from Sag Harbor, NY to Bear, De (Summit North Marina in C and D Canal) on a Swan 46

OPO Crew Request # 23-109 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help him move his boat from his summer quarters to his winter slip near his home in Philadelphia. Alan has a nice 1985 Swan 46 named XXXXXX that he lives aboard in the summer and does some charter work out of XXXXXX I have met him on his boat and he has gotten crew from us for the past three or four years sailing back and forth with the seasons. It has worked out well. The departure date depends on a good weather forecast. He e-mails: Am looking for crew to winter grounds from XXXXXX NY to Bear, De ( XXXXXX Marina in C and D Canal) leaving on Thursday A XXXXXX 26, weather dependent. XXXXXX a 1985 Swan 46 continues to be very well maintained, with recent 1000 hour Yanmar engine service and new cutlass bearing installed. Equipment includes EPIRB, life raft, jacklines, VHF with GPS, two XXXXXX chart plotters, AIS transmit and receive, radar and fire extinguishers to name a few. Anticipate 48hr passage give or take. The passage is free with 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 him at XXXXX@XXXX

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10/30/2023 from Newport RI to Tortola BV on a Hylas 54

OPO Crew Request # 23-108 Newport RI to Tortola BV Owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 as he already has two crew to sail a 1998 Hylas 54 named “Sea Pearl” from Newport back Tortola on Oct 30th or best weather window after that. The two other crew had made the passage with him before. You would plan to join the boat a day or two before in Newport to wait on weather and be ready to depart. He is looking for crew with some offshore experienced and who can stand a solo watch if needed. He plans to sail with a total of 4 crew including himself. Jeff has gotten crew from us in the past. Jeff has made this passage many times before as he adds: High quality, professionally maintained blue water yacht. Captain / Owner has completed this delivery more than 10 times 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 contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2023 from Annapolis to St. Maarten on a Beneteau 55

OPO Crew Request # 23-107 Annapolis to St. Maarten - Boat owner XXXXXX is putting the crew together for his passage south this year. He has hired a good friend and pro delivery skipper (XXXXXX) to sail with him. I have known him for a long time. He is a very nice guy. 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 who is looking to make friends to join him for longer sails in the future. Here is his crew request in his own words. Hee-mails: Pro skipper / good friend XXXXXX and I are looking for crew to help deliver a beautiful 2015 Beneteau 55 from Annapolis to SXM. With lots of miles on different boats, is a natural teacher and has shared his experience before with crew members from OPO. 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 November 1. Distance approx 1,660 NM or 10-12 days. Sail nonstop unless weather or equipment failure. Please contact me by email with your sailing resume. M XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2023 from Southport NC to BVI on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-106 Southport NC to BVI - Boat owner XXXXXX has hired a delivery skipper from the BVI to help him get his 2004 46-foot Catamaran to the BVI’s.. He has owned the boat for a few years and has done coastal cruising, but wanted to hire a skipper to make sure he got the boat to the BVI ok. He is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew. I spoke with him today and he has had an insurance survey on the boat and is all good to go. He also has a good plan in place. Since it is the first time he has called us for crew you should you ask more questions than you normally would. Like more about the skipper he has hired. He has not met him yet. The date departure date of Nov 1st is the target date so really the best weather window starting Nov 1st. Once you depart it may only take 8 or 9 days to get there, but you want to have a little extra time just in case. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested, please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX He does not in fact live on this boat full time, but has another boat he lives on further north. He is not a new boat owner and could make the passage himself, but is making doubly sure by haring a skipper to lead.



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10/2/2023 from Brandford CT to Hilton Head Island SC on a Hanse

OPO Crew Request # 23-105 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2007 Hanse 400 named XXXXXX. He is looking for 2 more crew for a total of 4 crew for this passage south. Ideally crew will be on stand bye as he is planning to leave between Sept 27 Oct 2, weather dependent. The passage will take about 7 days, but is also weather dependent. I spoke with XXXXXX this morning. He has a sound plan and seems like a nice guy and has the proper plan in place. The Hanse is a very well made boat. This one has a tall mast (over 65 feet) and draws 6 ½ feet so CANNOT go down the ICW. The plan is to go offshore to Norfolk stopping in for fuel only as need be, then wait for a weather window to get around Cape Hatteras and then maybe Beaufort NC and finish up Hilton Head. He e-mails:    Hanse 400 with self-tacker jib. Eclectic winch to raise mail sail. Boom Brake to avoid accidental jibing. Running backstays. The boat is very well appointed and equipped. Smoking allowed in cockpit. Crew should have own PFD and tethers. The passage is free with all onboard expenses and onboard food included. You get yourself 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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11/1/2023 from Hampton VA to Antigua on a Via Marine 42

OPO Crew Request # 23-104 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a total of four crew for his passage south this year. He is signed up for the Salty Dawg Rally and will be following their lead. Sailing with a big group has advantages. His boat, named Les Noble, is a 1986 Via Marine 42'. French build aluminum monohull with dual swing keels. Can beach it with keels up. I just got off the phone with him. Sounds like a nice guy with hands on experience. He has been doing a lot of work to get the boat ready and she should be a solid boat with nearly new sails, recently relaunched with a new bottom paint. XXXXXX will be at the Annapolis Boat Show for a week at least and would ideally like to meet any interested OPO crew members who will be at the show are interested in joining him towards the end of October for the non-stop passage from Hampton to Antigua. He e-mails that: He took the boat from Halifax to Rockland, ME then Hampton, VA for 5 year offshore fit-out. Launched a year ago and sailed back to Halifax with 2 crew and picked up new headsail and staysail and back to Hampton with stops at major cities in each direction. Then solo to Dry Tortugas and back to Hampton before hurricane season. Nice 4 day leg from Fort Lauderdale to Beaufort using Gulf Stream, his longest offshore leg and record 200 NM day. He just finished bottom job and couple other projects. He is new to cruising and offshore, so looking for experienced crew. Dry boat until landfall. Gear: single Airhead, Honda i2200 generator, home built watermaker, B and G zeus3 chartplotter, 4G Radar, Forward scan, AIS, SSB, VHF, 6 man liferaft, Iridium GO, Predict wind, Pypilot auto helm (upgrading to hydraulic ram and B and G). As usual all onboard boat expenses and provisioning is provided. You need to get to and from the boat and we recommend that you meet XXXXXX and the boat before booking flights home. You should also have money for meals and drinks ashore and for rally socials. If interested in joining him please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/14/2023 from Annapolis, MD to Amelia Isl, FL on a Lagoon 440

OPO Crew Request # 23-102 Annapolis, MD to Amelia Isl, FL - Pro full time skipper XXXXXX and mate are sailing south again this year. The boat is a very well equipped 2007 Lagoon 440 named SV Moxie. They are looking for two crew or a couple for this passage. You need to have some offshore experience and be able to stand a good watch. He explains the situation very well in his e-mail to us: Off-shore passage opportunity on a spacious and comfortable sailing catamaran. The plan is to depart Annapolis, MD on 10/15/23 and arriving Amelia Isle, FL on 10/21/23, depending on weather. Planned layover in Beaufort, NC after rounding Cape Hatteras. Weather delays could impact planned departure and/or arrival dates. Crew welcome aboard as early as 10/11 for those wanting to attend the Annapolis Sailboat Show 10/12-10/15. Private staterooms available for crew, both singles and couples (cabin-sharing) encouraged to respond. SV Moxie is a Lagoon 440, a spacious and safe yacht. She has 3 state rooms, 3 heads, a saloon with galley up, an aft cockpit, forward cockpit and flying bridge. A house bank of 800 Ah lithium batteries powered by solar panels, a 9k generator and high output alternators provide all the power necessary for 110v comfort items (TVs, microwave, kitchen appliances, personal charging stations, etc.), and 12v boat and navigation systems (GPS, AIS, Radar, VHF, autopilot, 2 nav stations.) Internet provided by Star Link (including offshore). Safety gear includes E-Pirb, life raft, PFDs, fire suppression devices, life sling. Ship's permanent crew are a seasoned live-aboard couple with three years’ experience cruising between the Bahamas and Maine. The captain has a USCG license for 100 ton vessels and 20 years commercial boating experience. The first-mate has 5,000 NM experience with multiple offshore passages. Also onboard are our two friendly, low maintenance cats, Skittles and Scout. Crew are responsible for their own travel to Annapolis, MD and back from Amelia isle, FL. Once aboard, all meals and beverages are provided (please share food preferences/allergies.) Bedding and towels provided. Meals off the boat are on your own. Crew are welcome to board as early as 10/11 in Annapolis (but not later than 10/14), and can stay aboard up to a week following arrival in Amelia Isl., FL (planned 10/21/2023.) Crew is expected to share in the following duties: watch (including night watch), trimming sails, course corrections, food preparation, galley duties, maintenance as needed. Experience Preferred: sailing and sail trim, offshore passage experience, watch, Navionics equipment. I also spoke on the phone with him today. As written, all onboard expenses are included. You have 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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9/28/2023 from Beaufort, NC to Oyster Bay, NY on a Mason 53

OPO Crew Request # 101 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two or three crew to join on a delivery from Beaufort NC to XXXXXX NY. The boat is a properly outfitted Mason 53 ketch that is currently in the last stages of an engine rebuild. Steve is joining the boat September 27th to make final preparations for delivery. Steve plans to depart Beaufort on the first good weather window to ‘round Hatteras and make for NY harbor, then into XXXXXX 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?). Steve was a skipper in our XXXXXX and teaches ASA cruising classes. 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 will bring their own lifejacket, foul weather gear, and red/white headlamp. All onboard boat expenses are covered. Interested crew are asked to email Steve 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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10/25/2023 from Newport to Antigua on a Outbound 46

OPO Crew Request # 23-99 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very nice seaworthy 2007 Outbound 46 named “Nomad”. He is sailing south with us as part of the 11 boat XXXXXX Fleet sailing with the NAC XXXXXX departing from Newport and going to Antigua in the best weather window starting Oct 28th. Crew need offshore experience. He has made passages to and from te USA to the Caribbean before. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. The other crew have already sailed with him on this passage non-stop. The weather will determine his float plan and may bypass Bermuda, but he asks that crew have much as 21 days from start to finish just in case. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. Crew need offshore experience. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. This 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 for 1-3 days, waiting for the next weather window. 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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9/15/2023 from Portland Maine to Old Say Brook CT on a Pacific Sea Craft 27

OPO Crew Request # 23-98  XXXXXX sailed with me over 15 years ago. Very nice guy. He did several longer passages over the next few years until he bought his own boat. He now finds himself looking for one crew to join him sailing his boat back from Maine. The boat is a seagoing Pacific Sea Craft 27. Sinc it is a small boat he is looking for one experienced crew since you will be standing a solo watch. His wife is not making the passage, but he still plans to stop at least once and maybe twice. He is in no rush, but wants to get there in 3 to 4 days once you depart and want to pick a window where the winds are not from the Southwest, which is the predominant directions this tie of year. Since he lives in CT, he plans to drive up to the boat soon after determining what the latest Hurricane Lee will do in the next few days. You could drive up with him. He is happy to pay all boat, food expenses, both onboard and ashore, and travel expenses with a travel stipend to get home. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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9/7/2023 from Stonington CT to Portsmouth RI on a Baltic 51

OPO Crew Request # 23-97 He e-mails: Last minute short delivery - 6-8 hours Beat the heat with a day on the water BALTIC 51 sloop Sep 7 Leave Dodsons Marina Stonington CT thurs am (tomorrow) approx 0900-1000 Arrive Hinckley Portsmouth RI Late Thursday afternoon a nice SW breeze expected hopefully some sailing. car transport Portsmouth back to Stonington provided minimal experience required. XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXXXX < XXXXX@XXXX >



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10/15/2023 from Catania, Sicily to Caribbean on a Neel 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-95 Boat owner XXXXXX and his wife bought a 2020 47 Neel named XXXXXX a year ago with plans to sail to the Caribbean. We have exchanged e-mails and we are offering up this opportunity to join them for as little as two weeks but probably better for the entire passage once you know you are all getting along well. As we all know it is hard to stick to a schedule once you depart. He is looking for two more people or an experienced couple to join he and his wife for the following intended route. His wife does not have a lot of experience and he has never crossed the Atlantic before, but has been boating with previous boats owned. Only experienced crew should respond. He e-mails: We are looking for crew from Oct 15 through December. Our route roughly starts in Catania, Sicily to Malta, Tunis, Sardegna, Balearics, Spanish coast, Gibraltar/Tangier, Canaries, Cape Verde, Carib. Depart Cape Verde Dec 1 for Barbados. Crew can embark/disembark as mutually agreed. He is happy cover boat expenses but asks to chip in a “token contribution to food aboard, say €10/day”, to help make sure all eat well and enjoy meal preparation. OPO policy says it is ok to contribute to the food kitty on longer extended passages where there will be a few stops. So you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore, and also chip in an agreed upon amount. This is an almost new three cabins, three heads boat with water maker and equipped for a passage to the Caribbean. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX along with any questions and a phone number to maybe chat as plans move along. Whats app is a great way to make free international calls. He gave us his number, but I did not want to include it so no one messes up with time zones and calling at the wrong time.



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10/14/2023 from Mystic, CT to Norfolk, VA on a Beneteau 411

OPO Crew Request # 23-96 Some skippers and boat owners know OPO so well they can write their own “crew request”. He has been getting crew for us for many years. With very minor editing this is what he sent us yesterday. Many of his crew are OPO members that he has met over the years. He was all set with crew, but one had to drop out for medical reason. He e-mailed: Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX, plus 3 crew should plan to cast off at Mystic the early morning of 15 Oct 2023, to go down Long Island Sound through New York harbor (glorious at any time) past Cape May onto Little Creek Marina in Norfolk. IF weather dictates, we may go up the Delaware and down the Chesapeake. Voyage time, with good weather allowing for an offshore passage is 3 to 4 days, but it can be 5 days if needing to go up and down the bays. Crew should arrive in Mystic on the afternoon of 14 Oct to stay aboard that evening. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but crew needs to get to and from the boat. The afternoon of the 14th he can pick up crew at the Providence airport. Little Creek is a short ride to the Norfolk airport. Marion Maid, US Coast Guard Documentation # 1095902 is a bright blue hull with sail number 51511; a well-equipped, 1999 Beneteau 411 in fine shape with updated engine/sails/etc. A Garmin InReach will be on and also a Personal Locator Beacon is aboard. InReach has text capability anywhere in the world and SOS/location ability. Family members can follow the InReach map online at https://UUUUUUU.com for a real time track. Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear, VHF, AIS transmitter, etc. Crew must to be able to stand watch alone. Upon arrival in Norfolk, crew can Uber to the Norfolk airport (Breeze Airways has inexpensive flights 4 days a week to Providence and Hartford). He and the other 2 crew already confirmed have enjoyably sailed together for thousands of offshore miles Interested crew should email a brief bio to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/1/2023 from Hampton, VA via Bermuda to St. Maartin on a Leopard Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-94 XXXXXX and XXXXXX have a 2008 46" XXXXXX Dan is looking for two experienced crew to join him for his passage south. He has owned the boat for over 3 years and does extensive charter work in the Caribbean. I just got off the phone with Renee. I told her our NARC fleet will be in Bermuda at about the same time and that they are welcome to meet up with the NAR XXXXXX and continue to St. Maarten as part of our fleet to join the socials and get discounts. Please note that although the passage can take as little as 12 days, please build in a few extra days just in case of a weather delay. We usually tell our crew to plan for 18 days. Renee does a great job of describing their boat and the passage situation. She e-mailed: Seeking two skilled crew members for a passage from Hampton, VA to St. Maartin aboard our meticulously maintained 46-foot 2008 Leopard catamaran. Boat sails and rigging replaced two years ago and boat is well equipped with safety equipment. Candidate must have offshore sailing experience (sailing resumes required to document experience for insurance purposes) and be able to tolerate possible rough sea conditions. Our captain brings over 13,000 nautical miles of offshore experience, navigating the XXXXXX Bahamas, and Caribbean. Crew will be expected to stand night watches, act as team players, follow instructions and help to keep the boat in good order. Boat will be well provisioned, and all onboard expenses will be covered. Captain is known for his culinary expertise so you will be well fed. Celebratory drinks will be provided at the end of the passage but please no alcohol, drugs or smoking onboard. Crew required to cover travel expenses to and from boat as well as any onshore expenses. Each crew member will be given a private state room and bathroom (head) with walk-in shower. Boat is beautifully appointed for upscale day charters and has many upgrades including extra thick mattress pads and high thread count sheets. Plan is to leave Hampton, VA on Nov. 1 with a stopover in Bermuda (plan for a few days to reprovision and wait on a good weather window) before continuing on to St. Maartin. Travel dates subject to modification due to weather. Duration of trip expected to be approximately 12-14 days including stopover. Boat photos available on Instagram @www.UUUUU.com or on our website www.UUUUU.com As usual, the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for emails and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to them at ReneeAnnD XXXXX@XXXX

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9/5/2023 from Detroit MI to Annapolis MD on a SeaWind 40 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-93 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help move his 2020 SeaWind 40 Catamaran south. He plans to take the longer route out the Saint Lawrence Seaway and then down the East Coast to the Chesapeake Bay. He took the boat north from Florida during Covid soon after he bought the boat new. He got crew from us for part of that trip. He knows this is short notice. He expects it will take him three days to get from the Detroit River to Albany across Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. So, crew can join him early to mid-next week before committing to the longer passage. He is looking for line handlers and semi-experienced crew. He is by himself now and would like to go with two more for a total of three. The passage is free with all onboard expenses and onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore when you stop. Since it is short notice, he made sure we included his phone number as he knows crew will have questions. So do please call if you are interested. If interested you can call him at XXX-XXX-XXXX and send him your sailing resume to XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX



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9/5/2023 from Ossining NY to Falmouth Maine on a Beneteau 54

OPO Crew Request # 23-92 XXXXXX will be delivery a Beneteau 54 from the Westerly Marina non-stop to Falmouth, just north of Portland Maine. Depending on the wind direction and luck on timing through the Long Island Sound and the Cape Cod Canal, should get us in by Thursday dark, at works Friday morning. I will rent a car to get back to New York. It is a big boat so I am fine taking three crew. But this is not a new boat. She has been doing day charters the last few years on the Hudson. So, everything works, but we might have to bring our own sleeping gear, pots and pans etc. I will know more later this week. If interested let me know and we will make plans how to get to the boat (Metro North) and where we will drive back to. I may drive us back to our cars in Ossining or drive back to Long Island with the rental. The passage is free with all onboard food and expenses included including the rental car back to NY. XXXXXX



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10/30/2023 from Huntington NY to St. Maarten on a Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 23-91 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a total of 4 Including himself for his annual passage from NY to SXM. 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 Oct 30th but of course he will wait for the right weather window. He plans to sail straight through from Huntington to SXM unless there is a weather issue that dictates a stop in Bermuda. The passage takes about 9 or 10 days, but you need to add a few more days just in case for a weather delay or 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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9/6/2023 from Azores to Med on a Jeanneau 54

OPO Crew Request # 23-90 This is a challenging opportunity that I am sending out only because it is from a pro skipper I know well. Pro skipper XXXXXX is taking over a failed delivery of a Jeanneau 54DS that another crew started last spring and abandoned in the Azores. He has been hired to go finish the delivery. At this point he knows it is going to the Med, but not sure where. The boat has been getting work done in a yard and he will fly over next week to inspect and get the boat ready for departure a week or two later. He explains in his e-mail: Hope you had a great summer? I have been busy doing deliveries, 2019 Swan 65 in the Med from Croatia to XXXXXX what a treat! Heading to Nantucket today and sail to Annapolis this week. My next delivery is from Horta (Azores) to the Med (TBD), probably around Spain or France. To be transparent the boat left Antigua in May and the crew abandoned the delivery in Horta after a rough passage and poor seamanship? This was handled by PYD. The full story is unclear but it left the boat in shambles and stranded. XXXXXX boat yard has been diligently working at fixing the issues ever since and I am heading over there on Aug 28th to better assess the situation and prepare the boat for a delivery from Sept 6-13 (assuming it is safe and comfortable to do so). I am looking for 1 to 2 experienced crew with offshore experience for this trip (i will get one more professional crew onboard to make it total of 4). Owner is a little cheap but airfare to/from will be covered as well as all onboard expenses. Can you send out a post please to fill the roster? Thanks in advance XXXXXX you can see, he is paying travel expenses for crew and there will be one other pro crew aboard. JC is a very nice guy and competent skipper, but he is going into this with “eyes wide open”. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and make sure you ask questions like, “where is the boat ending up and should you wait to buy tickets until after he gets to the boat and lets you know how long it might take to get ready.”



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10/30/2023 from Little Creek VA to St. Maarten on a Lagoon 40

OPO Crew Request # 23-89 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one crew to sail south this fall with he and his wife for a total of three crew. He has a 2013 Lagoon 40 named XXXXXX. He is sailing with the “ Cool Cat Rally” that plans to depart about Nov 1st. Although the passage may take only 10 days once you depart, you need to have time to wait for the weather window and not have to leave if you have wo wait for a weather window.. He e-mails: self sufficient and well equipped with solar panels and water maker. 4 cabins with stb aft as guest cabin. well maintained boat with multiple sails (main, genoa, code 0 and parasailor). We are joining the cool cat rally this year. Our weather forecast is primarily using PredictWind and Iridium Go but we also have starlink onboard. There are only 2 of us onboard, husband and wife , and we have done multiple offshore passages on our boat total of 10000 nm. Cap has sailed since he was a kid and did yacht races whilst living in Sydney, Australia. Total nm since we have both sailed prior to the boat would be close to 20000nm. Plus: can handle slightly spicy food as wife is from south east asian country and cooks with lots of spices prefer to be able to handle rough sea conditions if possible. the passage may be rough depending on the sea conditions 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 e-mail your resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/18/2023 from Nantucket to Rock Hall, MD on a Caliber 45

OPO Crew Request # 23-88 We just got this sent to us last night from two OPO members who met through OPO and have been doing passages together. XXXXXX sent us the info for XXXXXX. This is all they sent so rather than waste time trying to get more info I am sending this out as they sent it to me. I will be out of the office today so am sending this before I hit the road. I will be back late tonight. Nantucket is a nice island, but not super easy to get to. The Caliber is a nice boat and of course XXXXXX have plenty of experience. If you would like to join them, please send them your sailing resume and contact info and see if you can make it work on very short notice. They e-mailed: Depart Nantucket Friday 8/18 2pm 40’ 2000 Caliber LRC (45’ overall) New sails, epirb, life raft, dinghy and more. Provisions covered and potentially some travel from Rock Hall, MD to PHL. One crew cancelled, three of us looking for a fourth crew member. About me: XXXXXX 50,000 miles experience been sailing and teaching sailing for many years XXXXX@XXXX and XXXXX@XXXX



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8/21/2023 from Aruba to Ft Lauderdale on a Leopard 58

OPO Crew Request # 23-87 Pro skipper XXXXXX has another delivery. He is looking for two crew to join him aboard a very well equipped 2020 Leopard 58. He e-mails: The cat is very well equipped, even down to ocean starlink. Genset, ac, all electric winches, full fly bridge enclosure and every other goody imaginable. The sail should be quite nice, broad reaching to Cuba and then up toward Florida. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/2/2023 from Norfolk VA to St. Maarten on a Lagoon 52 Catamaran

OPO crew Request # 23-86 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to sail his 2021Lagoon 52 Catamaran named Juneiff from Norfolk to SXM along with the loose group of catamarans sailing south. He is looking for semi-experienced crew since he plans to sail with only three crew. The other crew is in there 50's who has made 3 multiple passages with him over the past 18 months. Eric has already sailed the boat to the Caribbean and back last year so this is his 2nd time make the round trip. The actual passage may take as little as 9 or 10 days, but you want to make sure you have time built in for any weather delay. Each crew member would also have their own full ensuite Queen bed suite since this is a 3 cabin, 3 bath owner’s version. There is a good chance that you will arrive in SXM about the same time as the NAR XXXXXX So we may see you there for our final arrival party. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat amd have money for shoreside meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to Eric at XXXXX@XXXX He includes: Top of the line 2 year old catamaran and outfitted exceptionally well from both comfort and safety perspective. XXXXXX completed 5/2022 "CORNELIA doesn’t show signs of structural defects. She’s build by the world premier catamaran builder. Engines have low their hours and run smoothly; plumbing and dewatering systems are all operational and in close to new condition, electrical and electronical apparatus are fully operational and also in excellent condition. All systems aboard are operational and in good condition. The general condition is above average for a vessel this age." XXXXXX 52F owner's version appears as a very spacious luxury boat which still feels accommodating and inviting. Luxury and and space are the keywords on this pristine 3 x cabin unit. She is privately owned and was never used for charter. It is a boat in mint condition and with luxury inventory: upgraded Yanmar engines, watermaker, generator, washing machine, hydraulic platform for tender, all electric winches and many other features. Owner's version 3 x cabins, 3 x bathrooms XXXXXX Comfort equipment configuration Reverse cycle "cruise air'' air conditioning 64000 BT XXXXXX and shower floors with teak slats Electric freshwater toilets Water maker 901/ XXXXXX recovery XXXXXX Dx600 12 XXXXXX in Cabins and salon XXXXXX /Freezer in Port passage way Microwave oven Washer/Dryer and Dish washer Engines 2 x Upgraded Engines: Yanmar 4JH80 Double electronic engine throttle at XXXXXX www.UUUUU.com XXXXXX Genset www.UUUUU.com Kva 220v :S0hz + Cocoon + monitoring Inverter 12/110V - 3000 VA 6 x Additional batteries -1800 XXXXXX panels at 3000w US XXXXXX in cabins Shaver sockets in bathrooms Sails and XXXXXX O in black D4152 sqm with king rope Mainsail fully battened XXXXXX "screecher" 180 sqm Self tacking furling jib XXXXXX 316" display at helm station XXXXXX helm 16" display at Nav. Station 2 x B and XXXXXX under fly bridge AIS 500 B1 XXXXXX w. Antenna coupling XXXXXX and G 4G w. S/Steel protection B and XXXXXX Remote VH XXXXXX and G RS90 double handset www.UUUUU.com XXXXXX dish for internet Safety PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES: 8 Type II PFD self-inflatable lifejackets. THROWABLE DEVICES: 1 horseshoe buoy. SOUND SIGNALS: Foghorn. VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS: Yes, full flare kit with hand flares and parachute, expires 12/24. NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTING: Sidelights, stern light, deck light, tricolor on masthead and anchor light. Backup emergency nav lights. VAPOR DETECTORS: Yes, stand-alone smoke detectors in cabins and saloon. 1 CO2 and smoke detector in each engine room and utility room. LIFE RAFTS: “Plastimo Transocean” 6 man, s/n SN00033574, new 04/2022, valid until 04/2025 EPIRB: 1 main along with 4 smaller units attached to life jackets. LIFE LINES: Double stainless steel wire lifelines through stainless steel stanchions. Full webbing and safety lines attached to life jackets for bow, walkways, stern. FIRST AID KIT: Yes and Portable AED FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS: All fire extinguishers are in good service validity (one per cabin). Note that there are 2 X 4kg ABC fire extinguishing automatic systems (1 in each engine bilge).

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9/2/2023 from Prince Rupert, B.C. to Astoria, OR on a Alubat 48

OPO Crew Request # 23-85 XXXXXX has a 1999 Alubat 48 named Anthea. He is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew for this passage on the XXXXXX Crew needs to be able to stand a solo watch. The 2nd crew has some offshore experience. He had crew lined up but one had to drop out recently which is why he is looking on fairly short notice. He has a web site at https://www.UUUUU.com XXXXXX is a very seaworthy metal boat built in Europe. He e-mails: I have been sailing my whole life. XXXXXX was a manger for a local sailing school for 20 years. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside meals or drinks. If interested please send you sailing resume and interest to him at A XXXXX@XXXX



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9/1/2023 from Grenada to Chile on a Privilege 585

OPO Crew Request # 23-84 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2003 60-foot Privilege 585 named “Less Travelled” that is long term cruising with. It is a big boat and he sails with up to 5 or 6 crew. He has two crew so is looking for two three more who want to join him for this next long leg sailing in South America. Since he has two other crew with lots of experience and he has owned many boats before this one including a Hinckley and an Oyster, he does not require people to have lots of offshore experiences. As you will read in his own words he is looking for interesting compatible people looking for an adventure. He has a web site https://www.UUUUU.com He e-mails: I left the corporate world to sail the world with people from all over, good people who bring something interesting to the table and wish to have a true life experience, not just a delivery. Have had 16 people this far and each one has been a great source of comradery, fun, and growth. We play instruments, dive, sightsee, and proceed slow enough to have a great experience wherever we go. This is not a race, but a journey, and expedition. Fully refit gorgeous Privilege 585, circumnavigating the world. Presently in Grenada, after traveling from the South of France and island hopping the Caribbean, we will next sail South and explore South America clockwise, passing though the Magellan Straits up Chile, and west to Polynesia and beyond. If you truly want to leave all this S and %T behind and do something meaningful, shoot me a note. Excellent. 3 B and G chartplotters, 2 B and G autopilots, Starlink, Iridium, etc. Capt. has been offshore race captain for many boats and all aspects of international racing safety People with eccentric diets make things more complicated and divisive for everyone. Tried this twice with vegans on board and it's not a fit. No other concerns, but just wish to say I left my corporate job to sail the world with great people. I look forward to hearing from you now. Do something magical with us. This is not the normal OPO Crew Request so the terms are a bit different. With most OPO passages you are helping someone move their boat. In this case it is more a dream charter opportunity so all crew contribute to the cruising kitty to help pay your own way. After all he is not looking to adopt you??. He has had people join him in the past so he can give you a good idea of how this works and what that cost will be to chip in and help. Please make sure you know all the terms before booking your flight to join him. OPO does allow boat owners and skipper to ask to chip into a cruising kitty if the passage opportunity is a long cruise and not a forced march from point A to pint B like most of what our passages are about. As usual if interested please send your sailing resume to him at K XXXXX@XXXX and then plan to talk with him on the phone.



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8/7/2023 from Warwick RI to Yarmouth Nova Scotia Canada on a Trader 41

OPO Crew Request # 23-83 Pro skipper XXXXXX just got a call late yesterday afternoon to deliver an Island Trader 41 sailboat from RI to Yarmouth Canada not far across the border from Maine. You will need a passport for this passage. He is looking for two crew for this free all expenses paid trip. He is looking for two crew who just need to meet him in Warwick and he will rent a car to get you back to your car or home near Warwick. He e-mails “It has all the bells and whistles.”He has gotten crew from us for the past decade or so. Crew need to be able to handle a solo watch. He also requests “They will need a passport, and their own PFD's with tether. He has a web site www.UUUUU.com. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX since it is short notice. I will also include a phone number. If you are free do call ore-mail asap XXX-XXX-XXXX



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8/15/2023 from St. Petersburg FL to Carrabelle FL on a Hunter Passage 43

OPO Crew Request # 23-82 Boat owner XXXXXX was referred to us by a friend and asked if we can post a crew request for a short hop aboard his 42ft 1993 Hunter Passage CC named XXXXXX. He is getting some work done in St. Pete’s and is looking for help on the return passage. He e-mails: I bought the boat recently. She’s received lots of attention and now includes totally new comms and navigation systems, a new electrical system, a tender with electric motor, an upgraded anchor windlass with remote control, new ports, and upgraded refrigeration and freezing. The final major fix is replacement of the headsail furling system, so it's off to St. Petersburg for the rigging work and then an overnight trip back to Carrabelle Florida, her home port. Carrabelle is on the Gulf Coast, south of Tallahassee, the state capitol. I am seeking a mate for the passage from St. Petersburg FL back to Carrabelle FL. This is now my fourth passage. I am a new sailor with good training and adequate experience, and I am super safety conscious. I am seeking someone who would enjoy the sailing experience and can help stand watch. I want this trip to be fun relaxing and non-stressful. Hoping to learn from you as we go! Full private accommodation (forward V berth), all provisions, and transportation provided. Only OPO members who live nearby or who may be on holiday in Florida will work for this short passage. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you end to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume and availability to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/1/2023 from Newport RI to Halifax Nova Scotia then back to Gibson Island, MD on a Trintella 55

OPO Crew Request # 23-81 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help sail his very nice 2004 Trintella 55 named Paradigm. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. You can also check out his blog at https://www.UUUUU.com He just e-mailed yesterday afternoon. Since it is short notice I did not want to hold up sending this out so you will have to clarify the timing and two legs with him if you have time on short notice and are interested. He e-mails us more information about the boat: XXXXXX 55 Paradigm is very easy to sail with power winches, twin headsails (a self-tacker and a code zero) both with power Harken hydraulic furlers and a LeisureFurl power main making her very easy to sail. Paradigm's interior is luxuriously appointed with all the amenities you could want such as: Reverse cycle Heat/Air, Tecma electric heads, Double size Freezer, Washer/Dryer, Icemaker, Generator, Watermaker, even a full walk-in Engine room with a work bench and a place to house much equipment. Paradigm provides the utmost in safety and sea keeping. Trintella’s unique twin cockpit layout allows you to enjoy sailing the yacht from the aft cockpit and in foul weather from the safety and comfort of the forward cockpit with Cuddy. XXXXXX is built integral to the hull, providing excellent safety and visibility that a mere dodger cannot provide. This area can be completely enclosed, heated and air-conditioned. Whether dining, entertaining guests or lounging in comfort ... this may become your favorite room! XXXXXX XXXXXX conducted a review of this wonderful yacht and wrote an extensive article on her in March 2005 called "Waltzing Trintella". Following is a small excerpt from this article: “On that October day, the Chesapeake was snorty, coldish and choppy, all under a heavy canopy of gray clouds that were at times incontinent. While other crews on smaller boats in the vicinity held on for dear life, here I was, casually ambling forward on the high side without worrying about getting tossed overboard. It was all so inviting, so clean, so reassuring: toerails that have matured into bulwarks, plenty of room to pass outside the shrouds, lifelines at the proper height, sure footing on the teak deck, sturdy elliptical handrails on the cabin top that cleverly concealed the sail-control lines. But what fascinated me most was the smooth motion. Leaning on the headstay with my eyes closed, the rhythm of the heaving bow transported me to the scene of a baroque Viennese ballroom where a crowd of elegant dancers parlayed a champagne mood into the ¾ measure of XXXXXX Danube waltz. Yes, this boat can waltz to weather, all 24 tons of her, covering an impressive stretch of water in the process.” XXXXXX XXXXXX has long been designing swift, large and luxurious sailing yachts. He may be best known for his superyachts such as XXXXXX and Ethereal. His involvement with Trintella began in 1994 leading to his designing the Trintella 42, 47, 50, 55 and 65. Ron when speaking about the Trintella 55 said "I think the boat is like a small megayacht that offers luxury in a small compact package and appeals to people that would otherwise own a 100 footer." "It is a good-size vessel for a couple to cross the ocean." He also thinks that the cuddy cabin is a valuable feature for protecting the crew during blue water passages because constant exposure to the elements can get old in a hurry. XXXXXX XXXXXX . . . 1995 America3 XXXXXX XXXXXX navigator and trial horse helmsman, XXXXXX Gardner is regarded as one of the best female sailors in the world. With dozens of wins, titles, and women's firsts to her credit, she has been competing in big boat races for over 30 years. Annie has sailed Paradigm and following are her comments: "Sailing on Paradigm is like having the best of everything with no compromises. She's easy to sail shorthanded and her performance is exactly what you would expect from the famous designer XXXXXX I especially enjoyed how she handled in 15-20 knots while cruising in the XXXXXX The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you end to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside food and drink. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at Charlie@www.UUUUU.com

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11/2/2023 from Norfolk VA to St. Maarten on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-80 Boat owner XXXXXX is part of the “Cool Cats” Rally. He plans to depart on or about November 2nd from Norfolk VA with at least two other cats sailing directly to SXM. He is also letting his wife and family fly down. He already has one OPO member who is a repeat from last year. The boat is a Fountaine Pajot 45 catamaran. He made the passage to and from the Caribbean last year. I have spoken with him on the phone and he is a nice guy sailing in a rally that we are supporting with our free crew network. You will probably run into other OPO members on other bats and we will see you in SXM as we also will be arriving about the same time they do. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/10/2023 from Norfolk, VA to St Maartin on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-79 Captain got crew from us last year for his sail south. He is part of a new rally called “Cool Cats” that will be departing the U XXXXXX Coast for SXM about Nov 2nd after celebrating Halloween ashore. The rally is made of mostly catamaran owners who have children. We got crew for him and two or three other cool cats last year and will most likely be sending out a few more this year. They smartly agree it is better to have OPO members join them for their offshore passages south rather than bring the wife and kids along. He did a very good job of describing his crew request in his own words garnered from last year’s crew request that I copy and paste it for your Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2017 Privilege 50’ Catamaran named SV DIVINE. He is looking for three crew to join him for a up to two-week offshore passage. He lives in Austin, TX and keeps DIVINE in Norfolk, VA. His plan is to depart from XXXXXX XXXXXX in Norfolk on or around November 1st (or the safest weather window to follow). I have met him in person, after his passage from Charleston to XXXXXX They made the journey in 9 days and 2 hrs. He is a quick learner and wrote the following pretty much on his own. He e-mailed: “This is for a one-way passage. He would like three additional crew mates (with a safe sense of humor!) with long ocean passage experience for this fun and exciting “mission”. He is a professional aviator with multiple jet type ratings, owner of an aviation management company (highly technical and runs a tight ship), flight instructor (loves to learn and teach) and has been a seaman since before he could walk 😜. He is married (Loren) with two little girls (Sailor 7 and Landy 8) who will be meeting the crew in St Martin! On this passage he will have himself (46) and three of you! He has owned and chartered numerous small and large monohulls and catamarans since a child and has lived aboard DIVINE, essentially single handing, since he bought it a year ago. Currently he has roughly 9000 nautical miles sailed under his belt having sailed 3000 in the last year from Charleston to deep Caribbean and back up to Virginia. He is looking for a set of experienced hands to share the camaraderie, experience, and good time, safely on a capable and stable sailing vessel. DIVINE is very well equipped with all the latest tech to include starlink, new 3Di sails, and safety gear, not to mention each crew member will have their own separate state rooms for rest during this journey. He will pay all onboard boat expenses: food, drink, wares, fuel and dockage etc. All you will need is to get to and from the boat, you’re on off -vessel needs, and understand flexibility to meet weather window departure and planning. This a dry vessel underway, however after arrival, celebrations are encouraged! We will be sailing (and likely motoring) day and night so we will have four 3-hour shifts day and night.” If interested please e-mail a copy of your sailing CV and interest in joining him at XXXXX@XXXX His web site is www.UUUUU.com

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9/30/2023 from San Francisco, CA to USVI on a Bestway 46

OPO e-mail # 23-78 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 1985 46’ Bestway powerboat named XXXXXX He bought the boat and lives aboard and wants to mover her to the USVI to retire. He has had the boat surveyed and has done upgrades to the electronics and has gone over both diesel engines. He understands this is a long passage and plans to stay near coastal and will join the join the Panama Posse Rally that depart San Diego the end of October and early November to help boats get to the Panama Canal and then through the canal and into the Caribbean. He is already signed up for the rally. I did speak with him twice with many questions. He would like crew to arrive a few days early before departure to get settled and make sure everything is set for the passage and that he is with a crew that feels comfortable with him and the boat and visa-versa. He will pay all onboard expenses including fuel, dockage and onboard provisioning. The crew only needs to get to and from the boat and have money for their own drinks and meals ashore. The boat has a conservative range of 500 miles so you will be stopping to get fuel. She travels at about 8 knots. This is a long adventure so Kurtis is starting his search early and hopes to be able to speak with potential crew before you both decide to a long passage first down the California Coast and then joining the Panama Canal Posse (You can google it) to help get to Panama and through the canal. If interested please send him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX His phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX



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7/27/2023 from Norwalk, CT to Oriental, NC on a Beneteau 35

OPO Crew Request # 23-77 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join him to deliver a 2020 Beneteau 35 named Moomiya for a total of three crew. Peter has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He has been delivering boats for seven years and has over 40,000 miles. He is comfortable taking “semi”- experienced crew, since like most good delivery skipper, he could deliver the boat himself, but of course prefers the company of two nice responsible OPO crew. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses covered, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at H XXXXX@XXXX



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8/15/2023 from Nadi, Fiji to Brisbane, Australia on a Tayana 52

OPO Crew Request # 23-76 OPO Member graduate and success story XXXXXX and her husband are on the other side of the planet and planning a two week passage. She knows it might be a long shot be thought why not put this out to OPO members and see if anyone is interested in making to long journey to join them. They have a Tayana 52. I had a Tayan 37. The Tayana 52 was my dream boat for years. As usual 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 or drinks. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to her at XXXXX@XXXX She knows what information OPO members wish to know so I will copy what she sent to us. She e-mails: We would want the crew member to arrive at Nadi, Fiji by August 15, but it might move up to a few days earlier. The trip to Brisbane, Australia direct from Port Denarau is 1400 miles and will take 10 to 14 days, depending on the weather. We will pay all board expenses, as customary. “Wildstar” is a Tayana 52 ketch designed and built in Taiwan in 1987. It underwent a major refurbishment in 2007-2008. It has three cabins, two heads, refrigerator, freezer, water maker, generator, in-boom furling main sail, 150 furling jib, staysail, and windlass. Since 2021, the jib, main sails, foreword stays on the rigging, lithium ion batteries and battery chargers have been replaced, as well as routine items. The boat has been well maintained all along by the current owners. It has furuno radar and instruments, Simrad autopilot, and Viking 4person life raft? I have over 100,000 miles of ocean sailing, have crossed the South Pacific three times, and completed a circumnavigation the second. I have a USCG 100 ton masters license. My first passage as crew with OPO was a 3000 nm passage from Cape Verde to Wilmington in 2010 (I think) with XXXXXX as captain, without an autopilot. My husband has over 30,000 ocean miles and sailed from the Philippines to the US east coast using only a sextant. We each have heavy weather experience, though alway do our best to avoid it always. We left Annapolis, MD (the boat's home port) in November 2021, went through the Panama Canal in March of 2022, and headed west. We are pretty easy going but expect care and attention. There is no smoking onboard and no alcohol when underway. We are looking for someone with ocean experience for this passage, male or female. If you would like any additional formation, please let me know. Thank you for your assistance.



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7/15/2023 from Halifax to Rockport Maine on a Baltic 44

OPO Crew Request # 23-75 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of 3 to deliver a “nice 44-footer” from Halifax to Maine. He just got the delivery yesterday and sent me an e-mail while I was on a short delivery yesterday. He has over 300,000 miles, has his own Baltic 49 and has been delivering boats for as long as I have. He is looking for an experienced person who can stand a solo watch and is pleasant to be with. He will pay travel expenses, within reason, as well as all boat expenses. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/7/2023 from Beaufort NC to Norfolk on a Catalina 470

OPO Crew Request # 23-74 Beaufort NC to Norfolk - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for this hop up to Norfolk and possible all the way to Annapolis if you wish. He has a comfortable Catalina 470 that he has owned for a couple of years and has gotten in very good shape. He has hired a skipper in the past, but is now comfortable moving up the coast this time of year. He is a nice guy and has gotten crew from us before. I have met him. He e-mailed last night: XXXXXX last minute Mo strikes again... We have a window Friday to Saturday which is mostly motor sailing around with lighter winds. Coming just off a 48hr jump on our own from XXXXXX to here we have gained some confidence and plan to this on our own but wouldn't mind taking on one or possibly two crew. Looking for experienced crew. Let me know if you got anyone, may also use them to get up to Annapolis and sandy hook after XXXXXX 470 - new everything from running/standing rigging and fully reliable The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, ut as usual you should get to and from the boat on your own. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/25/2023 from Newport R.I. to Annapolis MD on a Nelson Marek Morgan 43

OPO Crew Request # 23-73 Boat owner and delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for two or three crew to join him for this return passage from Newport to Annapolis. This is his own boat so you know both the skipper and the boat or good to go. He has a 1985 43 foot Nelson Marek Morgan CC named XXXXXX. He has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. He is a nice guy. He Adds: Full safety package, 8 person raft, 2 epirbs, mom9, dsc vhf, radar. 2 cabins, 2 heads The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. I imagine you can rent a car to get home with one or two of the other crew once Joe has put the crew together. If interested please send your resume to him at  XXXXX@XXXX



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7/28/2023 from Boothbay Harbor Maine to Jamestown RI (Across from Newport) on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail #23-72 Inactive OPO member and Swan owner himself, XXXXXX, is moving a Swan 39 named Rocket J Squirrel from Maine to RI for another Swan owner and friend whom we also know well. XXXXXX started off sailing in our Swan Program, did a lot of deliveries with others people and bought a Swan 46 when he was near retirement. He has since completed many deliveries and sailed his boat to and from the Caribbean and is now moving up to skippering boats. He is a nice guy and good sailor despite his e-mail address. The owner is in no rush to get the bat back so XXXXXX plans to take his time and take up to 3 days if the weather and crew make that a better option that going straight through in 1.5 days. The plan is to drive from Newport to the boat on the 28th and depart in the morning so you can dodge lobster pots in daylight. You can drive up with XXXXXX , plan to meet him on the way or meet him in Maine. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but have money for any stops along the way. You can drive up with XXXXXX for free or otherwise get yourself to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX

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6/26/2023 from Bermudas to Annapolis on a Fountain Pajot Catamaran 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-71 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX just sent us a crew request for one or two crew for this passage from Bermuda to Annapolis a few minutes ago. He has a 2023 Fountain Pajot 47- foot catamaran named XXXXXX. Looks like he must have lost a crew in Bermuda and he was told about our crew service y another sailor there. He has been a delivery skipper for 15years. I would think he needs crew with some offshore experience. Since he is a pro skipper I will assume he knows what he is doing and the boat is seaworthy. I am confident the passage is free with all onboard expenses included. Since it is very short notice I have not spoken with him and do not know if he is offering transportation. If interested please send your sailing resume or call him asap. XXXXX@XXXX and telephone number ± XXX-XXX-XXXX



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6/24/2023 from St. Augustine FL to Chesapeake Bay on a Dolphin 460 Catamaran

OPO Crew request # 23-70 Pro skipper XXXXXX just got called to deliver a 2007 Dolphin 460 named XXXXXX is a catamaran. He is a very experienced skipper and very nice guy. Since he got called on very short notice his regular crew are busy. Also, since it is short notice, he will pay travel expenses, within-reason, for one crew who can stand a solo watch. He is happy to take an extra crew for a total of three. This is a good opportunity to meet a pro skipper and become part of his regular list of future delivery crew. He adds: Have known Hank for 20 years. Talk every year at the Annapolis show. Have been in the boat business doing expedition sailing for 25+ years Over 250K including two circumnavigations. I have sailed large catamarans over 90,000 miles including a circumnavigation via XXXXXX Have taught sailing and seamanship extensively. This delivery came up all the sudden and normal crew is unavailable. Will cover travel costs. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX . I have also included his phone number since it is short notice. XXX-XXX-XXXX



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6/24/2023 from St. Augustine FL to Annapolis MD on a Passport 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-69 XXXXXX has a 1985 Passport 47 XXXXXX named Ghost. He is looking for one crew to help sail north departing in the next few days. Since it is short notice he will help with travel expenses within reason and of course pay for all onboard food and boat expenses. Since you will be sailing double handed you need to be able to stand a solo watch and be an asset in all situations. Ted has gotten crew from us before. He Adds; 75hp XXXXXX XXXXXX Plotter. XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX interested please send Ted your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/22/2023 from Haverstraw NY (Up the Hudson) to Sag Harbor NY on a Beneteau 40

OPO Crew Request # 23-68 I just returned from Bermuda and have a delivery this Thursday overnight to Friday. It is a near new Beneteau 40. I only can invite one or at most two crew to join me as the owner will meet us at the other end in his dinghy to get us ashore. The plan is to depart about 2 pm from Haverstraw to try and hit the tides right sailing around the south tip of Manhattan after the 30 miles trip down the XXXXXX We will turn up the XXXXXX to enter XXXXXX Sound and then round XXXXXX the next morning and be in XXXXXX about Mid- day on Friday. My wife will drive me (us) from Huntington NY to the boat and maybe pick us up in XXXXXX or we may take a train if there is one to get back towards Huntington so my wife can get us home and back to your car if you drive to meet us in Huntington on Thursday for the ride up. We will meet in Huntington about noon on Thursday. Of course, the passage is free and there should be little or no transportation costs since my wife will be driving. I do not charge for food for short passages so we can bring food from home or stop at a deli before we depart. If interested please send me an e-mail and we will finalize logistics.



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6/23/2023 from Alameda CA to Anacortes WA on a Nauticat 33

OPO Crew Request # 23-67 Boat owner and very experienced skipper XXXXXX is looking for one crew to help get his boat north from XXXXXX to Washington. The boat is a 1983 Nauticat 33 (36 feet overall) named XXXXXX XXXXXX is a very well built and solid motor-sailor with a 600-mile range under power. I spoke with Neil on the phone. He is a very experienced boater, sound like a very nice guy, and is in the marine industry. He is also smart as his wife will join him only for the last part of the passage if things go right. He adds about himself: XXXXXX Thompson, owner. 16+ years of sailing experience on a variety of motor, motor sail, and traditional sailing vessels in the XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX Bahamas, and the XXXXXX Islands. And the boat: XXXXXX 33 is in fantastic shape, happy to provide more boat information as requested, including a recent survey. Very well equipped - transit-ready and liveaboard. The boat is very comfortable, has Starlink in motion, unlimited internet, an inverter, generator, radar, and PIB. She has a full set of sails and a storm jib. Average trans speed is 7kts." This is a wrong way upwind passage, but not like you are going up the entire XXXXXX It is a motor sailor, but Neil still knows to wait for a good weather window to start and to duck in if need be. That is why he is allowing 14 days for an 8 or 9 day passage under ideal circumstances. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you should have money for any meals or drinks ashore. Since it is short-notice he is willing to help with travel expenses “within reason” for one crew. He is not against taking two crew since the plan is to go non-stop when possible, but he does not have the budget to pay for two people to fly in and out. So, a 2nd person can go or you can ask a sailing friend or spouse to also join you. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/21/2023 from Plymouth UK to Stockholm, Sweden via the Kiel Canal on a Swan

OPO Crew Request # 23-66 I met XXXXXX in St. Maarten a couple of years ago when he first bought his boat. He is a very nice guy and would be a pleasure to sail with. He had questions about or XXXXXX The boat is now all set for offshore. He sent me some information about his planned cruise the next few weeks. XXXXXX told him it was a long shot for the first passage since he did not give us much time, you are still welcome to join him for one or both legs. While not usually allowed to ask for crew to chip in, this is NOT an offshore passage, but more a leisurely cruise so the requested $25 a day should not be an issue wot sail on a Swan in Europe this summer. He e-mails info about the boat: Boat - 1994 Swan 53, US flagged. Ready to race the Fastnet so fully kitted out with in-date safety items for a full crew of 10. Skipper: XXXXXX Yachtmaster offshore and RY XXXXXX instructor, including medical training Opportunities: Costs: would just ask for contribution of $25/day for these upcoming trips. They will be delivery to the XXXXXX race and return. Food, fuel, berthing is covered on board. Meals off the boat are not covered. We would likely stop 2 or 3 times depending on weather and crew numbers. Relaxed trip. There is also an opportunity on July 6 to July 13 from Sweden to Southampton, UK via Kiel canal If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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6/18/2023 from Charleston, SC to Mystic, CT on a Beneteau

OPO Crew Request # 23-65 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX, to cast off the early morning of 18 June 2023, IF Mother Nature Cooperates, and go 4-5 days offshore around the 3 Capes (Fear/Lookout/Hatteras) to Atlantic City or Cape May to refuel. Then continue on up through New York harbor (glorious at any time) into Long Island Sound; normally arriving Mystic 2 days later. Voyage, with good weather is 6 to7 days; UNLESS we dip into the ICW at Beaufort, NC to go behind Hatteras due to bad weather, which adds 2 days. ETA, IF good weather, 25 June 2023. Marion Maid, is a 1999 Beneteau 411 blue hulled sailboat in very fine condition with recent repower and full electronics including AIS transmitter, with #51511 on the sails, US Documentation #1095902, The Garmin InReach will be on and it has text/tracking capability anywhere in the world and SOS/location ability. Family members can follow the InReach map online to see a real time track at: https://www.UUUUU.com. We also have an emergency Personal Locator Beacon for location/SOS. Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear. Crew must to be able to stand watch alone. Upon arrival in CT, XXXXXX will rent a car to drive crew to the Providence or Hartford airport. CREW already includes 3 white, male, US citizens, who are in their early 70’s and in great shape. NO health concerns and all are enthusiastic sailors with over a combined century of at sea experience. IF you wish to join, and can be in Charleston to cast off early morning of 18 June 23, pls email a brief sailing resume and biography to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX or text to XXX-XXX-XXXX . All onboard expenses are paid; crew is responsible for getting to and from the boat.



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6/10/2023 from Charleston SC to Norfolk VA on a Leppard 45 Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-65 Charleston SC to Norfolk VA - Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join him for this delivery of a 2022 Leppard 45 Catamaran. He e-mails: She is very well equipped with full enclosure, genset, air conditioning, electronics package, electric winches and all the other goodies people have on their boats these days. The trip starts on June 19th and should not take more than 4 of 5 days. Richard has gotten crew from us several times in the past. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included. As usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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6/11/2023 from Annapolis MD to Newport RI on a Island Packet 46

OPO Crew Request # 23-64 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for this passage from one sailing Capitol to another. He has a very nice 2009 Island Packet 46 named “XXXXXX”. He is in no rush and plans to take the week to make the passage. He would like crew who can stand a solo watch and do overnight sailing. He has owned the boat for 3 years and has done 10,000 miles with her. It is not his first boat. The passage is free and as usual 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 Since it is such short notice we are also including his phone number so you can call him as well. It is XXX-XXX-XXXX



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8/12/2023 from East Hampton to Provincetown or Maine on a Formosa 41

OPO Crew Request # 23-63 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 1972 Formosa 41 named XXXXXX He keeps her at the XXXXXX XXXXXX We first met him a few years back in Bermuda in 2019. We helped him get crew for a return passage. It went well and we have sent out more crew request for him ever since. The boat is in very good shape. This classic ketch has crossed the Atlantic twice and sailed to Bermuda and back three times, last in 2019. He is now looking for one or two crew who wish to join him for at least the one week that he plans to take to get north to P-town or even Maine. He would be fine if you could join him for as long as the entire two weeks. He will pay for all onboard expenses including onboard food and dockage etc. All you need to do is to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals or drinks ashore. While not an offshore passage this is a nice offer to join him for a couple of weeks cruising in the high season month of August. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX . You can plan to talk on the phone and perhaps meet sooner to make sure you are set to join for one or two weeks this summer.



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6/22/2023 from Fort Lauderdale to Annapolis on a Beneteau 55

OPO Crew Request # 23-62 This is from a new boat owner. He has hired a good friend and pro delivery skipper (XXXXXX) to sail this leg with him as well as inviting OPO members to contact him for this passage so he can meet new sailors who may wish to join him later this summer. He is looking for experienced crew to help sail this big boat this summer. He is offering to help with travel expenses in compensation. This is a great opportunity to meet a new boat owner who is looking to make friends to join him for longer sails in the future. Here is his first crew request in his own words. Marc e-mails: Pro skipper / owner XXXXXX and good friend XXXXXX Schubel, are looking for crew to help deliver a beautiful 2015 Beneteau 55 from XXXXXX to Annapolis. XXXXXX with lots of miles on different boats, is a natural teacher and has shared his experience before with crew members from OPO. From the Owner: The boat just crossed the Atlantic in the ARC 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 and will round XXXXXX for the seventh time. 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 and down the XXXXXX 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 June 7. Distance approx 900 NM or 5-7 days. Sail nonstop unless weather or equipment failure. Please contact me by email with your sailing resume. M XXXXX@XXXX



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5/26/2023 from Bermuda to Newport on a Swan 58

OPO crew Request # 23-61 Pro skipper XXXXXX needs crew on short notice for a sail from Bermuda to Newport on a Swan 58 named XXXXXX He was sailing up from the Caribbean and due to a weather delay lost some of his crew. He was a referral from our Swan Broker/Son-of-a- XXXXXX connection. He text: Passage will be 4 day. Crew needed from XXXXXX 26th to XXXXXX 30th as a weather window opens. The boat has a permanent crew of two. He seeks one watch leader and two crew. Flight plus XXXXXX Please Note: Since it is short notice he is paying transportation and also and day rate for the right crew with offshore experience. If interested please e-mail your resume and phone number to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/29/2023 from Charleston, SC (Patriot’s Point) to Cardinal, VA (Zimmerman Marine) on a Privilege 50' Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-59 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2017 Privilege 50’ Catamaran named SV XXXXXX. He is looking for two crew to join him for up to a three-four day offshore passage. Coy lives in Austin, TX and keeps XXXXXX in Charleston, SC. His plan is to depart from XXXXXX Marina (Patriot’s Point) on or around May 28th (or the safest weather window to follow). I have been in touch with Coy by phone and by e-mail. He is a quick learner and write the following pretty much on his own. He e-mailed: “This is for a one-way passage. Coy would like two additional crew mates (with a safe sense of humor!) for this fun and exciting “mission”. Coy is a professional aviator with multiple jet type ratings, owner of an aviation management company (highly technical and runs a tight ship), flight instructor (loves to learn and teach) and has been a seaman since before he could walk ??. He is married (Loren) with two little girls (Sailor 6 and Landy 7) who are tuckered out from 1600nm of passages through the Caribbean since November. Coy has owned and chartered numerous small and large monohulls and catamarans since a child and has lived aboard XXXXXX, essentially single handing, since he bought it a year ago. XXXXXX has roughly 9000 nautical miles sailed under his belt. He is looking for a set of experienced hands to share the camaraderie, experience, and good time, safely on a capable and stable sailing vessel. XXXXXX is very well equipped with all the latest tech and safety gear, not to mention each crew member will have their own separate state rooms for rest during this journey. He will pay all onboard boat expenses: food, drink, wares, fuel and dockage etc. All you will need is to get to and from the boat, and have money for your own meals and drinks shore. and understand flexibility to meet weather window departure and planning. This will be dry vessel during passage until checked into the destination. We will be sailing (and likely motoring) day and night so we will have three 4-hour shifts day and night.” If interested please e-mail Coy a copy of your sailing CV and interest in joining him at XXXXX@XXXX His web site is www.UUUUU.com”



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5/25/2023 from Bermuda to Portland, ME on a Alden 50

OPO Crew Request # 23-58 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to help sail his 1990 Alden 50 named XXXXXX from Bermuda to Portland. There will be a total of 4 crew. He had one crew drop out so is looking for one more crew, preferably with offshore experience, on short notice. The other crew are: 1st mate. First sailed on the vessel 1996. Personal friends with owner since childhood. 6 or 7 total passages of which most on this boat. 2 mate. Many decades sailing experience including multiple trips returning from Bermuda and transatlantic passage. He Adds: Boat is a well-equipped vessel with a lot of offshore miles for past 25 years. Same owner throughout. Looking for quick crew replacement now, but offer future opportunities for passages between Portland ME and BVI each winter/spring. Completely equipped, and in date, safety gear. Iridium phone and inReach for communication. XXXXXX is free with all onboard expenses included. Since it is short notice, he can offer a small travel stipend for the right crew within reason. He is looking to add good crew to his regular roster of possible crew for future passages as he does this often. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX Since it is short notice, I also including the phone number he gave us. XXX-XXX-XXXX . I just got off the phone with him in Bermuda. Had a very nice conversation. Please do call as it may move things along more quickly.



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5/26/2023 from Solomon, MD to City Island, NY on a 35 Gemini Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-57 OPO member XXXXXX just sent in this notice: “Halcyon is a 2013 35 Gemini catamaran that lies in Solomon, Maryland. I’ve had some electrical, mechanical and electronic work done while she has wintered there. I will be bringing her back to her home port of City Island N.Y next week. I have moved this boat for the owner a few times and usually have the same crew of 2 additional mates and myself. One of the Mate's has had to bail out due to some medical issues so I am seeking 1 additional crew for this trip. This will be a straight shot from Solomons, up the bay to C+D canal down the Delaware, up the coast of Jersey, then through NY to City Island. 4 days. Leaving 1st fair tide am Friday - the 26th. Crew must arrive in Solomons Thursday the 24th. I will be leaving Montclair NJ on the 23rd, so if crew is local, they can ride down with me. All onboard expenses paid and because of short notice, I will pay reasonable travel expenses, one way, from City Island. Crew must be able to stand solo night watch with knowledge of lights and sounds. I can be reached at XXXXX@XXXX Or XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXXXX “



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6/17/2023 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Long Island Sound CT on a Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 23-56 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help sail his 2002 Amel Super Maramu 53 named “sequel” from Fort Lauderdale FL to Ct on Long Island Sound. He plans to sail with a crew of 4. He would like crew with some offshore sailing experience. He Adds in his e-mail: Most recent survey Sept 2021. Vessel condition rating was "ABOVE AVERAGE" with no USCG or ABYC deficiencies. Available on request. 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 him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/26/2023 from St. Augustine, FL to Annapolis, MD on a Lagoon 440

OPO Crew Request # 23-55 XXXXXX is looking for two crew members to sail with him from St. Augustine FL to Annapolis, MD. The boat is a Lagoon 440 named Moxie. He  writes: Blue water catamaran, three cabins, three heads, 110 volt, A/C, water-maker, navigation equipment, two helm stations, life raft, epirb, satellite communications. Very safe and very comfortable. One stop in Beaufort, NC. We sail with two cats aboard, Skittles and Scout. This will be an offshore passage. He plans to leave Friday May 26, 2023. He estimates the trip should take about 7 days. Crew should allow a few more days in case of weather delays. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat with onboard expenses covered. Interested crew should email him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/9/2023 from Bahamas to the BVI on a Halcyon

OPO Crew Request #23-54 XXXXXX is looking for 1 crew member. It looks like this trip was postponed from March and may have been posted as an opportunity at that time. This is what he sent us: I had to delay the delivery from the Bahamas to the BVI in March due to work constraints. The boat is now in XXXXXX FL and I'm ready to depart for the Bahamas. I'm looking for 1 crew who is comfortable with upwind sailing to help me take the boat from the Bahamas to the BVI. I plan to break the trip into 2 legs. Nassau <> Turks and Caicos / Turks and Caicos to the BVI - Each leg is about 400-450NM. I am looking for 1 crew to join me and my wife for this trip. I plan to depart Nassau on 6/8 and arrive in the BVI by 6/22. I will cover food and costs while onboard the boat. Crew is responsible for travel to and from the boat. Halcyon is a 1958 wood 35 ft XXXXXX She is well maintained and equipped for offshore sailing. Halcyon has proven herself as a capable offshore bluewater boat. She has been tested as I sailed her down to Florida from NYC and from NYC up to Maine last summer. Interested crew can email him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/15/2023 from Beaufort (near New Bern Airport) to Huntington NY on a Tayana 48

OPO Crew Request # 23-53 Boat owner, skipper, and OPO Member XXXXXX is on the last leg if his long delivery of his Tayana 48 from the West Coast to New York. He had two OPO members with him for most of the passage, but had an alternator problem that has delayed the last leg to NY and they had to leave the boat. I have sailed with XXXXXX and he is a nice guy and knows what he is doing. He e-mails: Because of this crew change, I need a couple of sailors to help me get the boat from Beaufort to Huntington. I believe that we will be able to push off on Monday or Tuesday depending on weather. It will be a neat opportunity as we will sail through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty, and up the East River. Could you kindly share a crew request for folks that might be willing to travel to Beaufort (New Bern airport) and sail with me? I need folks that can handle a night watch alone. If you are interested in joining him for this last leg to his new home marina (which happens to be West Shore Marina in Huntington where we keep Avocation) please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/13/2023 from Hilton Head to Connecticut on a Etap 37

OPO Crew Request # 23-52 XXXXXX sent in this request and he writes: The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named XXXXXX This boat is a XXXXXX boat, and has crossed the Atlantic in 2005 and cruised the U XXXXXX coast from Florida to Maine. He has done many miles on the boat between boat shows and miles cruising. Bob has 25t Master (expired) and 10000 Ocean miles. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 3 people. There will be some solo watches. XXXXXX has recently undergone a refit including new standing rigging, new rudder and upgraded nav system. She came from the Bahamas and is currently in XXXXXX preparing to head North to Connecticut. He’s looking to depart on Sat, May 13 and, depending on the WX, probably stop in Beaufort looking for a window to round Hatteras and continue North. Transportation costs can be discussed. XXXXXX by email at XXXXX@XXXX

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6/13/2023 from Bear, De (Summit North Marina in C and D Canal) to Sag Harbor, NY on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 23-51 OP XXXXXX Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a very nice 1985 Swan 46 named XXXXXX He is looking for crew to make his annual passage from his winter quarters to his summer mooring in XXXXXX NY. He has made this passage a few times before and knows the route well. I hav2e met him and been on his boat in XXXXXX He is a nice guy. Hep lans to leave early in the morning on the 13th so you can show up the day before an spend the night. He Adds; XXXXXX a 1985 Swan 46 continues to be very well maintained, with recent 1000 hour Yanmar engine service and new cutlass bearing installed. Equipment includes EPIRB, life raft, jacklines, handheld GPS, VHF with AIS, two XXXXXX chart plotters, radar and new fire extinguishers to name a few. Anticipate 48hr passage give or take. 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 contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/10/2023 from Luperon, Dominican Republic to Colon, Panama on a Catalina 47

OPO Crew Request # 23-51 XXXXXX and XXXXXX are looking for one more crew to join them for this sail to Panama. They have a 2007 Catalina 47 named XXXXXX This is not a forced march delivery. They plan to wait for the best weather window after the 15th. They plan to take their time and get there in about 3 or 4 weeks. They sailed the boat down from Canada. They e-mail today: Catalina 470, monohull. Pullman berth. We are seeking 1 crew member to assist with watches and general boat life chores such as cooking and tidying. We are a live aboard couple. 5000 nautical miles between XXXXXX and Ocean sailing. Both of us are captains but Garry is the primary captain and Sheryl is first mate. Garry has several years of boating experience on the XXXXXX and together we have sailed our C470 from XXXXXX through the XXXXXX out the St. Lawrence and via the XXXXXX to the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and are currently in the XXXXXX awaiting our weather window to embark on passage to Panama via Jamaica. The boat is fully equipped with modern navigation and safety gear. The passage is free with all boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and drinks. They prefer crew with some offshore experience since you will be a crew of 3 and may need to stand a solo watch. If interested please send your sailing resume to them at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/8/2023 from Miami FL to Norwalk CT on a Beneteau Oceanis 35.1

OPO crew Request # 23-50 Miami FL. to Norwalk CT.- Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew to help sail a 2020 Beneteau Oceanis 35.1, from Miami to Norwalk, CT. Spencer has moved this boat twice before and knows the boat and the route well. Spencer is a very nice guy and has gotten crew from us before. He adds: Target departure date is May 8, possibly a few days later dependent on weather window and how quickly I can finish up my current delivery. Expect to take 9-11 days depending on conditions. XXXXXX mentioned last time, she’s a small light boat, so I wouldn’t hesitate to tuck in somewhere if things are going to get too sporty. The other crew is a friend and experienced sailor who has delivered this boat with me previously, but I would still like to have a third who is capable and comfortable with standing solo watch. Food and travel costs covered by owner (with preference given to someone local to CT or Miami to minimize travel expense). If interested please e-mail Spencer at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/15/2023 from Antigua to Newport RI on a Oyster 825

OPO Crew Request # 23-49 Pro skipper and his wife and 1st mate, Stephen and XXXXXX are looking for crew to join them to move an Oyster 825 (82 feet) named Reina from Antigua to Newport. They most likely will stop in Bermuda so the passage will take about 12 to 14 days including time at each end and a short stop in Bermuda. Crew should plan to help with watch keeping as well as treating the boat well. XXXXXX just e-mailed us this afternoon. He confirms: The crew would either need to have their B1/B2 visa or be American. Sailing experience is essential. 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 to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/7/2023 from St. Thomas, USVI to Newport, RI on a Outremer 51

OPO Crew Request # 23-47 St. Thomas, USVI to Newport, RI - Pro skipper and longtime friend XXXXXX has another delivery before the run from PR to Annapolis at the end of May. He is looking for two crew for a faster delivery, this one on an Outremer 51 catamaran. XXXXXX has moved the boat before and knows it well. He is looking for two crew He e-mails: It is well cared for and equipped and loved and used. He seeks: Helpful crew qualities include some blue water experience, some catamaran experience, good situational awareness, teamwork, and ability to tie a bowline knot. The trip is 1500 NM and should take between 9-10 days. A stop in Bermuda is possible, so a valid passport is required. We fly to STT on May 7 and depart soon thereafter. We will meet the owner there. Since this is very short notice, I can pay crew transportation in both directions, within reason. Also expenses on board are covered, as per OPO style. Interested crew should email me a brief sailing resume showing valid experience to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/21/2023 from Barcelona Spain to Porto Cervo Sardinia Italy on a Oyster 46

OPO Crew request # 23-46 Long time OPO member and good friend XXXXXX is looking for another crew who wishes to join him when he returns to the boat next month. He has one crew but invites one more OPO members to join them. For many years XXXXXX crewed through OPO until he retired and bought bis own boat. Now he gets crew from OPO when he needs to fill in. He has a very nice Oyster 46. It is a short two day sail from Spain to Sardinia, but XXXXXX plans to sail around a bit before family arrives May 31st so you are welcome to spend a few days staying aboard after you arrive. He e-mails: Hey Hank. I have a nice opportunity for someone who is looking for some time in the Med and can get to Spain. My 2006 Oyster 46 S/Y Seashells of St James spent the winter in Barcelona and is totally ready for a mid May trip to Italy. I plan to arrive Barcelona Sunday May 21 to provision and prep for a May 23 departure for Porto Cervo, Sardinia, a two night passage. I have one returning mate but would like an additional experienced hand to share watches. The right person would then be welcome to stay on board and help with some easy day sailing around Sardinia May 25 to May 31 when my family arrives. I will be returning to Spain June 13 or 14 with a stop in Ibiza so there are actually a couple of nice trips here for someone with the right location and calendar. Expenses of the boat are on me. Candidates need to get to and from the boat but the discount intra Euro airfares are very good. Sailing resumes please to me at XXXXX@XXXX You will also want to have your own money for meals and drinks ashore.

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4/29/2023 from Southport NC to Deltaville Virginia on a Beneteau 423

OPO Crew request # 23-45 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for replacement crew. XXXXXX has a 2004 Beneteau 423 that has two cabins and two heads. He started the delivery with two OPO members who he met through OPO years ago and become repeat crew. XXXXXX was delayed by bad weather on this passage that started in Florida so both crew had to leave. XXXXXX will decide to go outside around Cape Hatteras or inside the ICW as weather dictates. The passage can take three to six days depending on which way. Since it is short notice XXXXXX is happy to pay partial travel expenses depending on where you are coming from and going to. XXXXXX is a nice guy and good sailor. He adds: I'm wondering if you have two sailors who could start a delivery from Southport to Deltaville in the next few days. In view of the short time frame, I am willing to pay half of their airfare from their home to Wilmington, the closest airport of any size. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/1/2023 from Antigua to Trinidad on a Amel 53

OPO Crew request # 24-41 XXXXXX is buying a 2003 Amel 53 named “XXXXXX”. He is flying down to Antugia later this weekend April 30th. The boat will be surveyed next week. Unless there are major issues, he will close on the boat soon and move aboard. After that he is looking to stay south and cruise the Caribbean for the spring and summer. He is looking to meet people who would like to island hop for a while. His preliminary plans are to head south to Trinidad and then West towards Mexico. He ultimately wants to cruise up to New England next year. We suggest anyone interested in looking for someone to cruise long term with should contact him right away by phone before he flies down to the boat in the next few days. We do not suggest buying a ticket and joining him until he knows 1) he is 100% buying the boat 2) Has more of a plan in place that he will formalize as he speaks with potential OPO crew and 3) Make sure of the terms of what he wants to charge per day or per week for fuel etc. This could be a good opportunity for long term cruising, but we do not know XXXXXX enough to suggest more than calling him and see how things go. He has owned other boats in the past from a Tartan 10 -33 ft then an Ericson 32 and a Hunter 41AC. While the last boats were starter boats, this is the one he plans to live-aboard and cruise. He is looking to meet new people who may want to join him and chip in for provisions and some boat expenses like fuel and dockage while exploring the Caribbean while deciding where to go next. He adds: It is my intention to use the wind as often as possible. I would like crew that are not in a hurry to get to the destination, washer that they enjoy the journey. I have no problem jumping off a sailboat doing 1 knot or less to swim and cool off. If interested please call him at XXX-XXX-XXXX and send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

Note: We get crew requests that are short notice and we get crew requests that are long term and still in planning stages. We got this request last week. The owner is flying down this weekend to make sure 1st that he is buying the boat. He is pretty sure it will go through. If so then he is looking for up to 2 to 3 crew who may want to join him for extended cruising. If interested we suggest speaking with him in the next two or three days while he is still in the USA and see if you will be interested in joining him once he puts a plan together with input from potential crew.



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4/29/2023 from Charleston, SC to Newport, RI on a Swan 53

OPO e-mail # 23-44 Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew to join on a delivery from Charleston, SC to Newport, RI. The boat is a properly outfitted Swan 53 that departed the U.S. west coast last month, traversed the Panama Canal, and is now completing the last leg of the journey. Weather delays along the way and tight schedules have forced a skipper and crew change. He is joining the boat April 29th, replacing Captain XXXXXX, who will be sailing north in the OPO Swan program. He plans to depart Charleston on the first good weather window to ‘round Hatteras, hopefully 04/30. He was a skipper in our spring 2022 Swan Program. His Adds: “Good crew qualities are enthusiasm, sailing knowledge, compatibility, and respectfulness. You must have experience standing a night watch alone and understand ship’s lights. Physical dexterity is required. There is a life raft, AIS, radar, plotter, and auto pilot. All crew members will share all onboard duties, including cooking and cleaning. Due to the last-minute nature of the request, some transportation costs to/from may be reimbursed by the boat, based on experience.” As usual all onboard boat expenses are covered, but you need to get to and from the boat. Interested crew should send him a sailing resume and other relevant info ASAP to XXXXX@XXXX .



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4/28/2023 from Charleston to Annapolis on a J-105

OPO Crew request # 23-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX is putting together a crew to sail a J-105 from Charleston to Annapolis after XXXXXX week. The boat got delayed waiting on an engine part so the original crew had to leave. The skipper is a U XXXXXX who works with John and what they call “ XXXXXX of Sailing”. https://www.UUUUU.com This is part of XXXXXX Programs offshore boat. They plan to sail outside. This smaller more race-oriented boat. They are looking for three or four crew in total. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Since it is short notice should call John at XXX-XXX-XXXX as well as send a resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/26/2023 from Glen Cove NY to Three Mile harbor NY (East Hampton) on a Beneteau 40

OPO Crew Request # 23-42 Just had a call yesterday for finish a short run down XXXXXX Sound for a new Beneteau 40.1 The owner ran out of time (or weather) so left the boat in XXXXXX We will bring her to her summer slip in XXXXXX The plan is to depart near daybreak on Wednesday so we can finish in daylight. My wife can drop us off and pick us up. This will most likely be a motor sail since it is much easier to arrive in daylight in a tight marina. If interested please e-mail me and we can make plans. One crew is fine, but if two people want to spend a day on the water that will be fine. Hank OPO



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5/21/2023 from Puerto Rico to Annapolis MD on a Catalina 42

OPO Cew request # 23=40 Pro skipper and good friend since 1992 XXXXXX is looking for two crew to help deliver a Catalina 42 owned by someone in the trade. XXXXXX has been a delivery skipper for many years. He is a nice guy who has gotten crew from us for many previous passages. He e-mails: I seek two able bodied sailors to help deliver a Catalina 42 from Puerto Rico to Annapolis MD. The boat is a well maintained and equipped sloop, with successful cruises in the Caribbean. The trip is about 1400NM and should take 10-12 days if all goes well. A stop in Bermuda is possible, so crew must have a valid passport. Crew should be aware, attentive, able to stand night watch alone and be able to readily tie a bowline knot. As with OPO, expenses on board are covered, but crew must provide their own transport to and from the boat. I expect the weather to be good to variable, with the wind veering three times around the compass during the transit. Likely much motoring. I plan to fly to PR on May 21 or 22, departing soon after boat check and provisioning. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume and assure me of bowline competency. XXXXX@XXXX



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6/15/2023 from Nassau, Bahamas to Norfolk, Virginia on a Contest 48

OPO Crew request # 23-39 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to help sail his 2000 Contest 48 CS named XXXXXX north. He has owned her for seven years named. Crew should have offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. There will be a total of four crew. The other crew are his wife and 28-year-old son. Both are capable experienced crew. He was referred to us by another happy boat owners who has done our NAR XXXXXX three times and gotten crew from us several times. He Adds: Ernestina is a heavy, safe, comfortable center-cockpit cruising yacht with 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 heads with showers. Cutter rigged sloop. She has EPIRB, zodiac 6-man life raft, spinlock offshore life jackets with AIS beacons, offshore Danbuoy, AIS, broadband radar, Satellite phone. The passage is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses covered, 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 him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/15/2023 from Chesapeake Bay to Europe via Bermuda and Azores on a Belliure 41

OPO e-mail # 23-38 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more experienced crew to join him for this Trans-Atlantic. XXXXXX has a 1984 Belliure 41 named XXXXXX. He expects to depart from Baltimore or Annapolis. The final plan is still in flux. He has gotten crew from us before for a short passage, but this is a long passage so you will want to make sure you do your due diligence and try and meet him and the boat before you agree to join. He would like crew to show up a week or so early to help get ready and to familiarize yourself with the boat. If you are short on time he is fine if you have to depart from the Azores. He Adds: Boat is a well-equipped Belliure 41. Engine is a nearly new Yanmar with only 800 hours. The boat is a raised deck house design so it has a lot of interior light. Space is nicely laid out. The engine, water and fuel tanks sit in the middle of the boat above the keel making the boat very sea kindly. She runs a fair amount of sail so is fairly quick for a 1984 blue water boat. We have a full crew, we are looking for 4 people to cross making watches much easier. But one of the crew just had an accident and broke their thumb so can't make the trip. I realize this is a bit late, but i thought I'd give it a shot and try and find one more crew to join. He adds about the other crew onboard: One woman from Toronto, novice. One woman from New York she experienced. Novice has two years of racing experience and some coastal cruising experience. Experienced - has crossed from Europe Azores, done a fair amount of other long sailing legs. Normally a long passage like this crew will pay their own way to and from the boat and maybe offer to chip in for provisions. The boat owner will pay for boat expenses etc. But good to make sure you discuss all this before signing aboard. To learn more about this Trans-Atlantic opportunity please contact XXXXXX with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/30/2023 from St. Thomas, USVI to West Palm Beach Florida on a Hylas 49

OPO Crew request # 23-37 Boat owner and skipper Dave Reid was referred to our service by good friend XXXXXX on Brick House who confirms he is a very nice guy with a nice boat. Dave and his wife have a 1994 Hylas 49 named Meander. Dave is looking for one more crew for a total of three for this passage back to the mainland. He would like someone who has some offshore experience and has sailed overnight. The boat is very well equipped and Dave has owned her for 12 years. This should be a nice mostly downwind passage going the right way. The passage is free with onboard boat expenses covered but as usual you need to pay to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside meals or drinks. If interested please send you sailing resume to him at R XXXXX@XXXX

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5/28/2023 from Nassau Bahamas to Annapolis MD on a Charter Boat

OPO e-mail # 23-36 Boat owner and pro skipper XXXXXX and his wife run their 2011 St. Francis named XXXXXX as a term charter boat in the USVI during the winter and XXXXXX in the summer. They are looking for one more crew for a total of three to help sail north in May. The other crew is a repeat crew with a captain’s license. He is asking for a crew with “reasonable” experience. They have a web site at www.UUUUU.com The passage will take about one week. Crew should have some offshore experience. 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 him at M XXXXX@XXXX

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4/21/2023 from Papagayo Costa Rica to Cabo San Lucas on a Dufour 41

OPO Crew request # 23-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX sailed with us in the NAR XXXXXX last fall. He got crew from us and it worked out well. Doug has a 2020 Dufour 41 named XXXXXX It has a 3-cabin layout. It is well outfitted for offshore sailing and Doug is a nice man. I am copying most of what he sent us: Hope all is well with you and OPO. I’m now traveling up the Pacific coast and have a couple of crew needs I’d like to reach out to you about. XXXXXX Rica to XXXXXX Lucas, 1675 NM, 24-25 days, ~14 passage days, 11 Marina/weather/tour daysLooking for one additional crew to join three of us on this journey. One of my crew who committed to our Panama to XXXXXX Lucas has taken ill and is leaving in XXXXXX Rica tomorrow. We’re now looking for one additional crew member to join us in Papagayo. XXXXXX Rica is the nearest international airport from Papagayo 24 miles away from the marina. The passage is planned for April 21/22 to May 16. Stops include Chiapas, Xtapa, Acapulco, XXXXXX XXXXXX Lucas. Apologies in advance for the short notice. Thanks. Option # 2 25 May 2023 XXXXXX Lucas to XXXXXX 800 - This is the 2nd leg up the coast. Doug gives a bit more time to plan for this leg. He e-mails: XXXXXX Lucas to XXXXXX 800 NM, 11 days with stops and weather delays built www.UUUUU.com;re looking for one crew member to sail from XXXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX We just had a crew member cancel on me. The dates are from 5/25 to 6/5. It’s about 800 NM and the calendar days indicated above have potential weather/rest days built in. As you are probably aware, this can be a challenging passage because we’re traveling against a prevailing current. Some refer to this passage as the XXXXXX Others have said it’s not that bad. Anyway I’m interested in crew that has offshore experience and can hold up under rougher conditions. We plan to make the passage with a crew of 4 total and have 3 committed at this time so we’re looking for one more. We will pay for marina and boat operating and maintenance expenses, crew is asked to pay for transportation to and from the boat and share in food costs. As always, reach out for more information on these crew requests as needed. We plan to be in the XXXXXX starting tomorrow morning. XXXXXX Skipper, XXXXXX 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 plus chip in for provisions. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2023 from Tortola BVI to Newport RI on a Newport

OPO Crew request # 23-34 Owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for up to three crew to sail a 1998 Hylas 54 named “Sea Pearl” from the Caribbean back north to Newport towards the end of May. He is looking for crew with some offshore experienced and who can stand a solo watch if needed. He plans to sail with a total of 4 crew including himself. Jeff has gotten crew from us in the past. Jeff has made this passage many times before as he adds: High quality, professionally maintained blue water yacht. Captain / Owner has completed this delivery more than 10 times 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 contact information to Jeff at J XXXXX@XXXX

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4/30/2023 from St. Maarten to Bermuda and Azores on a Rival 38

OPO Crew request # 23-33 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to sail from the IG XXXXXX St. Marten (where Avocation is berthed) to the Azores. He has a 1981 Rival 38A named Anixa II. XXXXXX is a well found and strong offshore vessel. While we do not know Jose, he comes referred by our friends n St. Maarten. He has a web site A XXXXX@XXXX and Bolg at Https://www.UUUUU.com He adds: XXXXXX XXXXXX and merchant navy master with 400,000 miles. This boat is full equiped to go around world. This trip was from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro via XXXXXX islands and after french Guiana, Martinica, XXXXXX and now XXXXXX XXXXXX I pretend go across via Bermudas to Azores and Lisbon. XXXXXX retired now but XXXXXX leading a portuguese Expedition with 6 sailing vessels please see Expedição Lusitânia and www.UUUUU.com Absolutly full equiped to go around world the prévios name of the boat was LYNN RIVAL and was the boat ataques by XXXXXX and Paul and Rachel prisioneiras for one year in 2009 The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. Ask if you can help pitch in for groceries. This was not included in his crew request so you need to make sure of the terms before booking flights. Please check out his web site and blog. I will be in St. Maarten 30th of April so will most likely see you at the marina before you depart. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and see about joining him for this passage.



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5/6/2023 from St. Thomas USVI to Newport, RI on a Outbound 46

OPO Crew request # 23-32 St. Thomas USVI to Newport, RI - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew to help sail his 2007 Outbound 46 named Nomad. He has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. The Outbound is a very well-found offshore boat. Since he has used our services before he does a good job of explaining what at he is looking to do. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. He e-mails: I am looking for crew to sail Saint Thomas to Newport RI on NOMAD, a 2008 Outbound 46. I ask that crew have some blue water experience and are comfortable with solo night watches and have sail trim knowledge. I intend on leaving May 10, weather permitting. We are sailing as part of the Salty Dawg Rally and the passage should take 10-12 days. NOMAD is superb sailing yacht with good manners on all points of sail. A solent rig with new standing rigging, she is equipped with a self steering vane, wind generator, solar panels, duel alternators, DC water maker, 190 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 4 person life raft, EPIRB, InReach and Iridium Go sat phones, and just added Starlink. We use Predict Wind and Chris Parker for weather routing, in association with the Salty Dawg Sailing Association. Crew is responsible for their transportation to and from the boat and onshore expenses. I will carry all onboard expenses such as food. I am intending on a safe and fun passage. Interested crew should email or text their sailing experience to him: XXXXXX@XXXXXX or call or text me on my cell phone at: XXX-XXX-XXXX. Thanks! XXXXXX



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4/18/2023 from St Maarten to Bermuda and then Port Jefferson, NY on a Amel 53

OPO Crew Request # 23-31 St Maarten to Bermuda to Port Jefferson NY - Pro skipper and friend XXXXXX is returning to SXM to deliver an Amel 53 from the Caribbean back north. He left on this delivery with the owner, his daughter and another experienced friend of the owner last month but had to pull into St. Maarten when they discovered a small leak in the forward retractable bow thruster so they turned back to get it fixed. He is going back to the boat early this week and would like one more crew to fly down on Tuesday. Since it is short notice, the owner will pay for your travel to the boat (or back from Port Jefferson NY. Basically, willing to pay one way to or from the boat within reason). He would like a crew with offshore experience and who can stand a solo watch if need be. He owned an Amel 53 for almost 20 years so knows the boat well. They plan to make a stop in Bermuda to break up the trip. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX along with your phone number so he can reach out to you soon and make plans.



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4/13/2023 from West Palm Beach FL to Brunswick GA on a Valiant 40

OPO Crew request # 23-30 Good friend and podcaster XXXXXX is looking for one more crew for a total of 3 crew for this passage up the East Coast. XXXXXX is the skipper of Brick House, a Valient 40. She recently completed an 11-year circumnavigation. She is in no rush and will wait for a good weather window. She knows how OPO works since she met Patrick in our Swan Program about 20 years ago. The boat is a proven offshore sailing machine and is, well, strong as a brick house. XXXXXX runs a tight ship. While not a big boat below, there is certainly room for three sailors who know how to get along. She will cover boat expenses and basic onboard food, but like most long-term cruisers not flush so feel free to chip in for any extra special foods you may wish to have aboard to enjoy the week and of course have money for shoreside meals and drinks. And of course pay to get to and from the boat. She e-mails this morning: SV Brick House., a Valiant 40 in Southern Florida looking for 1 more crew to sail from southern Florida (west palm beach) to Brunswick Georgia as soon as weather clears up (hoping for a weather window between 4/13 and 4/20). You must get to PBI and return back to your home about 5 days later from Brunswick, GA and have some flexibility on arrival/departure due to weather. Must be able to stand a 3-hour night watch by yourself, rotating between 3 of us, share in cooking and cleaning, and be a good sailor, and a fun, cooperative and respectful personality. If interested please send her your sailing resume and contact number to R XXXXX@XXXX

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5/1/2023 from Charleston SC to Falmouth MA on a Nordhavn 68

OPO e-mail # 23-28 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 13 years and approximately 80,000 miles. She was purchased in XXXXXX then brought up to XXXXXX Columbia and refit at Philbrooks boat yard, if you go online to Philbrooks 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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