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11/19/2019
11/23/2019
Greenport NY
Haverstraw NY
Boat
OPO e-mail # 19-110 I fly back to NY on Thursday and will be moving a 1955 OPO...
11/17/2019
11/29/2019
Swan 60: Newport
Martinique
Swan 60
OPO e-mail # 19-109 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sa...
11/13/2019
12/10/2019
Charleston, SC
Titusville, FL
Boat
OPO e-mail # 19-108 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is once again looking for cr...
10/28/2019
11/10/2019
Newport
Bermuda to Tortola
Privilege 48

OPO E-Mail # 19-107 OPOOPO is seeking one or two crew to join him and two oth...

10/27/2019
12/1/2019
Solomon Island, Maryland
Tortola, BVI
Norseman 447

OPO E-Mail # 19-106 OPOOPO is looking for one or two experienced sailors to j...

10/26/2019
11/3/2019
Salem, MA
Northport, NY
Tartan 40
OPO E-Mail # 19-105 This opportunity came from professional skipper OPOOPO . I...
10/25/2019
11/7/2019
Southwest Harbor Maine
Annapolis MD
sloop
OPO e-mail # 19-104 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi experienced and...
10/21/2019
11/5/2019
Bermuda
St. Maarten
Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-103 OPOOPO are sailing in the NARC Rally from Little Creek. I...

10/21/2019
11/8/2019
Liberty Landing, NJ
Cape Cod
Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-102 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO has a short one day de...

10/18/2019
11/4/2019
Bermuda
St. Thomas USVI
Hylas

OPO e-mail # 19-101 This just in this afternoon from OPO member and very expe...

10/17/2019
10/23/2019
Cape Cod
Norfolk to Charleston SC
Vindo

Cape Cod – Norfolk – Charleston SC – New m...

10/10/2019
10/17/2019
Annapolis
St. Augustine FL
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 19-92 We met OPOOPO and his wife at the SSC OPOOPO last weekend. ...
10/10/2019
11/1/2019
No. Falmouth, MA
Bermuda and then Antigua or St. Thomas
Roberts Offshore 44

OPO E-Mail # 19-99 Experienced skipper and cardiac nurse, OPOOPO is seeking 2...

10/9/2019
11/25/2019
Camden Maine via Bermuda
Falmouth Harbour Antigua
Oyster 53
OPO e-mail # 19-98 (exact dates are unsure...see *below) Pro skipper OPOOPO is ...
10/9/2019
11/10/2019
Huntington NY
Martinique
Amel 53
OPO e-mail # 19-97 Very experience boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more c...
10/8/2019
11/1/2019
Portsmouth, NH
Norfolk, Va. and St. Augustine, Fla
Jeanneau 45

OPO E-Mail # 19-96 OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him and another ...

10/8/2019
10/20/2019
Newport, RI
Antigua
Cutter 54'

OPO E-Mail # 19-95 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO. The Dove, a wel...

10/4/2019
10/12/2019
Newport RI
Block Island and to Newport
Jeanneau 35

OPO e-mail # 19-94 New OPO member OPOOPO is looking for fellow OPO members wh...

10/4/2019
11/1/2019
Sarasota, FL
Panama City, FL
Hunter 29

OPO e-mail # 19-93 Sarasota Florida to Panama City FL - Boat owner OPOOPO was...

10/4/2019
10/17/2019
Annapolis
St. Augustine FL
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 19-92 We met OPOOPO and his wife at the SSC OPOOPO last weekend. ...
10/1/2019
10/26/2019
Little Creek,VA
Bermuda and to St. Maartin
43 Amphitrite Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-91 NARC Rally Little Creek departure to Bermuda and to St. Ma...

10/1/2019
10/26/2019
Gloucester Point VA
St. Augustine FL
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-90 Gloucester Point VA (York River, Chesapeake Bay) to St. Au...

10/1/2019
10/4/2019
Bristol RI to Norfolk VV
Jacksonville FL
X-Yacht

OPO e-mail # 19-89 Bristol RI to Norfolk VV then on to Jacksonville FL - OPOO...

9/24/2019
11/1/2019
Hampton VA
St. Thomas USVI
Hylas 70
OPO e-mail # 19-86 Pro full time skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail wi...
9/24/2019
10/7/2019
New York
Charleston SC
Oceanis 45
OPO e-mail # 19-88 Boat owner Alan Blazer is looking for crew to help move his ...
9/20/2019
11/13/2019
Newport
Maarten
Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-87 Newport to St. Maarten - Pro skipper J OPOOPO is looking f...

9/19/2019
9/24/2019
Scituate MA
NEB (New England Boatworks) Portsmouth RI
Newport
OPO e-mail # 19-85 This just in from OPO Pro skipper OPOOPO . He is looking for...
9/15/2019
9/19/2019
Essex Ct
Annapolis MD
Ketch
OPO e-mail # 19-84 OPOOPO (who is in the yachting business) and her captain ar...
9/10/2019
9/19/2019
Sag Harbor NY
Haverstraw, up the Hudson River
Beneteau 41
OPO e-mail # 19-83 I will be taking a 2019 Beneteau 41 from OPOOPO NY to Haver...
9/9/2019
9/16/2019
Newport RI
Huntington NY
Newport
OPO e-mail # 19-82 We delivered the new Beneteau 41 to the OPOOPO Show. OPOOP...
9/9/2019
10/29/2019
Georgetown Great Exuma, Bahamas
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Jenneau
OPO e-mail # 19-81 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi-exper...
9/7/2019
11/20/2019
East Hampton NY (Long Island East End)
Caribbean Antigua or St. Maarten
X-Yacht
OPO e-mail # 19-80 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2014 X-Yacht 38 named “Mara&#...
9/4/2019
10/10/2019
Richards Bay South Africa
Cape Town South Africa
Custom 65' Aluminum Boat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/23/2019 from Greenport NY to Haverstraw NY on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-110 I fly back to NY on Thursday and will be moving a 1955 OPOOPO 40 named “Meiga” from the East end of the North fork of OPOOPO down L OPOOPO through the OPOOPO and then up the Hudson to Haverstraw NY. The boat is restored and in good shape and the engine works just fine. I have made the passage many times, but of course this will be a cold trip. I am looking for two crew who wish to join me. Once we leave the dock the passage will take about 25 to 30 hours. We will leave in daylight and arrive in daylight with one overnight. I check e-mail once a day and will of course speak with you on the phone on Friday. To do that we need to be in Greenport about 9:00 am so I will sweet talk my wife into dropping us off and then picking us up in OPOOPO afternoon. You can either drive out to Huntington or take the L OPOOPO Road to Huntington planning to be there by 7:00 am on Saturday. Please let me know if you are interested Hank OPO

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11/29/2019 from Swan 60: Newport to Martinique on a Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 19-109 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sail the Swan 60 OPOOPO from Newport to Martinique. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. He had crew lined up, but one of his crew has had a recent medical reason for not making it this year. Christian has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. In fact here is his request in his own text. “Looking for crew to sail a Swan 60 (1995) from Newport, OPOOPO , to Martinique the first weeks of December. Boat in excellent shape, recently had refit (new rigging/safety gear/navigation system). 1800 miles trip, approx. 2 weeks, probably with a stop in Bermuda. Sailors should come aboard on November 29 or 30. Up to crew to find their way to the boat.” Contact: XXXXX@XXXX (captain) If interested please e-mail Christian with your sailing resume and contact information.

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12/10/2019 from Charleston, SC to Titusville, FL on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-108 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is once again looking for crew to sail offshore with him. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us several times over the past few years ad it has worked out well for him and crew. He has gotten crew from us enough that he even writes up his own crew request so the following is all taken from his own e-mail including some questions you can answer with your response to hi. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. What OPOOPO does not include is that the job he retired from to go dialing was President of Beneteau USA. “Sailing South: Marion Maid, a well equipped 1999 Beneteau 411 in good shape with recent engine/sails/etc, is voyaging from Charleston, SC to Titusville, FL and she needs a couple of hearty crew to join. Planning to leave about 10 - 11 December and sail offshore 24/7 IF Mother Nature cooperates, with the 275 NM normally taking about 54 hours in a combination of sailing and motor sailing. So 2 nights at sea (which can be cold) and arriving around Friday or Saturday the 13th or 14th. Crew must to be able to stand watch alone, normally doing 3 hours on; 6 hours off. In the past 20 years the owner has sailed Marion Maid for well over 10,000 miles with many offshore passages from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas. Upon arrival in FL, he will rent a car to drive crew members to the Orlando airport and eventually drive back to Charleston. Crew is welcome to come to Charleston early to enjoy the Holy City for a day or so. If interested please answer the below questions and email them to XXXXX@XXXX ,” 1, What offshore sailing have you done in the past? 2, Do you get seasick (it can be very "lumpy"), and if yes, what do you take to counter that? 3, You would be responsible for any travel expenses to and from the boat, but all on-board costs are covered. OK? 4, Do you have any dietary, allergy or physical concerns? If yes what? What medication, if any, do you take? 5, What foods or beverages, if any, do you not like to eat or can not consume? 6, We may have a glass of wine with dinner, but no hard spirits are consumed underway. Your Preferred beverages: __ Coffee __ Tea ___Decaf ___Cocoa ___Seltzer __Water, Soda and type _________ 7, Age__ Height___ Weight___ Legal Name___________________ Preferred Nickname_ 8, Do you have your own safety harness. ___yes ___no 9, Do you have your own personal strobe. ___yes ___no 10, Do you have your own sleeping bag that you will bring. ___yes ___no 11, Any Special Comments or Questions? NB: Marion Maid's INREACH will be on and we also have a Personal Locator Beacon aboard INREACH has text capability anywhere in the world and SOS/location ability. Family members can follow the INREACH map online to see real time track. Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear.

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11/10/2019 from Newport to Bermuda to Tortola on a Privilege 48

OPO E-Mail # 19-107 OPOOPO is seeking one or two crew to join him and two others aboard the Privilege 48 named Chaton Mouille. He has done this trip a number of times. One crew is a retired Navy Aviation Pilot and the other is an EMT. Crew should be able to stand a solo watch. The trip is from Newport, RI to Bermuda and on to Roadtown Tortola. He would like crew to arrive at Fort Adams, Newport on November 9 with departure planned for November 10 or 11. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat and will be leaving from St. Thomas, USVI. The trip should take about 12 days. You can check out the boat on the website http://www.UUUUU.com If interested contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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12/1/2019 from Solomon Island, Maryland to Tortola, BVI on a Norseman 447

OPO E-Mail # 19-106 OPOOPO is looking for one or two experienced sailors to join him on a trip from OPOOPO Maryland to Tortola, BVI. The boat’s name is OPOOPO and is a 45 foot Norseman 447. The boat is equipped with a blue water ready Genoa, staysail on inner stay, storm jib, main, solar, satellite, 8 man life raft, 5 year old Volvo penta-75, SSB, 160 g water, 100 g fuel and a 3 year old rig. He plans to leave in early December with crew arriving to the Spring Cove Marina in the Washington DC area. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat and should allow 14 days for the passage. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/3/2019 from Salem, MA to Northport, NY on a Tartan 40

OPO E-Mail # 19-105 This opportunity came from professional skipper OPOOPO . I seek two able sailors to assist with a short delivery from Salem MA to Northport NY. It is a two day trip through the Cape Cod Canal and Long Island Sound on a Tartan 40. This is a used boat recently purchased by a new owner. I know little about the boat other than it’s been surveyed and sale approved. Planning to depart Nov 3-4 weather permitting. Crew should be able to stand night watch alone, be diligent, aware, and a congenial team player. Expenses on board are provided, but crew will provide their own transport to and from the boat. Interested crew should send me a brief sailing resume and be enthusiastic. You can contact OPOOPO by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/7/2019 from Southwest Harbor Maine to Annapolis MD on a sloop

OPO e-mail # 19-104 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two semi experienced and pleasant crew to join he and the owner on this one week passage from Maine to the OPOOPO They plan to only make day hos except off the OPOOPO The boat is a very interesting rebuilt older boat, a 34 foot sloop GrandPian built in 1974 that’s been totally rebuilt including engine and OPOOPO that are new. Richard Adds; “Yes the boat has heat. They will only sail during the day with the exception of the Jersey coast. And yes they shall go down the OPOOPO Sound and the OPOOPO The plan is to dock nights and sail days. Oh yes and there’s a wonderful dodger. Sailing from OPOOPO on Nov 8 or 9 weather depending. Yes you can sleep aboard should the weather be poor. I too will be on board starting on the 7th so no worries.” I have n Richard for many years and he has gotten crew from us in the past. If interested please send him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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11/5/2019 from Bermuda to St. Maarten on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-103 OPOOPO are sailing in the NARC Rally from Little Creek. In fact they are on their way to Little Creek now. They have crew for the 1st leg to Bermuda, but are looking for one crew to fly into Bermuda for the 2nd leg departing about Nov 5th. This is the same time most of the NARC Fleet will be leaving Bermuda. They has a Wauquiez 42 Ketch named “Soulshine”. He will be departing from Little Creek this weekend or when the weather window looks good, so you will have to make plans with him starting right away to join him for the 2nd leg. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. They would like someone with some offshore experience as they will be sailing with 4 crew in total. I met them in Annapolis and at the SSCA Gam and they are nice folks. If interested please send him your sailing resume and phone number so you can get in touch this week to XXXXX@XXXX If you want to stay in St. Maarten after arrival there are reasonable places to stay as it is early in the season and you can attend the final NARC Party.



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11/8/2019 from Liberty Landing, NJ to Cape Cod on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 19-102 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO has a short one day delivery coming up. OPOOPO has moved this boat several times before and knows her well. He is looking for two crew who have a couple of days off to make this 24 hour passage. The trip is free and OPOOPO adds: “It is a short trip, but interesting. Crew must provide their own transportation to and from the boat. This is a boat I know well, having sailed her several times. Depart Nov 8. Arriving to Kingman Marine Nov. 9. Probably we will go up the East River and through the Sound.” I have known OPOOPO since 1992 and he is a very nice guy and has been a professional sailor all his life. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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11/4/2019 from Bermuda to St. Thomas USVI on a Hylas

OPO e-mail # 19-101 This just in this afternoon from OPO member and very experienced skipper OPOOPO. I don't know if you remember me. I once served on your advisory board and am about to make my seventh (sixth as skipper) offshore trip to St. Thomas from the NE in our Hylas 44/45/5 (I have done the trip six times in each direction). I last saw you at the Dinghy Club in November 2016. Egraine has just been surveyed, out of water and rig, and has a depressing amount of expensive new equipment. I need one crew for the leg of the trip to St. Thomas. My insurance company requires that it be someone who has at least sailed out of sight of land before. We are targeting October 26 as a departure date from the NE, although I'm not sure the weather is going to cooperate, so I'm thinking November 4 from Bermuda. We will feed and water the crew and provide a captain's dinner ashore on arrival and a cab to the airport in St. Thomas. If you could post this to your list and ask folks to email me their qualifications and a contact phone # it would be much appreciated. Just to share a giggle, in 2016 Customs told us we were the first migration boat into Bermuda and that we were two days ahead of Sail OPO. It had been a pretty rough trip. I said to them, "you know what that means, don't you?' It means we left two days too early. Anybody who takes off before OPOOPO is out of his mind." OPOOPO If interested, and qualified to pass the insurance company smell test, please send your sailing resume and phone number to hom at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/23/2019 from Cape Cod to Norfolk to Charleston SC on a Vindo

Cape Cod – Norfolk – Charleston SC – New member OPOOPO and her very experienced captain friend are looking for another crew or a couple who wish to join them for their passage south. They are planning to depart in the middle to end of next week dependent on weather. The boat is a Swedish built 34 foot “Vindo”.

They plan to get to Norfolk Virginia either by LI Sound or offshore to Cape May and then Norfolk as weather dictates. The skipper has done the trip many times before. They will then make their way to Florida taking about 30 days to make the entire passage. So Charleston is the crew change destination. If things go well and everyone wishes to continue then good, or, the plan can be to make the trip in two parts with two sets of crew.

Here is more information about the boat and the crew from OPOOPO:

Ideally, we are looking for two crew members (we'd take a couple, too, if there are couples who do this sort of thing) for the first leg from Cape Cod offshore to Norfolk then along the inland waterway.  As you suggested when we spoke yesterday, Charleston would likely be a good change-over destination. That's our route currently planned, weather permitting.  Of course, if weather becomes a factor we'll adjust course to Block Island and Cape May, accordingly. Departure: mid- to late next week, again weather permitting.  About my boat, "Gemini": She's a 1983 Vindo, Swedish built sloop, 34', full keel, draws 5-1/2, beam 11', four sleeping births, galley, head, icebox. She's comfortable and handles seas well.  I've taken her to Maine as well as lots of coastal sailing trips around Buzzards Bay and Islands. I have been sailing seven years and have owned Gemini for four years.  I am passionate about being on the water and passed the 100-ton captain's license course earlier this year.  Part of my motivation for joining OPO is to get the requisite sea days to present my paperwork to the Coast Guard for my license. My friend who is doing the entire trip (and responsible for charting our course) is a lifelong professional captain.  He was even crew during the old 12-meter races down in Antigua, Bermuda and those racing circuits.  Being on the water is all he knows. He's done this trips a hundred times, literally.

The trip is free, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way.  If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXXXXX@YYYYY.com with your sailing resume and phone number.



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10/17/2019 from Annapolis to St. Augustine FL on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-92 We met OPOOPO and his wife at the SSC OPOOPO last weekend. They have a nice 41ft catamaran Maverick 440 that was finished in 2018 in OPOOPO They are looking for another crew or a couple who would like to join them or their passage south this fall. The wife likes the idea of having another set of hands aboard for this leisurely passage south. I like to give the skipper and owner of the boat the opportunity to explain what they are looking to do and Genko does a good job of describing their plans to get to St. OPOOPO trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and also have money for stops along the way. It makes sense to also offer to chip in for groceries if you wish to help prepare meals and eat well. If interested please e-mail Genko with your sailing resume and contact information and try and plan to meet them between now and the OPOOPO Show where you can join them after the show is over to head south and wait for the right weather. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX He explains: We are on a 41ft catamaran Maverick 440 made in 2018 in OPOOPO OPOOPO My wife and I sailed from OPOOPO to Grenada with a crew of two people and after that, thru the Islands to Florida and up the OPOOPO (offshore) by ourselves. We have about 10,000 nm of experience each and I have USSA and RY OPOOPO of Competence (Captains license). We are Christians, non-smokers and we run a dry boat on passages. The passage we are planning is as follows. We will be using OPOOPO for weather routing and at the Annapolis gam, I discussed the route with Chris. We are planning to take the crew in Annapolis leave between October 17 and October 21 (weather provided). The first stop would be around Hampton (Chesapeake entry) and we will wait for OPOOPO to give us go ahead for the second leg to Charleston NC. We will stop in Charleston for few days, as for insurance purposes we need to stay above 31Deg until November 1. So around October 28 to November 1, we will be looking to head south to OPOOPO which is our destination. Again, the exact dates will be determined by me, the Captain based on input from OPOOPO and my evaluation of the crew and the boat readiness. We are looking for one person or a couple, preferably with experience on catamarans, who are willing to join us on this passage and share the duties of sailing, keeping watches, cooking and cleaning, and follow my instructions as a Captain. The person / couple must be non-smoker, drug free, and no alcohol during passages, show and maintain reasonable tidiness and cleanliness. We are looking for a pleasant experience and looking to find friends and not arguing. It would be nice to meet with the potential crew in Annapolis between now and October 17. Thank you Hank, Genko

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11/1/2019 from No. Falmouth, MA to Bermuda and then Antigua or St. Thomas on a Roberts Offshore 44

OPO E-Mail # 19-99 Experienced skipper and cardiac nurse, OPOOPO is seeking 2 crew to join her from No. Falmouth, Ma. to Bermuda and then either Antigua or St. Thomas. The boat is a well-equipped, steel, double headsail sloop, Roberts Offshore 44. Crew should have some experience and be able to stand a solo watch. Laura plans to leave on November 1st, weather permitting, with crew arriving the day before. The trip should take about 21 days. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact her by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/25/2019 from Camden Maine via Bermuda to Falmouth Harbour Antigua on a Oyster 53

OPO e-mail # 19-98 (exact dates are unsure...see *below) Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED crew member(s) to round out his offshore passage crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Oyster 53 from OPOOPO to OPOOPO Antigua. This will be a passage that will take about 10-11 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on a day or two prior to departure, for prep, as well as a half day for cleanup, upon arrival. * OPOOPO is on ANOTHER 10-day RI-to-Antigua delivery just prior to this, with, of course, an uncertain arrival date. A better idea of start date for THIS Camden-to-Antigua trip should be known around November 9 but a flexible crew needs to be in place at that point. Also, keep in mind that this trip’s finalized dates may mean you could(?) be away from home on Thanksgiving. With that uncertainty in mind, all crew would tentatively arrive in Camden on November 25(?), for departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available for 2 weeks or so (?), to allow for potential weather delays. This trip is unpaid (i.e., no per diem) but crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $700. If interested, please e-mail Jim directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. Jim adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 43 years' experience and more than 116,000 offshore miles. I have done this and similar passages many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor. I am will make the final crew selection by October 22...I may be offshore until then. and...THANK YOU FOR YOUR FLEXIBILTY ON THIS ONE!! ???? Cheers!

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11/10/2019 from Huntington NY to Martinique on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 19-97 Very experience boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to help sail his very well equipped Amel 53 from NY to the Caribbean. He did get two crew from OPO in a previous OPO notice we sent out for him a few weeks ago, but one of the two OPO members has not been heard from so Eric asked me to send out a crew request again for one more experience crew. Eric has gotten crew from us over the last few years and many made repeat passages. In fact if you get along well he might call you back next time rather than call for a new crew he does not know. Most of his crew are repeat OPO members which is a sign of a well run boat. Eric likes to sail with three or four crew and treats them very well. I have known Eric for many years. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Eric with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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11/1/2019 from Portsmouth, NH to Norfolk, Va. and St. Augustine, Fla on a Jeanneau 45

OPO E-Mail # 19-96 OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him and another experienced crew member from Portsmouth, NH to Norfolk, Va. and then to St. Augustine, Fla. The boat is a well outfitted Jeanneau 45 DS. Full enclosure for cockpit, re-rigged in Annapolis last winter. He would like to go through to OPOSt Augustine OPO on this trip - however leaving open for a stop in Norfolk VA for crew change if needed. Will take coastal route inside of the GS. Mast height is 64.5 ft - so travel will not be in the ICW from Norfolk south. Crew should be capable of standing watch. Crew should arrive November 1st and plan on 18 days for the trip. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/20/2019 from Newport, RI to Antigua on a Cutter 54'

OPO E-Mail # 19-95 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO. The Dove, a well known charter yacht is joining the NARC Rally this fall. Owner/Skipper OPOOPO is on his way back to the Caribbean for the winter charter season from a summer above the Arctic Circle exploring Greenland’s West Coast. The yacht is presently in Rockland, Maine and will be moving to Newport around Oct. 20. The Dove is a Crealock designed 54 foot cutter. She and OPOOPO have been in the charter business for 30 years, mainly in the Eastern Caribbean with two voyages to Antarctica and and two to Greenland. The yacht is full equipped and he is a Swiss trained chef. You can see and read more about at www.UUUUU.com. Our destination is Antigua. I’ll be going along as well. He  and I have been friends for over 20 years, sharing adventures. I’ll be recording this voyage as it is the NARC’s 20 anniversary. I have made this Maine, Newport, Bermuda, Caribbean voyage more than 2 dozen times and am looking forward to this one, on a great boat. What he expects for those who join him: Some offshore experience, the ability to stand a solo night watch, with an eye on the weather, sail trim and traffic. No smoking, rarely/unlikely seasick, travel light (little luggage), respectful, clean and tidy, eager to learn and work, fit and healthy, friendly, polite, positive outlook, trustworthy, open minded, enthusiastic, easy going, good sense of humor, enjoys cooking, doesn’t mind cleaning, can follow orders. We’ll provide the food onboard when underway. Crew are expected to cover shore expenses and travel to and from the boat. Please email me your resume, and I’ll pass it on to him. Please add some information on careers, adventures, books, and films, so we have something to talk about in the cockpit. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/12/2019 from Newport RI to Block Island and to Newport on a Jeanneau 35

OPO e-mail # 19-94 New OPO member OPOOPO is looking for fellow OPO members who wish to join him aboard his Jeanneau 35 that he is racing next weekend. We met at the Newport Boat Show. He is a nice guy. He is also sailing south with a boat in the NARC Rally at the end of the month. Here are more details from him. “I am looking for two crew for Columbus day weekend for Warrior, my 35 feet Jeanneau. My regular crew is not available. We are racing from Newport, RI to Block Island on Saturday October 12 (20 miles). Race starts at 9:00am. We are spending Sunday 13 in BI and will return on Monday October 14th to RI Yacht Club in Cranston, RI. We will probably disembark crews in Newport on the way North so people can leave their cars in Newport or maybe Jamestown. Crew can sleep on the boat. We are currently 3 men on board.” If interested please e-mail XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume and plan to talk on the phone.



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11/1/2019 from Sarasota, FL to Panama City, FL on a Hunter 29

OPO e-mail # 19-93 Sarasota Florida to Panama City FL - Boat owner OPOOPO was refereed to us by an OPO member who has sailed with him. In fact the OPO member bought his old bat. He has bought a Hunter 29 named Dolphinus. The Hunter is not an offshore boat, but this is a coastal passage. He has been sailing for 40 years and has had other boats in the same size range. He is looking for crew that will join him before the end of the month (departure time is a little flexible) to get the boat to his home. He is looking for one or two crew to make the passage stopping as necessary. The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. If interested please e-mail him and ask about joining him XXXXX@XXXX



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10/17/2019 from Annapolis to St. Augustine FL on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-92 We met OPOOPO and his wife at the SSC OPOOPO last weekend. They have a nice 41ft catamaran Maverick 440 that was finished in 2018 in OPOOPO They are looking for another crew or a couple who would like to join them or their passage south this fall. The wife likes the idea of having another set of hands aboard for this leisurely passage south. I like to give the skipper and owner of the boat the opportunity to explain what they are looking to do and Genko does a good job of describing their plans to get to St. OPOOPO trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and also have money for stops along the way. It makes sense to also offer to chip in for groceries if you wish to help prepare meals and eat well. If interested please e-mail Genko with your sailing resume and contact information and try and plan to meet them between now and the OPOOPO Show where you can join them after the show is over to head south and wait for the right weather. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX He explains: We are on a 41ft catamaran Maverick 440 made in 2018 in OPOOPO OPOOPO My wife and I sailed from OPOOPO to Grenada with a crew of two people and after that, thru the Islands to Florida and up the OPOOPO (offshore) by ourselves. We have about 10,000 nm of experience each and I have USSA and RY OPOOPO of Competence (Captains license). We are Christians, non-smokers and we run a dry boat on passages. The passage we are planning is as follows. We will be using OPOOPO for weather routing and at the Annapolis gam, I discussed the route with Chris. We are planning to take the crew in Annapolis leave between October 17 and October 21 (weather provided). The first stop would be around Hampton (Chesapeake entry) and we will wait for OPOOPO to give us go ahead for the second leg to Charleston NC. We will stop in Charleston for few days, as for insurance purposes we need to stay above 31Deg until November 1. So around October 28 to November 1, we will be looking to head south to OPOOPO which is our destination. Again, the exact dates will be determined by me, the Captain based on input from OPOOPO and my evaluation of the crew and the boat readiness. We are looking for one person or a couple, preferably with experience on catamarans, who are willing to join us on this passage and share the duties of sailing, keeping watches, cooking and cleaning, and follow my instructions as a Captain. The person / couple must be non-smoker, drug free, and no alcohol during passages, show and maintain reasonable tidiness and cleanliness. We are looking for a pleasant experience and looking to find friends and not arguing. It would be nice to meet with the potential crew in Annapolis between now and October 17. Thank you Hank, Genko

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10/26/2019 from Little Creek,VA to Bermuda and to St. Maartin on a 43 Amphitrite Ketch

OPO e-mail # 19-91 NARC Rally Little Creek departure to Bermuda and to St. Maartin - I met OPOOPO at the Seven Seas Association Gam. They had already signed up for the rally so it was good to meet them ahead of time. I plan to see them again in Annapolis during the boat show and you can also to see if you want to sail with each other. They are a very nice couple. This is a good opportunity to sail in the NACR Rally this year. They are a liveaboard couple looking for southbound crew for 2019 NARC Rally on well-outfitted Wauquiez 43 Amphitrite Ketch "Soulshine". The boat recently returned from an eight-month Bahamas cruise and is heading to the Caribbean for the 2019/2020 Season. He is an experienced owner and skipper and has a very well found boat. They are looking for crew with offshore passage experience and ability to stand solo watches. One or both legs available can be considered. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to K XXXXX@XXXX Boat will be in OPOOPO 7 through the end of the sailboat show, and departing Baltimore 10/22.



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10/26/2019 from Gloucester Point VA to St. Augustine FL on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 19-90 Gloucester Point VA (York River, Chesapeake Bay) to St. Augustine FL - Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife have a very nice, in fact luxurious, 78’ OPOOPO named “Cats Meow”. They are used to sailing her themselves. They also wait for a weather window. Like the NARC Rally they are picking a date and will wait for the right window so October 26th is a starting date. This time of year we expect a better than 60% chance of at least some delay. He and I have known each other since we are two of Alberts’ many adopted family members, as many OPO members are. He was at the 4th Annual Yachtie Appreciation Week last year in Dominica and along with OPOOPO, got a ride up to Albert’s “house”. The house may not be done, but we did manage to help Albert’s son Avin get a boat built and in the water. So they are a two boat family. He is a very nice man. He is very experienced sailor. He has a very big, but easy to handle, boat. He and his wife are much more interested in getting nice people to sail with. A couple or two singles is fine. But they also need crew with some solo watch keeping capability. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. As usual you have to get yourself to and from the boat. You can see the boat www.UUUUU.com If interested please e-mail him a sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/4/2019 from Bristol RI to Norfolk VV to Jacksonville FL on a X-Yacht

OPO e-mail # 19-89 Bristol RI to Norfolk VV then on to Jacksonville FL - OPOOPO and his dad have a nice 2001 48 foot X-Yacht named “Tropical Storm”. They are looking for one or two more crew for their annual trip south. They have owned the boat for three years and had an S2-36 before that to sail north and south. They have made the passage several times. So they are both experienced, but would like to have one or two more people if possible. They just found out about us so only e-mailed yesterday and I spoke with them this morning. He sounds like a very nice and capable guy. He is in his 50’s and his dad in his 70’s. A weather window has opened up so they plan to leave Thursday which is short notice (The wind is turning to the north) so they will make the first 2 day trip to Norfolk and wait for another window to get around Hattaras. They have a too tall a mast to go inside. They will wait for a window and then make the next leg. This is a 900 miles passage. Crew can join them for the first leg only or the entire trip or join in Norfolk next week. They would like a crew who can stand a solo watch or they can take two crew. The trip is free with all onboard boat expenses and provisions included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX Since it is short notice his telephone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX . They did use a free crew network service once in the past and it did not work out so well. He knows this is also very short notice, but it would be great if they got one or two good crew from OPO and we can show him how well our service works.



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11/1/2019 from Hampton VA to St. Thomas USVI on a Hylas 70

OPO e-mail # 19-86 Pro full time skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew to sail with aboard the 2010 Hylas 70 names “Archangel”.that he captains. Jim has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. I know him and he is a nice guy. The boat is well equipped for the passage as he has done it many times before. He is looking for crew who have offshore experience and can stand a solo watch. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Jim with your sailing resume to I XXXXX@XXXX

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10/7/2019 from New York to Charleston SC on a Oceanis 45

OPO e-mail # 19-88 Boat owner Alan Blazer is looking for crew to help move his 2016 Beneteau Oceanus 45 from NY ultimately to Miami Florida. He plans the first leg from NY to Charleston to arrive OPOOPO ter than Oct 19th when he needs to fly home for a couple of weeks. We may need to send out anther crew notice for the 2nd leg once he has dates and departure point unless the first crew is flexible enough o come back for the 2nd part of the trip. If you think you can help Alan and wish to join him and have the time and flexibility please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX The trip is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Alan has gotten crew from us before and I let him also explain what he is trying to do. We also include his phone number since you may wish to call him to ask more question since this is fairly short notice. He e-mails: Hank I don’t know you remember me, but you helped arrange crew for me two years ago. I did hook up with xxxxxxxxxx and he has now crewed for me on four occasions He and I have become friends and he is great to have aboard. I am currently looking for crew to go from the NYC area either Port Washington or Sandy Hook for approximately the 7th of October to go to OPOOPO rfolk and then onto Charleston and then to Miami. I have to fly back to R.I. on the 19th or 20th so will leave the boat either in OPOOPO rfolk, or Charleston if we don’t make it all the way to Miami. I would then pick it up 2 weeks later and finish the trip. I am hoping to make at least to Charleston by the 19th if possible. To refresh your memory, "All The Way" is a 2016 Oceanis 45 totally maxed out (full enclosure, A/C, Heat, water-maker, wind generators, solar panels, www.UUUUU.com.) Let me know if you can post this as I have yet to get crew commitments beyond NYC. Thanks, Alan Best Regards, Alan Blazar Blazing Editions mobile XXX-XXX-XXXX www.UUUUU.com

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11/13/2019 from Newport to Maarten on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 19-87 Newport to St. Maarten - Pro skipper J OPOOPO is looking for experienced crew to help sail south this year. JC did a fine job of describing his situation and plan that I am simply copying what he sent to me this morning. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. He requires crew who have offshore experience. He is the full time skipper of this boat and I have known him for many years. He is a very nice guy. The boat is a 2001 Swan 56, a well equipped ocean going cruising/racer with all safety gear and comforts. We plan to sail from Newport RI to OPOOPO OPOOPO around November 13, arriving Nov 27, weather permitting. We will stop in Bermuda for rest, fuel, weather updates, food etc. Approx. 4 days to Bermuda and approx. 5 days to OPOOPO Crew should plan at least 14 days trip. We will sail safely at all time if we can, or motor if we can’t. The crew can stay a couple days before departure and after arrival. Each crew will get a private cabin fwd with 2 bunks each, and a shared head. All onboard expenses are covered (food, entry fees, immigration, fuel, dockage, life jackets, bedding, towels etc). Any onshore expenses and transportation to/from the boat are the crew’s responsibility. Preference will be given to crew with some offshore experience, capable of standing solo watch, nonsmoker, no special diets, easy going, respectful, not sea sick, no drinking (while underway), no drugs (of any kind), help with all aspects of running the boat (trimming, sail change, cooking, provisioning, cleaning, watch standing, repairs etc). I have a 200t license and sailed approx. 40,000 NM, crossed the Atlantic 2x, crossed the equator/ITCZ, sailed in the S40 latitudes. I have been on this Swan for 3.5 years and done the Newport-SXM trip 7 times (once with the NARC). My mate has a 200t license and this is his 3rd delivery from Newport-SXM with me. I am looking for 1, possibly 2 more crew to complete the team. Please send your resume to XXXXX@XXXX if interested.



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9/24/2019 from Scituate MA to NEB (New England Boatworks) Portsmouth RI on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 19-85 This just in from OPO Pro skipper OPOOPO . He is looking for crew for this short passage. The boat is a near new Jeanneau 419. This will be through the Cape Cod Canal, down Buzzards Bay to just north past Newport. The trip is free. Maybe drive to Newport and drive to the boat with OPOOPO and then drive home after the delivery. OPOOPO adds: “ I would plan to head to boat on the 23 in the evening, and leave early the next morning, two crew would be great. On board expenses will be covered, I would expect to leave early on 24th and arrive in Portsmouth that evening.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX *Duration of sail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OPO e-mail # 19-54 We will again be taking our J/160, Ladyhawk, from Annapolis to Southwest Harbor, Maine in Mid, July and, returning from Newport at the end of August or beginning of September. We have made the passage six times before with OPO members. The boat affords the opportunity to move quickly in comfort. I like to mix the group on the boat with some more experienced and moderately experienced sailors. Annapolis to Southwest Harbor, ME We are planning on leaving from Annapolis to Mt. Desert Island (Southwest Harbor) on the evening of the 18th or 19th of July. Our plan, as before, is to go directly from Annapolis, outside Cape Cod to SW Harbor, ME. Although we may cut inside, through Buzzards Bay and through the Cape Cod Canal if weather dictates. The trip normally takes a little more than 3 days unless we have to adjust for weather. We will plan on arriving at Mt. Desert Island during the daytime. I would like to have three or four reasonably experienced crew. Crew would responsible for getting to and from the boat - otherwise, they'd be our guests through the passage. Beyond that, the crew members could hang-out on the boat a day or so after we arrive on Mt. Desert Island a day, or so, after we arrive, if they wish. The crew has usually shared a one-way rental car from Southwest Harbor to Portland or Boston, the following morning after we arrive. Generally, I enjoy giving new crew members a chance to cruise on Ladyhawk. The trip up this years should be under a close to full moon. It should be fun. We plan on leaving after a dinner in the late evening. Should be passing Cape May in the middle the afternoon the following day. Newport, RI to Annapolis, MD We plan to return from Newport, RI to Annapolis at either the end August, or the first week in September after Labor Day. I'm planning on a crew of three for that passage. Usually that passage takes two days to complete. As usual, the crew should plan on paying to get to and from the boat, otherwise they are our guests. The crew would arrive in Newport the afternoon of our departure, settle onto the boat, then have a good dinner in Newport. We usually leave early the next morning. General The boat is fully equipped J/160 and ready to go. There are lots of electronic. Crew should plan on bringing their own wet gear and clothing. We have harnesses and inflatable PFD's if they don't wish to bring their own. (No smoking is allowed on the passage.) I would like interested, qualified members to send me their resumes and I'll contact them. They can use my email: XXXXXX@YYYYYY.COM. OPOOPO s/v Ladyhawk



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 



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