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5/18/2022
5/24/2022
Grenada
Solomon's Island, MD
Hylas 49

Reposting of OPO E-Mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada ...

5/16/2022
5/20/2022
Puerto Del Rey Marina
Florida
Jeanneau DS40

OPO E-Mail # 22-54 XXXXXX is looking for 1 crewmember or a couple to join him...

5/15/2022
5/25/2022
Huntington NY
Portland ME
J-44
OPO e-mail # 22-53 I will be delivering a J-44 from Huntington NY to XXXXXX T...
5/14/2022
6/4/2022
Grenada
Newport RI
Newport
OPO e-mail # 22-51 Boat owner XXXXXX (who is also an ex OPO member having grad...
5/14/2022
5/26/2022
Eleuthera
Beaufort NC
J-44
OPO e-mail # 22-52 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two cre...
5/12/2022
5/16/2022
Newport
Bermuda and Back
Outbound 52

OPO E-Mail # 22-50 Captain XXXXXX is asking for one crew or a couple to do a ...

5/12/2022
5/20/2022
St. Thomas
Merritt Island, FL
Lagoon
OPO E-Mail # 22--49 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his L...
5/9/2022
5/12/2022
French Polynesia
Cairns, Australia
Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 22-48 XXXXXX is sailing his Oyster 56, Liberty in the Oyster Wor...

5/9/2022
5/22/2022
Fort Lauderdale
Georgetown, Bahamas
M 62’ Sailing Cat

OPO E-Mail # 22-47 This opportunity just came in from XXXXXX. I am posting wh...

5/9/2022
5/16/2022
Huntington NY
Portland ME
J-44

OPO E-Mail # 22-46 Pro skipper XXXXXX has another nice short passage starting...

5/5/2022
5/22/2022
ST. Thomas
Georgetown Exumas
Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 22-45 OPO members XXXXXX is looking for one or two experienced c...

5/4/2022
6/16/2022
Newport
Bermuda
Morris 46

OPO Crew Request for NBR # 22-05 Navigator XXXXXX is helping find one or two ...

5/4/2022
5/20/2022
Martinique
Newport
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-44 Martinique to Newport - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is l...

4/29/2022
5/24/2022
Grenada
Solomon's Island MD
Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada to bring to S...

4/25/2022
5/5/2022
Bermuda
Nanny Cay Tortola
Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-40 I just got off the phone Pro skipper XXXXXX. He has been d...

4/23/2022
5/21/2022
St. Maarten
Marion MA
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 22-41 Owner and skipper XXXX has 1989 Hinckley 51, He that has m...

4/22/2022
5/9/2022
St Maarten
Ft Lauderdale
Hanse 575

OPO e-mail # 22-39 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Hanse 575 named X...

4/21/2022
5/1/2022
Annapolis MD
Huntington NY
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 22-38 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a delivery of a...

4/21/2022
4/24/2022
Huntington, NY
Solomon Island, MD
Beneteau 35

OPO e-mail # 22-37time commitment) Huntington, NY to Solomon Island, MD - Pro...

4/18/2022
4/30/2022
Annapolis, MD
Greenwich, CT
Beneteau 31

OPO e-mail # 22-36 XXXXXX has a 2015 Beneteau 31 named XXXXXX that he will be...

4/15/2022
5/8/2022
Marsh Harbor
Old Ct
Ovni 42

OPO e-mail # 22-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2016 Ovni 42 named XXX...

4/14/2022
5/5/2022
St. Thomas
Stamford CT
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-34 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a tota...

4/11/2022
4/22/2022
Miami
Sag Harbor
Alden 58

OPO e-mail # 22-33 Pro sailor and captain XXXXXX seeks one more experienced c...

4/10/2022
5/9/2022
Cocoa, FL
Charleston, SC
Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 22-32 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX will drive from Mt Pleasant,...

4/8/2022
4/20/2022
St. Martin
Bermuda then Horta then Gibraltar and Ponta Delgado
Beneteau 58

OPO e-mail # 22-31 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for experienced c...

4/7/2022
4/23/2022
St. Martin
Bermuda
Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-30 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two mo...

4/6/2022
5/25/2022
Galapagos
French Polynesia
Fountaine Pajot 47 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-29 We do get all kinds of passage opportunities. Many of us w...

4/4/2022
4/30/2022
Newport, R.I.
Nanny Cay, Tortola
Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-28 Here is his 2nd delivery going to other way. “I am l...

4/4/2022
4/19/2022
Marsh Harbor, Abaco
Newport
Catana 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-27 Pro skipper XXXXXX has two deliveries coming up. The first...

4/3/2022
5/8/2022
St. Thomas USVI
Hampton Virginia
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-26 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one experienc...

4/2/2022
4/12/2022
Puerto Rico
Marion MA
Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-25 Puerto Rico to Marion MA – Pro skipper XXXXXX just p...

4/2/2022
5/7/2022
Cowesett RI
Melbourne Fl
Hunter 37

OPO e-mail # 22-24 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a 2nd planned delivery sailing a 20...

4/2/2022
4/18/2022
West Palm Beach FL
Middle River Maryland
Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 22-23 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to del...

3/31/2022
5/2/2022
Virgin Gorda BVI
Stonington CT
Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 22-22 Virgin Gorda BVI to Stonington CT – Pro skipper and ...

3/31/2022
4/7/2022
St. Maarten
USVI
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 22-21 XXXXXX and owner Keenan and XXXXXX are looking for one cre...
3/30/2022
5/15/2022
Miami FL
Norwalk CT
Boat
OPO e-mail # 22-21 Professional deliver skipper XXXXXX is looking for a 3rd cr...
3/27/2022
4/1/2022
Ft Lauderdale FL
St. Mary’s River MD
Hanse
OPO e-mail # 22-19 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2021 Hanse 508 named XXXXXX that h...
3/24/2022
5/8/2022
St. Maarten
Bermuda
Bavaria 45

OPO e-mail # 22-18 2nd Leg May 22nd (1800 miles - 15 days) Then depart not la...

3/24/2022
4/21/2022
Marsh Harbor Bahamas
Chesapeake Bay
Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 22-17 Member XXXXXX is looking for 3 experienced crew to help sa...

3/23/2022
4/25/2022
Maarten
Boston MA
Southerly 535

OPO e-mail # 22-16St. Maarten to Boston MA - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is...

3/23/2022
4/30/2022
Hawaii
Victoria BC
Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 22-15 Owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2005 Amel 54 named XXXXXX t...

3/16/2022
3/23/2022
Wilmington NC
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lagoon 380 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-14 Pro Skipper XXXXXX is looking for 2 crew to join him on a ...

3/13/2022
5/8/2022
Jolly Harbor, Antigua
Stonington CT
Morris 46
OPO e-mail # 22-12 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a well-equipped and mainta...
3/11/2022
3/20/2022
Brunswick Georgia
Canadian Maritimes
Caliber 47

OPO e-mail # 22-11 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX Middleton is looking for two...

2/24/2022
5/20/2022
BVI
Noank, CT
Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 22-009 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice Oyster 56 that he takes...

2/21/2022
5/20/2022
St. Maarten
Huntington NY
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-08 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to j...

2/14/2022
2/22/2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ft. Lauderdale FL
X-Yacht
OPO e-mail # 22-07 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one experience...
2/12/2022
2/15/2022
Key West Florida
Panama City
Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 22-02 Update Key West Florida to Panama City - Pro skipper...

2/7/2022
5/7/2022
USVI
Bermuda to Newport, RI
Sabre 402
OPO e-mail # 22-05 Boat owner OPOOPO participated in the NAR OPOOPO back in 20...
1/28/2022
2/2/2022
Marathon FL
Eleuthera Bahamas
Morgan Out Island 28

OPO e-mail # 22-04 Boat owner a skipper OPOOPO is looking for one crew on sho...

1/12/2022
1/29/2022
Annapolis MD
Panama City Fl
Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 (with update) Annapolis MD to Panama City Fl - Pro skipper...

1/11/2022
2/1/2022
Panama City Florida
Scandinavia
Tartan 42
OPO e-mail # 22-03 Boat owner OPOOPO bought on old classic Tartan 42 named AZO...
1/5/2022
1/29/2022
Annapolis MD
Panama City Fl
Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a late season delivery of a 1985 Be...

1/5/2022
1/9/2022
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Houston, TX
Charter Boat
OPO e-mail # 22-01 We just got an e-mail requesting on experienced crew for a p...
12/21/2021
6/17/2022
Newport
Bermuda
Pacific Seacraft 37
OPO e-mail # 21-117 NBR Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has signed up for the NB...
12/16/2021
2/20/2022
St. Augustine Florida
Key West and back
Boat
OPO e-mail # 21-116 OPOOPO OPOOPO is looking for one crew to join him for an ...
12/6/2021
2/1/2022
Puerto Vallarta
Florida Keys
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-109 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has just purchased a like n...

12/4/2021
12/26/2021
Bermuda
Tortola BVI
Jenneau 49

OPO e-mail # 21-115 Pro skipper OPOOPO has another delivery right after Chris...

12/4/2021
12/9/2021
Barrington RI
Key West FL
Lucia 40

OPO e-mail # 21-114 Barrington RI to Key West FL - Pro skipper OPOOPO is look...

12/3/2021
12/6/2021
Morehead City, NC
Brunswick, GA
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-113 Morehead City, NC to Brunswick, GA - Pro skipper OPOOPO i...

12/1/2021
12/7/2021
Annapolis Md
Nassau, Bahamas
Simonis 52 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-112 Annapolis Md to Nassau, Bahamas - Pro skipper OPOOPO of &...

12/1/2021
12/11/2021
Brunswick GA
Marsh Harbor, Abacos
Jeanneau 509

OPO e-mail # 21-111 Yacht Broker OPOOPO from Bluenose Yachts in Newport is lo...

11/28/2021
12/12/2021
St. Thomas, USVI
St. Petersburg, FL
Lagoon 42

OPO e-mail # 21-110 Pro Skipper OPOOPO is seeking 2 crew to join a delivery p...

11/23/2021
2/1/2022
St. Maarten
San Blas Islands
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-107 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO has done o...

5/24/2022 from Grenada to Solomon's Island, MD on a Hylas 49

Reposting of OPO E-Mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada to bring to Solomon’s Island MD, in the Chesapeake Bay. He regularly gets crew from OPO and is a good guy and an old friend of mine. The trip is about 1800 NM, with likely a brief stop in St. Thomas for food and fun and friends. The boat is recently sold, has surveyed well, been re-rigged and seems seaworthy, well equipped and comfortable. He recently lost one crew member so I am reposting. He is able to cover some of the expenses due to the short time frame. He writes: I seek one or two worthy sailors who are attentive, aware and able to stand night watch alone. You must be able to tie a bowline, be a team player and helpful with all chores. You are advised to be fully vaccinated and probably will still need a negative Covid test in hand to enter Grenada and have a passport valid for at least 6 months more. Interested individuals should send me a brief sailing resume showing your experience and stating how you anticipate being useful on this potentially excellent sea voyage. Fishing is easy from a Hylas. Because of the late timeframe I will cover the cost of the flight from MIA to GND May 24. Also I will pay all expenses on board, including Covid related costs. This trip is 2000 NM and so is not insignificant, but should be fairly interesting and, dare I say, wonderful. Interested crew should email me at XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/20/2022 from Puerto Del Rey Marina to Florida on a Jeanneau DS40

OPO E-Mail # 22-54 XXXXXX is looking for 1 crewmember or a couple to join him on an ambitious sail aboard his Jeanneau DS40 named XXXXXX. He says she has most of the bells and whistles. She is a 2 cabin so ideal for 1 crew or a couple who may want to experience cruising. He writes: I am currently sitting Puerto Del Rey Marina leaving Friday for the south side of Puerto Rico making 2 overnight stops before making a jump to Boca Chica DR. Be there a few days to see a bit of the DR inland and go to Cuban embassy to see if I can get into the south side of Cuba. From Boca Chica a 400nm jump to Port Antonio Jamaica and 1 more stop in Jamaica before going to either Cuba or through the Windward Passage to Bahamas and the directly to Florida. If Cuba then would stop on the way in the Cayman Islands. Probably 2..4 stops in Cuba before rounding the west end for a direct run to Florida. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat. He couldn’t give me an estimate of the days because it depends on whether he can go to Cuba etc. If interested please contact him by email @ XXXXX@XXXX



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5/25/2022 from Huntington NY to Portland ME on a J-44

OPO e-mail # 22-53 I will be delivering a J-44 from Huntington NY to XXXXXX This was a delivery planned by skipper Frank that Cathy sent out last week, but he had to drop out. I am looking for three crew for a total of 4. The plan is to meet in Huntington late Wednesday afternoon and depart that evening. We should be in Mine by early Sat morning and we will drive the owner’s car back to Huntington by Saturday night. The passage should take 2 ½ days at most. You can drive to the boat and rive home or take the train out to Huntington or I can drop crew off on the way back from Maine if you leave near the route home. The trip is free with all boat and onboard food included. If interested please e-mail Hank (Cathy) at XXXXX@XXXX I depart Bermuda by sea Monday morning so will check e-mail about 6:30 to and am one more time. XXXXXX will also check e-mail after I leave and help line up three crew who wish to join me for this 278 miles non-stop passage. Hank OPO

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6/4/2022 from Grenada to Newport RI on a Newport

OPO e-mail # 22-51 Boat owner XXXXXX (who is also an ex OPO member having graduated to boat ownership a few years ago) and his friend and replacement skipper for this passage, XXXXXX are looking for two crew to help deliver his 1987 XXXXXX Pedrick 47 named Life of Reilly from Grenada to Newport RI. Mike adds: XXXXXX 2018, rig inspection 2022 XXXXXX Pedrick 47, retrofitted 2018, Perkins 4108 rebuilt 2018, SSB, Emergency beacons, XXXXXX and G system 2018. 6000 sea miles since retrofit. 20 tons, Jonhson series drogue. 6 XXXXXX life raft new 2019. water maker, generator, AIS. Captain will be taking a XXXXXX Reach. Replacement skipper and friend XXXXXX explains: Our dear friends Terri and XXXXXX along with their 2 young sons, had to leave their sailboat in Grenada and fly back to the USA. Michael was diagnosed with cancer and needed treatment in Massachusetts. My wife and I decided to sail the boat home to them in Massachusetts. My wife can’t go now and I can use a couple of crew to assist. Don’t know how that work through you. Really can’t pay the crew due to circumstances. The plan is to depart Grenada sometime the first week of June. Of course weather dependent one plan is Grenada to USVIs, Bermuda, then Massachusetts. The other plan is Grenada to USVIs, XXXXXX XXXXXX hop through the Bahamas and to XXXXXX Then to Massachusetts. I realize it’s asking a lot for people to go on this journey. I know many are looking for experience and adventure. Let me know please your thoughts and how your service works. Regards, XXXXXX I did ask Mike about what shape the boat is in and he has convinced me she is in very good shape and will be ready to go by e-mailing the following response to my questions: While the boat has been idle for two months, the engine and generator were serviced prior to departure, it is on a mooring in XXXXXX Grenada. It is being maintained by XXXXXX who owns the moorings and also has a fabrication business there. Lithium battery bank maintained by 1000 watts of solar. I am having the rig inspected by a local rigging company, the motor and generator is being started and run every two weeks, the water maker is pickled but only needs to be run pumping overboard for two hours to rinse out the pickling solution. The boat will be gone through by a marine engineer friend of mine you. Really can’t pay the crew due to circumstances. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. Mike says he will help with a small travel stipend within reason to help ensure that Skip has two good crew for this passage on this comfortable heavier displacement ocean going boat. The passage is at the best time of years and you will be helping out a fellow OPO member get his boat back home since he has other more pressing needs at this time. If interested please contact both Mike at XXXXX@XXXX and Skip XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information. And thanks for helping if you can. Hank OPO

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5/26/2022 from Eleuthera to Beaufort NC on a J-44

OPO e-mail # 22-52 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two crew to join him for this 4-day sail from the Bahamas to NC. He has a very nice set up for short-handed sailing J-44 named XXXXXX Joe sailed south with us in the NAR XXXXXX this past November. He is a very, very nice man. He e-mails: I’m planning to depart May 26th. I’m figuring if all goes well about four days passage. Should allow a day or two for weather. A conservative estimate I would need someone from May 26 to May 31. They would fly into the XXXXXX and take the ferry to XXXXXX They would fly home from an airport near Beaufort NC. Skill level does not have to be expert level. Just need someone to keep reliable watch and wake me if something need attention. The passage is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses paid for. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/16/2022 from Newport to Bermuda and Back on a Outbound 52

OPO E-Mail # 22-50 Captain XXXXXX is asking for one crew or a couple to do a round trip Newport to Bermuda to complete the offshore sale of the boat. Current owner will do the outbound trip and new owner to do return trip. He is in need of one crew, or a couple. This is a great opportunity to log some sea miles! Experienced captain and owner delivering a beautiful Outbound 52 to Bermuda on 5/16 or 17. Return leg from BDA on or about 5/24. Captain is open to crew doing one leg, or both. Stay aboard while in BDA if doing the round trip. Must be able to stand watch alone, or if you are two you can stand watch together. Contact the Captain at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and available dates.



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5/20/2022 from St. Thomas to Merritt Island, FL on a Lagoon

OPO E-Mail # 22--49 XXXXXX is looking for crew to join him aboard his Lagoon 45OS, Sunnyside for a trip from St. Thomas to Merritt Island, Florida. Crew should be comfortable standing watch. He would like crew to arrive around May 15 - May 20 with a May 20th departure date. The trip should take about 7 days. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact XXXXXX by email at GCF XXXXX@XXXX

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5/12/2022 from French Polynesia to Cairns, Australia on a Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 22-48 XXXXXX is sailing his Oyster 56, Liberty in the Oyster World Rally with 23 other boats. The boat has sailed from Hampton to Antigua for the start, then Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tahiti. He needs to have one crewmember join him in French Polynesia until the next crew change in Australia. Crew will need to join the boat at the Marina Tiana in Tahiti. He would like crew to join him as soon as possible. He estimates crew will be away about 90 days and will return from Australia in mid August. There is a licensed Captain on board as well as the boat’s two owners. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2022 from Fort Lauderdale to Georgetown, Bahamas on a M 62’ Sailing Cat

OPO E-Mail # 22-47 This opportunity just came in from XXXXXX. I am posting what was sent. "We will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Georgetown, Bahamas around the 22nd of May. Depending on weather, it could be a few days or up to a week in transit. We only need one additional person for watches and normal deckhand help, but we have 2 queen berths available if pairs are looking. The boat is a custom M and M 62’ Sailing Cat which was totally refitted in 2020. Crew are responsible for their transportation to and from the boat. If interested contact XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX"



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5/16/2022 from Huntington NY to Portland ME on a J-44

OPO E-Mail # 22-46 Pro skipper XXXXXX has another nice short passage starting on or about Saturday May 16, 2022. This boat is a J-44. The passage should take 2 ½ days at most. He is looking for 2 crew to assist in the passage. He will rent a car to get back to Huntington. Please call him @ XXX-XXX-XXXX or email XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2022 from ST. Thomas to Georgetown Exumas on a Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 22-45 OPO members XXXXXX is looking for one or two experienced crew or a couple to join him his wife and a pro skipper for this downwind passage from St. Thomas to Georgetown Exuma. The boat is a very comfortable 2020 Lagoon 450F catamaran that he has owned and been sailing off and on since he bought her new. I sailed with him a few years back when he first joined OPO and he is a nice guy. He adds: The boat is 2020 Lagoon 450F with all safety gear epirb life raft and life vests. We will use Chris Parker weather routing. They can call or email me at XXX-XXX-XXXX The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please call or e-mail him at XXXXXX XXXXX@XXXX



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6/16/2022 from Newport to Bermuda on a Morris 46

OPO Crew Request for NBR # 22-05 Navigator XXXXXX is helping find one or two more crew for a total of 7 or 8 people to race aboard a very well found and equipped Morris 46 named Navicular. They plan an overnight from Essex CT to Newport May 20th and it would be a plus if you could join them for that short passage to get used to the boat and meet some of the other crew. He Adds: “The boat is like new and has had much done to prepare for our race. The skipper and crew have many years sailing with a few offshore passages, but this is their first Bermuda Race.” If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXX XXXXXX can then work out any details about positions they may need help with and what they expect from crew.



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5/20/2022 from Martinique to Newport on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-44 Martinique to Newport - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for a crew on short notice since he had a guy drop out. (Not an OPO member). But he has gotten crew from us before and has a repeat OPO crew member aboard. I know both he and the OPO crew and they are very nice people. You will be the third crew. The boat is a very well maintained and cared for Amel 53 that he has owned since new. The Amel is a very comfortable and easy boat to sail. He makes the passage north and south every year usually in our NARC Rally. The passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and provisions included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail XXXXXX with your sailing resume.



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5/24/2022 from Grenada to Solomon's Island MD on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 22-43 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a Hylas 49 in Grenada to bring to Solomon's Island MD, in the Chesapeake Bay. He regularly gets crew from OPO and is a good guy and an old friend of mine. The trip is about 1800 NM, with likely a brief stop in St. Thomas for food and fun and friends. The boat is recently sold, has surveyed well, been re-rigged and seems seaworthy, well equipped and comfortable. He e-mails this morning: “I seek two or three worthy sailors who are attentive, aware and able to stand night watch alone. You must be able to tie a bowline, be a team player and helpful with all chores. You are advised to be fully vaccinated and probably will still need a negative Covid test in hand to enter Grenada and have a passport valid for at least 6 months more. Interested individuals should send me a brief sailing resume showing your experience and stating how you anticipate being useful on this potentially excellent sea voyage. Fishing is easy from a Hylas. Typical of OPO, the crew must provide their own transport to and from the boat. I will pay all expenses on board, including Covid related costs. I have penciled in Tuesday, May 24, to fly to Grenada, hoping to depart soon thereafter.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXXX at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2022 from Bermuda to Nanny Cay Tortola on a Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-40 I just got off the phone Pro skipper XXXXXX. He has been delayed by weather on is most recent delivery and is losing one crew for his next delivery from Bermuda to Nanny Cay Tortola. Since it is short notice and you have to fly into Bermuda and then back home he is willing to pay a travel stipend up to half the airfare within reason to be determined before you book. He is also paying for all the other boat expenses. He e-mails: I'm looking for one crew to meet me in Bermuda and sail to Nanny Cay, Tortola on May 5th. 54' 2017 Jenneau with a water maker and all the required electronics. I know it's a late request but lost one crew because of work commitment. If interested please call or e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/21/2022 from St. Maarten to Marion MA on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 22-41 Owner and skipper XXXX has 1989 Hinckley 51, He that has maintained and sailed since new. He has gotten few OPO members to sail with him with repeat experiences. He lives in the Boston area and he’s planning to sail back towards the end of May. He e-mails: I’m sailing towards St. Martin and I expect to be there sometime next week. I still have need for one person to help us to bring Vivaldi North. He/she should be able to hold the course, have some offshore experience and, stand solo watches. My plan is to sail from St. Martin on or around May 21 to Bermuda and then to Marion, around 10-15 days. The rest of the crew is another OPO crew who has sailed with me in the Caribbean and a friend with plenty of offshore experience who has sailed with me several thousand miles. Vivaldi is a Hinckley 51 in perfect conditions with all B and G electronics, watermaker so we can shower daily, cook food, AIS, EPIRB, Liferaft. Vivaldi has sailed almost 40,000 miles with him as a skipper. It’s a heavy comfortable boat with all up to date B and G Electronics, EPIRB, AIS, LifeRaft inspected, and she was surveyed for the re-insurance in May 2021 including rigging. It has done seven Marion to Bermuda Races, one Newport to Bermuda race, she has done the Atlantic Circuit twice (Marion - Azores - Portugal - Canaries - Caribbean - Bahamas -Marion), and sailed to the Caribbean back and forth twice. A couple of times to Nova Scotia and numerous summers in Maine. When lay up in Marion, MA, Vivaldi has been cared by a professional yard. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money form meals and drinks ashore. If interested, please send your sailing resume and contact information XXXXX@XXXX



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5/9/2022 from St Maarten to Ft Lauderdale on a Hanse 575

OPO e-mail # 22-39 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2015 Hanse 575 named XXXXXX that has owned for 6 years. He is looking for crew to join him for this1100 mile passage from St. Maarten to Florida. He was referred to us by a fellow SSCA member. He has made several offshore passages with the boat. This one is going the right way on a mostly downwind trade wind route. He  will make a couple of stops along the way and expects to take about 20 days to complete the 1100-mile passage. He asks crew arrive two or three days early and will depart about May 12th. He Adds: “Must know how to sail, blue water is desired, cooking is a bonus! Relentles is Blue water. Sloop rig, modern electronics, safety, autopilot, water maker, solar. 3 cabins, 4 berths. 2 showers, 3 heads. Genset, gas stove, microwave, washer dryer. Crew should be physically fit and healthy. Fully vaccinated. Medical conditions need to be disclosed prior to agreement. Crew should have experience managing sea sickness, either with meds or sailing practices. Please advise if motion sickness is a problem”. The passage is free with all onboard provisions and boat expenses included, but you have to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks at stops ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/1/2022 from Annapolis MD to Huntington NY on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 22-38 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a delivery of a 2011 Beneteau 46 from Annapolis to Huntington NY, almost the opposite of what he is doing the week before. I have known a few hours longer than from the last “crew request” I sent out for him. He is still a very nice guy and will have made this passage one more time. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. He will most likely rent a car to get to the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/24/2022 from Huntington, NY to Solomon Island, MD on a Beneteau 35

OPO e-mail # 22-37time commitment) Huntington, NY to Solomon Island, MD - Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for crew for a delivery of a 2011 Beneteau 35.1 from Huntington NY to MD. The boat was recently sold and surveyed and is in good working order. This can be a very nice trip through NY City, down the Jersey Coast and then up Delaware Bay, through the C and D Canal and then down to the Soloman Islands. I have known him for many years. He is a very nice guy and has made this passage many times before. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. He will most likely rent a car to get back to Huntington and you can drive back with him. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX or call since it is short notice at XXX-XXX-XXXX



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4/30/2022 from Annapolis, MD to Greenwich, CT on a Beneteau 31

OPO e-mail # 22-36 XXXXXX has a 2015 Beneteau 31 named XXXXXX that he will be sailing up from Deale MD to Annapolis April 30th (One day hop) but is really looking for meet one or two experienced people to sail with him from Annapolis to Greenwich Ct this July 4th holiday (3-day passage) and then sail back the following month. The one day sail up from Annapolis would be a good time to meet and then plan for passages this summer. You do not have to do all three. He bought the boat last year in Oong Island Sound and had help moving her to Annapolis. He has one in-experienced crew going and is looking for one or two more who would like to join him for the trip up. Then he will have crew come to make the return passage n August. He  Adds: The boat is a relatively new boat in great condition. Rigging inspected and main sail roller furler refit over the winter. Brand new main sail and gennaker. Completed same trip from LIS to Annapolis once last year. Prior sailing experience on Beneteau/Jenneau/Bavaria of 30-40 feet and racing J-105s/J-24s on the Long Island Sound. Completed RYA Yachtmaster Coastal proficiency course (Hamble School of Yachting, Hamble, UK). And Explains: Hello, I am looking for 1 or 2 delivery crew to help me deliver my Beneteau from/to Annapolis, MD a couple times this spring / summer. It is a relatively new 2015 boat in good condition with the "premium" Beneteau options package (even a bow thruster!). Brand new main, gennakker, and battery bank for the season and rigging has been inspected recently. The main legs will be July 4 weekend from Annapolis to Greenwich, CT and then returning the boat early August to Annapolis likely from Nantucket or Block. Exact details TBD though from prior experience expect to take 48-72 hours as I did the same trip in reverse last year. I am hoping to find one or two experienced crew that would be able to join me for both and able to stand night watch. Potential to stop in Cape May, but may do both passages straight depending on weather/tide timing. Bonus points if Annapolis area based. I will be bringing the boat up from Deale, MD to Annapolis on April 30th, which is just a day sail, but would be a great intro opportunity as well. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail him a copy of your sailing resume to to XXXXX@XXXX As he mentions it would be a bonus to live close enough for the day hop at the end of this month so you can meet first.



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5/8/2022 from Marsh Harbor to Old Ct on a Ovni 42

OPO e-mail # 22-35 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2016 Ovni 42 named XXXXXX that he owned since new. He is looking for two crew to join him for the sail back from the Bahamas (Most likely departing from Marsh Harbor) to Greenwich Ct. He sailed south with the Salty Dawg Rally last November and is sailing back to the US about the same departure time of May 10th. He may stop in Hamton Virgina or straight to Long Island Sound to Greenwich. The 10 to 12 days builds in some flexibility based on weather that will be supplied by Chris Parker. The boat is well equipped for offshore cruising. He has cruised 3 years in Europe, sailed transatlantic, in the Caribbean and the East Coast. He last boat was a Sabre 34. Since there will only be three crew in total, expect to stand a solo watch so some offshore experience is a plus. The passage is free but as usually you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside mails and drinks. If interested please send him an e-mail with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2022 from St. Thomas to Stamford CT on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-34 Pro skipper XXXXXX is looking for two more crew for a total of five on this passage from St. Thoams to Stamford aboard a one-year-old Jeanneau 64. He is a very qualified skipper who has raced around the world twice. I have known him for many years. He now lives in New York when not moving and racing boats around. He takes care of this boat for the owner and his family. In fact, the wife will be making the passage. Crew should plan to fly into St. Thomas on May 5th to move aboard the boat and depart the next day. They plan to make a non-stop passage which will take about 8 or 9 days on this boat, not more than 10 days for sure. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but as usual you need to get to and from the boat. Looking for qualified crew who have been offshore before and are good company and can help keep the boat ship shape and on course. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX Marcus is in the Caribbean right now so may not get back to you right away, but certainly in the next 24 to 48 hours.



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4/22/2022 from Miami to Sag Harbor on a Alden 58

OPO e-mail # 22-33 Pro sailor and captain XXXXXX seeks one more experienced crew for a total of 4 for delivery of his Alden 58 ketch named Scout from Miami Fl to Huntington, NY. More info on the boat here. The other crew is also very, very experienced and has done the same trip several times. Ideally the boat will depart Miami 4/22 if weather window permits, with one overnight stop in Morehead City, NC; before continuing on to Long Island. The passage is free with all onboard expenses and travel included. (Within reason) Captain He is a very experienced sailor and we have many sailing friends in common since he is from Huntington, NY. If interested and can be in Miami on 4/21 e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a copy of your sailing resume.



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5/9/2022 from Cocoa, FL to Charleston, SC on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 22-32 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX will drive from Mt Pleasant, SC to Cocoa on 9 May, casting off 10 May. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4. IF Mother Nature Cooperates this will be a 3-4 days offshore passage, exiting at Cape Canaveral and ending up in CHS about 14 May. He has gotten crew from us many times before and it has always worked out well. If weather dictates in route, he may elect to go inside along the ICW, which could take longer. The boat is a 1999 Beneteau 411 named XXXXXX in good shape and well equipped. The Garmin InReach will be on and has worldwide text and SOS/location ability. Additional Safety gear aboard includes a 4 man liferaft, Personal Locator Beacon, jack lines, spare harnesses and all necessary USCG required gear. Crew must have the necessary foul weather gear for wet conditions. Crew to be 4 in total, 3 of which have already signed on. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. Crew can meet in Cocoa on the afternoon of the 9th or are welcome to drive with him to Cocoa. Crew must be able to stand watch alone. Upon arrival in CHS, he can drive crew to the airport. If interested in joining, text at XXX-XXX-XXXX or email to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/20/2022 from St. Martin to Bermuda then Horta then Gibraltar and Ponta Delgado on a Beneteau 58

OPO e-mail # 22-31 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for experienced crew for this Trans-Atlantic. He just heard about us from our good friend Maurizio in St. Maarten and e-mailed this morning. He owns a very nice Beneteau 58 -named XXXXXX. He adds: “She is in good shape - did 2 Atlantic Crossings lately - I have 4 double Cabins with Toilet and Shower - I carry 1000 l water and have a Watermaker 150l/h - there is a Yanmar 165hp and a Onan Generator 10KW - I Carry 1000l of Diesel. The plan is, to leave from St Martin after 20st of April to Bermuda and from Bermuda to Horta after 7th of May to Gibraltar via Ponta Delgado. I offer a cabin including full cover of Food and Beverage while on Board, a welcome Dinner or arrival in any Port. I am also willing to pay for a flight back to St Martin from Europe.” If you are interested please send your sailing resume to Helmut (Austrian) at XXXX@XXXXX



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4/23/2022 from St. Martin to Bermuda on a Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-30 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one or two more crew to sail his 2008 Sun Odyssey 49i named  XXXXXXon this first leg. He was referred to us by a colleague who is a good friend of mine and confirms that he is a nice guy and has a good boat. He has owned her for two years and sailed her 800 miles. He is looking for crew with some offshore experienced and can do a solo watch. He plans to sail with a total of 4 people. He explains one other crew is: “My father is the second crew member besides me without sailing experience. So I'm looking for 1-2 crew members with some offshore experience that can grow into night watches. They will have their own cabin with 2 bunks. The boat is a fully equipped bluewater cruiser with water maker, radar, AIS, EPIRB, new lift raft, fridge, freezer etc. See boat description: radar, AIS, EPIRB, lift raft, Spinlock 6D life vests with personal AIS, water maker, fridge, freezer, 2 electric toilets, full separate shower”. You can see pictures of the boat at http://sailingjust4fun.com/ and https://vierunterwegs-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/g/personal/thomas_vierunterwegs_onmicrosoft_com/EdCjX0SG The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. I believe they are sailing all the way to Europe so you can inquire and confirm if this first leg is a check out leg to make sure everyone likes each other before committing to more miles. You also need you own money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at at XXXXX@XXXX (Note .de is for Denmark) St. Martin is the French side of Sint Maarten/St. Martin



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5/25/2022 from Galapagos to French Polynesia on a Fountaine Pajot 47 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-29 We do get all kinds of passage opportunities. Many of us would not qualify for this one, but if you are young and into social media, this may interest you. Please make sure you watch some of the YouTube work before responding. XXXXXX is certainly looking for the right type of crew to join. I am sure you may be one of many that respond and few are chosen. This was referred to us by another OPO member. If interested you can send him an e-mail and inquire about joining. He just pulled into Panama. He was first in touch with us before starting the leg to Panama so we held off sending this out until we knew he was able to respond to any inquires. He e-mails: Sailing Cerebral (a YouTube TV Series) is looking for one crew member to complete our 4-person crew to travel from the Galapagos to French Polynesia. We will be leaving the Galapagos May 25 Sailing to the Marquesas (approximately 29-25 days). In addition there is an opportunity to sail around the Marquesas until season 4 of the show begins July 7th in Tahiti. The boat is a Fountaine Pajot 47 foot catamaran (2019). Sailing will cover the cost of travel to the Galapagos and all provisions for the trip. If interested in this unique opportunity please email: XXXXX@XXXX



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4/30/2022 from Newport, R.I. to Nanny Cay, Tortola on a Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 22-28 Here is his 2nd delivery going to other way. “I am looking for one crew for a trip on a 2018 54' Jenneau from Newport, R.I. to Nanny Cay, Tortola on April 30th. I have delivered this yacht back and forth several times. The potential crew will be responsible for getting to and from the yacht and cost for the testing in Tortola. I will cover all on board cost.” Respectfully, Capt. XXXXXX www.UUUUU.com XXX-XXX-XXXX If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/19/2022 from Marsh Harbor, Abaco to Newport on a Catana 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-27 Pro skipper XXXXXX has two deliveries coming up. The first: “I am looking for one person to assist in crewing a 42' Catana catamaran with all the bells and whistles from Marsh Harbor, Abaco to Newport, RI on April 19th. I will pay all on board expenses. I brought it there Nov. 1, 2021. The crew member will be responsible for getting to and from the yacht. They will need a Covid test before getting into the Abacos and fill out the Bahama passport of health.” XXXXXX has a web site so you can learn more about him at www.UUUUU.com his phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX text (and he likes to use text) If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/8/2022 from St. Thomas USVI to Hampton Virginia on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 22-26 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one experienced crew to join him for the passage north this spring. He has a 2011 Jeanneau 379 named XXXXXX that he has owned since new. She was in a charter fleet for 5 years and then has been sailing her in the Caribbean the past few years. There will be 4 crew in total. I spoke with him yesterday. He explains: Boat was bought new from Sunsail as part of their Owner Program. Was chartered in the BVI for 5 years and then I took complete possession of her after a good phase out from the charter fleet. Sailing and based in the BVI for 5 more years. Boat survived Irma on a mooring with de-masting as only damage. Brand new mast and rig installed in 2018. Boat is solid and in good shape. She is well equipped. 3 reef standard main, roller furl 120% genoa, Solar and Wind Generation, Life Raft, EPERB and PLB, IrdiumGo, and Garmin InReach trackers and weather service from Predict Wind. Extra Diesel and water Jerry cans, AIS, Lee Cloths, Two electric big pumps plus manual. Multiple GPS and Chart Plotter systems The crew are myself, one crew with bare boat charter experience as well as a little blue water, one crew who is dinghy sailor wanting to learn about bigger boats, fourth crew with blue water experience just canceled due to wife having surgery so I need a fourth crew with some blue water experience. Passage is part of Salty Dawgs Homeward Bound Rally departing May 10th. Crew should plan to arrive two days early. Since he lost his most experienced crew so he is looking for a replacement crew who has been offshore before. As usual the passage is free with all onboard provisions and expenses included, but in this case he will also pay for transportation for the right crew with offshore experience within reason of course. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/12/2022 from Puerto Rico to Marion MA on a Sun Odyssey 49

OPO e-mail # 22-25 Puerto Rico to Marion MA – Pro skipper XXXXXX just picked up another delivery on fairly short notice. He is a longtime delivery skipper so only delivers bigger and mostly newer boats. This is a Sun Odyssey 49. Since it is short notice he will pay travel to the boat. He e-mails: I plan to arrive in San Juan April 12 and to sail out within a day or two. The trip will be 10-12 days with a possible stop in Bermuda. Crew should be vaccinated against Covid and be willing to take Covid tests or whatever the latest protocol calls for. Crew should be attentive, aware, helpful and a team player. Sailing skills are a bonus and you must be able to stand night watch alone. The weather will be variable from calm to gale and tropical to New England miserable. Crew expenses on board are covered. Crew must provide his/her own transportation to and from the boat. If we all manage to arrive at SJU same time, I will pay for transport to the boat at Palmas de Mar Marina.” He may be offshore for two or three days so please be patient if he does not get back to you right away. He e-mails “I sail offshore tomorrow for three days, so it will be later that I respond to interested crew.” If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX and statement as to why you think you are worthy.??????



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5/7/2022 from Cowesett RI to Melbourne Fl on a Hunter 37

OPO e-mail # 22-24 Pro skipper XXXXXX has a 2nd planned delivery sailing a 2000 Hunter 37 named Gone with the Wind. He is looking for two crew for this passage as well. He reports the boat has New LiferaftAIS, forwsrd scan sonar, epirb. The plan is for a 9 to 10 day 100 mile passage, but please have more time built in just in case. We would not normally send out a “crew request” for a Hunter, but since this is with a pro skipper we are sending it out to members. You can ask Joe more about the boat and the route when you contact him. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Joe at W XXXXX@XXXX



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4/18/2022 from West Palm Beach FL to Middle River Maryland on a Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 22-23 Pro delivery skipper XXXXXX is looking for two crew to deliver a 1985 43 Nelson Marek Morgan CC named Isabella. Joe is a very competent and eager delivery skipper who chases deliveries and keeps busy. He has gotten crew from us before and is a nice guy. Some of the boats he moves are a bit older so crew need to be ready for that. The passages is 850 miles and if all goes well will take 6 days, but plan to have more time just in case you have to wait on weather or other delays. Since the total crew will be three you will need to be able to stand a solo watch. The boat has an 8 person liferaft, epirb, dsc vhf, mom-9, jacklines, radar The passage is free with all onboard expenses paid, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Joe with your sailing resume to W XXXXX@XXXX



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5/2/2022 from Virgin Gorda BVI to Stonington CT on a Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 22-22 Virgin Gorda BVI to Stonington CT – Pro skipper and longtime friend XXXXXX is looking for two crew for this delivery north on a Hinckley 42 Ketch. He has gotten crew from many times over the years. He is a good guy and very experiences skipper. He e-mails: “I seek two able crew members to help me deliver a Hinckley 42 ketch from Virgin Gorda to Stonington CT. This is a boat I have previously moved eight times. This is a stalwart, proven seaworthy yacht, easy and fun to sail. She is well cared for and used extensively by the owner. I have survived numerous gales and huge seas with this beauty. I plan to arrive in Virgin Gorda on May 2 and hope to depart soon thereafter, say, May 3-4. The trip will be 10-12 days with a possible stop in Bermuda. Crew should be vaccinated against Covid and be willing to take Covid tests or whatever the latest protocol calls for. Crew should be attentive, aware, helpful and a team player. Sailing skills are a bonus and you must be able to stand night watch alone. The weather will be variable from calm to gale and tropical to New England miserable. Crew expenses on board are covered. Crew must provide his/her own flights and ground transportations to and from the boat. Ferry fees and Customs/Covid expenses are on me.” If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX   and statement as to why you think you are worthy??



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4/7/2022 from St. Maarten to USVI on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 22-21 XXXXXX and owner Keenan and XXXXXX are looking for one crew to sail from St. Maarten to the USVI (Only 100 miles) and then stick around for apaid gig as replacement crew for Ashley (She is going back to the states to see family) for a charter after the sail over to USVI. The boat is a Lagoon 41. They have a web site www.UUUUU.com . Keenan will answer more questions about the charter and what you would have to do. He adds: I definitely wish I would have found your services sooner. We have sailed a few thousand miles. We did a major refit in 2021 and are currently running a fully solar boat with over www.UUUUU.com. We run charters out of the usvi and sxm. My girlfriend and I sail and run charters together and we had hired crew because she will be in the US on some family matters. We have hired crew members twice that have fallen through. It would be nice to have someone join me for night watch and then just have someone help out on the charter. We would pay and split tips. It really should be a lot of fun and I'd be doing the majority of the work, would love for someone to get miles out of this as well because I've definitely been there. The passage is not only free it can turn into a paid week. Plan to get to and from the boat on your own, but of course after that all is included and you can discuss when you e-mail your resume to them at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/15/2022 from Miami FL to Norwalk CT on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 22-21 Professional deliver skipper XXXXXX is looking for a 3rd crew to deliver a Beneteau 35.1 that he delivered south last fall and is now planning the return passage. He has one crew lined up, but is looking for one more experienced crew who can stand a solo watch. Total of three people onboard. Spencer is a very nice and very capable delivery skipper who I have gotten to know this past year. The plan is to depart about May 15th and be done before June 1st since he has another delivery soon after. He has built in extra time just in case your need to duck in for any bad weather. So do not be time constrained just in case. The trip could go faster, but he rather have crew that are not time sensitive.. He explains: “Expect between 10-12 days (possibly a bit more, wouldn't hesitate to tuck in somewhere to wait out snotty weather with this one. took us 13 days to get down last fall with a www.UUUUU.com weather delay in Charleston).” The passage is free and Spencer will help with a one-way travel (hopefully you live near Miami or Ct so it can be a small travel stipend paid at the end of the passage). As usual all boat expenses and onboard provisions are included. If interested please e-mail Spencer with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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4/1/2022 from Ft Lauderdale FL to St. Mary’s River MD on a Hanse

OPO e-mail # 22-19 Boat owner XXXXXX has a 2021 Hanse 508 named XXXXXX that he is moving north. He is looking for two crew for a total of 4 crew for this passage. He Adds: “We bought this boat new and it is fully equipped with electronics and safety gear. We've taken it on many XXXXXX trips, a t-o month cruise down the coast and to the Bahamas, and a weekend trip from Florida to the Bahamas and back. I am looking for crew to help me move the boat back home. No experience is required, but if you have experience, that would be fantastic. I can teach you what you need to know to stand watch and sail the boat. I plan to sleep in the cockpit, so I'll be a quick shout away if anything raises an alarm or if you have a question. You won't be expected to make any sail plan changes without help. That being said, it's in mast furling main, electric furling genoa and furling jib. Solent rig, so all sails are ready to be deployed, and electric winches. If all goes well, no one should have to leave the cockpit except to film the dolphins. The dates below are subject to available crew, let me know what you can do. There is also an option to stop in Charleston to change up crew if we need to” 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 and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX

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5/8/2022 from St. Maarten to Bermuda on a Bavaria 45

OPO e-mail # 22-18 2nd Leg May 22nd (1800 miles - 15 days) Then depart not later than June 20th for the Med Bermuda to Azores Portugal -Med Boat owner XXXXXX is looking for crew to sail his very well-equipped Bavaria 45 from St. Maarten across to the Med. He has sailed south with us twice in the NARC Rally with this boat and also the past two Heineken Regattas with us and has done very well. He is a very nice guy. He is breaking up the passage into three legs so he can attend his daughter’s graduation in May. You can work out the final details once you get in touch with him. He plans to spend some time in the Azores and depart no later than June 20th for the next leg to the Med. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXXX@XXX



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4/21/2022 from Marsh Harbor Bahamas to Chesapeake Bay on a Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 22-17 Member XXXXXX is looking for 3 experienced crew to help sail his Etap 37 from the Bahamas to the Chesapeake Bay departing after April 21st. He is a nice guy and has gotten crew from us before. The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named XXXXXX, which is a very interesting well built boat. In fact, it is unsinkable. (But he still will carry a liferaft.) This boat is a Proven Ocean boat, and has crossed the Atlantic in 2005 and cruised the US East coast from Florida to Maine. He can tell you the entire story, but he was involved with the brand and this boat when they first were introduced to the US. He has done many miles on the boat between boat shows and miles cruising. He has 25t Master and 10000 Ocean miles. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 4 people. There will be some solo watches. Just Us has recently undergone a refit including new standing rigging, new rudder and upgraded nav system. She came down to the Bahamas from Morehead City in February via Lake Worth. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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4/25/2022 from Maarten to Boston MA on a Southerly 535

OPO e-mail # 22-16St. Maarten to Boston MA - Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is putting together his crew for his sail north. he sailed south in the NARC Rally last fall with his wife, a skipper and an OPO crewmate. The passage went very well. He is a nice guy and the boat is great. The plan is to sail straight through unless they see a need to stop. The boat is a Southerly 535 named “XXXXXX” She is a semi-custom Solent rigged monohull with three cabins and two heads. She has a swing keel that can go as low as 11' and can be pulled up to less than 5'. Mainsail is on a Furlerboom in-boom furler. Twin helms, twin rudders. We currently have 3 crew: owner, delivery captain, and first mate. The passages is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have some offshore experience to stand a night watch. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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4/30/2022 from Hawaii to Victoria BC on a Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 22-15 Owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2005 Amel 54 named XXXXXX that he has owned and lived aboard part time for 6 years. He has gotten crew from us already. He is from Switzerland and the boat has been summering south of the Hurricane Belt in the Caribbean. Most recently he sailed from Panama-Hawaii with him, an OPO member. He is now getting ready for his next leg to Canada.. He has another OPO member, XXXXXX, signed up for this leg already so he is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew. . The boat is well set up for easy offshore sailing as he explains: “The boat is a very stable, safe and comfortable cruising boat, built to sail around the world and to live aboard. It is in an excellent condition as I invested a lot in the past 4 years in preparation of my plan to sail the Pacific in 2022.” He has 30,000 miles sailing and since the boat is set up for easy sailing, he is looking for compatible crew over experience. This is a long passage and everyone wants to make sure we help put a good crew together. I spoke with him for a while this morning and he seems like a very nice man and capable sailor. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. For a passage this long expect to chip in for groceries as you provision together for the long passage. You will eat better. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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3/23/2022 from Wilmington NC to Ft. Lauderdale, FL on a Lagoon 380 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 22-14 Pro Skipper XXXXXX is looking for 2 crew to join him on a 4-5 day delivery aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran named “Milliwooly” from Wilmington, NC to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is asking for crew that can stand a solo watch, are comfortable with sail trim, and understand nav lights/rules of the road. The boat is in Wilmington, on the Cape Fear River, and the route, weather permitting, will be down the river and outside the ICW, staying west of the Gulf Stream to Ft. Lauderdale. Milliwooly is a well-found vessel that he has delivered before with OPO crew. All onboard expenses are included. Crew must arrive in Wilmington no later than Tuesday, March 22nd, but may arrive earlier, as he will be on the boat no later than Sunday, March 20. The passage is free with all boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside drinks and meals. If interested, please respond to him asap via email: XXXXX@XXXX



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5/8/2022 from Jolly Harbor, Antigua to Stonington CT on a Morris 46

OPO e-mail # 22-12 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a well-equipped and maintained 1997 Morris 46 named Makara. He is looking for one more crew to join he and his wife on their passage north this year for a total of three crew. He has owned the boat for 11 years and made many offshore passages with the boat. His wife has made all the passages with him. The arrival date is a bit flexible based on best flights to fly in. You can make exact arrival dates with XXXXXX when you sign aboard. They plan is to stop in Bermuda for two days on the way north. Crew will be expected to be able to stand a solo watch so previous offshore experience is a minimum requirement. Makara is outfitted for ocean sailing (e.g. staysail, Parasailor) He adds: “Makara was partially refit in 2012 after I bought her. She also had major renovation and upgrades since 2015: standing rigging, rudder and rudder post, hydraulic autopilot, Mastervolt LiFe batteries and associated components, Solbian solar panels, genset, refrigeration, electronics including the chart plotter. My wife who has made every passage as a crewmember and cook.” The passage is free with all boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any shoreside drinks and meals. If interested please e-mail XXXXXX with your sailing resume and contact information at XXXXX@XXXX

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3/20/2022 from Brunswick Georgia to Canadian Maritimes on a Caliber 47

OPO e-mail # 22-11 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX Middleton is looking for two crew to help sail his 2001 Caliber 47 named “XXXXXX” from Georgia back to Canada. He just e-mailed us today. He is planning to depart about March 22nd and would like crew to arrive a day or two before then. He is looking for crew with offshore experience. Since it is short notice I have not spoken with him or asked more questions since I did not want to take up more time. You can ask more about the passage and the boat when you contact him. I know the Caliber is a strong offshore boat, but I do not know what shape this one is in. He has owned a Catalina 27 for 5 years and has been a lake sailor so he is looking for crew with experience. He adds: “The boat has Radar, ais, ssb, VHfs, personal locator beacons, epirb, fog horn, B and G Plotter forward scan, 275 gal diesel, 250 gal water in two tanks.” If interested please contact him with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. This is a leisurely passage and he plans to take as long as 20 days since it is a little early to be going north so will stay costal and stop a few times.



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5/20/2022 from BVI to Noank, CT on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 22-009 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice Oyster 56 that he takes north and south each year. I know him well and have moved his Swan 46 to the Caribbean in the past. He is not sailing aboard this year, but has hired an experienced delivery skipper who managed two large Oyster yachts in the past for a number of years and who will, therefore, be very familiar with its many systems. He is looking for one more person to join the crew this year. He e-mails: “We are looking for one crew person to join us for a delivery passage from Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola in the BVI to Noank,, CT aboard Tango, a well-maintained 2007 Oyster 56. We would be departing Sunday, May 22nd, weather permitting. Crew should plan to arrive one ort wo days ahead of time. We plan to bypass Bermuda unless we need fuel. This is an unpaid crew position. You pay for your own transportation to and from the boat. We pay for all provisioning, fuel, and other expenses while underway. We are only looking for people with bluewater sailing experience. Also, you must be vaccinated and a non-smoker. Please email him at XXXXX@XXXX attaching your sailing resume.”



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5/20/2022 from St. Maarten to Huntington NY on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 22-08 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for two crew to join him for his annual passage from the Caribbean back to the States. He has a very well equipped and maintained Amel 53 that he has owned since new. He has made the passage between NY and the Caribbean many times. Over the years he has built a reliable crew base of OPO members, but he e-mails, “Unfortunately, many of my crew have bought their own boats and 2 have bought Amel’s”. Thus, he is looking for two more crew. He sails with a crew of 4 or 5. He sails non-stop and the passage will take about 9 days. He would like crew to fly into St. Maarten May 20th and plans to leave as soon as you finish provisioning. We have known him for many years, he is very capable and safety oriented. You will eat well and learn how he runs his boat. The Amel is a very easy boat to sail. He is more interested in crew who can fit into his crew that are personable and can follow instruction rather than a know-it -all. He likes to invite good crew back each year. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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2/22/2022 from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Ft. Lauderdale FL on a X-Yacht

OPO e-mail # 22-07 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO is looking for one experienced crew to join him, his wife, seven year old son, and one other experienced friend for their return passage back to the USA. Chis sailed his 2001 X-Yacht 442 to the Caribbean in our NARC Rally this past fall. He is a nice guy. They are now making their way back to the USA. The trip should be mostly reaching and running. While the objective is quick passage to Fort Lauderdale, a brief stop in the Bahamas may be in order. OPOOPO Adds: “I’m the third owner and fortunately I know the two prior owners well and their use of the boat. Originally built for a young family of four to explore the Mediterranean and then a Transatlantic passage to the Caribbean for a season and then north to NE. In the six years we’ve owned it all systems have been either serviced or replaced, other than the electronics that were replaced in 2012.” OPOOPO is planning to depart on Feb 23rd or 24th so is looking for crew to fly into PR just before then. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat in Puerto del Rey Marina. Note that passports are not required for US citizens traveling to PR. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO a copy of your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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2/15/2022 from Key West Florida to Panama City on a Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 22-02 Update Key West Florida to Panama City - Pro skipper OPOOPO has a late season delivery of a 1985 Benneteau First 42. He left from Annapolis a couple of weeks ago and is now in warm weather looking to start the last leg to Panama City on Tuesday morning. Since they are behind schedule two of the three OPO crew have had to depart. He has one other OPO members aboard and they are looking to see if there is one more crew who may want to join them for this last leg. They can do it on their own since the auto-pilot is working fine, but he would not mind one more crew. The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If you are available on short notice and live not too far away, please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/7/2022 from USVI to Bermuda to Newport, RI on a Sabre 402

OPO e-mail # 22-05 Boat owner OPOOPO participated in the NAR OPOOPO back in 2019. He is currently sailing in the Caribbean and making plans to sail north in May. It is nice to have someone plan well in advance. Dave has a 2001 Sabre 402 names “Nostos” that he has owned since 2014. Dave is a lifelong sailor and has the boat well outfitted for offshore sailing. This will be his fourth Caribbean trip on Nostos and seventh overall on his previous boats. He is looking for two crew members to join him and his longtime high school buddy for a total of four crew for the passage north. The boat will stay 2 or 3 days in Bermuda. Time wise it is an easy 6 days from S OPOOPO to Bermuda and 5 days to Newport from Bermuda. Overall trip ia about 14 days from when you leave on May 7th weather dependent. He uses Ken at OPOOPO (daily updates on weather using Garmin InReach) for routing. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. You need to get to and from the boat. He would like crew to show up earlier enough to get covid tested and get results back for the stop in Bermuda which still requires a test (This may change before May departure) with departure on May 7th. Dave will pay for any required covid tests for arrival to Bermuda or to enter the USA. If interested please e-mail Dave with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. His e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX

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2/2/2022 from Marathon FL to Eleuthera Bahamas on a Morgan Out Island 28

OPO e-mail # 22-04 Boat owner a skipper OPOOPO is looking for one crew on short notice. He had crew, but the crew ran short on time as they were delayed getting out of the yard. He has an interesting boat and an interesting story. The boat is a 1973 Morgan Out Island 28 named OPOOPO. He bought the boat from a guy who did a total refit, but had a family emergency back in OK so they did a deal where the old owner has first buyback rights for the same price. The boat is old and not the speediest but very sturdy and seaworthy with new sails, new rigging, new thru-hulls, windvane, solar, EPIRP, Delorme all necessary safety gear. He has 5000 miles at sea vagabonding as crew. He has made the jump to boat ownership and is relaunching her this Sunday after sailing her near coastal to get ready for this trip. He has family arriving for 5 days next month which is why he is planning on departing with the next good weather window which looks like next Thursday Feb 3rd so crew need to join the boat no later than Feb 2nd for the crossing to the Bahamas. You would join the boat in Marathon at the Boot Key (Fly into Miami or Key West) February 2nd, but are welcome to arrive earlier. He knows this is short notice so he is offering a $300 travel stipend to join him. He will cover all onboard expenses so the passage is free, but as usual you need to have money for meals and drinks ashore. He is also fully vaccinated which you need to be to travel foreign without quarantining.  You can plan to fly home February 7th or 8th or option two would be to vacate the boat for 5 days while his brother and fiancée visit and then rejoin him for another week or simply fly home and call it quits. If you are not ready on sort notice and want to inquire and try and meet him for this 2nd week of sailing in the Bahamas starting and finishing in Eleuthera, then you can ask just in case the 1st crew cannot stay that long. I spoke wot him this morning after getting his crew request form. He has been traveling for a long time. He is in his early 40’s. He found out what we all knew, sailing on a small boat is a good way to travel. His blog is www.UUUUUUUUU.com If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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1/29/2022 from Annapolis MD to Panama City Fl on a Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 (with update) Annapolis MD to Panama City Fl - Pro skipper OPOOPO has a late season delivery of a 1985 Benneteau First 42 named OPOOPO. He knows it will be a cold one. He has one experienced crew so is looking for one more crew for a total of three crew. You need to be able to stand a solo watch. He has checked out the boat and the owners has been cooperating getting her ready. He e-mails, “Boat is in good condition. Full safety gear package including new 6-person life raft, Epirb, jacklines and throwables. New autopilot and dsc VHF.” He plans to wait for a weather window to go around Cape Hatteras as the boat draws almost 7 feet. He expects the trip to take about 12 days but is allowing 5 extra days for waiting on weather. He will not depart until he knows there is a good two to three day weather window to get across the Stream and around the cape and into warmer weather quickly. So you have to be flexible with your time and expect the passage to run as long as 17 or 18 days. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included,. He is offering a $300 stipend towards travel to get home after the trip. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at W XXXXX@XXXX His phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX 3.



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2/1/2022 from Panama City Florida to Scandinavia on a Tartan 42

OPO e-mail # 22-03 Boat owner OPOOPO bought on old classic Tartan 42 named AZORA that he has been getting ready for extended cruising. He is looking for 1 or 2 crew members with some solo-watch standing experience and good sailing skills coastal OPOOPO A. will be making 2 to 5-day trips from OPOOPO Beach; FL. to OPOOPO East/ OPOOPO of Mexico. Departure has been set for OPOOPO 2022; weather permitting, of course. Crew will arrive the day of departure. SV AZORA(Classic Tartan) 42 foot racer/cruiser is fitted with furling head sail, and a complete electronics package. This will be a fast ride. Crew will bring a life jacket/tether, sleeping bag, foul weather gear, and hat/gloves. These trips include coastal/offshore legs Crew are responsible for all travel expenses to/from the Vessel. Every effort will be made to coordinate travel (rental carpool?) in an attempt to lower costs. All on board expenses will be covered. If interested, please email him a sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX Ideally you will live close enough for this to make sense. I spoke with Charles and he send me some pictures of the boat. He sounds like a nice guy and he has been doing nice work getting the boat ready. He is making this initial search to find crew for long term cruising. He adds: “I have a two-year goal of Sailing across Atlantic to visit the Scandinavian countries. SV AZORA is a well-proven racer/cruiser that includes solar panels, radar, Genoa (135%), Spinnaker, OPOOPO Main sail. OPOOPO 44CA FOUR V-Drive. .New bottom job. OPOOPO suppressors recertification active/current. OPOOPO OPOOPO B. and OPOOPO B.s certified/Green to Go”.

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1/29/2022 from Annapolis MD to Panama City Fl on a Benneteau First 42

OPO e-mail # 22-02 Pro skipper OPOOPO has a late season delivery of a 1985 Benneteau First 42 named OPOOPO. He knows it will be a cold one. He has one experienced crew lined up but the 2nd crew could not get time off from work. So he is looking for at least one more crew, but is happy to take a 4th of they wish to join them. He has checked out the boat and the owners has been cooperative getting her ready. He e-mails, “Boat is in good condition. Full safety gear package including new 6-person life raft, Epirb, jacklines and throwables. New autopilot and DSC VHF.” He plans to wait for a weather window to go around Cape Hatteras as the boat draws almost 7 feet. He expects the trip to take up to 17 days to get around Florida and up to Panama City. Best not to be in a rush. He has gotten crew from us before and I just got off the phone with him. He was very pleased with our crew in the past. 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 him at XXXXX@XXXX



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1/9/2022 from Isla Mujeres, Mexico to Houston, TX on a Charter Boat

OPO e-mail # 22-01 We just got an e-mail requesting on experienced crew for a passage from Pro skipper OPOOPO . She was referred to us by a fellow delivery skipper. I just got off the phone with her. The boat is a 2021 Fountain Pajot 40 Catamaran we are calling “Isla 40” since she has no name. OPOOPO is in the BVI. Pro Skipper Dan Kriz is at sea with 2 crew. One crew needs to depart. OPOOPO will be your contact skipper to help coordinate with skipper Dan who is at sea. This is a brand-new Charter Boat and he is at the end of a 2-month delivery. He will be pulling into port soon and needs one more crew to replace a crew who has run out of time. The other remaining crew is an experienced woman. You will be the third crew. OPOOPO is helping find the replacement crew since Dan is at sea with limited/expensive communications. OPOOPO is also a delivery skipper. OPOOPO can tell you more about Dan, but he is an experienced delivery skipper moving charter boats for a big outfit. Crew need to have offshore experience and be able to stand a solo watch. You would plan to fly into Cancun Mexico (Right now flights are pretty cheap). You will fly in about January 9th and should be in Houston by January 17th. The boat will be docked at Marina de Puerto and OPOOPO will tell you how to find Dan and the boat. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX and put “Isla 40” in the subject box. You can speak with OPOOPO after making contact.

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6/17/2022 from Newport to Bermuda on a Pacific Seacraft 37

OPO e-mail # 21-117 NBR Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has signed up for the NBR. He has two other crew so is just looking for one more. The other crew are his wife and another fellow racing friend. Tom admits another woman aboard would nice to compliment his wife, but a competent pleasant 4th crew is the ultimate goal. The boat is a 2000 OPOOPO 37 S/V named Destiny. Tom and his wife have owned the boat for two years and have cruised over 4000 miles together. Of course, this is a race, so you will want to meet the other crew and sail the boat before the race. The race itself is only 630 miles, but there is the passage up from Norfolk. The boat will sail from her homeport at least two weeks before the race and will return to Norfolk from Bermuda after the race. The ideal crew will have offshore experience, but also have time for the sail from Norfolk to Newport for the start of the race, if not the return passage from Bermuda to Norfolk. Tom plans to stay in Bermuda for a week or more after the race, but plans to treat the wife and stay ashore. You do not have to make the final sail from Bermuda to Norfolk as they will be able to sail double handed. I spoke with Tom and he seems like a very nice. He knows the boat would be tight for four crew if this were not a race, since this is a small boat even for a 37 footer, but the OPOOPO is a well know and strong offshore boat. Tom adds: OPOOPO Seacraft 37 is cutter rig, safe and well-equipped sea kindly ocean cruiser (info below). The four-person crew includes me as captain, my wife Selina who is a life-long sailor, and OPOOPO member Dean who has thousands of ocean miles and crewed several times previously on Destiny. You will be the fourth to round out the crew. The trip is a race, but we will be sailing more for the fun of participating and learning, albeit with some effort toward boat speed and smart navigation OPOOPO Captain: OPOOPO 4000 miles sailed in 2020, many trips in prior years, ASA and RYA coastal and offshore certificates, RYA Yachtmaster-Offshore planned, OPOOPO Safety at Sea certificates, CPR, AED, OPOOPO and OPOOPO Aid certificates, UK VH OPOOPO OPOOPO US FC OPOOPO OPOOPO (Tom’s wife), 4000 miles sailed in 2020, many trips, OPOOPO at OPOOPO OPOOPO CPR, AE OPOOPO A - prior offshore and coastal crew on Destiny, 1000’s of miles logged offshore since 2019 Tom is looking for a non-smoker, someone fully vaccinated for overseas travel and has been offshore before. A percentage of all crew in the NBR have to have attended a “safety-at-Sea” Seminar and one person has to have some EMT or OPOOPO Training so this would be a plus for any OPO member looking to participate in the NPR, not just the return. The opportunity is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to Tom at XXXXX@XXXX

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2/20/2022 from St. Augustine Florida to Key West and back on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 21-116 OPOOPO OPOOPO is looking for one crew to join him for an extended 2-month vacation on his 40-foot OPOOPO named OPOOPO This is a power boat. Tod runs a small charter company in Florida www.UUUUU.com . But this is a leisurely vacation. We heard from Todd through another active OPO members who I have sailed with before. Todd is looking for a pleasant person who is capable of handling dock lines and keeping the boat clean. Todd admits, ”I'm a bit of a clean freak”. This is a 1100 miles passage spread over 60 days. Todd describes his boat: “The vessel has had a total refit over 2 years, central heat and air, separate sleeping arrangements, 40-inch TV, blue tooth audio, large upper deck, full galley, gas grill, ice maker shower with tub. 16’ silver king tender that OPOOPO used several years in the Islamorada celebrity redbone tournament. I have 70000 offshore hours on my boats, never a violation and 5-star rating on google for T OPOOPO ”. About the passage he explains, “I plan on stopping twice before the keys to spend A-day or 2 with some close friends. I don't think I'll run offshore unless we have perfect weather as I'm not in a hurry. This is 100% vacation and time away from the business. Other than stopping twice on the way down I really have no other plan.” Todd will pay all onboard and boat expenses, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and entertainment. He is looking for someone who has time for the entire passage. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume and contact information so you can interview over the phone or meet in person or on zoom. His e-mail address is H XXXXX@XXXX

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2/1/2022 from Puerto Vallarta to Florida Keys on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-109 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has just purchased a like new Seawind 1260 - 41’ catamaran that is currently in Puerto Vallarta. He just flew back and the Surveyor rated the boat at Excellent. It’s well equipped with safety gear including EPIRB, 6 person life raft, type 1 jackets, plus inflatable harness jackets, MOB equipment, AIS, VHF, and Iridium GO communications. It also has a water maker, AC, 1000W solar, tender w/15hp, and sails in very good condition including main, jib, screecher (aka code zero), and asymmetrical spinnaker. I spoke with him a couple of weeks ago before he flew down for the survey which is why we have the delay in the numerical sequence of the # “crew request”. Now that he is back and the boat surveyed well he is starting his early search to secure crew for this leisurely passage from the West Coast to the East Coast through the Panama Canal. He does have a couple who plan to join him after he gets to the Caribbean side of the Canal for the 2nd half of the passage to Florida Keys. He is looking for three crew for the first leg. He e-mails: I'd like to get 3 people, a couple and a single would be great. Ideally, either the couple or the single would disembark in Panama. I have a couple friend that wants to join there. From a crew perspective, he says, “I would love to get a commitment for the Puerto Vallarta - Panama exit (6 weeks +- 2 weeks) for 3 people, and either the single or couple for the full trip. Panama to Cancun/Cozumel (3-4 weeks) Cozumel to Miami (2-3 weeks) Of course I’m open to the same crew for the duration if they are available and committed”. I suggested to him  that he try and get crew for the duration of the passage and not try and make a schedule to meet people along the easy. This is in everyone’s best interest. But it makes it that much more important to pick the right crew for the long passage. He is looking for 3 people for the first 4 to 6 weeks from Puerto Vallarta to the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal. (Three people, or a couple and one other person. If plans for his two friends to join him in Panama fall through then he might be looking for crew for the entire passage.) He looking to board the boat in Puerto Vallarta the first of February. He will take a few days to shake things out locally and get provisioned before starting the journey down to Panama. Planning to stop 2-3 times along Mexico coast with check-out in Puerto Escondido, then head offshore to stay wide of El Salvador and Nicaragua, then into Costa Rica, and then Panama. He expects that initial journey to take 4 weeks with rest/shore days factored in multiple places. There will be multiple legs that are 2-3 days, with the passage between Puerto Escondido MX and Marina Papagayo Costa Rica taking 6-7 days. Then a couple more 2-3 day legs down to Panama City. Once through the Panama Canal (1-2 weeks after arrival depending on scheduling), and a couple days around Colon, he will head North to the Caymans when you have the right available weather pattern, again staying well (200+ miles) offshore the corner of Honduras and Nicaragua. From Caymans you will go over to Cancun or Cozumel, before turning NE around Cuba and into the FL Keys. His experience - He started sailing sunfish at age 6, and Hobie Cat’s at 8. Through the Boy Scouts he learned to sail larger boats on Lake Michigan, and twice traveled to the Boy Scout Sea Base in the Keys to sail on Hunter 25’s for a week at a time. In high school and after he made friends with boat owners and crewed on Lake Michigan on a variety of monohulls before eventually entering a lease-share program in Chicago and sailing Beneteau 37 and 40 for multiple seasons. In 2014 he moved to Florida to extend his boating season and purchased a Maine Cat 30. Used it in the Abaco’s, the FL coast (east and west), and raced in local club races for 5 years. He has also bare-boat chartered in the BVI on a Beneteau 50, and the Abaco’s on a Maine Cat 38 and delivered a Maxim 38 from St Augustine FL round the Keys and up the Gulf 50 miles north of the Tampa Bay. He admits he does not have much “off-shore” experience, but has planned, provisioned, and navigated multi-week trips coastal with 3-4 day passages included. He holds a current USCG OUPV license, and is a retired volunteer firefighter and EMT of 17 years of service. He spent his professional career at one software company for 34 years where he started doing board level circuit repair and retired as a member of the executive team where he led their Cloud division. He has an engineering mindset when it comes to planning, but doesn’t get paralyzed in decision making. He is safety oriented. He expects crew to be kind to each other, help out and share experiences where relevant, but respect each other’s boundaries. There is no smoking on board, and he doesn’t permit drinking while underway. As usual he is planning on covering all boat related expenses including normal provisioning as well as any customs fees for crew members on board when we check in and out of countries. Also as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside meals and activities. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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12/26/2021 from Bermuda to Tortola BVI on a Jenneau 49

OPO e-mail # 21-115 Pro skipper OPOOPO has another delivery right after Christmas. He is looking for one more crew as he already has two others for a total of 4 crew. The boat is a 2020 49 ft. Jenneau that he delivered from Newport from Ft. Lauderdale on her maiden voyage. Another nice boat. He plans to depart on the 27th so arrive in Bermuda the day before. He can fill you in on what you need to do to fly into Bermuda during Covid. He is looking for experienced crew and suffers no fools. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get and from the boat. Also as usual there is no smoking or drinking aboard. If interested please call or e-mail your resume to him at XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXXX@XXXX www.UUUUU.com



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12/9/2021 from Barrington RI to Key West FL on a Lucia 40

OPO e-mail # 21-114 Barrington RI to Key West FL - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew for a late season delivery of a 2017 40-foot Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40. Nice boat, but a bumpy time of year to be going. With one eye on weather this delivery may take up to two weeks but you will be home for Christmas. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get and from the boat. Also as usual there is no smoking or drinking aboard. If interested please call or e-mail your resume to him at XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXXX@XXXX www.UUUUU.com



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12/6/2021 from Morehead City, NC to Brunswick, GA on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-113 Morehead City, NC to Brunswick, GA - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one crew to assist in delivering an Outbound 46 from OPOOPO NC to Brunswick, GA. The Outbound is a very seaworthy boat and he is top notch. The owners is going and he suggested taking a 3rd crew and he agreed. A good opportunity to see a quality boat in offshore conditions. Plan is to leave Monday Dec 6 or Tuesday Dec 7. This will be offshore and weather dependent with possible delays or shorter overnight legs southbound due to passing unfavorable weather systems, so likely anything from 3 to 5 days. As usual the passage is free with onboard expenses covered but you need to get to from the boat. Ask him how he is getting back home. Some experience and ability to stand watch preferred. If interested please send your resume to him at email XXXXX@XXXX .



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12/7/2021 from Annapolis Md to Nassau, Bahamas on a Simonis 52 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-112 Annapolis Md to Nassau, Bahamas - Pro skipper OPOOPO of “Ministry of Sailing LLC is looking for 2 or 3 crew to sail a Simonis 52 Catamaran departing about December 7th. He is a very experienced skipper we met at the Annapolis Boat show and works with another good skipper friend of mine. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXXX with your sailing resume or even call him if you wish. I just got off the phone with him at YYY-YYY-YYYY. Opportunity is provided by www.UUUUU.com with OPOOPO Sailing Professional - with over thirty-five years of successful experience operating in the most dangerous and difficult regions in the world, he was selected as one of the Most Influential in Security by Security Magazine in 2010. Most recently in 2020, he was the Response Lead for Abt Associates using a lifetime of experience in Maritime Rescue Operations to assist Insurance providers in route planning for global racing events, safety protocols and crisis response in Piracy and Recovery. Additionally, while serving in that position Captain Schafer also served on the US State Department, Africa Regional Council for OSAC. With over 25,000 miles racing off-shore, plus an additional 60,000 miles in deliveries the finest racing/cruising yachts (up to 135 feet long), Schafe is known as the ultimate leader and Team builder. People always have fun when he is on board. Lastly, his Crew Resource Management and overall safety leadership he has developed is being used by some of the largest Corporations to systemize risk management through all levels of leadership. He is a ISAF Group Three Professional Sailor (Medic) US JS401. He has managed race teams and crews for years on end and would rather lose a race, than win one and never want to sail with the team again. Recent Activity 2021 - Custom 140 Palma Majorca - UK 2021 - 44 Catalina New Bern Annapolis 2021 - 47 Catalina Newport - Charleston 2021 - 56 Beneteau Egg Harbour NY - Annapolis 2021 - Delivery TP52 Newport Miami 2021 - Delivery J122 - Charleston - Annapolis 2021- Third Place Annapolis to Cambridge 2020 - The Hook Race - Navigator, Tactics, Watch Capt. C and C 41 2020- Heineken Regatta, Coaching, Navigator, Tactics, Volvo 65 Sailing Poland (MAPFRE) 2019 - Down the Bay Race, Annapolis to Hampton - Velocity Racing, Catalina 445 2019 - 12 Meter World Championships/175th NYYC Regatta, American Eagle, Spinnaker Trimmer 2019 - RORC 600 - Coaching, Incident Response 2019 - Heineken Regatta, 12M, Stars and Stripes - 1st place Back Stay and Afterguard 2019 - Ft. Lauderdale - Key West, Watch Capt - Coaching 2018 - Annapolis - Bermuda, Captain, Navigator, Velocity Racing 2018 - Volvo Ocean Race Incident response/recovery - Insurance Response No one will get you there Safer or Faster! License/Certifications USCG Captain US Sailing Safety at Sea Safe Sport US Sailing Certified Coach/Trainer United Nations Department of Safety and Security Paramedic Vessels Volvo 70, Volvo 65, 12 meters (Stars and Stripes 55,56 American Eagle, Heart of America, Clipper, Challenge, Columbia, Defender, America 2), IACC (JayHawk, America 3, Defiant) Farr 80, Custom 73s, Farr 60, TP 52, C and C 41, XP 44, IC 37s, J 122e, Beneteau First 53, A Scows, E Scows and my personal Catalina 445 (Velocity Racing) Crew Expectations Great Attitude and Love Laughter Willingness to work smart At Sea Experience Willingness to be part of a team and work in shifts Eagerness to learn and gather sea time and beautiful sunsets COVID Must be vaccinated and have a Negative PCR test on 6 or 7 December Must have a passport In order to travel to the Bahamas you will need to fill out a health passport https://www.UUUUU.com and follow the instructions. I will be available to take any phone calls for questions if you are interested.



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12/11/2021 from Brunswick GA to Marsh Harbor, Abacos on a Jeanneau 509

OPO e-mail # 21-111 Yacht Broker OPOOPO from Bluenose Yachts in Newport is looking for crew to help sail a Jeanneau 509 named Amitie from GA to the Bahamas. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. The owner will pay your travel back from the boat. (He is assuming crew will be local or within a short drive, but if you want to get yourself to the boat you have paid ticket home.) The passage will take about 5 days with crew arriving on December 11st and planning to fly home 5 days later. Must have offshore experience. If interested please contact him at XXX-XXX-XXXX and e-mail your sailing resume to him at OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX



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12/12/2021 from St. Thomas, USVI to St. Petersburg, FL on a Lagoon 42

OPO e-mail # 21-110 Pro Skipper OPOOPO is seeking 2 crew to join a delivery passage from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas to St. Petersburg, FL, departing December 12th, 2021, on the Lagoon 42 ‘Second Wind’. The owner of the vessel, an experienced sailor, will also be aboard, making for a total of 4 for the approximately 1440 mile off-the-wind passage taking 8-10 days. ‘Second Wind’ is a well-found catamaran that includes solar panels, generator, radar, a watermaker, and a code zero reaching sail. Crew should have good sailing skills and experience on night watches identifying other vessels while maintaining a course. All onboard duties will be shared by everyone. Crew will arrive December 11th, and be prepared to depart the next day or on the next available weather window. All onboard expenses are covered, crew will be responsible for getting to/from the boat. If interested, please email him a sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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2/1/2022 from St. Maarten to San Blas Islands on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-107 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO has done our NARC Rally many times, including 2021. He has gotten crew from us before and in fact had three repeat OPO members sail to SXM with us this year. He e-mails: This trip to the San Blass Islands departs about February 1. He is looking for 1 or 2 experience sailors that wish to join him for this 900 mile mostly downwind sail that will take about 6 days to cover the 900 miles. Add a couple of days at the other end and a day or two to arrive and get ready you are looking at about a 10 day time commitment. The San Blass are governed by the Kuna Indians. They run the Island. There is no ATMs, fresh water or fuel on the Island. You can rent a hammock or a hut from the Kuna or there are several lodges starting a $100 per night. The islands are considered the most unspoiled cruising grounds in the world. A once in a lifetime experience. From The San Blass there are several flights a week to Panama City where you can fly to anywhere in the world. The sailing vessel OPOOPO is a 48 foot sailing yawl built by Hinckley in 1973. Michael Labadie has owned her since 1999. He has sailed more than 100,000 miles aboard her including trips to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. She is set up for offshore sailing and has been kept up to date in every regard. On the boat they run a four-man crew and employ a three hour on nine hours off watch system. Once in San Blass you will have two additional days on the boat. The passage is free with boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. In his words: Crew just have to get to and from the boat. I pay for all expenses including meals on and off the boat while the crew are with me. The crew shall have two additional days on the boat. Once we arrive at the San Blass, then they need to fend for themselves. I will make my iridium texting available to the crew once we are at the San Blass to help them make plans. If interested please e-mail your resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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