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5/15
5/17
Essex/Portland CT
Newport
Newport

OPO E-Mail # 18-53 This very short notice trip just came in from OPOOPO. He w...

5/14
5/23
Huntington, NY
Jacksonville, Florida (North East Coast)
Beneteau 393

OPO E-Mail # 18-52 Pro skipper and friend OPOPO is taking a 2006 Beneteau 393...

5/12
5/22
Beverly Mass
Perth Amboy NJ
Bristol 34

Repeat # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Bristo...

5/11
5/22
Salem Mass
Perth Amboy NJ
Bristol 34

OPO e-mail # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Br...

5/11
5/29
Annapolis MD
Cedar Point Yacht Club Westport CT
J 109

OPO e-mail # 18-51 I will also be delivering a J 109 (35 feet) from Annapolis...

5/11
6/9
St. Maarten
Newport via Bermuda
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-49 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

5/8
5/20
Tortola
Manhattan
Oceanis 45

OPO E-Mail # 18-47 Yachtmaster OPOOPO is looking for crew to join him on a tr...

5/6
5/25
Tortola
Stonington, CT
Ketch

OPO E-Mail # 18-46 Pro Captain OPOOPO just sent us this opportunity. OPOOPO s...

5/4
5/16
Ecuador
Miami
Ketch
OPO e-mail # 18-44 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for ...
5/4
5/15
Palm Beach FL
Jamestown RI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-43 Boat owner and past OPO members OPOOPO is looking for one o...
5/2
6/24
Sweden
Italy
Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 18-42 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew for this exotic...

5/1
5/20
Liberty Landing, Jersey City
Bermuda
Hans Christian Offshore Explorer

OPO E-Mail # 18-41 OPOPOP and his wife, OPOPOP are planning a trip from Liber...

4/30
5/9
ANTIGUA
NEWPORT, RI
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-40 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed this ina few minutes ago. ...
4/27
5/26
Abaco, Bahamas
Maine
Alden 44

OPO E-Mail # 18-39 OPOOPO is planning a voyage back to his home waters in Mai...

4/20
5/4
Marsh Harbor Bahamas
Bermuda
Swan
OPO e-mail # 18-38 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for another crew to make this ...
4/19
6/23
Bermuda
Newport
Baltic 55

OPO e-mail # 18-36 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for ...

4/16
5/22
Bahamas
Norfolk
Allied Princess

Repeated crew request This is a good opportunity on a smaller boat with plent...

4/15
4/22
Key West Florida
Newport RI
Beneteau
OPO e-mail # 18-34 OPOOPO will also be squeezing in one more trips before he f...
4/15
4/23
# 1 Barbados
Key West, Florida
Wauquiez 40
OPO e-mail # 18-34 # 2 OPOOPO Florida to Annapolis - This is a very exciting op...
4/15
4/17
West Palm Beach Florida
New York
Swan
OPO e-mail # 18-33 Pro Skipper OPOOPO thought he had crew lined up with the ow...
4/12
5/1
Antigua
Puerto Rico and then Stuart Florida
Hunter 45

OPO e-mail # 18-32 Boat owner and OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one or two...

4/11
6/5
St. Maarten
Long Island Sound
Jeanneau
OPO e-mail # 18-31 Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife are looking for an experienc...
4/7
5/5
Antigua
CT USA
Tartan

OPO e-mail # 18-29 Boat owner and Salty Dawg Veteran OPOOPO is looking for on...

4/6
5/12
Charleston SC
Newport RI
Moody
OPO e-mail # 18-30 Pro skipper and longtime OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for ...
4/3
4/13
Roanoke River Chesapeake Bay
Westport CT
J 109
OPO e-mail # 18-28 I am looking for two or three crew who want to help sail a J...
4/3
4/20
Liberty Landing NJ
Charleston SC
Swan 42

OPO e-mail # 18-27 Long time OPO member and very nice guy OPOOPO has bought a...

4/3
6/23
BERMUDA
MARION, MA
Beneteau 423
OPO e-mail # 18-26 Here is an opportunity with more notice than the past few cr...
4/2
4/15
Fort Lauderdale
Tortilla, BVI
Jeanneau 44
OPO e-mail # 18-25 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to h...
3/31
5/21
Newport RI
Azores Portugal
Sabre 362

OPO e-mail # 18-24 Boat owner OPOOPO and his friend have a 1994 Sabre 362 nam...

3/28
4/4
CHARLESTON, SC
TORTOLA, BVI
Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 18-23: Very Experienced skipper OPOOPO has a BRAND NEW SUNSAIL 4...

3/16
5/1
Tortola
Newport
Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 18-22 This also just in from pro skipper. The departure date dep...

3/16
4/13
Aruba
Fort Lauderdale
Hylas

OPO e-mail # 18-21 repeat Hi All, Cathy just sent this out and I wanted to ma...

3/15
4/23
Phuket Thailand
Sumatra and ultimately Nosy Be
Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 18-20 Hank - haven't talked to you in a long time. This is proba...

3/12
5/14
St. Thomas, USVI
Scituate, MA (Boston)
Seguin 46

OPO E-Mail # 18-19 OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one more crew member for ...

3/9
3/10
Nassau, Bahamas
Kingston, Jamaica
Freedom 35
OPO e-mail # 18-18 This just came in this morning. Our pro skipper OPOOPO ids i...
3/3
3/25
Balboa Panama
San Diego or San Francisco
Peterson 46

OPO e-mail # 18-17 Boat owner OPOPOP and I have been e-mailing back and forth...

3/3
4/23
Antigua
Martha’s Vineyard
Palmer Johnson

OPO e-mail # 18-16 This opportunity came via another boat owner who has used ...

3/1
3/24
Martinique via St Maarten
Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-15 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking ...

2/28
5/5
St. Maarten
Newport
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-14 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for three crew to help sail h...

2/12
5/13
Le Marin Martinique
Galesville, MD Chesapeake Bay
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-13 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two crew to join him sail...

2/9
6/25
Atlantic from Bermuda
Portugal or as long as lasting all summer and even longer
Swan 57

OPO e-mail # 18-12 Boat owner OPOOPO owns a Swan 57 that he has owned and sai...

2/9
6/1
Eastern End of Long Island
Caribbean
Morris 34

OPO e-mail # 18-11 Eastern End of Long Island - New OPO member and boat owner...

2/7
2/28
Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz
Marquesas
Cabo Rico 45

OPO e-mail # 18-10 Boat owner and Captain OPOOPO is sailing around the world ...

2/5
2/9
Beaufort NC
Fort Lauderdale
Catamaran
OPO e-mail # 18-09 Boat owner OPOOPO just e-mailed us today looking for crew o...
1/29
3/15
Antigua
Ft. Lauderdale
Caliber 40
OPO e-mail # 18-07 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO is looking for two crew ...
1/25
2/19
Antigua
BVI
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 18-06 OPOOPO is looking to meet some new crew so he can invite t...

1/23
2/5
Georgetown, Exuma
Fajardo, PR
Beneteau 41

OPO e-mail # 18-05 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to have a ...

1/23
5/22
Bahamas
Norfolk
Allied Princess

OPO e-mail # 18-04 This is a good opportunity on a smaller boat with plenty o...

1/18
1/23
Jacksonville Beach
Key West
Hans Christian 38
OPO e-mail # 18-03 Pro skipper and OPO member OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 cre...
1/3
3/15
Oceanside California
Marquesas
Oceanis

OPO e-mail # 18-02 Pro skipper and Pacific Sailing Coast Charter owner OPOOPO...

1/1
1/24
Norfolk, VA
Savannah GA
Cheoy Lee

OPO e-mail # 18-01 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him f...

12/26
1/15
Les Sables, France
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Lagoon 42
OPO e-mail # 17-135 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced cre...
12/24
1/12
Jacksonville FL
Abaco Bahamas
Alden
OPO e-mail # 17-134 New OPO member OPOOPO ing and his wife are looking to add o...
12/14
12/20
Pt Judith, RI
Great Abacos Bahamas
Palm Beach Yacht

OPO e-mail # 17-133 Pro skipper OPOOPO sent us this information this morning ...

12/4
12/20
Charleston, SC
Lake Worth Florida
Beneteau 411
OPO e-mail # 17-132 Boat owner and OPO member OPOOPO contacted us today lookin...
11/28
11/30
Road Town BVI
Ft. Lauderdale
Leopard 45

OPO e-mail # 17-131 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew on shor...

11/27
12/6
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Key West, FL
PDQ 36
OPO e-mail # 17-130 OPO Professional Skipper OPOOPO is planning on sailing his...
11/22
2/4
Stonington, CT
Fat Hog Bay Tortola, BVI
Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 17-129 This sailing opportunity comes from Long Time friend and ...

5/17/2018 from Essex/Portland CT to Newport on a Newport

OPO E-Mail # 18-53 This very short notice trip just came in from OPOOPO. He writes: Short Notice Trip from Essex/Portland CT for Volvo Race OPOOPO , owner of Framboise a well-found Baba 30, is seeking one person to sail to Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race festivities. Framboise is ocean ready and is fully equipped with radar, AIS, and auto-pilot. i am a certified ASA coastal/full keel instructor and hold a lapsed Coast Guard 6-pack. The plan is to leave Thursday AM May 17. Conditions permitting, will continue sailing, probably to overnight in Fisher's Island or Point Judith if need be. Would like to be in Newport on Friday for Volvo festivities. Reportedly, OPOOPO will arrive from Bermuda in Newport on Friday. Crew can stay on boat in Newport. I need someone experienced with chart reading and navigation, night sailing, and anchoring (I have a windlass.) This is first trip of the season and boat goes in water today and I will arrive at Marina on Wednesday. The boat is in Portland (Middletown) CT, 20 miles up the river. It is nice trip down the river. I can pick up crew by car in New Haven or Old Saybrook Wednesday evening at Amtrak or Metro North. Return is crew responsibility. It may rain. I have a diesel heater. Call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX - XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/23/2018 from Huntington, NY to Jacksonville, Florida (North East Coast) on a Beneteau 393

OPO E-Mail # 18-52 Pro skipper and friend OPOPO is taking a 2006 Beneteau 393 from Huntington NY to Jacksonville Florida. He has moved this boat twice before. Frank has owned an Amel 53 for 19 years and has crossed Oceans and made the trip between NY and the Caribbean numerous times. I have known him for 25 years. He plans to stay near the coast and will decide to go around Cape Hatteras or not when you get close to the Chesapeake. The trip can take as little as 6 or 8 days, but allow 2 weeks just in case you have to wait on weather or enjoy a stop along the way to rest. Frank is looking for one or two crew. The tentative departure date is May 23, 2018 from Willis Marine Center in Huntington NY. The trip is free with all onboard and boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your phone number.



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5/22/2018 from Beverly Mass to Perth Amboy NJ on a Bristol 34

Repeat # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Bristol 34 with the owner from north of Boston to the Raritan Yacht Club which is about one hour after the Verrazano bridge in lower NY harbor. The plan is to drive up during the morning of Tuesday May 22nd and then depart the same day and make the two day passage non-stop. The boat is newly bought by the owner and in good shape. We will transmit the Cape Cod Canal; go down Buzzards Bay and then west through LI Sound, down the East River in Manhattan and to the club. We should arrive Thursday or Friday morning depending on wind and tides. I will rent a car to get there and we can meet along the way and then figure out mass transit to get how. The owner pays for the rental car and onboard food. If you are interested in joining me let me know before I depart Bermuda this Sunday and then I will call you at the end of next week when I get to Newport and go online. Please make sure to give me your phone number in your reply.



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5/22/2018 from Salem Mass to Perth Amboy NJ on a Bristol 34

OPO e-mail # 18-50 I am looking for one or two crew to help sail a vintage Bristol 34 with the owner from north of Boston to the Raritan Yacht Club which is about one hour after the Verrazano bridge in lower NY harbor. The plan is to drive up during the morning of Tuesday May 22nd and then depart the same day and make the two day passage non-stop. The boat is newly bought by the owner and in good shape. We will transmit the Cape Cod Canal; go down Buzzards Bay and then west through LI Sound, down the East River in Manhattan and to the club. We should arrive Thursday or Friday morning depending on wind and tides. I will rent a car to get there and we can meet along the way and then figure out mass transit to get how. The owner pays for the rental car and onboard food. If you are interested in joining me let me know before I depart Bermuda this Sunday and then I will call you at the end of next week when I get to Newport and go online. Please make sure to give me your phone number in your reply.



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5/29/2018 from Annapolis MD to Cedar Point Yacht Club Westport CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 18-51 I will also be delivering a J 109 (35 feet) from Annapolis to CT departing Tuesday May 29th right after the May holiday. I have moved this boat for the past few years to this regatta on OPOOPO Sound for the owner. I will rental car and drive down early Tuesday morning and can pick crew up along the way or meet them in Annapolis. We will then depart Tuesday morning and make the 2 day passage non-stop, up Chesapeake Bay through the C and D canal, down Delaware bay, up the Jersey coast, through NY City and then to Westport CT which is about 1 hour past Stamford. Ct. From there we can get you to a train station to get home or what works best for you. The trip is also free with onboard expenses and the car ride down included, but you need to get home on your own. I can take two or three crew so can take a newbie who wants to try a short 2 day passage. This is racing boat that sails well and is fun to sail. If interested please e-mail me and I will answer your e-mail before I depart from Bermuda Sunday morning or next weekend when I am back in NY a week before this trip.



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6/9/2018 from St. Maarten to Newport via Bermuda on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-49 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to sail back from St. Maarten to Newport on his very well found and comfortable Amel 53 which he has owned since new. He has gotten crew from us before and it has worked out well. The same OPO member who sailed down with him last fall will be sailing with him again next fall, but cannot make this passage. He also does a very good job of describing his ideal crew. If you come close to his description and would like to join him please send him a brief sailing resume and to XXXXX@XXXX “In June, I plan to sail from St. Martin to Newport, RI on LADYBUG, a well found, fully equipped 53 Amel ketch. I will stop in Bermuda only if there is a very good reason to do so. Depending on weather, I will leave St. Martin on June 9th. The voyage to Newport should take about 12-14 days. It could take several days longer or less depending on the strength of the Azores/Bermuda high. We will leave from Marigot harbor on the French side (clear water and very good food and a french supermarket for last minute provisions). The crew will be welcome to stay a few days more on the boat at its mooring in Newport Harbor. I have one experienced crew. I would like to have a second experienced person. The crew will share a two bunk state room and head. My ideal crew of two would have the following characteristics: 1. Physically fit and healthy (not over-weight), no blood thinner medicines, 2. No problem with seasickness, 3. No special diet, 4. No smoking, and this is a dry boat-until arrival, 5. Some experience of off-shore sailing, each person will do a solo watch. 6. No problem with mechanical things and modern navigation equipment. 7. Be a good companion, be interested in many things, don’t be a fanatic of any kind. 8. Share the food preparation and cleaning. I had the boat built in La Rochelle in 1998. I have sailed it approximately 50,000 miles. This includes 3 transatlantic trips, numerous times to Bermuda and the Caribbean down to Trinidad and up to Canada. From England to the Mediterranean and all over the Mediterranean each summer during the 8 years that I lived on the boat in Port Grimaud in southern France. I replaced the boat engine 3 years ago and the rigging last winter. This winter, the electric motors for the sail controls and the motors for the two auto-helms were rebuilt. “



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5/20/2018 from Tortola to Manhattan on a Oceanis 45

OPO E-Mail # 18-47 Yachtmaster OPOOPO is looking for crew to join him on a trip from Tortola to Manhattan. He writes: Tortola, BVI to Manhattan Island, New York City ETD 20th May 2018 Vessel: Oceanis 45ft mono ( ex Moorings boat ) Vessel is about 5 years old Estimated distance BVI to NY = 1900nm Estimated to take 16 days to complete the delivery. Crew pay own transportation to and from vessel The vessel will cover all on board costs for the crew and all the vessels running expenses, not covered are crew personal shore side expenditures. If interested please contact OPOOPO  at www.UUUUU.com



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5/25/2018 from Tortola to Stonington, CT on a Ketch

OPO E-Mail # 18-46 Pro Captain OPOOPO just sent us this opportunity. OPOOPO says: I seek two competent crew to deliver a Hinkley 42 ketch from Tortola to Stonington CT. This is a boat I have moved numerous times before, twice a year on seasonal migration. She is well found, seaworthy and well maintained. One owner since 1988. I will arrive at the boat in BVI on May 23 and ETD is May 25. The trip should take 10-12 days with a possible stop in Bermuda. Crew should be able to stand watches alone, be enthusiastic, aware and seaworthy. Expenses will be provided on board, but crew will be responsible for his/her transport to and from the boat. We share cooking and cleaning duties. Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX Skype: OPOOPO



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5/16/2018 from Ecuador to Miami on a Ketch

OPO e-mail # 18-44 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for this short notice delivery. As you will read in his e-mail to me, he has gotten crew from us before and has one OPO members with him already. Since it is short notice the owner is also paying for your transportation to Ecuador. Of course the trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you should have money for any shore side meals and stops along the way. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information at XXXXX@XXXX Captain Frank’s e-mail to me: “I have a need for one or two crew to deliver a 42' aluminum ketch from Ecuador to Miami. I am a licensed captain 100 ton with sail endorsement with over 100,000 mi. of ocean sailing experience. I have obtained crew from your site in the past, and in fact one person who has done several deliveries with me in the past is going on this trip. The boat is well found, with gps, radar, autopilot, and satellite phone. The boat has to be out of Ecuador by the 17th, so the owner will pay expenses to the boat. There will be no drinking while underway, and no smokers or drugs. you can contact me by email for questions, but I will be flying to OPOOPO or Thursday so response may be limited. XXXXX@XXXX OPOOPO Lord”

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5/15/2018 from Palm Beach FL to Jamestown RI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-43 Boat owner and past OPO members OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for his annual passage back from FL to RI. OPOOPO has a custom built 48 foot Catamaran named “Black Cat” that he has owned and sailed for the past few years. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us before and I have sailed with him while the boat was being built. He is a nice guy. He says the trip will take about 6 to 10 days depending on weather. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and contact information.

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6/24/2018 from Sweden to Italy on a Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 18-42 Pro OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for crew for this exotic opportunity in Europe. OPOOPO is flying into St. Maarten tomorrow to sail north with us, but he is looking towards his next delivery in June. OPOOPO is not great with filling in a lot of details, but he knows what he is doing and we are comfortable sending this out as is. For more information please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief resume and any questions. He will get back to you as he has time getting ready to depart with us this Saturday and then from Bermuda next week. He e-mails: “Hi Hank, finally got dates, will need crew in Stockholm on the 24th of June, for delivering brand new 54 from Sweden, (owners are sailing www.UUUUU.com Finland to Sweden ) from there to Italy. Via Heligoland. Food and other onboard expenses are covered. But you need to get t and from the boat Should be a great trip, with a bit of time, there is no rush. So a chance to have a look around here and there. Got great crew on last two trips. Thanks again. Best regards OPOOPO . See you in SXM.”



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5/20/2018 from Liberty Landing, Jersey City to Bermuda on a Hans Christian Offshore Explorer

OPO E-Mail # 18-41 OPOPOP and his wife, OPOPOP are planning a trip from Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City to Bermuda. They plan to depart on or around May 20th and return around June 5th. They are seeking 1 or 2 crew to join them on each leg of the trip with the option to stay aboard while in Bermuda. The boat is a 2000 Hans Christian Offshore Explorer 4750, a 48 foot sailboat named Sea Dog. He included the following resume: A bit about our sailing background. My wife and I starting sailing on the San Francisco Bay in 2009 with Olympic Circle Sailing Club (OCSC). We have taken the following US Sailing courses: Basic Keel Boat Basic Cruising Bareboat Coastal Navigation Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar While taking classes we chartered boats from the club regularly until we purchased Sea Dog in 2014. In the spring of 2014 we chartered a 42 ft Beneteau sailboat for a 10 day cruise around the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest. In addition we sailed with OPOPOP aboard Mahina Tiare III on a 14 day Heavy Weather sailing instructional trip from Ketchikan AK to Vancouver BC in the fall of 2014 as well as taking World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Training Course. We have completed the following trips aboard Sea Dog. Ft Lauderdale FL to Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City May 2015. This was a 7 day offshore passage up the Gulf Stream. Crew consisted of Michele and I and four friends all with various levels of sailing experience. In July of 2016, we competed with Sea Dog in Route Halifax and Race the Cape. Route Halifax is a 360 mile offshore race from Halifax Nova Scotia to Saint Pierre, a small island off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Race the Cape was a 5 day point to point race in and around Cape Breton Island, east of Nova Scotia. Michele, I and a friend sailed from NYC to Halifax, where we had a crew of 7 for the races. Michele and I completed the return voyage on our own sailing from Cape Breton to Halifax, onto Bar Harbor Maine then spending several weeks cruising south down the New England coast back home. In July of 2017 Michele and I spent two months on our own cruising and exploring the Long Island Sound, as far out as Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. This year we have the three week trip to Bermuda in our sights and hopefully a return to Nova Scotia, as far as Prince Edwards Island and a return visit to the coast of Maine. A brief description of Sea Dog from the sales literature: The Hans Christian Offshore Explorer was designed as a rugged, blue water sailboat fully capable of circumnavigating the world while offering luxury and comfort that can be appreciated out at sea or on a coastal cruise. Designed by two of the best names in the business, Chuck Paine and Nigel Calder, and built to legendary Hans Christian specifications, this yacht has been well maintained by a cruising couple who sail the Caribbean. The Offshore Explorer features a traditional three stateroom, two head layout, and top quality construction by Hans Christian. This pristine blue water passage maker has all the gear: electronics, air-conditioning, generator, water maker, bow thruster, electric toilets, washer/dryer, bimini, dodger, trash compactor, and more. She has watertight bow and stern areas with reinforced Kevlar and E-glass. 2/3 skeg hung “sacrificial” rudder, oversized standing rigging. There are deck lockers that you can really store items in, an 88hp Yanmar turbo with ~3500 hours, Leisure furl main boom, Magna 3000 watt inverter, 180 gallons of fuel, and 270 gallons of water. She is low maintenance above deck with exquisite joinery below - a rare high quality vessel. The design team of Chuck Paine and Nigel Calder was hand picked and every idea has been beautifully achieved by Hans Christian. The Explorer 4750 came totally equipped with all sailing equipment onboard. The following links contains some photos and a short video that were part of the sail promotional package when we purchased Sea Dog from Jordan Yacht sales in 2014. Sea Dog Photos Sea Dog Video Interested crew can contact OPOPOP at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/9/2018 from ANTIGUA to NEWPORT, RI on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-40 Pro skipper OPOOPO just e-mailed this ina few minutes ago. He is delivering an Open 40 Catamaran. He e-mails: “I have been asked to bring this boat North for season. I have not delivered this particular Open 40, but have others. I am looking for 2 crew with offshore experience which insurance requires. Crew must be self sufficient, be able to stand solo watch which entails minding the boat and sail trim, keeping a lookout for traffic and other hazards as well as impendding weather. The trip is free and as this is last minute I will split the cost of flights to and from the boat. A stop in Bermuda is possible, but not now planned. Again, insurance requires offshore experience and their form will need to be completed and accepted. Please send your sailing c/v along with a brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .

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5/26/2018 from Abaco, Bahamas to Maine on a Alden 44

OPO E-Mail # 18-39 OPOOPO is planning a voyage back to his home waters in Maine. He and his delivery captain plan to depart Man O War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas May 26-27 with an offshore passage direct to Rockland, Maine; 8 - 10 days underway. They are looking for 2 experienced crew who can stand solo watch, mind navigation and traffic, trim sails and tend to the vessel while on watch. No health issues, no alcohol or smoking while under way. The trip is free with onboard meals and expenses included. The crew shall need to get to and from the boat and provide their own personal gear. Please submit brief sailing resume. The vessel is an Alden 44 Cutter with extensive upgrades in 2017 including Gamin GPS, Radar, AIS, Iridum Go, SSB, EPIRB, Life Raft, etc. Comprehensive upgrade list available. Interested members can contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/4/2018 from Marsh Harbor Bahamas to Bermuda on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 18-38 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for another crew to make this passage from OPOOPO to Bermuda on a well-equipped Aquila 44 power cat named “Knot Terry”. He has owned her for 3 months and has already had her offshore to the Bahamas. Crew would fly in about May 4th and depart Bermuda about May 11th. The passage should take 4 or 5 days, but you want to build in a little extra time waiting for a weather window, but this is a good time of year to be making this passage on this boat. There is a good chance you will see our OPOOPO in Bermuda since we depart about the same time from St. Maarten. Brett adds: “The boat will be captained by a USCG licensed captain with moderate offshore experience. I will be aboard and am looking for one more person. Crew will have personal cabin and the boat has a comfortable inside helm. Usual electronics, radar, AIS, auto pilot, etc. Will carry two fuel bladders for safety. Passage will be a slow and steady 7 knots that puts range at over 1100 nautical miles. Actual distance is roughly 750 miles. Expected departure is May 5th, weather depending and person should arrive May 4th with flexibility to wait for a weather window, if necessary. I am willing to pay one way return airfare from Bermuda to JFK and $500 total for the trip.” If interested please e-mail Brett with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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6/23/2018 from Bermuda to Newport on a Baltic 55

OPO e-mail # 18-36 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew for the return passage from Bermuda after the Newport to Bermuda race this June. The boat is a 1984 Baltic 55 named “Fearless” that has undergone a refit for the race and has the all the safety gear required for the race. He already has 5 crew returning with him so this is a good opportunity to be part of a large crew and not have to do any solo watches. They plan to depart on June 23rd or 24th and expect the trip to take 4 days back to Newport. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money from meals ashore. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2018 from Bahamas to Norfolk on a Allied Princess

Repeated crew request This is a good opportunity on a smaller boat with plenty of notice. I know it is a smaller boat then most members wish to sail offshore, but this is a strong offshore boat. The other two crew are very experienced and they are willing to take you under their wing and get you settled into the boat before sailing offshore. They are in no rush so expect to take at least two weeks off to make sure you fall into their schedule. He also offers to help with reasonable travel expenses. Here is the e-mail from the owner in his own words. “I am looking for a third person to help sail my 36’ ketch from the Abacos to Norfolk, VA. Offshore experience desirable but not essential. The boat is a 1974 Allied Princess which has been extensively upgraded for bluewater sailing. It is equipped with a hydrovane self steering unit and has a reliable engine. [More information on the boat available on request.] I have over thirty years experience sailing my own boats, including a circumnavigation of OPOOPO an eight month trip to the Bahamas and crewing on a transatlantic crossing. When my partner and I took this boat to the Caribbean two years ago we sailed directly from Wilmington to the BVI. The other crew member is an experienced sailor and boat owner who has done this passage two times each way. The boat will be in OPOOPO on May 22nd. Crew should meet me there. The idea is to island hop for a few days to get used to one another and the boat and then leave for open water through one of the passes as soon as we get a favorable forecast from OPOOPO The boat does about 120 miles a day so the passage should take around a week. The final destination is Norfolk but we may make landfall in Beaufort if the weather makes rounding Hatteras risky. Boat will cover all expenses while aboard and pay reasonable travel costs at each end. If interested you can email me at XXXXX@XXXX . ”



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4/22/2018 from Key West Florida to Newport RI on a Beneteau

OPO e-mail # 18-34 OPOOPO will also be squeezing in one more trips before he flies down to St. Maarten to meet up with us for the trip back. He has one crew and is looking for 2 more crew for this passage of a OPOOPO 50 that he has delivered before. This trip will take about 7 days. It is a free trip with all onboard expenses include, but no transportation. If you are interested please e-mail Murray with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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4/23/2018 from # 1 Barbados to Key West, Florida on a Wauquiez 40

OPO e-mail # 18-34 # 2 OPOOPO Florida to Annapolis - This is a very exciting opportunity to sail with two people finishing their circumnavigation. As you can see in the e-mail they sent me Friday (again I was on a delivery, but still they give a short notice on this 1st one), we have gotten crew for them before. It will be very exciting to sail with a couple on their last two legs of the passage and they are I am sure a wealth of Knowledge having come to their completion. I am including their e-mail list as they wrote it to me. Since they have been getting crew from us they have the format and formula down pat. OPOOPO Thank you very much for helping us with our crew search during our circumnavigation, starting with our preparation in OPOOPO in early 2015 and throughout our circumnavigation. We are preparing for the final leg of the circumnavigation (Barbados to Key West) and then a passage from OPOOPO to Annapolis. Would you please send the below information to your OPO members for our crew search for the final leg of our circumnavigation and a subsequent passage to Annapolis? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Barbados to OPOOPO and/or OPOOPO to Annapolis (these are two passages) - OPOOPO Jeff and OPOOPO are looking for one able bodied crewmember to join them on the final leg of their circumnavigation (Barbados to Key West) and/or a subsequent passage from OPOOPO to Annapolis. Jeff and Anne have a very nice, well found 2005 Wauquiez 40 OPOOPO sloop that they have owned since new. The boat is in outstanding condition, and they have sailed 96 percent of the way around the world from their start in OPOOPO in March 2015, across the Pacific, Indian, and OPOOPO Now, on the last leg of their circumnavigation, they plan to set sail from Barbados on April 23, 2018 to OPOOPO Florida. They will arrive in OPOOPO in mid-May. They are also looking for crewmember to sail from OPOOPO to Annapolis and plan to set sail from OPOOPO about June 1, 2018, arriving in Annapolis about mid-June, 2018. Jeff and Anne are looking for an individual to join them and one other crewmember for a total of four on board. Crew must stand day and night watches alone, mind traffic and weather, and be observant, aware, and pro-active team players who help with cleaning and maintenance at sea and at port cheerfully. Ideally crew would be able to arrive early enough to spend time learning the boat, have offshore passage sailing experience, some mechanical skills, no drugs, be a non-smoker and only social drinker ashore, agile, healthy and physically fit, and of good moral character. They should be good company, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and follow instructions. Jeff and Anne will pay all onboard expenses. Crew need to pay their way to and from the boat, pay for their personal and shoreside expenses, and bring their own foul weather gear. If interested in either passage (Barbados to OPOOPO or OPOOPO to Annapolis) or both passages, please e-mail Jeff and Anne at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume, references, and phone number.

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4/17/2018 from West Palm Beach Florida to New York on a Swan

OPO e-mail # 18-33 Pro Skipper OPOOPO thought he had crew lined up with the owner and friend, but they bailed on him so he will pay airfare for 2 crew who wish to join him and another experienced crew sailing this very nice Swan 62 from Florida to NY. So 4 crew in total. The trip will take about 5 or 6 days if things go well. OPOOPO just called me yesterday and I just got back from a delivery myself. OPOOPO is one of our most popular skippers and will be skippering a Swan back with us in May from St. Maarten so this is a freebie on a Swan with the short notice. Of course all the expenses are also included. If interested please e-mail and or call OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX or XXX-XXX-XXXX

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5/1/2018 from Antigua to Puerto Rico and then Stuart Florida on a Hunter 45

OPO e-mail # 18-32 Boat owner and OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew for each leg of his return trip from the Caribbean. He sailed his Hunter 45 south in the Salty Dawg Rally last fall and sailed from Norfolk Virginia to Antigua. Now he is planning his trip back via the long route to see some more islands. He is not in a rush so crew should not have deadlines and should also be in a relaxed cruising mode. He is a very nice man. He e-mails us his itinerary: “I finished planning the first two legs of my return trip home from Antigua. I'm not returning with the Salty Dawg Rally because they are not departing Antigua until May 16th and I would like to get an earlier start. The first leg is from Antigua to Puerto Rico where I plan to stay for one to two weeks. I will be stopping for one or two nights each in St. Maarten, Tortola and St. Thomas on the way to Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajarto, Puerto RicoI want to enjoy my last few weeks in the Caribbean. For the second leg I will be departing Puerto Ricoapproximately May 24th or 25th for Stuart Florida with stops in the Dominican Republic Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. That should also take about week to ten days. Again I will leave the boat in Stuart and fly home. Sometime in mid June I plan on starting up the coast bound for City Island New York either up the ICW, the outside or a combination of both depending on weather. I haven't finished planning that part yet. I am looking for one or two additional crew members to assist me for whatever portion they can. There could be some delays since I am not in a hurry and plan to wait for appropriate weather windows.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your contact information. Sincerely, OPOOPO s/v Rhapsody II



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6/5/2018 from St. Maarten to Long Island Sound on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 18-31 Boat owner OPOOPO and his wife are looking for an experienced crew to join them for their trip north from the Caribbean in June. They own a very well equipped and strong offshore boat, an Amel 53. They have owned the boat for the last 18 months. Paul has been sailing for a long time but this will be his first big offshore passage. This is the first time Paul is seeking crew from us. Paul will pay for your travel to and from the boat as well as all onboard expenses. Paul e-mails: “Long time sailor but fairly new cruiser/owner looking for an experienced crew member to join my wife and I on a passage from OPOOPO to OPOOPO NY. We have owned the boat (2005 OPOOPO Maramu) for 18 months and have sailed approximately 1200 miles in the Caribbean since the purchase. The boat is in excellent shape and equipped with AIS, Radar, SSB, and Satellite communications. The standing rigging was replaced in January of this year. My wife and I hold ASA certifications 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, and 114, but we do not have much offshore or passage making experience. Hence, we are looking for a crew member with both a good deal of experience and shareable knowledge for the passage. We will be buddy boating with another Amel whose owner/captain has 80K miles experience for the voyage and we plan on utilizing OPOOPO for weather routing. We are not planning on stopping in Bermuda, but it will be an option should conditions warrant. We plan to depart from OPOOPO the first or second week of June (weather dependent) but would want the person to arrive on the boat early the first week. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included and we would be willing to share or cover transportation costs to and from the boat for the right person. If interested, please send your sailing resume and brief personal bio OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX PROFILE Age: 57. Currently own a 53 foot OPOOPO Maramu, 22 foot Sea OPOOPO and a 14 foot Force 5 Sailboat. OPOOPO plus years of boating in OPOOPO the OPOOPO Sound and OPOOPO (CT). Born and raised in OPOOPO NY and began power boating at the age of 8. After my father’s passing, I assumed all maintenance responsibility for the 20 foot family vessel at the age of 11. After taking a U OPOOPO OPOOPO OPOOPO at the age of 12, I obtained my operators license and assumed the OPOOPO on our weekend family boat outings. Also at the age of 12, my sister and I purchased our first sailboat - a Sunfish. We later upgraded to a Force 5 and sailed/raced 3 or 4 days a week during the sailing season. I have continually owned numerous sail and power vessels ever since. Operator of various sailboats, motorboats and catamarans ranging from 14’ to 53’ Annual day trips in the OPOOPO Sound, OPOOPO as well as on vacation in OPOOPO OPOOPO and the Bahamas. Multiple charters in the RI/MA areas of OPOOPO and BVI’s. Eighteen months and 1200 nm cruising the Caribbean. Knowledge of charts, basic navigation, dead-reckoning, GPS, radar, AIS, VHF and SSB radios Knowledge of all aspects of safe boating. Knowledge and extensive experience in mechanical engine maintenance and repair. Have repaired and rebuilt both 2 and 4-stroke engines. Have experience in the maintenance of diesel engines. COURSES. August 4-10, 2012 OPOOPO - ASA 101 and 103 August 4-10, 2012 OPOOPO - ASA 104 OPOOPO OPOOPO - OPOOPO Island - 43' Dufour Gib’Sea - “Weatherbird” February 9-15, 2013 OPOOPO - ASA 114 OPOOPO OPOOPO - OPOOPO - 45' Prout - “Kanina” February 8-15, 2014 OPOOPO - ASA 105 OPOOPO Skipper - ASA 106 OPOOPO OPOOPO - OPOOPO OPOOPO - Dufour Gib’Sea 51: “Gitana” CHARTER OPOOPO 9-16, 2013 - Skipper - Beneteau 42' “Summer Dreams” OPOOPO Charters, LLC - Newport, R OPOOPO 1-15, 2014 - Skipper - Jeanneau 49' OPOOPO “Perfect Summer” OPOOPO Charters, LLC - Newport, R OPOOPO 1-15, 2015 - Skipper - Beneteau 41' “Nichola” BV OPOOPO Charters - Tortolla, BVI READING OPOOPO handful of books on boat safety, handling, and maintenance, sailing technique, off shore cruising, and navigation. Dozens of magazine and internet articles on the same topics. EDUCATIO OPOOPO John’s University - OPOOPO - Chemistry 1984 (completed 24/30 credits of an OPOOPO degree in OPOOPO also St. John’s) EMPLOYMEN OPOOPO - OPOOPO Services, Inc. - OPOOPO (1985-present)

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5/5/2018 from Antigua to CT USA on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 18-29 Boat owner and Salty Dawg Veteran OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to sail back from the Caribbean to Ct with him. He has gotten crew from us twice before and it worked out well. He has one experienced crew already so there will be four in total. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. He sent us lots more information about the boat and himself. There is never too much information. If interested you can send a brief sailing resume to him and ask other details at XXXXX@XXXX OffSHORE EXPERIENCE- He in 1990 sailed to Rockland Maine on own Tartan 30. In June 1991 sailed to Bermuda on own Tartan 30 and back double handed with crew member OPOOPO ingsbury In June 1995 sailed on crew memeber's Peterson 34 to Bermuda In 1999 bought C and C 38, sailed to Rockland Maine, cruised the area for 10 days, then sailed to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia non stop. Following spring sailed non stop from Mahone Bay to Stratford Ct. Bought Tartan 43 in 2004. In 2007, Prepped the boat for Offshore to Bermuda Took part of Marion to Bermuda race as owner and captain. In 2011-2012, sailed from Stratford, Ct to Norfolk, Virginia, joining Carib 1500 Rally to Tortola, BVI with crew members OPOOPO ingsbury and Mike Kingsbury. Cruised the Caribbean from Nov 2011 to May 2012. Returned from Tortola to Stratford, Ct. In July 2014 sailed to Maine and returned with various crew members June/July 2017- sailed from Stratford, Ct to Horta Azores with 3 other crew members. Trip took just 15 days Nov/Dec 2017- Madeira to Antigua- 23 day crossing I have attended at least 4 Safety at Sea Seminars given for Offshore races such as Newport to Bermuda and Marion to Bermuda. Tartan 43 Northstar- Detail Boat is ocean going design by Sparkman and Stevens weighing 24,000 with ballast 11,000lbs. Stability index 124. The rigging was replaced in mid 90's (completely new Rig-(mast, boom,standing rigging). The rig had 2 Rigging inspections in last 8 years, the most recent winter 2016 with any deficiencies corrected (minor work required). The boat is a 1974 - open floor plan- Pilot berths and rear quarter berth, equiped with lee cloths. Other Major improvements: 2007- Icom 802 SSB added 2007- Rudder was removed, taken apart, webbing reinforced and rewelded 2011- New Beta Marine 38HP diesel 2011 2017 New offshore Mainsail- 3 reefs Electronics Icom 802 SSB Icom 602 VHF Icom 502 VHF Raymarine radar 2 Standard Horizon GPS Chartplotters Vesper 850 AIS- Transmit and Receive Raymarine Autopilot w/ 2nd emergency ststem Navman Depth, Wind, Speed Emergency Gear: Windslow 6 man life Raft (recertified) 2017 (1)2017- 406-Epirb w/ GPS (new) (2)406-Epirb Storm Sails in addition to normal compliment of sails( 6) Two manual bilge pumps and 1 electric bilge pump



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5/12/2018 from Charleston SC to Newport RI on a Moody

OPO e-mail # 18-30 Pro skipper and longtime OPO skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him on the passage of a very nice 2014 Moody 46, named Silken Ties. He already has one crew. The vessel has all the required safety equipment, including AIS, Radar, and Autopilot. Crew should arrive May 12th, and he plans to depart May 13th, weather permitting. Crew should be able to stand a solo watch in stable conditions, and help with keeping the yacht neat and orderly during the passage. A flexible schedule is a bonus, in case there is a delay due to weather. OPOOPO will cover all expenses onboard, crew just needs to travel to and from the yacht. Interested OPO members can send a sailing resume or brief description of sailing experience to XXXXX@XXXX

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4/13/2018 from Roanoke River Chesapeake Bay to Westport CT on a J 109

OPO e-mail # 18-28 I am looking for two or three crew who want to help sail a J 109 from the Chesapeake Bay to Pequot Yacht Club in Ct. We will be looking for a two day weather window for this 2 ½ to 3 day trip with the plan to drive down from NY on Friday morning and leave that afternoon or the following day. We will arrive in Ct on Monday afternoon to make our way back home. It will be very cold at night and this is not a luxurious boat, more a racing boat, but it does have a dodger and auto-pilot. I plan to sail non-stop, but have the time to stop if we want to warm up. So 3 to 5 days including travel to and from the boat. The trip is free with all boat and onboard expenses included and I will be renting the car to get down so folks can drive down with me or meet at the boat. If interested please e-mail me. I am away from the office for a couple of days but will be checking e-mail once or twice a day. OPOOPO OPO

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4/20/2018 from Liberty Landing NJ to Charleston SC on a Swan 42

OPO e-mail # 18-27 Long time OPO member and very nice guy OPOOPO has bought a Swan 42 that he will be sailing from NY Harbor to Charleston SC starting about April 20th. He will have already checked the boat out sailing her from Westbrook Ct to New York City the week before and then will leave the boat for a week or so before going back to the boat for the longer leg from NY to SC. He has a skipper lined up to go with him and is looking for two more OPO members to join them for the leg from NY. The trip will take about 5 days but allow a couple extra days just in case. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume and your contact information so you can learn more and make plans directly with the owner. I know OPOOPO and have sailed with him and he is a very nice guy. The Swan 42 is a fine boat and the boat has been surveyed and has all the bells and whistles. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/23/2018 from BERMUDA to MARION, MA on a Beneteau 423

OPO e-mail # 18-26 Here is an opportunity with more notice than the past few crew requests. Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew for this return passage after the Newport Bermuda Race aboard a Beneteau 423. OPOOPO e-mails: “This will be my 12th return of S/V “ATTITUDE” from the race. Crew must arrive Saturday for a Sunday departure. Vessel arrival has always been Thursday. The trip is free with onboard expenses covered. Crew have previously come in early to enjoy the island however I cannot provide accommodations until the 23rd when the Race Crew depart. I am looking for 2-3 persons for this 4 day sail who can stand solo watch, mind traffic, weather. trim sails and look after the boat as a while alone on watch. She is equipped with all up to date electronics, weather, AIS, Radar et al along of course with all the stringent safety requirements of the Race. Please email full sailing history along with a brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX “

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4/15/2018 from Fort Lauderdale to Tortilla, BVI on a Jeanneau 44

OPO e-mail # 18-25 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for two experienced crew to help deliver a Jeanneau 44 DS (2018) to the BVI’s. He is looking for: “TWO offshore passage experienced crew. Solo night watch capable. No health issues, no smoking and able to do a share of the galley duties” Since it is a bit on the short notice side OPOOPO will pay all on board expenses and travel within reason for the right crew. OPOOPO has eight years delivery experience, 45,000 sea miles, and is a retired airline pilot. Expect to allocate about two weeks for this trip including prep, passage and clean-up on the other end. You should be flexible on timing around weather and check with OPOOPO before making flight arrangements. OPOOPO has made this passage before and he sounds like a very nice and capable guy on the phone. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX with a sailing resume and your contact info.

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5/21/2018 from Newport RI to Azores Portugal on a Sabre 362

OPO e-mail # 18-24 Boat owner OPOOPO and his friend have a 1994 Sabre 362 named “Barefoot” that they will be sailing from Newport to the Azores after the start of the VOR (Volvo Ocean Race Start) this May. They are looking for one more experienced crew who can help with this offshore leg. He is an engineer, which is why he has included a detailed itinerary and equipment list. They need an experienced crew who can submit a sailing resume to their insurance company along with their own. That is why Brent is offering to help pay your expenses. He also has a blog at http://www.UUUUU.com He e-mails: “Planning to depart in nice window sometime after VOR start May 20, 2018. Free, onboard expenses will be paid. Willing to pay some travel expenses, such as return flight from Azores to States, for the right crew member. Currently located in New Bern NC. Possible to add other legs of North Atlantic Circle if interested. Need to name a third operator for insurance application as soon as possible. Owner is 50-year old Mechanical Engineer (UC Berkeley, MIT). Second crew and owner are childhood friends, hailing from Colorado (skiers, mountaineers, etc)”. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume to OPOOPO www.UUUUU.com



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4/4/2018 from CHARLESTON, SC to TORTOLA, BVI on a Jeanneau

OPO e-mail # 18-23: Very Experienced skipper OPOOPO has a BRAND NEW SUNSAIL 419 factory Jeanneau going into the Sunsail charter service. Plan a 2 weeks for boat preparation, the sail itself and cleanup at the end, plus possible weather delays. It is imperative crew keeps the boat immaculate and that she arrives in 'Showroom Condition.'Crew are expected to be able to stand solo watch, which means expected solo handling of traffic, sail trim, eye on weather, calls for reefing and normal offshore hazards. As we are into April and starting this far south the weather should be excellent, although this season is certainly different, The trip is free and as this is a last minute trip RETURN AIR INCLUDED! OPOOPO is currently on the identical trip please send your sailing resume and brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .



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5/1/2018 from Tortola to Newport on a Jenneau

OPO e-mail # 18-22 This also just in from pro skipper. The departure date depends on flight costs. We have found that the airlines are not helping the Caribbean recover by charging exorbitant prices because they can. You would think they would want to help the recovery and have more flights, but with fewer options they can charge a lot more and make more money. If interested please contact him and see what he books and then book to meet him.

OPOOPO e-mails: “Looking for crew to help bring back a 2016 54' Jenneau. All the bells and whistles plus a water maker. I delivered last fall to Road Town. Prospective crew's responsibility is to get to the boat and back to their base cost wise. All other expenses are covered by the boat except for personal expenses. I will be leaving the end of April beginning of May. It's all about airline tickets and timing. Thanks, OPOOPO XXX-XXX-XXXX www.UUUUU.com I have done this delivery to US and BVI a couple dozen times both ways.



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4/13/2018 from Aruba to Fort Lauderdale on a Hylas

OPO e-mail # 18-21 repeat Hi All, Cathy just sent this out and I wanted to make sure that you knew that this is a very good opportunity with a pro skipper and owner that has gotten crew from us before. The owner has donated to our Dominica fund more than once and is a good friend of Albert, our main boat boy. Regards, Hank OPO

OPO E-Mail # 18-21 Aruba to Fort Lauderdale This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO I am looking for two crew to make a trip from Aruba to Ft Lauderdale by way of Mona passage , departing Aruba April 13 or 14. Expect trip to last 7-9 days. Vessel is "Destiny" a Hylas 70, with a full time crew of two, including a licensed captain. Total crew will be five. Destiny is a fully equipped SOLAS compliant vessel equipped for worldwide cruising with dual satellite phones, satellite data ,SSB, AIS, Radar, watermaking, dual generators and forward looking sonar, Crew must have some offshore experience and be capable of standing solo watch. All onboard and en route expenses will be covered by boat and and partial expenses to/from boat (% dependent on experience level). More details can be had by contacting me at this address, XXXXX@XXXX or calling XXX-XXX-XXXX .



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4/23/2018 from Phuket Thailand to Sumatra and ultimately Nosy Be on a Hylas 49

OPO e-mail # 18-20 Hank - haven't talked to you in a long time. This is probably a long-shot, but OPO members seem to get around. The wife and I had stopped our circumnavigation and spent 2 years in SE Asia, and are now ready to continue west. The next passage will be long, so interested parties would need to be available for a month. The particulars are as follows: The boat: Wakaya is a well-equipped Hylas 49. The passage: departure will be from Phuket Thailand, rounding the northern tip of Sumatra, then heading SSW across the equator until we pick up the trade winds at around 12 degrees South latitude. From there we will head due West until we round the northern cape of Madagascar and make landfall at Nosy Be. Dates: intended departure from Phuket is April 23rd (exact date depends on weather). The passage should take between 3 and 4 weeks. Arrival in Nosy Be will be around the middle of May. Crew: I would like 2 crew for the trip. Due to the length and varying conditions it would not be the best passage for new sailors, so some ocean experience is required. Terms: crew would arrange their own travel to/from the boat, I would take care of all food/expenses on board. If everyone agrees, crew may be able to stay with the boat for 1-2 weeks in Nosy Be while we explore a bit of Madagascar. Interested parties can contact me for a detailed description of the boat and more about myself. Please e-mail us at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume. He has gotten crew from us before and he is a nice guy. Best Regards OPOOPO



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5/14/2018 from St. Thomas, USVI to Scituate, MA (Boston) on a Seguin 46

OPO E-Mail # 18-19 OPO member OPOOPO is looking for one more crew member for a total of four for the return trip to New England from the Caribbean. This is the 5th round trip for the boat but the first time getting crew from us. He has an upgraded and well maintained S and S Seguin 46 custom built by Lyman Morse in Maine. The boat is Category 1 race compliant, sat phone, SSB, Epirb, new Viking life raft, survival suits etc. New Yanmar engine and new North mainsail. He expects the passage to take about ten days. No plans to stop in Bermuda unless in an emergency. Non smoking, non drinking on passage. Crew must get to and from the boat but all onboard expense will be covered XXXXX@XXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX



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3/10/2018 from Nassau, Bahamas to Kingston, Jamaica on a Freedom 35

OPO e-mail # 18-18 This just came in this morning. Our pro skipper OPOOPO ids in need of crew asap and will pay all reasonable flight expenses to and from the boat. If you can get away on very short notice please call and e-mail him right away. Hi Hank, congrats on your 1st place in the race. I am awaiting parts and need replacement crew ASAP. All flights paid: I am delayed in Nassau and my crew cannot complete the trip. I am on a Freedom 35 looking for 2 crew for the 4-5 day sail. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, mind ships and weather and be able to operte new electronics. Boat has power winches, leisure furl in-boom furling, new Yanmar 30hp and all new electronics. The trip is free and I am reimbersing airfare TO and FROM the boat. Please email me a brief personal bio and full sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX . Thanks, OPOOPO Captain OPOOPO MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons Sail and Power Global: XXX-XXX-XXXX BVI: XXX-XXX-XXXX

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3/25/2018 from Balboa Panama to San Diego or San Francisco on a Peterson 46

OPO e-mail # 18-17 Boat owner OPOPOP and I have been e-mailing back and forth the last couple of days. He has bought a great offshore boat, a Peterson 46, which is one of those classic fiberglass boats that you see mentioned in lists of excellent offshore boats built back in the days when they overbuilt. He has convinced me that he has a good plan and that this will be a good passage opportunity for one or two OPO members. He even sent me the most recent boat survey. Since it is a little on the short side of giving notice for a longish passage he has agreed to help pay a travel stipend for one experienced crew of $500 and of course all onboard expenses. He is looking for a strong crew that can be a big help so please don’t respond if you do not have offshore sea miles and are up for a long passage. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your contact info so you can see about joining him. Here is more information about himself and the boat that he sent me in a couple of e-mails to help you make an informed decision to join him. “The boat I’ve bought is a 1990 Kelly Peterson 46. You can see the listing site here www.UUUUU.com. She is in incredible shape with spare parts for spare parts. Every system on the boat works without hesitation and pretty much everything is redundant. The survey is attached. As for my research for the sail form San Diego to SF, I have done my research. I grew up sailing this coast and have transited OPOOPO rth and South numerous times. I know the difficulty and how best to approach it. I am familiar with all the ports and safe anchorages. I have plenty of crew that have volunteered to help with this leg. A little bit about myself: I am a USCG licensed captain and a US Sailing Association instructor. I’ve been teaching sailing professionally and full time for the last eleven years. Currently I work for OCSC Sailing www.UUUUU.com (through this operation I raised $9,200 for VISAR after Irma). I’ve been teaching aboard boats of all sizes, including a 90’ traditionally rigged schooner. A lot of my time has been aboard 50’ sloops in the BVI, teaching teenagers. I have about 3500 offshore miles but only as crew, never as skipper. I have sailed both the Atlantic and Pacific. The rest of my time has been near costal. What I need help with is the offshore component of this trip. My research suggests that following the trades to about Clipperton Island then heading OPOOPO rth from there would be ideal. This is where I need help. It would highly benefit me to have someone onboard with significantly more miles offshore. My wife will also be aboard. She has significantly less sailing experience than I do but still knows her way around a boat and does very well with discomfort (probably better than me) and she has never had motion sickness. She is also an excellent cook. I am looking among my sailing friends for one to two more crew but have not yet confirmed any of them. One of them, likely to go, has single handed between SF and Hawaii twice aboard his Dana 24. I would like to make this an enjoyable experience for all involved and would like to have four to five people aboard to make watches much easier. I can afford the food for all aboard and even a flight for some, but I can’t afford any daily fee for a skipper. We bought this boat very much on a budget to start an adventure travel business (see www.UUUUU.com for more info there). I can handle the Canal transit from Shelter Bay to Balboa and have already had the boat measured and have a date set. My Dad, who transited in ’78 is coming to line handle, it should be a lot of fun. I seriously value your service and wish I had heard about it 10 years ago, when I could have volunteered as crew many times over. Any guidance you have for me is much appreciated but please know I am not-at least, I assume-the average ‘new boat owner.’ I am a professional sailor who values safety and seamanship to the highest regard and will not take risks I don’t feel exceptionally ready for. If you think you have someone who might be able to help in this unusual experience, please pass on my contact info. It is in my best interest, at this point, to have the boat in SF before May.” More info from another e-mail “This is going to be a great trip. I look forward to chatting with those interested. I would like them to arrive aboard the boat no later than March 25th (in Balboa) and I expect the trip to take between 20-25 days to San Diego with one likely stop in Cabo. I can work out if they would like to stay to SF and can assess with them. I am particularly looking for crew with good navigation and weather knowledge. I can offer a $500 flight stipend and all food aboard the boat will be covered by me. Feel free to mention our website www.UUUUU.com in your add, if you think the members would appreciate it.”



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4/23/2018 from Antigua to Martha’s Vineyard on a Palmer Johnson

OPO e-mail # 18-16 This opportunity came via another boat owner who has used us many times and done the NARC Rally with us so he knows to only refer friends with nice boats who are nice people. He also gives us a lot of information about himself and his boat. He is looking for one experienced crew and one semi experienced crew to join him for this passage with 4 crew in total. He has one crew he has sailed with before so you will be the 3rd and 4th crew. The trip is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and contact information. Here is what he e-mails about himself and his boat. “OPOPOP: I am a boatbuilder/marine mechanic. I owned and operated a boat shop in Wisconsin for about 8 years while sailing around the Great Lakes Aboard our yawl “Aurora”. During 2009-10 I sailed with my wife Alice and our twin 6 year old kids, down the St. Lawrence, down the Nova Scotian coast and to the West Indies, where we spent the winter. Via Bermuda, we sailed back the US and Martha’s Vineyard. We stayed on Martha’s Vineyard where I am now a part owner of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway. We build and repair wooden boats of all sizes with 2-shops on the island. During the last 9 years I made about 6 trips to and from the Caribbean on my own vessel and also aboard some schooners that we’ve built. We’ve cruised the Leeward and Windward Islands, and parts of Haiti. As a family we live aboard in Vineyard Haven and have cruised the New England Coast extensively. Aurora: 48’ LOA, Alan Gurney designed Yawl, built of aluminum by Bob Derrecktor in 1966. She’s full keeled, has a draft of 7-1/2’ and displacement of 17 tons. Aurora was built to the CCA rule for transatlantic racing. She raced across the Atlantic several times when the racing rule changed and she was retired. After being sold, she remained on the Great Lakes for 35 years under one owners careful eye, having Palmer Johnson do the maintenance. We purchased her and sailed around the lakes prior to trip out the St. Lawrence. Aurora is in excellent condition and a sea kindly vessel designed to travel offshore. All gear is in very good operating condition, well thought out and maintained. Raymarine electronics, Iridium Go communications and weather information. I keep everything in good shape and working as it was meant to be, and back it up with a comprehensive set of spares. We generally sail with a 135% genoa, but I do have yankee and stays’l that we use as well. We like the versatility of yawl rig and use the mizzen much of the time. The Passage: I will be heading up the French Islands and arriving on Antigua for the classics regatta. With good weather-I use Commander weather routing services-I’d like to leave Antigua as near as April 23rd as possible. We normally stop on Bermuda, but if all is lined up we could by-pass Bermuda and head for Newport. We usually need fuel and stop though, and spend as little time as necessary. For Aurora its normally a 7-9 day trip to Bermuda and 5 Days from there to Newport. I plan to sail with 4 people. I like to to have one other person who has enough offshore experience to head up the watch opposite mine. The other 2 people may have less experience. No one needs to be a chef, but should be willing to help out in the galley so the burden doesn’t fall on one person. Hank: I have one crew lined up and waiting to hear back from one other who sailed down with us. I would appreciate you getting the word out that I’m looking for 1 crew with a bit of offshore experience and 1 other who could have less.“ Thank you,OPOOPO XXXX@XXXXXXX



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3/24/2018 from Martinique via St Maarten to Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-15 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to make this passage on his very well equipped Amel 53. He has sailed 80,000 miles on this boat and has gotten crew from us many times over the years. He is a very nice man and will have other crew aboard. Most likely OPO members since he keeps in contact with past OP members who have done a good job and asks them to return. He adds: “”I arrive Martinique the 20th of March via Norwegian airlines from JFK nonstop, airfare $79- I expect to leave Martinique on or before the 24th of March. I just had the rigging changed after 16 years.” As usual the passage opportunity is free but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him with a brief sailing resume and your contact info at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/5/2018 from St. Maarten to Newport on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 18-14 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for three crew to help sail his very well equipped Hinckley 48 from St. Maarten to Newport with a stop in Bermuda. He has made this passage many times before and has gotten crew from us before. He is a very nice guy. He would like experienced crew who can stand a watch and drive if needed. He takes very good care of his boat and expects crew to also take care. The first leg from St. Maarten to Bermuda will take about 6 days and the 2nd leg from Bermuda to Newport will be about 4 to 5 days. Crew need to have the time for both legs. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume and your contact info.



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5/13/2018 from Le Marin Martinique to Galesville, MD Chesapeake Bay on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 18-13 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for two crew to join him sailing north in the Salty Dawg Rally. Note he is departing from Martinique and not from Antigua like many of the other rally boats. He has an Amel 53 Super Maramu which is why he has his boat in Martinique. There is a very big Amel service yard there. He was referred by another Amel owner who has gotten crew from us many times before so knows how good OPO works for members and owners. If interested please send an e-mail with a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX He adds: I am planning to have a crew of 4 or 5 people. The boat comfortably sleeps 6. The crew will consist of myself (current owner), the prior owner, and two or three additional crew. All provisions and onboard crew expenses are covered. Personal AIS devices will be provided for crew.

Boat:

  • 53’ Amel Super Maramu 2000, built in 2002. 
  • Center cockpit Ketch Rig with in mast furling main and mizzen, roller furler headsail.  
  • 1000L water tank, 600L fuel tank, with 380L fuel bladder. 
  •  Average fuel range: approx. 900nm
  • 75hp Yanmar Diesel, 7KW generator, 160L/hr desalinator.
  • 2 heads, 2 queen sized main cabins, 1 sea berth, 1 pull out bunk
  • Navigation / electronics:
    • B&G Zeus II 12” plotter
    • Furuno Radar
    • Garmin AIS
    • Iridium Go satellite
    • SSB
  • Weather routing : we will use Chris Parker for personalized weather routing.

Safety

  • Outfitted based on ORC offshore category 1 regulations
  • 6-person liferaft
  • rigid MOB pole, lifesling, horseshoe
  • Inflatable MOM
  • Personal AIS for crew

Crew:

  • Owner’s previous offshore experience: Bermuda to Chesapeake, Nova Scotia to Boston.   Several years experience sailing in Gulf of Maine and Caribbean
  • 1st Mate: prior owner of the boat with extensive offshore experience and knowledge of the boat.

Itinerary

  • Boat will be part of the Salty Dawg Rally
  • Departing from Le Marin, Martinique approx. 5/13
  • Brief stop in St. Maarten (approx. 260nm)
  • Arrive Galesville, MD in upper Chesapeake (approx. 1,440nm)


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6/25/2018 from Atlantic from Bermuda to Portugal or as long as lasting all summer and even longer on a Swan 57

OPO e-mail # 18-12 Boat owner OPOOPO owns a Swan 57 that he has owned and sailed for many years. I know him and his family from the Swan Rendezvous. They are nice people. He will be sailing in the Newport to Bermuda Race  this year and then asks for crew to join him for the crossing after the race. He then plans to sail to Croatia and maybe back in the ARC 2018 or 2019. He has been running his boat a certain way for many years and it makes perfect sense to us. I will let him explain in his own words. He is looking to meet nice people who want to cruise with him, but does not want to adopt you. If he can meet two or three good new crew this spring before he leaves in the race, then he can add you to his list of crew for each leg of the passage as it comes up starting with this trip from Bermuda to Portugal and then playing the next legs by mutual appreciation. Henk e-mails” Looking to leave Bermuda on Sunday 25 June, so crew should be there on 23 or 24 Normally I collect let's say $ 100 p/p and go or send someone shopping, when we run out of money we replenish, sorry not to structured but that's my whole program "unstructured" We will start out with full freezer and refrigerator supplied by me, so in Bermuda only some fresh items, milk fruit and vegetables. I have a strict NO alcohol rule while we are under way and no smoking period. I do charge $ 25 p/p p/d for every day spent in a marina where I have to pay. I pay all expenses, maintenance, repairs, docking and fuel etc The idea is to stop in the Azores for supplies/fuel, go on to Portugal, make 2 stops, on to Cadiz and on to Benalmadena (Malaga) Cruise the Med for some weeks, do Sicily and Malta and arrive Croatia around the middle to late Aug. Either leave her there by mid to end Sep. or...... leave her there and come back late Sep. and make our way to the Canaries to do the 2018 ARC If not I will get back on her in Croatia in the summer of 2019, sail back slowly to do the 2019 ARC After we reach Portugal crew can leave or stay on, whatever they desire. I have done 40K nm + on her, I am ALWAYS on board when she moves, have done 3 Atlantic crossings, 5 Bermuda races and various other Races, Block Island, Ida Lewis Distance, ATI etc. Haerlem is a 1992 55'/57' Nautor Swan Center Cockpit, in mast furler and Genoa furler both Reckmann and hydraulic , we carry a Asymmetrical in a sock , 8 person life raft, rubber dinghy w/8hp OB. SSB, AIS, digital Radar, 2 GPS plotters If you are interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume.



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6/1/2018 from Eastern End of Long Island to Caribbean on a Morris 34

OPO e-mail # 18-11 Eastern End of Long Island - New OPO member and boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice Morris 34. He is looking to meet and sail with members this summer who would then like to join him for a longer passage to the Caribbean next fall eventually exploring all the way to Panama. He wants to start by inviting potential crew for one week or longer passages this summer in the New England area starting with the sail south at the end of April or early May from Maine to NY. He plans more cruises this summer. Then as the plan develops and he sails south next fall and then continuous to cruise the Caribbean he can invite you to join for longer legs as you both wish. The Morris is very well built boat from Maine. They built the new fleet for the Academy in Annapolis. Hinckley bought them a couple of years ago. He has kept her in great shape and equipped her for long passages. He has retired from the mining business and now has the time to go cruising. He adds: I have owned the boat for a number of years making cruises each year. I am 72 years old, a non smoker and tidy. I drink socially and sensibility. I am looking for crew that comes from no more than 1000 km from where the boat is moored. The person should be experienced with mechanical knowledge, tidy and friendly. As usual you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the boat, but all the onboard boat expenses are paid for. You need your own money for meals and drinks ashore. If you are interested in some nice summer sailing with intentions to make future trips in the Caribbean in the future please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with a brief sailing resume. He took the time to meet me in Manhattan to tell me more about his plans. He is a very nice man and has a very nice boat. He has done a good job of planning so far and now that he has the time he wants to finish his planning by meeting new people that know how to sail to join him on his adventure.



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2/28/2018 from Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz to Marquesas on a Cabo Rico 45

OPO e-mail # 18-10 Boat owner and Captain OPOOPO is sailing around the world in the ARC Around the World Rally. He has two OPO members aboard, but may be losing his 4th crew member because of a family emergency. If you are ready on relatively short notice and want to make a long passage or two please send an e-mail to OPOOPO and see about joining him. He had gotten crew from us in the past few years and I know the two OPO members who are sailing with him. They are all good guys and this is a well run and well maintained boat. The boat is a Cabo Rico 45. He sailed between New England and the Caribbean for several years before making the time to complete a circumnavigation. Please note that this is not 100% yet since they are waiting to hear about the family emergency etc, but he will pay for any expenses you incur towards this opportunity if it does get cancelled after all. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX Here are excerpt from his e-mail to us this morning explaining how he will help you with transportation etc. “This email finds me enroute to the Galapagos Island with landfall expected on 16 February following a two day stop in Las Perlas. I am “possibly” in need of a crew member with good mechanical/electrical skills for a passage from the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz to Marquesas. My original crew member of three years had to return to the States due a family emergency that may not be resolved by our plan departure date from Santa Cruz of 28 February. Moreover, it is conceivable that this opportunity could be extended beyond Marquesas if Edwin is unable to continue due to the longer term implications of the aforementioned family crisis. For your information, Footloose is a Cabo Rico 45, cutter rig and is very well founded and has been at sea since 1 November 2017 and transited the Panama Canal on 28 January 2018. On the passage from Santa Cruz to Marquesas there will be a crew of four comprised of Emitt Smith, (5 years aboard Footloose and OPO placed crew), OPOOPO , also OPO with two passages aboard Footloose and myself. The position is unpaid but l will cover all expenses to include return airfare and ground transportation.” As state previously, this is a precautionary posting in light of the family situation with my number 2. Should the successful applicant not be needed, l will reimburse any out of pocket expense plus a reason compensation of my choosing.



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2/9/2018 from Beaufort NC to Fort Lauderdale on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 18-09 Boat owner OPOOPO just e-mailed us today looking for crew on this very short notice opportunity. He sent us very little information but since it is short notice I will not delay sending it out. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. I asked him in the future to give members more notice. But if you are ready on short notice and want to go sailing Jamie has a 42 foot catamaran called Lucy. He wants to leave Friday and expects the passage to take 4 to 5 days. He did give us a phone number so I would call rather than e-mail if you want to go. You can call him at XXX-XXX-XXXX or e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX

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3/15/2018 from Antigua to Ft. Lauderdale on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 18-07 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO is looking for two crew for this classic downwind passage from the Caribbean to the mainland. He plans: “ETD is March 15 with arrival in FL about 8-10 days later if we go non-stop. Possible stops are St. Maarten, USVI or somewhere in the Dominican Republic (read Cay Sal Bank). My preference is non-stop, almost.” The boat is a Caliber 40 which I have delivered twice before. The boat is well cruised and usually well kept and seaworthy. Fishing should be good, as well as the possibility of salvage and plunder. Interested crew should send me a short note and sales pitch.” I have known OPOOPO for many years and he has gotten crew from us many times before. He is a very good skipper and nice guy with hundreds of thousands of miles. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX

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2/19/2018 from Antigua to BVI on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 18-06 OPOOPO is looking to meet some new crew so he can invite them to join him for his planned trans-Atlantic crossing this May and June. OPOOPO has a well-equipped Hinckley 51 named “Vivaldi” that he has owned for many years and sailed extensively. He has done several Newport Bermuda Races and has over 25,000 miles on this boat. His friends and family are getting older and have less time so he is looking to meet more sailors who wish to sail with him and to help fill his crew roster. He likes to sail with 4 crew so will make up the legs of his passages with some new OPO members and some familiar sailing companions. He would like some new crew to balance out the age gap. He is looking for two to four crew (a couple is ok) who want to join him Feb 19th to 25th sailing from Antigua to the BVI with a couple of stops along the way. The trip is free and he will pay all onboard expenses, but you need to get to and from the boat and have your own money for shore side meals and drinks. His main goal is to depart from the Bahamas in May and sail to Bermuda. Then he needs to leave the boat a couple of weeks in Bermuda and will then sail to the Azores departing about June 9th for the Azores and then to mainland Europe. Of course he will also be looking to sail back next fall. If you would like to join OPOOPO with the intention of meeting next month for a week of sailing to make sure of your compatibility before committing to longer passages, then please contact him with a brief sailing resume and your intentions. If you can’t meet him this week in February please still inquire and get on his list. You might be able to meet him in New England where he lives when not aboard the boat. His e-mail address is XXXXX@XXXX



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2/5/2018 from Georgetown, Exuma to Fajardo, PR on a Beneteau 41

OPO e-mail # 18-05 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew to have a total of three crew for this short notice delivery from the Bahamas to PR. Since it is short notice he is willing to pay some transportation costs. Here is the e-mail he sent us this morning. “I will be sailing a Beneteau 41 from Georgetown, Exuma to Fajardo, PR starting February 5th. The trip should take about 6 to 7 days with possible fuel stops in Turks and/or Dominican Republic It would be great if you could send out a notice to your flock for one crew person. Food onboard will be provided as well as ticket reimbursement for transportation from Florida to Georgetown and back from PR to Florida. The yacht is a 3 cabin 2012 ex Moorings charter boat, basically equipped. As always, I appreciate your assistance greatly and hope you are having a good sailing start this New Year yourself with all the wonderful assistance you are giving to the hurricane stricken areas down there.” If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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5/22/2018 from Bahamas to Norfolk on a Allied Princess

OPO e-mail # 18-04 This is a good opportunity on a smaller boat with plenty of notice. I know it is a smaller boat then most members wish to sail offshore, but this is a strong offshore boat. The other two crew are very experienced and they are willing to take you under their wing and get you settled into the boat before sailing offshore. They are in no rush so expect to take at least two weeks off to make sure you fall into their schedule. He also offers to help with reasonable travel expenses. Here is the e-mail from the owner in his own words. “I am looking for a third person to help sail my 36’ ketch from the Abacos to Norfolk, VA. Offshore experience desirable but not essential. The boat is a 1974 Allied Princess which has been extensively upgraded for bluewater sailing. It is equipped with a hydrovane self steering unit and has a reliable engine. [More information on the boat available on request.] I have over thirty years experience sailing my own boats, including a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, an eight month trip to the Bahamas and crewing on a transatlantic crossing. When my partner and I took this boat to the Caribbean two years ago we sailed directly from Wilmington to the BVI. The other crew member is an experienced sailor and boat owner who has done this passage two times each way. The boat will be in Marsh Harbor on May 22nd. Crew should meet me there. The idea is to island hop for a few days to get used to one another and the boat and then leave for open water through one of the passes as soon as we get a favorable forecast from Chris Parker. The boat does about 120 miles a day so the passage should take around a week. The final destination is Norfolk but we may make landfall in Beaufort if the weather makes rounding Hatteras risky. Boat will cover all expenses while aboard and pay reasonable travel costs at each end. If interested you can email me at XXXXX@XXXX”



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1/23/2018 from Jacksonville Beach to Key West on a Hans Christian 38

OPO e-mail # 18-03 Pro skipper and OPO member OPOOPO is looking for 1 or 2 crew to help deliver his buddy's "Steamboat," a 1980's-era Hans Christian 38 cutter from Jacksonville Beach to Key West. I have met OPOOPO and he is a very nice guy. They plan to depart Jacksonville Beach on January 23, 2018 in the afternoon. The passage will take approximately 3 to 4 day sails. The boat will be in "delivery mode" so the motor will be running when the wind gets light. Steamboat is a well-found, safe, and sea kindly cruiser with all the requisite gear and electronics (photo attached). Crew is responsible for their travel/shore expenses. Steamboat's owner will cover groceries and onboard expenses, and he'll chip in $150 to offset a crewmember's travel expenses back from Kew West. Crew are welcome to spend one or two nights with us on the mooring in Key West. If you are interested and can meet the boat in Jacksonville Beach, please email XXXXX@XXXX with a super-brief introduction and sail resume (one or two sentences and a phone number is fine).

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3/15/2018 from Oceanside California to Marquesas on a Oceanis

OPO e-mail # 18-02 Pro skipper and Pacific Sailing Coast Charter owner OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew to help sail his own 1996 Oceanis 440 named “Obsession” from California to the South Pacific. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety equipment and bells and whistles, since OPOOPO was in that line of work. OPOOPO was referred to us by pro skipper OPOOPO who also gets crew from us and I have known since 1992. OPOOPO sailed with OPOOPO and told him about us. OPOOPO and OPOOPO got along great. OPOOPO also has an extensive safety background and many years on the water and many deliveries as captain. He e-mails: “I am looking for a good offshore sailor that can stand a watch alone and has an easy going personality.  Must be non-smoking and in good health.  A crew who knows how to fly a spinnaker and trim sails to keep the boat moving.  Also able to assist with cooking and daily boat chores.  Would like someone that has sailed at least 3-4 days offshore with no seasick problems.” He hopes to leave around the middle to end of March and anticipates the passage from Oceanside Ca. to Marquesas will be around 15-20 days passage with no place to stop until Nuka Hiva.  This will be his second trip to the south Pacific.  He plans to sail with a total of 3 crew including himself. He will have a better idea of departure dates soon, but wanted to hear from crew now who have a little flexibility. We expect to hear more crew request notices from OPOOPO as his itinerary progresses so it might be a great time to touch base with OPOOPO now and introduce yourself.  If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief sailing resume at OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX Captain OPOOPO has been sailing yachts for the past 37 years. He currently holds a USCG Master license with a 100 ton rating.  He has been a professional Captain for over 25 years. Captain OPOOPO is a retired Fire Captain from the City of Vista, Fire department. He worked for the City of Vista Fire Department for 26 years of the 32 years he worked in the fire service. Captain OPOOPO specializes in teaching boating safety and yacht operations. He is a patient and knowledgeable instructor. Captain OPOOPO is the owner of Pacific Coast Sail Charters in Oceanside Harbor California. Captain OPOOPO has been running the business for the past 22 years. He is the Captain of the sailing yacht Obsession. Full resume upon request or go to my web site at www.UUUUU.com



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1/24/2018 from Norfolk, VA to Savannah GA on a Cheoy Lee

OPO e-mail # 18-01 Boat owner OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to sail with him from Norfolk to Savannah. He has gotten crew from us before and it’s worked out well. The boat is a 42’ Cheoy Lee schooner that he has sailed on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Canada. She is fully equipped, including all safety gear, up to date electronics and an overhauled auxiliary engine. He’d like for the crew to arrive Norfolk by January 24, and will accommodate on board from arrival until weather dependent departure. The passage will be down the ICW to Moorehead City/Beaufort, stopping nightly, then coastal to Savannah with stops determined by weather and crew morale. It should take 7 to 12 days, depending on weather. Take note of the potential for very cold conditions and come appropriately equipped - He will be happy to advise on what gear you should bring. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. Transportation to and from the boat is the crews responsibility. If interested please email him at XXXXX@XXXX  or text or phone him at XXX-XXX-XXXX .



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1/15/2018 from Les Sables, France to Ft Lauderdale, FL on a Lagoon 42

OPO e-mail # 17-135 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more experienced crew to join him for this 5 to 6 week passage. He plans to stop in Madeira and the BVI to break up the passage. OPOOPO has a new factory Lagoon 42 coming over for the owner to put into part time charter. It is fully equipped with all safety gear and he has a satellite communication and weather. The first week will be chilly. Crew must be able to stand solo watch, being familiar with electronics, and know sail trim. He is offering a $1,000 towards expenses paid at the end of the completed passage in Ft. Lauderdale. OPOOPO is a no nonsense skipper so please do not try and fudge your sailing resume or experience, but if you are a good guy willing to learn more and have a thick skin you might talk yourself aboard since this is short notice and OPOOPO needs a good person with solo watch capabilities to make the passage on short notice. In interested please send sailing c/v and brief personal bio to: XXXXX@XXXX .

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1/12/2018 from Jacksonville FL to Abaco Bahamas on a Alden

OPO e-mail # 17-134 New OPO member OPOOPO ing and his wife are looking to add one or two more crew to the roster for their crossing from Jacksonville Florida to the Bahamas next month after finishing making their way down the ICW. OPOOPO is a very nice and interesting guy who has been boating all his live. The boat is a very nice Alden Cutter that he knows very well having done much of the work himself. Let’s welcome OPOOPO into the OPO family be getting him one or two good crew who can be a little flexible on meeting them in Jacksonville and will enjoy spending a couple of extra days in the Bahamas. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please send a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX OPOOPO does a good job explaining in his own words: “We are looking for 1-2 able bodied crew, capable of standing watch, tending sheets and has some experience offshore. Our plan is for a 3-4 day passage from Jacksonville FL to the Abaco Bahamas. The route will be non-stop, departing the Jacksonville area around January 12th directly offshore or, more likely, inside the Gulf Stream to the Ft Pierce/Stuart area and then direct Man O War Cay, Abaco. The vessel is our personal, recently restored and well equipped Alden 44 Cutter named “Querencia”. Equipment includes 2017 Garmin Plotter, Wind, Doppler Radar, AIS etc. Once we arrive, the crew is welcome to stay in our guest house on Man O War for a couple of days. We will be working our way down the ICW prior to arriving in Jacksonville and the crew should plan on coordinating travel plans with us prior to arriving in Jacksonville.”

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12/20/2017 from Pt Judith, RI to Great Abacos Bahamas on a Palm Beach Yacht

OPO e-mail # 17-133 Pro skipper OPOOPO sent us this information this morning looking for one or two crew to help take this 50 foot power boat south. You can google the boat. She looks like a very nice power boat. It is snowing outside now and I am sure OPOOPO will check for weather. You will be expected to drive the boat safely down the ICW during daylight hours and be able to handle dock lines and fenders. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with a brief boating resume and see if you can work out the details. OPOOPO ’s e-mail is XXXXX@XXXX

“Again this is short notice but I just was called last night. I am looking for one or two crew to take a "2011" 50' Palm Beach Yacht from Pt. Judith R.I. to Great Abacos, Bahamas starting Dec. 20 / 22. The passage should take around 10 days because of the short daylight days. As usual all on board fees will be paid by the boat but getting to and returning will be the responsibility of the crew OPO member. This will be a great opportunity for someone to be on a beautiful yacht through the Christmas holiday. Thanks again for all your assistance, Respectfully, Capt. OPOOPO ” Capt. OPOOPO O. Malott Jr. USCG Master web page: www.UUUUU.com



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12/20/2017 from Charleston, SC to Lake Worth Florida on a Beneteau 411

OPO e-mail # 17-132 Boat owner and OPO member OPOOPO contacted us today looking for crew for this anticipated three to four day passage aboard his very well equipped Beneteau 411 named “Marion Maid”. He plans to depart, weather permitting December 20th so crew can arrive a day before and stay at his house prior to departure. OPOOPO suggest making travel plans home once you are underway and have a better idea of when you will arrive. His plan is to make a nonstop, near coastal, trip staying outside Cape Canaveral, but staying inside the Gulf Steam. If need be you can duck inside for weather. Once you arrive OPOOPO can drop you off at either at the Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale or Miami airport. The boat is an excellent condition and OPOOPO has owner her since she was built for him in 1999. OPOOPO is a past president of Beneteau USA and this is his retirement boat. OPOOPO has gotten crew from us in the past and it has worked out well. If interested please send a brief sailing resume to OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX .

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11/30/2017 from Road Town BVI to Ft. Lauderdale on a Leopard 45

OPO e-mail # 17-131 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew on short notice. The delivery is a brand new privately owned Leopard 45 Catamaran that has just been offloaded a transport Ship in the BVI and needs to get to her new owner in Florida. He is a pro skipper based out of the BVI. H says we met many years ago. I did speak with him a few minutes ago. Since this is very short notice you will want to call him at XXX-XXX-XXXX . He will help pay travel for the right crew with experience who can do solo watches. At least this trip is going down wind and should be a very nice passage and mile builder for anyone needing sea time. If interested please call and also e-mail a brief sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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12/6/2017 from Puerto Morelos, Mexico to Key West, FL on a PDQ 36

OPO e-mail # 17-130 OPO Professional Skipper OPOOPO is planning on sailing his PDQ 36 from El Cid Marina, Puerto Morelos, Mexico to Boca Chica Marina just a couple miles east of Key West, FL on or about 6 Dec 2017. OPOOPO and his wife Lori are looking for one or two additional crew members for the passage around the West End of Cuba to ride the Gulf Stream to Key West. OPOOPO has been an OPO member for many years and gets crew from us for deliveries as well as for his own boat. Departure will depend on a weather window. All on board expenses will be covered, but you need to get to and from the boat. Spirit Airlines and Southwest have discount flights to Cancun, which is the closest airport. Please contact Capt OPOOPO at deliveries@www.UUUUU.com with a brief sailing resume. Expect about a 3-6 day sail depending upon the wind, 2 days to clear customs and a couple of days to wait for a weather window. Capt OPOOPO and his wife are flying down on 5 Dec arriving at noon on Cancun and are happy to ride together to El Cid Marina in Puerto Morelos for OPO members flying in about the same time.

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2/4/2018 from Stonington, CT to Fat Hog Bay Tortola, BVI on a Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 17-129 This sailing opportunity comes from Long Time friend and pro skipper OPOOPO . He is planning well ahead of time and is offering travel stipend since it will be an off season delivery requiring a steadfast crew (Think Shackleton).OPOOPO e-mails: “This delivery to Tortola was originally scheduled for this month, but it was postponed because of the hurricane damaged suffered in BVI. Now it is re-scheduled for Feb 2018. I am looking for two stalwart and seaworthy crew to help sail a 42' Hinckley ketch from Stonington CT to Fat Hog Bay Tortola, BVI. Leaving CT in February will likely be very cold and windy, so only crew who love the winter offshore need apply. I have moved this yacht numerous times before, both north and south, always between Stonington and Penn's Landing Marina. I have been through extremely difficult conditions offshore and the boat has always proven safe and sea kindly. The boat is 35 years old, but has had only one owner who spends ample $ on the boat every season. The boat has two heaters and is easily handled by a competent sailor. So the trip will be an adventure and challenging. My plan is to fly to PVD on 2/4/2018, rent a car for the short drive to the boat. Departure 2/6 weather permitting. We will look to go via Bermuda, but if the weather is too severe, we have the option to coastal sail to Norfolk, ICW to Beaufort NC, and then sail out offshore. The whole trip will be 12-16 days. Crew expenses on board are covered. And I will pay $500 towards travel expenses for seriously competent crew. Please send a brief sailing resume and a statement as to why you are worthy.” Best, OPOOPO Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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