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12/6/2021
2/1/2022
Puerto Vallarta
Florida Keys
Catamaran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/17/2021
11/24/2021
Annapolis MD
Beaufort NC
Lagoon 440 Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-106 Boat owner is taking his 2007 Lagoon 440 catamaran, SV Mo...

11/15/2021
12/5/2021
Island
Island Hopping in the Caribbean
Jeanneau DS40

OPO E-Mail # 21-105 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO. I am sending i...

11/15/2021
12/5/2021
Dominica
Grenada
Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 21-104 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to join him and another cr...

11/6/2021
11/9/2021
St Marys, Md
St Augustine
Custom Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-103 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for replacement crew due to...

11/5/2021
11/16/2021
Grenada
Marathon Florida
Bavaria 50

OPO e-mail # 21-102 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2006 Bavaria 50 Cruiser named OPO...

11/5/2021
11/9/2021
Moorehead City NC
Miamai
Alden 58

OPO e-mail # 21-101 Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO has lost crew do to weather d...

10/28/2021
10/30/2021
Newport
Charleston SC
Jeanneau 509

OPO e-mail # 21-100 Yacht Broker OPOOPO from Bluenose Yachts in Newport had a...

10/22/2021
10/28/2021
Hamton VA
Antigua
Outbound 46
OPO e-mail # 21-99 Boat owners OPOOPO Hecht has a well found 2007 Outbound 46 ...
10/20/2021
10/29/2021
Georgetown, MD
Manteo NC
Lagoon 380 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-98 Pro Skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to join him on a ...

10/20/2021
11/15/2021
Grenada
New England
Valiant 40
OPO e-mail # 21-97 This is a special OPO “crew request” for a good friend and pe...
10/20/2021
10/24/2021
Fort Myers
Mexico then Belize ending in La Ceiba, Honduras
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-96 Boat owner and very experienced mariner OPOOPO has a 2009 ...

10/18/2021
10/30/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Cruiser
OPO e-mail # 21-95 Good friend and repeat Rally owner OPOOPO e-mailed me the f...
10/14/2021
10/18/2021
Annapolis Boat Show
Huntingtin NY
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-94 Pro skipper OPOOPO will be delivering a brand new Beneteau...

10/12/2021
10/27/2021
Mobjack Bay (Chesapeake Bay)
Longboat Key Florida
Hylas 46

OPO e-mail # 21-92 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice 2009 Hylas 46 named OPOO...

10/12/2021
10/19/2021
Portsmouth RI
Hampton VA
Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-93 Portsmouth RI to Hampton VA - Pro skipper OPOOPO is lookin...

10/12/2021
10/20/2021
Sandy Hook NJ
Delaware Bay C and D Canal and then on to Chesapeake Bay
Niagara 35

OPO e-mail # 21-91 I have been speaking with boat owner OPOOPO for the past f...

10/12/2021
11/1/2021
City Island, New York
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-90 OPOOPO is looking for 1 crew to join him and another perso...

10/7/2021
10/10/2021
Oster Bay NY
Newport RI
Hinckley Bermuda 40

OPO e-mail # 21-89 OPOOPO OPOOPO has a beautiful Hinckley Bermuda 40 named &l...

10/6/2021
10/15/2021
Boothbay Harbor ME
Haverstraw NY
Beneteau 55

OPO e-mail # 21-88 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew members with...

10/5/2021
11/12/2021
Huntington NY
St. Maarten
Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-87 Boat owner and very experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking f...

10/5/2021
10/6/2021
Huntington NY
Annapolis
New Beneteau 46
OPO e-mail # 21-86 Pro skipper OPOOPO was called in yesterday to replace the s...
10/3/2021
10/8/2021
Tortola
Belize
Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-85 Just got his e-mail this morning from an old friend and lo...

9/30/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
Bermuda and then St. Maarten
Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 21-84 OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for crew to join...

9/29/2021
10/16/2021
Sag Harbor
Philadelphia
Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 21-83Sag Harbor to Philadelphia - Pro skipper and ex Swan o...

9/29/2021
10/31/2021
Newport RI
USVI
Dynamique 62

OPO e-mail # 21-82 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO owns a very nice Dynamique 6...

9/27/2021
11/5/2021
Chesapeake Bay (Cardinal VA)
BVI (and then perhaps Jamaica-Cartagena-San Blas-Panama-Pacific Ocean-Sydney?)
Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 21- 79 First Leg - (Cardinal VA) to BVI (and then perhaps Jamaic...

9/27/2021
10/30/2021
Falmouth MA
Charleston SC
Nordhavn 62

OPO e-mail # 21-81 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well kn...

9/27/2021
9/29/2021
Brooklyn NY
Georgetown, MD
Lagoon
OPO e-mail # 21-80 I would normally tell the skipper that this is too short a n...
9/26/2021
9/21/2021
Hampton Virginia
Charleston SC
CT49

OPO e-mail # 21-78 Hampton Virginia to Charleston SC - We met up again with l...

9/25/2021
10/1/2021
East End of North fork of Long Island
Upper Chesapeake Bay
Belliure 41

OPO e-mail # 21-77East End of North fork of Long Island to Upper Chesapeake B...

9/24/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Caliber 40

OPO e-mail #21-66 re-send Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up...

9/24/2021
10/11/2021
Ft Lauderdale FL
Tortola BVI
Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for this d...

9/24/2021
10/15/2021
Victoria
San Diego
Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 21-75 Victoria to San Diego - OPOOPO are the Husband and wife te...

9/22/2021
11/21/2021
Stonington CT
BVI
Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 21-74 This just in from Captain OPOOPO . He gets crew from us of...

9/22/2021
10/14/2021
Cotuit MA
Fort Pierce FL
Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 21-72 Boat owner OPOOPO was at the Newport Boat Show again this ...

9/20/2021
10/5/2021
Huntington NY
Annapolis Boat Show and Back
Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-73 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO is delivering a brand N...

9/20/2021
10/14/2021
Stamford Ct
Tortola BVI via Chesapeake Bay
Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 21-71 OPOOPO has a very nice opportunity for one more crew to jo...

9/19/2021
3/15/2022
Panama
Marquesas Island
Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-70 We met up again with owner and skipper OPOOPO at the Newpo...

9/17/2021
10/31/2021
Noank CT
St. Maarten
Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 21-69 Noank CT to St. Maarten - Boat owners OPOOPO has a very ni...

9/15/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-68 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO has done ou...

9/13/2021
10/25/2021
Portsmouth RI
Ft Lauderdale FL
Hylas 56

OPO e-mail # 21-67 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for a fourth crew member, QU...

9/12/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
St. Maarten
Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 21-66 Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up for th...

9/3/2021
10/30/2021
Hampton VA
Grenada
Atlantic 57 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-65 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2009 Chris White designed Atlantic...

9/2/2021
10/30/2021
Newport
Bermuda to USVI
Vagabond 47

OPO e-mail # 21-64 OPOOPO participant OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew t...

8/31/2021
1/21/2022
Panama City
Hawaii
Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 21-58 Owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2005 Amel 54 named OPOOPO t...

8/31/2021
9/15/2021
St. Maarten
Bequia or Grenada
Lagoon 39

OPO e-mail # 21-63 Boat owner OPOOPO has owned a 2014 Lagoon 39 named Cocozen...

8/24/2021
10/28/2021
Newport
Saint Maarten
X-442

OPO e-mail # 21-61 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2001 44ft X-442 named ...

8/23/2021
9/29/2021
Rockland, Maine
Venice, Florida
Vagabond 42

OPO e-mail # 21-62 Captain and owner OPOOPO Grande has a 1986 Vagabond 42 nam...

8/23/2021
9/22/2021
Oct 1st from Norfolk Deale, MD or Norfolk, VA
Charleston, SC
Malo 39

OPO e-mail # 21-59 OPOOPO has a 1997 Malo 39 named “White Ibis” t...

8/12/2021
8/22/2021
Portland Maine
Stamford CT
Tartan

OPO e-mail # 21-57 Boat owner OPOOPO has hired a delivery skipper to sail wit...

8/9/2021
9/15/2021
Portland Maine
New Smyrna Beach Fl.
Hunter 38
OPO e-mail # 21-56 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO got crew from us last May whe...
7/24/2021
7/29/2021
Newport
Boston
Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 21-54 Pro skipper and good friend Ben Thompson is looking for on...

7/22/2021
8/16/2021
Red Hook
Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada
Lagoon 52 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-52 Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada - OPO member and ...

7/21/2021
7/27/2021
Greenport LI
Newport RI
Baba 30

OPO e-mail # 21-51 One of my favorite OPO members, OPOOPO , is looking to sta...

7/17/2021
7/24/2021
Detroit MI
Buffalo NY
Whitbread 68

OPO e-mail # 21-49 Whitbread 68 foot boat converted for cruising and is plann...

7/16/2021
7/22/2021
Southport CT
Newport RI
Sabre 45

OPO e-mail # 21-50 I am delivering a Sabre 45 from OPOOPO Club to Newport RI ...

7/13/2021
8/1/2021
USVI
Grenada
Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-47 USVI to Grenada - Boat owner OPOOPO has hired an OPO skipp...

7/12/2021
7/13/2021
St. Thomas
Southport CT (Mid Long Island Sound)
Hanse 40

OPO e-mail # 21-48 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up for his pa...

7/5/2021
7/18/2021
Baltimore
Newport and Back
Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 21-46 Crew for the initial leg (Baltimore to Newport) to arrive ...

6/22/2021
6/26/2021
Dania, Florida
Annapolis MD
Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-45 This opportunity just came in from Pro Skipper Capt. OPOOP...

6/20/2021
8/7/2021
East Hampton, NY
Nova Scotia and Back
Taiwan Ketch 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-44 OPOOPO is seeking crew with some experience to sail with h...

6/18/2021
6/19/2021
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Edgewater, Maryland
Endeavour 42
OPO e-mail # 21-43 Boat owner and live-aboard OPOOPO is in the middle of movin...
6/18/2021
6/29/2021
Mamaroneck NY
Norfolk Virginia
Tartan 37
FW: OPO e-mail # 21-42 I fly back from OPOOPO 28th and will drive to Mamaronec...
6/14/2021
6/17/2021
Destin, Fl.
Anna Maria Island, Fl.
Beneteau Swift Trawler 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-41 This short notice opportunity just came in from pro skippe...

6/11/2021
6/20/2021
Brunswick GA
Hampstead North Carolina
Camper Nicholsons 48

OPO e-mail # 21-39 OPO member and recent OPOOPO with me aboard Avocation Greg...

6/9/2021
6/16/2021
St. Thomas
Florida
Leopard Cat
OPO e-mail # 21-40 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to deliver a 2017 39 foot Po...

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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11/24/2021 from Annapolis MD to Beaufort NC on a Lagoon 440 Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-106 Boat owner is taking his 2007 Lagoon 440 catamaran, SV Moxie, from Annapolis, MD to Beaufort, NC this coming Thanksgiving weekend. The offshore passage will take approx. 5 days, with possible lay-up in Hampton, VA for weather window before going around Cape Hatteras. Captain has two years of blue water experience on this boat, Masters License (100 Ton) and lives-aboard with wife who has moderate sailing experience. Looking for one or two crew, or a couple, with some experience who can stand solo watch and share normal duties to join our passage south. Each crew gets their own cabin and will earn appropriate documented sea-time. As usual the passage is free with all onboard boat expenses and food included. Some travel expenses may be covered depending on crew. Arrive sometime on 11/24 in Annapolis, MD , Reach Beaufort, NC sometime on 11/28. Our Lagoon 440 is a safe and comfortable blue water boat. She is a well-equipped with all the comforts of home such as wireless internet, air conditioning, refrigeration, 110 power, microwave, propane stove, induction cook top, icemaker, hot and cold pressure water, three TVs, blue-tooth radio system, dishwasher, water heater, etc. This catamaran is the wide owners-version, 3 cabin, 3 head, teak wood, cushions, hard-top flying-bridge. Mascots include two small, well behaved boat-cats, Skittles and Scout. Full nav system includes radar, autopilot, AIS, VHF, GPS, Wind, Speed, Depth, two chart plotters, duel helm stations. Primary helm station on covered flying-bridge, plus foul weather helm station in main Saloon. Sails include fully battened Main, Genoa and Code-0 with all halyards and sheets managed from helm station which is equipped with two electric winches. Engines and systems all fully serviced and working. Full complement of safety equipment includes class 1 EPIRB, life Raft, Auto fire suppression system, MOB gear incorporates LifeSling and water extraction system. If interested, please e-mail him with your sailing resume and availability to XXXXX@XXXX .



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12/5/2021 from Island to Island Hopping in the Caribbean on a Jeanneau DS40

OPO E-Mail # 21-105 This opportunity just came in from OPOOPO. I am sending it out just as he explained it. I am currently sitting Grenada and will leave Port Louis marina about Dec 5 give or take a few days. My plan for the year is to island hop all the way up see the islands ie exploring inland , doing some diving and a couple of boat repairs along the way. I do not schedule period. Did that 3x and 2 were a disaster and 1 was ok as it just cost me a couple of days on my Russian visa ( you have to give the Russians a date of entry when you apply for a visa and i applied in April for a July visa date- almost made it except weather had me sitting for 2 days in Georgia past the visa entry date) – Given that my plan is Carriacou, Grenadines, Bequia, an overnight stay in St Lucia or an overnight sail to Martinique where I will get a new traveler installed and maybe a hold tank, Dominica, Guadeloupe and the Saintes, Antigua, Nevis, St Kitts, St Barts, St Martins, BVIs, USVIs, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and then the biggy maybe the southside of Cuba before heading to my next hurricane season which will be either Grenada and that will probably be a direct sail or Panama again a direct sail or the USA and again a direct sail. I don’t need an experienced crew as I have done most of these much earlier – 2012-2013, but this time see the islands a but more and diving. This would be best for people who want to experience the cruising life style just a bit and learn just a bit. Crew can come and go from various places as this will be a 5+month trip and no one really has that much time off unless like me they are retired and want to see the islands. My name is OPOOPO . My sailing experience? Well I think this is year 15 underway. I have done the east coast of the US from Miami to Mass and Maine and Chesapeake Bay, most of the Bahamas twice, Miami to Mexico and sailed down the coast to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia to Jamaica then island hopped to Trinidad, island hopped quickly back to Antigua, then a 2 handed crossing to Azores to Portugal and 6 summers in the Med and one summer circum nav of the Black Sea with wintering over in Tunisia 2times, Turkey 3 times and Israel once. Visited every country in the Med except those that shoot at you. Back across the Atlantic, 2 handed crossing, from Cape Verde Islands to St Lucia and down to Grenada for the past 18 months due to virus and hurricane season. My boat is a Jeanneau DS40, the only boat I have ever owned, that I bought new in 2003. I just replaced all the rigging, new chartplotter, new radar, new solar, new batteries, a new variable pitch prop this year along with minor upgrades along the way this past 2 years. I DO NOT RACE nor do I care to and I do not stress the boat to see if I can get the extra .2 knots. She is a shoal draft boat so she does not heel a lot and at 10-12% heel I reef to keep her from slipping sideways. She can be a fast boat as in the sail from Cape Verde across I had ¾ genny out on a whisker and never moved it in 2 weeks and was doing 150 to 170nm a day and no main. I am also a weather geek and do not go out when I deem the weather unfeasible. As an old mountaineer and rock climber I do not take unnecessary chances. The reason I am single handing after all these years is my former partner became a huge safety risk and I spent as much time worrying about what she was going to do next as watching what was going on with the boat along and she became a huge liability. I am not sure if your site is the one for me but if people want to experience the cruising lifestyle for a couple of weeks I welcome them on board. I am not a Capt Bligh and want those on board to work as a team and arrive at a consensus on what to do and if no consensus than I will make the decision. They can come and go anywhere along the island chain. Couples would work great as they can see if they can work together or single person. Expenses such as fuel, food would be shared and dockage only if they want to go to a dock. It would be a good way for the “Jimmy Buffet loving fans” to really experience the cruising life before plunging into the life and getting shall we say disappointed. You have no idea how many folks we have seen take the leap and soon quit as it was not what they thought it would be or did not understand that not everyday is sunshine, blue skies, sandy beaches, and rum punch. This is a nice way to see it for real before taking the leap. By the way I have I have written many articles for Lats and Atts magazine and have one on Barcelona coming out in the next edition and will be working on one about the Canary Islands soon. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXXXX



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12/5/2021 from Dominica to Grenada on a Oyster 56

OPO E-Mail # 21-104 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to join him and another crew aboard his 56’ Oyster, Grace. This will be a leisurely cruise from Dominica (or Martinique) to Grenada. The trip is 200 miles but crew should plan to spend 30 days with the boat. Would like crew to arrive December 5, 2021 and depart January 5, 2022. Crew would meet the boat in Dominica or Martinique. That is still to be decided. He just sailed the boat from Maine to Antiqua. Grace is a 4 cabin, cutter rig. Interested crew can e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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11/9/2021 from St Marys, Md to St Augustine on a Custom Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-103 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for replacement crew due to weather delay of a very nice and big 56 foot Custom Cat (Simonsis). He co-owns “Ministry of Sailing” delivery company (see www.UUUUU.com) “I have about 50,000 miles racing offshore, three times that not racing, have my Masters and Marcus is part of the Ministry of Sailing” I met him and spoke with him at length at the Annapolis Boat Show. His partner in the company is longtime friend and fellow pro skipper OPOOPO who has gotten crew from us before. He e-mails “In short, I have a short notice delivery, as soon as a weather window opens I will be moving. It is a very cool design but is can’t take waves on the nose”. It would be great if you could find some crew who would like off shore experience. I am also a Certified U OPOOPO Coach and have had my COVID Vax x 3.” If you are interested please e-mail your sailing resume to OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX



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11/16/2021 from Grenada to Marathon Florida on a Bavaria 50

OPO e-mail # 21-102 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2006 Bavaria 50 Cruiser named OPOOPO that he is sailing from Grenada to Florida. As per the last crew request, he had a crew lined up, but had to drop out due to an old parent he had to take care of. I just got off the phone with Mike. He sailed the boat in the 2019-2020 World AR OPOOPO Circumnavigation so it had to pass a rigorous safety inspection to enter. He sent the following information about the boat and his sailing experience. He sounds like a nice guy. He is looking for one more crew, so needs someone with offshore experience. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX He e-mails: OPOOPO is a Bavaria 50 Cruiser built in Germany in 2006. It's a big comfortable boat, built for comfort not for speed. During the World AR OPOOPO we consistently arrived into port as one of the last 3 or 4 boats out of the fleet of 24. We can pretty much count on making 140 nautical miles per day on a passage. We made the Pacific crossing from Galapagos to Marquesas in 20 days. OPOOPO OPOOPO took a whopping 18 days. I'm completely happy with that. OPOOPO was 24, I liked to push the boat, “rail-in-the-water”, “put the bone in her teeth”. Well, now I'm 72 and I'm through with that style of sailing. What's the hurry? I reef early, keep the boat on her feet, and try to sail as comfortably as possible. I could care less how long it takes to get to the destination. The minute I step onto the boat, I'm already right where I want to be. So, if you're in a hurry or like to race, this is not the boat for you. You should google the Bavaria 50 and find reviews and photos and diagrams of the boat. There are 4 sleeping cabins and 3 heads. Here's a rundown of the equipment on Chao Lay: Rigging: Sloop rigged Furlex roller furling OPOOPO in-mast furling OPOOPO purchased 2019 Standing rigging replaced in 2016 Running rigging replaced in 2019 2- Lewmar 54 electric winches 2- Lewmar 48 manual winches 2- Lewmar 40 manual winches 1- Lewmar electric windlass 1- Rocna anchor w/ 100 meter 10mm chain 2019 1- Fortress stern anchor w /150 ft rope Haul out and bottom paint 2018 Engine: Volvo D2-75, 75hp diesel Fuel capacity 300 liters. All new filters, belts, oil, etc 2021 OPOOPO seals replaced upon purchase 2018 220 OPOOPO OPOOPO 2-Alternators 1- www.UUUUU.com OPOOPO 2019 1- A OPOOPO www.UUUUU.com RI OPOOPO 2021 Gally: OPOOPO with Oven 2020 5 OPOOPO 1 refrigerator 1 freezer Frigonautica CS 130, 84 liter - 2018 2 fresh water tanks, 300 liters each OPOOPO maker, 12V - 2019 Seagull water purifier for producing drinking water Electric: 3- 310 watt solar panels Victron MPP OPOOPO 8- 12 V, 100Ah,AG OPOOPO Batteries - 2018 1-12V dedicated engine battery All battery cables replaced 2018 OPOOPO 2018 220 Volt shore power (110 V USA appliances won't work ) 2000 watt power inverter 12V to 220 2- 220 OPOOPO Chargers Electronics: 2-iPads running iNavX software w/ Navionics charts 2018 Raymarine C-80 OPOOPO ST 60 Raymarine ST 60+ Raymarine ST 6001 OPOOPO Radar AIS transponder 2018 Icom M802 SSB Radio-2019 OPOOPO 7400 w/bluetooth-2019 Icom VH OPOOPO 1- Icom VHF Handheld-2019 YB 3i MK1SateliteTracker -2019 OPOOPO - OPOOPO w fixed marine antenna OPOOPO OPOOPO Equipment: 1- Bombard (Zodiac) 10-person OPOOPO Raft ISO 9650- OPOOPO 2019 1- OPOOPO 170 OPOOPO Lifejacket w/ tether 3- Plastimo 63427 G OPOOPO Lifevest w/ harness and tethers 10- OPOOPO 2 Standard PFD's w/o harness and tether 1- Lifesling MO OPOOPO Unit 1- Danbuoy + Horseshoe MO OPOOPO 3- OPOOPO - personal AIS MOB- worn on life vests - 2021 ***The boat contains all of the safety equipment required by World ARC regulations (see ARC website for detailed inventory) Too numerous to include in this document. OPOOPO passed the AR OPOOPO Inspection in OPOOPO in Jan. 2019. All inspected equipment remains on board today. ***Note: All specialty personal safety equipment such as PFD, light, knife, etc., are to be supplied by the Crew, otherwise one of the above Plastimo 63427 inflatable PFD w/ personal AIS will be provided. Crew must supply their own foul weather gear. No rain gear is provided on the boat. LIFE ON BOARD: A boat is like a floating mini-condo. It has everything we need to travel around to some of the most beautiful, idyllic, remote locations in the world. BUT, it does have its limitations. Many people view sailboats and imagine a life of luxury, cruising around effortlessly while sipping champagne from crystal flutes. This is NOT the case on board OPOOPO In some respects it's more like camping. There will be some discomforts pack per person is the max. Do not bring hard luggage - it's hard to stow and it can hurt somebody if it shifts while underway. There are lockers where you can store a few items of clothing. You won't need to bring much anyway. I spend my whole time aboard in a bathing suit and t-shirt. That's really all you need. You'll want a good hat with a long wide brim to keep the sun off. We'll have plenty of fresh water because we make our own. There are three heads. If there are only 3 of us on board, you'll be assigned to your own head. So, you'll be able to shower in comfort. There's also the deck shower for hosing off after a swim. The boat is completely self sustaining with adequate power for our needs. It operates on battery power. We have radio, and charging stations for your phone or tablet. There's no TV. There is cellular data coverage for internet throughout the islands, but there are a few blank spots that we may hit where we'll be out of coverage for several days. So, don't plan to check in every day with someone. The boat is equipped with a Iridium G OPOOPO Your friends and family will be able to follow you in real time online as we move around the www.UUUUU.com's a website with a map and an icon of our boat as it moves. We have a fully equipped galley with butane stove and oven. There is a refrigerator and inconveniences. A boat does not have a lot of room and it has little storage space. So, minimal gear is an absolute must for everyone's comfort. One small, “book bag”



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11/9/2021 from Moorehead City NC to Miamai on a Alden 58

OPO e-mail # 21-101 Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO has lost crew do to weather delays so he is looking for one more experienced crew for a total or 3 to delivery an Alden 58 named Scout. More info on the boat here. https://www.UUUUU.com . The other crew is also very, very experienced. The next weather window looks like Tuesday afternoon so you would have to get to OPOOPO Wednesday night or first thing Thursday. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included. Since it is short notice he will also offer to pay travel expenses in reason for the right crew. He is willing to take a 4th crew of someone wants to go for the extra experience and pay his own way to and from the boat. OPOOPO is a very experienced sailor and we have many sailing friends in common since he is from NY. If interested and can be ready on short notice please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Newport to Charleston SC on a Jeanneau 509

OPO e-mail # 21-100 Yacht Broker OPOOPO from Bluenose Yachts in Newport had a crew cancel on his client so he is looking for one more. The owner and two crew are lined up so you will be the 4th crew. The owner will pay your travel back from the boat. (He is assuming crew will be local or within a short drive, but if you want to get yourself to the boat you have paid ticket home. The boat is a very well equipped Jeanneau 509 named OPOOPO. The passage will take about 5 days. If interested please contact him at XXX-XXX-XXXX and e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/28/2021 from Hamton VA to Antigua on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-99 Boat owners OPOOPO Hecht has a well found 2007 Outbound 46 named Nomad that he is sailing south in the SDR this year. He bought the boat last April and sailed her north from Florida to Maine. He is looking for one more crew with offshore experience as he has a mix of experienced and in-experienced crew now. He will sail with 5 in total, you will be the 5th. OPOOPO is a very seaworthy boat. Sailing in a rally makes it more fun. I spoke with him today and he seems like a good guy. He was referred by another OPO member who knows to only recommend us to nice people with nice boats. He would like crew to show up in Hampton about Oct 28th or 29th. The rally starts with the next best weather window starting OPOOPO 1st. The passage will take about 8 to 10 days but have time for any delays. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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10/29/2021 from Georgetown, MD to Manteo NC on a Lagoon 380 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-98 Pro Skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 crew to join him on a 3-day trip aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran named OPOOPO from Georgetown MD to Manteo NC. He is asking for crew that can stand a watch, are comfortable with sail trim, and understand nav aid markers and lights. Georgetown is on the Sassafras River at the top of Chesapeake Bay, and the route will be down the Chesapeake and into the ICW. Milliwooly is a well-found vessel that he has delivered before. All onboard expenses are included, along with ground transportation from Manteo to OPOOPO rfolk VA. Best way to arrive in Georgetown is via Wilmington or Dover Delaware, then a taxi to marina. Crew must arrive in Georgetown OPOOPO ter Sunday night, Oct 24th. Please respond with your sailing resume to him asap via email: XXXXX@XXXX



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11/15/2021 from Grenada to New England on a Valiant 40

OPO e-mail # 21-97 This is a special OPO “crew request” for a good friend and person that many of us may feel we know through the videos she and OPOOPO have done over the last few years. Yes, OPOOPO /Taft sent us the following information that I will send out verbatim. While there is no replacement for OPOOPO , OPOOPO wants to finish her circumnavigation enjoying what many of us believe is the best cruising area in the world on our own backyard in the Caribbean. Which is much easier to get to than Africa where she last wanted us to send crew during covid I am looking for one very trustworthy, reliable and able-bodied crew with strength and agility on the foredeck and other, and mechanical skills to be part of my team. Looking for someone with little or no time constraints to leave Grenada in November and make way slowly north through the Caribbean islands to the east coast of the USA by early spring 2022. This is NOT a delivery, but a slow cruise northward together as friends. Compatibility and flexibility are critical…the owner is conservative and careful and expects crew to not be here to party and make light of this time, though hoping for fun to be had by all after boat is secured and safe in port. Husband is recently deceased and the weight of ownership is heavy on owner’s mind, and this makes the owner sensitive and too careful at times so needs a bit of understanding in this department… And willingness to go with the flow. Boat expenses to be paid by owner, including staple food supplies, though if excessive water is needed, we will split water fills. Diesel will be paid for by owner, and it’s expected to minimize motoring time, within reason. Visas, entry for person (not boat), covid testing requirements, required quarantine if any, medical, food and drink onshore, incidentals, sightseeing, airfare, quarantine on arrival for 48-72 hours as required by Grenada, and drink onboard is to be paid by crew for that crew. Looking for someone who doesn’t mind the heavy-handed chores, has good mechanical and electrical skills, and blue water sailing experience. Owner is very savvy in all of the boats systems and cruising in general, but looking for a heavyweight on the sailing and operation of the boat, comfortable at the helm including docking an uncooperative boat, and knows what to do forward of the cockpit after some initial briefing shoreside. You will be helping the owner complete her 15-year circumnavigation, and ending somewhere on the east coast of the USA after several months of sailing together. We will have a huge celebration that day! Boat is Brick House, 1976 Valiant 40 in good condition just having made a crossing from S Africa to the Caribbean 3 months ago. She is an older boat, but owner does everything possible to keep up with her. She has a staysail and headsail, mainsail..all in new condition. New rigging, and many many upgrades over the past 3 years. She does NOT have a watermaker, so the ability to conserve water or haul lots of jerry cans from shore is imperative. We treat her gently so as to not break anything…slower and safer is best. All safety gear is up to date and most is doubled for backup. To see more about the boat, go to Bluewater Sailboat Tour- On the Deck of a Valiant 40 #1/3 (OPOOPO Sailing #30) This is a tour of the boat a couple of years ago…and if you look at the latest videos, it will show what the last year has been like on Brick House. I am looking for just good company and a very good conservative sailor to be good friends with and help me keep my boat safe and in good condition as we sail southward. It will NOT be a fun every day adventure kind of thing..it will be real cruising where there is always the quandry of how to manage boat repairs as we go, and fun to be had to enjoy what’s around us... I have no plans beyond landing in the US, short of possibly buying an RV to tour around with for a little while, and wanting to be somewhere like North Carolina or the Chesapeake for a while upon arrival. You would fly to GND…the Grenada international airport. I would help you walk through the requirements for an entry permit. You would need to get a PCR test before boarding the plane (and upload results to the website before arriving to airport), print out all the paperwork which I’m very happy to help with, and then upon arrival have a $50 PCR test again. YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED WITH TWO WEEKS PASSED AFTER SECOND VACCINE TO ENTER GRENADA. And then you must quarantine at your expense which is about $75 or $100 per night, waiting for your results to be released which is generally under 48 hours…so 2 nights in a hotel. Please email me at XXXXX@XXXX if this sounds like something you would like to do, or if you have more questions, and please include your sailing resume, formal or text about your prior experiences…and when you would be available and for how long, and what you are hoping to do.

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10/24/2021 from Fort Myers to Mexico then Belize ending in La Ceiba, Honduras on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-96 Boat owner and very experienced mariner OPOOPO has a 2009 Custom 54 foot High Endurance Power Catamaran named Enchantress. He had crew lined up, but recently lost their commitment. Thus the short notice with two options. The first option is to join him this weekend or early next week for the 1st leg from Ft. Meyers to a port near Cancun Mexico where he plans to stop to pick up some possessions and his pet cat. Note this is a power Catamaran and can do 20 knots. Option # 1 is to join for this first leg and then fly home from Cancun. If you are not ready on short notice but could be ready in a week you could fly into Cancun and join him for the next month voyaging to Belize and then Honduras in no real rush. Of course, if things are going well for all and you both agree to continue, then by all means stay the entire 4 to 5 weeks. Option # 2 is to have a little more time to plan for a month off. You would plan to fly to Cancun and join the boat for the rest of the passage to Honduras. Ideally you would want to zoom or meet him or even see the boat if you live close enough before planning to fly to Mexico to join him. He has owned other boats over the last few decades. He is a Licensed Captain ... Master Mariner and has owned a 57 ft custom Angel Motor Yacht, a Grand Banks 50, and a Custom 60 ft motor yacht. He has over 60 years boating experience cruising and living aboard over 30 years. I spoke with him this morning, He has a good plan for the next few weeks and if things work out I expect we will be sending out updated crew request for him. You can see pictures of the boat at http://www.UUUUU.com The passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. He will cover onboard and boat expenses. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Cruiser

OPO e-mail # 21-95 Good friend and repeat Rally owner OPOOPO e-mailed me the following crew request this week after learning that one of his crew had to drop out for family issues. I know his boat and crew. He is sailing in our NARC for a 2nd time after the Covid off year. You will want to arrive a day or two before. With possible weather delays you will need about 17 or 18 days in total. Parceira is an able 45 foot OPOOPO owned by OPOOPO and OPOOPO Jason is USCG licensed captain with many years of sailing experience both coastal and offshore. This will be the second trip to the Caribbean on Parceira. We are looking for one person to help with the passage. Sailing experience is preferred but offshore experience is not needed. A passion to learn and enjoy the ocean is a must. We will take care of all on board expenses, but you need to get to and from the boat. Please email Jason with your sailing resume at C XXXXX@XXXX

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10/18/2021 from Annapolis Boat Show to Huntingtin NY on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-94 Pro skipper OPOOPO will be delivering a brand new Beneteau 46 from the boat show back to Huntington NY. The plan is to be at the show Mid-day on Monday and plan to depart that night or in the morning depending on weather. He is looking for one or two crew. If you are attending the show it is a perfect way to leave. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat. This is a brand-new boat and making some nice miles up the Chesapeake Bay, through the C and D canal, down Delaware Bay and then up the Jersey Coast and through NY City out to Huntington NY. The same passage I am making with paying crew from the show back to Huntington this weekend with Avocation. If interested please send him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/27/2021 from Mobjack Bay (Chesapeake Bay) to Longboat Key Florida on a Hylas 46

OPO e-mail # 21-92 Boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice 2009 Hylas 46 named OPOOPO is looking for one crew or a couple to make this passage south. He is in no hurry and last year, coming north, spent time both sailing offshore and on the Intracoastal waterway. He is very experienced as he had Bristol 41.1 for 8 years - sailed off shore OPOOPO 8 years OPOOPO for 21 years. He is more interested in people who are pleasant and willing to learn. As he puts is Bold and willing to learn or experienced. I spoke with him on the phone this evening and he sounds like a very nice man. The passage is free and since the boat has 2 staterooms, 2 bunks with lea cloths, two heads with showers boat is designed for offshore sailing, you will have your own cabin. He will cover all boat expenses and onboard food and although he says you should have money for drinks and meals ashore, He is happy to have nice company and is not worried too much. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/19/2021 from Portsmouth RI to Hampton VA on a Outbound 46

OPO e-mail # 21-93 Portsmouth RI to Hampton VA - Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew to help deliver a well-equipped Outbound 46 named Grace from Portsmouth to Hampton. The Outbound 44 is one of the best production offshore boats ever built. I have known him for a few years. Since he sold his boat he has more time to deliver other people’s boats. He has many miles and is a very nice guy. Departure window will begin Tues-Weds next week depending on weather. You would plan to arrive at the boat the evening before. They hope to arrive on Fri-Sat. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat in Portsmouth. A car rental will head back to NYC area after arriving in Hampton. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact info to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/20/2021 from Sandy Hook NJ to Delaware Bay C and D Canal and then on to Chesapeake Bay on a Niagara 35

OPO e-mail # 21-91 I have been speaking with boat owner OPOOPO for the past few weeks. He bought a Niagara 35 that he has launched and gotten ready to head south. I know most OPO members are not interested in sailing a smaller and older boat, but he is a sailing celebrity and has a lot of knowledge to pass on to interested crew who want to help with his first leg south and possibly longer. He sailed around the world in the BOC (single handed) about 20 years ago. Google him. I have spoken with him a few times and he is a very knowledgeable and nice guy. I know I could spend a lot of time just listening to his stories. He has been getting the boat ready the last couple of weeks and adds: We are launching next Tuesday or Wednesday Departing Wednesday or Thursday heading for cape May then up del bay to C and D. Can offer transport out of canal area and into sandy Hook as will have land support at both ends. Would like one or two crew. Watch most important. Possibility to stay abord for Chesapeake or more Departure weather dependent Thanks sorry it took so long. Had to replumb fresh water and discharge. Bottom is painted deck scrubbed and hull polished. Have inflatable life harnesses life raft offshore out of date. Zode. Radar wind vane steering autohelm "spot" eperb gps vhf marine and aviation handheld. Full instrumentation and chat plotter I am confident she is sea-worthy, but don’t expect perfection. If you want to help an old salt get started on his next adventure please e-you’re your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX The passage is free and he may be able to help get you back from the C and D canal.



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11/1/2021 from City Island, New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-90 OPOOPO is looking for 1 crew to join him and another person to sail his 35’ Gemini Catamaran (Haylcyon) from City Island, New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has about 10,000 miles in offshore experience crewing with other boat owners and delivery skippers. The other crew on board has little offshore experience. Rob is asking for crew that can stand a watch, is comfortable with sail trim and can maintain a log. He would like crew to arrive in OPOOPO on November 1st and he expects the trip to take 21 days. He will be sailing through the ICW and crew can depart at any stopping point they wish after Norfolk, Virginia. Crew is responsible for transportation to and from the boat. Contact him by e-mail at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/10/2021 from Oster Bay NY to Newport RI on a Hinckley Bermuda 40

OPO e-mail # 21-89 OPOOPO OPOOPO has a beautiful Hinckley Bermuda 40 named “Gitana” that he takes up to the Hinckley yard for inside storage for the winter. He called this morning as weather window looks good for a Sunday to Monday 2-day long weekend passage. He is looking for one or two crew for a total of three. The plan is to leave Sunday and do an overnight and be in Middletown, just north of Newport, the next morning. Meet him at the Seawanhaka Yacht  Club by car Sunday and he will get you back to your car on Monday late afternoon or early evening. I have actually known his father for many years since I used to work on his boat. Very nice man. He is happy to offer the opportunity for one or two crew to join him for sail to Newport (winds are supposes to be 8 to 12 knots out of the west). The passage is free but you need to get to the club. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/15/2021 from Boothbay Harbor ME to Haverstraw NY on a Beneteau 55

OPO e-mail # 21-88 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for 2 or 3 crew members with some solo-watch standing experience and good sailing skills OPOOPO 55 'LaVela' will be making the 350nm, 3-day trip from Boothbay Harbor ME, to Haverstraw NY to be hauled out for the winter. A tentative departure has been set for Oct. 15/16, weather dependent, of course. Crew will arrive the day before departure. 'LaVela' is fitted with furling sails, twin rudders, dual helm stations, and a complete electronics package. This will be a fast ride. Delivery skipper. Crew will bring a lifejacket/tether, sleeping bag, foul weather gear, and hat/gloves. This trip includes 2 coastal/offshore legs, a canal, the infamous Hell Gate and a spectacular ride around Manhattan, finishing with a 30nm leg north up the Hudson River. Please contact him directly, forwarding resumes to XXXXX@XXXX . Crew are responsible for all travel expenses to/from the boat. Every effort will be made to coordinate travel (rental carpool?) in an attempt to lower costs. All onboard expenses will be covered. Tack on opportunity: Swan NARC Passage Newport  to SXM: I received an e-mail this morning from one of my Swan crew aboard Avocation for the passage south at the end of this month. He sent his expired passport for renewal last August and is worried that he may not be able to get it in time. As a back-up we are looking for one person who would be interested in sailing on a Swan in the NARC Rally at half price. Even if he gets his passport on time you will still be guaranteed a berth on a Swan in the NARC Rally. If you are interested please e-mail me and let me know and we can talk about this unusual “on-deck” situation.



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11/12/2021 from Huntington NY to St. Maarten on a Amel 53

OPO e-mail # 21-87 Boat owner and very experienced sailor OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for his annual passage south from NY to SXM. He has a very well equipped and maintained Amel 53 named Kimberlite that he has owned since new. He makes the passage back and forth each year and most of his crew are OPO member and repeat OPO crew. He runs a tight ship and the crew eat well. He is very safety conscious. I have known him for many years which is why I know the boat is in great shape. He likes to make the passage directly from Huntington to SXM and only stop in Bermuda if there is a good reason to stop. He would like all the crew aboard on November 12th and plans to depart on the Nov 13th or as soon as the weather window opens up. The passage is about 1600 miles and will take about 10 to 11 days, but allow time for a possible weather delay or stop in Bermuda. I should still be in SXM when you arrive. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any meals and drinks ashore. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/6/2021 from Huntington NY to Annapolis on a New Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-86 Pro skipper OPOOPO was called in yesterday to replace the skipper who had a death in the family which is why this is so short notice. The boat is a new Beneteau 46 going to the OPOOPO Show. He plans to depart Wednesday morning from OPOOPO Center in Huntington NY and make the 40 to 48 hour passage non-stop to the show. He has one crew so is looking for one more. Of course the passage is free and he will rent a car to get back. It is raining today, but the weather is supposed to be nice the next two days for this delivery. If interested in moving a new boat to the show please e-mail your resume to Spencer at XXXXX@XXXX .

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10/8/2021 from Tortola to Belize on a Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-85 Just got his e-mail this morning from an old friend and long-time Pro delivery skipper OPOOPO He e-mails: Hey Hankthis is short notice, I am doing a delivery from Tortola to Placencia, Belize, and my crew just pulled out for medical reasons, leaving Tortola about the 8th Oct. New catamaran off the ship, downwind run. John is a very nice and easy going guy who we first got crew for over 20 years ago. He is a partner in OPOOPO Company that moves a lot of boats. www.UUUUU.com He is an Aussie, but lives on his boat in St. Maarten and has been there for many years. He has done work on Avocation for us. He is a very talented electrician and is pretty mechanical and can fix most things. But this is a new boat. And going down wind. The passage is free. He can tell you about getting to SXM and then home. If interested please e-mail XXXXX@XXXX



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10/28/2021 from Newport to Bermuda and then St. Maarten on a Passport 43

OPO e-mail # 21-84 OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for crew to join him aboard his Passport 43 that he has been living aboard and cruising for most of the past two years between NY and the Bahamas. This year he plans to depart with the NARC Rally and start his winter Caribbean season based from St. Maarten. He plans to enjoy the full rally experience so will stay a week in Bermuda and then go to the final NARC Party Saturday Nov 20th. The boat is a very nice 2000 Passport 43. All new running and Standing rigging as of 2019. AIS, Radar, Iridium Go, EPIRB, liferaft, and a brand new watermaker. He sailed with me aboard Avocation south in 2019. He started his search for a boat to move aboard soon after. He is much closer to a millennial than baby boomer. In fact, he was the guy holding the Go-Pro in all the videos I did with Patrick Childress (Rest in Peace) except one. He is looking for crew with offshore experience since he knows the passage can be challenging having experienced a challenging passage in 2019. The passage is free but he asks that you pay the rally $100 pp rally fee and get to and from the boat. He will pay for onboard food, but you need your own money for meals and drinks ashore outside of the rally socials. In Bermuda offer to help pay for dockage in Bermuda since it is easier for all to be dockside rather than anchored out and sharing a dinghy. ($2 per foot per day split 3 ways) he and the boat are presently in Brooklyn NY. It would be a great idea to plan to connect and meet each other and see the boat if possible before committing to the passage. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX and join our NARC Rally south.



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10/16/2021 from Sag Harbor to Philadelphia on a Swan 46

OPO e-mail # 21-83Sag Harbor to Philadelphia - Pro skipper and ex Swan owner OPOOPO is looking for one or two more crew to help deliver a Swan 46 named OPOOPO from Sag Harbor NY to Philadelphia. The owner, who is also an OPO member, may be aboard if the delivery can be over a 3-day weekend. In fact, if a weather window opens up next weekend, they may try to leave a week early. Ideally OPO crew has flexibility the next two weekends. You would plan to arrive at the boat on Friday afternoon or evening and depart Saturday am. They hope to arrive on Monday with an early Saturday departure either weekend. I drove out and met the owner of the boat and visited aboard. I have known the skipper for many years through the American Swan Association. Both nice people. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to the boat and he will rent a car and drive back right after arriving in Philadelphia. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact info to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/31/2021 from Newport RI to USVI on a Dynamique 62

OPO e-mail # 21-82 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO owns a very nice Dynamique 62 named Anahita. We sent out a crew request for him last year when he had plans to go Trans-Atlantic from the Caribbean, but the pandemic cancelled those plans. He is looking for one more crew for his planed non-stop passage from Newport to St. Thomas. he already has one confirmed crew member. And he and his wife make three so there will be a total of 4 crew. They have sailed together over ten years including a number of ocean crossings. He has owned Anahita since 2004 and has made 6 Trans-Atlantics with this boat. She has been very well maintained. He plans to depart if the weather looks good Sunday Oct 31st, so you will need to arrive a day or two before. The boat is a fast boat so the passage may take as little as 9 days, but have extra time built in for a weather delay and travel time. He asks for crew with “with blue water sailing experience, and immunity to sea sickness.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX He also has a web site at www.UUUUU.com



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11/5/2021 from Chesapeake Bay (Cardinal VA) to BVI (and then perhaps Jamaica-Cartagena-San Blas-Panama-Pacific Ocean-Sydney?) on a Lagoon 450F

OPO e-mail # 21- 79 First Leg - (Cardinal VA) to BVI (and then perhaps Jamaica-Cartagena-San Blas-Panama- OPOOPO -Sydney?) - Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2015 Lagoon 450F named Spring that he has owned for 4 years and travelled extensively. He has owned many boats over the years in Sydney and has sailed over 50,000 miles including 4 Atlantic crossings, 2 Sydney to Hobarts and many more ocean races. He sails with his wife who has 10,000 plus miles and two Atlantic crossings The boat has a 3 cabin layout 3 with 11 kw generator, 1300 watt solar panels, 2 parasails, code 0, gennaker. They are looking for one more crew or a couple to join them for this first leg departing about Nov 5th. They will wait for the right weather window and most likely make landfall in the BVI. After this first leg they will be planning more longish passages over the next few months and we can plan to out updated “crew requests” for them as their itinerary and schedule falls into place. He is interested in hearing from potential crew who may wish to meet him and see the boat before he leaves the US so you may be able to respond to future passage opportunities as they turn right and head for the Panama Canal and into the Pacific on their long passage home. As usual the passage is free with all boat expenses and onboard food included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals ashore. If contemplating joining later for weeks or months at a time then it is common to have crew chip in for provisions so you can all eat well and you do not have to be “adopted”. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX along with your phone n umber so you can plan to talk and perhaps meet.



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10/30/2021 from Falmouth MA to Charleston SC on a Nordhavn 62

OPO e-mail # 21-81 Very experienced boat owner OPOOPO has a very nice well known branded 1995 Nordhavn 62 named BONNE VIE (this is a Trawler power boat,) that he is moving south on his annual migration. He has owned the boat for 17 years, has over 90,000 miles on her and has a 100 Master license. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He and his wife are looking for a third crew to help make their annual passage south to Charleston. It is an 800 miles passage but he plans to wait on a good weather window or maybe travel inside if need be so as he says “the passage can could be as short as 5 days and as long a 10 days depending on weather. This is a very luxurious and fun way to see the ICW and see how the other half live moving power boats. This is a big trawler so travels at a speed just a little over what a sailboat covers, but travel is restricted during the day on the ICW. He is looking for a pleasant crew or even a couple who can handle dock lines and help make the passage an enjoyable trip. He says he is not worried about experience and can train crew. Pictures of the boat are on his face book page which he can direct you to. For the right crew and good job he is happy to help with travel back home at the end of the passage. As usual all onboard food and boat expenses are included. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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9/29/2021 from Brooklyn NY to Georgetown, MD on a Lagoon

OPO e-mail # 21-80 I would normally tell the skipper that this is too short a notice and we are not miracle workers, but since Steve is one of our OPO skippers and this is a delivery I passed on to him recently I am sending this out minutes after he called this morning. He is trying to depart on the next good weather window rather than this weekend so he is looking for one or two crew to join him on the boat tomorrow evening in Brooklyn at the new marina across from downtown Manhattan, spend the night and depart the next morning. The boat is a well-found Lagoon 380 catamaran. Steve will be aboard the boat Tuesday night to make final preparations. The right crewmember will have sailing experience standing solo day/night watches, identifying nav lights/vessels, and maintaining a course using electronic navigation instruments. ( OPOOPO think he will take anyone that can go and all you need to do is wake him up if you are not sure of something.) The passage is free and Steve will get you back to Brooklyn or drop you off along the way on the drive back from MD. If interested please e-mail Steve at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.

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9/21/2021 from Hampton Virginia to Charleston SC on a CT49

OPO e-mail # 21-78 Hampton Virginia to Charleston SC - We met up again with long time SSCA member OPOOPO at the SSCA Gam near Annapolis this weekend. In fact, I am still here. He has a very nice a CT49, a 49’ Kaufman and Ladd designed boat named Scintilla that looks very much like a Swan. Since leaving Seattle in 2012 they have over 35K ocean miles on the boat Including many ocean passages. They have been from Alaska to Australia and Cuba to Maine. Before this boat he has owned an Ericson 39 for 16 years, Columbia 30 for 13 years, Islander 34 for 6 The boat is fully found for ocean cruising and has the necessary safety gear for offshore passage, including 2 epirbs and 2 life rafts. She has modern electronics, navigation and communication gear. She is continuously maintained as we live aboard and sail her full time. Right now the boat will be double handed by knowledge owners and the owner’s brother may be joining for part of the passage as well. All have thousands of ocean miles. But one the 4th crew just backed out so they are looking for another semi experienced crew, and pleasant person to join them so they can sail with a total of 4 crew. He is a very nice guy who we see at the SSCA Gams. He adds: I know this is short notice but if anyone is interested we would be happy to chat with them We are looking for one or two crew. Passage will be from Hampton VA on or about 9/29. Passage to at least Charleston with an option to get out at Savannah, St Augustine, or Port Canaveral. As usual the passage is free with all onboard expenses are included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any stops along the way for meals and drinks. If interested, please sed your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/1/2021 from East End of North fork of Long Island to Upper Chesapeake Bay on a Belliure 41

OPO e-mail # 21-77East End of North fork of Long Island to Upper Chesapeake Bay - OPOOPO bought a 1984 Belliure 41 Named Musetta. He just had her surveyed and splashed and is looking for one or two crew to make the passage back home. He has owned other boats in the past and I just got off the phone with him so I know he is not just looking for a free c-skipper. He has lots of miles and you will learn as well have some good time on the water. The boat is at Brick Cove Marina and his destination is Old Bay Marina Chesapeake Bay. He will plan the route once he knows what crew he will have. He is ready to go solo and take up to 8 days, but with one or two crew he can make it in less. The plan might be to go through NY city and down the Jersey Coast, but with crew he may go around Montauk and to the mouth of the Delaware Bay so the passage would take less time. The passage is free and as usual you need to get to and from the boat. He can tell you how he got to the boat and will answer questions about possible transportation and logistics to the boat and back home. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@YYYYY. He adds: She is well equipped. Double head sail sloop with quite new sails, standing and running rigging (within past 5 years). Almost new Yanmar engine (800 hours). Radar, AIS, plotter, forward looking sonar, depth gage (independent of sonar), Wind gage, SSB, VHF, electric winch, new Spade anchor and all chain rode (200 feet), Fortress with 5o feet of chain and 200 feet of rode. Old back-up CQR. Safety equipment. I do not yet have a life raft, but I'm not planning to go off-shore. I'm planning to run down Long Island Sound, through New York and then down to the C and D canal. There is a the off-shore portion of New Jersey coast. He has owned other boats in the past. A Bristol 35.5, Cherubini Hunter 30, Prairie 32, Lancer 28, MacGregor 26(?) (old original water ballast model), Windrider 17, Sirocco 31 (https://www.UUUUU.com) (That's a European boat not well known here in the US) - lots of sailboats. I've been sailing for over 50 years.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail #21-66 re-send Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up for the NAR OPOOPO with his very seaworthy Caliber 40 LRC named Tempest. He has one crew signed up but is looking for one or maybe two more experience crew depending on responses from members. Bob explains it well in an e-mail since he is a past member and has done the passage as crew and knows how OPO works. “Equipped with new GPS, Radar, OPOOPO ,And all safety equipment. Boat is made for long range cruising and sails very well, fuel capacity 212 gal, 175 gal water. Good refrigeration for good meals, I am a past OPO member have crewed from OPOOPO to Newport, and up the eastern coast from NC to NJ. Sailed my Caliber this past winter to Florida then to Bahamas. Back to the States up the coast to Salem for the Summer. Looking for 1 or 2 crew for the OPOOPO passage OPOOPO to Bermuda to OPOOPO Crew can arrive in New port early and are welcome to stay in OPOOPO for a few days if they wish.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside activities outside the rally. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/11/2021 from Ft Lauderdale FL to Tortola BVI on a Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-76 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for one more crew for this delivery of a new 2021 Leopard Cat going into the charter trade. All Leopard Cats Cats are available to be seen at this website https://www.UUUUU.com. He will pay for airfare and ground transfers. Lodging will be on the boat. Andrew has been a delivery skipper for 20 years and has 50,000 miles. I spoke with on the phone today. He lives in Brooklyn but moving out to Long Island soon because he was busy working boats on the south shore this past summer. He has done this before and the plan is to head east over the top of the Bahamas and then turn south to the BVI’s. Great opportunity for someone wanting to get into the trade and get Catamaran sea time. If interested in this free passage opportunity that includes transportation, please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume and contact information.



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10/15/2021 from Victoria to San Diego on a Swan 60

OPO e-mail # 21-75 Victoria to San Diego - OPOOPO are the Husband and wife team who run a 60 foot Swan named Leonara. They recently arrived in Victoria BC after 22 days ,4930nm non stop from Tahiti with 4 crew. They are looking for two more crew to join them for this run down the West Coast departing about Mid-October. OPOOPO explains: We are happy to cover door to door travel expenses. Experience on a large ( powerful ) sailing vessel is preferred as well as a good knowledge of the Collision Regs. We expect high traffic and poor viz down the coast. We are a non smoking alcohol free boat. Wet weather gear needed but life jackets, harness PLBs / EPIRBs etc provided. Estimate 5 days but would need to be onboard 3-4 days before to do familiarization and safety training ( MOB drill underway, Firefighting, de watering, abandon ship etc. ) Oh yes, in these times, fully vaccinated!!! If interested please e-mail them with a copy of your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX Do and good job and I am sure you will be invited back. The captain’s resume is three pages long. Here is a short synopsis. SUMMARY 25 ATLANTIC CROSSINGS 1 FULL CIRCUMNAVIGATION VIA PANAMA, TORRES STRAIT AND CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 2 PACIFIC CROSSING TO TAHITI 1 INDIAN OCEAN CROSSING 1 SOUTH ATLANTIC CROSING 1 CANADA (BC) TO TAHITI Via HAWAII 1 TAHITI TO CANADA (BC) NONSTOP



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11/21/2021 from Stonington CT to BVI on a Hinckley 42

OPO e-mail # 21-74 This just in from Captain OPOOPO . He gets crew from us often as he is a very busy skipper who I have known since 1992. Very nice guy and great sailor with a circumnavigation. He is looking for only one crew as he has another repeat crew with him. He e-mails: I have moved this Hinckley 42' ketch from Stonington CT to BVI numerous times through the past years. The boat did not move last year because of Covid. She was in controlled storage. The weather in CT at that time (November 21) could be snow, sleet and cold and such, so crew must be hardy with appropriate offshore gear. And obviously must possess a valid passport with 6 months at least to expiration. The boat is very well equipped, maintained and geared up. I have been through a couple Tropical Depressions with her and found her to be easy, seaworthy and sea kindly. That said, personal agility and ease of mobility is important on small monohulls. I would like one crew who knows sailing, can stand sailing watch alone, is aware and helpful. Crew must be verifiably Covid vaccinated, willing to be tested as required and willing to roll with the protocols as we find them on the trip to Virgin Gorda. A stop in Bermuda is possible, but most likely we will sail through non-stop, ten days. The seasonal slip reservation in VG begins December 1, so I have pencilled in departure from Stonington CT November 21, 2021. I am planning this crew assignment early because Covid remains a wildcard and there will be on-line registrations and pre-clearance necessary to complete in order to enter BVI. Expenses on board are covered, including Covid protocol costs. Crew will pay for their own flights to and from the boat, but I will cover ferry costs as needed (say, VG to Tortola to STT). I will fly to Providence airport (PVD) and rent a car to get to Stonington and for provisioning. Interested crew (I only seek one) should email me a brief sailing resume showing their experience and skills. XXXXX@XXXX



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10/14/2021 from Cotuit MA to Fort Pierce FL on a Catana 42

OPO e-mail # 21-72 Boat owner OPOOPO was at the Newport Boat Show again this year. We have gotten crew for him before and it worked out well so he is looking for crew again for the same trip. He is a nice guy. He has an impressive sailing resume of his own and we let him describe the trip in this crew request below. He is looking for one more crew as he has two repeat crew from his club joining him. Ideally crew will be able to join him for the entire passage. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you end to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops along the ICW. If interested please e-mail him your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX He adds: “I have a Catana 42 S sailing catamaran that I plan to take to Florida starting about 15 October. Crew should arrive the day before. I have done the trip south three times before, in 2014 and 2016, and 2017 and 2021 (we missed last year) always going via Long Island sound, and down the Jersey coast. Once up Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake, and once along the MD coast to Norfolk in the ocean. Then plan to go through the ICW from Norfolk to Moorehead city or Cape fear, with some ocean passages near shore from there to Fort Pierce. The trip is expected to take a bit over 2 weeks. I would like to have a total of 4 crew though I have done segments alone on past trips. The boat is a 1991 Crowther design and I have replaced both engines with new ones in 2014 and the boat had new North Sails in the last year. The boat has had a coat of Awlgrip so looks sharper than before. North Sails finally remeasured the boat for the genoa and admitted the earlier sail was made to the wrong trimming dimensions, so they fixed the second sail they made, a 3Di sail they replaced my original purchase with. I am my seventies and have been sailing for about 67 years, mostly in New England to Canada, have raced to Havana on another boat, a member since 1990, was captain of the MIT sailing team. Commodore of the Blue Water Sailing Club in 2010 and have had crew from that organization and Pelagic Sailing Club which I joined last year, on prior passages, and probably will have someone on this trip also.



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10/5/2021 from Huntington NY to Annapolis Boat Show and Back on a Beneteau 46

OPO e-mail # 21-73 Pro skipper and good friend OPOOPO is delivering a brand New Beneteau 46 from Willis Marine Center to the show and then back after the show. The passage takes two days non stop but allow time for a weather delay and travel time to and from the boat. Leg # 2) The return passage is after the show, Monday Oct 18th For the leg down he has another good friend of ours who is also a very nice guy. Together I have known them for 75 years. He just needs one crew more crew, but if you can convince him you know how to be neat and keep a brand new boat clean going to the show (You will only use one head on the boat and not use the stove much at all) then he might take two people. All together there is room for three or four OPO members to check out this new boat. He will try and coordinate renting a car to get to and from the boat between NY and Annapolis. The passage is free and the dealer pays for the car rental. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/14/2021 from Stamford Ct to Tortola BVI via Chesapeake Bay on a Etap 37

OPO e-mail # 21-71 OPOOPO has a very nice opportunity for one more crew to join them on the sail to get the boat to the start of the NEW START of the Caribbean 1500 from the Solomin Islands in the Chesapeake which starts in early November. We have known each other for a long time being in the same industry. He is a very nice guy. The plan is that the skipper and two crew need to have 250 miles on the boat as a requirement to join the event. His 1st mate can’t make this leg so they need one other who can do the required 250 miles to help satisfy the Rally requirements. It is just over 250 miles from Stamford to the start and then the Rally will take about two weeks depending on weather. There can be a few days break in-between legs if you want to go home or leave the boat while waiting for the 2nd departure. The boat is a 2005 Etap 37 named Just Uswhich is a very interesting well built boat. In fact, it is unsinkable. (he still will carry a liferaft.) This boat is a Proven Ocean boat, and has crossed the Atlantic in 2005 and cruised the US East coast from Florida to Maine. He can tell you the entire story, but he was involved with the brand and this boat when they first were introduced to the US. He has done many miles on the boat between boat shows and miles cruising. The other crew aboard is also very experienced. He has 25t Master and 10000 Ocean miles 1st Mate. 5000 Ocean mikes. He plans to sail offshore with a total of 4 people. There will be some solo watches. The passage is free with onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore outside the rally socials. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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3/15/2022 from Panama to Marquesas Island on a Hinckley 51

OPO e-mail # 21-70 We met up again with owner and skipper OPOOPO at the Newport Boat Show. He has a very nice1989 Hinckley 51 named “Vivaldi” that has maintained and sailed since new. He has gotten few OPO members to sail with him with repeat experiences. He lives in the Boston Area and he’s planning an around the world navigation. It’s a big enterprise to tackle all at once so he’s looking to increase his crew candidates for sailing options in the Caribbean, Pacific and so on. The ideal candidate is someone (or a couple) that can sustain an open conversation about anything without getting offended, that are neat, respectful and with offshore sailing experience, in that order. His process is to meet via zoom, then have lunch/dinner, then sail in the Caribbean for few days. By then, you should know each other pretty well. Vivaldi has sailed almost 40,000 miles with OPOOPO s a skipper. It’s a heavy comfortable boat with all up to date B and G Electronics, EPIRB, AIS, LifeRaft inspected, and she was surveyed for the re-insurance in May 2021 including rigging. It has done seven Marion to Bermuda Races, one Newport to Bermuda race, she has done the Atlantic Circuit twice (Marion - Azores - Portugal - Canaries - Caribbean - Bahamas -Marion), and sailed to the Caribbean back and forth twice. A couple of times to Nova Scotia and numerous summers in Maine. When lay up in Marion, MA, Vivaldi has been cared by a professional yard. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money form meals and drinks ashore. If interested, please send your sailing resume and contact information to  XXXXX@XXXX .



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10/31/2021 from Noank CT to St. Maarten on a Oyster 56

OPO e-mail # 21-69 Noank CT to St. Maarten - Boat owners OPOOPO has a very nice Oyster 56 that he takes south each year. Last year during the pandemic he took the boat to Florida. This year he is returning to St. Maarten. I know him well and have moved his Swan 46 to the Caribbean in the past. He is not sailing aboard this year, but one of his regular crew with many miles and passages on this boat will be taking her south this year. He is looking for two to join the crew this year. He e-mails: We are looking for two crew persons to join us for a delivery passage from Noank, Connecticut, to Sint Maarten aboard Tango, a well-maintained 2007 Oyster 56. We would be departing around Sunday, October 31st, weather permitting. We plan to bypass Bermuda unless we need fuel. This is an unpaid crew position. You pay for your own transportation to and from the boat. We pay for all provisioning, fuel, and other expenses while underway. We are only looking for people with bluewater sailing experience. Also, you must be vaccinated. Please email OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX attaching your sailing resume.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Hinckley 48

OPO e-mail # 21-68 Boat owner and very experienced skipper OPOOPO has done our NARC Rally many times. He has gotten crew from us before and in fact has two OPO repeat OPO members sailing with him again this year. He is looking for one more crew for a total of 4 crew. The boat is an old Hinckley 48 that he has owned for many years and knows very well. He has made the passage north and south many years. He is a very nice guy. Mike likes crew with offshore experience and know they are not going to be seasick. The Rally starts Sat Oct 30th but he will want you to arrive early to meet the other crew and get acclimated to the boat. He will stop in Bermuda with the fleet for a couple of days and then arrive in SXM about Nov 15th or 16th. The passage is free with boat expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail him at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/25/2021 from Portsmouth RI to Ft Lauderdale FL on a Hylas 56

OPO e-mail # 21-67 Pro skipper OPOOPO is looking for a fourth crew member, QUALIFIED and OFFSHORE-EXPERIENCED, to round out his offshore passage crew. MUST have offshore experience and MUST provide résumé or sailing log as well as references. Jim is a good skipper and has got crew from us numerous times before. Jim is delivering a fully-equipped Hylas 56 from Portsmouth RI to Ft Lauderdale FL. This will be a passage that will take about 7 days...plus possible weather delay days. In addition, applicants should figure on 1-2 days prior to departure, for prep, as well as a half day for cleanup, upon arrival. All crew will arrive in Portsmouth (fly into Providence RI) October 25, or departure a day or two later (weather permitting)...and must be available through November 3 OR SO (?), to allow for potential weather delays. Side Note: We will not stay aboard for more than 1 day beyond arrival in Fort Lauderdale. This trip is free as usual and crew members will have all food expenses covered. Transportation costs to and from the boat will also be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $500. If interested, please e-mail him directly at XXXXX@XXXX (don't forget the "r" in the address). Attach your résumé or log of past offshore trips and include references. He  adds: I am a 100-ton professional delivery captain with 45 years' experience and more than 126,000 offshore miles. I have done this particular passage many times before. I am safety- and weather-conscious, and have a calm demeanor.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to St. Maarten on a Caliber 40

OPO e-mail # 21-66 Boat owner and past OPO member OPOOPO has signed up for the NARC Rally with his very seaworthy Caliber 40 LRC named Tempest. He has one crew signed up but is looking for one or maybe two more experience crew depending on responses from members. Bob explains it well in an e-mail since he is a past member and has done the passage as crew and knows how OPO works. “Equipped with new GPS, Radar, Ais Epirb, and all safety equipment. Boat is made for long range cruising and sails very well, fuel capacity 212 gal, 175 gal water. Good refrigeration for good meals, I am a past OPO member have crewed from St Martin to Newport, and up the eastern coast from NC to NJ. Sailed my Caliber this past winter to Florida then to Bahamas. Back to the States up the coast to Salem for the Summer. Looking for 1 or 2 crew for the Narc Rally passage From Newport to Bermuda to St Martin. Crew can arrive in New Port early and are welcome to stay in St Martin for a few days if they wish.” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shoreside activities outside the rally. If interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Hampton VA to Grenada on a Atlantic 57 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-65 Boat owner OPOOPO has a 2009 Chris White designed Atlantic 57 Catamaran named Boundless. OPOOPO has over 100K miles with 11K on this boat. He has gotten crew from us before and it worked out well. He is looking for to sail with a total 4 crew so you will have to be able to stand a solo watch. He explains: “Boundless is a high-performance 57' catamaran designed by Chris White and built by Alwoplast in 2009 as the 7th of 11 boats built to this design. We have owned her since December 2018, and have sailed her over 11,000 miles since then including a circumnavigation of Newfoundland and a round trip from the US to the Caribbean. Boundless is very well equipped with gear for comfort, convenience, and safety, and we maintain her to a very high standard. In the last year we have given her three new sails, a complete new navigation electronics suite and autopilot, a new dinghy/outboard, and a new liferaft, among many other smaller updates. We carry two satellite communication systems to be sure of always getting weather forecasts. You can learn a lot about us and the boat by looking at our website - https://www.UUUUU.com Crew must be fully Covid 19 vaccinated with proof - Grenada is not admitting unvaccinated travelers!! Crew must be fit and agile - Boundless is not a push-button boat, and takes some skill and strength to sail. Please know yourself - if you easily become seasick, this is not the trip for you. Crew should have at least one previous open ocean multi-day trip and be able to steer a compass course” The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but as usual you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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10/30/2021 from Newport to Bermuda to USVI on a Vagabond 47

OPO e-mail # 21-64 OPOOPO participant OPOOPO is looking for one or two crew to join him for his sail south in our rally. He has done the rally with us several times over the last few years. He has a very strong sea-worthy Vagabond 47 Ketch built by OPOOPO names Penrose that he has owned for many years. She is an oldie by goodie he knows her very well. He has lots of offshore sea miles and his son is an old friend who is a mega yacht full time skipper. He keeps the boat in Maine so you will most likely plan to sail down from Maine as a trial run to get you acclimated to the boat. So you will join the boat a few days before October 30th. He  knows how we organize our rally and will be in Newport for the start. After the stop in Bermuda his final destination is St. Johns in the USVI. He needs to be home by Thanksgiving. If crew have time he leaves the option open to sail to St. Maarten after Bermuda and then make the last 100 miles downwind to passage to St. John in the USVI well before Thanksgiving. The trip is free with all onboard expenses included. You need to have money for drinks and meals ashore outside the rally socials. For crew with offshore experience and skills to be a good crew and help with the running the boat he will pay travel to and from the boat within reason. He has also offered to pay the $100 per person rally fee and any covid test in Bermuda or St. Maarten. If you are interested please e-mail him with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX



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1/21/2022 from Panama City to Hawaii on a Amel 54

OPO e-mail # 21-58 Owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2005 Amel 54 named OPOOPO that he has owned and lived aboard part time for 6 years. He is from Switzerland and the boat has been summering south of the OPOOPO in the Caribbean. He will return to the boat soon. In late October he plans to head to St. Maarten, the OPOOPO Jamaica, Panama and then to Hawaii. There is no set date which is why we do not have exact dates for the passage from Panama to Hawaii, but he does want to start meeting people first by seeing sailing resumes and then possibly in person for a shorter sail or a long whats app call or zoom. He really only needs crew for the long leg from Panama to Hawaii at the end of January or early February 2022, but his shorter passages the next few months allows interested crew a chance to meet and sail together before planning a long 4600 mile passage from Panama to Hawaii. He does have one other crew for this leg so he is only looking for one more crew for a total of three. The 3rd crew is fisherman with many years of professional experience at sea that he met in OPOOPO The boat is well set up for easy offshore sailing as he explains: “ OPOOPO is a very stable, safe and comfortable cruising boat, built to sail around the world and to live aboard. It is in an excellent condition as I invested a lot in the past 4 years in preparation of my plan to sail the Pacific in 2022.” Alex has 30,000 miles sailing and since the boat is set up for easy sailing, he is looking for compatible crew over experience. This is a long passage and everyone wants to make sure we help put a good crew together. I spoke with him for a while this morning and he seems like a very nice man and capable sailor. As usual the passage is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. For a passage this long expect to chip in for groceries as you provision together for the long passage. You will eat better. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to XXXXX@XXXX



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9/15/2021 from St. Maarten to Bequia or Grenada on a Lagoon 39

OPO e-mail # 21-63 Boat owner OPOOPO has owned a 2014 Lagoon 39 named Cocozen for one year. OPOOPO last season he worked on her and cruised locally in Guadeloupe because of travel restrictions. This year he will complete an electronics upgrade in St. Maarten and then head south below the hurricane belt soon after. He plans to depart the middle of September for Grenada as long as they lift quarantine protocols as previously announced. If not it will be to Bequia. He is looking for one or two crew with flexibility and time. This is about a 450 miles passage and Ben estimates it will take about 8 days. Weather could delay things. Ben is still at home in Canada for a few more days. Interested crew can speak with him like I did this morning. During covid nothing is set in stone so you will want to speak with Ben before you decide to go and put off buying a plane ticket until Ben does. He is still waiting for things to fall into place the next few days. But he wishes to speak with potential crew while he is still home. As usual the passage is free with all onboard and boat expenses included but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. Needless to add you must be fully vaccinated and follow international travel rules to fly in and out of the Caribbean. Ben can help with information about travel. If interested in learning more please contact Ben at XXXXX@XXXX with your sailing resume. Then you can follow up with a phone call XXX-XXX-XXXX . We usually do not include a phone number but Ben said it was ok since this is short notice and he plans to fly to St. Maarten in a few days. . We know it does not get posted anywhere or shared with others.



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10/28/2021 from Newport to Saint Maarten on a X-442

OPO e-mail # 21-61 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a 2001 44ft X-442 named Exuberance that he has owned for 6 years. He has sailed the boat round trip CT-Bermuda and also has sailed Antigua-CT and Chesapeake Bay to BVIs. He has mostly raced and is cruising more now. The boat is well set up for offshore sailing including a Hyrdovane. He is looking for one or two experienced crew with some offshore miles to join him and a friend, Craig Coleman, in the 21st Annual NARC Rally with dates to depart Newport Oct 30th and arrive in St. Maarten about November 15th to 18th. He would like you join him on October 28th in RI. The passage 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. There is also a rally fee of $100 per person. OPOOPO is interested in hearing from interested OPO members and is keen to put a good crew together for his long planned for passage south. If interested please e-mail your sailing resume to him at C XXXXX@XXXX



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9/29/2021 from Rockland, Maine to Venice, Florida on a Vagabond 42

OPO e-mail # 21-62 Captain and owner OPOOPO Grande has a 1986 Vagabond 42 names OPOOPO that he has owned for 16 years. He plans to leave at the end of September so about Oct 1st for his passage to warmer climates departing from OPOOPO Marina. He plans to sail with 4 crew and is looking for one more experienced person who can stand a solo watch. I spoke with him a few days ago and he seems like a nice guy and knows what he is doing. The trip is free but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for stops along the way for meals and drinks. If interested please send your sailing resume to Frank at XXXXX@XXXX and inquire about joining him. More on his boat: OPOOPO OPOOPO OPOOPO is a 1986 42' Vagabond ketch. Specifications are: LOA: 41' 08" DRAFT: 5'- 06" SAIL AREA: 871 SF. LWL: 34' 00" BALLAST: 9,200 LBS. WATER CAP. 140 GAL. BEAM: 12' 10" DISPL: 28,500 LBS. FUEL CAP: 100 GAL. EQUIPMENT: New 2017 80 H OPOOPO diesel, air/heat, new refrigeration, new microwave, new 11 gallon hot water heater, new faucets, propane stove, new class 1 EPIRB, life raft, new cockpit enclosure, all new cushions below, etc. ELECTRONICS: All new (2005) OPOOPO 602 VHF, all new OPOOPO GPS, Radar, Wind, Speed, Depth, hydrostatic release E-pirb, Inverter, KVH TV satellite receiver, Jensen 10 CD stereo with 6 speakers, etc. She is a center cockpit ketch with a new full enclosure. This beautiful sailboat has a solid teak interior, with exceptional joinery and is ideal for the weekend or the world. The great aft cabin has a queen-sized berth, 2 hanging lockers with lights and a mirrored dressing area. Two complete heads with showers are conveniently located fore and aft. The galley on port provides a well-ventilated efficient working space with 4 opening portlites and a fan. The roomy main saloon with its teak oval table and functional navigation area provides comfort and convenient living space. MAIN SALON: New (8/1/05) All new ultra suede cushions and backrests in main salon, all new berthing cushions New (2/1/06) Toshiba 23" flat panel TV with DV OPOOPO (6/1/07) KVH TV satellite receiver GALLEY: • New (05/2005) Refrigeration unit by OPOOPO w/ top and and front loading access, and new freezer, (2/1/06). • New (06/2017) Propane stove - new OPOOPO 4 Burner gas stove with oven • Hot and cold pressure water • New (10/2017), 11 gallon hot water heater • New (6/1/07) Sharp microwave oven • Double stainless steel sinks ELECTRONICS: • New (10/2005) 23" flat panel TV with built in DVD player • New (10/2005) Jensen MCDA1 AM/FM 10 disk Stereo system, 200 watt cockpit speakers, 2 new speakers in main salon, 2 new in aft stateroom. • Full chart table and swing out seat • New (05/2005) Icom IC-M602 VH OPOOPO - DSC • New (05/2005) OPOOPO Radar and suit of instruments: • OPOOPO depth, speed and distance log, radar, apparent wind • Autohelm 7000 autopilot ( OPOOPO OPOOPO EV-400 in box onboard, not installed ) • New (06/2017) Hailer, automatic fog horn New (10/2005) Wireless remote control spot light mounted on bow rail . Compass ELECTRICAL: • New (06/2017) All major wiring has been replaced. • New (06/2017 Xantax 150 amp automatic battery charger, 3000 watt inverter • 4 Way switching for shore/generator/inverter/off selector switch • New (06/2019) Batteries: (2) 8 D AGM house bank, 1 engine start, anchor windless batteries • New (06/2019) OPOOPO Cable • 12 OPOOPO fans • Full 12V DC and 120V AC electrical systems • New (05/2005) OPOOPO lightening disperser MECHANICAL: New (2017) 80 H OPOOPO diesel engine, with new OPOOPO and • Hurth transmission. 150 engine hours as of



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9/22/2021 from Oct 1st from Norfolk Deale, MD or Norfolk, VA to Charleston, SC on a Malo 39

OPO e-mail # 21-59 OPOOPO has a 1997 Malo 39 named “White Ibis” that he has owned for 9 months. But this is not his first boat as he had a Catalina 25, C and C 35: a racer-cruiser that served him well. He is looking for one or two crew to join him for his planned 20 day leisurely passage making the 650 miles in about 3 weeks. He is staying aboard the bat now and is happy to meet potential crew ahead of time and go for a sail on the bay. He adds: The boat is in good shape inside and out. The engine has many hours (5,000) but has been well maintained. Standing rigging was just serviced professionally. She is originally a masthead sloop. A removable masthead inner stay was added. She has a dodger and a full bimini enclosure, which I often fold because its frame obstructs full use of winches. 2 staterooms in cabin. Chartplotter in Nav station. I have done many solo and crewed offshore sails to/from OPOOPO to the OPOOPO and OPOOPO on my C and C 35 and friends’ boats. I have sailed solo from Deale, MD to Norfolk and back on this boat. I crewed for my friends on their catamaran from OPOOPO to Florida around Hatteras. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses are included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side stops. (It would be nice to pitch in for groceries split 2 or 3 ways.) Ideally he is looking for the same crew to make the entire passage, but you can save a week by joining in Norfolk. If interested please you’re your sailing resume and contact information to him at AESANDIEGO@www.UUUUU.com



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8/22/2021 from Portland Maine to Stamford CT on a Tartan

OPO e-mail # 21-57 Boat owner OPOOPO has hired a delivery skipper to sail with him from Portland to Stamford departing August 22nd on his 2009 Tartan 3700 named “Ourtime”. He is looking for two more crew to join him. They plan a 2 day non-stop passage. You maybe should plan to arrive a day early. Since there will be four people onboard you probably do not have to do a silo watch, Don has owned this boat for 11 years and she is in good shape for the passage. He has done a lot of cruising with the boat and the delivery captain aboard is extra insurance of a good passage home. He heard about us through a friend. As usual the passage is free with all onboard boats expenses and food included, but you need to get to and from the bat. If interested please e-mail Don with your sailing resume to Donaldrsamuels@www.UUUUU.com



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9/15/2021 from Portland Maine to New Smyrna Beach Fl. on a Hunter 38

OPO e-mail # 21-56 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO got crew from us last May when he moved his boat from Florida north. Matt is looking for two crew for this passage south departing September 15th. Matt has a 2005 Hunter 38. I spoke with him back then and I just got off the phone with him now. He is a very nice man. He has made this passage seven times before and knows all the right places to stop and knows how to plan the weather. I am very confident you will be in good hands. OPOOPO is an easy to sail inshore coastal boat. He includes: “I would expect the trip to take 2-3 weeks dependent upon crew experience. I still have the 2005 Hunter 38. Weather permitting planned course primarily on the ocean, ICW otherwise. ”I will pay food and return transportation costs from our final destination. The passage is free, but have to have your own money for meals and drinks ashore. Plus you get yourself to the boat. On the other end Matt will make sure you get to the airport and get you home within reason. If interested please e-mail your resume to XXXXX@XXXX

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7/29/2021 from Newport to Boston on a Swan 56

OPO e-mail # 21-54 Pro skipper and good friend Ben Thompson is looking for one or two crew to join him for this leisurely delivery on a Swan 56 named Amerigo. Some OPO members may know the boat since she bases out of the same marina as we do in St. Maarten each winter. Ben is the present skipper. OPO skipper OPOOPO was the first. He is moving the boat from Newport to Boston to meet the owners there. Ben is from the UK, lives in St. Lucia where he runs a small sailing school and is also the author of that book “Tanked Up” that we wrote about a few months back. He is in no rush so plans to take 2 or 3 days. As usual the passage is free with onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for any stops along the way. He plans to stop in Onset and perhaps P-Town. Crew with local knowledge would be great. If interested please e-mail Ben with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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8/16/2021 from Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada on a Lagoon 52 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-52 Red Hook to Tyrell Bay Marina in Grenada - OPO member and good guy OPOOPO is looking for one or two more experienced crew to join him for this delivery of his 2016 Lagoon 52 Catamaran. He is moving it from St. Thomas to Grenada for the rest of the hurricane season. He would like crew with some experience and who can stand a solo watch. I first met Steve years ago in our Swan Program and he is a very nice guy. He bought this boat three years ago and has made the passages back and forth to the Virgin Islands, among other trips. Prior to that he has done a dozen or so blue water trips .. 6 or 7 with OPO. The other two crew are a couple with moderate sailing experience. Remember this is hurricane season so always subject to change a week or so in advance, but it is a short hop on a big boat so you will have a clear window. Steve adds: Boat - 2016 Lagoon 52. Full and working nav system (radar, autopilot, etc) / All compliant safety equipment / Engines and systems all fully serviced and working / crew gets own cabin. Trip - Take boat from (approx 3 days sail) for hurricane season haul out. IMPORTANT - As per Grenada law, must be fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks at departure time. The passage is free with all onboard expenses covered, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for shore side meals and drinks. It is about three days of sailing, but make sure you check with Steve about which date to arrive and how long to plan for the passage plus clearing in with covid protocols upon arrival. This may take a couple of days. but you will be on a nice big boat while you are waitingJ. If interested please e-mail your resume to: OPOOPO XXXXX@XXXX



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7/27/2021 from Greenport LI to Newport RI on a Baba 30

OPO e-mail # 21-51 One of my favorite OPO members, OPOOPO , is looking to stay out of trouble. His wife wants him to take one crew with him for the passage from Greenport LI to Newport RI on his very nice Baba 30. The idea is that the crew can take a solo watch and each person can get some rest on this overnight or long day passage so he would like crew with some experience. His adds: “My wife is meeting me on Thursday night for the Jazz festival and is not happy about my doing this single handed.” He plans to depart Tuesday Evening July 27. If weather is bad Tuesday night, you can leave early Wed. AM. Crew may stay aboard in Newport on Wednesday night. OPOOPO will buy you dinner at Clarke Cooke House as his guest. He will also help with Amtrak fare back to New London or New York for return. Allan adds; “Note, if driving to Newport, perhaps crew's car can be left at Orient ferry.” If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/24/2021 from Detroit MI to Buffalo NY on a Whitbread 68

OPO e-mail # 21-49 Whitbread 68 foot boat converted for cruising and is planning to go into the OPOOPO He first contacted us two years ago, but delayed his departure until this year. While trying to get more information about the boat and former plans for his itinerary time slipped away and this long planned sail south is now a short notice passage opportunity for OPO members. He is looking for two or three crew for some legs. Fred has owned the boat for many years and has done many Chicago/Mac races and passages before having time to plan his circumnavigation. He is looking for two or three more crew depending on the leg. . He describes his boat: “This former Whibread/ Mackinaw racer has been completely refurbished deck layout with all new Lewmar hatches to new raised cockpit, new Yanmar 160 turbo engine, mase 10kw generator complete new deck Lewmar auto pilot, full Lewmar steering new interior” While the boat is not 100% done, there are just a couple more systems Fred plans to finish in Florida before heading to the Caribbean and then around the world. Fred will share pictures with you and tell you more. OPO will send out more crew requests as the plans progress and things are working out well. The passage is about 2500 miles and he will watch weather and plans to make some stops along the way visiting friends in Toronto, Boston, NY and Charleston SC. This is not a forced march delivery. He plans to get some work done in OPOOPO before making his way to the BVI to do a few charters and then depart about March for his circumnavigation. For the OPO crew member joining this is a free trip with onboard expenses included, but as usual you have to get to and from the boat and have money for shore stops along the ways. Fred is a retired foot and ankle surgeon and can manage most medical issues. He has owned several smaller sailboats up to 54 Beneteau and has done 25 charters as captain. If interested please e-mail Fred with your sailing resume and contact information so you can exchange more information at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/22/2021 from Southport CT to Newport RI on a Sabre 45

OPO e-mail # 21-50 I am delivering a Sabre 45 from OPOOPO Club to Newport RI next OPOOPO I plan to drive from Huntington to the boat next Thursday afternoon and meet the owner about 5 pm for the overnight sail to Newport RI. We will leave the boat on a mooring in OPOOPO and then rent a car to get back to my car in Southport or you can travel home from Newport. I can help if you are going back towards CT or NY. I plan to me home in NY by Friday 5:00 pm. OPOOPO am meeting the owner I am only looking to take one extra crew. Let me know if you think it would be easy and fun for you to join me.



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8/1/2021 from USVI to Grenada on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran

OPO e-mail # 21-47 USVI to Grenada - Boat owner OPOOPO has hired an OPO skipper to help get his boat from the USVI to Grenada departing August 2nd. The boat is a Lagoon 42 Catamaran named OPOOPO. They plan to depart from Red Hook St Thomas to St Georges Bay Grenada the day after crew arrive the 1st. They plan to make the passage or at least see the boat off if he can’t make the passage. So they are looking for two crew to join them. This is a delayed delivery and everyone knows that it depends on tropical storms cooperate and there is a clear weather window. You also need to be fully vaccinated and there may still be a two day quarantine at the end. Remember it is hurricane season so things may get delayed, but sure to be good sea-time and an adventure. I have known him for 30 years and he is a good guy and great sailors and skipper. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat If interested please contact OPOOPO at XXXXX@XXXX



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7/13/2021 from St. Thomas to Southport CT (Mid Long Island Sound) on a Hanse 40

OPO e-mail # 21-48 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO had crew lined up for his passage north, but the last one just reported in with a bad back so he is stuck looking for replacement crew so he can depart. The boat is a 16 year old Hanse 40 that he has owned for the past eight years. He has sailed the boat offshore between CT and the Caribbean before. He is an experienced sailor that is looking for 2 or 3 crew that would like to join him. The passage is free with all onboard expenses included, plus there is a travel stipend for one or two experienced offshore crew “within reason” for doing a good job. The passage is over 1400 miles and will take about 10 or 11 days of sailing plus time at both ends. He is anxious to get going. There is a weather window right now, but things can change so be ready for delays. He will give you a ride to the airport at the other end as well. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX and you can talk on the phone. I spoke with him today.



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7/18/2021 from Baltimore to Newport and Back on a Nelson Marek Morgan

OPO e-mail # 21-46 Crew for the initial leg (Baltimore to Newport) to arrive July 18th to depart July 19th. (3-4 days) and the crew for the second leg (Newport to Baltimore) to arrive August 1st for departure August 2nd (5-6 days). Boat owner and licensed skipper OPOOPO is sailing up to Newport for a vacation and his wife is meeting him by land. He has two crew for the passage up departing July 19th for a planned outside passage on the way north and an inside passage through LI Sound and NY City on the way back with a two day stop in Oyster Bay to see friends at the Oakcliff Sailing Center. He has two other crew for the passage north so is looking for one crew for the first leg and has room for two crew for the return leg. OPOOPO is an experienced sailor he is looking for pleasant people over sailing skills so this could be a good first time short offshore passage for any OPO member. The passage is about 400 miles. The boat is a well-equipped and maintained 1985 Nelson Marek Morgan CC named Isabella. She has Full Nav autopilot, radar, 56 hp Yanmar-1000hrs, epirb, plb, DSC fixed VHF and handheld, jacklines and tethers, liferaft- 8person, 10 ft RIB, mom-9, throwables, 200 gal water, 50 gal fuel. 2 staterooms and two heads, full galley. The passage is free with all onboard food and boat expenses taken care of. As usual you have to get to and from the boat. If interested please send your sailing resume to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/26/2021 from Dania, Florida to Annapolis MD on a Outremer 45 Catamaran

OPO E-Mail # 21-45 This opportunity just came in from Pro Skipper Capt. OPOOPO who writes: I have an OutreMer 45 catamaran going to Annapolis. This is the same boat I delivered from France earlier this year, so she is seaworthy and comfortable. The trip should be 5-6 days nonstop. Crew must get herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. They should fly into FLL Airport. Crew must know how to sail, be able to stand night watch alone, be enthusiastic, a team player and helpful. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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8/7/2021 from East Hampton, NY to Nova Scotia and Back on a Taiwan Ketch 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-44 OPOOPO is seeking crew with some experience to sail with him aboard his 41 foot Formosa named Sweet Harmony. He would like crew to arrive August 7 for and August 8 departure. He plans to leave Nova Scotia around August 24th. Departure point is East Hampton is Maidstone Harbor and crew should plan on 7 days for each leg. He writes: The boat is a 41' Taiwan Ketch with a new engine and a complete refit three years ago including a new deck. I have sailed it back and forth to Bermuda three times, Nova Scotia twice, and spent two years aboard crossing the Atlantic, cruising the Med and returning in the ARC spending a winter cruising the Caribbean. I am leaving East Hampton around August 8 for and returning to East Hampton around August 24 and plan to have three or four crew.. I will sail offshore and make stops along the way. The boat is fully equipped with an SSB, 3 VHF's, Radar, 3 GPS's, EPIRB and hard sturdy dinghy. All onboard expenses are included but the crew has to get to either East Hampton or Nova Scotia depending on which leg they want to sail. If possible I would like to meet the crew ahead of time and possibly do a sail. Interested crew can contact XXXXX@XXXX



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6/19/2021 from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to Edgewater, Maryland on a Endeavour 42

OPO e-mail # 21-43 Boat owner and live-aboard OPOOPO is in the middle of moving her boat north from Florida. She got crew from us for the first legs north but got delayed with boat problems offshore. She is all sorted out now but lost crew to time constraints. OPOOPO plans to finish the passage on the ICW and is looking for one or two crew or a couple who wish to join her on this mostly motor sail north. I spoke with one of the departing crew and she told me that OPOOPO is a competent skipper and knows her boat and has been sailing for many years. OPOOPO knows this is short notice so she will pay for the usual boat expenses and onboard provisioning but also for all the dockage and meals ashore as she plans to stop most nights. The boat is a well-equipped Endeavour 42 foot with all the comforts of home. She has a generator, a water maker, a relatively new Yanmar, air conditioning, refrigeration, two-year-old Garmin, electric wenches, roller furling, sail pack etc. In her own words she describes the planned itinerary. Departure is flexible as dependent on OPO member’s responses. If interested please e-mail OPOOPO with your sailing resume to XXXXX@XXXX I am seeking crew from with a departure date of as soon as June 19th to as late as June 23rd. The beginning of the journey will be through the Intracoastal waterway up to Norfolk, Virginia. (Not the Dismal Swamp!!!). From there we will sail up the Chesapeake Bay to Crisfield, Maryland and spend the night. From there we will sail to our destination in Edgewater Maryland. I will be providing meals including eating out at restaurants along the way. I plan to stay at Marina’s every night except one night we will have to anchor out north of Belhaven North Carolina. But there are some beautiful anchorages up there. I am hoping to get either a couple or two individuals who love to sail. This is a pleasure trip, not just a delivery.

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6/29/2021 from Mamaroneck NY to Norfolk Virginia on a Tartan 37

FW: OPO e-mail # 21-42 I fly back from OPOOPO 28th and will drive to Mamaroneck NY to deliver a Tartan 37 with the new owner on OPOOPO 29th. Since it is a small boat we are looking for one more semi-experienced third hand to help with this 48 to 60 hour passage. I plan to drive back on Friday with a strop in Annapolis to check on the other Tartan 3700. (This is not our project boat. More on that next month) We will depart about midnight to catch the outgoing tide through N OPOOPO and then sail non-stop to Norfolk. The passage is free and the owner pays for all onboard food and boat expenses, plus the rental car ride home. If interested please e-mail me at XXXXX@XXXX and I will get back to you soon with more details.

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6/17/2021 from Destin, Fl. to Anna Maria Island, Fl. on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 41

OPO E-Mail # 21-41 This short notice opportunity just came in from pro skipper OPOOPO . He writes: I am moving a Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 from near Destin FL to Anna Maria Island, also FL. This is about 300 NM and we will allow 2-4 days to complete. The boat cruises at 16 kts, but that would require one fuel stop. If we go slower, say 8 kts we could make it overnight without extra fuel. Also the first half of the trip may be ICW route, this in the FL panhandle. The second half would be more open water to Anna Marie Island near the mouth of Tampa Bay. Those decisions come later, based on weather, say. The boat is new and typically equipped as needed. So I seek a single Able Bodied Seaman who can drive, stand watch and generally be aware and helpful. The crew must get herself to and from the boat, but expenses on board are covered. This should be a very interesting and relatively enjoyable trip, especially if we do the ICW. I will fly to Destin/Ft Walton Beach airport (VPS) arriving June 17 at 0830. From there we LYFT to the boat at Emerald Coast Marina in Niceville, with some provisioning and try to get underway ASAP. Interested crew should send me a statement of your experience and desire to do this trip. Capt. OPOOPO email: XXXXX@XXXX



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6/20/2021 from Brunswick GA to Hampstead North Carolina on a Camper Nicholsons 48

OPO e-mail # 21-39 OPO member and recent OPOOPO with me aboard Avocation Greg Bess Bess is looking for one or two crew or possibly a couple to help move his 1974 Camper Nicholsons 48 Ketch (EQUUS) north from Brunswick Landing Marina (Brunswick GA ) to vCarolina (20 miles north of Wilmington). He bought the boat to move aboard as he retired recently and is moving the boat closer to family before taking off cruising next season. The plan will depart Brunswick on or about June 21st and arrive in Hampstead about June 30th, but leave coupe day cushion to July 2nd just in case. He plans to stay mostly inside the ICW with an overnight stop or two in Charleston and possible Southport otherwise he will anchor on the ICW. He may consider sailing a day or two outside given crew experience and weather. The goal is to put Equus in the "Anchors AwayBoatyard" following the July 4th holiday. He purchased the boat in December in Stuart FL. He moved it north to Brunswick as a shakedown cruise with a couple day sails and ICW motoring along the way. She was completely refit (including engine, gen set, rigging) in 2001. Engine and generator are working fine. OPOOPO is a blue water boat with a 6” draft, 60ft mast, and full keel with skeg rudder. She has radar, AIS, and chart plotter. It is a center cockpit vessel with a hard top and hard windscreen. The cockpit is similar to an Amel with wheel on the port side and captain’s chair. She is a very comfortable boat in all weather.” He sailed with me last month. He is a very nice guy and pretty handy, but does not have a lot of bluewater experience having mainly coastal and lake sailing experience. He is an engineer and DIY guy and is very comfortable with mechanical and electrical systems. He grew up around power boats and outboards but have limited hours with this vessel. He would like crew with sailing experience. As usual he will cover all onboard expenses but you pay for travel to and from the boat and meals and drinks ashore. Greg plans to leave his vehicle in Brunswick so he can provide pooled transportation back to your cars in GA after the trip. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXXX@XXXX



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6/16/2021 from St. Thomas to Florida on a Leopard Cat

OPO e-mail # 21-40 OPOOPO is looking for one crew to deliver a 2017 39 foot Power Leopard Cat from Crown Bay St. Thomas to West Palm Beach. I just got the e-mail this morning and since I am about to walk out the door for a short delivery I do not have time to call him. His number is XXX-XXX-XXXX . I think this is a delivery. There will only be two crew so you have to be able to stand a solo watch. If interested please e-mail your resume to P XXXXX@XXXX If you go let me know how it turns out.

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