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Detroit MI out the St Lawrence Seaway
Cape Canaveral FL
OPO e-mail # 19-66 Experienced boat owner and captain OPOOPO is getting ready ...

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

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