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Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
Home Port Gibson Island, Maryland
OPO e-mail # 20-10 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very nice 2004 Trintell...

4/1/2020 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Home Port Gibson Island, Maryland on a Boat

OPO e-mail # 20-10 Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has a very nice 2004 Trintella 55 named Paradigm that he has owned for 6 years. He will be sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to the Chesapeake on the first leg of his summer cruise plans from Florida to Canada and back in 2020. This is the first crew request of perhaps several this season for Paradigm. Charlie has over 10,000 miles offshore including trips on Skip Novak’s OPOOPO in the southern Ocean. He has been sailing since college competitive sailing. Owned and raced many boats, owned, chartered and crewed open ocean on sailboats up to 74 feet. Completed RY OPOOPO Yachtmaster ocean miles and written. He adds: “ OPOOPO is a OPOOPO design one off 55 foot monohull sailing yacht built in England. Sailed across the Atlantic to be featured during the U OPOOPO Show in Annapolis. Feature article in OPOOPO A complete refit was finished fall 2019 including new sails, new standing and running rigging, most equipment new including B and G navigational electronics, radar and KV OPOOPO Equipment not replaced was serviced. Added a Bauer dive compressor and scuba tanks. Paradigm is very easy to sail with power winches, twin headsails (a self-tacker and a code zero) both with Harken power furlers and a LeisureFurl power main making her very easy to sail.” Charlie will be sailing with a total crew of 4 to 6. His other crew is his partner Jeanne who has over 30 years sailing experience including coastal passages. He plans to depart April 1st as long as the weather looks good. He will most likely make a stop once inside the OPOOPO He plans an outside offshore passage that will take about 5 or 6 days but please plan to have 10 days free in total for arrival and departure and any weather delays. Arrive a day or two before April 1st. He would like crew with some offshore experience and who can stand a watch off the busy eastern seaboard. He says “Electrical and engine experience a plus. PAD OPOOPO or above also a plus.” The trip is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat. If interested please e-mail Charlie with your sailing resume and contact information at