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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...

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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