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Pacific Seacraft 37
OPO e-mail # 21-117 NBR Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has signed up for the NB...

6/17/2022 from Newport to Bermuda on a Pacific Seacraft 37

OPO e-mail # 21-117 NBR Boat owner and skipper OPOOPO has signed up for the NBR. He has two other crew so is just looking for one more. The other crew are his wife and another fellow racing friend. Tom admits another woman aboard would nice to compliment his wife, but a competent pleasant 4th crew is the ultimate goal. The boat is a 2000 OPOOPO 37 S/V named Destiny. Tom and his wife have owned the boat for two years and have cruised over 4000 miles together. Of course, this is a race, so you will want to meet the other crew and sail the boat before the race. The race itself is only 630 miles, but there is the passage up from Norfolk. The boat will sail from her homeport at least two weeks before the race and will return to Norfolk from Bermuda after the race. The ideal crew will have offshore experience, but also have time for the sail from Norfolk to Newport for the start of the race, if not the return passage from Bermuda to Norfolk. Tom plans to stay in Bermuda for a week or more after the race, but plans to treat the wife and stay ashore. You do not have to make the final sail from Bermuda to Norfolk as they will be able to sail double handed. I spoke with Tom and he seems like a very nice. He knows the boat would be tight for four crew if this were not a race, since this is a small boat even for a 37 footer, but the OPOOPO is a well know and strong offshore boat. Tom adds: OPOOPO Seacraft 37 is cutter rig, safe and well-equipped sea kindly ocean cruiser (info below). The four-person crew includes me as captain, my wife Selina who is a life-long sailor, and OPOOPO member Dean who has thousands of ocean miles and crewed several times previously on Destiny. You will be the fourth to round out the crew. The trip is a race, but we will be sailing more for the fun of participating and learning, albeit with some effort toward boat speed and smart navigation OPOOPO Captain: OPOOPO 4000 miles sailed in 2020, many trips in prior years, ASA and RYA coastal and offshore certificates, RYA Yachtmaster-Offshore planned, OPOOPO Safety at Sea certificates, CPR, AED, OPOOPO and OPOOPO Aid certificates, UK VH OPOOPO OPOOPO US FC OPOOPO OPOOPO (Tom’s wife), 4000 miles sailed in 2020, many trips, OPOOPO at OPOOPO OPOOPO CPR, AE OPOOPO A - prior offshore and coastal crew on Destiny, 1000’s of miles logged offshore since 2019 Tom is looking for a non-smoker, someone fully vaccinated for overseas travel and has been offshore before. A percentage of all crew in the NBR have to have attended a “safety-at-Sea” Seminar and one person has to have some EMT or OPOOPO Training so this would be a plus for any OPO member looking to participate in the NPR, not just the return. The opportunity is free with all onboard expenses included, but you need to get to and from the boat and have money for meals and drinks ashore. If interested please send your sailing resume and contact information to Tom at XXXXX@XXXX