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Marion Mass
Hinckley 51
OPO Crew Request # 23-20 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one repla...

6/7/2023 from Marion Mass to Azores on a Hinckley 51

OPO Crew Request # 23-20 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one replacement crew for a total of 4. XXXXXX Luca is an OPO member and he has gotten crew from us before. He e-mails: I’m reaching you looking for a candidate to help me to bring “Vivaldi” from Marion to the Azores. Unfortunately, one of my crew bailed out and I’m looking for a fourth person. The plan is to leave Marion to Horta at the beginning of June weather dependent and the passage would take around two weeks. My crew are friends that have sailed with me in several occasions offshore in particular the Marion Bermuda race but also in the Caribbean. Both of them are boat owners. My self have sailed over 45,000 miles offshore, this would be my second tour to Europe. Vivaldi is a Hinckley 51 build in 1989 and own by me and mostly maintained professionally, at a boat yard while I’m not cruising around. Over the 30+ years that I have owned and maintained Vivaldi, I have kept her in top conditions, not only esthetically but also systems wide. On the safety side, it has a valid EPIRB, an inspected Offshore life raft, SSB and Iridium Go. The electronics are all B and G up to date, radar, chart plotters, autopilot, etc. There is a water maker and A/C powered by generator. The engine and generator are Westerberke properly maintained. In summary, I’m looking for a nice 4th crew with Offshore experience, able to stand a solo watch, respectful, neat and cordial. Travel expenses are not covered but all the boat and onboard expenses are included. If they have questions, they can reach to me at G XXXXX@XXXX