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Norfolk, VA
St Maartin
OPO Crew Request # 23-79 Captain got crew from us last year for his sail south....

11/10/2023 from Norfolk, VA to St Maartin on a Catamaran

OPO Crew Request # 23-79 Captain got crew from us last year for his sail south. He is part of a new rally called “Cool Cats” that will be departing the U XXXXXX Coast for SXM about Nov 2nd after celebrating Halloween ashore. The rally is made of mostly catamaran owners who have children. We got crew for him and two or three other cool cats last year and will most likely be sending out a few more this year. They smartly agree it is better to have OPO members join them for their offshore passages south rather than bring the wife and kids along. He did a very good job of describing his crew request in his own words garnered from last year’s crew request that I copy and paste it for your Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX has a 2017 Privilege 50’ Catamaran named SV DIVINE. He is looking for three crew to join him for a up to two-week offshore passage. He lives in Austin, TX and keeps DIVINE in Norfolk, VA. His plan is to depart from XXXXXX XXXXXX in Norfolk on or around November 1st (or the safest weather window to follow). I have met him in person, after his passage from Charleston to XXXXXX They made the journey in 9 days and 2 hrs. He is a quick learner and wrote the following pretty much on his own. He e-mailed: “This is for a one-way passage. He would like three additional crew mates (with a safe sense of humor!) with long ocean passage experience for this fun and exciting “mission”. He is a professional aviator with multiple jet type ratings, owner of an aviation management company (highly technical and runs a tight ship), flight instructor (loves to learn and teach) and has been a seaman since before he could walk 😜. He is married (Loren) with two little girls (Sailor 7 and Landy 8) who will be meeting the crew in St Martin! On this passage he will have himself (46) and three of you! He has owned and chartered numerous small and large monohulls and catamarans since a child and has lived aboard DIVINE, essentially single handing, since he bought it a year ago. Currently he has roughly 9000 nautical miles sailed under his belt having sailed 3000 in the last year from Charleston to deep Caribbean and back up to Virginia. He is looking for a set of experienced hands to share the camaraderie, experience, and good time, safely on a capable and stable sailing vessel. DIVINE is very well equipped with all the latest tech to include starlink, new 3Di sails, and safety gear, not to mention each crew member will have their own separate state rooms for rest during this journey. He will pay all onboard boat expenses: food, drink, wares, fuel and dockage etc. All you will need is to get to and from the boat, you’re on off -vessel needs, and understand flexibility to meet weather window departure and planning. This a dry vessel underway, however after arrival, celebrations are encouraged! We will be sailing (and likely motoring) day and night so we will have four 3-hour shifts day and night.” If interested please e-mail a copy of your sailing CV and interest in joining him at XXXXX@XXXX His web site is