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Bristol 35.5

OPO Crew Request # 23-08 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one mor...

6/10/2024 from Newport to Bermuda on a Bristol 35.5

OPO Crew Request # 23-08 Boat owner and skipper XXXXXX is looking for one more crew to join his team for the race this June. He describes the opportunity well in his e-mail to us. The boat is a 1978 Bristol 35.5 named XXXXXX.  Ideally, as you will read, he is looking for crew that live close enough to participate in practice sessions and safety procedures. If interested please send him your sailing resume and contact information to him at XXXX@XXXX
He e-mails:
I have entered my boat, 1978 Bristol 35.5, in the upcoming N2B race and am looking for 1 more crew to complete my crew of 4, which includes me as skipper. Boat is based out of Guilford, CT so I was hoping to find someone who is within driving distance and could sail with myself, we before the race to ensure we are all compatible and able to practice some safety drills.
This may seem odd, but I am also hoping the person would be of average height (5' 10' or less) and weight (< 185#) given the size of my boat and her berths. We will be in the race but not intense, for example, at sunset, we will routinely put one reef in the main and shorten the genoa some. We have been out and back to Bermuda on my boat in 2022. Boat is in very good shape, all new standing rigging in 2023, running rigging excellent, sails good/excellent. Manual head, ice box - no refrigeration, 2 chartplotters, AIS send/receive, all required safety gear, autopilot, maybe windvane. We all have many years of experience sailing; me about 40 (retired pharmacist), XXXXXX (retired sailmaker) - 35 years, XXXXXX teacher about 20 years.