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Chance2012

Sailing from Grenada to Australia.

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:13 m
Location: Grenada
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 11 minutes ago

Chance2012: I am looking for crew to join me in this journey. My plan to to follow the same route as the World Cruising Club across the Pacific.
It would be an advantage if you have some ocean sailing experience.
Any questions ask way.
Michael.













Open to ideas.

PelagicNomad

Non-Consumer Based Cruising

Crew wanted: Friendship/Relationship
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:10 m
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 2 hours ago

PelagicNomad: Hey Pirates


I'm a minimalist who loves nature/water...and live aboard my gaff rigged Westsail 33 "Panthalassa" which I wouldn't trade for the world!

Never a fan of mindless gadgetry/consumerism/the throwaway society...my non-consumer based philosophy is evolving from books such as Seaworthiness; The Forgotten Factor, Voyaging On A Small Income, Sailing The Farm (downloadable in PDF for free), The Sailmaker's Apprentice, and a handful of other thinking nonconformists... The common theme is a functional, practical, simple and self-reliant approach, overwhelmingly crediting old/ancient designs, constructed with modern materials!

Also, where practicable, I'd like to stock the boat by bartering for organic, locally grown produce... And I dream about developing all things non-consumer based cruising as a group...while WWOOFing with other like-minded WWOOFers/cruisers at an appropriate farm/venue (yet to be determined) - perhaps in the Byron Bay or Hervey Bay areas. Naturally there'd be rigorous sea-trials involved ;-). To keep things simple/achievable...I'd like to start by working through the practical tasks in Sailing The Farm and The Sailmaker's Apprentice, and see where it goes...

Ok, so a little more about these books:

"Seaworthiness; The Forgotten Factor" by naval architect Czeslaw Marchaj compares modern boat design with those more than a hundred years old. In particular, he praises an 1894 North Sea rescue boat, designed by Colin Archer - which my boat is a fibreglass derivative of.

"Voyaging On A Small Income" by Annie Hill is about non-consumer based cruising - having no fridge, eating beans, celestial navigation, and combining old/ancient concepts with modern materials. A couple started with basically nothing at the age of 18, owned/voyaged on a couple of boats, developed a ruthless "cost vs benefit analysis" built their dream boat, and retired by the age of 28 in the early eighties, with enough finance invested to return 1,300 pounds pa, which they both lived off.

Sailing The Farm, by Ken Neumeyer is about "Seasteading":
"With a couple of hundred pounds of seeds, a few dried fruits and a solar still for fresh water, a family could sail around the world without ever having to make that long upwind tack to the grocery store for manufactured products shipped from half a world away."

This dude also teaches us to ditch refrigeration and make/use all kinds of simple, funky tools. The idea is, go organic, buy, forage, and/or grow food on an island... Dehydrate it to store efficiently. Aboard, grow a herb garden, wheatgrass and spirulina, while seeds are sprouted and eaten live. Eat seaweed. Make cheese, yoghurt, milkshakes, dips...with powdered milk. Rehydrate and juice dried fruits/berries. Grind grain and prepare all your food from scratch, daily, without removing or killing the goodness...

Emiliano Marino's family come from a long line of prominent seafarers. He understands traditional boats/handmade sails/real seamanship, and the value of a holistic approach... Entering a market where everything is designed to break, kinda broke his heart... So he wrote a practical guide to encourage self-reliance, called "The Sailmaker's Apprentice"

"I am still, fifteen years later, angered by the hype and ethics of the production sailmaking industry, and morn the general loss of traditional skill and artistry in sailmaking. Furthermore, I deplore a wasteful, thrill-seeking, exploitative economy of sails and sailing, so lacking in foresight except where making a bigger, faster buck is concerned".

Vikingpiete

Cruise indonesia

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:12 m
Location: Australia
Destination: Indonesia
Logged in: 3 hours ago

Vikingpiete: Share the experience of the exotic Indonesian islands from Kia Islands to Singapore.
Have built 38' timber sloop from scratch, on which I sailed east coast of Australia from Vic Border up to Bowen and back to Gold Coast, spent 12 years ocean yacht racing out of Sydney, was NSW Champion in 505 class dinghy, have sailed many different dinghy classes including OK dinghy, skiffs, VJs and moths, rebuilt current steel sloop and sailed most of east coast of Queensland, now wanting to go extended cruising through SE Asia, maybe up to Malaysia ... looking for crew (with any level of experience), happy to learn and experience non-tourist local anchorages, meet villagers, shop in small markets, enjoy the clear waters of Indonesia, cheers ...

Alternatively you may like to join me in the trip from Cairns to Thursday Island (about 2 weeks) .. leaving Cairns about the end of June 2017 .. enjoy the experience of Lowe Isles, Hope Isles Lizard Island, Cape Melville, Flinders Group, Princess Charlotte Bay and Cape York ..

Piete ... whatsapp +61 484 642 818

Phill365

Crew Wanted, Darwin to Fremantle

Crew wanted: Competent Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:13 m
Location: Australia
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 5 hours ago

Phill365: I am seeking a minimum of 2 crew to assist in sailing a 43' Beneteau from Darwin to Fremantle in August 2017.
Approximately 25 days offshore and 2000nm.
Offshore sailing experience would be desirable but not essential.
General crew duties which wil include day and night watches and some meal preparation.
Competent crew must also have experience with sail trimming, sail reefing, navigation, operation of GPS and Autopilot, an understanding of AIS and the ability to assist other crew with the above.

Crew will be required to be onboard on the 29th July with departure around the 4th August (these dates are yet to be confirmed).

Crew selection will be around the 10th of June.

Vessel is fitted with latest electronics, auto pilot and all required safety equipment.
Crew will have a private double cabin with head and shower.
Reimbursement of expenses to and from yacht can be negotiated.
All reimbursements will be paid on arrival in Fremantle.
Continued onboard accomodation available in Fremantle if required.

I am very safety conscious, the safety of my crew is my first priority, I respect the ocean and its ability to always keep you on your toes. I have been in the worst and best weather and seas that WA produces, I sail within the limitations of the vessel. This being said its all about everyone on board feeling comfortable, having a good time and enjoying the adventure.

I live in Fremantle WA and will be in Darwin between the 2nd & 5th of June (if anyone there is interested in catching up and discussing further).
If you are interested and available for this voyage you will need to make contact with me, even if I have viewed your profile. I've sent too many emails to crew who do not respond..
I will respond to all enquiries received.
As the cabins are double berths, I am able to accomodate couples. The more crew the better.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my ad. I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Phill

Geoffrey&Tara

Young fun crew sailing the Caribbean

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:47 f
Location: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 6 hours ago

Geoffrey&Tara: Ahoy! We're a young Australian couple (Geoffrey 34 and Tara 28) who will be sailing our 47ft catamaran called Wild Thing around the Caribbean from now until the end of the year. We are looking for young fun crew of a similar age to join us on our adventures!

We are in St Vincent & the Grenadines now on May 27, headed south soon to Trinidad, Tobago and Barbados. Then north through Martinique, Dominica, St Martin, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica and Central America. We need crew now here in the Caribbean! We will cross the Panama Canal and take our time sailing across the Pacific Ocean back to Australia in 2018.

There are 4 double bedrooms on board, each with their own ensuite. Ideally we're looking for couples or a pair of close friends to share a room together, so that we can fill our capacity to sleep 8 people. There is a shared contribution expected for all food and boat expenses. We share all the cooking and cleaning and sailing. But no sailing experience is necessary.

Please look at our photos!

Get in touch if you're interested! Or send us a private message on Facebook at https://facebook.com/gypsy.child.9

Sealover40

CRUISING THE QUEENSLAND COAST

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:43 f
Location: Australia
Destination: Local sailing
Logged in: 8 hours ago

Sealover40: I'm a 64 year old retired teacher seeking adventure cruising the Queensland coast. Looking for an amateur sailor to help me handle my 43' motorsailer. I've spent the last 2 years doing a refit and now I'm ready to undertake some local trips followed by longer voyages.



DUCHIE

Captain

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:48 f
Location: Australia
Destination: South Africa
Logged in: 11 hours ago

DUCHIE: Off to South East Asia , and on to South Africa with stops along the way. Then South America ,The San Blass Islands , The Caribbean ,and on to Amsterdam , in The Netherlands

PhoenixStar

Heading North

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:33 f
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 18 hours ago

PhoenixStar: I am looking for female crew to do a trip north late April or early May leaving from Hervey Bay, so if you need sea time and /or a chance to sharpen some sailing skills or just a holiday in the sun you are welcome.The boat is not a slave ship so you are free to do whatever you want so long as it is not dangerous. Argue with the captain, knit, read, even stand naked on the fore-deck singing "Oh what a beautiful morning" off key.

A sense of humor would be an asset and some cooking skills almost a must. And silent thunderous resentment is a deal breaker. Apart from that, just house trained will do.

Don't worry too much about my extreme old age, I have been sailing boats single handed for decades. And the little Phoenix Star is a delight to sail.

alanbe

Competent crew wanted

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:14 m
Location: Australia
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 19 hours ago

alanbe: I am currently cruising the islands of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.
I do 3 days 2 nights trips with snorkelling, swimming and Bush walking. Experienced sailors or not all welcome. Also I can Tailer a trip to suit your needs and take a maximum of six people in three double cabins.
Though safety comes first the fun and adventure is mandatory :-).
Please send message for more details - contribution cost and availability, thank you.
Alan.

Jeffcat

Sailing Diving cruising adventure

Crew wanted: Friendship/Relationship
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:15 m
Location: Australia
Destination: None
Logged in: 20 hours ago

Jeffcat: To continue up the East coast Australia and Kimberlies and Pacific islands to where ever whenever for as long as it takes for a easygoing crew with the passion to cruise and contribute to this lifestyle ,the cat is equipped with all safety ,scuba hookah , sup, kayak .
Update !! I now ,till next cruising season will be sticking around the Whitsunday region but will still explore this region north and south of Airlie beach which I base myself till mid 2017 and would still be open to contributing crew ,anyway love to hear from any interested people.

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