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JezzaG

science and surf under sail

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:37 f
Location: Mexico
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 6 minutes ago

JezzaG: To Spread environmental info thru travel, sport, art and day to day life with locals as we sail through the South Pacific. I think there are plenty of people preaching to the converted in the major arteries of society but, I/we can provide the conversations and the divestment of info and understanding through to the capillaries...like a street performer, a busker of citizen science.

Science and Surf under Sail is an organization in it's very most nebulous form...I offer it to you to mould and shape together with me.

The general concept is to have a two year cycle through the South Pacific from Southern Baja to New Zealand and back. To have that route posted on a web site in order to attract surfers and marine/environmental students to share in various legs of the journey. We will be willing to deviate from our posted track to suite the purposes of guests based on the merits of their research or activity. I would like to travel in a small armada of sail boats in order to host a larger group of guests and achieve a wider sampling or observation or just plain fun. I would like to have the added dimension of this endeavor to be a sort of correspondent based webisode reporting on environment activities and how the are affecting people and how those people are responding to these environmental impacts on their homes and villages. We would also have a sport report, leisure and fun as well as art and food.

I am good at picking up work as I travel in order to fund my own way. I am presently working as a captain of a high tech power vessel for the rich and famous here in Cabo and La Paz, Mexico. I am also a carpenter/joiner, designer/sculptor...good with my hands and can make most of our day to day maintenance and repairs...mechanical, electrical, plumbing, an understanding of our shipboard systems. Now, I want to create a meaning greater than just my own experience and fun...I am no philanthropist but, I see a way to put back, to give back and have fun doing it. I'd like help...participants as partners and crew.

There's a non-profit, A truly non-profit living that can be achieved. Like the pirate ships, environmental privateers of Oceanic equanimity, we'll share the take equally and one extra for the ship. Should we be somehow fortunate enough to make more that we need it gets forwarded on as the partners and crew deem fit...now I am a dreamer...Hey? But, I think it is an imperative that all of us thinking, concerned people that call the seas and oceans of this World "home" become informed, educated and engaged or we truly risk loosing the last bastion of freedom. I can see the technology fast gaining the ability to monitor every moving thing in every remote corner of our planet and once the illegal commercial activities are under control then, yours and mine, our simple activities may come under scrutiny...and it might even seem right to require licenses and permits and fees and charges to move about or live off the land or sea as the case may be. So, we can not become unworthy or irresponsible or complacent with our current freedoms to move about the place.

Many thanks for reading this roughing out of my thoughts but, the final draft will be based on all the input from the founding members...My warmest regards, Jerrid of the "Quo Vadis" 37' Snowgoose, cutter and the "Salvation" 45' wooden Bermuda cutter, ketch a Jim Swanson design I would like to save, needs work.

There is more i would like to add to this, a conversation without end but, for now...A simple and genuine "thank you" for your interest and all the responses to date. It is good to see how many folks are concerned and keen to participate. I work as a captain on a private vessel, I am looking for my line of succession for that roll as I look to the South Pacific.Other characters I would like on board: A marine biologist correspondent, a ocean sport correspondent, web development volunteers, camera type person, maybe a producer type person would be nice, shipwright/carpenter type persons...Seafaring folk, other captains and small ships under sail. Many thanks again...

CaptJezz

A Smaller Super Yacht

Crew wanted: Deckhand
Vessel: Power Boat
Size:55 f
Location: Mexico
Destination: None
Logged in: 38 minutes ago

CaptJezz: This is a volunteer position ideally suited to a waterperson, that would perhaps have plenty of unlogged sea time and experience with private vessels on an amateur basis and would see this position as a step-stone towards a career as a paid Capt, engineer or crew. I capt. this vessel for a private family that enjoy long weekends or vacationing down here on the Southern Baja. We trip between La Paz and Cabo for the most part with some runs up to Loreto or out to the local Islands around La Paz.

In Cabo we prep the vessel and typically pilot the boat for the owner, family and guests for day trips, sunset cruises, etc… In La Paz, we prep the ship and the owner often pilots themselves for a weekend aboard in a quiet bahia anchorage, we then cast off and catch. The work we do apart from cleaning and polishing and keeping the vessel in Show Condition also includes; basic engine maintenance and service, the watermaker, gen-set, other filters and seawater strainers, electrical and electronic maintenance and service. We strive and succeed at having a state of readiness and presentation with little or no unanticipated down time of the ship, anticipating problems. We also do the airport run and other odd livery services for the owner and guests and maintain that vehicle. That’s the big picture.

This ship is on the Smaller side of the “Super Yacht” but, that means we wear many hats. Your part would be focused on the deck work underway, watching out for people/kids as they might move about the boat, participating in cleaning and polishing, bottom scrubbing and participating and gaining experience in other repairs and service as time permits. This is not a fishing boat, you must be housebroken. While we do not typically provide “Silver Service” you should know silver service exists. You will also get some time and experience at the helm. I will do what I can to make this a valuable experience, indeed a step-stone.

Room and board are available, modest. We have accommodation ashore in both places. There is typically plenty of time between the action and you should be able to enjoy the local flavor. We have, available for your use; a quiver of surfboards, dive and snorkel gear, we have our own dinghy’s one w/10 and one w/15hp, we also have a 37’ sailing cat (needs some work). On work days expenses will be provided for. In many ways this is a family affair so, we enjoy sharing meals, a drink or 2 and hope you’ll fit in with that sort of thing.

I have a 3 month trial period on this but, it could be extended by mutual agreements. Looking forward to your responses. I am going to review application and make a decision over the next week and would like to move forward relatively quickly from there. Please be ready to travel on short notice.

MontanaSailor

Sail from Washington towards South America

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:30 f
Location: United States
Destination: Mexico
Logged in: 5 hours ago

MontanaSailor: Looking for potential recreational crew to sail down the west coast to from Washington to California/Mexico and beyond!

Capt. Arnaud

Sailing in Ecuador

Crew wanted: Chef
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:54 f
Location: Panama
Destination: Ecuador
Logged in: 9 hours ago

Capt. Arnaud: Hello,

We have a spot available for a volunteer crew member who can cook and help as a deckhand from Panama to Ecuador. The trip will be at least a week but you can board a few days before departure and stay longuer in Ecuador and help crew some chartertrips to earn some money if you want.

Best Regards,

Arnaud

http://www.sailing.ec/

HarryBlood

Historic Vessel

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:73 f
Location: United States
Destination: Mexico
Logged in: 11 hours ago

HarryBlood: I own a historic 73ft 1938 classic yawl in Seattle. The boat has a lot of history. These spectacular boats were built for the "1 percenters" of yesteryear. Just departed Seattle bound for Southern California and a tropical winter. She is a perfect boat for day sail and even offshore dive charters. If someone out there loves classic boats and wants to get involved on the ground floor of a classic yacht charter business, then contact me and we can talk. I'm looking for someone who has reached a point in their life where they have the inner confidence to invest in themselves, so their future can be more than just looking for their next boat on the internet. I'm really looking for someone who might have the interest in becoming a partner in a long term, income producing and sustaining business/lifestyle. You don't need to invest money just your time. Presently I'm in Port Astoria Oregon. Make some overnight harbor hops with me down the coast and see if you are interested in staying aboard on a longer term basis. But I need crew now. Remember, I'm just saying, there may be more of an opportunity for someone on this trip than is usually present. NOTE: Due to a series of low pressure storms (four of them, one right after another), we were forced to turn back and take refuge up the Colombia River. Now that the winter storm season is firmly in place along the Oregon/Northern California coast, I have decided to leave the boat in Portland until next July, when I can take advantage of the summer sailing season and continue south. Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in the trip and especially to the four crew who went with me and hung tough through some difficult weather. Next summer will be much better. UPDATE MARCH 2017. I will be returning to the boat in May with an eye toward departing in early July. If anyone is interested feel free to contact me at any time. Thanks.

SailingDutch

Ahoy and Welcome!

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:55 f
Location: Mexico
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 14 hours ago

SailingDutch: Welcome aboard the Veni Vidi Vichi Ventu schooner.
Come sail with me from Mexico to Panama; trips of three to five day segments with sightseeing stops in between; see approximate itinerary below

Beneteau423

Lake Ontario Sailing

Crew wanted:
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:43 f
Location: Canada
Destination: Local sailing
Logged in: 21 hours ago

Beneteau423: I have six years of keelboat sailing under my belt. Sailed on Lake Huron (Georgian Bay), Lake Ontario, and the Caribbean (in the vicinity of Sint Maarten). This summer (2017) will be one of my last summer sailing on the Great Lakes as I am planning to untie the lines and head south in the summer of 2018. Looking forward to some weekend and evening sailing based out of Toronto this summer and next, in addition to doing the final outfits for extended sailing down south.

overdrive

overdrive

Crew wanted: 1st mate
Vessel: Power Boat
Size:65 f
Location: Canada
Destination: None
Logged in: 21 hours ago

overdrive: Seasonal crew to assist in boat handling

skyeblue123

South Adventure

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:33 f
Location: Canada
Destination: Bahamas, The
Logged in: 23 hours ago

skyeblue123: Looking to go from Lake 0ntario to Bahamas & BVI leaving Ontario in late September. Via Erie Canal, Hudson River then In & out of the East Coast ICW,

Quest

Sail Cartagena - San Blas - Panama

Crew wanted: Chef
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:64 f
Location: Colombia
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 1 days ago

Quest: I am sailing between Cartagena - San Blas - Panama taking 10 passengers.
I am looking for a cook that can stay around 4 months, starting 28

More info about Quest you can find on the website: http://www.questsanblassailing.com/
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Some additional info about the boat: http://www.quest-sailanddive.com/

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