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Sailing from Grenada to Australia.

Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:13 m
Location: Grenada
Destination: Australia
Logged in: 8 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.

Open to ideas.


Seeking adventurers for incredible journey - explore Indo & PNG 2018

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:12 m
Location: Indonesia
Destination: Papua New Guinea
Logged in: 9 minutes ago

We are possibly looking for a crew member to join our upcoming expedition ( longer term crew, keen to explore for at least a few months, rather than a week here & there)
Will lay out the basics in a nutshell, and if you think you might be a good fit, drop us a line for the full details☺:
These plans are fluid of course, but we hope to be
Departing Malaysia (Langkawi) early 2018,
Jan – June ‘18 cruising through Indonesia (Kuching>through southern Kalimantan> Manado> Halmahera> Raja Ampat, then over top of Papua.)
June – Dec ‘18 cruising & exploring PNG outer islands, (straight out to New Ireland & New Britain, then down to Milne Bay area).

We are keen divers, photographers, birdwatchers & hikers; we have quiet habits, we like to read, write, and tinker ☺. Def. not a party boat – not a party route really. Some of the most incredible wildlife above & below the water in these areas… This is our second time on this route (although last time we did it the other way around, from Milne Bay in PNG up and around thru Indo from East to West, on a friends boat).

Seeking crew with some sailing experience – and ideally someone with the same interests… we know from experience that this route is pretty spectacular – although of course the goal is to go to a lot more new/different places this time through…
We are basically just looking for someone low maintenance, easy going, keen to explore. Look for someone who can keep watch, handle the boat with ease, and help out around the place and enjoy the ride. Would probably be best if you dived, we have our own compressor on board and plan to do a fair bit of diving.
Contribute to fuel & provisioning plus sml fee for rent, possibly negotiable for barter of skills or goods…

Get in touch it sounds right for you & we can go into much more detail & see if it’s a good fit…


Sailing a classic yacht arround the world

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:11 m
Location: Netherlands
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 30 minutes ago

Classicsailor: Hi everybody
Easy going openminded sailor a bit shy looking for company on a dream trip
very safety consious but not a planner so no set ports or destinations but sail where the wind gets me, satnav wil be used along side clasic navigation
Wish list is south America exploring the amazon river for a time, go around cape horn to the pacific if possible.
Looking to travel without a carbon footprint, no engine use if possible, and running on vegetable oil if available.
Looking to get a stress free life sailing and meeting new people and cultures, looking for the unexpected.

For now finding the rhythm of the ocean, getting lost under a starry sky, lead by the wind, waves and stars to my unknown destination, I've had enough of the so called civilised world with in happy people, this civilization I do not need
My yacht is a 50. Year old wooden sloop not luxurious but one off the best long dinstance sailing vessels i know equiped for single handed sailing. The perfect crew is a spiritual guided person who's looking for spiritual fulfilled life and be one with all life
I'm open never able to a just to "normal" life always a bit out of the box, really quit detailed plsnning it never works and is disappointing, I will start my trip from Holland tru the English channel not even planning tides and currents just go at first light and see when I put in for the night.
As soon as I hit the Atlantic the wind will guide me, zo anything is possible, but it will be a trip outside the paved "normal" routes of course I need a port at some point, but the main purpose is to find inner tranquillity and peace a new life.

No experience needed learning on the water

Heading west

Surf n board Pacific

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:22 m
Location: Panama
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 1 hours ago

Heading west: Hi. There....We are currently in Panama San Blas islands Atlantic side to surf and take on some paying guests preferably, as there are enough Cool crew on board and of course your surf boards are welcome just no sups 😀..there is a permanent place for one female partner who will be responsible for handling the Bookings for the paying pax . So if you want to live the seaperson life, learn to surf, free dive spearfish, be with people in the know then we can teach you. You can communicate well perhaps you know how to start and manage a web site? So let's hear from you and do something interesting that you can share with friends....

Over all plan is to be heading across the pacific to Tahiti in April2017 see you there.


sv ALVEI Experience the Life of a Traditional Sailor

Crew wanted: Deckhand
Vessel: Tall Ship
Size:38 m
Location: New Zealand
Destination: None
Logged in: 1 hours ago

July 2016


We have been sailing Alvei throughout the world’s oceans from 1995 to the present. We have logged over 200,000 sea miles and stood watch with over 500 crew. Now and again it becomes time to put Alvei away and do something different. This is one of those times. We will return to New Zealand and Alvei in November 2016.

In the meantime we are looking for a few new volunteers to join the crew. We are usually about a dozen, averaging about six men and women each. We don’t plan it that way, it just works that way. The average age is twenty to thirty-something with a scattering of people in their forties to sixties. Volunteers also join us from all over the world. In fact, we’ve had as many as15 people from 13 different nationalities on one crew alone.

We have three categories of volunteer crew, short-term, medium-term and long-term. On the average about a third of volunteers are 3 weeks to 2 months, another third 3 to 4 months and another third 1-2 years. Once a person accumulates one year of service (either continuously or several shorter stints) they are eligible to sail on Alvei at any time, free of charge. Preference is given to longer term crew.

Long-Term Volunteer Crew Anyone wanting to learn the way of a tall ship sailor would do well to sign on for a year or more. Sea Time will be officially documented and applied toward earning sea time credit towards certification. Once booked, many have pursued lifelong careers at sea based on their experience on Alvei.

Medium-Term Volunteer Crew Many people, who find their way to us through, tend to be keen on tall ship sailing and stay between 3 to 4 months. This is also a good option for gap year studies or retirees who have family or other commitments back home. Many return for successive seasons.

Short-Term Volunteer Crew This option is available for the average backpacker or similar traveller looking for the next island adventure. The typical stay is between 2 weeks and 2 months while sailing interisland in the tropics.

Both long and medium-term crew can include an approximate 4 to 5 week open ocean voyage to or from New Zealand.

2017 Itinerary
• November and December mark the last two months of our 2016 season. This is a good time for potential watch leaders to join the crew and gain hands-on learning/teaching experience guiding and directing less experienced crew. We are looking for potential watch leaders here.

• After the Christmas holidays we continue welcoming new crew and finish maintenance projects such as bulwark repair and painting, tarring the rig, sail repair and caulking the deck.

• Training begins in earnest in early March with lessons on sail and line handling, steering, lookout, watch standing and galley maintenance. We will need a solid 4 weeks of work, from all the volunteers, to prepare for sea. All crew should plan on being on board no later than March 1st.

• We set sail in April for the southwest Pacific islands. Specific destinations are yet to be determined as we generally choose where to go and what to do based on where we are needed most. Possible destinations may include islands from Tahiti, through the Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu.

• In October, we’re bound for Brisbane, Australia for our regular haul-out maintenance. This is 3 weeks of intense but rewarding work, scrubbing the bottom, replacing zincs and painting. This becomes an intense work time with a blow-out party at the end. There is no daily rate charge during the haul out time.

• Then it’s back home to New Zealand for the summer maintenance season.

No one is required to perform jobs they are not comfortable with, such as working aloft. We can accommodate up to17 volunteer crew.

It requires knowledge, experience, time and practice to learn the way of the sea.
Patience and a resilient sense of humour help when mastering the sometimes unexpected events of the day or night. Learning can be gained from reading books by working with your shipmates.

Along with that it can become a time of reward and accomplishment. You will learn things you didn’t expect to learn. (That is where the sense of humour part comes in handy.) And you will definitely have many stories to tell along the way.


Web details are: For more info contact:


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 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".


Looking for boatmates/kindred spirits to share a life of adventure

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:78 f
Location: El Salvador
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 3 hours ago

DanonLungta: We are heading south along the Pacific coast of Central America towards Panama. Perhaps when the rains set in we will cruise down to Ecuador. Next year we plan to cross the Pacific towards French Polynesia and New Zealand. If you’re interested in sharing a thoughtful, loving life of adventure on a wonderful boat take a look at our web site, There are links to our Facebook pages on our website, as well as a link to our blog. Couples are welcome.


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


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,


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

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