yet more adventures to share
Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Logged in: 1 hours ago
mistress: Mistress is a 39ft sailing ketch built in 1972 by Allied Boat Builders in the US. She is a center cockpit design with two cabins and two heads. Between August 2013 and May 2014, we sailed Mistress from Saint Martin to Trinidad and back. In the process we visited Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe (including Petit Terre, Les Deserada and Les Saints), Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the most of the Grenadines, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. Accompanying me at various times were Thomas, Susanne, Vee, Marion, Allan, my (now ex) partner Laura, another Laura, Michael, Pia, Maria, Marina and others (mostly couchsurfers).
After returning to Saint Martin/Sint Maarten where we started, my partner Laura headed off on her own adventures. Not wanting to spend the hurricane season in Saint Martin I found crew and headed fairly slowly down south agan island hopping to Trinidad.
Thats where I am now and from here, who knows? Whatever I choose to do, Iíd rather have some crew/travel companions before I move on again so Iím posting a new advert and will see what happens. My plans (which are pretty much non-existent right now) are flexible. Iíd be interested to hear from anyone who fancies a sailing adventure, regardless of existing sailing experience.
Iím seeking like-minded crew and travel companions for ongoing adventures rather than island hoppers simply looking for passage from A to B.
Male or female, young or old - you donít need sailing experience to join the boat but must actually enjoy sailing! Also important - you should work well as part of a team; be a good communicator (in english), good humored; tolerant; considerate and ideally without too much baggage as itís not huge boat!
Iím vegetarian - I guess you donít need to be but food onboard will be and thereíll be no fishing.
Iím on a low budget and ideally youíd be operating on a similar budget (about 12US$ per day on average) and you need to be able to cover your share. Low budget means not eating out at restaurants every day or hanging out in bars all night. Also, donít expect the convenience and comfort of a marina every time we stop - weíll be at anchor. On shore you should be at ease with walking, hitching or taking buses rather than hoping in a taxi everywhere.
If you are interested in joining Mistress (either now or in the future), please write an email telling me about you, your motives, hopes, expectations, experiences and timeframes. Iím not going to pick crew based on one line emails. If you have online profiles (such as couchsurfing or facebook), please include links.
If youíve written before (perhaps via findaacrew or some other web based system) please email again.
Feel free to ask questions.
You can view photos from Mistress and crew on http://flickr.com/photos/sailingmistress
thanks, ben (email@example.com)
Update> now in grenada. trinidad within the week