50ft catamaran Fiji to New Zealand in August/September
Crew wanted: 1st mate
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Location: New Zealand
Destination: New Zealand
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ohanachris: Update 28th Sep: We are now back from Vanuatu and relaxing in the beautiful Bay of Islands, northland, New Zealand. Anyone welcome to join us here immediately to explore the islands a bit and then work our way back to Auckland over the next week or three. Get in touch and join us straight away in KeriKeri if you're available!
Looking for good reliable crew to sail 50ft catamaran
Relatively young (but very experienced) skipper in mid 30s, crew in 20s or 30s ideal. You should be enthusiastic, hard-working and not prone to severe seasickness. References may be required. Daily contribution towards costs such as fuel, food, insurance etc. required and you pay for your own flights etc.
Experience of some/all of watchkeeping, offshore sailing, night sailing, navigation, maintenance skills and heavy weather preferred but you might be able to make up for a shortfall in skills with sheer enthusiasm if you are a fast learner!
Also seeking an experienced mate for the passage, ideally at yachtmaster level.
I have a background in sail training and am happy to teach to fill any gaps in your experience. I'm a commercially qualified skipper and have high standards of safety. The yacht is very comfortable, seaworthy and extremely well equipped and very well maintained. She carries all equipment required by NZ cat1 offshore and is regularly surveyed as a commercial passenger vessel (although this voyage is a private trip not a charter).
2014 plans : (relaxed cruising as a private yacht - crew to contribute to expenses)
June/July : Fiji
July/August : head on to Vanuatu
August/September: maybe continue to New Caledonia
September : Offshore passage back to New Zealand
September 2014-April 2015 - commercial charters out of auckland, mostly day sails, occasional deckhand needed.
April 2015 - maybe set off around the world... who knows!
Please contact me ASAP if interested.