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Gillean Guy


Crew wanted: Recreational Crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:44 f
Location: Ecuador
Destination: French Polynesia
Logged in: 3 hours ago

Gillean Guy: Skipper on newer, clean, safe boat seeks one crew, short or long term, for trip from Ecuador to Tahiti with long stops in the Galapagos, Marquesas and Tuamotus. No experience necessary--will teach. I pay boat expenses, you kick in something for food. I would like someone who is adventuresome, willing to contribute to boat maintenance and upkeep, open minded, likes travelling to new places, can tolerate challenge and adversity and loves sailing, or has a keen desire to learn. I am fit, in good health (like to run when I can), don't smoke or use drugs, like a sundowner (or two), can accommodate others and provide references. I seek the same in crew. Gillean is a 42' newer Valiant I had built for sailing around the world--strong, comfortable and fun to sail, outfitted with a full compliment of communications and safety gear. If interested, write to me at sailboat dot gillean at gmail dot com. Cheers!



Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:13 m
Location: Portugal
Destination: Uruguay
Logged in: 4 hours ago

Polonioli: I have a 42' sailboat that I am needing help in sailing her to brazil,argentina, with many stops along the way. No experience necessary, but must be spiritually strong to withstand the privations of the life at sea. . Time frame for departure, around october 2017. . Boat is in Azores islands , Praia Vitoria. I am an experienced sailor born in Uruguay. I speak Spanish, Italian, and a little English.

Hola tengo velero de 13 metros muy segur y comodo busco tripulacion para viajar a brazil rio de janeiro y argentina y uruguay .

Preferente hable español o portugues .

Start trip is in middle october TO AZORES - CANARIAS - CABO VERDE - RECIFE -RIO JANEIRO

Cost each person is usd 1000 .

Costo 1000 dolares por persona.

Yet remain 3 places free
Aun quedan 3 lugares disponibles

Whatsapp +59897257172

Contact , :: , julio


Adventure Sailing in the Caribbean and Central America - 2017/2018

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:33 f
Location: Aruba
Destination: Colombia
Logged in: 15 hours ago

Tsamaya: Tsamaya sailed from Scandinavia autumn 2016 and the thought about sailing around the world is growing stronger and stronger.
But there is no rush..

The Caribbean and Central america need some attention before we move on to the next big ocean.

Right now Tsamaya is on Bonaire!
Plan is to visit the rest of the ABC-islands and head towards Cartagena, Colombia.
There the boat will spend some time on land and get ready for another seasons in the Caribbean Sea.

Not looking for paid crew.
Need to have a open mind and a big heart.
On Tsamaya we share the workload and expenses the daily cost is around 30€/per day

No need to know how to sail, Ill teach you.
But be ready for some proper sailing, the engine is shit so we sail everywhere. the dingy has no engine so we row. The kitchen has no fridge but I guarantee you will get some of the best meals in your life. The anchor has no winch so we use our pull it up by hand!

If are a filmmaker, pirate, electrician, hussler or have some other interesting thats a plus.

Check out the fb page for updates on current locations and to see some photos.

One Love!



Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Tall Ship
Size:38 m
Location: Colombia
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 19 hours ago


we have a fix crew of 3 people on board and allways need some additional hands (payingwise= 80usd&day for short term untill 7 days and 60usd for longer terms untill 14 days........for a minimum of 3 month 20usd&day (thats for the first stay...people that come for a second tie crewing do not pay and after second we also pay flights.

so what we are looking for is generally more people that come for a minimum time of 3 month (max 4 month)

it is possible to join for less time only payingwise like described before...the shorter you come the more will be the payment

the ship is a 114 years 0ld tallship (staysailschooner), steel, 240tons, 38meter lenght, in good seaworthy conditions.


The minimum amount of time for crewing on the Stahlratte is 3 months, mainly because it takes some time to get into all the ships technical systems and the necessary works! newcomers have to pay there own food/basic axpences of 20us per day for the first 3 month.
when coming second time crewing there is no more expenses and for the third time we pay flights to get on board and back home.

How long you will be staying on board in the end depends highly on our working atmosphere as a group, as this is the most important thing for a group of people living and working together in this "small world", where you will even spend most of your free time together...this can be a challenge!
For this same reason it is also important not to be afraid of confrontations, because at some point the necessicity will arise to discuss things and situations!

Acatually on our tours between panama and colombia we are carrying travelers and their it is passengers and deckscargo we are transporting (up to 20 heavy motorcyles and up to 22 pax)

so basic works on these tours are:

--loading, lashing and cover of deckscargo
--cooking for guests and crew
--maintaining ships technical equippement (generators/engine/watermaker etc)

Maintaining this ship and organising the Tours is a lot of work. For you to be able to get an overview of how things work on the "Stahlratte" we will describe the general routine in the following:

We do approx. 2 Tours consisting of 4 days per month. Each tour needs about 2 days time for preparation i.e. shopping, cleaning, organizing we spend about 12 days in total each month concentrating on Tours.

During these tours we will be very busy especially with organizing the catering for a possible total of 24 we are 3-4 people crew normally, we do not have much time during these tours to relax, even if the guests are asked to help us in everything (cooking,cleaning, watches).

Most of the ships maintenance work is done during our stay in Cartagena between the tours, as this is an industrial harbour and materials, spare-parts etc. are easy to find.

the maintenance works are basicly:

--fight against the rust (grinding; nailhammering; painting
--technical repairs and overhaul (generators, mainengine, watermaker, pumps, hydraulicv equippement...etc)
--rigg works and sailrepairs

it is a lot of Industrial work to do: DIRTY AND EXHAUSTING

We always spend some time in San Blas between the Tours to relax and enjoy the paradise, but even there sometimes things need to be done for the ships maintenance but generally we are not doing anything else than emergency repairs during these days.

The maintenance works are very diverse...there will always be a lot of cleaning involved! Keeping decks and rooms clean, repairing sails, replacing ropes, unrusting and painting, changing the oil of generators, greasing the anchor-winch...ect. ect. ect....
All these works are accompanied by the daily things to do: always checking the generators, charge level of batteries, bilge water content, drinking watertank content, refilling the fridges with cool drinks, checking the vegetables and fruits to take out the bad ones..etc

In our experience the crew works well, when everyone feels responsible for everything and also for everybody. People who lack the ability to see things that need to be done and who need to be provided with tasks makes life on board difficult for all the rest.
very important is to know that as a crewmember you are not coming to "help" when somebody else does works...yourself are asked to work and you will need to take responsabilities and animate yourself doing things ...that all means very quick learning as there will be a load of works you probably have never made before.

This description is not designed to shock you, but it should avoid wrong expectations!
In general you should be able and like to take responsibility, enjoy group-life and -dynamics, cooking, being active and take the iniciative.
You will have to learn some things like how to work with the sails, a bit of seamanship, a bit about motor-maintenance, basic navigation and cooking for up to 22 people, but as long as you are willing to learn, to work and take your part of responsibility you will not need to have knowledge about sailing and ships....this world will be yours in NO time ;)

we are especially looking for people interested in coming back crewing and intensify there skills and konwledge on board and be able-body-sailors or even first mates and so we do pay flights for people when coming 3rd time.
very interesting for stahlratte are allways people with good handcrafts experience...woodworkers, welders etc


Relaxed island hoping in the Caribbean

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:15 m
Location: Bahamas, The
Destination: Colombia
Logged in: 20 hours ago

Wispa: I am currently sailing The Bahamas, and will stay South of San Salvador and Est of Long Island until late June.
By end of June or early July, I will depart from Great Inagua on a passage to Colombia, with perhaps a short stop in Jamaica, to arrive in Colombia and Panama before hurricane season starts, and spend the next 5 months in that area.
Have been sailing the Eastern part of the Caribbean for most of the past 3 years, between St Martin and French Guyana, and logged over 6000 miles once we got to South Carolina in the US, where the boat sat at a Marina For 8 months.
Looking for crew/company for any or all segments.
I don't smoke and I don't drink. Very sportive, like to do paragliding when I can and fell in love with spearfishing, doing it whereever possible.
I was born in Argentina and moved to the US 12 years ago. Have been living on the boat for most of this past 3 years.


looking for sailing companion

Crew wanted: Friendship/Relationship
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:70 f
Location: Colombia
Destination: None
Logged in: 1 days ago

schoonerpaul: currently in cartagena,colombia,looking for female companion


crossing panama and heading down to ecuador before marquises

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:45 f
Location: Colombia
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 1 days ago

happybunny: Hi All

Please get in touch with a description of yourself, your project and your availability.

Kind regards

Sy Fairwinds

Sailing in the Caribbean and Central America

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:16 m
Location: Colombia
Destination: Panama
Logged in: 2 days ago

Sy Fairwinds: This is not an add from a lonely old man looking to find a relationship, nor is it an add from a older couple to find someone to take care of the dirty or heavy tasks.

We are a young and energetic group of people looking for like-minded people to take part in the adventure of a lifetime, and share the costs related to it. No paid position, shared costs

Give me a shout if you are interested to join the crew.
More info and contact no

Best regards
Fredrik Molin


Sailing around Venezuela all year 2017

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Cruise Ship
Size:12 m
Location: Venezuela
Destination: None
Logged in: 2 days ago

mauriciocastro777: Relax easy going places around the islands and cayos.
Here is the boat:


sailing around Brazilian coast

Crew wanted: Amateur crew
Vessel: Sailing Boat
Size:12 m
Location: Brazil
Destination: None
Logged in: 3 days ago

caitodias: “Where there's a will, there's a way!!!”

“ With the wind in my hair, the taste of the salt of the ocean on my lips, seeing the wildlife, the stars, the darkest of nights, the brightest of days with the sparkle of diamonds from the sun's reflection on the water …”

Sailing around Brazilian coast
Hello, would you like to come to Brazil ( the land of sun, cheerful and friendly people with much party and samba !!! ) to sailing and make friends? I have a sailboat of 38' here in Rio de Janeiro and I need crew to do small crossings along the Brazilian coast, Angra dos Reis, Paraty, Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio, Buzios, Costa da Bahia, Arquipélago de Abrolhos, Salvador etc. I'm from Minas Gerais (which has no ocean) but my sailboat, Wega, is in the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro where also I have apartment in Copacabana beach and I live here in Rio too. You can stay with me in the apartment or if you prefer the boat in Marina which offers reasonable comfort and safe and just where the 2016 Olympic Games will be held (sailing)... If interested send photos and pretensions OK?

A big hug, Caito


see me sailing youtube videos: caito dias and catito dias

send photos please - facebook?
- I intend to do minor crossings always starting from the Rio to the south only still Paraty, RJ, and northward only to Salvador in Bahia. Always going back and forth all around 15 days ...
- You do not have to pay anything! All expenses will be my account. Ok?
- In Rio you may be staying in my apartment situated on the beach of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, which is near the Marina da Gloria where the boat is. The apartment has 03 bedrooms, 02 bathrooms, kitchen and other dependencies. Completely furnished and equipped, cable televisions, computers, Internet and wi-fi etc. Obviously you will have a room only for you!
You can help by adjusting the sails on deck, with the mooring cables, with electric winch anchor and when navigating in setting the direction of the destination in the chartplotter, GPS and autopilot etc ... Besides, I will be always by your side to any questions, okay? - For sure we will have one or two more people in the crew to help also in other tasks ...
We will not be sailing all the time. For example, we will navigate to Paraty, about 18 hours from Rio, sailing. There, in the city, the boat will be in one of several marinas and we will visit the cozy bars and restaurants with live music, typical food with fine wines. Then we will know the wonderful islands and beaches, trails to the beautiful crystal-clear waterfalls. Let's swim and you can dive into the sea ever calm with clear waters full of fish. Go fishing and eat a lot of fried fish on the boat barbecue with plenty of beer too ... In Paraty and Angra dos Reis we can stay more or less 10 days ... all depending on we like it or not ... From Paraty we will back to Rio and rest a few days ... Then we can navigate to Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio and Buzios (15/20 hours sailing), where also, we know and enjoy the natural beauty of the region ... We will schedule these tours in more detail when you get here in Rio Ok?
- Besides, you can be sure that will be treated, as well as other membres of the crew, with all my affection and care and surrounded by every possible safety ...
- OK? for any doubt I am at your disposal to answer ...
Kisses, Caito

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