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  • Alexander Fitz Roy

    • 11m Hallberg Rassy 36
    • Suriname
    • Checked in 1 month ago

Caribbean March-May 2020, US Eastcoast June-July, Atlantic Crosing (northern route) August

Hi there!

The last two summers I was sailing Fitz Roy a HR36 roughly 5000 nautical miles zigzag trough the Mediterranean. This January I will sail from Portugal towards the Canaries, Cape Verdes and across the Atlantic to Suriname. THE ATLANTIC CROSSING HAS NO MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

I am looking for additional crew for these legs:
Leg 1 - Caribbean Tobago to USVI/Bahamas; Timeframe March April into May 2020. This is a fun filled leg with tons of hiking and snorkeling.
Leg 2 - Caribbean USVI/Bahamas to New York City, Cape Cod, Maine; Timeframe May-June into July. This will be a passage leg for experienced sailors.
Leg 3 - USA Maine - CAN St. Johns - UK - Norway (thinking about a stop in Greenland/Iceland if I am early). This is a passage leg only for experienced sailors with prior ocean crossing or 10+ days sailing experience.

For shorter periods I do consider taking 4 persons on board. Please read the timeframe, the expectations and all info's carefully. I had fun and not so fun experiences with taking on board groups of two people traveling together so I might consider this as an option for a fun group that I can get to know beforehand. I will not take on board couples.

In the past I had several crew on board, mostly friends and family and a few persons from Crewbay so far, wich was a lovely experience. We where mostly 4 which is the upper limit. For the Atlantic crossing and onwards I will take 2 extra people on board for a total of 3 (including myself). This has proven to be optimal for the size of the boat and comfort/living space.

I'm a friendly and experienced sailor that likes to be around other fun and enthusiastic people. I like to keep the boat tidy and take care of the ship and its equipment. I want to use this platform to get in touch with potential crew that I actually see more as friends and sailing voyaging enthusiasts then as crew. I prefer people roughly my age, mid twenty to mid thirty. I strongly prefer to somehow meet up before departing.

I am not looking for professional crew and am not paying for travel from/to the boat. Depending on your financial situation I expect some payment towards boat maintenance and insurance.

If you are up for sailing longer distances and visiting beautiful places in Europe, Africa and the Americas give me a shout. Let's talk about adventures!

Cheers, Alex

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  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability 1 Mar 2020 until 31 May 2020

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelHallberg Rassy 36

  • Length11 metres

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from Suriname , Paramarimbo

  • Sailing to Norway , Bergen (via Bahamas, US eastcost, UK, see Legs 1-3 in description)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionFitz Roy is a 36 foot Hallberg Rassy from 1992 she is carefully and personally equipped by myself. She has an overhauled 60hp Volvo Engine, new sails and has received a new teak deck last summer. The boat is registered under Swiss flag and has all the safety equipment required by the thorough government of a landlocked country :-) EPIRB, Life raft, VHF and SSB Radio with Email capabilities, a Sat Phone, Flares, AIS Transponder, Radar, Solar panels, all new electrics and instruments a new Thruster and a dinghy with outboard engine. The boat is a feel good - feel safe centre cockpit, with furling sails in mast. It is extremely well built, nicely balanced and very comfortable to travel on. Since it is not super big, sail handling is easy enough for smaller people as well. There are two bedrooms and two bunks in the salon. We normally travel with no more then 4 people on board. There's a state of the art nav station, a full galley with fridge and one bathroom with shower (there’s even hot water on Sundays).

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  • NationalitySwiss

  • Age34

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of French

  • Qualifications Long Range Radio Certificate
    RYA 1st Aid
    RYA Yachtmaster
    Short Range VHF / GMDSS
    Swiss Certificate of Competence for Ocean Yachting

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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