Multihull: Spain and Portugal
New crew opportunity: Northern Spain, Galicia and around Cape Finisterre, the coast of Portugal, with stops, then the Algarve and again to the Spanish boarder. Possibly in December a continuation to the Canary Islands as well. The plan is open so we can decide where to go - as we go, and as the weather and wind decides too.
=== The project ===
Shared expenses on board, and in my experience it is approximately €12 per day per person. Not bad for all included food, harbours, marinas, fuel etc. It's supposed to be possible for anyone on any budget to come sailing! I pay for all materials and maintenance of the boat - not the crew! Oh, and I should say that food is preferred vegetarian. Also, alcohol and cigarettes and such things in moderation or even better not at all please!
So far this year we have completed 1800 miles with the boat on the Baltic, a delivery down to France, and some local cruising.
I've been using a few different crew finding websites for years now, Crewbay is a good one though. I've owned a number of boats and have sailed with so many different people.
So why do I look for crew to join my sailing? Firstly, it seems to me that owning a boat is a big responsibility, and a lot of materials and work have gone in to the making of it - so it is only right to then share it with others. Everybody on the planet can't own their own boat always. Secondly, I'm learning still. The idea is to progressively work towards creating the ultimate boating experience for everyone. I need to know how to manage a project, and create the conditions where people can enjoy and contribute with ease. In future I intend to have larger yachts capable of more extensive cruising as well as moving cargo under sail, and I'll need crew then too. This is all part of building that dream.
There is no need to have previous sailing experience. Open to individuals and couples and people of all ages!
=== The Skipper / Captain ===
I am a RYA yacht master, trained in the Isle of White and in the Solent. I've crossed the Atlantic 19 times, and I actually work on sailing boats professionally. Usually on racing mono-hulls and multi-hulls.
I'm Swedish and aged 35. My languages are English and Swedish, but also French. I can understand basic Spanish and German.
=== The yacht ===
This is a multi-hull (trimaran) of 39 foot over all - it's a Kelsall 39 design. Comfortable enough living for 6 people.
It is an ocean going vessel that has completed two transatlantic passages already. The yacht is also perfect for the shallow water areas, and the best anchorages and little hide-away harbours can be found with this boat.
There is a double cabin aft, and a double cabin forward. The main saloon has sleeping places for four people.
No shower, fridge or big luxury on board. It's a simple boat. We have 220V and 12 volt electricity. Matrsses, sheets, pillows, blankets etc. are also available.
=== The Conditions ===
This is a good trip for anyone wanting to learn more about sailing, and simply sail more miles. Walking, swimming and enjoying the good life as well of course.
We run a shared expenses deal on board. Generally ports and harbours are very cheap, so the expenses will never be high. As said before about €12 per day is a good estimate and we will try to do it cheaper. Staying in marinas in the city such as Lisabon would possibly cost a little more closer to 15 - 18 euros per person per day.
Hope to hear from you, and maybe even see you on board soon!