Crew needed for Azores to UK - July 2019
The boat is a steel hulled, 37ft clipper, moored in Horta. The plan is to sail to London, setting off on or about the 12th July. Crew should arrive several days and up to 1 week prior.
We aim for 4 people on board, 3 crew plus skipper. All crew must be competent to stand watch. The norm will be 4 hour watches with two people on each watch - though if weather is very good we can switch to one person watches and catch up on sleep. This is not a race and the emphasis will be on a happy, safe passage. If the weather turns bad, we heave too, hunker down and wait. No heroics.
The boat is very solidly built, originally designed for high latitude sailing, and has just completed a refit. All safety equipment is new and much of the critical equipment is either new or fully refurbished (such as a complete overhaul of the engine and new stern gear). The boat has a monitor windvane as well as Pelagic electric self-steering. Cooking is on a Taylors kerosene stove. Passage plan available on request which also lists equipment carried.
There are two back cabins (bunks are 'cosy' for two people!) as well as 2x passage berths in the cabin, with lee cloths.
The trip is expected to take 10 days though we should allow two weeks. In the previous week, the skipper will finish some of the final bits of the todo list and undertake some day sails to shake out any bugs. It would be great if most of the crew could arrive a little early.
This will be the first ocean crossing undertaken by the skipper so he wants a solid, no nonsense crew which can work together as a team. This trip is not suitable for beginners. Couples welcome to apply.