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  • Nikaia

    • 36ft Najad 360
    • France
    • Checked in 15 hours ago

Looking to make nautical friends to sail the world

I’m looking for fun friendly and relaxed crew (shared costs basis: €25-30 per day) to join me for a week to see how we get along and also get to know the boat in preparation to return for longer trips (2 - 6 weeks) to sail the Med and then further afield as I sail Nikaia round the world.

This summer I will be cruising the med (home port Nice, France). I can sail Nikaia on my own and have sailed her with crew from Denmark to Nice around Gibraltar so I have some experience.

So if you enjoy relaxing in beautiful bays and exploring coastal towns and villages as well as learning about the safely of the vessel, navigation and an occasional night watch send me a message and we can chat on Skype.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC I will still be doing maintenance in May so if your interested in learning about how to fix things on a boat yourself, your welcome to join me and sail later when the virus passes.

Stay healthy


PS. If you can cook keeping the kitchen super clean or play the guitar on board you will definitely catch my attention :)
- Nikaia is strictly no smoking & no drugs.
- Due to lack of space, no couples.

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  • Crew positionCompetent Crew

  • Availability 13 Jun 2020 until 30 Sep 2020

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationDhoni

  • Make/modelNajad 360

  • Length36 feet

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from France , Nice

  • Sailing to Italy , Napoli via Corsica and Elba

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionVHF DSC Fixed & Handheld Radio EPIRB AIS 6 Man Liferaft Offshore Flare Pack Fire extinguishers Smoke detector Jack stays, life lines & lifejackets

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  • NationalityBritish

  • Age42

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications CEVNI
    ICC Power/Sail
    RYA Coastal Skipper
    RYA Yachtmaster Theory
    Safety at Sea/Sea Survival

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Went for a week, stayed for a month


I’ve been crew and piloted our family boat and thought I knew a thing or two until I met Debbi. I went back to rookie level, man did I learn so much from her and enjoyed learning from her experience. During the first week, she taught me the ins and outs of Nikaia, from the avalanche cupboard to raising, lowering, and storing sails. It felt very natural with her, we were in flow after that week, our daily routine was synchronized from enjoying our coffee&tea in the morning to siestas in the late afternoon. Enjoying sundowners with her cocktails and snacks then me cooking her dinners under the stars. Nikaia is solid, from her sleek teak decks, comfy galley and lounge. I am used to cruising in large motor yachts and Nikaia was just as comfy and cozy. Could have easily spent more months were it not me having to go back to work. Sailing Nikaia was the experience I was searching for, as I took the helm she took me for a ride a couple of times and I experience what sailing is about, hard going back to motor yachts. And Finally, none of this would have been as great as I describe had it not been for Debbi, she was warm, caring, and fun to be around. I felt as I knew her for a lot longer then I did and look forward to sailing with her again.

10th Apr 2020

Great week on Nikaia


I had a great week with Debbi. Her boat is immaculate and very comfortable whilst sailing and living aboard - lots of beautiful teak below deck. I had the aft cabin to myself. She’s a very capable skipper, can sail Nikaia single handed, but is looking for crew ultimately to join her as she circumnavigates. She was extremely patient with me as I’m just returning to sailing after 30 years ashore. She explained everything clearly from safety equipment/procedures and weather patterns to how to install a frig/toilet/solar panels! She was thoughtful and found great places to swim and anchor away from the madding crowd even in the height of summer.

21st Feb 2020

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