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    • 19m Hajkutter
    • Cape Verde
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Cape Verde to Brazil, and Amazon Expedition

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated crew to learn about sailing on a traditional wooden ship. We are a big crew of 8-14 people with all kinds of ages and from many countries. With our concept of LIVE - LEARN - SAIL we are living together like a family, sharing skills, working on the boat together, and having a nice party once in a while. Joining our project involves hard work, creative ideas, and teamwork.

Being a member of our sailing club means you have the opportunity to join the boat wherever for sailing as well as working on maintaining it or being involved in one of the bigger projects, like our newest one: Crossing the Atlantic and go to Brazil on an Amazon Expedition

Together we will grow and overcome the obstacles that repairing the boat and sailing might bring. This is not a Caribbean cruise vacation, this is something you'll learn from and remember for the rest of your life along with making new friends and experiencing something few people have a chance to do. This is not a 2 or 3 weeks sailing vacation trip, it is an ongoing sailing project you're welcome to come and spend what time you can and are always welcome back later.

We are looking for new crew members to join us for our newest projects: the Atlantic crossing, from Cape Verde to Brazil as well as for an Amazon expedition, where we will be doing research and hands-on studies and look at the ecological disaster that's unfolding

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 12 Oct 2020 for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelHajkutter

  • Length19 metres

  • Berth9

  • Sailing from Cape Verde

  • Sailing to Brazil

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionThis is a well equipped and outfitted traditional Danish sailing ketch, built-in 1939 and rebuilt in the eighties to the present and ongoing. All traditional safety equipment is on board as well as a 14-foot rib with a 40 hp Sleeps a total of 10 with two head and showers, very comfortable accommodations. A full complement of modern navigational instruments. LIVE ... Live the sea life on a traditional wooden ship, Labora. Challenge yourself by pushing your boundaries, sharing your similarities and differences with people of different ages and cultures. Enrich your life by doing what few have the courage to do: expedition sailing. LEARN ... Learn seamanship. You will join a group of people with different skill levels sharing their knowledge and passion for the sea and sailing. Through hands-on training, you will learn new skills from others and teach to solidify the knowledge gained. SAIL... Sail the high seas aboard Labor's expeditions. You will feel the forces of nature and put seamanship training to the test. By sailing in far-out corners of the world you will discover and learn to understand and respect the environment and different cultures. http://www.lisc.club/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibertySailing/

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  • NationalityUnited States

  • Age64

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of German

  • Qualifications Boatmaster

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Fun and challenging experience


I wanted to learn how to sail and live on a boat for a longtime. This year the dream became true! I didn't have any expectations, when I finally came on board from the very beginning I was living the dream...a true wooden boat...Like the ones in the pirate movies ;) Immediately I was welcomed by Dave and the crew members with an interesting chat, something was going on the boat before I came, the atmosphere was a bit tense. They didn’t offer me tea or hot chocolate but a nice bottle of rum. The first 2-3 days I was a bit disoriented because I was so excited that I wanted to do everything but I didn't know where to begin and I wasn't familiar with all the stuff going on the boat or the tools that I needed. I was pretty much an observer and, then after those few days we were working a lot together from sanding, painting and also tightening the rigging, learning the basic knots, varnish the top mast, dive and of course the various procedures to sail. There are always things to work on the boat, but Dave gives you also the total freedom to choose how you can live the days on the Labora, it is up to you, if you're motivated and keen to learn you'll never get bored and you'll learn A LOT! Otherwise Dave will throw you overboard! ;-) I would totally recommend to get on Labora if you're not afraid to get your hands dirty and to be shouted out from the Captain or hear long lectures about life from him! The first time it is interesting to hear some paranoid speeches about humankind but after the 50th time a bit less...For me it has been a life experience, It has broadened my horizon of sailing life, I really must say a big thank you to the boat itself, to Dave and to the crew, they taught me a lot and I have a connection with them even because being on this boat it is psychologically challenging! Labora became sort of a person: the history, the wood, the rigging, the problems....At the end of the day I felt I was in the right place in the right time.

30th Aug 2020

One of the richest experience of my life


Jumping on Labora was my first actual sailing experience, and I can say those two months were one of the richest experience of my life. From learning how to sail on a piece of history, to maintaining / repairing / improving this old lady by working on wood / metal / plumbing / electronics and from 16m high on the top mast to -2m under water... You actually learn how to use your both hands and your brain. Dave really challenges you to open your eyes and think. But the best for me is the freedom Dave gives to the crew for choosing what project to work on and then the responsibility on to doing it. All that with a changing crew that makes the experience interesting by living with a lot of different people, some having a lot of experience to share and a huge among of energy for the others. Thank you Dave for this opportunity, I'll be back !

27th Mar 2020

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