Are you looking for crew or looking to join a yacht this season? Fill in the form to the right to register your interest.
The notices below will be updated regularly, so please keep checking back for more opportunities. Crew Available posts will remain posted for one year (from date of post).
Don't forget that if you are looking for some sailing experience, our Day Pass system is a great place to start. Check out the Discover Sailing page for more info.
Or if you'd like to start with a course, jump on the Learn to Sail page.
Crew Available crew wanted
Chris 'Toff' Prentice
I'm a 30 year old Englishman, just moved to Melbourne from the Whitsundays and am looking to join a crew for regular racing.
I've raced a 40' Beneteau for the last 15 months as wincher/trimmer on head sail and competed in Airlie Beach Race Week 2016 (unforgettable). Next month I'm undertaking my Day Skipper ticket am keen to keep building my experience and sea miles towards my RYA Yachtmaster.
I'm a fit and friendly easy going guy and I like to cook. Please contact me if you have an opening on your crew for racing or any voyages in the near future.
0487527144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a 27 year old Canadian traveler in Melbourne at the moment. I have sailing experience and I'm looking for any thing from a weekend trip to a two week adventure. I'm very helpful on the boat. Handy man back home in Canada been self employed doing home renovations for 5 years ( comes in handy when things break down). I'm a decent cook and always up for a great conversation. Im fluent in English french and Spanish and and I get my with Italian and Portuguese. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
0447083431 or email@example.com
I'm looking for a yacht to be a regular crew member on. I've been a bit type cast on winches, but agile , fit, communicate well and keen to learn to go to the next level of ability. My balance is excellent so am interested in fore deck / mid deck and/ or clutches.
0420305364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
30y/o Canadian accountant working towards the Australian PR. Looking to get into day sailing and getting experience on keelboats (under 42') in coastal and blue water.
Going to try to sail from NY to Australia before I turn 35. :)
Completed basic crew & basic cruising courses with Sail Canada (Canadian standard) in 2012/2013 [4 day crewing/cruising course around Victoria Island, Canada]. Cansail 1-3 Dinghy sailing in 2012/2013.
0488939715 or email@example.com
Many years of experience (Skipper/Convoyeur) looking to assist in bringing boats from the US/Caribbean/Europe.
06 76 550443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a 61 year old electrician currently residing in Newman WA. Originally from Africa I'm looking to get out of the rut I'm in. My sailing experience is nil but I'm a quick learner, I have my advanced dive ticket with niterox certification. I'm keen to work on a vessel that sails all over the world.
Thanks in advance.
0424355484 or email@example.com
I am interested in learning and development of becoming a crew member. I have particular interest in sailing/yachting but have little to no experience.
It would be ideal for me to be able to talk with someone about gaining experience.
I am 36 years old, have background in the defense forces (Army sector), served 10 years. Currently unemployed at this time.
0420313637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a 22 year old who just returned from the Caribbean and am looking for a work. I am interested in both live on-board or land based.
I have experience in both interior and on deck though would need training and supervision as my experience on deck is quite green. Though I have my powerboat license and have done teak, wash downs and lines etc before.
I will also be interested in sails just to gain experience.
Currently located in Byron Bay and on the Gold Coast but am looking to move to Melbourne as soon as possible.
Send me an email if you are interest and would like to talk further and look at my CV and references.
0479180894 or email@example.com
I'm a 30 yo French guy originally but spent the last 7+ years living in the UK. My sailing experience ranges from being a dinghy instructor back in the days to a few weeks cruising the Mediterranean and Indonesian sea. I also lived and cruised my own houseboat on London's Regent's canal.
I'm fit, I'm young and need to build experience in order to get my ICC - available most of the time!
Cheers for now,
0431730676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I will be holidaying in Melbourne from the 19th May - 5th June 2017. I currently reside in Scarborough, East Yorkshire, UK. I race/skipper a 32ft SJ320 and have a done a couple of charters abroad. I would appreciate any crewing opportunities whilst I am over there if possible, either recing or cruising. Thank's for your time in looking. Dave
I am a fit and active 45 year old who has just returned to Australia after living abroad for the past 12 years. I am an experienced sailer and was comfortable sailing my families Hanse 415 single handedly which unfortunately was sold a few months ago.
I am available to crew on Wednesdays or Saturdays and would love to explore any other opportunity to get out on the water whether it be regionally or internationally.
I work as a hospitality consultant so am very experienced at catering and events including a lot of boat catering.
email@example.com or 0405314308
I am a 25 year old male, healthy and fit. I'm as green as green can be when it comes to sailing but consider myself to be a quick and eager learner.
Hoping to gain experience as I wish to partake in the Sail Indonesia rally later this year in Darwin.
Free on Saturdays and Sundays.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 765 424
I am a 29 year old female. Just moved to Melbourne and looking to build up my sailing experience. I am a qualified padi scuba dive instructor. Looking to work as a deck hand or stewardess.
Hard working, reliable and a fast learner.
I would categorize myself as an inexperienced sailor however have completed one Brisbane to Gladstone around 8 yrs ago. Keen to get on a boat for comp on Wednesday twilights.
0412697676 or email@example.com
I am a 34 year old with strong experience in customer service seeking an entry-level position as a deckhand/stew.
I have previously worked as a day worker assisting in washdowns, external detailing and driving the tender.
Possess STCW and stewardess qualifications, and excited to gain additional experience on any role.
0491 303 616
I am a 34 year old female with strong experience in the yachting industry on private Motor and Sailing yachts as sole crew: stew/deckhand/cook/nanny/Personal trainer/yoga teacher seasonally for 3+ years. My time at sea equates to roughly 5000 nautical miles along the East Coast of the US, Bahamas and Caribbean.
I am interested in continuing with charters/trips/detailing or sharing yoga with owner's, guest and crew here in Australia (Melbourne based, willing to travel.)
If you think I may be the right fit for your boat, please touch base!
0468 900 733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
28 year old female from Brisbane. I have completed my competent crew qualification and raced primarily through school and some of my university. I haven't been on a boat for year or two, and am keen to get involved again. I have raced everything from a laser to a 45+ft jeanneau. I have sailed in Brisbane, the Whitsundays, the U.K. and Croatia. Happy to help out! Thanks, Georgie
I have just moved to Melbourne form the UK. I am a 28 year old male and would really like to learn to sail. I don't have an experience but I am eager to learn
0406975055 or email@example.com
I am in my mid 40's, tall (193cm), large (96kg), strong and keep myself fit. I have completed numerous blue water ocean races , local and international regatta's with more than my fair share of places. I live and work locally in St Kilda and are looking for boat to crew on over this summer.
Available over the Christmas / New Year period for Syd-Hob, Melb-Hob etc.. should the opportunity arise on the right boat, crew etc...
Yachting Australia Safety & Sea Survival Certificate, First Aid etc..
+61428652371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed RMYS Crewing Course early 2016.
0407080466 or email@example.com
I am looking to get involved in sailing. Early 20s, fit, healthy and enthusiastic to try new things. I have little experience of sailing having only done it a few times. Very keen to learn and to provide an extra hand weekdays and weekends!
+61 448 227 182 or firstname.lastname@example.org
English couple with no experience looking for unpaid crew positions to sail to New Zealand, if anyone is headed that way! Young and fit, keen to learn, hardworking, diligent, easy to get along with.
0456923525 or email@example.com
Thomas Ely (Posted on the 4/02/17)
Archimedes - Archambault 35
Looking for several crew for regular Saturday racing.
Fit and agile and willing to learn please.
Several positions available immediately.
0409016012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Culhane (posted 13/12/16)
Weekend Option , NS 38, looking for crew to compete in Wed twilights, club racing and Geelong Festival of Sails 2017.
Will also enter club marine if sufficient crew available.
Prepared to help new sailors with training.
0419104211 or Michael.email@example.com
Mark Wekara (posted 3/12/2016)
FORMOSA 41' seeking two crew members aiming the departure on the 9-12 December from Tasmania Beauty Point to Gold Coast QLD for Christmas.
All interested parties with sailing experience or a need to get marine miles, please call and discuss your fees/ payout for the trip.
The boat is now gone through excellent and thorough checkup with various repairs, so all is ready to go now.
+61428226366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Matrix (posted 20/10/16)
Three, fit and agile, crew required to commit to racing on a 40 foot yacht most Saturdays. Experience would be an advantage but not essential.
Contact Keith O'Donnell 0408 258 377 or email@example.com
Mistress (posted 3/9/16)
Mistress (RP 36) requires additional experienced crew. for Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mistress is a competitive boat that will enable any new crew to obtain the winning edge.
Contact Robert - 0425 746 477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remedy (posted 28/6/16)
Crew with racing experience are invited to join Remedy (Archambault 32).
Remedy is a competitive boat with new owners.
Please call or SMS Maggie on 0407 209 500.
20 years old, fit and string, short enough to miss a boom. Looking for a more frequent yachting experience.
I've got sailing experience but don't have my own boat so don't get out often enough.
0450608191 or Mikaabro@gmail.com
Alex Greaves (posted 25/11/16)
Looking to gain some experience racing/ cruising on weekends over the summer. Just completed my Coastal Skipper course and also sailed for a week on a charter last year.
Other than that, limited keel boat experience (plenty of dinghy/ windsurfing/ kitesurfing experience). 26 year old male and like to consider myself pretty fit!
0467 974 724 or email@example.com
Graham Noble (posted 25/11/16)
Any owners looking for an experienced crew to give a hand delivering back from Tassie I am available.
I have lots of ocean mile experience, professional commercial marine qualifications.
Competent in helming ,navigation,weather,good sail handling skills.
0439762952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ange Andrews (posted 22/10/16)
I raced every week on a J24 based out of the MHYC in Sydney for about two years, until I moved back to Melbourne last year. The boat is owned and skippered by an incredibly experienced and competitive sailor from whom I learnt a great deal. However, I'd still class myself as beginner-ish,
I'm keen to join a crew here in Melbourne and commit to regular racing once per week (either an evening or a weekend).
I'm tall (177cm), fit (67kg), agile and stronger than the average woman.
0403789648 or email@example.com
Roger Llyod (posted 22/10/16)
Experienced ocean qualified crew available for e.g. VDL 2017 Cruise. Prefer email for initial contact.
9842 1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
James Sheehan (posted 22/10/16)
Own a 420 dinghy and Cole 23 trailer sailer, and would like to experience crewing for a competitive keel boat.
Currently I'm 38 and teach Mathematics and Outdoor Education at a regional high school. I spent my 20's overseas: six with the UK Royal Marines, two abseiling off oil rigs and the better part of 2010 guarding Spanish fishermen against Somali pirates.
0422521294 or James.Sheehan@gvgs.vic.edu.au
Mitch O'Sullivan (posted 22/10/16)
I have 2 months continuous offshore sailing experience along with deck and below deck maintenance. Looking for experience to up my skills which will allow me to crew sailing and motor yachts alike.
0414317475 or email@example.com
Adam Seeber (posted 26/9/16)
Hi, my partner and I are looking to get involved in sailing. We're both late 20s, fit, healthy and enthusiastic. I have basic experience of sailing having done it a few times in my teens and Khiara is just starting out.
We're both keen to learn, if you're looking for a few extra hand please get in touch.
0430 359 366 or Adamfseeber@gmail.com
Phil Allsop (26/9/16)
Keen young sailor 30yo. Would love to get out on the water as much as possible. Minimal experience yachting but have been on the water all my life and have always tried to be involved with boats and the water. Would love to get into some racing or just cruising and gaining more experience on the water to head offshore long distance.
0414350486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Mitchell (posted 26/9/16)
I'm 28, from Melbourne, have had a little experience crewing keelboats and loved everything about it, looking to join a regular crew to really learn the ropes.
0402 926 334 or email@example.com
Phantom (posted 24/6/16)
Looking for additional crew to sail regularly on Saturdays.
Competitive boat, mixed crew, objective is to have fun and be competitive. Happy to train enthusiastic beginners. Need to be reasonably fit and agile and available regularly.
Contact Gus Dawson - 0419 506 367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gienah S14 (posted 22/4/16)
Gienah is looking for crew - please contact John Rea on 0418384599
or email@example.com for more information.
Abatao (posted 18/2/16)
I am looking for people (male/female) interested in crewing occasionally on my catamaran Abatao. I am keen to have people with or without catamaran experience that are willing to learn / assist on occasions for cruising events etc.
Contact George Hateley 0411 187 888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mood Indigo - S80
We are keen to attract up to two people as permanent crew.
We sail on Saturdays and most Wednesday nights and would be happy to have crew who can make either or both.
We operate a crew roster so that we can allow variations to match your personal needs.
Please contact Roger Byrne 0419 509 873 or email@example.com
Longshot - Adams 10
A competitive boat with 2 rules - Rule No 1 - Have Fun, Rule No 2 - See Rule No 1.
Happy to take anyone (regardless of experience) who wants to abide by the rules.
Please contact Don McPherson 0427 326 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Devinson Jesus Gil Sanchez (posted 19/9/16)
I'm 30 years old, arrived Australia 4 months ago from Colombia and I'm living with my wife in Balwyn.
My wife and I share our passion for sailing and enjoy adventures, we don't have much experience but we are full of energy and great attitude.
Currently we are available on weekends to help as needed.
0478170536 or email@example.com
Svetlana Pashchenko (posted 19/9/16)
I am looking for a boat that needs crew for Stanley race.
I am RYA Day Skipper and have Yachtmaster theory, building up miles for the exam. I am sailing with Ellipse for club racing, and have done other racing events around the Bay including King Island race.
I hold VHF and HF radio license, current First Aid, SSSC and STCW-95.
I am ready to sail other races including club ones to know the boat and show skills.
0412 170 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Melville (posted 3/9/16)
I am a 32 year old man living in Victoria, Australia, with my wife who is studying Medicine. I am just beginning my career in the boating and marine industry, currently doing my Coxswain grade 1, and I am looking for the opportunity to gain sea time.
0404 785 149 or email@example.com
Hughie Sweeney (posted 27/8/16)
I sail a 30ft Jarkin out of Williamstown and Flinders Yacht Club. Sailing Launceston to Hobart race in December and available to assist any boats returning from Hobart to Melbourne. Beats flying back!!! Distance sailor and have spent plenty of time on the water.
0402 946 942 or Hugh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bart Curnow (posted 24/8/16)
Howdy, I'm new-ish to Melbourne across from WA and am looking to reconnect with my watery roots. I sailed regularly through my teens, predominantly open water social racing with a couple of coastal journeys. Have been around boats and water my whole life so very comfortable and confident although dusty on trimming a vessel. Looking to connect with a regular crew and club who doesn't mind unfurling my long ago skills. Feel free to contact me anytime.
0479 191 329 or email@example.com
Fiona Cooke (posted 10/8/2016)
Hi, I’m Fiona a local Melbourne woman in my 40’s who has been inspired to start crewing following a leisure sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. A truly amazing experience, please don’t hate me!!
I’m not experienced but I am fit and active, a fast thinker and eager to learn. Looking to join a fun and competitive boat/team. So if you need dependable, social and committed crew member….I'm your woman! Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Fiona.
Phone 0450955286 or email
Meltem Bayrak (posted 9/8/16)
I'm a 24 years old master's student. I have sailed occasionally with my university's sailing club on a 23ft boat (Gorbon7) or with my friends on 43ft yachts. I am not well experienced but really keen to join a crew and race regularly, preferably on Saturdays because of the university. Thank you for your consideration, Meltem.
Ph 0410246917 or email
Jacquelyn Ritacco (posted 1/8/16)
My name is Jacquelyn Ritacco, I am a 23 year old backpacker from America. I don't have that much sailing experience but I am a quick learner! I am easy going and always up for an adventure. It's my dream to sail the world!
+1 5035 168 968 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alessandra Nigro (posted 25/7/16)
I am a 31yo Italian that has spent the last 10 months in Perth helping a paraplegic solo sailor to rebuild his yacht. It has been an amazing experience and I would like to get the opportunity to learn more by working on boats and trying to feed this new passion for the ocean.
On top of my skills in boat maintenance (fiber glass included) i have experience in housekeeping and kitchen hand, and I am a very good cook myself (and can cater for vegetarians and vegans as well.)
If you need help on your boat, please contact me and give me the opportunity to learn more! Cheers.
0403 589 436 or email@example.com
Julie Petersen (posted 25/7/16)
I just moved to Melbourne from Denmark and I was hoping I could do some sailing while I am here. I have spent my entire youth sailing different kind of dinghies but I am looking to join a keelboat - either for social or competitive sailing (or both!). It doesn't really matter as long as I get to go sailing :-)
Text 0468 494 409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Crouch (posted 21/7/16)
Looking to do some enjoyable sailing. Was my father's favourite pastime, wouldn't say extremely experienced but have a good grasp on it. Hard worker, have sailed small to large yachts, looking to get some good social connections. Able to commit.
0401030197 or email@example.com
Jonathan Garber (posted 15/6/16)
I recently moved to Melbourne from the US for a PhD, and I am interested in racing some sailboats. I raced on a club sailing team in college, and since have raced on J24s, Lightnings, and Santana 20s, as well as bigger sailboats. I typically like to trim spinnaker or be foredeck but can do most any job on a boat. I would love to find a consistent boat to crew on for the winter series and beyond.
0499 804 997 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jarrod Hughes (posted 13/5/16)
Sailed with Johnny Be Goode for last 10 years (won the last two AMS range series as part of this crew). Mainsheet and spinnaker specialities.
Available for Saturday sailing series, and other regattas with notice (Festival of Sails etc.)
0422 009 440 or email@example.com
Nicolas Le Den (posted 11/5/16)
Hi, my name is Nicolas, 26 years old, from France. I'm travelling around Australia and I recently put my backpack in Melbourne. Sea lover, I'm looking for sailing occasionally in this area or to become a crew and volunteer on a sailing boat trip. My first wish is to sail to Tasmania, but I'm open to different ideas and destinations.
I used to sail in my area in France on the Mediterranean Sea. During many years I've sailed on my grandparent’s sailboat (29ft) and on a friend’s sail boat (24ft).
During three years I was assistant organiser of a yacht race in my city (Les Voiles d’Antibes). I'm very keen to learn more about sailing and share a trip adventure. Tall and physically fit, I'm reliable and motivated.
Feel free to call me, I'm looking forward to sailing! Thanks.
0432 349 097 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Baggaley (posted 26/4/16)
Canadian chick, 22, I'm new to Melbourne having just spent the summer season working on a yacht in the Whitsundays! I have my Yachtmaster offshore and primarily have been sailing 38ft+ keelboats and cats. Very little racing experience but would love to change that. I'm also pretty handy with a sander and varnish so if you're looking for a hand in dry dock shoot me a text!
0481 115 074 or email@example.com
Danilo Assis (posted 22/4/16)
My name is Danilo, it's a Brazilian name so you can call me Dan. I have some experiences in some small vessels and in some water sports. Some experience in docking and making knots, I used to work in a Marina. Love sailing and kitesurfing.
If you need a friendly and handy crew member, please give me a call. I would love to sail in Melbourne. Live in St Kilda.
0468 941 686 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Damian Mohan (posted 19/4/16)
I have sailed from the age of 9 and have always wanted to get into keelboat sailing. I am originally from New Zealand and spent all my younger years either sailing or dreaming about sailing. I would love the opportunity to have a crack.
Hopefully hear from you soon!
0417 831 686 or Damianmo99@hotmail.com
Nick Jumara (posted 31/3/16)
Looking to join any crew available. I have done one long sail, 6 weeks, from Svalbard 89 degrees North, to the south of Norway. Used to many days bad weather, open ocean adventure sailing.
I want to learn more theory and practice and guessing racing is good for that! But I just want to get into the sailing world in Melbourne. Living here permanently now and would love to spend time on the water and keen to learn.
0409 835 583 or email@example.com
Sophie Wood (posted 29/3/16)
I'm visiting Melbourne in November 2016 and hoping to manage a sail or two while I'm there. I race regularly in the UK - mostly inshore races, but also participate in some offshore. I can undertake any role on the boat but will usually be found doing jib and spinnaker trim in the cockpit.
Looking forward to getting some warm weather sailing in rather than the freezing cold I'm used to.
+447876193717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Juliet Smith (posted 23/3/16)
My partner and I have undertaken Learn to Sail 1 + 2 and would like to volunteer on a yacht.
0435287594 or email@example.com
Alison & Simon Gent (posted 15/3/16)
We are a couple, Alison 27 years and Simon 30 years. Two French cyclists! We have cycled all over NZ and now we are cycling Australia. Next we will cross Asia to return home slowly. But, perhaps you can save our cyclists' muscles and share your experiences and boat with us. We are quick learners and used to living with people. And the little bonus; we love cooking!
We want to; become crew members, sail the east coast, go to Darwin, sail to Indonesia, keep learning, have fun, share adventures. Any of these possibilities would be interesting.
Experience: Alison - crossed Atlantic (Jan 2015), Simon - no experience.
0491 234 597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel H (posted 9/3/16)
I am very keen to learn more about sailing and racing. I am available most Wednesdays and Saturdays. I have experience with off the beach sail racing and have spent a bit of time on fixed keels.
Please send an email or call if you're looking for a crew member.
0418 588 539 or email@example.com
David Shaw (posted 5/3/16)
I'm 45, very fit, have crewed before on Wed twilight sails a few years ago. I am very keen to learn how to sail.
0403 565 608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Niklas Lingner (posted 24/2/16)
I'm from Finland, I have a lot of experience of different sailing boats and competition. I sailed Lasers for 3 years, match raced, and many more other races. I am now in Sydney but I will come to Melbourne on 26th February. I just took part in sailing last weekend at the Sydney Harbour Ransa Regatta. We won our division. I hope I can join some crew in Melbourne.
0431 240 441 or email@example.com
Joseph Sherman (posted 20/2/16)
Tasmanian born, will possibly be in Melbourne for the next year, looking to sail on the weekend as long as it doesn't interfere with my work.
Past experience: Over a year on STV Windeward Bound Trust and did a 7 week exchange program on the STS Leeuwin II.
Haven't done any sailing apart from tall ships, but keen to give it a go.
0477904909 or firstname.lastname@example.org