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.
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.
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
Gustavo Verástegui (posted 19/8/16)
My name is Gustavo Verástegui, and I'm looking for a mile building sailing trip. I'm preparing myself to get the Yachtmaster Offshore qualification so I'm looking for a little bit of practice before my exam takes place. I've been a sailor for 7 years now, 5 of them professionally skippering in Spain, where I'm from, building 3000+ nautical miles so far. I'm available all September and the first half of October to go anywhere.
0478 126 290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Anatoly Kern (posted 19/2/16)
Mid 30 male, moved to Melbourne for a season after sailing for some time in Mediterranean on 31ft cat. Some RYA courses/certs done in past.
Keen to join as a crew, preferably on a catamaran.
0432284013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jono Vaisey (posted 18/2/16)
40 year old male, I have just relocated from Perth. I sailed dinghies growing up and more recently 14ft skiff and S80.
Looking for a regular sail on weekends and late afternoons mid week.
Fit, friendly and don't mind a beer afterwards!
0466 770 696 or Jonov75@gmail.com
Nick Jeffries (posted 18/2/16)
I am interested in crewing on board any sailing vessels that are looking to do day/ weekend sailing trips. I have logged a few months at sea but that was a while ago and I am hoping to regain my sea worthiness and experience. If you are looking for a crew member who is keen to help out and learn more about sailing then please get in touch.
0415705637 or email@example.com
Gordon Thomas (posted 18/2/16)
Highly experienced off-the-beach sailor, but older now and keen to get back into it after many years doing other things. 10+ years Olympic class, cats, just cruising since then.
0416342513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Ludovic (posted 18/2/16)
47 years old, French sailing teaching license (Glenans school France).
French BPPV diploma (yacht master), 5 years charters in Greece, a few weekends on Bombora during the 2009 winter series in Melbourne.
Availability weekends and from 4:30 pm for Wednesday or Thursday.
0432 562 971 or email@example.com
Deirdre Scully (posted 29/1/16)
32 year old female living in Melbourne for the last three years. An enthusiastic beginner looking to get some crew experience in anticipation for a longer yacht delivery trip. Have just done my first sailing lesson on a keelboat and am keen to learn more. Love being outdoors, being on the water and not afraid of a challenge! Very fit, cheerful and willing to get stuck in and learn lots. Very reliable and would like to join a regular crew if possible.
0406459138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake Mortlock (posted 27/1/16)
23-year old architect living in Richmond. I have recently taken up sailing and am looking to join a crew capable of taking someone on who is young, competitive and willing to learn. Free most weekends. Thanks!
0427377866 or email@example.com
Francesca Wickers (posted 22/1/16)
29-year-old English girl living in Melbourne for six months and keen to sail as much as possible. Free weekends and weekday afternoons. RYA Coastal Skipper qualified.
0421001696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Amundsen (posted 18/1/16)
St Kilda local who loves sailing with some experience looking to join a crew. Preferably weekends and evenings after 5pm. Early 30's female, fit, cheerful and enthusiastic.
0410005311 or email@example.com
Charlotte Gassor (posted 18/1/16)
Hi. I am working as a relief teacher in Melbourne until the end of March. I have my Competent Crew certificate and I am looking for some social sailing.
0421373260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvin Grice (posted 13/1/16)
Hello, I am a member of QCYC (Queensland Cruising Yacht Club) having owned various yachts over the years. My wife and I will be visiting Melbourne the weekend of 28th / 29th May and I'd love to meet some locals and join a sail - perhaps the Sunday Classics Winter Race 3. We're in our mid 30's - fit and healthy.
0407488081 or email@example.com
Lucia Galdona (posted 4/1/16)
Hi, I'm Lucia from Uruguay (South America). I moved some months ago to Melbourne and I'd love to join a crew to go sailing during the weekend. I do have sailing experience. I am 29 years old. Cheers.
0477332998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Benn Paczek (posted 4/1/16)
20 year old British guy used to sailing dinghies. Fit and quick to learn. Have sailed about two weeks before in yachts and I'm looking to sail from now (early Jan) to late Jan then sailing again from February onwards. I am a student so will have some time commitments once the new term starts in February.
0420214688 or email@example.com
Renate Braunwarth (posted 31/12/15)
I am a German woman, 56, sports instructor and very quick in learning new sports. I sailed once in Denmark in the South Sea on a small yacht.
I would like to sail from Melbourne to Sydney in the beginning of February and would be very happy if someone could take me along.
0404583086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Pringle (posted 17/12/15)
I am a member of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and have been sailing on various yachts for the past 10 years and would like to take part in ferrying a boat back to Melbourne after the Sydney- Hobart race. I am 59 years old and I am a good cook.
0414743775 or email@example.com
Jonathan Roper (posted 16/12/15)
I've just completed the Yachtmaster Intermediate course (on a 35ft boat) and am keen to crew. Have previous experience on smaller boats.
54, fit, and need to occasionally juggle kid commitments.
Very keen on Wednesday nights and every other Saturday or Sunday.
0418510062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrissie Maus (posted 13/12/15)
I'm a 32 year old female who was taught to sail in Perth WA. Work in media in Melbourne and would love to join a crew to race with on the weekends or twilight races. I'm quick, little and strong. Also fun personality and competitive to have with you out on the water. Would love to join your crew on any sized boat. 0408 090 392
Svetlana Pashchenko (posted 8/12/15)
Hi, I am a Russian girl relocated permanently to Melbourne. I have a little sailing experience (52 days of tall ship in Antarctica, 3 months deckhand on a whale watching yacht on Canary island, seaman's book and STCW 95, First Aid certificate and I am also a Rescue Diver, sailing every Wednesday with the club on different boats). I am going to study sailing seriously and get courses. I also want to get hands on practice.
I am looking for
-a permanent boat to sail with on Saturdays
-a cost share/volunteer position on a boat taking part in a race to Hobart
-any help with taking the boat anywhere if it falls between Dec 21 to Jan, 1 this year.
0412170135 or email@example.com
Giovanni Frati (posted 8/12/15)
I have a background in engineering, I currently work for NAB and I manage a private corporate venue in the CBD. I am very fit and agile, I have been playing sports for all my life. I am very reliable, if I say something I will do it. I have no experience in Sailing but I'm planning to start sailing permanently in 4 years time from 2016, therefore I am approaching it slowly. Available every Sunday and Monday.
0423367266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Daly (posted 8/12/15)
Sailed since young. Recently - multiple race series on competitive 46ft x yacht in uk. Some race experience on a quarter tonner. Keen for friendly competitive racing in warmer climes than the uk. Available weekday evenings and alternate weekends.
0438 149 555 or email@example.com
Tess Chapman (5/10/15)
I'm a 22 years old and have just moved down to Melbourne after graduating marine geology in Queensland. I come from a nautical family and have done a few races in my hometown Gladstone. I also did dinghy sailing throughout highschool, becoming captain and also later coaching dinghy sailing. I adore sailing and am really eager to further my learning!
0401 876 759 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Sauer (29/09/15)
I'm a 22 year-old graduate student from Germany and I'm currently travelling in Australia.
My dream for the moment would be to become a crew and volunteer on a yacht or sailing boat. So if you need someone, helping to deliver a boat from Melbourne to Western Australia, preferably Perth, that would be awesome.
I'm not the the most experienced sailor but last year, I went on a sailing trip on a 15 meters yacht in Germany for one week and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot already. I also have basic knowledge about weather and wind conditions because I took several courses in wind surfing.
Please call me 0401555040 if there's any boats searching for a willing worker.
Graham Noble (08/09/15)
Looking to volunteer for deliveries back from Hobart/Devonport or to Sydney.
Lots of time off, Yacht Master Ticket and Master IV Commercial Ticket. Enjoys helping out for deliveries. Not looking to be paid.
Contact on email@example.com
Keith Hankins (01/09/15)
Just moved to Melbourne from the United States where he raced everything from big dinghies and small keelboats (Thistles, Ensigns, J24s) to bigger keelboats (Beneteau 36.7, J105s, J120s). Has ample experience trimming and running a bow and won a US National Championship as a tactician in the Ensign Class. Looking to get involved in competitive racing in Melbourne.
0468 800 718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From the USA looking to get involved in some sailing here in Melbourne in the spring and summer. Have been sailing on high school and university sailing teams competitively for 8 years. Only has experience crewing and skippering in 2 person boats (420s and FJs). Enthusiastic to gain experience crewing on larger boats and looking to have fun.
0411 168 844 or email@example.com
Hailey Donaldson (18/08/15)
A happy, enthusiastic young lady keen to get more experience and skills for sailing.
Has just completed an RYA competent crew course. Novice, but looking forward to learning more.
0447 009 973 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Miguel Amunategui (12/8/15)
Has been sailing since the age of 8. Experience on Jenneau 40, Beneteau 36.7 and completed 5 season on a J105 as a trimmer (headsail and spinnaker).
27 years old from Chile. Still learning sailing terms in English. Looking forward to sailing on weekend.
0467 193 188 or email@example.com
ORCV Member. Marine Radio, Sea Survival, Senior First Aid, Powerboat Licence. 45 years old, 85kg and 186cm. Physically fit and active. 35 years of sailing experience. Driver, pit and bowman. Possession of own EPRIB and PFD. Interested in ocean racing.
0438 991 007
Royal St George YC Member (reciprocal). Physically fit sailor looking for Saturday racing on a competitive boat. Bow/mast/pit/main. 25 years on the water. ICC, VHF and powerboat licence.
0475 473 373
Been crewing a pacer for 2 years, but wanting to gain more skills and experience. Still a beginner, but very keen and around during autumn holidays and weekends.
0413 107 744
Hail from a sailing family, but no professional certification. Eager to be involved if anyone is happy to accept beginners, while she undertakes training. Hard working, smart and nice to have around.
0450 883 078
Been crewing for 4 months. Raced on J24s and recently spent 10 days on a 35ft yacht.
0481 548 223
John van der Laan
Available for social sailing and racing. Previous cruising yacht owner and crew on Sydney Harbour twilight series. Handy all-rounder with marine trade background. Available at short notice due to living on Marine Parade. Partner also available for social outings. She has limited sailing experience.
0413 174 777
Sailing Experience: I have Survival at Sea, Multiple M2H, M2L, Sydney Harbor and Port Philip Series (multiple), Sydney to South Port (Multiple), Sydney to Coffs, Hamilton Island (multiple), Airlie Beach. Boats: Sydney 38 (Zen), 39 (Cuckoos Nest), RP 48 (Hartbreaker), S80 (San Rafael), Adams 10 (Another Dilemma), SS38 (Rampillion)
Peccadillo (posted 24/8/16)
Peccadillo is looking for delivery crew from Hamilton Island to Melbourne starting 19/20 September for about 3 weeks. Part trip ok.
Contact Charles Meredith - 0419 280 322 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.
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 email@example.com
Gienah S14 (posted 22/4/16)
Gienah is looking for crew - please contact John Rea on 0418384599
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Peccadillo (posted 15/4/16)
Peccadillo is a fast comfortable 14m cruising catamaran. We are heading to Brisbane and looking for crew for the delivery trip between mid-June and mid-July (can arrange pickups/drop-offs if you can't do whole trip). Must have some offshore experience.
Call Charles Meredith on 0419 280 322 if interested :)
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 email@example.com
Akuna (posted 14/12/15)
Looking for crew for early 2016 for Akuna, early 1960's 30 foot yacht to race in the Classic Yacht Association Summer Series on every second Sunday morning. Sailing experience would be beneficial.
Contact Chris Havre 0407 464 131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Archimedes (posted 9/12/15)
Archimedes needs 2 experienced crew for regular Saturday sailing.
Positions open are trim/tactics/IT and main. Agility and race sense are vital.
Contact Tom Ely - 0409 016 012 or email@example.com
24ft Spacesailor. Looking for regular Saturday crew member capable of helming.
Contact Ralph Fallows on 0401 711 081 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
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