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Crew Available crew wanted
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Completed RMYS Crewing Course early 2016.
0407080466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 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
Darren Hart (posted 3/12/2016)
Leopard 48 Sailing Cat
New boat in Commercial survey
your days on this delivery will count as commercial hours
Deliver Melb to Sydney depart 17/12/16 arrive Sydney approx 23/12/16 but is very weather dependant
We will pay for your return airfare
0418595965 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 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
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