Crewing Posts Spring 2018

Crewing Posts Spring 2018 – Lovesail Crewing Posts.

Crewing Posts Spring 2018.  Here are a few of the crewing opportunities that members have posted on the Lovesail site this Spring.  If you are interested in any of the post then just log into your account and click on the crewing section for more details.  If  you are not a member of Lovesail then why not join our friendly sailing community?  It’s easy to join and we have different memberships to suit individual needs.

Off to Vanuatu

The South Pacific Cruising Season is finally here.  I’m leaving Sydney for New Caledonia in my 48ft cat, first weather window in May.  Have crew for the passage but none from the start of June.  This looks to be the spot to put up a request to see who that is out there, who would enhance my journey by having them on-board as crew.

I fell in love with Vanuatu last season, so that will be where I will be spending most of this season, in the remote islands. The villages have no TV, internet, smart phones and minimal phone reception, we are their reality TV. Vanuatu was labelled the friendlies place in the world a few years ago, for good reason.

If a weather window of westerlies or southerlies presents itself, I’ll take the boat back to Fiji, to catch up with all the great people I met there last year. If it doesn’t, I won’t.  Where too after November is still evolving, in my head. Micronesia and Palau is too the north, but a number of people have been raving about Fiordland on the west coast of the southern main Island of New Zealand.

I have worked out the hard way that it is rare couple that can maintain a relationship while cruising, so I’m not looking for a relationship, but rather a good friendship that develops over time. The boat is big enough to maintain your and my privacy.  The logistics of getting crew on-board for short periods of time is difficult. I end up getting stuck in marinas for a week or two, because I cannot assume there will be a favourable weather window, just prior to you coming or going. So minimum time is 6weeks.  I have found the boat works best with a female crew. If there are rain squalls about I need to be focused on managing the boat, and it is lovely to have someone else, focused on the galley at those times. I love provisioning in the local markets and cooking too much, to delegate all of those tasks.  The person I am looking for, after reading the above would be saying to themselves, this a dream opportunity, how do I make this happen, not can I fit this in around my vacation leave. It has taken me years of working and planning to get to this point, now it is time to continue the enjoyment of the journey.

Sailing the Turkish coast from Marmaris

Planning to arrive Marmaris around 21st May, get my boat (41ft Beneteau Oceanis) rigged and then enjoy around 2 weeks sailing along the Turkish coast. Very easy sailing with frequent stops for swimming, sight-seeing, meals ashore etc. Anyone want to join me?

From NW of Scotland to the South

My boat is in Oban and my intention is to left the marina around 9th May
I wish to sail to Castel bay with 2-3 stops after which I will heading to south.

I will sail in legs, first one I wish to finish in Dublin around 20th May.

The end of passage will be in Canaries.

My boat is an old lady, Hallberg Rassy 35 very well equipped for long passage, I crossed the Atlantic twice.

She could accommodate four but I prefer, for comfort matter, to be two or three on board.

 

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