Crewing Opportunities Winter 2019

crewing opportunities winter 2019

Here are just some of the crewing opportunities winter 2019 that have been posted by the Lovesail members recently.  If you would like more details then just log into your Lovesail account and click on the Sailing and Crewing Events page.  If you are not a member of Lovesail yet then come and take a look at our friendly sailing community. Continue reading

Crewing Events Spring 2019

crewing events spring 2019

Crewing Events Spring 2019 – From Lovesail Members

Here are a few of the crewing events that have been posted on Lovesail. To view these and more log into your account and go to the Crewing and Sailing Events section. If you are not a member you can still view these events by visiting our home page and clicking on the link at the top of the page.


Scottish Hospitality for H2O

Lovesail member H2O is visiting Edinburgh in March – “will be visiting Edinburgh, Scotland starting March 20 to April 3, 2019. I am looking for an opportunity to day sail in the area. Thanks!!”

Sailing St Lucia to St Marten

Username sailcrx is looking for someone to join him in April – “Cruising opportunity for the right gal. Join me in St Lucia starting April 1 or April 7 2019 & cruise with me to St Marten. ETA St Marten April 21, 2019 Separate cabin available so easy to check things out for both of us. Heading offshore to Bermuda after that, then Canada.”

Fancy the Wild Atlantic Way?

David_of_Fern would like some company on his Falmouth Pilot this Spring/Summer “Hiya! I’m looking to *slowly* sail the Wild Atlantic Way off the west coast of Ireland in Spring/Summer 2019. My little boat is a classic Falmouth Pilot and I usually travel alone, but I’m open to somebody joining me this year. Currently based less than an hour from Cork airport. Novice or experienced welcome. I like to anchor a lot and explore each place along the way, with occasional long stints at sea to make the next port. If this sounds like the kind of thing you’re interested in, then please do let me know”.

Montenegro to UK

IndigoBlue has been helping with dolphin research with his Discovery 55 for a few years now.  He is returning to the UK and has some spaces for crew.  “Crewing opportunity. Montenegro to UK (approx 2,500 to 3,000 nm) Chance Discovery (a Discovery 55) will be departing Montenegro at the beginning of September en route to the UK via, Sicily, the Volcanic Aeolian Islands, across the Tyrrhenian Sea to Sardinia and North to Corsica to explore the Pelagos Marine Sanctuary. Thereafter heading West to the Balearics, Gibralter and then north to cross Biscay to arrive Lymington in late October. Many opportunities along the route to see and learn about the diverse whale and dolphin populations and the threats to their lives and the ocean environment in general. We will have an MSc qualified marine biologist / guide on board at all times. We have a master stateroom with en-suite. There is also a forward double and twin bunk Pullman cabin that share the second heads /shower with the sea berth. The two month journey will be split into 7 x one week legs. Some with shorter one day hops and some with longer non stop multiple day passages. Participants joining as crew will be expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip. Some previous sailing experience is required and for some longer legs you will be required to stand watches. A great opportunity to sail an ocean going yacht and add to your skills and experience. If you are interested in crewing please contact me for further details.”

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Sailing Events in August

Sailing Events in August 2013

Here is a short list of some of the sailing events in August around the world.


Sailing Events in August in the US

Newport Bucket Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island.  This fun and friendly regatta runs from 23 -25 August 2013.


Sailing Events in August in the UK

Cowes Week, Cowes, Isle of Wight.  Probably the highlight of many a sailors Summer is Cowes Week.  This year the dates are 3-10 August 2013

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon.  A regatta not to be missed over the Summer with many events including not just sailing but rowing, running, air displays, tennis and street markets.  The regatta dates are 29-31 August  2013.

Fowey Royal Regatta, Fowey, Cornwall.  This year the regatta runs from 18-24 August 2013 in the beautiful ancient port of Fowey.

Fastnet Race, Cowes, Isle of Wight.  Only taking place every other year, this year see a record number of entries for this infamous race around the Fastnet Lighthouse.  Start date is Sunday 11th August from Cowes, IOW.

Clipper Round the World Race, St Katarines Dock, London.   Formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Clipper Race is an amateur race around the globe, novice sailors can join at different stages and for different lenghts of time.  The Clipper Race leaves from St Katarines dock in London on Sunday 1st September.


Sailing Events in August in Europe

Two Swedish events in Europe,  Lysekil Women’s Match, Lysekil, Sweden (5-10 August 2013, and Tjörn Runt, Tjörn, Sweden (Saturday 7th August 2013)


Sailing Events in August in Australia and New Zealand

Just the two boat shows as it’s Winter!  Sydney International Boat Show, Sydney, Australia 1-5 August 2013 and Darwin Boat and Outdoor Show, Darwin, Australia running from 31 August to 1 Sepetember 2013.


Sailing Events in August in Canada

Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championships, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and Bedford Basin Yacht Club, Halifax Nova Scotia.  This all female yacht racing champtionships runs from 22-25 August 2013.


For more sailing events in 2013 visit our Sailing Dates article.


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Sailing Events in July

Sailing Events in July around the globe.

So in the Northern Hemisphere with Summer (!) upon us, there are some great sailing events to catch up with and participate in if you are lucky enough.  Starting with Sailing Events in July in the US.


Sailing Events in July in the US

Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, Illinois.  Running from July 13-16 2013, The Mac, as it is known locally, is a sailing race of  333 miles from Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac Island on Lake Michigan.  3,000 sailors will be competing in the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world.  Although The Mac is primarily an amateur race, it does attract some of the finest sailing talent in the sport.

Larchmont Race Week, Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, New York.  Running from July 13 – 21 2013, Larchmont Race Week has  junior and senoir sections during the week.

The Youngstown Level Regatta, Youngstown Yacht Club, Youngstown, Ohio.  Running from July 27 until July 28, two days of racing for both seniors and juniors, taking place around Long Island Sound.


Sailing Events in July in the UK

West Highland Yachting Week, Oban, West Coast Scotland.  Running from 27 July – 2 August 2013.  With 1,000 plus competitors from around the globe it has become the  biggest sailing event on the West Coast and takes place in Craobh, Oban and Tobermory.  As well as the competitive racing there is a varied programme of shore-side activities too.

All Wales Boat Show, Conwy and Deganwy Quay Marinas, Conwy, North Wales.  Starting on Wednesday 24th July and finishing on Sunday 28th July 2013, the All Wales Boat Show is under new management and promises “a highly professional, all-encompassing watersports extravaganza, with an activities and entertainment programme that will appeal to all”. The show has several locations along the Conwy River, which are accessible by water taxi or buses.


Sailing Events in July Rest of the World

Aegean Rally,  The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, Faliro Bay, Greece.   Starting on July 19 and finishing on July 29, the race is a regatta, which consists of a series of 3 or 4 individual offshore races.  Starting and finishing at Faliro Bay the yachts sail approximately 300 nautical miles around the beautiful islands of the Aegean.

The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, Port Credit Yacht Club, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  Lake Ontario 300 starts on July 12 2013.  It is an offshore race on Lake Ontario, providing a challenging circumnavigation of the lake.


For more sailing events this year see our Sailing Dates article.


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Sailing Events

Some of the big sailing events coming up in May and June 2013:

Sailing Events US

The first on the sailing events list is Figawi Race Weekend, Hyannis, Massachusetts 25-27 May.  One of the premier sailing races on the East coast.  Also running this weekend but over on the West coast at Whiskeytown Lake is the Whisleytown Regatta, Whiskeytown Sailing Club, Redding, California.

June sees four main sailing events.  First up is the Lighthouse Charity Regatta, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from June 14-16, 2013 (Centerboards) and June 21 – 23, 2013 (Keelboats).   The charity recipients this year are The Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Center and The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs.  Next is Block Island Race Week, Storm Trysail Club, Block Island, Rhode Island from 23-28 June and last but not least the Long Beach Race Week, Long Beach Yacht Club & Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California.

Sailing Events UK

Two big events taking place during the same weekend 31 May to 2 June and on the same island is the Old Gaffers Festival, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.  Be taken back to a  bygone era and see hundreds of old gaffs.  Starting from Cowes at the top of the island is the infamous Round the Island Race where yachts compete to see who will make around the island first.

Sailing Events Europe

Three main events in Europe in June are Færderseilasen, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, Oslo, Norway starting on 7 June.  Then it’s down to the Netherlands for the biggest catamaran race in the world Round Texel Race, Texel, on 15 June.  Not to be missed and billed as the biggest sailing event in the world is Kiel Week, Kiel, Germany running from 22 – 30 June

Sailing Events Rest of World

Two boat shows down under, the Melbourne Boat Show, Melbourne, Australia running from 14-17 June and then the  Adelaide Boat Show, Adelaide, Australia 20-23 June.

For details of other events happening around the world this year take a look at our Sailing Dates Blog

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