Crewing Opportunities Winter 2020 – Here are a few of our top picks from the crewing section on Lovesail. If you are interested in any of the posts then log into your Lovesail account and either go to the crewing section or contact the member directly. Continue reading
Here a just a few of the Crewing Events posted by some of the Lovesail members for the Autumn. If you are looking to crew just login to your Lovesail account and click on the Sailing and Crewing Events section at the top. If you are not a member of Lovesail then join our friendly sailing community for dating, companionship and crewing opportunities.
Crewing Posts Autumn 2018
Here are just some of the crewing posts that Lovesail members have posted, crewing posts Autumn 2018 If you are interested in the post just log into your Lovesail account and visit the Crewing Groups Section. If you are not a member of Lovesail yet then why not take a look.
Sailing South – Maine to the Bahamas
LeComte Fastnet 45′ yawl well outfitted for offshore sailing. Have 7,500+ miles experience. Looking 1 or 2 crew for passage(s). Likely sail from Maine to Beaufort, NC and then from Beaufort to the Bahamas. Must be OK with cat as she is my First Mate.
Portugal-Madeira- GC – possible circumnavigation
Looking for crew member for my circumnavigation. Since I am seeking on lovesail.com -preferable female crew. You would like to / love to sail on my beautiful HR 38. But its important to feel good so why don’t try a shorter leg first. Leaving Algarve coast in Portugal about 18 October heading for Madeira. Send me a message and we can chat more about it. Skipper/owner is from Norway
Colombia and the San Blas Panama
I am currently looking for crew to sails from the Colon, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia, the San Blas Island in Panama and onward to the Bocas de Toro in Panama. Looking at leaving towards the end of October, 2018. Expected duration about 6 to 8 weeks. Possible option to continue sailing further north up to Belize and other points north.
Columbia River 1-5 day outings
Make new friends with other sailors in this area. Play in gentle waters around Portland/Vancouver and short trips out of Astoria.
San Diego to the Sea of Cortez
I own a beautiful Hunter 49, fully equipped sailing yacht (generator, sat phone, water maker, washer and dryer, etc). I am looking for crew members for a three month sail from San Diego to the Sea of Cortez mid October, 2018. I have dive tanks and two sets of scuba gear on board (large and medium size). Sailing experience is not a requirement but a plus. Ports of call: San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Rocky Point. I’m looking forward to hear from you.
Alaska Inside Passage
I am wanting to sail the inside passage anywhere in there for several years over the spring, summer and autumn months. I have a 5 year visa for USA but live in Tasmania Australia. If you would love to have me on board as cook and handy person, general duties but good at fixing, mending and relaxation massage, photography and art of all kinds, please give me a cooeeeee! I woild love to return the pleasure to sail around Tasmania with you and /or land drive you to all important amazing places. Teach you to say, Goodah Mate! Aussie Aussie Aussie!
Picture Credit: SailorVolante
Singles Sailing Charters in the Grenadines
Sanctuary Yacht Charters September for Singles Sailing Charters
Singles Welcome! Take the wheel of our Island Spirit 37 Catamaran as we enjoy the moderate trade winds during September and travel from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada. Currently offering weekly or longer charters on a per cabin—single or double occupancy—basis, for as low as $135US/person/night. Here is your chance to sail a four-cabin/two head catamaran, with all the modern conveniences you would expect of a luxury catamaran, at a fraction of the private charter cost. So why not hang out with like-minded singles on an exciting singles sailing charters adventure in the Caribbean.
Sanctuary is an experienced singles sailing charters yacht that will introduce you to the beautiful Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Mustique, Bequia and other romantic Caribbean islands in water so blue you can’t wait to jump in and snorkel with the turtles and tropical fish! Let us know which one of the two-week sections between September 12-29, 2014 you would be interested in. Depending on your feedback regarding flight schedules, we can pick up and drop off out of St. Vincent the first week and/or South Grenada later in the month.
Want more offshore sailing? Then meet us in Dominica in early September and sail the channels to Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. Or come along for the return trip in early October from St. Vincent to St. Lucia to Martinique to Dominica…or any part thereof!
CaptainMark is a member of Lovesail.com. If you are a member of Lovesail and have a sailing related article you would like to include on the blog, or a sailing business you would like to promote on the blog, then just contact Erica via the Contact Page of the site for more details.
Ian and Wendy’s Story….will this be the longest honeymoon in history?
Last weekend I attended a wedding in Devon. Not unusual I hear you say. According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 277,740 marriages in the Uk in 2010. What made this wedding special was the fact that it was two people that had met and fallen in love on the Lovesail site. Once they have wed they plan to take the longest honeymoon in history.
Wendy best describes what happened in an email she sent to me back in October 2012…..
I am just writing to you with regards to our Lovesail success story. One of your members contacted me on 28th February this year. We both had never been on the site before and signed up for one month. I had had a string of bad relationships and was living back with my parents at 45yrs old. Sobbing on my Dads bed one night, feeling really sorry for myself, I thought, what really makes me happy. I’ve always loved sailing and messing about on the water, so I googled date sites for sailing people and Lovesail.com was the first site that came up. I met up with a wonderful man called Ian “Captain Silver” was his site name, on Chichester Marina on March 8th 2012. His yacht was called “The Silver Slipper “a beautiful Moody 422. After a number of dates, he sent me a text asking if he could be my Peter Pan? (my name is Wendy) so I texted back, “Can I be your Cinderella if the silver slipper fits? We have now been dating for 7 months, have fallen madly in love and are getting married next April 2013 in my home county of Devon and going on the longest honeymoon in history sailing around the world with my beautiful bearded collie dog “Bumble”
I was so touched when I received an invitation to the wedding and accepted without hesitation.
The setting was Mount Folly Farm, Bigbury on Sea, Devon. It was the most beautiful location, high on a clifftop overlooking the estuary and Burgh Island. The weather was sublime, sunny with a gentle breeze rising up from the sea. A marque had been erected on the top of the cliff and guests were greeted with strawberries and cream on arrival.
The ceremony was carried out by a friend of the couple and was filled with laughter, cheers and tears and not forgetting Bumble the dog who was the ring bearer for the day. It was the most wonderful atmosphere, friends and family all genuinely happy that Ian and Wendy had found each other.
The rest of the day and evening was filled with dancing, singing (Tom Jones no less!) and entertainment on a grand scale. This lists, most definitely, as one of the best weddings I have ever been to.
Ian and Wendy now have last minutes preparations to carry out on Silver Slipper before they depart from the UK in May. They will sail down to Gran Canaria ready to join the ARC Race in November. Once across the Atlantic it’s off around the Caribbean and then through the Panama Canal to the Pacific and then who knows. Most definitely the longest honeymoon in history.
Bon Voyage Ian and Wendy, wishing you safe and happy adventures in your new life together.
A light-hearted look at sailing tips to snag your dream sailor
Sailors are renowned for being free-spirited, exciting and adventurous people – all those qualities that make for a great relationship. But if you’re a newbie sailor you’ll need a few sailing tips to understand those nautical terms and etiquette, just to make sure it’s pretty much plain sailing. Let’s be honest you’ll be much happier knowing that port is the left of the boat – rather than the place you wish you’d never left!
One of the first sailing tips for dating a sailor is communication. If you’re looking to sail off into the clear blue yonder with the potential person of your dreams you need to be able to communicate in a vertical position – as well as a horizontal position!
You don’t need to be expert but at least learn some basic sailing tips and add words like “tacking” and “gybing” to your vocabulary – even better if you know what they mean! And learn what the boom is – and not just for the sound it makes when it hits your head on its way across the boat!
Sailing tip two. If you fancy sipping champagne, lounging around on the deck while cruising around the Caribbean, that’s all well and good. But you have to remember it’s not all idyllic calm in those waters. If you think all you need is a string bikini, floppy hat, designer sunglasses and Factor 30 – then think again. Those winds can change in an instant – so be prepared with the appropriate waterproof clothing for your trip – and leave the hairdryer at home!
Sailing tips regarding the vagaries of the onboard toilet are a must! Always important after the copious glasses of champagne or whatever your particular tipple is. Don’t be embarrassed about asking how it works, especially if it uses a manual pump. You must know when to wet pump and when to dry pump – it will be far less embarrassing in the long run I can assure you!
And of course one of the final sailing tips for singles is where to meet that wonderful sun-kissed sailor. You can, of course, go for the local option at your sailing or yacht club. But for the more adventurous and definitely for more choice, you can log onto Lovesail and meet your dream sailor. Check out Love on the High Seas. See….. it does work!
Lovesail.com is a global inline dating and social networking site for sailing enthusiasts. Seek you sailing singles from around the world from our friendly community.
Is it Love Sail or Lovesail?
Well, the gap can make quite a difference. If you use Love Sail you will come up with 106,000,000 results. Quite a lot to look through. If you leave out the gap then it’s 79,000 results. I’m pleased to say that we come top in the organic searches for both Love Sail and Lovesail. And so we should because that’s what we are about, love and sailing.
What is Love Sail?
Lovesail.com is a global online dating and social networking site for boating enthusiasts. Think match.com but with yachts or sailboats. All the members on Love Sail are passionate about sailing and want to meet others in the same boat (I’ll apologise for the puns now, you won’t believe just how many sailing expressions there are). If you don’t like boats then this isn’t the site for you.
We have been established since 2004, a friendly site with a personal touch. No stealth payments or catches. Just a one-off fee to communicate with other members and you can stay on board for as long as you wish, no time limits or expiry dates. All the profiles are hand checked to make sure the members do have a genuine interest in sailing and we are not affiliated to any other dating sites, so your details will only appear on our site.
Not quite sure if you are ready to date yet? Lots of our members are looking for friendships and non-professional crew too, so why not dip your toe in the water first and look for friends to go sailing with. We have members all over the world you can talk to so why not give it a try?
To join Love Sail then visit us at lovesail.com (no gap!).