Crew Register

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Crew Wanted


Boat Dates General Details Experience Reqd Location
RN Offshore Squad Mar 12 - Mar 14 The Offshore Squad is always looking for new members to join in with our programme. Novices welcome although a bit of sailing experience helps. Public funding is available duty travel for certain events in the calendar. Nil. Offshore racing is an excellent way to build miles however and introduces you to heavy weather sailing skills and advanced sail-handling. Solent, South Coast and Worldwide!
TS REBEL Cadet Sea School Jul 12 - Jul 14 Volunteers required to assist with all aspects of cadet training including, offshore sail, keelboating, some power, assisting at shore centre with cooking, admin, also require additional volunteers for management committee. Min Day Skipper for offshore, Sailing Level 3 for keelboating, general prior relevant expertise for the rest. Titchmarsh Marina, Walton on the Naze, Essex
MG Spring 25 May 13 - May 14 Crew needed for weekend cruising out of Cardiff around the Bristol Channel area. Bristol Channel based on Cardiff Bay
BAVARIA 39 Apr - May 15 Passage from Gosport to Gibraltar Completed an overnight sail. Instructions will be given Haslar Marina
Elan 333 Wild Blue Mar - Nov 15 Crew wanted for Spring and Autumn Saturday Parhelion series. Join at Hornet at 0815, back alongside by 1500. First race Sat 21 March Some racing experience helpful Solent
RNSA East Coast Branch Mar - Sep 16 spaces available at weekends on our various boats. None East Coast (Ipswich )
Dehler 38 - 'Longue Pierre' May 16 - Aug 17 Crew needed for JOG and RORC offshore races. Various races throughout the year on a competitive yacht that usually places top of IRC class. Looking to bring on new crew ready for 2017 Fastnet campaign. Some previous cruiser sailing experience helpful. A competitive spirit and happy to be sailing flat out overnight with only a little rest a must. We will help skill up new crew if needed. Starting in the Solent to various destinations in France / Channel Islands / south coast.
J/70 "Polaris" Jun 16 - May 18 Additional long term squad member(s) for weekend racing in the Solent, and occasional European regattas. Can phase into existing crew from Cowes Week onwards. We race one-design in the highly competitive J/70 fleet. Next coaching day Sat 4th June. No formal quals needed, but it is a 4 man crew so everyone needs to be proficient. Dinghy sailors are fine, or any kind of keelboat/yacht racing experience. Should be as light as possible, and nimble. Hamble Point Marina
Grand Soleil 343 "OPTION" Feb 17 Foredeck and Cockpit. I am creating new crew register. RNSA Wed Series
Gareloch Goddess One design (24') Apr - Oct 17 Crew (and Potential skippers/owners) required for Tuesday evening & Sunday pm racing for friendly but competitive keelboat racing on the Gareloch Enthusiasm Royal Northern & Clyde YC (Rhu, Clyde)
grand soleil 343 - 'OPTION' May - Jul 17 Saturday RNSA Portsmouth series Previous sailing/race experience preferable but not necessary. Solent
Legend 31 Lowen Glas Jun - Nov 17 Weekend Sailing Crusing and local club racing in the Bristol Channel Some yacht experience Bristol/ Cardiff

Crew Available


Name Area General Details Qualifications Experience Dates
James (Wally) Wallington-Smith Solent and south coast Just completed Day Skipper practical and looking to build experience in both cruising and racing. Happy to get stuck in for anything. Live in Denmead, Hants and happy to help out at short notice if I'm around. RYA Day Skipper practical, YM theory Victoria 34 in Solent for CC and DS courses Jun 14 - Jun 16
Paul Lyndon Ideally around the Solent or Torbay areas but anywhere on the South Coast would be great. I'd consider anywhere in the UK really if it is worth me travelling from Coventry. Any weekend cruising to build general crewing experience in all weathers, perhaps with a Skipper that could mentor and pass on knowledge of how to be a good skipper. RYA Day Skipper Sailed in the late 80's with a couple of yacht deliveries back from the Med to UK (as crew) but the nineties and last few years in particular have been spent in RIBS and my current 33ft Sea Ray (twin engine), so sailing has been minimal. I have just returned from a weeks charter in the Greek islands as Skipper, where i chartered a 48ft Beneteau Oceanis, which all went well but made me realise that i need to spend more time re-learning the basics. Aug 14 - Aug 16
Thomas 'pip' Ridsdill Clyde Looking to increase my experience to gain yacht master qualifications. Mainly cruising coastal and offshore RYA Day Skipper(2014), powerboat instructor(2004), PBL2 and safety. Sailing on/off since 2005 with limited race experience but around 40 days logged cruise days and little over 20 nights. Aug 14 - Aug 16
calum solent and south coast seeking to gain any experiance i can to help me work towards day skipper RYA comp crew completed a RYA comp crew course as part of AT but keen to do more Jan 15 - Jan 16
Tony Neale East Coast looking for possible weekend/evening cruising trips to further improve my sailing skills, I live in Lincolnshire. Dayskipper Sailed with the ocean youth club as a teenager as crew on a 72ft Ketch.Plenty of miles around the North Sea. Sailed as crew during my RN years on HMSTC ADVENTURE during the Tall ships Race. Jan 15 - Aug 16
Ashley Scott Plymouth Coast Weekend sailing as crew RYA Competent Crew Experienced Dingy Sailor 10 years, new to yachting Mar - Sep 15
David Wright South Coast preferred but willing to consider other Looking to gain experience and add miles RYA Coastal Skipper Contessa 38, Sigma 38, Vic 34, Nic 55 and Challenge 67. Mostly cruising with a bit of racing Apr - Mar 15
Andrew Platt Solent and South Coast (short commitments); willing to travel for longer periods. Seeking any opportunities (cruising/racing) for generally weekend commitments, although keen for longer stints during main leave periods. Physically fit and keen. RYA Day Skipper Summer cruising whilst growing up, some racing experience at university. Not had much chance to consolidate on Day Skipper Qual in last few years. Apr - Nov 15
Ben Booker Portsmouth, Southampton etc or any South Coast harbour Seeking experience on any yacht after gaining my Day Skippers Ticket I would like to get more sailing hours & experience under my belt. RYA Day Skipper, Power Boat Licence and level 2 Dinghy Level 2 Dinghy sailing since i was 12, gained my power boat licence whilst conducting fishery patrol on small ships, navigators yeaman qualified and seamanship skills are of a very high standard from my previous MW background. Gained Day Skippers Ticket (Victoria 34) on 14th Aug 15 after 100 hours of sailing. Lots of previous experience of yacht sailing outside of the military with family and looking to consolidate my day Skippers qualification with more sailing hours and on different classes of yachts. Aug 15 - Jan 16
John Hickin North West, North Wales, I am living in Southport Any experience as crew RYA Day Skipper Theory None in the last 30 years, sailed on Hurley 22 a few times when serving in RN also as crew on RNSA 55ft yacht, Dartmouth, Alderny, Poole Oct 16 - Oct 17
Andy Fannan Solent (Gosport/Portsmouth) Seeking position as crew member on any yacht or dinghy in order to gain experience. RYA Competent Crew, RYA Basic Skillls Level 2 (Dinghy), RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Inland/Coastal, Displacement/Planing), RYA Marine Radio (GMDSS SRC), RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship, Started sailing April 2016. Nov 16 - Apr 17
Alex Rigg Solent and South Coast Would like to crew in races. Day Skipper 1 week Ex Green Season sailing on Sarie Marais in Canaries Jan 2015, skippered 36ft yacht from Liverpool to Portsmouth Spring 2016, Day Skipper course JSASTC summer 2016, various short sailing trips in Solent 2016. Jan - Aug 17
Kirk Hirons Bristol Channel, Solent, South west Looking to build up hours for Yachtmaster and blow out some cob webs Day skipper/watchkeeper Own 26ft catamaran for 8 years, solo channel passages, various AT expeds, sailed since could walk, dinghy and yacht May - Dec 17
Brent Crossman East Coast / Solent Seeking an opportunity to gain experience to become competent crew RYA Power boating certificates 1 & 2 with both coastal and inland experience. Dingy sailing and safety boat / rescue at local sailing club May - Oct 17
David Croft I live in Lymington and am able to travel to any U.K. location.(Retired) Happy to crew on a social basis and also happy to be involved in racing. RYA Day Skipper. Have chartered bareboat (as skipper) on numerous occasions around Europe and the Caribbean. (Mono and Cats). Crewed Oceanis 50 on delivery trip between Split and Croatia. Jul 17 - Jul 18
Mike Bowen any any ICC, EFSSC, Qualified Doctor Immediate Life Support Course Register Availability to Crew You can record your availability to crew by completing the form below and clicking on the Submit button. Personal Details NAME: Mike Bowen CONTACT DETAILS( E.G. TEL/MOBILE/E MAIL): 07867625113 AGE: 54 SEX: SMOKER: Availability DATES AVAILABLE: Approximate DatesExact Dates Known FROM: TO: AREA IN WHICH AVAILABLE TO CREW (E.G. SOLENT AND SOUTH COAST CRUISING): any BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS (E.G. SEEKING POSITION ON ANY YACHT FOR COWES WEEK): any Qualifications and Experience QUALIFICATIONS HELD (IF ANY)( E.G. RYA COMPETENT CREW): ICC, EFSSC, Qualified Doctor Immediate Life Support Course BRIEF SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE (E.G. 6 SEASONS CRUISING ON CONTESSA 32): Moody 34 14 days 5 days ICC with Sunsail First 40 Beneteau Sunsail IoD SAILING REGATTA 2011, 2013 First 40 Beneteau 14 days Moody 34 , IoD Regatta 2011/ 2013 Sunsail , 5 day icc Sunsail Jul - Nov 17