Specify if you are Crew (=anyone without a boat). Or if a Skipper, please note boat specs & a harbor name:
Looking to crew
[All] What sailing schedule are you looking for: Weekdays, weekends, daysail, longer cruises?
Looking to crew
[Skippers] Describe the sailing you do (race, cruise, etc) Are you looking more for deckhands or social guests? Describe what you expect onboard. Do you want especially agile or weather hearty crew? Will you teach active learners? Please say more:
Not a boat owner
[Crew] What are you hoping to do: Cruise, race, casually socialize, do vigorous sail handling, beginner learning, gain more helm experience? Do you like it when the boat tips? Describe both your past on-water experience & what you're looking for now:
On the great lakes
[All] If you wish to, use this space to note any courses in sail, sea or air. Useful knowledge such as CPR, Wilderness First Aid, EE, ME, Diesel, Nav, culinary or military background. Do you play an instrument, take great photos or plan a good party?
CrewFinder is for people who want to actively pursue sailing connections. Skippers find Crew and can network with fellow Skippers. Crew will find a variety of styles and types of sailing. Beginners can meet mentors. Experienced sailors, who are currently boatless, will find the Skippers who are seeking their seasoned skills too.
The fundamental goal here is toincrease your hours of sailing & offer a place to share information, contribute knowledge, grow skills, broaden on-water experience, and meet the sailing buddies you will most enjoy, respect, and find dependable. This starts with developing an informative Profile that tells others who you are, what you bring and hope to gain here.
To generate more sailing for all members, we start by catering to Skippers. Skippers define the terms of their sailing day and the type of Crew they seek. We are not a sailing school, but many Skippers enjoy mentoring and newbies curious to explore sailing are welcome. We ask that you be here to actively engage in the sport, want to contribute and have an authentic interest in sailing.
If you RSVP to sail, you're offering to help operate a sailboat. Before you offer, learn about the boat, the Skipper and what will be asked of you. Your offer to crew can be declined or accepted. AnRSVP to sail isn't aguaranteed seat, a ticket-to-ride, or a boarding-pass for a free harbor cruise. And unlike many other types of MeetUp event postings, a sailing RSVP is not an offer for crewing respondents to invite their own added Guests.
We have active members in coastal Maine, NH,MA, Rhode Island, & the lakes regions of New Hampshire and Vermont. Our varied calendar and geographically distributed events let you meet fellow enthusiasts and expand your network year-round. You're encouraged to add events to the calendar that will help grow the network in your specific area too. Take the lead, ask for some posting tips, then invite others the sailing activities you enjoy & want to share.
Is this the place to pursue Your sailing interests? Join & find-out. Experiment with new places to sail, different types of boats, and different styles of sailing. Hear about the area's most affordable classes, or find informal on-water learning opportunities. Meet fellow enthusiasts & share good times under sail.Skippers: Never again leave your boat unsailed for lack of Crew! Post here, build your roster, and fill your days with all the sailing you wish.