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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 to increase 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. An RSVP to sail isn't a guaranteed 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.

Upcoming events (4)

BVI's 10 day sail! Oct 21 2 spots open! 1 share female and 1 private cabin

Flex booking.
NOTE- signing up here does not automatically put you on a boat. We have to have an interview on the phone or zoom.

Our boats will sail in tandem.

Female share dbl w private head on catamaran and one private cabin on 47' monohull, with lots of space.
Step aboard October 21st. Sleep aboard at dock. The next day, after the inspection and briefing, we will be off sailing! Stops include places like Cooper Island, Jost van Dyke, Little Jost, Virgin Gorda, Trellis Bay, Norman Island to name a few.
Explore these islands as they were meant to be explored, by sailboat.

Sit back and relax or get involved in sailing. No experience necessary, just a thirst for adventure and exploring all these islands have to offer, is all that's required. Of course we love people eager to learn and would really appreciate it!

Come with a friend, family or by yourself. All welcome. (singles will be matched with same sex in cabin or choose private cabin)

$2100 for double on catamaran (based on dbl occ). Same for private single cabin on monohull.

Here is what is included:

Captain
9 night accommodations on board.
Breakfasts, some lunches and dinners aboard
Safety, Navigational Aids
Galley Equipment
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
End Cleaning
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Parks permits for BVI
Cruising permits for BVI
Vessel insurance
Damage Waiver Insurance

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare
Boat kitty $150 for moorings, dockage
Land accommodations
Personal Travel Insurance (recommended)
Meals in restaurants
Provisioning – specialty foods and alcohol
Additional land excursions
Snorkel gear
Flying into STT instead of Roadtown, better connections. Ferry to Roadtown and cab to boat. Easy!

Message me or text Capt. Joy with any questions[masked] or to obtain registration form.
NOTE- signing up here does not automatically put you on a boat. We have to have an interview on the phone or zoom

South Cuba Sail and Land Excursions November 2022 Tentative!

We're heading back to Cuba!
Looking to fill 2 boats.
We've secured amazing pricing!
This will be my fourth trip to Cuba. We have partnered with an educational tour agency that specializes in Cuba by land. They are full compliance with OFAC regulations. We know what to expect both navigating the waters and on land. This opportunity is so special, I want to share it with you!
The lovely people of the Cuba the pristine beauty of the Southern Cuba islands, are not to be missed. If Cuba has been on your bucket list, now is the time.
You do not have to have sailing experience to join us.
We will call home for our week a 45' Lagoon catamaran with all the bells and super comfortable.
We have designed a wonderful land itinerary, giving you a special once in a lifetime experience.
This is a rough itinerary and is subject to updates and changes.

November 8-19, 2020
Cuba is a hidden gem. The architecture, the infrastructure, the culture, and of course, the cars - all feel like a stroll up memory lane. When touring Cuba one can really appreciate the moment of being able to take a peak into a time capsule. Captain Joy is offering a rare (and maybe even once in a life time) opportunity to explore Cuba before it changes forever.

Welcome aboard!
Catamaran, Lagoon 450, 2018
Shared double bed with private bathroom.
(Includes most meals. One lobster dinner ashore in Cayo Largo not included)

SEA ITINERARY $1950 based on double occupancy
This is a rough itinerary and is subject to updates and changes.
Sat Nov 10: 5pm Embarkation - Cienfuegos
Sun Nov 11: Cienfuegos – Cayo Guano del Este
Mon Nov 12: Cayo Guano del Este - Playa Sirena – Cayo largo
Tue Nov 13: Cayo Largo – Cayo Cantiles
Wed Nov 14: Cayo Cantiles - Estopa Canal – Cayo Rico - Cayo Largo
Thus Nov 15: Cayo Largo – Ballanetos– Cayo Sal
Fri Nov 16: Cayo Sal - Cienfuegos
Sat Nov 17: Disembarkation

LAND ITINERARY Add'l $1390
Includes round trip pick up and drop off to airport. Includes your visa.
All breakfasts, lunches and 2 dinners included.
Nov 8 HAVANA
All day Arrivals
Check- in to casas and welcome drinks and orientation, money exchange
Welcome Dinner (included) at Paladar San Cristobal (where Obama had dinner)
9 pm – welcoming event at FAC (Fabrica de Arte Cubano) You won’t want to miss this!

Nov 9 HEMINGWAY HOUSE then travel to TRINIDAD
9 – 10am Breakfast at casa
Morning: Visit to Finca Vigia – Hemingway house
Visit to Muraleando community project
Lunch (included) with Muraleando community
Afternoon: Drive to Trinidad
Evening: Dinner on your own
Live music and dancing in Trinidad
Midnight cocktails at the cave bar Disco Ayala (optional)

Nov 10 TRINIDAD /CIENFUEGOS
9-10am Breakfast at casa
Morning: Tour of Trinidad - history, Santeria religion, architecture
Afternoon: Drive to Cienfuegos – lunch (included) in Finca on the way
Tour of Punta Gorda in Cienfuegos and Main Plaza
Evening: 5 pm – Boarding on boats.
One week sail
Nov 17 HAVANA
Morning: Transfer to Havana – lunch on road.
Afternoon: Classic car ride via Revolution square, Havana Forest, Malecon etc
Evening: Dinner on your own

Nov 18 Some will depart for USA

Additional tour option $150
Nov 18 LAS TERRAZAS - visit to eco - community
8 -9 AM Breakfast at casa
Morning: Drive and Tour Las Terrazas, eco-community of artists, coffee growers, etc.
Lunch (included) at Las Terrazas - Campesinos farm -
Afternoon: Visit artist studios, then coffee tasting, discussion with Cuban coffee industry.
Visit to spectacular Hotel Moka. Go for a swim in baños
Evening: Havana – Dinner on our own.

Nov 19 Departures

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare
Personal Travel Insurance - recommended
Meals in restaurants
Provisioning – specialty foods and alcohol
Additional land excursions not listed here.

Important to know-You do not need to have prior sailing/boating experience, however two days of our sail will be 7 to 8 hours.
Must sign travel waiver.
We will be bringing your donations to a local charity.
$500 deposit with registration form due now.

THAILAND Sailing 2022! January 15-22nd Double cabin available!

Our own private luxury catamarans will be our home for a week of exploring the magnificent islands of the Andaman Sea.
Over 130 islands to explore, emerald waters, secluded beaches. Southeast of Phuket brings you to the Phi Phi Islands – one of southern Thailand’s favorite tourist destinations. Cliffs rise dramatically from the sea. Stunning overnight anchorages and charming villages offer unique lunchtime stops and incredible nightlife. Many of the islands in this region are surrounded with dazzling coral reefs so rich in marine life that you will be tempted to spend all of your time in the water.
per person (dbl occupancy)
Sailing experience not necessary! Smiles and humor are always welcome.
Everyone shares the cooking.
World class diving and snorkeling await!
We've sold over 9 spots. Don't wait on this one!
Price per person (double occupancy) $2180

Price includes:
7 night accommodations on board in a double occupancy cabin
Food and water provisioning for all breakfasts, some lunches and two dinners onboard (the rest of the meals will be ashore)
Safety, Navigational Aids
Fuel and water along the way and upon vessel return
Galley Equipment
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
End Cleaning
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Vessel insurance
Damage Waiver Insurance

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare
Land accommodations
Personal Travel Insurance
Meals in restaurants
Provisioning – specialty foods and alcohol
Additional land excursions

The plan is to arrive in Phuket a couple of days before our sail. After our sail it would be your option to inter fly to Bangkok for a few more days of touring, maybe side trip to Chaing Mai before flying home. Flights from Phuket are less than $100. Overnight train to Chaing Mai. Firm itinerary will be set later. There are two people who know Thailand well who will guide us on our land tours.
Hotels and food incredibly reasonable!

If you want to come along. Your deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
Less than 30 day stay, no visa requirements.
Captain Joy has lead over 30 sailing charters around the world. You are in good hands. Lots of references. PM Joy with any questions.

Sail Saronic Islands of Greece with Traverse Journeys - May 2022 2 spots left!

Captain Joy has partnered with Traverse Journeys for this special exploration of the Saronic Islands. Read about Traverse and their mission of "responsible travel" here -
https://traversejourneys.com/trips/greece

Sail Greece and Cruise idyllic islands of the Saronic Gulf
A 7-day trip that begins and ends in Athens with incredible explorations throughout the Saronic Gulf. We'll traverse this gorgeous region of the Mediterranean sea on our own luxury 50' catamaran, offering you the chance to truly be immersed in the unique and picturesque surroundings. Take in the crystal-clear turquoise waters and dynamic coastline as our experienced Captain sails from one stunning port to the next. At each port you'll have the opportunity to enjoy onshore endeavors including guided visits to ancient wonders, delicious dinner options, and plenty of cobble-stoned streets to explore. Aboard our catamaran you'll enjoy daily breakfasts and lunches freshly prepared with local produce and specialties as well as the opportunity to learn or practice your sailing skills.

Once our sail Greece adventure finishes you may choose between add-ons to delve into ancient Athens & Delphi, or out to Santorini for those unparalleled sunsets. For a bucket-list trip to Greece that will leave you awe-struck from the first moment to the last, look no further!
$2695 per person
Add-ons available for Athens & Delphi or Santorini
More info here -
https://traversejourneys.com/trips/greece
$200 off (mention Capt. Joy)
OR contact Capt. Joy directly[masked] for more info.

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