Crew Available

Francois Jeux
Ahoy ! My name is Francois and I have decided to travel back to Europe without flight. My first stage will be Australia and I would love to be part of a crew on a sail boat. I recently joined a crew for two regattas in Lyttelton in order to receive the basis of sailing techniques and now I feel hungered for learning more while a big journey.  My only priority is to arrive in Australia before the 14th of May.
I am 28 and originally mechanical engineer in aircraft industry. I left Europe almost 3 years ago to discover the real World by myself. Since, I hitch-hiked to Mongolia, crossed China by train, rode 10,000km by motorcycle in South-East Asia and spent 2 years in New-Zealand mainly working in construction. My idea is now to slowly reach the Asian continent, get back my motorcycle in Vietnam and ride to Europe by crossing the South of Asia and the Middle-East.
I am enthusiastic, multitasking, thorough and devoted to team spirit. Excellent on following orders as well as taking initiative.
I can share reasonable expenses as I can cook and keep the boat clean and tidy.
Please, let me know if my project fit with your. Also, if you have any contacts, tips, thought, anything to help, I would be really glad to hear from you !
Listed: 22/3/17

Hi, I am Nicolas, a 27 years old French settling done in NZ for a long time duration and working in the sailing industry. Available any time of the year for any type of race or cruise, during weekdays depending on the starting time, and fully available during weekends. Good sailing inshore and offshore racing experience, with several campaigns on J80 keelboat. Can crew for any position on the boat. I used to be also a volunteer sailing cruise instructor in France. This is my fourth time in NZ (I have been in NZ one year and one month in total) and have already been racing on the Elliott 770 Crocodile at the RYC. Will bring beers and can bake chocolate cake for longer races.
Listed: 21/3/17

An active, fun-loving POME ‘fresh off the boat’ (5 weeks here), in Auckland for a while and looking at giving yachting a go. Where better place to try but the city of sails ay? No sailing experience particularly noteworthy of but interested in all outdoorsy sports and I’m a hands on, quick learner, available any evening, 29 year old…ALWAYS carrying a six pack. Give me a shout if you want a crew member with a (serious) bit of banter!
Listed: 10/3/17

Gary Henderson
Hi folks,  I’m keen on crewing in the Route 66 in a few days, if anyone needs a hand at this late stage. Available all 3 days. I’m 61, new-ish to sailing … this is my fourth season crewing in the Friday Night Special, and have done a couple of sailing-dinghy trips over to Waiheke with a friend. I take orders well!
Happy to contribute supplies & share expenses. Best contact is email; second best – text or call my mobile.  All the best, Gary
Listed: 1/3/17

Fletcher McCormack
I’m looking to join a crew sailing from New Zealand to either Australia or other nearby countries/islands.  I am an enthusiastic 18 year old guy with over 10 years of sailing experience, starting in Optimists through the high performance skiffs to finally end up mainly coastal cruising in 30-40 foot yachts and lately windsurfing and kitesurfing.
So if you’re in need of an extra hand on or below deck, please contact me at either +64226895517 or or send me a message on Facebook:  Look forward to hearing from you!
Listed: 1/3/17

Eleanor Holroyd
Couple in mid 50s with a little experience , keen to learn and will  buy a boat very soon,  contrubte to all costs and rum/ beer, available evenings and weekends, all weather fine, able to listen, doing everything  can to get experience.
Listed: 28/2/17

Noel Whyte
Hi my wife and I are new to Auckland. We are in our mid fifties and are very keen to further develop our sailing skills. While I would not describe us as novices we do have some experience. We are available most nights and we are not just fair weather sailors – happy to get out there all year round. Apart from sailing we are interested in the social aspects and meeting up with like minded people. No harm in having a glass of wine or beer after a few hours on the water, in fact we would regard that as compulsory.  Would love to hear from you if you are in need of crew, or even only “ballast”! – not that we carry much weight! Cheers Noel & Rosie
Listed: 24/2/17

Hamish Mellor
My name is Hamish and I’m a 21 year old recent uni graduate. I’ve sailed by whole life, racing dinghies and cruising on keelers. I’m keen to get out on the water in Auckland and do some racing, not a whole lot of experience in specific roles on a keeler but dead keen to learn!  I’m available the majority of days after work hours and on weekends. I can definitely bring beer/beverages and always up for a good yarn. I would be interested in any kind of sailing/racing/cruising. Cheers!
Listed: 22/2/17

Mark Berryman
I’ve been sailing small yachts since I was 9, and currently own a hobby cat. I love yachting, being on the water and having good yarns with a beer or two.  If you’re looking for a friendly face to fill a spot give me a bell for any type of sailing, Im, flexible but have appointments now and then, text me if easier.  Male. 30.
Listed: 16/2/17

Hamish Ford
Available for racing and cruising any time, short notice.
I have 6 month 2000+nm ocean cruising experience mainly on large 100+ft motor yachts but some sailing experience in there as well. Small amount of race crew experience in RYC Winter Series.
27 y/o kiwi guy with time on my hands in between jobs, happy to bring liquid contributions and keen to learn. Cheers, Hamish
Listed: 15/2/17

Aklex Devereux
Male, 26 Keen to gain experience as crew in all formats
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5pm onwards
Very little experience, mainly on a sunburst
Listed: 14/2/17

Female mid twenties looking to get into sailing. Available most evenings. There are a group of us looking to get out there if you need more than one person. Spent a lot of time sailing as a child but would say experience is currently little to none. Happy to bring beers and good (average) chat. Best contact via email or text.
Listed: 14/2/17

Hello hello,  Take me onboard for these reasons:
-I have a nice smile :)
-I would absolutely love to get some experience and try it on my newly bought 22ft boat
-I am helpful :)
I’m available all eves except for Tuesdays. I am a female beginner who learns fast. I’m 31 and enjoy a nice chat over a drink and contribute towards it.
Cheers, Nasim
Listed: 7/2/17

Madison Clarke
I have grown up cruising around the Hauraki Gulf on my parents yacht. I am now keen to get involved in yacht racing and learn a bit more about sailing. Am happy to give anything a go!  I am 22 and working in Auckland CBD.  I am really interested in Wednesday Night Races, but am open to crewing at other events!  Let me know if you have a spot!
Listed: 7/2/17

George Weeks

English chap (32) recently arrived in Auckland and looking to get out on the water. I have sailed (on and off) almost my entire life, both dinghies and keelboats, in the UK, France, Mediterranean, and Australia. Also taught sailing at summer camp in Canada. Former member of Cambridge University Yacht Club. Available Wednesday evenings, Friday evenings and weekends. Based in central Auckland (Freeman’s Bay). Always willing to contribute beer, rum or other such beverages as may be necessary and chip in for expenses.
Listed: 3/2/17

Ben Meadows
021 890 253
Hi. I’m looking to get some experience on the water this summer as I’m hoping to buy a yacht.  I have some limited dinghy sailing experience and a little yachting experience but am keen to sail and to learn.  Can bring beer and share expenses.
Thanks  Ben, Age 55!
Listed: 2/2/17

Phoebe Reedman
Available for Wednesday racing, grew up sailing around Auckland and casual Friday racing in Perth through 2014, most experienced as a trimmer.  Now moved back to Auckland and cruising with the family on the weekends, but looking to join a semi-competitive crew to develop technical skills further and have some mid-week fun.  Happy to share expenses, nibbles and tipples.  Cheers,  Phoebe
Listed: 1/2/17

I am keen to crew on a yacht on the Wednesday night races.  Had a little bit of experience.  Happy to contribute beers and a contribution.
Listed: 24/1/17

Celine Le Couteur
Hi I’m Celine, I’m interested in all/any races and available most evenings and Sunday’s with possibility of short notice availability.  I grew up cruising/racing with my family as a child, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve had the pleasure.  I hold day skippers papers, but I’m interested in getting my yacht masters at some stage in the future, but feel I need to get more experience as an adult before I do so.  You can reach me on: 0221557326 WILL BRING BEER.
Listed: 19/1/17

Hi guys, Looking to get some experience sailing. I`m mid-late 20s originally from Scotland but been living in NZ for a few years now. Completed a learn to sail course in Wellington a couple of years ago but have had very little sailing time since.
Although limited sailing ability, I do work at sea so I know a bit about boats and general seamanship.  I live just up the road in Herne Bay and go to work for a week then have a week off so I have quite a lot of free time, also more than willing to cover any expenses etc.  Thanks.
Listed: 20/12/16

Nigel Mosley
Hi, my name is Nigel Mosley, I am 24 years old, from the United States and I will be living in Auckland through the summer. I am available any day, on short notice and I’d like to do any racing or cruising I can. I have experience crewing on 13m, 10m keel boats and smaller dinghies. Also have experience offshore racing and am very keen to do some overnight trips. Happy to bring the beer
Listed: 13/12/16

David Selby
Hi, We are Dave and Evie an international British/Latvian couple and both keen sailors.  I (Dave) am qualified to Dayskipper level and have sailed around 4000 miles, mostly cruising but some racing on boats from 35 to 50 feet. Happy to do pretty much anything on board, but not really experienced with spinnakers. I’m a quick learner though. Racing wise I’ve done mostly round the cans and also the “Round the Isle of Wight” race. I’m happy sailing inshore or offshore and have a full set of foulies and my own life jacket. I recently helped deliver an Elan 333 from Greece to England. I’ve got a can do, positive attitude.
Evie has done competent crew and has sailed about 250 miles, mostly doing round the cans racing, it’s been a while though so she might be a bit rusty. She’s the bubbly outgoing social personality out of the two of us and is a real people pleaser.
We’re available both weeknights and weekends for racing or cruising and have our own transport.
Listed: 9/12/16

Bruno Lopes
Hi, my name is Bruno and I’m a Portuguese living in Auckland for the last 4 years. I’m looking to join and use my experience into a crew.
I am highly motivated person, which I have already demonstrated to my wife through volunteering and involvement on changing my 11 months son nappies at 3am and giving up of my social life and weekly night walks to the local pub for a early morning walk to the park.  I love a good laugh and dark humour.

My previous experience:
Vessel: Santa Maria Manuela
Position: Mate
Dates: March 2013
Description of role: Relocation from the 4 masts lugger Santa Maria Manuela from Funchal, Madeira Island to Dunkerque, Germany.

Vessel: Brida, 2005 Beneteau Oceanis 343
Position: Skipper
Dates: September 2011 – 12 of April 2013
Description of role: Worked as a skipper at Treino de Mar yatch school. Teaching new students attempting to become local skippers.

Vessel: Baleia Azul, 2008 Jeanneau 36i
Position: Skipper
Dates: August 2010 – September 2011
Description of role: Worked as a skipper at Latitude Tejo tours. Taking tourists to a lovely trip into and out Tagus river, Lisbon.

Thank you in advance for considering me to join your crew. Cheers Bruno
Listed: 7/12/16

Ryan Poole
Hello, I am a 27-year old Canadian who is new to Auckland by way of Denver, Colorado. I moved to Auckland, NZ for a breath of fresh air and seeking adventure. Prior to making the move I was working for a large Silicon Valley tech company in the Social Media space. I’ve never been aboard a larger vessel but have sailed Lasers, Laser 2′s and Hobie Cats growing up. I became PADI open water certified at the age of 12 and to say I love the water is an understatement.  Given the fact I am ‘fun-employed’, I can be available at a moments notice and happy to accommodate schedules on your end. I am a competitive person and always up for a race or chipping in a case of beer for a more leisurely sail.  Regards, Ryan
Listed 7/12/16

Myself and boyfriend are very keen to learn a bit more about sailing on any size boat. We are 21,22,  we know the basics about sailing but feel that the best way to learn more would be hands on and learning from keen sailors themselves.
We are fit, young and strong and will give anything a go. We are prepared to do anything just to get an insight into the sailing life and pick up some tips and tricks along the way.  We have very little to no experience and can be put to work wherever needed. We are available weekends, nights and all over the Christmas break. Please contact me if you are interested in giving us a shot we won’t disappoint.
Listed: 2/12/16

Hi, I’m an absolute beginner in sailing and looking to learn the ropes. I come from a boating family and I have spent a lot of time on the Hauraki, although I never did much sailing as I was too young. I’ve been thinking about attending a sailing course but I want too see if its for me before I invest the money. I’m 21 years old and recently finished university so I am very flexible at the moment. Looking for any kind of experience. Cheers, Daniel
Listed: 2/12/16

Hi, 24 year old uk passport holder, back in Auckland for a year from the 2nd dec. just finished a almost 4 month delivery on a NZ 43 ft jim young cutter rig, I hold various RYA yachting quals and commercial endorsements Which were achieved in the straits of Gibraltar And keen to step up to racing. Would appreciate tuition for return of hard work and help around the yacht pref, monohull.  Please contact by email.  Much appreciated  Corey.
Listed: 1/12/16

Dulce Godoy
Hello! My name is Dulce, I arrived a few weeks ago to cross the Pacific from Panama and I have much energy to continue practicing and learning, I would like to participate in regattas, not to lose contact with the boats,I want to study for the costal skipper course and I would like to participate in regattas to gain experience!
tenks a lot!! have a nice days
Listed: 29/11/16

Jess Firth
Ahoy,  I’m keen to get out on the water and crew on Wednesday evenings. I’m a fit young man in my early 30′s and have sailing experience on smaller class yachts, also some non-racing experience crusing on keelers. I’ve recently bought a Merlin trailer sailer and would like to crew so to learn some tricks and brush up on my rusty sailing experience.  Please get in touch if you need a spare pair of hands on deck.
Listed: 29/11/16