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  1. Don Fillingame

    Hi,

    I’m Don and I am looking for an opportunity to crew. I am a beginner, but a fast learner and keen for any opportunity. I’m home for 3 weeks at a time from work (3/3 roster) and available most days. I’m 52 years old, friendly, fit and live 20 minutes away.

    Please contact me at heliflying@hotmail.com or 0403 289 252.

    Cheers, Don

  2. Warren Venaglia

    Hi, I’m Looking for a crewing opportunity for Noaks Sydney Gold Coast 2022 edition and other ocean racing events over winter, with the end goal for 2022, Sydney to Hobart. I have been crewing on Skimmer (Sayer 35) out of QCYC in Saturday club races including the Brisbane to Gladstone 2022. Also crewing with Tony Shaw at RQ and sailing No Secrets (Dehler 34) in their Sunday passage race programme.

    Experience level considered to intermediate at most positions and probably a general all rounder, cutting my teeth in fleet racing at Mooloolaba Yacht Club on the Etchells. Have been filling in on No Secrets as Bow but generally Pit or Trimmer. On Skimmer generally Pit or Trimmer (both headsail and spinnaker). Phone 0408 186 390

  3. Alessandro Trombin

    Hi everyone,
    Is anyone looking for crew? I am originally from Italy in my 30, I live in Byron Bay with my partner but I am available one day in the weekend to do some sailing. I sailed in a Beneteau and a Bavaria 36 back in Venice, I would like to go back into sailing so if you need a help please contact me at Trombin.alessandro@icloud.com
    I am pretty handy so I am keen for any other job if needed. thank you

  4. Paul Op de Beeck

    Hi,

    My wife and I finally made it to the Gold Cost again visiting close relatives. A we’re keen cruiser type of sailors on our own boat, we would be interested to join as crew or skipper in the next two weeks before heading back to Europe giving us a feel on what it’s like over here to sail. We can make ourselves available any day up to the 1st of April.

    Paul.

  5. Nicholas Hayden

    Hi all,

    I’m Nick and I am looking for any opportunity to crew. I don’t have any sailing experience but I am a keen and fast learner. I am 30 years old, fit, reliable, live on the Gold Coast and work as a mechanical engineer.

    I am available most weekends and some weekday afternoons.

    Please contact me via text/call on 0415113662 or send me an email at nicholas_hayden@live.com.au if you have any opportunities.

    Thanks, Nick

  6. William

    Hello
    My name is william, 30 years old fit, cert1/2 in sailing done at the yatch club, I’m looking to be a crew on sundays to get experience, I’m quick learner and easy to manage, I’m working in hospitality so I cannot be available every Sunday but can fill up a team if needed
    I’m free this Sunday 6 feb and more to come
    Please contact me if you’re interested

  7. William

    SUNDAY 6 feb crew available

    Hello
    I am a 30 years old fit man, I got my Cert 1 and 2 in sailing from the Yatch club, I would like to get some experience on a boat to see if I would like to buy a small sailing boat for myself in the futur, I would say I’m a quick learner, easy to manage and follow advise/order pretty well!
    I cannot commit to every Sunday as I work in the food industry. I am free this Sunday 6 February and could let you know ahead if I’m available for futur Sunday if you wish

    William

  8. Hi, we are a family of 5 ( M, D and 3 x boys aged 14, 12 and 10) and are considering selling our house and buying a catamaran. Before we do that I was wondering if you know of anyone either on the GC ro Brisbane who owns a 45′ to 60′ Cat that would be interested in having us on board for a day to see if we all like the experience? We would be happy to provide catering and/or fuel costs if required.

    Watching alot of “sailing Zatara”, “Sailing La Vagabond” and other U-Tubers it has spurred on our interest in the adventure but I think it is neccessary for all of us to experience this first to see if we would like it.

    This being said if you know of anyone who might be interested please forward my email to them so we could make contact.

    Thank-you for your time

    Regards

    Will

  9. Amanda Bowles

    Hi
    I posted back in November 2021 and am still trying to find a permanent availability to crew once a fortnight at the Thursday Twilights or Wednesday keelboat races at Holywell.

    Super keen to commit to every fortnight if anyone needs a crew member as I really love the experience!.

    I just completed my RYA day skipper course with Craig from Sailing Shirley Valentine and am working towards my RYA yacht master and coastal skipper.

    As previously mentioned I have completed keelboat helming and crewing and a 2 day learn to sail course and helmed and sailed up the Whitsundays for two weeks.

    I really want to be out there Learning and improving my skills. Also my husband and I own a 40ft cruising boat so have been practising on her but she is not for racing.

    If anything comes available please call me on 0408980955 or email me at amandashouseofhair@gmail.com

    Thanks heaps Amanda.

  10. Mathew File

    Hi,

    Keen to gain experience as crew. Live on the Coast and am close by the club. Am fit, healthy, active and adventurous and would love to experience the skills and social of sailing. Welcome any experience.

    Matt
    0403994917

  11. Heather

    I’m fit, healthy, keen to learn, reliable and a team player. I’ve crewed on multi and mono hull from the Gold Coast to the Whitsundays for a number of months over the past 2 years. I don’t have any racing experience but very keen to learn. I’m available every Thursday and possibly weekends. I’ve registered with the club to sail tonight, Thursday, 13th January. Hope to see you there

    • Rupert Glasson

      Hi Heather,

      I’m sailing our Lagoon 440 from Southport to Fiji sometime around the start of May. My wife and three children are flying to Fiji and will join me there but I’m looking for 1-2 crew members to make a total of 4 for the passage. If you’re interested please let me know.

      Rupert Glasson

      • Ross Taylor

        Hi Rupert. I’m a keen coastal sailor. I’d love a passage to Fiji. I’m not available until the 11 of may . I currently part own a leopard 40.
        I have ICC and international bareboat skipper qualification.
        I have tested sea legs. I’m 67 years old with 12 years coastal cruising experience. . I’m fit and healthy.
        Regards Ross Taylor ph 0400821860
        ross.taylor1@hotmail.com

  12. Danielle Hutcheson

    Hello,
    I am looking to recruit sailors (Bowman/Mast/Trimmers) to join team Blunderbuss – check out the FB page Blunderbuss Sailing. Blunderbuss is a Beneteau Firsts 40 and we sail the Offshore series. We go out to have fun, built a great team and hopefully do ok in the results. It is more about the right fit for the team then experience so if you are keen to jump onboard, work hard, play hard and have some fun let me know.

    • Cyntia

      Hi Danielle, here is Cyntia. I’ve been racing in Sydney for a decade most of the time as bowwoman and currently living in Southport. I’m looking for an opportunity to continuing race. I’m happy to do trimmer too. Here is my number 0413555956 or alternatively you can email me on cyntiamacedo@gmail.com
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Warm regards, Cyntia

    • Nicholas Hayden

      Hi Danielle,

      I’m Nick and I am looking for any opportunity to crew. I don’t have any sailing experience but I am a keen and fast learner. I am 30 years old, fit, reliable, live on the Gold Coast and work as a mechanical engineer.

      I am available most weekends and some weekday afternoons.

      Please contact me via text/call on 0415113662 or send me an email at nicholas_hayden@live.com.au if you have any opportunities.

      Thanks, Nick

  13. James Murchison

    Hi, I’m staying at broadbeach for the next couple of days and would like to get out on the water. I’ve been sailing my whole life, whitsubdays, png and Queensland coast. I know my way around both single and multi hull boats and have a boat license. I’m happy to just man the winches or any other general boats duties you may need.

    Mobile 0413 043 711

    • Rupert Glasson

      Hi James,

      I’m sailing our Lagoon 440 from Southport to Fiji sometime around the start of May. My wife and three children are flying to Fiji and will join me there but I’m looking for 1-2 crew members to make a total of 4 for the passage. If you’re interested please let me know.

      Rupert Glasson

  14. Rebecca Adams

    Hi,
    I’ve posted on here before, but I have a bit more experience now. I have my RYA Competent Crew certificate and crewed recently on an Elliot 6 in the SheSails Regatta in Mooloolaba and a Beneteau 30.1. I raced dinghies as a kid in New Zealand (Phase II).
    I don’t have a lot of experience on bigger boats, but I’m very keen to learn and get regular time out on the water.
    I’m looking to crew on a Thursday afternoon/evening and am fit, healthy, and reliable.
    I’d love to hear from you. I’m hoping to get as much experience as I can on the water, with the aim of doing offshore sailing/rallies/racing/cruising. My number is 0451059513.
    Looking forward to hearing from anyone needing an extra set of hands on a boat.

    • Danielle Hutcheson

      Hi Jordan,
      I am looking for some new crew to join the team. We sail the SYC Offshore Series (mostly Sunday’s) and various special events on Beneteau First 40 – Blunderbuss. No experience is necessary, just regular commitment to develop your skills and the team. Let me know if you are still keen – 0417 644 165 Danielle Hutcheson

  15. Amanda Bowles

    Hi I have been racing in the Twilight series recently, I have done 6 races so far on 4 different race yachts.

    Currently looking for a yacht to crew on regularly, I can commit to every fortnight sail on a Thursday twilight series at the moment with hopefully offshore opportunities once a month.

    I have completed my keelboat Crewing and helming course and enrolled in my keelboat introductory skippering course next month through Australian sailing. I have skippered a bareboat up at the Whitsundays for two weeks and have done a two day course on a yacht to learn to sail.

    I am wanting to complete my keelboat course and continue courses in the future for safety and sea survival, first aid refresher, radio course and offshore skippering and racing.

    Please contact me in 0408980955 if you have an availabilities.

    Much appreciated

  16. Simone

    Hi sailors!

    I am super keen to crew again, and am searching for any opportunities to get some more experience. I am a quite fit and hard working 45yo, who loves surfing, snorkeling and anything else that involves the ocean!

    My experience in sailing includes a sailing course in Rosebay/NSW, where I used to crew on a 25ft, but I haven’t sailed for about 10 years and am really looking forward to being in the water again.

    If you need an extra pair of hands, I’d love to be there!

    Cheers.

    Simone Feltham
    Mob: 0487195717

  17. Rebecca Thompson

    Hi, my 10yo and 12yo son have 1 lesson left of tackers 3 before they start junior fleet. We home educate and they are looking for either early morning before or after school activities to volunteer and help out with so they can learn more. They both like working with ropes, and it would be great for them to get more practise. Any kind of deckhand work would be great. Many thanks, Rebecca
    beck@beckthompson.com
    0422901596

  18. Alison Maybury

    Good Afternoon,
    I am looking for crew opportunities. I’m available weekends. I live in Southport and I’m a keen sportswoman. I have completed Competent Crew Cert at Pacific Sailing School, Darling Point Sydney over 5yrs ago. Crew experience on small family boat Sat afternoons racing out of RANSA (Royal Aus.t Navy Sailing Assoc.) Rushcutters Bay Sydney, with a an old Sea Dog, . What I lack in experience I make up for in enthusiasm and life experience. I’m not a child but a very fit and flexible (30something looking) 50yr old. Not a big drinker but keen to learn and get experience as I’d like to do offshore sailing in the future. Please get in touch if you have any spots available. I’m reliable and hardworking.

    • Simone Feltham

      Hi Alison,

      Hope you are well.

      I have completed my sailing course at the Pacific Sailing too, and am also keen to be back on the water.

      I’ve moved from Syd a couple of years ago and am trying to find some crew opportunities.

      I love sailing, but unfortunately I haven’t met anyone here at the Coast who shares the same hobby, and my hubby is not very keen either!

      Perhaps we could go for a coffee at the yacht club and see if we can find a boat to crew on!

      My mob is 0487195717.

      Happy sailing!

      Simone

  19. Teena Hubbard

    Hey guys, my husband and I are super keen to crew. My husband has many years experience sailing and racing. Unfortunately I’m a newbie but am super keen to learn. I’m a quick learner and am excited about the opportunity and to also meet others, as we are fairly new to the Gold Coast. We are available anytime. Hope to hear from you. Cheers Teena 0466 066 449. PS if you only need experienced crew, then my husband would be delighted to get involved.

  20. John Keeley

    Hi , I am after some Big Cat experience to see if I want to really buy a Cat .
    I have not had any big yacht experience only small 14 footers. a long time ago as a kid/teen .
    If anyone would like a bit of Dead wood on their Cat next time out please contact me .
    I do shift work so not always available ..
    John Mbl.0490041806
    Willing to pay for the Lesson .

  21. Michael O'Grady

    Keen to do any sailing ASAP. I have minimal experience but am a quick learner and super excited to try anything.

    0423838301 – and I am in Main Beach!

    Michael

    • Danielle Hutcheson - 0417 644 165

      Hi Michael,
      I am looking for some new crew to join the team. We sail the SYC Offshore Series (mostly Sunday’s) and various special events on Beneteau First 40 – Blunderbuss. No experience is necessary, just regular commitment to develop your skills and the team. Let me know if you are still keen.

  22. Jordan Powell

    Hi all,

    I’m keen to join in and crew the Thursday Twilight Series. I have little sailing experience however am very eager to learn. I love a challenge, learning new skills and having fun. I’m 35, fit and energetic. M: 0406456096 E: jordan@powell.live

    Look forward to sailing soon – Jordan Powell

  23. Jordan Powell

    Hi all,

    I’m keen to join in and crew on the Thursday Twilight Series. I don’t have much experience in sailing but certainly like a challenge and learn new skills. I’m 35, fit and energetic. M: 0406456096 E: jordan@powell.live

    Look forward to joining in on the fun – Jordan

  24. Steven Gillespie

    Hello all,
    I am keen to crew for the Twilight series and any other race or social sail. I have a little experience and have participated in the twilight racing up here pre 2015. I am free most day and excited to get on the water and be apart of a team. Don’t hesitate to send me a text or call 0468391000.

  25. Robbie Price

    Looking to return to NZ via yacht in next couple of months. Some ocean sailing experience – Tahiti to Rarotonga.. international radio operators license. +64221829468.

    • Rupert Glasson

      Hi Robbie

      I’m sailing our Lagoon 440 from Southport to Fiji sometime around the start of May. My wife and three children are flying to Fiji and will join me there but I’m looking for 1-2 crew members to make a total of 4 for the passage. If you’re interested please let me know.

      Rupert Glasson

  26. Hi,

    Compared to everyone else on here, I have very little experience. I sailed dinghies as a kid and my partner and I have recently purchased a 36foot monohull. I’d love to be a casual crew member on a boat to get a bit more experience. I’m very good at being told what to do and am pretty fit and confident on the water.

    I’m hoping to do a few courses etc before we set sail. But, am just dead keen to get out on the water.

  27. Boris Marijanovic

    Hi all,

    I recently moved to Gold Coast and am hoping to get into sailing here. I lived in Sydney seven years ago and did a year of competitive onshore and offshore races on a Beneteau 32 footer.

    I am hoping to get back into sailing and can commit and attend regularly.

    Thank you,

    Boris

  28. Hello all,
    I am keen to crew for the Twilight series and any other race or social sail. I have experience working on yachts in the Whitsundays and have participated in the twilight racing up there. I also shared a boat with friends in Hawaii that I learnt to sail on. I am free most day and excited to get on the water and be apart of a team. Don’t hesitate to send me a text or call 0491096899.

  29. Kate Ausburn

    Hi all,
    I’m very keen to crew for Hollywell Twilight Series and the upcoming Spring Series.
    Lived in Whitsundays spending a lot of time onboard Keelboats years ago. Completed Learn to sail Course 1&2 at SYC in Jan 2021. Skippered Pacer in TVSC Winter Race, crewed onboard multiple Corsairs including rigging and derigging. First aid current (Nurse)
    Committed to crew on regular basis.

    Kate 0400016634

  30. Hi , I’m keen to get a crew position at Hamilton race week. I race twice a week from Hollywell and also from Southport on a Wednesday and Thursdays twilight races. I’m going to Hamilton Island on Monday this coming week taking on a crewing position for a few weeks. It’s my dream to be part of the Hamilton races but my skipper missed the cut off date and is on a waiting list. so now I’m hopeful to get on another boat..
    I’m already at Hamilton Island and I’m ready to go. Call me if you need crew Ronnie 0438353374
    Many thanks

  31. Michael Napier

    Hi
    I have a M63 motor yacht which is at Gladstone, need crew to take back to Gold coast leveeing next Wednesday 28/7/21
    Please call mick 0400131997

    • Thanks for the chat Michael,
      I’m a marine surveyor just seeking for some leisurely racing, cruising or deliveries having just returned to the Gold Coast.
      Good luck heading for Sydney!!
      Andy 0447614405

  32. Steve

    Skippers heading north or south, I’m an experienced sailor (with radio, bareboat skipper certificates, experience in both racing and cruising around the world) looking to help on passsages (to Airlie Beach, Melbourne, New Zealand).
    Call me to discuss: Steve 04 143 04 243

    • Rupert Glasson

      HI Steve,

      I’m sailing our Lagoon 440 from Southport to Fiji sometime around the start of May. My wife and three children are flying to Fiji and will join me there but I’m looking for 1-2 crew members to make a total of 4 for the passage. If you’re interested please let me know.

      Rupert Glasson

  33. Bruce Quick

    Staying at Hollywell for the next 7 weeks (or longer depending on lockdown) and looking to crew……experienced in racing inshore and offshore on X43, 43’ Grand Soleil and Beneteau 44.7 among others…….member of Palm Beach Yacht Club and Kuring Gai Motor Yacht Club..

  34. Hi Skippers,

    I’d like to join a crew racing in the Flat Rock race starting on Sat 24Jul.

    I’m on the Gold Coast for a while – I normally race out of the CYCA in Sydney on a Sydney 38. {I entered Qld before the recent Covid-19 issues arose}.

    I have been cruising and racing all my 55 years; I’m fit and can sail in any position on the boat – from helm to headsail 🙂 I have raced at local, state, national and international levels.

    If you’re looking for crew for the Flat Rock race please contact me 🙂

    Kind regards,
    Frederic Hemming
    0409 035 445

  35. Stephen

    Hello Sailors
    I have recently purchased and partly refurbished a Shaw 650 Sportsboat (4 Shaw) and need crew for SYC Hollywell races on Wednesday and Saturdays as well as Sportsboat regattas like Airlie beach. Looking for both casual experienced crew and willing to train less experienced who are committed to a regular sailing program. Contact Stephen 0403824281 or s@atxnz.com

  36. Paul hough

    Please call me 0422853633 cùrrently in Redland City marina awaiting upgrades to 40 foot sloop ocean going cheers paul ☺

  37. Tony Shaw (Owner)

    ‘No Secrets’ is a race optimised 34′ Dehler Optima keelboat with a competitive race record. I am looking for experienced or semi-experienced sailors to join our crew pool for Offshore and Twilight racing this coming season. Because we have a couple of crew in training at present I can’t take EOI’s from people without sailing experience. What I need are sailors who can come onboard, demonstrate reasonable skills and immediately add value.. Sailing must be your number one priority, It won’t work for me if sailing is one of five other activities (apart from work of course) you have on your agenda. Regular availability is essential as is the ability to communicate. I’m also looking for sailors who understand what commitment means and sailors who can demonstrate that they want to be part of a team intending to succeed at a reasonably high level. If you think this is you, call Tony on 0411 429 527.

  38. rohan smith

    Hi there looking to gain some experience and meet new people. we have moved from Rockhampton to tweed. I am an active person and would like to crew on a sailing boat. I would like to purchase a sailing boat in the next year or so. Available most days, very flexible with times. I don’t have much experience.

  39. Jane

    Easygoing, competent yacht crew available on weekends. Lots of race, regatta and delivery experience both inshore and offshore over 20 years (~45,000nm). Have current Sea Safety & Radio certs & can easily renew First Aid if needed. Previously Sydney, now Brisbane based.

    • Tony Shaw

      Morning Jane, if you are still available could you give me a call on 0411 429 527. Cheers, Tony Shaw

  40. Tama

    Hi All
    Looking to crew on any crossing to nz
    Have experience in ocean sails
    Off coast of nz tall ships 10 days at sea watch shifts over night sails bow to stern aloft etc very saftey consious
    Have little experience in small race days on melbourne and otago harbours
    Much rough sea experience in small farries
    Cant go below 😂

  41. Hi family!

    I’m Jae. I’m a 28y.o woman from the Northern Rivers.

    I’m looking to crew on a boat heading up to far North Queensland.

    I’ve just started sailing so will need someone whose capable and comfortable to teach me the ropes (or the Halliards 😉) to sail with. I’d like to leave as early as this month (March) and can be super flexible with schedule, and the time it takes us to get up there.

    I’m not sure why I’m being called to go there, but I feel it in my bones.

    I’d like to be there by Winter.

    I’m looking for a fun, young (or young at heart) and energetic crew to sail with. I’m eager to learn and super fun to be around.

    Really forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind regards,

    Jae
    0400 786 910
    schaefer.jae@gmail.com

    X

  42. Barry Nicholls

    HI Skippers in the 2021 Brisbane to Gladstone Race
    I am keen to find a r crewing opportunity on SYC yachts on the return leg from Gladstone anytime after 5th April. I am already sailing in the race on South Passage departing 2nd April so I am available to crew for the return voyage. I have the necessary quals and experience incl current First Aid. I am an experienced helmsman and crew member on sports boats (Cork 1720’s), and keelers
    I am available most times and days currently due to COVID work collapse. I also hold a Coastal Yacht master ticket from New Zealand.
    Please contact Barry 0404032446 or nicholls.bj@gmail.com

  43. Paul

    Hi all, I’m Paul
    I’m 39, fit, keen, reliable and a quick leaner. I I don’t have any sailing experience, but i’m keen to get out there and learn.
    Im originally from the UK and now based on the northern end of the Gold Coast and available 7 days a week.
    Give me a call if you have anything available
    Thanks
    0478497825

  44. Alan Heward

    Hi Chris,

    I race Irish Mist a lavranos charger 33 in Nelson NZ.
    I would love to come over…covid permitting, sometime and race with yo on fourlove.
    My email is citylegal@xtra.co.nz.

    Regards
    Alan Heward

  45. Dean Brandt

    I have quite a bit of sail experience and am about to tackle a Yachtmaster certification. have raced Hamilton series and sailed up there and back. am also negotiating a Syd to Hobart spot should the race go ahead this year. Happy to join any crew in any role, race or social sail

  46. Simon Griffiths

    HELP NEEDED

    Looking for a support boat for a day (happy to pay) for the World Series Swimming Marathon,
    WHEN: Sat 29th May 2021.
    HOW LONG: Whole day from 5am-5pm
    LOCATION: Coolangatta to Surfers.

    http://worldseriesswims.com.au/swim-the-gold-coast/

    Any leads would be most appreciated. Please call, text or email

    Thanks
    Simon Griffiths
    0402138905
    simonjgriffiths1@gmail.com

  47. Kevin Clarkson

    Hi All

    i have a sports boat Shaw 650 Lickety split looking for experienced bowperson to sail Saturdays and some regattas. at Hollywell.

    contact Kevin 0411176603

  48. Colin Fitzpatrick

    Hi,

    Keen to crew. Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday most weeks and can arrange other days. I am RYA yachtmaster offshore (sailing, commercially endorsed), RYA advanced powerboat (commercially endorsed) and an advanced diving instructor.

    Telephone 0414 106 264 or email Colin.Fitzpatrick@doctors.org.uk

    Colin

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