2 September 2010

183. Crew available

Last month I joined an Australian based website called Find a Crew. It is a very practical and efficient website aiming at connecting captains and skippers looking for crew and crew members looking for a boat and captain. Here's my profile:

Crew Member 57066, 66, female
Languages I speak
fluent English, French, acceptable German
My current location is in France
My home location is in France
Destinations I'm interested to crew: any country
Nationality: French
Boat types I'm interested to crew on:
Sailing Vessel
Boat length overal (LOA): 13 meters (43ft)
People aboard:
preferably a boat with at least 3 or more people aboard
Smoking: I'm a non-smoker
Sea time:
I've spent about 2 years at sea so far
Duration:
I'm available to crew preferably between 6 months to 2 years

Dear Shipmates,
Cruising is a way of life I love. I haven't been able to afford my own sailboat so that I have always sailed as a member of the crew on other people's boats.

I sailed for the first time on the shores of Queensland, Australia, in 1967. Later, in 1974-5 I took a sailing course in Brittany, France. Then a lot later, in 1995 I sailed from Noumea, New Caledonia, to Bundaberg, Australia. In 1997 I sailed from Tahiti to New Caledonia and then to New Zealand. Again in 1999 from Noumea to Opua, NZ.

A little about myself, my interests and my plans:
I'm a bilingual french/english citizen of Europe. I have a BA in ethnology from a French University and I studied as a post-graduate student in the United States. I lived in Australia some 12 years in all, 10 years in New Caledonia and 2 years in New Zealand, among other places.

My interests are varied and numerous: ethnology, history, traveling, computing, blogging, cooking, pottery, gardening, kids, politics. I love meeting people and exploring new places.

My motivation and reasons to crew on a boat:
My last sailing trip was in 1999 in the South Pacific. I live away from the sea and miss it. It's time for me to weigh anchor and set sails again! I do have:

- a sense of adventure
- interest in the off the beaten track places, and people
- conversation and a sense of humour
- enjoyment of a wide range of food and ability to prepare it
- absolute commitment to the boat and the other members of the team.


What position would you like to fill?
Cook, Watch-keeper, Platonic Friend Relationship, Nanny, Child care.

Type of positions you are interested to crew?
Recreational, Unpaid position.

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