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SV - Sailing Vessel, 13.4 m (44 ft), sail, monohull, CSY 44 PH
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ready now and preferably embark before the 24 Jun 2024
preferably for at least 2 weeks and for any duration onwards
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 Boarding location
United States - Florida - visible to Crew members only
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 Destination planned to take the vessel next
United States - same as boarding location
 My current location where I'm in person
United States - same as boarding location
 Home Port of Registry (registered vessel)
United States - Florida - visible to Premium Crew

Itineraries (New)

An itinerary is a route divided into legs showing the planned locations and dates of the main stopovers from the start (initial departure) to the very end (final arrival), which is the destination of the vessel's journey (also called voyage, trip, torn, or expedition).

Each leg has a departure and an arrival date and location. It may also have additional waypoints in between, which might be stopping points or course change points.

Itineraries for vessels at sea are never precise! We use three accuracy levels for the planning status to avoid confusion about what is likely to happen or not:

  • Pending (not accurate) – initial idea, possibilities
  • Preliminary (kinda accurate) – changes may still apply
  • Planned (fairly accurate) – this is what's meant to happen

The duration of an itinerary is counted in days (start to end date) and the leg in nights (departure to arrival date). That is because you may arrive on a Monday and leave on a Tuesday. Therefore, there can be confusion if you were there for one or two days, but it would strictly count as one night without any confusion.

Therefore, you would say you went on a 14-day holiday or trip (the itinerary) and spent 13 nights on all your legs combined, for example.

There is also an important distinction between planning (what's the intention) and estimating (what's calculated). A time of arrival is always an estimate as a calculation is required; that's why it is called ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival).

You can't plan to leave San Francisco and arrive in Hawaii 10 minutes later, regardless of how desperate your intention is. If you intend to arrive in Hawaii by a certain date and estimate 10 days for the journey, then you can plan to leave San Francisco 12 to 15 days before. Therefore, your departure date is planned (what's the intention), and the arrival is still an estimate (what's calculated based on season, winds, currents, and many other factors). Plans can change due to weather, government requirements, breakdowns, delays, etc.

The following tips are worth noting to manage your itinerary and maintain an excellent overview:

  • 1) Name your itinerary with a short and clear title, such as 2024 Antarctic Expedition or 2024 Italy Family Torn, that is descriptive, easy to remember, and simple to refer to in conversations.
  • 2) You can set your itinerary's visibility to private while planning it, share it with only those you contact, or share it with anyone who views your profile.
  • 3) Next, add each leg of the significant stopovers by date and location.
  • 4) Then, keep updating each leg as required.

Be realistic and mindful when planning an itinerary. People will arrange their timing and life around it, taking time off work, booking flights, arranging accommodation, etc. It's crucial to let the crew know how accurate they can expect the itinerary to be.

Florida to Azores to Brest to Stockholm

Planned (fairly accurate)

5 Legs
5,284 nm
74 days
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Start2024 Jun 8
End2024 Aug 21
SE Visby
Sail plan adjusted for installation of new standing rigging, new running rigging, new radar. Very close to being ready ready.

Leg 1

882 nm6 nights
Depart 2024 Jun 8 Sat
Arrive 2024 Jun 14 Fri
BM Hamilton 22 Waypoints
It takes about a week to get from Jax to Bermuda. Crew can hop off / hop on here. We will stop if necessary for crew change or other. Otherwise, we will wave from the distance as we pass by.
Stopover 3 nights

Leg 2

1,807 nm21 nights
Depart 2024 Jun 17 Mon
BM Hamilton
Arrive 2024 Jul 8 Mon
PT Horta Ilha do Faial12 Waypoints
Roughly 3 weeks from Berumda to Horta. Laying over in Horta for at least a week for rest and recovery, maintenance, and Gin and Tonics at Pete's. There is a good airport on the island, so it is a good place for crew exchange.
Stopover 15 nights

Leg 3

1,203 nm11 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Jul 23 Tue
PT Horta Ilha do Faial
Arrive 2024 Aug 3 Sat
FR Brest 5 Waypoints
10 days or so sail to Brest. Weather permitting, a quick stop for oysters and champagne. Crew could hop on / hop off if needed. Then off for a run through the english channel.
Stopover 1 night

Leg 4

660 nm10 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Aug 4 Sun
FR Brest
Arrive 2024 Aug 14 Wed
DE Cuxhaven 18 Waypoints
Passing through the English Channel and up to the entrance of the Kiel Canal. No planned stops on the way.

Leg 5

732 nm7 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Aug 14 Wed
DE Cuxhaven
Arrive 2024 Aug 21 Wed
SE Visby 18 Waypoints
Arriving late summer in Sweden. Shorted days. Longer nights.
End of Itinerary


L5   native
speaking natively like a local without a noticeable foreign accent
L4   fluent
speaking fluently with an extensive vocabulary, but with a foreign accent
L3   competent
speaking competently with a solid vocabulary on almost any topic
L2   elementary
speaking enough to get by, but may get lost in a conversation
L1   learning
not speaking the language, but learned enough to say simple sentences
L0   not proficient
may know a few words, but cannot form sentences or ask questions
Languages spoken aboard
native English
elementary Swedish
Vessel type, make and model
SV Sailing Vessel, CSY 44 PH
Vessel year
1978 built, and most recent major refit completed in 2024
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
13.4 metres (44 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
22 tonnes (48,510 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 5 people aboard
cruising: Offshore, passage: Atlantic or cruising: Coastal


Team request
position for individuals or teams
Nationality of crew
Gender of crew
Age of crew
preferably over 18 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew


Anyone and aboard any or no specific diet is fine
Anyone and aboard moderate drinking is allowed
Preferably non-smokers and aboard there is strictly no smoking


Coastal/Ocean sea time
none required
Coastal/Ocean sea miles
none required


Recreational    generally unpaid positions, or contributing towards some agreed expenses

positions available
preferably for
 Crew   no experience
 Watch-keeper   some experience
 Diver   experienced
 Competent Crew   experienced
 Galleyhand   some experience
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crew to pay an agreed share towards some expenses

Dear Shipmates


Update 2 May 24
New sail plan for a delayed departure: i am searching for crew to join this adventure: Florida to Azores to Brest to Stockholm. There will be several different legs, and different folks signing on, and signing off of the crew as we go along. Get in where you fit in! People can sign on individually or in pairs, depending on room available and other considerations. General time line: Spring (late May to summer (August-ish) 2024.
About the Captain:
Healthy, Energetic, non-snoring, non-smoking, non-drinking (mostly), guy. Benevolent pirate. Viking style. Creative executive. Karaoke singer. Empathic. Participative leadership style. Pretty good cook. Likes spicy food.

45 years sailing experience aboard 16-52 foot sailboats. I started young, with Dear Old Dad and Mom. Great Lakes, San Diego Bay, Western Atlantic, Bahamas, with the majority of experience in the Bahamas, with many lessons at the fictional, but very real, Hard Knocks Sailing Academy. I sailed across the Atlantic in 2019 with a nice crew.
Skilled and experienced in all boat auxiliary power systems, Gas and Diesel, HVACR systems, electrical, plumbing, rigging, - there's nothing on the boat I can't fix (or throw away and replace ).
I love the ocean, anything in the water. On land, I love to explore the local culture, meet people. I wander and explore. All day on a random beach, to me, is a good use of a day.

I have a rock solid personality, not easily ruffled, calm under pressure, and am friendly, easy going and laid back. At the same time, I have a loud, command voice (thank you Army), and can be very intense.

I am not a doctor. That is my sister's gig. I am skilled at first aid, trained in CPR, first aid, recovery, and know how to treat many conditions.
I am also an excellent trainer/teacher and coach, so if you have no experience, but otherwise fit, lets talk. Don't count yourself out. Energy and attitude are 80%. Hard skills are 20%

About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortablevery safevessel is survey certifiedvery spaciousshare experienceseek adventureface challengesmulticultural

The Boat.
Update 22 May 24: Good Lord, time flies. New Standing rigging is up. New running rigging will soon be up. I also decided to install Starlink for internet, and new radar for help with the watch. Therefore, I have adjusted the departure date to end of May.

Ketch rig with roller furling jib, hank on Stay Sail. The Main and Mizzen in Lazy Jacks. Most winches are self tailing.
We have one electric winch and an electric windlass. 30 gph water maker we want to run every 4 days, so please take a shower whenever. Solar panels. Wind generator. New, lead acid house batteries. Big Galley, plenty of fridge space. We have a VHF radio, SSB radio, and a garmin in-reach with satellite text., Satellite Phone. AIS. Chart Plotter, auto pilot. Windvane steering. Sextant and instruction book for celestial navigation. Dinghy and outboard. 6 pack offshore liferaft. Starlink high performance kit for internet access anywhere. Crew is welcome to use with sime exoense for data. Also installing new radar, and a new dinghy that will fold away and be stowed during passage.
Ideal crew is...
Galley friendly, coffee loving; creative cook, bold, brave, level headed, positive energy and attitude, a bit of a hippie, excellent communication abilities, in great health, non-smoking, not grossed out by fish guts, stable at sea, some experience with sailing preferred, a light packer, excellent problem solving skills, a cheerleader (and I don't mean pom poms and a short skirt, I mean a person who is excited and energetic when facing challenging tasks and not, how do you say in this country, be b*tchy about it). You should otherwise be in good health. If you have very good organizational and packing skills, you get bonus points.
Safety. Safety. Safety:
The boat is rated by some as one of the most comfortable, sea kindly boats ever made. She rides like a cadillac - a cadillac bouncing over the ocean.
We are pleasure sailors. This means we do not sail in bad weather when we can avoid it. Be flexible with your schedule.
There is no alcohol use underway. The exception is that we will follow pirate protocol with toasts of rum or champagne to mark certain occasions: birthdays, milestones, etc. We have a well stocked bar. The anchor light is the drinking light.
No smoking on board, ever ( some exceptions might be made for the French, because...).
Crew on deck wear a lifejacket all the time, and harness, and tether when on passages. There are several sets of lifejackets, harness, and tethers on board for crew to borrow.
Bring good foul weather gear. Being comfortable makes crew more attentive.
Your medical condition is your private business, but I will ask and expect crew prospects to inform me of certain, critical medical information. For example, if you require any medication that is necessary for life, have life threatening allergies, or similar things, then I will want to know. I do not want or need the specifics. I want to make sure everyone is safe, happy, healthy, and as crew, we rely on each other and put our lives in the hands of our crew members when they are on watch.

Clothing: Yes, if you please. Long sleeves and hats do a lot for sun protection. Please keep in mind that this is a sailboat. There is privacy, and doors that close and lock and all that. However, as much as we might all try to avoid stimulating the more prurient interests of our shipmates, crew will for sure hear some flatulance and most likely see some bare as$ and buck nakey along the way, even though unintended.

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidyeasy-goingenthusiasticfit & healthyfriendlyorganisedrespectfulskilledtrustworthyrarely/unlikely seasickgood listenergood communicatortravel light (little luggage)eager to learn & workpositive outlookopen mindedsense of humorcan pay own expensesenjoy cookinggood with maintenancewill not bring a petharmony

Ideal crew is...
Galley friendly, coffee loving; creative cook, bold, brave, level headed, positive energy and attitude, a bit of a hippie, excellent communication abilities, in great health, non-smoking, not grossed out by fish guts, stable at sea, some experience with sailing preferred, a light packer, excellent problem solving skills, a cheerleader (and I don't mean pom poms and a short skirt, I mean a person who is excited and energetic when facing challenging tasks and not, how do you say in this country, be b*tchy about it). You should otherwise be in good health. If you have very good organizational and packing skills, you get bonus points.

A good crew is a crew with a diverse library of experiences, skills, and personalities. I expect everyone to contribute to crew duties and problem solving in their own way, with their own strengths. Sometimes the best solution to the day's challenge comes from the person with no experience in the matter. This makes for a dynamic, resilient, coordinated crew, and that makes sailing fun no matter what is happening. Therefore, remember that the right attitude and energy are 80% of being a good crew. The other 20% can be learned. Crew who are in a "learning / teach me how to sail" situation should expect to work and study hard while they learn.

Everybody gets galley duty! Yay! You do not need to be an excellent chef. We rotate galley duty so that everyone has a chance to make that meal they have a jones for, among other reasons. 'Galley slaves' may still apply for crew, but you will have to share that galley.

Cost and expenses:
Crew pay their own transportation costs to get to the boat.
Captain pays boat expenses.
Crew will contribute a share for cost of dinghy/outboard gasoline and gasoline used to make water.
Crew shares cost for the groceries they eat. Crew that have a very specialized diet can bring that diet with them at their expense.
Crew buys their own toiletries, incidentals, trinkets.
Crew pay their own customs and border fees, if applicable.
FAQ: How much do groceries cost? Eating on board and out there is about 30% more expensive than your regular grocery cost. Stuff on islands is more expensive, except rum. Rum is cheaper.


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