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SY - Sailing Yacht, 11.6 m (38 ft), sail, monohull, Rival 38
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Availability after the 26 Jun 2024

Embark (Boarding)
preferably embarking anytime after the 26 Jun 2024
for any duration
flexible, no specific date
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 Boarding location
Australia - New South Wales - visible to Crew members only
your specified boarding area is ? within this vessel's boarding location
and the Crew can come from anywhere to board the vessel
your current location is around ? away from this location
 Destination planned to take the vessel next
Australia - Queensland - visible to Crew members only
this destination is around 1,435 km from the boarding location
 My current location where I'm in person
Australia - same as boarding location
 Home Port of Registry (registered vessel)
Australia - New South Wales - visible to Premium Crew


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
Vessel type, make and model
SY Sailing Yacht, Rival 38
Vessel year
1979 built , and no major refit completed in the last 15 years
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
11.6 metres (38 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
8 tonnes (17,640 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 2 people aboard
cruising, cruising: Offshore or mile building


Team request
position preferably for individuals, but teams may apply
Nationality of crew
Gender of crew
preferably female crew, but male crew may apply
Age of crew
preferably between 20 to 65 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew
preferably weighs under 75 kg / 165 lb


Anyone and aboard any or no specific diet is fine
Anyone and aboard any or no drinking is fine
Only strict 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   any experience
- visible to Free & Premium members only
crew to pay an agreed share towards some expenses

Dear Shipmates


I have a beautiful bluewater cruising Ketch and am looking for a willing crew to join me on my travels. Initially Australia East Coast then we can decide from there. I am a qualified YachtMaster and Master <24M yachts and have sailed since my school days. I taught yachting for many years whilst in Sydney and took students as well as racing up and down the East Coast from Hobart to Cairns.
I have owned lots of boats (rarely without one), from Lasers(8) to Viper64- and Thompson 630 sports boats, JOG 24' offshore racer, a few club racers and now the Rival 38 Centre cockpit ketch.

About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortablevery safelive on little moneyhave a holidayshare experiencevisit remote placesseek adventurefulfill a dreamface challengesfind a soulmate/partnerlive off the gridmulticultural

I am looking for someone who has a passion for sailing, experience is not so important, who could in time be a soulmate for the adventure and beyond. I like coastal passages and exploring new anchorages. There is so much to see in the world and I have been wanting to do this all my life. The vessel is a very solid sea boat that has circumnavigated 1.5 times prior to my purchase. It has wind and solar power, watermaker, windvane and compass self steering, and the centre cockpit is enclosed so nice and toasty at night while it can be fully opened on warmer days.
Plan A is to sail north from Newcastle soon and then enjoy the Whitsundays for the season. Following that it's up for discussion but my thoughts are south to Tassie and the wooden boat festival before heading toward warmer climes again. Plan B is weather and crew dependent.
I am a lover of dancing (modern jive and rock n roll) as well as enjoying the music. I keep my eye on the English and European football being a bit of a tragic fan. I am fit (at least that's what the doctor says) and built solid, and friends like my smiling friendly nature. I used to swim, crossfit and play old guys soccer but injuries have taken their toll. I really should swim more and maybe I can now find that time to enjoy it.

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidyeasy-goingfit & healthyfriendlyrespectfultrustworthygood listenereager to learn & workpolitepositive outlookopen mindedsense of humorcan pay own expensesdon't mind cleaninggood with maintenancecan follow ordersharmony

I am retired(all bar trying to bring some pocket money in) and looking for someone who loves sailing and wants to travel to as yet undecided destinations - though Tasmania and NZ in the summer do appeal.
I am hoping to find someone who is compatible and happy to go with the flow - waiting for the right weather windows etc and enjoy each other company.


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