Bridget McDonald
  • Female
  • Key West, FL
  • United States
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Boat Wanted - Seeking passage to Cuba

Started Jul 29, 2016 0 Replies

I am planning to attend a film festival in Havana in Feb. 2017 and would like to go there by boat. I made the crossing from Key West Florida several times in the 90s traveling as a journalist. I want…Continue


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I am a
Crew member
Position(s) seeking
Fellow sailors, Crew, Sole Stewardess, Cook
About me
I have sailed several times to Cuba, the Bahamas and Ft. Myers from Key West. I would like to return to Cuba or explore more of Caribbean. I can do watch, take the wheel (or rudder) cook, provision, clean, do detail work, and be pleasant company with same.
i'm a novice
Other qualifications
I am a recovering journalist, writer who would like to see more of the world and meet other sailors who are looking for help and friendship. I have sailed with great people passing through Key West on different types of sailboats - from luxury yachts to bucket heads and no galley. It's all about the people.
Sailing experience in years
First sail to Cuba in 1997. Sailed until 2001 and haven't done much since.
Yachts/boats I have sailed on
SV Green Dragon- Bahamian motor yacht
SV Sirius II- 38 ft sailing sloop
SV Frank - 28ft pilot schooner
SV Leopard - 60ft schooner
Assisted with boat delivery from Jamaica to US on the Havana - Key West leg of delivery.
Languages spoken
I prefer to
Sail, Private, Temporary

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At 22:01 on June 25, 2015, Peter Malta said…

Hi Bridget,  Thanks for the interest in my planned trip to Greece this August.  What are you thinking in terms of length of stay?   Are you in for the total round trip or one way?  Would you be travelling from FL to Malta?  

You hit the nail on the head re doing a watch (or 2).  The long hauls are Malta – Greece and return, a little over 300nm, 50 hours is my best assisted with the motor.  After that I plan to be lazy short moves every other day or so.  The ports in the Ionian are free (there is a general cruising fee paid on entry to Greece waters) and in August it will be busy, so either its moor early in a port, necessary when you need water and provisions or anchor later in a bay.  To give you an idea of my planned sailing area in the Ionian I won’t be going farther north than Corfu (39°45’) or farther south than 37°00’.   I don’t intend to go into the Aegean Sea, so it’s rather a small cruise area hence a slow and lazy. 

I should also brush up on manual navigation; I needed this for yacht exams but since then have only used push buttons on the boats autopilot / chart.

I have not had unknown crew members before so feeling my way through this.  I guess its questions and answers, both ways, until a level of understanding is reached?

Regards,  Peter

At 18:25 on March 1, 2015, Lee Dowell said…

Hi Bridget,
I'm in the UK at the moment and planning to rejoin my boat in France at the end of March.  But SODS law is at work since only yesterday I confirmed a crew position with a Chinese Lady who will be joining me on 2 April for nearly 3 months.  The boat really isn't comfortable for more than two relative strangers from a sleeping point of view so, if you were interested in crewing it would have to wait until late June.  Might that suit you?

I am sorry to disappoint you but maybe we can sail together later in the

Kind regards,


PS reply to my email address:  conferences13@g********

At 22:31 on May 23, 2014, raivo rooneem said…

You are a mystery until you provide photos age etc. I do need crew for my boat on longer passages. and bahamas cruising so do get get back.

raivorooneem at h****** dot com


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