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Going down the Baja? Need Crew?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ahsan Hussain Apr 3, 2014. 3 Replies

I have over 10 000 sea miles and am showing no signs of slowing down.I first learned to sail on a Laser II in Canada's Pacific North West about 7 years ago...in 2009 I crewed on white sail and…Continue

 

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Ahsan Hussain replied to Jen's discussion Going down the Baja? Need Crew?
"Wishing to work with company, which provides opportunities for learning personality development and career growth and attain responsible position in an organization.As soon As PossibleThanksBest RegardsAhsan Hussain"
Apr 3, 2014
Jen left a comment for bruce grieves
"Yep, I've experienced 40 kt+ with just one other person and 3 days no sleep, just like you described. I know hard work out there on the ocean and I wish you luck finding crew...and by the way, I'm 33--that means I'm not a crazy girl…"
Oct 21, 2013
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bruce grieves left a comment for Jen
"ha crazy girl Im bying a alberg 37 in florida well be sailing to pamana and then to cali well be ready to go end of jan 2014 this is hard work just you and me are you up to it you know wen we hett bad weather and its blowen 40 k + and you haven…"
Oct 13, 2013
jhg sailing replied to Jen's discussion Going down the Baja? Need Crew?
"Hi, I am cruising down the US west coast to Panama and beyond. Discussion and details via email? jhg555@gmx.com Thanks, John"
Sep 10, 2013
Jen left a comment for Jerrid Greenbaum
"hi jerrid, this isn`t the trip i`m looking for at this time, but best of luck with everything and safe travels! j"
Aug 31, 2013
Jen left a comment for Maury Hafford
"hi maury, apologies for the long gap in response...i have been traveling. I`ve just arrived on the coast of british columbia and must spend some time here, so wouldn`t be ready to head south for a while still. Good luck with all your preparations…"
Aug 31, 2013
Maury Hafford left a comment for Jen
"Jen- I live aboard my Crealock 34 in Olympia, Washington.  I am currently in the process of installing Hydrovane self-steering; assuming all goes well wish to depart non-stop for San Diego by mid-Sept at the latest; otherwise I doubt that…"
Aug 18, 2013
Jerrid Greenbaum replied to Jen's discussion Going down the Baja? Need Crew?
"Have a look at what we're doing...if it interests you? It means hard work..."
Aug 17, 2013
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Going down the Baja? Need Crew?

I have over 10 000 sea miles and am showing no signs of slowing down.I first learned to sail on a Laser II in Canada's Pacific North West about 7 years ago...in 2009 I crewed on white sail and spinnaker races in New Orleans and Montreal and spent January and February of the following year daysailing in South Florida with two retired instructor buddies on a Tanser 22'. That spring I was active, watch-standing, line-pulling, oil-changing, sail-sewing, galley-slaving crew on three big trips: Tampa…See More
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Position(s) seeking
Fellow sailors, Crew, Deckhand
About me
I have over 10 000 sea miles and am showing no signs of stopping.
I first learned to sail on a Laser II in Canada's Pacific North West about 7 years ago...in 2009 I crewed on white sail and spinnaker races in New Orleans and Montreal and spent January and February of the following year daysailing in South Florida with two retired instructor buddies on a Tanser 22'. That spring I was active, watch-standing, line-pulling, oil-changing, sail-sewing, galley-slaving crew on three big trips: Tampa to Key West by way of the Tortugas with two others on a 25' Aleutka; St Lucia up the island chain to Puerto Rico and the other VIs, on to Bermuda then Massachusetts with 3 others on a Peterson 44'; finally, from the Bahamas to Maine by way of North Carolina and Long Island on a 36' Ted Hood designed wooden yawl with just the captain. I spent part of the summer up in Canada, and did some cruising of the San Juans and Gulf islands on a friend's 49' schooner. One year ago, I headed to Cuba and after some time exploring Havana, sailed to Providencia, Colombia with one other person on his Islander 40'. After some island and reef exploration, we set out for Panama. Once there I joined up with a 36' 1980s Lousiana Catamaran, transited the Canal as a linehandler and sailed to Polynesia via the Galapagos with the captain and one other crew member; From there it was just the boat owner and I and for a 3 week passage of the Pacific, after which we spent several months exploring the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Les-isles-sous-le-vent. After 6 months studying and traveling in Indonesia, I joined up with a 51' modified Morgan Cutter to bring it from Singapore, through Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan and the Aleutians to mainland Alaska (a three and a half month trip with two others).
I love to travel by land and by sea, to meet new people and be part of a team or platonic partnership. I'm also pretty hardy and some of boats I've been on weren't equipped with wind vanes or autopilots, nor watermakers, route planning, toilets or even dinghies with outboards. That said, I am not committed to such barebones travel, it's just worked out that way so far, and I am equally comfortable with AIS, a variety of chartplotters, Maxsea, OpenCpn, radar and DC and AC boat systems. As anyone worth their salt can attest, sailing is also about boat maintenance and repair, and I am fully motivated to contributing and learning as much as I can in this regard as well.
I have a degree in art and do fine book repair, costuming and screenprinting as trades as well as having worked as a researcher and dabbled in bicycle mechanics, sewing instruction, puppetry and landscaping. In the past I have taken courses in rudimentary welding, engine mechanics, wiring and carpentry (I'm also fork lift certified and have a two years old first aid cert). I'm a decent cook and typically feel inspired when a fresh fish has just been hauled up (yep, i can gut em) or we've gotten some nice fruit and vegetables...I'm active, enjoy exercise, hiking, swimming and yoga to stay in good shape. I am curious and keen for new experiences and knowledge and am interested in continuing to develop as a sailor.
I'd be willing to make my way to the right boat and am interested in friendships, respectful peer-to-peer relationships and mentorship--i'm not seeking romance because sailing is my boyfriend!
Qualifications
Competent Crew
Sailing experience in years
1
Yachts/boats I have sailed on
laser II
J 20
J 30
Aleutka 26'
Tanser 22'
Peterson 44'
Ted Hood Yawl 36'
Farrell 48'
Islander 40'
Louisiana Catamaran 36'
Morgan Cutter 51'
Languages spoken
English
Intermediate French
Intermediate Indonesian
Basic spanish
I prefer to
Sail
Smoker?
No
Gender
Female
Trip expectations (leaving from, going to, leaving date, leaving time, return date, return time)
I am interested in coming aboard somewhere along the west coast of north america and sailing down the baja peninsula. This winter I would like to find a boat heading down either coast of Central America and am hoping to find someone to cross the Atlantic with in the spring of 2014

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At 7:22 on October 13, 2013, bruce grieves said…

ha crazy girl Im bying a alberg 37 in florida well be sailing to pamana and then to cali well be ready to go end of jan 2014 this is hard work just you and me are you up to it you know wen we hett bad weather and its blowen 40 k + and you haven gott aney sleep in 3 days  wear are you  ??

 

At 9:50 on August 18, 2013, Maury Hafford said…

Jen- I live aboard my Crealock 34 in Olympia, Washington.  I am currently in the process of installing Hydrovane self-steering; assuming all goes well wish to depart non-stop for San Diego by mid-Sept at the latest; otherwise I doubt that I'd go this year...will pick up the vane at UPS 8/20...install should be relatively simple...where are you located?

 
 
 

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