Ron Townley
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  • Wilson, NC
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Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Townley Jan 27, 2014. 5 Replies

Ahoy,OK, not an exact fit for the crew wanted post but thought I might give it a try....We have a bareboat charter reserved in BVI for most of January on a Jeanneau 43DS and have one stateroom that…Continue

Tags: Tortola, Caribbean, January, BVI, bareboat

Experienced married couple available in January 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian holiday Aug 17, 2013. 4 Replies

My wife and I are seeking opportunities to sail as crew with an experienced captain/owner(s) in January.  We both have over 15 years of experience on the US east coast, San Diego, Bahamas, BVI in…Continue

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Feb 25, 2014
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Jan 27, 2014
Ron Townley is now friends with Jill & Al Wigginton and Damian Frederick
Jan 27, 2014
Ron Townley replied to Ron Townley's discussion Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required
"My advise is to start planning now.  Find those interested, find a bareboat charter you can afford with those folks.  Get the best airfare you can, pack your own food to save some $, and go for it!!! Ron"
Jan 27, 2014
Ron Townley replied to Ron Townley's discussion Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required
"Ahoy Jill.  We had a great cruise in the BVI.  We do hope to do it again in the coming year.  Sharing a charter cost is a reasonable way to go if you get enough people together and strike a decent deal witht eh right company.  I…"
Jan 27, 2014
Joe Murray liked Ron Townley's discussion Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required
Jan 23, 2014
Jill Preinitz replied to Ron Townley's discussion Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required
"Hi there, I am very interested, but it's too bad I didn't stumble upon this website until just today! I have some experience living on a boat, but no experience sailing. It sounds like you're offering the perfect opportunity to gain…"
Jan 8, 2014
Lynn Johnson replied to Ron Townley's discussion Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required
"This is exactly what my Wife and I are looking for but in Mid March. Great Idea. Any advice on how to share a sailboat in March? Lynn Johnson Dillon Colorado Ski Country!"
Jan 8, 2014
Ron Townley and Ronald P. Campbell are now friends
Dec 22, 2013
Ronald P. Campbell replied to Ron Townley's discussion Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required
"We are interested, Looks like 6 days @ 195 is just under 1200 for the cabin. Shared cost for the rest of the expenses? Is the spot still open for the two of us? We can answer any questions about our previous experience. Please reply to Ron &…"
Dec 22, 2013
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Crew Wanted For BVI Jan 13-18 Jenny 43DS Contribution Required

Ahoy,OK, not an exact fit for the crew wanted post but thought I might give it a try....We have a bareboat charter reserved in BVI for most of January on a Jeanneau 43DS and have one stateroom that is open for January 13-18th.  We are sharing expenses at $195/day plus contribution toward shared food - a great deal for this time of year (NOTE: we are not making a dime on this - just working to keep everyones cost equal and low).  This is a deck salon sloop with 3 staterooms (two aft, v-berth, +…See More
Dec 21, 2013
Ron Townley replied to Veleros Colombia's discussion Looking For Boats in the Caribbean!
"Ahoy, We have a cabin open on a 43 sloop in BVI January 13-18.  Sent you a friend request in case you wish to discuss.  This is a shared expense trip with contribution toward bareboat, food, and must cover travel to and from the boat.…"
Dec 21, 2013
Ron Townley posted a status
"Ahoy! We are bareboat chartering with friends in BVI January on a shared expense trip. One cabin just opened Jan 13-18. $195/nt. NEN."
Dec 21, 2013
ian holiday replied to Ron Townley's discussion Experienced married couple available in January 2014
"Hi I posted a discussion trip or two. Have a look and shout if you have any interest. Cheers Ian"
Aug 17, 2013

Profile Information

I am a
Skipper
Name/number of boat
Wavedancer
Type of boat
Caliber 28
Position(s) seeking
Fellow sailors, Crew, Mate, Deckhand
About me
Mature, healthy, hard working, clean, disciplined, enthusiastic, studied, energetic, part-time cruising sailor and weekend gunk holer looking for opportunities to log more blue water hours.

We also currently fully manage & operate the family B&B in mountains of western North Carolina - LOTS of full service luxury hospitality experience and used to 18 hour work days. We have other family (retired) who can cover us while we serve as crew.
Qualifications
Chief Mate, Officer of the Watch, Competent Crew, Culinary Trained
Other qualifications
Bareboat certified in BVI - chartered 22 days as captain with guests/friends to date; shorthanded coastal cruises from NY to VA; SE coasts; island cruising - including gulf crossings from FL. Most challenging experience thus far: Sailed 12 days shorthanded (just me and captain) with legally BLIND captain from West Palm Beach down through Bahamas in hurricane season - from Bimini to Georgetown.

I have pretty good navigation skills (LOS, compass, charts/plotting, dead reckoning, radar, GPS, etc. - but not sextant), SSB, some diesel and outboard mechanics, and light electrical. Plenty of anchoring, docking, line work, etc. Good in the galley and very clean and safety consious. Passports current.
Sailing experience in years
15+
Yachts/boats I have sailed on
Caliber 28, Benneteau 41, Jeanneau 38, Hunter 36, Westsail 28, Balboa 20, Tayana 38, to name a few.
Languages spoken
English
I prefer to
Sail, Temporary
Gender
Male
Trip expectations (leaving from, going to, leaving date, leaving time, return date, return time)
Looking for week-long(ish) opps and will Also consider long term opportunity for right term and conditions starting mid-late 2017.
Full name and age of persons on board (include yourself)
Ron Townley
Shelley Townley
Navigation, radio and safety and survival equipment on board are
Maps, Charts, Compass, GPS/DGPS, Spot GPS device, Sounder, Marine VHF, CB, Cell Phone, Electrical S-O-S Light, Flags, Smoke signals, Red Flares, Bell, Horn/Siren, Whistle, PFDs, Anchor(s), Fire Extinguisher, Flashlight/Searchlight, Signal Mirror, Foul Weather Gear, Paddles, other

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