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Name Position Availability Gender
Residence Age Phone Email
Ben Biswell Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Squamish , BC Canada 34 6049024184 Send Email
Ben Biswell Sailing Resume Sailing Qualifications PCOC (pleasure craft operator card) Vancouver, BC March 2012 Sail Canada Basic cruising standard Vancouver, BC April 2013 Sail Canada Coastal Navigation standard Vancouver, BC May 2014 Sail Canada Intermediate cruising standard Vancouver, BC June 2014 Restricted Radio Operators Certificate Squamish, BC March 2015 Sail Canada Basic cruising instructor Vancouver, BC April 2015 Sail Canada Advanced cruising standard Vancouver, BC August 2015 ISAF Safety at Sea certificate Vancouver, BC April 2016 Sail Canada intermediate instructor Vancouver, BC November 2017 First Aid Qualifications OEC (outdoor emergency care) 80hr first aid Vancouver, BC October 2016 Canadian Red Cross standard First aid CPR/AED level C, Vancouver BC March 2015 Sailing Instructor Work I have worked for Simply Sailing, Vancouver, BC as a basic cruising 2015-ongoing and intermediate instructor teaching day sailing on boats from 24 to 40 feetand 5 day live aboard courses on a 31ft boat. I run the Simply Sailing Squamish, BC programme on my O’day 27. Races 2015 southern straights race on Hana Mari (Wylie 43) as crew April 2015 2015 swiftsure race on Hana Mari as crew May 2015 2015 Van Isle international yacht race on Hana Mari as crew June 2015 2016 Oregon Offshore race on Hana Mari as crew May 2016 2017 R2AK (race to Alaska) on my O’day 27 as skipper 5th overall and 1st monohull 650nm in 7days 16hrs June 2017 Cruising Extensive cruising in English Channel and Mediterranean on my fathers boats as a child. Cruising around the Aegean Sea in Greece on my fathers Southerly 115 36ft September 2015 Skippered my O’day 27 around Vancouver Island , BC June 2016 Cruised from Porto to Breast on my fathers Southerly By way of the Bay of Biscay July 2016 Cruised as skipper from Ketchikan AK to Squamish, BC, 4 weeks June/July 2017  
Jérôme Boucher Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Campbell River, British Columbia Canada 36 2502026974 Send Email
Southern Straight 2017 with Katana Swiftsure 2017 with Northenlight Living aboard 15 months Owner of Thetys, Catalina 30 
THomas Brent Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Portland, Oregon USA 35 8082144541 Send Email
Crewed on sailing catamarans with Trilogy Excursion in Maui Hawaii. Crew on America II before her retirement also in maui Hawaii. Sailed small boat like 420's on the Columbia river. Also surf and dive. Thanks 
Paul Carrier Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 42 778 996 6204 Send Email
I have been crewing on keelboat races for the last two years in top tier team (Flaming Redhead). I am the Rear Commodore at the Viking sailing club; maintaining the beach fleet and training novices. Completed Second In Command training for the club's Bavaria cruiser 34; accumulated around 1000 miles in the last two years. I am fit, easy to get along with, have 17 years of professional cooking experience, am equipped and ready for my first oceanic crossing! CYA basic cruising (2015), CPA Boating 2, 3 & Radio Operator's certificate (2016-17), 2IC program Viking Sailing Club 
competent crew Any Position Race Crew Only Female
vancouver, BC Canada 53 604 889 7180 Send Email
Skipper/owner of my 37 ft boat, VanIsle 360,Swiftsure, straits,.. etc Looking for a chance to do this race with an experienced crew and boat Have safety at sea, Sail Canada off shore standard, advanced cruising and 200 tonnes master mariner RYA, Many boat deliveries and ocean sea miles. 
Aspiring Crewmember Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Female
Vancouver, BC Canada 39 123-456-7890 Send Email
I have been sailing for 12 years and racing for the past 5 years. Most of my experience is on 30-45 foot boats in round-the-buoys and local distance races including Southern Straits and Swiftsure. I have also done one Van Isle 360. Positions included bow, pit, and trim. I am keen to get some real blue water ocean sailing experience. My schedule is reasonably flexible and I could do either the race or the delivery home.  
Jack Dale Skipper Return Delivery Crew Only Male
Calgary, Alberta Canada 70 4038615296 Send Email
4 Vic Maui returns; 1 as watch captain, 3 as skipper. Other deliveries: Cape Town - Brazil, BVI-Panama, Newport,RI to St Barths via Bermuda. ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor, Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor - Evaluator can offer certification 
Zac Davis Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Whistler, BC Canada 20 (During Race) 6049074547 Send Email
BC Safety AT Sea October 2016 Southern Straights 2016, 2017 Round Saltspring 2016, 2017 Swiftsure 2016, 2017, Van Isle 2017 - Beats Per Minute In september 2017, I was on a delivery that was intended to be from san diego to hawaii, but we had to turn around because, despite the owner's best efforts, it was not seaworthy. What I may lack in experience, I make up for in courage and gumption. I also documented the entire Van Isle race, which you can find on my youtube channel.  
Ian Dennis Trimmer or Deck Crew Race Crew Only Male
Comox, BC Canada 63 2506500470 Send Email
VanIsle 360 Olson 40 Local races including Swiftsure, SOAR, CC34 plus, Swiftsure, Round Saltspring plus lots of beer can racing on my own boat and others. 25 years experience but last 10 more consistantly. work in the marine industry as elelctrical technician and other skills. 
Andie DeRoux Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Female
Seattle, WA United States 48 2066410198 Send Email
Swiftsure 2015 , Ballard Cup 4 years, Lifetime dinghy sailor, ex-pro windsurfer. Dehler 39, Erickson 39m Int 505, Flying Dutchman, Thistle, Laser, C15 
Michael Devlin Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Anmore, BC Canada 31 6046197781 Send Email
New to the sailing world. Limited experience in sailing. However I eager and fast learner. Willing to take any course required. I have been an emergency first responder for 10 years with a significant amount of rescue training and practical experience. I'm also a Refrigeration mechanic with the ability to fix almost anything broken.  
Gord Frenke Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 28 6049024673 Send Email
- Former Head Instructor of a Sailing School in Ontario - Have taken the Safety at Sea course (BC Sailing Association), Coastal Navigation, VHF, First Aid. (also into coldwater diving and can offer a good scrub before departure!) - Previous racing experience on a Farr 30, J/109, CC33, and a few others - Have raced out on the West Coast for the past few seasons, but have also raced for about 10 years in Ontario (including Lake Ontario 300nm race). Looking to gain some more offshore experience and rack up a few miles. - I am available for training with the crew before the race too (based out of Vancouver). - Always good to have an engineer on board for fixing stuff  
Erik Jackson Any Position Race Crew Only Male
North Vancouver, BC Canada 19 6044456557 Send Email
Caught the offshore bug during Honolulu - Vancouver delivery onboard Kinetic V last year after Transpac. Lots of inshore racing in and around Vancouver/PNW. Professional crew onboard charter boats, comfortable and familiar with all sorts of boats. 
Madelyn Jones Any Position Race Crew Only Female
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC Canada 27 6049996686 Send Email
10 years racing keelboats mainly on the Farr30 65_RedRoses. Able helmsperson, trimmer, pit or bow crew. Commercial Crew - Mate 70 foot sailboats in Haida Gwaii, Alaska. -Hecate crossings -Van Isle 360 2017 (Hamachi) -Round the County (Longboard, 65_RedRoses II, Surfrider) -several Swiftsures and Southern Straits  
Chris Los Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 33 6046032896 Send Email
15 years experience on cruising boats as crew and skipper. Regular chartering as skipper on a Beneteau 393. Two week long charters as skipper in French Polynesia on a Jeanneau 439 including overnight transits. Vic-Maui 2016 delivery crew on TP52 Valkyrie from Maui to Anacortes. SAS course completed in 2016. I would consider myself experienced at cruising but novice at racing. Physically fit and strong. I'm self-employed with a flexible schedule and can commit to race or delivery or maybe both. 
Ged McLean Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Victoria, BC Canada 58 778 967 2494 Send Email
Skipper/owner of Hana Mari (Wylie 43), 3x VanIsle 360, many Swiftsure, straits, round the county, Oregon Offshore etc. Looking for a chance to do this race with an experienced crew before taking my own boat on the course. 
Rob Neilson Any Position Return Delivery Crew Only Male
North Vancouver, BC Canada 54 604-817-9002 Send Email
I have been sailing for over 40 years, and have extensive BC coastal racing and cruising experience. Started out racing dinghies, then VARC for many years. Have participated in multiple Swiftsure races, sailed west coast of Vancouver Island, and made multi-day passages in the Mediterranean. I am very passionate about boats and sailing, and I would like to gain offshore experience and improve my offshore sailing skills by helping with a Vic-Maui boat return. I am versatile, capable, and easy to get along with. Familiar with most systems on sailboats (mechanical, electrical, rigging, etc), good at fixing/improvising, and calm under pressure. Recently completed the Safety at Sea course. Also interested in other races/deliveries/returns or opportunities to learn from experienced offshore sailors. 
Connor Edwin Oliveira Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Calgary, Alberta Canada 17 (403)-720-8089 Send Email
I have been sailing for 11 years, the last 4 competitive on the Alberta race team, and the past 2 as a payed sailing instructor on the side, although in perfect honesty most of that has been in skiffs and dinghies. Have sailed 420, laser 2, the St. Lawrence II, and some classic boats as well as raced laser, 29er, San Juan 21, lightning, and some keel boats. The 29er I crewed for the Canada summer games, representing Alberta. As far as larger boats are concerned, I crewed as the mast-man/ co-bowman for Jon Knudson on Korina Korina in Swiftsure 2017. Young and fit, able to learn fast; my schedule is open, I get along well with others and I can recite a collection of sea shanties. Hoping for a new kind of sailing experience. 
Branden Raftery Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Lacey, WA United States 37 3602200689 Send Email
Currently race my 30\' boat in PHRF and sail Stars in a local fleet. I have have experience on Symmetric and Asymetric sail boats to 35\'. Two swiftsures are the extent of my distance sailing/ racing. For first aid I am OEC certified ( similar to EMT). I\'m reasonably fit 5\'10" and 165lbs.  
Megan Reed Trimmer or Deck Crew Race and Return Delivery Crew Female
Bellingham, WA United States 30 5099511315 Send Email
I have been sailing for 4 years, and racing with my local yacht club since April 2017 as a trimmer. Currently working on sea service time with the goal of getting my six pack and am looking forward to getting some offshore experience. 
Gordon Reid Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
West Vancouver, BC Canada 56 604 314 0797 Send Email
Having withdrawals after having just sold my 33’ C and C sailboat that I raced and cruised for years. Need sailing therapy. Based in Vancouver, Canada my current goal is to race, cruise and work in the Mediterranean in Spring / Summer and possibly crew in the ARC – Canary Islands to St. Lucia in November. Future goals are to sail in the Caribbean, Europe, South Pacific, and Asia. Past races: Vancouver Island 360 Race, Royal Navy - Single Handed Race (Vancouver to Nanaimo – return), Swiftsure, Southern Straits, Round Bowen Island, Eagle Harbour and West Vancouver Yacht Clubs and Kona Sailing Club races. Fit cyclist, kayaker, hiker, skier who has had first aid training (ski patrol), and rebuilt an engine from the crankshaft bearings. Former PADI diver who can free-dive to 20 feet. Offshore and Coastal experienced. Cruised for years to the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound as skipper on my boat. Well educated, professional who is good humoured, light hearted and interested in everything and compatible with everyone. Easy going and calm and in difficult situations. I love adventure, travel, art, history, and pursuing fun and rewarding goals. Ocean Miles Offshore - 460 Van Isle 360 – 330 Swiftsure – 130 Coastal – 3,000 Overnight races - 5 Van Isle 360 – 3 Southern Straits – 1 Swiftsure – 1  
Don Rowe Trimmer or Deck Crew Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Vicotria, BC Canada 44 8282061465 Send Email
I'm a 2017 Race to Alaska Finisher. Over 8000 NM. experience, mostly racing. Swiftsure, Oregon Offshore, etc. (Full CV available) USCG Captains License. Radio Operators Permit. Safety at Sea 2017 (Both Days). Drama-Free, Very fit, a good listener and take direction well. Available to sail and practice ASAP 
Donald Scott Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
North Vancouver, BC Canada 55 (604) 929-9177 Send Email
Thousands of miles cruising the Salish Sea, Solent, Hebrides, Chesapeake & offshore, Great Lakes & St. Lawrence, mostly on my own boat or charter. Racing experience includes the Van Isle 360, Southern Straits, Swiftsure, SOAR, Anvil Island, Round Bowen, Bird Island (Australia). Able to help in any position, but more of a generalist than a specialist. EPA Standard First Aid & Level C CPR. BC Sailing Offshore Personal Survival/Safety at Sea. ICC, VHF, PCOC, multiple RYA & ASA certs. Very capable "fixer". I'm happy to take on any role and willing to race competitively or just for fun. Ideally I'd like to hook up with a crew that's regularly racing offshore but I'm also happy to fill in for just the one race.  
Ernie Seevers Cook Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Seattle, PNW USA 66 +1 206 499 7956 Send Email
Sailing experience in the northwest, 20 years. My own small cruising sloop. Charter bareboat sailing on larger catamarans and sloop in Belize and Baja. Currently cruise PNW on a Ranger Tug I have sailed races with a team a team and participated on committee boats for races. I’m a good cod ashore and afloat. I have many years planning shopping and preparing meals for groups on wilderness trips and sailing trips. Care Erin public education with many years of outdoor education trips that included both sailing and paddling 
Adam Serediuk Any Position Return Delivery Crew Only Male
Victoria, BC Canada 34 Please Email Send Email
With 5 years of sailing experience I own and sail my 30’ Ericson 30+ regularly around the gulf islands, typically singlehanded, and don’t shy away from a windy day. I am interesting in the 2018 return crew to get your boat back home safely. As a single hander I have experience with everything and can fill any position. Calm, collected and experienced with stressful situations both personally and professionally. Looking for an opportunity to gain offshore experience before embarking on my own. PCOC, Maritime Radio and Marine First Aid, and can troubleshoot and repair mechanical and electrical systems, including diesel motors. Please email. 
Paul Thompson Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 36 (778) 223-8590 Send Email
I have been racing dinghies since I was 10 years of age and have participated in multiple national and world championships. I began racing Keel Boats 4 years ago and have raced on Santana 30/30, J109, Beneteau First 47.7 Santa Cruise 52, a one-off Catamaran. I have completed many offshore races, multiple Southern Straits, Round the Counties, Swiftsures and Polar Bears as well as all the races around English Bay and the R2AK. I have held many positions on these races ranging from Trimmer, Tactician, helm, Night Watch Captain, to all positions required during the Race to Alaska. I was also part of Team String Theory for the 2016 Vic-Maui however; due to a technical issue I was unable to compete. I have succeeded in multiple race wins in English bay, regatta wins, as well as a 3rd place in the R2AK. I am very keen to join a team for the upcoming Vic-Maui race. I have the time and willingness to be fully committed to assisting with race preparation. As well as being experienced in racing, I am a Safety at Sea holder and I am very adept at boat maintenance while on the go. Skipper references available on request. 
Jim Thompson Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Milton, Puget Sound USA 59 (253) 720-1758 Send Email
I have over 35 years sailing experience on boats from 12 feet to 72 feet. Experience includes sailing on Lake Michigan, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. I held a USCG 50t Masters License from 1995 to 2010. (Can provide copy upon request) I have attended a Safety at Sea Seminar within the last 5 years. I attended for the second time in 2012. I have owned my own boat since 1987. I am proficient in diesel engines, electronics, rigging and sail repair. I am comfortable doing any position on a sailboat from foredeck to helming in heavy weather to trimming. Highlights of some of my sailing experience includes: Deliveries from Seattle to San Francisco 40’ sailboat Van Isle 360 race (2011) 34’ trimaran (2013) 31’ Trimaran (2015 & 2017) J-133 8 times Swiftsures Neah Bay course, 1 Clallam Bay course, 1 Swiftsure Banks Numerous(100+) trips inter island in Hawaii (Lived in Hawaii for 17 years) These included races, delivery and cruises to all islands in boats from 24’ to 72’ Two Guam to Saipan and return trips (125 mile open water races) Once on a 33’ boat once on a 55’ boat Third Mate on a three masted square rigger summer of 1978  
Ryan Walchuck Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 36 778-986-2000 Send Email
I've completed my ASA 101, 103 while sailing with a company sailing throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I raced with the M242 fleet during the summer 2016 out of RVYC. I've independently chartered a 42' yacht and sailed the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. 
Ben Whyte Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Nanaimo, BC Canada 31 2507555785 Send Email
Cruising experience on my own 27' keel boat for 3 years. Vancouver Sailing Club Day Skipper course. Rail meat for a couple of local races. Keen to join a crew this winter/spring with a boat based on Vancouver Island and to race the Vic-Maui 2018. Hard working, Fit, quick learner.