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Young sailor from Cape Cod

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Young sailor from Cape Cod

Postby jpikulski » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:17 pm

Hello all.

I've taken the liberty to join this forum in search of adventure, and feel inclined to briefly introduce myself .

My name is Justin, i'm from Cape Cod, MA.

I've been sailing for a just a few months around the surrounding islands of my home with an experienced captain on a volunteer basis, learning to sail on a 35' sloop. The art of sailing has captivated me almost immediately.

I've spent some time traveling the east coast, most of which during a backpacking adventure with two friends upon the Appalachian Trail, and city to city from southern Maryland to Orlando, FL.

In search of further more exotic travel I found myself a novice sailor, and I present you with my current plans:

Come December I am attempting to make my way to Florida once again, I've found a ride with a friend of mine with similar lifestyle passions, though his and I's paths will be split shortly upon arrival.

My goal is to travel to Florida with as much money as I can acquire between now and then, working my two jobs: IT Specialist by day, and line cook by night.
Upon arrival I plan to purchase my first vessel, ISO a near 30' sloop. From there I intend to sail to the Florida keys until late March where I will sail north on the east coast and eventually find myself near home to Newport RI where I intend to work through the warmer climate aboard a charter sailboat.

come late September of 2019 my plan then is to sail again south, this time to the Bahamas and hopefully the Caribbean, to likely return north at the same time for the same reasons and use that money earned on a yearly basis along with some other freelance income to maintain my lifestyle and vessel, as well as some "freedom chips.

This is a small attempt at presenting myself to this valuable community, I implore any of you who are in search of crew to reach out to me with any offers that may even slightly agree with my current plans, as they are not set in stone; I am merely taking the advice of my soul and the reading i have done; and of course Mark Twain: "Explore. Dream. Discover."

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Re: Young sailor from Cape Cod

Postby RTB » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:45 pm

Welcome. I hope you find the adventure you are looking for. There is always a boat that could use crew. Just not easy to find. Walk the docks, and let people know you would like to crew. I got lucky once, made friends with a guy on another forum. I crewed on his catamaran from Green Cove Springs in Florida, to Cartagena, Colombia.
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Re: Young sailor from Cape Cod

Postby tex » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:09 am

Welcome aboard. I found that crewing opportunities can be better found on specific boat brand owners forums and association websites. For example, I have a Krogen brand of boat. Owners are frequently asking on the Krogen site for crew help with larger yachts on seasonal moves north or south. Of course these are with trawler type yachts, not sailboats. Perhaps one could check Hinkley, Catalina, Island Packet, Hunter and such brands.
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