Take part in Swiftsure without a yacht...

The Swiftsure Crew Bank allows sailors to post their information for skippers who are looking for extra crew. If you are interested in taking part in Swiftsure but don't have a boat, this is a good way to find a ride.

The following sailors are available as crew during Swiftsure 2018.

Name Age M/F Experience Contact
Claxton, Tim 45-64 Male I have extensive sailing experience. I have cruised and raced on dinghies, J/30, J/105, Farr 40s. I've done helm, trimmer, pit, mast, foredeck

I have owned a 30ft C&C and cruised puget sound and San Juan Islands. I've also sailed offshore in English Channel.

I've completed all the ASA courses up to 106 and have the coastal cruising certification the required a night sail and week long sail to Desolation sound.

Davis, Phillip 45-64 Male Swiftsure alum 1988. Racing since 1980. Currently own/campaign two Melges 24. Excellent health. Keen racer.
Whelan, Corinne 64+ Female Experience racing EYC (Edmonton) owner McGregor 26, raced club series, provincials, recent experience crewing/racing with CFSA and SNSYC. Bluewater Cruising and Sailing Association Member, CFSA Member, SNSYC Social Member, experience on Committee boat as recorder ( Thermopylae RVYC ), Safety at Sea Course ( SNSYC ), Basic Radar Course, sailed/crewed many times with owner/family on a 50’ Beneteau Oceanis in Thailand/Malaysia.
Crewed : Lipton/Gillard Cup (April 2018), Patos Island Race, Long Distance Course ( April 2018),
Pit, Trimmer, Galley, First Aid
Athletic, Positive
Nally, Christian 45-64 Male Life long sailor. Three Swiftsures [ got "the patch" finally for the third one 😉 ], a little club racing. Two Southern Straits (+ we quit early out of the 2010 race).

On board skills: Have done "foredeck" and "navigator" for Swiftsure's past. I could help on all other positions as well. I prefer to get out on the water with some of the crew and skipper before hand.

I have my Safety at Sea course, so I can count toward your minimum requirements that way. I was a volunteer Fire Fighter for 9 years, so I have some First Aid skills.
Poulter, Michael 45-64 Male I skipper my own 37 footer on Lake Huron (Hanse 370). I have skippered 11 Bayview Mac races (210 nm, 9 with the Hanse). Race other point to point races ranging from 20 nm to 55 nm. Beercan race twice a week during season. Have many flags to show for my efforts (and money!) I understand tactics related to long distance and short distance races and can factor in weather forecasts to course. Survived many summer thunderstorms ! I am not experienced with tide variations with regard to race course navigation. But I understand sail trim, can helm, navigate (with above mentioned shortcomings), not great on foredeck ( I have young guys for that). Done Safety at Sea. I can cook and can organize provisioning for long distance races. I have logged 10,000 nm on Hanse since buying it in 2009. Happy to fit where ever I can. I don't expect a cruisey race and can put up the lack of creature comforts during race. I do not drink during a race aside from a beer now and then if avaiable. I have all required equipment PFD, tether, strobe fowlies
Sauvé, Sarah 25-44 Female I recently completed Leg 5 of the Clipper Round the world race, accumulating over 6000nm as we sailed from the Whitsundays to Sanya (China), and from Sanya to Qingdao.

I am capable in all deck positions, with a particular interest in helming. I am also interested in navigation and would like to develop those skills further; I am familiar with TimeZero software.

Additionally, I was part of my boat's sail repair team for the leg, carrying out extensive spinnaker repairs and some minor repairs on white sails. I'm also very comfortable cooking in small, moving galleys!
Mitchele, Richard 45-64 Male 30 years on bow, 60 to 80 footers, Newport/Bermuda, Transpac, Lauderdale/Jamaica, Marblehead/Halifax, LA to Cabo, ISAF Offshore Survival Course can help with the delivery too.
Mills, Joshua 25-44 Male I have almost two years singlehanded cruising experience in the Puget Sound, San Juan islands, and the Strait. I have done several multi-day and overnight trips, and I live on my boat. I'm active military and serve in a unit that uses small boats. I'm safety at sea certified. Through the military I have intermediate trauma medical training and I'm a former radio operator. I'm fit, strong, and used to pulling long shifts at odd hours. I'm a good team member, and can make decisions when required.
Mainwaring, Brandon 25-44 Male Hello, I've been sailing everything from 2 person pirates and hobie cats to wooden schooners. White sail when I was young. I was a trainee with SALTS aboard the Pacific Swift and Pacific Grace. Aswell as a volunteer crew in 2015 on the Grace. I have crewed with the RVYC with Paul Agate, aboard Limming. Together with his crew I participated in a Patos island race and a round Saltspring. I've always dreamt of Swiftsure.
I also own two boats of my own. I bought my first boat 2 years ago, a 26' Rawson. I sailed her from Prince Rupert to Victoria last spring. I've since started working for the coast guard and have bought a second boat, a 34' custom built sloop.
I am also one of the newest associate members at CFSA esquimalt.
Scott, Donald 45-64 Male 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, 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.