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 2017.

Name Age M/F Experience Contact
Davies, Melissa 25-44 Female Give me a chance! I will be happy to audition (and travel if need be to do so)! I am eager and dying to do SwiftSure in 2017!

Started sailing in August 2016 (Don't let that scare you away) I got the bug bad! Since getting my own boat I am sailing at least 2x a week, 4x if I can and weather (yes that is in the winter, come spring it will be more like 5-6x a week)

I have done 15 races from "duck dodges" to weekly club races to longer distance races. I bought my own race boat (San Juan 24 - Mayhem) and will be racing her soon (already signed up for Whidbey Island Race week) but now I use her for practice. I have sailed on 25 different boats so far to learn. I have two blue after races scheduled for the fall.

I am willing to do any job but I am a master organizer of people and things. Pretty good at trimming, some pit, tactics (researching prior to a race).

What makes me great crew:
- I listen, I watch
- I am present in the boat (not constantly looking at other things)
- I am eager to learn so I will try, if it's wrong then I learn the right way but I will try vs waiting to be told step by step.
- I willing to do pretty much anything.
- I have friends that are professional joke writers - so I usually have a couple decent ones
- I come with all my own gear (foulies, PFD (off shore), teather, etc.
- I take very little personally so yell, etc not going to bother me. (I might laugh)
- I am willing to travel to practice or to "audition"
- I show up on time, prepared to go

Disclaimer: I am on the upper end of the age range, I am not a small woman.
Scott, Don 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, 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.

Harris, Roger 45-64 Male Extensive ocean cruising experience: 18,000 nm logged, including two transatlantic crossings.

Race experience is largely limited to dinghies but includes 2014, 2016 and 2017 editions of the RORC Carribean 600 with asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers. Mainsheet, trimmer, helm.

Low maintenance personality. Member, Ocean Cruising Club and Royal Ocean Racing Club.

Formal qualifications: RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and Cruising Instructor; Sail Canada Cruising Instructor and Assistant Race Officer.

Depuit, Ray 45-64 Male Hi, I have been sailing for the last 10 years in and around Victoria and Vancouver on a variety of boats from a 24' Shark to a 40' Beneteau. I have mostly raced and have participated in Patos, Swiftsure Inshore Classic, Cow Bay Regretta, THRASH, Sunday Series Races with RVYC, Wednesday evening racing with RVanYC, Round SSI as well as cruising on my own boat when time permits. I recently completed the RORC Caribbean 600 aboard a Volvo 60. Have my VHF, SVOP, ME3, PCOC, Intermediate Cruising Standard, and a few other power squadron courses. I consider myself a knowledgeable sailor, have all my offshore gear, able to help out where needed, can helm, able to do watches and help make the boat go fast.
MacDonnell, Ann 25-44 Female Hello! I'm a 29 year old sailor and surfer living in Tofino. I have a 21 ft McGregor that I've sailed mostly around Vancouver and Squamish. Last fall, I crewed onboard a 60ft Beneteau as cook from San diego to Cabo San Lucas in the Bajahaha. I work as dispatch for a float plane company so I'm comfortable with maritime radio communication and coordination. My boyfriend is also interested in coming. He is an engineer, very handy mechanically, plays great guitar and has more sailing experience than I do ( Vancouver area, Ottawa river, Caribbean, Mexico).

Looking for a solid team to sail well and enjoy the adventure!

+ Wilderness First Aid, CPR, great cook and I speak french too.
Corbières, Claire 15-24 Female HI !
I'm a 24 french woman, just arrived in Nanaimo for a few months. I'm looking for a boat and a motivated crew to take part to the swiftsure 2017 !!

I have a big racing experience. I grew up on Atlantic ocean, and start racing at 8 years old in Brest (THE place to sail in France ! ) on dinghies (optimist,420). I have been 2nd at the french championship from 2006 to 2008 and took part to many international races (european championship). Then I kept on racing by sailing on J80, OPEN 5.70. I was skipping and helming. In France I have the ability to teach and coach sailors and I have my boat driving licence.
We also sailed in Mediterranean sea each summer with my father's boat (Sunrise, Jeannot, 10m05) so I'm self governing on long distance races.
I'm ok with any kind of spinnaker (symmetric, asymetric), I have strong skills in tactic, helming and adjustments of sails. my english is not perfect yet and I don't know the taste of pacific Ocean, but I'm sure it doesn't much matter.

some useful informations: my height is 1.60m, my weight is 52 kg. I'm determinated and I love team spirit.
by now I'm ready to meet and train with you, please call me back !!

Claire
Drinkwater, Maggie 25-44 Female Hi, My name is Maggie. I've been sailing since I was a small child, and I have been racing since I was a teenager. I have a realxed and easy-going personality. Onboard I am focused and attentive, and I am good at fixing problems. Here's a quick summary of my racing experience.

- Racing M242s on Wednesday nights and weekends. Capable in all positions. Best with spinnaker and jib trim.
- Racing J70s on weekends with a women's team consisting of an Olympian and nationally ranked sailors. Position: pit
- Crewed in the 2016 International Women's Keelboat Race in Rye, NY on J70s with the same team as above. Placed 5th. Will return for the 2017 race

I'd love to participate in the Swiftsure race and I really hope you'll give me a call! I'll be an asset to your team, I promise.
Holl, Ric 45-64 Male Looking for the opportunity to get back onboard. I have done Swiftshore onboard Alegra two years ago, after moving to this part of the world. Started sailing in Australia many years ago, including the Sydney to Hobart and numerous other coastal races.

Since then, I took a Swan 651 around the world and included a Trans-Atlantic yacht race. Since landing in the Pacific Northwest, I have raced my Finn in California and Club racing in Gig Harbor WA. Raced an Olsen 30 for a while, but now since moving up here looking for a crew spot. I do Foredeck, trim and drive.
I'm a Marine Electrician/Mechanic and boat guy. Any position would be just cool.