Available Crew Looking for Boats for VRI 2018

Available Crew Looking for Boats for VRI 2018 2018-06-11T09:29:39+00:00

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Below is a list of people who have registered their interest in crewing opportunities for 2018 Volvo Round Ireland Race.  Please note that the @ sign in the email addresses has been replaced with the # symbol to avoid being read by web bots.

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Date Listed Name Email Address Phone Number Experience, notes etc.
22/12/2017 Marc Sweeney marc.sweeney#outlook.com 0838213360 I’m from Derry originally and I have completed both RYA Competent Crew (Trafalgar Sailing, Gibraltar 2013) and RYA Day Skipper (Carbery Sailing, Ahakista 2016). I am a member of Sailing in Dublin Club, where I was elected by existing Captains as a “Vice Captain”. I have taken part (in all positions) in ISORAs (DL – Holyhead 2016), Turkey Shoots (2016), Spring Chickens (2016 & 2017), and helmed a Sigma 33 in the Dun Laoghaire Regatta (2017). My work is quiet flexible so can make myself available as necessary (within reason).
31/12/2017 Michael John Cahill info#mfcahill.com 0851574031 Flying Fifteen sailing as crew Dublin Bay since mid ’90s. Enthusiastic, attention to detail, competitive. Self-employed, part-time so can be available at relatively short notice.
31/12/2017 Sam O’Connor sam1061917#gmail.com 0851580218 My name is Sam, I’m 25 years old and currently own and sail a Hurricane 5.9sx catamaran (F18 style) in Swords Sailing Club. Have been sailing since the age of ten on a range of dinghies, and also as part of a crew on a First 347 for 2 years when I was 15 & 16. Very enthusiastic to get back in to cruising, with my job I can usually be available at short notice.
09/01/2018 Michael Dreyer Michael.j.w.dreyer#gmail.com +4915170828193 23 y.o sailing instructor and skipper for the largest German sailing school DHH. Competed in multiple races in the Baltic and North Sea as well as the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Comfortable in all positions, most regular position is Bowman. I‘m motivated, a teamplayer, neat, fit and seasickness has never been an issue. Boatyard and maintenance experience on yachts up to 60ft. I am looking for a highly motivated and competitive boat, good banter would be a bonus. Would also be available for shorthanded racing. Feel free to send me an email or give me a call!
17/01/2018 Elizabeth Reynolds liz_reynolds77#yahoo.co.uk +44 (0) 7738282050 I am a 41 year old nurse and have sailing experience of 35 years. I began sailing dinghy’s from the age of 6 on the Norfolk Broads and then when I was 29 crewed in yacht races weekly from Poole Harbour. I have since continued to crew on races on the east coast of England and on the Solent. I take part in Round the Island Race every year and would like to take part in Round Ireland Race this year. I own an Anderson 22 which I have had for 3 years. I look forward to hearing of any opportunities for the race.
17/01/2018 John R Williams jrw#fabriam.com +44 (0) 7711733759 Experienced sailor looking for a competitive boat. Have >40000 nm, YM Ocean and all supporting qualifications having now done all the RORC races over 600 nm including the last Round Ireland (Class 40). Experienced in all positions but particularly as all weather driver and navigator (Expedition, MaxSea and Navionics). Sound racing ethic with class wins in Sydney Hobart and Round Britain and Ireland races. Good availability for training/qualifying races etc. as now fully retired (ex Marine Engineer). Contact me for a more detailed sailing CV.
26/01/2018 James Egan ireseamus#gmail.com 0862424471 I am free and looking for a boat, I have dayskipper and dinghy instructor.
27/01/2018 Jason Le Masurier jasonlemasurier#gmail.com 00 353 852522752 I have been sailing for 40 years in a variety of boats from dinghies and tall ships to round the cans and offshore racing. I have logged over 10,000 miles offshore including the Fastnet and Round Ireland twice aboard a Sigma 41 in the 1990s. I sailed aboard Creightons Naturally in her Whitbread campaign but not the actual race. I am happy in any position and spent several years on foredeck of a Sigma 38 in Cowes racing. I have my Yachtmaster shore-based certificate. I am now retired, living in Donegal so I am flexible on dates and have time for training and racing.
29/01/2018 Dick Nijhuis Dicknijhuis#gmail.com +353830452460 Sailed all of my life on yachts & last year did the Club competition J70 in NL. Also multiple yacht races i.e. 24 hours race in NL & Round North Holland in ORC 2 & 3. Also have my ICC.
01/02/2018 Mark Mackey markjamackey#icloud.com 07815426522 Raced keelboats for over 35 years (now aged 51). Currently crewing Sigma 33 for the one design craic, and Laser sailor at Ballyholme YC. Have raced half tonners, 3/4, Born Free many years ago, Dragons, One tonners, J109s and I’m sure there are others. Any position. RYA Senior Instructor, Yachtmaster (Theory). Ideally would like quick boat as I’m supposed to be doing PR for Bangor Town Regatta.
02/02/2018 Patrick Kerr Paddy_kerrz#hotmail.com 087 2776057 Having been racing on 31.7s out of Dun Laoghaire for 7 years since I sold my, jeanneau Sunway 25 cruiser. I have sailed to France on four occasions.
Am 39, and love a challenge.
16/02/2018 Brendan Egan butleregan#gmail.com 087 4655345 Currently training in outdoor leadership in Kinsale, have crewed before in some regattas. Dinghy sailing instructor pending pre-entry in April. Doing day skipper course next week with sovereign sailing. Have sailed nearly 1000 nautical miles on board tall ship Maybe.
17/02/2018 Orla Duggan orladuggan#hotmail.com 086 1981050 Experienced female sailor available. 32 years old with plenty of experience racing. Have competed in ISORAs in the past including offshore races. Completed the Round Ireland in 2010 on a First 36.7 with a crew of 8. Enthusiastic, fit and not afraid of hard work. Available for training and races.
21/02/2018 Greg Murray millracechappo#gmail.com 0872571705 Sailed mostly in Wexford areas own a jeanaux sun 2000 and am available!
21/02/2018 Jonathon Brennan jonathan.brennan#tyrecheck.com +353 87 2476053 Hi, I have done the following sailing in the past few years
2015 – ARC – transatlantic
2017 – Grenada Race Week, Fastnet campaign races and the fastnet
2018 – Caribbean 600, well, the first 220 miles of it anyways. retired
2018 – St Maartens regatta
28/02/2018 Caoimhe Cotter caoimherachelcotter#gmail.com +353876798992 Hi, Laser sailor & dinghy instructor seriously looking to get time on the water to improve big boat sailing!
-2018: Volvo 70 (Green Dragon) Transatlantic delivery, First 40.7 (Ortec) Caribbean 600 Regatta
-2017: Beneteau 36.7 (Holy Grounder) Day Skipper started
-2017: Varianta44 (Phoenix) Boddenetappen Regatta
-Winters 2015/16: Beneteau 27.7 (Jigsaw) Dun Laoghaire Turkey Shoot & Spring Chicken
-2014: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 (Yola) Competent Crew
-2014: Beneteau 36.7 (Holy Grounder) Cork Harbour/Scilly Isles crossing
28/02/2018 Neil McGroary nmcgroary#gmail.com 0863484495 I have completed my day skipper .. keen to crew … competative,enthusiastic and not afraid of very hard work … and very flexible with work
13/03/2018 Sean Pierce seanpierceoak#aol.com 0858832709 I’m a very young 54. Fit, agile, very willing to tackle almost anything. Have sailed with a crew in the BVI. I certainly don’t mind roughing it. Very practical with vast mechanical and construction experience. Would love the challenge.
15/03/2018 Paddy Griffin badoir#live.com 0876350908 38 year old from Kinvara, Galway so sail on the hookers of course! Qualified dinghy instructor and gone through the RYA system; day skipper, YM coastal and offshore. Did 22 races in west Cork in 2011. Just back from sailing and working as boating officer in Antarctica for over a year. Sailed to arctic Norway 2014. Working at sea this year in Ireland also
20/03/2018 Michael Simpson michaels0510#outlook.com +447808129285 I am a 16 year old sailor from the South East of England. I currently have RYA Competent Crew and am building miles towards my RYA Day Skipper qualifications. I am available to race in the Volvo Around Ireland Race and these miles will be put towards my Day Skipper Qualifactions. I have no previous racing experience but would like to start getting onto the racing scene.
15/04/2018 Declan Coughlan declan.coughlan#hotmail.com +610410806807 55 years of old would love to do this race.
Sailing for about 15 years inshore and offshore mostly SS34’s but have raced 50 ftrs.
Australian based, have done a number of offshore races in Australia, recent race was Geographe Race.
08/05/2018 Eoin Keyes eoinkeyes#yahoo.com 00353876637836 One season crewing on 32S5 Growler of TBSC as rail meat and headsail trimmer, including Calves week 2016 and club races 2x per week.
Cork week 2016 on J111 Ulula from Liverpool as rail meat and mast.
Spent 2017 working as a marine engineer for a flotilla charter company in Greece, living on and sailing a Maxi 95 every day. Covered 2500 miles over the season and won the 2017 south Ionian regatta lead boat class.
Skippered Prout Snowgoose 37 from Brighton to Les Sables d’Olonne over three weeks, mainly doing day sails and a few overnights covering 700NM.
RYA Dayskipper, Irish Powerboat Cert, REC3 first aid.
30/05/2018 Andy Robb robbandy#hotmail.com 07934109367 Rorc veteran incl. Fastnet
Lots of experienceHolder of current:
RYA Sea Survival
RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety
09/06/2018 Angus Elliman anguselliman#hotmail.co.uk 07470031201 Due to complete Offshore Yachtmaster in November. Over 5000 miles including Transatlantic. Raced on Volvo 70, grand soleil 50, oyster 68, First 40.