Derived From A Forum (You might be interested):
I have been working on fitting-out my boat in Cebu and cruising the Phils for the past 3 yrs. I’m anchored at Samal Island (just off Davao City) right now, preparing to sail back to Australia. I’m looking for crew. Maybe one of the group members is interested in joining me?
Crowther Design #226, Performance Cruising Catamaran (similar to the French production Catana Catamaran by the same designer). Built by the owner to professional standard in epoxy-foam sandwich construction. A very seaworthy, proven vessel. Sailed by the owner 5000+ miles up from Melbourne to Cebu in 2006 and cruised the Philippines. Fully functional but internal fit-out incomplete.
Experienced sailor, retired Australian Engineer, 74 years ool, fit, healthy and competent. Easy to get along with and a good sense of humour.
I’m looking for 1 or 2 people (over 18yo, male or female), easy going but responsible, no hang-ups, smokers/non-smokers OK, moderate drinkers OK, but ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS. Sailing experience would be great, but not necessary. I will teach you all you need to know in 1/2 day and all you want to know during the voyage south.
I plan to depart Philippines from Davao in the 1st / 2nd week August. Sail through Indonesia to clear into Australia at Gove. Then work my way down the Australian East Coast to Melbourne, stopping off at a few ports along the way, as / when we feel like a break. Sail with me as far as you wish beyond Gove (assuming that we are getting along OK).
Crew will check-in to Australia as visitors/tourists/friends, not as paid yacht crew. You must have an Australian or New Zealand Passport or a valid Australian Entry Visa.
I don’t pay you as crew and you don’t pay me to sail on my yacht. We share the cost of food and I pay all yacht expenses. Buy your own cigs, alcohol, soft drinks, personal needs, etc.
Owner/Skipper John Macey cellphone (63) 0915 7802 638 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davao Traveler Notes: For inquiries, please get in touch with John Macey via his cellphone or email.
Posted by Carlos Velasco.