Join the Crew Connections WhatsApp group by clicking here. The plan is that skippers and crew can connect on short notice using this WhatsApp group. Need crew at the last minute? Use the WhatsApp Crew Call group. Available to crew this weekend? Use the Crew Call group.
Like to race sailboats but don’t have a boat?
Register here to become that most valuable person: reliable, able crew. Matching crew and boats is more art than science, but this is a good place to start. Offer your contact information, tell us a little about yourself and when you can crew.
Next step: Mingle.
Don’t simply wait for the phone to ring, but get out and mingle during club meetings, post-race gatherings, or wherever AYC racers are found. Racers are much more likely to call on people they’ve met and know.
What are skippers looking for in crew?
1. Reliability and availability, 2. Good attitude, 3. Skill.
In that order. Even if you’ve never been on a sailboat, if you can handle 1 & 2, you’ll be in demand.
Featured photo by Mike Ferring