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Name Position Availability Gender
Residence Age Phone Email
Ben Biswell Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Squamish , BC Canada 34 6049024184 Send Email
Ben Biswell Sailing Resume Sailing Qualifications PCOC (pleasure craft operator card) Vancouver, BC March 2012 Sail Canada Basic cruising standard Vancouver, BC April 2013 Sail Canada Coastal Navigation standard Vancouver, BC May 2014 Sail Canada Intermediate cruising standard Vancouver, BC June 2014 Restricted Radio Operators Certificate Squamish, BC March 2015 Sail Canada Basic cruising instructor Vancouver, BC April 2015 Sail Canada Advanced cruising standard Vancouver, BC August 2015 ISAF Safety at Sea certificate Vancouver, BC April 2016 Sail Canada intermediate instructor Vancouver, BC November 2017 First Aid Qualifications OEC (outdoor emergency care) 80hr first aid Vancouver, BC October 2016 Canadian Red Cross standard First aid CPR/AED level C, Vancouver BC March 2015 Sailing Instructor Work I have worked for Simply Sailing, Vancouver, BC as a basic cruising 2015-ongoing and intermediate instructor teaching day sailing on boats from 24 to 40 feetand 5 day live aboard courses on a 31ft boat. I run the Simply Sailing Squamish, BC programme on my O’day 27. Races 2015 southern straights race on Hana Mari (Wylie 43) as crew April 2015 2015 swiftsure race on Hana Mari as crew May 2015 2015 Van Isle international yacht race on Hana Mari as crew June 2015 2016 Oregon Offshore race on Hana Mari as crew May 2016 2017 R2AK (race to Alaska) on my O’day 27 as skipper 5th overall and 1st monohull 650nm in 7days 16hrs June 2017 Cruising Extensive cruising in English Channel and Mediterranean on my fathers boats as a child. Cruising around the Aegean Sea in Greece on my fathers Southerly 115 36ft September 2015 Skippered my O’day 27 around Vancouver Island , BC June 2016 Cruised from Porto to Breast on my fathers Southerly By way of the Bay of Biscay July 2016 Cruised as skipper from Ketchikan AK to Squamish, BC, 4 weeks June/July 2017  
Jérôme Boucher Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Campbell River, British Columbia Canada 36 2502026974 Send Email
Southern Straight 2017 with Katana Swiftsure 2017 with Northenlight Living aboard 15 months Owner of Thetys, Catalina 30 
Paul Carrier Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 42 778 996 6204 Send Email
I have been crewing on keelboat races for the last two years in top tier team (Flaming Redhead). I am the Rear Commodore at the Viking sailing club; maintaining the beach fleet and training novices. Completed Second In Command training for the club's Bavaria cruiser 34; accumulated around 1000 miles in the last two years. I am fit, easy to get along with, have 17 years of professional cooking experience, am equipped and ready for my first oceanic crossing! CYA basic cruising (2015), CPA Boating 2, 3 & Radio Operator's certificate (2016-17), 2IC program Viking Sailing Club 
Aspiring Crewmember Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Female
Vancouver, BC Canada 39 123-456-7890 Send Email
I have been sailing for 12 years and racing for the past 5 years. Most of my experience is on 30-45 foot boats in round-the-buoys and local distance races including Southern Straits and Swiftsure. I have also done one Van Isle 360. Positions included bow, pit, and trim. I am keen to get some real blue water ocean sailing experience. My schedule is reasonably flexible and I could do either the race or the delivery home.  
Michael Devlin Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Anmore, BC Canada 31 6046197781 Send Email
New to the sailing world. Limited experience in sailing. However I eager and fast learner. Willing to take any course required. I have been an emergency first responder for 10 years with a significant amount of rescue training and practical experience. I'm also a Refrigeration mechanic with the ability to fix almost anything broken.  
Chris Los Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 33 6046032896 Send Email
15 years experience on cruising boats as crew and skipper. Regular chartering as skipper on a Beneteau 393. Two week long charters as skipper in French Polynesia on a Jeanneau 439 including overnight transits. Vic-Maui 2016 delivery crew on TP52 Valkyrie from Maui to Anacortes. SAS course completed in 2016. I would consider myself experienced at cruising but novice at racing. Physically fit and strong. I'm self-employed with a flexible schedule and can commit to race or delivery or maybe both. 
Ged McLean Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Victoria, BC Canada 58 778 967 2494 Send Email
Skipper/owner of Hana Mari (Wylie 43), 3x VanIsle 360, many Swiftsure, straits, round the county, Oregon Offshore etc. Looking for a chance to do this race with an experienced crew before taking my own boat on the course. 
Connor Edwin Oliveira Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Calgary, Alberta Canada 17 (403)-720-8089 Send Email
I have been sailing for 11 years, the last 4 competitive on the Alberta race team, and the past 2 as a payed sailing instructor on the side, although in perfect honesty most of that has been in skiffs and dinghies. Have sailed 420, laser 2, the St. Lawrence II, and some classic boats as well as raced laser, 29er, San Juan 21, lightning, and some keel boats. The 29er I crewed for the Canada summer games, representing Alberta. As far as larger boats are concerned, I crewed as the mast-man/ co-bowman for Jon Knudson on Korina Korina in Swiftsure 2017. Young and fit, able to learn fast; my schedule is open, I get along well with others and I can recite a collection of sea shanties. Hoping for a new kind of sailing experience. 
Gordon Reid Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
West Vancouver, BC Canada 56 604 314 0797 Send Email
Having withdrawals after having just sold my 33’ C and C sailboat that I raced and cruised for years. Need sailing therapy. Based in Vancouver, Canada my current goal is to race, cruise and work in the Mediterranean in Spring / Summer and possibly crew in the ARC – Canary Islands to St. Lucia in November. Future goals are to sail in the Caribbean, Europe, South Pacific, and Asia. Past races: Vancouver Island 360 Race, Royal Navy - Single Handed Race (Vancouver to Nanaimo – return), Swiftsure, Southern Straits, Round Bowen Island, Eagle Harbour and West Vancouver Yacht Clubs and Kona Sailing Club races. Fit cyclist, kayaker, hiker, skier who has had first aid training (ski patrol), and rebuilt an engine from the crankshaft bearings. Former PADI diver who can free-dive to 20 feet. Offshore and Coastal experienced. Cruised for years to the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound as skipper on my boat. Well educated, professional who is good humoured, light hearted and interested in everything and compatible with everyone. Easy going and calm and in difficult situations. I love adventure, travel, art, history, and pursuing fun and rewarding goals. Ocean Miles Offshore - 460 Van Isle 360 – 330 Swiftsure – 130 Coastal – 3,000 Overnight races - 5 Van Isle 360 – 3 Southern Straits – 1 Swiftsure – 1  
Paul Thompson Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Vancouver, BC Canada 36 778 223 8590 Send Email
I have been racing dinghies since I was 10 years of age and have participated in multiple national and world championships. I began racing Keel Boats 4 years ago and have raced on Santana 30/30, J109, Santa Cruise 52, a one-off Catamaran. I have completed many offshore races, multiple Southern Straits, Round the Counties, Swiftsures and Polar Bears as well as all the races around English Bay and the R2AK. I have held many positions on these races ranging from Trimmer, Tactician, helm, Night Watch Captain, to all positions required during the Race to Alaska. I was also part of Team String Theory for the 2016 Vic-Maui however; due to a Visa technicality was unable to compete. This issue has subsequently been resolved as I have a B1/2 Visa already in place. I have succeeded in multiple race wins in English bay, regatta wins, as well as a 3rd place in the R2AK. I am very keen to join a team for the upcoming Vic-Maui race. I have the time and willingness to be fully committed to assisting with race preparation. As well as being experienced in racing, I am a Safety at Sea holder and I am very adept at boat maintenance while on the go. Skipper references available on request. 
Jim Thompson Any Position Race and Return Delivery Crew Male
Milton, Puget Sound USA 59 (253) 720-1758 Send Email
I have over 35 years sailing experience on boats from 12 feet to 72 feet. Experience includes sailing on Lake Michigan, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. I held a USCG 50t Masters License from 1995 to 2010. (Can provide copy upon request) I have attended a Safety at Sea Seminar within the last 5 years. I attended for the second time in 2012. I have owned my own boat since 1987. I am proficient in diesel engines, electronics, rigging and sail repair. I am comfortable doing any position on a sailboat from foredeck to helming in heavy weather to trimming. Highlights of some of my sailing experience includes: Deliveries from Seattle to San Francisco 40’ sailboat Van Isle 360 race (2011) 34’ trimaran (2013) 31’ Trimaran (2015 & 2017) J-133 8 times Swiftsures Neah Bay course, 1 Clallam Bay course, 1 Swiftsure Banks Numerous(100+) trips inter island in Hawaii (Lived in Hawaii for 17 years) These included races, delivery and cruises to all islands in boats from 24’ to 72’ Two Guam to Saipan and return trips (125 mile open water races) Once on a 33’ boat once on a 55’ boat Third Mate on a three masted square rigger summer of 1978  
Ben Whyte Any Position Race Crew Only Male
Nanaimo, BC Canada 31 2507555785 Send Email
Cruising experience on my own 27' keel boat for 3 years. Vancouver Sailing Club Day Skipper course. Rail meat for a couple of local races. Keen to join a crew this winter/spring with a boat based on Vancouver Island and to race the Vic-Maui 2018. Hard working, Fit, quick learner.