Two of the more frequent requests we have been receiving lately are how to find crew or find a boat to crew on. So we decided to post what we know about this topic and then open it up for you to add to it.
Below is a list of resources we’ve come across. Where we’ve received comments from readers on how well a service has worked for them, we’ve included those:
- http://www.worldcruising.com/forum/default.aspx Part of Noonsite.
- http://www.oceancruisingclub.org/ Though a club with membership requirements, the Notice Board, which has a Crewing section, is open to the public.
- http://www.findacrew.net/ This is an active site where you can search for crew, but you must join to communicate with prospects.
- http://www.sail-the-net.com/ Has a crew finding service but it doesn’t seem very active.
- http://www.couchsurfing.org/ This site did generate several crew possibilities for one of our boat-owning readers but you have to join.
- http://www.7knots.com/ One reader suggested this was the most active site he had found when looking for crew.
- https://www.sailopo.com/h1.aspx This is well-known sailor (and AAC member) Hank Schmitt’s “crew and sailing networking site”.