Sailing on Lake Michigan

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Are you a racer looking to join a crew or a skipper looking for new crew? Look no further than CYC's Crew Finder below. Our online application connects potential crew members with boats.


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Becky Pineo

(617) 733-6115

N/A

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Pit, Trimmer

Xp38, J24, Soling, Kerr 55, Swan 39, Dufour 40.5

Wednesday Night Racing, Race to Mackinac

Full sailing experience here: http://bit.ly/2sYFdnn

6/22/2017 10:09 AM

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Aran Teeling

757-710-3152

Chicago Yacht Club

1

150 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Opti, 420, Laser, Force 5

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising

I've been sailing small boats since I was 10 (family is from Annapolis and very into sailing). I've raced informally, and have some experience with larger boats. I'm working in Chicago for the summer and would love a chance to crew for a race, or just go out and cruise around!

6/21/2017 2:54 PM

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Anthony R. DePaolo

312.504.9885

none

1

200 lbs

Advanced

Any

Lightning, Shark, Soling, Etchells 22, J22, J30, Tartan 10, Pearson Flyer, C&C 24,29, 35, 38, Sparkman's and Stevens 51, Farr 40, Beneteau 38

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Team Racing

Flexible Schedule

6/21/2017 2:53 PM

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Trey Wattson

949-726-2602

Newport Harbor Yacht Club

1

185 lbs

Advanced

Any

Melges 24, 505, 29er, 18 ft skiff, Gov Cup 21, 420, CFJ, Laser, Sabot

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Match Racing, Team Racing

I have been sailing since I was a child. I sailed competitively as a youth in sabots, CFJs, 420s and Lasers. I sailed for my high school team, finishing top 3 in several national fleet and team racing championships. Competed in the Governor's Cup, Junior Olympics and several fleet racing nationals championships. Primarily interested in dinghy and one design racing.

6/21/2017 12:36 PM

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Drew Axelrod

(754) 246-3515

Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club

1

220 lbs

Advanced

Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

J/105, J/35, J/46, One Ton, T-10, Swans, C & C 52, Beneteau 36.7, NA 40

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

This will be my 25th Mac. I race both in Florida and Chicago. Distance racing is specialty. I am available for the two weeks prior to the start to assist in boat prep, repairs and any practices.

6/20/2017 8:27 PM

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Spencer Clark

317-225-6250

Chicago Yacht Club

1

200 lbs

Advanced

Any

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I have been racing for 15 years on sailboats ranging from 420s to 30' keelboats. Able to follow directions and a fast learner on new boats.

6/20/2017 2:34 PM

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John Thompson

(410) 459-5770

Not affiliated but spent a lot of time out of Bayview

1

210 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

J145, J105, Frers 50, J70, Cat 36, C&C 115, Express 27, Laser, J27, T10

Race to Mackinac

Grew up racing on the Great Lakes and then left to pursue a career in the Army. Over the years, have been able to complete 15 Macs combined on both lakes, with a couple of wins as well and relish the years that I have been able to get back for the race. A young 45, 5’10 210, perform well on little to no sleep, used to being uncomfortable, can sleep anywhere and wake up ready to function immediately. Can drive, but prefer to leave the driving to somebody else. More than comfortable filling any other position on the boat from running the hotbox, trimming a chute/A, or the pointy end too. Great teammate and not afraid to work. Live in Pittsburgh so won’t be available until race weekend, but grateful for the ride. Looking for a competitive boat that needs one more piece to make the most of the 2017 Race to Mackinac.

6/20/2017 1:59 PM

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Jerry Szymasnki

(312) 391-8151

N/A

1

195 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Hunter 34, Tartan 10, Colgate 26, and a Catalina 36.

Race to Mackinac

Have been sailing since the '90s on boats that include at Hunter 34, Tartan 10, Colgate 26, and a Catalina 36.

6/18/2017 12:38 PM

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Mike Honner

(248) 506-1020

None

1

210 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Pit, Trimmer

Juno, Bad Habits, Slainte,Personal Boat

Race to Mackinac

I'm 48 and have been sailing for little over 10 years. I started sailing and racing 20 foot flying scotts at the DYC and have owned and sailed an Abbot 36 for the last 5 years. I'm interested in long distance sailing opportunities. This year I sailed the Caribbean 600 in February and the Antigua to Bermuda race in addition to local lake racing on St. Clair. I'm qualified to handle Pit and trim, can do foredeck and don't mind cooking at all. In general, though, I usually get assigned the job of tech because of my background in computer science and software development. Currently am using expedition for race analysis aboard Bad Habits and was responsible for ship2shore communications, weather and navigation during the Antigua to Bermuda race. Can provide references on request.

6/18/2017 11:45 AM

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Marian Liautaud

847-516-4119

not a member; live closest to Belmont Harbor, but I can meet at any of them

1

135 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

T10s; J35; C&C

Wednesday Night Racing, Match Racing, Cruising

I'm definitely interested in Wed Night Racing, but my availability is spotty. Will make every effort to be available if there's an open spot on a boat for me. I'm closest to Belmont Harbor, but I can meet at other harbors as well.

6/15/2017 11:12 AM

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Sean Brady

(954) 662-2160

PIYC

1

215 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

Rainbow Fleet Burnham Harbor summer of 79. Pretty much anything that floats since then!

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Solid crew member that complies with the skipper and keeps quiet during a race. Willing to be railmeat for the Mackinac race, or any other position you have open to show you I can assist your team.

6/15/2017 1:54 AM

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gregory glevicky

(513) 305-1344

Chicago Yacht Club

1

145 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Race to Mackinac

I am a mature but very fit Motorcycle Road Racer looking to fulfill a dream of sailing this race. I raced on a 48 foot sailboat from hilton Head to Charleston some 30 years ago. Very good work ethic and i have a very easy personality.

6/14/2017 9:24 AM

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Yencith Andres Alvarado

773 307 2028

any

1

135 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Happy to be on the boat

Olson30, First 40.7 , sidney 38 , beneteu 36.7 ,Far 395 , J133

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

I have been racing since 2001 , I have done 5 Mack races my last one was in 2008 with J133 , currently sailing with Firts 40.7.. .and I will help with the boat delivery back to Chicago

6/13/2017 9:20 AM

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Joe Schwartz

512-657-4871

Any

1

200 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

Beneteau sloops 33.7, 36.7, First 35; j/22, 24 & 105; Catalina 30 - 42; Pearson 33

Race to Mackinac

Crewed on Person 33 in 2016 Mac; ( reference g.gills.briarknoll@gmail.com) Raced 2016 Harvest Moon, Off shore sailing Providence, Ri to Port Canaveral, Fl; Port Canaveral, Fl to Annapolis; 12 years of lake sailing & racing on Lake Travis Austin, Tx.

6/12/2017 9:21 AM

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Jocelynne and Paul Lesniewski

(702)300-7888

Looking to join one

1

130+190 lbs

Some Experience

Any

31’ Catalina

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

A friendly couple in early 30's. ASA 101 Certified last fall. Just moved to Chicago from New Orleans and looking to connect with other sailors and learn along the way. Flexible schedule and open to last minute invitations. Hope to hear from some of you soon! Jocelynne and Paul.

6/10/2017 10:31 PM

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John Heidenreich

347-210-0549

New York Yacht Club

1

210 lbs

Intermediate

Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Shields, J-44, J-22, Ideal 18

Wednesday Night Racing

In Chicago on business w/o June 12 - would love a ride for Wednesday night racing June 14 - most recent sailing is team racing with NYYC

6/9/2017 10:48 AM

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Ken & Rachel Hardy

(813) 215-0893

Davis Island Yacht Club

1

190 lbs

Advanced

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

First 40.7 / Laser 28 / Farr 395 / B32 / J24 / M24 / J-120 / J-105

Wednesday Night Racing

Husband and wife vacationing in Chicago wishes to race Wed. 6-14. We own and race a Laser 28. Husband is former sailing coach, has extensive experience sailing many types of boats, and is qualified for any crew position. Wife has been sailing for several years and does bow on our L28 - she also does pit and mast when needed. Both of us are fit.

6/9/2017 7:46 AM

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Matt

617-957-1827

Sail Newport

1

185 lbs

Intermediate

Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

J24, J22, Rhodes 19, Swan 36, Sonar, Viper 640

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

Am totally blind sailor, with 38 years sailing experience. Have crewed or helmed 31 boat types. Am cross-trained. Sailing CV available on request. Check out https://www.facebook.com/STWChristine/videos/10151475951106262/

6/8/2017 7:39 PM

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Nathalie Freysinger

(414) 539-9028

Any

1

150 lbs

Intermediate

Any

J29 & 420

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Hello – My name is Nathalie and I’m seeking opportunities to join a boat this summer! I have experience on dinghies and larger boats and enjoy both casual sailing as well as racing. I’m a young professional working in business development for a healthcare startup. I’m hoping to be a regular crewmate with a team that sails evenings and/or weekends. Personal: I’m originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin, spent a few years living in Dublin, Ireland and am now Chicago based. I live in Logan Square and work in the North Loop. I like to do anything outdoors, including snowboarding, biking, and sailing any chance I get! I never show up to a party empty handed, so expect post-sail snacks/drinks. Experience: I grew up sailing on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee Yacht Club, on my family’s J-29. From there, I moved to racing 420s. I would love to hear from you with any opportunities!

6/8/2017 6:29 PM

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Dave Moss

630-989-4739

CYC

1

150 lbs

Some Experience

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

T10, J105

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Midway through CrewU at Chicago Yacht Club and looking to gain some more experience on the water. Very flexible schedule.

6/8/2017 5:35 PM

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Rachel Flanagan

(312) 343-5822

CYC

1

140 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

420s, FJs, Lasers, J24s, Hobies

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Former Member of the New Trier High School Sailing Team out of Belmont Harbor (420s/Lasers) , then Captain of the Santa Clara University Sailing Team (420s/FJs), and now a Lincoln Park resident working in the Loop.

6/7/2017 10:07 AM

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Sergey Patkovskiy

847-313-1895

Kyiv YC

1

195 lbs

Advanced

Trimmer, Helm

470, 49er, SB20, various performance keelboats

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Team Racing

Sergey Patkovskiy Emailsergey.patkovskiy@gmail.com Phone847-313-1895 Yacht Clubnone ISAF Classification1 Weight194 lbs ExperienceAdvanced PositionsPit, Trimmer, Tactician Boats Sailed49er; SB20; Tornado Sport; Various performance keelboats 2007-2016 Interested InRacing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing Started sailing in 1996 since the age of 11 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Had been sailing 49er from 2006 through 2015, Top 10 at Open European Championship 2009, Zadar, Croatia. Used to be a member of National sailing squad in Ukraine. Have extensive experience of sailing SB20 and various performance keelboats. Consider teams with PROFESSIONAL process setup and attitude at place only.

6/6/2017 2:30 PM

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Scott Potter

231-218-0027

Harbor West Yacht Club, Traverse City, MI

1

190 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Pearson 323 (own), Catalina 22 (owned), Force 5 (owned)

Race to Mackinac

Never raced, sailing for 25 years, own a 1979 Pearson 323 for 10 years, sailed it from Traverse City to Ft. Pearce, FL last fall, mostly single handed (wife helped some of the time). Very interested in crewing the Race to Mackinac. Wanting to race my boat some day.

6/2/2017 10:48 AM

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Chip Teets

(808) 673-3475

Chicago Yacht Club

1

175 lbs

Some Experience

Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Sonars, Hunter 36

Wednesday Night Racing, Race to Mackinac, Cruising, Team Chicago Yacht Club

-New Associate member of the Chicago Yacht Club -ASA school in St. Petersburg 5+ years ago with little sailing in between -U.S. Army veteran with two-12 month combat tours in Iraq -Chicago transplant from Texas -Can-do attitude - great stories and jokes, and I'll bring the beer

5/31/2017 8:48 PM

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Amanda Andrews

(646) 335-2895

N/A

1

125 lbs

Some Experience

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Cruising, Team Racing

I am interested in crewing as much as possible this summer. I used to do Wednesday races when I lived in New York. Although I am not new to Chicago, I have not done much the past few years thanks to grad school and work. I work well as part of a team, am flexible, and love being on the water.

5/31/2017 12:02 PM

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Andy Klatt

847 630 6897

CCYC

1

175 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Trimmer

Cal 2, T 10

Race to Mackinac

38 Year old man, full time firefighter-paramedic. One race to mackinac on a T-10. Own my own 30 ft racer- cruiser for nine years. Can work foredeck if need be. Otherwise, I can jump around positions fairly easy. Not a ton of offshore race experience, but I can get the job done.

5/30/2017 12:00 PM

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Mark Ranneberger

(202) 674-1725

Sausalito Yacht Club

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

J/88, J/36, Ranger 33, Catalina 33, Cal 29, Bennetau 40

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

Hi - I race on a J/88 in San Francisco Bay primarily as a spinnaker trimmer, but I've also done pit, foredeck, and main. Im looking for a somewhat serious boat that I can get experience on but also be able to contribute as an equal member of the crew. Thanks, Mark

5/29/2017 1:57 PM

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Michelle Mathison

(425) 870-0763

Sloop Tavern Yacht Club

1

148 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Aerodyne 43, Aerodyne 38, Freya 39, Farr 30, Farr 39, J35, J24, J105, J120, Thunderbird 26, Match 35, Catalina 36, Catalina 30, more various,

Race to Mackinac

Live and race in Seattle, with Michigan as home state. Race to Mac is on bucket list. Have own offshore gear. Raced buoy and distance, most recently the International Swiftsure Race for third time. Boat owner of a Catalina 30 which I race in casual beer can events. Otherwise crew mainly on an Aerodyne 43. Can work all positions, main trim being least experienced in and foredeck/mast/pit having most experience with. Can drive a shift or few. Have managed provisions as well. Usually bring Nikon D610 for crew and event photos, when time allows. I can potentially rally more crew as well, if needed.

5/29/2017 11:51 AM

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Michelle Mathison

(425) 870-0763

Sloop Tavern Yacht Club

1

148 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Aerodyne 43, Aerodyne 38, Freya 39, Farr 30, Farr 39, J35, J24, J105, J120, Thunderbird 26, Match 35, Catalina 36, Catalina 30, more various,

Race to Mackinac

Live and race in Seattle, with Michigan as home state. Race to Mac is on bucket list. Have own offshore gear. Raced buoy and distance, most recently the International Swiftsure Race for third time. Boat owner of a Catalina 30 which I race in casual beer can events. Otherwise crew mainly on an Aerodyne 43. Can work all positions, main trim being least experienced in and foredeck/mast/pit having most experience with. Can drive a shift or few. Have managed provisions as well. Usually bring Nikon D610 for crew and event photos, when time allows. I can potentially rally more crew as well, if needed.

5/29/2017 11:51 AM

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Nis Peter Lorentzen

+8613911883396

Larchmont Yacht Club, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

1

195 lbs

Advanced

Trimmer, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

Shields, J70 and J80, Dragon, Flying 15, and many others

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

I am visiting Chicago on June 9-11, 2017, and I am looking for a tactician/crew position for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta. I have been racing competitively for many decades in Denmark, USA and Hong Kong in a wide variety of boats, including Shields, J70 and J80, Dragon, Flying 15, and many others, and I am a member of Larchmont Yacht Club and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. I am usually the tactician and sail trimmer.

5/25/2017 9:36 PM

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Alex Kent

(650) 793-0541

In process for St. Francis Yacht Club - San Francisco, CA.

1

235 lbs

Advanced

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

J105s (jib/spin), J111 (main/jib/spin), J120 (main/jib/spin), Trimaran (main/jib/spin), Beneteau 47.7/42.7/40.7 (main/jib/spin), Maxi 82 (main/jib/spin), Farr 40 (main), Farr 52 (main), Swan 42 (jib/spin), Antrim 40 (main), etc.

Race to Mackinac

Professional Racer Service Offering: Alex Kent (650)793-0541. 235 lbs, 6'2'', 43, very strong and fit. Grew up in Wilmette, IL, graduated from Northwestern and lived in Lincoln Park for 10 years. I've lived and raced in the San Francisco Bay Area for 12 years. Started sailing in high school and then on the Northwestern University sailing team on 420s. Ran 4 marathons. Brother of state-champion, 8th in nation swimmer (at New Trier HS). 12 years of SF Bay and SF OYRA (ocean offshore) racing with several Pro and Olympic sailors. 2016 – Won 1st place out of 55 boats (ahead of 2nd place by 31 minutes and Set Course Record) on main and jib/spin trim in the YRA Westpoint Regatta on the Corsair “Trident”. 2015 – Won 4th out of 111 boats in the YRA Season Closer, and 1st out of 20 boats in the GGYC Midwinter race on main trim for Farr 52 “Zamazaan”. 2015 – Won 2 x 1st place at SF Yacht Club Race and 3rd in The 2015 Rolex Big Boat Series, North American Yacht Racing Championship on Swan 42 “Elusive” with Facebook’s Tom Furlong. 2013 – Won 1st place overall in Aldo Alessio regatta on J105 ‘Arbitrage’. 2012 – Won 2 x 1st place, and 3rd overall in the Rolex Big Boat Series, North American Yacht Racing Championships on J120 ‘Grace Dances’. 2010 - Won 1st place on Santa Cruz 50 in ‘Roland Wheeler’ Regatta. 2008 - Won 1st place Farr 40 Astra. 2008 - Won 1st place in PV ‘Banderas Bay Blast’ on Cirque. 2007 - Won 1st place in our division on the Beneteau 42.7 Cirque for overall OYRA Norcal season. Significant Boat Experience: J105s (jib/spin), J111 (main/jib/spin), J120 (main/jib/spin), Trimaran (main/jib/spin), Beneteau 47.7/42.7/40.7 (main/jib/spin), Maxi 82 (main/jib/spin), Farr 40 (main), Farr 52 (main), Swan 42 (jib/spin), Antrim 40 (main), etc. My fee is $1,000 per 24 hours on less competitive boat and $500 per 24 hours on a very competitive boat, plus travel expenses from San Francisco round trip airfare. I'm happy to chat with you via alex.kent@symphonic-inv.com References available.

5/24/2017 6:05 PM

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Hannah Weaver

(734) 223-8428

CYC

1

135 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Flying Scot, Tartan 10, Beneteau First Class 12

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Hi there! I am new to the Chicago area and looking to crew as much as I can this season. I moved to Chicago from the Detroit area where I was a member of the Detroit Yacht Club and learned how to sail on Flying Scots. I have been a power boater all my life and am now looking to transition to wind power. I am 23, athletic and get along with everyone. Can't wait to meet you!

5/24/2017 4:31 PM

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Matt Barron

(847) 989-2677

None

1

155 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

If an opportunity presents itself to get on a boat I'll show up early with enthusiasm (I live in Old Town so it is easy for me to get to races, even relatively last-minute) and a strong willingness to listen/learn. I played varsity soccer in college and club rugby in business school at U Chicago. I'm upbeat, competitive, a quick learner, and am excited about getting more time on the water! Looking forward to meeting you.

5/24/2017 9:19 AM

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Robert Steve Giuliani

(612) 860-9741

DYC & WYC

1

125 lbs

Advanced

Any

Lazers, J24, J29, Scampi 30, Catalina 30 & 36, Tripp 33, J35, Beneteau 40 & First 40.7, Olson 40, J41, Swan 54, Clipper 68 and C70.v

Race to Mackinac

With over 22 years of sailing experiance and sailing everything from Lasers to a Clipper 70 Race Boat. Most of my open water sailing has been on the Great Lakes. Having competed in some notable races like the, Port Huron Mac, Trans Superior and also the Caribbean 600. Hold an RYA/ISAF Offshore certification. I trained for four weeks in England for the 2015-2016 Clipper Round the World Race. Able to fit any roll on the boat from helming to being the chef on board.

5/23/2017 3:59 PM

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jack baldwin

(312) 607-4996

Chicago Yacht Club

1

120 lbs

Intermediate

Happy to be on the boat

Laser, Opti, 420, Sonar, Tartan 33

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Sailing is my passion. I am driven, responsible, and a valuable leader on the CYC Opti team. I sail for the Chicago Yacht Club and I have trained and competed with the Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Buddy Melges Race Team, and the Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club Teams. This year I qualified for Team Trials in 3 separate regattas. I have competed in Optis in New England (2015 and 2016), throughout Florida, San Francisco, South Carolina, the inland lakes of the Midwest, and Lake Michigan. I began training with the High School Varsity at CYC as a skipper on a 420 this Spring and I am looking forward to the Neill Clinic this June. I have sailed Optis and skippered 420s competitively. I have big boat experience on my family’s Tartan 33, and I sail a laser for fun in Florida, but will begin competing on lasers this summer. I have been sailing for 7 years.

5/22/2017 7:15 AM

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LT Taylor Koren

972-693-6906

Rush Creek Yacht Club

1

135 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

Jeanneau 53.5, IC-24, J/22

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I am an active duty U.S. Naval officer, and I will be stationed in Great Lakes Naval Station this summer (north side of Chicago), and I’m looking for a boat to crew with for the Mackinac race, as well as any local races throughout this season, such as the Wed. night sailing events. I am 29 years old, and I am ASA 101, 103, and 104 certified, with experience racing IC-24s at Rush Creek Yacht Club near Dallas, Texas. In addition to the IC-24, I also have experience with the J/22 and Jeanneau 53.5. I have excellent experience in sail trimming, and I’m confident working on the foredeck. I’m a team player, get along well with others. I’m strong and confident, and open to learning. I like to lead, as well as to follow. I am eager to apply my skills in a competitive and challenging environment such as the Mackinac, and I’m willing to work hard and learn as much as I can along the way. Please let me know if you would like to consider taking me aboard, and I may send references upon request. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing back!

5/22/2017 5:41 AM

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Reinier DesCoteaux

16307798940

none

1

145 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Sunfish, Hobie 16, laser, hunter 36

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

I just finished my first year at the college of Wooster. I'm 19 and have been doing physically demanding sports and exercises for most of my life. I've been sailing on small inland boats for my whole life but am now looking for experience on larger boats. although i have little experience crewing on larger boats, I have a good work ethic and am dependable.

5/19/2017 5:51 PM

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Paula Bersie

(952) 221-3788

Poor Woman's Yacht Club

1

Advanced

Any

Most, from Laser to 50 ft One Design

Race to Mackinac

Hi, I'm a very experience sailor. I've lived aboard in the Caribbean, raced all over the world, both bouy racing, match racing and long distance. I've done several Mac races. We moved from Chicago to Seattle 2 years ago. I was back the first year for the Mac, but I was in Rio working for the Olympic Games last year. We live aboard and race year round in Seattle, so no edge is lost. Currently racing on a J-133, a Farr39ML and a J-80. Current positions include, Pit, Jib/Spin trim, Runners/tactics, Mast. I've done bow on 36.7's, J-120's, J-133, and 40.7's, symmetrical (dip pole and end-to-end), and a-symmetrical. I've navigated the Mac rac, and can be a back up set of eyes. I weight 135lbs and am muscular. I will provide my own transportation and lodging to and from Chicago. Want to win??? I can help!

5/19/2017 3:31 PM

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Kevin Dalton

(708) 522-5926

N/A

1

148 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Club 420s

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

I am eighteen years old and just graduated high school and will be attending College of Charleston in the fall. I have no prior expierence sailing bigger boats but I am a fast learner and eager to learn. I would be thrilled to sail on whatever boat I has a opening. Please feel free to contact me so we can talk more.

5/16/2017 7:16 AM

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Sean Tichenor

(734) 780-4845

U of Michigan Sailing Club

1

154 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

J22,JY15, Laser, Hobie Getaway/wave, 470, Albacore, V15, Flying Dutchman

Race to Mackinac

Hi all, I am an 18 year old recent graduate from Ann Arbor, MI, and I have been sailing dinghies for over ten years now, but am looking for more "big boat" experience and have always wanted to do the Chicago-mac. I understand the concepts of sailing and racing very well, and know most of the necessary terminology. I don't have much big boat or big water experience beyond a J22 on lake Michigan once, but I am very athletic, a hard worker, willing to pitch in however I'm needed, and good at keeping my calm and going with whatever. Please contact me if you have space for a crew like me!

5/15/2017 4:33 PM

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David K

313-912-0000

Bayview YC

1

250 lbs

Advanced

Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Merlin SC70, J44, J35, Santana 35, C&C 35 MK II, Laser

Race to Mackinac

About 12,000 miles of offshore racing and delivery, including: 17 Port Huron Mac 1 Chicago Mac 2 Bermuda Race 5 Newport CA - Ensenada Most of my racing in Detroit has been aboard Bayview YC yachts.. Expert provisioning and galley management in addition to competent sailing skills. I'll be 61 at the time of this year's race so no more pointy end of the boat for me! Phone # after email exchange

5/15/2017 7:26 AM

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Jim Bulin

(248) 349-0254

Not a member at present

1

190 lbs

Advanced

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

Race to Mackinac

Old Goat with 45 Macs (CYC+BYC) looking for ride in 2017 Mac with either racing or cruising class boat. If later happy to serve as an "old salt" to lend both credentials and experience. While able to do mast, pit, trim I really get off on the tactician end of things.

5/11/2017 7:02 AM

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Chris Kenning

(502) 396-3361

NA

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Happy to be on the boat

Hunter 34, Columbia 26, Mirage 236, Island Packet 42

Wednesday Night Racing

New to Chicago, looking to crew however I can. ASA 104 certified.

5/10/2017 10:18 AM

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Peggy Means

814 397 0888

Erie Yacht Club

1

135 lbs

Novice

Any

42' Beneteau, various size and makes power boats

Wednesday Night Racing, Cruising

I recently moved to Chicago from Erie, PA. As a 30+ year member of the Erie Yacht Club it's difficult for me to imagine summer without being on the water. Found page on the website and thought I'd give it a try.

5/9/2017 12:57 PM

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Simon Hunter

(573) 305-8228

CORA

1

185 lbs

Advanced

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Lasers, skiffs, Melges 30, farr 40, TP52, RP 66

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

I am a 26 year old male from Australia, recently moved to The east coast of the United States. I have been sailing and racing for 19 years, experience in everything from dinghies, skiffs, sports boats keel boats and mini maxi's. I have now competed in 7 Sydney to hobart's, 2 Fastnet's and the 2015 transatlantic race. In Australia i worked as a boat captain & Manager, for an Inshore and Offshore TP52 program. Im a laid back guy, and easy to get along with. I have all my own gear, and can help with pre and post event preparations and clean up.

5/8/2017 1:26 PM

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Chris O'Brien

610-850-2239

Riverton Yacht Club (NJ)

1

150 lbs

Advanced

Any, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

O'Day Mariner (Presidents Fleet Champion); Catalina 30 (NERYC 1st place Catalina Cup); J24, 420

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Cruising

Am in Chicago May 5-8,2017 for a conference. As I have an off day Saturday, am looking for a spot on a boat as crew, skipper, or railmeat for Saturday if Chicago clubs have started racing . Cell is 610-850-2239. Experienced racer- I own 2 boats we race in Philadelphia area and on upper Chesapeake -both non-spin (O'Day Mariner-one design at RYC Riverton NJ/Delaware River- and Catalina 30-PHRF-at NERYC in Chesapeake).

5/5/2017 1:26 AM

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Brooke Sidwell

630-310-0464

N/A

1

130 lbs

Novice

Happy to be on the boat

N/A

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Any crew in need to 2 of a kind crew members! My sister and I would like to join the same crew. See Morgan Sidwell's profile (155 LBS). My sister has some experience, I am Novice.

5/3/2017 3:55 PM

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Morgan Sidwell

630-310-0464

N/A

1

155 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

Virago

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Would like to join a crew along side my sister, Brooke Sidwell (Weight 130).

5/3/2017 3:50 PM

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Scott Jones

772-801-1545

Fort Pierce Yacht Club

1

180 lbs

Advanced

Any

J-122, J-120, Ensign, Laser, 1-ton

Race to Mackinac

Versatile sailor looking for a boat to crew on for 2017 Race to Mackinac. Experienced with over 18 mac races and several class wins aboard J-120 and J-122. Easy-going, fit, and ready to work with a team. Good references available upon request.

5/3/2017 12:42 PM

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RJ Kolton

703-623-8279

N/A

1

165 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Sotera 41'], Dufour 40', Beneteau 34', Pearson 39', C&C 38', Colgate 26', Island Packet 32'

Race to Mackinac

Randy J. (“RJ”) Kolton has nearly 20 years of continuous sailing experience. He has participated in seven Mac Races (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, & 2016); 2010 Newport-Bermuda Race; 2015 Queens Cup, 2013 Maryland Governor's Cup; 2009 Figawi Race; and 2007 Boston Whaler Race. In addition, he crewed on a delivery of a Sotera 41' from Cambrils, Spain to the Canary Islands in 2016 and of a Pearson 39' from Bermuda to Newport, RI in 2012. RJ completed the Steve Colgate Racing Clinic in 2008 and ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, and 107 courses. He is Senior Vice President (SVP), Business Development for Data Systems Analysts (DSA), Inc. in Fairfax, VA. From November 2010 to May 2013, he was SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development for Ideal Innovations, Inc. in Arlington, VA. He previously was SVP Strategic Business Development for L3 Communications Service Group (LSG) and MPRI, Inc. (1998-2010), in Alexandria, VA. A retired US Army lieutenant colonel, he served for 22.5 years as an infantryman and military strategist in various command and staff positions in the White House, US Central Command, Department of the Army, and the 82d Airborne and 3d Infantry Divisions. He was commissioned in the Infantry from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 1976 and attended the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He received his MA in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and his Master of Military Arts and Sciences in Strategy from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in 1990. He owns a 25’ Power Boat and Jet Ski on the Potomac River.

5/1/2017 2:56 PM

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Dave Taylor

(847)924-0316

none

1

180 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

O'Day 22, Morgan OI 41

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

I just finished an ASA 101-104 course and I'd like to learn how to race/ crew. Let me know if you have any questions!

4/30/2017 12:01 PM

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Tristan Wilson

(269) 808-3171

South Haven Yacht Club

1

150 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

S29.1,J80,J70,

Race to Mackinac

I own an S29.1 that we are looking to do a Mac with next year. However all common sense and advice from sailors wiser than I has stated that I should do it with someone else first. I have been sailing queens cups for over 5 years now and have a lot of experience on the water and would be happy to help any size boat.

4/29/2017 9:49 PM

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Z

(469) 644-2481

Grapevine Yacht Club. Grapevine. TX

1

185 lbs

Advanced

Foredeck, Trimmer

Monohull 22-38 ft, trimaran 28ft, catamaran 14 ft

Frostbiting, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising

Personable. Fit. Love sailing.

4/29/2017 6:58 PM

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Jason Castillo

(414) 364-1096

None

1

160 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Race to Mackinac, Cruising, Team Racing

Relatively new to the Chicago area and looking to gain some racing exposure. Grew up with plenty of sailing lessons and experience and have worked recently on open sea delivery trips. Willing to work with both competitive and fun crew.

4/29/2017 11:12 AM

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Theodore Crowley

(858) 208-9894

No affiliation

1

220 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Laser, Formula 18 cats, some small keelboat experience

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

23 y/o male. Mostly dinghy and spinnaker cat experience in Pacific Ocean, not at all familiar with Great Lakes keelboats. Would love to learn!

4/29/2017 9:43 AM

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David Soderberg

773-458-8239

Not a member

1

185 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Coronado 15, Rhodes 19, J24, Beneteau 36, Tartan 10, others.

Wednesday Night Racing

Started my sailing at Cal Adventures, Beginner and Intermediate Classes (UC-Berkeley) on S.F. Bay. Completed Crew schooling at Corinthian Yacht Club (Montrose Harbor) and Crew U at CYC (Monroe Harbor).

4/26/2017 1:23 PM

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Jackson Shortridge

(815) 262-0526

Lake Geneva Yacht Club

1

160 lbs

Intermediate

Any

FJs, X-Boat, E-Scow, J24, One-Design 35

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

4/26/2017 11:17 AM

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Cody Oeung

(517) 677-8917

Houston Yacht Club

1

150 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

J24, J92, J105, Soling, Beneteau 44.7

Race to Mackinac

Originally started sailing on the University of Michigan sailing team about 4 years ago and became an active sailor in the Houston/Galveston Bay area (on a boat roughly 20 weekends/year). Plenty of regattas on J boats, practicing for the J24 Nationals in May and J105 Nationals in October. I've done 1 overnight offshore regatta (Harvest Moon Regatta from Galveston to Port Aransas) and would welcome the opportunity to come aboard.

4/25/2017 4:16 PM

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Jen Mislinski

(203) 803-5036

None

1

135 lbs

Advanced

Foredeck, Mast, Trimmer, Helm

420, FJ, Flying Scot, JY (so mostly dingys)- college sailing

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Open to crew for whomever! Haven't sailed on the Lake yet, but have been sailing for 18 years.

4/24/2017 4:48 PM

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Landon Starr

(850) 324-4513

None

1

200 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

None

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I've lived in Illinois for most of my life, but just recently relocated to the Chicago area. I don't have any quantifiable experience on the water, but I've sailed before as an Eagle Scout, and been around boats for a good portion of my life. I'd be more than happy to join any crew that loves to joke around and have fun on the water, while still being safe of course. And of course I'd be more than happy to bring the beer!

4/22/2017 6:06 PM

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Eric Niederer

989.600.6847

Bay City Yacht Club

1

225 lbs

Advanced

Any, Foredeck, Happy to be on the boat

Pearson Flyer, JN 40, C&C 99, F25C, F24, Lightning, Laser, 110, etc...

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Cruising

I'm originally from Michigan, recently moved to Chicago (3/17), and am looking to find a good group to crew with this summer. I have been sailing most of my life. When I say most of my life, I mean since I was able to fit in a car seat on the boat (don't worry, I've improved since then). Experience includes, youth sailing school (student & teacher), one-design & PHRF buoy racing, overnight racing, double-handers, and 11 Port Huron to Macs and 2 Chicago to Macs. I have typically sailed on mono-hauls in the 30-40 ft. range but really enjoy small boat racing, and have some experience on larger mono-hauls and smaller multi-hauls.

4/20/2017 5:46 PM

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Michael Spreng

517-648-7866

NA

1

180 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Catalina 34, Beneteau 38

Frostbiting, Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

ASA 102 & 103 certified with a week of sailing on a Catalina 34 to multiple harbors in Grand Traverse Bay. After May 31 will have completed ASA 104 on a Beneteau 38 from Pensacola, FL. Looking to get out on a boat this Summer! Have not raced before but am interested both cruising and racing depending on the schedule. I'm an outdoorsy and adventurous person. I am also a hobbyist photographer and own a DJI drone which could make for some awesome photos and videos of you / your boat / the crew!

4/20/2017 1:59 PM

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Amanda Bohl

734-775-1937

None

1

185 lbs

Advanced

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Olsen 34, Abbott 33, J24, Dinghy's, Laser, Beneteau 36.7

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Grew up sailing, racing and boating in general on Lake Erie. Sailed on and off in Chicago the last 11 years. Looking for a boat to race on for beer cans and weekend regattas. Could sub in any position though foredeck is my primary experience but happy to go wherever needed. Extremely comfortable on the water, on any size boat and in any weather. Looking for a good group of people that enjoy racing and have fun and still like to be competitive.

4/14/2017 12:12 PM

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Neal Peters

(480) 606-8619

Chicago, Belmont

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Happy to be on the boat

North American 40, 86' Fife Schooner, J105, Evelyn 24

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I'm excited to sail and race, easy to get along with, will always bring alcohol for the crew, and know what kind of work goes into maintaining a boat and how important it is for crew to be consistent. To that end, I'll always be the one to help you with any maintenance and deliveries, even if there's not a position for me on the bigger races. I'll be happy to be on the water with a crew I enjoy. I've raced on Lake Michigan extensively on a North American 40, done multiple Macs, 100 milers, and Queen's Cups. I also sailed an 86' Fife Schooner down the eastern seaboard of the United States. Most recently I was a bowman on a J105 in southern Illinois. Most of my experience is on the bow or with more of the physical/athletic aspects of sailing. I'm not the best trimmer, but that's mainly due to a lack of experience. I'll bring respect, a positive demeanor, and an eagerness to help to your boat.

4/14/2017 11:12 AM

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Sergey Patkovskiy

847-313-1895

none

1

194 lbs

Advanced

Pit, Trimmer, Tactician

49er; SB20; Tornado Sport; Various performance keelboats 2007-2016

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

Started sailing in 1996 since the age of 11 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Had been sailing 49er from 2006 through 2015, Top 10 at Open European Championship 2009, Zadar, Croatia. Used to be a member of National sailing squad in Ukraine. Have extensive experience sailing SB20 and various performance keelboats. Will be glad to continue my development here in Chicago.

4/13/2017 4:09 PM

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Rachel Leach

847-830-8510

None

1

130 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

Creek Moore 50, Rebel 18

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

Growing up my dad crewed and I went to many of the events, so I am also interested in crewing and becoming part of the sailing community!

4/13/2017 10:37 AM

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Zach Scheitlin

(319) 572-7689

N/A

1

170 lbs

Novice

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I grew up on the Mississippi River but have always wanted to sail. I'm happy to learn from anyone willing to teach me for some beers and laughs.

4/10/2017 8:21 PM

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Joseph Utschig

(312) 520-5433

High Cliff Yacht Club

1

153 lbs

Some Experience

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

J24, Hunter 29.5

Wednesday Night Racing

I will have cold beer, non-marring shoes and thick skin.

4/10/2017 6:43 PM

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alexia bernard

(312) 889-7524

None at the moment

1

141 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Sailboard

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Highly motivated person who loves boats and spending time outside. Never sailed before but I am quick learner. Really interesting in knowing more about boat and being part of a crew. I would like to participate at Wednesday Beercan Race too. As a foreigner (french) it could be an amazing opportunity to meet new people by sharing an activity.

4/10/2017 4:29 PM

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Allison Graves

(312) 483-6012

None at the moment

1

165 lbs

Advanced

Any

420s, Soling, 1-ton

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing

Very experienced helms person, sail trimmer, tactician, etc. Very competitive and looking for serious racing.

4/8/2017 5:12 PM

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Brian Cooper

(858) 220-6207

San Diego Yacht Club

1

150 lbs

Advanced

Any

Clipper 70, Farr 65, J 120, Tartan 3400, One Design 35, Navy 44, Beneteau First 40.7

Race to Mackinac

I am an experienced offshore racer seeking a berth for the Mac. My experience includes a race from Annapolis to Bermuda, various southern California races, and Leg 7 of the Clipper Round the World Race, which was the Seattle to NYC leg on a Clipper 70. I sail my Tartan 3400 out of San Diego Yacht Club and crew on a J120 (usually spin trimmer, but can handle most other positions). Other relevant experience includes ten years as a Naval Officer, including a two year tour as the Navigator of a destroyer.

4/6/2017 3:36 PM

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Shannon Xydis

240-687-8844

any

1

125 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Sun Odyssey 40.3, 420, Sunfish, Phantom, Optimist

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Hi, I'm looking to get back into racing! I grew up racing in the Mid-Atlantic (MAYRA circuit) with a few other inter-club weekly regattas, racing under the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May flag. I've also taught youth sailing for 420s, lasers, sunfish, and optis at the Greater Wildwood Yacht Club. I took a bit of a hiatus from sailing during college and a living for a period of time in a landlocked state :( but I would love to get back to the water! Since moving to Chicago I've been cruising a few times on a 40 footer, but I am looking to join a racing crew this upcoming season. I would love to have more experience with offshore racing. I’m a quick learner, team-oriented, and work a flexible schedule!

4/3/2017 11:20 PM

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David B. Yavitz

312-310-3619

CYC

1

195 lbs

Advanced

Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

4/2/2017 1:51 PM

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Tom Ulricson

414-520-1140

Milwaukee South Shore Yacht Club

1

165 lbs

Novice

Any

Passporte

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

4/2/2017 11:28 AM

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Alex Polzin

(312) 613-6792

na

1

185 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Laser, 420 Catalina 25

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I am finishing up business school in Evanston and am looking to get out on the water this spring/summer. Have absolutely loved the bit of sailing I’ve done and am eager to learn more.

3/31/2017 12:59 PM

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Rob Moery

(765) 730-7203

Muncie Sailing Club

1

200 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Oday 272, Macgregor 222, sunfish, flying junior

Frostbiting, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Cruising

3/31/2017 11:33 AM

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Anna Richardson

447707042366

Member of Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in London - UK

1

110 lbs

Intermediate

Any

25-60 ft yachts, racing experience at Cowes Week UK

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I will be visiting Chicago mid June-early July - visiting from England - and would love to get involved in any racing/cruising. I have various Royal Yachting Association qualifications - day skipper theory and practical, comp crew

3/31/2017 8:45 AM

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Anna Richardson

447707042366

Member of Corinthian Yacht Club in London, UK

1

110 lbs

Intermediate

Any

25-60 ft yachts, racing experience at Cowes Week UK

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I will be in Chicago mid-June until early July - visiting from London - and would love to get involved in any racing or cruising

3/31/2017 8:40 AM

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Laura Mitchell

(817) 437-0419

Previously Fort Worth Boat Club

1

120 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

Catalina 22 & J/22,

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Cruising, Team Racing

I am a new Chicago resident in my late 20's who grew up sailing and racing on Texas lakes. I want to improve my skills, learn more about the sport, spend time on the water and meet new people!

3/29/2017 9:47 PM

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Mike Weingand

(312) 320-0042

Chicago

1

215 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

Pearson 303, Leopard 46, J/22

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

27 years old, intermediate sailing experience, take direction well and quick to learn new concepts Very active in Crossfit and rowing, stamina and strength is no issue. Planning to sail Florida to South America before I turn 30, looking to gain more offshore experience, also open to taking trips in foul weather.

3/26/2017 3:34 PM

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Jacob Guenther

(847) 227-7745

any

1

170 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Sunfish, barnett 1400

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

Used to sail as a kid on small boats. Former collegiate rower, so I am very interested in competition and willing to learn any position needed. Interested in getting into a new sport and learning everything there is to it.

3/20/2017 8:34 PM

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Laura Hess

(630) 273-5183

None

1

180 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

None

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

3/19/2017 11:50 PM

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Thomals Brown

612 804-6956

Wayzata Yacht Club

1

200 lbs

Advanced

Any

Wylie 40 (3rd in Mac), Santa Cruz 70, LF 48, Sonar (one design), Flying Dutchman (one design) and others

Race to Mackinac

ISAF Sea Survival certificate, 100 ton USCG masters license, several Mac and Trans Superior races. Multiple Monhegan Is. races (Maine). Am Birkiebeiner fit.

3/19/2017 8:20 PM

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Kevin Amodeo

(630) 805-0655

Chicago Yacht Club

1

280 lbs

Novice

Any

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I have never sailed before. I have however spent a fair amount of time on boats. I have a passion for boats water and activities involving both. It has been a dream of mine to be a part of a team racing sail boats. I work well in a team, take direction well and learn fast. Please understand I have no experience sailing, however I am certain I will learn fast, remain committed and add value to my team quickly.

3/17/2017 9:56 AM

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Michael Leschisin

920-205-2070

High Cliff Yacht Club

1

180 lbs

Intermediate

Any

S2 6.9, Hunter 27, Others as crew

Race to Mackinac

I have owned, sailed and raced an S2 6.9 for the past sixteen years on Lake Winnebago and the Bay of Green Bay. I feel pretty competent in any crew positions, but just happy to be aboard as needed. If its a tie breaker for the position; I'm also a professional photographer, so not bad to have along.

3/16/2017 5:32 PM

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Eric Anderson

206-319-6511

CYC Seattle

1

275 lbs

Advanced

Any

Variety, but mostly J105's and Beneteau's

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

ASA105/106, 30+ races from Olympia to Victoria BC on Puget Sound, 2017 Safety at Sea cert - 2017 Planned Races: Swiftsure, Protection Island, Van Isle 360 on Beneteau 46. Looking to crew for 2017 Mackinac. Will fly out for any practices/shakedown cruises. Have worked all positions, but typically I'm grinder or main trim due to size/strength.

3/13/2017 2:26 PM

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Robert Wilson

(978)489-4337

Boston Yacht Club

1

210 lbs

Advanced

Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

C&C 38, C&C 40, NM 40, J24, J105, Rhodes 19, Lightning, Star

Race to Mackinac

I have been racing PHRF boats in Massachusetts for the last 30 years, and have always wanted to do the Mackinac Race. Maybe this is my year? I typically do main/jib trim, but have worked just about every position. I am fun, easy to get along with, and able to handle just about any situation that arises on the water.

3/9/2017 6:48 PM

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Chris Carnell

(941) 706-0008

Sarasota Sailing Squadron

1

200 lbs

Advanced

Any

Clipper 60/68/70 - C&C 38 - Melges 24

Race to Mackinac

RYA Trained for 2 months. I have been sailing since 1973. Current owner Melges 24, and I have raced offshore including 10000 NM in clipperourndtheworld.com on Team Finland and Old Pulteney. I love to be a part of your team. Contact me. USACC55 - Class 1. Findacrew.net is more info on me. Sail Safe.

3/3/2017 10:44 AM

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Reed Schmaedeke

(312) 533-0716

NA

1

2015 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

J105, J109, T10, Nelson Marek, Catalinas

Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Cruising

Hello, I have been sailing out of DuSable and Monroe for several years, both racing and cruising. I have sailed on the J105, 109, T10, Nelson Marek and others. I have raced, an done lake crossings. I have a pretty open schedule. My goal is to learn more and be part of a good team.

2/27/2017 2:05 PM

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Gary Mogilner

847.989.6140

none

1

145 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Catamarans (Hobie 16)

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Cruising, Team Racing

I am a novice sailor looking to join a crew for racing, cruizing and long distance sailing. Looking to learn sailing. I can commit to several races if they are not taking away too much from a 9-5 job. I checked of several boxes in the Intersted In section, but I am not sure what all of them stand for. Definetely intersted in the Mackinac race.

2/23/2017 10:25 AM

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Natalie More

513-716-7989

Cowan Lake Sailing Association

1

145 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Mast, Pit, Happy to be on the boat

Laser, 420, Thistle, Snipe, Highlander

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program

I am looking for big boat experience and to race in my first Chicago to Mackinac Race. I have crewed in several Thistle Districts and skippered many I-LYA events.

2/22/2017 9:28 AM

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Jake Phillips

(9-6) 05--6816

N/A

1

135 lbs

Intermediate

Mast, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

J105, Colgate 26, Columbia 9.3, 1D35

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I live in Raleigh and am on the NC State University sailing team (dinghy and offshore), and I'm looking to crew during regattas this summer!

2/15/2017 8:04 AM

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Ken McCurdy

814-899-0789

Perry's Landing Marina (Erie, PA)

1

220 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

Tanzer 22, Hunter 27X, C&C 33, Benneteau 10R, Owner: Ben. First 235 (Past), Kirie Elite 32 (Current)

Race to Mackinac

Looking to race in my first CYC to Mackinac Race. Completed in 2016 Port Huron to Mack race on Gauntlet (Kaufman 44). I have been sailing and racing since 2004, competing mainly in lake Erie: Lake Erie Inter Club Regatta 2004 -2015, racing own boat since 2013; 2nd place in class - 2015 Buffalo Cup Regatta. Completed ASA 101 & 102.

2/14/2017 8:11 PM

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Carol Linett

(309) 657-6634

IVYCC

1

135 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Capri 22s, S2 2.6

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Cruising, Team Racing

Would love to get on a team! Have been with winning captain and crew for a number of years! Will do any task, even bartender!

2/12/2017 1:04 PM

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Mike Waltz

224-456-6266

None

1

220 lbs

Advanced

Any

J-109, J-105, Sabre 36, Catalina 36, Prindle 18, Hobie 16, Gulf Coast 20, and Sunfish

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

2/10/2017 2:40 PM

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Kevin Dalton`

(708) 522-5926

N/A

1

155 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

Club 420'& Flying Scots

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program, Cruising, Team Racing

I am 18 years old in great physical shape. Happy to fill any position and able to learn quickly.

2/8/2017 7:20 PM

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Kaleb Carlson

269-744-6916

SHYC

1

155 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Various

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

I've grown up on Lake Michigan my entire life and I love to be on the water.

2/8/2017 5:05 PM

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Anne Marie Spehar

773-562-7886

Chicago Yacht Club

1

Some Experience

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Various

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Two years experience racing as a jib trimmer. Also took CYC Crew U.

2/5/2017 1:08 PM

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Jerry Watkins

239-643-1292

Naples SAILING & Yacht Club (SAILING FLEET Captain)

1

175 lbs

Advanced

Any, Trimmer, Helm

Race to Mackinac

Member Harrison Tempest or Hella Getz references

2/4/2017 3:33 PM

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Brandy Alvarez

504.952.4633

Grand Lake Sailing Club (Oklahoma)

1

198 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

1/20/2017 9:46 AM

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Michael Anderson

952-334-2533

Wayzata Yacht Club

1

175 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Capri 25, A Scow

Race to Mackinac

10+ years racing experience at Wayzata Yacht Club primarily as a trimmer on Capri 25’s. Very interested in participating in the race to Mackinac in 2017 and happy to join any boat in need of crew.

1/19/2017 6:01 PM

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Danny Hamilton

708-288-3775

CCYC

1

190 lbs

Advanced

Any

J/92, First 40.7

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program, Team Racing

Fast learning experienced racer with an easy to get along with personality. I've participated in the same racing program for a decade-and-a-half, but that program is being shut down this year. Looking for a new racing program to join. I'm reliable and will show up. I've participated in the Race To Mackinac the past 10 years in a row. I've also participated in the past 6 races to Michigan City and back, and a Rolex Middle Sea race in Malta. I'm comfortable in most positions, but have the most experience on the foredeck of a Asym boat. If I'm contacted by multiple programs, preference will be given to a program that plans to Race to Mackinac and has room for me.

1/13/2017 12:48 PM

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Kendall Porth

319-931-5151

none

1

190 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

J109

Race to Mackinac

Attending the North U rules and tactics seminar, Civil Engineering at Iowa State University, 3 years with Army Engineers and 2 years with UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Aviation Unit. I'm eager to learn more and work my way up but for now meet the necessary grinder requirements of quick and strong. Would like to have a team invest in me and vice versa for the years to come.

1/12/2017 4:59 PM

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Kevin Van Wagoner

(401) 632-6332

none

1

250 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

12M, J100, 1D35, Ensign, Yngling, other PHRF boats

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

12/30/2016 3:03 PM

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Kyle McLaughlin

(216) 333-2733

Severn Sailing Assocation

1

200 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Tactician, Happy to be on the boat

Laser, 420, J22, C&C 99, J35, J70, Tartan 101, Hylas 56, C&C 61, Merit 24

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program

25 year old athletic male weighing 195 lbs. 20 years of sailing experience. ISAF Safety at Sea certified. Over 2,000 miles of offshore ocean experience. Grew up sailing on Lake Erie and currently racing out of Annapolis. Experienced dinghy sailor (Lasers and Opti's) with experience in both asym and symetrical keel boat sailing on J-35's, Tartan 101, C&C99 and J70's. Happy to provide a sailing resume upon request.

12/27/2016 1:03 PM

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Doug Neureuther

309-253-2150

na

1

210 lbs

Advanced

Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Cal 25 out of Ivy Club, Peoria, Beer Cans, Grand Haven currently Hunter30

Race to Mackinac

Figured I might as well give it a shot. Having sailed the lake for almost 60 years it is the one thing I haven't done. Retired and currently slipped in Racine. Other than the Clipper Race, this would be the adventure of a life time for me.

12/21/2016 8:00 AM

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Steve Sutton

573-915-0650

Ozark Yacht Club

1

180 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

25 and 36 Catalina's, C&C 115, Beneteau Sense 46

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Fun loving and adventurous. Would love to crew pretty much any event. Manufacturing Engineer by profession. Any opportunity is appreciated.

12/15/2016 11:06 AM

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George Kennedy

(612) 961-8126

Minnetonka Yacht Club

1

155 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

E Scow, Melges 24, J/22, A Scow, J/92, Laser, 420, FJ, Sonar, Capri 25, 1D48, Goetz-Taylor 49, Soverel 39, C&C 38

Race to Mackinac

-5 Chicago to Mackinac Races (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) -Most recently regular crew on E Scow (Minnetonka Yacht Club), part of qualifying crew for E Scow Blue Chip Regatta (2014, 2016) -Spinnaker/Jib trimmer on scows -Bow/Foredeck/Trimmer on keelboats

12/12/2016 12:57 PM

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Lukas Kajiwara

15195918495

Thunder Bay Yacht Club

1

160 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

J41, lightning, trip 33, etchells, m24, others

Race to Mackinac

5 years of comitted sailing as bowman on J41 on Lake Superior with many offshore wins, as well as several years of club racing on ligtnings, etchells, and trip 33. Looking forward to crewing on a boat for the chicago to mackinac race 2017

12/4/2016 11:00 PM

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Marek Dennhardt

none

Thunder Bay Yacht Club

1

185 lbs

Advanced

Any

J41, Melges 24, Lightning, others

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

1st place in class as helmsmen Trans Superior 2013 on a J41. Vast Offshore racing experience on Lake Superior with many wins. Currently Cruising from Lake Superior to the Bahamas. Very experienced in every position on a boat. I'm an active charter captain and racer on Lake Superior. I'm happy to do any position. Cheers!

11/28/2016 4:18 PM

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Donald Wray

317-902-6182

Eagle creek sailing club Indianapolis, looking for new club in Michigan.

1

200 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Mostly inland lake sailing on my own pocket cruiser. Have sailed 35' Hunter in SAN Diego and 32' island packet in Chesapeake Bay.

Race to Mackinac

I have never done any long distant racing but have always wanted to do the Chicago to Makinac. I guess you could say on my bucket list. I have been sailing almost 20 years longer on and off while I was in the Navy. I am quick learner as there will be on any new boat I come aboard and a very determined and hard worker.

11/11/2016 5:01 AM

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Liam Kelly

410-960-8305

Liberty Sailing Club Philadelphia

1

185 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

Swan 48, Tartan 4400, Hylas 66, J24, Prindle 16, 80ft Supermaxi, Elan 33, Beneteau 39, Lagoon 4200, Lagoon 4600 & many more!

Race to Mackinac

Interested in taking part as crew in the Mac race in '17. Just finished the Round Ireland Yacht Race this year 4th in class. I could come to Chicago to train for a few weekend on the lead up. Please let meknow if I should be postingthis somewhere else. I'll be in Chicago this weekend for the Ireland/New Zealand All Blacks game! Thank you!

10/31/2016 1:00 PM

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Brian Geraghty

(313) 770-6244

Bayview YC

Siochail

C&C35 MkI

https://sites.google.com/site/siochailcc35/

Trimmer

Cruising

I am looking for a crew to help bring my boat from Detroit to Chicago so I can sail in the CYC Mackinac Race. I plan to leave Detroit on July 5 or 6 and we have 3 crew already. I would like one or two more. The boat has roller furling and auto pilot

6/17/2017 12:37 PM

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David Jankura

773-218-4390

Chicago Corinthian YC

Break Away

NA-40

Foredeck, Mast, Trimmer

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

4 island Goats aboard. Very experienced crew.with over 200 years of MAC experience.

6/16/2017 9:27 PM

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Albatross (Fernando Assens)

312 543 7635

Chicago Yacht Club

Albatross

Solaris One 42

https://www.facebook.com/Albatross-798637243502670/

Foredeck, Trimmer

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

Looking for two Chicago-based additional crew members intermediate/advanced experience. This will be Albatross' 9th Mac race. We race in the cruising division, which is the largest division in the Chicago-Mac. We are a fun, competitive boat. Typically race the Queen's Cup, the Mac, Verve, and Sheldon Clark. In previous years we have finished won 3 flags in Queens cup, finished 3rd in Verve Cruising Div., 1st Sheldon Clark Distance Cruising Div. In the Mac so far we have finished middle of our group. Will 2017 be the year we win it? For those not familiar with the Cruising Division. We race hard, but only have main, genoa in roller furler, and two asymmetric spinnakers. In other words, no sail changes, just good trimming, good driving, and good navigation. We have two expresso machines, use the head as opposed to a bucket, and eat gourmet food. My philosophy in order of priority is: 1) Crew Safety 2) Boat and Equipment safety 3) Winning races while having fun. Albatross is a brand new Solaris One 42, a forty footer we just sailed over the winter from Venice, Italy, to the Venice of Florida (West Palm Beach). She has comfortable accommodations and it's a very safe and dry boat. She is very well equipped, including life raft, 2x EPIRBs, and all necessary safety equipment.

5/30/2017 1:58 PM

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Gary Powell

(312) 446-4832

Chicago Yacht Club

Mojo

Beneteau 40.7

Foredeck

Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

Competitive boat looking to add to the crew this season.

5/24/2017 12:14 PM

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Steve Knoop

(312) 806-9881

Chicago Yacht Club

American Flyer

J 70

Foredeck, Trimmer

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Team Chicago Yacht Club

We are looking to add to our team of highly accomplished sailors. Our J 70 races in the most competitive fleet in the Midwest. We were first overall in 2016 for the J 70 Chicago fleet. In the past, Steve has won the NOOD and Verve Cup overall, Boat of the Year, Best of Lake Michigan numerous times. Over the years, we have place in the top three of major regattas more times than we can count. While the J 70 fleet is extremely competitive, it also has the reputation of being friendly to each other in helping each other out and having post race de-briefs making for a more great atmosphere. If you are competitive and committed we would love to hear from you.

5/19/2017 1:15 PM

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Sam Veilleux

773-319-2291

Chicago Yacht Club

Hellcat

Shields

Foredeck, Trimmer

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing

Come join our team on Hellcat for weekly Saturday racing out of Belmont Harbor with the Racing Yacht Fleets at Chicago Yacht Club. We may also race some Wednesday evenings depending on crew interest and commitments. The Shields Fleet is an active one-design class with 8 boats on the line most weekends. We're looking for a couple of enthusiastic sailors to add to our team and other boats in the fleet are looking as well.

5/16/2017 2:28 PM

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Jamal Alwattar

847-280-1398

Chicago Yacht Club

Scheherezade

Lexcen 34

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

This boat is a one off designed by world renowned Ben Lexcen of Australia. It is very sporty limber boat. We will do the Mack for 25th time and port to ports

4/19/2017 3:35 PM

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Jeremy Alexis

312-952-2252

Chicago YC

Lucy

Melges 32

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

We are looking for crew on Lucy, the Chicago based Melges 32. We will be doing most Wednesday night races and the major CASRA regattas. The boat travels during the winter time - joining the crew will give you the opportunity to sail year round in one design events.

4/4/2017 10:01 AM

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Bruno J Barkauskas

(630) 258-0486

Columbia

NEMESIS

Peterson 34

Foredeck, Mast, Trimmer

Race to Mackinac

Looking for 2-3 crew for the 2017 MAC race. Prefer candidates with sailing experience, particularly with foredeck, and prior experience on either MAC or port to port races. We would expect candidates to join in pre-MAC practices to ensure smooth teamwork. We are an experienced team with many Mac Races over the years.

3/28/2017 9:09 PM

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George Petritz

414-698-6729

Grand Traverse Yacht Club

TFWB Relentless

J29

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

Race to Mackinac

Will charter TFWB for the Race to Mackinac. J29. Well equipped for double handing or racing fully crewed. Excellent Mac record, SOLO, Double Handed and fully crewed. Fun boat, easily sailed.

3/17/2017 5:04 PM

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Jeff Janicek

815-546-5760

Chicago Yacht Club

Dire Wolf

1D35 Turbo

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

We are looking for young energetic crew for the start of a new program. Core crew is made up from experienced sailors from the Turbo, PHRF 1, J70, and Match Racing programs. Looking for crew are willing to develop into long running program with goal of multiple boats and series. Program is in development in 2017 and there will be no MAC participation this year, however Queens Cup, Verve, and numerous other races are on the schedule. You will be put in every position on the boat. We will sail with crew of (8) Working knowledge of sailing basics is needed. Looking for positive attitude, willingness to learn and teach, patience as program and boat is in learning curve. Schedule includes: Wednesday Beer Can Series; Spring Opener; Colors; Nood Distance; Chicago – Waukegan – Chicago Weekend; Queens Cup; Chicago – Mich City-Chicago Night Race; Columbia Cup; Verve Cup; Bi-State.

3/11/2017 12:27 PM

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Len Siegal

773.255.1491

Chicago Yacht Club

Lucky Dubie

J111

Tactician

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

Looking for anyone that wants to sail in our competitive one design J111 class. The best offshore one design racing on the Lake. You are skilled in mainsheet trim, or foredeck and willing to help out all summer. Call and lets talk.

2/21/2017 2:34 PM

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Arne Fliflet

703-919-1735

HHSA

Mazal Tov

J-120

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc

We recently moved Mazal Tov from the Chesapeake Bay to Lake Michigan and are looking for crew to fill all positions in the boat including foredeck, mast, pit, trimmer, tactician, and helm. We are currently based in Burnham Harbor and are planning to do the beer can races, as well as other races.

2/11/2017 8:42 PM

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Chuck & Debbie Norris

408.768.2534 or 312.404.9663

Montrose harbor

Tango

Beneteau 36.7

Tango Sailing

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Tactician

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac, Traveling program

Wanted to join our program: Crew, any experience level, with a desire to perfect procedures and hike hard. Tango will participate in the 2017 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship which will be off Youngstown NY, starting September 14th. Lighter weight men and women especially encouraged as we like to race with 10 and there is a max crew weight limit for our class. Delivery crew also needed (and this is a great way to spend time learning the boat)

2/9/2017 6:05 PM

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Deirdre Martin

(847) 309-8002

Chicago Yacht Club

Fantome

Morgan 36 One Ton

Port of PHRF on Facebook

Foredeck, Mast, Trimmer, Helm

Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Race to Mackinac

Need a couple of all around crew for the season, not just the Mac. Beer Cans, port-to-ports, no buoys, all distance racing on a Goat Boat, out of Belmont. Will consider any experience level, camaraderie is critical!

2/8/2017 11:21 AM

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D.R. Keys

(313) 458-9671

BYC

Traitor

C&C 35

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

Race to Mackinac

Looking to put together a team for the CYC Mac race. We are also doing the trans superior and looking for crew. Very competitive boat in the PH mac race. Done one CYC mac/supermac and were 3rd in class 3rd overall.

1/20/2017 3:34 PM

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Catalina lawsin

(347) 229-5105

CYC

J120

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

COME RACE WITH US ON A J120 We're looking for two additional crew members to join us for the Heineken Regatta in St Marten and the training up to it March 1-5. We charted a boat through the regatta and had a few crew members have a change of plans. We're all experienced racers coming from Chicago, Sydney and London- some come join in the mix. We're all sharing charter costs, so if you're interested I can share more details. You can reach me easiest by calling +1 347-229-5105 or emailing me at catalina_lawsin@rush.edu. Cheers, Catalina

1/18/2017 11:46 AM

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Geoff Davis

312-404-1142

Chicago YC (Monroe)

Gwhiz

Beneteau 10R

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

Wednesday night Beer Can racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac

Competitive/fun team looking to fill in where we've lost good people to job changes/weddings/new babies. We are always interested in good attitudes, people with skills or the desire to be involved enough to develop them. Gearing up for the 2017 Season now.

1/17/2017 5:52 PM

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