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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Matthew Hughes

646-463-0286

Chicago Yacht Club

1

220 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Sonar

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

Olympic oarsman

8/16/2017 5:36 PM

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Matthew Randle

316-293-7545

Ninnescah Sailing Association

1

140 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

sunfish, lasers, 420s, small hobbies

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

I come from Kansas, there is actually good sailing in the reservoirs around. Im here in Chicago for school and figured there would be some good sailing around. more interested in casual sailing at first until I figure out what sailing on large bodies of water is like

8/15/2017 2:03 PM

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Daniel Barton

404-909-7612

NA

1

175 lbs

Advanced

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

Laser, 420, Hobbie 16, Crowther 24, Crowther 33, and others

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 recently moved to Chicago to work on my Ph.D. from Atlanta, where I regularly crewed on boats, and I'm eager to get back out on the water. I grew up racing One Design in Lasers and 420s, and I have continued racing both small and big boats. I am comfortable filling any position on a boat, though recently I have filled foredeck and spinnaker trimmer positions.

8/14/2017 2:18 PM

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Ezra Weill

(206) 687-0875

none

1

160 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

small dinghies.

Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Sailed a fair amount as a teenager and am looking to get back into it. I pick things up fast, and am eager to learn. I would love any experience I can get.

8/12/2017 5:52 PM

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Eoghan Flanagan

(574) 220-0637

Glandore Harbour Yacht Club (IRL)

1

190 lbs

Some Experience

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

J109

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 22 years old. Originally from Ireland. I've been living in the U.S. for 4 years but am new to Chicago. I have some experience - learned by sailing dinghies as a kid and more recently crewed on J109s in races. Interested in joining the club and getting some time racing. Willing to help out wherever on the boat and can handle being shouted at!

8/8/2017 8:38 AM

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Andre Zardini

(630) 390-0887

N/A

1

200 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Catalina 25, Jeaunneau 37

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

10 years of sailing experience in Lake Michigan. Looking for opportunities to participate in Wednesday Nights Racing or other racing events.

8/3/2017 1:18 PM

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Tony Biell

(424) 234-6913

None; located in NW Chicago Suburbs

1

290 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

J24, Leopard 45

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

Recently certified to ASA 101, 103, 104, 114. Raced a few years on a successful J24 Team. Either racing and/or cruising would be great. Looking to get hours on Lake Michigan for USCG OUPV license.

8/1/2017 10:49 AM

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Livio

(+39)3466051021

Italy

1

70 kg

Advanced

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Laser, 49er, laser4000, sunfast 3200, dufour34

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 an italiano guy, and I'm staying in Chicago for a couple of months. I'd really like to join a crew for whatever kind of navigation. And I'd like to sail a dinghy as well! Thank you!

7/30/2017 6:54 AM

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David Alldian

(732) 379-1703

Metedeconk River Yacht Club

1

160 lbs

Intermediate

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

Saber 36.2, Lightning, E-Scow, J24, J95, Laser, 420, FJ, and many more.

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

I grew up sailing in New Jersey and just moved to Chicago for work. Would like to find a boat to sail on while I am here. I just graduated from Villanova, where I was the race team captain. Can provide references on request.

7/29/2017 8:05 PM

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Michael

401 374 2320

Falmouth Yacht Club (Falmouth MA)

1

185 lbs

Advanced

Any

More than a dozen

Race to Mackinac

I am 70 years old with more than 50 years of racing experience, race on a weekly basis, and own a Tartan 3500. I have crewed on three Marion - Bermuda races and want to add the Mack to my sailing resume; which is available on request. Sail Fast Sail Safe Mike

7/29/2017 4:39 AM

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Allyson Martinez

(719) 243-3529

Belmont Harbor / Monroe Harbor

1

150 lbs

Some Experience

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

Shields

Frostbiting, Wednesday Night Racing, Race to Mackinac

7/26/2017 11:51 AM

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keith Schmidt

(708) 278-0059

none

1

240 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

100t captain have been running commercial power boats in Chicago and Florida for 30 years.

Cruising

Looking to learn to sail. Wife and I are considering buying a sailboat to cruise on.

7/26/2017 10:22 AM

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Erick Jacobazzi

(312) 945-7871

any

1

250 lbs

Novice

Any

none

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

Interested in the sport, willing to commit to crew to learn. Long term aspirations.

7/22/2017 8:05 PM

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Patrick Dunn

(847) 804-4903

None

1

145 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Hobie Cat Getaway

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

Looking for opportunities to learn to race!

7/21/2017 4:30 PM

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Jemima Korbel & Phoebe Lincoln

(312) 810-5707

Columbia Yacht CLub

1

230 lbs

Advanced

Any

420s & Mac on Perico 2016 (1st in cruising)

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

We are instructors at Columbia Sailing School with lots of one design racing experience with our high school teams and various national dinghy events. We would be very interested in competing with you, this summer or the next. Please contact us if we interest you!

7/18/2017 5:26 PM

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Steve Laya

(630) 805-1809

None yet, but learned at Columbia

1

185 lbs

Novice

Any

J22

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 recently completed my Keelboat certification and am looking to gain needed sailing experience. Will help out with any boat purpose just to get the on-water experience a little at a time. Can sail Beer Can nights or weekends but also open to working longer distance sailing multi-day events.

7/15/2017 7:54 AM

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Amy Miller

(847) 757-5577

CYC, Lake Geneva YC, Delavan Lake YC

1

100 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Tactician

My Butterfly, then X-boats,M-16, MC, E, C, &M-24s. Haisten, Karma, Heartbreaker, Success, Dauntless, Valkyrie, the Norwegian, Challange, Bumblebee, Yahoo, Hocus Pocus, Soulshine, the Cure & currently race C,E, & M-24s in WI on weekends. I've match raced with CMRC, NOOD, Verve, Etchells Worlds, Hook, helmed a Beneteau 3in 3 Louis Last and more. Rhode19 Nationals, C-worlds and MC Worlds.

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

My Butterfly, 'turtle dove' was my first love. I sailed on Lake Geneva and Delavan and began X boat racing when I was 6, followed by M-16, MC, E, C, &M-24s. I currently race C,E, & M-24s in WI on weekends. I've match raced with CMRC, coached the race team at CYC and sailed in numerous fresh water regattas: NOOD, Verve, Etchells Worlds, Hook, and helmed Beneteau 32 in several races including Louis Last. Top 3 finisher in Rhodes Nationals, C-worlds and MC Worlds. 1st place in 3 "Gusty Gals" Women's Regatta at Corinthian Yaccht Club. I love sailing and am available for a shakedown run anytime. 🤗 847-757-5577 I'm located in Chicago

7/14/2017 2:44 PM

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robert snyder

(815) 923-4933

Columbia

1

185 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Sunfish, Trimaran, 26' Colgate and 43' Schooner Allegro

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

Currently I am sailing 3 to 4 times a week on Colgate 26' with Sail Chicago taking Intermediate and Advanced Skipper Prep. classes. I am also on the Maintenance Team for Albatross and Race every Wednesday in the Beer Can Racing out of Columbia Yacht Club. My goal is to learn as much as possible and become a top notch competitor in Offshore Racing.

7/6/2017 1:40 PM

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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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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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Jeff Janicek

815-546-5760

Chicago Yacht Club

Dire Wolf

1D35 Turbo

Facebook @1D35DireWolf

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm

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

Dire Wolf is in its first year as a program. We are looking for eager sailors of every level who wants to race. Not looking for the casual Wednesday night beer can cruiser. Specifically looking for individuals who will learn multiple positions, including driving. Rock Star ego's need not apply. We have committed to mixed crew makeup of men/Women, all levels of experience. Looking to build team to sail on multiple platforms. 2018 season shall include: Wednesday Night Beer Can Colors Regatta NOOD Waukegan Races Queens Cup Race To MAC Ugotta Regatta Verve Cup Bi State a few misc CASRA events Boat is light and fast, members must be fit, and capable of moving around the boat.

8/18/2017 3:53 PM

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Bernard DeKok

(847) 271-4476

Waukegan Yacht Club/ Jose Conrad Yacht Club

Disco

C&C 27

https://youtu.be/I1fSJZtxFtw

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Tactician

Wednesday Night Racing, Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Building a racing team. Skipper has Mozambique Channel, Table Bay, Port Everglades, SORC, Chicago Mac, NOOD, Verve Cup experience. Raced various positions on Spitfire out of Waukegan since 2004. Ocean Sailing Academy (Durban) Deck Hand and Coastal Skipper courses. Bigger boat coming. Hmmm...could it be a certain ex Cape Town to Rio class winner...?

7/24/2017 11:16 AM

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Dave Ward

773-531-8037

JPYC

Unknown Lady2

Frers 36

Trimmer, Helm

Race to Mackinac, Cruising

Looking for a someone to deliver a CAR from Ludington to Chicago. You can do the cruise from the Island to Ludington and on Friday drive the car of my delivery crew back to Chicago. Will be leaving the Island Wed morning and stopping in Charlevoix or Leland, then Manistee before meeting crew in Ludington. Meals will be provided.

7/13/2017 1:25 PM

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Pamela Rose

(312) 835-2111

CYC & Coral Reef Yacht Club, Coconut Grove FL

ROSEBUD

J70

Foredeck, Trimmer, Tactician

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

Seeking experienced sport boat race crew for local and potentially winter racing in FL. Enjoy just sailing on gorgeous summer days. Belmont based.... passionate about learning and growing in the sport. hope to hear from you.

6/26/2017 6:30 PM

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