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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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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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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HeartBreaker (1D35)

773-70six - 7 six four 7

CYC

HeartBreaker

One Design 35

TBD

Pit, Trimmer, Tactician

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

Building on a very fun and pretty successful season in 2016 with podium finishes in 8 of 13 races, Heartbreaker continues to grow its program (2nd in Mac sec., 3rd in Verve, etc). With a dedicated owner, a strong core of returning crew, new main (3Di), J1(3Di), S2 and new B&G package Heartbreaker is in search of some top talent and to grow the love we have for sailing. We seek folks for trimming positions, a seasoned tactician and intermediate ready to learn racers. Commitment is key as Heartbreaker hopes to turn the many 3rd/2nd finishes into all 1sts; consistent, committed crew who like to win and have fun are a must! Contact us soon! (Note: Mac spots will go to season dedicated crew first)

1/30/2017 3:33 PM

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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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