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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Paul McEntee

312-933-8095

None

1

190 lbs

Intermediate

Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

Lake Michigan, Atlantic Coast and the Carribean

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

I have over 3,000 blue water miles and have helped delivered boats from Annapolis to West Palm Beach and Georgetown to St. Thomas.

2/21/2018 11:15 AM

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Odell R Branch

(312) 316-1118

Jackson park outer harbor

1

240 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

Wednesday Night Racing, Match Racing, Cruising

2/20/2018 7:12 PM

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stephanie burton-taylor

773 449-7863

jackson park

1

195 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Simple Justice and Dream Rider

Wednesday Night Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

2/20/2018 10:23 AM

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Andrew Woods

(615) 971-2152

PPYC/HIYC

1

175 lbs

Intermediate

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

S2 7.9, J22, V15, Laser, Few Misc Tartan and Beneteau

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

I am an ambitious young sailor that loves the adventure and knowledge that germinates from the sport of sailing. I currently assume the role as bowman on an S2 7.9. My team and I placed 3rd in our class at the NOOD in St, Petersburg, FL. I am looking to grow as a sailor and gain exposure to new sailing conditions and techniques. I would love to join a team that is serious about conquering the Mackinac! Feel free to give me a call if you would like to chat!

2/19/2018 12:38 PM

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James E Griffith

(617) 417-9883

None

1

151 lbs

Intermediate

Foredeck, Mast

Henderson30, Hanse 44',

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

I've just moved to Chicago after 5 seasons of racing in Boston, and I'm looking for a new boat here. I'm most comfortable up front - I'm not much of a trimmer. I also am happy to be rail meat - I just like to be on the water. I also don't mind doing offseason work on the boat.

2/17/2018 8:34 PM

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Amanda Quintanilla

409-392-7798

none

1

170 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

420's FJ's

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

Howdy! Recently relocated from Texas to Chicago and can't wait to be back on the water. I sailed in college and it's been a few years but would love to start up again. Schedule is super flexible and I can learn quick!

2/16/2018 5:11 PM

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Christian Riley

(412) 722-2509

N/A

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Any

18' O'Day Day Sailer II, 28' Sirus

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 sailing for 5 years. I have done a lot of racing on Lake Hartwell (where Clemson is). Recently placed 3rd in our class (25'+) for the Hospice Regatta on that lake.

2/15/2018 4:22 PM

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Mike Miller

(847) 736-1534

Chicago Yacht Club & Columbia Yacht Club

1

184 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

O Day 23; Catalina MKII 28.5; Jeanneau 44; chartered in BVI & Lake Superior & others; 25 yrs sailing

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

I have a Master <50 ton OUPV Operator Near Coastal Waters Merchant Marine Credential and would like to do the MAC in 2018 as well as off shore NOOR races. Also available for Beer Can on Wednesday evenings.

2/15/2018 12:10 PM

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Tony Biell

424-234-6913

None

1

275 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

J24, Leopard 45, Balance 441, J105, many others

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

Would prefer to crew on a J015 that races regularly, but am fine with other opportunities. Certified to ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 114. Raced a few years on a successful J24 Team. hReliable and hard working.

2/15/2018 11:47 AM

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Thomas Brown

(612) 804-6956

Wayzata YC

1

195 lbs

Advanced

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Wylie 40, C&C 38 and 40, Flying Dutchman, Laser, Lightning, Thistle, Flying Scot, Sovrel 33

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

competed in Mac in 1980's and co-owner of Wylie 40 (a Mac competitor). Ha sailed multiple singlehanded offshore and TransSuperiors, Marblehead to Halifax and Monhegan Is. races. Presently own a Sonar one design. I have the safety at sea certification and am USCG 100 ton master

2/9/2018 8:44 PM

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Collin Mulry

(616) 214-1532

Gull Lake Yacht Club

1

170 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Hobie Cat 16, Club 420, Express 37

Race to Mackinac

*MY FIRST POST'S EMAIL IS INCORRECT* please contact me on this listing Hello all, I am looking to crew for the Chicago to Mackinac race! I am on Western Michigan University's Sailing Team and compete in the Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan with my Hobie 16 in the summers. This past fall I competed in the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in Larchmont, NY and became extremely interested in big boat racing! I am looking to get on any boat and help crew at any position needed! I learn fast!

2/8/2018 9:11 AM

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Collin E Mulry

(616) 214-1532

Gull Lake

1

170 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Hobie Cat 16, Club 420, Express 37

Race to Mackinac

Hello all, I am looking to crew for the Chicago to Mackinac race! I am on Western Michigan University's Sailing Team and compete in the Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan with my Hobie 16 in the summers. This past fall I competed in the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in Larchmont, NY and became extremely interested in big boat racing! I am looking to get on any boat and help crew at any position needed! I learn fast!

2/7/2018 2:12 PM

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Vince Trombino

(630) 390-5652

n/a

1

180 lbs

Some Experience

Any, 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

Looking to get in as much boating as possible this Summer! I would love to do some overnight passages and get comfortable with offshore cruising! If you need any help onboard please do not hesitate to contact! Im fairly new to the community (been on powerboats my entire life) but Im extremely eager to learn to sail and lend a hand where needed!

2/7/2018 1:45 AM

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Lloyd Sergent

312-771-1777

Chciago Yacht Club

1

295 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Cal 33

Race to Mackinac

I have sailed on a Cal 33. Completed the Racine Yacht Club Hook Race. I am a novice sailor but an experienced yachtsman. I am an experience power boater that has transited our 46 ft boat from Chicago to Southport NC.

2/6/2018 9:16 AM

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Pete Ziegler

(831) 325-9119

GGYC

1

140 lbs

Intermediate

Any

dinghies, keelboats, tenders, schooners, yachts, mutli-hulls, race boats, IACC, J111, prosail 40's, bentetau's, cheoy lee's, catalina's, swan's, lasers, opti's, tug and barges, commercial ships

Race to Mackinac

Im interested in joining a competitive team rig/prepare/practice/race in the Mackinac. Can help prep a boat for delivery and rebuild at the yard.

2/6/2018 4:03 AM

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Michael Cade

309.830.6648

Cedar Lake Yacht Club, IN

1

175 lbs

Intermediate

Happy to be on the boat

I own West Wight Potter 15, West Wight Potter 19, Hunter 33.5 sail the Hunter on Lake Michigan

Race to Mackinac

I have ASA 101, 103 and 104 certifications, summer sailing instructor for small boats at Cedar lake Yacht Club. Can take orders and direction, totally easy going. I sail my 33.5 Hunter weekly on Lake Michigan

2/1/2018 3:24 PM

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Carl Davis

414-551-0068

None

1

190 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

Laser, Opti, currently own O'Day 19, Hobie 16, a friend's 35 ft Keelboat

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

Looking to gain offshore experience. I'm fit, easy going, and 34 years old. I live 30 minutes west of Milwaukee. I raced dinghies as a kid and now take my family out on our O'Day 19 on inland lakes.

1/25/2018 4:12 PM

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Carl Neumann

(715) 358-3874

Maritime Yacht Club

1

160 lbs

Trimmer, Helm, Happy to be on the boat

Valiant 40, Hallberg Rassy 34, Pearson 36, C&C27, E-Scow

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

Atlantic Crossing 1973,

1/24/2018 1:16 PM

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Graham Sauser

(847) 602-8463

Chicago Yacht Club

1

245 lbs

Advanced

Foredeck, Mast, Helm

Frers 53, Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau 352, J/24, J/22, 420

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

1/22/2018 10:19 AM

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Christopher Ryder

971-563-2091

NA

1

210 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Race to Mackinac

I'm looking to crew for the Race to Mackinac. I race regularly in the Pacific Northwest and in Offshore races (eg Swiftsure, Oregon Offshore). I've sailed a trans-pacific delivery from Seattle to Honolulu and done relevant offshore cruising up and down the US West Coast and Hong Kong. I'm reliable and very easy to get along with and I am flexible as to position on the crew. I'd love to join you and your team on the race! Thanks, Christopher

1/16/2018 11:05 AM

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Jace Dendor

(815) 378-5508

N/A, inquiring to CYC

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Any

T-10, Ensign J24, Cal 27

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

25y/o Male, roughly 15 years sailing experience. Looking to get into the sailing scene in Chicago after having just moved this October. Very interested in the Race to Mackinac and any weekly races. Experience on foredeck, willing to fill any position.

1/14/2018 11:56 AM

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Madolyn Cavazos

(847) 445-8539

Chicago

1

170 lbs

Intermediate

Any

mostly 420's and lasers

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

Haven't sailed competitively in a couple years and would love to get back into it.

1/12/2018 12:49 PM

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Mathieu Halpin

872-223-3970

Columbia Yacht Club

1

Advanced

Any, Pit, Tactician

420, Laser, Sunfish, J22

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

1/8/2018 2:29 PM

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ken gindling

(317) 522-8044

wawasee yacht club and lake monroe sailing association

1

160 lbs

Intermediate

Any

beneteau 50, own calalina 22, raced e-scows,lasers and sunfish

Race to Mackinac

1/5/2018 9:08 AM

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Erica Rogers

312-925-5896

Chicago Yacht Club, Belmont Harbor, Columbia Yacht Club

1

120 lbs

Some Experience

Mast, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

C&C 37/40, C&C 115, Hunter

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

My sailing experience includes 2 years of Offshore Racing, 3 years of the Wednesday Night Series and a Mac Race. Available weekends/Wednesdays.

12/26/2017 9:47 PM

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Maile Cornish

(214) 732-8888

Pensacola Yacht Club, Fl

1

145 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

2015-today Benetau 36.7/J105, 2010-12 J35 San Diego, 2009-10 J29/J24 Corpus, 2005-09 Naval academy varsity offshore team/Skipper

Race to Mackinac

It has been my dream to sail the Mac Race. I have remained active with offshore racing and cruising since my years at USNA. Currently, I'm active duty flight instructor in Pensacola. I will make myself available before or after the race for practice and transits self funded. I can attend offshore safety seminar if required. No ego here, I'm happy to be rail meat or odd jobs, whatever to get on the water and help the team. Female 145lb no dietary restriction.

12/23/2017 9:20 PM

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Volker Petersen

507-837-9868

Wayzata Yacht Club

1

145 lbs

Intermediate

Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

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

over 13,000nm offshore experience latest Safety At Sea Certificate - Jan 2017 non-smoker no dietary restriction excellent health born 1959

12/23/2017 12:45 PM

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Chris Ryba

(312) 543-4792

CYC

1

175 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Quite a few, but most experience on Peterson 36 and C&C; have also sailed the club Sonars

Frostbiting, Wednesday Night Racing

20+ year sailor, 40 y/o, non-primadonna. Several Chi-Mac; many course races. Now mostly cruising.

12/23/2017 8:17 AM

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Christian Riley

(412)722-2509

Chicago Yacht Club (Joining in 2018)

1

175 lbs

Intermediate

Any

12' Wildflower, 17' O'day Day Sailor, 28' Sirius

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

Been sailing for 5 years. Moving up to Chicago from South Carolina. Did a lot of racing on Lake Hartwell (where Clemson is). Recently placed 3rd in our class for the Hospice Regatta on that lake.

12/18/2017 1:35 AM

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Roger Harris

(416) 233-0565

National YC; RORC; OCC

1

185 lbs

Intermediate

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

Various dinghies; Flying Tiger 7.5; Sonar; J/24; First 30; Sigma 38; J/133; Oyster 47; Swan 51; Hylas 54; Oyster 55; Oyster 56; Besteaver 60 custom

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

20,000 offshore racing and ocean sailing experience inc. Caribbean 600, Fastnet, Lake Ontario 300. RYA Yachtmaster Ocean / Cruising Instructor.

12/15/2017 12:54 PM

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Ben Normann

(917) 848-1896

NYYC

1

175 lbs

Advanced

Any

NYYC 42, J44, Hinckley SW 42 & 59, Baltic 52

Race to Mackinac

Accomplished offshore sailor comfortable in any position on the boat looking for a competitive Chicago-Mackinac boat for 2018. TransAtlantic watch captain & medical officer - 2015 9+ Newport/Marion to Bermuda Races as crew or watch captain. Annapolis to Newport Most competitive racing circuits in the Northeast (inshore distance and buoy racing.)

12/5/2017 3:47 PM

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Mason Smith

224-430-9793

N/A

1

205 lbs

Novice

Any, Happy to be on the boat

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

23 year old college graduate who is interested in learning to sail. I'm 6'3", athletic, a quick learner, and a harder worker. Currently living in Lincoln Park and am available for training after 5pm on weekdays and anytime on the weekends. I have some experience with one person sailboats in college.

12/5/2017 12:47 PM

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Dylan Hardt

(847) 513-3382

Chicago Yacht Club

1

125 lbs

Some Experience

Foredeck, Happy to be on the boat

420's, Club 420's, Sonars, Morgan Out Island 51 Ketch, Juneau 45

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

This is my 6th year sailing. Second competitively. By the summer time, I'll be 16. I'm a young and eager sailor looking for anybody to take me on their boat. I've been sailing for my high school team at CYC for two years now. I started off as a fledgeling little sailor on a Sonar, learned how to race, and am now sailing for my school's varsity team, New Trier Sailing. We competed at a national level this season at Atlantic Coast Championships. I've also been successful at local and regional high school regattas, finishing 4th at Kickoff Classic and 5th at Shepherd Championship. I want to expand my career by sailing on bigger boats with more experienced people, and I am always willing to grab hold of a new opportunity. I would make a great bowman because I'm light, energetic, quick, and strong. I have some tactical knowledge and am willing to learn other positions as well. I can sail Wednesday's starting in the summer but otherwise I can do anything else. My main goal for the summer is to sail the Mac, so please help me achieve it. You won't regret choosing me as your bowman.

11/30/2017 10:55 PM

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James Gleason

603-428-4300

None

1

184 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

26’ Luger, sloop rigged

Race to Mackinac

No racing experience. Longest trip to date has been Miami to Bimini & back. 26’ sloop did not sink and nobody got hurt. I am definitely not a ringer but I understand the importance of teamwork and chemistry. If you are scraping the bottom of the barrel and need a warm body who will simply do his job then I might be worth consideration.

11/29/2017 9:26 PM

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Rick Lober

858-774-5705

Eastport Yacht Club - Annapolis

1

190 lbs

Advanced

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

47 Foot Beneteau

Race to Mackinac

35 years sailing experience from day sailors up to current 47 foot Beneteau. All Chesapeake Bay point to point and distance Races (2nd overall in cruising in 2017), 2016 Annapolis to Bermuda as skipper/owner (2nd place), 2017 Annapolis to Newport as skipper/owner (4th place). Lic USCG Captain with sailing endorsement. Willing to pay airfare out and back and my share of race expenses.

11/28/2017 3:35 PM

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Randy "RJ" Kolton

703-623-8279

N/A

1

165 lbs

Intermediate

Any

Sotera 41'; Dufour 40'; Beneteau 32'; C&C 38'; Pearson 39'; Colgate 26'; Island Packet 32'; Flying Scot 21'

Race to Mackinac

I would like to join a crew for the 2018 Mackinac Race. I am also willing to crew that same boat if the skipper elects to compete in the Queen’s Cup in June 2018. I live in Fairfax, VA and have no issues traveling to Chicago for the race. I consider myself an intermediate-level sailor with 18 years of sailing experience. I have participated in seven Chicago-Mackinac Races (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, & 2016); Queen’s Cup (2015); Maryland’s Governor’s Cup (2013); Newport-Bermuda Race and return to Newport, RI (2010); Figawi Race [Hyannis Port-Nantucket] (2009); Boston Whaler Race (2007). In addition, I completed the Steve Colgate Performance Sailing Clinic (2008). In September 2016, I crewed a 41’Sotera on a delivery from Cambrils, Spain to the Canary Islands (1260 NM). In 2012, I crewed a 39’ Parson on a delivery from Bermuda to Newport, RI (post-Newport-Bermuda Race 2012) (660 NM). I have also completed ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, & 107 certifications. I am Senior Vice President for an information management company in Fairfax, VA. A retired US Army lieutenant colonel, I served for over 22 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. I received a Bachelors of Science Degree from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Masters of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Austin, and Masters of Military Arts and Sciences in Strategy from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. I own a 25’ power boat located on the Potomac River in Virginia.

11/28/2017 10:15 AM

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Ryan Kilpatrick

419-302-2079

NA

1

190 lbs

Some Experience

Any

Catalina 22, Catalina 25, Capri 25

Race to Mackinac

Looking to crew the 2018 Race to Mackinac or deliver boat back to Chicago or other locations after the race. I sail my Catalina 25 on inland lakes and have limited racing experience on a Capri 25. Completed ASA 101, 103, 104. Have one overnight passage which was in heavy weather, rain, and little sleep, so some experience with that aspect of the race.

11/26/2017 7:40 PM

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Jeff Siarto

(248) 390-1007

LSC

1

180 lbs

Some Experience

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

Laser, Hunter 30, Catalina 320, Catalina 30 (owner)

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

Looking to gain experience in offshore racing for the 2018 season--particularly in the Mac. Currently own a 1989 Catalina 30 on Lake Michigan (Muskegon/St. Joe) which I single-hand and cruise with my family. I will do any job available on the boat and I can cook as good as anyone :)

10/27/2017 11:19 AM

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Andres Ruiz

(312) 391-9634

CAR de Vela y Real Club Marítimo de Santander

1

78 kg

Intermediate

Any

Optimist, L'Equippe, Vaurien, Laser 2000, Laser 4.7, J80, Sun Odisey 44

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 used to compete in Spain with the Laser, L'Equippe and Vaurien. Later I changed to J80. I have also done windsurfing and cruising for fun for a long time, but never competed on those categories before, although I would love to try it here in Chicago.

10/12/2017 1:20 AM

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Ashley Gremel

(616) 443-1737

N/A

1

130 lbs

Intermediate

Pit, Happy to be on the boat

Express 37, Melges 24, Pearson 365

Race to Mackinac

I'm a Grand Rapids, MI native living aboard my Pearson 365 in the San Francisco Bay. I've raced three seasons as jib trim and pit aboard an Express 37 and and currently racing on a Melges 24 for the past two seasons. As a Great Lakes enthusiast, I'd love to do this race!

10/8/2017 8:57 AM

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Michael Macdonald

815-414-6301

not a member

1

140 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

J22

Wednesday Night Racing, Cruising, Team Racing

I would love to get out on the lake and do some sailing. I'm available on short notice. I took basic sailing lessons with Chicago Sailing a few years ago, and I'm excited to learn more.

10/4/2017 6:50 PM

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Rolando Pinto

(773) 812-9256

NA

1

160 lbs

Novice

Happy to be on the boat

00

Frostbiting, Cruising

No experience - looking to learn.

9/29/2017 1:56 PM

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Sam May

+44 7957155053

RORC

1

80 kg

Advanced

Foredeck, Mast, Happy to be on the boat

Farr 52, Farr 30, J105, J22, J70, First 40

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

It's been a busy summer in 2017, cowes week of a first 40 (6th first 40 overall) Royal Dartmouth on a J105, Newport Rhode Island on a J22, RORC Cherbourg Race on a Farr 52 (Bob, old bear of briton coming 3rd in IRC 0), Royal Southern Regatta on a Farr 30 (first in class IRC 2) and the J70 world series in Porto Cervo, always looking for more racing opportunities so please get in touch, if I'm not already committed to another boat for that race i'll be happy to race with you, favourite role on boat is Bow, but also happy on trim and flying the kite.

9/28/2017 1:38 PM

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John Thompson

928-308-7651

Desert Yacht Club

1

186 lbs

Advanced

Foredeck, Mast, Trimmer

Sydney41, Express37, Farr40, J/105, J/80, Dehler34, SC70, C&C39, etc.

Offshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Posting this because I see the CYC has an entry in the Lipton cup in San Diego. I just finished the Big Boat Series in SF and am looking for a race in SD in this time frame. Live out of state, but showing up early for practice is no problem.

9/27/2017 2:12 PM

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Brad Morse

989-600-6933

Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Assoc., Great Lakes Sailing

1

140 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

S2 7.3, Capri 22, Marlow-Hunter 22

Race to Mackinac

Plan on taking additional ASA sailing lessons next year. Competitive and will do what it takes.

9/18/2017 11:05 AM

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Francesco Rebaudi

+39 3356765275

Yacht Club Italiano (partner with Chicago Yacht Club)

1

135 lbs

Advanced

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

Optimist, 420, 470, x35, j22, j24, GS45

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

I am an italian sailor studying in chicago. I am 23 and i am been sailing for all my life. I was a member of the Italian Sailing Team. I am willing to race in any boat at any level. I am more expert as helmsman/tactician/mainsailtrimmer. I would love to race in the Frostbite (all boats are ok, especially 420). In case, I could also be a skipper/helmsman for the Frostbite is somebody wants to join. contact me on Whatsapp or email

9/17/2017 12:33 PM

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Aditya Mehra

(630) 747-7491

Chicago Sailing

1

145 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

Looking to get some experience and be more hands on. Happy to help in any position

9/15/2017 11:13 AM

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Marc Cunningham

703-321-6378

currently unaffiliated

1

200 lbs

Some Experience

Happy to be on the boat

you name it!

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

West Point grad and Iraq/Afghanistan blackhawk helicopter pilot looking for another adventure. Let's win some races!

9/14/2017 2:45 PM

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Joan Travers

773.332.9985

None

1

190 lbs

Some Experience

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

Casual sailor from the Caribbean displaced by Hurricane Irma, looking to stay on the water as long as I can, and continue to learn sailing on boats and get into racing.

9/11/2017 10:11 PM

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Maile Cornish

(214) 732-8888

Pensacola Yacht Club

1

145 lbs

Intermediate

Any, Happy to be on the boat

2016-17: Beneteau 36.7 and J105 trim, mast, foredeck, tactics. 12 years experience from 05-09 Naval Academy offshore team, 09-10 J29 and J24 Corpus Christi, 11-13 J35 San Diego bay regatta and offshore racing

Race to Mackinac

Active duty Navy flight instructor stationed in Pensacola. I have been interested in the Mac race for years but deployment schedules are tough. I am definitely available for 2018 and would be an asset to any crew. If looking for multiple crew, my boyfriend Matt is also an experienced cruiser and would love the opportunity to participate.

9/11/2017 2:50 PM

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Patrick Gardocki

(708) 860-9848

n/a

1

180 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Happy to be on the boat

J22 / J30

Frostbiting, Racing Yacht Fleet (One Design Racing), Wednesday Night Racing, Race to Mackinac, Match Racing, Cruising, Team Racing, Team Chicago Yacht Club

Hi, I learned how to sail over the summer and have become very interested in sailing. I would just like to get as much experience as I can, any way I can. I am a very fast learner and eager to learn.

9/6/2017 9:49 PM

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Andrew Strong

(919) 360-8639

N/A

1

160 lbs

Intermediate

Any

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

Have been out of the water for a few years but have sailing experience hobies/sunfish, J20s, and larger catamarans. A little bit of racing experience. Mainly looking to get back out on the water before the end of the season. Work in downtown Chicago, have an engineering background and currently completing my MBA at Chicago's Booth. Will supply at least one six-pack of good beer.

8/30/2017 8:28 PM

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Jim Jarvis

(616) 828-2310

Grand Rapids Yacht Club

1

160 lbs

Novice

Any

Race to Mackinac, Team Racing

I have had many years of power boating experience on Lake Michigan however minimal experience sailing. I am the only person I know who has been under the Mackinac Bridge hundreds of times, but never over it in a car. I am taking sailing lessons to better understand the sailing terminology as well as learn the different positions and contributions from crew on a sailboat during a race. I am in good shape, I don't get sea sick, I work hard and I don't complain. I know I would be a great addition to your crew. - Jim

8/30/2017 10:25 AM

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Mallory L Howard

(317) 650-7634

Indianapolis Sailing Club

1

150 lbs

Some Experience

Foredeck, Happy to be on the boat

J-24

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

I learned to sail 4 summers ago in a 2 week course at Culver Military Academy and since learning I have spent 2 full summers on another lake in Indiana. Most of my experience is on a J-24, but I am eager to learn anything I can!

8/25/2017 6:21 PM

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Monica G Fisher

(312) 480-8365

Burnham Harbor

1

125 lbs

Some Experience

Any, Trimmer, Happy to be on the boat

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

8/23/2017 10:44 PM

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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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Greg Rasmussen

(815) 674-8209

NA

FOG

Beneteau First 36.7

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician

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

2/19/2018 11:53 AM

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Keith Eickenberg

847-997-1395

Chicago Yacht Club

Blackfin

J109

Mast, Pit, Trimmer, Tactician

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

Looking for people interested in One-Design offshore racing. Have a solid core of crew which we are looking to add to. Some experience required please.

12/26/2017 12:41 PM

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Chuck & Debbie Norris

408.768.2534 or 312.404.9663

Arizona YC

Tango

Beneteau 36.7

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

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

Tango should be back at Montrose harbor and we are looking for additional dedicated crew members. Tango has a serious racing program building up to the Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship located off Detroit September (and Chicago in 2019, Toronto 2020). I am happy to continue training quick learners, especially making room for females. My mother was the first female Mac Race Island Goat. Thanks, Chuck

10/24/2017 10:12 PM

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Francesco Rebaudi

+39 3356765275

Yacht Club Italiano (partner with Chicago Yacht Club)

420 (i am willing to rent it) mine is in italy!

Foredeck

Frostbiting

I am an italian student in chicago for the fall semester. I would like to race in the frostbite regatta. I have been sailing all my life in different boats( optimist, 420, 470, j22, j24, x35). If i find a bowman i can rent a 420 from the CYC ( mine is in italy ). in case, I could also join an existing crew in other boats. Contact me on whatsapp or email. thank you and see you on the water!

9/17/2017 12:58 PM

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Jay Butler

312-780-9565

CYC / CCYC

Cheep N Deep 2

J-44

Foredeck, Mast, Pit, Trimmer

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

Looking for a few new people for our last two distance races, 9/16 and 10/1, and NEXT YEAR'S PROGRAM. We only race distance races, so will be a little less demanding on your time; but we take the races we enter seriously! Some big boat experience is preferred. Boat is based in Montrose Harbor.

9/10/2017 8:13 AM

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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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