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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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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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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