Looking for volunteer crew members to sail across the Pacific Ocean aboard a 78' vintage Gaff Rigged Schooner named Venus. The departure date will be on or about the end of November to mid December 2018, departing from Ensenada Mexico. (Ensenada is about 70 miles south of San Diego California USA)
The route will stop in several gorgeous Pacific Islands, first stop being the exquisite Marshall islands, then onto several more Pacific Islands and onward to Taiwan, continuing to the final destination of Hong Kong.
I would prefer a female crew, but will still consider a male/female married couple providing they have a congenial personality. This is a long journey, and people need to be able to co-exist in a small area. To clarify why I prefer a female crew or a married couple, is because I don't want to get confronted by an irate aggressive alpha male in the middle of the ocean. This has happened many times to other cruisers. I'm not paranoid, but I have enough to deal with the navigation and survival of the crew and ship and don't need extra problems. Tensions can run high, on the high seas. No drugs, no smoking, no pets onboard the ship.
The terms: The crew must pay for their own airfare, to the boat and back home from Hong Kong or wherever they decide to depart the adventure. They must also help with the chores and watches onboard the ship. Everyone onboard must contribute to the safety, maintenance, and wellbeing of the ship and other crew members. Experience is not necessary, but of course it is helpful. If you are keen to go, but don't have any sailing experience, I will teach you how to sail and manage certain duties onboard the vessel. I will also provide some basic food and water, but each crew member should contribute to their own food while on route. Any crewmember can quit the journey at any port, and fly home at their own expense. Or you can continue onto the final destination of Hong Kong.
Please Note: The exact timetable is dependent primarily upon the weather. It may be January or even possibly February before Hong Kong is finally reached. This means some extended stops, luckily in fabulous places.
This will be the adventure of a lifetime, but you also will have responsibilities onboard. Safety of the crew, and of the ship is my number one priority and concern.
A final note: I know craigslist has recently eroded into a cesspool of perversion. Please don't pester me with homosexual advances or other unrelated trash. This is a serious proposition for people who are interested in exploring the world and having an incredible adventure. I welcome people who are interested in documenting the journey in writing, video, or still photography. I hope to find intelligent, holistic, energetic, and positive people for this once in a lifetime opportunity. This is not a luxury cruise ship, it's more akin to climbing Mt. Everest. There will be some hardship, possibly even winter gales? In the beginning it will be cold and windy, it will warm up as we proceed south. You need to be prepared both physically and mentally. You need to bring a lot of different types of clothing, including foul weather gear for rain, wind, and cold.
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