23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

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Whether you want to try sailing for the first time, get back into sailing, or you are an experienced crewperson – there are always skippers looking for crew.

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How it works

  1. Crew looking for a boat to sail on or skippers looking for crew fill in and send the form with the required details.
  2. Your information is received by the DSS office staff and will be compiled into a list.
  3. If there are obvious matches the DSS office will notify each match.
  4. Unmatched crew and skippers will remain on the register until a boat/crew is found (max time is 6 months).
  5. After 6 months the registrants information is deleted.

Skipper Seeking Crew

Quiros (07/02/2018)

Crew Role Required: Crew required for cole 35 some experience desirable 5 positions available for racing Saturday and possibly midweek Some experience desirable

Dates Needed: 2018 season possibility also of Lton to Hobart Race

Contact Wayne on 0408171970 or email wayne.williams@live.com

Wings Three (09/01/2018)

Crew Role Required: All round experienced crew member for twilight’s and Saturdays, leading to coastal and off shore racing. Maria and L2H 2018.

Dates Needed: 2018 season

Contact Peter on 0417 539 175 or email p@harosboiler.com.au 

Rusalka (Hallberg-Rassy 40) (25/09/2017)

Crew Role Required: Planning Hobart to Nelson (NZ) with a crew of 3. Share watch keeping and general duties.  Beyond COLREGs no knowledge of racing rules required. No racing, no constant sail trimming for that extra 0.1knot, no changing sails more often than every 10 days but may include running away from slightly bigger seas.

Dates Needed: January 2018

Contact Alex on 0417 325 230 or email papij@turo.com.au

Haphazard (21/09/2017)

Crew Role Required: All Roles

Dates Needed: 2017-18 season

Contact Andrew on 0418 143 759 or email ajsinclair@gmail.com

Rumbeat (15/09/2017)

Crew Role Required: Regular crew. Foredeck and cockpit.

Dates Needed: Twilight racing and long distance series

Contact Justin on 0408 054 199 or email jbboat@netspace.net.au

VISTULA (16/08/2017)

Crew Role Required: Any Role

Dates Needed: Always

Contact Greg on 6225 5273 or email gbiskup@bigpond.net.au 

Crew Available

Alvaro (21/03/2018)

Experience: I have been racing on a weekly basis for nearly 4 years mostly on a Farr 36, but also on 30 – 40 foot cruisers. I’ve also raced and cruised in open ocean from Melbourne to Port Fairy, King Island and in the Caribbean.  You can find me running the jib or bow.

Looking for: A crew spot for the 2018 Barnes Bay regatta I usually run the jib or bow, but can also do main or anything else needed.


Contact on 0416 838 704 or email alvaro.maz@gmail.com

James (14/03/2018)
Experience: Racing for 10 years. I’ve done four S2H on a Sydney 38 named TSA.  I’ve also raced on a number of others boats competing inshore and offshore.

Looking For: I’d like to race on a SB20 on thursday nights. Thank you

Contact on 0405 424 449 or email  j.marten-coney@hotmail.com

Stuart Barwick (06/03/2018)
Experience: No experience as crew. Only sailing time is one day trip as a guest on a 48ft yacht.

Looking For: Casual sailing to gain experience. Restricted to weekends & possibly twilight Monday to Friday, due to work commitments.

Contact on 0400 294 600 or email  Stuartxjb@yahoo.com.au

Michael Weeding (20/02/2018)
Experience: Nil – Joined the Squadron to  learn.

Looking For: Regular or casual depending on the circumstances.

Contact on 0428 881 161 or email  mikeweeding@me.com

Finn Prosser-Wood (05/02/2018)
Experience: Raced many years ago on Sunday 38 asylum as well as dinghy championships and costal races. now recently moved back to tassie.

I am a career mariner with 8 years experience on sailing ships and big yachts.

Looking For: week day twilight sailing.

Contact on 0459361668 or email  finnpesc@gmail.com

Marty Hidas (21/01/2018)
Experience: I’ve done the Competent Crew course at the DSS and been on a few casual weekend sailing trips on the Hawkesbury river through my earlier years. Keen to learn & gain more experience!

Looking For: Casual sailing, any crew role (twilights ideal, or Friday/weekend during the day if I’m not away).

Contact on 0478 099 660 or email  hidasmarci@gmail.com

Russ Lowes (29/12/17)
Experience: I have owned and sailed a couple of yachts: – 32′ Manitou canoe stern, and – 40′ catamaran (lived aboard in PNG).

I have sailed on other boats but also seek for my 13 yr old son who loves sailing with Sea Scouts and anywhere else he can. He is 180cm (+) and 80(+) kg so is quite strong – young and willing to learn.

Looking For: Would like to crew regularly for a competitive skipper and to assist son to learn more about sailing.

Contact on 0488 111 025 or email russ.lowes60@gmail.com

Jane Tierney (15/11/17)
Experience: I had a small yacht several years ago and have crewed on mid size yachts intermittently for the past 15 years

Looking For: Casual Sailing

Contact on 0414 803 340 or email jane.tierney@hotmail.com

Ralph Forinash (27/10/17)
Experience: Entering my third year racing 33/26 footers on Derwent River.  I’ve completed the introductory sailing course at DSS and will complete the Competent Crew course in early November.

Looking For: Casual offshore sail, any crew role.  Looking to broaden my experience and get a taste of deeper water sailing.

Contact on 0432 950 166 or email fralph29@internode.on.net

Maider Calero (23/10/17)
Experience: I recently joined a sail training association in Hobart and I volunteer as a deckhand on a brig. Before that I practised windsurfing.

Looking For: Casual sail for now, regular crew role in the future.

Contact on 0457 146 607 or email maider.cg.87@gmail.com

Ben O’Connor (09/10/17)
Experience: 6 months twilight race sailing and some offshore sailing experience

Looking For: Regular crew

Contact on 0406 523 650 or email benoonob@hotmail.com

Mick Thomas (04/10/17)
Experience: Coastal experience  NZ, minimal racing experience, very keen, nurse with lots of emergency experience

Looking For: Regular crew

Contact on 0484 722 407 or email mickthomas66@outlook.com

Graeme (28/09/17)
Experience: No recent experience; grew up around boats and raced dinghies as a teenager – am now 38 and keen to get involved in sailing again. Enthusiastic and eager to learn.

Looking For: Available for twilight races as a casual/regular

Contact on 0439 914 693 or email gandkzosky@bigpond.com

Greg Biskup (28/09/2017)

Experience: 4o years windsurfing, 8 years sailing 2 handed Vistula 24 ft winning 8 pennants.

Looking for: regular or casual

Contact Greg on 6225 5273 or email gbiskup@bigpond.net.au

Karijn van Asten (18/09/17)
Experience: No experience yet, very eager to learn, love being on ships and aound water. Pick up on things quickly, hard worker and enthusiastic.

Looking For: Anything available on board!

Contact on 0481 964 130 or email vkarijn@hotmail.com

Bill Goodluck (15/09/17)
Experience: Completed Syd-Hbt’s, Melb-Hbt and extensive sailing at club level.

Contact on 0477 460 259 or email jgoodluc@hotmail.com

Michael (27/08/17)
Looking for: Regular crew/casual what ever is on offer.

Experience: I’m 25-year-old male, looking to crew. I have limited experience on board big boats, although I used to crew on a 45ft in Fremantle for the winter series as a bow man a few years ago, and have decent knowledge. I’m really interested in boating and want to spend as much time sailing and learning as possible. I am new to Tassie and am keen to get involved with sailing and socially.

Contact on  0426 787 022 or email mike22faure@gmail.com

Laura (14/08/17)
Looking for: A regular role, but happy to pick up what I can to get me on the water until then.

Experience: I am sailing since I am 5 years old and I have been on a boat my whole life. I did a trip around the world, on a sailing boat, when I was younger. I am pretty comfortable with any kind of manoeuvre. I also taught dinghy sailing for 7 years. I am a french speaker, so I don’t know all the English term for sailing, but I am a fast learner.

Contact on  0499 908 669 or email lau.mony@hotmail.com

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