Looking for a boat to sail on?
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.
Join our register to find a boat.
Looking for crew?
Need crew for one race or a whole series?
Register your boat to find crew.
How it works
- Crew looking for a boat to sail on or skippers looking for crew fill in and send the form with the required details.
- Your information is received by the DSS office staff and will be compiled into a list.
- If there are obvious matches the DSS office will notify each match.
- Unmatched crew and skippers will remain on the register until a boat/crew is found (max time is 6 months).
- After 6 months the registrants information is deleted.
Skipper Seeking Crew
Peter Farley (29/11/2018)
Crew Role Required: Foredeck Plus
Name of boat: Young Magic – Sydney 36
Date/s needed: Twilights
Contact email email@example.com
Naomi Bowles (10/03/2019)
Experience: I have participated in the Start Yachting course held by the DSS (on a 36ft yacht), and I am super keen to get some proper hands on experience. Would be happy to do further courses down the track if needed once I’ve got more experience.
Looking For: I would be happy with both casual and regular sailing spots. Available on weekends and possibly some weekday evenings too, but after 5.30pm.
Contact on 0413 235 068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Keep (22/02/2019)
Experience: I’ve been sailing keel boats for 35 years, competing in two Sydney Hobart races in my twenties, a Kenwood Cup in Hawaii, club championships on Port Phillip Bay and numerous offshore racing events and deliveries. “>I sailed competively in Melbourne on large 40, 60 foot yachts and did a Brisbane Gladstone race on maxi yacht Skandia. I am generally a trimmer but can put my hand to anything. I’m 55 so would prefer no foredeck work. Just competed in Jan 2019 at Geelong Regatta on 38’Farr as mainsheet trimmer.
Looking For: I’m interested in both casual sailing and regular crew positions.
Contact on 0417 557 686 or email email@example.com
Alf Kleiven (06/02/2019)
Experience: Grown up with dinghy sailing in Norway (sailed nationally and internationally). Been crewing many different boats (from 24 to 45 feet) the last 15 years with varying positions. But quite on and off latest years due to heavy reproduction… Will be in Hobart until July 2019. Have 3 kids and probably not able to be on board every week, but happy to step in whenever an extra crew is needed (most available weekdays afternoons)
Looking For: Can do most positions, but a bit rusty;)
Contact on 0490405094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Byron Wong (05/02/2019)
Experience: Hello, I am an active racing sailor from Seattle, currently backpacking in Tasmania. First time in Australia. It would mean a lot to me to have an opportunity to get on a sailboat while I’m here.
I have a variety of inland, coastal, and ocean racing experience:
– 2018 Vic-Maui (2,308 NM), 2018 Oregon offshore, 2017 Van Isle 360. Multiple Swiftsures.
– 3 seasons on Melges 24, plus a variety of 24-45ft keelboats.
Looking For: as I am travellling, I cannot commit to a regular crew role.
Contact on +12083101937 or email email@example.com
Mark Brennan (25/01/2019)
Experience: Coxains 1NC , Senior First aid , experienced offshore.
Contact on 0412 053 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Stanley (14/01/2019)
Experience: 10 years casual racing experience mostly JAM. keelboats mostly as crew (mainsheet hand jib trimmer, some for deck work) Major regattas Hamiton, race week, Port Douglas race week & Geographe bay race week (twice once in my own yacht) 50y old fit and mobile . likes a laugh and a beer or two. We don’t take our sailing too seriously but we still get up on the podium now and then. cairns based at the moment.
Looking For: chance to get out for a sail on the weekend of the wooden boat festival.7-12 feb 19. would love to get out for a sail and perhaps return the favor some day when you visit cairns.
Contact on 0410 858 661
Roman Seliga (09/01/2019)
Experience: Just undertaken RYA start yachting with Jo Breen Plan to do competent crew end of Feb Have done season of twilght series ~20 years ago, some sabot experience
Looking For: Thurs night twilight series, can do day sails on weekend from Feb on (available each alternate fortnight due to on call commitments)
Contact on 0419 540 373
Renee Brown (3/01/2019)
Experience: Minimal experience on a 40ft sailing boat but I loved it and am will to help out however I can.
Looking For: Crew role, casual sailing, twilight
Contact on 0400 840 570 or email email@example.com
Experience: I did a 5 days sailing course 4 years ago and sailed once since then. I am a keen learner and I am good at following instructions. I am easy to get along with and love to get on water.
Looking For: Regular crew role or casual sail
Contact on 0432 440 595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience: I’ve been sailing small catamaran since kid. Did the crossing between France and Corsica island last summer. I’m definitely not an experienced sailer but I’d like to get more into it to learn more
Looking For: Regular sail during week or weekend to improve my knowledge
Contact on 0491 077 758 or email email@example.com
Stewart Bennett (08/11/2018)
Experience: Occasional experience on keel boats but no racing experience.
Looking For: Casual twilight racing crew role
Contact on 0428 192 898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Robinson (05/11/2018)
Experience: I’ve done some crewing on a 40ft cruising yacht in NZ – mainly half-day and twilight races. Am keen to learn as much about sailing as possible!
Looking For: Regular crew role – racing/cruising during the week and/or on weekends
Contact on 0432 167 150 or email email@example.com
Ian Cargill (26/10/2018)
Experience: Minimal sailing experience, but would like to give it a go. Good with knots, so would suit a boat that needs reefing. Also strong swimmer, so would suit a boat prone to capsize 🙂 May not have much experience, but can obey simple instructions like “pull on that rope” or “stop pulling on that rope”. Now mostly retired, so would often be available midweek as well as weekend.
Looking For: Any, at least until I get a bit more experience.
Contact on 0449 919 320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience: Casual experience in social sailing/cruising. Crewed on a cruising yacht for 4 weeks. Completed introductory level sailing course 2017. Keen to sail regularly to build up some more skills and get out on the water!
Looking For: Regular crew role. Ideally mid week/twilights
Contact on 0448 279 629 or email email@example.com
Experience: Experienced dinghy racer, with moderate experience on keelboats from social harbour racing and cruising.
Looking For: Regular racing in the Thursday twilight series on a keelboat or sports boat (not currently available on weekends).
Contact on 0409 424 878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org