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crossing the ocean on a Swan 57; 25 nov Tenerife - Barbados

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#1 Bach

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

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CROSSING THE OCEAN FROM TENERIFE TO BARBADOS ON A SWAN 57, PRICE PP 1250 EURO
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#2 Ishmael

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Hell, I'd do it for free, but I'll take the paycheck. Where do I sign up?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Calling Mr Dawg, calling Mr Dawg . . . . . Thread Kill needed over in Cruising Anarchy

#4 Five Guys Named Moe

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

that's funny

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

Hmm. Swan owner wanting a delivery on the cheap?

In November?

I smell insurance.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

Hmm. Swan owner wanting a delivery on the cheap?

In November?

I smell insurance.


that route is always done in the winter - that's when the trade winds start to blow.

If he were in the ARC, he could get that kind of money..., but for a regular delivery - I don't think so.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Obviously someone who has more boat than he can afford to own. A paying crew could be quite costly.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

Obviously someone who has more boat than he can afford to own. A paying crew could be quite costly.


This kind of thing is pretty common in Europe - boats are basically run as businesses, and constantly have paying crew aboard.

In fact, this exact boat may previously have been in the same business under a different owner.

There were two Swan 57's doing this kind of business for a number of years - both did the ARC, then a Caribbean circuit, then back to Europe for the summer - every year. I'm pretty sure one of the boats was sold within the last year.

European sailors don't have the aversion to paying for a spot on a boat, in the same way American sailors do. It's considered perfectly acceptable as a vacation, or a way to get miles.

That's another difference - for various certifications, at least in the UK, you need to have a certain number of offshore miles, and they are pretty rigorous about it. Little books get signed by skippers at the end of a voyage, and so on.

American sailors basically don't get certifications, and only keep an informal record of their miles.

These businesses are a way for aspiring sailors to get their needed offshore miles.




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