Long Term Cruising Starting in the Med
Thanks to everyone who have responded to my request for crew. Unfortunately Due to some new maintenance issues found during my recent 5 week visit to clean the yacht, my plans for sailing this year have been postponed until April 2020. I will be returning to the yacht in August-September to rectify these issues (new toilets, water heater and electrical issues etc.)
I purchased my new (to me) yacht in September 2018 and it is currently located in Leros, Greece.
My plan is to spend the first 2-3 months sailing locally around the Dodecanese islands, while I get familiar with the yacht and perform any other maintenance issues that may arise during a shake down sail.
Interested crew are welcome to join me onboard for any length of time to see how well we work together.
I am hoping to move aboard full time in 2021. Once this happens I will be sailing to non EU countries in the Med every 3 months to meet my 90 day visa requirements.
My future plans include sailing to the Caribbean, Pacific and Indo China. I have no fixed timeframe and other than a handful of places I would like to visit, I am open to other destinations.
I am seeking a compatible and preferably long term crew member who may be interested in being part of this journey or larger sections of it. I am also looking for short term crew.
Onboard costs will be shared.
I will be sailing on a budget but also want to explore the destinations I visit. I am physically fit (even though it may not look it :)) and can walk, hike and ride a bike all day long.
My preference is to anchor rather than spending the money in Marinas, although I do realise there will be times that it will be necessary.
I am not the best cook, but in time I hope to become more proficient with the help of the internet and YouTube :).
I am easy going and a bit of an introvert. I plan and research most things I do.
I am not looking for romance but just the company and friendship of another person and preferably a lady who is age appropriate.
If this sounds like something you may be interested in then please send me a message and I will be happy discuss further.
I look forward to hopefully meeting all who I have been in contact with and others.