Please find Crew looking for boats below. If you are successful in matching your skills with a boat, please let us know so we can remove you from the Crew Bank. Thanks and we hope you are able to find a ride!

Name: Marisha Schaefer
E-mail: marishaschaefer@gmail.com
Phone Number: (778) 3505590
Do you have overnight racing experience: Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate: Yes
Race Availability: Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications:

Marine First Aid
Radio Licence
Certified CYA Cruising Instructor
Vic Maui 2018
Swiftsure Lightship Classic 2018
Swiftsure Juan De Fuca 2016, 2017
Round Saltspring 2016-2018
Blue water passages 2015-2018, over 5000 nm
Can hold any position
Previous 27ft boat owner
Ready and willing to train now!!!

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Name: Mike Powell
E-mail: mike@mikepowellphoto.com
Phone Number: (310) 8777940
Do you have overnight racing experience: Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate: Yes
Race Availability: Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications:  I did the race with Time Bandit in 2015, shared all positions but primarily a Jib/Spin trimmer now driver. Experience racing in the PNW/BC distance races, crew on 505 dinghies, cruised across Drake passage to Antarctica and around the Horn on a private boat. Owner of J33, Keet in Bellingham, WA. Additional training includes maritime first aid course, Red cross first aid and CPR, US Sailing small boat sailing instructor, various ASA courses. I’m 53 and still athletic, I’m looking to work hard and learn how to be a better crew and skipper. Worked my whole life as professional sports photographer, so you’ll get some nice snaps..

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Name: Stephen Holisko
E-mail: stephenholisko@gmail.com
Phone Number: (604) 219-1413
Do you have overnight racing experience: No
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate : I am registered for an upcoming course
Race Availability: Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications: I am a volunteer Search and Rescue Tech with Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue. I am also a reservist in the Royal Canadian Navy. So I have plenty of sea experience! I am relatively new to hand sailing, but am very keen and consider myself a quick study.

I have taken CanSail Levels 1 and 2, and completed a keelboating course with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. I am also a member of a sailing coop here in Victoria, and get out at least once per month for day sails.

A few of my certs:

– Restricted Radio Operators Card – Marine (ROC-M)
– Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate (PCOC)
– SarNav Level 1
– Marine Basic First-Aid Certificate
– CanSail Level 1 + 2
– Competent Crew certification

I am happy to obtain any additional certifications prior to June 2019.

Cheers!

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Name : Andrea Carter
E-mail: carter.law@gmail.com
Phone Number: (313) 2823186
Do you have overnight racing experience: Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate (skippers need crew with this certification, one day and 1/2 day certificates are not accepted): I am registered for an upcoming course
Race Availability: Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications. (include races you have done, certificates held i.e. Marine First Aid, Restricted Radio Operators License etc. The more information you provide here, the better opportunity a skipper has at evaluating your qualifications. San Diego Bay races, Bellingham Pitch, Round the County, and others.

I can obtain any necessary certificates beforehand.


Name – Neil Swart
E-mail – neilcameronswart@gmail.com
Phone Number-  (778) 6791770
Do you have overnight racing experience – Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate (skippers need crew with this certification, one day and 1/2 day certificates are not accepted)  – I am registered for an upcoming course
Race Availability –  Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications. (include races you have done, certificates held i.e. Marine First Aid, Restricted Radio Operators License etc. The more information you provide here, the better opportunity a skipper has at evaluating your qualifications. – I hoping to participate in the Van Isle 360 to expand my horizons as a racer and sailor. I’m generally no fuss, happy to get along with everyone, willing to get down to work, and to take on tasks assigned to me.

Racing & sailing experience:
I’ve been regular crew on a 37′ boat participating in VIRS for the past several years, including overnight races such as Swiftsure and Round Saltspring. My main racing roles have included foredeck and navigation, but I’m comfortable across most roles including helm. I’m an oceanographer by training and interested in tidal and weather forecasts.

I’ve skippered my own boat, and charter boats around the Gulf Islands and Southern straight over the past several years. In July 2018 I circumnavigated Vancouver Island, as part of the Sail Canada offshore course.

Certs:
Sail Canada basic/intermediate/advanced cruising standards & coastal navigation. CPS coastal navigation, seamanship and radar. PCOC, ROC-M, Marine first aid.

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Dave Christopher;
Experience: 7 x Van Isle 360 races. Kinetic (2005), Spiny Norman (2007), Diva (2009, 2011, 2013), Occams Razor (2015, 2017).

Not to mention the plethora of Swiftsure, Southern Straits, Round the County, WIRW and all the VIRS and VARC races over the last 20 years on a variety of boats.

My goal is to do 10 circumnavigations, so I have a couple more to go, and as the years march on, missing one is not really an option……so to fulfill my goal, I need to go next year……and not necessarily on a local boat either.

email – dave.thechiefengineer@mail.com
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Name Jeremy Hale
E-mail jeremy.hale@gmail.com
Phone Number (778) 3868926
Do you have overnight racing experience No
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate (skippers need crew with this certification, one day and 1/2 day certificates are not accepted) No
Race Availability Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications. (include races you have done, certificates held i.e. Marine First Aid, Restricted Radio Operators License etc. The more information you provide here, the better opportunity a skipper has at evaluating your qualifications. Mostly doing foredeck.
I’ve done night sailing but not while racing.
Round Saltspring in Salient Bene 40.7
Round Bowen and RVYC Wednesdays on Godzilla J/29
Deep Cove regatta and Polar Bear on OCD Wylie 34
Have Marine First Aid, ROCM, and Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising and Coastal Nav.
Iron stomach 😉


Name Matthew Bacon
E-mail mbacon@gmail.com
Phone Number (250) 812-4953
Do you have overnight racing experience Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate (skippers need crew with this certification, one day and 1/2 day certificates are not accepted) Yes
Race Availability Entire Race

I have been sailing since 2011 and have dedicated myself to being a skilled sailor. I own my own boat and have experience crewing and helming in a wide variety of conditions. Some of the relevant events I have participated in are as follows:

Van Isle 360 x2 (2015 – Catalina 42; 2017 – CM1200)
Swiftsure x5 (including 2 first place finishes)
Patos Island Race x4
Round Saltspring x4
Southern Straits x2

I am located in Victoria, but am willing to travel within reason to participate in practice events


Name Chris Ryder
E-mail ryderc@esi.com
Phone Number (971) 5632091
Do you have overnight racing experience Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate (skippers need crew with this certification, one day and 1/2 day certificates are not accepted) No
Race Availability Entire Race
Please provide any other information/qualifications. (include races you have done, certificates held i.e. Marine First Aid, Restricted Radio Operators License etc. The more information you provide here, the better opportunity a skipper has at evaluating your qualifications. I am a disciplined, willing and able sailor, capable of taking orders and providing tactical input when needed.

I’ve sailed several overnight offshore races (including 1st place team for division in this year’s Swiftsure) in the PNW, as well as a trans-pacific crossing from Gig Harbor to Honolulu on a 36ft Morgan.

I regularly sail in races in the Puget Sound, the California Coast and occasionally in Hong Kong. In my free time I sail anywhere I can find a boat :-).

I consider myself uncomplicated and adaptable, and I truly enjoy working with all the teams I’ve had the privilege to sail with.

I’ll be happy to send you a full resume upon request. Please contact me for any further details or to have quick chat about the Van Isle 360 race. Thanks!

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Name James Thompson
E-mail jft7@live.com
Phone Number (253) 720-1758
Do you have overnight racing experience Yes
Do you have a valid 2 Day ISAF Safety at Certificate (skippers need crew with this certification, one day and 1/2 day certificates are not accepted) No
Race Availability Inside Legs ONLY
Please provide any other information/qualifications. (include races you have done, certificates held i.e. Marine First Aid, Restricted Radio Operators License etc. The more information you provide here, the better opportunity a skipper has at evaluating your qualifications. I have done the Van Isle 4 previous times as a watch captain. Boat I have been sailing on does not appear to be doing it this time. I have over 30 years sailing experience. I am comfortable at any position from the bow to helm. I am good at sail repair and fixing most issues on a boat. I have done numerous Swiftsures, delivery down the coast. Lived in Hawaii for many years and did a lot of channel crossings. Heavy air sailing does not bother me. I used to have a 50t masters license but have let it expire. I have also been to the Safety at Sea seminars twice but mine just expired. If I got on a crew soon enough I would be willing to do the course again.


Don BonnerCrew Bank