I'm currently restoring a Bruce Roberts 42 (lod 39) and hope to have her finished so that I can set sail by Nov from Gran Canaria to go accross to the Carribean and get to Panamay by March so that I can sail the Pacific
So, am a single (well divorced really) mid 30s Aussie who's been enjoying Europe (and working in IT) for far too long so looking to slowly track back towards Australia though may hang about in some interesting places..no rush
...have decent level of sailing experience, dive master etc also ex navy so good seamanship etc but easy going and genuine
Looking for 2-3 crew (3 being max), to join this adventure (any help upfront to help get the yacht back shipshape would also be appreciated
) don't really have a cruise plan, just broad steps from UK to Gran Canaria in time for the ARC (thinking about joining as its a safe way of doing it unless the crew is good and we decide to sail on our 'own') then accross to the Carribean, then Central America and onto the Pacific..
Financials, you need your own spending money, would look towards contributions if we choose to stay in a marina or any harbour entrance/visa fees and food all fair and equal....fuel and yacht related expenses I would cover myself...you've got to be easy going/good natured person, would be good if you have some sailing experience and know that you definitely enjoy the sea as it can be difficult to step off in the middle of the Atlantic
About the yacht, she's a very very solid (therefore probably bit slower than most) bruce roberts length on deck 39 feet, built like the proverbial (ie, 10mm steel on keel area, 8mm on hull etc)...she's made in 1983 in South Africa, re-conditioned engine and am completely refitting her so all new electrics etc she will be up to ARC standard in any case...she sailed extensively around the world, spend her 90s in the Med, then a few years lying about ignored in the UK..I bought her and now have a professional chap fixing her bits so she will be fully sea going by mid season I'd say (around July, Aug latest)
Once she's ready I'll sea trial her for a month or so living onboard and then set off before the season is out to GC via Biscay...or thats the plan anyways...so if you are interested let me know via here or email email@example.com