Crew available from Samoa to Fiji (and beyond...)
I’m looking for passage as an unpaid crew member in the western South Pacific (i.e., I will pay my own expenses). I need to be in Fiji by May 2014 as I am meeting up with some family members there, but I am open to traveling anywhere in the South Pacific (for example, Tonga) on my way to Fiji as long as I get there by the first week of May 2014. (BTW, if I arrive in Fiji earlier than May that is also fine.)
I should also mention that I am a US citizen currently living in American Samoa and can easily meet up with any prospective vessel(s) in either American Samoa (Pago Pago) or neighboring Samoa (Apia), and am available starting March 2014.
My basic qualifications include: 1) I am experienced on oceangoing craft of all types and sizes with some sailing experience, 2) I am trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding, 3) I am experienced in fishing, snorkeling, free diving, and surfing, 4) I have good basic mechanical skills, 5) I am a friendly, outgoing, and dependable person with an even, easygoing temperament and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
I realize that it is a bit early in the sailing season for boats to be venturing out on open South Pacific ocean waters (as it is still cyclone season), but I just wanted to set my lines out now in hopes I might get a bite.
If you are interested in contacting me, my email is amsamsurf at yahoo dot com.