Hello all. I'm hoping to find a crewing position on a boat headed to the eastern coast of the USA or the Caribbean. I can leave immediately, but I'm faced with one large problem: I don't know where exactly to go to find these boats. I'm hoping that the method of posting notes on bulletin boards and walking around and talking to people will get me a crew position. I tried this before in Phuket, Thailand when I was hoping to make it to Sri Lanka or India, but I found I had just missed the prime season, and all the boats heading that way were already gone. I'm hoping I don't miss my opportunity again...
Does anyone know of any busy marinas anywhere in western Europe that will have boats that are soon headed westward? I'd guess Spain/Portugal/Gibraltar, but I really don't know where to go. Cities or specific marina names would be great. This site ( http://www.harbourguides.com/
) looks to have some good info, but doesn't seem comprehensive.
Maybe there are a few marinas somewhere that are common stops for boats doing this trip?
I'd appreciate any advice, especially from anyone who has done this before, or has made the westward crossing.