Crew Opportunities - CYCSA

Crew Opportunities

At the Cruising Yacht Club of SA, we love seeing people experience the thrills and good times that can be had on the water. There are many opportunities for anyone – from experienced sea dogs to novices – to jump on one of our boats to crew for a race.

If you do not have a lot of experience or knowledge, don’t be put off. Many of our friendly skippers are happy to guide and mentor enthusiastic newbies. If you’d like some more in depth guidance and the chance to learn new skills, contact our Marine Academy. There are heaps of great courses on offer for all skill levels!

If you’d like to get involved in racing or have any questions please contact the Racing Manager on 8248 4222 or [email protected]

Crew Classifieds

CREW WANTED

ROCKSALT
Name: Denby Steele / Contact: 0418829207 / [email protected]  
I need crew for the following: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly)

 

VULCAN
Name: Rob Human / Contact: 0412654002 / [email protected]
I need crew for the following: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly)

 

CREW AVAILABLE

Updated 11 July 2024

Name – Paul Senior
I am interested in: Racing Offshore, Wednesday Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only), will consider deliveries. 
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position:
Past few seasons inshore racing with Rocksalt @ CYCSA – bow. Adelaide – Port Lincoln Race 2024. Melbourne to Sydney delivery passage. Several years single handed OTB.
Phone: 0447 442 693

Name – Henry Brooks
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Offshore, Cruising
Other relevant experience / additional information: Offshore cruising. Multiple day cruising as skipper. Racing experience limited but good mechanical knowledge and keen!
Phone: 0423 302 600

Name: Robbie Greene
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Saturdays (Summer Inshore – Weekly), Racing Offshore, Cruising, Two-Handed Racing, Wednesday Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only).
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position: 32ft and 42ft cruising, deckhand
Other relevant experience / additional information: I am a 23-year-old male who has grown up cruising on 32ft and 42ft yachts. I am eager for a chance to learn and further develop my sailing skills by crewing in races.
Please contact Race Office to get in touch, thanks.

Name: Evan Williams
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Saturdays (Summer Inshore – Weekly), Racing Offshore, Cruising
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position: Beginner just completed the 2 day start yachting a couple of months back.
Other relevant experience / additional information: Hi I’m keen to gain experience on all kinds of yachts whether it’s racing or cruising. I’m a beginner at sailing having recently completed the start yachting course here. Although new to sailing I’m comfortable on and in the water. My aim is to gain as much experience as possible while I complete the following courses throughout the next year or 2.
Phone: 0488 483 732

Name: Scott Dawson
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Offshore
Other relevant experience / additional information: I’m a beginner with some experience, a few twilight evenings, 2 months up the east coast 74ft ketch, one and all a few times, some understanding of general knowledge but keen to gain more experience and knowledge from experienced sailors.
Phone 0413 739 736

Name: Noah Morris
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Cruising
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position: I have sailed Elliot 7 and 9
Other relevant experience / additional information: I am very keen to learn to sail and have sailed a couple times, but am a quick leaner. I am wanting to learn as much as possible and sail as much as I can.
Please contact Race Office to get in touch, thanks.

Name: Natalie Cleghorn
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Saturdays (Summer Inshore – Weekly), Racing Offshore, Cruising, Ladies Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only), Wednesday Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only)
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position: Trim Cat – KOG – headsail
Ocean Hawk (1x) – Saturday Racing – winches/ballast
Stella Rouge (3x) – Twilight and KOG – Foredeck
Enchantress – (1x) KOG – Saturday only – all round crew
Other relevant experience / additional information: Completed Start Yachting in Feb 2020.
Phone: 0457 505 565

Name: Lisa Somers 
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Cruising, Ladies Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only), Wednesday Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only)
Other relevant experience / additional information: Beginner – have completed 2 day start yachting course.
Please contact Race Office to get in touch, thanks.

Name: Megan Kaftan  
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Offshore, Cruising, Ladies Twilights (Summer – Daylight Savings Only)
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position: Very new beginner. Only been out a handful of times. Learning to tack, bring down the spinnaker.
I am hoping to get winter sailing in, before attending the next competent crew course in September.
Phone: 0439 876 791

Name: Toby Patti 
I am interested in: Racing Sundays (Winter Series – Fortnightly), Racing Saturdays (Summer Inshore – Weekly), Racing Offshore
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position: Experience limited to leisure sailing
Other relevant experience / additional information: 28 year old Male with a passion for ocean activities. I have spent my professional career filling multiple positions at sea, including Coxswain, researcher, and engineering on vessels in Sydney Harbour, Various locations on Australia’s east coast, and the Great Barrier Reef.
I am very keen to get involved within the racing community in my home town of Adelaide, with ambitions to compete nationally.
– 4 years in the Maritime industry (Marine Science)
– Coxswain Grade 1 NC – 4 years commercial experience
– Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 – 2 years’ experience assisting vessel Engineer
– Master 5 (course completion in June) – 2 years experience assisting vessel Master
– Offshore, liveaboard, and remote work experience.
Phone: 0432 362 695

Name Lawrie Markham 
I am interested in: Racing Offshore
Classes I have sailed in and my crew position:
I have crewed on 35ft in Mandurah from 2015 to 2018
Clipper 70 ft, Fremantle to Airlie Beach, leg 4 of the Clipper Round the World Race
Other relevant experience / additional information:
Crewed in most positions on sheets, mainsail, all round Crew, Trained in Portsmouth two months assessed competent for Clipper Race. Achieved this December 2023 to Jan 2024
Approx. 5,000 NM Ocean Racing experience.
Please contact Race Office to get in touch, thanks.