Crew Bank

Postings from previous sailing seasons have been removed. All skippers and crew are asked to re-register at the beginning of a new sailing season. For reference only, here is last year's Crew Bank.

Let’s connect skippers and crews who want to race or cruise at our club.

Skippers

There are many skilled sailors in the crew bank, and many people that we would love to introduce to our sport. They’re looking for weeknight and weekend racing and cruising, both dinghy and keelboat. Keep checking this list! Or post your crew needs; there are people searching for a boat who haven’t posted here.

Crew

With NSC's active weeknight and weekend racing program, there are lots of opportunities to get out racing -- check out NSC's Racing Program Overview. Other boat owners may be looking for crew for weekday, weeknight, or weekend pleasure sailing.

Alternatively, you may wish to drop down to the club on a race night and hang out at the Crew Table. Skippers will occasionally look for crew if they are short, particularly on windy evenings. Best time to be there is 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., as boats usually leave the dock 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Ask skippers walking to their boat if they need any extra crew. For dinghy and catamaran racing on Wednesdays, a Crew Table is in the tent next to the sailing school.

Another idea is to come to the bar any night after racing (the boats usually start coming in around 7:30 p.m.), and ask around. You might find a boat looking for your help and skills the following week, or for a weekend race or cruise. At the very least, you will find a happy and noisy crowd, and some great food and beer. For the racing schedule see the Calendar in the Sailing Instructions, or the NSC Google Calendar.

Remember to wear non-marking, close-toed shoes; you may also want to bring a water bottle, and your own foul-weather gear and life-jacket if you have it, though many skippers have gear that you could use. For dinghy crews, a dry change of clothes is recommended.

Note: While non-members are welcome to register on the Crew Bank, those who crew regularly are expected to become NSC members. The current (2019) annual fee for a crewing member is $182.82 + HST (no initiation fee). Skippers, please remind crew of the need to support the club and NSC's racing program by becoming an NSC member. For more information, contact the Membership Director.

If you have found a regular crewing position, or no longer wish to have your name on the Crew Bank, please send an e-mail to Ted Ceelen, the Crew Bank Coordinator, and he will remove your post.


Crew Bank Rosters

Crew Bank Entries are posted in the order received, most recent on top.

Skippers Looking For Crew

Dominic Goodwill, djgoodwill at gmail dot com, 613-302-8435
Looking for regular crew for racing on Albacore dinghy Skye on Wednesday evenings. Also need crew for NOD & FANFARE regattas. Could be experienced or beginner crew - both can work. Come out and join the little boats.(06 April 2019)

Leszek Nowosielski, leszekn at rogers dot com, 819-319-7619
Looking to build a crew roster for 2019 spring/summer/fall season for Thursday night one-design racing aboard Escape, a C&C Mk3. We have a small core group but need a larger roster including one or two regular crew to account for summer vacations. Experience in racing or on foredeck (spinnaker) helpful. (6 Feb 2019)

Crew Looking For A Boat

Gillian, gillian.mccracken at rogers dot com, 613-400-1842
Looking for opportunities to crew. Interested in both racing and/or cruising- have never raced before, but am willing to learn. Sailing experience is on tall ships. Available on weeknights and some weekends. (15 April 2019)

Marlene, marlenesadler1967 at gmail dot com, 613-229-0980
Looking for opportunities to crew for the upcoming season. Interested in both racing and/ or cruising. Available often on weeknights and most weekends and on short-notice, but not Wednesday nights. Willing to help with tasks to prepare for the upcoming season. This is my first season of sailing. In 2015, I took a 2-day Learn to sail on a Colgate 26 keelboat and a 5-day Fast Track to Cruising course on a Catalina 46 monohull. In my 50s and active, with 4-weeks vacation time this summer so have daytime availability. (13 April 2019)

Liliana, lilicifuentes at hotmail dot com, 613-355-3816
Interested in both racing and cruising.New to sailing and want to learn as much as I can about boats. Will be more than happy to help out to get the boats ready to go in the water. Available some weeknight and weekends.(09 April 2019)

Derek Valencia, dereklvalencia at gmail dot com, 613-266-2301
I am a brand new sailor looking to increase my experience both in racing and cruising keelboats, with the ultimate goal of owning my own sailboat. I am 30 years old and available most evenings and weekends. (05 April 2019)

Benoit Lalibert, benoit_laliberte at hotmail dot com, 819-588-8729
Hello Skippers! Experienced crew here (sailed in Canada, Bahamas & Norway), looking to get weekly regatta experience. I just purchase a Mirage 24. Id prefer to be in a slighly more competitive crew, but as long as I get the opportunity to sail and set that spinnaker, Ill be happy. Will gladly enjoy the beer afterwards and wish to be a regular. I work as a conservation biologistand Im new in the area. Takk! (03 April 2019)

Cindy McGann, cindymcgann1 at gmail dot com, 613-799-0961
New crew member at NSC. I passed my Basic Cruising in February 2019 (BVIs) and sailed with Advantage Boating in the Flotilla (also in the BVIs) for 10 days immediately following the course. Very physically fit and willing to learn!! Happy to sail in any weather and would love to crew on a regular basis. Interested in cruising on keelboats. Available weeknights/weekends and some weekdays (not Tuesday or Wednesday). Sometimes available on short notice (I live 25 minutes away). Preferred means of contact: Email/Text Message. (25 Mar 2019)

Sylvia Russ, sylvia.russ at ymail dot com,
I have experience sailing, have taken 2 of the Nepean and Britannia four day sailing courses and I'm very interested in being on the water and sailing. Im happy to provide picnic lunches and dinners! (18 Mar 2019)

Dena, gladewoods at icloud dot com, 613-769-6497
Looking for opportunities to crew for the upcoming season. Interested in both racing and/ or cruising on keelboats. Available often on weeknights and most weekends and on short-notice, but not Thursday nights. Willing to help with other tasks. This is my third season of sailing. First season was Lasers and CL16 only. Have taken Basic Cruising, Mileage Builder, Basic Coastal Navigation and VHF courses. Crewed for 2.5 weeks bareboat Feb 2019 from Antigua through BVIs. No racing experience. In my 50s and active, semi-retired so have daytime availability.(17 Mar 2019)

Gina, connor.gm at hotmail dot com, 613-890-8810
Looking for opportunities to crew for the upcoming season, either racing or cruising. (11 Mar 2019)

Gerry Davies, heartwood_ at sympatico dot ca, 613-859-8956
Looking to crew Thursday night,spinnaker boat. Have done all positions on shark. Helmed on Kirby and C&C 27. (07 Mar 2019)

Angie Hinz, angiehinz1 at gmail dot com, 613-322-7229
Not for racing but leisure or cruising sailing. Available weekdays evenings and weekends (28 Feb 2019)

Udi Nir, udinir1 at yahoo dot com, 613-818-3192
I did my basic cursing last year, followed by IYT bareboat skipper earlier this year. Have about 300 NMs. Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Would be happy to join as a regular crew member in one of the weeknights races. Can do any task needed. (28 Feb 2019)

Ian and Joan Grant, ian.grant12 at gmail dot com, 613-252-4466
RYA day skipper tickets + 8 years double handed dinghy sailing, looking to get involved in weekday small keelboat racing. (27 Feb 2019)

Aliza, alizahu at gmail dot com, 613-286-1372
I did the advantage boat course and would like to help and practice with skippers who are looking for crew (27 Feb 2019)

Jean-Pierre Levac, levacjeep at gmail dot com, 613-791-4862
Hi there, looking to crew during the week. I am 30yrs old in good shape. I have my own boat at the NSC that I use for cruising, but she's not a very good racer. I've crewed for racing a few times, but I'm definitely a newbie when it comes to racing. Looking for a crew that likes to have some fun and doesn't mind showing me the ropes :). Often available on short notice since I work and live close to the marina. Please text me for a fast response. I would be interested in finding a regular crew. (26 Feb 2019)

Tim Coates, tim.coates1 at gmail dot com, 613-894-3523
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available often on weeknights and most weekends, even for all the less glamorous parts like launch, mast stepping, haul out etc. Preferred means of contact: Email/Text Message. Raced out of Brockville every week for 3 seasons on a 25ft Mirage (whitesail) including a few long distance races as well as 3 times a year out of Trident Yacht Club in Gananoque on a 30ft Mirage (whitesail) including the 2018 EYC Regatta in Kingston. No flying sail experience. Moved to Ottawa area in September of 2018, I am 53, physically active and fit and looking to join NSC if I can get a regular opportunity to race/ sail. (26 Feb 2019)

Crew Bank list updated 2019-04-15.


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