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 (2018) annual fee for a crewing member is $177.50 + 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

Steve Zabarylo, zabarys at gmail dot com, 613-298-7476
1976 Lightning, hull 12311. Days and evenings on an irregular basis. Crane launch from north crane. (23 July 2018)

Nicholas Ouellet, nicko.p.ouellet at gmail dot com. 514-825-4502
I own a 29er (2-person dinghy, see www.29er.org) and I am looking for a crew member, or helm, to share the joy of sailing. I have been sailing for 5 years. I have only raced twice but would like to do more. I am interested in joining the dinghy racing on Wednesday evenings, and fun sailing other evenings and on the weekends. I speak both French and English, I am 6 feet tall and weigh around 160 pounds. (20 June 2018)

Crew Looking For A Boat

Barbara Kozminski, barbara.kozminski at gmail dot com, 512-300-5703
I'm in town for the fall and would love to get on the water! I'm happy to join any fleet, dinghies or keel boats. Thanks! (18 Sept 2018)

James Neate, jwneate at hotmail dot com, 705-441-1538
19 year student available for Thursday night racing / weekend racing. Experience includes completed my silver 6, 10+ years racing/sailing a mix of dinghys and keelboats (lasers, J/70, Express 30, Beneteau 10r) Can handle all positions! (12 Sept 2018)

Ben Laserson, benlaserson at hotmail dot com, 613-863-7379
New member looking to crew evenings or weekends. Good listener and eager to learn. Completed the basic cruising cert in August and hoping to gain more experience before the season is done. (29 Aug 2018)

Steve Logan, sparkylogan at gmail dot com, 343-548-6438
Looking to crew weeknights. Completed Basic Cruising Certification this summer. Member of NSC and BYC. (16 Aug 2018)

Caryn McKee, mckeenp10 at gmail dot com, 613-857-1444
Hello! I am a new sailor looking to improve my skills and become more comfortable crewing. I just completed the Advantage boating Cansail 1&2 course so am really excited to continue. I am available most evenings and some weekends. Looking forward to having some fun and a nice cruise on the river. (9 Aug 2018)

Emilie Champagne, emchampagne at gmail dot com, 613-668-9027
Looking to crew and get fixes for my love of the water - either in racing or in a more casual river cruise. I obtained my Basic Sailing (Keelboat) certification early this summer and am just returning from a (magnificent) 5 week live-aboard sailing trip on the coast of British Columbia. I sailed with an experienced sailor and am hoping to continue to build on the sailing momentum and further develop my skills. I'm 36, active, bilingual and love the outdoors. I have no racing experience but am curious, keen to learn and a team player. I am a member of the NSC and BYC. I am available weeknights and weekends with a day notice (and perhaps same day on weekends). Willing to commit to crewing on an on-going basis. (7 Aug 2018)

Inessa Dygal, inessa.dygal at gmail dot com, 613-277-9847
I am new to sailing. I just completed Basic Cruising Skipper on the water portion and I am looking for cruising opportunities or racing on the keel boats. (7 Aug 2018)

Gary, garida at rogers dot com, 613-297-3706
Senior, male, fit, retired, experienced (JAM). Can crew for casual sailing or racing almost anytime. Could assist in general maintenance of the boat as well. (7 Aug 2018)

FX Beaulieu, beaulieu.fx at icloud dot com, 613-614-0066
I recently completed my CANSail 1 and 2 as a child I would do summer vacations on a sailboat. I'd love to spend more time on the water and improve my skills. If you need a crew anytime give me a call or send me an email. (7 Aug 2018)

Alexandre Prevost, prevosta at gmail dot com, 514-208-2447
Previously owned a Mistral 15 Took Basic Cruising Course (Summer 2018) (7 Aug 2018)

Jordan Murray, jordan.murray at live dot ca, 343-999-8532
Just completed my basic cruising course and looking to get some more time on the water! (25 July 2018)

Anne White, anne.white.lse at gmail dot com, 613-612-5657
Hi! Former avid racer - raced 4 Detroit-Mackinac races and 1 Chicago-Mac winning 2 flags plus regularly on the podium for weeknight series in Detroit, Michigan. Most experience on a C&C35 and Beneteau 39. Haven't raced in 2 years (!) since moving to Ottawa and would love to get back out there. Have a tiny human at home to care for so for 2018, I can only commit to weekend races. If you have a need for crew for any remaining races, it would be great to meet you and help out. Thanks! (23 July 2018)

Jackie Damini, jadamini at gmail dot com, 613-878-9729
Have a Crew Membership at NSC and BYC Completed Basic Cruising July 5, 2018 (28 hour), sailed on Sonar (23 ft) Advantage Boating Completed Mileage Builder July 1, 2018 (14 hours), sailed on Tanzer 22, and C+C 27 Completed Cansail 3 Dinghy , August 2016 (420's) Previous Dinghy racing experience when younger Age 53, good fitness Fast learner. Would like to improve Keelboat skills, and improve racing skills , intend on doing intermediate level this summer Live closeby so available on short notice Available any evening Best method of contact is cell phone 613-878-9729 call and text please (9 July 2018)

Ian Miller, ianmiller4 at gmail dot com, 613-314-1352
I am keen to crew any night of the week for keelboat or dingy races, or even just for a cruise. I'm originally from Nova Scotia and have grown up around boats most of my life. I'm looking to get more involved in the Ottawa sailing scene and recently finished CANSail 2. I'm 29 and physically fit. I'm available all week nights and often on short notice as I live nearby and get off work at 3:30. (3 July 2018)

Joel Bisson, jbisson9 at gmail dot com, 613-816-7737
Hi there. I'm looking to race Tuesday (PHRF) and Thursday nights (One Design) on a regular basis, hopefully with the same skipper/crew. My mental compete level is high but my 55 year-old sometimes says otherwise. I do my best and I learn fast. I have owned a large cruising vessel for many years in the past but I'm new to sailing. I've completed many of the class courses including the intro to racing and basic sailing course. I have my NSC and BYC memberships. Feel free to email or phone me. Cheers! (30 June 2018)

Xavier Euzen, xaviereuzen at hotmail dot com, 613-415-1942
I'm a 37 year old carpenter and have been a sailor for 30 years. I own an old Santana 35 located in Mexico. Also have experience in boat repairs (fiberglass, gelcoat, rigging...). Looking to sail in Ottawa. Willing to help with boat maintenance and small repairs. (30 June 2018)

Jordan Suffel, jordansuffel at gmail dot com, 613-876-2960
Hello all! I am looking to crew for evening races during the week (Monday (Womens), Tuesday or Thursday). I currently race on Sundays at Stormont Yacht Club on a C&C 30 (we're fast!!). We live downtown Ottawa so it's hard to get out that way to practice on weeknights and I would love to get out on the water as often as possible this summer. I have over 15 years of sailing experience on Laser I, Knarr, C&C 27 and C&C 30 - white sail and spinnaker. Will bring beverages. :) (13 June 2018)

Lee-Anne Gill, lee_annegill at yahoo dot ca, 613-263-6304
I'd like to try my hand at sailing and thought being part of the Crew Bank would be a great start. I'm 44 yrs old in fairly good shape. I've never sailed so I'm game to try any type of boat at this point, racing or cruising. My availability is not easy to book as I work a lot of evenings and have my daughter on alternate weeks. If you can take me and my 15 yr old daughter that would be even better! She did attend some sailing camps in the past, therefore has more experience than me. We are avid kayakers. Having said that, last minute can sometimes be a good option by texting me at 613-263-6304. I believe Mondays and weekends would be my best options. Committing to bi-weekly sailing might work. Bottom line, I'm excited to give this a try and see how I can fit it into my schedule! (13 June 2018)

Gaspar Zalba, gaspar.zal at gmail dot com, 613-282-8254
Engineering student at Carleton, 5 years sailing, 3 years racing mainly whitesail, with some spinnaker and regattas experience, early 20s, light, short, very agile. Interested in racing and cruising. My sister Paula would be interested in tagging along, time permitting, mainly for cruising. 2 years sailing. Late 20s, light, short and also very agile. We'll be around the crew table on occasion, but feel free to call or text to schedule/discuss further. (9 June 2018)

Christine Collard, chris2197 at hotmail dot com, 613-715-1552
I would like to race, preferably in the Monday night women's races, but am available other nights. I have about 10+ years of sailing experience. I mainly sail and race catamarans but have crewed on keelboats for the NSC women's racing night and sailed keelboats on vacations abroad. (4 June 2018)

Derek Valencia, dereklvalencia at gmail dot com, 613-266-2301
I am brand new to sailing and looking to join a crew. I very recently participated in the Advantage Boating Basic Cruising - Keelboat course and will finish the on-water portion of the course on June 10, 2018. My expectations are for a fun introduction to the world of keelboat racing or leisurely cruising about the river with the intention of gaining experience and practice at all stations on a sailboat, as well as being exposed to as many types of sailboats as possible. I am interested in racing and cruising on keelboats and am available nights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and am available most of the day on weekends. I will rarely be available on short notice. I am 29 years old, moderately physically fit, and not especially competitive. I am currently a temporary member at the NSC and BYC thanks to the Advantage Boating course. I am best reached by email or text message; the listed phone number is a mobile number. I will be willing to commit to a crew on a regular basis. (4 June 2018)

Josee Turpin, josee at joseeturpin dot com. 613-203-3324
I am taking my course of Basic Cruising with Advantage Boating on Canada day weekend, June 30, July 1, July 8, and July 9. I have no expenrience as of yet. (25 May 2018)

Sophia Weber, sophia.weber at gmail dot com. 416-278-2221
New NSC member and past National Yacht Club and St James Town Sailing Club member (both in Toronto). Sailing for ten years - dinghy (Bronze 4) and keelboat (basic cruising, intermediate navigation, PCOC, VHF certificates). Raced on keelboats for six years, all positions including helming ladies night last season. Owned C&C29 for a few years (currently boat less). Late 30s, no physical limitations, intermediate sailor with own gear, looking to spare on keelboats. Cannot currently commit to a season due to small child, but want to get the odd night in and get to know the boats at the club. Please text or email. Thanks! (20 May 2018)

Ab Currie, abcurrie at sympatico dot ca. 613-716-0701
I have sailed as crew on mainly Waterparke for two seasons, and occasionally on other boats in the JAM races. (17 May 2018)

Jean-Pierre Levac, evacjeep 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 on a boat a few times before during a race, but I'm definitely a newbie when it comes to racing. Looking for a crew that likes to have some fun. Often available on short notice since I work close to the marina. Please text me for a fast response. I would be interested in finding a regular crew. (17 May 2018)

Adam Kowalczewski, adamkowalczewski at protonmail dot com. 613-276-6236
Hi! I'm an active guy in his early thirties. I sailed all through my youth on optimates, nutshells, lasers, and hobie cats. I want to enjoy the Ottawa River to its fullest this summer. I'd love to meet some new folks.Interested in cruising on dinghies or keelboats. Available weeknights and weekends with a day notice. Preferred means of contact: Phone. Its quick! I am not a member of NSC. I would consider crewing regularly. (15 May 2018)

Valerie Proctor, valerie.j.proctor at gmail dot com. 613-241-3849
I am a retired person who has been crewing for the past three seasons. A total of 55 races on C&C27, Shark 24, Tornado, Catalina 34, Hunter 35, Olson 30, and Kirby 30. Available any evening of the week and sometimes on weekends. I have completed the Basic Cruising Standard, Coastal Navigation, and Introduction to Racing. Hope to meet you soon. 613-241-3849 (home) 613-276-0016 (cell) (10 May 2018)

Xaviera, xramphal at gmail dot com.
I completed the basic cruising course last year and looking to gain experience. (8 May 2018)

Derek Greenwell, derek.greenwell at hotmail dot com. 613-315-0150
Looking to crew. I am friendly, reliable, competitive, and a team player. I completed the basic cruising course at advantage boating. I am available on short notice. (30 April 2018)

Lambrini ("Brina", female) Michael, lambrinimichael at gmail dot com. 613-854-9539
I am looking for both racing and cruising on keelboats to build on my sailing experience and sailing hours. I have found a regular position for Tuesday nights, but am available all other weeknights, often on short notice. I got my sail certificate last summer through the Nepean Sailing Club. I am a 35-year-old female in good shape. You can contact me via email and/or cell. I have just joined NSC as a crewing member. (29 April 2018; updated 13 June 2018)

Betty Ann Turpin, baturp at sympatico dot ca. 613-791-1578
I have over 25 yrs of racing experience, as a casual sailor on Laser 1, Siren 17, M20, FJ's; and 5 yrs of racing raced Laser 28 and C&C 25. I am interested in raceing and crewing on weekends for longer outings.On large boats, I would not suggest me for the main sail, not enough experience on this for races. Thank you. (23 April 2018)

Scott G, hourclock at hotmail dot com. 780-813-6462
I have recently moved to Ottawa and, joined NSC, would like to join a crew for racing. Most of my sailing experience has been racing in a freshwater environment, though I have experience operating small boats and large ships on either coast. The following is a list of sailboats I crewed for one season or longer: -J24 -C&C 25 MkII -C&C 25 MkII (alternate deck configuration) -Mirage 26 (cruiser Class) -Seaspray 15 Catamaran (sailed alone) I have experience in all positions, including spinnaker setup/teardown and trim, though tactical prowess has always been something left to the skipper. I would be particularly interested in racing PHRF and/or One-Design. (18 April 2018 updated July 4 2018)

Bonnie Thornington, mattbonn at gmail dot com. 613-402-2123
Hi everyone, I am a novice sailor and would like to join in on Monday evenings in the Women PHRF events. I have done the Advantage Boating Basic Cruising course in Summer 2017. Our family owned a MacGregor 25 which we kept at NSC. Now we sail our Hobie Kayak Adventure whenever we can. I am looking to gain more sailing experience and although have never raced before, I am friendly, fit and quick to learn!! Please call/text me on my mobile: 613-402-2123 Looking forward to a great season on the water! (12 April 2018)

Erika L, elaanela at hotmail dot com. 613-295-9375
Hello! I'm looking to join a regular keelboat crew for the 2018 season for one of the weeknight racing series, particularly Tuesday night PHRF, Thursday night JAM or 1-design or Monday night Women's PHRF. I previously crewed at NSC on Seonaid and briefly on Mistigri, mostly doing the jib sheets, but I have some experience in other roles. I completed my Basic Cruising certification with Advantage in 2011 and have been sailing off and on since then. Will be renewing my Crewing Membership with NSC for 2018. May also be available for occasional weekend races. Look forward to hearing from you! (5 April 2018)

Jacinthe Grondin, jacinthegrondin at gmail dot com. 819-639-2616
Interested in racing on keelboats. Available weeknights and weekends. Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays/Sundays. Sometimes available on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Email or Text Message. 2018 will be my second year sailing on Lac-Deschenes. I raced every Wednesday during the 2017 season as crew member on a keelboat, but mainly in French (I am working on the English aspect of it). I have completed few training related to sailing (intermediate level), including Advantage boating race rules training. I am looking for opportunities to get more experience on different keelboat. I am a 52-year old female in good physical fitness and would love joining a team on regular basis. I like challenges and a certain level of competitiveness would be great as long as the fun is there too. I am already a member of Club de voile Grande-Riviere but would be happy to join NSC if I find a team to race with on regular basis. I have provided my cellphone number above. Happy sailing season! (4 April 2018)

Don Ruggles, donrugglesgreely at gmail dot com. 613-297-2380
I have 8 years sailing experience, I own a 8.2 meter Aloha (RocketMan) at NSC. I have crewed in the past a couple of times, I have my Canada Sailing basic and indeterminate keelboat certifications, as well as my International Bareboat and International Competency Certifications. I believe I would be a good crew and would be committed to participate for the entire season. Take a chance, you won't regret it. (4 April 2018)

Matt Gillmore, mattgillmore at hotmail dot com. 613-612-4676
I'm a friendly and fit engineer in my 30s with 10 years Royal Canadian Navy experience and a PCOC looking to volunteer as crew on motor and sail yachts for day sailing or cruising. Not interested in racing. Intermediate motor yachting experience and beginner sailing experience including Whitesail level I & II. Available evenings and weekends. I'm a CPS member but not yet a NSC member. (28 March 2018; Revised 1 June 2018)

Crew Bank list updated 2018-07-02.


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