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.

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.

NSC Membership

Non-members are welcome to register on the Crew Bank. However, those who crew regularly are expected to become NSC members. The current (2021) annual fee for a crewing member is $188.00 + HST (no initiation fee). Skippers, please remind your 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.

Expectations

When committing to a crew or skipper, be sure that you have a good understanding of the other's expectations. For cruising/pleasure sailing, your outing will usually be weather dependent. However, races are run rain or shine; for the Frostbite series, even snow is not cause to cancel racing. If there are active thunderstorms, racing will normally be postponed ashore, but often such storms move through quickly, allowing racing to proceed after some delay. So even if there is a torrential thunderstorm at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m., it does not mean that racing is cancelled for the day. If there is no wind, keelboats will almost always head out regardless, and often enough wind fills in to run a race. Hence, most skippers expect all of their crew to show up at the club, regardless of the forecast or actual weather.

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. Depending on the weather, and especially for dinghy crews, a dry change of clothes in the car is recommended.

Crew Bank Form

Crew Bank Rosters

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



Skippers Looking For Crew

Uriah McCann, uriah at mccann dot one, 613-558-0706
2nd year owning Imagine (C&C 27 MKII) getting much more comfortable sailing and looking to meet others at NSC who are interested in sailing. Would love to practice with 1-2 individuals who would like to try out racing before the end of 2021. I usually try and plan to go out at least 1 time a week in the early afternoon when the wind is consistent and strong. I enjoy both the relaxation of sailing and have a bit of a competitive edge so looking for like minded individuals. Have no problem with beginners happy to share the knowledge I have gained so far and learn new skills together.(09 Aug 2021)

Bryan Van, bryanvan30 at gmail dot com, 613-325-1059
New member & new owner of SKAL, a C&C27 Mk III (wheel steering). I am looking for a crew of one or two primarily for leisure day sails. (07 July 2021)

Don McLaughlin, don121 at hotmail dot com,
I am looking for crew (1 or 2) to help me daytime sail starting in August (I'm retiring from work at the end of July). Ideally you can commit to 1-2 times during the week on a 32 foot Mirage docked at the NSC. You have your COVID vaccines, a Basic Sailing course plus some years of experience or just lots of sailing experience. Day cruising only (not into racing, no over nighters). Special consideration if you play a guitar for some dock jamming afterwards!!! Send me an email (07- July 2021)

Jean-Charles Lucas, bakerjc378 at hotmail dot com, 819-210-8998
Recent owner of Reklis, I am looking for crew members who are interested in participating in Regattas, cruising/leisure day sails. I own a Kirby 25' and she's a great boat to also learn how to operate/sail with. See you out there ! (24- Apr. 2021)

Steve E Zabarylo, zabarys at gmail dot com, 613-298-7476
The boat is a '76 Allen Lightning sailing out of Constance Bay. After a total washout of the 2020 season, your assistance is requested in making 2021 a max out year. (06 Mar. 2021)

Crew Looking For A Boat

Aiden McCulla, aidenmcculla at gmail dot com, 289-675-0394
I know it’s late in the sailing season but I am a student here at Algonquin college taking pre service fire fighting, I have been sailing for 10 years and raced completely for 5, I started off racing laser (radial) and then switched to racing 29ers, I coached a racing development team at my home club (Whitby yacht club) for one year while also racing on a Viking 28 one a week. So most of my experience is on dingies but I definitely still enjoy keelboats. I’m interested both racing and cruising on dinghies/keelboats and for the most part available on short notice. Easiest way to contact is email or text. (27 Sept 2021)

Zoe Gray, zoe.e.t.gray at gmail dot com, 613-408-1248
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available most weeknights and weekends. Often available on short notice.Phone or text: 613-408-1248 OR Email: zoe.e.t.gray@gmail.com I'm a 32 year old woman who holds memberships at both NSC and BYC, and would love to get more involved. I'm new to sailing, and have just completed my Basic Cruising course through Advantage Boating. I'm looking to gain experience, and meet new people in the sailing community! (13 Sept 2021)

Jason, jasondelacroix at rogers dot com, 613-715-0970
crewed with Tad Grygier on Calypso for 10 years . racing weeknights and weekends. that was 20 years ago. Miss sailing and would love to get back in. Have been sailing with John Moss for the summer. Do to mechanical issues with his boat, I am now looking to find a new boat to crew for. (13 Sept 2021)

Olivier Dupuy, odupuy1 at yahoo dot ca, 613-809-0572
Interested in cruising on keel boats. A NSC member, I have just done the Basic Cruising course (practice) and loved it. I would now like to gain more experience. Available weeknights (not Monday) and weekends. Often available on short notice. Mid 50s man. If you are looking for someone to sail with this Fall whatever the weather, let's talk! (01 Sept 2021)

Violaine Guillerm, violaine.guillerm1 at gmail dot com, 613-818-4530
Interested in cruising and racing on keel boats. A NSC member, I have just done the Basic Cruising course (practice) and loved it. I would now like to gain more experience. Available weeknights and weekends. Often available on short notice. Mid 50s woman. If you are looking for someone to sail with this Fall whatever the weather, let's talk! (10 Sept 2021)

Michael Tolmie, mtolmie at gmail dot com, 613-614-5627
I have just completed my Basic Cruising and would love to continue gaining experience with both racing and cruising keelboats. Available weeknights and weekends and sometimes on short notice. Preferred means of contact is either text or email. My experience is limited to the Basic Cruising course but I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would love to continue gaining experience and building my skills. I'm middle-aged and overweight but I'm strong. My NSC membership is in good standing and I would be willing to commit to a crew on a regular basis as long as they commit to not leaving me in the middle of the lake. Thanks (29 Aug 2021)

Joaquin, Joaquinfm at msn dot com, 613-864-3348
I am looking to race or cruise on big boats, I am a catamaran sailor with 15 years of experience at nsc.ca, short notice is fine. Cheers Joaquin (25 Aug 2021)

Ryan Hall, ryrhall at gmail dot com, 613-240-7278
Hello, I’m a newbie to sailing (I did my Basic Cruising course a couple years ago and am participating in a Sail Share program this year). I’m interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats, and am available weeknights (except Thursday evenings) and weekends (except before 1pm Saturdays). Sometimes I’ll be available on short notice. The best way to reach me is to text the cell number provided. Thanks, happy sailing! Ryan (25 Aug 2021)

Ryan Gaetz, ryan.j.gaetz at gmail dot com,
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available weeknights/Weekends. Sometimes available on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Ryan.J.Gaetz@gmail.com I'm average/fit, mid 20s, I've been sailing in NS since as long as I can remember. I haven't had many chances to sail since I came here, since I don't have a boat here. so for the past 10 years I've sailed maybe 10 times. I'd love to do an Atlantic crossing at some point, so getting my endurance up for long range cruising would be my main goal. But I also love to race, and I wouldn't give up the chance if given to me. (23 Aug 2021)

Marie-Claude Savoie, mcs_synergen at ncf dot ca, 613-730-2141
Marie-Claude Savoie, mcs_synergen at ncf dot ca, 613-730-2141 Interested in cruising and racing. No racing experience and limited sailing experience. Sailed on a Shark as crew for single and multiple-days trip in mid eighties. Just completed basic sailing course and looking forward to gain experience. Available weeknights from 5 pm on. Best to phone at 613.730.2141 on short notice or send an e-mail at mcs_synergen@ncf.ca (checked only once daily). (22 Aug 2021)

Tamara OConnor, tamaraoco at outlook dot com, 613-709-1583
Crew interested in cruising and racing, with no racing experience thusfar. Available for weeknights on Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays, Give me a text at 6137091583 and it'll be a quick reply, or if you want you can email me at tamaraoco@outlook.com. Recent CanSail 1 & 2 Graduate, open to meeting a variety of people and very excited to continue sailing on a variety of boats. I have a smaller build which may help or hinder your cause, although young and eager to continue learning. :)(18 Aug 2021)

Cloee St-Amand, cloee.st.amand at gmail dot com, 613-868-0728
Hello. I just finished my Basic cruising course and I am looking to gain experience by being very helpful as crew on your boat. I am available to join in for the races on weeknights or for cruising on the weekend. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks(10 Aug 2021)

Belkiss Ahmad, belkiss956 at gmail dot com, 514-602-5254
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available anytime, even on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Phone/Email/Text Message. I got my basic cruising standard recently and I come from a sailing family so I’m used to sailing. I wish to learn more and be able to become one day a sailing instructor. I want to build up my sailing resume. (04 Aug 2021)

Hector Fernandez, hfmoctezuma at gmail dot com, 613-447-2318
I would like to help out as a crew member, I have little experience only two seasons of racing in lake Ontario (2017 and 2018) as a crew member, I used to sail my own pocket sailboat (Edel 540) in lake Ontario Out of Hamilton for recreation as a weekender for me and my family, I'm a former member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (2017 to 2019).(04 Aug 2021)

Theresa Anderson, russell1094 at live dot ca, 343-961-5262
I have been sailing since my youth. I sold my Tartan 27 in 2019 and my 18’ dingy in 2020. I have sailed along the east coast of Canada, Conn. shoreline, St. Lawrence River and New Zealand Bay of Islands. Most of my recent experience has been on Lake Champlain. I like to sail in strong winds. I moved to Ottawa Sept. 2020 and now that I am fully vaccinated I am ready to crew and make new friends. I am retired and I am usually available on short notice. (03 Aug. 2021)

John Haakman, johnhaakman at hotmail dot com, 613-898-0024
Male, 63 yrs. old, in very good physical condition, 190lbs. good balast. Have about 5 years of experience mostly with catamarans, Hobie 16's. Looking to do the same, available short notice. Was a member two years ago. Have all my gear still.(30 July 2021)

Jason, jasondelacroix at rogers dot com, 613-715-0970
crewed with Tad Grygier on Calypso for 10 years . racing weeknights and weekends. that was 20 years ago. Miss sailing and would love to get back in. (24 July 2021)

Scott, scottaaj at gmail dot com, 613-799-1963
I am an experienced sailor, having owned sailboats from 25- 45' in both canada and in the mediteranean. Have all the usual qualifications, and sailing specific I am a yachtmaster offshore, gained in an around vancouver island circumnavigation a few years ago. Since then been sailing in my 45' Elan 434 turkey. Retired from the canadian military in february, and am now boatless... looking for sailing friends. Would love to sail with anyone... time on a boat no matter what is better than time on land! Hoping to make sailing friends and maybe share some sailing experiences. (21 July 2021)

Madi Nadeau, madi.nadeau at gmail dot com, 613-791-6010
New to sailing but comfortable on boats. Interested in cruising on keelboats. Available weeknights and weekends, sometimes available on short notice. Prefer to be contacted via text. Physically fit, 31 yo. Recently completed the Advantage Boating Basic Cruising course and looking to practice newly acquired skills/learn, as well as meet members of the sailing community.(11 July 2021)

Neil Weller, n.weller at rogers dot com, 613-229-4252
Hi, I'm am a fit 62 year old looking for racing crewing keel boat opportunities, sub and or regular, on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. I am available on short notice most of the time. I have +10 years foredeck experience on C&C 27, Windscot, and sailed dingies and Sharks in my youth. Would like to try positions other than foredeck. Thanks!(07 July 2021)

Josée Couture, joseececilecouture at gmail dot com, 343-553-0886
Recently moved to Ottawa from Victoria and can't wait to get back on the water. I have roughly 5-6 years of racing experience at RVYC on a number of different keelboats (Martin, Hotfoot, Aerodyne and others). Mostly pit and foredeck and happy to fill in wherever is needed. I'm bilingual but all the sailing I have done has been in English. Would love to learn the terms in French though;) Available for weekday evening/weekend races, regattas and fun sails as soon as covid rules allow. (03 July 2021)

Derek Vandusen, derekvandusen at hotmail dot com, 613-413-4328
Hi, interested in both racing and cruising on a j24 or Kirby 25. Generally available pretty much any time but short notice can be a problem. Ok being a sub as well. Preferred means of contact: Phone/Email/Text Message. I bought a j24 last year but am still finishing the refit and work up. I have experience in all positions other than foredeck, though I'd like to learn. 6'5, 220#, early forties, easy going but likes to do things well. It'd be great to get out. (28 June 2021)

Kevin Gibb, kgpskier at protonmail dot com, 613-618-5721
Experienced crew (shark, mirage 24, Jay 24, Tanzer). Can do pit, foredeck, tactics. Perhaps a decade or so of club and regatta experience including Nationals and Worlds (Shark). Available for evening races and as spare when covid rules allow.(26 June 2021)

Francis Campbell, franciscampbell at live dot ca, 613-453-7586
Spent most of my summers on the St. Lawrence near Gananoque. Currently sailing a Dart 18/Laser and like to go fast, but currently no racing experience. I'm a young professional looking to learn from someone who has, and meet more of the sailing community in Ottawa! Monday-Thursday preferred.(24 June 2021)

David Barder, dbarder at gmail dot com, 647-571-6051
My name is David and I just moved to Ottawa from Switzerland. I'm looking to join a team and get out on the water for some local sailing. I have crewed on various sailboats in Geneva, and have done 6 seasons on a 30fter. I have over 10+ years of sailing experience, cruising (Yachtmaster), racing on keelboats and some dinghy sailing. I am not a pro, but will not slow anyone down. Reasonably smart.. Available evenings and weekends. Reliable and punctual! :)(15 June 2021)

Codie Lonsberry, codie.lonsberry at gmail dot com, 613-294-0808
Looking to crew on a keel boat. Limited to no experience on keel boats but have sailed catamarans and dinghies. Currently sailing an A Class Cat at NSC. 35 year old male. 150 lbs. Eager to learn! (26 - May. 2021)

Luc Sabourin, LLuc.Sabourin at gmail dot com, 613-277-4584
Hi my name is Luc Sabourin I am 60 years old. I had laser which I sailed for more than 15 years I also sailed catamaran I also have White Sail certificate. I am in good physical shape to maneuver the sailboat. I really enjoyed sailing and perhaps purchase sailboat. (20 - May. 2021)

Linda Lafrance, lindalafrance427 at gmail dot com, 613-558-0080
My husband and I are new to NSC. We own Wanderlust at 7021 but am looking for experience and to meet new people for camaraderie. (04- May. 2021)

Jean-Charles Lucas, bakerjc378 at hotmail dot com, 819-210-8998
I am a former sail instructor with CYA. I am looking into getting more regatta experience on keel boats but have been around and knowledgeable in racing dinghies... I am fit, easygoing and passionate about sailing. Pleasure to see you soon. (24- Apr. 2021)

Bill Nowell, bill.nowell at gmail dot com, 819-230-6620
Interested in crewing for keelboat racing. Available most of the time, sometimes on short notice. Phone or text this number. My goal is to have fun while improving my sail trimming skills. (02- Apr. 2021)

Holly McGarr, holly.mcgarr1 at gmail dot com, 514-754-0905
I have 10+ years of dinghy and skiff racing experience and 3+ years of keelboat racing experience (Shark, Tanzer). I have also completed my basic cruising certification. (24 Mar. 2021)

Leonore Evans, Leonoreevans1 at gmail dot com, 613-983-6074
Looking to race on Monday evenings. Hubby and I bought an Albacore this winter, and I am looking for some additional experience on a keel boat. Reliable professional, seeking weekly commitment. Strong , enthusiastic and love sailing! NSC member. (23 Mar. 2021)

Guilherme, guilhermerpmansur at gmail dot com,
A new sailor who finished my basic cruising course last year looking to get as much time on the water and get to know the sailing community. I’ll happily crew, help do maintenance, and anything else on a boat! Reliable and punctual. (13 Mar. 2021)

Samantha Morris, samanthajm at live dot ca, 902-233-5787
Young professional, just moved to Ottawa from Nova Scotia. Grew up sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, experience racing dinghy’s and keelboats. Coached adult and junior learn to sail programs for 4 years out east. Happy to take on any role on the boat, I usually man the Jib and/or fly spinnaker, I’m also good on the helm. I just want to get into the sailing scene here, and get out on the water! :) (06 Mar. 2021)

Crew Bank list updated 2021-09-27.


Crew bank rosters maintained by Ted Ceelen, backed up by Hugh Morrin. Email: Crew Bank Coordinator.

This page updated: 2021-08-15.

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Skippers Looking For Crew

Uriah McCann, uriah at mccann dot one, 613-558-0706
2nd year owning Imagine (C&C 27 MKII) getting much more comfortable sailing and looking to meet others at NSC who are interested in sailing. Would love to practice with 1-2 individuals who would like to try out racing before the end of 2021. I usually try and plan to go out at least 1 time a week in the early afternoon when the wind is consistent and strong. I enjoy both the relaxation of sailing and have a bit of a competitive edge so looking for like minded individuals. Have no problem with beginners happy to share the knowledge I have gained so far and learn new skills together.(09 Aug 2021)

Bryan Van, bryanvan30 at gmail dot com, 613-325-1059
New member & new owner of SKAL, a C&C27 Mk III (wheel steering). I am looking for a crew of one or two primarily for leisure day sails. (07 July 2021)

Don McLaughlin, don121 at hotmail dot com,
I am looking for crew (1 or 2) to help me daytime sail starting in August (I'm retiring from work at the end of July). Ideally you can commit to 1-2 times during the week on a 32 foot Mirage docked at the NSC. You have your COVID vaccines, a Basic Sailing course plus some years of experience or just lots of sailing experience. Day cruising only (not into racing, no over nighters). Special consideration if you play a guitar for some dock jamming afterwards!!! Send me an email (07- July 2021)

Jean-Charles Lucas, bakerjc378 at hotmail dot com, 819-210-8998
Recent owner of Reklis, I am looking for crew members who are interested in participating in Regattas, cruising/leisure day sails. I own a Kirby 25' and she's a great boat to also learn how to operate/sail with. See you out there ! (24- Apr. 2021)

Steve E Zabarylo, zabarys at gmail dot com, 613-298-7476
The boat is a '76 Allen Lightning sailing out of Constance Bay. After a total washout of the 2020 season, your assistance is requested in making 2021 a max out year. (06 Mar. 2021)

Crew Looking For A Boat

Aiden McCulla, aidenmcculla at gmail dot com, 289-675-0394
I know it’s late in the sailing season but I am a student here at Algonquin college taking pre service fire fighting, I have been sailing for 10 years and raced completely for 5, I started off racing laser (radial) and then switched to racing 29ers, I coached a racing development team at my home club (Whitby yacht club) for one year while also racing on a Viking 28 one a week. So most of my experience is on dingies but I definitely still enjoy keelboats. I’m interested both racing and cruising on dinghies/keelboats and for the most part available on short notice. Easiest way to contact is email or text. (27 Sept 2021)

Zoe Gray, zoe.e.t.gray at gmail dot com, 613-408-1248
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available most weeknights and weekends. Often available on short notice.Phone or text: 613-408-1248 OR Email: zoe.e.t.gray@gmail.com I'm a 32 year old woman who holds memberships at both NSC and BYC, and would love to get more involved. I'm new to sailing, and have just completed my Basic Cruising course through Advantage Boating. I'm looking to gain experience, and meet new people in the sailing community! (13 Sept 2021)

Jason, jasondelacroix at rogers dot com, 613-715-0970
crewed with Tad Grygier on Calypso for 10 years . racing weeknights and weekends. that was 20 years ago. Miss sailing and would love to get back in. Have been sailing with John Moss for the summer. Do to mechanical issues with his boat, I am now looking to find a new boat to crew for. (13 Sept 2021)

Olivier Dupuy, odupuy1 at yahoo dot ca, 613-809-0572
Interested in cruising on keel boats. A NSC member, I have just done the Basic Cruising course (practice) and loved it. I would now like to gain more experience. Available weeknights (not Monday) and weekends. Often available on short notice. Mid 50s man. If you are looking for someone to sail with this Fall whatever the weather, let's talk! (01 Sept 2021)

Violaine Guillerm, violaine.guillerm1 at gmail dot com, 613-818-4530
Interested in cruising and racing on keel boats. A NSC member, I have just done the Basic Cruising course (practice) and loved it. I would now like to gain more experience. Available weeknights and weekends. Often available on short notice. Mid 50s woman. If you are looking for someone to sail with this Fall whatever the weather, let's talk! (10 Sept 2021)

Michael Tolmie, mtolmie at gmail dot com, 613-614-5627
I have just completed my Basic Cruising and would love to continue gaining experience with both racing and cruising keelboats. Available weeknights and weekends and sometimes on short notice. Preferred means of contact is either text or email. My experience is limited to the Basic Cruising course but I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would love to continue gaining experience and building my skills. I'm middle-aged and overweight but I'm strong. My NSC membership is in good standing and I would be willing to commit to a crew on a regular basis as long as they commit to not leaving me in the middle of the lake. Thanks (29 Aug 2021)

Joaquin, Joaquinfm at msn dot com, 613-864-3348
I am looking to race or cruise on big boats, I am a catamaran sailor with 15 years of experience at nsc.ca, short notice is fine. Cheers Joaquin (25 Aug 2021)

Ryan Hall, ryrhall at gmail dot com, 613-240-7278
Hello, I’m a newbie to sailing (I did my Basic Cruising course a couple years ago and am participating in a Sail Share program this year). I’m interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats, and am available weeknights (except Thursday evenings) and weekends (except before 1pm Saturdays). Sometimes I’ll be available on short notice. The best way to reach me is to text the cell number provided. Thanks, happy sailing! Ryan (25 Aug 2021)

Ryan Gaetz, ryan.j.gaetz at gmail dot com,
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available weeknights/Weekends. Sometimes available on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Ryan.J.Gaetz@gmail.com I'm average/fit, mid 20s, I've been sailing in NS since as long as I can remember. I haven't had many chances to sail since I came here, since I don't have a boat here. so for the past 10 years I've sailed maybe 10 times. I'd love to do an Atlantic crossing at some point, so getting my endurance up for long range cruising would be my main goal. But I also love to race, and I wouldn't give up the chance if given to me. (23 Aug 2021)

Marie-Claude Savoie, mcs_synergen at ncf dot ca, 613-730-2141
Marie-Claude Savoie, mcs_synergen at ncf dot ca, 613-730-2141 Interested in cruising and racing. No racing experience and limited sailing experience. Sailed on a Shark as crew for single and multiple-days trip in mid eighties. Just completed basic sailing course and looking forward to gain experience. Available weeknights from 5 pm on. Best to phone at 613.730.2141 on short notice or send an e-mail at mcs_synergen@ncf.ca (checked only once daily). (22 Aug 2021)

Tamara OConnor, tamaraoco at outlook dot com, 613-709-1583
Crew interested in cruising and racing, with no racing experience thusfar. Available for weeknights on Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays, Give me a text at 6137091583 and it'll be a quick reply, or if you want you can email me at tamaraoco@outlook.com. Recent CanSail 1 & 2 Graduate, open to meeting a variety of people and very excited to continue sailing on a variety of boats. I have a smaller build which may help or hinder your cause, although young and eager to continue learning. :)(18 Aug 2021)

Cloee St-Amand, cloee.st.amand at gmail dot com, 613-868-0728
Hello. I just finished my Basic cruising course and I am looking to gain experience by being very helpful as crew on your boat. I am available to join in for the races on weeknights or for cruising on the weekend. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks(10 Aug 2021)

Belkiss Ahmad, belkiss956 at gmail dot com, 514-602-5254
Interested in both racing and cruising on keelboats. Available anytime, even on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Phone/Email/Text Message. I got my basic cruising standard recently and I come from a sailing family so I’m used to sailing. I wish to learn more and be able to become one day a sailing instructor. I want to build up my sailing resume. (04 Aug 2021)

Hector Fernandez, hfmoctezuma at gmail dot com, 613-447-2318
I would like to help out as a crew member, I have little experience only two seasons of racing in lake Ontario (2017 and 2018) as a crew member, I used to sail my own pocket sailboat (Edel 540) in lake Ontario Out of Hamilton for recreation as a weekender for me and my family, I'm a former member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (2017 to 2019).(04 Aug 2021)

Theresa Anderson, russell1094 at live dot ca, 343-961-5262
I have been sailing since my youth. I sold my Tartan 27 in 2019 and my 18’ dingy in 2020. I have sailed along the east coast of Canada, Conn. shoreline, St. Lawrence River and New Zealand Bay of Islands. Most of my recent experience has been on Lake Champlain. I like to sail in strong winds. I moved to Ottawa Sept. 2020 and now that I am fully vaccinated I am ready to crew and make new friends. I am retired and I am usually available on short notice. (03 Aug. 2021)

John Haakman, johnhaakman at hotmail dot com, 613-898-0024
Male, 63 yrs. old, in very good physical condition, 190lbs. good balast. Have about 5 years of experience mostly with catamarans, Hobie 16's. Looking to do the same, available short notice. Was a member two years ago. Have all my gear still.(30 July 2021)

Jason, jasondelacroix at rogers dot com, 613-715-0970
crewed with Tad Grygier on Calypso for 10 years . racing weeknights and weekends. that was 20 years ago. Miss sailing and would love to get back in. (24 July 2021)

Scott, scottaaj at gmail dot com, 613-799-1963
I am an experienced sailor, having owned sailboats from 25- 45' in both canada and in the mediteranean. Have all the usual qualifications, and sailing specific I am a yachtmaster offshore, gained in an around vancouver island circumnavigation a few years ago. Since then been sailing in my 45' Elan 434 turkey. Retired from the canadian military in february, and am now boatless... looking for sailing friends. Would love to sail with anyone... time on a boat no matter what is better than time on land! Hoping to make sailing friends and maybe share some sailing experiences. (21 July 2021)

Madi Nadeau, madi.nadeau at gmail dot com, 613-791-6010
New to sailing but comfortable on boats. Interested in cruising on keelboats. Available weeknights and weekends, sometimes available on short notice. Prefer to be contacted via text. Physically fit, 31 yo. Recently completed the Advantage Boating Basic Cruising course and looking to practice newly acquired skills/learn, as well as meet members of the sailing community.(11 July 2021)

Neil Weller, n.weller at rogers dot com, 613-229-4252
Hi, I'm am a fit 62 year old looking for racing crewing keel boat opportunities, sub and or regular, on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. I am available on short notice most of the time. I have +10 years foredeck experience on C&C 27, Windscot, and sailed dingies and Sharks in my youth. Would like to try positions other than foredeck. Thanks!(07 July 2021)

Josée Couture, joseececilecouture at gmail dot com, 343-553-0886
Recently moved to Ottawa from Victoria and can't wait to get back on the water. I have roughly 5-6 years of racing experience at RVYC on a number of different keelboats (Martin, Hotfoot, Aerodyne and others). Mostly pit and foredeck and happy to fill in wherever is needed. I'm bilingual but all the sailing I have done has been in English. Would love to learn the terms in French though;) Available for weekday evening/weekend races, regattas and fun sails as soon as covid rules allow. (03 July 2021)

Derek Vandusen, derekvandusen at hotmail dot com, 613-413-4328
Hi, interested in both racing and cruising on a j24 or Kirby 25. Generally available pretty much any time but short notice can be a problem. Ok being a sub as well. Preferred means of contact: Phone/Email/Text Message. I bought a j24 last year but am still finishing the refit and work up. I have experience in all positions other than foredeck, though I'd like to learn. 6'5, 220#, early forties, easy going but likes to do things well. It'd be great to get out. (28 June 2021)

Kevin Gibb, kgpskier at protonmail dot com, 613-618-5721
Experienced crew (shark, mirage 24, Jay 24, Tanzer). Can do pit, foredeck, tactics. Perhaps a decade or so of club and regatta experience including Nationals and Worlds (Shark). Available for evening races and as spare when covid rules allow.(26 June 2021)

Francis Campbell, franciscampbell at live dot ca, 613-453-7586
Spent most of my summers on the St. Lawrence near Gananoque. Currently sailing a Dart 18/Laser and like to go fast, but currently no racing experience. I'm a young professional looking to learn from someone who has, and meet more of the sailing community in Ottawa! Monday-Thursday preferred.(24 June 2021)

David Barder, dbarder at gmail dot com, 647-571-6051
My name is David and I just moved to Ottawa from Switzerland. I'm looking to join a team and get out on the water for some local sailing. I have crewed on various sailboats in Geneva, and have done 6 seasons on a 30fter. I have over 10+ years of sailing experience, cruising (Yachtmaster), racing on keelboats and some dinghy sailing. I am not a pro, but will not slow anyone down. Reasonably smart.. Available evenings and weekends. Reliable and punctual! :)(15 June 2021)

Codie Lonsberry, codie.lonsberry at gmail dot com, 613-294-0808
Looking to crew on a keel boat. Limited to no experience on keel boats but have sailed catamarans and dinghies. Currently sailing an A Class Cat at NSC. 35 year old male. 150 lbs. Eager to learn! (26 - May. 2021)

Luc Sabourin, LLuc.Sabourin at gmail dot com, 613-277-4584
Hi my name is Luc Sabourin I am 60 years old. I had laser which I sailed for more than 15 years I also sailed catamaran I also have White Sail certificate. I am in good physical shape to maneuver the sailboat. I really enjoyed sailing and perhaps purchase sailboat. (20 - May. 2021)

Linda Lafrance, lindalafrance427 at gmail dot com, 613-558-0080
My husband and I are new to NSC. We own Wanderlust at 7021 but am looking for experience and to meet new people for camaraderie. (04- May. 2021)

Jean-Charles Lucas, bakerjc378 at hotmail dot com, 819-210-8998
I am a former sail instructor with CYA. I am looking into getting more regatta experience on keel boats but have been around and knowledgeable in racing dinghies... I am fit, easygoing and passionate about sailing. Pleasure to see you soon. (24- Apr. 2021)

Bill Nowell, bill.nowell at gmail dot com, 819-230-6620
Interested in crewing for keelboat racing. Available most of the time, sometimes on short notice. Phone or text this number. My goal is to have fun while improving my sail trimming skills. (02- Apr. 2021)

Holly McGarr, holly.mcgarr1 at gmail dot com, 514-754-0905
I have 10+ years of dinghy and skiff racing experience and 3+ years of keelboat racing experience (Shark, Tanzer). I have also completed my basic cruising certification. (24 Mar. 2021)

Leonore Evans, Leonoreevans1 at gmail dot com, 613-983-6074
Looking to race on Monday evenings. Hubby and I bought an Albacore this winter, and I am looking for some additional experience on a keel boat. Reliable professional, seeking weekly commitment. Strong , enthusiastic and love sailing! NSC member. (23 Mar. 2021)

Guilherme, guilhermerpmansur at gmail dot com,
A new sailor who finished my basic cruising course last year looking to get as much time on the water and get to know the sailing community. I’ll happily crew, help do maintenance, and anything else on a boat! Reliable and punctual. (13 Mar. 2021)

Samantha Morris, samanthajm at live dot ca, 902-233-5787
Young professional, just moved to Ottawa from Nova Scotia. Grew up sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, experience racing dinghy’s and keelboats. Coached adult and junior learn to sail programs for 4 years out east. Happy to take on any role on the boat, I usually man the Jib and/or fly spinnaker, I’m also good on the helm. I just want to get into the sailing scene here, and get out on the water! :) (06 Mar. 2021)

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