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.


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.


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

None yet.

Crew Looking For A Boat

Scott G, hourclock at hotmail dot com. 780-813-6462
I have recently moved to Ottawa and 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. For a full list of applicable qualifications, please contact me. (18 April 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. Available any evening of the week and sometimes on weekends. I have done the basic cruising course and am now upgrading my knowledge by taking the racing course. Hope to meet you soon. (12 April 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)

Peter Bradley, peter at riskybusiness dot ca. 613-852-6864
Long time racer, skippered for many years but now looking to crew on keelboats. I am primarily available Thursday nights, but can do other weeknights and occasional weekends. I am sometimes available on short-notice, but the more notice the better the odds! My phone number is a cellphone, and you are welcome to call or text. I am in pretty good shape, and a fully paid crewing member at NSC. I would love to crew on a regular basis/boat if it can be arranged. (10 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-Rivire 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)

Ab Currie, abcurrie at sympatico dot ca. 613-226-5126
I sailed as crew on Waterparke for the past 2 seasons in the JAM races. (3 April 2018)

Matt Gillmore, mattgillmore at hotmail dot com. 613-612-4676
Friendly and fit engineer with 10 years Royal Canadian Navy experience and a PCOC looking to volunteer as crew. Intermediate motor yachting experience and beginner sailing experience including whitesail level I & II. (28 March. 2018)

Matt Thornington, mattbonn at gmail dot com. 613-324-0006
"I grew up sailing in Jersey, UK but my last race was the J24 World Cup in 1999 where I crewed for a Japanese team. Since then I've done no racing since but a lot of sailing on everything from a Laser to a 60ft Clipper on a stage of the Round the World race. We sold our MacGregor 25 last year, now we only have a Hobie Adventure Island which we use to teach our kids sailing. Happy to join any level of racing as I know my way around a boat well. Enjoy the social aspect too, usually find myself a bit thirsty at the end of a race :-)" (28 March. 2018)

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