Crew Bank

COVID-19 Notice: While the Crew Bank remains open, the unfortunate reality is that current government regulations and recommended practices are not consistent with having new/substitute crew on board. This situation is not expected to change significantly during the 2020 sailing season.

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 (2020) 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.

Crewbank Form

Crew Bank Rosters

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



Skippers Looking For Crew

No postings yet for skippers looking for crew.

Crew Looking For A Boat

Amit Sharma, amtrijal147 at gmail dot com, 873-688-7654
I am an individual looking to sail with in your boat if you are in need of a person to help you with sailing. I am at Ottawa and open to sailing around the area. (07 Aug 2020)

Natasha Luburic, natashaluburic at gmail dot com, 613-983-0717
I am looking to fill in on a casual basis for crews as needed. This is my 2nd year sailing and I would like to get better at the sport, by working with as many individuals as possible. I am very keen to learn! I am not very competitive myself, but would be willing to be with a competitive crew if needed. (23 July 2020)

Kerry Dunn, kerrydunn at bell dot net, 613-447-8959
Hello all skippers: looking to crew on dinghy and keel-boats. Crewed extensively both cruising and racing in Belleville, ON, many years ago. Have 2018 CANSail 1 & 2. Very eager and easy to get along with. Posting this on off-chance things improve with the blessed CV19 situation. 20 mins from NSC. Cheers, Kerry(21 July 2020)

Rolf Carlos, rolfcarlos at gmail dot com, 613-263-3603
I've completed my Basic Cruising courses, and rearing to go! I'm in excellent shape, friendly and social. Looking to gain as much experience as possible before Summer 2020 comes to an end! (14 July 2020)

JP Santini, jpsantini at gmail dot com, 819-329-4823
Skipper Level II at NauticEd looking for sailing opportunities as a crew for cruising or racing. Crewed at NSC last year on a weekly basis on a Mirage 24 and Catalina 28. All positions: main, Genoa and spinnaker deploy and trim; helmsman. Sailing since 2009 including racing in Vancouver Island and cruising in Vancouver Island, California and BVI, on winds up to 30 Kts. PCOC holder. ASA 101/103/104/105 certifications. Available all day on weekends and mostly afternoon on week days. Best way to reach me is by email or text.(06 July 2020)

Kelly Crothers, catalyst5376 at gmail dot com, 613-262-1740
The quickest way to get ahold of me is to text 613-262-1740. I usually can respond fairly quickly. I took my sailing course at KSC 3 years ago, but have haven't been out on the water that often. I'm looking for crewing opportunities for leisure/non-competitive sailing this season to get out to meet other NSC members and to learn from experienced sailors. I'm 47 yrs old, live in Barrhaven and work shift work, around the corner at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, and no kids, so I have lots of extra time during the week to sail. I am also interested in a sailing vacation this winter/spring 2019/2020 in the Bahamas or BVI, if anyone needs crew/company or has any information on sailing groups/trips going south this winter. I am looking for as many opportunities as possible to get out on the water and brush up on my sailing skills, so plase contact me if you are in need of crew this summer/fall! (05 July 2020)

Adam VanderVelde, adam.vandervelde at hotmail dot com,
Avid keelboater looking to try out the dinghy/cat scene, completed up to CANSail 4 a few years ago, have some experience with 420s. (05 July 2020)

Mike Palmer, palmer.michael at gmail dot com, 613-894-1976
My son was signed up to sail for a month this year in Can Sail 3 but with out a boat which can be single handed he can’t participate. Looking for anything that would allow him to sail for the month of July. He is 14 and about 100 lbs. if you have something available, please contact me to work out a rental arrangement. Thanks! (26 June 2020)

Chris Merrick, chrisjohnmerrick at hotmail dot com, 613-868-3827
I am looking to be able to occasionally use a single handed boat like a laser or small 2 person boat so I can sail beside my son who has an open Bic. I’m an experienced sailor and will take good care of it. (26 June 2020)

Steven Jung, jungville at gmail dot com, 613-890-2488
Looking to crew in one of the competitive one design classes. Have lots of racing experience on Hobie Cats and Tasar (as skipper) and on Tornado (as crew) , and Martin 242 as tactician. Any position except foredeck. Contact me by phone, text or email. (21 June 2020)

Shawn O'Neill, shawn.oneill at sympatico dot ca, 613-729-0030
In 2018, I completed the CanSail 1&2 and introduction to keelboat sailing and in 2019 completed the Basic Cruising course. I am interested in racing/ cruising on weeknights and weekends. I work Monday to Friday during the day. Would like to join a crew to gain more experience. (31 May 2020)

Chris Lysyk, chrislysyk at gmail dot com, 819-431-4666
Hi there! I'm available weekday evenings and occasional weekend days. Looking to get into the the club through some exposure to racing and cruising this summer. Plans are to get a boat to enjoy with my sons a bit later. I have a CYA crew certification and spent time sailing as a kid. I've recently retired from a Naval career where I spent about 3 years at sea out of Halifax. 40 y/o male. (25 Apr. 2020)

Jenny Kaser, j.c.kaser at gmail dot com, 613-295-2722
I'm interested in crewing -- cruising or racing -- on a keelboat or dinghy with a fairly laid-back skipper who just likes to be out on the water and understands new sailors. I completed my Basic Cruising certification at CVGR (Aylmer) last year and will complete my CANSail 1 dinghy course at the Ecole de voile du CVGR in June. I sailed a dinghy and windsurfed back in the day. I work 9 to 5, M-F, but can be available evenings and on weekends. Please contact by email or text. (10 Mar. 2020)

Sasha Force, sashaforce at rogers dot com, 613-797-5927
Interested in racing keelboats, especially women's racing & one design. Sometimes available on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Email/Text Message. I haven't raced in years, used to skipper shark crews on women's night & one-design, but had very little experience/coaching before progressing to that point so I'd like very much to sail with people I can learn from. Would love to get in with a regular crew, but can also sub-in. Looking for a crew that's out to try hard without taking themselves tooo seriously; I'm looking to learn and have fun too. (25 Feb. 2020)

Elizabeth Chatelain, lizchatelain at gmail dot com, 613-591-1591
Hello sailors! I’m looking to crew for the 2020 season. I have completed my Basic cruising course at BYC with Advantage Boating (2019) and my VHF Radio Operators course (2019) and now I’m looking for some time to practice those skills. I am quite keen to try the ladies racing program on Monday nights, but also live nearby and am semi-retired so quite available other times. Looking forward to being on the water. (05 Mar. 2020)

Crew Bank list updated 2020-08-07.


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Skippers Looking For Crew

No postings yet for skippers looking for crew.

Crew Looking For A Boat

Amit Sharma, amtrijal147 at gmail dot com, 873-688-7654
I am an individual looking to sail with in your boat if you are in need of a person to help you with sailing. I am at Ottawa and open to sailing around the area. (07 Aug 2020)

Natasha Luburic, natashaluburic at gmail dot com, 613-983-0717
I am looking to fill in on a casual basis for crews as needed. This is my 2nd year sailing and I would like to get better at the sport, by working with as many individuals as possible. I am very keen to learn! I am not very competitive myself, but would be willing to be with a competitive crew if needed. (23 July 2020)

Kerry Dunn, kerrydunn at bell dot net, 613-447-8959
Hello all skippers: looking to crew on dinghy and keel-boats. Crewed extensively both cruising and racing in Belleville, ON, many years ago. Have 2018 CANSail 1 & 2. Very eager and easy to get along with. Posting this on off-chance things improve with the blessed CV19 situation. 20 mins from NSC. Cheers, Kerry(21 July 2020)

Rolf Carlos, rolfcarlos at gmail dot com, 613-263-3603
I've completed my Basic Cruising courses, and rearing to go! I'm in excellent shape, friendly and social. Looking to gain as much experience as possible before Summer 2020 comes to an end! (14 July 2020)

JP Santini, jpsantini at gmail dot com, 819-329-4823
Skipper Level II at NauticEd looking for sailing opportunities as a crew for cruising or racing. Crewed at NSC last year on a weekly basis on a Mirage 24 and Catalina 28. All positions: main, Genoa and spinnaker deploy and trim; helmsman. Sailing since 2009 including racing in Vancouver Island and cruising in Vancouver Island, California and BVI, on winds up to 30 Kts. PCOC holder. ASA 101/103/104/105 certifications. Available all day on weekends and mostly afternoon on week days. Best way to reach me is by email or text.(06 July 2020)

Kelly Crothers, catalyst5376 at gmail dot com, 613-262-1740
The quickest way to get ahold of me is to text 613-262-1740. I usually can respond fairly quickly. I took my sailing course at KSC 3 years ago, but have haven't been out on the water that often. I'm looking for crewing opportunities for leisure/non-competitive sailing this season to get out to meet other NSC members and to learn from experienced sailors. I'm 47 yrs old, live in Barrhaven and work shift work, around the corner at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, and no kids, so I have lots of extra time during the week to sail. I am also interested in a sailing vacation this winter/spring 2019/2020 in the Bahamas or BVI, if anyone needs crew/company or has any information on sailing groups/trips going south this winter. I am looking for as many opportunities as possible to get out on the water and brush up on my sailing skills, so plase contact me if you are in need of crew this summer/fall! (05 July 2020)

Adam VanderVelde, adam.vandervelde at hotmail dot com,
Avid keelboater looking to try out the dinghy/cat scene, completed up to CANSail 4 a few years ago, have some experience with 420s. (05 July 2020)

Mike Palmer, palmer.michael at gmail dot com, 613-894-1976
My son was signed up to sail for a month this year in Can Sail 3 but with out a boat which can be single handed he can’t participate. Looking for anything that would allow him to sail for the month of July. He is 14 and about 100 lbs. if you have something available, please contact me to work out a rental arrangement. Thanks! (26 June 2020)

Chris Merrick, chrisjohnmerrick at hotmail dot com, 613-868-3827
I am looking to be able to occasionally use a single handed boat like a laser or small 2 person boat so I can sail beside my son who has an open Bic. I’m an experienced sailor and will take good care of it. (26 June 2020)

Steven Jung, jungville at gmail dot com, 613-890-2488
Looking to crew in one of the competitive one design classes. Have lots of racing experience on Hobie Cats and Tasar (as skipper) and on Tornado (as crew) , and Martin 242 as tactician. Any position except foredeck. Contact me by phone, text or email. (21 June 2020)

Shawn O'Neill, shawn.oneill at sympatico dot ca, 613-729-0030
In 2018, I completed the CanSail 1&2 and introduction to keelboat sailing and in 2019 completed the Basic Cruising course. I am interested in racing/ cruising on weeknights and weekends. I work Monday to Friday during the day. Would like to join a crew to gain more experience. (31 May 2020)

Chris Lysyk, chrislysyk at gmail dot com, 819-431-4666
Hi there! I'm available weekday evenings and occasional weekend days. Looking to get into the the club through some exposure to racing and cruising this summer. Plans are to get a boat to enjoy with my sons a bit later. I have a CYA crew certification and spent time sailing as a kid. I've recently retired from a Naval career where I spent about 3 years at sea out of Halifax. 40 y/o male. (25 Apr. 2020)

Jenny Kaser, j.c.kaser at gmail dot com, 613-295-2722
I'm interested in crewing -- cruising or racing -- on a keelboat or dinghy with a fairly laid-back skipper who just likes to be out on the water and understands new sailors. I completed my Basic Cruising certification at CVGR (Aylmer) last year and will complete my CANSail 1 dinghy course at the Ecole de voile du CVGR in June. I sailed a dinghy and windsurfed back in the day. I work 9 to 5, M-F, but can be available evenings and on weekends. Please contact by email or text. (10 Mar. 2020)

Sasha Force, sashaforce at rogers dot com, 613-797-5927
Interested in racing keelboats, especially women's racing & one design. Sometimes available on short notice. Preferred means of contact: Email/Text Message. I haven't raced in years, used to skipper shark crews on women's night & one-design, but had very little experience/coaching before progressing to that point so I'd like very much to sail with people I can learn from. Would love to get in with a regular crew, but can also sub-in. Looking for a crew that's out to try hard without taking themselves tooo seriously; I'm looking to learn and have fun too. (25 Feb. 2020)

Elizabeth Chatelain, lizchatelain at gmail dot com, 613-591-1591
Hello sailors! I’m looking to crew for the 2020 season. I have completed my Basic cruising course at BYC with Advantage Boating (2019) and my VHF Radio Operators course (2019) and now I’m looking for some time to practice those skills. I am quite keen to try the ladies racing program on Monday nights, but also live nearby and am semi-retired so quite available other times. Looking forward to being on the water. (05 Mar. 2020)

Crew Bank list updated 2020-08-07.

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