Crew Bank

Note: We believe that some people signed up for the Crew Bank after May 25th, though for undetermined reasons, we did not receive notice of such postings. If you have not received a response within 3 days of submitting your posting, email Ted & Hugh directly.

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.

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.

Crewbank Form

Crew Bank Rosters

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



Skippers Looking For Crew

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

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 2021-07-30.


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Skippers Looking For Crew

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

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 2021-07-30.

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