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Looking for crewing position on yacht

Post by carteki » Fri, 02 May 2008 11:11 pm

Hi,
I have recently moved to Singapore from Cape Town and am looking to start sailing. I used to sail in Table Bay on a 30' Charger doing various tasks withing the cockpit. Looking for a regular crew to sail with.
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Post by QRM » Sun, 04 May 2008 10:58 pm

Best bet is to place advert at the local marinas, recreational boating in Singapore is relatively new. The big problem I found here while sailing, there are no quiet sandy bays or islands with clear water within Singapore territorial waters. So on day trips you don’t really have any destinations to head to for BBQ snorkeling etc.

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Post by khairo » Sun, 04 May 2008 11:01 pm

hi hi

I am from EUROPE and arrived in Spore six moths ago. I have been trying also to join a yacht crew but I have finally given up. Sporeans are more interested in socializing in so called Sailing Clubs than actual off shore sailing. These clubs are a complete rip off and do not provide any particular facilities apart from expensive small boats rentals and beginners sailing lessons. However you can spend a lot of money there in drinks, food and membership fees...
Malaysia seemslike a better bet...I have a few contacts there...we can talk if you wish

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Post by clwb45 » Mon, 05 May 2008 5:36 pm

Been reading the posts and thought I'd give my two-penneth worth.

We've been here (in Singapore) for almost 5 years and like you guys we wanted to continue sailing (which we thoroughly enjoyed whilst in Kuala Lumpur - KL). However, our experiences have been pretty much the same a khairo's and we now have totally given up.

KL (or Royal Selangor Yacht Club) is a totally different scene with a good crowd (albeit small) and regular races. We miss it quite a lot and would recommend to anyone anyday. It's definitely worth investigating.

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Post by carteki » Thu, 08 May 2008 3:39 pm

I went out Changi Sailing Club and met a whole bunch of people a while back. There seemed to be quite a bit of activity - but then again it was a formal regatta! I guess I'll just have to go back for another visit...

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 08 May 2008 5:49 pm

So I guess the cheap joining fee at RSYS (??) is a no go, then?

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Post by carteki » Wed, 14 May 2008 10:21 am

sierra2469alpha wrote:So I guess the cheap joining fee at RSYS (??) is a no go, then?
Can you tell me more? Although I am more likely to join a club on the basis of where I sail, rather than just because there are cheap fees.

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Post by hiking out » Thu, 15 May 2008 8:46 pm

if you are into sailing, then Changi Sailing Club would be a better bet, RSYC caters more to the powerboat crowd.

Changi used to be more happening but there are still a number of die hard sailors , It has a website http://www.csc.org.sg/ where you can find the sailing calender from May to August. Maybe the staff can put you in contact with someone who needs a crew.

I understand that it also offer short term membership if you are keen to join.
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Post by yxan » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 7:46 pm

I run an 8 m. sportsboat out of Raffles and am constantly looking for crew for racing, practice and cruising, also have a boat in thailand.

Contact me if still interested.

Generally at raffles there is a Fun race and one IRC club race every month, then you have the bigger local regattas added to that. No need to join a club for the purpose of sailing, many of the owners are members but raffles marina is public as far as the restaurant goes.

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Re: yacht crew

Post by pat17eve » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:32 pm

yxan wrote:I run an 8 m. sportsboat out of Raffles and am constantly looking for crew for racing, practice and cruising, also have a boat in thailand.

Contact me if still interested.

Generally at raffles there is a Fun race and one IRC club race every month, then you have the bigger local regattas added to that. No need to join a club for the purpose of sailing, many of the owners are members but raffles marina is public as far as the restaurant goes.

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Hi, how much do you pay for insuring your boat?
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Insurance

Post by yxan » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 1:10 pm

I only have 3rd liability with Racing Cover (250.000), i guess around 800 SGD if i am not wrong

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Post by pat17eve » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:43 pm

I'm sure your 8m boat is worth some investment value. How much is it worth now? It would be great if you hv a photo of your boat for viewing.

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Interested in Crewing Locally for Races, Regattas

Post by BigOceanRyan » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 4:32 pm

yxan, and other racers/owners

I'm just arrived from San Diego, been racing on staghoundsailing.com for the last two years, before that 2 trans-atlantics and 10+ years on FJ's, Thistles, and Hobicats. I'd love to catch up and crew a race on your 8 meter! Drop me a line if you could use a hand!

Ryan

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Used Boat

Post by pat17eve » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 12:38 pm

Hi, does anyone know who wants to sell their small used powered boat for about S$10k.
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