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Interested in crewing?

Crew members looking for a ride as well as skippers looking for crew can browse and post to our crew bank. To add your name to the listing, please send an email to our Sailing Director at sailingdirector@wvyc.ca. Be sure to note your name, experience level or crew requirements, and contact details. Postings will be removed regularly, please send another email if you wish your name to be added back to the list.

Also, refer to the Crew Wanted page of this section if you are looking for that last person to give you that winning edge.

The following people are interested in crewing for upcoming racing events:

Updated March 4th, 2019: If you have been deleted and want to still be on the list just send your info to sailingdirector@wvyc.ca

Name: Cheryl James
Experience Level:  Just did Southern Straits 2019, and now available for Wednesday evenings, etc. I’m a British female , 36 years old, been racing weekly for the last 2 years in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast.  I crew a J24 in summer and Peterson 35 in  the winter sometimes racing down as far as Thornanby/ Secret cove area and competed in the local Malaspina  regatta the last 2 years. I also took part in last years Round Bowen race on a Seascape 27. I have RYA day skipper certification, VHF ROC and current First Aid and have a few months worth of experience crewing cruising vessels down south in the Eastern Carribbean. I have also recently started training with my local RCMSAR. Unfortunately i do not have much spinnaker experience having used a spinnaker only a handful of times....This is where I would really like to gain some more experience. Looking for a boat that is taking part for the experience and to have fun rather than to win at all costs as I do not feel my experience level quite matches up to that. 
Contact details: cheryl_mjames@hotmail.com, 250-266-0551
Date Added: April 23 2019

Hello sailors!
My name is Anouk Sanchez and I have recently moved to Vancouver from Revelstoke. Last year I spent six months sailing from Fiji to Greenland through the Northwest Passage on an 110ft. ketch called Infinty. It was my first big sailing experience but I learned so much! I am looking to continue my sailing learning experience and I am open to anything. I'll be happy to crew or help you out maintaining your boat. I can navigate, read weather forecast, navigation charts, ice chart, fix all sort of sail problems, rigging, marine engines maintenance, desalination systems, I spent hours swimming around the boat scrapping barnacles and algea, name it. If you are wondering, I am a female, 5'5", mid thirties, pretty fit and strong. Email me at followthepow@yahoo.com or call or text at 250-814-7635

Terry Barkman
(604) 8355111
 In the past I have raced Southern Straits with Bravo Zulu, and with Equilibrium.  Neither are entering this year, and I'll take any position on the right TEAM.  This winter I raced Polar Bear and Snowflake with Dominatrix.  Looking for a boat for Southern Straits, Swiftsure, and Van Isle!  

Having moved to West Van in February (downsized from house to apartment) I am considering joining the Club and the best way to get to meet people is through the race program. I am an experienced cruiser/racer. In the 1980's 90's lived in Toronto and belonged to RVYC. Was crew member on Red Jacket and other boats out of RCYC - many positions, loved foredeck work. Owned CS 30,36 and 40 over 25 years. I have done coastal and offshore (celestial) navigation courses and a fair amount of scuba diving (have advanced certification).Cruised every year in Caribbean - a couple of blissful long journeys through the entire island chain. I do not own a sailboat now (small power boat for fishing) but cruise with Cooper Yachts charter every year for 3 weeks. Chartered catamarans in exotic locations (recently Fiji) - my mid term goal is to sail a catamaran through the South Pacific. Moved to BC in 2000's (Kelowna for 7 years) now live in West Vancouver. I am very fit with zero health problems, with the exception of self imposed sport injuries from time to time (Mt Biking).I am 62 years old, a real estate investor/developer and am engaged in a couple of projects in Vancouver. My wife Kathleen is also a very experienced and able sailor who loves to race. I have 2 adult sons who also live in Vancouver who both are able hands.Looking forward to hearing from you.Cheers

Kimble Mooney


My name is Garry Bennett, I have recently moved to the area from Ontario. I have spent many years crewing on various full keel boats on Lake Ontario.  I have been crewing on and off for over 20 years, with experience in everything from sail trim to foredeck.  Most of my time was spent on Nelson Marek 30's and C&C 29.  I am looking to introduce myself to the local sailing scene and am anxious to meet some new folks here in the Okanagan.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the water. 


Cheers, Garry.

My name is Lee-Ann Hollander. I belong to the LMYC and I'm hoping to get a chance to crew for the Southern Straits this year. Wayne Foulds, our Race Director, passed on your contact. I don't have a ton of racing experience. I've raced in the IYC series in Semiahmoo Bay, but I'm looking to step it up and get on to some bigger events. I'm a 49 year old teacher, (I also work for Coast Guard, part time). I'm fit, athletic, energetic and keen. I have my VHF Radio, Basic and Intermediate Cruise skipper, Nav. courses, Seamanship, First Aid, and I've signed up for the Safety at Sea seminar.