Our introduction to crewing opportunities

 The wind is free – and believe it or not you can go cruising for very little expense. Read how to do it in September’s Yachting Monthly.

Below are a few suggestions to help you get started: It is by no means definitive, but should give you an idea of how to begin.

Sailing Clubs:
See The RYA Directory for details of Sailing Clubs in your area.

Sail Training Organisations:
We featured the Tall Ships Youth Trust and the Ocean Youth Trust in the article, but there are many more all around the UK’s coast. The Association of Sea Training Organisations has comprehensive list of affiliated organisations in the UK on its website.

Delivery Companies:
There are many delivery companies, ranging from one man operations to large agencies. Keep an eye on the back pages of YM for ads, or visit the YBW.com Marine Directory , which has a more comprehensive list of agencies. Here is a brief list of some of the best-known.
Reliance Yacht Management 
Professional Yacht Deliveries 
Great Circle Yacht Deliveries 
Direct Yacht Deliveries 
Front Row Yacht Deliveries 

Some Crew Registers:
YM’s Scuttlebutt forum 
The social networking phenomenon Facebook is a growing trend, and there are groups where you can post messages and find out about crewing opportunities.
Event websites and sailing club sites often have their own crew registers.

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