Crew Wanted & Available

To advertise your availability as crew or to offer a position on your boat, please email your Name, Phone, and/or Email address to: .  It will help if you add a summary of your experience or of the positions you are seeking to fill. Don’t forget to advise us when you want to be removed from the list.

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Crew Available

Name Contact Details Experience
Drew Belk


Experience: 30+ years, Transpac offshore veteran, currently racing regularly on a Beneteau First 40 and a J70, any position except bow.
Marek Dennhardt

027 583 4583

Canadian newly moved to New Zealand from Lake Superior.

Lifetime of sailing on Lake Superior including 8 years of buoy and offshore racing on a J41. Also experienced in Melges 24, Lightning and other IOR keelboats. Have worked as a charter captain.

Experienced and competent in all positions, specialising in headsail and spinnaker trimming.

Allison Hobson-Wardell

text to +14168825766

Canadian hoping to get some sailing while here, race or not. Can also deliver.

Over 2,000 nm sailing experience, including delivery from British Virgin Islands to Florida. Mostly fordeck: bow, mast, squirrel 🙂

Experience sailing on Beneteau First 40 and Beneteau 36.7. Won the 2017 World Cup in Helsinki sailing on Beneteau 36.7, as well as trophy winner of two North American championships.

Jonny Knopp

John Knopp

021 791 813

Available for crew for one day.

Jonny –3 coastals, 1 BOISW regatta, raced in Auckland in various series on 30-40 foooters. Can sail in any position.

John — RYA dinghy senior instructot assessor, delivery voyages arond the world.

Alexandre Letertre


Over 2,000 nm experience.

Racing on Carrera for the last 2 years.

Can help with delivery up.

Tim Nichols

022 642 4657

Very experienced crew.  Many Coastal Classics and lots of ’round the cans’ racing in Auckland. Confident in pretty much any position on a boat, including bow.

Crew Wanted

Name Contact Details Position(s) to Fill
Joe Brownlee


Farr 1020 Shokran requires 2 crew to work foredeck. Island Racing C div.
Gary Hack

022 402 5049

Race crew positions available on California Kiwi — a 15 metre race cruiser, competing in the Island Racing B Division.

Race crew positions available:

— jib trimming

— foredeck

— mainsail trimming

Paul King

+6141 892 8550 (best)

027 345 3444


Obi-wan looking for one or two crew, bow and/or strings experience preferred.

Obi-wan is a Bakewell-White 38 racer/cruiser sailing in the Island Racing B division (aka Div B Island Cruising) that was recently shipped from Royal Perth Yahct Club to Opua.