Competent Sailing Crew Services
During the past 4 winters I have spent a total of 15 months living and assisting on sailboats in Panama, Belize, Grenada, Florida, and the Eastern Caribbean and have well over 1000nm of crew experience. In the 2019-2020 season I crewed on a sailboat traveling to many countries between Guadeloupe and the USVI for 5 months.
I own a 22' sailboat, which I sail in lakes in the summer in Northern California.
I have many skills to offer between my experiences as a sailor, diver, mother, teacher, property and sailboat owner, yoga and swimming instructor, seamstress, whole-foods cook for my friends and family, and host for my hostel guests.
I am creative, resourceful, self-reliant, easy-going and on a mission to create mutually beneficial experiences.
I have been a certified scuba diver since I was 13. I am very interested in sea life and coral reef ecology and love sharing what I know and learn.
I am an excellent swimmer, healthy cook, know CPR/first aid/herbal remedies, and am great with all kinds of people. I am a valuable, attentive, hard-working, joyful member of any team!
I teach yoga, swimming lessons, and offer Aguahara (water massage therapy) sessions and enjoy playing guitar, ukulele, and the handpan. I am passionate about swimming, studying reef creatures, and going into small villages and getting to know locals and their customs.
I eat a pretty simple and healthy sugar-free & grain-free diet, but I am willing to cook things I'm not eating for my crew.
I am interested in finding work on a sailboat. I have no intention of going back to my teaching job and I freelance to earn money when I can as I travel. I love living on the water!!
Thanks for considering me.
Kelly sailed with me for 5 months and hundreds of miles in the NE Caribbean, mostly as the only crew, including several overnight passages. She is always upbeat and happy with a positive attitude and easy to be around - great attributes for living in a small space. Kelly can catch, clean, and cook fish like a pro, especially the cooking part. I was well feed when she was crew. Kelly also has a beautiful singing voice, guitar work and song writing skills that make her a hit at beach parties. She is an all around great addition to any sailboat that sails.
~ Captain Ray of S/V Katherine Lee