Skippers, please post any crew needs here including dates and skills needed and sailors please post your crew availability and previous experience… Please note your comment will be removed after a months time.

  1. Roger Parkington

    Hi, I need one nimble crew to help sail my RL24 trailer sailer on Wednesday evenings at 3.30pm about. This is an easy boat to sail but we need help to launch a spinnaker! Call Roger on 0407683634 anytime.

  2. John Niven

    Hi skippers,
    Have moved to the GC and looking for crewing opportunities. I’m a former member of Middle Harbour YC where I crewed on Adams 10 metre and J24 yachts for 8 years. Twilights, Saturday inshore, Sunday offshore racing. Normally sail at bowman or headsail trimmer positions but OK with any spot.
    I have my YA Competent Crew and YA/RYA Inshore Day Skipper tickets but haven’t sailed since the 2016/17 season.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Chris Larsen

      Hi John,

      I am looking for crew for next weekends Flat Rock race. Please give me a call if interested in sailing on my Elliott 9.6

  3. Hi, Looking for an experienced mature Stewardess for a land based position – Temp 4 Day holiday cover for this Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday. (3rd Sept – 7th Sept).

    Must be able to cook (simple homestyle cooking), have own car and drivers clean license. Laundry and general housekeeping involved (Cleaner already employed for deep cleaning)

    Please message me for more information…

    Kind regards


  4. Hi. Paul here. Am interested in crewing for sailing regattas. Have crewed several seasons for plate winning yacht at St Kilda yacht club in Melbourne (years ago). Have sailed Bass Straight in some interesting conditions. Have self skippered 38ft yacht in the Whitsundays. Cheers 0411116067

  5. Anne McKenzie

    Hi all,
    I’m a fun and enthusiastic seasoned ocean sailor, who has sailed many of the world’s great oceans and loves sailing!

    I’m now Gold Coast based, and would love to get out on the water again for regular afternoon/weekend racing..

    If you have a crew spot for me, I’d love to hear from you! 😃 Anne – 0413114795
    Thanks for reading!

  6. Bree Wailes

    WOW there’s a lot of people looking for a crew here.

    My name’s Bree, worked and lived on Hamilton Island for 4 years, have attended HI Race Week for 7 years in a row and raced for 3 years on a Volvo 60.

    Was secretary of Hamilton Island Yacht Club for a season and women’s champion of the ladies comp skippering a Sunmaid. Competed in twilight races every Wednesday for 3 years.

    Sounds like a lot of experience now that write it down – truth be told I would NOT consider myself an expert, however I sure am great at taking direction, understanding the water & wind and doing as I’m told with a big smile.

    Be interested in joining a crew or being tested out if you believe I’m a good fit.

    37, female, Aussie … and missing the water! 🙂


  7. Andy Neate

    Hey there,

    Ive recently returned to oz after working abroad in the super yacht industry the past 6 years. Ive been working onboard large sailing yachts both cruising and racing but now that i’m home would like to get back involved in some club racing. Pretty versatile happy to help out where ever needed. Im 36 years old fit and healthy live in Mermaid Beach. Andy 0426 733 422

  8. Cindy Goudie

    I am a fit (ahem! pretty fit, gym classes or weights 5/wk/used to be a swimmer) 37 year old female, interested in Thursday races at 3.30pm, to learn how to sail. YAY!
    I can also be a crew helper, during the week. Looking for a sailing course too.
    Anything would be amazing, as I am buying my own 36ft boat soon!
    I have been in a race in Melbourne, 1 day introduction to sailing training course and sailed small boats before.
    Cindy 0434639679 or email

  9. Jennifer Backman

    I’ve recently completed the Adult Dinghy Sailing Course through Southport Yacht Club and am super keen to get some sailing experience behind me.
    I currently work on superyachts but due to COVID im home on the gold coast with lots of spare time so I am very flexible with dates and could even do short trips if needed.
    Call or text 0413691267

  10. Harry Lee

    Looking to gain experience, I haven’t sailed for about 10 years but really keen to get back into it. I sailed dinghy boats and a classic tall ship.
    I am 26, fit and healthy, extremely enthusiastic and really keen to learn.
    I am free and available while off work at the minute as work as an event manager. Feel free to call and chat if you have anything available.
    Cheers Harry – 0473099314

  11. Hi all
    I am looking to get back into sailing and offer my assistance to crew sailing vessels for recreation or racing.
    I am a 44 year old design engineer living in Southport.
    My sailing experience includes – as a teenager on a 28ft yacht on weekend adventures in moreton bay – and as a 20 year old deck hand sailing a 39ft yacht from Brisbane to Hawaii (2 crew), then on a 45ft racing yacht to San Fransisco (3 crew).
    I am fit, a strong swimmer, with no medical conditions. I have volunteered as a S:LSC lifeguard for 10 years on the Gold Coast completing both Bronze and Silver medallion, and also formal courses in First Aid and CPR.
    Happy to field any question or if you would like to have a chat please get in touch.
    Thank you
    0411 368 187

  12. Matt

    Hello! My name is Matt. I am 34 and have been racing on yachts down in Victoria for the past 3 years. I have just moved to the Gold Coast and am looking to join a new crew/yacht! 0419151865

  13. Tony Shaw

    ‘No Secrets’ is a 34′ IRC rated cruiser racer. We are looking for an experienced Mainsheet Trimmer and an all rounder with iPad navigation experience, to join our team for Offshore Passage Racing and some Thursday Twilights. Call Tony on 0411 429 527 or email to express interest…

  14. Deckhand/Dive instructor/Underwater Videographer/ Superayacht experience

    Hi, I am currently looking for a job in australia as a deckhand/Diver.
    I have experience on small tenders and yachts up to 80 Metres.
    I am a qualified diver instructor and underwater videographer.
    I have my STCW 95, STCW PDSD, Advanced Powerboat Commercially endorsed, Yachtmaster Theory, O2 Provider, AEC.
    I have experience in driving boats up to 42ft.

    I look forward to hearing from anyone who may need crew, my contact details are:
    Mobile: +61492806334

  15. Alan

    Hoping to find a crewing opportunity. I have some previous sailing experience, however far from experienced sailor.
    Fairly open to availability. Eager to learn and meet new people.

  16. Steve

    Hi All,
    I learned to sail a few years back on a 32ft masthead sloop in the Keppels. I have not had the opportunity to gain further experience so I am hoping this platform will reach someone that can offer me further experience. I would love to be able to develop into someone that has the capability to sail to the pacific islands.
    Kind regards,

  17. Hi All,
    I have just returned to Gold Coast having helped a friend’s dad sail his Lagoon 440 catamaran across from Corfu to Silicy shorthanded. I am looking for any sailing opportunity or work in and around the water. 33 years old, fit with postive attitude. Currently working as IT project manager and would like to change carreer. I have my PADI advanced open water driver and plan to expand both RYA and PADI certificaitons post COVID-19 restriction.
    Thanks Cait

  18. Tom Madsen

    Hi, I’m looking to help and get experience sailing any sized craft you need help with! About myself – in 2018 I quit my job as a detective to take my kids travelling around the world. I’m in the Gold Coast now, working (well, studying really) from home and am therefore free almost anyday, or for a number of days at a time if you need help with a passage (governments permitting of course). One day I would like to sail the world with my family.
    Tom 0468764724.

  19. Jennifer Akers

    Looking for an experienced skipper to help me from time to time, enjoy my cruising ketch 60ft. Jennifer. 0408198199

    • Alan

      Hello Jennifer,
      Should you ever require a deckhand happy to assist.Looking to acquire some experience wherever possible..

  20. Matthew Benson

    Morning all,

    I’m Canadian engineer living in Southport and have sailed recreationally in Vancouver on and off for 3 years. Just completed a crewing/helming course at the Southport Yacht Club to get up on the local jargon and sailing culture. I’m around most weekends. Weight is 67kg for any racing adventures.


  21. Rebecca C.

    Hello there! Currently studying at the Gold Coast, Im a 27 year girl from Panama keen to get some sailing here. Used to work as a stewardess/ cook on boat charters and general boat cleaning and maintenance back on the Caribbean side of Panama, so know my way around boats and tenders, though I’d be keen to learn how to properly sailing. I’d love to crew fir some fun sailing or weekly regattas if possible!
    my phone contact is 0460923542 /
    Kind regards 🙂

  22. Joni Karonen

    Hello to all!

    My name is Joni and I am from Finland. I am looking for a crew opportunity to get into sailing in Australia and meet new people. I have been sailing 5+ years in Baltic sea and done couple of races in crew as well. I live permanently in Kingscliff.
    Cheers, 0452287748

  23. Shaji Jacob

    Shaji Jacob

    I am looking for a crew spot. I have sailing experience in Enterprise class long back. I am 46 fit and fast learner live in Gold Coast area . I am available any time ..
    Shaji – 0432 833 950

  24. Paul Thomas

    Hi all,

    Paul’s my name, and I’m fit and keen to secure a crew spot. Ive done ocean and harbour racing, live on the Goldie. I am an offshore FIFO worker with a roster to provide availability with regular 2and 4 week breaks.

    Thanks……….Paul 0411083556

  25. Paul

    Hello all,

    My name is Paul, 50 yrs old, fit and keen. I’m hoping to become crew for a yacht. Sailed dinghies, club races in Sydney, and Hobart to Sydney a couple of times. I work offshore in WA with a roster which provides clarity for availability. I live on the Goldie and look forward to any opportunity.

    Thanks…….Paul 0411 083 556

  26. Robert Griffiths

    Hi All Skippers,

    I’m looking for a opportunity to crew on a boat, any position! Available most weekends.
    I’ve sailed dinghies as a kid. Also “crewed” on the First Fleet Re-enactment Voyage from Fremantle to Sydney in January 1988 aboard the Amorina.

  27. Janelle Marshall

    Hi, I,m Janelle and interested in crewing for the Sail Paradise Regatta. and other off shore events.
    Have been crewing in the SYC twilight races and just completed the Sea Saftey Survival course..
    Contact 0437956334

  28. Rick Smith

    My name is Rick Smith from Vernon,BC, Canada. I am a member of the Vernon Yacht Club and sail in club racing. I understand your season just ended and that there is a regatta starting January 2. I am interested in crewing. Please pass my name on to the skippers or interested parties. I am also available to go out for a sail in the mean time should there be a skipper who might need a hand.
    I am here until January 8. Phone 0481227964 Regards, Rick Smith

  29. Retired doctor,64 y.o.
    Use to sail in Europe and Australia many years ago.
    Now passion is back.
    Available for sailing in the Pacific December/January.

  30. Nicolas

    Im 26 From Spain, I have 20 years experience on dinghy and sailing yachts since in professional sailing competition (world championships, match race, oceanic races, etc…).
    Im looking for a boat to sail and enjoy the ocean.

    • Hi Nicolas just checking to see if you are still looking for a crew position ? I have a Elliott 5.9 that I will be racing out of Hollywell, if you are interested in sailing on Wednesday nights and some weekends please contact me on 0466 977 170 Regards Grant

  31. Hi my names Nik,
    I’m 29, fit, keen and a quick leaner.
    I sailed dinghies of many varieties in hobart throughout my youth and also crewed on Yachts in the 40 foot range at times. I’m keen for an opportunity to get back in the sport.
    I’m punctual and reliable.
    Find my details below, cheers Nik

  32. paul newson

    Hello All.

    my name is Paul (44) and i am wanting to up my sailing/ crewing experience, with either local regatta’s, race days, or international crewing opportunities.

    I have sailing experience ( dinghy) though i am wanting to learn about every aspect of sailing and navigation and increase my skills.

    I work online and can accommodate almost any situation with enough notice.

    Thanks In Advance

    Paul Newson

    0424 814 519

  33. Joe da Ponte

    I am looking to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart race this year.
    I have quite a bit of coastal and offshore racing experience and personally have a J44 .
    I am wondering if you would be able to put me in touch with any sailing vessel racing this year who would need crew.
    I am prepared to leave at very short notice to join a team and would be considering bringing the vessel back to home port.

  34. Nathan

    Hi all,
    I’m looking to find a regular / semi regular spot on board, I’ve got experience on a mixture of vessel sizes and types as well as all of the safety certificates for offshore. Happy to fill any spot and learn some more.
    Nathan 0448037214,

  35. Stephen Broadbent

    Just moved to Runaway Bay and joined SYC. Keen for a sail anytime.
    Extensive racing experience on Ross 780s, Young 88s, Elliott 7s, and Thompson 850. Mainly harbour or windward leewards.
    Happy doing anything from bow to helm
    Stephen Ph 0403824281 or

  36. Karen Walsh


    I am a fit 54 year old recently moved to the Gold Coast. No formal qualifications but have spent a long time cruising the coast and offshore on a 38 foot mono hull. Also did some club races in Cairns a few years ago.

    Would love the opportunity to start sailing again.

    0412 849 935

  37. Renee Cohen

    Hi all,
    Hoping to find a crewing opportunity. I completed the Adult Dinghy Sailing Course through Southport Yacht Club back in February but unfortunately haven’t had the opportunity to sail since then. Super keen to learn and have fairly open availability.

    • Tony Shaw

      Hi Renee, if you would like to talk give me a call please do. I have a Dehler 34 cruiser / racer. Tony 0411 429 527

    • Dan

      Hey Renee, call Captain Dan from B-52

  38. Renee Cohen

    Hi all,
    Hoping to find a crewing opportunity. Completed the Adult Dinghy Sailing Course through Southport Yacht Club back in February but unfortunately haven’t had any opportunities to go sailing since then. Super keen to learn and have fairly open availability.

  39. Jason Jago

    I’m looking for a opportunity to crew on a boat . I don’t have any sailing experience but keen to learn. I’m 46 years old but fit and healthy .

  40. Hello! My name is faisal im 45 and living on the Gold Coast, I have never sailed before but love to learning sailing
    I love sailing and I am willing to work on boat as crew member

  41. Looking to get a spot on a boat to do some crewing. available any time. anything would be great.
    Cheers Martin 0435529295

    • Cindy Goudie

      I am a fit (ahem! pretty fit, gym classes or weights 5/wk/used to be a swimmer) 37 year old female, interested in Thursday races at 3.30pm, to learn how to sail. YAY!
      I can also be a crew helper, during the week. Looking for a sailing course too.
      Anything would be amazing, as I am buying my own 36ft boat soon!
      I have been in a race in Melbourne, 1 day introduction to sailing training course and sailed small boats before.
      Cindy 0434639679 or email

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