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I am the owner of a 33 Mk 2 – one of the earlier ones (1977) with a wooden coach roof and pilot house (very pretty! see photo attached). I am always looking for crew and you would be most welcome aboard provided you are happy to sail with mostly older men. I am 78 and mostly, but NOT exclusively, draw my crew from those laughingly called “retired” or nearing it. Contrary to any stereotype I can assure you that everyone shares in cooking – especially the skipper!
Wild Cat is currently lying at Ipswich but I am planning to start in June to proceed to my home in Bristol via Dutch canals and the the West Coast of Scotland over the next three years.
The first leg will be from the Orwell to Vlissingen leaving Woolverstone on 4 June and leaving Wild Cat in the Amsterdam region on 15 June. The first part of this will be in company with Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett (Goblin in “We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea”). I’m short of crew at present for this leg and would be particularly pleased if you were interested.
2nd leg. 31 July – 6 August. Cross from Ijmuiden to Whitby. Then on northwards perhaps to Dunbar or Arbroath, finishing by 14 August.
In September 6-20 the intention is to enjoy the Caledonian canal and finish somewhere near Oban for the winter. Then sailing around the Hebrides next season.
If any of this appeals to you, do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask me any questions without commitment.
I look forward to hearing from you