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Crew Match

Matching boat owners seeking crew with those looking for crewing opportunities.

Looking for crew or a boat to race on?

Welcome to our Crew Match group which runs on the Telegram app and is designed to bring together sailors across our fleets, to ensure everyone can get out on the water to experience racing in a range of keelboats.

We have a growing fleet across to the IRC racing boats, J80s, Cruiser Racers to Folkboats and XODs who race on Thursday evenings in the biggest weekly Regatta in the Solent plus Folkboat and XOD racing on Saturdays and Wednesdays as well as many other Multi class events over the season.
Skippers can post for crew needed for the season, for Regattas or single events and crew are advised to reply privately directly to the skipper rather than make a general reply to all on the group.
All levels of experience are welcome but if you need advice, join the group and just say “looking for advice on which boat to join” and someone will respond to you directly.
To Join the Group…
First you will need to download the telegram App on your phone.  Once you have done this then follow the link to sign up:

Cruiser-Racer Crew Match

You’ll only see messages that arrive after your date of sign-up – there is no backward view of previous posts.
Crew-Match only works if both sides remain active i.e. do not post just once and forget.  Both skippers and crew should post frequently whenever they are looking for a crew or boat.  Here is the format to use:
Skippers will post as follows:
Name and Type of boat, type of crew required and specific date and timing – for example: “Temptation, a Regatta 290 requires one crew for next Thursday racing, crew must be available from 17:00”
Crew can either reply to the Skipper directly or via the App. Please give following information to skipper.

Name and sailing experience, type of boat sought and availability dates and times – for example: “Sarah, some dinghy racing experience, looking to crew on a racing cruiser for Thursday Evening Keelboat racing available most Thursdays from 17:00”