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Whether you're look to crew or hoping to fill a few positions on the boat, this is the place for you!

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  • Cruising Crew
    • Name: Mark Smith (3/14/2017)
      Interest: Cruise
      Phone: 
      Email: sunbornyachthotel@workmail.com
      Experience: Beginner
      Position(s):  Grinder, Rail, Main
      Comments: 

      Name:
       Jim Mellowitz ( 05/09/2017) 
      Interest: Cruise
      Phone: (317) 796-6893
      Email: jmellowitz@sbcglobal.net
      Position(s):  Grinder, Rail, Main, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician
      Comments: Experienced with a Hobie I  have sailed for years, crewed on 45' around the keys last summer. Graduated of sailing school in Muskegon. Will be in Michigan City this summer and available for crewing. 60, in shape, eager to learn more about sailing and the club.

      Name: Michael Varraveto (07/08/2017)
       Interest: Cruise
      Phone: (913) 687-9830
      Email: mvarrave@gmail.com 
      Position(s):
      Comments: Taught myself to sail in high school, sailed FJs and 420s in college (raced some), and worked at a sailing summer camp in Cape Cod for a summer teaching on 15' Mercuries. Been a few years since then but would like to get back into the sport and have some opportunities on larger boats. Super willing and able for any position, will do just about anything to get on the water. Most importantly, I am fun and easy to get along with. The ultimate crew!

      Name: Jocelyn and Paul Lesniewski ( 07/08/2017)
       Interest: Cruise
      Phone: (702) 300-7888
      Email: jocelynne.lesniewski@gmail.com
      Position(s):  Grinder, Rail, Main, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician
      Comments: A friendly couple in early 30's. ASA 101 Certified last fall. Just moved to Chicago from New Orleans and looking to connect with other sailors and learn along the way. Flexible schedule and open to last minute invitations. Hope to hear from some of you soon! Jocelynne and Paul.

      Name: Patrick Schenk ( 07/08/2017)
       Interest: Cruise
      Phone: (513) 833-6513
      Email: schenkpatrick9@gmail.com
      Position(s):  Grinder, Rail, Main, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician
      Comments: Willing to learn and practice to fill any role. Have sailing experience, but by no means an expert.

      Name: Tony Holub ( 07/08/2017)
       Interest: Cruise
      Phone: (312) 622-4244
      Email: tony.holub@gmail.com
      Position(s):  
      Comments: Been sailing (on a small boat) for 20 yrs. Relatively new to lake MI and larger boats. Love to be on the water. Eager to learn. 
       

  • Racing Crew
    • Name: Marcin (Martin) Koziarski ( 05/09/2017)
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (773) 802- 5692
      Experience: Advanced
      Email: Koziarskim@yahoo.com
      Position(s): Trimmer, Pit, Helm, Main, Tactician
      Comments:   Racing for several years on dinghy (Laser,470) and keel-boat (Sonar, T10, 40.7). I am comfortable in any position. Strong and easy to fit in teams. Looking for one design class needing extra crew (permament or ad-hoc).

      Name: Michael Weingand ( 05/09/2017)
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (312) 320- 0042
      Experience: Intermediate
      Email: michael.weingand@gmail.com
      Position(s): Trimmer, Pit, Rail, Grinder
      Comments:  Intermediate sailor with experience on Leopard 46, Pearson 303, J22. Some offshore experience (Tortola to Anegada) but no racing experience. 
       Avid Crossfitter and in good shape: 6'3" 215 lbs, would function best as grinder, pit or bow crew.
       New to yacht racing, but can make myself available all 2017 season. Very quick to learn and eager to gain experience. 

      Name: Allison Graves ( 05/09/2017)
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (312) 483- 6012
      Experience: Advanced
      Email: Koziarskim@yahoo.com
      Position(s): Helm, Tactician, Main
      Comments:   Raced Sailing in college and have many years of on the water experience. Looking for a fun but competitive boat to catch a ride with. 

      Name: Landor Starr ( 05/09/2017)
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (850) 324-4513
      Experience: Beginner
      Email: landonjstarr@gmail.com
      Position(s):
      Comments: I've lived in Illinois for most of my life, but just recently relocated to the Chicago area. I don't have any quantifiable experience on the water, but I've sailed before as an Eagle Scout, and been around boats for a good portion of my life. I'd be more than happy to join any crew that loves to joke around and have fun on the water, while still being safe of course. And of course I'd be more than happy to bring the beer!

      Name: Emily Gazall ( 07/08/2017)
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (313) 676-0167
      Experience: Intermediate
      Email: ejgazall@gmail.com
      Position(s): Trimmer
      Comments: Sailed two Port Huron- Mackinacs on an NA40 and a Beneteau 40.7, junior sailed on laser radials and optis, sailed in college on FJs and 420s.

      Name: Cecilia Frakes ( 07/08/2017)
       Interest: Race
      Phone: (847) 650-4326
      Experience: Novice
      Email: Cecilia.Frakes.Sells@gmail.com
      Position(s): Rail
      Comments: I grew up sailing on a cruiser raced about 4 times 2 years ago. Would love to get back into it.

      Name: Bob Janura ( 07/08/2017) 
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (708) 344-4441
      Experience: Beginner
      Email: aprotec!@gmail.com
      Position(s): Trimmer. Helm, Main, Tactician
      Comments:My experience raced Scows for 30 + yrs classes C E M20 & Laser skippered Jeanneau 42 DS 5yrs out of DuSable crewed navigated trim main & fore sails and spinnaker .

      Name:Gayle Smith ( 07/08/2017) 
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (708) 373-3973
      Experience: Beginner
      Email: gayle@gsmithcpa.com
      Position(s):
      Comments:  Finishing up Skipjacks - total beginner but willing to observe, listen and learn. I am totally teachable!

      Name: Anthony DePaolo ( 07/08/2017) 
      Interest: Race
      Phone: (312) 504-9885
      Experience: Advanced
      Email: ardepaolo@bellsouth.net
      Position(s): Rail, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician, Main, Grinder
       Comments:  Extensive blue and green water experience from one design dinghy through maxi's.

      Name: Rachel Flanagan ( 07/08/2017)
       Interest: Race
      Phone: (312) 343-5822
      Experience: Intermediate
      Email: rachelerinflanagan@gmail.com
      Position(s): Rail, Pit, Trimmer, Helm, Tactician, Main, Grinder 
      Comments:  Alumni of the New Trier High School Sailing Team out of Belmont Harbor (420s/Lasers) , then Captain of the Santa Clara University Sailing Team in the San Francisco Bay (420s/FJs), and now a Lincoln Park resident working in the Loop. Also experience racing V15s out of Treasure Island in the SF Bay, limited T10 racing experience on Wednesday nights in summer 2013.
       

      I've been been around sailing over 40 years, but always on swimsuit boats (Butterfly, Hobie Cat, etc.) and can sail very well on my own. Last year was my first year on a "Big Boat". I was on a Benetau 36.7 and mostly worked the Main and Jib, though I also handled the Helm for a portion of the overnight to Racine and did some time on the Spinnaker too. I'm willing to learn all other positions.

      Look to race in the Mac. I'm a level 2 certified instructor. I have been on lots of big boats but I haven't perfected any skill yet. Learn pretty quickly.
      Look to race in the Mac. I'm a level 2 certified instructor. I have been on lots of big boats but I haven't perfected any skill yet. Learn pretty quickly.
      Look to race in the Mac. I'm a level 2 certified instructor. I have been on lots of big boats but I haven't perfected any skill yet. Learn pretty quickly.
      Look to race in the Mac. I'm a level 2 certified instructor. I have been on lots of big boats but I haven't perfected any skill yet. Learn pretty quickly.
      Boats SailedFarr 40 Foil, Bandit, Raven Tripp 43, TP 52 Imedi, NA 40, Beneteau 36.7 & 40.7, J70, J92, J105, J109, J111, Andrews 70, Tartan 10 & 101, Martain 242
      Interested InOffshore Racing - NOOD, Verve, etc, Race to Mackinac
      Just completed a 2 year Farr 40 World Circuit in Southern California as offside jib trim and spin trimmer. I also just got back in March after doing the San Diego to PV Mexico race as well as the delivery back. While in, Chicago I have completed several Macs and placed in about 1/2 of them
  • Boats Looking for Crew
    •  Boat: Mazal Tov (05/09/2017)
      Looking For: Racing, Cruising
      Phone: (703) 919-1735
      Email: afliflet@illinois.edu
      Experience: Intermediate
      Position(s): Trimmer, Grinder, Rail, Pit, Helm, Tactician, Main
      Comments: Recently moved our boat to Burnham Harbor in Chicago after many years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. We are planning to do some crushing as well as racing. We prefer sailor with some experience but will consider all levels. 

      Boat: Skye ( 05/09/2017) 
      Looking For: Racing
      Phone: (708-588-1084
      Email: Skye@hoswell.com
      Experience: Advanced
      Position(s): Trimmer
      Comments: Other positions needed fore-deck or mast. Intermediate experience willing to train if good match.

      Boat: Branta ( 07/08/2017)
       Looking For: Racing and/or cruising
      Phone: (773)907-3595
      Email: rjardiner99@yahoo.com
      Experience: Intermediate
      Position(s): Trimmer, Tactician, Main
      Comments: I race in the Wed. Beer Can races with Colgate Fleet on the in-shore course. I also will do some of the CASRA Casual Races on Sundays this summer.

      Boat: Goat Rodeo ( 07/08/2017) 
      Looking For: Racing
      Phone: (517) 673-3853
      Email: rob@robcevans.com
      Experience: Advanced
      Position(s): Trimmer, Tactician, Main
      Comments:






      Sailed one season in recreational racing out of Waukegan Harbor (low key). Sailed for enjoyment with friends for 15 years. Took lessons for a seasonI
      Sailed one season in recreational racing out of Waukegan Harbor (low key). Sailed for enjoyment with friends for 15 years. Took lessons for a seasonI
      Sailed one season in recreational racing out of Waukegan Harbor (low key). Sailed for enjoyment with friends for 15 years. Took lessons for a seasonI