Kalessin of Orwell is a 33ft Westerly Storm. In 2006-8 we sailed her down to Portugal, into the Med, and home through the French canals. In 2011 we explored Baltic Germany and Denmark. Despite Sam's stroke we haven't given up on sailing: we have cruised gently in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, and in 2016-7 we are cruising in Brittany
Monday, December 01, 2014
Crew wanted for 2015
This year we have sailed with family and friends which has been lovely, but a bit sporadic. And as we discovered with Alex and David, there is no guarantee that crew availablity will coincide with decent winds and weather.
So for 2015 we are looking for crew through other means and I have have registered with the Cruising Association crew finder and placed an ad on the Westerly Owners' Association site.
Our ad on the CA site reads as follows:
husband Sam Brown and I have cruised on the UK east coast, in the
Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal and the Med, and in the Baltic. In
2012 Sam suffered a massive stroke which severely affected his
mobility, his use of language and his right hand and arm. Since then we
have continued to sail together but we need at least one extra crew
member with us since Sam can't do very much and also needs help getting
around the boat.
are looking for crew with some sailing experience who are also
comfortable with sailing with Sam and willing to help him get around and
on/off the boat and ideally develop his sailing abilities. We have
methods which don't require a lot of physical strength to move him but
it is probably a good idea if you have a reasonable level of physical
We are members of the Haven Ports Yacht Club http://hpyc.com/ and
hope to join a number of their weekend cruises in company in 2015. We
also plan to join the Westerly Owners' association cruise to Zeeland and
the Delta from June 17 to 29 and possibly stay on in the Netherlands
for a while. Our son Guy may be with us for part of this cruise.
If you are interested in crewing for us, please comment below and we will be in touch!
If you have arrived here after clicking the link in one of our ads please take a look around the blog to find out more about us.