OUR NEXT MISSION: Help prep our boat for sea, offshore passage and fundraiser, two exciting events starting July 23rd 2014 in Philadelphia. Join the crew immediately to get the boat ready in her Miami base, sail and help run IRG's first major fundraiser event this year! We start with a Yacht Club presentation in Philadelphia and the crew will be warmly welcomed. We are also planning a large fundraiser event which will include sailing trips aboard Tandemeer for guests.
THIS ISN'T JUST A VOYAGE, IT'S AN ADVENTURE: being part of planning, preparing the ship for sea (there's paint and varnish involved!), learning how to sail a large yacht, navigation, experiencing coastal and offshore sailing 1,000 nautical miles and learning how to take advantage of the Gulf Stream and finally supporting fundraiser events!
COMMITMENT: 6 weeks from mid-June (you can join us NOW!) to 14th August. You will be expected to cover your own travel and fee of $250 per week, which will cover food and fuel, expenses etc. You only pay from 1st July to 14th August, if you arrive in June to help prepare you get a free berth aboard, but share in the food.
LEARN: Some boat work in a yard, voyage planning, navigation, offshore passage-making, managing a watch, supporting an island charity and helping in events. No experience required, your Captain will teach you everything you need to know.
IRG S/V Tandemeer is very well equipped and is the very boat you see in the final clip from the movie "Trading Places (with Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis, click here to view the scene)! Now in company with recently donated 97' gaff-rigged ketch IRG S/V Thunderbird 5 as part of IRG's Caribbean Fleet, we'll stay aboard Thunderbird 5 as "mother ship" while prepping for the voyage.