IRG's flagship is a 97' steel gaff-rigged ketch commanded by Captain Ray. She is in the Bahamas readying for her return to Florida after a humanitarian aid cruise in the Caribbean and responding to the 2015 Dominica Storm Erika devastation and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. After 5 missions and over 7,000 miles she is ready for her 4-year refit.
CREW - BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT: Asking around George Town, everyone is advising that a visitor should either 1. Book a refundable portion round-trip flight giving you maybe 30 days visa, and then when you get to the boat simply cancel the return ticket for a refund, OR 2. Use this site for a cheap return ticket https://bestonwardticket.com/ for only a few bucks you’re all set!
This is NOT for someone who wants to plan things down to the day. We should depart from George Town maybe end August, one crew has already arrived, we need at leasst 2 more, plenty of berths available. It may take a week or two to Florida in a leisurely way. We will land in Fort Lauderdale. We have no rigid plans and will make them just before sailing as a team after consulting weather. Our main engine suffered an unfortunate breakdown and we have rebuilt in the Bahamas to the point where it can be run for 15 minutes at a time for maneuvering and anchoring, so this will be a learning experience for crew who would appreciate navigating a traditional ship mainly by sail. Over the last 4 years and 7,000nm, the Captain has plenty of this experience.
Weather permitting, we should arrive in Florida in early September. If you are relaxed about your time - and this is all very pleasant including comfortable cabins,volunteer crew are welcome immediately.
If you have any questions after reading this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 3 double cabins and bunks for 2 single sailors still available so plenty of room aboard.
We are a charity and sometimes these plans depend on the support we obtain. This is not a "mint-on-the-pillow" kind of thing, it's an adventure. Everybody works. Note again that this is not the kind of voyage for people with a rigid schedule!
Please note that crew contributions for this voyage are sharing food, fuel and consumable, so you'll spend a lot less than you do on land... We do eat well. ALL OUR CREW WHO HAVE ASKED FRIENDS, FAMILY, COLLEAGUES AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SPONSORSHIP THROUGH OUR ONLINE FUNDRAISER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PAY FOR THEIR ENTIRE VOYAGE!
Location: George Town, Exuma, Bahamas
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2017
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