IRG Reserve - Captains and Boats

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IRG Reserve - Captains and Boats

HURRICANE IRMA and MARIE RESPONSE: Click here for our GoFundMe fundraiser. Looking for boats to take supplies to needy locations in the Caribbean, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Dominica etc. We can source water filters and are building coordination teams in the disaster zones. Even if our boats arrive weeks after the storm's devastation, help is still desperately needed! Please sign in and introduce yourself, your location and where you can pick up supplies.

Take the opportunity to introduce yourself and your boat! Do you have a co-captain? Let's hear about where you are located, your cruising plans, what kind of missions you envision getting involved with and where, your range, etc.

The IRG Reserve are cruisers all around the world who believe in International Rescue Group's Mission and would like to contribute to humanitarian aid and and do their part in times of emergency. Using our global text messaging and email network, when we respond to disasters, we will alert the whole network and especially IRG Reserve Boats in the area.

People like IRG Reserve Captains Dale Bagnell (Moonshadow, San Francisco), Jan Kanafoski (Schooner in Acapulco), Pastor and Captain Raymond Bideaux in Haiti and Gringo Ben (Caribbean) are ready to pick up medical supplies, take on staple foods and even anchor off a disaster zone and make water. Even 250 gallons per day can provide clean drinking water for up to 1,000 people in emergencies!

If you are within sailing distance, IRG will direct you to a coastal town near you -warehouses and hospitals - where you can pick up supplies for free, and transport the vital goods to survivors. Even if you are 2 weeks or more away from a disaster zone, your help may be needed even more than the next day... especially if you are arriving with a big bag of antibiotics! If donations allow it, we'll even pay for your fuel.

You will be given an opportunity to sit in on a 1-day online training event, or can be trained by an already qualified IRG Reservist near you.

Sign in to the right here to join the IRG Reserve and we'll be in touch!

Website: http://internationalrescuegroup.org
Location: Worldwide
Members: 34
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

Discussion Forum

volunteer vessel w/captain

Started by Nathan Mayo. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Oct 8. 12 Replies

I'll be heading down from south carolina to florida at the end of the month on my caliber 47.  Then can help bahamas, cuba, haiti, or jaimaca mid october.  I can make 320 gallon of drinking water a…Continue

Escapade headed to Florida

Started by Joseph Hunter Vinarcsik Sep 25. 0 Replies

Hi my name is Joe and my dad's name is John Vinarcsik.  We plan on sailing our 50 foot sailboat from Houston, Texas to Florida in a week.  We intend on assisting with relief operations as soon as we…Continue

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Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on October 1, 2017 at 12:56am

Jenna, you will get a big welcome and we will have plenty of supplies bound for Dominica!

Comment by Jenna Miller on October 1, 2017 at 12:21am
Terrific. We will plan on St. Lucia as our second stop.
Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on September 30, 2017 at 4:56pm
Hello and welcome Jenna. If you can get to St. Lucia we have a supply depot there.
Comment by Jenna Miller on September 30, 2017 at 3:52pm
We're a family of 4 on a Lagoon 500. Heading to Barbados from the Canary Islands in early January, then route plan TBD based on where we could best help during the winter.
Comment by Andy Bamba on September 29, 2017 at 12:28pm
I agree. Thought it doesn't make much sense to line up next to the big government cargos. I would have a look more for the remote small Places west of PR. This devastated villages where there is not a lot of public focus anyway. It's like last year. There was help for Haiti, but barely nothing for Ile a Vache where we cruisers where able to make a big difference. We are definitely able to fill this gap
Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on September 29, 2017 at 11:25am

WHERE IS THE GREATEST NEED FOR BOATS DEPARTING FROM EAST COAST USA?
My opinion, based on reports, is the West Coast of Puerto Rico. Even when the container port gets power and distribution of shipments starts to flow, it will take months and it is a given that the remote outlying areas usually end up with nothing. IRG Reserve boats fill the gap by reaching remote island and coastal communities with aid directly.

Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on September 29, 2017 at 11:21am

Jennifer, does your Bahamas cruising permit allow you to exit and re-enter on the same permit (if within the same year)? I didn't know that. Most of the Bahamas is OK but watch out for the customs and immigration arseholes in George Town, Exuma, they will mess you up. As for supplies, it usualyl goes two ways. 1. Boats do a fundraiser or supplies donations campaign locally and independently load up. 2. Come to an IRG depot and accept cargo. At the moment we only have the Fort Lauderdale location.

Comment by Jennifer on September 29, 2017 at 10:28am
Well, you tell me how we need to load. We are aiming for Puerto Rice or USVI's depending on need. Going thru the Bahamas, as our permit is still good from last season (barely).
Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on September 29, 2017 at 8:08am

Jennifer, how are you planning to load supplies?  What is your destination and route plan? What load can you handle?

Comment by Jennifer on September 29, 2017 at 5:52am
Husband/wife team on Beneteau 393. Heading south post Nov 1, as soon as weather allows. Going outside from Savannah, so hope to get there quickly.
 

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Discussion Forum

volunteer vessel w/captain

Started by Nathan Mayo. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Oct 8. 12 Replies

I'll be heading down from south carolina to florida at the end of the month on my caliber 47.  Then can help bahamas, cuba, haiti, or jaimaca mid october.  I can make 320 gallon of drinking water a…Continue

Escapade headed to Florida

Started by Joseph Hunter Vinarcsik Sep 25. 0 Replies

Hi my name is Joe and my dad's name is John Vinarcsik.  We plan on sailing our 50 foot sailboat from Houston, Texas to Florida in a week.  We intend on assisting with relief operations as soon as we…Continue

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