LATEST: Now recruiting a VOLUNTEER CAPTAIN to accept a long-term contract to cruise Mexico and points south to Central America. You maintain the boat in the condition we give her to you and respond to IRG missions - and we'll help you raise funds for Thunderbird 1's cruise! Note: All IRG captains, operatives staff and board of directors are unpaid volunteers. Captain's license not necessary, we're looking for cruising experience mixed with passion for our cause, resourcefulness, independence, proven boat management capability and competence. Spanish speaking and medical training a plus.
After two years, Thunderbird 1 will be transferred to you outright as a gift should you be prepared to continue IRG's mission. Simply join this page and message The Captain if you are interested.
IRG Captain Evelyne sailed Thunderbird 1 to her present location near Acapulco (real-time SPOT Connect GPS position) from La Paz, Mexico, via points south in Central America Pacific, delivering aid and transporting medical professionals to help some of the most underprivileged people in the world.
View the CAPTAIN'S BLOG to find out the latest news.
Message The Captain if you are interested in joining the boat soon and sailing to Zihuatanejo and joining her mission there in connection with local agencies.
Sign up on this page if you are a health professional who would like to accept a tour of duty aboard Thunderbird 1!
Location: La Paz, Mexico
Latest Activity: yesterday
Crew is now complete for the first leg of the trip: delivering school supplies with the NGO Por Los Ninos in Zihuatanejo, donated by Joe Dalipe of Island Print Express, Alameda!
If you want to join the boat on April 10 in Zihuatanejo, please contact Captain Evelyne as soon as possible for the cruise south - ultimate destination Panama's Las Perlas Islands and the region's Pacific coast, to cruise with ongoing medical aid and support to the very poor island communities there.
Crew must be flexible since the boat is operational and could be mobilized for an actual rescue mission in case of natural disaster. Crew must also expect to share expenses for food, fuel and marinas.