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At 11:20am on August 20, 2012, Austen Mersereau said…

Hello Captain Ray,

I heard about IRG from a Couch Surfer I am hosting.  This fall I would like to work on a boat going from California to Southeast Asia.  I am willing to volunteer.  Can IRG help me find a boat?


At 12:22pm on August 10, 2012, Craig Wiffen said…
Hi ray. I'm based in London, England and heard about your work on a LinkedIn sailing group
At 9:45pm on July 25, 2012, Mido Taha said…

Hey there Ray, i'm currently moving out of saudi arabia to do a expedition leadership and rescue training in the himalayas and nepal rivers, after that i donno where i will be based but hopefully in the future i might move to michigan, i'm interested in rescue and crisis managment. Cheers

At 9:40am on July 25, 2012, Sheri Hunt said…

Capt Ray, When Trevor returns onshore I will discuss registering the 43 fter for the reserve fleet.  My Soling is a day sailer and not of much use for anything other than teaching (which I do a bit of) and racing.  Looking forward to getting more information and involvement.  Cheers

At 9:17am on July 25, 2012, Sheri Hunt said…

Hi Captain Ray I am based in Marina del Rey, CA. I have a 27 ft Soling race boat and my partner has a 43 ft custom design live aboard yacht. We are both very active with our yacht clubs with heaps of offshore experience. I am looking for more than racing and found this site via linkedin.  Cheers Captain Sheri

At 7:48pm on July 21, 2012, Rich Smith said…

Ahoy Captain Ray - 

Coming to work/party tomorrow (Sunday) - hope I can help: my boat maintenance skills include painting (of course), electrical, plumbing, diesel engine, rigging, woodwork, electronics, etc.  Just finished current projects on my Islander 36 rig and looking forward to helping on your boat.

See you Sunday,

Captain Rico

S/V MoonPearl 3I6

100T Master (pending)

At 7:07am on July 19, 2012, Pam Bitterman said…

Proud to be involved!

At 1:37pm on July 11, 2012, Kim Sanders-Fisher said…

          I looked at your profile and noted that you are a Brit and interested in education.    One of the priorities that can easily get overlooked by humanitarian volunteers is training. However, this need presents a wonderful opportunity for people to make a valuable contribution without ever leaving home or donating funds. Training materials like informative PowerPoint presentations and open access articles are very useful.  When I was in Aceh A well meaning Australian doctor donated a broncoscope, but what was not supplied was the instructions for cleaning it properly: really vital.   I am a big fan of the Glostavent, an anaesthesia machine designed for the developing world. Most of the anaesthesia machines that get donated are very complex and, without instructions for maintaining them, they soon break down. There is a real need for hospital equipment engineers to contribute their knowledge.  Just a few ideas.


At 8:27am on July 11, 2012, Kim Sanders-Fisher said…

Hi Captain Ray,

                    You could say I've done the odd bit of sailing: over 150,000 miles, 13 times across "the pond" under sail. I used to deliver boats offshore and teach boat owners on long ocean passages. You really have to be resourceful out there as there: no service stations mid Atlantic.  I think the challenge of constantly trying to think through problems and come up with innovative solutions teaches you to be a creative thinker.  The resource limited environment at sea also prepares us well for disaster relief work. Do you have a boat of your own?  What do you Captain? I will look up your profile and I hope you will check out my profile page here on Linkedin, stay in touch,   Kim.

At 11:49am on July 4, 2012, Peter Jacops said…

welcome to contact me in Cape Town, although most  of the time I sail to Antarctica.

At 9:39am on December 17, 2011, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

Wonderful, tomorrow will be a good day for it! See you then...

At 9:29am on December 17, 2011, Paul H Haynes said…

Will not be able to make it today but will be there tomorrow.


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