Welcome sailors and skippers!
This is a place for you to connect to share your sailing experiences through ABYC’s Tuesday and Thursday race nights, as well as weekend regattas. Individuals can express their interest in racing with ABYC members who own a boat and are looking for additional racing crew, and members in need of crew can search and be matched up with interested individuals.
Rebecca Crumlish is ABYC’s Crew Bank Coordinator. For questions, contact her by email or use the following tabs to register as crew, search for boats, or search for available crew.
Each spring, shortly after Launch in late April or early May, we hold our annual Crew Bank Night – an informative, social evening, designed to introduce novice and seasoned sailors alike to ABYC and our racing program. You’ll receive information on everything you’ll need to know – from the gear and clothing required to working with the Race Committee. There will be people on hand to answer questions about crewing on an ABYC racing yacht and the many advantages of Club membership. It’s a great opportunity to meet ABYC members and racing skippers and to see if crewing is for you.
To crew on an ABYC yacht, you’ll need to become a member of the club. Associate membership fees are very affordable and allow access to a variety of Club facilities and activities.
Some knowledge of sailing is certainly helpful, but many boats will be willing to work with you to learn if you are keen to. If you have little or no sailing experience, you might consider taking the Adult Keelboat Course offered at ABYC. This course provides an invaluable introduction to the fundamentals of sailing and, though it isn’t mandatory to crew at ABYC, you (and your future crewmates) will find the experience much more enjoyable if you have acquired some basic sailing skills and knowledge of terms and equipment. The course fee also includes your first season’s Associate membership.
Looking to join a boat as crew? Simply fill out the form below to register for the crew bank. You will be contacted by our crew bank coordinator or a skipper looking for crew that matches your profile.
Don’t want to wait to be called? Come up to Duffy’s Lounge on the second floor of the club, ready to sail, on any given Tuesday or Thursday evening throughout the sailing season. This is a great way to try out racing before making a commitment for the entire season, or to try out more than one boat before deciding to sail regularly with a given crew. In order to manage numbers let Rebecca know by email that you plan to come. It’s a first-come, first-served system, and we try our hardest to accommodate everyone turning out.
To remove yourself from the Racing Crewbank, simply check the ‘Delete My Information’ checkbox and submit the change. Only club members have access to this information and it will never be shared with anyone else.
Are you a skipper looking for additional crew to join your racing team? If you know what you are looking for you can search available individuals below, or reach out to our Crew Bank Coordinator with your questions.
Are you a crew bank member looking for boats in need of crew?