Crew List Party Packs ‘Em In
If you were one of the over 200 people who spent Wednesday evening with us over at the Golden Gate YC, then you know there was something for everyone at the Latitude 38 Spring Crew List Party. Everywhere you looked, people wearing one or both name tags that said "looking to crew," or "looking for crew," were making connections, exchanging information and finding complementary interests.
Although we didn’t take an exact count, there was a good balance between guys and gals that had to have beeen pretty close to half-and-half. Ditto for the age distribution — there were probably at least 50 people there that were under the age of 30.
It also seemed that the attendees’ objectives were as diverse as their ages. There were people looking to race, daysail, cruise, do deliveries, and all of the above. Their experience levels ranged from "enthusiastic novice" to everything from committed daysailors, seasoned Baja Ha-Ha veterans, cruisers, and hardcore racers.
We noticed proactive prospective skippers and crew using a variety of different tools to "market" themselves. There were skippers that brought flyers with info like a boat photo, skipper’s bio and schedule for the year. There were more than few ‘boat cards’ and sailing résumés traded.
If you missed the party, you really missed a great chance to network with committed prospective crew and skippers. But all is not lost! Take advantage of our online crew list, where you’ll find a lot of the folks who didn’t make the party either!
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