Sailboat Travel & Crewing Opportunities | Later Summer / Autumn 2022

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As the Ocean Nomads network grows, more and more sailing travel opportunities are offered and created by members from all over the world, as well as by us as an organization. 

Here’s a snapshot of a few current sailing possibilities to get the ocean in your veins and jump on board to experience travelling by sail. Some crewing opportunities are by vessel members. Some are organized by us as an Organization. Some are paid, some are paying, some and somewhere in between. All with similar values and intentions to connect you to the ocean, adventure and a meaningful way of travel. We currently have 4 vessels recrewting for Atlantic Ocean voyages. 


Join the tribe to learn more about the different crewing opportunities, get connected to the captains, and to accelerate your ocean nomads lifestyle with adventure, impact, and community.

Offshore Sailing Crew Opportunities

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Atlantic Sailing & Atlantic Crossing on Bavaria 50 Vision

I am looking for some (experienced) crew to join me sailing from NL in southern direction, heading for Spain-Portugal, Madeira, Canarias and from there crossing the Atlantic ocean to the Caribbean...Schedule: Leaving early October from the Netherlands.

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Azores - Netherlands on 57 Ft Ketch

Looking for crew beginning of September, we’ll set sail from the Azores to The Netherlands. Approx 1400NM. We have room for 6 ocean nomads onboard and there’s still 3 spots left. If you’re up for an adventure or need to log some extra miles, contact me

Atlantic Ocean Crossing on Steel Ketch 2023

Our Atlantic crossing is currently planned for 2023. 3 ocean nomads can join me on this passage across the Atlantic and/or also in the Caribbean to have some unforgettable sailing adventures. I’ve met so many awesome ocean Nomads in the past, and it would be a pleasure to have some of you guys on board. So landlubbers, get out of your comfort zone and show me that you’re the right person to join in. It would be very cool to unite with some other ON-boats that wants to cross, so we can build up a little ON-fleet

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Intro to Offshore Sailing! Netherlands - Madeira on Classic Schooner Twister

We're currently selecting the last crew for expedition ON Leg 1 Netherlands - Madeira. Jump on board and accelerate your ocean nomads ambitions and lifestyle. With adventure Sailing, Ocean Exploration, Natural Lifestyle, Nomad Community & Ocean Conservation in the mix!

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Atlantic Ocean Crossing in January

Experienced crew (1-2 people, any gender) wanted to go from Spain/Gibraltar/the Canaries to the Caribbean in January with a small friendly rally. Catamaran FP Lucia 40. With lovely, funny crew of my friends 33-46yo, 2 men and 1 or 2 women and a wonderful, very gentle and well trained dog. The catamaran is starting its slow circumnavigation on the Med now.

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Sail the Atlantic with the ARC in January

Friends are looking for 2-3 French speakers for a brand new, superb performance catamaran to cross in January with the ARC.

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Atlantic Crossing with 15 Ocean Nomads!

We've had 1 cancellation and have 1 spot free! Driven by passion and purpose for the love of the ocean, discovering the best way to travel the seas sustainably.

Coastal Sailing Crew Opportunities

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Sailing Germany and south on Swedish classic ocean crosser

I finally made it to Kiel, Germany with my Bacchant IV sailboat produced classic ocean crosser designed by Knud Rejmers in the sixties. I will soon consider inviting more than average adventurous people to join for short or not so short legs of my journey going further south. Jump on board with Henrik and now also Dom (boat builder & ON ambassador teaching our members how to sail their vessel)

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Join the 'Buy a Boat' process. Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469

I am in the final phase of buying a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 in Stockholm and have a week of test sailing starting from 10.09.The purpose of this week is a detailed examination of the technical condition of the ship which for sure includes extensive sailing but there will be as well a surveyor on board and if possible we will crane the ship out for a hull inspection. if you are interested in such phase of a boat buying process you are highly welcome onboard. I only ask for a contribution on food and minor expenses that we consume as a crew. Marina fees and so on are paid already and covered form my side.

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Madeira - Canary Islands Macaronesia Exploration

Leg 2 departs from Madeira and will explore islands from both Portugal and the Canary Islands. Every island is unique in it’s own way and rich in flora and fauna above and below the surface. Spotting Dolphins is pretty much guarenteed,

Paid crew opportunities

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Captain & Mate

Captain & Mate wanted. For certain legs of the upcoming Expedition ON around the Atlantic Twister is looking for a Captain & Mate!

Explore More Ocean adventure, impact & Community

Crewing Opportunities come and go. And change, as sailboats go with the weather. This is a snapshot of what’s currently being published within the Ocean Nomads Network. Check and follow the Crewing Topic on the Ocean Nomads Network to see all the latest crewing opportunities and to be the first to learn about new adventures. We also have many members not publishing crewing opportunities but simply offering rides during our online meet-us, via PMs and casually spontaneously as we connect or cross seas. Join the Membership to check the latest (It’s 5,50 euro / month) Not sure about becoming a member but still curious? Keep an eye out on the trip page , newsletter, and our Instagram, where we sometimes also share crewing opportunities.

On the ON Map you can see where Member vessels are currently navigating. Join the club or log in to get in touch. 

Check out this blog how you can maximize the possibility of finding a happy, safe and meaningful sailboat ride with Ocean Nomads. We facility and connect but you have to show up and shine to make the dream real. You got our support! And Check out the adventure agenda for the rest of 2022 and 2023!

Are you a vessel welcoming dedicated adventure crew? We do our best to find you beautiful adventure, impact, and community minded ocean matches. Join the tribe, share your crew needs, and we get ON the case.

Connecting you to the ocean and to each other is at the core of what Ocean Nomads DOES. But we ARE much more than that. We aim to simply walk our talk, and live the conscious lifestyle. And we love to bring you along the way. If you align with our vibes and values, welcome to the family! Here you can learn more about Ocean Nomads. Here you can explore more about our members. Questions? Check the FAQ or drop us a note.

“What I hoped to gain from this community was the option of finding crew. Instead what I found is a collection of people who get what I do, who understand why we make certain choices and who are willing to support each other. And that is something i needed way more than just someone to sail with.” Vessel Member Michiel

“The big opportunity of this platform is, that we all are driven by the same spirit. That makes it easy to build up a team aboard, for me the most important thing out on the ocean. Sailing skills are not as important as many people believe, you will learn everything you must know in less than one week, I promise. ” – Vessel Member & Captain Wolfgang

“I always had the dream to go sailing one day. But, like many, I did not grow up with sailing and I thought it’s something for the very wealthy. Now, thanks to the Ocean Nomads, I know different.. Last summer I had my first sailing experience on an Ocean Nomad Sailing Trip in Spain. I initially signed up for one week, but ended up staying 1,5 months, and sailed as part of the crew from Northern Spain to the Canaries Islands. On this trip, I met a lot of like-minded people with similar goals and dreams. I also realized that it is possible to learn sailing in a low-key, affordable way. After this trip, I got so inspired that I decided to buy my own sailboat. After some research, I decided to buy a previous sailboat of an Ocean Nomad friend that I just met, and together we sailed the boat from Ireland to Spain. Thanks to him I gained enough confidence to continue on my own. Without Ocean Nomads this would not have been possible. So if you are slightly interested in sailing, the ocean, meeting like-minded people and perhaps want to join a sailing trip in the future, have a look into Ocean Nomads!- Nadiem” March

“During my interview call with Suzanne for ExpeditionON with Twister last summer, I immediately knew I wanted to join the Ocean Nomads network and sailing adventure. Her energy and values were exactly what I was looking for and I could NOT wait to get onboard and meet everyone. As soon as I hung up the phone I thought to myself “This trip is going to change my life”…. and it sure did. So I packed up my life into a duffle bag a few months later, boarded Twister in Madeira and set sail towards The Canary Islands. 

Long story short, after I hopped on Twister and sailed off into the sunset😉, I was surrounded by amazing people and had the complete feeling of freedom I had hoped for. With little convincing from fellow ON members during one of the monthly meetups, I also decided to take their advice and spend the winter in the canaries. This included…renting a caravan 🚐 with fellow Nomad Cay, sailing on Bluepearl 🏴‍☠️with Captain Wolfgang 🦜, Thomas, Robert, Kyra, and meeting Jacky, Eoin, Luca, Sael and of course Suzanne.

My lifelong dream has been to spend time outside of the US, explore different places, meet , new people and just live somewhere different than what I grew up with. If you told me this time last year that I would have spent the better part the last 365 days sailing around The Canary Islands🌴,surfing in Ireland, sleeping in a van ALONE in England and writing this newsletter on an island in the Adriatic Sea,🌍 I would have rolled my eyes at you.  But after joining Ocean Nomads a little over a year ago my life has done a complete 180° ( in the best way possible) and I have the network and so many of you to thank for that! “

Looking for eco minded adventure crew?

Are you a vessel welcoming dedicated adventure crew? We do our best to find you beautiful adventure, impact, and community minded ocean matches. The nomads in our network are extra dedicated to the ocean, environment, adventure, and learning and have access to crew resources to help them become best crew member. Join the tribe, share your crew needs, and we get ON the case. We can give your crew ad a communication boost amongst our public channels (newsletter, social media, our website) to maximize chances of a good match. *We screen every vessel to the best we can for value alignment.

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