Keen to go sailing, but you don't own a boat yet?

Want to get some offshore sailing experience before you sail your own boat to the Islands?

Our CrewSeeker service is a great way for crew to enjoy some amazing sailing adventures or for existing boat owners to gain some offshore experience or for professional skippers and crew to advertise their services.

Skippers can search here for potential crew members to contact directly or drop me a message and I'll send out a notification to all CrewSeeker members that a role has become available. 

To access our CrewSeeker Service, you need to be a member of the awesome Island Cruising & Down Under Rally community. This costs just NZD$129.00 per annum and you will recieve:

  • Your profile on our CrewSeeker page where skippers can view your details and contact you directly.
  • Emails whenever a crewing opportunity comes up
  • Access to all our Online Cruising Preparation workshops, videos & resources.
  • Advice on preparing a sailing CV.
  • Tips on how to interview a skipper before agreeing to go on a passage.
  • Support if things don't go to plan.
  • Discounts on the Offshore Medic, Advanced Sea Survival, RYA and other navigation theory courses and VHF Radio Operator certificates.
  • Discounts on safety gear and other boating equipment from our rally partners.
  • Connection to our awesome cruising community.
  • Invitations to Island Cruising events
  • Weekly members email updates.

We recommend that crew do some additional training before heading offshore, and you'll get a 10% discount on Advanced Sea Survival, Offshore Medic, RYA Navigation theory and VHF Radio operators courses. These qualifications will give you more confidence with crewing on a boat, ensuring you know how to keep yourself and the others on board safe, and be a more useful crew member for the skipper while on passage. You can quickly recoup your membership investment with these excellent savings.

If you are interested, you can find some more information about all the inclusions and how to become a member on the link below.

Once you are registered, email us a few paragraphs about your sailing experience, qualifications and a photograph and we'll get you all loaded up. Then you'll start getting notifications of all the opportunities as they come through. 

Become a Member 

Already a member? Sign up as a Crewseeker for free to create your listing