Crew List

Crew List

Have you just finished your navigation course and want to try out your skills, or perhaps you fancy the delights of cruiser racing. Perhaps you have had enough of being dunked in the water and needing a wet suit, be warned cruiser racing isn’t always warm and dry!

Skippers are frequently looking for crews.

If you wish to crew please send an email to the secretary with information you wish put on this page. Information will be cut and pasted from the body of the email and displayed until the end of the season or until requested to remove it.

Skippers, if you are looking for crew contact the secretary with details of what you require displayed on this page.

PYRA do not warrant the competence of skippers or seaworthiness of their yachts.

Crews should satisfy themselves of the competence of skippers and seaworthiness of their yachts

Crew Available/Wanted

15th April

My name is Sarah & I am available to crew.  I live in Whitecliff.
I race on a Monday night from Parkstone in the cruiser class.
I have Day Skipper & am aiming to complete my coastal skipper this year.
I am a medic & work shifts this means I can sail both mid week & weekends.
I am an advanced windsurfer.
I would like to do some of the PYRA race weekends.



15th April

Currently based in Woking, on placement year from Bournemouth University.

Looking for crewing opportunities throughout 2019.  Have experience helming J80s and two consecutive years crewing J70s in all positions in the Warsash Spring Series.  12+ years experience sailing a wide range of dinghies at a high level including more recently Laser, RS200 and 29er.  Qualified day skipper. “

Will Birchall


Renewed 15th April 2019

Crew Available – Day Skipper (theory and practical) plus VHF DSC.

I’m a single guy, reasonably educated engineer with a methodical mind living in Bournemouth now retired.

I have a fascination of the sea and really enjoy sailing whenever I can.

I have approx 1700 miles in my log including two trips across the channel to Cherbourg, Alderney, Guernsey and St Vaast. Also a couple of trips Poole to Torquay.

I am considering my first aid and coastal/ yachtmaster theory certificate so any experience towards this would be great.

I believe this is like learning to drive that now I can really start to learn by offering my help as crew on board cruisers in return for varied experience of sailing both social sailing and also trying my hand at cruiser racing.

I may not be the most agile but I can provide good ballast 🙂 Being retired I am often available mid week as well as weekends and most of the time at short notice.

Steve Whitnear

07971 594119

Renewed 15th April 2019

Andy Sands. Age 54. Looking for crewing opportunities.

I did Yachtmaster theory and Dayskipper Practical a few years ago, although haven’t put them into practice very much and am low on practical experience but willing and agile enough. I have a Hurley 24/70 at PYC. I have a Laser at PYC and join in the club racing occasionally. I have crewed as a guest on some 37/42ft Sunsail boats at Cowes Week over a number of years.

I live in Hemel Hempstead, but have a base in Hamworthy, so can generally be available at weekends.

More inclined to fun than competitiveness and shorter handed sailing for maximum involvement, but happy to go with the ethos of the boat and to fit in as needed.

Phone: 07980 856454. Email: andrew-sands @

Renewed 16th April 2019

Local from Parkstone available for crewing opportunities on a casual or arranged basis.
Hi my name is Steph, I am a local 27 year old looking to get back out on the water!
As a teenager I was a member of Parkstone and then Poole yacht club, where I crewed for smaller dinghies in races and had my own Laser. Since then I have sailed for a week as part of a crew of 4 on a 44ft yacht in Turkey and most recently, last November I crewed for a month for a friend on a 33ft yacht sailing from Colombia to Panama and around the San Blas Islands. I am looking to get back on the water a this season for fun or for racing. I am pretty flexible availability wise. I could be free most evenings and weekends or even some times in the week days depending on work.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me.
T: 07736671450

Crew Available !

My name is Roy Gribbon and I am currently based in Ferndown. I have lived in the Poole area since 1984 and have sailed for many years around the Solent and dorset coast. I have also crewed in many races and a number of cross channel  cruises, I have also been on a number of flotilla sailing holidays in the med. A few years ago I passed a Day skipper course in Croatia.

I really enjoyed participating in the Yarmouth and Lymington events last year and hope to do more trips this year !

I am available as a crew member for evening and weekend events. You can contact me by email at or by phone

01202894347 / 07782482648. 

I am looking for a place on a boat to race. I have 5 to 6 years’ experience of both round the cans and passage races. With the emphasis on having fun rather than chasing honours.

I can be available evenings and weekends.

Contact me at khawkes42 “at” or on 07704623392.

75 Years of PYRA

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