â€œIs there a blank box for us to check in the application to see what kind of crew we want?â€ John from Denmark innocently asked me today.
Whether it be an all girl crew, boy crew, mixed crew, a Spanish crew or a Swedish crew, they know how to sail or they have never been on a boat... the skippers are notified a few months before the event as to who they will master and command for possibly the next best 4 weeks of their life.
Here at The Yacht Week, every crew checks off the characteristics necessary to create a dream team. Each week brings in new nationalities, new experiences, new things to teach and new friendships.
Throughout the week I noticed that each and every crew at The Skipper AcademyÂ all formed their own unique bond together. Â From the night sails to the chilled early mornings through to the dares and challenges of the week, each crew stuck together until the very end. Â Within themselves they created their own dream teams. Â A type of dream team that will start to gain its strength this very summer.
Name: Bernardo Lichtenberg Low-Beer, Trainee
You are alone on a boat and wake up where: Mentawai, a destination near Hawaii or South Africa
Your dream crew: An international crew of European girls
Do they know how to sail: Some know, some donâ€™t so that I can teach them
Where are they from: European: Spaniards, Italians, Germans, British and Swedish
Any famous people on board: Robert Sheidt - greatest sailor in the world
Have you ever sailed with someone famous: Yes, THE Paul McCartney
Name: Richard Sparrow Keeling, Instructor
Your dream crew: My dream crew would be 10 of the hundred skippers I have met over the years with my Yacht Week experience
What would the name of the crew be: Team Awesome
Where are they from: All over the world
When youâ€™re not being a Yacht Week skipper: I am a professional yachtsman and a company director
One thing you cannot live without on board: Music and a hammock