DAY 10: What about that Dream Crew...
By The Yacht Week
Posted on 9th April 2012
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. [margin10] 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. [margin10] Name: Bernardo Lichtenberg Low-Beer, Trainee Age: 25 Nationality: Brazilian 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 [margin10] Name: Richard Sparrow Keeling, Instructor Age: 38 Nationality: Brit 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 [clearboth]