Want to Crew?

2018 Bios of people who would like to crew

Robert Alonso
I have raced J27s, J80s and J24s in Annapolis and Philadelphia in the past (weeknights and weekend series) and have taken several racing clinics with J-world. I have also skippered J27s and run most of the positions (Helm, pit, trimmer and foredeck) on a 3-5 man crew.  I am new to Portsmouth but want to get back into racing on week nights.


Wayne Anderson
I have many years of sailing experience but am self-taught, so I lack any kind of formal training. I haven’t done any racing but have always wanted to. I’m a teacher and will have the summer off starting June 15th.


Karen Blake
I used to own for 2 seasons a 40’ Bristol Yawl.  Prior I sailed for 20+ years on a Cruising Cal 36, Bristol 30, Choy Lee 50 and more on ocean all from Pepperell Cove.  I raced a J22 for a summer in Falmouth over 20 years ago.  The last 10 yrs. at Lake Winnepesaukee I sailed a Day Sailor 18’.  I’m looking forward to crewing again


Sierra Brown


I am 19 and I grew up sailing on my parents J24 in the summer. I took sailing lessons at KPYC when I was younger and I am also a member at KPYC. I am currently going to University of New England in Biddeford, ME. Since I started there I have joined the Regatta team and have been to a couple of the regattas, one of which I skippered in. At UNE we sailed FJ’s and 420’s. I really want to gain more experience sailing and learn some techniques to become a better sailor.


Brendan Cooney
I’ve crewed for about 10 years mostly on J/24s (BrewHaHa, Bad Dog, Hurricane, Stay Calm) as trimmer and pit man, and occasionally on PHRF boats and in weekend regattas. I’ve also been racing Cape Cod Frosties since 2007. I’m a big guy (6’4”, 235lbs) so not ideal as foredeck, but have done that role on a J105 with asym spinnaker and on J/24. Less experienced at helm (outside of Frosties) but interested in getting more tiller time (as long as we’re winning!)
This season I’m mostly in for J/24s Thursdays and for some weekend regattas. Thanks for your consideration.


Ellen Garvey
Although I’ve lived many years in New Castle I am relatively new to sailing. I have been a  commercial airline pilot for too many years to say, and have a good feel for wind/weather, etc.    I took the KPYC adult sailing class last summer and plan on doing that again this summer… the 420s are a lot of fun to sail.  I also did the weekend class at UNH.  Other than watching a race from the committee boat last summer, I have no race experience.  I’m enthusiastic and good at following orders!  I’m probably more available Tuesdays than Thursdays, but that varies.


Ann Grinnell
Experience includes racing 110 and 210’s, as well as sailing our family owned Pearson 42.  Would like to crew on Tuesday night’s PHRF series.


Judy King
603-707-4702 (h)  603-380-3291 (c)

I raced with PSA for about 5 years, starting off on J24s and then moved over to the PHRF class. Have also cruised for over 20 years on monohulls, trimarans and catamarans in the NE area.  More recently spent 11 months sailing in Western Caribbean, Central America, Portugal and Greece.  I have experience in most positions on the boat and am looking to join a boat and get involved with racing again this summer!

Kit Lord
603.608.6894 text/voice

I have a 1983 Hunter 34 since 2011 and an O’day 27 since 2005, which my husband Mark and I have cruised about 1200 miles on. We’ve gone everywhere in New Englad from Nantucket to Acadia.
I was crew in the Beverly Thursday races for 4 years before that in Roy Briscoe’s boats, the unhurried Joi de Vivre and then we did well in his Colgate 26 original “Barefoot Children”.  I did spinnaker, helm, grinder.
I have completed these US Power Squadron courses: America’s Boating Course, Sail, Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Cruising & Cruise Planning, Junior Navigation (offshore & sunsights), and passed the Navigator plotting portion where I planned and plotted a course from Seattle to Hawaii and learned stars/moon/planet sextant sight reductions.
I am currently the Commander of the Portsmouth Sail & Power Squadron and was the XO, Publicity Officer previously. I was Secretary for 8 years before that.
We are Key Members of Great Cove Boat Club, slip 55. It is too problematic to get our Hunter, s/v Irrational, down the river to race so I’m interested in crewing for an amiable team who aren’t type A personalities. Navigation  and Helm are my best skills.


Matt Mercier
Grew up racing Lightning’s and windmills, logged 15,000nm on a tall ship and used to lease 34′ Hunter in Boston Harbor.


Kristin O’Gorman
I would like to crew. I am available Tuesday or Thursday in May/June, August 21-the end of the season. I have experience on the water and have taken Tom Brown’s sailing and racing class. I look forward to learning how to race. Call me to help get you started or to help out at the end of the summer!


Jameson Small
Experience: Grew up cruising in the summer with my grandparents on their Cape Dory 33’. Sailed Lasers and Sunfishes for fun in my teens. Last year I crewed for the Sunday Bow Lake Racing group on a Lightning. I’m 30 now and currently have a Compac 16 that I use for island hopping in Maine. I would love the chance to get on some bigger boats and learn as much as possible. Last year I took a safety course and recently took a class with Tom Brown. I hope to continue with the Sunday group but would like to get some week night action in.


Brandon Scott Staples.
I grew up locally in New Castle, NH, and as a kid participated over a number of years in KPYC sailing classes learning the ropes through their summer camps.  I’ve also had the opportunity to sail on a family friend of ours’ 41′ Concordia, even having partaken in Tuesday night races as crew years back, which was where I first learned about the racing community in the area.  I haven’t sailed in near a decade since however, during which time I was busy in college and then in serving as an Officer in the Marines.  I’m now looking to get back into the community and build upon my skills again.  I’m 28 years old, great at following orders and very adaptable to filling various roles and positions.


Megan Yeigh
I graduated from The University of Vermont in 2016 and was a collegiate sailor during my four years there competing in both fleet and team racing. Our women’s team placed 7th at Nationals two years in a row while I was there skippering A division! More recently, I have been on the racing circuit on Lake Champlain sailing out of Malletts Bay Boat Club and Lake Champlain Yacht Club. I was a regular foredeck for a J-24 team and an Etchells team. I have experience trimming, on the bow and I was a skipper in college so I am comfortable anywhere on a boat and am just looking to get involved.


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