If you would like to offer yourself as crew to one of our rally participants or if you are a rally participant and you would like to advertise a crew position you can have your info and contact details appear on this page.

To post a crew position, available or wanted please send an email to: downunderrally@gmail.com with the following information and we will post it on this page FREE.

  • some details about you and your sailing experience.

  • your contact info (email address)

  • a recent photograph of yourself

Crew Available - Alan & Kimberley Hrlec

 Alan & Kimberley Hrlec.

Alan & Kimberley Hrlec.

Hi, we live in Brisbane and are currently on the journey of downsizing and looking for a catamaran to buy and move on to and go cruising.

We would love the opportunity to join the Down under Rally in the near future on our own boat, but a journey takes time as does finding the right boat.

We are both very keen and eager to learn and gain valuable experience for our future lifestyle change.

 Alan is 57 years young and Kimberley is 58, we have been sailing weekly in Brisbane at WAGS on a Seawind 1160 we have also sailed on a Lagoon 400. And Lagoon 450

We are business owners and have the flexibility to meet or sail with anyone at any time so would love the opportunity to join this rally. Or any other sailing trip that might need crew.

 We both just recently crewed on the Catamaran Subzero for the month of July and sailed from Noumea to Port Vila.

 We have done a lot of voluntary work in the field of crewing seminars and are quick to learn. We are both also laid back and enjoy meditation, socialising and having fun.

Having travelled extensively we are always looking for a new adventure and new people and places to discover.

 Looking forward to the opportunity and I can be contacted on my mobile +61 409 478 165 or via email at any time. alan@hrlecgroup.com.au

 Crew Available - Joseph Slater McArdle

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Offshore Miles: 10,000 in the last 18 months

Currently (07/08/2018) in Fiji looking to serve as crew in a cost covered position bound for Australia. 



  • Watch Keeping

  • Rigging

  • Group Management

  • Route Planning

  • Sail Repair

  • Teaching

  • Weather Planning

  • Diesel Repair/Maintenance

  • Tender Handling

  • Navigation

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Cleaning/Polishing

  • Helmsman (incl. reefs and harbours)

  • Hydraulic Repair

  • Plumbing

  • Towing

  • Spectra Water Maker Repair

  • Bartending

  • Sail Selection/Trim

  • Fiberglass/Gelcoat Repair

  • Basic SCUBA

  • Line Handling/Anchoring

  • Woodwork/Varnish

  • Provisioning

Recent Yachting Experience:

S/Y Cailin Lomhara, Tayana 52                                                        May, 2018 – September, 2018

Served as 1st Mate with owner and two others from New Zealand to Tonga, then as crew with owner and his wife from Tonga to Fiji. Duties included watch captain, navigation assistance, and weather analysis and routing and sail selection and handling.  Maintenance items included rebuilding a Spectra Water Maker high pressure pump, replacing a Spectra vane type feed pump, debugging and repairing a Raymarine hydraulic autopilot, testing and repairing a top down spinnaker furling system, generator debugging and controller and brush replacement, battery replacement, various electronic debugging, and toilet replumbing.

S/Y Bella Sirena, Pacific Seacraft Passagemaker 40         April 2017 – February, 2018

Served as crew, with the owner and skipper, from Mexico to Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. Served as skipper with owner and one additional crew from Nuku Hiva through French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, and to New Zealand. Duties included watch captain, sail selection, navigation, weather analysis and routing, helming in port and through various reef passes, and managing crew dynamics. Maintenance items included rebuilding an engine exhaust system, rebuilding a Spectra Water Maker high pressure pump, replumbing the toilets and cockpit drain systems, various rigging work items, B&G autopilot debug and hydraulic replacement, various electronic debugging, solar installation and rewire, sail repair, and stripping and varnishing all exterior wood.

Letters of recommendation available on request.

Contact details:

E-mail:  slater.mcardle@outlook.com

Local Phone:  +679 750 2237 (Fiji)

Website:  www.curiousceltic.com



My name is Hugo,

I’m 21 years old. I’m looking to join a boat sailing to Noumea to Australia.

I started sailing in June this year June.  I have some experience but would love to learn more.

So far I have done around 2000nm about half has been coastal sailing in Australia and the rest has been ocean passages to Vanuatu & New Caledonia. 

In France I’m am a ski instructor, I love sport, travel and photography. 

I’m a great handy man, and I’m french so I can cook ;)

I am happy to contribute to some costs.

You can call me +61 410 548 373

E-mail : brunier.hugo@gmail.com

Instagram : hugo_brunier