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Sail & Sailing in French Polynesia

World, Oceania, French Polynesia, Papeete



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 1 volunteer

Next sailing opportunity: sometime after mid-year 2022. Stay tuned!

Are you ready for your once-in-a-lifetime tropical sailing adventure?

Come and explore French Polynesia from the deck of a sailboat - enjoy the ultimate freedom lifestyle in the most remote waters of the world. I take novice crew just like you several times a year to share my passion for SAILING!

You must be:
* enthusiastic and passionate - couch-potatoes don't mix well with boats...
* love the outdoors - and more specifically the water-world. You'll be spending hours each day in the water.
* open-minded - because the lifestyle onboard is so different from the urban world.
* ready to do things more simply - simplifying your life goes hand-in-hand with remote living. iPhone addicts need not apply.
* easy going and reliable person - because personality clashes are not acceptable onboard.
* ok with living in a small space - yep, this is not a luxury cruise-ship! Expect a camping-style experience (but on water)
* neat and tidy - detail-oriented people preferred.
* adventurous....I mean actually adventurous - within the strict safety limits I have set for my boat and my crew.
* fit - this trip is NOT for you if you are clumsy, not spry, not practical, or have a medical condition (remember this is really remote sailing!)

This is a trip for you if you eat simply, are adaptable, like pushing the limit of your comfort zone, can hold interesting conversations, are proactive and want to see things away from the usual tourist trail... What we see and do is real - from sunsets to stingrays, from baking bread to reefing the sails in a thunderstorm.

You don't need to have prior sailing experience - but you MUST be highly interested in learning to sail.

About the host

Frank (44)

Host since



English, French

English preferred - but can do with French (except for technical words related to sailing which will be in English mostly)

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Sharing my passion for sailing.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • boat handlers

Expected workhours

  • 3 hours a day
  • 6 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • yacht

Single bunk bed-style fits a regular-sized person.

  • shared meals

No fussy eaters please! Fresh produces are limited when sailing far - so don't be picky with your diet. (for instance no vegans, no gluten-intolerant crew)

  • no money is involved

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