Crew match

Do you need crew, or perhaps you are looking for crewing opportunities? Our crew match service will connect you with other likeminded members so that you can go boating when you are short of crew. Boating with other members will enhance skills through knowledge share, split the cost and of course it’s social!

1. How it works

Crew match opportunities and all initial communication are via WhatsApp. The simplified process and more instant notification’s will help drive more opportunities for shared cost member sailing.

Setting up a crew match:

The instigating member is responsible for coordinating communication and logistics for the day between attending members and will share the crew match opportunity via the designated WhatsApp group in the following format:

  • Name
  • Date (s)
  • Boat preference
  • Plan for trip
  • How to contact me

Responding to a crew match:

Those of you interested should reply to confirm your availability and how you would like to be contacted.


Once the crew is finalised, the instigating member should book the boat.

The instigating member will advise how the day should be split and is required to communicate the agreed points split to the Pure Latitude team who will deduct members points accordingly.  We recommend an equal share amongst those onboard. Pure Latitude will charge an additional 1 point per attending member to cover administration costs.

Once a crew match is established, please take the remaining conversation away from the main WhatsApp group chat and communicate via a mutually agreed channel.

2. Register for crew match:

To receive notifications of new crew match opportunities via our WhatsApp groups, please register here:

3. Booking terms:

Once you confirm you are joining the crew match booking – this is deemed as confirmed. Please remember that other members are making plans on the basis of your commitment.

Once agreed and confirmed no crew match refunds will be possible for individual members withdrawing from the day.

To make it fair for everyone, if the booking cannot proceed due to your withdrawal, you will be responsible for paying for the entire booking.

The nominated skipper is liable, but crew must take responsibility for any costs directly resulting from their actions (dropped winch handle or lifejacket inflation).

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