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expatpanama2016
7/13/2017 22:31 EST

Hi. I'm interested in crewing on a boat.

Have a little sailing experience. And, I'm eager to learn.

I'd prefer something long-term (at least 2 or 3 months, but preferably up to 1 or 2 years) I'm currently traveling around Central America (in Panama at the moment)

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OutOfHereUSA
7/14/2017 19:29 EST

In the US many people can afford sailing and sailboats. In Brasil ONLY the very rich own them. The very same boat in the US can cost $5000, in Brasil the same boat will cost you $25,000. They are mostly found in private yacht clubs.
You didn't say what area you plan to visit but the RIO has a big one, there are some in Florianopolis SC, Porto Alegre RS, and up the coast.
Speaking Portuguese will help a lot but these days most upper class speak English.

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Marlington
7/14/2017 23:07 EST

Hello!

You should get in touch with Mr. Spinelli. He knows everybody in the Brazilian sailing sector. He is part of the amateur sailing boat builders' community in Brazil and other countries. He may be able to give you advice on how to go about this and who to contact. Mr. Spinelli is a lovely person. I am sure he will be happy to help you. https://www.facebook.com/VeleiroSoneca/

You should also contact Mr. Roberto Barros. http://www.yachtdesign.com.br/ingles/index.php

Best of luck,
Margaret Arlington
Lic. Real Estate Broker
CRECI-SC 15839

Settling-in Services: everything you need for a safe, stress-free start,
from the minute you set foot on this beautiful island.

Multilingual Services
Translation & Interpreting
International Communication
ENGLISH – SPANISH – PORTUGUESE

Florianopolis – Island of Santa Catarina
Santa Catarina – Brazil

Landline: +55 48 3234 7848
Mobile: +55 48 9 9957 9982 (TIM) (also Whatsapp)

arlingtn@terra.com.br
Skype & ooVoo: marlington

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expatpanama2016
7/14/2017 23:50 EST

Thanks for all the very helpful replies

Much appreciated

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OutOfHereUSA
7/15/2017 00:00 EST

Don't forget, upper class Brasilians especially Cariocas won't give you the time of day especially if you don't speak Portuguese.
From Michael Palin's series on Brasil for PBS ; asked a guy in Salvador whether people in RIO and Sao Paulo thought they were lazy or not - the guy says - "A Carioca will invite you to dinner but won't give you the address" - this is exactly who the upper class is.
Don't mind that response from Florianopolis - she is desperate for business now that the economy is in the toilet, uses every opportunity to advertise her business regardless if it affets your situation or not.

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expatpanama2016
7/15/2017 00:05 EST

Er.............who is Florianopolis??

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Marlington
7/15/2017 08:32 EST

Hello again!

Florianópolis is the island capital city of the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. I live there. Beautiful, very green place with lovely hills, lakes and over 40 beaches. Worth visiting. Excellent to live in. Excellent to raise kids. Excellent for holidays.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florian%C3%B3polis

Yacht clubs in Santa Catarina:

In Florianopolis:
https://www.google.com.br/search?q=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&rlz=1C1GGRV_pt-BRBR751BR751&oq=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4.8388j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=yacht+clubs+in+florianopolis+english

In Balneário Camboriú:
https://www.google.com.br/search?q=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&rlz=1C1GGRV_pt-BRBR751BR751&oq=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4.8388j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=yacht+clubs+in+Camboriu+english

In Laguna:
https://www.google.com.br/search?q=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&rlz=1C1GGRV_pt-BRBR751BR751&oq=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4.8388j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=yacht+clubs+in+Laguna+english

In Sao Francisco do Sul:
https://www.google.com.br/search?q=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&rlz=1C1GGRV_pt-BRBR751BR751&oq=iate+clubes+em+florianopolis&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4.8388j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=yacht+clubs+in+Sao+Francisco+do+Sul+english

In Piçarras:
http://www.iateclubepicarras.com.br/

Please let me know how it goes.

Bye for now,
Margaret Arlington
Lic. Real Estate Broker
CRECI-SC 15839

Settling-in Services: everything you need for a safe, stress-free start,
from the minute you set foot on this beautiful island.

Multilingual Services
Translation & Interpreting
International Communication
ENGLISH – SPANISH – PORTUGUESE

Florianopolis – Island of Santa Catarina
Santa Catarina – Brazil

Landline: +55 48 3234 7848
Mobile: +55 48 9 9957 9982 (TIM) (also Whatsapp)

arlingtn@terra.com.br
Skype & ooVoo: marlington

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