Golden Ticket

S/V Lynx Crew

There are several ways to join our epic voyage as crew on S/V Lynx.  However, by far, the easiest and surest way is to help us refit or construct S/V Lynx.

It is very simple, for each week of work you put in on the refit or build, you get a week in one cabin (for up to three people!).  You may work 1, or up to 52 weeks.  If you work all 52 weeks, you would earn a full year on S/V Lynx!

We currently plan to start the work on the boat in late 2022.  If we buy a used boat, the refit will take place near where we make the purchase (more to follow on the location).  However, if we choose to build a kit boat (which is currently very likely) this will take place in sunny Southern California.

Alternatively, if you cannot spend the time to help get the boat ready for her voyage, you may still win a cabin!  All you need to do is subscribe to our Youtube channel and you could win a cabin for a week on S/V Lynx or even some free stuff (like S/V Lynx Hats or T-Shirts).

To enter your name in the hat, hit the red Youtube Subscribe button (below).

The first time you subscribe, ten golden tickets with your name on them will be added to the Captain's Hat for our future drawings.

However, you may increase your odds of winning your free cabin on S/V Lynx  (see below).

How to increase your odds of winning a free cabin, or just earning one, guaranteed.

Every so often, we will draw a winner from our (virtual) Captain's Hat.  The more times your name is in the hat, the better the chance your name will be drawn.  Once in the hat, your tickets stay in there for every drawing!

The first time you subscribe to our Youtube Channel, we toss in 10 tickets with your name on them, but there are more ways to add additional tickets!
(below are three ways to add more tickets into the Captain's hat to increase your odds of winning a free cabin on S/V Lynx!)

Earn more golden tickets by doing the following, or just earn a cabin, guaranteed!

Like one of our Videos

Each time a subscriber 'Likes' one of our Videos we add another ticket with their name on it into the Captain's Hat.

Comment on our Video

When a subscriber Comments on a video, (one per video) another ticket with a copy of  their name  goes in the Captain's Hat.

Share our Video

Each time a subscriber Shares our video, we put FIVE more tickets with their name in the Captain's Hat!

Work on S/V Lynx

As mentioned above, if you work on S/V Lynx while we refit or build her, then you earn the same amount of time on board, guaranteed! 


Here are the details about your time as crew

  • Winning a drawing - When you win a drawing, you earn one cabin for a week, which means you may bring yourself and a guest!  We will let you choose the week and location from available options, meaning, when a cabin is free, (this is first come, first serve).  The newest winner will be announced on the next S/V Lynx Voyage Video after the drawing.
  • Earning time by working on S/V Lynx - If you work on the refit or the building of the boat, you earn 1 week on board for each week you work.  The time and location of your portion of the voyage is first come, first serve, with the earliest workers getting first choice on times and destinations.  However, we are going so many places that everyone will have a lot of selection options.
  • What is included if you become crew - You have the use of one of our four cabins for a each week you are invited or earn.  Each cabin can be for one to three people (the cabin has a queen bed with a single bunk above),  Your cabin will have its own en-suite head (with toilet and sink) and access to a shower.  All activities on board are included.
  • What is not included - You must get to where the boat is located (meaning, you must pay for any flights, or other transportation, including transfers, etc. that you use.  If you win, you may select a date and destination from available options that we will present.  Finally, all activities that take place off the boat are at your own expense, things like dining out, shore tours, etc.)  It is also bring your own food and drink, or, if you choose, contribute to the purchase of these items when we provision.
  • A disclaimer about your choice of date and destinations - We cannot guarantee the boat to arrive on time where and when you expect it to be.  Delays may happen due to politics, poor weather, or unforeseen repairs.  Even if all goes well on the pickup, while on board, we cannot guarantee the projected itinerary as it may also be affected by similar factors.  We can assure you that we will do our best to stick to the plan but some things are just out of our control.   If the boat doesn't make it to where you are waiting, there are no refunds; after all, this is a free cabin!  If we know the boat is being delayed before you depart, we will contact you, immediately, and warn you of the change.  However, we suggest you take out travel insurance on your flights, or other travel methods, and have enough funds to book a room at your arrival point in case the boat is delayed.  We cannot and will not reimburse you for these costs.  If you cannot afford to take the risk then do not try to claim the free cabin.  We can always do another drawing and let someone else become crew for a week.
  • What is required of you to claim your free cabin if you win: We have a few minor requirements for people to join our crew.  You cannot be a convicted felon.  You must be vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus. You must have DAN Membership (which is not expensive and covers you for air lift medical rescues (DAN Membership is currently running $40 for a year).  Absolutely no illegal (recreational) drugs are to be brought on board, ever!  Social drinking is allowed... but not drunkenness.  As mentioned, this is BYOB since we do not supply alcoholic beverages to crew.  You may purchase beverages and food to bring on board ashore if we make a provisioning stop.  You should bring any personal gear for sports, but only what fits in with your other belongings in a single large duffle bag.  These things could include things like a mask for diving/snorkeling, snorkel, fins, bathing suit.  However, you should definitely bring along your own towels, washcloths, toiletries, medications (legal) that you require, sunscreen, your choice for seasickness prevention, cash or credit cards for shore excursions, a pair of shoes for shore, boat shoes (if you don't want to go barefoot),  Don't worry, we will send you a full list of what you should be bringing once you earn or win a cabin.  Finally, before even departing for your time as crew, you will be required to sign a release absolving the Captain and Crew of all liability while you are on board as crew of S/V Lynx. 

Help us out

Subscribe S/V Lynx Youtube

Please subscribe to our Youtube channel and earn a chance to win a cabin for a week on S/V Lynx!  To subscribe, click the Youtube link (left).

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