Come join our sailing community. Sailing Rio Dulce s water and further the carribean sea in Guatemala

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Guatemala

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  • Description

    Description

    The core of the project is having this unique experience of traveling sailing while renovating 3 sailboats. Mostly the inside of them. The participants will have the opportunity to sail in 3 very different boat. A very light aluminum 31 ft sailboat Pretty sporty. An heavier displacement 44 ft cutter rigged sailboat and a 40 ft solaris catamaran.
    There is not really a typical day. We mostly sail , no motoring. So we follow weather window opportunities to move around. We sometimes have to wake up at 4 or 5 or 6 whenever the wind kicks in. Night sailing. We go on mixing fun and adventurous land excursions when reaching new anchorages destinations.
    Activities are as varied as, kayaking, visiting remote villages, waterfall, canyons, hiking, snorkeling, caving.
    It s a good thing if you have an headlamp and a little dry bag.
    You will be confrontated to almost off grid situation as we sail to remoted places and as we are often limited in power, water and wifi acces.
    Life on the boat can be a all lot of fun but its not made for everyone. We work as a small community we share everything and live in a reduced space with a lot of people (up to 15), there's not a lot of privacy, not even in bathroom. However we manage to live all together and to make it work, even in hard moment we find solutions and make the impossible become possible.
    We are adventure seekers and enjoy challenging ourselves.
    Minimum physical condition is needed.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mostly by learning about the sailboats and the life that goes around it, Sailing skills, learning the basic knots. Electricity 12 V dc system. In 2 to 3 weeks you should be able to captain. Having an off the grid kind of life at sea or inland. Tips about Central America and Mexico. Learning to live in a community. Having a more sustainable way of life. Visiting some beautiful places that are less touristically known, We also make some jewelry and can have some time to go about a few macramé points and incorporating fine rocks in necklace or bracelets.

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed in general maintenance, and many different kind of little job, painting, varnishing, carpenter, sanding, fiberglassing, fixing leaks, offering a walk to our dog, security at night with the boats at anchor, cooking, shopping,sailing, sewing sails, Bimini.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French English Spanish and bit of Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    on boats at anchor, 31 ft sailboat 2 double, 1 single, cata, 4 double beds , 1 single , 44 ft sailboat 2 double, 2 singles

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask for participation to share most of the cost associated with food , cooking gaz. Dinghy gasoline, soaps, the hygienic : papers, sheets. Electricity, drinking water creation....
    We want to stay in the 5 us $/day/pers maximum ( covering food ) as workaway recommand.
    It is technicaly difficult to have people bringing their own food as we work as a community. But if you have special diet you are welcome to it.
    We do a lot of sailing, and wear the materials a lot faster as new volunteers don t know how to handle the boats as well as more experienced sailors. Tear sails , destroy ropes. Rigging, loose and break things..
    We have 3 kayaks as well as dinghy with outboard, free to use if you know how to manage the outboard,
    there are some pretty caves around , and also a canyon , hot water springs and some fun hikes , lots of rivers and canals to check out, monkeys in the trees.. Manatee in the water.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2 hours/day, 5 days a week

Hot water waterfall Finca Paraiso Lake Izabal
One of the hike trough Bamboo field, Denis Beach Lake Izabal
Starboard front cabin in the cata
sailing in lake Izabal

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