Month: September 2017

VAMONOS A MÉXICO | SAN DIEGO TO ENSENADA

VAMONOS A MÉXICO | SAN DIEGO TO ENSENADA

Sept 14th – Sept 16th 2018 | US$800 Join us as we meander our way down the coast from Vancouver to San Francisco. No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must! Cost: $800 Date: September 14th – 16th, 2018 Depart: San Diego, CA, USA […]

WEST COAST TOUR | SAN FRANCISCO TO SAN DIEGO

WEST COAST TOUR | SAN FRANCISCO TO SAN DIEGO

Aug 24th – Sept 12th 2018 | Promotional Tour No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must! Join us as we make our way down the West Coast on our promotional tour.

MAPLE GATE | VANCOUVER TO SAN FRANCISCO

MAPLE GATE | VANCOUVER TO SAN FRANCISCO

Aug 1st – Aug 15th 2018 | US$3900

Join us as we meander our way down the coast from Vancouver to San Francisco.
No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must!

 

  • Cost: $3900
  • Date: August 1st – 15th, 2018
  • Depart: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Arrive: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Length: 14 days, 13 nights
  • Focus: Adventure Sailing | Offshore sail training | Science
  • Early Bird: $3500 | for 1st 4 places
  • Early Bird Discount Code: MAG8318

Early Bird Discount Code:


 

Team:

ERIC LOSS & SHANLEY MCENTEE – SKIPPER & FIRST MATE
Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee have been with Pangaea Exploration since 2012. They have extensive experience working with scientific and non-profit research groups and enjoy running educational adventures for school groups. Eric and Shanley have taken Sea Dragon through the Panama Canal, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago, and to the Baltic, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

Shanley, born in 1987, grew up surfing and swimming in the Pacific in Del Mar, California. Throughout her youth, she worked with the Surfrider Foundation to protect California’s coastlines. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Marine Science from Western Washington University. Her love and curiosity for the sea also extends underwater, where she is a PADI Rescue Diver.

After college she learned to sail, combining her passion for science, the environment, and the sea by spending several months aboard Sea|Mester’s schooners Ocean Star and Argo. Soon after she earned her Ocean Yachtmaster license. Shanley is the medical officer onboard Sea Dragon while on expedition and, alongside Eric, runs and maintains her both on and off program.

Eric, born in 1985, grew up in Laguna Beach, California. During his youth, he sailed dinghies, raced CFJ’s, Larks, and C420’s, and taught sailing to children in Dana Point, California. As a member of the Sea Scouts, Eric gained experience sailing and repairing cruising sailboats, 80’ to 130’ schooners, ketches, and brigs, locally and on several ocean crossings. He also earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

After graduating from Bowdoin College, Eric became a PADI Divemaster while working for ActionQuest and Sea|Mester, developing his teaching skills as he progressed from running summer programs on 50’ yachts to skippering an 88’ and 113’ throughout the Eastern Caribbean and across the Atlantic. In 2011, Eric took a break from professional sailing to buy and refit Odyssey, an Islander 36, to attempt a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Eight months later, he returned to Los Angeles, having sailed past the Great Capes of the Southern Oceans and back up the Pacific to his home port.

When not aboard Sea Dragon, Eric and Shanley have sailed throughout the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and to the Arctic Circle aboard their own Pouvreau 42 Cutter, Fleur Australe.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

TBA::

 

 

More Information:

Contribution Includes:
– 13 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Canada and the USA
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Kit: Temperate

All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from the USA and Canada. Please note that many nationalities which can enter the USA on the ESTA visa waiver program will need a B1/B2 to enter by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.

eXX NORTH PACIFIC | VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE

eXX NORTH PACIFIC | VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE

Jul 21st – Jul 28th 2018 | Private Trip eXX eXXpedition x Pangaea Exploration partnership. Girls eXXpedition join us for their second of two mission expeditions in the Pacific North Pacific 2018 | leg 2 The adventurous women on this eXXpedition will join us in […]

eXX NORTH PACIFIC  | OAHU TO VANCOUVER

eXX NORTH PACIFIC | OAHU TO VANCOUVER

Jun 23rd – Jul 15th 2018 | Private Trip eXX eXXpedition x Pangaea Exploration partnership.   Girls eXXpedition join us for their first ever sailing expedition in the Pacific  North Pacific 2018 | leg 1 The adventurous women on this eXXpedition will join us in the […]

REVERSE PLACES | KIRITIMATI TO OAHU

REVERSE PLACES | KIRITIMATI TO OAHU

May 30th – Jun 9th 2018 | US$2560

Join us on this Classic Pacific Tradewinds Sailing Adventure

No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must!

 

Come with us for the return run from the central Pacific. This should be a fast, fun, reach across the trade winds back to Hawaii! En route you can hone your passage making skills or learn the basics in a warm, welcoming environment. If you’ve always wanted to go to Kiribati, schedule a visit then sail back to the US with us!

This is a great opportunity, whether you are a first-timer wanting to see what the fuss is about, or a seasoned pro wanting to get that Pacific notch on your belt and feel some adrenalin… this is the leg for you! An excellent opportunity to build your sea miles, experience an ocean crossing, practice your celestial navigation and enjoy the best that sailing has to offer and culminates on the awesome island of Hawaii.

This trip can count as a qualifying RYA Ocean Yachtmaster passage – contact us to discuss!.

  • Cost: $2560
  • Date: May 30th – June 9th, 2018
  • Depart: Kiritimati, Kiribati
  • Arrive: Kewalo Basin, Ohau, Hawaii
  • Length: 10 days, 9 nights
  • Focus: Adventure Sailing | Offshore sail training
  • Early Bird: $2304 | for 1st 4 places
  • Early Bird Discount Code: REP53018

Early Bird Discount Code:


 

Team:

ERIC LOSS & SHANLEY MCENTEE – SKIPPER & FIRST MATE
Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee have been with Pangaea Exploration since 2012. They have extensive experience working with scientific and non-profit research groups and enjoy running educational adventures for school groups. Eric and Shanley have taken Sea Dragon through the Panama Canal, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago, and to the Baltic, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

Shanley, born in 1987, grew up surfing and swimming in the Pacific in Del Mar, California. Throughout her youth, she worked with the Surfrider Foundation to protect California’s coastlines. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Marine Science from Western Washington University. Her love and curiosity for the sea also extends underwater, where she is a PADI Rescue Diver.

After college she learned to sail, combining her passion for science, the environment, and the sea by spending several months aboard Sea|Mester’s schooners Ocean Star and Argo. Soon after she earned her Ocean Yachtmaster license. Shanley is the medical officer onboard Sea Dragon while on expedition and, alongside Eric, runs and maintains her both on and off program.

Eric, born in 1985, grew up in Laguna Beach, California. During his youth, he sailed dinghies, raced CFJ’s, Larks, and C420’s, and taught sailing to children in Dana Point, California. As a member of the Sea Scouts, Eric gained experience sailing and repairing cruising sailboats, 80’ to 130’ schooners, ketches, and brigs, locally and on several ocean crossings. He also earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

After graduating from Bowdoin College, Eric became a PADI Divemaster while working for ActionQuest and Sea|Mester, developing his teaching skills as he progressed from running summer programs on 50’ yachts to skippering an 88’ and 113’ throughout the Eastern Caribbean and across the Atlantic. In 2011, Eric took a break from professional sailing to buy and refit Odyssey, an Islander 36, to attempt a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Eight months later, he returned to Los Angeles, having sailed past the Great Capes of the Southern Oceans and back up the Pacific to his home port.

When not aboard Sea Dragon, Eric and Shanley have sailed throughout the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and to the Arctic Circle aboard their own Pouvreau 42 Cutter, Fleur Australe.

 

 

SHANNON FRIER – DECKHAND
Growing up in St. Mawes a dreamy sailing village on the South Coast of Cornwall, there was hardly a day Shannon wasn’t on, in or under the water. Known by her friends and family as ‘The Mermaid’ she tried her hardest to become one, studying a degree in Marine and Natural History Photography which brought together her aspirations and interests: training as a professional scuba diver and developing her ability to communicate science in a way that engages the public through creative narratives.

Living and studying in Cornwall Shannon doted on her local environment; devoting her time not only its protection but also preservation for future generations. Lead by her passion for conservation she became an ambassador for eXXpedition and sits on the Clean Cornwall Board in the fight against coastal pollution. After watching marine pollution on her own doorstep getting worse year on year Shannon decided at a very young age to pursue a career that will enable her to turn the tide on marine litter.

Happiest when sailing across the open ocean, Shannon doesn’t think there is anything more magical than being on night watch surrounded by phosphorescence. One of her fondest memories is being on Seadragon off the coast of Guyana watching a school of tuna chasing its prey lit by phosphorescence under a sky full of stars. Shannon loves sharing moments like this with people who have never been to sea because it reconnects them with nature and shows them why they want to protect our oceans.

 

 

CHARLIE TRIGGS – DECKHAND
Charlie started sailing on the south east coast of England at the same time as completing his Bachelor’s degree in Biosciences. Realizing that working in a lab didn’t quite fulfill his thirst for adventure, he completed his RYA Day Skipper and started crewing on delivery and cruise yachts in the North Sea, Bay of Biscay and North East Atlantic.

Deciding to combine his love for the natural world along with a passion for sailing, Charlie is working towards a career in Marine Research. After volunteering with ORCA the UK Whale and Dolphin Conservation Charity, Charlie sailed with ‘Song of the Whale’ from the UK to the Falklands. As well as this trip being an incredible offshore sailing experience, he also towed a hydrophone listening to whales and collected micro plastic samples for ongoing research projects.

Charlie joins us as a deckhand on Sea Dragon to gain further experience and hone his offshore sailing skills. He shares the same values as Pangaea Exploration and is excited to show his enthusiasm for sailing and the oceans to everyone who comes onboard.

 

 

JESSICA MACINTOSH – DECKHAND
Hailing from Nova Scotia, Jessica grew up on the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait working in search and rescue with the Canadian Coast Guard, where she learned that a “bad day on the boat is better than a good day in the office.”

Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Jessica was about to board a plane to Madrid to teach English, but an impulsive (and intuitive) change of heart took her to Gloucester, Massachusetts where she met her first ship, the Roseway. Jessica’s experience on Roseway with the World Ocean School sparked her passion for life at sea, traditional wooden boats, and sharing this passion with others. Since then, Jessica has had the good fortune of sailing on the Pride of Baltimore II and various other traditional schooners throughout the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard, including racing on schooner Columbia in the 2017 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.

Jessica has also worked on commercial fishing vessels in the North Pacific and as a Pollution Response Officer with the Canadian Coast Guard.

In 2013, Jessica completed her Masters in Marine Management, where she focused on fisheries management and sustainable coastal communities. In early 2014 Jessica co-founded a non-profit society committed to engaging youth with innovative oceans education programs and oceans-related career resources.

Jessica is slightly sad to say that she now works full-time in an office 1500 km away from the ocean, but she is grateful that she at least gets to continue pursuing her passion for oceans by contributing to Canadian marine conservation policy.

Itinerary:

May 30:: Crew join the vessel at 1600 in Kiritimati – safety briefings, introductions, move in, swimming and Dinner
May 31: Clear customs, Depart for Hawaii
June 1 – 7: Underway to Hawaii
June 8: Arrive Hawaii. Clear customs and enjoy Hawaii.
June 9: Guest crew can depart from Vessel from 0900

 

 

More Information:

Contribution Includes:
– 9 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Kiritimati and Hawaii
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Kit: Tropical

All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from Kiribati and the USA. Please note that many nationalities which can enter the US by air on the ESTA visa waiver program need a B1/B2 visa to enter by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.

WHOI – Phoenix Islands  |  Research

WHOI – Phoenix Islands | Research

May 1st – May 30th 2018 | Private Trip. Phoenix Islands Protected Area Research We’re excited to be working with a joint team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and Boston University (BU) in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Pangaea Exploration’s excellent boat crew, Eric […]

GATHERING PLACE | OAHU TO KIRITIMATI

GATHERING PLACE | OAHU TO KIRITIMATI

Apr 20th – Apr 30th 2018 | US$2560 Join us on this Classic Pacific Tradewinds Sailing Adventure No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must! Join us for our last leg before we begin our research into coral in the Central Pacific. This should […]

LUAU EXPRESS | CABO San Lucas TO HAWAII

LUAU EXPRESS | CABO San Lucas TO HAWAII

Mar 18th – Apr 6th 2018 | US$3450

Join us on this Classic Pacific Tradewinds Sailing Adventure

No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must!

Join Sea Dragon’s expert team for a beautiful trans-pacific trip – sailing under the stars, surfing down waves, and warm, friendly waters as we sail to Hawaii.
Sea Dragon is designed to thrive in these waters! Specifically set up for volunteer crew with both experienced and limited sailing experience, she can safely handle any number of sailing conditions the Pacific might throw at her. With a crew capacity of 14 and a cruising speed of 12 knots, she is a comfortable and exciting ocean-going yacht.

Experienced Ocean Skipper Eric Loss will be leading the crew of Sea Dragon for some fast, fun adventure sailing. Whether you are a first-timer wanting to see what it’s all about, or a seasoned pro wanting to feel some adrenalin… This is the leg for you! Come and embrace this offshore experience

An excellent opportunity to practice your sailing skills, on this incredible leg from Mexico to Hawaii, learn or hone celestial navigation, build your sea miles, experience an ocean crossing, and enjoy the best Sea Dragon and sailing has to offer.

This trip can count as a qualifying RYA Ocean Yachtmaster passage – contact us to discuss!.

  • Cost: $3450
  • Date: Mar 18th – Apr 6th, 2018, 2018
  • Depart: IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Arrive: Kewalo Basin, Ohau, Hawaii
  • Length: 20 days, 19 nights
  • Focus: Adventure Sailing | Offshore sail training
  • Early Bird: $3105 | for 1st 4 places
  • Early Bird Discount Code: LUE31817

Early Bird Discount Code:


 

Team:

ERIC LOSS & SHANLEY MCENTEE – SKIPPER & FIRST MATE
Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee have been with Pangaea Exploration since 2012. They have extensive experience working with scientific and non-profit research groups and enjoy running educational adventures for school groups. Eric and Shanley have taken Sea Dragon through the Panama Canal, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago, and to the Baltic, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

Shanley, born in 1987, grew up surfing and swimming in the Pacific in Del Mar, California. Throughout her youth, she worked with the Surfrider Foundation to protect California’s coastlines. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Marine Science from Western Washington University. Her love and curiosity for the sea also extends underwater, where she is a PADI Rescue Diver.

After college she learned to sail, combining her passion for science, the environment, and the sea by spending several months aboard Sea|Mester’s schooners Ocean Star and Argo. Soon after she earned her Ocean Yachtmaster license. Shanley is the medical officer onboard Sea Dragon while on expedition and, alongside Eric, runs and maintains her both on and off program.

Eric, born in 1985, grew up in Laguna Beach, California. During his youth, he sailed dinghies, raced CFJ’s, Larks, and C420’s, and taught sailing to children in Dana Point, California. As a member of the Sea Scouts, Eric gained experience sailing and repairing cruising sailboats, 80’ to 130’ schooners, ketches, and brigs, locally and on several ocean crossings. He also earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

After graduating from Bowdoin College, Eric became a PADI Divemaster while working for ActionQuest and Sea|Mester, developing his teaching skills as he progressed from running summer programs on 50’ yachts to skippering an 88’ and 113’ throughout the Eastern Caribbean and across the Atlantic. In 2011, Eric took a break from professional sailing to buy and refit Odyssey, an Islander 36, to attempt a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Eight months later, he returned to Los Angeles, having sailed past the Great Capes of the Southern Oceans and back up the Pacific to his home port.

When not aboard Sea Dragon, Eric and Shanley have sailed throughout the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and to the Arctic Circle aboard their own Pouvreau 42 Cutter, Fleur Australe.

 

 

 

SHANNON FRIER – DECKHAND
Growing up in St. Mawes a dreamy sailing village on the South Coast of Cornwall, there was hardly a day Shannon wasn’t on, in or under the water. Known by her friends and family as ‘The Mermaid’ she tried her hardest to become one, studying a degree in Marine and Natural History Photography which brought together her aspirations and interests: training as a professional scuba diver and developing her ability to communicate science in a way that engages the public through creative narratives.

Living and studying in Cornwall Shannon doted on her local environment; devoting her time not only its protection but also preservation for future generations. Lead by her passion for conservation she became an ambassador for eXXpedition and sits on the Clean Cornwall Board in the fight against coastal pollution. After watching marine pollution on her own doorstep getting worse year on year Shannon decided at a very young age to pursue a career that will enable her to turn the tide on marine litter.

Happiest when sailing across the open ocean, Shannon doesn’t think there is anything more magical than being on night watch surrounded by phosphorescence. One of her fondest memories is being on Seadragon off the coast of Guyana watching a school of tuna chasing its prey lit by phosphorescence under a sky full of stars. Shannon loves sharing moments like this with people who have never been to sea because it reconnects them with nature and shows them why they want to protect our oceans.

 

 

CHARLIE TRIGGS – DECKHAND
Charlie started sailing on the south east coast of England at the same time as completing his Bachelor’s degree in Biosciences. Realizing that working in a lab didn’t quite fulfill his thirst for adventure, he completed his RYA Day Skipper and started crewing on delivery and cruise yachts in the North Sea, Bay of Biscay and North East Atlantic.

Deciding to combine his love for the natural world along with a passion for sailing, Charlie is working towards a career in Marine Research. After volunteering with ORCA the UK Whale and Dolphin Conservation Charity, Charlie sailed with ‘Song of the Whale’ from the UK to the Falklands. As well as this trip being an incredible offshore sailing experience, he also towed a hydrophone listening to whales and collected micro plastic samples for ongoing research projects.

Charlie joins us as a deckhand on Sea Dragon to gain further experience and hone his offshore sailing skills. He shares the same values as Pangaea Exploration and is excited to show his enthusiasm for sailing and the oceans to everyone who comes onboard.

 

 

 

Itinerary:

March 18:: Crew join the vessel at 1600 in Cabo San Lucas – safety briefings, introductions, move in and Dinner
March 19: Clear Customs,sail training and depart for Hawaii
JMarch 20 – April 4: Underway to Hawaii
April 5: Arrive Ohau, Hawaii. Clear customs and drink Pina Coladas
April 6: Guests can depart from Vessel from 0900

 

More Information:

Contribution Includes:
– 19 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Mexico and Hawaii
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Kit: Tropical

All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to and from Mexico and the United States. Please be aware that many nationalities able to travel to the US under the ESTA visa waiver program will need a B1/B2 visa to enter the US by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.

ALMOST SPRING BREAK | PANAMA TO CABO

ALMOST SPRING BREAK | PANAMA TO CABO

Feb 25th – Mar 15th 2018 | $3200 Join us on this Sailing Adventure from Panama to Cabo No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must! We’ll depart Panama and punch out of the doldrums up the west coast of South America, crossing the […]

PANAMANIACS | PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT

PANAMANIACS | PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT

Feb 17th – Feb 24th 2018 | US$975 Join us on this Canal Transit Adventure No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must! Have you ever wanted to go through the Panama Canal? We’ll ascend 85 feet through the Gatun locks to Gatun Lake, […]

GONE WITH THE WINDS | GRENADA TO PANAMA

GONE WITH THE WINDS | GRENADA TO PANAMA

Feb 9th – Feb 17th 2018 | $2190

Join us as we sail for Panama enroute to the Pacific

No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must!

Join the crew of Sea Dragon for a ripping fast downwind sail to Panama. We’ll have days and nights of fast Tradewind surfing, and big seas before arriving at the Atlantic terminus of the Panama Canal, Colon. You’ll learn basics of sail trim, safe downwind sail handling in strong wind, and helming techniques in waves, as well as basics of navigation and seamanship.

This trip can count as a qualifying RYA Ocean Yachtmaster passage – contact us to discuss!.

  • Cost: $2190 (no canal transit)
  • Date: February 9 – 17, 2018
  • Depart: Prickly Bay, Grenada
  • Arrive: Colon, Panama
  • Length: 11 days, 10 nights
  • Focus: Adventure Sailing | Sailing skills | Science,
  • Early Bird: $1971 (no canal transit) | for 1st 4 places
  • Early Bird Discount Code: GWW2918 NOT including the Panama Canal Transit

If you’re interested, you can stay aboard and transit the Panama Canal, one of the wonders of the modern world, the combined cost of doing so:

  • Cost: $2691 (including canal transit)
  • Early Bird: $2421 (including canal transit) | for 1st 4 places
  • Early Bird Discount Code: GWWT2918 including the Panama Canal Transit

Early Bird Discount Code:


 

Team:

ERIC LOSS & SHANLEY MCENTEE – SKIPPER & FIRST MATE
Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee have been with Pangaea Exploration since 2012. They have extensive experience working with scientific and non-profit research groups and enjoy running educational adventures for school groups. Eric and Shanley have taken Sea Dragon through the Panama Canal, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago, and to the Baltic, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

Shanley, born in 1987, grew up surfing and swimming in the Pacific in Del Mar, California. Throughout her youth, she worked with the Surfrider Foundation to protect California’s coastlines. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Marine Science from Western Washington University. Her love and curiosity for the sea also extends underwater, where she is a PADI Rescue Diver.

After college she learned to sail, combining her passion for science, the environment, and the sea by spending several months aboard Sea|Mester’s schooners Ocean Star and Argo. Soon after she earned her Ocean Yachtmaster license. Shanley is the medical officer onboard Sea Dragon while on expedition and, alongside Eric, runs and maintains her both on and off program.

Eric, born in 1985, grew up in Laguna Beach, California. During his youth, he sailed dinghies, raced CFJ’s, Larks, and C420’s, and taught sailing to children in Dana Point, California. As a member of the Sea Scouts, Eric gained experience sailing and repairing cruising sailboats, 80’ to 130’ schooners, ketches, and brigs, locally and on several ocean crossings. He also earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

After graduating from Bowdoin College, Eric became a PADI Divemaster while working for ActionQuest and Sea|Mester, developing his teaching skills as he progressed from running summer programs on 50’ yachts to skippering an 88’ and 113’ throughout the Eastern Caribbean and across the Atlantic. In 2011, Eric took a break from professional sailing to buy and refit Odyssey, an Islander 36, to attempt a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Eight months later, he returned to Los Angeles, having sailed past the Great Capes of the Southern Oceans and back up the Pacific to his home port.

When not aboard Sea Dragon, Eric and Shanley have sailed throughout the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and to the Arctic Circle aboard their own Pouvreau 42 Cutter, Fleur Australe.

 

 

 

JENNIFER PATE – MISSION LEADER
Jen is a seasoned sailor with Pangaea, and joins us aboard Sea Dragon as Mission Leader for this leg.
When not working for Panexplore, she runs a community interest film company and leads/participates in expeditions as well as social and environmental responsibility projects. Living in Canada she also runs a sustainable outdoor recreation park called Windmill Lake.
She has been a filmmaker, Mission Coordinator and Mission Leader on a series of international sailing voyages raising awareness of plastic in marine and freshwater environments. She works to promote social and environmental change through her newest initiative Love Your Greats.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

February 9:: Crew join Sea Dragon in Prickly Bay, Grenada, at 1600 – swimming, dinner, safety briefings, intros, move in
February 10: Depart for Panama
February 11-15: Underway to Panama
February 16: Arrive Shelter Bay, Panama, clear customs, and Immigration, maybe go for a swim in the pool?
February 17: Crew can depart by 0900

 

More Information:

Contribution Includes:
– 10 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Grenada and Panama
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to and from Grenada and Panama. Please look into the specific type of visa you need: www.travel.state.gov/visa.