The Atlantic Odyssey is a return to the original non-competitive aspects of the ARC. Because it’s a smaller group of boats, a much more intimate social atmosphere develops around the rally and you can feel a personal connection with the other sailors before and after the crossing. rest of overview:
Join the crew of Sea Dragon to sail in the Atlantic Odyssey rally – we’ll enjoy the festivities, go out for some practice, and meet the other crews before we depart, then set sail across the Atlantic for a once in a lifetime ocean crossing opportunity. In Barbados, you’ll be able to explore this spectacular island as well as participate in the excitement and parties of all the other rally boats arriving.
– Cornell Sailing Atlantic and Caribbean Odyssey
Eric Loss – Skipper
Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a young mariner and in 2011 he sailed around the world single-handed and told his story in Loss at Sea.
Eric has been Captain on board Sea Dragon since January 2013 and he loves to facilitate the understanding of and connection to the sea for all of those who come on board.
Shanley McEntee – First Mate
Shanley has been all over the world and covered over 40,000 miles on all different types of sailing yachts and loves to do everything from scuba diving to surfing to swimming.
With a degree in Environmental Policy and Marine Science, Shanley continues to explore the world and the different issues mother earth faces. She’s full-time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.
Thomas ‘Owen’ McMahon – Deckhand
Having started sailing with the family at the tender age of seven, Tom found a passion for being on the open water, it didn’t matter the vessel, yacht, dingy, bathtub, it was all the same, as long as it could sail. Realizing a life on land would never make him truly happy and saying adieu to life working in coffee shops and pubs, he embarked on his professional sailing career, working as crew on yachts whilst gaining his Yachtmaster offshore and his I.Y.T (international yacht training) instructor. By 2010 Tom found himself fully qualified and living the life, aboard superyachts on the French Riviera, looking after both yachts and their owners. Whilst this was indeed an amazing experience, he hankered after something more, showing people the joys of sailing, creating new sailors and the satisfaction of seeing people realize the lure of the open water.
So now when not on Sea Dragon, Tom can be found teaching people to sail, imparting the joy direct engagement of the sea brings and all sailing has to offer. You will find Tom helping his new sailors to immerse themselves in all things sailing and in building an attachment with their surrounding environment, an interdependence that can only be found on the ocean.
Susanne Tornberg – Guest Crew
A self confessed novice sailor, Susanne joins Sea Dragon to run this rally because she is curious about sailing and intrested in enviromental issues plaguing our oceans. She is hoping to develope her boathandling and navigation skills, learn as much as possible about the issues facing our oceans and sea so that she can make it her mission to bridge the gap between people, who know very little about the problems facing our waters and those who are passionate and well informed around issues concerning ocean health, sustainability, and ocean research
November 15: Crew arrive in Tenerife at 1400, briefings, intros, move in
November 16: Sail Training Day
November 17: Provision, shore day
November 18: Caribbean Odyssey start, depart for the Caribbean
November 19 – Dec 4/5: Underway to Barbados
December 6/7: – Explore Barbados, lay days in case of light wind
December 8: – Crew depart the vessel
– 24 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 Tenerife and from Barbados
– 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 Tenerife and into Barbados by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.