Sea Dragon Sunburst

Bermuda Triangle | Virgin Islands to Bermuda

$2,990/ £1,990
24 April – 4 May 2016

Depart: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Arrive: Hamilton, Bermuda
Length: 11 days 10 nights
Focus: Plastics, sailing

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Ever dreamed of sailing in the wild ocean? To be pushed really hard in an extraordinary environment?

Join our team of comfort-zone escapees for an epic Atlantic Ocean sailing adventure!

No previous sailing experience necessary!

How many of these are a massive, epic, absolute ‘YES’?
1. Pushing yourself really hard in really challenging conditions

2. A totally off-the grid, digital detox week at sea, miles away from life’s daily clutter

3. Learn about safety at sea, sailing, the weather, currents, and how the ocean you are sailing across acquired a fearsome reputation as the Bermuda Triangle

4. Make an amazing group of new friends

5. Not see land for a week but start and finish on amazing islands!

Yes, you’ll might get sea sick along the way but you’ll beat it and you’ll be massively proud when you get your International Yacht Training Certificate at the end.

Eric Loss – Skipper

Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a 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 fulltime with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.

Megan Evans – Deckhand

Megan was born and raised in Wales, UK and was on the water from a young age. The marine and coastal environment has played a huge part in her life learning to sail at age 7 she took that onto compete internationally representing Wales and Great Britain. Megan is a qualified sailing instructor having worked at home and in the UAE and spends most free time surfing, wake boarding and windsurfing. Recently graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of the West of England Megan is now keen to take this onto a career in marine research and conservation to help protect the environment she is most passionate about to ensure irreversible damage is not done.

Sophie Lewis

Background and area of expertise
I love learning new things, travelling and having adventures. I’m mostly into cycling, hiking, sea kayaking and hopefully after this holiday, sailing! I live in Cambridge and work in science and healthcare.

Goals and aims for the expedition
To meet some lovely people, learn some skills around sailing, build memories and have fun!

Victoria Farrington

My passion is skiing, however this expedition really appealed to me. Sailing and exploring the ocean seem like a natural compliment to the many winters I have spent in the snow. I always enjoy learning new things and am currently studying French language with the OU. I absolutely love cooking, hiking and climbing and generally keeping fit and healthy.

I can’t wait to do something completely out of my comfort zone. This will be entirely different to anything I have done before and I am looking forward to the adventure and meeting lots of fun new people along the way. In addition to exploring a part of the world I have never been to before.

Andy Colbourne

Background and area of expertise
At the age of 47 after 30years working for the same company (not doing the same job all that time!) I decided it was time to start a new chapter of my life. So I took the decision to follow my passion for Photography.

Going out every time to take photos is like a mini adventure and to me,that makes photography exciting.

Goals and aims for the expedition
To meet fantastic people, learn new skills and to inspire other people to get out of their comfort zones and challenge yourself to do something new.

Angela Colbourne

Background and area of expertise
From Birmingham originally but moved to London to study acting, of which I’m thrilled to still be treading the boards 28 years later.My career has also led me into theatre producing and for the last 10 years I’ve ran an award winning production company staging theatre all over the UK

Goals and aims for the expedition
I’ve always had a passion for travel but have always been on land. When I saw the shout out for crew, I just knew I wanted to get involved & tick off a bucket list item, you don’t get to do that too often.

Our journey begins at St Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. It’s easily reached with British Airways from Heathrow via Miami.

The return flight to the UK will be from Hamilton, Bermuda which has a direct connection to London, always with British Airways.

Day 1 Arrive St Thomas
Day 2 Lunchtime sail to to BVI (island TBC)
Day 3 Depart for Bermuda
Day 9 Arrive Bermuda
*Itinerary subject to change based on weather and willingness to ‘say yes more’ to spontaneous possibilities 😉

Contribution Includes:

10 nights accommodation on board Sea Dragon
All meals, snacks and drinks on board
Sailing instruction
Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Payment does not include:

Transportation to St Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands
Transportation to and from the dock
Personal expenses while in port
Kit list here