Adventure Sailing | Bermuda to Maine
Depart: St George’s, Bermuda
Arrive: Portland, Maine
Length: 9 days 8 nights
Focus: Sail training
Sail from the beautiful pink sand beaches of Bermuda to the world famous lobster of Maine. We’ll spend a day exploring the northernmost tropical reefs in the world around Bermuda’s coast, then set sail north, crossing the mysterious Sargasso sea and the gulf stream – the engine of Atlantic weather. In just 750 miles we’ll sail into a totally different climate and ecosystem, arriving at the beautiful rocky coast of Portland, Maine.
Whether you’re an experienced sailor looking to gain some offshore miles or a beginner looking for an exciting trip, this voyage has something for everyone. We’ll have daily classroom and hands on sessions to teach the fundamentals of sailing and passage making, and by the end of the trip you’ll be able to earn your IYT International Crew Certificate.
Eric Loss – Skipper
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
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.
Katie Jewett – Deck Hand
Being an environmentalist, Jean is greatly concerned with environmental conservation. Geologists are now calling this time period the Anthropocence epoch as human activities are having a significant impact on our ecosystems and climate. On this trip, Jean hopes to experience the state of the Atlantic ocean near the U.S. Eastern seaboard to provide on the water experience to lead greater advocacy efforts for sustainable lifestyles on our planet.
Sotiria Lampoudi (Terry)
Teri has worked hard for the last two and half years, herding robots in all the world’s oceans. This passage, happening during the short time between jobs, is her chance to clear her mind and tune up her offshore skills.
May 25: Guest crew join Sea Dragon in St. George’s at 1400. Everyone will have an opportunity to settle into the yacht, and put away their personal belongings. The captain and first mate will give crew a safety and expedition briefing, followed by basic safety training. After an evening meal, the crew will retire and sleep on Sea Dragon for the night.
May 26: Weather permitting, we will spend the day snorkelling and exploring some of Bermuda’s reefs and beaches and getting acquainted with the boat.
May 27: After Clearing Customs, Sea Dragon will depart Bermuda and head out to sea.
May 28 – May 31: Sailing!
June 1: Sea Dragon will arrive in Portland, Maine, and clear Customs & Immigration
June 2: Crew will be able to leave the boat by 1200
*Itinerary subject to change based on weather and willingness to ‘say yes more’ to spontaneous possibilities 😉
– 8 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Training and Education covered in the syllabus
– IYT International Crew Certificate (if you pass the test!)
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to Bermuda and from Maine
– 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 both Bermuda and the United States. There may be specific requirements for individuals from countries outside of North America. In particular, most nationalities will require a B1/B2 visa to enter the US by sea, even if you normally don’t need a visa to visit the USA. For specific visa information visit www.travel.state.gov/visa.