Dominican Republic to Grand Cayman

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March 15-19, 2014

Depart: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Arrive: Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island
Days: 5
Focus:Sail Training



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Sail from the enchanted shores of the Dominican Republic through the warm waters of the Caribbean to the seaport of Georgetown in Grand Cayman.  En Route you will pass the legendary stomping grounds of pirates and sailors of years past on the islands of Hispaniola, the Turks & Caicos, Cuba, and Jamaica.   You will learn to sail Sea Dragon as she rushes downwind on the breath of the steady trade winds.

This expedition is primarily focused on adventurous sailing. It is designed for all sailing experience levels, with a focus on those looking for a more relaxing ride downwind in the trades. For those who are new to the water, the IYT (International Yacht Training) certification will provide you with all the basic skills you need to be an effective member of a sailing crew. For more information on the certification, please visit

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March:  14:  Crew will join Sea Dragon at 5 PM. 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.

March 15:  Sea Dragon will depart the Dominican Republic and sail west between Hispaniola and the low lying island of the Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas.

March 16:  Sea Dragon will continue to transit west down the northern Shore of Hispaniola before entering the historic Windward passage.

March 17:  Sea Dragon will leave the Windward Passage and sail between Cuba and Jamaica.

March 18:  Sea Dragon will pass the tiny Caymanian island of Little Cayman & Cayman Brac.

March 19:  The Crew will arrive in Grand Cayman and depart the boat by 5 pm.

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  1. Enough clothes for an 8 day voyage (warm weather clothing, plus layers for cold nights)
  2. No hard suitcases or roller bags with frames
  3. Toiletries
  4. Sunscreen and and required medications
  5. Sunglasses and a hat with a brim
  6. Swimwear
  7. Pen and notebook/diary
  8. Camera or video camera (optional)
  9. Snorkeling gear (optional)
  10. Towel
  11. Watch

Sheets will be provided for the Sea Dragons berths, however if you prefer to bring a sleeping bag or personal blanket, you are welcome to do so.

Everything you bring (with the possible exception of snorkel/dive gear) must fit in a box next to your bunk, dimensions- 50cm x 40cm x 26cm.  Please avoid bringing anything in plastic packaging that will need to be thrown away.

Please note that Sea Dragon is a dry vessel. No alcohol or cigarettes will be permitted on board.

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Dates:  March 14-19, 2014

Depart:  Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Arrive:  Georgetwon, Cayman Islands

6 days, 5 nights

Focus:  Sail Training

Contribution:  $1,473


Contribution Includes:

– 8 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon

– All meals, snacks and drinks on board

– Sailing Instruction

– Training and Education covered in the syllabus

– Safety equipment and foul weather gear


Contribution does not include:

– Transportation to and from Ft. Lauderdale

– Transportation to and from the dock

– Additional nights spent ashore

-Personal expenses while in port

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Crew will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to the Cayman Islands and the Dominican Republic. There may be specific visa requirements for crew from countries outside of North America. For specific visa information, contact the Cayman Islands Immigration Department or the Domican Republic Customs & Immigration Department.