Sail Training | Key West to Bermuda

Sail Training | Key West to Bermuda

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May 03 – May 11, 2014

Depart: Key West, FL, USA
Arrive: Hamilton, Bermuda
Length: 9 days
Focus: Offshore Sailing, IYT Certificate




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Join the crew of Sea Dragon for an exciting sail through the Sargasso Sea to the beautiful island of Bermuda. You will experience every aspect of life at sea as we rush across the Atlantic. Every night at sea you will participate in learning sessions about safety at sea, sailing, the weather, currents, and history of the area, and how the water you are sailing across acquired a fearsome reputation as part of the Bermuda Triangle.


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Lacey Busse

Background & Expertise
I’m a registered nurse in a critical care unit.

Expedition Goals
My goal for this trip is to learn about sailing, ocean life, conservation, and to have fun! 


Eric Loss – Skipper

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A native of California, Eric has been on the water since an early age. He has sailed more than 55,000 offshore miles, and has sailed everything from windsurfers to 115′ schooners, and recently he completed a single-handed circumnavigation by way of the great capes. He enjoys teaching all aspects of sailing, from boat handling and dinghy racing to navigation and seamanship. He is always eager to share his knowledge of celestial navigation. Eric has been involved in sail training for most of his life, and is an US Sailing instructor. He holds an IYT Master of Yachts Ocean with commercial endorsement and a USCG 100 ton master’s license. Eric is also an experienced diver and PADI Divemaster.

Shanley Mcentee – First Mate

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Shanley was born and raised in San Diego, CA and graduated with a BA in Environmental Policy and a minor in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Having grown up by the sea, she holds a deep passion for Mother Ocean and our ever-growing need for protection and awareness of the problems our environment is facing. She enjoys anything having to do with the sea, from surfing to scuba diving to sailing, and loves offshore passages. She is PADI Rescue Diver certified and holds an IYT Master of Yatchs Offshore with commercial endorsement.


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May 3: Guest crew will join Sea Dragon in Key West at 2 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 dinner the crew will spend the night aboard.
May 4: Sea Dragon will set sail from Key West towards Bermuda.
May 5-9: Sea Dragon will be underway from Key West to Bermuda.
May 10: Sea Dragon will arrive in Bermuda in the afternoon or evening.
May 11: The crew will be free to leave Sea Dragon by 10 AM.

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Crew will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to the Bermuda and the United States. There may be specific visa requirements for travelers from countries outside of North America. For specific visa information, contact the Bermuda Immigration Department or US Customs and Border Protection.


Contribution Includes:

– 8 nights accommodation on board Sea Dragon

– All meals, snacks and drinks on board

– Sailing instruction

– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

IYT Certification (upon completion of exam)


Contribution does not include:

Transportation to Key West and from Bermuda

Transportation to and from the dock

– Personal expenses while at port


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Please see our Tropical kit list.