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Depart: St. Martin
Length: 8 days, 7 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing and Exploring
Join the crew of Sea Dragon in cosmopolitan St. Martin and sample some Ti’ Punch before we swing through fabulous St. Barths where you can watch the rich and famous, go surfing or even just lie on the beach before a cheeseburger in paradise at Le Select. We’ll visit massive but little known St. Kitts for some more adventure before we blast upwind to Antigua, home of Nelson’s dockyard. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of navigation, seamanship, knots, and sailing and can head home with your IYT International Crew Certificate.
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 full time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.
Cath Hough – Deckhand
Cath is a passionate, energetic, knowledgeable and skilled sailor with over ten years’ experience working in the Marine industry. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, England, UK; she was immersed into a sailing culture from an early age and has thoroughly embraced and enjoyed a life on and around the sea!
Over the years her passion for Watersports has grown and Cath has worked around the world, including Europe, Dubai and China. She has recently moved back to the UK to run sailing camps for children.
Outside of work Cath is a keen racer, and also enjoys Yacht cruising, photography and media. Having always had an interest in the Marine Environment and never had the chance to explore it deeper, She joins Sea Dragon to gain a better understanding of marine research, improve her offshore sailing and gain further skills in navigation and handling a larger sailing vessel.
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Day 1: Crew arrive in St Martin and board Sea Dragon in Marigot Bay in the afternoon. Time to get settled on board and receive crew briefing that evening.
Day 2: After morning safety briefing, crew will sail from St. Martin to St Barths. Spend the night anchored in Gustavia.
Day 3: Spend the morning exploring on shore in St Barths and then sail to nearby Ile Fourchue in the afternoon. Spend the night anchored there.
Day 4: Morning departure to sail to Basseterre on St Kitts.
Day 5: On shore exploration in St Kitts, with option of hiking up to Mt Liamuiga (formerly Mt Misery) standing at 3,792 ft.
Day 6: Early morning sail from St Kitts to Antigua. Arrive Falmouth Harbor and anchor for final night.
Day 7: Morning packing and crew depart Sea Dragon by 11am.
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– 7 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 St. Martin and from Antigua
– 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/ from St. Martin, St. Barths, St. Kitts and Antigua by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.