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Arrive: St. Martin
Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Focus: Adventure with a Purpose
What we do in our 5 to 9 is just as important, if not more important, than our 9 to 5. If like us, you love to swim, surf, paddle, camp and just generally get out & enjoy the great outdoors – then you’ll also know we have to take care of our playground.
If you don’t know where to start, it can be kind of intimidating. So we’re here to help you on your path to a life of leisure with purpose. Whether it’s your everyday lifestyle, your travel or your work – Jen Pate from Love Your Greats and Mitch Taylor from Life of Leisure are teaming up to run a series of unique adventures to help you make sure your life is both fun and meaningful.
On our first adventure, explore the Caribbean with us as we sail between Antigua to St Barth’s and on to St Martin. This unique form of slow travel gives you a whole new perspective on the Ocean and exploring these amazing islands. For the week you will be living on board 72-foot Sea Dragon (pictured above). As part of our crew, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of navigation, seamanship, knots and sailing – heading home with your IYT International Crew Certificate!
We will snorkel, swim, surf, hike, sunbathe, eat on the beach, visit a deserted island and basically live off-grid for a week together. This is a rare opportunity to try new things, meet like-minded people, explore sustainable living and above all get out of your comfort zone.
We can’t wait to have you on board!
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.
Jennifer Pate – Mission Leader
Jen is a geographer and entrepreneur fascinated by human- environment interaction. She has been running a community- interest film company and leading/participating in expeditions as well as social and environmental responsibility projects for almost 10 years. She lives in Canada where she runs a sustainable outdoor recreation park called Windmill Lake.
She has been a filmmaker, Mission Coordinator and Mission Leader on a series of international sailing voyages raising awareness of plastic in marine and freshwater environments. She works to promote social and environmental change through her newest initiative Love Your Greats.
Mitch Taylor – Mission Leader
Mitch is an all around enthusiast of the human experience. His passion for surf, travel, entrepreneurship and storytelling has combined to create an unconventional career path where works and play have had very little separation. He is exceedingly curious about the way our lifestyle choices affect the world we live in.
Through his business, Life of Leisure Surf + Social Club, Mitch now works as a creative director and consultant on multiple projects with a variety of partners, to promote and inspire creativity, entrepreneurship, and social innovation.
Chelsea Viau – Guest Crew
Chelsea is from London Ontario, CA. A lover of the outdoors, no matter what the season. She is especially happy when out hiking with her dog in the woods!
Professionally, Chelsea works as a pediatric critical care nurse. She believes this has taught her, that having hope is the best way to deal with life’s challenges.
Her goals for the trip ahead are, to have a great time and learn some new skills! Also, to avoid getting seasick
Dave Allen – Guest Crew
Dave started sailing with his Dad from the age of 6, from Portsmouth UK to the Isle of wight and around the Northern French coastline, most summers. He joins Sea Dragon to get some hands on sailing experience on a larger vessel !
With a Masters degree in 3D design, Dave is passionate about how the merging of sailing and interactive design can promote a new era of virtual sailing and E learning. On this trip, Dave is interested in gathering film footage, photographs and research in a documentary style format, on the effects of micro plastics in our waters and the manta trawling techniques used by Sea Dragon. Something he is interested in implementing into a Virtual reality experience to help raise the awareness of micro plastics in our oceans.
An avid sailor, Dave currently, still sails with his dad, out of Midland Ontario on the Great lakes of Canada, on his dad’s dS2 9.2, which he has had the pleasure to take out on his own. With sailing in his soul, it was only a matter of time before Dave would purchase his first boat, a Beneteau 235 trailer sailor! However joining Sea Dragon realises Dave’s childhood dream of sailing the very yacht he once druelled over, when watching her race in the BT global Challenge.
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Explore the Caribbean with us as we sail between Antigua to St Barth’s and on to St Martin. This unique form of slow travel gives you a whole new perspective on the Ocean and exploring these amazing islands. We will snorkel, swim, surf, hike, sunbathe, eat on the beach, visit a deserted island and basically live off-grid for a week together. This is a rare opportunity to try new things, meet like-minded people, explore sustainable living and above all get out of your comfort zone.
For the week you will be living on board 72-foot Sea Dragon (pictured above). As part of our crew, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of navigation, seamanship, knots and sailing – heading home with your IYT International Crew Certificate!
We have space for twelve adventurers to join us from the 18th to the 25th February 2017.
Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Day 1: Falmouth, Antigua
Day 2: Falmouth, Antigua
Day 3: Sail to St Barth’s
Day 4: St Barth’s & sail to Île Fourchue
Day 5: Île Fourchue
Day 6: Sail to Marigot Bay, St Martin Day 7: Marigot Bay, St Martin
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- – 6 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
- – All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
- – Sailing instruction
- – Safety equipment and foul weather gear
- – Acquiring your IYT International Crew Certificate
Does not include:
- – Transportation to Antigua and from St Martin
- – Transportation to and from the boat
- – Additional nights spent ashore
- – Personal expenses while in port
- – Additional activity costs
All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from Antigua. St. Barths and St. Martin by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving and leaving these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.
We are excited for you to bring you own unique skills and experience to the crew. If there is something you want to do/include on the trip – let us know!
Also, a heads up that we are planning to film this trip. Footage from the Caribbean will join more captured at our Canadian adventure in June to create a Leisure With Purpose short documentary.