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Depart: Georgetown Guyana
Arrive: Port of Spain Trinidad
Length: 7 days 6 nights
Eric Loss – Skipper
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
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 Yachts Offshore with commercial endorsement.
Megan Evans – Deckhand
Megan was born and raised in Wales, UK and was on the water from a young age. The marine and coastal environment has played a huge part in her life learning to sail at age 7 she took that onto compete internationally representing Wales and Great Britain. Megan is a qualified sailing instructor having worked at home and in the UAE and spends most free time surfing, wake boarding and windsurfing. Recently graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of the West of England Megan is now keen to take this onto a career in marine research and conservation to help protect the environment she is most passionate about to ensure irreversible damage is not done.
As a young man I was an adventure cyclist. I traveled across the eastern region of the United States and later cycle-camped across Wyoming. I have gunholed in the North Channel of Lake Huron and day sailed on rivers and lakes in Ohio and in New England. In the last five years I have sailed on Monterey Bay, Tampa Bay, and the Aegean Sea. Last April I joined Sea Dragon and Pangaea Expeditions for “Writing at Sea.” I’m a writer, author of the audio novel, “Jack Acid,” as well as many short pieces that can be found in literary magazines and on the web.
I’m interested in gaining ocean sailing experience. I’m working on a novel that includes several characters crossing the Caribbean, exploring Cuba from Florida, and then sailing to South America. While the scenarios I am writing vary somewhat from the experience on Sea Dragon, the night sailing, setting of a large yacht, and interactions with crew and skipper will provide material for my eventual fictions.
Day 1: Crew arrive by 1600
Day 2: Clear Customs/Immigration, head down
river, anchor for night
Day 3: Up anchor, travel down river, get to sea, underway to Trinidad
Day 4: Underway to Trinidad
Day 5: Underway to Trinidad
Day 6: Arrive Trinidad PM, clear customs
Day 7: Crew depart in AM