Jan 20th – 27th 2018 | Private School Trip
No experience needed, a passion for adventure a must!
Welcome back King’s Christian Academy!
On this school’s expedition, students will learn some essential knot-tying, dinghy driving, the basics of sailing and sail trim, as well as navigation.
They will learn about the work Sea Dragon does and the environmental issues facing the oceans, more specifically; plastics pollution, chemical pollution, global warming and ocean acidification. through both mini-lectures and using the research equipment aboard Sea Dragon..
With free time for swimming, snorkeling, and beach exploration, this trip will give our budding sailors, scientists, ocean, and environmental ambassadors, swimmers, and adventurers a truly amazing experience to take off into the world in whatever role and capacity they chose to embark on in the future.
If you represent a school/College/University group and would like to do a trip like this, with us, get in touch and we can put together a bespoke expedition with you, for your students..
- Private Charter
- January 20 – 27, 2018
- Depart: Grenada
- Arrive: Grenada
- Length: 7 days, 6 nights
- Focus: Adventure Sailing | Sailing skills | Science |Exploration
ERIC LOSS & SHANLEY MCENTEE – SKIPPER & FIRST MATE
Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee have been with Pangaea Exploration since 2012. They have extensive experience working with scientific and non-profit research groups and enjoy running educational adventures for school groups. Eric and Shanley have taken Sea Dragon through the Panama Canal, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago, and to the Baltic, the Caribbean, and West Africa.
Shanley, born in 1987, grew up surfing and swimming in the Pacific in Del Mar, California. Throughout her youth, she worked with the Surfrider Foundation to protect California’s coastlines. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Marine Science from Western Washington University. Her love and curiosity for the sea also extends underwater, where she is a PADI Rescue Diver.
After college she learned to sail, combining her passion for science, the environment, and the sea by spending several months aboard Sea|Mester’s schooners Ocean Star and Argo. Soon after she earned her Ocean Yachtmaster license. Shanley is the medical officer onboard Sea Dragon while on expedition and, alongside Eric, runs and maintains her both on and off program.
Eric, born in 1985, grew up in Laguna Beach, California. During his youth, he sailed dinghies, raced CFJ’s, Larks, and C420’s, and taught sailing to children in Dana Point, California. As a member of the Sea Scouts, Eric gained experience sailing and repairing cruising sailboats, 80’ to 130’ schooners, ketches, and brigs, locally and on several ocean crossings. He also earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
After graduating from Bowdoin College, Eric became a PADI Divemaster while working for ActionQuest and Sea|Mester, developing his teaching skills as he progressed from running summer programs on 50’ yachts to skippering an 88’ and 113’ throughout the Eastern Caribbean and across the Atlantic. In 2011, Eric took a break from professional sailing to buy and refit Odyssey, an Islander 36, to attempt a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Eight months later, he returned to Los Angeles, having sailed past the Great Capes of the Southern Oceans and back up the Pacific to his home port.
When not aboard Sea Dragon, Eric and Shanley have sailed throughout the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and to the Arctic Circle aboard their own Pouvreau 42 Cutter, Fleur Australe.
JENNIFER PATE – DECKHAND
Jen is a seasoned sailor with Pangaea, and joins us aboard Sea Dragon as Deckhand for this leg.
When not working for Panexplore, she runs a community interest film company and leads/participates in expeditions as well as social and environmental responsibility projects. Living in Canada she also 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.
January 20:: Crew arrive at 1400, briefings, intros, move in, familiarisation aboard Sea Dragon and dinner
January 21: Sail training and practicing
January 22: Off to Sea to put the training into practice.
January 23-26: Sailing, science, lectures, swimming, island exploration, snorkeling
January 27: Crew depart at 1000
– 6 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 and from Grenada
– 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 and from Grenada. Please look into the specific type of visa you need: www.travel.state.gov/visa.