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Join us for a week of recreation and re-creation as we sail and explore Grenada and the Grenadines with Sea Dragon this February!
NO experience needed, but a passion for adventure is a MUST
Leisure With Purpose is an adventure series designed to combine all of the fun things we enjoy doing – sailing, surfing, swimming, cooking, hiking, snorkeling, yoga – with meaningful conversations, workshops, and practices of respect for the environment that we do those activities in. This is the second Leisure With Purpose trip hosted on Sea Dragon, and is designed to help you travel with a different approach – one of mindfulness, sustainability, and meaningful adventure!
You will meet like-minded people, share new experiences, explore beautiful places, have way too much fun and if you are open to it, we can help you discover new practices to work toward a more sustainable approach to life, work, and your passions.
Come add some purpose to your travels with us this winter!
- Price: $1750
- February 1 – 7, 2018
- Depart: Prickly Bay, Grenada
- Arrive: St George’s, Grenada
- Length: 7 days, 6 nights
- Focus: Adventure Sailing | Sailing skills | Leisure with Purpose
SHANLEY McENTEE & ERIC LOSS – 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 – MISSION LEADER
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.
DANIELLA COMACCHIO – MISSION LEADER
Daniella is new to sailing with Pangaea, and joins us aboard Sea Dragon for this leg as a program facilitator. She is owner and facilitator at The Yoga Nook as a YA Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Reiki Healer, and Thai Massage Specialist. Daniella has a fascination for the natural world and adventure. She has spent many years paddling on Canada’s freshwater rivers and lakes. She loves to travel, always exploring new ways to make travel and adventure eco-focused and sustainable. She traveled all over the world and volunteered in Thailand in eco-tourism and aims to leave a green footprint on the Earth. She has a deeply ingrained affinity for alternative healing, our earth and re-igniting our connection to Her in fun and exciting ways. She also facilitates wellness retreats through her company Revive Retreats.
FINNIAN MOORE – PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER
Finnian Moore is a seasoned filmmaker, and has been working in the industry for over 10 years. His most recent work has been directing and producing two seasons of The Ayala Show, a live music programme broadcast on Irish TV. He has also worked shooting music videos, and documentaries all over the world, including in Mexico, Venezuela, Zambia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US. He has filmed videos for the legendary Gilbert O’Sullivan, Grammy Award Winning Horacio Palencia, and Mercury Prize Nominee Sam Lee. Finnian has filmed in many difficult situations, including riots, rainforests, the open ocean, and in studios from London to LA. He now runs his own production company Mind Motion Media with my sister Ayala, and brother-in-law Juan.
Fortunate enough to have travelled far and wide in his lifetime; his many expeditions, a background in Biological science and the desire to get into natural filmmaking rendered Fin fascinated with articulating the human condition, information about dangers facing the environment, and human culture in compelling ways.
Film makers who inspire him the most are Werner Herzog, Peter Weir, Steve McQueen, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Attenbourough, David Lynch, Paolo Sorrentino, Paul Thomas Anderson… The list could go on.
Fin joins Sea Dragon and his old film buddy Jen to document our passage from Grenada to Panama. He will be recording what we do on Sea Dragon, the issues we currently have in our Oceans and how we demonstrate ecological living on board and promote sustainable behaviours.
JEFFREY HARPER – GUEST CREW
A well seasoned sailor, Jeff is at home on the water, in any capacity and holds multiple ASA cerficates. Having chartered cruisers and powerboats in the Caribbean, sailed the islands over many years and sailed around the waters of the US East Coast, he trades in this captains hat and joins us aboard Sea Dragon to gain experience and to crew a bigger boat. Joining us for not one leg, but staying with us from Grenada to Panama, Jeff will experience first hand what Sea Dragon is capable of, why we promote suitable living aboard her, how we can interact with our surroundings with minimal impact, and the impact single use plastics has had on our Oceans.
MARIAN RYAN – GUEST CREW
Marian joins us as this years LwP grant winner, asked as part of the competition what Leisure with Purpose means to her, her answer was fantastic and thoroughly encapsulates what we are trying to achieve with the program. See her entry below;
“When planning experiences for our leisure time, we typically look for an escape from work and a break from our daily sense of duty.
However, when one enjoys ‘leisure with purpose’ your sense of duty is always present. It encompasses your beliefs about your responsibility to yourself, to others, community, the environment…
It’s the mindfulness of all working as one for the betterment of our world.. even during our leisure time.
Marian is a retired Elementary school teacher and for close to 15 years involved her junior level students in an outdoor program called “”Earthkeepers””. A program that teaches students to be aware of the impact they have on the environment and to guide them to teach others to appreciate and care for Mother Earth.
Marian has always enjoyed the outdoors and the many elements of nature. She has camped annually in the Bruce Peninsula, Canada, with her four children and their many friends who were always invited to join them as a family. Being in nature is a wonderful way for Marian to “”fill my well”” and keep her energized.
No stranger to water based activities, Marian canoes and kayaks regularly and enjoys the calmness and tranquility of being on the waves, and is looking forward to this sailing adventure and to learning from the crew with their varied backgrounds/experiences.
Explore with us as we sail around Grenada and the Grenadines. This unique form of slow travel gives you a whole new perspective on the ocean and these amazing islands. We will snorkel, swim off the boat, hike, explore and come face to face with turtles in Tobago Cays. We experience life aboard a live aboard boat to its fullest and live off grid for a week, meeting new people and hopefully making new friends. This is a rare opportunity to try new things, explore sustainable living and test your comfort zone, its also time to have a jolly good time!
February 1:: Crew arrive at 1400, safety briefings, introductions, move in, familiarisation aboard Sea Dragon and dinner
February 2: Sail to Carriacou, Snorkelling at Sandy Island
February 3: Clear Customs, sail to Union, Clear Customs, sail to Mayreau
February 4: Sail back to Tobago Cays, Snorkel with Turtles, Explore Tobago Cays
February 5: Sail to Union, Clear Customs, Sail to Carriacou, Clear Customs, Explore Carriacou.
February 6: Sail back to Grenada, last night aboard
February 7: 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.