Beta returns to Sail Caribbean for her 6th summer since 2012! This year, Beta will train and support the staff in their development and the overall programming for students in the BVI. In past summers, Beta has served as a captain on Foxrtrot, Charlie, and Tango, Program Dircector of Chavo and Tango, and Sail Caribbean’s Community Service Coordinator, a role which she will also continue this summer. Beta grew up sailing in Maine, and has sailed up and down the East Coast, both offshore and locally. During high school and college, she studied oceanography while sailing from St. Maarten to Jamaica. As a high school science teacher, Beta puts her sailing and teaching skills to use with students in Sail Caribbean’s hands-on experience!
Having grown up in Southern California, Trace foolishly decided that she wanted to see what snow was like, so she headed to Colgate University in New York where she earned her Geography and Art History undergraduate degrees while leading backpacking, canoeing, sea kayaking, and bouldering adventures for Colgate’s Outdoor Education program. To skip one of Colgate’s harsh winters, Trace studied abroad in Samoa and Fiji, where she drank at least one coconut a day and made a ton of new friends on volleyball courts. This fall, Trace is excited to start her master’s studies at University College Dublin, but not before recharging her sunshine bank this summer with Sail Caribbean!
Captain of Meursalt
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Captain of Tintoret
Eliot is currently getting his Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS and is coming back after spending the year studying in China. Starting in 2007, Eliot spent five years enrolled as a student at Sail Caribbean. He enjoyed the friends he made who kept returning each summer. Sail Caribbean really attracted Eliot due to his interest in marine biology from a young age. After participating in a bubble maker program on St. Thomas, he knew he wanted to continue exploring the underwater world. Following his time as an SC student, Eliot then completed the Sail Caribbean Dive Master Internship. Always ready with a funny one-liner, Eliot loves diving at the Fearless and the Indians or sailing to his favorite location of Little Harbor on Peter Island. He will never forget hanging out at the Baths with his core crew of friends who always returned for a summer with Sail Caribbean.
Mate of Meursault
Terence builds his personal philosophies on three grand pillars: discipline, regiment, and hard work, tireless hard work. With a lifetime of sailing and a strong background in Outdoor Adventure Education, Terence comes to Sail Caribbean standing on the peaks of these three pillars and striving toward their highest pinnacle of cultural conception, Captain Ron.
Mate of Tintoret
When Asha saw divers cleaning the shark tank in the newly opened London aquarium twenty years ago, she was mesmerized. During a holiday to Mexico that same year, she qualified as an open water diver and has been exploring the world’s oceans ever since. Asha’s first career has been as a journalist spanning two decades covering some challenging and exciting stories in entertainment, news, sport, politics and technology. But environment and conservation has always been a passion. Asha also has a masters in primatology (study of monkeys and apes) and carried out her research in the east African rainforest of West Uganda. She is very passionate about the health of our planet on land and underwater. She is now forging a second career as a scuba instructor. Who doesn’t want to get paid for doing the hobby they love so much?
Having grown up exploring the deep green forest and the high snow-capped peaks of his native state of Oregon, Andrew carries an excitement for nature and an eagerness to share its treasures. From passions ranging from photography and videography to sailing and diving, he offers a wide range of life passions. Andrew is currently completing his associate’s degree from Lane community college, majoring in multimedia design. Finding himself right at home at Sail Caribbean, Andrew is greatly anticipating the adventures that await.
The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.