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Meet Our Charlie 3 & Alpha 4 Adventures’ Leadership Team

By wpdev August 12, 2017

Will Steward
Program Director
Haslemere, United Kingdom

Having just completed his Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Southampton, Will has a passion for anything to do with the ocean. Be it sailing, scuba diving or trying to find his favorite underwater creature (nudibranchs!), it’s safe to say Will is in his element working with Sail Caribbean! Having gained his Divemaster qualification in Fiji, he went on to work in Zanzibar before coming to the BVI where he gained his Instructor qualification with Sail Caribbean Divers.

Mark Kennedy
Fleet Captain
Dublin, Ireland

Mark is a professionally trained instructor and tutor in many adventure activities, achieving a Higher National Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Management during his 3 years in college. This is where he trained as a powerboat, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, climbing and mountaineering instructor. He has worked in the Desolation Wilderness in Eldorado County, California, where he lived in a tent for three months and delivered leadership programs to students of all ages through the medium of true wilderness. This was a life changing experience for him — it is where he developed his love for sharing his skills and knowledge with his students and learned how to develop their true potential. After having an amazing summer as a captain at Sail Caribbean in 2016, Mark is extremely excited to get back at it this season.  In the times Mark was not out teaching and adventuring over the remainder of the 2016-2017 year, he worked as a Data technician in Dublin airport installing and maintaining the extremely complex network of communications and security equipment.

Adam Grant
Captain of Xeres
Ballivor, Ireland

Adam has worked in the outdoor industry all over the world and for the last 5 years in Australia and Ireland. He has worked for various summer camps and has instructed kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and rock climbing. Adam grew up in Ireland and has a diploma in outdoor education in which he learned various skills required to teach using the medium of the outdoors, with 5 years of yacht sailing with a day skipper license. The only thing Adam likes more than being outside is writing about himself in the third person!

Andrew Arter
Captain of Rioja
Damariscotta, ME

Andrew grew up on the coast of Maine and has been sailing his entire life. After graduating high school, he sailed from Maine to the Bahamas with a friend. Previously, Andrew worked as the keel boat sailing coach for the Portland Yacht Club. He is also an avid J24 racer. He holds a US Captain’s license with sailing and towing endorsements. Currently Andrew attends the University of Maine and is studying Mechanical Engineering and Math. During the summer, he enjoys sailing the coast of Maine and spending Saturdays with the boys.

Trevor Gardner
Mate of Xeres
Ottawa, Canada

Trevor was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and grew up on or under the water. He first took part in Sail Caribbean in 2010 as a camper and fell in love with the lifestyle. He has been living around the Caribbean for the last 5 years working as a Dive Instructor. He is looking forward to long sails this summer the most!

Mike Harrington
Mate of Rioja
Gorey, Ireland

Growing up in Ireland, Mike became a Sailing Instructor in 2007.  Having taught in Ireland for a few years, he discovered he could use his instructor certifications as an international passport to travel and adventure.  Since then he has enjoyed working in the US, Australia and Canada.  Graduating in 2014 with a BSc in Environmental Biology from University College Dublin, Mike decided that real jobs were for grownups and moved to Whistler, BC to become a ski instructor.  He is looking forward to seeing what the Caribbean has to offer this year!

Addie Benthien
Provisions Manager
Basking Ridge, NJ

Addie grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Elon University in 2014. She has spent her post-graduate life pursing her biggest passions: health & wellness and the great outdoors. Addie is a certified Wilderness First Responder and has been an Adventure Guide for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Frost Valley, YMCA. She is also a certified Personal Trainer and is excited about the challenge of staying active while living on a boat. Time to get creative!

Meredith Davies
Medical Officer
Plainsboro, NJ

Meredith grew up in New Jersey and just completed her freshman year at Rhodes College. She studies Environmental Studies with hopes of becoming an environmental lawyer. Meredith found her passion for the ocean, sailing, and scuba diving during her summers as a Sail Caribbean student in 2014 and 2015. She recently interned at Cape Eleuthera Institute at the Island School studying southern stingrays in the Bahamas. She has returned to Sail Caribbean as a student on the Ocean program and as a Mate in Training for the 2017 season. She is excited to be back in the BVI for another summer of adventures!

Josh Bailey
Dive Coordinator
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Joshua Bailey is an enthusiastic and motivated Jamaican who is in love with all natural bodies of water. Always ready for a challenge in aquatics and marine sports, he has engaged in blue water cruising, regattas, open water swims and blue water scuba diving on the Pedro Bank, 90 miles off the south coast of Jamaica. The head coach of his local swim club and the University of the West Indies, Joshua graduated with a BSc in Sociology. His passion for the water lead him to become a dive instructor while working as a Marine Park Ranger. Joshua is looking forward to having some great adventures at sea.

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.