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British Virgin Islands - 2012, Session 2

Staff Update Day One

Location: West End, Tortola

Today we spent the day prepping the boats for our new shipmates. We "fooded" all the boats, making sure all our boats are equipped with Ragu, Craisins, and canned chicken to name a few things. In addition to fooding, we loaded on all new sails! I can't wait to try them out. With a new sail, we should be able to win on race days! All our new sailors should be very excited to test them out! As we put the finishing touches on the boat, we are getting wicked excited to meet our twelve shipmates and introducing them to the fun and exciting world of diving and sailing. Welcome to Laurasia!

Here is an introduction to the crew of Laurasia:

Liam- skipper

Liam has always loved being on the water! As a very young teenager, he started to sail and race single-handed dinghies and went on to compete on an 18' catamaran. Later he chose to study FdSc Yacht Operations that leads to the BSc (Hons) Navigation and Maritime Science at Plymouth University. With a huge amount of sea time on college yachts, Liam worked through the ‘RYA tickets and has just been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster Off-shore qualification. Being qualified as a dinghy and powerboat instructor, he finds it very fulfilling to see others gain confidence and competence. Liam can also scuba dive and has his PADI license to 18m.

Tucker- dive instructor/mate

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Tucker found his love for the water and scuba diving as a shipmate of ActionQuest for multiple years. After graduating high school, he knew he needed to move closer to water, and found himself attending the University Of Miami where he is studying environmental engineering. After completing his open water scuba instructor along with his CPR and first aid instructor, Tucker decided to return to ActionQuest as an instructor to further develop his passion for the water.

Catie- divemaster/mate

Catie is a PADI divemaster and holds various PADI specialty diving certifications. She is also certified as an IYT crew and flotilla day skipper. Catie studies finance and marine science at the University of San Diego and is originally from Massachusetts.