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British Virgin Islands - 2023, Session 1

Welcome Aboard! Meet the Crew

Location: West End, Tortola

A biggggg hello from the crew of Amused! After spending the past few weeks at Soper’s Hole preparing for today, we are so excited arrival day is finally here! Here’s a little bit about us:

Kackie - Skipper
Kackie first joined the AQ team as a skipper in 2021 and is thrilled to come back for her third summer! After graduating high school in 2018, Kackie spent a year pursuing her RYA Yachtmaster 200t certification in Sydney, Australia. After completing her Yachtmaster, Kackie spent four months in South Africa, surfing and backpacking through coastal villages before starting her degree in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Despite currently living in Atlanta, there is nothing Kackie enjoys more than being on the water and sharing her love for sailing with others. Her favorite part of the ActionQuest experience is Race Day, where all the boats in the fleet engage in a big sailing race against each other. Kackie loves watching her students get super excited to apply the sailing skills they have learned to win the race!

Davis - Mate
Davis grew up in Alabama but spent every summer sailing on the coast of North Carolina. From age 10, he fell in love with the water and spent every summer on a sailboat. Davis learned how to dive at age twelve and loves exploring the waters of Grand Cayman. Davis is a senior at the University of North Carolina, where he’s studying Computer Science and is a member of the sailing team. If he isn’t on the water, he’s probably in the mountains pursuing his other loves: rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking.

Mackenzie - Dive Instructor
Mackenzie fell in love with scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand, and that short trip became three years spent traveling and diving around Southeast Asia. After graduating from Penn State University, she earned her instructor certification in Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia, where she taught for a year and dove with turtles daily! When she’s not teaching at ActionQuest, she works full-time for Global Expeditions Group as an enrollment advisor and prepares for the summer.

Can’t wait to get on the water with you all! See you so soon.

- The Staff of Amused