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British Virgin Islands - 2023, Session 3

Welcome to Monarch | GoB’s

Location: West End, Tortola

Welcome to Monarch, GoB’s

We are getting so excited to meet you all in a few short hours!! Here’s a tidbit about us, your crew. Please travel safely and get ready for some tortellini tonight and much more 🤩

Krisz was born just outside of Budapest, Hungary. Even though it is a landlocked country, his parents introduced him to sailing at a young age. Once he participated in a sailing camp on the coast of Croatia, Krisz knew that he wanted to pursue sailing as a professional career. Krisz obtained his first skipper license upon turning 18 and started running charters all over the Mediterranean. After a few years of sailing with family and friends, Krisz moved to the UK and continued building his resume as a professional captain. Upon receiving his Yachtmaster Offshore license, he looked for more opportunities abroad. Krisz is coming back for his third summer at ActionQuest. While he is no stranger to the British Virgin Islands and teaching sailing, Krisz is excited to share his passion for sailing and the oceans with everyone who joins AQ this year.

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.

Lindsey grew up in the Chicago suburbs but always wanted to escape the big city. She was fortunate enough to be a Lifeworks (the precursor to GoBeyond) student, which influenced her decision to live by the ocean. Lindsey started her studies at the College of Charleston in Public Health and Spanish. That experience set her on a path of appreciation for our planet and all its inhabitants. After college, she became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu (just west of Fiji). Wanting to pursue higher education after her time in the Peace Corps, Lindsey attended Emory University for three years, where she completed a Master’s in Public Health and Nursing Professional. While Lindsey is busy preparing for this summer at AQ, she is also excited to start as an emergency nurse resident in September.

Riley spent most of his early life and teenage years racing dinghies, keelboats, performance catamarans, and other racing-oriented sailboats. Riley had his boating license by age 12, First Aid/CPR certification by 15, and became a Level 1 and 2 U.S. Sailing Certified coach at age 17. Riley also gained a Pre-Engineering Certification through his high school and spent time building docks and seawalls in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. He has participated in multiple World Championship regattas on the east coast of the U.S. and began some Olympic training in the Nacra 17 class in 2021. Riley spent four years as a race team sailing coach for a community-based sailing program in Sarasota, Florida, where he met Travis, Mike, and the majority of the GXG office team. Riley joined ActionQuest in 2021 as a mate. Since then, he has joined the office during the year as an enrollment advisor and has spent time in Thailand working on a S/Y Argo refit project for Seamester. Riley spends almost all his time on the water, whether it be sailing, surfing, fishing, or any other sport on or in the water. When it comes to teaching, Riley is dedicated to teaching the sport that he has learned to love in an easy and fun environment, even though his background is mainly focused on high-performance racing. Riley also has some experience in organic produce farming and mollusk/crustacean farming throughout the Southeast United States.