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British Virgin Islands - 2023, Session 3

Welcome Aboard Second Wind

Location: West End, Tortola

A biggggg hello from the crew of Second Wind! After an awesome first session, we can not wait to get second session underway! 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!

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.

Ian - Dive Instructor / Medic
Ian was introduced to sailing and diving when attending ActionQuest in 2016. Since then, he attended two more summers as a student and developed a deep love for the ocean while gaining scuba certifications and working on his sailing skills. In the fall of 2021, Ian joined Seamester’s Argo on the Palau to Thailand voyage. After such a fantastic experience, Ian decided he wanted to share his passion for the ocean with others. He completed his Divemaster and Instructor courses this last winter in Thailand, allowing him to join this fantastic team for ActionQuest this summer!

Aidan - Mate / Medic
Aidan grew up a short drive away from the beautiful San Francisco Bay. He fell in love with nature and took every chance to be outside sailing, hiking, surfing, or backpacking. Aidan currently attends UC Santa Barbara, where he continues sailing, diving, and surfing! SHAKA!!!! Aidan was lucky enough to join Seamester last summer on their 20-day voyage, and he immediately fell even more in love with the ocean than before. He has previously worked as a landscaper and lifeguard for the past six years, but he wants to share and teach all he knows about our beautiful home while earning the skills he needs for a Yachtmaster. Aidan is also a college track athlete!

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

- The Staff of Second Wind