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Adventure Sailing, Freediving and Ocean Nomads Lifestyle designing in the Eastern Caribbean Xmas & New Years

Sailing The Windward Islands In The Caribbean With Adventure, Impact & Community, On Classic Schooner SV Twister. We sail Martinique - St Lucia - St Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada, adventure style!

Imagine jumping into warm turquoise waters just seconds after you wake up. Eating a freshly chopped papaya for breakfast, having consistent 15-20 knot breeze when sailing to the next island, and if we’re lucky spotting a whale or dolphins, hiking up a hill for the view, climbing a palm tree for a coconut, and enjoying a sunset chillax with that coconut and green flash on the horizon. You can work on your swimming skills immersed in the evening bioluminescence, with the starry sky above you making wishes.

That’s just one example of a day on board SV Twister in the Caribbean. Each day you’ll experience something new, whether it’s spotting ocean wildlife, discovering a new island or trying some of the best local Caribbean cuisine.

Ocean Nomads trip are beyond ‘the usual’ sailing advennture. It’s and adventure experience aimed at making the dream lifestyle reality, not just for the time with us but beyond all that. Incorporating the Ocean Nomads values, of community, exploration, and positive impact into the elements of the trip. Ocean Nomads trips are always hands-on, vegetarian and with maximum learning elements. Everyone helps with the running of the ship and brings in their super powers.

On this route we find the islands where the traditional Caribbean wooden sloops are being build: Carriacou and Petit Martinique. We will carry out field visits for those interested to learn more about that beautiful but vanishing craftmanship.

We’ll touch remote islands that can’t be reached any other way than by boat. Wherever we go we leave the places cleaner than we find it. Beach clean ups are part of the routine, not ‘just’ incorporated as an event.

This is a muti-adventure trip. But of course, you’re always welcome to chill and read a book or just do nothing, but BEing. Or to bring your (kite)surf gear and go wild.

ON Expedition Leaders
Suzanne
Ocean Nomad, Adventurer, Captain & Freedive Instructor

Hi! My name is Suzanne and I’m super excited to sail across the Atlantic and Caribbean with a group of Ocean Nomads! A little about me. Half my time on this planet, I’ve been living a nomadic ocean minded lifestyle, navigating ocean and coastlines by sail, van, surf and mermaid fins. I hitchhiked 30.000 miles on sailboats and now slow travel coastlines living in my van. I wrote the Atlantic ocean travel guide Ocean Nomad and founder of the Ocean Nomads community. The mission: Connecting you to ocean, and to cultivate and encourage a simple, natural, conscious way of life. I’ve spent some winters in the Caribbean before, and I can’t wait to share this magic with you!

Let us hear from you if this trips aligns with your values, vibes, and financial possibilities. Thank you for checking out our profile and website!

During my interview call with Suzanne for ExpeditionON with Twister last summer, I immediately knew I wanted to join the Ocean Nomads network and sailing adventure. Her energy and values were exactly what I was looking for and I could NOT wait to get onboard and meet everyone. As soon as I hung up the phone I thought to myself "This trip is going to change my life".... and it sure did. So I packed up my life into a duffle bag a few months later, boarded Twister in Madeira and set sail towards The Canary Islands.

Long story short, after I hopped on Twister and sailed off into the sunset, I was surrounded by amazing people and had the complete feeling of freedom I had hoped for. With little convincing from fellow ON members during one of the monthly meetups, I also decided to take their advice and spend the winter in the canaries. This included...renting a caravan with fellow Nomad Cay, sailing on Bluepearl with Captain Wolfgang , Thomas, Robert, Kyra, and meeting Jacky, Eoin, Luca, Sael and of course Suzanne.

My lifelong dream has been to spend time outside of the US, explore different places, meet , new people and just live somewhere different than what I grew up with. If you told me this time last year that I would have spent the better part the last 365 days sailing around The Canary Islands,surfing in Ireland, sleeping in a van ALONE in England and writing this newsletter on an island in the Adriatic Sea, I would have rolled my eyes at you. But after joining Ocean Nomads a little over a year ago my life has done a complete 180° ( in the best way possible) and I have the network and so many of you to thank for that!" - Brianna

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 21 Dec 2022 until 5 Jan 2023

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by skipper / boat owner

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelCustom Built

  • Length36 metres

  • Berth14

  • Sailing from General (Caribbean)

  • Sailing to Local sailing

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionFor the upcoming expedition we collaborate again with a one-of-a-kind classic. Sail the ocean on her, with all safety measures in place and engine use to a minimum (no scheduled end-date). Sailing is what we’re going to do! When there’s no wind, we’ll jump into the 3000 deep blue. Happy, safe, and meaningful. 2 plates is all we broke on the last 2000 miles trip. She's one of the few classic vessels safely, legally taking souls out on the ocean without being on a tight schedule so we can actually sail and not engine. She’s beautiful. She’s solid. She’s big. She’s spacious. She’s super comfortable. She’s got soul. She lasts. Sailing ship Twister is a schooner built in 1902, with an impressive story to tell. Originally a fishing boat built out of wood, fifty-five years later, her wooden hull was replaced for a steel one so she could continue to fish. After 17 years in various ports, Twister was again rebuilt into the modern schooner that she now is. After the baptism in May 1999, under the name Twister, her speed since then proves the ship to be one of the fastest sailing ships of the Northern Europe sailing area. Renovated again in 2012, she was updated with all new safety features/equipment and all the modern comforts you could possibly want from a charter vessel. She sails under the highly regarded Dutch flag and complies with all related safety certificates. Her current owners are driven to sail her far, and with purpose. The aim is to facilitate memorable expeditions that people will treasure for life, and contribute towards a better planet. She has all the safetygear and professional crew will also join to comply with Dutch regulations. She's approved with all latest ocean necessities under Dutch law. She has sailed numerous ocean passages. What you'd need to bring is a good weather proof wear. The ship does have an awesome steering hut where we can shelter if it's cold or wet :) Learn about all trip and vessel details on our website www.oceannomads.co

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Skipper

  • NationalityDutch

  • Age36

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languages Dutch
    Spanish

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    CPR
    MCA Master 200 GT (Yacht) Certificate
    STCW 95 Compliant
    VHF Radio Telephony

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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