Hello! My name is Suzanne. Having no idea about sailing a few years ago I boathitchhiked +30.000 nautical miles across oceans and seas to learn as much as I can. in 2018, I got my YachtMaster Offshore license so I can take you sailing and share what the magic is all about.
When I started looking into ocean travel by sail, seven years ago now, I had no idea about sailing and I didn’t have connections in sailing either. I struggled to find out how to get into travelling by sail, safely, with little budget and experience, and as I went on I struggled finding ‘my kind’ of people, those purpose-driven wild souls looking for adventure and making a positive impact.
For a few years I lived more at sea than land, ‘crewing/hitchhiking’ on about 50 different boats. Good, bad, and priceless experiences. If I learned one thing, it’s the people who make the experience, happy, safe, and meaningful! Offshore sailing requires deep respect for the ocean, and careful preparation and crew and boat selection. As I couldn’t find my tribe and value-matching vessels, I created it, into what’s now the Ocean Nomads network of which the most fast track ocean nomads lifestyle acceleration are the ocean nomads voyages.
By uniting you, your experiences, connections and stories, at sea, we can reach way further, help more, do more, and be more. We are at the forefront of what’s happening. And we can do a lot to make a positive impact.
To reach for the stars, we must surround ourselves with likeminded entrepreneurial salty souls, share knowledge, and inspire and cheerleader each other. So much more is possible if we join forces on our journeys. The best, going on a journey together! I wish for you to see for yourself how beautiful the ocean are! And hopefully ignite the superpower within you to take steps into a conscious nomadic life in or near the sea, and give back to the ocean, our playground, our home, our life. The pursuit of a healthy ocean and lifestyle are one and the same.
What excites me the most and what I believe can truly contribute to making the ocean healthier, is to share with others how beautiful the sailing lifestyle is, to see the big smiling faces, to share how beautiful the sea is, how valuable water and power is, what easy solutions we can implement to minimise our footprint and maximise our impact, and what happens when you put some a combo of happy / driven / curious / different nationality people together in a small boat. So many beautiful stories, moments and mini adventures to share. With Ocean Nomads I connect people to the ocean and to each other. I'd love to welcome you to the ocean nomads community!
I'm a qualified captain but NOT the skipper of the Twister. I'm not qualified for that. I'm merely bringing together an enthusiastic bunch of salty souls for the upcoming expedition.