Two crazy kids quit their jobs and set sail in search of warmth and cocktails
Mark, AKA “The Captain”, grew up on boats during summers in South Carolina, but really got the sailing bug when he moved to Vancouver in 2008. He took a few courses, started sailing dinghies at Jericho, got picked up (slash begged to join) the awesome crew of Raspinfly for Wednesday night races in English bay, and eventually bought his own boat. “Carlito’s Way” (previously named) was a Catalina 27′, and was the boat that really opened his eyes to the awesomeness of cruising. After a few trips around Howe Sound, Northern & Southern Gulf Islands, Princess Louisa, and Desolation Sound, he was looking for the next big trip. Enter Operation: Tropication.
Caitie, First Mate (JK – Admiral), grew up on the west coast with a passion for the sea, having started sailing at a young age on her grandfather’s wooden sailboat, Panique. She inherited her love for the sea from her grandpa (and parents) and has spent her life seeking out west coast adventures.Caitie has spent the past couple of years sailing around the Pacific Northwest with Mark, and is super excited to try some warmer winter weather on for size this year.
Join us, won’t ya?