John Neal’s 364,000 ocean miles over 44 years include 28 years of conducting 190 worldwide sail-training expeditions aboard Mahina Tiare, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 detailed on http://www.mahina.com . He is author, co-author, or contributing author of 16 books. John and his wife Amanda annually spend six months at sea, sailing 10,000 miles. Their seminars incorporate the latest information, techniques and resources.
Amanda Swan Neal’s 324,000 ocean miles include completing the Whitbread Around the World Race as rigger aboard Maiden, two Sydney-Hobart Races and seven Cape Horn roundings. She has worked as a rigger and sailmaker in England, Australia and New Zealand. Additional experience includes coaching women’s international sailing teams and tall ship sail-training. She has instructed aboard Mahina Tiare II & III since 1994 and is author of The Essential Galley Companion plus 120 magazine articles.
Will & Sarah Curry bouth their first boat in Mexico in 2012. After Will showed Sarah the ropes, they sailed into the sunset- West, across the incredible South Pacific. SV Hydroquest sold in Australia, but knew they were addicted to the lifestyle… On to Boat #2. After outfitting their Jeanneau 43 in Vancouver, they set off cruising again in 2017 – albeit at a slower pace. SV Kaiquest is currently in the Bay area, with her bow pointed South.