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ABOUT LTD SAILING

About LTD Sailing - "Living The Dream!"

At LTD Sailing, our goal is helping you live your Caribbean sailing dreams! We offer ASA (American Sailing Association)  certified courses, skippered yacht charters, bareboat charter brokerage, and yacht broker services.

Our premier Caribbean sailing schools specialize in “Cruise and Learn” vacations and private customized courses. Our skippered charter service provides you with a modern charter yacht and professional USCG/RYA licensed captains who can guide you through these amazing cruising grounds. If you're ready to take the helm yourself, our charter brokerage will help you find the right boat at the right price.

When ready to buy, you can rely on the experts from our professional yacht brokerage – the Multihull Company and 5 Oceans Marine Group. We're all about “Living the Dream!”

LTD Sailing Staff

Have fun discovering our islands with a team of professional sailing school instructors who enjoy sharing them with students! Chris and Chrystal have worked together to make LTD Sailing the best sailing school in the Caribbean.

Our sailing school instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and professional!

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Chrystal Young

Communications and Marketing Director

Chrystal Young's background is in Adult Education and Outdoor Leadership. She is an avid sailor, kayaker, and scuba diver. She loves getting out on the water whenever she can.

Chrystal first came down to the Grenadines in 2008 with Chris – for one month the first year, two months the second year, and four months the third year. Now she's happy to call Grenada and the Grenadines her home!

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Emron Stanisclaus

Fleet Manager

Emron takes care of our sailing school fleet. He has a diverse background in electrical and automotive work.

He lives in St. Patrick on the north end of the island.

He loves to sail and race whenever he gets the chance.

It doesn’t matter what you ask, Emron always says: “No problem.”

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Lydris Bartholomew

Office Assistant

Lydris helps out in the office with all the details of running a sailing school as well as keeping us on track.

On Saturdays, you’ll find her at our weekly BBQ and prepping the next class to go out.

ASA Certified Instructors

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RJ Portmann

In 2012, RJ started formulating his “Zero to Hero” plan during his first sailing class in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest with his instructor, Chris Rundlett. Not long after that, he sold almost everything he owned and moved to the Virgin Islands.

Never losing sight of the dream, he ran a sailing charter boat and was able to earn his U.S. Coast Guard license. Chris called him to help deliver a boat from Antigua to New York, solidifying RJ’s love for sailing. Chris called again but this time it was for his dream job – sailing and instructing in paradise!

He avidly pursued his ASA instructors certifications and moved to Grenada. Not bad for a guy who grew up in landlocked Fairbanks, Alaska!

RJ spends his summers teaching sailing in Seattle, visiting family and friends. Of course, DMB & Grizz football are always on the schedule.

Certifications: USCG OUPV Licensed, USCG STCW, Instructor for ASA 101, 103, 104, 105 & 114.

RJ says ”Go. Seek. Do. Your life is out there waiting for you, but it will not wait forever.”

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Jon Totten

Jon learned to sail on the inland waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene in North Idaho. His 20 years of experience as a guide and outdoor educator have taken him all over the American West, the San Juan Islands, New Zealand, and now the Caribbean.

Before joining LTD Sailing, Jon spent 12 years as an instructor at North Idaho College, where he coordinated the Outdoor Pursuits program and instructed courses in: outdoor leadership, wilderness medicine, navigation, sailing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, avalanche safety, and swiftwater rescue.

Jon’s passion in life is sharing his love for the outdoors and teaching his favorite subject – sailing! When he’s not cruising around the Grenadines, Jon enjoys working as a whitewater raft guide in Idaho, visiting his home farm in Wisconsin, and playing his harmonica around the campfire.

His certifications include: USCG 50 ton Master; ASA Instructor: 101, 103, 104, 105, 106 & 114; Bachelor’s degree in Resource Recreation & Tourism and Master’s degree in Adult & Organizational Leadership from the University of Idaho.

Jon says: “Mastering the art of harnessing the wind to take you places is a lifelong journey. Let’s go for a ride together!”

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Grace Pytell

Just back from sailing America’s Great Loop, Grace has joined us in Grenada as a sailing instructor and captain.

This is a perfect opportunity to merge her love of sailing, boat life, and teaching.

Grace says: “Every day that I get to teach and sail is a great one, and there’s no greater gift than being able to share that with our students. If you’re dreaming of an island-hopping sailing escape this winter, you know where to look!”

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Chris Rundlett

As the son of a son of a sailor, Chris began his first sailing adventure while his dad was stationed in North Dakota with the U.S. Coast Guard. Finding an abandoned little Sunfish and restoring it, he set sail on his own at 13. Since then, he dreamed of bigger horizons and sailed whenever he got the chance. In 2005, Chris says, "I decided to stop dreaming my life and start living my dream!”

He now teaches sailing, works as a delivery captain and owns a sailing school (LTD Sailing). He has a passion for all things sailing including racing sailboats.

In 2014, he became a yacht broker when he realized he spent most of his free time messing about in boats anyway. His certifications include: USCG captain, instructor for ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106 & 114.

Chris says “I really love taking people out on the water to share my passion for sailing and the cruising lifestyle. It’s wonderful to see that ‘a-ha’ moment when everything comes together!”

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Jenni Hellpap

Jenni wants to go sailing!

She started out by taking classes with us, then started working in the office, and is now a sailing instructor.

Jenni plans on buying a boat and beginning her own adventures exploring the world one day.

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Mike Harrington

Mike is a world traveler hailing from Ireland.

Before coming to Grenada, he worked teaching sailing in the BVI until it was destroyed.

Mike's signature Hashtag is #doyour20s

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Chris’s ability to work with people of all abilities and his easy-going nature make sailing with him both educational and fun. You will achieve your goals working with Chris.

- By LORA E.