Your Captains Kate and Zander

Zander Parker grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with his weekends spent sailing Northumberland Straight on his 14’ Laser. His first deep sea voyage came in June 2000 sailing from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Hamilton, Bermuda on the Barque Picton Castle. He completed university and returned to the sea, attending Maine Maritime Academy for Small Vessel Operations and became a licensed mariner.
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As a young sailor he joined a schooner crossing the North Atlantic to Newfoundland, Iceland and into Cowes, UK, rigged traditional sailing ships, signed on as tankerman for commercial oil and sailed as 2nd Mate aboard the Bluenose II. Captain Parker wants to build his skills within tradition and in turn bring new stories out of old. His goals include building a successful small business aboard Guildive and bringing a sail-training program to Nova Scotia.
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Zander Parker grew up in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with his weekends spent sailing Northumberland Straight on his 14’ Laser. His first deep sea voyage came in June 2000 sailing from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Hamilton, Bermuda on the Barque Picton Castle. He completed university and returned to the sea, attending Maine Maritime Academy for Small Vessel Operations and became a licensed mariner. As a young sailor he joined a schooner crossing the North Atlantic to Newfoundland, Iceland and into Cowes, UK, rigged traditional sailing ships, signed on as tankerman for commercial oil and sailed as 2nd Mate aboard the Bluenose II. Captain Parker wants to build his skills within tradition and in turn bring new stories out of old. His goals include building a successful small business aboard Guildive and bringing a sail-training program to Nova Scotia.
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Kate Kana, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, grew up sailing small boats on the Chesapeake Bay. Interested in the racing aspects of sailing, she sailed competitively at the high school and college levels, winning the national collegiate championships. Wanting to go abroad during college Kate chose Sea Education Associations (SEA) Semester at Sea and sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii. The trip changed her life. After finishing her degree in Classics she sailed for many years along both the East and West coast of the United States. Kate's 1000s of nautical miles stretched between her home waters of the Chesapeake down to the sapphire waters of the Caribbean and North to Gloucester and the Bay of Fundy. Working aboard ship in many capacities Kate has great skill teaching as she has taught many students aboard the Schooner Lady Maryland, the Brigantine Exy Johnson, and Schooner Harvey Gamage. Captain Kate continues to marvel at the sea and shares the hard lessons learned with an ease that only comes through experience.
Kate Kana, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, grew up sailing small boats on the Chesapeake Bay. Interested in the racing aspects of sailing, she sailed competitively at the high school and college levels, winning the national collegiate championships. Wanting to go abroad during college Kate chose Sea Education Associations (SEA) Semester at Sea and sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii. The trip changed her life. After finishing her degree in Classics she sailed for many years along both the East and West coast of the United States. Kate's 1000s of nautical miles stretched between her home waters of the Chesapeake down to the sapphire waters of the Caribbean and North to Gloucester and the Bay of Fundy. Working aboard ship in many capacities Kate has great skill teaching as she has taught many students aboard the Schooner Lady Maryland, the Brigantine Exy Johnson, and Schooner Harvey Gamage. Captain Kate continues to marvel at the sea and shares the hard lessons learned with an ease that only comes through experience.
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Both Zander and Kate hold USCG licenses and combined have sailed over 40,000 nm on several different ships. Their sailing experiences have taken them across the North Atlantic, repeated trips to the South Pacific, the Californian Coast, the Great Lakes, and the entire coastal route from the West Indies to Iceland. Both Captains have taught children and delivered break bulk cargo and one day hope to take Guildive to warmer winter waters. They welcomed a son into their lives, Coe, in the winter of 2014 who has proven to be a natural on the water.

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