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Meet Tim and Angela Cordts

Hi there, we're Tim and Angela and we have spent the last 5 years or so welcoming guests aboard the charter sailing yacht Spirit in some of the worlds most beautiful Islands. We are in a transitional period right now after travelling from the lovely Virgin Islands to the fabulous Florida Keys via Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and the beautiful Bahamas. We each hold a USCG Masters 100 ton license with auxiliary sail and towing endorsements, also STCW and TWIC.
Tim was born in San Antonio, Texas and started sailing at the age of 16 when he bought a canoe for which he soon improvised a sail; since then he has gained extensive experience on motor and sailing vessels, both mono-hulls and catamarans up to 52 feet. In 1995 Tim retired from a career with the United States Air Force, which had taken him to Turkey, Greece, England, Sicily and various locations in the United States. Angela was born in England and later visited her mothers birthplace in Greece where she worked as stewardess and stand in chef on a 50 meter private yacht; the owner kept the yacht in Greece for awhile, travelling through the Greek Islands then onto the South of France, Spain and Morocco. Later Angela worked as croupier aboard cruise ships in the Med. travelling to Egypt and Israel as well as the ports of Barcelona, Istanbul and Piraeus, Athens. We met while Tim was stationed in Greece in 1982 and were married in January, 1983 in Great Falls, Montana.

Both of us have many years sailing experience on various boats ranging in size from 16 to 52 feet. In the US we have sailed the Florida Keys, California and in Tim’s home state of Texas.  We spent 3 fabulous years Island hopping from Key West through the Caribbean to the vibrant spice island of Grenada, spending time in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St Martin, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Bequia.  In England we enjoyed riverboat cruising in the East Anglia area with its scenic mills and locks. We sailed in Sicily, the Peloponnese in Greece and the ancient Greek islands of the Cyclades, Ionian and Dodecanese. We also sailed over 3000 miles on a voyage from Durban, South Africa to Madagascar, stopping in Mozambique on the return journey.
Between 2008 and 2013 we have been living and sharing the dream, sailing Spirit in the protected waters of the US, Spanish and British Virgin Islands, exploring and enjoying these diverse islands, each with their own unique charm and beauty.  
It is our greatest pleasure to see the joy and wonder on the faces of our guests as they participate in sailing Spirit through these beautiful waters, the first time they put their toes in the water over the side as Spirit flies along, as they explore pristine beaches, climb to magnificent views, sample the delights of the underwater Caribbean world, teeming with fish of every shape and color; or just lay back in the hammock and watch a huge golden moon rise overhead.

We love to sail, travel and explore interesting and fascinating locations and look forward to welcoming you aboard Spirit and sharing the magic of sailing Spirit in these beautiful seas and islands.
Photo courtesy Alberto de Lucca



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