The success of a voyage this size is largely dependent on the crew that will be guiding her around various oceans and islands. Although our 39-foot vessel can certainly be sailed by just Lars and Travis alone, they bought a boat with a 3-cabin layout with the intention of having friends and family joining in on the adventure along the way. Keep an eye on this page for snippets from all the other crew members who grace Bueller's decks while they are at sea.
Lars has been sailing for about as long as he can remember. With two avid sailors that doubled as parents, he first took the helm at 9 years old and less than 100 lbs of body weight to use as ballast. Through the following summers he continued to be drawn to the sport through his love for the outdoors, water, and the overwhelming community he has found in every group of sailors.
On the lakes of Nashville, TN he went from a sailing camper, to a camp counselor, and finally head instructor of HIYC sailing camp. After crewing on a variety of boats in Nashville, Knoxville, and his current home in Austin, TX, he was drawn to coastal cruising in 2010 and since has logged over two cumulative months of captaining experience in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and Greece. He purchased, sailed and sold a 39' 1972 Ericson that he owned (and loved) for 2 years. This upcoming adventure is a different beast, however, and he's currently looking for a vessel that's up for the challenge.
ASA Small Boat Instructor
ASA 101, 103 and 104 Certified
Travis is a recent addition to the sailing fraternity, gaining his first sailing experience on a weeklong bareboat charter in the British Virgin Islands in 2012. Since then he's crewed on a bareboat charter in the Greek Isles under the watch of Captain Lars, and completed ASA courses 101, 102, 103 & 104 in Santa Cruz, CA to obtain his Bareboat Certification
While his sailing resume is relatively light, he's a quick learner and has taken to books, blogs, videos, courses, and any other form of media to prepare himself for the adventure; however, he looks forward to getting out on the water where the education continue and the current knowledge will come into practice.