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Skeleton Crew Sailing


Skeleton Crew Sailing is about minimalism and brotherhood.
It’s about adventure and escape and, ultimately, freedom. It’s a living, evolving story about friends breaking from a near decade of confinement to societal institutions (e.g. Academia and the Navy) by taking a leap in the opposite direction. 

Captain:  Taylor Grieger

First Mate:  Stephen O'Shea



Taylor is a former United States Navy Rescue Swimmer with tours in Guam, Japan, Brunei, Australia, Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea and many of the outlying islands sitting on the Marianas Trench. His sailing experience consists of round trips out of San Diego, California; Sydney Harbor, Australia; Hong Kong, China; and Iwakuni, Japan. His destination sailing journeys have consisted of trips from Guam to Siapan, and from Tampa across the Gulf of Mexico to Corpus Christi. He is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain and holds Coastal Navigation certificates from the American Sailing Association. From years of first hand experience responding to disasters on the Pacific ocean to sailing tourists around the Gulf of Mexico, Captain Taylor Grieger is one of very few mariners competent enough to navigate Cape Horn.


First Mate Stephen J O'shea

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University, Stephen took a yearlong trek around the United States utilizing only a compass and topographic map for navigation. Stephen then went on to receive a studentship at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland to study a PhD in creative writing. He lived for three years in Glasgow writing a collection of short stories while teaching creative writing to undergraduates. Since leaving Scotland, Stephen has completed his first book, From the Land of Genesis: a short story cycle based on interviews with combat veterans about their experiences reassimilating to civilian life. Stephen's sailing experience includes navigating the fjords and bays of western Scotland, as well as trips in the Gulf of Mexico.
You can find Stephen's website HERE