Welcome to the Crew page

SV-Always will see different people join as crew along her journey.  This page is dedicated to those crew members to share a bit about themselves if they choose.

Current and Future Crew of Always

Here are the current or soon arriving crew members to join SV-Always.

Tim Sander

Captain / Owner
An avid sailor with a passion for the sea.  Tim holds a USCG 100T Uninspected Vessel license, is an ASA instructor, and retired IT professional who also served his community FD for 17 years as a FF/EMT.

Brian Moore

I am a retired service member savoring sailing for the simple enjoyment of the sea. With a background in commercial maritime operations and sail racing, I’m working on gaining experience with sail cruising. This spring I completed the requirements for a USCG License and this summer I have completed South Pacific and North Atlantic crossings. 

Caroline Boulet

Hello, this is me Caroline, I am a French Canadian, retired from the military. I have had the travelling bug for years, have been to many countries, enjoy meeting different people and different cultures.  I've recently taken on sailing as a way to expand my travel, and cruised the Pacific coast of Mexico to Costa Rica during the winter of `22.

Claude Desjardins

I am Canadian, retired for the past four years. Speak English, French, and Spanish. I´ve been a motor boat owner for more than 20 years. I spend my summers on my yacht in the beautiful Thousand Islands in Ontario. Well travelled, with tons of backpacking experiences. Now wanting to know more about sailing and the seas. In 2022 sailed from Banderas Bay Mexico to Costa Rica. Loved it. Now looking forward to an awesome and fun experience in the Caribbean on Always.

Thank you very much for choosing me to assist you on our journey moving "Always". I can unequivocally state that it was one of the most fascinating and rewarding experiences of my life and it was a pleasure for me to get to know you and learn from you.

Clay Storer

Woof, woof, wooooooof.  Translated, I think that means "Thank you for sharing this experience with me, I'll miss you."

Bella

Past Crew

Past Crew members of SV-Always

Thank you to those below for helping out on my journey.

Bella

Bella is an 9 yr old Labradoodle, and responsible for security.  Heaven help anyone who tries to steal her Frisbee. 
She was on Always from January - Sept `22 and traveled over 7,000 miles.

Clay Storer

Clay comes from Colorado.  Tired of construction, and with a boat on the east coast he wants to use more, he's using this trip to expand his sailing and trip planning skills.  He also seems to have become our master fisherman. 
Clay was aboard from Feb - May `22 and helped navigate the waters of Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and the US.

Melanie

Melanie is the replacement for Phil. She is a lover of sailing but is really a cruiser with little sailing experience. She is from GA which is the primary cause of her pronouncing water as “worter.” She is a proud member of the Hudson Beach Yacht Club with her husband Dave.  
Mel was aboard in April-May `22 and helped from Panama to the FL Keys.

Chris Kennedy

Chris boarded Always in Stuart Florida and helped navigate the waters of the ICW and Eastern Seaboard up to Norfolk VA in May `22.  Chris had never really sailed before, but (foolishly) trusted his uncle to make his maiden voyage.  Who knows, maybe it will turn into a new passion or career for him?

Phil

Phil traveled the Pacific waters on Always from Puerto Vallarta Mexico to Panama, Feb - May `22.