Gregg Billman

Grew up on St Croix, USVI in the 1970s and 80s.  Sailing since 14 years old….from small Hobies to 45’+ monos to 46’+ cats.  Retired USAF: flew F-111s and F-15s.  Retired defense industry VP (and corporate pilot): national security space industry.  Currently living in Stock Island Village Marina with his wife on their 2006 Leopard 40 which they have owned since new, and have done extensive modifications to for eventual worldwide cruising.  100 ton master certified with sailing and towing endorsements.

Cara Ceo

Cara is originally from Orlando, and has lived on and off in Key West for the past 6 years.  Her time away from Key West has been spent traveling and crewing on live-aboard ships. She has spent most of her career on traditionally rigged sail boats and square riggers (like "Pirates of the Carribbean") in New England for summers, and the Carribbean in winter.  She recently completed her 11th longitudinal Northern Atlantic crossing and is very happy to be back in Key West taking it easy.  She is a 100 ton Captain with multiple 500 ton limit endorsements.

Andrew Knott

Andrew's love of the sea began when he started coming to the Keys in his teenage years and through college summers to serve as crew on board the Boy Scout's Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.  Andrew knew that captaining was the life for him, but had the wisdom to finish his bachelors degrees in finance and in entrepreneurship.  With those degrees in hand,he moved to the Keys, qualified as a USCG 50 ton captain, and you would never know that he wasn't a Key West native.  He is a master of local waters.

Steve Kocis

Steve, a former US Marine, has been sailing for over 40 years. He participated and excelled in the Navy sailing program in San Diego, CA. He has captained aboard catamarans for many years in Key West, Fla. and he typically spends over 100 days per year as a Captain.  He has crossed the gulf stream southbound to the Caribbean from Key West over 200 times. Steve holds a Juris Doctor Degree and an MBA, and is currently Professor of Marine Engineering at the College of the FL Keys.


Sail Away Key West

7005 Shrimp Road

Key West, FL 33040


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