about the crew

Skipper: John Daubeny, born before records began.  John’s past in the British navy, a circumnavigation on his previous boat Violetta, and time working on charter yachts and deliveries wasn’t enough to deter John’s love of boats and sea. (John’s story)

Admiral: Kia Koropp, birth date classified.  A travelling childhood and early career gives Kia the wanderlust that directs Atea’s track.  Combining motherhood with traveling allows Kia to satisfy the loves of her life. (Kia’s story)

Powder Monkey: Braca Daubeny, born October 2011, completed his first ocean passage when he was just six months old and has sailed 25,000 miles to date. Unlike his father, he has never shown any signs of sea sickness.

Mermaid Pirate: Ayla Daubeny, born November 2013, has transited two oceans and sailed 20,000 miles in her six years. Unlike her mother, she has never shown any signs of lethargy in the tropical heat.

Ships Cat: We hope to adopt a four-pawed partner to join Atea in South Africa , contributing fishing skills to our paltry ineptitude and a feline ability to eventually return home no matter how far they wander.