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About the Sailing Collective

We Connect Travelers With The Sea


Meet the Captains

our quest

Your Floating Hotel

We are the Sailing Collective Travel Co., a bespoke travel company providing innovative hospitality on modern sailboats. Our unique itineraries bring adventurous travelers to the world's coastlines and archipelagoes. Each departure is crewed by Sailing Collective captains and chefs dedicated to changing the paradigm of yacht charter hospitality.

Established in 2012 by two adventurous brothers, SC Travel Co. has taken thousands of ambitious travelers sailing through over 30 striking itineraries worldwide. We offer group travel experiences on scheduled departures and create fully customizable private sailing charters for small groups. The extraordinarily talented chefs source locally from markets and farmers to provide the freshest organic foods onboard.

Our captains are affable hospitality-forward professionals with a wealth of knowledge to handcraft your journey. Experience innovative travel through a new vantage point. Welcome to Sailing Collective.

Our Story

Sailing Collective was founded on the idea that travel is deeply transformational, supports environmental stewardship, and can be achieved in a way that respects authentic cultures all over the world. We lead low-impact, immersive sailing voyages exploring the world’s coastlines and communities for wide-eyed travelers. Voyages are led by a team of dynamic captains and culinary artists that are attuned to the travelers’ experience. 

Meet the Founders

Executive Director & Founder

Cap't Dayyan Armstrong

Captain Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Armstrong combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. Dayyan fell in love with sailing as a teenager after he and his stepbrother Ross Beane acquired their first cruising sailboat, a 1968 Irwin 24', and set out along the Gulf of Maine exploring. He has worked for the Buckminster Fuller Institute and was a touring musician prior to founding the Sailing Collective. With a background in contemporary music, social science, and a graduate degree in economics, Dayyan is excited to participate in discourse on topics of philosophy, art, adventure, and exploration. [Dayyan is Ross's brother]

Information Director & Co-founder

Cap't Ross Beane

After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Captain Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for WoodenBoat in Maine, numerous sailing organization, and sailing schools before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective. [Ross is Dayyan's brother]

Meet the Team

Travel Coordinator

Alexandra Lee

Ali Lee navigates the realms of design and adventure, embarked on her creative journey. A graduate of FIT in NYC, she holds a degree in International Trade and Marketing with a successful career in NYC. Ali's heart remained tethered to the great outdoors. After revitalizing the Denali Art Council in Alaska, she embraced unconventional projects worldwide, from consulting for the Watamu Treehouse in Kenya to cooking at Everest's base, curated luxury camps in Antarctica, concierge for the Sheldon Chalet, worked on glaciers and in the bush for Discovery, and acted as Head Curator & Gallery Manager for the luxury hotel group Aman in Amangiri leading collaborative work with indigenous artists with a focus on honoring ancestral land through the arts. She is the founder of 'didi DADA', a lifestyle boutique and adventure concierge. Grounded in purposeful work in the outdoors and the arts, Ali weaves her narrative seamlessly into the spirit of adventure.

Operations Manager

Gina Spinelli

Gina Spinelli grew up in Maine, listening to her parent’s endless stories of worldwide adventure (both on and off the water). Her wanderlust was understandably fueled from a young age, inspiring a love for exploration and travel. Eventually, this love led her to Madrid, Spain where she worked as a photographer and highschool English teacher, and then to her current base: Lisbon, Portugal.Over the past few years, she’s melded her passions together and has worked as a photographer, writer, yoga teacher, and retreat host far and wide. In 2021, during her time at an artist residency in Italy, she co-founded Sol Creative, a retreat and event business aiming to help guests strengthen their own relationships to their innate creativity.She now manages all things operations for The Sailing Collective, and continues to be inspired by the experiential travel and the community it’s cultivated.

Culinary Director

Flannery Klette-Kolteon

Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me.  I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. 

Meet Your Crew

We search far and wide for our crew and cherry pick only the most talented and kind spirited captains and chefs in the industry. This team of devoted explorers work together to provide remarkable personalized experiences for your adventures with the Sailing Collective. They are not just your crew, they are your new friends.

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