Sequoia Sun is captain of "Tandemeer" the 56' sailing ketch donated to IRG in 2013. Tandemeer is a 1980 Nautical Development 56, a fine, solid and seaworthy sailing yacht, state of the art in 1980 built as a big, comfortable blue water, round the world cruiser with four double staterooms, each with en-suite head. We are gradually restoring her to her former glory. We carry 6-7 crew and up to 5000# of cargo on aid missions. Sequoia has been sailing all his life, growing up in Northern California where San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay were his back yard. Since moving to Connecticut in 2002, Sequoia has been buying, restoring and sailing old sailboats on Long Island Sound; he was a captain for Greenpeace in 2006, and was Executive Director of OceansWatch North America from 2008-2010. Sequoia joined IRG in 2012, and became captain on Tandemeer in 2014. This year Sequoia will sail to Haiti for the fifth time since 2010, when he helped to organize and sail with a flotilla of boats to deliver aid after the earthquake.