The crew is led by the award-winning Captain Richard Bailey, who was the founding captain of Rhode Island’s Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry which, he sailed on its first voyage to Portland, Maine in 2015.
Anna first fell in love with the water growing up in Savannah, Georgia. She is passionate about sail training and is excited to share her love for Tall ships with others on Spirit of South Carolina.
"We intend to honor the notion to provide South Carolina's youth with the exceptional opportunity for experiential learning. Building a sustainable program was always about honoring the people of Charleston who have poured their heart and soul into Spirit of South Carolina."Not only was it important to build the program, but imperative that it remains with us in Charleston. We wanted to keep the Spirit of South Carolina in South Carolina. After a major overhaul in Newport Shipyard in Newport, RI, Spirit has been beautifully refinished and is prepared to cast off the lines and give people a view of the Charleston skyline that is beyond compare. Currently, our Winter Maintenance Crew is hard at work completing last-minute projects in preparation for the summer season. Spirit is ready to offer private charters and day sails in Charleston Harbor – from sunset cocktail parties to corporate team building programs. Long-term goals include developing comprehensive sail-training programs for students, supplemented with relevant topics through day-long sailing adventures. Spirit was built with safety specs to sail the world's oceans. Cuba, Maine and Caribbean voyages are already in the works. Our team is excited to further develop these experiential learning curriculums. For more information on our upcoming schedule, please contact Director Ashley Bridges.