meet Cheryl Barr, Marine biologist, yacht captain, author

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She sails the world aboard an old wooden Newfoundland schooner

From the world of mega yachts to the shores of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Cheryl has been writing boating guides for regions of Atlantic Canada where navigational information for the average yachtsmen has been lacking.


Cheryl Barr

At age seven Cheryl left Ontario with her family for life aboard an old wooden Newfoundland schooner to sail the world. Schooled by correspondence studies and life experiences in foreign lands, Cheryl gained an intense love of adventure travel, sailing and continued world studies.

She received her degree in marine biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1984. She worked in the field of marine biology in Canada, Australia and South Africa as well as being a field naturalist at a national park.

With a longing to moving back aboard a sailing boat for high adventure, Cheryl built a 62-foot steel schooner whose maiden voyage was a non-stop sail to Cuba. After sailing the Caribbean for a few seasons and racing schooners up and down the eastern seaboard, she became a licensed yacht captain sailing to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.


Frank Orlando

A senior communications professional with three decades of client experience. Instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, lecturer of communication design, technology and illustration. Principal of Orlando Media Company, a creative practice providing strategic direction, creative vision, and human focused branding.