Rachelle Deutsch loves being on tall ships and studying languages. She started sailing in 2013 with SALTS, and did a total of 3 trips with them while still in high school. However, since her first trip with SALTS she always wondered why some language use was different on board then it was on shore. So after finishing high school, she went on to study Linguistics at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC hoping to study something she loved and in hopes of an answer to her question. Unfortunately she was unable to find an answer while in school and thought some practical experience would help. After finishing her degree in December 2019, she was going to sail from Cape Town, South Africa to Horta, Azores with Tecla. Unfortunately due to covid, she was unable to board the ship, so she travelled back home where she joined the National Skipper’s Council and started her own business, Port of Conversation, to help English learners in Canada improve their communication skills. This summer she is hoping to join Tecla, sailing part of the Northwest Passage.

Bridget is a 13 year-old air cadet and violinist, who enjoys writing short stories. Her most memorable trip was a Trans-Canadian voyage via RV to the west coast, where she witnessed beautiful landmarks. She is looking forward to embarking on her first sailing journey in the near future.