The Mermaid and Captain of Green Coconut Run
Sabrina and Kristian met aboard their first boat, Aldebaran during a trip to the Channel Islands with mutual friends. They lived in a house for 4 months. Then the last 8 years they’ve been afloat!
Registered Nurse, ICU
Certified Dive Master, PADI
Sabrina has worked as a registered nurse in Intensive Care Units in Sacramento and Santa Barbara. She earned her PADI dive masters certification from Utila, Honduras, where she also worked for a season.
Sabrina has an bachelors of science in Biology from UC Santa Barbara, and a bachelors in nursing from Oregon Health Science University. She loves soccer, skiing, the ocean, and is enthusiastically learning how to surf!
Masters, 50 ton license, US Coast Guard
Masters, Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara
Kristian Beadle is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (2010) with 30 articles about Mexico’s climate adaptation risks. After sailing 10 years in all of the California Channel Islands, he earned a master’s license from the United States Coast Guard.
Academically, Beadle has an eco-entrepreneurship master’s degree from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science, based on his work with United Nations sustainable tourism assessments, and financing small tourism operations in Central America. He received an undergraduate degree in Global Studies/Chinese. He loves to do anything related to the ocean, mountains, and yoga.
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Program Title and Synopsis
“Cruising with a Cause: the Green Coconut Run’s community expedition to the South Seas”.
Using the power of the collective to fulfill a group’s dreams, this voyage re-invents the possibilities of cruising by sailboat. Besides having an incredible adventure, the Green Coconut Run aims to connect the yachting community with ocean conservation.
Captain Kristian Beadle and First Mate Sabrina will speak about their first season sailing from California to Costa Rica with 30 visiting crew members. They collected dozens of samples for micro-plastics research, and are now fundraising to bring solar light-chargers to fishing villages without electricity – part of the group’s efforts to go “Cruising with a Cause”.