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Marine biologist, certified yacht captain, author (born in Georgetown, Ontario on 27th September 1964).
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.
At age seven Cheryl left Ontario with her family for life aboard an old wooden Newfoundland schooner to sail the world.
With a longing to moving back aboard a sailing boat for high adventure, Cheryl became a certified welder and later a woodworker in order to help build 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, Cheryl decided to become a licensed yacht captain. Taking her “ticket” at a sailing school on the Isle of Wight in Britain she sailed to the Mediterranean and later worked on a power yacht in the Caribbean.
Taking a break from the world of mega yachts, Cheryl has moved ashore to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia where she has been writing boating guides for regions of Atlantic Canada where navigational information for the average yachtsmen has been lacking.
company › Yacht Pilot Publishing
external link › Yacht Pilot Publishing
Boating books published by Cheryl Barr:
Cruising Guide to the Down East Circle Route
Cruising Guide to the Canadian Maritimes
Seminars by Cheryl Barr:
How to cruise the St. Lawrence River to the Maritimes
Experience Cuba: Land and Sea