Meet our Captains & Crew
Captain Jack Spratt is Master & Captain of the historic yacht and finest wooden catboat ever built Trim Again, historic Sword fishing boat ENCORE and PIXIE, 1923 Watch Hill 15 wooden racing sloop. Jack holds a US Coast Guard Master of Steam, Motor & Auxiliary Sail, Near Coastal (200 miles off shore) 100 Ton license. Jack is also a volunteer fire fighter and is the coxwin and marine assets trainer for the local fire and rescue squad and certified by U.S.C.G. in Search & Rescue operations. Jack has spent 40 years on the water including as rowing coach at the US Coast Guard Academy, New London. He has owned and maintained Trim Again for 32 years and restored and repurposed as a tour boat the sword boat Encore as a yacht 15 years ago. Jack has sailed the local waters for decades and knows all of the special places and many of the unique people that take a living FROM THESE SHORES. Captain Jack is an avid birder and holds a certificate from Cornell University Ornithology Lab on Bird Behavior with specific interest in migrating water birds. Jack is also the author of these local history books: From These Shores A Sea history of the Eastern waters of Long Island Sound, The Great Watch Hill Fire, The Forgotten Gilded Age Hotels of Watch Hill & Fishers Island Sound and soon to be completed, The History of The Watch Hill Life Saving Station. Jack has owned a cottage in Watch Hill for 30 years. A graduate of Cornell, Jack is Founder & Chairman of OHS Companies, A Healthcare Services Company in Old Lyme, CT.
Phone: 860 227-2339
Captain Meredith has sailed the seven seas aboard Tall Ships, traditional sailing vessels and yachts. She has raced in Classic Yacht Regattas all over the world. She has kayaked in the Artic, visited the remote Galapagos, Cook and Picairn Islands and dived for pearls in the Pacific. She is a much sought after rigger and delivery boat Captain. Meredith has worked on many ships of all sizes including; rigging and sail training crews of the 141 ft replica of the famous racing/fishing Schooner COLUMBIA the PRIDE of BALTIMORE, PICTON CASTLE, Schooner ADVENTURE, the luxury Dutch 250 ft. Clipper Ship STAD AMSTERDAM. Her lastest project was rigging and training the crew of the Chinese Navy's Sail Training Clipper Ship POLANG a 280 ft, 1,200 ton three masted square rigged. Meredith is a graduate of the University of Miami. Meredith holds a U.S.C.G. 250 Ton masters license and a 500 Ton mates license as well as having Dutch seamen papers
Mike Fortunato, Finance. Kristen Woodmansee, Marketing/Crew. Capt. Jack
Captain Meredith Spratt holds a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master of steam, motor or auxiliary sail vessels upon open oceans license.
She grew up sailing locally at Watch Hill Yacht Club sailing team and on Trim Again. Meredith has logged more than 50,000 miles on the open ocean. Sailing around the world on Picton Castle, Pride of Baltimore, Liberty Clipper, Stad Amsterdam and Pacific Swift. A graduate of Univesity of Miami Meredith is an artisit as well as classical singer. Meredith is certified as a sailing instructor, ocean life guard and diver. Capt. Meredith is currently on a southern crossing of the Atlantic and will be in Watch Hill for the month of July before heading to Spain to sail to the North Atlantic.