CRUISING HISTORY AND FUTURE PLANS Liza and Andy, both lifelong sailors, met racing in Venezuela, were married aboard the classic yacht Ticonderoga in Martinique, honeymooned on an Atlantic crossing and have since sailed over 160,000 miles together racing, cruising, running charter boats, completing ocean deliveries and circumnavigating the globe for six years with their young children. After being home in Vancouver, BC for the children's teenage years they completed an 18-month sabbatical sailing around North and Central America, then spontaneously crossed the Atlantic for a nephew's wedding in Spain. For the next four summer seasons they cruised Bagheera across the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and took part in the East Mediterranean Yacht Rally around the Middle East. Duncan, their eldest son, joined by brother Colin, brought Bagheera back across the Med., then Andy and Liza headed down the Moroccan coast to the Canary Islands, Cape Verdes, and forays in Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau. With Duncan's help, Bagheera crossed into the South Atlantic again to Jacare, Brazil. Gunkholing along Brazil's north coast was followed by relaxed winter seasons in the Caribbbean. Bagheera is now in the Pacific Northwest having cruised over 116,000 miles to 114 countries. Future plans include cruising to Alaska and sailing with friends in the Caribbean and Turkey.
LIZA & ANDY COPELAND - CRUISING AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS
will turn your dream of cruising into a reality
Liza, an educational psychologist and Andy, an experienced boatyard and chandlery manager, professional captain and long-time yacht broker are both successful racers as well as long-distance cruisers on a wide variety of boats. Of the 160,000 n.miles they have sailed together, 116,000 are on their current 38’ Beneteau, Bagheera, which has taken their family 116,000 n.miles and to 114 countries around the world.
A writer for many yachting magazines and a speaker at the major boat shows in the Canada, the U.S. and U.K., as well as for World Cruising Club, Liza is also an award-winning best-selling author of three narratives on cruising and a ‘how-to’ book co-authored with Andy. When not at boating evemts or giving talks for a variety of other organizations, cruising with family and friends, or leading rallies worldwide, Liza and Andy enjoy life in Vancouver, BC.