Operating in the Caribbean
Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. He started sailing dinghies and then moved onto larger boats. Despite being a qualified electrician he always yearned to turn his hobby into a career, and following his first trans Atlantic crossing with friends, he decided to do just that.
He is a commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power). He has also been both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland’s volunteer lifeboat service.
His other great passion is diving and he looks forward to showing the delights that the Caribbean has to offer to reActions guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For uncertified divers, the crew can arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies. For those guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are really happy to bring their guests, young and not so young, snorkelling.
Ruth formerly worked as a teacher before joining Terry for a career in sailing. She has always enjoyed cooking and has taken cookery courses in places such as Rick Steins Seafood School in Padstow, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland amongst others. She cooks a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She is more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requests.
Casual Kosher diet and some specialty diets can easily be accommodated, please inquire.
REACTION can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a twin bed, shower and toilet. REACTION is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
MARCH 25-APRIL 1, 2013
"What a fantastic trip! Having chartered before, our expectations were high and you exceeded them. reAction is a great boat with a great layout and you guys were a wonderful crew." The L family
MARCH 10-17, 2013
"We had such an amazing time this week; our kids are calling this "the most awesome vacation ever." Both of you are so lovely- the perfect hosts. The N family, March 2013
MARCH 2-9, 2013
Thank you for an amazing week. Sooooo relaxing, lazy and wonderful. The food was the best ever. Thank you for being the perfect hosts and looking after us so well. Lots of love. The P family
Ruth and Terry,
Thank you for your thoughtfulness, care and professionalism. This has been a wonderful family vacation, perfect in every respect. Thanks to you, my high expectations were exceeded.
With warm regards, the T family, WA.
You two are the warmest, happiest, best caretakers we have had the joy of knowing. It was an awesome week. Thank you for your graciousness, constant good humour and love.
E.S and D.E, Mass.
W.R and Family, Colorado
|It is with great pleasure that I write this commendation for two very special people; the Captain Terry Ross and his First Mate, wife and our Chef, Ruth Ross….|
Our boat was great, with large staterooms and baths, wifi, a wonderful outdoor dining table, all maintained in state of the art condition by Ruth and Terry……
Ruth took to heart everything that we said [in our preference sheet] so that we not only ate the healthy meals that we prefer but the cooking, creativity and effort to 100% please us was extraordinary. Ruth, your cooking was just delicious, abundant, fun and a very important element to our terrific vacation with you. Not only were the meals that you prepared just great but you did it effortlessly with a constant, genuine real smile that reflected the kind and caring and highly capable person that you are……
We were really honoured to get to know you as a superb professional, but more importantly as a special person, with an equally special husband, who we hope will take us up on our open offer, now, in 2 years or even 10 to visit us…….
We have chartered many times and have always had a lovely experience. We understand the “territory” and the challenges of many on board in a rather limited space. Both of you, though, are at a level of sophistication about your business and about life, that is as good as it gets. We appreciated the spirit you brought to our vacation, Terry’s very gentle firmness in insisting on certain matters of safety and the love that you have for each other which we could sense as you quietly sat together while Terry piloted our boat.
So from all of us to you, Ruth and Terry, with deepest gratitude for a very special 7 days together, and memories that we will carry with us always……….
W, R and Family, Colorado.
“A wonderful destination, a great boat and the indescribable warmth and hospitality of Terry and Ruth made this a dream vacation come true. Ruth’s cooking alone is reason enough to cruise with you, while Terry was marvelous with the boys and the sailing instructions. You will thoroughly enjoy this boat with your own charter. Big, roomy, fast - we had it up to 14.5 knots one afternoon in a good upwind 28 knot breeze. And by the way, be sure to diet before boarding. Ruth will keep you stuffed with her impressive cooking skills!”