Frances Brann (owner of Snow Dragon II)
- 30+ years of ocean sailing experience. - 12 seasons in the high latitudes/Arctic. - 30 years of professionally refitting boats. - Built a 49’ ocean going sailing yacht. - Maintained and sailed yachts in over 30 countries.
Krystina Scheller (Snow Dragon II)
- 9 years of sailing expertise in remote areas. - Specialized in logistics and equipping of yachts for long distance voyages. - Adventure writer and professional photographer.
Erik de Jong (Skipper of Bagheera sailing with Snow Dragon II)
- 30 years of offshore sailing experience, 17 years as a skipper, totaling near 200.000 miles. - Sailed 14 summers and falls in the high Arctic, one of the harshest sailing environments on the
planet. - Has sailed 7 trans-atlantics, of which 2 were single handed. - Designed Bagheera, his current expedition boat in his teen years and built it just a few years
later. - Sailed this boat to the high Arctic for 6 seasons, across the Atlantic via the difficult route, and
got awarded the “Royal Cruising Club Trophy” by the Cruising Club of America in 2014. - Has prepared numerous sailing vessels to sail around the world. - A professional yacht designer and builder. - 2nd place at world championships J24, - 12 national and European titles, including Dutch Offshore sailing champion. - Previous race participation includes: the Round Britain and Ireland race, 1000 miles race, 500
miles race and no less than 8 Schuttevaer triathlon races.