Pro Diver & Amputee Athlete Living on a Sailboat & Following Their Dreams

Kayleen and Tyler are a seriously adventurous couple on a mission: they bought a 1981 42′ Tartan sailboat and they’re living on this sailboat while also refitting it for a multi-year sailing adventure to Mexico and possibly on to the South Pacific after that.

Kayleen changed careers from marketing to commercial diving so that she could work wherever they’re sailinh, and Tyler is a World Champion Para Snowboarder who’s about to compete at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing, and in the summer he’s a skydiving instructor.

Exploring Alternatives team (one of our preferred YouTube channel!!!!) loved getting to spend an afternoon with these two, and they hope you enjoy learning more about their story, their choice of boat, and all of the fun they have exploring.

But they also don’t sugarcoat the many challenges that come with living and travelling on a sailboat: winter storms, ice boxes, and expensive repairs, not to mention accessibility challenges for Tyler who’s a bilateral below the knee amputee.

Be sure to follow these two on:…
Kayleen VanderRee official website

From our editorial team: Thank you Kayleen and Tyler. We are following you and the way you are living your life is really inspiring!

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