Guide at a Glance
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Laurence Etherredge is the captain of the Steadfast with Steadfast Sail in Marlborough, New Zealand. He started sailing in the UK while working on a tops’l schooner restoration, and has never departed from his love of traditional sale. Laurence began his dream of launching the Steadfast in 1990, over brimming with youthful optimism and romantic notions of boat-building. With a few interruptions- including spending time planting a vineyard and establishing a wine business- the vessel finally set sail in 2006. The Steadfast is based in French Pass, in the Marlborough Sounds, and engages in sailing charter and school activities out of Picton and Nelson.