Our mission is a passion

Meggi & Shane (center) with volunteer crew Kuet and Keshi.

Shane Granger (1948 – until his luck runs out) fell in love with sailing when he was seven years old. Having worked as an advertising photographer, copywriter, boatbuilder, director of museum ship restoration and bush pilot, he always comes back to the sea.

Shane has almost half a million sea miles, including thousands of miles on a brigantine he salvaged in West Africa and once single-handedly sailed across the Atlantic without an engine or functioning rudder.

After crossing the Sahara Desert with a Tuareg caravan and being kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan his greatest ambition is to enjoy the healthy benefits of monotony and boredom. Shane currently lives on an ancient wooden sailing boat with his partner Meggi Macoun.

Offloading school supplies in East Timor
Offloading school supplies in East Timor

Back in the 90’s Meggi and Shane met in Tanzania. Since then they have conceived and implemented national, regional, and global behaviour change campaigns for WHO, UNICEF, AED, BBC World Service Trust, and WWF in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Vega 1892 was born from experience

In 2001 they purchased the historic vessel Vega and since 2004 have logged almost 100,00 miles delivering donated educational and medical supplies to remote island communities in Eastern Indonesia and East Timor.

Midwife support, Indonesia.
Midwife support, Indonesia.

While making a meaningful contribution to their community, Meggi and I build a personal relationship with each person we help. We ask what do you need to do your job, then try our best to get it. Over the years many teachers, health workers and midwives have become cherished friends. And, our mission is now a passion