Captain Oli holds a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore license and is a RYA sailing instructor. He has worked from the shipyard side of the business overseeing major refit and new build contracts. Oli has been sailing and working professionally on yachts for over 10 years and has been surrounded by all things nautical from a very young age. His experience covers many sides of sailing and he has worked and raced professionally on yachts worldwide.
His experiences range from 1st mate aboard the 115ft classic ketch Thendara in St. Tropez and Cannes, Racing as bow crew on the winning super yacht This Is Us at the 2012 St Barthes Bucket and has an excellent success rate as an RYA sailing instructor in Cornwall, UK. He loves to provide a relaxed sailing environment where even the most nervous sailor can feel safe and happy. Oli also loves to surf, play tennis and strum the guitar.
Chef/Hostess Naomi is an accredited Surfing coach, lifeguard, and holds a BA degree in Dance and while not accredited to officially teach she will happily lead anyone interested in Yoga either aboard Aldebaran or on a secluded beach. Naomi has helped prepare the 246ft Mega Yacht Leander for a visit from Queen Elizabeth. She has worked in the hospitality industry since 2003.
Naomi loves cooking, surfing, sailing, snowboarding and skating. Naomi has completed a French gourmet cooking course in Paris to add to her extensive cooking skills and styles.
Oli and Naomi are ready to offer you a memorable and exciting Caribbean sailing getaway aboard the stunning crewed catamaran Aldebaran.
Oli and Nay were the consummate hosts. They made our trip incredibly enjoyable and attended to every request we had from sailing activities and anchorages to meals and entertainment. We became great friends with them both as a result of their great personalities and hospitality. They ensured each day was better than the one before and made our 7th trip to the BVI's as exciting and fresh as the first. The attention to detail is imperative on a yacht charter and they excelled there in every way. Their abilities as a captain, navigator, chef, hostess, concierge, etc all exceeded our expectations. We felt very safe and comfortable with them and would highly recommend all of their services as charter crew.