Captain: Ian McIntosh
Hostess/ Chef | Zoë Darwall |British
PREVIOUS YACHTS: MY Eclipse; SY Kookaburra; SY Velindra; SY Forty Two; SY Gulliver of Southampton; SY Jolie Brise
WORK EXPERIENCE: Zoë fell in love with sailing as a teenager racing in Tall Ships races. Currently she is half way to completing her life time ambition to sail around the world aboard her own yacht Velindra with her husband Charles. Her world travels have given her a passion for exploring the culture and cuisines of the new places she visits. This helps to make her a great itinerary planner to get the most out of a trip. She loves to explore new flavors along with old time favorite classics in the form of flavorsome family style cooking.
WATERS CRUISED: Mediterranean, South Pacific, Caribbean, Northern Europe, Western Australia and Atlantic oceans.
JOB DESCRIPTION: As hostess Zoë is responsible for interior maintenance, housekeeping duties, menu planning, provisioning and guest wellbeing. She ensures a service orientated environment to create a formal or casual ambiance on board, as requested by the guests. If desired, Zoë will be happy to provide family style food that encompasses any dietary requirements or preferences. Alternatively, she will happily organize for a specialty chef of your choice to present for your stay.
CERTIFICATES: STCW Basic courses, Cordon Bleu Cookery Certificate, Level 2 Food Safety Catering, RYA Day Skippers, PADI Open Water Diving, Swimming Teaching..read more
EDUCATION: BA Philosophy and Politics, Teach First PGCE (ages 4-11)
LANGUAGES: English, basic French
HOBBIES: Kite surfing, walking, skiing, swimming, fine dining restaurants
First Mate / Engineer | Charles Darwall |British
WORK EXPERIENCE: Growing up on the South coast of England Charles has been involved with the sea his entire life. His experience ranges through large commercial ships, royal yachts, classic yachts, sail training ships, cruise ships, cruising Yachts, dingies and kiteboards (if it floats Charles has probably tried it!). Shortly after marrying his wife Zoë they departed UK shores on their own yacht Velindra. They are currently 50% of the way round the world cruising Australia in their leave.
WATERS CRUISED: Mediterranean, South Pacific, Caribbean, Northern Europe, Western Australia, Indian Ocean, Atlantic oceans.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Charles keeps everything running safely, smoothly and efficiently. With an extensive list of toys and facilities aboard Charles will assist you in all aspects of watersports provided. Bringing a calm and collected demeanour to his job, guests are assured of a safe and totally relaxing cruising experience.
CERTIFICATES: RYA Commercial YachtMaster, MCGA ChiefMate Unlimited, STCW 2010, Advanced Medical Care, Advanced Firefighting, RYA Powerboat level 2, BSAC Open Water Diver
EDUCATION: Bsc Economics (Cardiff University ), FD Maritime Operations ( Southampton University)
HOBBIES: Kitesurfing, Sailing, Snorkeling, Rock Climbing & Skiing
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