Apricity
Crew profile

Captain: William Turner (Bermuda)
Chef/First Mate: Kylie Parrish (USA)

Captain: William Turner
William was born and raised in Bermuda. He started sailing at a young age whilst also enjoying rugby, swimming, cliff jumping and wakeboarding. William began as a Dinghy Instructor who taught sailing for five years during the Summer seasons in Bermuda, coaching students from 4 to 60 years old on a range of dinghy sizes.

When William went to the University of Sussex in the UK, he studied for a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Management. He also obtained a Sports Scholarship for sailing at university whilst he trained and raced on a high-performance sailing boat called “49er”. He is a keen sportsman and has represented Bermuda at the Junior level Rugby competitions on multiple occasions. He has also represented Bermuda in the SSL Gold Cup where he raced top sailors from around the world. He has crossed the Atlantic twice, the Mediterranean once, and has worked as a Watch Leader which holds high responsibility for the vessel and the crew throughout the ocean passages.

Since graduating from university three years ago, William has been living on sailboats, building a strong offshore sailing background with a huge sense of Apricity adventure. William is sociable, funny, professional, and passionate about sailing, and is always eager to share what he knows about yachting.

Qualifications:
• RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially Endorsed
• ENG-1
• STCW
• PBL2
• Elementary First Aid
• Short Range VHF Certificate RYA Dinghy Instructor
• Marketing and Management BS

Chef/Mate: Kylie Parrish
Meet Kylie, a California native with an unbreakable bond with the water and a deep love for culinary arts. Growing up visiting lakes throughout the state, boats became her second home, while her mother’s homemade meals kindled a culinary passion. This love for food and exploration led her to Spain during her college years, where she not only absorbed the rich culture but also embarked on her first formal culinary course.

After college, Kylie initially started her career in commercial real estate in NYC but felt the call for change. In 2022, she embraced her Croatian roots and started her yacht chef career in the Mediterranean. This not only satisfied her love for the sea but also allowed her to explore her culinary talents. Kylie’s voyage extended beyond cooking. She transitioned into an instructor role, sharing her culinary wisdom with aspiring chefs, from provisioning to the art of plating. Her galley became a classroom as she taught the intricacies of baking onboard a yacht.

Recently, Kylie enriched her skills through a highly accredited Yacht Chef course. Her journey as a chef remains ever evolving, driven by her dedication to fresh ingredients, homemade craftsmanship, and an insatiable appetite for learning. With a fusion of global inspiration and culinary artistry, Kylie’s culinary journey unfolds with each new creation.

Qualifications:
• Ashburton Cookery School Yacht Chef Certificate
• Basque Culinary Certificate
• Level 2 Food Safety
• STCW