Captain: Bruno Caiafa
Originally from São Paulo, Bruno was raised with an intimate relationship with the sea and animals in it. As a surfer and spear fisherman from a very young age he spent most of his spare time at sea. At 18 he bought his first boat to use for fishing, surfing and diving, this love for a sailing life made him decide to leave Brazil behind and chase an international career on yachts. After completing his extensive training and building up a strong skillset, Bruno threw himself at every opportunity to work professionally, from being the Lead Skipper of a flotilla sailing company to being part of the crew of several 50+ metre sailing yachts. His positive mindset and hard working attitude has built him a great reputation within the industry, and his guests’ happiness and wellbeing are paramount to him. Over the past few years Bruno has run many successful charter seasons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as well as undertaking two Atlantic crossings. Bruno is very safety orientated with a strong passion for instructing, and he would love to show you how to sail the boat. Friendly and easy to approach, always ready to listen to any request, nothing is too much or too hard to him. Bruno takes great pride in his work, and he will always aim to have the shiniest boat in the bay!
Chef/Stewardess: Lydia Jones
Lydia has been sailing dinghies and taking part in local races since aged 6, and this love for the water led her to become a Dinghy instructor and a keen diver and paddleboarder. Initially educated in Creative Events Management, Lydia has always been a keen performer and musician, and has used these transferrable skills to combine her two passions and become a confident, professional and positive yacht chef. Using her experience from these diverse industries, Lydia began her yachting career working as a host guest manager for a flotilla sailing company, where she met Bruno, and their sailing adventures began. Lydia took all the opportunities that came her way for travelling and developed her love for cooking whilst working on a busy charter catamaran and private worldwide cruising yachts. Her creativity for cooking and culinary knowledge has been developed from attending the Chef Academy at Whitepepper Cookery School in Dorset, and Lydia is always keen to join cooking classes to expand her culinary capabilities and recipe repertoire. Lydia is passionate about cooking healthy, wholesome and delicious meals, with the best locally sourced produce, and from her travels has honed her creative flair with beautiful food presentation and mouthwatering flavours to give the guests unforgettable dishes.
Bruno and Lydia have worked together for the last 3 years, providing outstanding customer service and lifelong memories for all charter guests. With their love for the sea, they have sailed catamarans and monohulls extensively around the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean and even sailed across the Atlantic. They are both incredibly passionate about sailing, cooking and water sports, and aim to provide their guests with the most enriched experiences, from diving and fishing to teaching to sail the boat, always with the upmost care and safety in mind. Their approachable and kind demeanor as crew makes it easy for them to understand what guests need and allows for them to relax as hard as they wish!
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