Captain: Arnaud Blanck
Arnaud was born in a little village east of France. He spent the holidays of his childhood on the Mediterranean Sea, learning to sail on Hobie cat and Laser. In his early career choice, Arnaud studied child development psychology. He worked in social centers with trouble kids. His love for children takes him to the tourism industry managing the kids club in Club Med. There, his passion for sailing took shape.
To truly follow his dreams, he moved to the Caribbean island of Martinique in 2008 and sailed around the Caribbean as a professional skipper for 11 years. As freelance captain, he worked for several companies on different types and sizes of boats, chartering, delivering boats along the West Indies and across the Atlantic.
Learning to speak English was one of his main goals too and being in the Caribbean working with local businesses he achieved that goal, now he’s fluent.
Arnaud is not only passionate about the ocean, he also loves photography, free diving, hiking and travelling to different countries to experience their cultural backgrounds.
Chef/Hostess: Vernice Simon
Born further down in the south Island of Trinidad and Tobago, she moved to a country known for the friendly spirit of the people, St Vincent and the Grenadines. She grew up loving sea, where she fished with her brother. Upon completing High school, Vernice went to Canada to become a Personal Support worker, but realize that her passion was somewhere else.
Before the Yachting industry, she worked at the Tobago Cays Marine Park, where she managed her own souvenir and gift stall. At the end of the day when her business closes, she worked as a cook alongside her mother, who is a chef, doing beach Barbeque lobsters. At a young age she learnt the use of Caribbean spices to bring out the best taste in any meal. Enjoying cooking and creating, Vernice learnt to infuse the Caribbean touch in recipes from different nationality.
Besides cooking and eating, she love travelling, reading, fishing and modeling. She believes that the real beauty of life is Good food, Great friends, smiles and being comfortable.
Arnaud and Vernice are are familiar with down island charters and looking forward to sharing the lovely experience of sailing on catamaran Felicia with you.