Gypsy Princess
Crew profile

Captain: Christopher "Biff" Smith (UK)
Chef/Mate: Amy Edmonds (UK)

Amy and Biff have been sailing together since 2003 when they first met on a beach in Greece. They were supposed to meet at the ferry port of sleepy Porto Heli but Biff forgot to pick Amy up and she found him instead at the bar on the beach, entertaining his guests! That was the start of something special and they have worked, lived and sailed together ever since. Having always worked in the marine tourist industry they love meeting strangers who at the end of their vacation leave as friends!

Captain: Christopher “Biff” Smith
Captain Biff learned to sail at the Cub Scouts at a tender age and was hooked! As soon as he was old enough to teach sailing he packed his bags and found his way to the Mediterranean coast of France to start his first overseas instructor job. Working his way around France and Spain he finally settled down in Greece running his own sailing school on the chic Greek Riviera. Cold winters of Europe called him to work in Kenya briefly before settling in the BVI running luxury charters in warm waters!

Chef/Mate: Amy Edmonds
Having learned to cook at the age of 9 so she could watch ‘neighbours’ (Aussie Soap) on TV, Amy added windsurfing and then sailing to her interests after finishing university in order to travel. First working in Turkey, Italy & France, Amy finally moved to Greece and met Biff. Wherever she travels she picks up local recipes and cooking techniques, which she refined at the renowned Ashburton & River Cottage cookery schools, both in Devon, UK. Fresh, seasonal and local produce are her favourite ingredients put together in a fusion of worldwide flavours for all to enjoy!

Between them, Amy and Biff have the experience and knowledge to steer you a course to a truly memorable vacation. With their water sports background they are able to teach even the most reluctant swimmers, sailors, paddle boarders to confidently make the most of their time on the water regardless of age. Their years working in family orientated resorts in Europe also lend them to be dab hands at arranging fun and relaxing family charters. Known for their flexibility and competence, your wish is their command.

Following the passing of Hurricanes Irma & Maria, Biff and Amy pledged 50% of their gratuities to grass roots BVI charities in support of the recovery in the Virgin Islands. PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare) Adopt A Roof, Free Food For Kids and the Plant a Tree Initiative.