Captain: Kirill Osipenko
Kirill was born in Ukraine, but grew up in Israel since the age of 10. He picked up his passion for sailing after attending a maritime high school where he first learned sailing. After high school he joined the military in Israel where he served for 3 years. Once his military service was complete he returned to sailing, as that is where his passion was. Kirill completed the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course in South Africa and later joined for multiple Atlantic crossings, skippering two of them himself on a 67 ft sailing catamaran. On these trips he was able to master the celestial navigation skill of navigation by the sun and the stars, as there was a original sextant device onboard. Kirill then began working for a flotilla charter company in Croatia, which he did for three seasons sailing all over Croatia and also in Greece and in the BVI. In between the summer sailing seasons in Europe, Kirill also worked as a sailing instructor.
Most recently, Kirill has been working as a captain on a 62ft yacht, then progressively on a 67ft sailing catamaran, both privately owned by an Israeli family, cruising mostly in the Mediterranean, but also venturing to the Caribbean islands as well. Within the last two years Kirill met Shahar and they have been happily working together as a couple and team aboard the privately owned vessel.
200 GT RYA Ocean Yachtmaster CE
MCA Approved Engine Course
RYA Cruising Instructor
GMDSS Short Range Certificate
AOW Scuba Diver
Chef: Shahar Paz
Shahar was born and raised in Israel, Texas and Brazil, growing up near the coast all her life. As a daughter of a professional windsurfer, it was a foregone conclusion that she would also fall in love with the sea. From the time she was a young child, she was constantly by the water practicing water sports, surfing and scuba diving. She has a very special and close relationship with her family; she has two brothers and two sisters. She initially learned to cook from her mother and grandmother, and as a child was always helping around the kitchen.
After graduating high school, she joined the IDF and served for 3 years as a commanding and coordinating officer. When she completed the service in the army she decided to combine her cooking with her sailing passion. She went to a sailing academy in the UK and did the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course. In these last few years, she has lived on the water working on charter and private boats. She worked for a charter company as a host and first mate in Corfu, Greece and later on in the BVI, Caribbean on 50 and 60 ft catamarans. Her last role on the privately owned yacht 67ft sailing catamaran required of her impeccable time management, as well as a high level of service and flexibility due to food constraints.
Nothing brings Shahar more joy than seeing her guests gathering around the table and enjoying her food, as well as the smiles on their faces after an amazing experience on the water.
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster offshore CE
RYA Short Range Radio
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency
PADI AOW Advanced Open Water
Diver / Kitesurfer
Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene