Windward 5.4
Crew profile

Captain: Wouter Hanekom (South Africa)
Chef: Kelly Sargent (Portugal/UK)

Captain: Wouter Hanekom
Hailing from South Africa, Wouter grew up going on weekend retreats with his family where water sports were the main activity. He can teach you a trick or two! His love of the water transitioned into sailing and he started sailing around the Mediterranean and Caribbean working for a large flotilla company.

He spent the last several years workings as a sailing instructor where he had the pleasure to teach and share his love of sailing with others. Most recently in the last year he has sailed a catamaran from Cape Town to Grenada, delivered several yachts throughout the Caribbean, as well as chartered in The Bahamas. Holding both his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore ticket as well as being a fully Certified ASA instructor, Wouter welcomes the opportunity to share his knowledge about sailing with those onboard.

Chef: Kelly Sargent
Kelly was first introduced to the yachting world in 2016 on a solo trip to Australia when she boarded her first charter as a guest in the Whitsunday Islands. The following year Kelly embarked on a couple more sailing trips to Croatia and the Caribbean, which became the inspiration for leaving her job as a designer in London and making the transition to yachting. In 2019, Kelly started her adventure on the water cooking around Greece and Croatia and most recently worked in The Bahamas before relocating to the BVI to join Windward.

Coming from a family of chefs, Kelly has always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen so it was no surprise that after attending The Avenue Cookery School she only strengthened her culinary skills and grew her passion for combining flavors and textures to create interesting dishes. Kelly is also able to work with any dietary requirements and is able to tailor a menu specific for any guest.