CAPTAIN: ROMAIN MOUCHEL, FRENCH, 27 years old
Previous yachts: Romain had been onboard SY AEGIR since 2012, he joined as the mate before stepping up as Captain in 2013.
Sail and work experience: 3 years on the offshore classe Mini circuit on the proto 759 and proto 346. As well as regattas onboard SY ODIN in 2015
Romain speaks French, English and Spanish and has clocked more than 30 000 sea miles, a lot of them coming in singled handed offshore regattas and in regattas onboard AEGIR.
Cruised Waters: Romain has cruised extensively the Western and Eastern Med and also spent a fair amount of time in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Job description: Romain is responsible for navigation, safety, the overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. He ensures the safe and efficient operation of the yacht at all times, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations. He takes care of adhering to flag regulations, port state and local laws and regulations, and manages the crew to ensure adherence to, and a full understanding of, the vessel policies. He provides daily leadership for the crew and encourages teamwork, individual growth and personal attention by delegating duties and supervising all crew tasks.
Licenses and Certificates: RYA, MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially endorsed, STCW Training, STCW
Proficiency in First Aid, Advanced fire fighting and advanced sea survival.
Education: BSc in Marine Studies (Ocean Yachting) at Plymouth University
Hobbies: Romain s dream is to race single handedly around the world. He is extremely active and spends the biggest part of his free time doing sports, from road cycling to kite surfing and diving.
FIRST MATE, Charlie Burton, British, 19
Previous yachts: HUGO BOSS Imoca 60, JPK 10.8 SUNRISE, FIGARO II ARTEMIS.
Charlie speaks English and minimal French. Over the last 5 years, he has clocked more than 10,000 nautical miles cruising, racing and delivering yachts along the south coast of the UK, Northern France and the Mediterranean.
Cruised Waters: Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel.
Job description: Charlie has the expertise required to stand in for Captain in his absence, acting as second in command. He assists the Captain during navigation and participates in all on-deck operations, respecting guest activities. He has extensive knowledge of sailing yachts maintenance and is responsible for the running of deck equipment and machinery.
Licenses and Certificates: STCW Training, RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA Safety Boat.
Education: Secondary School, 10 GCSEs grade C to A, 2 A Levels grade D to C.
Hobbies: Sailing, outdoor sports.
CHEF : TBC