James grew up in the British countryside on a farm. From a young age he was obsessed with anything and everything mechanical. He spent summers in his father's Irish coastal hometown of Dungarvan and it was there that he developed a love for the ocean.
He started a career in the luxury eyewear industry working for brands such as TAG Heuer and Calvin Klein, but eventually his love for the ocean won out and drew him toward a career in the yachting industry. He has worked for two years now as a charter captain in various locations including Croatia and French Polynesia.
• RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail, CE)
• RYA VHF Radio
• RYA First aid
• RYA PPR
• RYA Diesel engine maintenance
• RYA Sea Survival
Olga grew up in Odessa, a beautiful Ukrainian city near the Black Sea. From the beginning, it was Olga's dream to travel the world. She loves the opportunity to work with people and started as a crew agent, but the sea, traveling and boat life remained her passion.
This dream became a reality when she landed her first job onboard a motor yacht as a Stewardess, cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean sea. Olga's passion for cooking and traveling became a wonderful mix of dreams and reality.
She enjoys exploring her surroundings, experiencing different meals and learning new cultures. This allows her to add meals to her menu that are inspired by her creativity both in presentation and flavor.
The slogan of her life: to be happy everyday, meeting wonderful people, doing what you really love and smile!
• Ukrainian Chef Academy, Molecular Gastronomy Class
• Cake Design School, Ukraine Baking and Decorating Class
• Ukrainian Culinary School "Servis Yes" Third Class Chef Certificate
• Ukrainian Wine Academy Sommelier Express Course, Level 3
• Yacht Interior Level 2 Barista and High End Guest Services
• Yacht Interior Level 2 Intro to Cocktails/Mixology
• Yacht interior Level 2 Silver Service
• Level 2 Food & Hygiene
• Yacht Stewardess School
Charter Season Kicks Off at USVI Charter Yacht Show, Territory’s Boutique Fleet & Customized Vacation Experiences on Full Display
The annual showpiece of the industry’s hard work in perfecting its craft paid off with a successful seasonal launch at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, held November 12-15 at IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. Nearly 70 yachts, both power and sail, with uniquely qualified professional crews, were on show to over 160 brokers from over 100 charter businesses in the Caribbean, U.S., and Europe, which market the territory’s customized boutique marine vacations. Synergizing the destination of the U.S. Virgin Islands with its charter industry professionals, show organizers, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht Association (VIPCA), work year-round with several territorial departments and federal agencies. Key aspects of this work were the subjects of event seminars that updated attendees on government regulations and information on natural resources. A taste of local culture and history was also offered in the opening ceremony with Caribbean Ritual Dancers and with a panel presentation by historians and national park tour experts on the second day.
“VIPCA has gone above and beyond to meet its mission of promoting the USVI as a destination of choice for the yachting community and protecting the interests of our marine community and businesses,” says The Honorable Albert Bryan Jr., Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Read the entire press release on our website
Photos by @mangomediavi
2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show 🗓 November 12-15 📍 Yacht Haven Grande 🛥 Build. Learn. Certify. Shine. 🌐 www.usviyachtshow.org