Vicci is a former hospitality events manager and ski instructor. Returning to seafarer after a successful season with her partner Karl establishing the Thailand flotilla route and adventure.
Vicci currently holds the coastal skipper qualification with a view to attain her offshore certification by the end of the year.
She is working towards her master 500 and wants to dedicate her future in the marine industry, eventually working on commercial operations. However before life gets too serious she wants to spend the next few years having fun in the sun with the seafarer family to combine her passion for customer service, hospitality & and sailing the seas.
Being an outdoor enthusiast she is looking forward to another Mediterranean season after falling in love with Greece last year. She has an uncontrollable love of exploring so if she is not on the lead boat you have a good chance of finding her on a paddle board encouraging the flotilla to join her snorkelling or taking a walk to visit historic sights and sponging up the local culture.
Karl returns to the Seafarer family for Mediterranean season for 2020 having just returned from trail blazing and developing Seafarer’s Thailand flotilla during winter 2019/2020 with his partner Vicci. Karl is a yachmaster ocean instructor and marine engineer and has lived on yachts, delivered boats, and worked in the marine industry for many years, all around the world. As a registered nurse he also has to complete his clinical nursing revalidation practice in the UK from time to time, however most of the time he is enjoying life out on the water, he says nothing beats messing about on boats! Karl loves the Mediterranean, with its diverse cultures, fascinating history, delicious food, and amazing cruising grounds. He is looking forward to sharing the season with you and making sure you have an awesome holiday and experience with Seafarer.
Sarah has spent a majority of her life either in or under water. She has been living outside the UK for the last 12 years. She lived in Thailand for 10 of those years establishing her freediving business, and left in 2018 to embark on her life long dream to become a sailor.
Upon completion of her RYA Day Skipper she then embarked her sailing life on Darren’s yacht sailing around the Ionian and Peloponnesus.
Sarah is known for her phone, wallet and other valuable items retrieval from the sea bed due to her freediving background. She has a knack for organising fun events and loves making up her own (alcoholic and non alcoholic) cocktail recipes.
She is looking forward to meeting you in the beautiful Ionian and sharing her love of the sea, above and below.
Darren spent 15 plus years as a chief and lead mechanic in Formula 1. Working for Williams, B.A.R , Honda F1 racing and Brawn GP. He has always had a love of the Sea and after a brief midlife crisis decided to follow his dreams to become a professional sailor and qualified as a RYA Yachtmaster in March 2020. He can be often found busting a few yoga shapes and is a keen freediver, thanks to Sarah’s influence. He has spent many months sailing the Ionian and Peloponnesus with Sarah aboard his yacht Dolphin. Apart from his other talents, Darren loves to make mouth watering meals ranging from authentic pizzas to Indian curries.
Tom is back for another season with Seafarer Training Croatia after a successful season in 2018 and looks forward to welcoming you to Croatia. An experienced instructor and skipper, Tom knows the area very well and will ensure you have a fun and safe course aboard his training yacht.
This is my first season working for Seafarer, and I am looking forward to exploring Montenegro and
Croatia with you. Coming from Essex on the East Coast of the UK I began my sailing career in
dinghies and have progressed to racing keelboats both inland and offshore. Last year, I graduated
from the University of Exeter, while there I was Yachting Captain organising and running our race
and training calendar.
I am a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore and worked on flotilla in the Ionian last summer. When not
sailing in the Mediterranean, I sail as a 2nd Mate with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland on voyages with
up to 12 young people. This summer I graduated with Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine
Simon began sailing dinghies at local clubs in Surrey before progressing to big boats in the Solent and further afield, gaining his RYA Yachtmaster and cruising instructor qualifications. He has completed the Fastnet race and several races round the Isle of Wight. He is excited to be kicking off the 2019 season at Seafarer’s new UK base on their Bavaria 36 yacht Nashira in Southampton, leading RYA courses and refresher sailing.
Born into a family of sailors, Nefeli has been sailing since she was born, and it’s her absolute passion! She has spend every summer of her life in the Ionian sea. She has taken part in various races sailing in Greece. She is Greek/American – born in Greece and is in her fourth year at the University of Patras with a major in Economics. Whilst it is her first season with Seafarer, her extensive experience in the Ionian means she brings a wealth of local knowledge to the team and looks forward to welcoming you to Lefkas this summer.