Captain: James Thomas (25)
James is 25 years old and from England he has been working in the yach9ng industry since 2012,
taking part in round the world yacht races and crossing the North Pacific and North Atlan9c ocean.
James is a self-mo9vated sailor with a background in recrea9onal sailing since childhood. In his
spare 9me he enjoys kitesurfing, mountain biking, cooking, and scuba and free diving.
James began his career by taking part in the Clipper round the World yacht race sailing from
Qingdao, China to Southampton, UK in the posi9on of ‘Watch Leader’. He experienced tough
condi9ons including winds up to 80 knots, responsible for keeping the yacht and his watch of 8
running efficiently and safely whilst the Skipper slept. Following this role, between 2012 and
Sumer 2015, James took up the posi9ons of ‘1st and 2nd Mate’ in round the world race training.
During this 9me James also became a Deckhand/Relief Mate on board the 43m Modern Classic
schooner ‘This Is Us’, compe9ng in the Palma Super Yacht Cup and sailing the Balearics with the
owner and charter trips. Then from December 2015 - October 2016, James became a ‘Mate’ on
the renowned ex-racing Wally Nariida cruising Scandinavia and the Western Mediterranean. This
summer James & Jesse are working onboard a Lagoon 52 in Corfu.
Guests can always expect to see James with a smile on his face. He has an upbeat, energe9c
personality which only exudes his passion and love for sailing, entertaining and responsibility of
Chef / First mate: Jessica Green (26)
Jessica is 26 years old, from England and speaks Spanish and intermediate Italian. Jesse has 7 years experience working onboard luxury yachts. Prior to her sailing career, Jessica worked as a Water Sports Instructor in Sydney and also worked as a Catering Assistant at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy.
Jesse has a passion for yacht racing and in recent years has par9cipated in a large number of
regadas and race series aboard a wide variety of sailing yachts. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys photography, wake boarding, kite surfing and has a great interest in literature, travel and yoga.
Jesse became an experienced Stewardess in 2010 working onboard various yachts around the Whitsunday Islands, Australia cooking for up to 54 guests and 8 crew. Between December 2012 - February 2015, Jessica took up the posi9ons of Chief Stewardess on the yacht Koo and deckhand on the yacht Rowdy, taking on the role of mast man in Nice, Cannes and St Tropez regadas. As Chief Stewardess on Koo, Jessica was able to build on her services which included cocktail making.
In May 2015, Jessica took on the role of Sole Stewardess onboard the yacht Topaz and following this role, Jessica joined the yacht Nariida as ‘Deckhand’ which is where her and James met. Jessica’s skills extend beyond hostessing, she loves gefng out sailing or doing water sports and her bubbly, energe9c personality makes any everyone feel instantly welcome and comfortable onboard and in the water. She looks forward to seeing you onboard!