Captain: Timothy Goodbody
Previous yachts: Whisper (Southern Wind 78), Rebecca (Frers 140), Unfurled (Royal Huisman 34), Adela (Pendennis 55mt)
Sail and work experience: he started sailing at an early age, cruising with his parents in the Med and was involved into racing over the next couple of years. He won Eight National titles, one Europeans in the Sigma 33 class, he scored 3rd in the 1720 Europeans and 3rd in the Commodores Cup. He has also experience in racing TP 52s, Dragons, Etchells, SB3s and IRC racing yachts from 38 to 78 foot. Last but not least he won five Irish National Titles in four different dinghy
classes and represented Ireland in the Finn class during the China Olympics. On top of this remarkable racing palmarès, his expertise includes also coaching in many different areas. In the past 11 years he was an Irish International Optimist coach and then Head Coach in the Royal St George and Royal Irish Yacht Clubs in Dublin; he worked for private individuals and yacht campaigns coaching crews. He also worked as an event coach at regattas for private teams and individuals worldwide. Tim also skippered yachts during deliveries for many years, throughout Europe. His experience with Superyachts includes some of the most famous sailing yachts as Unfurled, Adela and Rebecca, winning two Antigua Superyacht Cups, St Barths Bucket and Antigua Classics, and Southern
Wind 78 Whisper as captain.
Cruised waters: Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Job description: he is responsible for navigation, safety, overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. Ensures safe and efficient operation of the yacht at all times including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations.Takes care of adhering to flag, port state and local laws and regulations. Manages the crew to ensure compliance with, and understanding of, the vessel’s policies. Provides daily crew leadership and encouraging teamwork and individual, personal attention. Delegates duties, keeping the overall supervision of crew tasks.
Licenses & certificates: RRYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean, Commercial Endorsement - STCW Training - STCW Proficiency in First Aid – Automated External Defibrillation certificate - GMDSS GeneralOperator’s Certificate - RYA Small Craft Radar - RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate - ISA Level 2 Coaching certificate, all classes.
Education: Dublin Business School - BA Honours in Business Studies.
First mate: Nelson Moore
He started his professional seafarer career working for the Royal Cork Yacht Club in the maintenance of boats and driving the race committee boat. He took part in several yachts deliveries and worked in the maintenance of sailing yachts. He also managed a group of companies involved in the yacht chartering, managing of marinas and providing yacht services. His extensive sailing experience is testified by more than 40.000 miles sailed in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean and by his wide racing activity, ranging from sport boats, like 1720 Irish and European Championships, to International Dragon, various IRC races like Irish IRC national championship which he won twice, or Cowes Week and Cork Week, where for 3 times he scored first in overall & class. He also raced in superyachts events like the Rolex Maxi Worlds, Le Voiles de St. Tropez, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Sardinia and, Superyacht Cup in Palma and the Ibiza Rendezvous Regatta. He also participated in some offshore races such as the Caribbean 600 and various other RORC Offshore races.
Hostess: Aifric McKenna
At a very young age, she started her professional career at sea working with a powerboat rescue team, for a variety of sailing events in Dublin Bay, including the Special Olympics in 2003. At the same time her passion for sailing brought her to become also a sailing and racing instructor at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dublin and Chicago Sailing School where she worked also as skipper chartering J24s and J22s. She qualified for the Irish 420 team in 2004 and 2005, competing in the World Championships and European Championships in Portugal, Italy and France. Thanks to her stewardess and deckhand skills she worked onboard Maxi Yachts such as ‘Hammer’ and ‘Axia’ taking part also to racing events such as the Saint Barths Bucket Regatta. Onboard the SW78 Whisper she took part in some transatlantic deliveries and some prestigious regattas such as Les Voiles de Saint Tropez and Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.
She is responsible for the organization, management and cleanliness of all interior areas onboard. She maintains an accurate inventory of all service items and supplies. She ensures cleaning and preparation of the vessel to the highest standards prior to any and all guests trips. She is in charge of provisioning the vessel for both guests and crew in all aspects of daily life. When guests are onboard, she ensures that they are properly cared for and that all their requirements are met. She offers a particular attention to details and a polite and entertaining spirit.