Captain James Ellwood: James had his first sail in 2015 in the sailing area of Hartlepool U.K. where his new found passion introduced him to the Regatta community of private boaters who he crewed with for fun, as a hobby. Once James had discovered his sailing passion, he decided to take a sabbatical break to hone his sailing and captain skills and soon became a certified YachtMaster. James intended to return to his job until he was (very easily) encouraged by his RYA course director to consider a position in Yacht Chartering and he has never looked back since! James has spent multiple seasons as Captain on Mediterranean located charter
James loves exploring new places, especially bay stops that he can anchor in. He has a great passion for free-diving too, and he is currently working towards becoming a certified scuba divemaster! Whilst on charter, James likes to capture great shots with his drone and he will definitely help, organise and take part in creating fun videos for his guests.
Chef Jared: Jarred is a South African born chef. He studied investment management at university before deciding to pursue his culinary passion. He simultaneously studied his degree and worked as a chef in his final year of university. He worked in two of South Africa’s most prestigious restaurants, Marble and Chefs Warehouse Maison before deciding to try his sea legs.
He has always had an affinity to water and watersports. Jarred has a large array of activities he likes to do some of which include surfing, freediving, hiking, wildlife, live comedy shows, travel, good music, good food, good humour, and good company
James and Jared strive to provide the best experience for their guests and they look forward to welcoming you aboard Celavie!