Abby joined Allegro in the autumn of 2021 for the Caribbean 2021/22 season. Abby was born in the UK, far away from the sea, but began her sailing at 11 years old, in a laser on her local lake. She joined the yachting industry at 19 years old after leaving school and gaining her Yacht Master Ocean, having known from the age of 16 that yachting was the career she wanted to pursue. In her 10 years in the industry, her 120,000+nm miles, have been gained across waters in the UK, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia, and with her 10 Atlantic crossings. Her love for sailing will be evident from the moment you step on board. She is a very happy, professional and personable Skipper, who will do her very best to make sure you have the most enjoyable time whilst sailing on Allegro.
Chef/ First Mate: Sofia Kirkpatrick (28)
Sophia was born into yachting and has a true love for the sea. Growing up in Norfolk, England, Sophia split her time between dinghy sailing, yacht racing and horse riding. She completed her Yacht Master shortly after finishing school and has since worked in yachting.
Cooking has always played a huge part of Sophia’s life, particularly in the past couple of years as she naturally found herself gravitating towards the galley, an area where she feels she can showcase her artistic flair and passion for local, fresh quality produce.
Sophia met Karl through yachting and together they form a well- balanced and efficient team. Their combined love of sailing with Sophia’s flare in the galley will ensure you have an unforgettable experience.
Stewardess/Deckhand: Millie O'Donnell
Millie grew up in England, spending her time between Wiltshire and Dorset. Millie's love for the sea started at a young age, sailing with her family on their yacht, lazy daze, since birth. She studied tourism management at Bournemouth university and went on to work for a 5* hotel and spa in London. It was during this time that Millie realised she had a strength and passion for customer service and wished to combine that with her love of sailing. This is Millie`s first season in the sailing industry and she has joined Allegro with total motivation and enthusiasm for this new path in life, so she is assured to make your trip memorable and provide you with a 5* expertise.