Kirk has always been a very active person. His love of the water began in his early 20's but it all started on land for Kirk as a professional soccer player where he spent his younger years representing his country Antigua in America, England and South America. A keen fisherman, you'll notice when sailing with Kirk, he'll be on the lookout for a fresh dinner from the sea!
Kirk started his sailing career as an Engineer with Sunsail working in Antigua and the BVI. He is Yachtmaster Certified and has been a professional charter captain in the Caribbean for the past 12 years. He knows the intricate islands of the Caribbean with great depth and nuance. Most recently he was captain of the successful charter yacht Amazing. He’s clearly a well-liked captain, with 90% repeat guests or special requests by referral. Kirk is a very kid-friendly captain, welcoming families and friends to have a great time on Jan’s FeLion.
CHEF LOIC DOAN JAUSORO
Loic Doan grew up in the Canary Islands, surrounded by the sea and everything that it entails. His father was a sailor so he naturally developed a love for watersports, spearfishing, diving and surfing. It was when he had the opportunity to travel the world in his youth that he began to develop his sensibility for the culinary arts. Exploring places like Indonesia, Vietnam, Norway, Thailand, Sweden, Austria, France- these cultures all have left a mark on his senses and inform his versatile culinary abilities.
Loic's passion for cooking was born thanks to his grandmothers. Since he was a child he spent time in their kitchens as well as his aunt's restaurant, observing and falling in love with the magic that was being created there. Loic decided to pursue a degree with the top culinary school in Spain. He studied gastronomy and culinary arts in the heart of Spanish gastronomy, Basque Country. There he spent 4 years learning a tremendous amount alongside colleagues from all over the world and with the guidance of internationally recognized chefs. Loic started cooking in small restaurants and villas and soon he was able to work in places with greater recognition, among which include an Italian Michelin star restaurant, Nub Restaurant, and the highly regarded Nordic restaurant with Japanese influence, called Frantzén, which has three Michelin Stars.
After these years of applying his knowledge, Loic defines his cuisine as a blend of international style, with Spanish and Italian cuisine standing out the most. He loves to challenge himself daily by playing with different styles - blending the old with the new in his recipe creation, a nod to where he first fell in love with cooking. Ultimately it's the light, fresh, local ingredients that inform his menu design. You can look forward to experiencing a beautifully presented, delicious and versatile culinary experience onboard with Loic Doan.
Katherine was born with an adventurous spirit. Growing up in North Carolina with six siblings she spent most of her time on the water or in the
mountains. Kat shared her passion for thrill with the children she nannied for many years. Her Interior Design Degree can be seen in her ability to make any space warm and inviting.
After college she moved to the snowy mountains of Vail, CO, where she restored antique furniture and soaked in all the outdoors had to offer. She enjoyed hiking, camping, climbing, fishing, rafting, and of course shredding on her snowboard. Later, she volunteered her time across the U.S., working on multiple organic farms. She also spent her summers growing produce for local restaurants. One thing is for certain, no matter where Kat goes, her southern charm and thirst for adventure are always with her. She makes friends wherever she is and is a stranger to no one
In the past 5 years she has built her yacht portfolio in the USVI and BVI, including a sailing scuba dive liveaboard, where her love for underwater grew.
Kat will be seen helping the Captain with deckhand work, assisting the Chef with a spectacular meal, or keeping the boat clean and tidy for all to enjoy. Kat is always up for any water activity. She enjoys paddle boarding, diving, wakeboarding and swimming with sea creatures.
Your sailing experience is guaranteed to be enhanced with the contagious laughter and fun Kat brings to charter. She has worked in the service industry and understands the importance of comfort, fun, relaxation, and balance. She can mix the perfect cocktail of mermaid water or if you’re lucky she will have some samples of her homemade Kombucha! Her down to earth personality will make it hard to leave, but you will cherish the memories she helps create.