Yacht Charter ARAGON By Southern Wind
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CAPTAIN – ROMAIN MOUCHEL- FRENCH
Romain had been onboard SY AEGIR since 2012, he joined as the mate before stepping up as Captain in 2013. He joined ARAGON as Captain in 2020.
Sail and work experience:
3 years on the offshore classe Mini circuit on the proto 759 and proto 346 as well as regattas, onboard SY ODIN in 2015. Romain speaks French, English and Spanish and has clocked more than 30 000 sea miles, a lot of them coming in single handed offshore regattas and in regattas onboard AEGIR.
Romain has cruised extensively the Western and Eastern Med and also spent a fair amount of time in the
Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Romain is responsible for navigation, safety, the overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. He ensures the safe and efficient operation of the yacht at all times, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations. He takes care of adhering to flag regulations, port state and local laws and regulations, and manages the crew to ensure adherence to, and a full understanding of, the vessel’s policies. He provides daily leadership for the crew and encourages teamwork, individual growth and personal attention by delegating duties and supervising all crew tasks.
Licenses & Certificates: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially endorsed –STCW Training – STCW
Proficiency in First Aid, Advanced firefighting and advanced sea survival.
Education: BSc in Marine Studies (Ocean Yachting) at Plymouth University
Romain’s dream is to race single-handedly around the world. He is extremely active and spends the biggest part of his free time doing sports, from road cycling to kite surfing and diving.
Sail and work experience:
Since 2016 Despina has worked in the position of Stewardess, Deckhand or Cook on various different yachts, mainly around Greece and the Mediterranean. She joins ARAGON in 2020 following her previous position as Stewardess, Deckhand, and Management for S/Y Thirty Nine (Sloop) in the Mediterranean, Greece, and Turkey. She has 1 year of professional sailing experience, accruing 5500 nautical miles, and 3 years of personal experience, in which she has covered 4000 nautical miles. She is fluent in Greek and English, as well as being able to speak some Spanish, and she is energetic and ambitious, and enjoys any kind of sport.
Despina is responsible for organization, management and cleanliness of all interiors. 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 guest trips. In charge of vessel provisioning for both guests and crew, and all aspects of daily life. When guests are onboard, she ensures 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. Thanks to her sailing capability, she can assist on deck during navigation.
Licenses & Certificates:
Seaman Book, Greek
Offshore Skipper International Diploma
Motor Boat License
Catering Work experience:
Julio worked in various restaurants in Argentina and Spain between 2003 and 2011, and has experience both as chef and deckhand on yachts dating back to 2006. Since 2014 he has held the position of Head Chef on a variety of yachts. His culinary skills include Mediterranean, French, Italian, Asian and Mexican / Brazilian cuisine; sea food; pastries; healthy food; and catering for food allergies, vegetarians and coeliacs. He is a dual citizen of Spain and Argentina, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.
In charge of the galley and is responsible for all guests and crew meals, assuring a rich variety of food. Estimates food needs, reviews inventory assuring adequate supplies are available, sticking to budget and guests’ expectations. Carries out food service activities in order to have meals prepared at scheduled times and makes sure he complies with health regulations. Thanks to his creativity, he develops new recipes and ways of serving food in order to satisfy different guests’ wishes.
CHEF, Azafran High School, Cordoba, Argentina
STCW 10 as Amended valid until 2020
Medical Examination for sea service – Maritime Health Center, Palma de Mallorca
B1/B2 valid 2028
Padi Open Water Diver