CAPTAIN: James Micklem
Captain James has over 10 years of experience in the yachting industry with seven of those years at the helm of Marine Oyster sailing yachts. He has cruised the Caribbean over 5 seasons which included the busy charter yacht S/Y OOFLEDUST, an Oyster 82. Took part in an extensive yacht racing program in the Mediterranean on S/Y MAEGAN then went on to create an expedition voyage to the Artic Circle with S/Y FIREBIRD to include a ski and sail element for the guests. James prides himself on his goal orientated attitude towards work and pushes the boundaries for the more avid sailors that embark. As one of the most recognised captain of Oyster yachts James was given the opportunity to work with ARCHELON since her build in 2018 and has strived to deliver an impeccable sailing yacht to her Owner in 2019. With his previous experience as a charter yacht captain he can tailor the trip to suit the guests whether stepping on board a sailing yacht for the 1st time or re-experiencing the thrill of hoisting the main sail on a performance sailing yacht.
Hardworking, pro-active chef Mate has an upbeat and positive attitude, who is passionate about high-quality food and service, possessing excellent organizational skills. Passionate about locally sourced produce Mate is classically French trained with an extensive knowledge of Italian and modern British/Mediterranean cuisines along with an intermediate skillset of Indian, Thai and Japanese Cuisines. Mate has a wide range of knowledge of various diets such as Vegan, Ketogenic, Paleo and Pescatarian. Fully aware of food safety issues and regulatory requirements for food handling, sanitation and cleanliness Mate is proud to have previously worked in Michelin starred and 3AA restaurants and 5* luxury hotels such as Four Seasons Gresham Palace. ARCHELON Captain welcomed Mate on board Spring 2021.
STEWARDESS: Alice Bragg
Moving on from her education Alice gained First Class BA Hons in French and Tourism in 2015 at the the University of Chester, England. Now with over 8 years of experience in luxury hospitality including 2 years as a stewardess on sailing yachts Alice joined ARCHELON's crew Spring 2021. Previous yachts Alice has worked on include 52m MY DENIKI, 64m SY ADIX and 64m SY ATLANTIC. As a highly motivated individual with a true passion for hospitality she strives to provide the highest standards of friendly and professional service whilst enjoying working in such a dynamic and exciting industry. Alice is passionate about languages, discovering cultures and travelling. She became fluent in French after immersing herself in professional and social environments in Lyon and endeavours to become fluent in Italian and Spanish. Alice enjoys in her spare time snowboarding, diving, snorkelling and cooking.
Languages: English & Fluent French.
FIRST MATE:Richard Smith
Sailing has been Richards passion from a very young age, this starting with dinghy sailing and progressed onto offshore yacht racing. His career then moved into teaching and passing on his knowledge to others. After many years teaching he made the decision to move into the charter industry and have never looked back. His progression from smaller boats to the world of superyachts aids Richard in understanding many aspects of the vessel he works with and his attention to detail ensuring an immaculately kept deck. Richard is progressing his career to larger vessels, currently working towards the Officer of the watch 3000gt. He is keen to pass on his knowledge to crew wanting to progress their careers and with interested guests. With experience from a teaching environment, he remains calm under pressure and has a professional and friendly manner.
In his spare time Richard has a passion for fishing and enjoys sharing this also with both guests and crew. Richard joined ARCHELON in Spring 2020.
STWEARDNESS/DECKHAND: Charlotte Sinclair-Walker
Leaving education with BSc Hons in Coaching (Outdoor Leadership) in England. Charlotte has been part of a Sail Training Charity for 9 years, instilling confidence and life skills in young people from challenged backgrounds through the medium of Sail Training. Methodically minded, motivated and determined throughout the years she was promoted to Watch Officer and had the opportunity to sail in a variety of sea conditions and overcame challenges, developing her seamanship and confidence at sea. These experiences have refined Charlotte's ability to organise and has provided her with skills to process information and apply it within a practical environment. Charlottes curiosity and resourceful approach to learning became imperative to undertaking a Level 3 in Electrical Theory and Maintenance, to further develop her theoretical understanding. Charlotte joined ARCHELON crew in April 2020. Hobbies include Chess, Free Diving, Walking, Offshore Racing and reading.
ENGINEER: Aaron Russell
Since 2017 Aaron has worked on board enjoying the steep learning curve of engineering. In Aaron's few years on board 50m SY IS A ROSE as second engineer, he had the freedom and responsibility to take on nearly all jobs and have experienced a multitude of processes as well as overseeing 3 major refits both in Mallorca and Italy. He is working on obtaining his SV 2nd engineer ticket and accomplishing his goal of becoming a fully qualified Chief Engineer. Aaron enjoys working with primarily dynamic and passionate crew on active charter yachts. He enjoy sailing and experiencing life together as a tight-nit crew and concentrating on being the best engineer he can be. Aaron stepped on board ARCHELON Spring 2021.
Languages: English, Spanish and basic Italian.