MEET YOUR CAPTAIN
CAPTAIN KIRK ROBINSON
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.
Nia Mora is a versatile chef and photographer. Her work began in New York City, where she specialised in product photography and portraiture. After which she began a campaign of sailing across the Pacific from Hawaii to Australia, photographing the landscapes and people of many of the Pacific islands.
In 2013 Nia settled in Australia for a year where she developed work based on food, wine, and travel. After attaining a position as an assistant chef in some of Brisbane’s trendiest restaurants, she acquired an eye for food styling and combined this with her photography. She now focuses her commercial work towards her passions of food, wine, and travel.
2014 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Winner of the 2019 BVI Yacht Show Culinary Competition - Best overall
Winner of the 2019 BVI Yacht Show Culinary Competition - Best Lunch Entree
Winner of the 2015 USVI Yacht Show Culinary Competition
Winner of the 2016 BVI Yacht Show Culinary Competition - Best Entree on yachts over 60ft
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.
Crew are fully vaccinated for COVID 19