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Meet the Crew.

On board you will be greeted by 3 highly-trained crew members. Our team is like a close-knit family, all working hand in hand and supporting one another. The crew optimally coordinates every process on board to ensure your stay runs smoothly. This guarantees the highest quality of service and standard of care and safety on board.
You’re guaranteed to feel instantly at ease thanks to the upbeat vibe and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere!

W e l c o m e o n b o a r d !
CAPTAIN

Karl Smith

Karl grew up in Dublin, Ireland, where his love for water sports and the ocean became evident from an early age. He began sailing dinghies and windsurfing as a child and continues to enjoy both of these passions today. Karl loves all kinds of watersports, including kiting, diving, wakeboarding and water-skiing.
Karl left a career in the corporate world to become a captain. Confident it was the right decision – he knows he’s now in the right place and is loving every second! From delivering small yachts, instructing, mile building or superyachts, Karl’s energy and enthusiasm is evident from the start.

Karl’s job is his passion. This is clear in the personal touch he brings to his work, in his confident manner and in his meticulous care and attention to detail. As a result, his guests can feel completely at ease and enjoy a fantastic experience that will make them feel at home on the sea.
Karl and his partner Sophia met through yachting. Their shared love of sailing and the ocean bring a fantastic enthusiasm to the experience of a cruise on the Allegro. All itineraries are meticulously planned to run smoothly but remain exciting and with a warm well-managed on-board environment to ensure guests enjoy every second of their trip.

CHEF/FIRST MATE

Sophia Kirkpatrick

Sophia was born into yachting and has a deep and genuine 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 been involved in yachting ever since. Whether she’s working as a cruising instructor in the Ionian or running luxury skippered charters in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Sophia is happiest on the water.

Cooking has always played a huge role in Sophia’s life, particularly in the past couple of years as she naturally found herself gravitating towards the galley. Because here, she can showcase her artistic flare and her passion for top quality, fresh, local produce.

Sophia and Karl met through their shared love of yachting. Together they make a well-balanced and highly-efficient team. Their love of sailing combined with Sophia’s culinary expertise mean you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

STEWARDESS/ DECKSHAND

Millie O’Donnell

Millie grew up in England, spending her time between Wiltshire and Dorset. Millies 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.

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