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Raphael (Raph) has been dinghy sailing since he was very young although it wasn't until 2012 that he managed to escape dreary London city life and truly enjoy and explore the wonderful world of sailing.
He completed a degree in sustainability before he partook in a circumnavigation in 2013 as part of the Oyster World Rally. It was here that he fell in love with the Ocean and the way of life that it brings.
His sailing and charter experience includes a 6-month charter from Mallorca to Panama, deliveries between Rhode Island (USA) and South Hampton (UK) and Las Palmas (Spain) and the Caribbean, captain of a charter vessel throughout the summer of 2017 in Croatia, captain of a live aboard super yacht chase boat in the Caribbean from October 17 to May 18 and captain on various monohull and catamaran charters in Greece and Croatia over the summer of 2018 – a truly skilled captain and sailor.
Raphael can speak conversational French and has a keen passion for photography, originating from a summer placement with a photographer in 2012. He has a strong passion for scuba diving, freediving, hiking, and anything that brings a sense of adventure.
An easy and outgoing person, Raph will make any guest feel at home as they step aboard Knot Anchored.
Molly grew up moving around every 4 years (Toronto, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Fairfield County, & Atlanta) until age 12 when she finally settled in Boston. It was at summer camp as a pre-teen in Maine that she fell in love with sailing. She went to sailing camp in the BVI at Sail Caribbean for three summers in high school where she learned to cook and sail 50ft yachts. After high school, she was the office manager at Sail Caribbean in Tortola and then went to College in Florida, majoring in Critical Media and Cultural studies with a minor in film.
After she graduated with her bachelor's degree, she lived in NYC for 6 years working mostly in entertainment, including over 4 years as the assistant to LuAnn on the Real Housewives of NYC. In 2016, she decided to go back into the yachting world to be a yacht chef and has done over 35 charters in Europe and the Caribbean since! She even moved to LA for a year and was the assistant and chef to Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann.
Now, she is excited to be back in her favorite place in the world doing what she loves!
Be assured that you will have a vacation of a lifetime filled with breathtaking experiences and amazing cuisine with Raph and Molly!!