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Laura started dinghy sailing at the age of 6 on the Aberdyfi estuary in North wales. Starting in Toppers before graduating up to Lasers and mopping the floor with the local competition.It was her greatest passion through her formative years as well as a love of the sea and the outdoors.
In July 2014, Laura achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Sports Science and Outdoor Activities at Bangor University. Following this Laura hit the jackpot and was sponsored to do her Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and Cruising Instructors. Since passing her Yachtmasters Laura has never looked back. In February 2015 Laura fulfilled a further ambition by undertaking the delivery of a Shipman 63’ on an Atlantic crossing from Gibraltar to Antigua via Tenerife.
Laura has previously worked for Sunsail and The Moorings in The British Virgin Islands and Greece Ionian as a bareboat skipper, flotilla skipper and cruising instructor, for three seasons. Prior to working for Sunsail, she spent 4 weeks freelancing for Malta Sailing Academy instructing Day Skipper and Competent Crew courses.
This past season Laura has worked with Ben running a Jeanneau 57 out of Corfu doing back to back charters. Laura also has a real passion for cooking, learning to cook with her parents using their homemade pizza oven and BBQ area. Laura also did a cookery course at Ashburton cookery school where she learned lots of new skill that have served her well in her busy summer season.
Laura is passionate about being on the water and all aspects of sailing, watersports, travel and cooking. She enjoys meeting new people and infusing them with her enthusiasm for sailing. Working on an Oyster Yacht is a job that Laura has dreamt of since a very young age and she is very excited about the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Laura will be joined by a cook / mate to offer full catering and hosting to charter guests.