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JACO AND JENNY MET ON THE ISLAND OF TORTOLA IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 5 YEARS AGO and have been chartering together on beautiful luxury sailing catamarans as a Captain and 1st Mate / Chef team ever since.
In August 2014, full of excitement for a new challenge, Jaco and Jenny jumped at the opportunity of becoming the new crew on A2, a beautiful 56 foot Lagoon, recently launched in France 2013 and were ecstatic to be working on and representing such a beautifully maintained yacht.
In addition to chartering in the British Virgin Islands, they have also chartered in other Caribbean Islands including Saint Martin, Anguilla, Saint Barts, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas. Jaco and Jenny agree that the waters of the British Virgin Islands are their favorite area to host wonderful charters. The distance between the islands allow for very comfortable and enjoyable day sails, with plenty of snorkeling, hiking, beach bars (and more!) along the way.
Jaco and Jenny are an experienced and energetic professional crew who combine their sense of adventure into an unforgettable experience for A2s guests.
JACO GREW UP IN SOUTH AFRICAS WINE COUNTRY, STELLENBOSCH. He eventually moved to Cape Town to pursue his love for the ocean with sailing in the shadows of the famous Table Mountain, where from 18 22 years of age, he worked aboard a day-sail charter catamaran. Jaco then entered the world of delivering newly launched catamarans from the builder in Cape Town, to exotic destinations such as La Paz (Baja), Tortola, Croatia, Mallorca, and the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. He has over 85,000 nautical miles of ocean crossings to add to his credit. His career took him to a position as 1st Mate, aboard a 100 foot Sailing Yacht cruising around Germany, Denmark and Holland, and the entire Mediterranean Sea during the summer of 2010. Eventually, Jaco left Italy bound for the British Virgin Islands. Very keen on watersports activities, he enjoys wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, snorkeling, and of course the latest craze - paddle boarding - Anything to do with the ocean.
JENNY GREW UP SAILING ON SYDNEY HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA, competitively racing Lasers for 9 years, before moving onto Moths and other fast sailing dinghys. At the age of 15, Jenny saved up and bought her own fist keel boat, a 19 foot Endeavour and took friends out on regular sailing adventures, exploring Sydney Harbour. After school, Jenny worked in Swimming Teaching, Real Estate and began her own company called Jennys Gardening. At 20, Jennys dreams began to gravitate towards working on the water, and so her 3 year adventure began driving around Australia on a mission to find the most exciting and rewarding job opportunities on the sea. These included a 55 foot racing yacht in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef; taking guests from all over the world swimming with Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia; and embracing the opportunity to join a 120ft Tall Ship called the One & All as a Watch Leader in South Australia, focusing on Youth Development. She has earned her commercial captains license and valuable seamanship skills to last a lifetime. At college, Jenny perused a course in Hospitality, and this carried her into cooking onboard charter yachts. She enjoys using fresh local produce and is always playing around with new dishes. Jenny is passionate about cooking healthy food, embracing the delicious natural flavors local produce has to offer. Enjoying sailing, diving, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, wake skating, paddle boarding and in general, exploring! - Jenny is easily excited and eager to join the guests on their adventures whenever possible. Charter guests will find Jenny is a joy to be on charter with, as you will see she absolutely loves what she does. Her vibrant personality and delicious dishes are inspiring, and guests will love her amazing smile.