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Team

Qmon Adventures is a team of family and friends. Each boat is the home to Captain and Crew. They are committed to continuously maintaining and refining each yacht to provide the highest quality luxury yacht experience. Our crews have sailing and on shore familiarity across the entire Caribbean. They are committed to providing and sharing with you the joy and freedom of owning your own expertly crewed superyacht during your charter.

Captain Ian Whitney

Charter yacht Captain from November 2006 to December 2011 for The Moorings, Inc. based in Tortola, BVI. Employed as full-time Captain aboard the 62’ sailing catamaran “Sea Leopard” based in Road Town, Tortola, BVI. Nearly a lifetime of sailing experience- From small racing sailboats to 65’ catamarans. Captain Whitney sails competitively on Moore 24 racing boats in northern California. Over 35,000NM ocean and near coastal waters including passages from Virginia to Florida, through the Caribbean to South America, Mexico, Croatia, Dalmatian coast of Europe, West coast of the US, and over 25 years sailing upon the waters of Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay in California. He is also very familiar with Captaining large power and sailing yachts, having run vessels up to 120’. USCG Master 100T (third issuance), assistance towing, and aux. sailing. TWIC Card STCW-95 Certificate PADI dive license.

Captain Gasper Zupancic

Gasper is an RYA qualified Yachtmaster offshore. He grew up in Ljubljana, Slovenia but spent most of his summers sailing in Croatia, where his father taught him how to windsurf when he was 7 years old. Driving boats soon became one of his biggest pleasures, because it combines sea, machines, and people. Since 2010 he is working in yacht industry, skippering summers in Mediterranean and winters in the Caribbean. Solving problems calmly and effectively is probably his strongest point, although kindness, social skills, and discretion are some of his good assets as well.  His professional background and knowledge of the area assure safe and fun cruising on our mighty Mahasattva. MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore commercially endorsed(STCW, ENG1)

Chef Blair

Culinary trained with Darcy Whitney experienced 22 years crewed yacht chef on both monohulls and catamarans.  Previously Blair was performing as a mermaid at the Las Vegas aquarium and leading yoga excursions while traveling the country. She is an internationally published children’s book illustrator and collage artist with ocean-themed works displayed in the states, Paris and Hong Kong. Blair grew up on the water, white water rafting the West Virginia rivers, snorkeling in the Caribbean, cliff jumping off waterfalls in Brazil, sailing through the bays of Lake Tahoe, cruising the shores of the Mediterranean, canoeing the desolate rivers in Maine, helmet diving in Bermuda and even swimming with sharks in Mexico. Blair helped her father build his first sailboat in their garage and have never lived far from a coastline. 200 hour + Yoga teaching certification with 15 years + experience instructing yoga during travel excursions. STCW and PADI certified

Ian Quigley

Ian is a lifelong sailor and traveler. Moving to Ireland at a young age Ian was introduced to sailing and racing and moving to San Francisco allowed him to hone his sailing in a very demanding environment. Being on boats has made him very at home on the water and between his Irish upbringing and service industry background in bartending make him a very welcoming and accommodating presence on any sail. Ian has sailed Ireland, San Francisco, France, Spain, Portugal, and in the Caribbean. Ian’s professional conduct as well as his enthusiastic love of the ocean and nature brings a wonderful joyful perspective to the charters.

Chef Lindsey Chirichiello

Lindsey hails from New England and a long line of chefs. Following in her fathers footprints, she found herself in the restaurant industry at a very young age. Always mesmerized with the tasty creations flowing out of the New England kitchens she worked in, she decided to peruse her passion for the culinary arts. She immersed herself in culinary courses and the bustling food scene. In an effort to keep her passion for travel stoked as well, she set off in the yachting industry roughly eight years ago. From the Eastern Seaboard of the US, France to Spain, Italy to Turkey, Croatia and many other stops in between, she has honed her skills in several different styles of cuisine. On crossing the Atlantic she let her creative side flow with inspirations from the Caribbean and South America. She takes much pride in tantalizing your taste-buds, but also in constructing creative cocktails, and cultivating a vacation for the memory books! Commercially Endorsed STCW

Sara Vezensek

Sara is a fun-loving, energetic Slovenian, who started cooking at the age of 10 under strict supervision from her Master Chef mother. She grew up in Ljubljana but wasn’t home often after she got her first job. This type of work took her all around the globe. She started in Croatia, Greece, Italy, and France but moved on to work in Thailand, the Bahamas, and the British Virgin Islands. In between her travels, she got her Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Nutrition which comes in handy with dietary restrictions. She gets inspired by different cultures and creative people, but will never ever stick to the recipe and always offers her uniqueness to each and every dish. She pours hard work and love into her food which was passed on to her by a Swedish chef Douglas Spiik with whom she worked with in France to perfect her skill. She loves to sail and will try every adrenalin pumping thing out there. Her other big passion is sports so she is always moving around and being active. If you are in need of extraordinary experiences and you don’t want to stick to the everyday touristy things she is your go-to girl for suggestions to make your holidays extra special.