David & PennyDavid Ross - Skipper & Owner       Non smoker       Nationality: British

David, a sailor most of his life, qualified at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, and later attended a commercial flying course.  He was mixed farming in England and Scotland until 1981 and then skippering charter boats in the Mediterranean and Red Sea.  He has skied for many years for the Ski Club of Great Britain, specialising in off-piste, for many years in St. Anton.  David bought and recommissioned “RHEA” in 1989/90 and has chartered her successfully since then. He has a Villa in a remote Turkish fishing village and he has an intimate knowledge of the South West Turkish Coast and Greek Islands.

Penny Lefeaux - Chef               Non smoker             Nationality: British

Penny was a dinghy sailor as a girl and graduated from Birmingham University with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences.  She spent 2 years in accountancy and then became a freelance farm secretary.  Penny was farming with David and then chartering with him as chef/partner for 5years.  She also ran a ski chalet for two seasons. David & Penny’s daughter Julia was born in 1986.  In 1987 David’s Villa was built and Penny ran the Villa and watersports, including cooking, windsurfing, waterskiing and para-ascending.  She was also fully involved in recommissioning and maintaining “RHEA”.  Since 1997 Penny has often been chef aboard “RHEA”.

Deck Hand & Hostess (and, sometimes, alternative Chef)

“RHEA”s crew are picked with great care, they are personable, responsible, enthusiastic, capable, hardworking and with a knowledge of additional languages.

“RHEA”s crew work together as an efficient, cheerful team.

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