Captain: Alan Jones
Alan, born 1955, is from England and first sailed in the Greek islands 30 years ago. He has years of sailing and motor boat experience- delivering yachts worldwide on behalf of Lloyd’s Maritime, Esh Marine, and Bachmann. His vast engineering experience, including boat building, which spans over 40 years, allows him to maintain yachts to their highest standard. While his sailing adventures have taken him around the world, Alan is very happy to be back in Greece.
Married for the past 20 years, Alan and Sally have a love of life on the water. Together through all of their experiences, they create quite the team! They are focused on great food, fabulous service, wonderful experiences, and unforgettable memories for their charter guests- they are excited to welcome you onboard Carpe Diem for an incredible holiday!
Chef: Tomasz Zielinski
Tomasz Zielińksi, born 1985, is from Szczuczyn, Poland. He began his journey as a chef in 2002 in Guernsey, UK. From there, has worked in various restaurants throughout the UK, at a fine dining restaurant in beautiful Krakow, Poland, and as executive chef at 2 hotels in New Zealand. Along with his twin brother, Tomasz has taken part in many food competitions. With his love of food and travel, he brings together great flavours and interesting dishes. He’s passionate about seafood- perfect for a chef on a yacht! His experience is varied with cuisines such as Italian, French, Mediterranean, Indian, Japanese, Thai, and French bakery.
For the past 4 years, Tomasz has been working with Sally and Alan in their restaurants in Cornwall. The 3 of them make quite a team as they join together again onboard Carpe Diem! Come enjoy a gorgeous Greek charter holiday with Tomasz, Alan, and Sally- they will spoil you!
Languages: Polish, Russian, and English (fluent)
Stewardess/Deckhand: Sally Jones
Sally, born 1977, is from England. Married to Alan, they have worked together in sailing and business ventures the entire time. Sally has an extensive resume in hospitality- full of a passion for life! She and Alan operated 3 restaurants in Cornwall- and, at the same time, they had a horticultural business growing their own produce of salad, vegetables, and micro herbs for their restaurants and other local businesses. During this time, they operated a commercial fishing vessel catching both shellfish and fish. As well, they owned and operated a prestige holiday accommodation in the UK and a charter boat for day trips and sport fishing.
All of their work combines beautifully to offer guests exceptional service and the highest quality foods and charter experience. Together, they come to Carpe Diem to combine their dedication for great service and to share their love of sailing. With her welcoming style, Sally offers the ultimate in guest care and the finest charter experience!