CREW STARTING NOVEMBER 2019
Captain Colin Lange hails from the shores of Lake Ontario, NY where he lived
out his childhood on the water learning to sail Laser’s and 420’s. He further honed his sailing skills, racing throughout New York and Canada, including three years racing in the Junior Olympics. It was during this time that Colin earned his place as a certified US Sailing Instructor, coaching youth in sailing and racing. It was while completing his bachelor’s degree and preparing to join “the rat race”, Colin decided to confront his passions head on and shortly thereafter, moved to the Virgin Islands to begin his next great adventure as a full-time sailor. He is also a NAUI Dive Instructor.
Chef and First Mate Julianna Leone likes to say that while she was raised in Rochester, NY, her most formidable memories come from the summers she spent on Owasco Lake, in a cottage built by her great-grandparents. It was in the Finger Lakes in upstate New York that Julianna spent the summers of her youth swimming, adventuring and even water skiing before she could walk! As a young woman, she stayed local, attending the Rochester Institute of Technology where she got her degree in Graphic Design. In between classes should could be found going to yoga classes, painting, or cooking for her roommates (Best. Roommate. Ever.). After finishing her degree, Julianna spent a stint in the advertising/ marketing agency world, but soon decided to follow her roots back to the water. This time, a little further from home. Julianna brings a fresh and colorful menu to Tabula Rasa, inspired by her passion for travel, art and the idea that food should be shared “together”.
Colin and Julianna share a love of culture, travel, and spending time on the water. Their passion for life brought them together on an unconventional, but totally epic, career path in the Virgin Islands. Colin’s experience on a wide variety of sailboats and powerboats, along with a deep knowledge of the Caribbean Seas makes him the perfect tour guide. As a certified private chef, Julianna utilizes family knowledge passed down from three generations of Italian cooks directly to Seahome's galley. In addition to her Italian influence, she loves experimenting with local Caribbean cuisine, gluten-free and vegan cooking as well. These two bring a high level of service, fine attention to detail and a wealth of knowledge and personality to the Seahome family.
Colin and Julianna are a passionate, motivated, water-loving team, whose specialty skills and knowledge make them your perfect crew for any and all charter adventures.
Captain Colin and Chef Julianna are joined aboard Seahome by a third crew
Captain Colin Lange Qualifications
U.S. Coast Guard Masters 100GT Captain’s License - STCW, Auxiliary Sail and Assistance Towing Endorsement
NAUI Dive Instructor
American Red Cross Life Guard
American Red Cross Emergency First Responder U.S. Sailing Instructor
Chef Julianna Leone Qualifications
Experienced, Award-winning (2018 VIPCA Culinary Contest) Charter Chef Experienced Bartender, and Barista
Specialized Fine Wine Knowledge
NAUI Certified Advanced SCUBA Diver
STCW and Emergency Responder Certified Social Media and Marketing Expert
Skilled Designer, Photographer, Videographer Yoga Instructor
CREW UNTIL AUGUST 2019
Captain Brand (32) is an RYA Offshore Skipper with over 35,000 nautical
miles of sailing experience and 6 years of charter captaining
experience in the Virgin Islands, Windward & Leeward Islands. Having
sailed multiple ocean passages across the Atlantic and the Caribbean
Sea as well as captained over 100 crewed charters; not only is he at
home behind the helm of a sailboat but also has an abundance of local
and sailing knowledge to share.
Captain Brand grew up in the town of Middleburg, South Africa - but in
his early 20s quickly found his way to the ocean to become a sailing
captain, and a passionate scuba diving instructor. You'll find that
when he isn't behind the helm, he is almost always in the water
snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing.
Chef Jayde (29) is an RYA Coastal Skipper with over 25,000 nautical
miles of sailing experience and has worked alongside Captain Brand for
the last 5 years of chartering in the Virgin Islands, Windward &
Leeward Islands. She has worked the role of Chef aboard sailing
catamarans for over 100 crewed charters, as well as sailing deliveries
across the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea. She caters for all
sorts of dietary requirements such as food allergies, vegetarian,
vegan, pescatarian and more to ensure that every guest is cared for to
their own tastes. Jayde enjoys cooking fresh and colorful, and has a
flare for turning fresh caught seafoods into ceviches and sushi.
Chef Jayde grew up in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa - but
also pursued a life near the ocean as soon as she left high school and
not only is she an excellent chef but also a certified captain, scuba
diver and passionate kiteboarder.
Together this duo are skilled and lightning fast on the water,
charming, fun and know everything there is to know about running a
crewed charter yacht to make sure that your vacation is impeccable.
Professionalism, immaculate organization and passionate entertainers
are just a small handful of things that these two pride themselves in
when running a yacht and have years of fantastic reviews and repeat
clients to prove it.