Captain Name: Sven Olteisdorf
Captain Nationality: German
Number of Crew: 2
Captain Sven Olteisdorf
Sven grew up in Kiel, Germany, on the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is no wonder that by the age of six he was already a very good sailor, sailing with his parents aboard their yacht. Kiel is one of the major maritime centers of Germany, known for a variety of international sailing events, including the annual Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailing event in the world. Sven, an accomplished regatta sailor, has won Kiel Week five times!
Over the years, Captain Sven has gained worldwide yachting experience. He spent five years in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, 16 years in New Zealand, and five years in the Caribbean. He is a certified Master Engineer and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. Guests who love to sail will most appreciate his skill in handling and maneuvering. For the novice sailor interested in learning to handle the wheel, or hoist the sails, Sven is a wonderful instructor.
Friends describe Sven as funny, friendly and very professional, all the right ingredients for a great charter captain and host. He looks forward to sharing his favorite spots in the Grenadines with his guests, a region he knows intimately. His goal for his guests is straightforward; make their dreams come true on a sailing holiday aboard NEMO.
Chef/Hostess Priscilla Manca
Pricilla grew up in in a small village in Alsace, France, with her in mother, two brothers and one sister. She has always been happy, high-spirited, independent and adventuresome. Whether she’s backpacking, driving across Europe with her bed, solar shower and small stove stowed in the trunk, or sailing on Caribbean and Mediterranean seas, she’s adding recipes to her extensive repertoire. Because, most of all, Priscilla loves to cook.
When Priscilla turned 18 years old, she left France alone and moved to Guadeloupe. Working for six years in restaurants on the island gave her a lot of valuable of experience cooking and serving. She studied dietetics and can create delicious dietary menus. She also achieved certification as a yacht hostess and has worked the last two years in the charter industry. She says, “All my previous experiences allowed me to master the kitchen, provide high-quality, individual service, and second the captain in maneuvers. I am a simple person, and my job as cook, hostess and mate makes me very happy.”
Working in top island restaurants has allowed Priscilla to excel at West Indian recipes using local ingredients. Her other favorite culinary style is Mediterranean. Guests particularly rave about her fresh fish tartare and carpaccio, her coconut custard, and other decadent desserts. Fattening, yes, but Priscilla organizes hikes, games, theme nights and water sports play, so burning off calories is as much fun as putting them on. Plus, she never goes anywhere without her juggling balls. Her motto: nothing is impossible.