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Richard & Shelly

Richard & Shelly

The Knotty Toddy team, can’t wait to welcome you to the BVI

Richard (Captain Yum Yum) and Shelly (chef Birdy) together make up Birdy Yum Yum (there is a story behind that for a late night). We are a couple that have been together for 7 years.  We both left the corporate environment to live our dream of sailing.

As a team we will endeavour to ensure that all your needs are met and expectations realised, so that you leave with lifelong memories and an unforgettable experience. Together we look forward to welcoming you aboard and facilitating your dream holiday.

Richard has an adventurous spirit and will offer you a tailor made cruising experience with accompanying activities as agreed with you. Each day will conclude with a cocktail surprise sipped during tropical sunset vistas.

Shelly wants to indulge you in her many delectable dishes, having a passion for cooking, including vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian and meat dishes and is ready to personalise your menu and adapt to your specific preferences.

*If unforeseen circumstances prevent this crew from hosting your charter, another competent crew will substitute. 

Richard & Shelly



German, English, Afrikaans, Dutch

Experiences / Qualifications

Coastal /Offshore RYA Yacht master
RYA Radar RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
STCW10, Proficiency in designated security duties
Professional Practices and Responsibilities
PADI open water Dive Certificate

Areas Traveled

USA, Scandinavia, European Union, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe, USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Morocco, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece

Richard & Shelly



English, Afrikaans

Experiences / Qualifications

Food safety level II MCA
Barista course
Powerboat level II
Proficiency in Designated security duties (PDSD)
Check out chef _birdie on Instagram

Areas Traveled

Italy, Croatia, Baja California, Germany, US, Switzerland, Mozambique. Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

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