Captain aboard of the Kaat Mossel is Sjak
She took leave from her career as a probation officer in 1999 and started working in the sailing business as a sailor, beginning at the bottom of the social scaling. In 2002 she promoted to skipper and after seven years of working in paid employment she started her own business.
The sailing travel agency Sjakzeilreizen exists five years now and has been growing ever since into a well-known concept.
Rene, Sjak’s partner
working on a shipyard, he can be very helpful on board of the Kaat Mossel. Besides welding etc., he also likes to cook on board so now and then.
An all-round man.
The ship’s dog
The ship’s dog Sofie, came aboard as a pup in 2016 after Janneke, the former shipsdog died in the winter before.
Hans, 50+ and former confectioner, makes a big life-swing; went last year to the Enkhuizer Zeevaartschool (maritime academy) and now goes exploring the seas by sailingship. Starting in the Netherlands on the Kaat-Mossel, growing towards the big seagoing ships in the future. He is already an experienced sailor on little sailing boats.