SKIPPERS AND CREW
When you sail with NISI, you’re in good hands. Your safety is our top priority.
Alex Fajardo, is an Offshore Yachtmaster sailor. He is certified by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and American Sailing Association (ASA). Alex is a native of Barcelona, Spain, and speaks fluent English. He has eight years experience teaching sailing all over the world and a special knack for having fun while keeping everyone safe. Prior to his sailing experience, he taught kite surfing and skydiving for a total of sixteen years.
Natalie Mathis is an American and an RYA-certified day skipper. She began sailing in the Aegean Sea in 2015 and has logged 2600 nautical miles since then, sailing from Venice, Italy, the coast of Croatia, the Ionian, Saronic, and Cyclades Islands in Greece. She is available as skipper or crew for any group, and is especially keen to skipper NISI’s all-woman-crew sailing weeks. Before sailing, Natalie was a single-owner, live-aboard motor yachter on the Ohio River. She grew up boating with her father, who taught her to moor 45 foot twin engines when she was a little girl.
Kenickie, is a 4 lb (2 kg), sea-faring dog. He’s a good-natured Papillon with considerable sailing experience as well.
Unless otherwise noted (ie: all-woman crew weeks), Natalie, Alex, and Kenickie will all be aboard and will vary skippering/crew responsibilities.