CaptainTimothy Laughridge American 0
Number of Crew: 5Languages: English

Crew Profiles:
Captain Timothy Laughridge | American
A “captain’s captain,” Timothy has more than four decades of professional experience and holds a U.S. Coast Guard 1600/3000 gross tons Master’s license. Timothy has logged more than 300,000 sea miles, done multiple transatlantic and transpacific crossings, and completed two global circumnavigations. He has captained numerous large vessels—both sail and power—competed in prestigious regattas and offshore races throughout the world and overseen the construction or major refit of a variety of yachts. Additional accomplishments include being one of the founders of the high-profile Bucket Regattas in Newport (originally in Nantucket) and St. Barth’s. When not in command of LADY VICTORIA, you may cross his path around the globe participating in the many Superyacht regattas. Hailing from New England, Timothy is very familiar with the cruising grounds spanning from Nova Scotia to as far south as Key West. He has had many successful charters over the years in Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. During the 9+ years that Timothy has been working with LADY VICTORIA's charter program, he has completed over 50 successful charters, and has garnered a reputation for keeping his boats in impeccable condition both in the guest areas and below deck. Timothy was instrumental in sourcing the newer larger “LADY VICTORIA “ and overseeing the new upgrades. Captain Timothy brings together an experienced, professional, compatible, and fun-loving crew, and with Timothy's creative and energetic flair for entertaining, the crew of LADY VICTORIA aim to exceed the expectations of the most demanding clients.

Chef Gaylinn Fast | American
Chef Gaylinn has been with LADY VICTORIA for over eight years after a career in the hospitality industry. She owned a successful boutique bed and breakfast for 10 years in Litchfield County, Connecticut, as well as an event and catering company. Gaylinn has worked for and with many celebrity and published chefs and was a food stylist for print media. Gaylinn is a graduate of PLANTLAB Culinary and she creates dishes that reflect her extensive traveling adventures. She enjoys sourcing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients for the menus she creates on LADY VICTORIA. Her specialties include organic garden-to-table cuisine, plant-based, raw foods, Mediterranean cuisine, baking and specialty menus based on her guest’s preferences. In her time away from LADY VICTORIA, Gaylinn enjoys decorating and gardening at her home in Connecticut and foraging for wild edibles through the beautiful woodlands near her home.

Stewardess Liga Sture | Latvian
Liga has an extensive experience from stewardess and deckhand positions held on a variety of notable charter yachts including M/Y CETACEA 140’ Feadship; M/Y B&B 130’ Westport; M/Y PLAN A, 130’ Westport; S/Y AXIA, 123’ Palmer Johnson, and S/Y ZENJI, 183’ Perini Navi; and M/Y APRICITY, 163’ Mangusta. Outside of the yachting experience, Liga’s background includes waitressing, bartending and customer service. Liga is dedicated to delivering superior guest service, is meticulously organized and has a warm and easy-going personality. She looks forward to treating you to a wonderful charter holiday onboard LADY VICTORIA. Liga’s hobbies include sailing, sky diving, scuba diving, archery, painting, traveling, photography, fitness and reading.

Engineer Daniel Sampiero | American
Born and raised in Coconut Grove Florida, Dan began sailing at the age of six, and became enthralled with racing one designs, small keel boats and all manner of making a sailing vessel go fast. His dedication and focus to sailboat speed and racing performance led to his first summer job at 14 years old as a sailmaker’s apprentice. Dan’s thrill-seeking nature compelled him to pursue auto cross, then motorcycle racing and eventually, he settled on kitesurfing to satiate his need for adrenaline. In that time, he worked in the motorcycle industry then transitioned into communication technology and finally business to business sales. After over ten years in retail sales management and training, Dan decided to cut off his tie, trade his dress shoes for no-shoes and took a job as captain on charter boats in the Florida Keys. Five years later, Dan earned his Divemaster rating and covered over 15,000 nautical miles under sail. He was Captain for over 70 week-long charter excursions in Florida, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Dan still loves sailing but has a deep appreciation for the utility of all watercraft. As a member of Captains for Clean Water, Dan comes to our team with a passion for conservation and environmental stewardship.

Mate Tiffany Parker | American
Tiffany has always been active in outdoor activities, especially those that involved the water. Before yachting, Tiffany had a career in hospitality and cosmetology, but the water and travel made her change course and join the yachting world. For the past six years, Tiffany has served as a mate, deckhand and bosun on a variety of motor yachts ranging from 25-60 meters. Her attention to detail, organizational ability and experience with project management means that any part of the yacht Tiffany is responsible for will always be meticulously maintained, satisfying the highest standards. In addition to her deck skills, Tiffany is also a PADI certified scuba diver and enjoys helping guests enjoy watersports while onboard. When she’s not working, Tiffany enjoys backyard barbecues with friends and searching for great food at new restaurants. She’s looking forward to meeting new guests, exploring new locations and helping to make each charter aboard M/Y LADY VICTORIA the perfect experience.