Number of Crew:4
Born: Nation: Irish | Languages: English, Dutch, French
| Nation: French/Dutch
Darragh McCarthy: Captain
Darragh has sailed professionally for more than 12 years so brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. With more than 150,000 miles notched up you can be certain that your Captain will ensure that you have the best possible experience during your time on Lir. Darragh has spent a considerable amount of time in the Mediterranean (plus areas such as Thailand and Mexico)
Thomas van der Giessen: chef
Thomas is a French/Dutch national, with an insatiable passion for fine cuisine and yachting combined. Professionally trained he enjoys creating delectable menus with European and Asian flair. Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients where possible, he amazes his guests with stunning plates of unforgettable meals. At 26 years of age, he is a keen and enthusiastic individual with an undeniable love for cooking, sailing, active sports, and travel.
Marina GenisioPak-Poy Deckhand/Stewardess
Marina will be a welcome addition to team Lir in 2022. Growing up in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Marina spent her childhood swimming, kayaking and scuba diving so this is the perfect industry for Marina to allow her to continue her passion. Marina has both lived and worked in a variety of different countries and can converse in many languages. You will see that Marina is equally as comfortable preparing you your favorite cocktail as she is climbing the rigging as required.