Karl grew up in Dublin, Ireland, where his love for water sports and the ocean was evident from an early age. He began sailing dinghy’s as well as windsurfing as a child and still enjoys both of these passions today. He loves all water-sports, including kiting, diving, wakeboarding and water skiing.
Having started his professional career in the corporate world, he knows he is now in the right place and is loving every moment. From delivering small yachts, instructing, mile building or superyachts, Karl’s energy and enthusiasm can be seen right from the start.
His job is his passion which enables him to provide a personal touch and to do it in a confident manner with plenty of care and attention. This enables his guests to have a fantastic experience that will make them feel completely at home on the sea.
Naturally, Karl and his partner Sophia met in yachting and their joint love of sailing and the ocean brings a fantastic enthusiasm to Allegro and her guests. You can be assured that itineraries are both meticulously planned and exciting, all while safe in the knowledge that there will be a warm and well managed environment on board for you to enjoy.
Chef/ First Mate: Sofia Kirkpatrick (28)
Sophia was born into yachting and has a true love for the sea. Growing up in Norfolk, England, Sophia split her time between dinghy sailing, yacht racing and horse riding. She completed her Yacht Master shortly after finishing school and has since worked in yachting.
Cooking has always played a huge part of Sophia’s life, particularly in the past couple of years as she naturally found herself gravitating towards the galley, an area where she feels she can showcase her artistic flair and passion for local, fresh quality produce.
Sophia met Karl through yachting and together they form a well- balanced and efficient team. Their combined love of sailing with Sophia’s flare in the galley will ensure you have an unforgettable experience.