The people behind Pacific Wave
The people behind Pacific Wave
Lynn was born in Cheshire in West Central England but spent her school holidays by the sea in a small coastal town in North Wales.
From as early as she can remember, she was on the water in one type of boat or another. At the age of 14 she acquired her first 16ft speedboat which was sorely in need of some TLC. Lynn removed the existing flaking yellow paint, taking the hull back to bare aluminium and restored it in beautiful flag blue. Her father owned a successful construction company and as a schoolgirl Lynn kept the books for the family business. This led to a degree in accountancy, following which she started a professional career as a chartered accountant. Lynn has worked in senior finance positions for some of the world’s biggest insurers, such as Euler International, Endurance Worldwide, & Groupama. Based in the City of London she travelled all over Europe and specialised in setting up insurance companies from scratch.
Out of work hours, Lynn’s preferred pastimes were her TVR sports car and golf. She was also a qualified aerobics instructor and in the evenings after work she taught aerobics for 12 years. For her vacations Lynn loved to travel – to the Far East, Middle East, and to golf courses all over Florida; always taking to the water wherever possible.
Her busy career, however, took her away from her first love of sailing, but since 2001 Lynn has been back on the water, qualifying with an “MCA Master 200 Tons” licence and an “RYA commercially Endorsed Yacht Master” ticket for sailing vessels in 2006. She has been sailing full time for many years most of the time as Skipper on medium to large yachts. She owned her own yacht in the UK for four years (a lightweight Scandinavian built racer called Temptress) and cruised and raced her extensively up and down the south coast of the UK. Lynn’s raced seriously at regatta’s such as Cowes Week, Cork Week, Antigua Race Week, & St Maarten Heineken Regatta. She’s sailed on a 100ft Wally up and down the Caribbean and a large oyster from Ireland across the Mediterranean to Croatia. Lynn was a Rear Commodore of The Little Ship Club, the oldest sailing club in the City of London. Along with social activities and club cruises she also organised popular weekend racing. She started a winter racing series that encouraged members back onto the water and re-vitalised the club.
Lynn has an intimate knowledge gained from years of experience of both Caribbean and Mediterranean sailing which includes both island cruising and full on racing. Lynn and Mark met at Antigua Race Week in 2004 and have been sailing together ever since. Since purchasing Pacific Wave in June 2008 she has sailed with Mark full time, travelling up and down the Caribbean every year from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
Lynn is a keen diver and underwater photographer and is a qualified PADI Divemaster.
When not sailing or diving Lynn continues to enjoy golf and is an accomplished horsewoman. She has an uncanny ability to find the best anchorage’s close to the best golf courses and the best stable yards!
Together, Lynn & Mark work as a team to make guests onboard Pacific Wave feel totally relaxed and at ease during their luxury sailing holiday.