Captain Timothy Laughridge
A “captain’s captain,” Timothy has more than three 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 5+ years that Timothy has been working with LADY VICTORIA's owner, he 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 aims to exceed the expectations of the most demanding clients.
Chef Gaylinn Fast
Gaylinn has been in the hospitality industry for over two decades owning a successful boutique bed and breakfast and an event and catering company. She has worked for and with many celebrity chefs and is a graduate of Matthew Kenny Culinary Academy. Gaylinn has traveled extensively and creates dishes that reflect those experiences. She is especially fond of Mediterranean and garden-to-table cuisine. Gaylinn also enjoys baking and will prepare seasonal muffins, scones, and cookies for guests of LADY VICTORIA. In her free time, Gaylinn loves to hike, forage, bike, swim, sail, snorkel, paddleboard, kayak, ice skate, read and spend time with her daughter Grace. Gaylinn is also a professional DJ and loves music!
Stewardess Christine Johnson
A Charleston, S.C. native, Chris has been a live-aboard boat owner for many years but decided to toss out her business suit for a crew uniform! A former non-profit executive and advocate, Chris delights in providing detail-oriented and forward-thinking service to guests aboard the Lady Victoria. Her pursuit of perfection, enthusiasm for the water, and intuitive understanding of guest needs means everyone feels at home from the moment they board the vessel.
Engineer Pearson Adams
Pearson started his yachting career in 2006 cruising the southern Caribbean on a sailing yacht eventually moving to power yachts as a deckhand. Raised in Oklahoma with a love for engineering and mechanics, he found that there was a need for both in yachting. In his career, he has worked throughout the Americas, Caribbean, and sailed the Galapagos Islands. His interests include scuba diving, fishing, and golfing.
First Mate Brandon Cairnes
Brandon grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and been a boat lover since early childhood. A US Level-Two Sailing Coach, US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master, and PADI open water certified diver, Brandon has taken his love of salt water to the next level. He assists guests in water sport activities offered on the Lady Victoria, and goes above and beyond to ensure their safety and enjoyment. He joins the Captain and crew in maintaining the impeccable condition of the vessel and takes great pride in his work.