Jessica Ayling

Jessica Ayling

Nice to meet you, I’m Jess. 

 

I grew up on, in and around the water. Whether it was diving, wakeboarding, sailing or any other watery pastime, I would always be at the heart of it.

 

My yachting journey started at the tender age of 19 while pursuing a ‘gap year’.  I quickly realised that Yachting was, in fact, the right path for me and worked my way up from a junior deckhand to Second Officer gaining my OOW <3000 along the way. Later on I made a radical change of direction when I decided to join the interior department as Purser. I think this unusual path gives me a bit of an edge not to mention a different outlook.

 

After my diverse 14 years on yachts I have since moved home to the South of England to start a family, however, I will never lose that yachty spirit and zest for life. My exciting adventure now continues with the team at YOA where I am bringing all my experiences together to match-make crew and vessels to create the ultimate dream team!