Caesar Schinas

Dot-Com Officer, Sparks, Chippy, and Wannabe Skipper

Like his parents and his sisters, Caesar has never had much choice as to whether to become a sailor; like the rest of the family he was born to it. He was conceived while his folks were cruising the sunny Caribee and was named for a tropical storm taking shape in the Atlantic at the same time. He spent the first two years of his life in the island of Antigua, made his first offshore foray at the tender age of one month, and by two-and-a half years he had crossed the Atlantic.

When Caesar was not quite five years old his mum and dad were careless enough to capsize the family home in the Southern Ocean, but by this time our boy had been through so many other adventures that he took the event in his stride. When the chopper came to collect the crew, from a boat which was now bereft of masts, hatches, and any dry clothing, the young sailor glanced up at the bright lights shining from the blackness above him, and stepped nonchalantly and confidently into the arms of the stranger who had just appeared on our deck. The airman later told us that Caesar spent the journey aloft happily munching on a biscuit!

As a result of this drama Caesar and his younger sister rose to instant stardom, being featured in all the English daily newspapers and actually making it to the front page of the Daily Mail. However, Our Hero has now turned his back on such things; he prefers the quiet life and spends most of his time tucked away with his computer in his cabin.

Caesar is the brains behind the Yacht Mollymawk website. His skills in this field are, perforce, entirely self-taught; no one else in the family is capable even of re-installing Windows, and we just do as we are told and scribble away in obedience to his orders.

When not designing websites or writing software, Caesar fixes people’s electronics and cleans their props.
He enjoys sailing, snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, walking, kayaking, and throwing his little sister in the sea.

Despite the fact that he has never been to school or received any formal teaching Caesar has managed to acquire a handful of GCSEs and a couple of A Levels. Just enough to prove, to a cynical world, that home-schooling really does work.

He has also qualified as a PADI Rescue Diver and as an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (commercially endorsed).

Although keen to continue cruising and thoroughly committed to the idea of spending a season in Patagonia, Caesar has broad horizons. He recently spent three months in Central America, working in the national parks of Costa Rica and helping to install a water pipeline in one of the poorest communities in Nicaragua.

His latest interests are kitesurfing and playing the guitar, and he also plays the digeridoo.

Caesar’s pet hates are doing the washing up and being asked to explain what he does all day on that computer.

If you’re looking for a skipper to deliver your boat across an ocean, or if you’re interested in having a website designed, drop Caesar a line using the contact form.