Your Eros charter crew includes our Captain, Chef, First Mate, Steward, and Deckhand. All crewmembers are licensed full-time professionals, certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their love for sailing is matched by their steadfast commitment to your safety and comfort.
Alastair Doyne-Ditmas, Captain
Capt. Alastair Doyne-Ditmas hails from the United Kingdom, where he was educated at Nautical College and served in the Royal Navy Reserve. His first service employment was as an assistant boatman to Cliveden, Lord Astor’s stately home. A professional yachtsman for twenty nine years with a specialty in wooden yacht construction and design, he brings a calm and informative presence to the vessel he commands. All guests, and especially families and children, find themselves welcomed with open arms in the knowledge that their safety and comfort are of highest priority. His experience and familiarity with Eros’ cruising grounds promise a spirit of adventure, enjoyment and security.
John Myers, Master Chef
John joins Eros from San Francisco’s Bay Area, where he has enjoyed a long career as private chef to celebrities and exclusive clients, catering countless high-profile dinners, large corporate events, and family celebrations. Educated at the New England Culinary Institute before apprenticing with Chef Chris Kerageorgiou at La Provence in New Orleans, John polished his skills in Los Angeles at Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s Le Montage. His extensive world travels have infused his cooking with global inspiration, and he is highly regarded in the Bay Area for his flair with fresh seafood. Equally at home in a galley kitchen, John consistently delights Eros guests with the quality, variety & freshness served daily, not to mention his eagerness to accommodate all ages and dietary preferences.
Wilson Willkom, First Mate/Engineer/Bosun
A native of the Philippines, Wilson’s work as a research technician in Biotech brought him to the US in 1999. He spent most of his free time climbing the Sierra Nevada Mountains and sailing on the San Francisco Bay. Wilson has sailed extensively in California, Mexico and the Caribbean as both crew member and skipper. He joined Eros in 2012 for a charter season in the Caribbean which included the voyage from San Francisco to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands via the Panama Canal. A consummate professional whose love for Eros matches his passion for sailing, Wilson takes great pride in her care and upkeep. Dedicated to pleasing guests and captain alike, he is beloved for his cheerful and welcoming disposition.
Renée Randolph Myers, Stewardess
Renée brings 20 years of hospitality and catering leadership to Eros, where she combines her talent and professionalism with her love for sailing. A product of California’s food & wine entertainment boom, she has managed countless affairs through the years, from high-profile corporate and public events to intimate private dinners. Her attention to detail, style and simplicity reflect her early background in TV advertising production. No stranger to the sailing world, her yachting hospitality credits include the Presidential Yacht, Potomac, America's Cup, Moet Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup and the Mayor's Cup Yacht Races in Newport, RI. Her warmth and conviviality, combined with a passion for world travel, make her at home with Eros guests from around the world, from our youngest to our most seasoned travelers. Renée is eager to learn her guests’ favorite items so that she can prepare Eros for your arrival in the most personal way.
Diana Riordan, Deckhand
Originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts, Diana grew up around some of the great maritime towns in the Northeast. Prior to joining the industry, she enjoyed sailing along the scenic coastlines of Maine and Massachusetts. Diana brings a positive, optimistic demeanor everywhere she goes, and is always looking to put a smile on someone’s face. She is excited to join the crew of Eros for her inaugural classical yachting season, and to make sure your stay is one to remember.
Sailing a large classic like Eros is pure joy for veteran and novice sailors alike. Under a warm, tropical breeze, she heels gently and accelerates to ten knots or more, easily keeping pace with lighter and newer yachts. Guests can hoist sails, grind winches, take the wheel, or sit back and watch the crew at their positions; all once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Experienced sailors are welcome to charter Eros for one of the several classic yacht regattas she participates in during the year.
Safety on Board
The safety of our guests is our highest priority. All crewmembers are trained in CPR, and Eros is stocked with adult and child-size life jackets as well as a complete medical first aid kit. On board satellite phone and Wi-Fi internet keep us in contact with the mainland, and our sailing routes mean we are never far from medical facilities if needed.