|Cygnus Classic Charters|
About the crew
Mike holds a master’s 100-ton license and has captained, consulted and surveyed some of the most prestigious wooden yachts on the east coast. He knows wood. Mike is a captain’s captain.
Jody has lived with and on boats since she was a child, and has years of experience sailing offshore and managing projects, travel events and catering. She is expert at logistics, provisioning and hospitality.
Jody has served as a consultant to multinational corporations, organizing special projects and challenging events throughout the US. She has written and published many articles documenting sailing adventures, their cruising and the classic yacht cruising lifestyle.
Cygnus II’s owners met on a classic yacht delivery several years ago and decided to share their passion and invest in a wonderful yacht, Hermione, which was recently lost in a fire. (See In Memory of Hermione). Since then they have logged many thousands of miles on the waterways which Jody terms the “parallel universe” sharing their yachts and their knowledge with literally thousands of yachting enthusiasts.
The crew of Cygnus II isn’t complete without the two boat dogs, Labrador, Shelby and Dalmatian, Dublin. Both dogs have been written about in yachting publications and have experienced thousands of miles of cruising adventures, which they are glad to share with canine guests.
Fare aboard the yacht
When you board Cygnus II, you are considered honored guests, not head count.
your hosts aboard Cygnus II are excellent cooks and experienced at all
facets of yachting hospitality. We will gladly prepare simple meals and
We will do our best to make every cruise special, providing complimentary beer, wine … champagne or an appropriate cocktail punch. We also provide iced tea served properly with (or without) mint and lemon.
Jody loves to create wonderful appetizers and snacks, and Mike is a wizard with shellfish. No guest goes hungry, or wants for any attention, with her aboard!
However, the galley capability of Cygnus II is, so we encourage guests to enjoy major meals at many excellent destination restaurants. Or, where possible, we can have meals delivered from fine area restaurants for enjoyment aboard.
“Our family chartered with Mike and Jody to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. We worked with Jody to plan a custom birdwatching cruise along the Waccamaw River in South Carolina and it was absolutely fantastic. Despite iffy weather, the service and food were outstanding and we loved every minute. Can’t wait for another adventure aboard Cygnus II.” – Charles and Sherryl Dodd, Alexandria, VA
“My husband and I chartered Mike and Jody’s former boat, Hermione, for a Labor Day cruise with friends in the 1000 Islands in upstate NY. They were able to take us places most tour and charter boats don’t go to. The boat was beautiful and the hospitality was incomparable. We look forward to a cruise aboard Cygnus when she visits this area in the summers.” – Kathy Stephens, Cazenovia, NY
“This is the most beautiful boat I’ve ever seen.” – Anonymous. Words spoken by about 50 people on various docks.
“Cygnus II is a real asset to our marina. She is a magnet for visitors. ” – Mike Bradley, dockmaster, Downtown Marina of Beaufort, SC.
Contact and other information:
For information about Cygnus II charters, events and logistics:
Mate Jody Reynolds
For classic yacht informational sessions aboard Cygnus II (history, restoration, repairs and how to), or for information about survey of your classic yacht
Ton Captain Mike Wright, retired SMS
Mike Wright and First Mate Jody Reynolds
Your hosts Capt. Mike Wright and
First Mate Jody Reynolds