||RYA Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor, PADI Open Water Div|
||Ashburton School of Cookery, RYA Yachtmaster, PADI Open Wate|
|Number of Crew: 2||Languages: |
Mike and Lizzy have been sailing together for nearly 10 years – in fact they met as crew racing on a yacht! Together they have sailed around Greece, through the Dalmatian islands of Croatia, along the picturesque Amalfi coastline of Italy and the timeless French Riveria within the Mediterranean as well as the Leewards Islands, British Virgin Islands and Spanish Virgin Islands of the Caribbean and Bermuda. Most of this time has been enjoyed on charter yachts providing luxury vacations. Welcoming guests aboard with a friendly, warm attitude and an eye for detail they consistently provide holidays of a lifetime for their delighted visitors.
Having sailed from an early age, Mike’s passion for boating in general has gained him a wealth of knowledge on sailing and motor yachts up to 80’ long. He likes to pass on his enthusiasm to everyone on board, encouraging and teaching others more about sailing. Mike has been lucky to have sailed in many areas of Europe and the Caribbean both personally and professionally, including logging over 20,000Nm in the last 4 years alone as a Captain on crewed yacht charters. A great sense of humour combined with a professional approach, an open and relaxed manner, not to mention his skills behind the bar, ensures Mike gets all guests to enjoy every moment aboard.
Lizzy developed her love of cooking with fresh local produce stood on a chair helping her Mum prepare meals in the family farmhouse kitchen. Following a degree in Outdoor Pursuits where Lizzy learnt to sail, she travelled the world by land and sea. The experiences Lizzy had at this time influenced her cooking and expand her repertoire. After adding the finishing touches at the prestigious and world renowned Ashburton Chefs Academy in the UK, Lizzy now takes great delight in combining 2 of her passions: serving up beautiful tasty food her guests enjoy and, of course, sailing!