MEKA OF TORTOLA
Meka sailed on her own hull to the Virgin Islands from Knysna, South Africa, where she was built in 2010. She showed her strength and agaility whilst flying her spinnaker, surfing down 20′ following seas at 17 knots, all the while, feeling safe and in control, never once putting her bows into the sea.
2 stand-up paddle boards
Jamie's electrical engineering, building and managerial background contribute to his captain's skills, expert seamanship and in-depth understanding of the varied mechanical, electrical and digital systems aboard Yachts. Jamie also holds the PADI open water diving qualification and loves exploring the beauty below the waves.
Chef/mate Thea was born in South Africa and at a very young age moved to Zimbabwe, where she met and married Jamie. She pursued careers in retail merchandising, accounting and hospitality both in Africa and the UK. She has always loved cooking and whilst in Cape Town owned her own bistro. Thea loves sports and the outdoors, having played tennis and hockey at club level and enjoyed water skiing. Since moving to the UK, Thea took more interest in yachting, and immediately hopped on board with Jamie's decision to pursue a sailing career and rekindled her love for cooking by attending the renowned Ashburton School of Cookery in Devon, England where she did the Mediterranean and Fish and Seafood courses.
Jamie and Thea's life experiences in Africa and the United Kingdom combined with their sailing, world travel and gourmet cooking, and not forgetting the best BBQ's / South African 'Braai's', and their warm hospitality, will guarantee you the vacation of a lifetime, every time, aboard SIRIUS ESCAPE.