Captain Rick Burrage
Rick was born and schooled in the UK. He graduated with a business degree at university in Edinburgh. After university, he sailed in the Solent, taking a variety of courses and in 2004, Rick was offered a position as a deckhand on a yacht in the Caribbean. They then went on to the Galapagos and many islands in the Pacific. Since then and after many miles at sea, sailing to a wide variety of destinations, he has risen through the ranks to become a captain. During his time at sea, Rick met his wife Alexandra. They have sailed together on several boats and married in Costa Rica on the beach. Whenever he has some spare time Rick actively seeks out new challenges on and off the water.
Rick, Alexandra and the crew will go out of their way to make each charter on board Sur L’eau a fantastic experience and a memory guests will treasure forever.
Stewardess: Alexandra Burrage
Yachtmaster Offshore, AEC, Divemaster, Yoga teacher
Alexandra was born and raised in South Africa. After her schooling she graduated with a diploma in interior design. She started sailing at the age of five and competed in her first race by the age of eight and fell in love with sailing.
With 19 years of yachting experience, Alexandra has visited many different destinations including Americas, Africa, Asia, Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She’s passionate about her career and striving to always give the highest level. She is very creative, organized and attentive to guests and crew. Alexandra has a genuine love of life, adventure, travel and people. In her free time, you’ll find her in the water, taking photographs, hiking a mountain or exploring local cultures.
Chef: Micaela (Mic) Markides
Mic grew up and was schooled in South Africa. After her schooling she did a 4-years honors degree in culinary arts. She has an admiration for fine food and nutrition. Mic is classically trained in multiple cuisines. Constructing unique dishes has become her biggest passion, being a perfectionist, she takes the utmost care in every meal, while putting an immense amount of effort into presentation. Along with being a chef she also has a qualification in advanced nutrition, so developing meals to particular dietary requirements and nutritional value is something she also holds highly.
Mic’s interests include food, fitness and bodybuilding. Traveling to different destinations to explore food and the outdoors.
Deckhand/ Engineer: Sean McCann
Yachtmaster Offshore, AEC, Apnea Total Freediver
Sean was born and raised in Canada. He graduated with a diploma in residential construction, where he worked in the industry for several years doing masonry, carpentry, electrical and foundation work. He then went on to work at a winery in Canada called Chateau Des Charmes, as a wine associate for 4-years. He made a career change into the world of sailing as an deck/engineer taking with him his skills and knowledge acquired from past work experience to combine his love of travel, the trades and hospitality.
Sean’s interests include travel, rock climbing, surfing and all things exciting.