CREW PROFILES

TitleNameNationBornLicenses
CaptainMike Jones RSA 1988 RYA Master & STCW
Chef/MateKristyna Markova Czech 1988
Number of Crew: 2Languages: English

Crew Profiles:
Kristyna and Mike are a young, fun loving couple who have a passion for travel, people and adventure. Their love for meeting new people and exploring new places has now brought them to the Caribbean.

Mike always had a love for water sports. While studying in Cape Town his interest in sailboats evolved. After finishing his degree, Mike began his yachting career as Deckhand on a 45 day passage from Cape Town to St Maarten. This experience had him hooked and he proceeded to work on different boats around the world. After obtaining his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (for both motor and sail boats), he skippered 2 boats simultaneously in the Med. Sailing boats and the adventures that ensue is what drives Mike's passion for the ocean. He holds RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and AEC Engineering Certification.

Kristyna grew up on the move traveling with her parents and living in Thailand and the Canary Islands on their sailing boat. Later she came back to her homeland, the Czech Republic, where she studied and after graduating, she decided to continue traveling and left for Colombia and later to Panama, where she started working on various charter boats and yachts as a chef and stew. Before joining Sayang, she was a crew member on a sailing boat, travelling from Panama to French Polynesia. “Travelling is about knowing and exploring local culture and local cuisine”, says Kristyna. She likes to try and combine local recipes she has come across, while adding her own ideas and techniques she has learnt. She enjoys preparing meals from local fresh produce, especially seafood and fish.
“Being a chef on Sayang and other yachts combines my passion for the ocean and good food, which I am looking forward to share with our clients”

Whether you're interested in sailing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, discovering uninhabited islands, or just simply relaxing in one of the most scenic tropical destinations in the world, Mike and Kristyna will tailor an experience to your desires. Kristyna and Mike look forward to having you aboard Sayang and showing you the best that the Caribbean has to offer.