CREW PROFILES

TitleNameNationBornLicenses
CaptainPeter Leube & Leon Venter RSA & UK 0 Yachtmaster
Purser and ChefColleen Leube, Wendy Venter and Chef Lisa Mead RSA Australia 0
Number of Crew: 3Languages: English

Crew Profiles:
Capt. Peter Leube and Purser Colleen Leube - Your Autumn and Winter crew on SAIL AWAY

Peter has followed varied and exciting professions ranging from salvage diving on the African Coast to cattle and game farming in Zimbabwe. For the past 16 years he has been involved with the BVI Charter industry where he has earned the reputation of being a very popular and friendly Charter Captain. He has extensive sailing experience together with 6 ocean crossings and more than 100,000 sea miles and holds a RYA Yacht Master Ocean Certificate. Your safety will be in good hands. Peter is also a Scuba PADI diving Instructor and takes pleasure in showing his guests the fabulous dive sites that he has found in the Caribbean. He is the perfect charter Captain to take you on your next unique and unforgettable vacation!

Colleen was born in Rhodesia and has traveled and lived throughout Africa, Europe and even Las Vegas! Before marrying Peter, she worked in the travel, airline, hotel, restaurant, tourism and car hire industries. Her motto that "strangers are just friends we have not met" demonstrates her likable and outgoing personality. From an early age, she took a keen interest in cooking and her experience in restaurants and on successful charter yachts has refined her inventive gourmet talents. She has also trained at the Chez Gourmet School of Cooking which adds to her abilities as a warm and welcoming host.

Capt. Leon Venter & Purser Wendy Venter - Your Spring and Summer crew on SAIL AWAY

Leon and Wendy Venter are South African and Zimbabwe born. Both are outgoing and have a love for sailing and water sports, deciding to leave their corporate and business world behind in South Africa to pursue their love for the outdoors in the stunning Caribbean.
In South Africa, Leon had his own engineering business for thirty years plus, doing on-site machining for the sugar, petroleum, paper and marine industries in South Africa and other African countries. Leon has been sailing recreationally since a young boy and has always had a passion for the sea and diving.
Wendy was involved in the corporate world of Mercedes Benz, being on the financial side for several years and with the Barlows Group previously. Her love for the outdoors, sailing since a young girl with her family in Zimbabwe and then South Africa, as well as her love for diving, made their decision to re- locate to the Caribbean, an easy one.
Wendy and Leon have sailed extensively up the East African coastline on their own catamaran and have raced several Vasco Da Gama yacht races, from Maputo in Mozambique to Durban in South Africa. Leon has his Master of Yachts Offshore to 200 tons Captain’s license as well as his South African Coastal Skippers License. Leon is a PADI certified Divemaster of several years. Both he and Wendy have been in the charter industry in the Caribbean since 2011, working from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to St. Martin and then the British Virgin Islands.
Leon and Wendy look forward to having you on board the luxurious Sail Away, to pampering you and tempting your taste buds with the delights Wendy brings from the galley, indulging you in your favourite water sport, whether it be diving and re-living the history of the Virgin Islands, snorkeling with the abundance of sea life, testing your skills at paddle boarding, kayaking and exploring the coastline with your partner or just simply relaxing on the trampolines, soaking in the sun.

Lisa Mead - Your chef on SAIL AWAY
Originally from Queensland, Australia, chef Lisa Mead has spent the past 25 years cooking between Australia, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She has created epicurean delights for all walks of life including royalty, heads of state and celebrities on board luxury yachts, in 5 star villas and restaurants. In addition to her time spent living in South East Asia, where she gained valuable experience with the local cuisine, if asked Lisa would describe her cooking as global, pulling from different cultures, using only the freshest of ingredients.
Currently Lisa is being filmed in her own cooking show as chef and host of a series titled: Galley Gourmet With Chef Lisa.