Operating in the East Mediterranean and the Caribbean
Captain Ricky grew up in a small town along the Garden Route of South Africa, Mossel Bay. Throughout his childhood he spent most of days on the water naturally creating a love for the ocean and sailing. Ricky gained a great amount of experience and knowledge when he decided to sail the globe in 2009 crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. After this sailing adventure he spent 5 years in South Africa learning about Marine Electronics and Fishing. Ricky’s craving to be back on the ocean started in 2015 when he decided to start his career in chartering. Ricky looks forward to welcoming guests onboard and showing the first hand why he loves doing what he does.
Cecko is a highly skilled and creative Chef, with a friendly personality and a “can do” attitude. His track record includes more than 19 years of culinary experience on extremely busy charter and private yachts. This gave him a perfect opportunity to expand his styles of cuisine and diversify the repertoire. As a result, his rich menu includes Mediterranean, Italian, French, Mexican, American, Venezuelan, Thai and Balkan cuisine.
Aspiring to perfection, Cecko treats cooking as a puzzle arrangement where each piece should be on its exact place to get the ideal picture. He genuinely cares about the creation and presentation of food, as well as the process of developing menus to cater to the taste of guests and turn every meal into a unique moment of joy and gourmet pleasure.
A hard-working and an all-round person, Yuliia gained experience in different industries prior to changing her career path and fulfilling her yachting dream. After getting a degree in economy and management, she had an extensive background in hospitality, working in luxurious hotels and restaurants in Ukraine.
Yuliia boasts a true talent for cooking, developed through professional education in the Italian Cuisine Academy and refined by years of culinary experience aboard luxury charter yachts.
She is a creative Chef with an exceptional attention to detail and provides versatile dietary options to her guests. Although specializing in Mediterranean and Italian couisine, Yuliia draws inspiration from Russian, Turkish, Middle East, Chinese, Thai and Japanese culinary traditions as well.
Languages: Russian, English, Italian
*crew for Summer 2020
Luca is an experienced sailor with advanced boat maintenance and engineering skills acquired through various positions on board superyachts and luxury catamarans, including Sunreef Yachts. He grew up in the South of Italy enjoying the sea with his father and uncle fishing. Over the past 5 years, he has extensively sailed the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice.
At the helm of GYRFALCON since her launch, Luca prides himself in providing guests with memorable sailing experience. His professional approach combined with a welcoming personality makes him a reliable and trustworthy Captain who pays special attention to safety and comfort of the guests.
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish
*crew for Summer 2020