Surene De Kock

Starting 2016 in Cape Town with doing courses – this industry was exciting and insightful.

My Qualifications:

STCW 95- Academy of Maritime Medicine and Pulse Training
RYA Day Skipper- Ocean Star Sailing Academy
RYA Power Boat- Ocean Star Sailing Academy
Stewardess Course- SA Superyacht Crew Management Consultancy
Hospitality Management Diploma- 18 months including a 6-month internship
City and Guilds- Private Hotel School
Wines of the World- Cape Wine Academy
Somatology Diploma- This is the scientific study of the body with specific focus on the health and skin care
CIDESCO examination- International Beauty Therapy Association
SAAHSP examination- South African Association Health and Skincare Professionals

I developed from a laundry stewardess in Fort Lauderdale to scrubbing teak on our catamaran, at 05:00 in the morning, in our berth in Turkey. This was all just the beginning of my career.
I learned that you are greater than you think, and whatever you put your mind to is achievable.
Cooking for the owner on the 30 m sail boat, night watches, wash down, driving and cleaning cabins was a pleasure after long hours on the 65 m motor yacht.

People that you come a cross all around the world make the experience and everyday work life very interesting.