Your professional crew aboard catamaran ZINGARA
CAPTAIN LEE ADAMS
Lee's interest in the Maritime Industry was installed in him from the earliest age possible, owing to his grandfather being Admiral Tom Hardiman of the Port Elizabeth Navy.
While at a young age he took part in bay racing and lending a hand at the local yacht club. His passion for sailing grew and after school and much thought, Lee took to the oceans on a recreational professional side as opposed to the Navy.
He joined a crew and raced across the Atlantic, where he took part in regattas in Antigua and St Maarten. In the USA he was able to establish himself as a valuable crew member aboard a classic Schooner that circumnavigated the globe, and after completing his maritime studies he was fortunate to take over as skipper and gained more experience in the engineering department.
Lee is an active and enthusiastic person, he enjoys all water sports. The experiences he has gained through his travels along with a jovial personality creates a pleasant atmosphere which is enough to make any guest aboard feel right at home, ready to relax and enjoy themselves.
CHEF Leanne Ho-Chung
Leanne hails from the Bondi Beach on the sunny Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
There are too many specialities to mention, but with Leanne’s infectious happy vibes, ever present sense of humor and of course, incredibly presented, appetizing, delectable and mouth watering meals prepared from breakfast to dinner with everything in between.
Leanne has been in the customer service industry for two decades and has focused on yacht charters over the last 5 years. Leanne’s experience is extensive and varied ranging from Chef/First mate on private catamarans and term charter yachts to serving in fine-dining restaurants and bars, luxury hotels and B&B accommodation.
Leanne previously held positions as a chef, deckhand, restaurant supervisor, fine dining waitress/ bartender, personal chef and dive master in various countries around the world. All of these vocations have required exceptional people skills and social interaction, both of which come naturally.
Leanne is always willing to cater to any palate. Her passion for creating meals allows her to experiment with many different flavors, whether it be Asian or Mediterranean, North American or Caribbean. My main focus is keeping food as healthy as possible using as many fresh ingredients available. Of course, dietary requirements are always taken into consideration.
Leanne welcomes you on board Zingara and looks forward to providing you with a culinary experience you have never experienced before.
Mate Camille Bedouin
Originally from France, Camille grew up in Rome, Italy. From a very young age she has been a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. Although she lived in Rome, her weekends were mostly spent on horseback, hiking in the mountains or swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. After studying in England and France, she moved to the US Virgin islands to work in marine conservation for a year. There, she discovered scuba diving and fell in love with the underwater world and decided that she would pursue a life by the ocean. She had the privilege to work alongside committed conservationists that opened her eyes to the beauty of the aquatic world and she gained valuable knowledge about the importance of healthy oceans that she will happily share with you. In the future she hopes to continue her efforts in ocean conservation. Her experience in the service industry comes from previous jobs working as a lodge manager and horseback safari guide in Kenya as well as being a dive instructor in Costa Rica.
Stewardess Nicola Greenaway
Nicola hails from Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, the home of Shakespeare! Although she was born far from the ocean, she first dove when she was just ten years old and from then she was entranced with the beauty of the ocean and of its therapeutic benefits. She holds a degree in psychology and is passionate about sharing the tranquility of SCUBA and the conservation of our oceans with all that will listen.
From working as an instructor and guide onboard a yacht in the Bahamas, a five star resort in Cyprus and various other islands within Europe and the Caribbean she is never found too far from the ocean! She loves all watersports and is particularly fond of swimming, with the aim of swimming across the English Channel in the next five years.
Away from the water, she loves to hike and explore new destinations. She has also read the vows for over two hundred weddings and renewals across the world from Haiti too Norway.
Nicola has worked within the customer service industry for the last seven years and is excited to be working onboard the Zingara. Sharing her absolute passion for the ocean she endeavors to deliver the very best experience to all guests in and out of the water and looks forward to welcoming you onboard.