Sam Burrough and Neil Colier love sailing and the unique peace and excitement that can be found at sea. They also love travelling and the discovery of new shores and friendships along the way. Neil and Sam even met on a crewed yacht charter in the Caribbean.
Sam has always loved cooking. As a teenager, she catered for her parents when they had official RAF functions and then after a Cordon Bleu Course she worked as a chalet girl in the Italian Alps. Guests have given her cooking rave reviews and no one ever goes hungry onboard Nemo! Sam did her early sail training in San Francisco Bay with OSCS in Berkley, California. One of the highlights of sailing there was to take a boat out on the water and spectate the America’s Cup race. After a career in IT, she completed her professional RYA Yachtmaster training with Miramar Sailing in Antigua.
Neil started sailing as a teenager on a youth group trip and was hooked by the freedom and ability to travel. He has experience of sailing in the English Channel, honed in the varied conditions of Gibraltar, southern Spain, and Portugal.
He loves any sailing boat and after a career in Engineering, he could no longer resist the lure of the sea, and so he trained to become a commercial Yachtmaster skipper and Cruising Instructor with AllAbroad Sailing in Gibralter. One of Neil’s life ambitions was to sail and explore the Caribbean … and here we are!