Your Crew on AnnaCay
CAPTAIN Mikko Väisänen & CHEF Titta Uoti
Titta and Mikko have been working together on yachts since they
met in Finland in 1999. Their love of adventure has taken them around
the world from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and finally the Caribbean.
Captain Mikko spent five years studying to be a Master Mariner.
Between his studies he worked on large cargo vessels and before
coming to the Caribbean, he worked on a 300 ft SuperSeaCat ferry
in the Baltic Sea. Mikko has been sailing since he was six years
old and competed in dinghy racing before moving to keel boats. His
sailing experience has encompassed racing yachts, charter boats
as well as a traditional 130 ft topsail schooner in all ratings
from deckhand to skipper.
In Finland, Mikko and Titta ran a very successful charter business
running their 50 ft yacht from Helsinki to the Finnish Archipelago
and were involved in luxury corporate charters and offshore racing.
Due to the short sailing season in Finland, they moved to the British
Virgin Islands and have worked for two and a half very successful
season for The Moorings.
Chef Titta is also Finnish and studied in Haaga Culinary Institute
in Helsinki. This top rated school gave her a Bachelors Degree in
Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has worked as Food and Beverage
Manager in the famous Scandinavian restaurant Strindberg in Helsinki.
In all, Titta worked for ten years in the hospitality business working
her way up from waitress to manager. Her cuisine, which features
fresh seafood and luscious desserts, is strongly influenced by Scandinavian,
Italian, Asian and Caribbean flavours. She is a keen and experienced
sailor and holds an international PADI Open Water Certification.
Together, Titta and Mikko have the natural ability to bond with
people of all ages and backgrounds and to provide your clients with
a tailor-made vacation. Their professionalism and sense of humour
ensure an unforgettable vacation experience.
Onboard ANNACAY, a luxurious Oyster 66, they bring together their
individual talents with fine cuisine, great sailing and a philosophy
that people arrive as guests and leave as friends. Whether you are
looking for the adventure of sailing to uninhabited islands, enjoying
a peaceful anchorage with white sands and sparkling blue waters,
or the electric pulse of Caribbean nightlife, Titta and Mikko will
help you navigate your way to an adventure of a lifetime.