Burger van der Walt

Beginning his career in the industry 21 years ago, there is no surprise that Burger has a wide array of experience on many different kinds of sailing yachts. Originally starting out in the classic yacht race circuit, he skippered the very successful 1896 Gaff Rig cutter Avel, taking first class honours in many regattas. He has since moved towards the ever-evolving modern composite yachts, averaging 8-10 weeks of charter per season. Burger has sailed on the classic 65m Creole, Wally B, the 52m Perini Galaxia and 53m Perini Barracuda.  He also has captained Perseus^3’s sister ship Seahawk for two ocean crossings. Burger was the first crew member to join Perseus ^3 during her build in 2013 and has remained an integral part of the crew ever since.

Burger is a skilled navigator with a degree in Geography and Public Development under his belt. He has sailed the Mediterranean and Baltic seas as well as the Indian, North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a variety of sailing yachts as both captain and crew.  Burger has a love for surfing and all sports that get him into the water. He is a proficient and patient teacher and after spending three winters working as an RYA Yacht Master Instructor in Cape Town, he is more than happy to pass on his knowledge.