I’ve been a commercially endorsed yachtmaster for the last 4 years, sailing in the Med as well as a circumnavigation of the British Isles. Now looking forward to my second season in Greece, this time in the Cyclades. I can’t wait to welcome you on board and get sailing!
I learnt to sail at an early age on my grandad’s boat on the East coast of England. I loved it but it did seem to me that sailing always involved cold winds and rain! It came as a surprise to discover, on family flotilla holidays in Greece and Turkey, that there was another way of sailing – sunshine, warm breezes and lots of diving off the boat into clear blue seas. As soon as I could I embarked on a sailing career and, whilst I still love the understated beauty of the East coast, I am so excited to be able to help people experience the wonderful sailing, culture and life in the Greek Islands.
Here at Seafarer we are delighted that Alex and Rachel are returning to Seafarer for a second season in the Sporades, bringing a wealth of local knowledge with them. They will ensure that you have a fantastic holiday in the beautiful islands of the Sporades and the Gulf of Volos.
Grahame retired in 2016 from a successful career in pensions to pursue his love of sailing, the outdoors and travel. He is a commercially endorsed Coastal Skipper who is continuing to work towards his Yachtmaster offshore and cruising instructor qualifications. He has previously worked as a Flotilla Skipper in Greece with one of our friendly rivals and joins Seafarer because they cover a significant number of sailing areas and he wants to visit as many of them as possible over the next few years, to meet as many of our guests as he can, to share their love of life and taste for other cultures. He has many life experiences to share and many stories to tell. He’s looking forward to hearing all yours too.
Amy joins Seafarer for 2021 for her first season, fter graduating last year with a degree in hospitality management. She has been sailing for years, competing at national level in Optimists from a very young age. Now with her RYA Day Skipper practical under her belt, she is looking forward to putting her sailing experience to good use and ensure you have a great holiday in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece.
Having holidayed in the Med for 9 years on yachts, I decided it was time to make the jump and make my holiday, my job. In 2017 I was a first mate on my first ever working flotilla, and after that 1st season I caught the “bug”. Over the years, I developed my engineering skills, working throughout winters, with yachts on the dry, running the dry docks, and during the summers I took the role of Flotilla Engineer. From a sailing perspective, I learned in the Med, but I got my qualifications in the UK with harsher conditions and of course tide. I then joined Seafarer in August 2020, as a Base Manager in Kefalonia, for a new challenge, and I currently have the role of Base Manager in Korfos … And life has never been better!
After helping her partner Calum in the Sporades in 2019 and starting our new Corinth flotilla in 2020, Louise returns to Seafarer for the 2021 season to expand her wealth of local knowledge and share her favourite spots on our unique Saronic Gulf and Corinth flotilla.
Vicci is a former hospitality events manager and ski instructor. Returning to seafarer after a successful season with her partner Karl establishing the Thailand flotilla route and adventure.
Vicci currently holds the coastal skipper qualification with a view to attain her offshore certification by the end of the year.
She is working towards her master 500 and wants to dedicate her future in the marine industry, eventually working on commercial operations. However before life gets too serious she wants to spend the next few years having fun in the sun with the seafarer family to combine her passion for customer service, hospitality & and sailing the seas.
Being an outdoor enthusiast she is looking forward to another Mediterranean season after falling in love with Greece last year. She has an uncontrollable love of exploring so if she is not on the lead boat you have a good chance of finding her on a paddle board encouraging the flotilla to join her snorkelling or taking a walk to visit historic sights and sponging up the local culture.