Tom is back for another season with Seafarer Training Croatia after a successful season in 2018 and looks forward to welcoming you to Croatia. An experienced instructor and skipper, Tom knows the area very well and will ensure you have a fun and safe course aboard his training yacht.
This is my first season working for Seafarer, and I am looking forward to exploring Montenegro and
Croatia with you. Coming from Essex on the East Coast of the UK I began my sailing career in
dinghies and have progressed to racing keelboats both inland and offshore. Last year, I graduated
from the University of Exeter, while there I was Yachting Captain organising and running our race
and training calendar.
I am a qualified Yachtmaster Offshore and worked on flotilla in the Ionian last summer. When not
sailing in the Mediterranean, I sail as a 2nd Mate with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland on voyages with
up to 12 young people. This summer I graduated with Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine
Simon began sailing dinghies at local clubs in Surrey before progressing to big boats in the Solent and further afield, gaining his RYA Yachtmaster and cruising instructor qualifications. He has completed the Fastnet race and several races round the Isle of Wight. He is excited to be kicking off the 2019 season at Seafarer’s new UK base on their Bavaria 36 yacht Nashira in Southampton, leading RYA courses and refresher sailing.
Born into a family of sailors, Nefeli has been sailing since she was born, and it’s her absolute passion! She has spend every summer of her life in the Ionian sea. She has taken part in various races sailing in Greece. She is Greek/American – born in Greece and is in her fourth year at the University of Patras with a major in Economics. Whilst it is her first season with Seafarer, her extensive experience in the Ionian means she brings a wealth of local knowledge to the team and looks forward to welcoming you to Lefkas this summer.
My name is Belen and I am a Spaniard living in Greece where I moved following my studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Astronomy. My love for the this ancient sea made me discover the joy of sailing that for me is the deepest travel experience related to the enjoyment of the sea and the discovery of cultures and landscapes. As a sailor I also love to combine the challenges of the sea while following the path of the ancients. I enjoy being in multi-cultural environments and I am an open-minded person very engaged with human feelings.
I’ve had an interest in sailing throughout my life and about 4 years ago, I decided to leave my job working in casinos and start sailing professionally. I’ve had the privilege to work on some really unique boats, such as delivering the support boat for a trans-pacific swimmer and working on the oldest boat in the Tall Ships Races 2017. I’m a Yachtmaster Ocean with a wealth of experience, and many stories to tell.
I particularly enjoy exploring new places and learning about the many unique cultures that exist around the world. For me, sailing is all about meeting new people and being amazed by the natural and man-made marvels that exist all over the world.
Growing up in London and holidaying in Cornwall I continually felt a pull to the sea whether it was sailing, swimming or surfing. I moved out of the city as soon as I could and pursued my sailing hobby on the North coast of Cornwall, taking out anything I could get my hands on be it tiny dinghies or ancient battered yachts! After school I wanted to work in the industry and became a hostess to increase my sailing miles. I completed RYA Coastal Skipper and met Charlie somewhere along the way working in Turkey. I am a professionally qualified chef and love to cook which led us naturally to working in cabin charter together. We love our jobs and I confess that as soon as the anchor is dropped and lunch is served I am the first one in the sea. See you in the water!
I have grown up around sailing living in Dartmouth, my first voyage on a boat being 3 weeks old! After school I went straight into a maritime degree, during which I rapidly obtained RYA Yachtmaster. After graduating I took on various jobs throughout the industry including Atlantic crossings, super yachts, professional racing, leading flotillas, private yacht charter and cabin charter. I have sailed throughout the Mediterranean, English Channel, the Caribbean and am continually looking for new places to explore, always preferring warmer waters!