Gareth is originally from Bristol and started sailing whilst working as a Divemaster in Tenerife. Soon after he bought his yacht, Salana. Gareth became a Yachtmaster Instructor in 2011 following two years as a Cruising Instructor and has taught in the Med, UK and the Canary Islands. Gareth’s style is unmistakable, he is very calm and patient at sea, the sea is his home and he transmits this tranquility to whoever is with him on a yacht. A seasoned sailor, and a dedicated instructor, Gareth’s experience is evident in his style which is greatly appreciated by students and guests alike.

Anna Maria

Anna Maria is Maltese and speaks English, Italian, French and Maltese fluently. She has been a Cruising Instructor since 2013 and this year she has obtained her Yachtmaster Instructor license. Anna Maria loves doing different things and is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta; an accredited lecturer with the Henley Business School of the University of Reading; she is also the Secretary General to the European Tugowners Association. Anna Maria has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, she has also sailed in other areas such as the UK.


Maddie has been sailing since 2009, initially gatecrashing her father's retirement hobby, Maddie fell in love with the sailing life and resigned her City job to be a cruising instructor. Cat lady, bookworm, minor credit derivatives geek, and "the Gareth way" of sailing aficionado.