sail ionian



Neil and Di

Founded the company in 2003 and have been living out here ever since building the company up from 5 yachts to the growing fleet of 32. They never sit still, and are always on the go. From Greece to the Caribbean via the boat shows and Slovenia fo the new boats launches.!



Company Shareholder. RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, RYA Powerboat Instructor. Katie is the Principal of the Sail Ionian Sea School. She teaches the full range of RYA Courses in Greece. With 11 years teaching experience in the Ionian, Katie loves sailing and teaching. She is also running Ladies Only RYA courses this year and teaching/skippering on our Caribbean yachts from December to April.


Company Shareholder. Chris runs the engineering department and ensures that all of the yacht are maintained to the highest standard. He spends most his time either on land, in the office or speeding around on "Ernie" offering 24 hour assistance in the Ionian. Chris is also a qualified Yachtmaster with 7 years teaching and sailing experience in the Ionian.


Linda organises the Sail Ionian accounts and works full time in our office in Greece. Linda is also an RYA Yachtmaster and has 7 years teaching experience in the area. When not working, Linda loves to travel and has visited some exotic and unusal destinations.


Simone works in the Sail Ionian office, doing anything that is required of her - RYA admin, taking bookings, updating the website etc,etc. She has had many holidays in Greece and previously worked at a Funeral Directors, so is pleased to be working with happier clients!

RYA instructor


John is the RYA Sea School Chief Instructor and a Yachtmaster Instructor. He will be busy instructing sail and power courses, as well making sure the sea school runs smoothly. He has been sailing for 14 years, worked in the sailing industry for 6 (5 of which have been in the Ionian) In the winter he works in the Grenadines.


Tom is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster and in his sixth year with Sail Ionian. He will be helping to keep things organised back at base as well as doing skippered charters. Tom has spent his winter skiing in Canada.


Matt is starting his third season with us. He previously worked for Sunseekers, where he did his marine engineering apprenticeship. He has also worked on a 92ft Superyacht but has now been converted to sailing boats, having done his Day Skipper Practical last year.


Criag is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor and it is his third season with Sail Ionian. He previously worked as a Skipper but is now doing a Marine Engineering course and has joined us this season as a apprentice Engineer. He may also do the occasional bit of Skippering.


Keiran is starting his second season here at Sail Ionian as a Skipper. During the winter he gained his Cruising Instructor qualification so will also be teaching on RYA Courses.


Jörg is beginning his first season with Sail Ionian as an Engineer. He is a qualified Diesel Mechanic with motor boat experience in South East Asia. Orginally from South Africa who has been recently living in Derbyshire, hence the reason he is now in Greece!


Ian is working this summer as an apprentice Engineer, currently studying for a degree in Navigation and Maritime Science in Plymouth.


Ashley has been sailing since he was ten years old and this is his first season working as a Skipper, having got his Yacht Master in October. He previously worked as a Paramedic and an Au Pair.

Tom R

Tom has many years experience as a diesel engine engineer, starting when he was a young man working on fishing boats out of the North West of England.


Loulie organises the domestic and interiors of all our yachts to make sure they are fully equipped and spotlessly clean for your arrival.


Dawn is the new member of the domestic team working along side Loulie. She has lived in Lefkas for six years and enjoys sailing having previously owned her own yacht.

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