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.


Lesley works in the Sail Ionian office, doing anything that is required of her - RYA admin, taking bookings, updating the website etc,etc. She has lived in the area for 7 years having sailed here from the UK. She worked at her first boat show this January.

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 13 years, worked in the sailing industry for 5 (4 of which have been in the Ionian) In the winter he works in the Grenadines.


Tom is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster and in his fifth 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.


Steve has been sailing and instructing for 9 years in the Ionian, both working freelance for charter companies, including Sail Ionian, and on his own yacht. He has clocked over 25,000 sea miles over the years and this season he is joining us full time. Steve is also a Yachtmaster Instructor.



Criag is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor and it is his second season with Sail Ionian. He did his training at the Hamble School of Training and has previously been in the army and worked as a ski instructor.


Matt joined us as an engineer at the end of last season. 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.

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.

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