The Skipper, the Crew & the Yacht
My passion for boats & sailing started early.
My Mother caught me, at the age of 2 years, playing with my toy boat in the loo! Not a good idea but I guess It was the only water that I could find.
Living so far from the sea I was lucky that at my secondary school we had a sailing club, and I took my first command of a sailing boat aged 11 on a gravel pit west of London.
I never looked back and have been sailing ever since.
I found yacht "Octonia" in Marmaris, Turkey, she´s a Gibsea 442 and just had to have her. She did us proud sailing through a few storms on her way to her new home in Portugal.
I love having new people come aboard, showing them the ropes,
showing them the sights and trying to keep them entertained.
A couple of glasses of wine, for my guests, usually helps.
My friend and crewmember David, he´s Portuguese, is a wealth of information about Lisbon and it´s rich history and he always manages to make us all laugh.
Our aim is to give all our guests a day to remember.
I hope that you will be able to join us aboard yacht "Octonia"
whenever you want to go on a sailing boat trip in Lisbon.