Our Crew and Yacht

Our Crew, Amanda and Iain, are both highly experienced skippers with years of experience. They are also fully qualified RYA Instructors and Amanda is a US Sailing Instructor.

Our boat - a 36' Thingybob


On-board to keep you safe and sane, Iain is a salty old sea dog with many miles under his belt. Having trained when Nelson was tiny he now commands a wealth of sailing skills and knowledge.

Renowned for his booming voice which can be heard above crashing waves, he actually has a gentle giant sailing manner. Oh, and Nelson his cat who is now fifteen years old wears a fine patch on his left eye whenever he joins us for a sail.


With thousands of sea miles under her belt and a wealth of sailing experience Amanda is as happy skippering the yacht and commanding her crew as slaving in the galley creating something fabulous to feed her hungry shipmates.

Sailing is her passion and we’re pretty sure she has salty sea water running through her veins. A fully qualified sailing instructor, she has taught all over the world including the Caribbean, the United States, Great Britain, North Africa and The Mediterranean.

Always game for a laugh she’s a bubbly outgoing character who will keep you smiling whether she is Captain for the day or acting as galley wench and chief bottle washer.

Romantic view of couple on board

Our Boat

Whilst we provide a relaxed, enjoyable and informal sailing adventure, safety is paramount.

Great Escape is a Bavaria 36 equipped to the highest MCA safety standards (Maritime & Coastguard Agency).

Along with all life saving equipment we provide life jackets and buoyancy aids for everyone on-board.

View of a Bavaria36 from the bow
Bavaria 36 sitting at anchor
Saloon of Bavaria 36