Team Sunsail

Global team, local expertise

Our global team members are passionate about sailing and have first-hand experience in our 25 worldwide destinations. From the Bahamas to Port Solent, the Seychelles to Sardinia, our 400 team members are dedicated to making your holiday unforgettable from beginning to end.

Meet the team

Adam McIntosh: flotilla skipper, Göcek, Turkey

Describe your average flotilla day

“My day starts with meeting the flotilla as a group and going through the briefing for the day, covering destination information, weather, mooring advice etc. I always aim to be the last out and first in so after helping everyone out I race the flotilla to the next destination. After all the boats are in, the host has introduced the local area and the engineer has checked any issues, we all get ready for a big group meal.”

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is the relationship I've built with the locals. Turkish people are by far the nicest people I’ve ever met and worked with—they always want to help, get involved and be your friend. I always look forward to seeing them again.

Where would you recommend for a first time Göcek visitor?

“I would always recommend Gokkaya Limani bay. It just ticks all the boxes: it’s a great holding for anchors and there are fresh-water springs, turtles, crystal clear water, an amazing cave and a hidden pirate bar called Smuggler's Inn.”

What’s your favourite place on your flotilla route?

Göcek Bay. The wind is always perfect there, the sailing is great, there are loads of bays to pop into and there’s plenty to see. It’s a great place to start and end a flotilla.”

 

Petra Karamako: flotilla host, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Describe your average flotilla day

“Over coffee I prepare everything for the daily briefing, checking the weather forecast with the skipper and preparing menus if there is a group meal in the evening. We wait for all the guests to leave the port before we go as well. Usually time spent travelling is our free time, so we can take a nap, cook, sunbathe or have a swim while we wait for the flotilla. We arrive first, and when the guests arrive we all enjoy the evening together with good food and wine.”

What’s the best part of your job?

“Meeting new people. In my two seasons I’ve met a lot of people, and I’m still in contact with some over Facebook or email. I love the lifestyle and improving as a person and expanding my horizons.”

Where would you recommend for a first time Dubrovnik visitor?

“Visit Dubrovnik's old town and take a walk on the city walls. After that, take a boat and visit the small island of Lokrum. It’s a special UNESCO forest reserve where you can enjoy the view of Dubrovnik’s city walls from the waterside.”

 

Mitchelle Claxton: customer service, Tortola, BVI

What’s the best part of your job?

“Helping customers with any challenges they may have, and getting to meet and greet lots of different people. I love welcoming back repeat customers as it tells me they had a wonderful experience last time.”

Where would you recommend for a first time BVIs visitor?

“There is a beautiful beach on Peter Island which is a nice getaway spot. Sandy Spit by beautiful Jost van Dyke is another must see.”

What’s your favourite place in the BVIs?

“Cane Garden Bay for the beach area and swimming, but I also love Leverick Bay and Foxy’s on Jost van Dyke for those relaxing moments.”

 

Ricky Pitchford: holiday planner, Surbiton, UK

Describe your average day

“I start by following up customer emails, answering any queries or requests and ensuring each and every customer receives great customer service. After that I begin the best part of my day: finding exciting and unforgettable sailing holidays for my customers. No customer is the same and I love hearing about their past sailing experiences, from snorkelling around exotic coral reefs in Belize to exploring ancient ruins in Greece.”

What’s the best part of your job?

“Planning holidays. I love travelling and have been lucky enough to visit many exciting places around the world, so I’m happy to share my knowledge and recommendations to help plan the perfect holiday for my customers.”

Where would you recommend for a first time sailor?

"The British Virgin Islands are a good shout for first timers, as the protected Caribbean waters and consistent trade winds make for easy sailing. If you are looking for something a little closer to home, the southern Ionian offers calm waters, great weather and various flotilla routes to suit all abilities.”

What’s your favourite sailing area?

“Dubrovnik. The staff there are brilliant and some of the friendliest you’ll meet. Korčula Town is a must see, a medieval walled city with lots of shops and restaurants. You can pay to climb the city’s bell tower, which you should definitely do as the views are amazing. Head for Luka’s Tavern in Kobas Bay, a restaurant offering traditional Croatian cuisine. There's an excellent menu but I recommend asking Luka what fresh-from-the-sea surprises he has in store.”

Choose Sunsail

25
Destinations worldwide
14
Flotilla routes
48
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
Service guarantee
ABTA – The Travel Association
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