Born in the UK Greg started sailing from the age of 10 and gained his RYA Offshore Yachtmaster (Commercially Endorsed) qualification when he was 18.
Greg has worked on a number of different boats, including North Sea hydrographic survey boats, undertaking sea trials on Round the World Challenge boats and as the delivery skipper on a wide variety of boats to different Mediterranean locations.
He also spent several seasons as a flotilla skipper in Greece and Croatia, gaining his Cruising Instructors qualification along the way.
As a qualified PADI Dive Master, Greg is happy to lead dives around the beautiful reefs and bays in the Caribbean. The underwater environment is a beautiful but fragile one and he supports the PADI Aware project which seeks to conserve the underwater environment for others to enjoy.
A year spent in the Caribbean as skipper on a luxury 57' catamaran gave him a real insight into what makes a successful and enjoyable sailing holiday for people and he has used this knowledge and experience to set up Blue Passion Sailing with his partner Vanessa.
Born in North West Brittany, Vanessa started sailing on Hobie catamarans in France and since meeting Greg, she has developed a love of and passion for sailing, gaining a huge amount of experience on boats of different sizes and in different countries.
As an experienced chef, Vanessa likes to use local fresh food wherever possible to produce beautifully cooked meals for her guests.
The experience of working as hostess aboard a 57' luxury catamaran in the Caribbean with Greg proved invaluable in setting up Blue Passion Sailing - recognizing and providing those special touches that make a sailing holiday on board Blue Passion a truly memorable experience.
Together, they make an excellent team, both sharing the same passion for sailing - and living the dream!
This was the best trip ever! You guys were wonderful hosts! The food was exceptional, the locations were beautiful, and the sailing was excellent. Thank you for taking us on our first Blue Water Passage to St Croix! The fishing was great, too. Thank you for the wonderful trip, the wonderful service, and all the marvelous experiences!
David & Tammy E