About our team

Between us we have over 55 years of sailing experience in a huge variety of craft and locations. We offer you safe, professional sailing at all levels, great value for money and guarantee there are no hidden extra costs (unlike many other companies).

We left our home port of Burnham-On-Crouch, on the East Coast of England on the 1st May 2005 and sailed to the Channel Islands before making the passage directly across the Bay Of Biscay, bound for Gibraltar. From there we sailed north and across to the Balearic Islands where we stumbled upon a secret paradise that we had no idea existed, Northern Mallorca !!!

Pebbles, aged 91 (in dog years) who made the entire trip with us has fulfilled her sailing career ambitions now and has hung up her life jacket to take on a more shore based role in the “team”.

So she’ll still be around to meet our clients when they arrive.

Poppy joined the A1 team in March 2006 rescued from certain death in Pollensa she was hand reared at the Pollensa dog refuge, we adopted her aged around 15 weeks and now she is a happy loving sea going dog who enjoys the beach,swimming in the sea and even the odd boat trip to Chicken Island in the evenings for a run and swim,most days you’ll find her in the shop,if you’re passing be sure to say hello, Poppy is everyone’s best friend.

Martin Whyte, Principal Yachtmaster Instructor Chaz Smith, Deputy Principal.

Martin Whyte, Principal Yachtmaster Instructor Chaz Smith, Deputy Principal.

Alex, cleaner and painter & Poppy dog

Alex, cleaner and painter & Poppy dog

Chaz, Vanessa, Will and Martin

Chaz, Vanessa, Will and Martin

A1 Paint and polish team

A1 Paint and polish team

Dave Bryant, RYA instructor

Dave Bryant, RYA instructor

Kim General cleaning and child minding

Kim General cleaning and child minding

Paul and Ian. GRP gel coat, paint & varnish specialists

Paul and Ian. GRP gel coat, paint & varnish specialists

Scott & Mark engineers, Paul & Ian GRP guys

Scott & Mark engineers, Paul & Ian GRP guys

Tomas, Website development manager

Tomas, Website development manager

Tubby Lee Yacht rigger

Tubby Lee Yacht rigger

William. General engineering and painting

William. General engineering and painting

Pebbles, Retired ships dog

Pebbles, Retired ships dog

Poppy

Poppy

So that’s the A1 team
Call us today and share our sailing paradise,
we’d love to meet you.

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