Meet the Canary Sail Team

Meet the Canary Sail Team

Meet The Team at Canary Sail

Let us introduce to you our Team, from Instructors to behind-the-scenes.
From the time you make your booking to when you step on board, we will ensure you are well looked after and enjoy your time with us!
Staff Chavdar Kateliev Chief Instructor
Chavdar Kateliev
Chief Instructor
Choko was introduced to sailing as a teenager
by his close relative, Basil Kurt, a famous sailor.
He continued windsurfing and dinghy sailing, beginning
to sail local races in the Canary Islands …Read more here
Canary Sail staff member on a yacht
Damian Zaremba 
Yachtmaster Instructor
After 15 years working in IT, Damian decided to
purchase a boat and go cruising.
With a passion for teaching,
scuba diving, and a chunk of single-handed sailing experience…
Read more here
BartBart Pintelon 
Cruising Instructor
Bart started sailing open keelboats in Holland at age 16 just over
the border of his native Belgium. After a short stint as an instructor a
a few years later…Read more here
Eddy Coenen Yachtmaster Instructor
Eddy Coenen
Yachtmaster Instructor

Eddy is a very enthusiastic and experienced professional instructor
who owned a highly successful RYA training centre in Belgium for 11 years… Read more here
Natilies sailingNatalie Mansfield 
Yachtmaster Instructor

Natalie studied Outdoor Education at Lochaber College,
Fort William, Scotland in 2006, and worked in the outdoor education industry….
Read more here
Staff Zhang Xinping Cruising Instructor
Zhang Xinping  
Cruising Instructor
Known to his friends as “Jungle”, a Chinese speaking Cruising instructor,
originally from China, before moving to France….Read more here
Lorenzo Boreatti Cruising Instructor
Lorenzo Boreatti 
Cruising Instructor
Lorenzo started his sailing life when he was a little kid and it was love
at first sight for him with the ocean and the little dinghy he was sailing….Read more here
Mike Zimmerman Yachtmaster Instructor
Mike Zimmerman  
Yachtmaster Instructor
Mike has been sailing all his life,
be it with his family on one of their many trips around the world,
the North Sea, the Med, or the English Channel…Read more here
Ryan standing around the docks
Yvan Bodart 
Cruising Instructor
Yvan comes from Belgium and started sailing in 2014.
He loved it so much that he knew it would change his life….Read more here
Michele Giordano
Michele Giordano  
Cruising Instructor
Michele, originally from Italy, moved to the UK at a young age
and over there he started his RYA training and has been sailing since…
Read more here
James Grey Principal
James Grey 
Armed with sales and marketing experience and a passion for sailing,
Jim moved to La Gomera from Ireland 20 years ago….Read more here
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Joy Mitchell  
Head of Housekeeping
Joy would prefer to describe herself as a ‘Girl Friday’!
She says there is not enough time to write her a job description!…Read more here
andrea sailing
Andrea Robins
Admin & Accounting
Andrea has many years of work experience in Customer Service,
Administration and Accountancy….Read more here

17th November 2023 | James Grey | Sailing News

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A wide range of practical and theory courses offered all year round

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Choose from a variety of sail cruises around the Canary Islands and beyond

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From Bareboat to skippered charter, we have an option to suit your needs

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Recommended accommodation options in La Gomera and Tenerife

Get in Touch

Phone any time on our UK Divert No. (UK call cost): 0044 1252 837648
Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967

Company Address:
Marina San Miguel
Urbanizacion Amarilla Golf
San Miguel de Abona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Islas Canarias

Postal Address:
Apartado de Correos 211
San Sebastián de la Gomera
Islas Canarias

Office opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 08.30-15.30

Calls diverted outside of office hours, excluding Mondays. Please send us an email and your enquiry will be dealt with promptly.

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