Captain Rick Driscoll, RYA commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Certificate No. 31504 & RYA Cruising Instructor.
Your friendly skipper is Captain Rick Driscoll. He’s a fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster and RYA Cruising Instructor – which means he’s gone through the very highest levels of training – and he’s commercially endorsed by the British Department of Transport.
Rick is also re-validated by the UK’s Royal Yachting Association every 5 years (most recently in 2017), so you can be sure you’re in expert hands.
But Rick is a captain with a difference, having also been in showbusiness for 35 years. The lead singer in 1970s chart band Kenny, he was also lead guitarist for Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Classix Nouveaux, and Alison Moyet (he also co-wrote much of Alison’s multi-platinum album “Raindancing”).
Rick still works with music in the winter season, but come summer he’s out doing what he loves – sailing in the glorious Greek sunshine and sharing the experience with his clients. He describes it as the perfect antidote to the hectic world of entertainment.
Rick’s friendliness, dry wit, sense of fun, love of good food and passion for sailing all help to create a joyously exhilarating holiday or sailing course that you’ll be talking about for years.
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So with Rick as your skipper, you’re not only guaranteed safe, professional seamanship – you’ll also get some fascinating stories and maybe even some musical interludes!
Recently Rick featured in an ITV documentary about Corfu. Watch a clip here.
Sarah joins Blue Planet with a wealth of hospitality and boat experience. After working within the UK hotel and catering industry for many years she went to Spain to follow her heart (and the sun) and became a hostess on super yachts. Her first post was on a 112 foot Moonen motor yacht, where she provided first class food and drink service to the German guests speaking German along the way. The second was on a 96 foot Jongert sailing yacht where Sarah learnt sailing skills along with scrubbing the deck and tending to the Dutch guests. In between seasons in Spain Sarah worked on various yachts at Club de Mar marina in Mallorca as a yacht day worker. Sarah speaks Spanish, loves music, is a keen swimmer, paddle boarder and loves to snorkel. She has also worked as a yoga teacher, played volleyball for England and sky dived over Spanish skies. Her life skills, experience and passion for providing the best hospitality to clients will ensure you have the best holiday ever!