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Helen Walker

Main Skipper

Helen has been an enthusiastic professional sailor for 20 years, as a charter skipper, for sailing schools and sail training organisations and on the way have gained an abundance of qualifications in yachts, dinghies and power boats. This has taken her all over the world from the Caribbean to Australia; but the West Coast of Scotland has always been her favourite for the variety and beauty- even when the weather is not at it’s best.


Helen's greatest pleasure is to find some of the less well known anchorages where the landscape and wildlife can provide all the inspiration for chat or contemplation, ideally reinforced by good food.


When not sailing you will probably still find Helen around the West Coast but this time up some obscure hill, walking, running, biking or maybe even on skis

Sarah Kirk

First Mate

Sarah Kirk has worked for us, on both Hjalmar Bjorge and Zuza over the past 8 years.  Having been brought up on boats in her native New Zealand she has vast sailing experience and is now herself a fully qualified skipper.  She has proved her mettle in the galley too, having cooked aboard Zuza for us in previous years

Rachel lewis


Rachel started working on boats in Plymouth in 2015, becoming first mate for a company of leisure cruisers. A chance meeting the following year lead to the start of her sailing life, as crew for cargo and charter voyages on traditional boats. Rachel has always loved to cook and has been doing so from a young age.

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