Gareth Williams started sailing at 6 years old when he sailed onboard Ocean Spirit the 1st ever Ocean 71, and at the time the largest GRP yacht in the world, to Cape Town from Malta with Sir Peter Blake and David Allen Williams. After the Middle Sea race Ocean Spirit went on to win Line Honours in the inaugural Cape Town to Rio Race in 1971 with Sir Peter Blake as watch leader ( sadly Gareth had to go to home to start school ). Gareth started PROMOCEAN Yacht Charter in 1997 to share his passion and enthusiasm and make sailing available to everyone from novice to pro sailors using the highest quality yachts in the most inclusive manner. In an ever changing market our values and integrity remain the same - our mission statement is to give the very best experience on the water available and exceed our clients' expectations at every level. "Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
A professional RYA/MCA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master Ocean, Sail & Power he is the youngest person to have completed every leg of the Whitbread Round the World Race at only 17 years old on an 80ft Maxi yacht. He went on to race as a Pro for 15 years in Caribbean, USA & the Med from Maxis to Ultralights.
He has now sailed well over 250,000 sea miles
His achievements have included Winner of Antigua Race Week overall, Race Class & Swan 65 , Winner 1st ever St Maarten Regatta overall with the legendary Robin Tatersall B.V.I. Surgeon with crew picked up on the dock in St Maarten, Caribbean.O.R.T, Victory as European & National Champion Beneteau First 40.7.
With 14 Atlantic crossings inc 1st in Class A.R.C. under his belt and as a member of the triumphant teams of most major yacht races including 1st at Cowes Week and Fastnet in Class he now wishes to share his wealth of experience with you. He now owns his own high profile Beneteau First 40 National Champion Race Yacht SFIDA ex Tarka II which is beautifully maintained and offers sailing experience days, from instruction to cruising to racing under IRC at the highest level.
Having also run super yachts worldwide he has excellent experience in event management and making sure everything is to an exacting standard.
Raced the 1st fractional rig Maxi round the world from Portsmouth to Cape Town to Auckland to Mar Del Plata to Portsmouth 1981.
Beneteau First 40 National Champion Race Yacht SFIDA.
Pronounced (Sveeda ). Meaning to throw down the Guauntlet and Challenge.
European & National Champion with Beneteau First 40.7.Challenger.
Liane is responsible for organising all our corporate events and logistics from catering to transportation.
Having run her own successful recruitment company and been involved in the sales and marketing industry, she is an accredited professional trainer with a wealth of experience in managing & team building. She can use this experience to offer unique Team Building Days which include Team Leader Workshops & Recruitment Assessment Days along with traditional Sailing Days.
Having joined Gareth in the super yacht industry for many years, she has also worked worldwide on large yachts managing the housekeeping, accounts and eventing part of the business. Always keen to go that extra mile to make sure your event goes to plan and you and your guests enjoy a memorable day!