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Team Sunsail

Team Sunsail

Global team, local expertise

Our global team members are passionate about sailing and have first-hand experience in our 25 worldwide destinations. From the Bahamas to Port Solent, the Seychelles to Sardinia, our 400 team members are dedicated to making your holiday unforgettable from beginning to end.

Meet the team


Petra Karamako: flotilla host, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Describe your average flotilla day

“Over coffee I prepare everything for the daily briefing, checking the weather forecast with the skipper and preparing menus if there is a group meal in the evening. We wait for all the guests to leave the port before we go as well. Usually time spent travelling is our free time, so we can take a nap, cook, sunbathe or have a swim while we wait for the flotilla. We arrive first, and when the guests arrive we all enjoy the evening together with good food and wine.”

What’s the best part of your job?

“Meeting new people. In my two seasons I’ve met a lot of people, and I’m still in contact with some over Facebook or email. I love the lifestyle and improving as a person and expanding my horizons.”

Where would you recommend for a first time Dubrovnik visitor?

“Visit Dubrovnik’s old town and take a walk on the city walls. After that, take a boat and visit the small island of Lokrum. It’s a special UNESCO forest reserve where you can enjoy the view of Dubrovnik’s city walls from the waterside.”

Mitchelle Claxton: customer service, Tortola, BVI

What’s the best part of your job?

“Helping customers with any challenges they may have and getting to meet and greet lots of different people. I love welcoming back repeat customers, as it tells me they had a wonderful experience last time.”

Where would you recommend for a first time BVIs visitor?

“There is a beautiful beach on Peter Island which is a nice getaway spot. Sandy Spit by beautiful Jost van Dyke is another must see.”

What’s your favorite place in the BVIs?

“Cane Garden Bay for the beach area and swimming, but I also love Leverick Bay and Foxy’s on Jost van Dyke for those relaxing moments.”

Ricky Pitchford: holiday planner, Surbiton, UK

Describe your average day

“I start by following up on customer emails, answering any queries or requests, and ensuring each and every customer receives great customer service. After that, I begin the best part of my day: finding exciting and unforgettable sailing holidays for my customers. No customer is the same, and I love hearing about their past sailing experiences, from snorkelling around exotic coral reefs in Belize to exploring ancient ruins in Greece.”

What’s the best part of your job?

“Planning holidays. I love travelling and have been lucky enough to visit many exciting places around the world, so I’m happy to share my knowledge and recommendations to help plan the perfect holiday for my customers.”

Where would you recommend for a first time sailor?

“The British Virgin Islands are a good shout for first-timers, as the protected Caribbean waters and consistent trade winds make for easy sailing. If you are looking for something a little closer to home, the southern Ionian offers calm waters, great weather, and various flotilla routes to suit all abilities.”

What’s your favourite sailing area?

“Dubrovnik. The staff there are brilliant and some of the friendliest you’ll meet. Korčula Town is a must-see, a mediaeval walled city with lots of shops and restaurants. You can pay to climb the city’s bell tower, which you should definitely do as the views are amazing. Head for Luka’s Tavern in Kobas Bay, a restaurant offering traditional Croatian cuisine. There’s an excellent menu, but I recommend asking Luka what fresh-from-the-sea surprises he has in store.”

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