Brian and Pippa are your hosts for your Antigua based holiday who we will be delighted to welcome you aboard their yachts “Miramar”, “Phoenix” or “Danae”. Their aim is to bring professional and personal service of the highest quality to make your Miramar Sailing experience unforgettable. Brian & Pippa are the founders of Miramar Sailing and offer you the benefit of their wealth of experience chartering and entertaining guests.
Brian is the Principal of Miramar Sailing School, and Pippa is the Chief Instructor.
Both are Directors of the National Sailing Academy of Antigua & Barbuda, and Brian is a Director of Antigua Yacht Club.
If you are intrigued by the mysteries surrounding the art of sailing then both Brian and Pippa will be more than happy to enlighten you with all the technicalities and practicalities involved! Take the helm, trim a sail, have a go, you will love it!
Like Brian, Ian Grant is from Sussex in the UK and has been sailing and motor cruising most of his life. He and Brian have been great friends ever since they crossed the Atlantic together in Ian’s Halberg Rassy 42 “Asterie”, completing the ARC 2005 Sailing Rally . He left the UK in September 2013 having decided that sailing instruction and skippering with Miramar Sailing was how he wished to spend his time.
In April 2015, Ian successfully graduated from RYA Cruising Instructor to RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (YMI). With Pippa and Ian now both at this level, our instructing team could not be better qualified.
Mark Wibberly originally came to Miramar Sailing from Cowes, UK, in September 2013 to do some Yachtmaster Preparation for us. He liked it so much he decided to return and join our team. During 2014 he decided to buy his own yacht and live the cruising life style, based out of Jolly Harbour.
He is highly qualified being a Yachtmaster Instructor (Sail), a Yachtmaster Examiner, and a National Powerboat Instructor. He is also an excellent teacher of the Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course. He brings to Miramar Sailing School a great deal of experience of RYA Schools in the UK.
Kevin is your host for your Special Day Charter in Antigua on “Hawnalea”, his beautiful Ted Brewer Classic ketch. Kevin and crew will welcome you aboard and do everything possible to deliver professional and personal service of the highest quality.
“Captain Kevin” has been a USCG qualified Skipper (100 grt) for over 20 years. For 5 years he captained the huge 85 ft. power catamaran “Excellence” as it circumnavigated Antigua, with daily responsibility for over 100 passengers, and for 10 years before that he skippered the popular Day Sailing Catamaran “Kokomo Cat”. During his career he has sailed extensively delivering yachts throughout the Caribbean Island chain. He is also a Certified Rescue Diver. There is no doubt Kevin will deliver “The Highlight of your Holiday”.
Denise deals with our Sales & Marketing!
Denise has spent over 20 years in the hotel business working in Sales & Marketing and Event Management in luxury hotels, so she certainly knows the hospitality trade extremely well. However she had never set foot on a yacht until she met Brian and Pippa. Once she joined the Miramar Team that all changed!
Trevor is Guyanese but settled in Antigua many years ago and is now a well established Antiguan citizen. He heads up Miramar Sailing’s base team who look after our yachts both technically and aesthetically, ensuring that our boats are properly prepared and cleaned before every charter.
Damari is Antiguan born and bred, and Trevor’s assistant on the base team. He is also your skipper on our “Celia” boat tours being qualified to SCV Boatmaster 2. He knows the waters of Antigua better than the back of his hand, and is very accomplished fisherman and boat handler.