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Geoff (The Skipper)

GeoffOriginally from New Zealand -I  learnt to sail at Murray’s  Bay Sailing Club on Auckland’s North Shore.

A club that’s produced many good sailors including Emirates Team New Zealands”s  Skipper Dean Barker.

I started sailing in Optimists and other dinghies such a P Class (an NZ boat).  Taking up sailing bigger boats after leaving school.

I’ve traveled around the world with work eventually settling in London in 2002.

I found it was possible to feed my sailing bug by crewing on other people’s yachts until I purchased my first yacht – Tangaroa – 3 years ago.

It’s been a massive learning curve but has led me to bring together my sailing passion and business experience to create Tangaroa Yacht Charters.

I’m also a qualified Yacht Master – making me able to skipper the yacht.

Mine and Tangaroa’s recent sailing successes (2009)

We’ve had an amazing year – finally getting up to scratch and moving to the front of the fleet. Some of the achievements I’m most proud of are:

  • Fastnet: 4th in class (IRC2a)
  • Myth of Malham cup: 1st in class (IRC2) & 5th overall
  • RORC overall series 2009: 7th in class (IRC2)