RYA Instructors


Alex Johnstone – RYA Yachtmaster Instructor

Alex Johnstone is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor originally from the UK. As owner-operator, he runs Grenada Bluewater Sailing’s RYA training and sailing charters from his favourite place in the world – Grenada and the Grenadines!

Sailing worldwide for over 35 years, Alex has logged over 100,000 nautical miles. His experience and knowledge is extensive and he comes highly-rated as an RYA Instructor. A great mentor, Alex is very patient and loves nothing better than sharing his passion for learning to sail in the Grenadines.

An accomplished cook, Alex loves to entertain crew and guests on board in the evenings. He is a great accordion player and a mean card player too! Alex’s zest for fun and adventure shines through as he introduces visitors to his other favourite pastimes; apart from sailing, he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and snorkeling in the beautiful Grenadines.

 


 

Stuart Ramsay – RYA Cruising Instructor

In 2010, Stuart made the decision to swap scuba instruction in the freezing climes of Scotland to the tropical paradise found here in the Caribbean. Stuart moved to Bequia, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and spent the following three years working as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Emergency First Response Instructor.

After many years spent teaching under the water, Stuart had the opportunity to reawaken his passion for being topside, and came to Grenada to follow his dream of teaching sailing. With his background in dinghy sailing, worldwide scuba instruction, first aid and sea survival Stuart has a wealth of maritime knowledge.

Stuart originally trained at Grenada Bluewater Sailing and has now become a wonderful addition to the team as our lead RYA Cruising Instructor.

Stuart brings fun, energy and passion to each day on board. He takes pride in patiently and safely guiding students through their RYA training.

 


 

Our instructors are available for the following services:

 

Day Skipper | Grenada and the GrenadinesYacht Delivery

After logging over 100,000 nautical miles, Skipper Alex has the experience to safely deliver your yacht where ever you want in the world. Through his world wide knowledge he will minimise your expenses.

Skipper Service

Available for worldwide skipper services. Alex will provide top quality charters and management – making the most of the region where the yacht is based.

Racing Consultancy

Interested in improving your regatta placing? Alex has a track record of improving boats through meticulous preparation, crew training and race course expertise.

Diving Services

Alex is a PADI Open Water Diver and experienced in underwater hull work – from changing propellers and anodes to hull race preparation. Stuart is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with over 12 years experience working underwater.

Consultancy

If you are planning an ocean passage, or have any other yachting questions, Alex can help through his extensive knowledge and past experience. He can advise you on passage planning, ports to visit, sail plans and power needs. An on board sail and yacht inspection will allow a comprehensive report on your proposed cruise to be produced.

Personal Boat Tuition

Our instructors can help you become a competent and confident sailor on your own boat as a personal RYA Instructor (does not include Yachtmaster training). USD275/EURO225 per day.