Born in St Albans in the UK, Greg started sailing from the age of 10 and gained his RYA Offshore Yachtmaster (Commercially Endorsed) qualification when he was just 18 years of age. Greg has worked on a number of different boats, including North Sea hydrographic survey boats, undertaking sea trials on Round The World Challenge boats and as the delivery skipper on a wide variety of boats to different Mediterranean locations. He also spent several seasons as a flotilla skipper in Greece and Croatia, gaining his Cruising Instructors qualification along the way.
Greg is a qualified PADI Dive Master. Diving is allowed from the yacht for certified divers at a small additional cost. The underwater environment is a beautiful but fragile one and he supports the PADI AWARE project which seeks to conserve the underwater environment for others to enjoy.
Greg used this knowledge and vast knowledge of the charter industry to set up Blue Passion Sailing with his partner (now wife) Vanessa. Ultimately, they became a very successful and award winning Caribbean charter yacht. Now eager to host guests on board Lir, you can be assured of the highest level of safety and sailing professionalism.
CHEF/HOSTESS VANESSA LANGRIDGE
Born in Brest, North West Brittany, Vanessa started sailing on a Hobie catamaran in France and since meeting Greg, she has developed a love of and passion for sailing, gaining a huge amount of experience on boats of different sizes and in different countries. As an experienced chef, Vanessa likes to use local fresh food wherever possible to produce beautifully cooked meals for her guests.
After 6 seasons, on one of the most successful and award winning charter yachts in the Caribbean fleet, Vanessa is adapt at recognizing and providing those special touches that make a sailing
holiday on board Lir a truly memorable experience.
Together, they make an excellent team, both sharing the same passion for sailing living the dream!
Greg and Vanessa will be joined by a 3rd crew member.