About Charlie Sailing

Professional Instruction

Charlie Tait

Charlie Tait

Charlie is a highly experienced, qualified RYA Ocean Master Instructor with extensive sailing experience.

He has logged over 100,000 nautical miles under sail and has a circumnavigation and 6 Atlantic crossings under his belt, as well as plenty of experience nearer to home.

He offers patient and professional instruction at all levels, and, with a good sense of humour, ensures that everyone has a good time. With a sound theoretical and practical knowledge and a flair for passing it on, students on board Jemima learn quickly.  Be assured that after all this sailing, he can spin a yarn or two!


Jemima, an Ovni 385, is a beautifully fitted, hand crafted, aluminium cruising cutter. Built by Alubat, she is a substantial, high performance yacht, and will readily take the knocks of long distance cruising and instruction in her stride.

Designed with safety and comfort in mind, she is a reassuringly fast yacht. Her lifting keel allows exploration of harbours and anchorages normally inaccessible to other yachts.

The interior is bright, airy and exceptionally well finished, providing comfortable accommodation.  Jemima will sleep 6 comfortably, with ample provision for personal stowage.

With large seating areas in both the cockpit and main saloon in which to gather, she has a home from home feel, and is well blessed with creature comforts. After a hard days sailing everyone looks towards Jemima’s galley.We pride ourselves in offering good quality fresh food – enjoy freshly baked bread, ground coffee and appetising evening meals every day.  We are happy to cater for any special diets by prior arrangement.

She is well equipped to DOT standards, and is fully coded for commercial use.  She also has an extensive library and chart collection for your perusal.

About Jemima

Jemima, an Ovni 385