Professional Skipper



David Lawrence is a commercially-endorsed yacht skipper based in the South of England.

I have a vast experience in the Solent, cross channel and European deliveries.

Having run yacht charter company for 6 years specialising in corporate charters,
I have a vast experience in corporate skippering and am pleased to help organise and run such events.


freelance skipper own boat tuition


07976 422950

Sailing Experience

Relevant Qualifications



Available for:

Yacht Deliveries

Skippered yacht charters

Corporate charters

Cork week skippering

Cowes Week skippering

Own-boat tuition

Cruising instructor


Sailing Experience

Director MEC Sail Ltd (Corporate yacht charter company)

1999 - 2005 Skipper 30' - 60' yachts for 14 years.

Racing Cowes Week, Cork Week, Little Britain, RTI, cross channel. Many cross channel crossings. UK-Ireland crossings.

Mate on Challenge 72 yacht. Many yacht deliveries.

Skipper / event organiser for many corporate events (6 -150 people).

Caribbean deliveries / racing. 2007

Regular corporate lead skipper for Yacht Ventures - First 47.7

Skipper racing yacht INCISOR Corby 45

Teambuilding events.

Dinghy sailor.


Relevant Qualifications:

Yachtmaster Offshore - 2000, 2006

Commercially endorsed - 2000 / 2006 ICC 2006

Cruising instructor

9 'O' levels 4 'A' levels - Physics, Mathematics (Pure/Applied), Economics

Degree in Mathematics - First class honours - Aston University

PhD in Computer Science - Reading University



Other sporting activities

- include squash, skiing and rugby. Currently coaching/ refereeing at Chobham Rugby Club. Whilst at college I represented my college in tennis and football. I also have an interest in environmental issues, as it is an important part of my outdoor lifestyle. I also have a full, clean UK driving licence, and experience driving abroad. I am looking for part time freelance work skippering yachts, organising events etc.