Marcus Waring

Contact Marcus

0800 366 828
marcus@sailtraining.co.nz

From the mid-80’s I spent most of my youth learning to sail on the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia – having constant access to Sunfish, Laser’s and Hobie 16’s and not much cold or wet weather to deal with, I was able to get out year-round.

In the Early 90’s I moved to Dubai, UAE where the country that was in the news did not exist. It was still a very small city with big community values. As a member of JASC (Jebel Ali Sailing Club) I was introduced to club racing with the J-22 class. By the end of the 90’s and school days behind me, I didn’t wait too long to land my first job on a sailing yacht, which was a 65ft Simonis design Catamaran which sailed all over the Middle East.

“This is where my true love for sailing formed, out of the standard sailing circuits and going from country to country – Just you and the ocean”

Over the next few years I worked with Scuba Diving companies in Fujera, with a brief stint on game fishing vessels back in Dubai, catching Record size Sailfish.

I had my first Skipper position at the age of 19 on an 80ft Gaff-rigged Schooner, which I ran with a close friend for a few years.

In my Early 20’s I worked on Floatilla’s in Greece as engineer for 2 years and skipper for 3 years. During this time, I spent some of the season working for Moorings delivering vessels from Cape Town to the Caribbean.

What can I say – ‘I love Rum’ “This to me, highlighted the pure enjoyment that being on the water can bring. If you know what you are doing, not be complacent and enjoy yourself – you can’t beat that!”

By the late 2000’s I managed a charter fleet that included an Azimut 100, Azimut 68E, 2 x Azimut 62’s, Sunseeker 64, 2 x fishing boats and a Grand Soliel 45. At least we had one sailing boat in there!

Another aspect of the Company was a Sea School where I was the Senior instructor for a Sea School in Dubai.

I moved to New Zealand in 2012 to start my “kiwi” family life with my Wife, Mhairi. I now have 2 daughters – Layla 5 and Halle who is 2.

I am not going anywhere soon, apart from an anchorage perhaps.

Qualifications:

  • Commercial Yacht Master offshore (RYA)
  • IYT Master Of Yachts Coastal Instructor (IYT)
  • STCW 95 (DUBAI)
  • VHF and DSC radio operators license (RYA)
  • First Aid qualification (RYA)
  • First Aid qualification (PADI)
  • Sea Survival qualification (RYA)
  • Qualified pleasure craft operator (Canadian Coastguard)
  • Advanced Rescue Diver (PADI)
  • Ultimate sales professional (EMA)
  • Advanced Leisure and Tourism G.N.V.Q

Happy Sailing.