Joe Wallington – RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially

Endorsed & RYA Cruising Instructor (Sail)

The passion and affinity I have for the sea and all aspects of the marine industry ensure that all my clients always receive a dedicated, tailored experience reflecting their personal requirements and wishes. I have experience of skippering a range of different vessels, teaching families, hosting corporate events, skippering charters, mile builders and delivering the RYA Cruising Scheme. Having worked as an emergency services operator for HM Coastguard, coupled with my volunteer work as a lifeboat helm, customer safety is paramount to me and has reinforced my utmost diligence to safety on-board. My experience at a mechanical level ensures I maintain vessels to the highest standard from small repairs to managing larger refits with a meticulous eye for detail throughout.

A bit about me…

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially Endorsed (STCW)

RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor

RYA Cruising Instructor (Sail)

Over 10 years working in the maritime industry


Director – Sail with Joe Ltd.
With over 10 years experience in the Maritime Industry I started Sail With Joe Ltd. in 2019, offering a full range of bespoke packages to a wide variety of boat owners. Whether you are looking for Own Boat Tuition, small or large maintenance tasks or advice and guidance, Sail With Joe Ltd. has the solution for you.

HM Coastguard
5 years working for HM Coastguard in a variety of different roles. Starting as a Maritime Operations Officer answering MAYDAY calls from distressed seafarers and yachtsman, also reading the much loved shipping forecast out over the joys of VHF and MF radio (strangely the part of the job I miss the most). I also spent 2 years of my career working for the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre, tasking the Coastguard Rescue Helicopters to assist all types of inland and maritime emergencies.


“Joe is an excellent instructor, he gave so much more than what was just necessary to pass the course. He teaches in a fun and friendly way drawing on personal experience to enforce learning and genuinely cares how his students perform.”

“Joe came across with a calm/cool approach yet confident and authoritative. He was knowledgeable and keen to impart his knowledge to the class.”

“Joe managed a class with a wide range of abilities well. He is also clearly passionate about teaching the course.”