Who we are
We are a husband and wife team with a passion for boating. Sail to Clarity was born out of seeing the delight that our friends and families expressed at being out on the water with us in our previous boat. We could see first-hand how it was not only beneficial for well-being and relaxation, but also how much was learnt by seeing the world from the river.
We realised one thing very quickly though… we’re gonna need a bigger boat…
Our Boat, Carole Ann
After falling in love with her, we bought our 31ft Mariah in October 2018. Called ‘Carole Ann’, we found her abandoned in Essex and felt that all she needed was some TLC to bring her back up to her former glory as a high-end American sports cruiser. After investing in two new stern drives, a full servicing of both engines, a deep clean and extensive detailing she is now ready to take you on an experience to remember.
Carole Ann is a 2000 Mariah Z308, an extremely rare boat that was the top of the line in her class. She has twin diesel 165hp engines and is fitted out to an extremely high standard. There is everything on board to make your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.
Tamara is trained as a psychotherapist and counsellor, and as a commercial skipper, which is something she does on the weekends just for the love of it. From around the age of six, she used to handle the ropes on her father’s 18ft Court 550 so sailing is definitely in her blood. Having sailed off the coast of Western Australia, Croatia and around the Greek Islands, these days as a commercially endorsed powerboat Skipper she prefers the hustle and bustle of boating on the Medway, Swale and Thames estuaries, and knows all the quiet places to anchor. You can find Tamara’s therapy website here:
Stephen is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, and commercial skipper. He has sailed, fished, scuba-dived, and generally just enjoyed being on and around boats his whole life. When the decision was made to move out of London it was always part of his plan to get a boat at some point… so after lots more study, a smaller boat, several boating exams and then finally getting the Carole Ann… that plan was realised with a ton of fun on the River Medway. Stephen’s therapy website is here:
Our additional skippers
Richard is one of our additional skippers. He has worked on boats, and the wharves and docks, on the rivers Medway and Thames for over twenty years. He holds a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate. He is also a photographer, providing material to Sail to Clarity.