Your Team

Feel instantly at home onboard your yacht with your crew, who create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. We will respect your privacy while attending to the details of your comfort with enthusiasm and discretion, ensuring that you have the holiday of a lifetime.

All you need to do is book your flight. We’ll take care of the rest.

Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves

Managing Director

Richard is a Chartered Engineer with an international career in major infrastructure construction projects. With a passion for luxury sailing, culture and cuisine, Richard founded Essential Sailing to provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the best that sailing has to offer, without the responsibility of owning and maintaining your own yacht.

Kate Reeves

Kate Reeves

Sailing Director

Kate has sailed all around the world and is a professional Yacht Master and an accredited instructor. Kate was the founder skipper of ‘First Essential’ and now our Sailing Director. As our onboard chef, Kate has established our enviable reputation for gourmet meals cooked with fresh, local ingredients.

Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves

Operations Manager

Phil is our Operations Manager and will make arrangements to meet you at the marina after you have transferred from the airport by private chauffeur. Phil has established strong relationships with local capitaineries and hire companies to give you discounted rates on everything from jet skis to bicycles. He will also be able to suggest sights to see and arrange special trips for you.

 Saghi Zarbafi

Saghi Zarbafi

Client Services Manager

Saghi is responsible for our Client Services and has 25 years’ experience of efficiently running and managing an office. Saghi will be your first point of contact when dealing with your enquiries and special bookings and will ensure you have all the information you need to guarantee you the luxury sailing holiday of a lifetime.




West Cote D'Azur
East Cote D'Azur
The Riviera Levante
TThe Riviera Ponte
The French Riviera
The Tuscan Coast
The Tuscan Islands


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