The principal of Sailing the Med, James Gallagher, has had a deep connection with the ocean from a young age. Growing up in Sydney, Australia he was a competitive swimmer, surfer, water polo player and surf life saver. Moving to the UK in 2001 in the pursuit of fine weather, he quickly fell in love with the Med. James starting chartering in 2005 for groups of friends. As an accomplished RYA Yachtmaster and cruising instructor, he set up Sailing the Med in 2015 to commercialise what he’d been doing with his good friend Simon for the preceding 10 years, showing friends the joys of cruising in the Mediterranean.
Since establishment in 2015 James has taken over 500 paying clients on sailing adventures in; Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Greece & Australia. In 2018 Sailing the Med diversified its operations into being a Broker and Agent – a natural progression for a business which was using and chartering yachts from various fleet operators throughout the med.