The Luxe Sailing Team

Andrew Pearson
(Skipper / Operations)

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Andrew is a highly accomplished yachtsman who has been sailing since the age of 12. He has competed at the highest levels of the sport and won championship regattas around the world and nationally. He has competed in 21 Sydney to Hobart yacht races and won the famous event no less than three times and enjoyed several minor placings over the years.


Andrew skippers our sailing catamaran on Sydney Harbour as well as the Whitsunday season (August to October). Years spent sailing on Sydney Harbour means he knows the best locations and protected anchorages.

 

He carries full certification for offshore sailing and skippering charter vessels plus all the relevant insurance certifications. 


Renowned in yachting circles for his professional and friendly approach, sailors (and aspiring sailors) of all experience levels will enjoy the opportunity to sail under the watchful eye of such a skilled skipper. If you prefer to simply relax and soak up the sun while sailing between locations, no problem – Andrew can manage all aspects of setting sail, navigation and vessel management. 


If you’re planning your own unique sailing day out – he is ready to help devise the perfect day out.

Richard Cunningham (Marketing / Promotions)

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Richard (Richie) brings more than 25-years of experience in tourism, travel and promotions. His specialisation has been arranging expeditions and travel to remote locations such as Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, we well as regions in the High Arctic (Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland and northern Canada). He has travelled to Antarctica nine times. 


A passionate yachtsman, he has been sailing competitively on Sydney Harbour for 30-odd years in a range of high-performance sports-boats and yachts. Experience includes several campaigns at Hamilton Island Race week, offshore racing and regattas in Asia and Europe. 

 

Richard has great knowledge of the best locations to explore and cruise around Sydney Harbour and has a passion for the lesser-known locations around the harbour - places rich in maritime history and each with a unique ‘Sydney story’ to tell. 
 

He maintains our website and is responsible for managing relations with trade partners, promo, media and managing reservations. You will often find Richard preparing for the boat in readiness for your Luxe Sail excursion, welcoming guests on board – and pouring your welcome drinks!