Meet Our Dedicated Crew

Trusted With Your Sailing Memories Since 2011

  • Chris Lait (He/Him/His) Chief Dreams Officer & Founder

    Chris founded Sailchecker in 2011 with a desire to disrupt the yacht charter market. SailCheclker has established itself as the leading advisor offering customers the independent support and advice they need.

    Sailing for much of his military career, he has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the sailing and the charter industry.

  • Leslie Galano (She/Her/Hers)
    Leslie Galano (She/Her/Hers) Co-Founder and CEO

    Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant by profession who has extensive knowledge in financial management. She initially handled the financial strategies of the company and evolved to lead the development of SailChecker’s long- and short-term strategies. Leslie is goal driven and aims for progress in her craft. She has witnessed the growth of SailChecker and hopes to be part of achieving its mission to be the world’s largest yacht charter booking platform in the world.

  • Anny Wooldridge (She/Her/Hers)
    Anny Wooldridge (She/Her/Hers) Chief Marketing Officer

    Anny was born and raised in a small town in Norfolk, England. She is a passionate traveller and has visited over 40 countries as well as living and working in Greece, France, and Colombia. We are delighted to have her on our social media and content team.

  • Kate Ioannidou (She/Her/Hers) Co-Founder & Sales Manager

    Kate is the Co-Founder and Sales Manager at SailChecker. She is leading our sales and media teams and making sure that you don’t come across any inconveniences at all before, during and after your holiday. Kate has an extensive knowledge of the yacht charter world and hopes to sail in as many places as possible.

  • Katarina (she/her/hers)
    Katarina (she/her/hers) Charter Consultant

    Katarina is an experienced sales and marketing specialist with a focus on customer satisfaction. She spent most of her career working in Tourism and Tourism Management. Her interests include market research, digital marketing, hiking and writing.

    Currently living in sunny Croatia.

  • Jessa Cabrera (she/her/hers)
    Jessa Cabrera (she/her/hers) Financial Accountant

    Jessa serves as our financial accounts guru and is a vital part of our team. She is the one who will assist you in facilitating and monitoring your payments efficiently and securely. Her responsibilities encompass every financial transaction, ensuring that everything stays on course.

  • Joanne Lait (She/Her/Hers)
    Joanne Lait (She/Her/Hers) Administration

    Joanne has been involved with SailChecker since they founded and is a true asset to the team. She manages our back office, providing administrative support for various duties such as legal, financial, marketing – related, as well as customer support. In short, she is our team’s right hand.

  • Laura Ratosa (she/her/hers)
    Laura Ratosa (she/her/hers) Charter Consultant

    Laura was born and raised in Croatia. With a degree in tourism management and years of experience in yachting and hospitality bussineses. She has many skills among which highlight communication and high efficiency in dealing with all client’s requests.

Amazing Sailing Experiences

Our Amazing Customers

  • Great family vacation.

    I didn't think sailing with my family would be so much fun...

    Sailing for the first time.

    Alex USA

  • I recommendate them !

    Everything went smooth, the paper processing, special requests and the specs of tht check-in procedure. Boat was also in good shape, so no complaints and a worry free holiday...

    We had a great experience with booking through sailchecker.

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    Dick USA

  • Great service from Kate.

    Informative and looked for the best value for our family. Very good customer service on this side and in Greece. Great boat and skipper...

    Fantastic holiday from start to finish.

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    Angela United Kingdom

  • Very professional outfit!

    They were very responsive and very quick to answer questions via email and instant chat. They had extensive knowledge of the area...

    We will most definitely use their services for our next bareboat sailing vacation.

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    Kirsten W.
    Kirsten W. USA

  • Sail checker were professional from start to finish - we wouldn’t book through anyone else!

    Sailchecker were professional from start to finish - and were awesome dealing with a problem! Our first Yacht had serious issues and sail checker helped us to resolve it...

    They are easy to deal with, straightforward and honest and I would recommend them to anyone planning a charter holiday.

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    Kat, H.
    Kat, H. UK

  • Coronavirus pandemic support has been brilliant!

    During the Coronavirus pandemic, Kate and her colleagues at Sailchecker have performed brilliantly. They have been considerate and highly efficient in re-organising our Turkey charter and also provided lots of assistance in getting our Yacht Security Deposit insurance policy transferred to match our revised charter dates.

    Truly worthy of a 5 star rating!

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    Alan, R.
    Alan, R. UK

  • Sailing is the perfect family holiday.

    Would I go sailing again? OMG yes! Sailing is the perfect family holiday. Boys loved the activities, I enjoy relaxing as well... arranged a sailing cruise her family of 2 sons, daughter & hubby in the BVI with their own.

    Anne USA

  •  Thank you sooo much! It was sail in the day… party at night. We couldn't have wanted a better skipper or a Spring Break!  Good times...

    Arranged for 6 friends to sail Spring Break in the British Virgin Islands for under $500 each.

    Tim USA

  • We had an absolute blast !!

    All bookings and confirmations was always accurate with no delays. Our boat was also fabulously maintained and the Skipper new the area extremely well...

    Everything was down to the tee.

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    Pieter Van R.
    Pieter Van R. Netherlands
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Top Yacht Charter Destinations

Yacht Charter – Your Passport to Unrivalled Riches


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Yacht Chart in Croatia, the World’s #1 Sailing Destination. The jewel of the Adriatic, with more than 12,000 island that dot the Dalmatian coasts. Create the most wonderful sailing memories.


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Absorb the sense of something greater in Greece’s Ancient history. Cruise breathtaking beaches, meet with friendly locals; a yacht charter in Greece will leave you with sailing memories you’ll never forget.


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Yacht Charter in Thailand and the Far East mix wonderful fascinating exotic culture with unique and stunning natural coastal beauty.


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Charter a Yacht in Turkey and enjoy its fascinating blend of natural unspoilt coastline, friendly welcoming people, and stunning cuisine.


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Yacht Chart in Italy and enjoy the magical blend of nature and history makes Italy one of the most extraordinary sailing destinations in the Mediterranean.


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Yacht Chart in the Caribbean where you can immerse yourself in the laid back culture and enjoy the  crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, palm tree fringed and tin shack bars await.

Our Global Partners

Working with the Worlds Leading Operators & Financial Institutions

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SailChecker regularly appears in articles across global travel and sailing media.

We are proud contributors to sailing media outlets worldwide.

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We work with global media to improve awareness, share best practice, and promote yacht charter & sailing.

Proud regular sponsors of The Yacht & Yachting Awards.

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We partner with a number of global insurance providers to offer solutions to our customers.

We partner for skipper, security deposit, and other charter insurance products.

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SailChecker are Proud to be selected as one of the top 100 Companies in the UK.

Selected for the NatWest Bank Next Level Accelerator Programme for Growth Businesses.

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