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Classic Sailing International HQ – A Rural Affair

Our current office in St Mawes is tiny but outside is a perfect bit of rural Cornwall. When the SE gales blow you can hear the surf on the Roseland coastline and taste the salt in the air. Within two hundred yards we have views of the English Channel to the South East and Falmouth Harbour to the west. We are spolit for choice with footpaths for exercise and dog walking.

Adam Purser – Co Founder

Adam is a life long entrepreneur and sailor and has always been the business genius behind Classic Sailing. He is always learning new things about marketing and trying to find approaches to selling experiences that no one else has thought of.

A RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, Adam was Classic Sailing’s first RYA  Principal, now succeeded by Debbie. Adam has been the driving force of the business and instrumental in growing the Classic Sailing fleet to about 25 vessels working all over the world.

Debbie Purser – Co Founder

Debbie helped create and set up Classic Sailing with Adam in 1996. She was Operations Manager and skipper of Eve of St Mawes for 20 years, as well as using her creative talents and photography to design and write our websites, most the brochures and sales literature. Involved in all aspects of the business she is also a very well travelled as a tall ship sailor. If you want to know more about Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Cape Verde, Cuba and most of our fleet then she is happy to talk to you. Debbie is also our RYA Chief Instructor and has been to Nautical College to gain her STCW95 Deck Officer ticket so she can advise you on sailing career paths too.

Anna Gibson – Any eye on the figures.

Anna is from Cornwall and knows the county like the back of her hand. Her step-father ran a Penpol Boatyard and worked for Sadler Yachts for a while in Poole. Anna has had a varied career, looks after horses and dogs and is both immensely practical and creative. Anna has been a Manager  for Laura Ashley, but managed to make the magic move home to Cornwall. Since living down here, she has worked for successful companies like Classic Cottages, advising prospective Owners how to run a successful holiday letting property. In addition to working on our accounts she has been helping Debbie write content for our new website.

The Other Office Sea Dogs

Adam and Debbie’s dog Towan – A rescue dog that is coming on in leaps and bounds. A border collie with a hint of German Shepherd, Towan loves the sea….as long as it is no deeper than his very long legs.

Anna’s dog Marvin keeps low to the ground.