Alex Johnstone is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor originally from the UK. As owner-operator, he runs Bluewater Sailing’s RYA training and the Grenada sailing charters from his favorite place in the world – the tropical Grenadines!
Sailing worldwide for over 35 years, Alex has logged over 100,000 nautical miles. His experience and knowledge is extensive and he comes highly-rated as an RYA Instructor. A great mentor, Alex is very patient and loves nothing better than sharing his passion for learning to sail in the Grenadines on a Grenada sailing charter.
An accomplished cook, Alex loves to entertain students and guests on board in the evenings. He is a great accordion player and a mean card player too! Alex’s zest for fun and adventure shines through as he introduces visitors to his other favourite pastimes; apart from sailing, he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and snorkeling in the beautiful Grenadines.
In 2010, Stuart made the decision to swap scuba instruction in the freezing climes of Scotland for tropical paradise here in the Caribbean. Stuart moved to Bequia, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and spent the following three years working as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Emergency First Response Instructor.
After spending many years teaching under the water, Stuart had the opportunity to reawaken his passion for being topside, and moved to Grenada to follow his dream of teaching sailing. Stuart has a wealth of maritime knowledge with his background in dinghy sailing, worldwide scuba instruction, first aid instruction, and sea survival.
Stuart originally trained with Alex at Bluewater Sailing and he has now become a wonderful addition to the Bluewater Sailing team as our lead RYA Cruising Instructor.
Stuart brings fun, energy and passion to each day on board. He takes pride in patiently and safely guiding students through their RYA training.
Our instructors are also available for the following yachting services:
Alex and Stuart have the experience to safely deliver your yacht anywhere in the world. Through their worldwide knowledge of yachting they will minimize your expenses.
Available for worldwide skipper services. Our instructors will provide top quality charters and management – making the most of the region where the yacht is based.
Interested in improving your regatta placing? Alex has a track record of improving boats through meticulous preparation, crew training, and race course expertise.
Alex is a PADI Open Water Diver and experienced in underwater hull work – from changing propellers and anodes to hull race preparation. Stuart is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and highly experienced in underwater work too.
If you are planning an ocean passage, or have any other yachting questions, Alex can assist you in preparing for an adventure. He can advise you on passage planning, ports to visit, sail plans, and power needs. An on board sail and yacht inspection will allow a comprehensive report on your proposed cruise to be produced.
Personal Boat Tuition
Our instructors can help you become a competent and confident sailor on your own boat as a personal RYA Instructor. USD275 per day. Does not include Yachtmaster training, courses or examinations.