It all started with a dream to go sailing . . . and as life time mariners embarking on an adventure around the world, we quickly understood many of the challenges to keep moving were purely administrative. These time consuming processes include clearances with Customs & Immigration, reserving berthing, and co-ordinating repairs & maintenance - just to name a few.

So, after completing our circumnavigation, followed by working with hundreds of yachts, marinas and countries around the world, we created a sailing resource to help captains with the administration and logistics of sailing while in port as well as out on the water.

We set about our vision to be the premier sailing resource and recruited a team of experienced sailors who shared our passion for sailing and the fellowship of seamanship. Our team combines over 500,000 nautical miles of seatime from master mariners, commercial skippers and circumnavigators.

SAIL YOURSELF is proud to offer “SAIL YOURSELF Support,” a 24/7 shoreside support available by email and phone that will allow captains to slip lines and set sail while our professional team take care of the many organizational hassels.

Enjoy more sunsets and let us navigate the details.

Meet The Team

Galen Salgado

Galen is a South African sailor with RYA/MCA commercial endorsements and the founder of SAIL YOURSELF. As former Event Manager for the “world's leading sailing rally specialist,” he has helped support hundreds of sailors realize their nautical dreams. Having circumnavigated the globe twice, visiting the most popular destinations as well as remote locations, he has a well deserved and trusted reputation within the cruising community.

Melinda Salgado

Mindy was born into a family of lifetime mariners and is the Executive Director of SAIL YOURSELF. She started sailing the Hawaiian Islands in her youth and has been featured in popular US and International sailing magazines. Having circumnavigated the world aboard a 43 foot sailboat, Mindy now enjoys sharing her experiences, making her a ready source for those embarking on a blue water adventure.

Victor Taburiaux

Victor is a French sailor who graduated from the Antwerp Maritime Academy where he obtained his Yachtmaster. He speaks four different languages: French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Currently he skippers a 54 foot yacht in South of France and has sailed over 27,000 miles as charter and delivery skipper around the globe. For the last five years, Victor worked as Event Manager for the World Cruising Club where he helped sailors realize the dream of sailing around the world.

Peter Long

Peter is a distinguished mariner and senior team member of SAIL YOURSELF. He graduated from the US Naval Academy and after 33 years of active duty, retired as Rear Admiral. Peter then joined the Merchant Marines and holds a Masters Unlimited Tonnage Oceans with towing and sailing endorsement - the highest grade of seafarer qualification. After circumnavigating aboard his own boat, Peter is now based in the Chesapeake Bay and oversees our weather routing and safety.

Client Testimonials

  • “The team at SAIL YOURSELF has extensive world wide yacht management experience which gives them the knowledge of what captains need as they travel the world. SAIL YOURSELF has been born out of extensive knowledge of what yacht captains need as they face the challenges of long distance cruising. On our circumnavigation we utilized their in depth knowledge of immigration formalities. Assistance with these processes saved us a huge amount of time enabling us to maximize our enjoyment of the various destinations” Captain, Ros  S/V MISTO, Nautitech 44 
  • “SAIL YOURSELF Support provides useful weather routing and passage planning. In addition to existing services, local and international sailors operating in South African waters will  greatly benefit from their services especially when rounding the Cape” South African Sailing School Principal, Mark: S/V MERCURY, Van De Stadt  42
  • "If there is one person I know who is able to organise the ‘boring’ and administrative aspects of bluewater sailing, then it would be Galen. He knows the INS and OUTS of dealing with authorities in difficult countries like nobody else. He is your virtual advisor through customs, immigration or any other hurdle you might encounter. In the end, its all about trusting the professionals!" Circumnavigator, Niki S/V ARANUI, Xc 45 / X-Yacht