The sailing simulator has been developed by a small team with experience in e-learning, sailing and software development. Our goal is to provide high quality simulation based learning and entertainment.
Chris has a background in elearning and over 20 years of software development and marketing experience in the UK and US. Chris started the health & safety elearning and risk management company Cardinus and sold it to THB Group in 2007. Cardinus provides e-learning used by thousands of organisations across the globe to reduce accidents and injury, increase employee productivity and comply with legislation.
Chris began sailing around 2010, taking family sailing holidays each year in Greece and Turkey. When he found that he was forgetting so much in between charters he looked around at sailing simulators to refresh his knowledge, but was dissapointed that those available focussed entirely on racing, and didn’t really help with real life skills.
So Chris returned to his roots and began coding. Three years later eSail was launched on Steam.
Keith is the author of the internationally-published RYA Sea Survival Handbook and the RYA Boat Safety Handbook and continues to write for PBO magazine as their sea safety correspondent.
Keith trained as a naval architect at Southampton and Sunderland Colleges in the late 1970s. Following a couple of years as a development engineer for a small workboat builder, he was offered the role of Technical Reporter on the magazine Motor Boat and Yachting, before moving on to become Technical Editor (Power) and then Deputy Editor of Practical Boat Owner (PBO) magazine and finally Development Editor of Sailing Today.
After a 22-year career as a staff boating journalist testing boats and equipment, Keith made a career change and joined the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as a Sea Safety Manager. During his 15 years with the RNLI, Keith trained and managed RNLI Sea Safety and Community Safety volunteers to give advice to yachtsmen, boat users and the general public on how to stay safe when on or by the water. He became a RYA sea survival, powerboat and marine vhf radio instructor/assessor in 2004, while working for the RNLI, and currently works as a freelance instructor.
Having caught the bug for yacht cruising as a teenager on the rivers of the East Coast, Theo has since explored far and wide under sail – north to the Lofoten Islands, south to Morocco, the Gambia and Senegal, east to the Baltic and the Mediterranean and west to the Caribbean. He sailed the family Hallberg Rassy 31 for a number of years, but is now the proud owner of a Sadler 29, kept on the Lymington river, from where he and his wife Georgie cruise both sides of the English Channel.
After stints in the Royal Navy and in public relations in the City, Theo combined the best of both worlds and began writing for Yachting Monthly as a freelance contributor. He joined the team in 2014 and has been editing the magazine since 2017.
Jon started dinghy sailing in Plymouth and Falmouth Harbours at school, then cruising and racing in the Solent at college.
For for several years Jon worked in cancer research then ran a unit studying stroke and brain injuries, and began sailing with the Ocean Youth Trust. At this time he was also instructing cruising and racing and delivering Halberg Rassey, Nijad, and Sweden yachts from Sweden and qualified as Yachtmaster Ocean.
He later started a successful project management and tuition business primarily with Northshore Yachtyards and qualified as a Yachtmaster instructor.
Jon is currently involved in providing sailing tuition and supporting the Ocean Youth Trust.
eSail is available for Windows and Apple Mac.
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