About the skipper

Sailing Tasmania | The Skipper SailTas

SailTas is owned and operated by James Douglas. As your skipper James brings a wealth of experience gained in over 35 years as a competitive yachtsman, cruising skipper and more recently as a commercial yacht captain.

This practical experience is complemented by international ‘Yacht master’ certification and all necessary commercial licenses to operate a survey vessel in open waters in Australia.

James is not only a qualified AMSA Master 24m commercial ships captain, he also holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  After serving several decades in a career as a Town Planner and Project Manager throughout Australia, James has returned to his home State of Tasmania to pursue his life-long passion for  sailing the world-class cruising waters around Bruny Island.

James is supported by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic crew to ensure both your safety and enjoyment,  together they will share their insight and knowledge of sailing, the environment and the local history of the region .

If you are thinking about purchasing a boat or want to get into sailing, we can provide you with all the advice and training you will need.