Robin Toozs-Hobson
Commercial Yachtmaster RYA
A short resumé


Welcome to this abbreviated page of my (mostly) sailing related history.

I am now working on / sailing / chartering a Catalina 42 that is called "Sophie-Ems" after 3 of my nieces.

I am currently based out of Trinidad until the Hurricane season is over. My original plan of a circular tour of the Caribbean was postponed because of charters which require me to stay this side of the Sea. St Lucia will be the base again in November.

e-mail is best contact if you fancy an adventure in the Tropics!

My history

I have been sailing since I was 14 years old, started in dinghies and added yachts to the repertoire at 18 and I still sail both now that I am into my 50's.

I passed passed my Dinghy Instructors in 1976 (retested in 1997), my Yachtmaster theory in 1980/1981 and finally got around to doing the practical in 2010 when I needed it to be able to be paid for doing what I had been doing for free for over 30 years. All part of the master plan to sail around the world rather than just isolated parts of it.

My cruising career has seen me sailing most of the way around the Mediterranean, most parts of the South, West and North of the UK, East of Ireland, Western and South Eastern France and also quite a bit of the Caribbean in yachts that range from 30' to 95' 

I have also visited quite a few pubs along the inland waterways and dinghy and yacht raced extensively in the UK and Caribbean.

 In my business life I led a software house for 20 years, have been an International Management Consultant and more recently have made a quieter living as a hypnotherapist. 

I have 2 wonderful grown up sons but sadly am currently divorced.

To complete the necessary picture I have been cooking since I was 11 years old.

I am on the books of several charter businesses and sailing schools and am available for most things yacht related.



  • Skippering for charter
  • Skippering for corporate
  • Racing
  • Boat deliveries both on the sea
  • Boat deliveries on the inland waterways.

I believe I am:

  • Reasonable in my charges
  • Trustworthy in all circumstances
  • Reliable in my delivery
  • Entertaining in my manner
  • Extremely tall in my stature.

I can of course provide references.

If you have a boat related problem that you feel I can help with - please give me a call 


Tel: + (1 758) 287 3657  - St Lucia Caribbean Phone - only sporadically in use - e-mail is best

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