About us

Bartosz Sowisło

Born in 1982, the skipper of the yacht. PYA Yachtmaster, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially Endorsed, PYA Powerboat Skipper, RYA VHF / SRC, RYA Radar, STCW. I sailed mostly on the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.

So far, I’ve lived in five countries, and recently sea, ocean, and sailboat became my home. Once upon a time, I had a well-developed career in extraordinary airline, where I worked with absolutely fantastic people. Later I left it to become (in order of appearance): IT recruiter, Ops director in the restaurant chain, skipper – sailing instructor, and training manager. Almost all my career I’ve worked in an international environment.

In all these places, I’ve met inspiring and wise people. All those people work very hard to keep this world moving forward. I thought it would be great to invite them into sharing my passion and provide the most relaxing way of having rest I can imagine: sailing.

I’ll do all in my force to make sure our sea trip is safe and enjoyable. Being a former cabin crew – safety is part of my DNA. I’m going to make sure it will be a pleasant few days for you. After all – I want it to be enjoyable for me as well. I’m communicating straight – don’t expect too much diplomacy.

Other than adventure sailing, I like listening to audiobooks; occasionally, I draw portraits with a pencil. I also love kayaks and mountains. I am a Saab car fan (I’ve got one which I rarely use). I like to eat well and drink well, also all types of DIY, and meditate.

You can talk for hours with me about the organizational structures, policies, marketing, recruitment, and so on.

I speak well Polish and English. Intermediate French and Romanian and if I am forced by the situation, even Russian and Spanish.

I’m not a fan of big cities.

I kindly request all my guests not to discuss politics when we’re together onboard.

Caroline James

The Boat

She perfectly fits the job she’s been designed to. And her job is to provide you with safe, comfortable and home – like feeling during your sailing cruise.

Name: FLYING POLISHMAN  POL 21547 ex. Spirit of June

Type: Bermudian Sloop

Model: Gib Sea 435 built by Dufour in 2003

Flag / Registration: Polish / Commercial

Length: 14,30 m

Width: 4,26 m

Draft: 1,70 m

Sails equipped: Genoa, Main (Brand new in 2020) Storm Jib

Sails surface: 82 m. sq.

Cabins: 4

Berths: 8

Bathrooms: 2

Safety equipment: EPIRB, Life Raft + Grab Bag, Pneumatic Life Vests, First Aid Kit, Pyrotechnics, Signalling Horn, VHF Radio, rails on the deck securing person working at the mast, NAVTEX, Thermal Protective Aids,

Navigational equipment: Charts, chartplotter, navtex, compass, autopilot, wind speed and direction, AIS, Garmin In – Reach device (sat comm)

Convenience equipment: Tender with outboard engine, Oven, Fridge, Showers, Toilets, Radio, Library full of books, sprayhood, Webasto Heating, Solar Panel, snorkeling equipment,

Water capacity: 500 l

Fuel capacity: 240 l

Engine: Yanmar 54 HP

Certifications: Compliant with regulations for safe operations up to 200 NM from the shore as per PL maritime authorities. Construction category: A as per RCD directive.

Accommodation: Three cabins with double berths, one cabin with two bunk berths. Two bathrooms.

Mission statement

My mission is to make sure that you’ll have an unforgettable holiday, which you’ll recall for many years. I’m here as well to show you that sea sailing is a great pass time and that becoming a sailor will give you identity, which perhaps you’ve been searching for for a long time.

I’d like you to see that sea cruises isn’t something that is available only for the selected ones. Adventure is a privilege that can be easily acquired by every single human being on this planet, regardless of age, nationality, gender, or marital status.

My values:

Honesty – I won’t tell you that something is right if something goes wrong. I’ll openly communicate all the issues should they occur. I’ll not charge you any hidden fees or hide anything from you. I’ll always share with you my opinion based on my best judgment. And I’ll expect the same from you – be honest with your feedback. If I screw up, I’ll try to make it up.

Adventure spirit – I’ll take you off the usual paths, and we’ll find new places together and experience new stuff together

Positivity – will do my best to remain positive and optimistic all the time. Sometimes it might be hard, but then I count on you to keep the spirit high.

Teamwork – It is our collective responsibility that you’ll enjoy the cruise. Our goal is the same: your satisfaction from the journey.