About Jeremy

Skipper Jeremy Bagshaw

Jeremy first started sailing at the age of five. As a teenager he represented the Rhodesian National Sailing Team and the Eastern Cape Youth Team (South Africa). He has notched up 27 years of coastal passage making and racing along the South African East Coast as skipper and crew.

Notable accomplishments include skippering the winning yacht in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from Cape Town to St Helena in 2008 and co-skippering the winning multihull yacht in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from Simon’s Town to St Helena in 2010.

He has a law degree and has managed and owned businesses in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates including a sailing charter business in the Arabian Gulf, tourist accommodation and a successful Builders’ Merchant. Based in Simonstown, Cape Town, Jeremy takes time out from his business of delivering yachts for, or with owners. He cruised the Tierra del Fuego area of Patagonia in 2007. Yacht deliveries have taken him to Malaysia, Tunisia, Canary Islands, the Cape Verdes, the British Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Chile and all over the Indian Ocean including Chagos, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Réunion.

Jeremy launched his expedition yacht SY Jerrican in 2013 and the following year sailed over 9000nm in support of a Redfern Natural History filming expedition to the Chagos Archipelago – see more: https://youtu.be/nnDKVZQhCbI .Visit our Expeditions Page for info on island cruises and our voyages to wild and remote places.