About Tony Agar MRIN

TONY AGAR MRIN

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Sail & Motor

A sprightly 72 year-old, I started dinghy sailing in my late teens but then moved to the company motor yacht for a number of years. Returning in 1987 to sail, I spent several seasons with RORC before turning professional in 1995. Since then, I have been running my own Yacht Delivery Company when not instructing for Sunsail or the UKSA and more latterly my own Anchorage Sea School.

I started the Anchorage Sea School as a shorebased establishment to continue my keen interest in Celestial Navigation which I now enjoy through my membership of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

My experience of skippering and handling all manner of yachts, which now amounts to well over 75,000NM, engenders a quiet confidence in both owners and crew alike, which I am pleased to say results in many repeat engagements and recommendations.

Captain-Tony-Agar

"I guess I am a fan of Tony’s, he did 2 deliveries for me, both successful and the boat delivered back to me in washed, cleaned and  good condition. I can only say how I found. If you need anything more don’t hesitate to contact me."

- Beneteau 50 Watermark IV

"Great job again! We got to her about 3pm on Sunday and I would say she looked pretty good given the 3,000nm or so voyage you had just undertaken…"

-Nordhavn 43 Black Swan

"Over the last 30 years we have used 3-4 so called yacht delivery skippers, not one of them is even in your league. I would not hesitate to recommend you and when I next need a skipper, you will be the only choice. It has been a pleasure to meet with you, wishing you all the best."

-Oceanis 423, Susie D

"Tony acted as captain and I went along as crew to learn from him on my 61 foot motor cruiser. Tony was exceptionally calm at all times in unfavourable conditions and his handling of the boat in tight marinas was also excellent."

-Princess 61 Force 5

"Thank you again for the referral, I would certainly also recommend Tony to others should that opportunity ever arise."

- Matrix 45 Catamaran Vision

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MCA Master 200 GT 1995-2020 unlimited
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Sail and Power Commercially Endorsed until 2020
  • RYA Shorebased Instructor
  • ENG1 Medical until 2020
  • Ship’s Captain Medical Officer
  • RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities Instructor

EXPERIENCE

  • Principal Anchorage Sea School since 1998
  • Principal Tony Agar Yacht Deliveries since 1995
  • Freelance RYA Instructor since 1995 until 2017
    • Sunsail UK also chief instructor Canaries 3 times
    • UKSA ex-“British Steel” Challenge Yacht instructor/skipper
    • UKSA Caribbean Ocean Training Instructor 2003
  • Freelance Yacht Delivery Skipper since 1995