James & Jacqui Pascall, owners of Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada, are pleased to welcome Lesley Hayes to their team. Lesley joins the Reservations Department based in Port Louis Marina in Grenada.
Lesley is originally from the north west of England, and the only boat she had been on before the age of 29 was a cross channel ferry. That all changed when she met a Sailing Instructor and soon found herself on a 37 foot yacht, sailing across the Bay of Biscay. After four years of cruising the Mediterranean during the summer and working as a probation officer back home in the winter, she left England behind her and settled in Greece where she quickly found a job working for a yacht charter company. Here Lesley gained several years of valuable experience in all things ‘yachting’ and particularly handling reservations. Then the man in her life planted the seed of buying an ocean-going boat and crossing the Atlantic. The seed grew into a ‘Plan’ and in November 2015, they took part in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). Since then they have stayed in the Caribbean, basing themselves in St. Vincent and getting to know and love the island, The Grenadines and Grenada. Recently Lesley had to acknowledge that even though she loved the cruising life, she actually missed going to work. The timing proved good, as the position at Horizon was being advertised, and now she is back where she is happiest, helping people find the best sailing holiday to suit them. When not working, Lesley loves swimming, cooking and watching bad TV.
Horizon Yacht Charters is a small, privately owned and managed yacht charter company with bases in Grenada and St.Vincent dedicated to tailor made vacations into the Grenadine Islands onboard a growing fleet of modern charter yachts. James Pascall commented: “As the company has recently opened a new charter base in Blue Lagoon, St. Vincent, we are ideally placed to offer our charters from either end of The Grenadines chain. Lesley has tremendous character and energy and will be a great asset to us in developing our business – Welcome aboard!”