ABOUT Captain Barry Sadler Maritime training 

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Captain Barry Sadler Maritime Training

About us – here at Captain Barry Sadler  maritime we are striving to provide the very best in Maritime training and are constantly looking at new, interactive and progressive  ways of delivering high quality educational material.  Look out for our new online simulations coming soon.

  • Knowledge information was valuable to my professional development 100% 100%
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  • Course clearly communicated objectives and concepts 98% 98%
  • Candidate Approval 98% 98%

 Our Team

Captain Barry Sadler Maritime

Barry Sadler CMMar AFRIN AFNI

Barry is a Chartered Master Mariner and a serving first class assessing Southampton Pilot.  In addition, he is a Member of the Nautical Institute Expert panel, a qualified teacher, an MCA EDH examiner, ISM Auditor and a maritime consultant.

He has over 20 years experience of teaching commercial and yacht MCA Orals Prep to all officer, cadet and superyacht deck disciplines and in recognition of his high level of professional achievement The Royal Institute of Navigation council invited him to be on their experts panel.

His combination of rigorous academic knowledge and practical skills ensures Barry remains current with all ship aspects of onboard operational techniques as well as the latest maritime developments and notable research.

Barry is a both a mentor  and Honorary Secretary and Court Representative for the Honourable Company of Master Mariners South West Outport.

Barry is passionate about Maritime education and is currently finishing is MSc in Merchant Shipping Operations before hoping to undertake a PHD.

In addition he is the volunteer pilot for the Jubilee Sailing Trust, works as  a consultant for Sail GB and is the liaison pilot for Cowes week, providing briefings for the yacht captains and pre regatta advice to the regatta director

 Mike Savaria

Mike is a Master Mariner currently working as a Pilot in the Port of Southampton. Prior to Piloting,  he sailed as Master with Hanson Aggregates for 2 years, during which time  he acquired a PEC for the Port of London. His previous experience includes working for Holland America Line for 7 years up to the rank of Safety Officer, as well as sailing as Chief Officer for a ferry company. 

Dee Greig-Dunn

After graduating with a BSc in Meteorology, she trained as a forecaster in the Royal Navy and her 8 years included 2 years on RFA Argus. After a successful time with BBC South as their off-screen forecaster and on-screen weather presenter, she discovered her passion for teaching at the Met Office college where she was involved in training both new entry forecasters and experienced staff. Once qualified as a secondary maths teacher and after teaching at a Hampshire school, Dee worked with  Warsash Maritime Academy for 13 years. Dee now  teaches both maths and meteorology to our candiadates. 

Russ Matthews oerals prep at captain Barry Sadler

Barbara Charlton

Barbara is a Master Mariner and currently working as a Southampton Pilot. She started her career at sea at the age of 16 on sail training vessels. She worked on various Cruise Lines with most time spent at Disney Cruises as Senior Watchkeeper and Training Officer after which she moved to Red Funnel ferry services role of a Master and serving as Union Representative. She also worked as Senior Manager Risk, Safety and Compliance for a Carnival UK and as an addition from full time employment Barbara previously spent time as an Associate Lecturer in Southampton Solent University.


In her limited spare time Barbara likes to cycle and drink beer with her husband Noel.

Russell is a Master Mariner and serving Southampton Pilot.  Starting his seagoing career with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, he reached the rank of Chief Officer before moving into the commercial sector.  After a short period as Marine Pilot for the Aberdeen Harbour Board, Russell joined Swire Pacific, sailing as Senior Master, Fleet Training Captain and advisor to the Board of Directors, specialising in deep-water anchor handling, subsea construction and surveying utilising autonomous underwater vehicles operating at 6000m, before returning to pilotage in 2018.


Russell has been actively involved in training and mentoring throughout his career, and started teaching maritime studies, STCW courses and MCA Orals prep in 2011.


In his spare time when not running around after his family, Russell can be found training for his next silly event in support of Young Lives Vs Cancer, sailing on the Norfolk Board or enjoying a pint or two in a sunny beer garden.

Stephanie’s working background has been diverse; she has worked in Accident and Emergency, on cruise ships, in Research and Audit and Project Management before finally undertaking her business degree. Stephanie now focuses on the day-to-day running of the business and education development. Most importantly, Stephanie is your point of contact for any information on course availability, course information and MCA exams.

Stephanie is equally passionate about education and completely understands the challenges of studying and working at the same time.

Queen Boudicca (Boo) is the company mascot and security. She keeps both Barry and Stephanie in check and enjoys walking out into the forest with their horses. When not on duty, she can be found playing with their four cats, and chasing any deer, badgers or squirrels that mistakenly visit the garden!