Hello and welcome to my website. Thank you for taking the time to log on. Hopefully below I have answers to most of your questions.
WHO AM I?
I am 59 years old and have been sailing since I was 14. My interest started as a hobby with sailing dinghies and then grew to larger vessels when I became involved in a sail training organisation.
I have stayed with that organisation, the London Sailing Project, up to the present day. As I came up through the ranks I had to keep abreast of the qualification requirements ultimately gaining my Yachtmaster Ocean with commercial endorsement.
I ran an international yacht charter agency for 5 years with some 1500 yachts of different types throughout the World on our listing before being bought out. Whilst doing this many people started asking me who could “drive” their boats for them which I started doing and of course realised very quickly that this was more fun than sitting at a desk!
I started skippering full time some 15 years ago and spent about 10 years with B.A.Peters while they held the Fairline contract and subsequently the Sealine and Azimut agencies. I have carried out survey work for wind farms and engine tests and trials for Volvo , Caterpillar, Cummins and Mann
WHAT DO I DO?
Anything related to boats is the short answer.
Deliveries. I will deliver your vessel motor or sail
Instruction. I hold a Yachtmaster Instructor(motor) and a Cruising Instructor(sail) so will undertake own boat tuition to RYA course level or just basic boat handling, sail handling or just refresher days. I am very pleased to do introductory or handover days on your new boat to help you get familiar with it and as I hold an SRC VHF Assessor certificate I can take you through your VHF course at the same time if you wish.
Master 200. I can help with preparation for your Master 200 oral exam, I do understand what it is like as I have a Master 3000
I have skippered a number of events for corporate clients be it match racing or spectator or just fun days. Private functions such as birthdays are also easily done should you wish to be in the party rather than driving. Not sure about crossing the Channel the first time? Let me come with you or maybe your first trip around the Channel Islands I can act as guide to help you through those tides!
With all the experience I have gathered over the years what with the skippering and the charter work, I can help you with the issues that arise when considering business use. Or before making that final decision. “is this the right boat for us?” give me a call and talk it over. Or, with all the masses of equipment available to you on the market let me give you some impartial guidance on which should suit you best for your type of boating
WHERE AM I?
I live on the South Coast near Chichester but have undertaken commissions throughout the UK and Europe.
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