Content Creator and Instructor
I started sailing dinghies at a local sailing club open day when I was 11 years old. I loved it and stuck at it, racing dinghies as a teen before getting my chance as crew and then skipper on the former round-the-world yacht ‘Drum’ on day sails and weekend charters progressing to skipper and boat manager of this famous 78’er. Seeking further opportunities and now an instructor, I started teaching RYA courses at home in Scotland and abroad, venturing to far-flung places such as New Zealand and Greece. A desire for adventures off the beaten track saw me take up a skippering position for Rubicon3, skippering throughout the North Atlantic to remote locations such as the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Central America with another private adventure charter to Greenland. Over the years I found time to skipper for HWDT on cetacean research, do a couple of ski seasons and write my own sailing book. Alongside my work for Ardent Training, I still skipper adventure sailing trips while also managing the maintenance for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust fleet.