My Sailing background
I started sailing at 5 years old with my father crewing in boats such as the GP14 and Enterprise. I moved on to Mirrors with my brother Clive before stepping into the Laser at 14.
I followed the youth program in the Laser and the 420 and was lucky enough to become a member of the Laser National Youth Squad coached by Jim Saltonstall MBE. I spent a number of years competing on the Laser circuit before developing my skills across a wide variety of dinghy classes and keelboats including the Etchell and X one design. My results include top 3 placings at championships in both dinghy’s and keelboats including winning the inaugural Captain’s Cup in he XOD fleet at Cowes Week in 2002 and 2007.
XOD Captains Cup winner Cowes 2002 & 2007
XOD Central Solent Championship 1st 2002 & 2007
Phantom Winter Champs 3rd
Phantom Inland Championships 3rd
Phantom national Championships 4th
Phantom Northern Championships 1st
Finn Inland championships 5th
Etchells National Championships 2nd
Etchells Southern Championships 3rd
Etchells World Championships Qualifier Auckland and New York
Laser experience gained from being a part of the National Youth and Senior Team during the 1990’s
Olympic Trials Laser Class 1995