First Mate on Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Olga

After a strange and difficult summer I finally went sailing this September on the beautiful Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Olga. Oh dear, I hope Island Swift does not get jealous, but I am in love! She is a gorgeous Pilot Cutter, built in Porthleven, in Cornwall in 1909. She sails like a dream and is so very well behaved. She is owned by Swansea Maritime Museum, has been loaned to Sailing Tectona CIC and has a special relationship with Mount Kelly School.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore / Ocean

In September 2019 I decided to sit the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Practical exam. Having sailed for more than 35,000NM many people have asked me why? Well, after 30 years of running, performing and touring with Bash Street Theatre I have decided to take a break and become a professional sailor. I would like to develop a mixture of teaching, yacht delivery and charter work. I would love to be a skipper on classic charter boats, and also teach on gaff rig boats (in between sailing on Island Swift) and to do this I needed to pass the Yachtmaster.