Joined the Merchant Navy at age 16 and worked for 9 years on oil tankers and general cargo ships.
My career path took an odd turn for a seafarer I joined the Royal Air Force and enjoyed a very successful 30 year career much of this time spent on instructor duties training young people leadership, confidence and management skills. During my military career I kept my association with the sea via yacht sailing (I have over 30000 miles logged) and sail training on square riggers having sailed a number of times on the brigs Stavros S Niarchos, the Prince William and other sail training vessels.
My two big passions in life are sailing and teaching/training. I am so pleased (not to mention excited) to be partaking in the Pelican of Londons winter voyage with Ocean College.