Having "messed about in boats" a bit while at school, I started sailing seriously as a student on Rolls-Royce's 55' sail training ketch, Merlin of Clyde, and quickly got the bug. I have now been yacht racing, fairly successfully, as crew and occasional helm for more than 30 years and have done a fair amount of cruising, mostly in the Mediterranean. I started dinghy sailing again when my daughters started as LSC cadets and rapidly got more and more involved in introducing kids and adults to the joys of sailing, qualifying as an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor in 2012 and Powerboat Instructor in 2017. I have a Laser which I race occasionally and largely unsuccessfully when I have time.
I joined the LSC Executive in 2013 and took over as LSTA Principal in 2014. Largs Sail Training Association is an independent organisation, set up by LSC, to provide RYA recognised training to club members. When Johnathan Briggs took over as LSTA Principal in 2018, I stayed on the LSC Executive to represent LSTA.
Along with LSTA Principal, Johnathan Briggs and Chief Instructor, Bill Forsyth, I'm responsible for all training activities at the club and I'm proud to represent LSTA's wonderful team of instructors and volunteers on the LSC Executive. I'm also responsible for Safeguarding.