Principle – Chief Instructor Sail
Rupert has been sailing since he was old enough to hold a mainsheet! And having spent several years managing hotels and restaurants he decided it was time to return to his true passion – sailing. Now as our Principle and Business Development Director he spends his time growing the business and coaching his team to become the best school on the South Coast.
You can reach him on; rupert@seajaysolentsailing school.co.uk
Sea Jays would like to welcome Andy onboard at Sea Jays, we’ll have more details on him as soon as we catch up with him ashore – watch this space….
Chief Instructor Power – Yachtmaster Instructor Sail
Yachtmaster Instructor, Advanced Powerboat Instructor
Jamie is an approachable instructor and loves nothing more than being out on the water and sharing his knowledge of boating whether it be power or sail. Jamie’s love of sailing is matched by his love of music, photography and film, and is often seen with a guitar or camera in hand.
Started sailing when 10 years old, (was pushed out from a pontoon and told to get back on my own) loved all things to do with the sea ever since.
Studied at Warsash School of Navigation whilst training to become a Navigating officer with Union Castle. This was in the days before GPS and electronic calculators!
First “grown up” sailing dinghy was a GP14, also owned a Mirror and Topper dinghies when encouraging the family to sail. Now sailing a Laser, Hurley 22 and a Beneteau First 31.7 (you can never have too many boats). When not delivering powerboat or dinghy courses supporting local sailability initiative as a volunteer.
Would have won my division of the Round the Island race a couple of years ago if I hadn’t parked the boat on Ryde sands for 20 minutes.
Euan is a well established Yachtmaster who enjoys sharing his skill set with his pupils, he is an experienced racer and has many a good tale tell about his adventures!
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructor
John is a lifelong racing and cruising yachtsman. As skipper he took line honours and overall victory in the 2014 Dartmouth to Paimpol race and as tactician took the 2013 Swan Arambalza Cup aboard Swan 55 Lulotte. He enjoys being a Yachtmaster Instructor and also works as a jazz trumpeter.
Mark has sailed in the Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as all around the U.K and honed his teaching skills as Chief Instructor of a Royal Navy flying training squadron. When not a Cruising Instructor he coaches school dinghy teams and leadership skills to businesses.
“Nick started sailing with his first dinghy lesson in St. Mawes on the only sunny day of the summer of ‘79. His family then owned a series of small cruising boats in the Solent for around 10 years. After the last family boat was sold, Nick continued his sailing, racing 420s at school and taking flotilla holidays in the Med. Finally, he knuckled down to study and sit his Yachtmaster in 2010, achieving “Offshore” status. Since then, Nick has continued to build his sea miles and gain experience, going around Fastnet Rock and across the Channel on multiple occasions, as well as racing in Newport, Rhode Island, every Thursday out of Lymington, “Round the Island” every year and at Cowes Week (taking 3rd in class in 2017). Nick is also a qualified RYA cruising instructor.”
Sea Jays are pleased to welcome Tony Lascelles onboard as one of our Power Boat Instructors, we’ll have more details about him as soon as we catch up with him!