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Our Expert Sailing Instructors

Title

Rupert J Hewson

Position

Chief Instructor

Qualifications

  • RYA/MCA Commercial Yachtmaster Sail.
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean.
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor.

Profile

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 Chief Instructor 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

 

Title

Jamie Griffin

Position;

Chief Instructor Power – Yachtmaster Instructor

Qualifications

Yachtmaster Instructor, Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Profile;

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.

Title

John Eacott

Position

Yachtmaster Instructor

Qualifications

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructor

Profile

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.

Title

Euan Montgomerry

Position

Yachtmaster Instructor

Qualifications

  • RYA/MCA Commercial Yachtmaster.

Profile

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!

Tony McBride

Sea Jays are pleased to welcome onboard Tony Mcbride as one of our instructors, we’ll have more details on him as soon as he comes ashore for a chat.

Watch this space…

Sam Evans

Sea Jays are pleased to welcome Sam Evans onboard as one of our new instructors, we’ll have more details about him as soon as he comes ashore from a weeks tuition…

Watch this space…

Mark Neild

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.

Tim Wood

Tim Wood

Position

Yachtmaster Instructor

Qualifications

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Instructor

Profile

Sailing was the hobby I turned to when I realised golf was not for me. But I enjoying a successful and lucrative business career, so never expected to be a professional skipper or instructor.  Yet here I am. 16 years after completing a fast track programme and 20 years after I first stepped on a yacht, I find myself with something like 150,000 miles in my log book, and enough stories to write a weighty memoir or two. I’m working on that by the way – but I’ll change the names to protect the guilty!
If you stick around this job long enough nothing much will surprise you. The people you meet are definitely the best thing about it. And being on a small yacht with complete strangers teaches you a lot about human nature – and yourself! But truthfully, whether it’s giving the complete novice the experience of a lifetime, or helping an ambitious young person to pursue a dream in the super yacht world it really doesn’t matter. To me it’s the same – giving people something they’ll remember and value – and it all means I can go sailing.
“Tim Wood – Yachtmaster Instructor, occasional business advisor and aspiring writer.”

Tony Lascelles

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!

Paul Drew

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.

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Accommodation

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We have a list of great places to stay in around Lymington whilst on your course.

Places to Stay
Sailing Careers

Sailing Careers

No matter your age you can always have a career at sea. We have the contacts and knowledge to steer you through sailing courses to achieve your end goal be it becoming an Instructor yourself or to travel the world on a Superyacht starting off as a deckhand and working your way up to become Skipper. Nothing is impossible and we can guide you through the process, one course at a time.

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Mile Building

Mile Building

For some it is a way to build up the nautical miles and gain experience in preparation for the next level but for others it is the excitement and challenge of leaving Lymington on a Monday morning and sailing to ports in France and the Channel Islands which they might never otherwise visit. Each one so different and with so much to offer in their own uniqueness.

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Call a member of Sea Jays now on 07764 465773 – 07753 215517 or alternatively click below for contact details.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

See what our many satisfied customers are saying about us.

Read Testimonials
Accommodation

Accommodation

We have a list of great places to stay in around Lymington whilst on your course.

Places to Stay
Sailing Careers

Sailing Careers

No matter your age you can always have a career at sea. We have the contacts and knowledge to steer you through sailing courses to achieve your end goal be it becoming an Instructor yourself or to travel the world on a Superyacht starting off as a deckhand and working your way up to become Skipper. Nothing is impossible and we can guide you through the process, one course at a time.

Take the First Step
Mile Building

Mile Building

For some it is a way to build up the nautical miles and gain experience in preparation for the next level but for others it is the excitement and challenge of leaving Lymington on a Monday morning and sailing to ports in France and the Channel Islands which they might never otherwise visit. Each one so different and with so much to offer in their own uniqueness.

Build Experience
Contact Us Now

Contact Us Now

Call a member of Sea Jays now on 07764 465773 – 07753 215517 or alternatively click below for contact details.

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