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Our Expert Sailing Instructors

Title

Rupert J Hewson

Position

Principle – Chief Instructor Sail

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 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

 

Andrew Mackenzie

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….

Title

Jamie Griffin

Position;

Chief Instructor Power – Yachtmaster Instructor Sail

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Nick Howat

“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.”

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!

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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.

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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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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.

Contact Us Now