Please tell us a bit about yourself

I am married with a son who’s working in Vancouver. I like keeping fit by mountain biking and getting to the gym when at home. I like walking and reading when I get the chance. 

I sail because I love it. I retired from an IT career with O2 in 2007 and became a professional sailor. I qualified as a Yachtmaster in 1994 and owned various boats since. In 2015/17 I sailed around the world and I still love it.

Please tell us a bit about your role at Tall Ships

I’m a freelance skipper so I help fill the gaps the full time skippers can’t make.

What has been your most memorable moment at Tall Ships?

Winning the 2011 Fastnet race between the 4 Tallships Challengers.

What is one thing you think people should know about Tall Ships?

It’s a great organisation that can change people’s lives.

Please describe your job in 3 words

Fun, full-on, rewarding.

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

Developing the technology to allow txt voting on TV for shows like Big Brother & I’m a Celbrity.