Please tell us a bit about yourself

I started sailing in 2005 as voyage crew during the Tall Ships race on board a Gaff Ketch.

After going back the following year to do the race again, I got into my sailing and was persuaded to do my Day Skipper qualification. I did this back home in Wales, which is where I heard about Clipper. I subsequently signed up to sail round the world in the 0910 Clipper Race. When I got back, I completed my Yachtmaster Offshore qualification and worked for a year sailing out of Liverpool before being made redundant and moving to Tall Ships in 2012. I now work for the Trust as both Skipper and Mate.

Outside of work I enjoy meeting friends and family, going to the cinema and sports – especially rugby and football (Liverpool!).

Please tell us a bit about your role at Tall Ships Youth Trust

At present, I duel role. Mainly I am a Skipper on the Challengers and the Catamaran which means I am responsible for everything that happens on the boat, from planning routes, parking the yacht and ensuring everyone is safe and having fun.

When I don’t Skipper, I do a little bit of Mate work where I am second in charge and help to run the deck and assist the Skipper.

What has been your most memorable moment at Tall Ships Youth Trust?

Taking a group of special needs kids sailing and watching them develop and enjoy every moment of being on the boat.

The worst part was seeing them upset at the end as they didn’t want to leave.

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

Expect the unexpected

Please describe your job in three words

Unique. Epic. Variable.

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

Being Welsh without the accent