Please tell us a bit about yourself

I have been lucky enough to sail and be on the water from a young age during family holidays, I began sailing with  the trust on the tall ship Stavros S Niarchos when I was 17 and returned multiple times as a volunteer. I also began sailing on the challenger yachts and really enjoyed it.

Sailing inspired me to work at sea so I worked on big commercial ships for a couple of years before deciding to return to sailing last year and getting qualified over the winter.

I enjoy working hard, keeping fit and being based in the UK after being abroad for a few years which enables me to see my family and friends more often!

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

I work as a mate in the fleet, this job can be very varied, essentially I am on board to support the skipper and to  train the voyage crew in all aspects of sailing, whether that be working with sails, safety or life on board (cooking and cleaning). Also I work closely with our volunteers to help them to get the most out of the time they spend on our boats helping us. Furthermore my job includes maintenance of the boats, this can range from working with engines to fixing toilets!

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

My most memorable moment with tall ships was being up the mast of our old brig during the tall ships races setting sails along with dozens of other tall ships outside of Helsinki, it was as if we were in an armada. Unforgettable.

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

Sailing with tall ships is not just about sailing, a voyage with us will help to develop your team work, problem solving, inter personal skills massively amongst others.

Please describe your job in three words


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

A comedian with the best worst jokes!