has been involved in sailing and power boating for close on 40 years. Initially this involvement was during his time as a serving police officer with the Sussex Police. At that time he was working mainly in the field of sailing with young people, both able bodied and the physically and mentally disabled.
Since retiring from the Police Force in 1988 he has been Director of Seafever International Ltd. (formerly Seafever Sea School) a company specialising in powerboat handling for both the leisure and commercial market. One of his main aims throughout his career on the water has been to ensure that the end user obtains maximum benefit from their chosen sport whilst adhering to strict safety procedures at all times and to this end he hopes to make the water a safer place for all users.
Rescue and safety adviser to many sailing clubs and the RYA Area Sailing Coach of the Weald, training and assessing RYA Instructors and Senior Instructors and Powerboat Instructors. He spent three years developing a Personal Watercraft training programme in conjunction with the British Marine Industries Federation.This programme had been submitted to and accepted by the Marine Safety Agency authorising the BMIF to issue International Certificates of Competence. [Now the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA.) This training programme was then taken over by the RYA.
Has input information for Health and Safety with an Inland Water Project for Personal Watercraft. (Document is in draft form; ‘Inspectors Enforcement Information Pack’. HSE)
Main operational areas have been Sussex and North Wales but he has devised courses for people from all over the UK. He has worked in Europe, the United Arab Emirates, the British Virgin Islands, offering courses for ex-patriots and local residents of those countries.
Client base is extensive and includes training and consultancy offered to various Local Authorities, Police, Fire Brigade, H.M. Customs & Excise, The Environment Agency, and RSPB, the Radio Agency as well as individuals and groups from the private sector. He has also devised and assisted clubs in Health and Safety matters.
In May 1999 he was selected and confirmed as a ‘Member of The Academy of Experts’. Reg 2046 and has been actively involved in 28 investigations to date.
- Member of the Academy of Experts [Reg 2046] and
- Associate Fellow of The Royal Institute of Navigation