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David Whitehead

RYA Cruising Instructor

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Shore-based Instructor

David is in his 50’s and has been sailing all his life. He has extensive experience of sailing all around our UK coastline and beyond. He owns a Hallberg Rassy Ketch which he sails from Bristol’s Floating Harbour with his family and his friends.


Friendly and calm, David can take you through your RYA syllabus and you can benefit from his lifetime’s knowledge and experience of cruising sailboats and European cruising areas.


He also provides own yacht tuition to new owners or those requiring experienced help during offshore passages.    

Matt Corrigan

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper

Matt has over 40 years sailing experience ranging from sailing dinghies to large yachts both in this country and in the Mediterranean.


 Matt is a very practical person to have on board as he can generally ‘get most things going’ which is why he earns his place as 1st Mate on many delivery passages.


Matt is also a keen walker and when not sailing can usually be found up some hill or other in one of Britain’s glorious National Parks.



John Walsby-Tickle

John is more mature than his years suggest. He is an OCdt in the Officer Training Corps and is also studying for an MSc in Chemistry at Bristol University.


He has logged many thousands of miles of competitive sailing in his Etchells 22 and in cruising yachts in this country, the Mediterranean and Caribbean. With a friendly, calm and easy going style, John is a very reliable delivery skipper and he can also provide you with ‘on-board’ tuition and practical advice on improving the sailing performance of your yacht.


He is an active member of both the Royal Mersey and Royal Anglesey Yacht clubs.


RYA Cruising Instructor

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore


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Charles Whitehead

RYA Powerboat Instructor

Currently studying Real Estate at university in Bristol, Charles has been ‘on the water’ all his life and is an experienced crew on sailing yachts as well as being a RYA Powerboat Instructor.


Energetic, enthusiastic, reliable and capable, Charles has extensive boating experience in this country and in the Mediterranean and is the perfect companion on delivery trips.


Powerboat and yacht manoeuvring in tight spaces are his speciality, Charles can also advise on powerboat safety and, in particular, on tenders and toys.

Luke Griffiths

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Luke is a West Country boy and in his early years was skipper of tourist day-tripper vessels in the Torbay, Brixham and Dartmouth areas.


Now a keen powerboat owner he has many years experience cruising the West Country, the Channel Islands and France with his family and his friends and also cruising in the Mediterranean.


Luke is an expert passage planner and being a fastidious powerboat owner he knows how precious your motor-yacht is to you and is the perfect delivery skipper to take your motor-yacht to its chosen cruising destination.

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