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What work do you do for  Yacht Training?

I’m having great fun training new owners on their luxurious vessels. I make sure people stay safe, relax and have an enjoyable experience on our beautiful waters.

I hear you are Ex-Navy. Tell us about your time there?

I joined the Navy in the mid 60’s and retired after serving just over 21 years. I specialized in seamanship and weapons and became a Chief Gunnery Instructor. Highlights were being part of the crew on a 27′ Montegue Whaler doing an overnight passage to American Samoa when taking junior officer training – total of 7 onboard. Funniest memory that comes to mind, I was part of a motor launch crew that was tasked with putting the motor launch alongside for crew to go on day leave, the Petty Officer said “Don’t worry – I’ll do it” he launched the boat only to find that he hadn’t checked and both bungs were left out, needless to say more than one pump was required.

When you are not playing with boats, what do you do?

Neapolitan Mastiff Cross, we live close to Muriwai so enjoy lots of different walking areas. Have just enlarged our garage so also enjoying my new Mancave area !

I hear that your wife Sue, is an amazing baker. Do you have a favourite?

Sue is a stunning baker, needless to say my waistline has suffered but if I had to choose – my favorites are her Cinnamon Swirl Buns and her Savory Crackers.

Where is your favourite place in NZ?

Anywhere I’m having a great time with family and friends.