I was born in Plymouth, England and graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Government and Politics. I have been coaching sailing since 1980 and am a long time coach and seminar presenter with North U which is the educational division of North Sails. Over the course of many years I have given hundreds of seminars all over the world and helped sailing teams and individuals accomplish their goals whether it is winning a Championship or fine tuning and developing their skills.

In my own racing I have been a part of teams that have won 28 National and North American Championships in a wide variety of classes ranging from the J24 , J27, Santana 20 and many more.