Private Instructor – New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the top places in the world to sail. Beaches, Islands, anchorages, wind, and fishing are the best of the best. The summer sailing season is quite short. Generally, January, February, and March are the best months. New Zealand is also an amazing training area with approximately 8-foot (2.5m) tide and gnerally year round good winds. If you are training with a New Zealand born Instructor, you know you are in good hands.
I have been sailing since 1996, first as a crewmember and then as a skipper. In 2008, I launched my own 38ft catamaran and have been sailing her in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and beyond since. The more I see and discover in our kiwi ocean, the more I am impressed with our beautiful country. I am passionate about sailing and the environment. In 2019, I passed my commercial skipper’s ticket (srl24). I take great joy in showcasing the gulf and watching my students grow in confidence as they learn the pleasure of sailing. Come and join me for an amazing adventure.
I’m a mad keen sailor. I’m also passionate about the environment and protecting my favorite cruising grounds. I Love showcasing the Hauraki Gulf and also exploring new cruising grounds. I also enjoy fishing swimming and snorkeling
Deep Blue and Beyond
Living in New Zealand there is such a natural force to go sailing because of our oceans. In my mid forties, I broke loose and made a commitment to myself to get started – I have not looked back.
Personally, I have seen myself grow in confidence and general life happiness because of sailing. Being a sailing coach adds another dimension to this because I see what it does for others – and that to me is fulfillment.
My first offshore adventure as a skipper was from New Zealand to the Whitsundays in Australia and back. I’ll never forget that experience.
The Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand with all its islands and beaches is one but equal to that with a different type of experience are the islands around Vanuatu in the Pacific.
Watching their confidence grow as the theory knowledge learned transforms into competent sailing skills.
Take your time and learn your skills. It will serve you well. Actually, that applies to anything in life really.
I’m a qualified engineer who is now semi-retired and enjoying the heck out of life.
Exploring more of the amazing Pacific Ocean