Can you hear the boatswain’s call?
We need you! Join us for expedition based training to become a skipper, through our fantastic range of learning programs.
Our current skippers, trainees and mentors are listed below:
Ross Pollard is a carpenter and skipper with a special interest in traditional boat building. A keen sailor and natural group facilitator, Ross brings a sense of adventure, history, tradition and a love of sharing his vast knowledge and skills.
Samuel Martel is an adventure sailor, with a great approach to teaching and learning. Sam loves going fast, but also brings a steady, safe and capable hand to help guide the crew.
Danielle Lambert is a science teacher with a passion for biology, ecology and adventure therapy. Danni is a fantastic sailor, who brings a sense of fun, wonder and excitement to experiential learning!
Ingrid Neumann is a proficient outdoor activity leader and group facilitator, with years of experience with Outward Bound and other organisations. Ingrid brings a steady and capable hand to the crew.
Tegan Cork is a healer and a mermaid, having led a wide range of outdoor programs over the years. She is a great skipper, and brings a sense of fun as well as so many metaphors for our crew!
Wade Chang, as he is known to many of his Aussie friends, is a brilliant facilitator who has specialised in logistics and technical support. Wade brings a sense of order and high safety standards along with a fun approach to our crew.
Thomas Nance is currently living in NZ but more than willing to join us when possible. Trained as a professional mariner, Thomas is highly skilled and also brings a wonderful sense of calmness and empathy for everyone around him.
Kimberly Kenyon has lived and travelled on the sea, now working as an outdoor educator with Youth Justice. Kim is a brilliant skipper and brings her magical skills and wonderful personal energy to share with our crew.
Kieron McCartney is a carpenter, youth worker and accomplished sailor, currently living on a boat and often helping with skippering as well as maintenance and logistics behind the scenes. Kieron brings a wonderful “can do” attitude to any potential problems on expedition.
Jonathan Goss is an educator inspired by epic stories of endurance and discovery. He is passionate about ethical and sustainable delivery of the best possible sail training and nature based adventure therapy for our future generations.
Aaron Seipel is an experienced sea kayak instructor and has recently taken to sailing. His calm approach and clear communication helps us maintain the safe environment that is essential for learning.
Sebastian Williment is a keen adventurer and active skipper by the age of 15, having started his journey with us as a Yr 7 student. Seb brings fun and connection, as well as a love of learning to the crew.
Francesca Goss is organised, a hard worker, critical thinker and she really helps to keep things on track. Frankie is a a great mentor for other trainees, bringing a sense of order and clarity to the crew.
Finn Bell is our youngest skipper. He is a natural sailor and his enthusiasm for learning, and for helping others is really strong. He brings fun and strong sense of integrity to our crew.
Bryn Dunlop is a highly skilled Outdoor Educator currently working as a school administrator. He brings a supportive, can-do approach and is an inspirational mentor to all of us.
Johnna Powell is a marvellous cook, seasoned outdoor instructor and loving youth worker, who is often up at midnight baking, or busy behind the scenes, providing catering support, administration and assistance with our training and therapeutic programs.
Bailey is a passionate and focussed young man with an interest in skippering that has seen him return time and again to build on his skills. Bailey brings an infectious energy and love of learning that is fun to be around!
Fleur Carter is a wonderful Mum and Outdoor Educator who is training to be a skipper, while helping behind the scenes keeping everything clean, tidy and organised.
Emma Maltby is a motivated and passionate environmental educator and experienced sailor. She brings a real sense of calm and connection that helps enhance our learning.
Lauren Tasker is studying Outdoor Recreation at university and has been sailing with us for many years. Loz is capable and careful, she adds a great spirit of fun and enthusiasm to the crew.
Max Allen is a gifted teacher and a champion sportsman, who also loves to share his passion for outdoor education with young people. He brings a calm, capable and compassionate approach to our crew.
Sally McAdam is an brilliant trainer and fun loving skipper who is passionate about expeditionary learning, seamanship and sustainable practice. She brings laughter and passion to the crew – currently sailing in the tropical north, we look forward to welcoming her back into harbour one day!
Robert Wigginton’s wisdom, relaxed manner and careful coaching style help to keep us all on an even keel. He is stepping back after helping out for many years both with skippering and behind the scenes support. Thank you Rob.
Gretta Kelliher is a brilliant outdoor educator and super-woman, we are so happy when she is able to join us on expedition. Bring it on…
Robert Houghton is an adventurer, educator and long serving Duke of Edinburgh’ Award Instructor, with a dedication to explore the edge! Bob calls us all to action, being a keen paddler, sailor and glider pilot who was influenced by the Ocean Youth trust, and serves as inspiration to all of us. He helped us immensely in the early years, and is now stepping out to enjoy his personal adventures (which seem to never stop).
Martin Kelly is an experienced educator working in staff development. Martin brings immense wisdom to our group, and has led the way – building boats and sailing with young people for many decades. Thank you Martin.
Tahlia Somers completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards with us, and sailed on the Young Endeavour! Tahlia is busy with her Uni commitments but still takes time out to train as a skipper.
Amy Luke-Paredi is a bright and energetic Mate who is now serving in the Navy! Come back and skipper with us when you can Amy!
Eva Goss is an accomplished young skipper and positive, caring role model for everyone in the crew. She is currently working overseas, we look forward to her return!
Get on board!
Please join us, and build your skills and experience alongside some of the best facilitators in the industry.