Can you hear the boatswain’s call?
We need you! Join us for training to become a skipper, through our fantastic expeditionary learning programs. Scholarships are available… Get on board!
Our current skippers and trainees include:
Ross Pollard is a carpenter and skipper with a special interest in traditional boat building. A keen sailor and talented facilitator, Ross brings a sense of adventure, history, tradition and a great ability for teaching.
Samuel Martel is an adventure sailor, with a great approach to teaching and learning. Sam brings a steady, safe and capable hand to help guide the crew.
Danni Lambert is a science teacher with a passion for biology and adventure therapy. Danni is a fantastic sailor who brings wonder and excitement to experiential learning!
Kim Kenyon has lived and travelled on the sea, now working as an outdoor educator with Youth Justice. Kim is a brilliant skipper and brings magical skills and wonderful energy to the crew.
Kieron McCartney is a carpenter and talented sailor, living on his own boat and often helping with skippering or maintenance and logistics behind the scenes.
Eva Goss has grown up with sailing the seas, as our youngest skipper she really is a positive role model to everyone. Eva brings care and compassion to the crew.
Emma Maltby is a motivated and passionate environmental educator and experienced sailor. She brings a real sense of fun and connection to enhance our learning.
Sally McAdam is an brilliant trainer and fun loving skipper who is passionate about expeditionary learning, seamanship and sustainable practice. Currently sailing in the tropical north, we look forward to welcoming her back into harbour!
Rob Wigginton’s wisdom, relaxed manner and careful coaching style help to keep us all on an even keel. He has been helping for many years both with skippering and behind the scenes.
Gretta Kelliher is a brilliant outdoor educator and super-woman, we are so happy when she is able to join us on expedition.
Yonna Powell is a marvellous cook and experienced activity instructor who works hard behind the scenes providing catering support, administration and assisting with our training programs.
Bryn Dunlop is a skilled Outdoor Educator and experienced sailor, now working as a school administrator. He brings a supportive, can-do approach and is an inspirational mentor to all of us.
Bob 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.
Martin Kelly is an experienced educator working in staff development. Martin brings wisdom to our group, and has led the way – building boats and sailing with “high risk” young people since 1995.
Jono Goss is an educator inspired by epic stories of endurance and discovery, and is very grateful for Blue Peter and the many ways in which people are bringing sail training and nature based therapy forward for younger generations.
Frankie Goss has been a trainee since the beginning. Being organised, a hard worker and critical thinker, she really helps to keep things on track. Frankie is a a great mentor for other trainees.
Tahlia Somers completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards with us, and sailed on the Young Endeavour! Tahlia will be an excellent skipper, and we look forward to having her back with us after Uni.
Lauren Tasker is a talented athlete, studying Outdoor Recreation at Uni and working at developing her sailing and leadership skills. Loz is a really great role model for us all.
Sebastian Williment is a keen adventurer and active learner, who is also ready to skipper by the age of 15, having started his journey with us as a Yr 7 student.
Finn Bell is our youngest trainee. He is a natural sailor and is currently working to become a skipper. His enthusiasm for learning, and for helping others is really strong. Go Finn!
Chelsea Weekes is a keen sailor, working towards her commercial licence and really enthusiastic about sharing her love for the sea.
Amy Luke-Paredi is a bright and energetic Mate who is now serving in the Navy! Come back and skipper with us Amy!
Get on board!