Coooeee! Can you hear the boatswains call?
The Sea School crew are friendly, fun loving and committed to sharing the power of harnessing wind and wave power for personal growth and connection ☄️
We live by a philosophy of expeditionary learning and aim to develop our seamanship and related life skills by engaging with adventurous activities, solo reflections and a supportive social environment to maximise our learning.
We provide opportunities for interested people to train as skippers and assistants for expedition work. Scholarships are available, please contact us for details…
Scroll down to discover more about some of our exceptional Sea School crew who are proudly flying the Blue Peter.
Ross Pollard is a carpenter and skipper with a special interest in traditional boat building. He has built and restored some beautiful wooden boats and helps to maintain our fleet. A keen sailor and talented facilitator, Ross brings a sense of adventure, history, tradition and many practical skills to the Sea School curriculum.
Sally McAdam is an brilliant trainer and fun loving skipper who is passionate about expeditionary learning, seamanship and sustainable practice. Sally lives on a yacht and has significant experience leading extended adventure expeditions under sail and in sea kayaks, being a great role model and mentor for us all.
Kieron McCartney is a carpenter and youth worker who lives on a yacht, and helps out as a skipper, as well as with maintenance on the boats and being on call for back up and logistics duties in his mighty tinnie.
Rob Wigginton is an experienced educator whose wisdom, relaxed manner and careful coaching style help to maximise positive learning outcomes for our students – as well as keeping us all on an even keel. Rob helps out in many ways including as skipper.
Kim Kenyon is an exceptional young woman who has travelled extensively and spent a lot of her life on sailing boats. Working as an outdoor educator with Youth Justice she has completed training with us under the Andre Vogel scholarship. Kim is a great skipper and brings a high level of skills and wonderful energy to the crew.
Frankie Goss has been sailing since she can remember, and has completed her MATE certificate, often acting as assistant skipper on expedition. Frankie is a great mentor for other trainees.
Yonna Powell is a marvellous cook and English language teacher, who works hard behind the scenes providing catering support, administration and assisting with our training programs. She is also often roped in to help with towing vessels, sewing sails and is always caring for the crew.
Samuel Martel is a talented sailing instructor with enormous capacity for authentic teaching and learning, and a strong interest in working with young people in the expedition environment. His background includes working in business development with the RQYS. Welcome aboard Sam!
Danni Lambert is a science teacher with a passion for experiential learning and the use of adventure based learning. She co-ordinates an excellent outdoor education program at a Catholic School as well as finding time to train as a skipper with us.
Jono Goss is an educator influenced by Outward Bound and other significant learning programs. He is fascinated by epic stories of endurance and discovery and is very grateful for the ways in which people have rallied to support this initiative, bringing sail training forward for our new generations.
Eva Goss has had more than her fair share of sailing adventures, and has assisted on many expeditions. She has completed her Sea School Certificate (Level 2) MATE and helps out on many expeditions as an assistant skipper and positive role model.
Will Hanrahan is a keen paddler and father of two beautiful and energetic children. He occasionally skippers with us instead of doing his usual work as a commercial skipper and sea kayak tour guide.
Tahlia Somers is a committed sailor, having completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards and completed her MATE certificate. Tahlia often comes along to assist with our expeditions and we predict she will become an excellent skipper.
Lauren Tasker is a talented athlete who is studying Outdoor Recreation at Uni and developing her sailing and leadership skills, having completed her MATE certificate and currently working towards being a skipper. She is a great role model and mentor to our younger students.
Bob Houghton is an adventurer, educator and long serving Duke of Edinburgh’ Award Instructor, with a dedication to exploring the edge of the comfort zone! Bob calls us all to action, being a keen paddler, sailor and glider pilot who was influenced by the Ocean Youth trust, and passes his knowledge on as an inspirational mentor to the other skippers.
Bryn Dunlop is a skilled educator and experienced outdoor instructor working in the flexi school network. He has helped with developing training for South Passage volunteers, and serves as as a skipper and sea guide.
Emma Maltby is a motivated and passionate environmental activist who is also an awesome sailor with significant offshore experience. She is undertaking her Level 3 Skipper training with us.
Dean Patrick is an energetic and creative Primary School teacher with a keen interest in the ocean and mentoring young people. Dean first joined us on an expedition to Lady Musgrave Island and is continuing to build his experience in preparation for skippering on some of our upcoming expeditions.
Martin Kelly is an experienced educator who works with teachers through the Catholic Education system. Led by his own beliefs, Martin brings wisdom to our group, and is a founding father of the Sea School – an inspirational mentor who has built boats and sailed with young people since 1995.
Seb Williment is an enthusiastic young man who first encountered The Sea School on a Year 7 Steiner School program. He has continued sailing with us and recently gained his MATE certificate.
Gretta Kelliher is a gifted outdoor educator and super woman who assists with our sailing and sea kayaking expeditions, and we really hope she will be able to spend time with us as a skipper in the near future.
Amy Luke-Paredi is a bright and energetic student, and our first trainee under the Helen Houghton scholarship to complete her MATE certificate. Amy completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions with us and is currently undertaking her Level 3 Skipper training.