Dad introduced us children to boats from the age of 8
1970's Foreland dinghy & Dauntless 22 Dads boat
1980's Nantucket Clipper & Moody's Dads boat
1980 Brother John purchased a Stella, I did lots of sailing with my him during
my mid teens.
Mid 1980's us three brothers purchase a GRP 30 sq meter in Spain, she stays there for a couple of years and then we get her back to the UK
Late 1980's I renovate my own Stella, a complete rebuild, including decks, planking
Early 1990's purchased a Hustler 30 with my friend Steve Helps & my two brothers. Again boat completely dismantled and rebuilt. Started to win races.
1995/96 purchased a 505 sailing dinghy, sold her to buy the spinnaker
1996/7 purchased my first 41ft boat called Gironde a Jeaneau sun legende from Ostend, cruised and raced her extensively. Won some great races.
2003/4 purchased an IMX 40, I also called her Gironde, again won lots of races, experienced
my first Cowes week in 2005. During 2007 finances changed for the worse so the boat had to be sold.
2008/9 purchased a Kerr 11.3 with my brother Micheal and my friend Ian Magee. An amazing racing machine with surfing speeds upto 20 knots down
wind, but never experienced that bit my self!
2009/10 purchased a SJ35 with my friend called Micheal Dennehy called Erotic Bear, boat. spent the next three years bringing her back to a brand new specification. Both Mike and I loved the whole process
of getting to know a boat so well.
2014 purchased a Hunter 707 with my nephew James Wood and Steve helps for some regatta type racing, I then purchase Windrunner on the 1st August to renovate.
Renovated a couple of Flying Fifteens over the last
couple of years as well as converting a Fletcher cruisette into an open top Dory.