Peter first got interested in boats about the age of 16 by a cousin sailing an Enterprise weekends at West Mersea on the sea in Essex. Over the years he took part in cruising and racing as crew and helmed many different sailing vessels in the Thames estuary and south coast. Vessels included Mirror’s, Cherub, Wayfarer’s, Solo and cruisers up to 35 foot. Over the years has taken part in RYA training to achieve Coastal Skipper level, Power boat level 2 and is currently an RYA Instructor.
A career in the building industry starting as a carpenter and joiner allowed him to take part in repairing and building small sail and power boats. Well into retirement now, still keen to be on the water, sail anything and offer a helping hand to fellow sailors.
Taking part as club Bosun to keep the club’s vessels on the water will be an interesting challenge. If you see me floundering please lend a hand.