Simon Layton - Skipper
A trumpet player from Lincoln, with 22 years professional sailing experience. 150,000+nm Yachtmaster Ocean.
MCA Master 200 tons (Yachts) Chief Mate 3000 tons (yachts)
After 12 years teaching and training on the water, I'm back to my first love of the sea: adventure sailing.
Plan, cast-off, see where the horizon becomes adventure.
It's only weather & tide, mentally arduous physical effort.
Timeless beauty of navigating a pyramid of canvas below a canopy of stars. Sailing, peaks and reefs.
Favourite sailing adventures:
Solo-Transatlantic 28' sloop Falmouth to Arctic Greenland
Skipper of Kenya Jacaranda, Skipper of Duet
Captain of Schooner Pickle, 2nd Officer HM Bark Endeavour Skipper of "Spirit of Outward Bound Hong Kong"
Skipper of Aries, preparing for Around Britain
David M Bridges - Crew
Ex Army Veteran from Hereford, with 18 years service to Queen and Country, served 5 Tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, plus other places around the world, unfortunately suffers from complex PTSD, Ex Finance Bank Manager in Jersey Channel Islands. Due to his illness he has had to give up stressfull occupations,he finds the sea and Oceans very therapeutic, calming and helps with his condition, he has sailed all Oceans around the world, the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean etc on various yachts over the years, he is doing this challenge to support Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) as this Charity is helping him getting back to normal. Now lives in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight