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Meet the Team

A Short Introduction to Learn2Sail

Mark & Jane Sanders


Brian Almond - Cruising Instructor

Brian Almond - Cruising Instructor

Brian is like your favorite uncle, calm, reassuring and unflappable. He’s been instructing with us for 6 years and is helpful & cheery at all times.

As a Cruising instructor, Brian teaches the Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses and can confidently move between our boats teaching on monohull or catamaran.

He has a wealth of experience behind him with having skippered his own boat for over 30 years.

He is passionate about people, the sea and sailing.

You are always sure of a warm welcome from Brian.


Simon Melhuish - Instructor

Simon Melhuish - Cruising Instructor

Simon has been sailing with us for over 10 years, having passed as a YachtMaster Offshore with us in 2011. He is a Cruising Instructor and teaches the Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses which he loves.

He has years of experience and sailing miles under his belt having now owned several yachts including a 45 ft catamaran.

Passionate about sailing and in seeing people succeed, his calm and relaxed manner will quickly put you at ease and with his sympathetic nature he will always get the best from you . Very conscious as regards making you feel at home and in creating a positive learning experience for you.

You’re guaranteed to thoroughly enjoy your time onboard with Simon as your instructor.


Dave Horrocks -  Instructor

Dave Horrocks - Yachtmaster Instructor

Dave’s from Aviemore in Scotland and loves the chance to get his shorts on and to come instructing for us.

He’s a fully qualified YachtMaster Instructor and recently passed his MCA Master 200 examination, so there’s very little on the technical front that he doesn’t know about. Coupled with the fact that he’s been sailing for years on his own boat and with SportScotland National Watersports Centre, he revels in the practical aspects of teaching sailing.

He thoroughly enjoys his instructing and that shows with the many students that have sung his praises after completing their courses. Able to take you from Competent Crew to YachtMaster, you’ve got a great guy looking after you on your course with Dave.

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