Professional Yacht Delivery Captain
Alan has been at sea professionally since 1964 in the UK Merchant and Royal Navies as a yacht master.
His experience ranges across various merchant ships, warships; sailing vessels ranging from Enterprise dinghies to a 120 foot brig, a Brigantine; various large Traditional Gaff Ketches, deliveries of catamarans and monohulls.
Alan has also spent time as an airline pilot, becoming a Captain with British Airways where he helped to write the IMO official English Language standard and radio procedure manual.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE
Unlimited Master`s Certificate from the MCA
Yacht Master Ocean Commercial from the RYA
Qualified RN Navigator
Full Skippers Liability Insurance
2018 Lagoon 500 Sicily to UK
2017 Dufour 32 – Chichester to Gillingham
2017 Lagoon 42 – France to BVI
2017 Jean de la Lune Brigantine – Madeira to Canaries
2016 Sailing Director China Sail Training Association
2014/15 Queen Galadriel 30m Gaff Ketch sail training
2013/14 Phoenix 34m Brig Holland UK Canaries (filming)
2013 Lagoon 400 – France to Croatia
2013 Bessie Ellen 32m Gaff Ketch – UK and Canaries
2012 Wanderer III – Largs to Exeter
2012 Challenge Wales, Bristol Channel
2012 Bessie Ellen 32m Gaff – Ketch Channel and Irish sea
2011 Wanderer III – Scottish waters
2010 Lagoon 410 – Turkey to Sint Marten