"The Rat Crew"
As a centre we have always been lucky to have an incredible bunch of enthusiastic & dynamic staff. Each with a passion for water sports and a love for the outdoor life, enthusiastic, dedicated and above all friendly. Many of our staff return year after year for the summer season and have become part of the Sailing Scilly family. The sailing schools roots started with the islands sail loft based on Rat Island on the quay hence the name "Rat Crew". Once you have done a season here and become a member of "The Rat Crew", as they are known locally, it is rare not to return.
If you fancy joining us for a season then please get in touch.
The principal and owner of the centres. From Scilly originally he has been at the helm for over 16 years now. Richard is an RYA qualified instructor in all of the disciplines we offer, a keen sailor, windsurfing addict and member of the local Lifeboat crew he is never far from the water's edge. While the running of the centres had reduced his time on the water you will still regularly see him teaching sailing, windsurfing, power boating and generally trying to convince himself he is still as young as the other instructors!
Amelia is dedicated to the beach scene and is the centre’s chief sunbathing instructor with experience from all over the globe. A keen windsurfer and sailor Amelia is a qualified sailing & powerboat instructor. She has been away from the water in recent season, raising the next generation of water-loving instructors, and running our cafe. Still very much involved in the running of the centre, the frequency of her attendance on site strangely increases dramatically with sunshine!
Cam has been hanging out at the centre since he was a nipper. Born to one of the greatest Scillonian boating dynasties sea water is literally in his blood. His early career with us consisted of moving kayaks washing wetsuits and generally actually working while the other instructors were being too cool! Cam has been the main stay at the centre the last couple of years providing all that is required, safety cover, assiting with lessons etc. He is now a Powerboat instructor and will hopefully still do the other jobs we have all forgotten to do!
Liam is our beach manager, and started with us in 2016. Liam is a senior dinghy instructor, powerboat instructor and our kayak leader. Liam has many seasons of experience under his belt both in the uk and abroad. Very involved in the Scout movement he loves leading groups and specifically our kayak tours. Instructor by day carpenter & builder by night. He hails from Manchester originally, despite this he is fluent in English and in charge of our European relations department.
Luke's family are from the islands and so he has spent many summers and holidays here. He first joined us in 2016 as general assistant and maintenance staff. Luke set his sights on training up to become an instructor. 2 years on he is back fully qualified to teach windsurfing and sailing, with a season in the med under his belt
Our activity specials are tried and tested fun, adventure-filled and memorable moments on the water for the whole family on the Isles of Scilly.