Interview // Peter Metcalfe

A few years ago I posted a job for a relief skippers position for St Hilda Sea Adventures skippering Sea Horse II for charters around the West coast of Scotland. Peter took the position and we have since become friends. He has a fascinating career starting in dinghies in Ireland as a kid, and then…
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Interview // James Fairbairns

A few years ago I met James, whilst I was working with Hebrides Cruises. He struck me immediately as one of those calm, experienced skippers who you know has been around boats their whole life. Today I chatted with him about his boating life and his love for the wildlife of Scotland. We also discovered…
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Interview // Mark Jasper

Mark and I have been friends for many years and we now live fairly close to one another on the West Coast of Scotland where he is the minister of Campbeltown Baptist Church. He has had a fascinating career in yachts and the navy, culminating in running a 60mtr Feadship in the Med and it…
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Update from Scotland 19-7-19

The last few months have been crazy busy! at one stage I counted how many flights, car rentals and AirBnB’s we had used, then I lost count again… So here is a quick update sharing what I have been up to by way of an explanation for the lack of episodes! But there are more…
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Interview // Calin Bujgoi

Originally from Romania, Calin decided to trade in a degree in psychology for a life at sea twenty years ago. Today he is a rotational captain on a 37mtr Benetti and together with his fiancee Sonia Doucet owns a cruising yacht which they cruise in their downtime. We recorded this interview whilst he was home…
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Interview // Ron Boogaard

Today I’m joined by Ron Boogaard. Ron is a yacht broker that I’ve known since 2010 We met whilst I was running a 41mtr Tri deck motor yacht built by Premier, one of the Horizon yards. Ron is the owner and manager of Horizon Yacht Europe which he runs with his wife, Ruth.They are the…
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