Stokey's CV

"Work is for all those people who don't know how to sail"

4 years’ time served apprentice in mechanical engineering at British Steel

4 years British Army skippering yachts for all ranks up to full two star generals

5 years delivering vessels from 29 ft. to 130 ft. worldwide

25 years headed IOS (Britain’s first ocean sailing school & weather centre)

Recent Clients include Ellen Macarthur, Emma Richards (around the world alone female sailors), the late Barbra Harmer (only female Concorde Captain), John Howard Davies (head of comedy for the BBC), Philippe Khann (inventor of the camera phone), Sir Alex Crampton Smith (world leading anaesthetist), Dr Wittingham (pioneer of ultra sound), Leven Brown, Matt Craigwell (Trans-Atlantic rowing record holders)

Sailing Experience sailed more than 300,000 miles which have included 30 Atlantic crossings and 90 passages to the Azores teaching ocean sailing & celestial navigation

Last Major Project between 2006 – 2011 set up the Atlantic Circuit Programme. This comprised of two trans-Atlantic sailing events: The Trans-Atlantic Adventure starting in Porto with legs to Lisbon, Vilamoura, Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands finishing in Barbados. The Trans-Atlantic Challenge from Antigua /Azores and finishing in England.These events gave the opportunity to over 450 novices and experienced sailors a like to cross an ocean. The Multinational clients ranged from 17 to 74 years young and came from varied social background

Consultancy Work includes advising the Royal Yachting Association, Ondeck sailing, Blue Water rallies, World Cruising Club, Passport Yachts, Trade Wind Rallies, BBC Television and the Barbados Government to name a small selection.