I spent several summers in my youth as a sailing instructor for children. I taught basic sailing and rescue techniques in dinghies on a lake in Canada. In my summers I also spent time working at a small yacht club on the Ottawa river in Canada, having opportunity to join members on day sails. During my travels I spent two weeks in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean cruising on a 35ft catamaran. It was a recreational trip with friends, all having a hand at crewing, skippering, cooking and general maintenance. I also spent four days sailing down the east coast of Scotland with friends on a 28ft yatch. Recently, I have spent time with Will and his family on Papillion, sailing in Pittwater.