Rob Gibson

Rob Gibson, has spent the best part of a lifetime handling and racing sailing yachts. He is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who has been teaching Boat Handling and Sailing techniques to many hundreds of students since 1992. He has also raced across the Atlantic, Captained many Fastnet campaigns and is very active on the UK Yacht Racing circuit, sailing his racing yacht ‘Hope & Glory’ offshore, and ‘Addiction’ in corporate races and regattas. His books on Sail Trim and Starting to Race have been ‘best sellers’ since publication.

Chris Underwood

Chris has enjoyed being on, and in, the water for more years than he cares to admit, cruising with his family and racing his trimaran from Poole Harbour. He is also a keen Wind Surfer and Paddle Boarder. When he is not running events for Activ, he runs a Bare Boat Yacht Charter business.

Giles Vigar

Giles is a full time Teacher who has combined his professional skills with his passion for sailing and taught Dinghy and Yacht Sailing courses since the mid 1990’s. He has raced all sorts of yachts from Quarter Tonners to Maxis and will lead some weekend events for Activ. Otherwise he can be found racing his beloved Contessa 32 ‘Trican’.

Tim Edom

Tim has sailed most of his life enjoying a great deal of success in the GP14 class before moving on to Yachts as a Corporate Racing Skipper. He is a full time Yacht Sailing Instructor who has completed many miles on Activ’s 40.7’s. When not running our events he can be found cruising his own Elan 36, Harrier.

Owain Peters

Owain has raced successfully on all sorts of sail boats from Super yachts to Sonatas. He is a Sail Maker by trade, but has worked ‘part time’ with Activ Power and Sail for several years now and has enjoyed considerable success sailing 40.7’s on the Solent corporate race circuit. Owain comes with a guaranteed smile and a nice easy style. He will lead some Racing and Corporate Events on Addiction and Sapphire.

Peter Randall

Peter Randall has worked as a Sailing Instructor with Rob since the mid 1990’s. He has crossed the Atlantic under sail, skippered many Offshore Races and has raced his own Yachts successfully in Corporate Regattas for many years. One of our most experienced Skippers, Peter will run Offshore Races on Addiction and Sapphire.

Richard Hourahane

Richard is a devoted sailor with a passion for adventurous activity and personal development training. He has crossed oceans, taught many practical sailing courses and cruised extensively with his family. Richard will run many of Activ Power and Sails’ Adventure Cruises and Corporate Race Events on his yacht, Sapphire.

Will Hourahane

Brought up sailing, Will has raced on Super-yachts, skippered a Fastnet Race campaign and crossed the Atlantic ‘two-handed’ on his own 32 foot yacht. Characterised by a calm and competent style, he will deliver Adventure Cruises, Day Sails and Corporate Race events on Sapphire and Addiction.