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I've always had a passion for the water, and sailing in particular. After learning on a Laser, I progressed to a Fireball dinghy followed by c. 10 years sailing a variety of yachts around the UK, France and Spain. Now... I'm going back to dinghies and looking forward to it. 2012 will find me at the dinghy show in London searching out our next family dinghy.

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My first introduction to watersports was sailing a Mirror dinghy and canoeing on a small lake. I joined Reigate and Banstead Canoe Club in 1981 and started competing in canoe slalom and whitewater racing.
After a few years I formalised my training with an RYA Dinghy course, and then the comforts of yachts over dinghies won over and I started sail cruising along the South Coast of England, the Channel Islands, France and Spain.
I am looking forward to introducing our children to the delights of sailing and all things water...

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