MEET THE TEAM
(Overall responsibility for safe and efficient operation of Dart Sailability. Talk to him about any concerns or suggestions about operations.)
"I joined Dart Sailability several years ago with the aim of continuing to help people to share my love of sailing. As an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and Racing Coach who has introduced many children to sailing and racing, I thoroughly enjoy helping a group of prospective and current sailors share my enjoyment of being out on the water. I retired to Dittisham after a career in Naval Ship Design and Project Management."
Call: 07768 398715
Chief Sailing Instructor
(Responsible for safe conduct of sailing activities including provision of training. Talk to her about all aspects of sailing and if you would like some training)
"The RYA played a role enabling much training and experience in teaching children and adults the wonders and fun of messing around in boats, oh and learning to sail. It is a privilege to be able to volunteer with Dart Sailability and help people who are equally keen to enjoy the water on our beautiful river."
Call: 07929 086345
Chief Power Instructor
(Responsible for safe conduct of powerboat operation including provision of training. Talk to him about all aspects of power boat operation and if you would like some training)
“I have lived in Devon for 20 years and have always enjoyed being by and on the water. I joined Dart Sailability 4 years ago and value the warm welcome I was given by the volunteers and sailors alike. Over this time, I qualified as PB2 and then powerboat instructor. I have now taken over the role of chief power instructor and look forward to thinking of new ways to enhance the powered side of DSG so that this fantastic river can be enjoyed by all.”
(your first contact for membership enquiries)
Gill is a retired Optometrist and has only recently started to enjoy being afloat. She can often be found with the shore party at Dartside Quay. Gill is happy to talk with potential new sailors in person.
Call: 07764 608834
(Talk to Kate about any ideas for fundraising or offers of funding)
Kate was a journalist before a successful career in fundraising and marketing for charities. She has extensive business mentor experience and has worked as a volunteer for several charities. Kate joined DSG in early 2021 and was closely involved with the relocation appeal. She is also a Trustee of the charity.
(Responsible for organising of training ashore for Volunteers and SailorsTalk to him about any requirements for training including New Volunteer Induction)
Bob is an RYA Senior Instructor who was brought up in Brixham and has made the most of living by the sea; swimming, SCUBA diving, surfing and sailing. Bob joined Dart Sailability six years ago. Is keen to meet would be members to ensure that they get the most out of what the charity has to offer.
Call: 01803 844665
Mobile: 07845 391 121
AND THE REST OF OUR CREW
Talk to Louise about opportunities for Groups
Call: 0741 535 5407
Talk to Carrie about any ideas for Social Activities and offers of help
Call: 01803 606113
Talk to Clare if you have any concerns about your or somebody else’s welfare or how you or somebody else is being treated.
DBS Checks Administrator
Talk to Pam if you have any questions about your DBS clearance
Call: 07976 907875
Responsible for arranging racing at Dart Sailability and external events.
Talk to Brian if you would like to be involved in racing
Responsible for overall safety management and ensuring that all equipment is checked and tested where required.
Talk to David if you have any concerns over the safety of our operations or equipment
Responsible for establishing duty programme in support of Dart Sailability activities
Talk to Kathryn if you wish to volunteer for a duty or cannot find somebody to do your duty
Responsible for coordinating maintenance and repair of Dart Sailability Boats.
Talk to Andy about any defects or concerns about the boats and equipment
Paul Tann and Andrew Stiles
Responsible for maintenance of outboard engines
Talk to Paul and Andrew about any concerns or defects with the outboards and for advice on operation
Boat Guardians act as coordinator for identifying work needed on the boat during winter maintenance and ensuring that the work is done and the boat is ready and fully equipped ready for launching at the beginning of the season.
During the season Boat Guardians are the first point of contact for operating advice and ensuring that any reported defects are fixed promptly.
Bob Miller and Steve Oakey
Chris Tamlyn and Peter Chrystie
Gerry Willox & Pam Macey