Tom Lynch

My passion for all forms of watersports started as a youth in the Sea Cadets and has continued to this day. Over the years I have windsurfed, water skied, sailed and instructed in dinghies, been a qualified powerboat, water ski boat and safety boat driver and most recently an offshore yachtmaster. In the early days with PYC I had a share in a yacht and mainly used the club to progress through my qualifications via the excellent coastal and offshore YM courses. However, since selling our yacht, PYC has become my yachting home. My sailing genes are definitely more cruiser than racer and I have regularly skippered summer cruise weeks and organised many trips outside the Solent to France, the West Country, the Channel Islands and also skippered the delivery trip for Relax from the Baltic to Haslar. I enjoy helping people develop their sailing skills during my trips and especially with providing mentored skippering opportunities for YM Offshore qualifying passages. I am also currently a PYC skipper assessor and I am happy to help mentor aspiring club skippers and provide informal opportunities to develop your skills during my trips. I also enjoy cooking and tend to prefer having nice evening meals on board which, in addition to generally being as good or better than those ashore, also significantly reduces the costs of the trips for crews. I now only work part time, self employed so I am generally available during the week if the boats are free and you need a skipper or some help – just get in touch.

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