About Premier Sailing
Colin started sailing aged 10 with 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts and has continued to sail throughout his working life. “I am forever indebted to the Scout Troop for giving me the skills and encouragement to sail.” After a career in the Merchant Navy with Union Castle Line, Colin retrained and worked in industry and the third sector, notably with the National Trust where he looked after commercial activities including Steam Yacht Gondola, and with CREATE Tottenham where he worked with disadvantaged young people.
This passion for helping others to enjoy sailing and experience the thrill of sailing is shared by Jan, who worked with Midland Bank and the NSPCC before becoming an enthusiastic primary school teacher. Colin and Jan are passionate about giving anybody who would like it the opportunity to enjoy sailing. The world is a different place when at sea – no television – no mobile – no pressure. The constantly-changing scenery and wildlife are a wonder to behold.
One recent crew member (and long-time motorcyclist) commented, “I didn’t know you could have so much fun at 6 miles per hour!”