Hello, I’m Simon Chapman and I would like to welcome you to Change of Tack, a service to both the commercial and leisure sailing worlds that I formed in 2015.
The aim is to provide a combination of skills as a professional skipper including navigation services, maritime training and good old fashioned hospitality to those looking for something a little bit different.
I’m a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Commercial Yachtmaster (Offshore) and a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor for both sea-based practical and shore-based theory elements of the RYA Cruising Scheme from ‘Start Yachting’ through to ‘RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore’ preparation coaching. More importantly than that, I simply love sailing and encouraging others to share in that experience
My sense of adventure and exploration underpin a core approach to life. I have the knowledge & the means from a wealth of experience to call upon both an extensive technical background & a set of essential soft skills to help you gain the most from sailing in a safe, enjoyable and memorable way.
Take a couple of minutes to look at the services on offer. These are in the context of sailing in general and more specific training elements. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements in more detail. I’m happy to assist and deliver those services worldwide.