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Time for a Change of Tack

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Hello, I’m Simon Chapman and I would like to welcome you to Change of Tack, a new service to the leisure sailing world 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.

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“IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, DO IT NOW. TOMORROW IS TOO LATE.”

 

– Pete Goss

My Values

I believe in providing a dependable service to my clients in an innovative way. This is delivered without sacrificing my core values of respecting the environment that we operate within.

I want to inspire you to learn and do more. My commitment to providing services with a positive, open-minded and often humorous attitude is fundamental to achieving that.

My Skills

Yacht Master Trained Skipper

Navigation

Yacht Master Instructor

Navigation Instructor

Hospitality

Technology

Communication

My Mission

I have a passion for combining the principles of good ‘old fashioned’ hospitality with professional skippering skills within the maritime leisure environment. I aim to make the experience accessible & rewarding for all.

I thoroughly enjoy helping both those who are new to sailing and those who wish to further their experience and knowledge within a recognised framework.

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