After retiring from Police Scotland, latterly as a Wildlife Crime Officer, Mike appreciates the wealth of wildlife which Scottish waters and coasts have to offer the sailor. As a freelance yacht skipper for several years and more recently as a Yacht Charterer operating Sail Orkney and Sail West Coast, he has gained intimate knowledge of the waters and tides in which he encourages people of all ages and walks of life to share his passion for sailing.

Relatively new to business, Mike has had extensive exposure to large sailing event planning, organisation and delivery. As a skipper with Gordonstoun International Summer School since 2008 and since 2016 as Lead Skipper to 12 sailing yachts on the West Coast he has worked closely with staff, students and marinas to manage the annual event whilst continually striving to streamline it’s operations.

With a good rapport with marinas and other small charter businesses as far north as Shetland, Mike is keen to work to benefit the industry for all.