Like most of us 'Oldies', I just kind of fell into yachting. There were no courses as pro-crew.
I trained as a mechanic for the Army under an engineer who used to be a chef at the Dorchester Hotel. Then naturally I went to College to study Hotel Management for three years and bumped into a skipper who needed crew for a crossing to the BVI.
Three years training with the finest chefs, where did I end up?
The bloody engine room.
After 20 years, working as a deckie, steward, chef, mate and finally skipper,
getting an allround knowlege of the industry is so important.
I wish you all the best in your endevour, have fun in Plymouth.