Peter came to sailing through windsurfing, when a friend invited him on a sailboat trip. Hooked on sailing from then on, he has sailed and raced extensively.

Peter has an earnest passion for sailing and has taught for over 15 years, enjoying sharing his love of the water and helping students develop their sailing skills.

He has extensive sailing experience throughout Europe, Mediterranean and Africa, and has completed several oceanic deliveries and charters, as part of his cruising experiences.

Peter is an DGRM Ocean Skipper for sail and motor, a fully qualified RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore – commercially and STCW endorsement, a RYA Instructor for sail and a SRC Assessor.

Peter has an engineering degree background and when not sailing, can be found windsurfing around Lisbon area beaches. He is always never too far from the water!


Professional Qualifications

RYA /MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence (Sail)

Certificate commercially endorsed for the area of operation Category 1

RYA Powerboat certificate, commercially endorsed


Instructor Qualifications

RYA Cruising Instructor for Sail

RYA SRC Instructor and Assessor


STCW/95 Qualifications

Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1)

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (STCW A-VI/1-2)

Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW A-VI/1-4)

Crowd Management (STCW Regulations V/2, V/3)

Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW Regulations VI/2)

PSA – Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW Table A-VI/6-1)

PDSD – Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (STCW Table A-VI/6-2)


Other Qualifications

Shorebased Course RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Maritime Radio Operator – MCA Short Range Certificate

RYA Radar Course

RYA Diesel Engine Course

RYA First Aid Course

RYA/MCA Small Craft Basic Sea Survival Course


Portuguese Qualifications

Ocean Skipper for Sail and Motor (Patrão de Alto Mar)

Radiotelephone Operator’s General Certificate (Certificado Geral de Operador Radiotelefonista)

First Aid Technician (Técnico de Socorrismo)


Language Proficiency

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese


Training / Work Experience / References

Escola de Navegação Noroeste, Nazaré

Faro Sailing School, Ayamonte

Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre, Gosport

Lagoon Sailing School, Óbidos

Rock Sailing, Gibraltar

Seawings, Cascais

Sea Regs Training, Plymouth

Sun Charter, Elba

Sun Sail, Agana

The Iberian Sea School, Vilamoura

West Coast Lisbon Sailing Centre, Oeiras

Yachting Sotogrande, Sotogrande