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!
RYA /MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence (Sail)
Certificate commercially endorsed for the area of operation Category 1
RYA Powerboat certificate, commercially endorsed
RYA Cruising Instructor for Sail
RYA SRC Instructor and Assessor
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)
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
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)
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
Sea Regs Training, Plymouth
Sun Charter, Elba
Sun Sail, Agana
The Iberian Sea School, Vilamoura
West Coast Lisbon Sailing Centre, Oeiras
Yachting Sotogrande, Sotogrande