Simon Pickess

Real Life: Lucky enough to spend my childhood in Lyme Regis generally messing around in boats and sailing Mirror’s, GP14’s and Wayfarers.  I have since owned many craft, both power and sail, and currently have a share in a Beneteau 40.7.  I now reside in Ocean Village, Southampton,  and have interests in a small charter business (Activ Power and Sail Ltd) and a fuel technology business in the Automotive sector, G-volution Ltd.

Clubs: Royal Southampton Yacht Club.

ISAF/RYA Qualifications: Regional Mark Layer; CRO+; Yachtmaster Offshore; Powerboat and Safety Boat Instructor; Bermuda Marine Board Pilot (A&B); First aid; VHF/DSC.

Race Management Experience: 5 years mainly mark laying but also as part of the race management team on the committee boat.  
Course configurations - windward/leeward, trapezoid and round the cans. Disciplines include dinghies, Olympic Classes, boards and keelboats.

Major Events: As mark layer - Laser Masters World Championships 2010; Olympic Test Event 2011; ISAF Sailing World Cup Events x 2 (Sail for Gold, 2010-2011); National Championships x 4 (including Irish Cruiser Racing Association, Ireland 2009); Hamble Winter Series 2009-2011.

Sailing and Racing Experience:  Every thing from Mirror's to windsurfer boards to keelboats, currently competing in the RSYC Double Handed Inshore and Offshore series (keelboats).

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