Wayne Shirley

“Richard is an imaginative and talented Sailing Coach who uses a variety of delivery methods to achieve significant improvements in his clients. Well organised and able to adapt to changing environments he is a pleasure to work alongside and can be relied upon to deliver either ashore or on the water. With ample experience in high performance classes he has a great deal to offer to those with the drive to improve.” February 5, 2012

Wayne ShirleyRoyal Navy Sailing Manager, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (colleague)

“Richard taught me on a RYA Powerboat course in 2011. His teaching was concise and expert and I came away from the course feeling that I had all of the fundamentals in place to move on. I could not have asked for any more on what was a busy and packed course.” February 5, 2012

PaulPaul hired you as a Trainer in 2011 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
John Metcalfe

“Richard is a true professional in his field, he is highly motivated and driven to succeed and has played a major part in developing inshore sail training in the Army over the last few years.”

John MetcalfeWindsurfing Training Manager, Army Sailing Association (colleague) worked directly with you
Alister Kinsman

“Richard is a very hard working and determined guy, who has done an amazing job for the Laser 5000 class association. He’ll always go the extra mile to make sure that everyone is getting the very best support.”

Alister KinsmanLaser 5000 Scottish class rep, RYA member (colleague) worked directly with you
Clive Grant

“Richard is a very experienced dinghy coach who excels at delivering high end performance coaching to improve personal sailing skills on a one to one or group basis. He is a highly motivated coach, with huge passion for the sport and his professional style of delivery and his coaching performance endears him to his peers and students alike. Richards style of delivery will ensure that people develop creating bespoke coaching sessions ensuring the individuals are supported in their development but ensuring they are challenged to achieve their own potential. Richards sense of humour ensures that the students feel relaxed from the start and this inherent ability to build trust and rapport ensure he gets the best out of people he coaches at all levels.”

Clive GrantRegional Coach, Civil Servant (colleague) worked directly with you

“Richard is a great trainer and motivator who possesses all the skills to inspire those he trains. As a manager he is forward thinking, plans in detail and timely delivers exactly what is on the tin. He has boundless energy and drive. Richard gets the strongest possible recommendation from me.”

Alan FlavellAlan hired you as a Management and training in 2002 and hired you more than once Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Philip Brown

“Richard is an enthusiastic and well respected individual, professional in his work and well-liked by those he teaches/coaches. His skills and determination are infectious and an inspiration to those around.”

Philip BrownOperations Manager, Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (colleague)
Niall Ferguson

“Richard has helped support a fleet of sailors for several years, as well as fulfilled the role of Class Chairman. During this time Richard has provided enthusiastic and good humoured support as well as delivering coaching at a variety of levels, ensuring not only retention of members within the fleet, but also developing them to increase their involvement within the fleet and its associated events. Richard has offered significant skills and planning for the advantage of many.”

Niall Ferguson (client) Niall hired you as a Personal Trainer in 2006 and hired you more than once Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity