Our RYA Instructors
Compass Sea School Ltd brings together a professional team of RYA instructors, examiners and trainers who have a wealth of knowledge in the marine industry
Jake is the Principal of Compass Sea School.
He is a RYA Powerboat Trainer / Advanced Examiner, First Aid, VHF SRC, Sea Survival, Radar, Yachtmaster Shorebased Instructor and RYA YachtmasterŪ Power (commercial 200gt), He is also a STCW Trainer.
Jake started boating at a very young age off the north coast of Ireland. Spending many hours at sea in his youth he became an avid fan of powerboating in many types of craft going on to teach the sport here in the UK and overseas.
Jake is also a Helmsman and Lifeboat Trainer / Assessor with the RNLI.
Kath is our Chief Instructor at the School.
She is an Advanced Powerboat Instructor, Commercial RYA Coastal Skipper (Sail), VHF SRC, Radar and Yachtmaster Shorebased Instructor. She is also a STCW Trainer.
Kath enjoys being afloat and not always under power. She is a keen yachtswomen with many miles covered both here in the UK and the southern hemisphere. She has competed in 2 RORC Fastnet Rock campaigns.
Kath is also a RNLI crewmember.
Chris is an Advanced Powerboat Instructor, VHF SRC and Yachtmaster Shorebased instructor.
Chris got into boating many years ago and has owned a series of motorcruisers and ribs cruising the Bristol channel and South Wales coasts. When he can he's out there in the Bristol Channel or overseas enjoying the afloat lifestyle
Nathan is an Advanced Powerboat Instructor, RYA YachtmasterŪ Power (Commercial), Sea Survival and Radar Instructor. He is also a STCW Trainer.
Nathan literally spends his life afloat as a professional commercial skipper (MCA Master 200gt) He has a wealth of experience in a variety of boats and has competed nationally in powerboat racing championships. Nathan has also completed the transatlantic ARC race. Nathan is a former RNLI Helmsman.
Mitch is a Professional Marine Engineer by trade and a keen boater. When he's not fixing them he is out on the water playing with boats. Mitch has a wealth of knowledge and brings his professional 'top tips' on the Diesel Engine Maintenance Course
Jennie is an RYA and STCW First Aid Instructor.
She is also a crewmember with the RNLI.
Mike is a powerboat instructor and comes from a former marine police background with many hours spent afloat in a series of guises! He has a good sense of humour which is often required in this professional capacity. He is also a Harbour Master in Bristol.
Dan is an Advanced Powerboat Instructor and RYA YachtmasterŪ Power (Commercial). Dan is a professional commercial skipper (MCA Master 200gt) working in the Port of Bristol.
Compass Sea School Ltd
The South West's Premier Powerboat and Shorebased Training Centre, Portishead Marina, Bristol, BS20 7AN
Telephone: 01275 390524 Mobile: 07788 185382