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Our Crew

Our crew members not only keep our ship afloat, but are on hand to ensure that you stay afloat too! You will meet your personal crew member when you sign in for your activity and they will be with you all the way, guiding, instructing, advising and rescuing you too, if you need it – so you will be in very safe hands.

 

 

 

Gareth Reynolds - our Admiral
There has been a Reynolds sailing out of Dale for over 50 years and Gareth is the third generation of this local family to run a water-based business from The Boathouse.
A fully qualified instructor, Gareth is a former member of Wales' Youth Sailing Team and genuine water-sports fanatic, who can be found getting wet in Dale in all weathers and at all times of the year. As Admiral of our fleet, Gareth oversees the activities offered here in Dale as well as running the boat trips, cruises, sea safaris and private charters to and around the nearby islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm. Click on the Boat Trips link to join Gareth on one of his spell-binding voyages.
 

Mark Hughes- Ship's Captain
As Chief Instructor, Mark keeps our ship steady. He is a qualified Senior Instructor, his teaching is thorough, and his enthusiasm for anything on the water is infectious. He is an all rounder who enjoys windsurfing, sailing & kayaking, he gets out for a splash about whenever he can. With many years experience working with all ages, worldwide, Mark is the “Go-To-Guy” for reliable and sensible help. So whatever you want to learn, Mark can sort you out a fun and memorable experience that will leave YOU feeling that yes, you CAN do it!

Dylan Ward - the Beach Bum we all wanna be
Currently studying at University, Dylan instructs for us whenever he can get to Dale. With a family holiday home just up the road, Dylan spends his summers here, making the most of the beach, wind, surf & water in this very special place. There is not much on the water that Dylan isn’t good at: he is an experienced and talented all-rounder, as well as being a qualified sailing and windsurf instructor.
Who wouldn't love Dylan? He is the tanned and healthy-looking “beach-bum” we all want to be!
   Katrin Watkin-Rees - Ship's Cat
With a smile to beat them all, our Kat is everyone's friend. She is a qualified dinghy instructor and, although very busy studying medicine, she still finds time to get out on the water and pass on her sailing abilities to anyone keen to learn. Being practical and capable, thoughtful, funny and trustworthy, she has the purr-fect skills to put you at ease when learning something new. So come along and let her make you smile too!
Sue Twidale - Cook & Bottle-washer
Sue joined us here in Dale to keep her close to the beach and the people who, just like herself some 12 years ago, come to Pembrokeshire to make the most of this breath-taking place. She is the land-lubber of the team who provides a welcome mat for our customers and visitors alike. Taking bookings, hiring out equipment, running the shop and liaising with members of the crew, as well as providing tourist information to anyone who asks; her enthusiasm for Pembrokeshire is obvious - why not let some of it rub off on you?
Luke Warlow - Cabin Boy
Luke is a Dale lad who has been actively involved with the Centre since joining the kids sailing club. He attends Milford Haven School and helps us out during the week-ends and throughout the school holidays. Having sailed through all the stages of the RYA Youth syllabus, Luke is now progressing towards his Safety Boat and Assistant Instructor certificates.
Sue’s right-hand man on land, Luke sorts the kit and safety equipment required by hirers and students alike. Thanks to him, all courses commence efficiently and our hirers don’t lose any time in getting out on the water to do what they came here for - every centre should have a Luke!
Will Chatting - Stowaway
Our Stowaway Will has been holidaying with his family in Dale ever since he was a Stowatot! He is a hands-on member of our Centre crew throughout the summer and is training to become a dinghy instructor of the future. When not in hiding, Will is kept busy fitting bouyancy aids and using his muscles to deliver equipment to our customers in double-quick time. His bouncy personality makes him great fun to be around so we really prefer our stowaway to stay out in the open!
 
   
   
   
   

 

JOIN OUR CREW

We are often scanning the horizon for more ship-mates, so if you think you might have what it takes to become a member of our crew, complete your details on our Contact form and we can take it from there.

 

 

 

 

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West Wales Watersports is a fully accredited RYA training centre with highly qualified and experienced instructors. There are a range of courses on offer to cater for all ages and abilities from beginners to experienced sailors.  

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