tomwindsortriathlonrunningI am an avid open water swimmer. It is really great to get out into some real water – I hate swimming pools – all that chlorine! Swimming in open water and is good training but it is also just great to be out in the open water.

I have also been known to do the occasional triathlon or two.

Jewellery designer and manufacturer.

Have a look at my jewellery collection.

arctic20single_plus20logo_artisticThrough my dyslexia I find it hard to learn. To get round this, doing something practical makes so much sense to me. At university I really struggled studying for my Engineering degree. As I enjoy making things I looked into jewellery design. Jewellery design and manufacture to me is the practical side of engineering manufacture. Now I have my own products and a small company making high quality jewellery.

I have sailed yachts and dinghies from the age of 8. So, just a few years!!

I’m lucky enough to have sailed all over the world: The Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean and I’ve crossed the North Sea so many times I’ve lost count!

So now it’s time to cross the North Sea on my windsurfer. Seems a logical step to me!

20140503_105354_resizedSticking to the theme of making things myself, I decided to make some new windsurfing boards. I simply can’t afford to buy new boards! So I set about making them. This one was finished in April.

The rising sun theme derived from my early morning swimming and the glorious sunrises I was lucky enough to see. I have made two boards now and the face book page will show you the build process. I really must thank my two friends Keith, for the spraying and the inspiration for the rising sun, and ‘Little Al’ for helping me with the laminating of the carbon fibre. They are two genuinely kind and helpful friends and I am deeply grateful for their help. Cheers guys!


20140506_170415_resized_1This is the corner stone to the challenge. Let me explain:- my rib (the boat you see here) is called Restless. As we all know putting a challenge together is not easy and you need a team. In my case I have a secret weapon called Dave Oakman who is my rib driver and and RNLI coxswain and my engineer all rolled into one. Oh, he is as mad as me which is kind of handy for this challenge. More Images will appear soon of Team Restless.