Broaden Your Horizons
Find out a little bit more about Nick from our fun questions!
1. How did you first start sailing with OYT Scotland?
I took an RYA Day Skipper theory course in Aberdeen and the tutor volunteered as sea staff, Jim Piggins. He introduced me.
2. What’s your favourite OYT Scotland memory?
My second trip- out of my home port Aberdeen round the top in a gale sailing through the night from Kirkwall to Kyle of Lochalsh, individuals as crew so a varied bunch each with a story and two 12 year olds who were so small one steered while the other directed him from the rail, but were up for everything including their watch in the middle of the night.
3. What is your job outside of OYT Scotland and what particular set of skills do you bring to the organisation?
Nearly completely retired from IT management (but I enjoy it so keep my hand in). Use these skills for OYT Scotland.
4. Why do you enjoy being on the board of OYT Scotland?
I represent the North East Shore Group and am able to keep them informed shrinking the miles (physical and community) between the North East and Greenock. The common cause and vision makes this an enjoyable group to work with.
5. What are your hobbies apart from sailing with OYT Scotland?
DIY which currently is being usurped by being the Chairman of the Westhill Men’s Shed, photography and family.
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