Nigel Symington

Real Life: Retired from a career in international marketing and communications, mainly in food and drink: now active in conservation work for wildlife in Sussex.

Clubs: Weir Wood SC.

ISAF/RYA Qualifications: Yachtmaster Offshore; Offshore safety course (Heavy weather sailing); Basic sea survival; First aid; VHF; Powerboat level 2; Safety boat.

Race Management Experience: Some 20 years with club duties in rescue boats.  Also a club briefer, briefing other club members on safety boat duties.

Major Events: Youth Nationals 2007, Hayling Island; IWA Windsurfing Worlds 2009.

Sailing and Racing Experience:  Dinghy racing mainly in Lasers.  Also yacht sailing in the Mediterranean as well as off the South coast of England.  Yacht racing as Navigator in RORC series in 2007 and 2009, including the Fastnet race in each of those years: one of the 56 yachts to finish the 2007 Fastnet race.

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