has been in and out of boats all his life. For the past 20
years he has operated a fishing trawler in Bass Strait (which
he built the trawler himself). As well as owning fishing boats,
he has owned numerous sailing vessels, 'AUSTRALIS'
is the fourth ocean going cruising yacht that has been specially
purchased and fitted out for expedition support for polar
and global operations.
has sailed in numerous Sydney-Hobart yacht races and has cruised
extensively around the World. He first sailed to the Antarctic
continent as relief skipper on a voyage to Commonwealth Bay
in 1995. Since then he has sailed his own yachts on numerous
voyages to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia Island,
the Falklands and in the Chilean Channels around Patagonia.
These trips have been in support of film crews, scientists,
mountaineers, skiers, sea kayakers and wildlife enthusiasts.
In 2002 he sailed single handed east from South Georgia to
Cape Town in South Africa.
clients include the Australian Antarctic Division, BBC, mountain
and ski guides from Australia, the USA and NZ, film crews from various
countries, sea kayak expeditioners, commercial photographers, Freedivers
and dozens of individuals who have joined him for cruising trips.
adult sons Ben and Daniel regularly work with him both behind the
scenes and on voyages.
has spent 13 seasons traveling the area from South America to Antarctica
and South Georgia.
20 plus, voyages to Antarctica.
crossings of the Southern Ocean, one in mid winter.
voyages to Greenland.
full length trips of the Atlantic, Ushuaia to Greenland, return.
South Pacific crossings.
full length trips of the Chilean Channels from Valdivia to Ushuaia.
trips to Cape Horn & the Beagle Canal.
South Atlantic crossing single-handed from South Georgia to Cape
Town, South Africa.
sailing trips from Victoria to Tasmania across Bass Strait.
fisherman – skipper and crew in Bass Strait for 37 years.
own fishing trawler & 2 yachts.
years as skipper & crew.