Corinne Gillard - Boatshed IOW
Corinne was brought up sailing with the family in the Irish Sea and migrated south at the age of 16 to start work as a dinghy sailing instructor with Emsworth Sailing School, teaching 6 year olds to play bumper boats in Oppies in the Millpond. A few seasons of that led to opportunities further west and Weymouth became home for 10 years where she worked for the Harbour Office and studied and obtained a BA Hons (1st class) in Maritime Leisure Management.
All that serious stuff became a bit much, so she ran away to sea and sailed for a living, enjoying summers in the Med and winters in the Caribbean, some fantastic crossings in between and time around Australia, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Time off was spent diving and windsurfing - not a bad life!
Now she lives in East Cowes and has 2 little boys who keep her running! When ever she gets spare time she enjoys being out on the water sailing and on the RIB with her children.