Meet the team… Martin Hendry
In the run up to the 2017 season getting underway, we will be introducing the current Trinity Sailing Foundation team. Today we caught up with a member of our sea staff — Martin Hendry.
What is your role at Trinity Sailing Foundation?
I am mate aboard Provident. This is a bit of a challenge for me, currently, as we have a big ongoing project to replace much of her deck ready for the new season which I am overseeing.
What did you do prior to joining the team?
This is my third year with the Trinity Sailing Foundation, though this will be my first year sailing on Provident. Last year I worked for another sail training organisation but now I am back where I belong. Before I joined the team here — the first time that is — I did a woodworking apprenticeship. Before that I was working some dead-end jobs and I haven’t looked back since.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The social interaction with both holiday guests and sail trainees. The variety as well, it’s nice to have a couple of weeks of sail training and and then switch to a few weeks of cruising with adult guests, and vice versa.
Where is your favourite sailing destination?
Binic, in Brittany. It’s the first place I sailed to and it is also the first place where I encountered Trinity Sailing. I hope to be going back there this year!
When you are not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?
Karaoke and singing in general, board games, video gaming, watching shows, reading comics.