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 another member of our sea staff — Stephen Brennan.
What is your role at Trinity Sailing?
I am the new bosun on Leader. Like Eli, who is bosun on Provi, I joined about a month ago and initially got stuck in with Leader’s maintenance work which was taking place in Polruan at Tom’s Yard. Now I am back in Brixham doing all sorts of jobs before she starts sailing in the spring,
What did you do prior to joining the team?
I was doing cetacean studies in the Mediterranean as a marine scientist and ecologist on vessels of difference sizes with deckhand duties. I’ve also done some trans-atlantic crossing as assistant bosun. Most recently I was crew on the delivery of a 16m Catamaran around Italy, from Venice to Genoa. Working as a marine scientist showed me that I love being at sea and I am making a slight career change so that I might spend more time with my hands dirty rather than in the office.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I am looking forward to going to new destinations, meeting new people and doing a lot of sailing.
Where is your favourite sailing destination?
Anywhere around Oban, in Scotland, I can see why it’s so popular.
When you’re not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?
Diving, drinking Beamish, reading, travelling. I’m also learning to play the piano; unfortunately there’s no room for that on Leader.