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.