Meet the Team – Stephen Brennan
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.