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Our Staff

All our full time and seasonal staff are highly qualified in what we do. As well as being very highly qualified, staff members bring with them their own energy and enthusiasm for the activities. They also have a huge breadth and depth of personal and instructing experience in their own specialist areas that their qualifications do not reflect.

As well as the full time staff each season we take on senior seasonal staff and also many temporary activity instructors. Please click on the any full time or seasonal staff member below to find out more about the individuals who combine to make up the team of experts at the sportscotlands national centre Cumbrae.

Although many staff become regulars there is a healthy turn over of qualified and vastly experienced staff to keep the team highly motivated and fresh in terms of development and new initiatives.

All our Instructors hold valid First Aid certificates and are Scottish Criminal Records Office (S.C.R.O) checked before commencing work at Cumbrae.

Ashore our support staff will endeavour to make your stay with us as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

  • John Kent - Centre Principal

    John Kent - Centre Principal
    • Qualified Teacher
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • RYA Yachtmaster offshore
    • Read Interview
  • Peter Braidwood - Lead Manager / Chief Instructor

    Peter Braidwood - Lead Manager / Chief Instructor
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • Powerboat Instructor
    • BCU Level 3 Coach Sea
    • BCU Level 3 Coach Inland
    • Read Interview
  • David Frame - Sailing Manager

    David Frame - Sailing Manager
    • Qualified Teacher Physical Education
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / Examiner
    • RYA Dinghy Coach Assessor
    • RYA Powerboat Trainer / Examiner
    • RYA SRC Assessor
    • RYA RCL2 Tutor
    • RYA First Aid Trainer
    • RYA NML Instructor
    • Read Interview
  • Angus Fergusson - Seasonal Instructor

    Angus Fergusson - Seasonal Instructor
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
    • RYA SRC Assessor
    • RYA Sea Survival Instructor
    • RYA Radar Instructor
    • RYA Diesel Engine Instructor
    • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • Read Interview
  • Daniel Smith - Senior Instructor

    Daniel Smith - Senior Instructor
    • Qualified Teacher
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
    • RYA Coach Assessor
    • RYA Windsurfing Trainer
    • RYA Powerboat Instructor
    • Read Interview
  • Tim Stuart - Seasonal Instructor

    Tim Stuart - Seasonal Instructor
    • RYA Cruising Instructor
    • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • BCU Level 4 Coach Sea Kayak
    • BCU Level 3 Coach Open Canoe
    • BCU Level 3 Surf
    • BCU UKCC Level 1 Coach Tutor
  • Steven Cosgove - Temporary Instructor

    Steven Cosgove - Temporary Instructor
    • RYA Windsurfing Instructor
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor
    • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Lisa Johnston - Temporary Instructor

    Lisa Johnston - Temporary Instructor
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor
    • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Stuart White - Temporary Instructor

    Stuart White - Temporary Instructor
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor
    • RYA Diesel Engine Instructor
    • RYA Powerboat Instructor
    • RYA Regional Mark Layer
    • BCU Paddlesports Coach Level 1
  • David McCardel - Seasonal Instructor

    David McCardel - Seasonal Instructor
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • RYA Windsurfing Instructor
    • RYA Powerboat Instructor
    • Read Interview
  • Rod Smith - Full Time Instructor

    Rod Smith - Full Time Instructor
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / Examiner
    • RYA Powerboat Trainer / Examiner
    • RYA Sea Survival Instructor
    • RYA Radar Instructor
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • RYA First Aid Instructor
    • RYA National Mark layer
    • RYA Diesel engine Instructor
    • Gym Instructor L2
    • RYA Windsurfing Instructor
    • Read Interview
  • Charlotte MacBeath - Seasonal Instructor

    Charlotte MacBeath - Seasonal Instructor
    • Qualified Teacher
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
    • RYA Coach Assessor
    • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
    • RYA SRC Assessor
    • BCU Level 2 Inland
    • Read Interview
  • Carol Benson - Office Staff

    Carol Benson - Office Staff
  • Nancy Bunyan - Office Staff

    Nancy Bunyan - Office Staff
  • Craig Auchenleck - Temporary Instructor

    • Dinghy Instructor
    • Kayak Level 3
  • John Young -

    • windsurfing Instructor
    • canoe/kayaking level 1 coach
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