Principal, Instructor, Examiner

Greg Norris

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Member of the Institute of Navigation

Yachtmaster Instructor

Yachtmaster Examiner

Preston Training Centre isn’t just a “dry” academic college – we put it into practice and actually go sailing too!

For 2014 the big adventure was be a Lagoon 450 Catamaran trip from Scotland to the Hamble, then across Biscay to Portugal and on to the Gran Canaria before completing the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) to St Lucia in November/December.

For details of the ARC see here:

For 2015 & 2017 the highlight were cruises along the Algarve, SW Spain & Gibraltar on a Beneteau 44 Centre Cockpit yacht.


FOR 2018? WHO KNOWS…………………


1980’s – dinghy sailor, River Wyre from Skipool and Knott End.
Basic & tidal dinghy training – Fleetwood Nautical College + Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club.
Mid 1980’s – Yachting – Irish Sea and West Coast of Scotland.
1997 – Yachtmaster Offshore + Yachtmaster Ocean.
1998/99 –  Clipper Round the World Yacht race; Commercial Endorsement; RYA Instructor.
2000 on – Practical & Theory Instructor, Delivery Skipper & Sea Staff with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.


18 ft Sailfish
23 ft Westerly Pageant
26 ft Westerly Centaur
26 ft Colvic Sailor
26 ft Seawolf
27 ft Cutlass
31 ft Nicholson
31 ft Moody
32 ft Jeanneau Sun Odyssey
35 ft Moody Centre cockpit
35 ft Trident Challenger
35 ft Beneteau
36 ft Bavaria
37 ft Bavaria
37 ft Jeanneau Sunfast
38 ft Bowman

38 ft Rival
40 ft Gibsea
40 ft Jeanneau Deck Saloon
41 ft Hanse 411
41 ft First 41s
43 ft Elan
45 ft Moody Deck Saloon
45 ft Lagoon Catamaran
48 ft Jeantot Privilige Catamaran
50 ft Lagoon Catamaran

60 ft Clipper
70 ft Oyster ketch
72 ft Robert Clark ketch
72 ft Challenge 72


Irish Sea
North Sea
W Scotland
SW England
S England

N Atlantic
S China Sea
Indian Ocean
S Atlantic

Deliveries & Assisted Deliveries
Interested in moving your own boat somewhere exotic (or just somewhere else in the UK or Europe!) – but lacking in experience/confidence/qualifications?

We can do this.