A lifetime obsession with all things nautical…
Will grew up racing yachts with his father and dinghy racing at school. This time included completing 3 Fastnet Races and a circumnavigation of the Isle of Sheppey as well as working as a mate on charter boats in the Solent. After school Will completed his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification and then went to University in Falmouth where he spent a lot of time sailing J24s and a Mustang 30. Will also completed his Cruising Instructor qualification and skippered yachts in Greece for the university sailing club.
Still not content with the amount of time he was spending offshore, Will then trained as a deck officer in the merchant navy, working on oil and gas tankers all over the world for the next 6 years.
In November 2017 Will left the merchant navy to work in the family insurance business and spend more time sailing proper boats. Will initially worked in the commercial liability team and then took on compliance, IT and management responsibilities while spending his spare time racing out of Hamble in JOG and RORC races. In May 2020, Will joined Keith in setting up Stoneways Marine Insurance.