I have always enjoyed sailing, but never lived by the sea. Currently I own a trimaran that I sail as often as I can. I undertake all the maintenace myself and derive as much pleasure from that as the sailing!
For several years I have skippered a team from Leeds General Infirmary in the NHS Regatta. This costs the NHS nothing, but is a racing event between different hospital teams.
In 2009 I competed in the Fastnet Offshore Yacht Race with a team from the Leeds area. We opened champagne after rounding the Fastnet lighthouse off the coast of south west Ireland.
I used to own an old Morgan that required a fair bit of maintenace. That went many years ago when the first bigger boat came. I still have a Landrover to keep me amused, I was less amused when one of my sons managed to get it stuck!
Some furniture I have enjoyed making and furniture repair projects. I would like to do more but currently can't find enough time.
Spire Hospital Leeds
Leeds LS8 1NT
or 0113 2693939
Leeds General Infirmary and
NHS Secretary LGI
NHS Secretary WGH