Your ROCK Skippers and RYA Instructors in Gibraltar
Our Chief Instructor Peter has been around boats since he was a boy when he used to go fishing with his dad.
A RYA instructor for almost 20 years, Pete has experienced most of the world’s oceans and has challenged all the elements. His numerous sailing qualifications, including RYA Instructor for Yachtmaster , Diesel Engine, VHF Radio, and Sea Survival , make him one of the best qualified sailors in Gibraltar.
Pete instructs Coastal Skippers and above and has a innate ability to read his students and build bespoke training programmmes around the individual.
With one of the highest pass rates in the industry, you will be put through your paces by Pete but will be an extremely competent Yachtmaster at the end.
Carrie's sailing experience has been diverse. With many miles built up in the Solent, Australia, New Zealand and the Mediterranean. her big passion is making sure the customers are well looked after.
A qualified Cruising and Shorebased Instructor, she is normally found teaching theory or liaising with clients. With a background in onboard and shoreside corporate sailing event management, she likes nothing better than to be out on the water making sure that everyone gets the best tuition and hospitality that the school has to offer.
Mel is a very experienced, knowledgeable and gifted sailor with lots to offer clients in all areas of the sailing industry. As a fully qualified RYA Cruising Instructor, with Mel as your skipper you can be secure in the knowledge that you are in very good hands. He will ease you in to sailing with some fun days without pressure and before you know it you will be in command of the boat as if you have done it all your life.
Mel’s sense of humour is his big draw, mostly demonstrated through his alter ego Port Hand Buoy!
Les has a wealth of experience on the high seas and makes every sailing course fun. He has sailed extensively around the Mediterranean yet took to the water 25 years ago on the Thames working as a Bargeman, so we has many stories to share. He has sailed the East coast of England so is no stranger to the effects of tide. His teaching skills are excellent whether you are a complete beginner or about to sit a Yachtmaster exam. Les believes that if you are having fun that you will learn so you can expect a memorable trip.
Amanda has thousands of miles under her keel teaching on her own yacht and delivering a variety of yachts around the Mediterranean and the UK. Feedback from families and individuals is that Amanda has a sparkling personality and you are guaranteed an action packed, fun week on the water.
Lee escaped life as a school teacher to fulfil his passion for sailing. Having sailed his own boat around the Cornish coast for many years, he decided to make the break and head for the Caribbean. One season of chillin’ was enough and now he has opted for a more active life as a Cruising Instructor.
Graham has been teaching people to sail in Gibraltar for many years. As a Yachtmaster Instructor, he teaches mostly the more advanced courses such as Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Prep. With a non stop attitude, he will put you through your paces and find many new challenges for you.
Steve retired from business life and opted for Fastrack Yachtmaster life with ROCK in 2012. Once qualified he started the search for a yacht and in 2013 brought Scarlett Lady down to join our expanded fleet.