Meet the Team – Gwyn
Last but not Least!
And rounding off our Meet the Team showcase is the last of our skippers, Gwyn! Of all the skippers across both boats, it is highly likely that Gwyn is the most experienced of them all; an instructor for all kinds of vessels, a courier for boat owners, and captain of our gracious Dolphin Spirit! Gwyn is also very well acquainted with the dolphins and their adoring public; living in Rosemarkie his wife also runs the Rosemarkie Beach Cafe, a natural tourist draw for the dolphins and the ice cream (on those hard to come by, but oh so glorious, sunny days)! He isn’t one of our truly full-time skippers, but with his experience and warm personality, Gwyn is sure to make every trip memorable for passengers, young or old! One thing about Gwyn is that his timings are always on point, and he doesn’t do late! So if you have places to be, be sure that Gwyn will make sure you get there!
Skills That Pay the Bills!
Gwyn has been out on the water for longer than most of our guiding crew have been alive! When he’s not being the skipper at the helm aboard the Dolphin Spirit, he’s giving sound advice to make sure she runs well, properly, and safely. Gwyn was the man behind the safety briefing, the adviser for many of our safety procedures, and the trainer for the crew during our yearly safety drill refresher! He also helped some of our other skippers through the boatmaster’s licence; a job he does privately too! If you’ve ever had a question about boats or boating, Gwyn quite likely has the answer! When he’s not around Dolphin Spirit at all, Gwyn is occasionally away instructing others to sail or even appearing on camera! He has had the pleasure of skippering some really impressive vessels in his time, from barges to cruisers, I’m sure there’s very few vessels that Gwyn hasn’t driven! What we can say is there is one boat that we see a fair bit in the summer that Gwyn is itching to try; the Vic 32! You may recall Vic from a previous blog post, but if you don’t, the Vic 32 is one of the last Clyde puffer boats in existence. She sails around the west coast and through the Caledonian Canal in summer, so we often get to see her meandering her way down the Moray Firth! As a rare boat, it’s something that I’m sure any skipper, not just Gwyn, would be keen to have a go of!
So think up your biggest boating question for your next Dolphin Spirit cruise, and keep your fingers crossed for skipper Gwyn! He’s certainly the brain to pick for all things boat here! And if you’re not in to boats all that much, you’ll still get to enjoy a great and comfortable trip with him behind the wheel!