Jon Curtis

Sailing Director & RYA Centre Principal

Jon spent his early years in Norfolk where he learnt to sail in a Topper on the Norfolk Broads. Having staring out training to be an Accountant Jon quickly decided that this wasn’t for him and he needed to be on the water.

Since 1990 Jon has been teaching sailing, working as Chief Instructor at 3 large RYA training centres before joining SVYC in 2003. Jon is a RYA Dinghy Coach Assessor with Multihull, Keelboat and Racing endorsements, RYA Powerboat Trainer, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Power & Sail Instructor, RYA SRC Assessor, RYA First Aid Instructor, RYA Diesel Engine Instructor, RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor, RYA Regional Race Officer and RYA Centre Inspector

Jon is a keen racer too, having raced in over 10 Round The Island Races, along with Cowes Weeks, IRC Races, the Wellington to Nelson Race as well as cruising on Gypsy Moth IV from Panama to Galapagos. Jon also loves nothing more than racing in Seaview in the Mermaids whenever he gets the chance. Jon is responsible for overseeing all activities afloat.