Simon is a windsurfing, windfoiling and dinghy sailing coach and a Team Rider for Starboard Windsurfing and Severne Sails. He is one of only a handful of people in the world qualified to deliver every (non-foiling) RYA Windsurfing and Dinghy instructor course - including Advanced Windsurf Instructor.

He specialises in the coaching of intermediate and advanced windsurfing, currently runs windsurfing clinics in Costa Teguise (Lanzarote), Alaçati (Turkey), Weymouth and writes coaching articles for Windsurfing UK magazine. He also delivers marine first aid training and offers consultancy services for the setting up of watersports training programmes in clubs and centres. Simon has a passion for being out on the water and for helping others to make the most of their time afloat.


Simon is a regular technique writer for Windsurfing UK magazine and his FUNDAMENTALS articles are designed to help windsurfers and windsurfing instructors to reach new levels of understanding with subjects such as:

  • How a windsurfer works
  • Planing and apparent wind explained
  • How non-planing steering works
  • How planing steering works
  • Choosing a safe and suitable coastal location
  • What equipment to take windsurfing
  • Rigging and tuning
  • Footstraps
  • Fins

Click below to access the first four of these free resources (starting on page 50).