Simon Jinks
Simon JinksDirector
Simon Jinks is a Director of SeaRegs Training Ltd. His specialisation is in the MCA commercial codes of practice, MCA, RYA and SQA training and accreditation.

Simon formerly managed the Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster programme for sail and motor vessels and the RYA navigation and safety courses. The RYA Yachtmaster programme encompasses 21 disciplines and involves the recognition of 1200 RYA training centres who issue a total of 70000 certificates a year and employ over 5000 instructors.

The role consisted of RYA Yachtmaster Instructor training worldwide, recognition of RYA Centres, designing recognition and instructional guidelines and ensuring standards were met. Because of this specialist knowledge he assisted other National Governing Bodies to design courses and develop their training programmes.

This experience has given an in-depth knowledge of Training Centre set-up, Instructor Training and also the MCA Codes of Practice for vessels up to 200 gt, especially Manning requirements and Safety Management Systems.

A former Technical Consultant for the marine press and technical writer for Yachting Monthly, Motor Boats Monthly, Sailing Today and Motor Boat and Yachting. He has authored the RYA Motor Cruising Handbook; the RYA Commercial Regulations for Small Vessels which accompanies the RYA PPR course; and the ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Cruising and Racing as well as editing many other technical books and articles.

In addition Simon teaches all levels of seamanship ashore and afloat and regularly skippers vessels of varying sizes.

He has a good background in Sea Survival Training and Lifesaving appliances. Training and assessing RYA Sea Survival Instructors as well as teaching Sea Survival courses. Simon has represented the UK and Europe on various committees on Safety Equipment design and use, as well as testing most of the current range of Lifesaving appliances both ashore and afloat.

  • MCA Master 200/OOW 500
  • MCA Boatmaster Tier 1 Level 2
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner Sail and Power; RYA Yachtmaster Examiner Trainer; RYA Powerboat Trainer.
  • RYA Sea Survival Instructor Trainer; RYA SRC/VHF Assessor; RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor.
  • RYA Diesel Instructor; RYA Radar Instructor; MCA/RYA Code Inspector for Certifying Authority.
  • RYA Recognition Inspector; SRC/VHF Inspector and Assessor.
  • He is a Fellow of Royal Institute of Navigation, Member of the Yachting Journalist Association and a YBDSA Yacht Broker.
Vicky Jinks
Vicky JinksDirector
Vicky Jinks is a Director of SeaRegs Training Ltd, she manages the administration and accounts as well as recognition of the various authorities. Vicky knows her way around a number of M-Notiices and qualification routes for Skippers up to 500 gt.

For eight years Vicky worked for the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the World Governing Body for Sailing. Initially for the Training and Development department, setting up training courses for developing sailing nations in association with Olympic Solidarity, part of the International Olympic Committee. Latterly, as the Administration Secretary, she compiled year books, assisted with the organisation of world conferences and liaising with National Sailing Organisations.

Prior to working for ISAF, Vicky worked at local authority centres providing instruction and managing the offices for both a sailing and a ski centre. She was head of sailing for a YMCA outdoor activity centre based at the top of the River Hamble where she also provided instruction in Archery, Abseiling, Canoeing and Climbing.

Vicky is Principal of SeaRegs Training, an RYA Training Centre and is enjoying getting back on the water when she can. In her youth she raced dinghies to National level, represented her county at school sailing events, sailed in most offshore races and championships around the South Coast and skippered her family’s Sigma 33 to a series win.

  • RYA SRC/VHF Assessor
  • RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor with Keelboat Endorsement
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Commercially Endorsed Cat 3 skipper for vessels up to 24m
  • IMO 6.09 Train the Instructor Qualified
Marion Anderson
Marion AndersonTraining Co-ordinator
Marion is the Training Co-ordinator at SeaRegs Training Ltd, she assists with the day to day running of the company, looking after our students, instructors and resources.

Marion started working for SeaRegs in February 2017.

Jerry Webster
Jerry WebsterFreelance Instructor
Jerry Webster teaches our ECDIS, SQA Radar, Crowd and Crisis Management, Security, PSSR, and VHF/SRC courses.
Jerry first went to sea as a Cadet with the Cunard Steamship Company in 1977 he served on a variety of ships during his 4-year cadetship before taking his 2nd Mates ticket in 1981. He moved to Rowbotham Tankships in 1982. The Company owned the largest fleet of coastal product & chemical tankers trading around the NW European continent, whilst there Jerry worked up from 3/O to Chief Officer, gaining his Masters Certificate in 1988.

After a couple of years ashore as Assistant Marine Operations Manager, he moved to P & O Ferries, running from Portsmouth to Le Havre & Cherbourg for 15 years, serving on conventional, cruise & HSC ferries, working up from 2/O to Master, gaining first command in 1997.

Jerry had a short spell as a “Fleet Safety Specialist” with Northern Marine, undertaking ISM Auditing and Fleet Training on ro-ro vessels & VLCCs.

In 2008 Jerry joined Meridian Marine Management as Master serving on many of their ro-pax & ro-ro vessels in the Baltic, North Sea & English Channel and laterly Travemunde in Northern Germany to Ventspils in Latvia.

  • Class 1 Master Mariner
  • Master HSC 91m and 81m various route
  • Various Pilot exemptions
  • IMO 6.09 Train the Instructor qualified
  • ISM Auditor
  • Ship Security Offier
  • Paul Cunningham
    Paul CunninghamFreelance Instructor
    Paul Cunningham teaches our MCA HELM (O), PSSR, Survival, Stability and Master 200 prep courses. Paul also teaches and assesses our AEC course and instructs navigation to Ocean level.
    Paul started his career as a commercial fisherman (chief engineer). After 9 years at sea he joined a firm of Marine Engineers as a Sales and Engineering Director.

    Paul has gained numerous qualifications through the years and spends his time instructing, vessel surveying and compass adjusting. Relief Captain and/or deliveries of yachts and Superyachts to 3,000 tons. Marine Consultancy to a diverse selection of navigation and technical engineering companies within the marine market.

    • Diploma of Nautical Surveying
    • MCA Master 3000 tons (yachts)
    • RYA Yachmtaster Examiner for sail and power up to Ocean
    • RYA Diesel Engine Instructor
    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
    • RYA Instructor for Diesel, Radar, Survival, SRC/VHF Assessor
    • IMO 6.09 Train the Instructor qualified
    Joe Lovelady
    Joe LoveladyFreelance Instructor
    Joe Lovelady teaches our MCA HELM (O), Stability and Master 200 prep courses.
    Joe was the Chief Admiralty Pilot for Plymouth, overseeing the safe passage of thousands of military, auxiliary and commercial craft, including the vast nuclear deterrent Vanguard Class submarines, in and out of city waters during his 41 years service.

    Having previously served for five years with the Merchant Navy, Joe spent the latter 14 years working for the Queen’s Harbour Master as chief pilot at the Long Room port control station at Stonehouse.

    Joe has worked his way up from working as a tug master on the much smaller tugs to shepherd to overseeing as the Chief Pilot the entire operation of assisting the largest vessels in the Royal Navy such as aircraft carriers and US Navy warships.

    • MCA Master 11/2
    • Admiralty Pilot
    • Navy CoC Master
    • IMO 6.09 Train the Instructor qualified
    Bob Grant
    Bob GrantFreelance Instructor
    Bob Grant has an extensive maritime background, he’s one of our MCA AEC instructors and he also teaches a number of our RYA Practical and shorebased courses.
    Tracey Cunningham
    Tracey CunninghamFreelance Instructor
    Tracey Cunningham is Matron at Totnes Hospital and teaches our MCA First Aid courses.
    Ben Weedon
    Ben WeedonFreelance Instructor
    Ben Weedon is a watch leader and instructor with the Fire Service he teaches our MCA First Aid courses. Ben is also and RYA SRC Assessor and Powerboat Instructor.
    Sandy Saunders
    Sandy SaundersFreelance Instructor
    Sandy Saunders teaches our RYA courses and our MCA Security courses.
    Sandy started out in the Navy working his way up to Petty Officer, on leaving he became a freelance instructor before becoming a Lecturer at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

    Sandy is once again working as a freelance instructor/examiner and armed maritime security officer.

    • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor/Examiner for sail and power/li_item]
    • Powerboat Trainer
  • RYA Radar Instructor
  • RYA SRC/VHF Assessor
  • RYA Diesel Engine Instructor
  • Other
    OtherFreelance Instructors
    There are a number of other freelance instructors who we use for some of our specialist courses and for our regular courses when needed.
    Neil Northmore
    Neil NorthmoreAdvisor
    Neil Northmore is an advisor to SeaRegs Training Ltd. He is a specialist in the law relating to the marine industry and the business and regulation of the sports sector.

    Neil practiced as a solicitor both with a Top 100 law firm and through his own legal practice focusing on ship building and refit arrangements, with particular expertise in yacht and superyacht work, and was the in-house Solicitor and Government Affairs Advisor for the Royal Yachting Association where he conducted a broad range of company and commercial/employment work with a particular focus on sport governance and regulation, sponsorship and intellectual property.

    Neil has presented at various national and international marine-industry, ports and harbours and sports’ governance seminars and conferences and is a regular contributor to the marine press.

    Neil is an accredited Regents College-trained mediator, He is available to mediate any civil, sporting or commercial dispute.

    Neil is committed to sport and the wider mutual benefits that can be achieved through sponsorship of competitors and sporting events.

    In addition, Neil is a Senior RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. During the early years of his career Neil used to skipper a 22 metre vessel for the Ocean Youth Club and retains a keen interest in Sail Training activities both in the UK and overseas.