David Thompson is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster offshore and RYA cruising Instructor.
He is Also currently a volunteer mate for the Tall Ships Youth Trust sailing their ex round the world challenger yachts.
The trust takes young people and adults on trips round the UK; also France and the Caribbean. Joined The Friends of Dolphin in 2014.
David says he enjoys his trips on Dolphin and finds them interesting, not only because of the disabled who come aboard but also because of their stories and seeing them enjoying themselves, particularly as their trips are significant events for some as they do not get out very often from their homes.
David has lived in Bournemouth with his wife Fiona for 25 years but grew up on the Hertfordshire / Essex border.