A highly experienced and professional freelance RYA Cruising Instructor and Commercially Endorsed RYA Yachtmaster. Sam has been on the water since being a youngster with her grandfather. Sam has owned motorboats and sailboats and enjoys being on or around the water whenever possible.
Moving through the ranks of sailing experience and qualification Sam was also a crew member on the 2017/18 Clipper Round The World yacht race helping yacht GARMIN romp home to victory in leg 8 from New York to Liverpool via Derry Londonderry.
Sam is working towards RYA Yachtmaster Ocean having completed the theory in the summer of 2020.
Sam also regularly publishes a blog about her adventures at
Following and early introduction into all things nautical through attending The London Nautical School in the mid 1990's 'Hodge' took a break from the sport while building a career in IT, having a family and playing club level rugby.
After an extended break only sailing on corporate events he then reengaged with the sport after relocating to Chatham, Kent and participating in a number of training courses, milebuilders, social racing and RYA accreditation's.
Now a qualified RYA Cruising Instructor, and commercially endorsed Offshore Yachtmaster Hodge currently part way through RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and looking forward to becoming accredited in 2022.