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Dan Gohl comes from a sailing background racing out of the Solent and abroad.

He has experience of racing and maintaining many professional yachts.


Early in his career he trained as a rigger, taught sailing to charter boat skippers and also worked on a super yacht in the Mediterranean.


He then went on to hone his racing skills in his early twenties on Kit Hobdays ‘Bear of Britain’ Youth training scheme. The experience he gained on that was to become the springboard for his professional sailing career where he went on to race as the youngest crew (at the time) to do a two-handed race across the Atlantic in the Transat-Jacque Vabres on a Class 40.


His sailing skills have now taken him to become a Class 40 World Champion in 2009, Quarter Tonner Cup Finalist 2011 and 2012 and a World Record holder in 2010 for the Round Britain and Ireland Race.


Dan has raced and crewed on well known boats such as Bob - Farr 52, Ecover – Open 60, Alegre – Mills 68, Ran – Farr 45, Concise – Class 40, Aquila - Quarter Tonner.

Michael Oxley trained as a wooden boat builder at the ‘International Boat Builders Training College’ in Lowestoft on the East Coast of England.


He has extensive experience in the restoration and new-build of all aspects of wooden boats specialising in internal joinery and teak deck restoration. He has worked on boats as varied as a 9 foot ‘Pea Pod’ to a replica of Joshua Slocombe’s ‘Spray’.


He is a keen dingy sailor and canoeist.  Interestingly, Michael originally learnt his skills with GRP / Fiberglass and composite repairs by modifying GRP kayaks to withstand the rigours of surfing onto pebble beaches along the South Coast.


His training and skills with wooden boats diversified into restorational repair of period buildings.


Michael is a proprietor of Ashgrove Joinery, a company specialising in all aspects of joinery work for historic and listed buildings.


Dan Gohl


Michael Oxley