Meet an Instructor

Learning to sail on Howe Sound with Inflow Adventure

Will grew up sailing at Chelsea Yacht Club on the waters of Port Phillip Bay in Australia. Sailing really is in his blood, with his mother an avid sailor and experienced sailing instructor and his Uncle, a world champion Hobie Cat sailor there was a lot of family influence bringing him into the sailing world.

Will learned to sail in the Sabot and Pacer dinghy classes before progressing into a 125 Dinghy and the Australian Lightweight Sharpie. Will’s love of sailing quickly manifested into a love of teaching and a love of racing. In Will's racing career his major accolades have been:

  • two 125 Class Dinghy National Titles
  • an Australian Lightweight Sharpie Jr National Title as well as various State title and Division wins

Will has also competed and worked on a number of keelboats, racing inshore and offshore as well as completing yacht deliveries around Australia. He is still actively competing in the Australian Lightweight Sharpie and Melges 24 classes.

Teaching has been a big part of Will’s sailing career. He has held sailing instructor qualifications since the age of 13 and has worked in many learn to sail programs including as the head of ‘Tackers’ program for Chelsea Yacht Club. Teaching is Will’s way of giving back to the sailing community and his passion sailing and sharing his knowledge is evident in his teaching style.

After moving to the Sea to Sky in 2018 Will spent a lot of time out on the sound on his kiteboard, the whole time dreaming of sailing on the picturesque waters. The Squamish ‘Inflow’ thermal weather pattern that consistently brings in the perfect sailing conditions into Howe Sound inspired Will to start sharing his love of sailing to the west coast community.