Founder and Executive Director
Where to begin! With over 40 years of experience, Trevor is a highly acclaimed coach known for his innovative coaching style, which has earned him numerous awards and honours over the years. His athletes have achieved remarkable success, including Olympic medals, World and European titles, World number one ranking, and World Sailing Youth medals.
Originally from the quaint market town of Newtownards on the outskirts of Belfast, Trevor embarked on his illustrious coaching career with the RYA. He served as the UK National Laser Coach for Team GBR, leading his team to impressive triumphs at World and European Championships. Later, he returned to his native Ireland as Olympic coach for the Barcelona Olympic Games and established the now Irish Youth Academy that inspires future generations of Irish sailors.
Trevor’s unique coaching approach led him to establish SailCoach, the first private coaching organisation in sailing. Throughout his remarkable career, he has guided sailors from various countries to an impressive 7 Olympic Games, contributing to numerous podium finishes. Despite his achievements, Trevor remembers his humble roots and is dedicated to helping talented athletes who may not otherwise have the opportunity to compete internationally.
With his unparalleled experience at the highest level of our sport, Trevor is an invaluable asset to the young sailors and up and coming coaches in SailCoach. They benefit greatly from his extensive knowledge and winning strategies, ensuring their growth and success.
Trevor’s coaching legacy is defined by his exceptional track record and his unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of sailors and coaches. His profound impact on the sport continues to inspire and motivate others.