Charlie started sailing at a very young age in a variety of classes competing first in the Cadet dinghy both nationally and internationally. Following this, he moved into the Laser Radial (ILCA 5) and then the Laser Standard. Taking part in national ranking regattas around the UK and several Senior and Youth National Championships. Charlie graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences and completed qualifications as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. He was also studying physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and sports psychology, amongst other areas. During this time, Charlie worked for three summers at one of Greece’s most renowned holiday resorts, the Peligoni Club, running the watersports centre. After graduating with honours, Charlie started working for the Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School, where he coached ILCA (Laser), Optimist and Feva, teams. Charlie then transitioned to a full-time SailCoach staff member, where he has since run a variety of camps and coaching at regattas both within Malta and internationally. Using his experience as a sports scientist and personal trainer, Charlie has also guided several athletes and groups with fitness programmes, nutritional guidance and basic sports psychology. Finally, SailCoach tasked Charlie with running the Maltese Sailing Federation training camps for sailors from all Maltese clubs.