I learned to sail on my home Lake of Taupo when I was about ten, in a good old Optimist. Sailing is good fun, peaceful and an awesome way to experience the great outdoors. What I love about coaching is seeing everyone learn how to sail and how quickly everyone gets it and enjoys themselves. When I traveled through the Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey, sailing was a fantastic way to sightsee. I also sailed up the Nile River through Egypt in a Felucca – they are hard things to sail! I taught some friends to sail on Lake Malawi in Africa which was fun. They all capsized and got worms!! Lesson learned from that – don’t drink the water in Malawi!

When he’s not coaching, Bevan is a business owner in the construction industry, and Dad to two boys: Liam and Daniel.