HWDT Welcomes New Boat Manager
Earlier this month, we welcomed another new face to the HWDT team! Emma Burgess, a local lass who has previously worked for the Trust as First Mate, and then additionally as Boat Manager in 2011 and 2012, has now joined us again as our new Boat Manager in 2018.
Previously, Emma has sailed across the Pacific, and worked on a traditionally built 77’ sailing vessel as First Mate, focused on sail training for young people from the North Sea to the south coast of England and the Channel Islands. Despite wild wintery winds, Emma gained her RYA Yacht master Offshore ticket in the Firth of Clyde.
For the past two years, Emma has been based in Hong Kong, working as First Mate and Relief Skipper for Outward Bound Hong Kong on board their 67’ Challenge vessel, sail training ‘second chance’ programmes and young people.
Now having over 26,000nm of sailing experience and endless hours of ongoing maintenance on a variety of vessels, it is a pleasure to once more have Emma on board Silurian and in the HWDT team.