The Team

Poppy Burns

Chief Instructor


Poppy is the ultimate Polkerris local! She has hundreds of hours experience on the waters of St. Austell Bay; sailing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and exploring. She knows Polkerris like the back of her hand. Sailing since she was 7 and discovering paddle boarding at 11 she hasn’t looked back! At only 16, she became a BSUPA paddle board instructor, RYA assistant sailing instructor and powerboat driver. Poppy is now a Dinghy Instructor and runs our Sunday Sailors clubs. Being one of Polkerris’ longest standing crew members, not only is Poppy a fantastic at teaching Sailing, she can also make a mean hot chocolate! If she’s not at work, you’ll find her paddle boarding in the bay, surfing over at Fistral or taking her pico for a spin; it’s safe to say she is a watersports enthusiast!

Craig Weeks

Senior Instructor


Craig is an ultimate all round sportsman! He learnt to windsurf on a small lake in East Sussex and has been hooked ever since! He became an instructor in windsurfing and sailing the following year and has continued to develop ever since. He has spent the last 5 years working in a number of centers across Greece, Turkey and Australia and is now enjoying exploring the seas closer to home, as well as getting more use out of his winter wetsuit! Always keen to learn he is also a highly qualified paddle boarding and power boat instructor. Teaching has become a real passion for Craig and he loves to see people get out on the water and learn new skills. Through the winter you'll find him shredding the park on his snowboard!