Meet the Team


We have a unique team of watersport experts and enthusiasts with proven experience in training and teaching. Our mission is to keep you safe on the water, teach you how to become a better sailor, windsurfer, stand up paddle boarder or powerboat driver.

Most of all, though we aim to have as much fun as possible on the water!

Max O'Hagan

Chief Instructor

Max started his instructing journey in Gloucestershire, since then he has gone on to work for a large variety of different watersports centres across the world including locations in Greece and Turkey. Max's watersport interests and qualifications range from stand up paddleboarding all the way to Catamaran sailing. In his spare time you can find Max on his longboard!

Simon McEvoy

Senior Instructor

An avid sailor, Simon has been an instructor for over 10 years, has completed a number of single-handed sailing challenges and has his own wayfarer. He believes deeply in the joy of sailing and enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience to others so they too can discover the fun of sailing. He has sailed a variety of dinghies & yachts, and has sound experience of dinghy day sailing and racing. He and his wife moved to Cornwall in December 2016 to be near to their Grandchildren, she is also a sailing instructor as were both of their sons. They all started sailing in 1990 and Simon became an instructor in 1996. He has taught sailing and powerboating in various locations around the UK and was the Training Officer for the UK Wayfarer Association for 3 years.

Harry O'Hanlon

Senior Instructor

Harry has been an Instructor for 5 years now teaching around the south coast of Ireland, where he primarily taught powerboating and sailing in Outdoor Education Centres. He also teaches kayaking and SUP when he can. Harry always strives to increase his knowledge in the areas he is involved in.  In his spare time he loves to go surfing and long boarding. Harry is one day hoping to try the Atlantic crossing on a sail boat. 

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!

Dean Basford


Dean is a paddlesport instructor with six years of instructing experience. Having worked at multiple locations across St Austell Bay, Dean knows the area very well, making him a useful guide. Previously he's worked as an outdoor education instructor, and now enjoys sharing his passion for paddlesports. You'll find Dean on the water leading SUP clubs, working with school groups, and teaching sessions.

Josh Walters


Josh started sailing at Polkerris in 2012, which sparked his enthusiasm for being out on the water and made him keen to work in the world of watersports. Since starting sailing at Polkerris, he has also taken up windsurfing and paddleboarding. Josh recieved a Distinction on his Watersports Instruction Diploma at Falmouth. Since completing his course, He has gained many qualifications, including his Powerboat Level 2, Safety Boat Driver, Intermediate Windsurf Instructor and Dinghy Instructor. Josh enjoys giving people who don't often get a chance to get out on the water an opportunity to learn something new or just to have a good time!

And the wonderful Shop, Cafe and Hire team