Morgan Marine have a new young member of staff.
Hailing from St Osyth James Stacey is here primarily as a junior yard hand, helping with general yard duties as well as undersealing and preparing customer boat hulls.
Despite his age James is a very experienced sailor having just moved out of the Spitfire Class (16ft performance catamarans) as the 2017 National Champion and 2018 inland national championship. Plus, TT winner (Overall highest number of event wins)!
James has also been with Brightlingsea Sailing Club, https://www.sailbrightlingsea.comfor the last three years and has recently been promoted to Assistant Bosun having moved across from Clacton sailing club where he spent six years. He is also heavily involved in the Vampire project – an innovative foiling project run out of Brightlingsea Sailing Club https://vampire-project.com
The list of craft he has experience on is quite impressive, with just a few listed below!
Brightlingsea One Design (BOD)
For 2019, he is moving into the F18 Class (Crews and helms) but spreads his time with helping to promote sailing at events like the Alexandra Palace RYA dinghy show, a few weekends back, representing the Nacra 15 class association trying to get new sailors involved in that class.
Sadly, James will not be here at Morgan Marine forever! He will ultimately be leaving to go to Portsmouth University to study Engineering & technology, with a view to then joining the Royal Navy in an engineering role. Something we will be wishing him the very best of luck with in future. In the meantime, do stop and say hello if you see him, wrapped up against the cold, roller in hand painting a hull somewhere in the yard!
If you are on Instagram check out his page as well: james_stacey1
https://www.instagram.com/james_stacey1/?hl=en. Some great action shots on there.