Meet the Instructors

Cliff Sear

Principal & Chief Instructor

Cliff Sear

Cliff founded the Sea School following thirty-two years in the Fire & Rescue Service where he worked as the Deputy County Fire Officer in West Sussex. During his career he gained significant experience in learning & development, firstly as a trainer and more recently in a leading role developing systems for the Fire & Service nationally.

Cliff is a keen leisure boat user and as the School’s Chief Instructor is regularly out on the water sharing his passion for boating with students.

Qualifications

RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA First Aid Certificate
RYA Sea Survival Course
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Shorebased Course)
RYA Powerboat Instructor
RYA Safety Boat Course
RYA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence (Commercially Endorsed)
RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

 

Richard Martin

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Cliff Sear

Richard is a Freelance Instructor and former Principal of his own Sea School. He brings a wealth of experience gained through many years of teaching RYA Powerboat Courses and owning a wide variety of different craft. Richard specializes in the Intermediate and Advanced Courses.

Qualifications

RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA First Aid Certificate
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Shorebased Course)
RYA Powerboat Instructor
RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

 

 

 

Mike Homer

Powerboat Instructor & VHF Assessor

Mike Homer

Mike is a Freelance Powerboat Instructor and VHF Radio Assessor. He also has a Fire Service background and currently also works as a teacher with a local College. He has a wealth of experience in the field of training and is the School’s VHF specialist as well as a Powerboat Instructor.

Qualifications

RYA Level 2 National Powerboat Certificate
RYA VHF Short Range Certificate
RYA First Aid Certificate
RYA Powerboat Instructor
RYA VHF SRC Instructor/Assessor