Newsletter 14.11.14

Since leaving YWAM Soteria recently I am resting and recuperating before seeking a new position next year. I certainly overdid it (again) and need to learn to regulate my work commitments! [Just like Brian Sloan needs to!]. I only realised it after stopping work because only then did it hit me (hard!) with exhaustion.

It is possible I may return to Soteria if she sells but she is not for sale at the moment. One prospective buyer who sailed on her with me says he has the finances to renovate her properly before taking guests. I also have friends who have bought classic vessels recently so may join them. It is possible I may return to Greece possibly connected with Hellenic Ministries whom I met again on Next Wave in Piraeus earlier in the year.

I have tended to concentrate on vessels fully supported by the guest crew who come on board (usually for a holiday) with or without bursary funding. However I might consider funding by trusts or with corporate support providing we had the fund raisers to keep this going. One thing highlighted by Soteria is the severe strain of ‘going it alone’ without any qualified support – no good at all without a team!

It all depends on who is available and their experience and contacts.