SEAWAKE  Anglesey Boat Trips

The Team

Duncan Gilroy

Duncan is responsible for the administration of the school. He is a Powerboat Instructor and an Advanced Power boater. His license is commercially endorsed so he gets out on the water whenever he can! Being a family man with three children of his own, he is keen to make Seawake family friendly. When not on a boat or with his family, Duncan does a lot of voluntary work with various charities including skiing for the disabled.

Richard Williams

Richard is an Advanced Power Boat Instructor with Seawake. We are delighted to have Kawasaki (as he likes to be known) as part of our team as he has a wealth of knowledge, not only Power boating, but also the Menai Straits. Rich began boating on the straits in 1984 and is greatly experienced in navigating this notoriously challenging stretch of water and delighted to pass on his skills and knowledge to others.

Dave Manning

Dave is an Advanced Power Instructor and Commercial Skipper. He also had a long career with the NHS Ambulance services working as a Paramedic which is why he can usually be found teaching our Marine First Aid courses.

Chris Hill

Chris is an advanced instructor and has a wealth of experience gained in the marine and water sports sector. He has been driving power boats since 1994 and is an experienced IKO Kite surf instructor as well as holding the RYA Power Boat level 2 instructor certificates. Chris works as a freelance commercial skipper.

Paul Pritchard

Paul is a school teacher during the week but spends every weekend and most of the holidays out on the water. He is an advanced powerboat instructor, an advanced open water diver, a owner of RIBs and in his darker life (!) bilge keel sailing boat. When he is not on the water his other passion (apart from his family) is motorcycling.

Jason Morgan

Jason spent over 30 years in the front line emergency services and became RNLI Lifeboat Crew in 2002. He became a practical instructor for the RYA Advanced Powerboat, Safety Boat & PWC Courses but is also proficient in the delivery of Marine Rescue and Self Rescue techniques. He is also a Shorebased instructor for all navigation courses, up to Yachtmaster, Diesel Engine, VHF, Sea Survival and First Aid, including First Aid at Work and Advanced First Aid.

Phil Sharkey

Phil is an Advanced Powerboat Instructor and a Commercial Skipper.
Originally trained by Richard Williams, Phil has built up a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both power and sail and has skippered numerous vessels of both types. Phil has also gained good knowledge of the local area and is keen to pass this on to others.
Phil is a Consultant Motor Engineer but prefers to mess with boats rather than cars nowadays!


  • Mike DePaolo
  • Ian Thomas
  • Christian Lindley