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SAILING

The right point of sail “IF YOU do something you enjoy doing, you will become good at it and if you become good at something, someone will eventually pay you.” This is the ethos by which round-the-world skipper Danny Watson has lived by. It has certainly served him well, and for the last decade his mission has been to pass that mantra onto the young people and adults he works with. We all know Danny as CatZero’s Director of Sailing a vital spoke in the wheel of our organisation. As we move into 2019, our tenth anniversary year, Danny will be delivering lasting personal change through the unique programmes we structure for a variety of individuals and the long term unemployed. However, there is much more to Danny’s remit as he plays a key role in the organisation and management of our corporate onshore and offshore team-building, our business day sails and organising our oncein-a-lifetime sailing experiences. These, along with the cycle adventures he also organises and leads, all raise vital funds for our programmes. Danny’s vast sailing experience, coupled with his academic and city background, gives him a high pedigree in business team-building delivery. Danny graduated from the University of Edinburgh as Batchelor of Commerce with Honours in 1993. His business career started with Tullet & Tokyo Forex money brokerage. He then moved into sports management and sponsorship negotiations, by establishing an agency with Duncan Goodhew, whose clients included Ian Botham. Danny’s professional sailing career started with private charters, leading to skippering for Professional Yacht Deliveries Ltd. He then became the Skipper of the Ocean Youth Trust North West, working with young people. His next move was into round the world yacht racing as the Skipper of the Qingdao in 05/06, and he trained the crew. The contract was extended to 07/08 with Clipper Ventures, when he became the Skipper of the Hull & Humber, which won overall second place. Danny again had responsibility for

At the helm: Skipper Danny Watson.

crew training and supported Hull’s Tag Team (part of the Wilberforce 200th Anniversary celebrations). As well as having raced twice round the world, he is a highly qualified Yachtmaster Ocean with Commercial Endorsements, and holds his MCA Class 4 Master Yacht 3000 tonne.

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