I.O.S Britain’s premier ocean sailing school provides a comprehensive training curriculum in all aspects of ocean sailing. The company is headed by Pete “Stokey” Woodall.
“Stokey” is a well known ocean sailor who has in 33 years made some 30 Trans Atlantic crossings and amassed more than a quarter of a million sea miles. He is a highly respected teacher in celestial navigation and has sailed to the Azores some 89 times teaching students completing their Ocean Yachtmaster certification.
The Arctic Tern is a bird that flies in excess of 32,000 kilometres a year and is a renowned master of navigation. To this end the logo and motto: No Frontiers' of I.O.S. was designed and one in which they are justly proud.
Since its start I.O.S has advised, encouraged and helped thousands of yachtsmen who for the first time set off on a blue water adventure.
Woodall's credentials as a writer are that he has lived and is a natural storyteller. He's sailed over 300,000 miles including 30 trips across the Atlantic,survived being ship wrecked in the Red Sea,been locked in a bordello in Caracas and was pursued by angry Argentinean sailors during the Falklands war.His English teacher, who said "you will not go far" would be proud.
Paul Gelder YM.