Euan Carruthers

Euan is Principal and Chief Instructor of You & Sea, Boat Trips Helensburgh’s parent company. He has overall responsibility for Boat trips Helensburgh and also runs his own marine consultancy business.  You may meet him from time to time on the pontoon, or even occasionally skippering your boat.

Yasmin Price

Yasmin joined us in February 2023 as Operations Manager for You & Sea, responsible for the running of our office, liaising with staff, course bookings and paperwork, and marketing. She also deals with Boat Trips bookings and will be most people’s first point of contact.

Colin Faulds, skipper

Colin grew up on the water spending his early years fishing, power boating and sailing at every opportunity. His love of the sea has led to him spending his working life on the water. Initially in the Merchant Navy where he had the opportunity to travel extensively whilst learning the art of Navigation & Seamanship, followed by over 32 years Marine Policing with the Ministry of Defence Police.
He has been instructing a wide range of RYA courses since 2005, and has experience as both Centre Principal and Chief Instructor in addition to being an appointed RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. He is one of our regular boat trips skippers.

Thom Bateman, skipper

Thom started sailing in a GP 14 and quickly gained experience sailing and racing a variety of dinghies. The cruising bug started on the Clyde and the West of Scotland. A weekend trip to Cherbourg was followed by a trip across Biscay, then Iceland. Thom has been instructing You & Sea students for many years now, and is a regular Boat Trips skipper.

Max Carruthers

Max is a Director of You & Sea & Boat Trips Helensburgh, and provides strategic and financial advice. He oversees the maintenance of all the boats, keeping everything functioning smoothly, and is hands on more often than not! Max is also heavily involved in You & Sea’s film work, particularly organising the technical aspects of marine filming.