I’ve been privileged to race aboard Hyperion at the St Barths Bucket regatta, and here just taking part is almost as rewarding as winning.
Nick started his sailing career at Oyster Yachts in Ipswich in 1980, before gaining his Geography degree at Cambridge University, delivering his first yacht to the Caribbean in 1984. It was in Antigua that Nick joined Jessica, the 3 masted schooner, as first officer he enjoyed the experience of learning how to run a large yacht. For the next 10 years as captain on yachts such as Orejona, Astrape, Dwyn Wen, Philanderer and Thendara, Nick gained experience in varying cruising areas, notably the East Med, USA, Caribbean and SE Asia.
After qualifying with a MBA from Imperial College London in 1994, Nick joined Camper & Nicholsons to set up and run the charter management department in London, then Monaco. In 2001 Nick and Niall founded Hill Robinson International in London, followed by Yacht Management Consultants in France shortly after. His passion for yachting and a hands on approach is key to how the company has grown and expanded to the USA, IOM and Cyprus supporting a larger fleet and significant projects. And in 2017 along with a move to Monaco, with Niall, took control of Moravia Yachting.