The Royal BVI Yacht Club

The home of sailing, in the sailing capital of the world

Meet The Team


The full time staff at the Royal BVI Yacht Club are supported by volunteers in organizing regattas, social events, fundraising, maintenance and supporting our young sailors at international competitions.

Tamsin Rand - Club Manager

Tamsin joined the Royal BVI YC in November 2015. From the south coast of the UK, she was introduced to sailing at a young age by her family and has never looked back, choosing to make a career from her hobby.

Tamsin first found her way to the BVI in 1996 and was taken on by the club as the KATS instructor in 1997 so the opportunity to come back was just too much to resist. 

As well as being a qualified Instructor, she brings a wealth of experience across the sailing spectrum having worked for 13 years at the International Sailing Federation from 2002-2015. 

As well as hoping to make a difference to the sport of sailing in the BVI and increasing international recognition she is also relishing the chance to spend more time out on the water.

Meagan Woodman - Instructor

Meagan was born and raised near Toronto, Canada. She started sailing at the age of ten on her family's Catalina 27, and quickly jumped into dinghies, earning full Sail Canada accreditation and advancing to the Race Team for her local Yacht Club. She spent three years racing Bytes and Laser Radials on the summer regatta circuit. 

Her keelboat racing in Ontario started on a C&C 29, where she was part of a successful crew, winning club races, regattas and distance races which led to her earning an award for Crew of the Year. A few years later, Meagan was crew on a J24 where she was part of the first ever all female crew on that race circuit.

Meagan spent five seasons as a Sailing Instructor, Race Coach and Head Instructor for youth sailing programs around Lake Ontario.

Always in pursuit of a new adventure, Meagan moved to the Cayman Islands in 2018 where she spent 18 months as an Advanced Instructor for the Cayman Islands National Optimist Team, as well as running programs for adults and school children. 

In July 2019, Meagan moved to the BVI to teach sailing to adults on keelboats.  While the adult programs were rewarding, the satisfaction of helping youth develop their sailing skills lured Meagan back.

James Campbell - Instructor

James is from a small village in Northern Ireland. He started sailing from a very early age but learnt to sail from the age of 7 at Reial Club Nàutic Port de Pollença in Mallorca. His home club is Coleraine Yacht Club in Northern Ireland and was also an active member of Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club in Scotland, where he has lived for the last seven years.

James has been an active and competitive sailor through the RYAs youth program and during his time at the University of Glasgow. Where he competed for the university in a number of teams and crews, Including at the British University Sailing Association team racing finals. Since finishing University James has been racing at RNCYC in the sonar class, while also crewing on a variety of monohulls on the Scottish circuit including Hunter 707s and J109s.

He has been instructing and coaching formally for the last 10 years back in the UK and Ireland. He takes great pleasure in passing on knowledge to the next generations of sailors and pushing them to be the best sailors they can be.

His other interest outside sailing include Power-boating and walking, he has recently completed a 34 day walk across France and Spain as well as ticking off a number of Munros back in Scotland.

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