As an Engineer and lover of ocean sports, James has found his ideal career as an ETO in the yachting industry. Born in Wales, and studying Electronic Engineering at Cardiff University, James developed his technical foundations whilst working on complex naval communication projects for a major UK Engineering company. His technical background is now applied to maintaining the electronic and IT systems on board Eminence. James has spent a number of summer seasons as a kite surf instructor and loves to travel in search of surf and snow. He is also a lifelong guitarist and lover of music.