Maggie Morris


Maggie's introduction to sailing was with the York Cruiser Training Centre in 2008. Within days of attending her first YCTC Monthly Social at the York Brewery, she was crewing a 36' Bavaria in the Clyde, sailing in company with the crew of a 40' Bavaria alongside the 2008 Fife Regatta. Maggie wins the award for Most Seasick Member of YCTC but that doesn't put her off. Having studied RYA Day Skipper Theory with YCTC in 2008-09 and RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory with YCTC in 2009-10, she completed the Coastal Skipper Practical in the Outer Hebrides that summer. She has since sailed in the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, English Channel and Caribbean. Also on the River Ouse in York for RYA Dinghy Levels 1 and 2, Race and Powerboat training.


After an 18-year career in national museums, Maggie is now self-employed, undertaking various projects in the UK and overseas. She took over as YCTC Chairman in 2012 and is very proud to lead the operations and advancement of this shore-based training centre established in 1975. Promoting safety on the water through shore-based study and practical experience is Maggie's main aim, alongside development of YCTC's range of courses and social activities to ensure a continued presence in York, serving potential and longstanding Members with a common interest in sail or motor cruising.

YCTC Committee

Chairman: Maggie Morris

Vice Chairman: Darren Rigg

Treasurer: Jill Salmons

Chief Shorebased Instructor: Paul Scaife

Member: Mike Wilson

Member : Gary Cameron

Member: Pete Richardson

Member: Mark Johnson

Member: Rod Swales

Member: Pat Igoe

YCTC Address

YCTC, C/O Gary Cameron

33 Railway Terrace


YO24 4BN


Contact Details

Name: Maggie Morris


Mobile: 07594 048909