Nick GilesBoatshed Costa Blanca
About Nick Giles
Greetings from Boatshed Costa Blanca, Espania.Nick Giles
Hello, and firstly I would like to give you a massive warm welcome and a thank you for visiting this page. I am very lucky to be based in the wonderful city of Torrevieja. A coastal city about 40 kilometres south of Alicante in Espania.
Six years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Mike from Boatshed Wales. I bought my first boat, and attended several of Mikes parties. It was at this point, I knew that somewhere down the line I wanted to be apart of the Boatshed family.
In June 2020 as soon as it was physically possible because of lockdown restrictions, I left Cardiff in Wales UK with my friend Mark. Aboard my 1987 Moody 346. I headed South crossing Biscay with a cold beer in hand, calling in at many many ports. I was even attacked by killer whales, which you can read about by clicking here. I managed to arrive in Torrevieja by October, after sailing some 2500NM and meeting some truly wonderful and inspiring people along the way. Here is a link to my Sailing_Tamarind page for more on that matter.
In previous years I was a close protection officer for two Middle Eastern Royal families and several celebrities. I also provide residential security to individuals of high net worth. From here I then went into the private financial sector. I worked on banking contracts in London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham...... you get the idea.
I have truly left the corporate world in the UK behind, and I am now firmly fixed on the future. A future that hopefully enjoys a lot of sun, sea and sand out in Torrevieja. Something I didn't see much of back in the UK.
I have my motorised glider scholarship, although I have not been up in the air in a while my dream is to still one day have my own plane as well. I am a sailor through to the bone, with a real passion for anything that floats.
I really hope this bio has provided you with a bit more info about me, your local man on the ground for Boatshed Costa Blanca. If you are ever in the area of Torrevieja I insist, please come and say hello. I will always make time for a coffee and a chat my email is email@example.com
Thanks for reading
In the South Pacific they have a saying ~ The less I want, the more I haveSeize the day - Shirley Billing