Andy started sailmaking with Chris McMaster and progressed through part owning and managing a satellite operation shortly after. While sailmaking in Auckland he completed the RNZYS youth scheme and during this time raced virtually every major sailing regatta and class championship on the local market, at some stage or another winning most.
Andy then moved offshore, sailing on some of the most prestigious race yachts, then took up the position as sales manager for a very large Asian-based sailmaking company. During this time he competed as crew and occasionally skippering various yachts representing NZ in the Kenwood Cup, 3 China Sea Cups, 3 Japan Cups, the Seven Feet Cup match racing regatta in Russia and many other offshore and international regattas.
Andy's experience and relationship base extends heavily throughout Asia and the international sailing market.