Hello everyone. My name is Annette (Netty) Hesselmans, founder of Paper Sailors Rock and I will be your Instructor on the sea and in the classroom. I am a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Offshore Yachtmaster and Yachtmaster Instructor. I have sailed since a child and have cruised the East Coast of Australia and the Western Pacific. I skippered my yacht in the Melbourne to Osaka double-handed, non-stop yacht race and the return voyage; and, multiple Melbourne to Hobart Westercoaster yacht races both short-handed and fully crewed.
I am a Registered Nurse and an Australian Sailing Safety and Sea Survival Instructor.
I invite you aboard to share in my love of sailing and the sea.
To inspire, share knowledge, enable and create memorable, quality sailing experiences which are inclusive of all and respectful of the environment.