Alan Hillman has been involved in sailing and teaching for all of his life. He has run junior sailing programmes in the US, was the first RYA Windsurf Manager, set up Team Unlimited (a high performance sailing and windsurfing centre), was Race Director for the Extreme 40s and the Barcelona World Race and established Pro-Vela (offering personalised foiling coaching).
He now owns and runs Foilingworld (the creators of the F101). He learned to foil the hard way – by teaching himself, involving many hours on, in and under the water. He has distilled this experience into the programme offered by Pro-Vela and detailed in his book, The Foiling Dinghy Book.