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Mi Boat was started to provide a resource to the sailing community.

A combination of coaching videos and other internet "things".

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Information about the founder of Mi Boat

Kingsley was introduced to boats at the age of 5 and was actively involved in sailing, competitively and teaching until he was in his late 20's. In the 20 years since then, although not doing much sailing he has continued teaching and coaching both children and adults in music, dance, massage and soccer. 

Most recently he has developed a system to help children learn about money. More can be found at www.investmentkids.com 

Background

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Kingsley was introduced to boats under the age of 5. By age 9 he was crewing and a year later skippering his first Manly Junior "The Saint" 901.

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Club Championship runner up in MJ skippering "S'wisp" 1847 at Manly Yacht Club

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Club Championship winner in Moths at Northbidge "Toptec" 8200

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Age 19 ill health in the form of Arthritis in lower back stopped his competitive sailing

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Gained “Sailing Master” qualifications from the Australian Yachting Federation at the age of 23.

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Facilitated "Sailing Master" courses (both sailing theory and practical) around NSW. These were "train the trainer" type courses. 1980~1985

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Trainer and instructor at Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Northbridge in sailing for both beginners, advanced, children and adults. 1975~1985 

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Kingsley has invented a unique ground braking method to teach primary school age children about money so that they understand its value and how it can work for them. more

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This entailed coming up with the idea, writing a book to describe it then writing a software program to make it easy for parents to use. This process took 3 years. It has just been launched in Australia.

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He was the Chairman of his local soccer club for 3 years 1999~2003. Over this time the number of players rose from 285 to 500.

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He has been president of two local Toastmaster clubs. At Hornsby 1999~2000 the active membership went from less than 10 up to 30 in just 6 months.

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He was President of the “Bush Music Club” for 2 years 1984~1985. Membership increased from 300 to over 600 in this time. 

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He is an accredited speaking member of the National Speakers Association Australia (NSAA) and has been an active committee member for the last 5 years.

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He has not been afraid to change his working career. It has spanned across, electrical engineer (studying 2 years), draftsman (2 years), computer engineer (on hardware 20 years), massage therapist (5 years), programmer, professional speaker and self employed entrepreneur. 

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Currently aged 49, married for nearly 20 years to his wife Rosemary. They live with their children Tim (14) and Nicola (12) in Hornsby in the House that Kingsley and Rosemary started building 20 years ago.

Personal Story

At around 20 years of age Kingsley started developing severe back pain, this was later diagnosed as Ankolysing Spondalitis, This led to changing career, changing diet, learning a whole heap about stretching and walking very, very slowly. Over a period of about 7 years, the pain decreased, but diet and exercise had become a part of his life. Read his list of "Journey Tips to Health" here.

After a long shift working overnight, Kingsley came home one morning to be greeted by his daughter (who was less than 2 years old), as he opened the front door, she ran screaming to other end of the house because “some strange man had just walked in”. It was another life changing moment when a career change was needed to get life back into gear.

He has been involved coaching children for over 35 years and still loves it. He is currently coaching his daughter’s soccer team and helping his son to learn about sailing.

He has always attributed much of their childrens success to his wife Rosemary and her devotion to their children in so many ways.

Far from believing his earlier ill health was a problem, he now lives a life that is enriched from having been sick when he was younger. How many 45 year olds do you know who can do handstands, cartwheels, run and jump with their children.

Nearly all the development work for Investment Kids was done by himself, writing books, software, the website, design etc however when it came to marketing the system and letting other children and parents benefit from it, he asked his niece Roslyn Lane to work with him on the project.  

For more information contact:

Kingsley at kingsley@investmentkids.com