Vyv Cox is a Chartered Engineer, holding qualifications in both metallurgy and mechanical engineering. He worked for 30 years in the petroleum industry, successively in Research, North Sea platform specialist engineering and Rotating Equipment Engineering. In all of these positions his primary responsibility was for the diagnosis of engineering failures. He is now retired from full-time employment but continues to lecture on training courses and is a consultant in a range of engineering fields
He has sailed for most of his life, in dinghies, small catamarans and, for the past 20 years plus, on cruising yachts. When based in Anglesey, he cruised with wife Jill extensively between Tobermory, south west Ireland, Brittany and Devon. Relocating to Holland they cruised most regions from the Baltic to Biscay in their Sadler 34, Straitshooter. They are now meandering eastwards across the Mediterranean and have currently reached Greece.
He has recently purchased a UK based Colvic Northerner with the intention of rebuilding for winter cruising.
Vyv contributes technical articles to Yachting Monthly and other magazines and is an active poster on many yachting forums.