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Tim Ball Skipper and Company Director of Hornblower Yacht Delivery at the helm
Despite the obvious affinity with sailing through the Hornblower novels written by C S Forrester in 1937, then the tv series starring Gregory Peck as Captain Horatio Hornblower, our brand “hornblower” comes from a more literal connection.  I spent 16 years in the classical music industry as a freelance “Horn blower”, playing the French horn across most of London’s symphony orchestras, the west end and in commercial recording.
 
In 2013, I sought a change of direction. I pursued a love of the outdoors and boats and obtained commercial sailing qualifications, becoming a commercially endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean and then RYA Yachtmaster Instructor in 2015. 
 
With a passion for food, hospitality and service, I worked for five winter seasons in the French alpine resorts of Meribel and Courchevel as a private chef. We established Mountain Chefs as a private chef booking service across the 3 Valleys in France. I love sharing my passion, providing excellent service, and building solid relationships with all clients.  The recent addition of Hornblower Yacht Club will allow this building of relationships to grow.
 
I am always happy to chat about any aspect of sailing, music, skiing or food!

Tim Ball

Director of Hornblower Ltd

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Tim Ball Skipper and Company Director of Hornblower Yacht Delivery at the helm

About Hornblower

Despite the obvious affinity with sailing through the Hornblower novels written by C S Forrester in 1937, then the tv series starring Gregory Peck as Captain Horatio Hornblower, our brand “hornblower” comes from a more literal connection.  I spent 16 years in the classical music industry as a freelance “Horn blower”, playing the French horn across most of London’s symphony orchestras, the west end and in commercial recording.
In 2013, I sought a change of direction. I pursued a love of the outdoors and boats and obtained commercial sailing qualifications, becoming a commercially endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean and then RYA Yachtmaster Instructor in 2015. 
 

Tim Ball - Director of Hornblower Ltd

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Tim Ball, French Horn Player

In the recording studio

Tim Ball founder of MountainChefs.net

In the kitchen