John Oldridge

John joined the school in 2010 and has quickly established himself as one of our regular Instructors. John teaches all of the powerboat scheme courses and also all those within the motor cruising scheme. He can also run Powerboat Instructor courses.


John, like all of our instructors, has a passion for the water and spends his time split between acting as a lead skipper for Solent RIB Charter and instructing at PTUK and Aquasafe. John was actively involved in the training we undertook for London 2012 and runs a mixture of courses for us from Level 2 to Dayskipper Practical


  • RYA Cruising Instructor (Power)
  • RYA Powerboat Trainer
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Power)
  • RYA/MCA Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster & Advanced Powerboat

What our clients say

“Please pass on my thanks to John. When we bought the Cheetah we were slightly unsure that we would be able to handle it as well as the Quicksilver we previously had but the way John developed our understanding of how it handled was first class! – We shall be back!” Dave after John trained him on his new Cheetah Catarmaran