Meet the Team
Neill Austen – Principal of RYA RTC and Director of OCW.
Neill was in the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer for 9 years and since leaving has had his own business servicing and selling Marine and Agricultural machinery. He locally Skippers a High Speed Crew Transfer Vessel for the wind farm industry. He is actively involved in a number of water sports and teaches several water activities. He frequently travels around the world to deliver Royal Yachting Association training to the Super yacht Industry. Neill is a Powerboat and PWC Trainer as well as being a Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner. Neill is also UK Technical Adviser to the Scout Association for Power boating and PWCs. He is often found teaching on the beach at Whitstable as well as delivering a number of theory courses in the classroom
Mark is a keen Kite surfer and when he is not teaching can be found encouraging people to undertake a variety of watersports. Mark is a local businessman and has spent many years in Whitstable on the Long Beach and understands the local conditions better than most. He is a keen Yacht Sailor and often spends time gaining hands on sailing time as he is working towards becoming a Yachtmaster Instructor.
Paul is one of our First Aid Instructors and brings a wealth of experience to our first aid training. He is also very enthusiastic for PWCS and power boating being an instructor for both. He is always looking for opportunities to pass on his broad depth of knowledge of a variety of boating activities. He is just about to become an Advanced Powerboat Instructor as well as being one of our VHF Instructors and Assessors.
As well as being one of our Instructors Adam is to be found managing activities on the beach especially during the summer months. He is responsible for the delivery of our daily activities including SUPs, Kayaks and Sailing together with the rest of the Beach team he always endeavors to ensure our clients have a memorable and safe experience.
A big part of Oyster Coast water sports team is Jason, is is a very keen knowledgeable chap, very easy to get on with, as well as being a great instructor above the surface he is also a diving instructor, We don’t teach diving but if you want to know more please see Jason’s other business at www.adventure-water-world.co.uk.
Tom Jetworks Whitstable.
Tom who has been involved in Jetski’s and Seadoo’s for the last decade, he runs a fantastic business selling maintaining and servicing these awesome craft. If you enjoy the jet ski safari’s then maybe you need to invest some time talking to Tom at Jetworks to buy one of these powerful craft.