Jon Mendez

An early love of boating on the Thames and being afloat in any form led Jon to take it up professionally over 25 years ago.

During that time he has worked for the RYA, owned and been Chief Instructor at his own RYA Sea School and seen many thousands of happy people go from novice to enthusiastic boater.

Latterly Jon has taken a slight step back from running a very busy business and now enjoys teaching, delivering and carrying out instructor training for new boaters on a freelance basis.

A regular contributor to MBY's How To series, Jon has written more than 120 articles covering everything from the finer points of boat handling to setting up electronics and navigation equipment.