Andrew is an RYA Instructor for the Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate and assessor for the VHF marine band short range certificate. Andrew also prepares candidates for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency practical and theoretical assessments for the award of the Boatmaster Licence. Additionally, he is a trainer and assessor for the Inland Waterways Association Certificate of Boat Management and works with waterway’s charities that operate small passenger carrying vessels..
Experienced on canals, rivers and tidal estuaries, Andrew spends his leisure time organising and executing safe and enjoyable convoy cruises on the tidal Thames on behalf of St. Pancras Cruising Club.
Between 2010 and 2012, Andrew served on the organising committee of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and was appointed leader of the 40 strong narrowboat section selected to participate in the Pageant.