Our RYA Instructors

Meet The Team

Ocean Sports Tuition is a small and friendly company with a team of RYA Instructors from various backgrounds. Each of our RYA Instructors shares our values and passion for delivering the best possible experience both in the classroom and on the water. This passion is infectious and we endeavour to pass it on to all our students when they visit us, whatever course they are attending. We are often told “you have a great job” and we have to agree! We love sharing our passion and often keep in touch with clients to share news of their boating adventures for years to come.

NAME: Andy Murray

LOCATION: Southampton

POSITION: Owner & Principal of Ocean Sports Tuition


CONTACT EMAIL: andy@oceansportstuition.co.uk


Since 2004 Andy Murray, owner of Ocean Sports Tuition, has been striving to provide the perfect environment for offering tuition to new comers and experienced boaters.

Andy started sailing at the age of 10 in beautiful Mudeford Harbour, commencing sailing lessons in a small dinghy called a Torch before quickly progressing onto a Topper, laser, 420, Seafly and then campaigning a Fireball.

In 1996 Andy decided that he wanted to become an instructor and successfully became a multi activity instructor in a number of disciplines: power boating, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.

From these beginnings Andy has taught and skippered in a number of different locations all over the world including Australia, Falkland Islands, New Zealand, France, Malta, Corfu, Spain and Italy.

With 20 years experience in the industry Andy is still dedicated to introducing as many people as possible to all thing water based.


  • RYA MCA Yachtmaster Examiner - Sail and Motor
  • RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat Examiner
  • RYA Powerboat Advanced Instructor Trainer
  • RYA PWC Instructor Trainer
  • RYA Cruising Instructor Trainer - Sail and Motor
  • RYA Training Centre Inspector
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Sail and Motor
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Sea Survival Instructor
  • RYA Shore based Instructor
  • RYA VHF SRC Instructor/Assessor
  • RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor
  • RYA intermediate Windsurf Instructor

NAME: Josh Treacher

LOCATION: Southampton

POSITION: Lead Instructor at Ocean Sports Tuition


CONTACT EMAIL: josh@oceansportstuition.co.uk


Josh started sailing at age of 10, in his Topper at Stokes Bay sailing club and taking part in the cadets.

Soon after taking an interest in kitesurfing, got a power kite and mountain board.

Once mastered on land he moved to water an learnt to kitesurf by the age of 12.

Going on to compete in the Junior British kitesurfing championships placing 2nd overall in 2004.

Gaining his first instructor qualification in kitesurfing at the age of 18.

Started teaching at centres in the UK, as well as coaching on trips to Tarifa in southern Spain and Dakhla in Western Sahara both renowned for their windsurfing and kitesurfing.

In 2010 Josh did his Dinghy Instructor on the Isle of Wight which lead to him becoming a multi activity Instructor teaching Sailing , SUP, Kayak, Powerboating, Climbing and Archery.

Josh has10 years' teaching experience.


  • RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat COC
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore - Motor COC
  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor - Motor
  • RYA Shore based Instructor
  • RYA VHF Instructor and Assessor
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Senior Dinghy instructor
  • RYA Keel Boat Instructor
  • BKSA Level 1 Kitesurf Instructor
  • BSUPA Level 2 instructor
  • CSCS card

NAME: Oakley Richards 

LOCATION: Southampton

POSITION: Powerboat and PWC Instructor at Ocean Sports Tuition

SPECIALISM: PWC and Powerboating

CONTACT EMAIL: Oakley@oceansportstuition.co.uk


Oakley joins the team after learning to boat with his family, from humble beginnings in Poole harbour he has skippered boats all over the UK and Med.  

Oakley is now looking forward to putting his skill, knowledge and expertise to helping new powerboats and PWC'ers get afloat.

We welcome Oakley to the team, as our newest full-time member of staff and look forward to developing his skills.


  • RYA PWC Proficiency Instructor 
  • RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat COC
  • RYA Powerboat instructor 
  • RYA Sea Survival  
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Intermediate
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat
  • RYA Yachtmaster Theory


Environment is also key. We believe that when students feel relaxed and comfortable they are best able to develop new skills. By providing the best possible environment to learn in, which is safe, fun and encouraging, students can feel at ease and excel in their learning. Our RYA Instructors strive to provide this environment for each and every course. They endeavour to a give personal service to every student. The team will do their utmost to ensure that all our customers feel like part of the family on our courses and gain a valuable, enjoyable experience that they would recommend to others.