John joined the station in January 2016. He’d always wanted to become more involved with the RNLI, but has lived in London and the Midlands for most of his life – not many lifeboats in sight! John enjoys sailing, cooking, DIY and promising to keep fit, and looks forward to sailing his boat more, now that he’s moved to Cowes! By day, he is a Client Manager for a UK IT communications company and interestingly, he used to be a sub-aqua diver, featuring in the 1980 Guinness Book of World Records, when a group he was part of held the world record for the greatest underwater distance travelled in 7 days (279 miles!).