John Rushworth's Excellent Adventures


About - John Rushworth

John Rushworth is a Skipper and Engineer. He is also a Journalist and Motorcyclist.

John holds an RYA/MCA CoC (Certificate of Competence) for both power and sail, STCW commercially endorsed to 200gt along with an MEOL (Y) in Marine Engineering. These are to the standards laid down by the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) along with those of the International Convention on STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping).

In his twenties he was a Royal Navy Marine Engineering Artificer, thirties an ROV pilot/supervisor, forties an IT consultant, motorcycle journalist, tester and tour guide in the UK, Andorra, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, California and Mexico.

When fifty dawned he became a health and fitness instructor, qualifying with YMCAfit to CYQ Level 2, Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym - all for fun and to find out what all that training was doing to his body! John is also a Masters Swimmer.

Vessels John has worked on in recent years include :- Llandudno Bay, Penrhos Bay, Wylfa Head, Carmel Head, Colwyn Bay, Cemaes Bay, Porth Dinllaen and RV Calunus.

John's latest project has been coding and converting a Victoria 800 sailing yacht (based on the Frances 26 designed by Chuck Paine) to electric propulsion using an axial gap, PM (Permanent Magnet) electric motor from the Lynch Motor Company Ltd. John's article 'Sailing Silence' in Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International.

Currently John is blogging and carrying out product evaluation for Victron Energy.

If John's boat ELEKTRA is within mAIS range, it will be shown on the MarineTraffic chart below. If not, here is the Wiki page for Sailng Yacht ELEKTRA.