Before joining Thornham Marina, Ryan worked as a sailing instructor and centre manager in China, Turkey and France. He is a commercial Yachtmaster (power & sail), Advanced Powerboat Instructor as well as a Cruising and Senior Dinghy Instructor. Previous roles include working as a tree surgeon, a sales manager in the marine industry and a delivery skipper.
Ryan has sailed all his life, starting in an Oppie aged 5, and going on to win the cruising multihull class in the 2015 Round the Island Race, along with the UK Multihull National Championships in the same year.
Ryan loves snow boarding, sailing, kite surfing and wakeboarding, and spends much of his time in France with his family.