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Weather Workshop – Sun 22nd Feb – Active Marina

An introduction to weather for all yachtsmen and women. This 3 hour session will cover weather sources, where our weather comes from, understanding the inshore waters and shipping forecast and an introduction to synoptic charts. We will also review the wide range of on-line weather sources and provide some recommendations on great weather apps for your smart phones/tablets. We have a special offer on if you buy one you get one half price – Just £15 for 2 students!

Supporting The Cots for Tots Appeal

Congratulations to Sally Skuse from Atkins for winning the half day Powerboat Experience prize in the Atkins raffle raising money for the Cots for Tots Appeal. We are delighted to support their great efforts this week which raised £631 and will be added to the great total that the team have already raised in memory of Baby Hetty. So far the Atkins team have raised an astonishing £12,200 and you can add to their brilliant efforts and pledge your support for this great cause on Hettys page https://www.justgiving.com/Hetty-Perrie-Thompson/.

RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

This weekend we had 2 students looking to master Advanced Powerboating skills to ensure that they can operate safely at night, find both lit and unlit marks and master more advanced close quarter handling skills such as ferry gliding. To find out what they got up to over their 2 day course and go afloat in our new course video then read on….

Do I need a VHF Licence?

Q: Do I HAVE to have a Licence to operate a VHF Radio? A: It is a legal requirement to hold the correct licence and the OfCom Enforcement Team can issue and on-the spot fine of up to £5000 or enforce a six month prison sentence. You can see […]

International Certificate of Competence

Q: How do I get an ICC and do I need one in the UK? A: The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is documentary assurance from one government to another that the holder meets the levels of competence laid down in something called Resolution 40 (a UN resolution […]