Tag: Active Marina

Ladies Day 2 – 21st July 2019

Sunday 21st July started as a cloudy day for Ladies Day 2 with us all hoping for a break in the cloud to see the sunshine. With 3 full boats eight ladies joined instructors Kath, Phil and Marc for a day of confidence building ashore and afloat activities.

Ladies Day – 6th July 2019

Saturday 6th July dawned bright at a balmy 20 degrees - with blue sky’s it was perfect weather for our RYA Active Marina Ladies Day. Eight brave ladies (Yvonne, Caroline, Susan, Sue, Susanna, Pamela, Ann & Gwenllian) from Portishead Quays Marina had signed up for an exciting and exhilarating day afloat with our expert instructors - Kath, Jake and Hannah.

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 £30 for 2 students!

This session will be an interactive session using practical activities to learn about how our weather is formed and even let students have a go at doing a weather forecast. To book your session click here.This session will be held at our Training Centre in Portishead. and will offer students the opportunity to ask any questions about weather forecasting and how they can make the weather forecast work for them. This 3 hour session is just £20 a head.

Chartwork and Tides Essentials – Sat 10th Jan 15 – Active Marina

PilotageA 3 hour workshop (Sat 10th Jan 1pm – 4pm) introducing students to charts and chartwork and basic tidal theory for Portishead Quays Marina Berth Holders. This session can either be an introduction to new topics or a useful refresher for those with some existing knowledge. Minimum age 12 – No maximum age! Click here to book your place for just £20 a head.active marina

This session is an interactive hands-on session using our extensive range of Imray and Admiralty charts – you’ll be plotting positions using portland plotters and dividers in no time at all. 

RYA Active Marina Update – 2015

active marinaBuilding on our 2014 success we have some new and exciting workshops and social activities planned for 2015 in support of our RYA Active Marina Programme in partnership with Portishead Quays Marina.  Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun.

Our 2015 Programme is now online click here for more details – we will be posting each session/workshop to our blog so make sure you subscribe to keep up to date!

The RYA’s Active Marina Programme is designed to help you get more out of life with your boat. Our programme encourages and supports increased berth holder activity, for Portishead Quays Marina Berth Holders through a programme of training, cruising and social opportunities. If you are new to Active Marina and want to know more click here for more details