The 2023 Powerboating season is just beginning with a number of opportunities to get on the water in Ribs to improve your skills or to learn new ones.
This year we have formal RYA training dates planned for Powerboat 2 (the basic qualification needed to drive club ribs) and Safety Boat Endorsement which will mean you are better prepared to support the on water activities. Current planned weekend dates for these courses are below and the content of each will depend upon demand. Please register your interest early at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you reserve a space.
18th / 19th March ; 1st/2nd April & 29th / 30th April ( PB2)
7th / 8th October ( Safety Boat )
Additionally, for all adult club members (over 16) or Cadet members already holding PB2 licences we are offering a Rib familiarisation session when the weather warms up a little ! The aim of these sessions is to give you more experience of using a club rib as a safety boat for the racing series and any cadet related training sessions. Aimed at any level of experience, but with PB2 as a minimum standard, we will aim to demystify some of the activities you may be asked to carry out supporting club activities from a rib. Typical examples are righting capsized dinghies, towing dinghies, laying racing marks and retrieving them after racing has finished, anchoring and everyone's favourite Man OverBoard (MOB) practice.
If you are interested in attending then please advise the Office mailto:email@example.com and we will let you know when the details and the kick off session has been arranged.
It is a great opportunity to get involved, learn new skills, meet new people or practice what you already know. Many people use the club ribs but there is always more to learn and we intend to share that knowledge around.
Look forward to seeing you on the water in 2023
Tim Blake Co-ordinator
Last updated 20:30 on 24 August 2023