Powerboat Training UK

Powerboat Training UK is a professional RYA Training Centre

Powerboat Training UK is a professional but family run RYA Training Centre running the full range of RYA Powerboat Training Courses, Motorboat Training Courses, Shorebased and PWC Training Courses

In tandem with our sister schools – Aquasafe & Marine Education – our focus is on fun, safe and inspiring training.  Our main training bases are in Poole and Lymington but we also train people on their own boats throughout the UK, Europe, America, the Caribbean and even in the Middle East. We run courses throughout the year in all weather conditions.

To learn about the courses we offer either click the general links below or select from the menu above.

Powerboat courses

Our clients range from leisure boaters with their first speedboat or ‘jetski’ to clients who have owned boats for many years and now have four berth family cruiser type powerboats or larger 20m motor cruisers. We also train a wide range of commercial clients such as those helming for windfarms, construction projects or working in marinas.

We work with a wide range of military and law enforcement organisations training them both in basic boat handling and more specialist areas such as boarding operations, search and rescue and helicopter transfers.

We hope this site gives you an insight into how we approach our RYA powerboat, motor cruising and jet ski courses and our shorebased and theory courses. That said, no site can ever give you the full picture so do please give us a call or drop us an email or pop in for a coffee – we love to talk boats & training!

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Powerboat Training UK Ltd, The Slipway, Cobbs Quay Marina, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL

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Rya powerboat instructor course aim:.

Equip new RYA Powerboat Instructor (PBI) candidates with the skills and knowledge required to teach the RYA Powerboat Scheme  at RYA centres in the UK and overseas.

HOW LONG IS THE RYA POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR COURSE?

The PBI Skills Test takes a day and the Powerboat Instructor Course is 3 days, so the combined programme is 4 days.

  • Day 1 – RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment
  • Days 2, 3, 4 – Powerboat Instructor Course

WHAT ARE THE PRE REQUISITES TO BECOME A RYA POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR?

  • RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment, completed on the first day of this package
  • RYA First Aid Certificate or equivalent (essential)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 (essential)
  • RYA Dayskipper Shorebased  (desirable)
  • RYA SRC or higher level GMDSS cert (desirable)
  • 5 years experience powerboating or one season full time (essential)
  • Minimum age, 16 years
  • Familiarity with a range of craft
  • RYA Membership

WHAT IS COVERED ON RYA THE PBI COURSE?

The emphasis is on how to teach the relevant skills and how to debrief students. Successful candidates become qualified to teach RYA Level 1 , Level 2  courses  and assess ICC students at RYA Powerboat Training Centres.

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INCLUDED ON THE RYA PBI COURSE?

  • Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment and the PBI course itself
  • 4 days of training/assessment
  • Use of our Powerboats
  • Loan of a life jacket
  • Free (on street) parking
  • Tea & Coffee

NOT INCLUDED ON THE RYA PBI COURSE?

  • Wet weather gear (£5 per day to hire)

WHAT IS THE COURSE RATIO?

RYA Powerboat Instructor training takes place with 2-6 candidates on the course. The RYA does not sanction 1:1 Instructor courses. There will be up to 3 candidates per boat.

WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR THIS COURSE?

PBI and Advanced Instructor Courses are taught by Powerboat Trainers. We are one of the very few training centress in the world that has Two Advanced Powerboat Trainers on its staff. This means we can be much more flexible with training dates.

Our Instructor courses make use of our 6 & 7m wheel steered RIBs , and our Rigiflex 400 tiller steered powerboat.

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Powerboat Instructor (PBI) Course

The Powerboat Instructor is a competent, experienced powerboater who has been trained to teach powerboating up to Level 2 under the supervision of the Principal or Chief instructor of a recognised centre.

This is a three day instructor course run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer and assessed on the final day by an independent Trainer.

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The syllabus for the Powerboat Instructor’s course is defined in the Power Schemes Instructor Handbook. The syllabus is:

  • Theory of teaching – principals of practical instruction
  • Delivering theory subjects
  • Preparation and effective use of visual aids
  • Lesson and progamme planning
  • Teaching styles
  • Practical driving
  • Reviewing and feedback skills
  • The standards required by the RYA
  • Assessing student ability
  • Structure of the RYA Powerboat Scheme
  • Developing student skills along a progressive pathway
  • The requirements for running an effective RYA Powerboat school including conditions for recognition

During the course the candidate will receive input from the trainer and also from the other candidates. They will be asked to show the following:

  • Knowledge of the subject of powerboating
  • Ability to deliver effective teaching sessions
  • Ability to demonstrate all elements of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus
  • Ability to deliver at least one theory session ashore
  • Be able to demonstrate safety awareness for themselves and students throughout

Candidates will be asked to teach three distinct groups on the course:

  • Each other – ie the other students on the course
  • The course trainer/moderator
  • Real students or ‘guinea pigs’ who have been asked to attend to assist the course. These must not be paying students on a recognised course.

The Powerboat Instructor course is ideal for:

  • Those looking to teach the Powerboat Level 1, 2 and Safety Boat* courses at a registered RYA Training Centre.
  • *PBIs must hold the RYA Safety Boat certificate in order to teach the course.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates should have logged at least five seasons’ experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes.
  • For those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation, this period is reduced to one season.
  • Assumed knowledge Candidates will hold the RYA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) and a valid First Aid Certificate of a type approved by the RYA. For more details on acceptable First Aid qualifications see  here . 
  • Instructors wishing to teach the Safety Boat course must hold that level of certificate themselves
  • It is recommended that attendees hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate. 

Assumed Knowledge:

  • Candidates should be competent as a minimum to the standard of Level 2 (including the coastal endorsement) and will be required to demonstrate a range of practical and theoretical skills and knowledge from any aspect of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Syllabus.  

9am-6pm each day with approximately 45 mins for lunch

Minimum Duration: 3 days

16 years old.

Candidates  must  have completed a PBI pre assessment session which lasts for approximately half a day and is annotated in their logbook. The pre assessment covers boat handling and associated subject matter knowledge of the Level 2 syllabus

You can see more about the pre-assessment here: Powerboat Instructor Pre-Assessment

This course operates with a maximum of 3 students per instructor/vessel

The course may operate with 2 boats and a maximum of 6 students

Students must have access to the following publications prior to and during the course – these can be printed or e-books:

  • G19 – Power Schemes Instructor Handbook
  • G48 – Start Powerboating
  • G20 – RYA Powerboat Scheme Syllabus and Logbook

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First Steps

Firstly, we offer the 3 day  RYA Powerboat Instructor Course . On successful completion you will be able to run  RYA Powerboat Level 1  and  RYA Powerboat Level 2  courses at a recognised RYA training centre. If you hold your RYA Safety Boat certificate you will also be able to run RYA safety boat courses.

Prior to attending the RYA Powerboat Instructor course you must have completed an RYA Powerboat skills assessment. You must also hold a valid  First Aid certificate .

Take Your Teaching Forward

The pinnacle of the RYA Powerboat instructor scheme is the 2 day RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Course . On successful completion of the following courses at a RYA recognised centre:

  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat course
  • RYA Tender Operators course
  • In addition to the RYA Advanced Powerboat course

Prior to attending the RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Course, you must have completed the RYA Powerboat Instructor Course . You are also required to log hours in teaching. Finally, you must hold an RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate.

If you wish to teach the RYA Tender Operators course and RYA Advanced Powerboat course, you must hold a commercial endorsement in one of the following:

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat COC
  • Yachtmaster Coastal Power
  • Yachtmaster Offshore Power

For more information please call  02381 242159  and talk to your RYA Powerboat Trainer.

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Introduction

Becoming a RYA Powerboat Instructor is the first step on the instructional ladder allowing you to be able to teach Powerboat Level 1, Level 2 as part of an RYA Training Centre.

Course content

The emphasis of the Powerboat Instructor Course is on how to teach the relevant skills and how to debrief students. Successful candidates become qualified to teach RYA Powerboat Level 1 and RYA Powerboat  Level 2 courses and assess ICC students at RYA Powerboat Training Centres.

Pre course requirements:

Minimum age 16

Required certificates RYA First Aid or STCW First Aid certificate RYA Powerboat Level 2 Health declaration form or medical questionnaire

Experience Five seasons experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation.

Pre-entry assessment Candidates must attend a skills assessment prior to their instructor training course. Details can be found in the RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook (G19).

RYA membership required.

Costs & Dates:

Duration: This is a 3 day course (+ skills assessment)

Skills Assessment 09.00-13.00 Instructor course 3 days 09.00-17.00

2024 course dates:

Saturday 24th February (Skills Assessment) Saturday 9th March to Monday 11th March (Instructor Course)

Saturday 21st September (Skills Assessment) Saturday 5th to Monday 7th October (Instructor Course)

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Powerboat Instructors Course

About The Course

The powerboat instructor is an experienced Level 2 (or above) powerboater that has undertaken and successfully passed the instructor training course.  The course is conducted over 3 days and will contain a number of elements, including:

  • The theory of teaching
  • Delivery of practical subjects
  • Preparation and use of visual aids
  • Lesson planning/teaching styles.
  • Practical driving
  • Reviewing/feedback
  • RYA Standards and structure of the RYA Powerboat Scheme
  • Assessing student ability and developing skills

During the course, the candidate will receive input from the trainer and also form the other candidates.

The course will be moderated by an external moderator (an RYA Powerboat Trainer) who has not been associated with the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Candidates for the course must:

  • Hold the RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2.
  • Hold a valid first aid certificate (RYA approved).
  • Be an RYA Member
  • Possess at least 5 years’ experience of practical powerboating in a variety and types of boat.  For those who are powerboating full-time, this may be reduced to one season.
  • Be a minimum age of 16 years old.  No candidates under this age will be accepted onto a training course.
  • Before being accepted onto a training course, candidates must enrol onto and successfully pass the RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Asssessment.
  • Candidates wishing to be able to teach the RYA Safety Boat Course must firstly hold the award themselves.

3 full days.

On Completion

Successful candidates will be issued with an RYA Instructor certificate, which will be valid for five years if supported by an approved first aid certificate.

Course Dates

All dates are provisional and subject to COVID-19 regulations.  If you can’t find dates that suit you below, please get in touch with PPSA.

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You’ll also need a valid First Aid Certificate , the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate, a health declaration form or medical questionnaire , and five seasons’ experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation.

The first 2 days of the Powerboat Instructor course look at how to best teach the powerboat syllabus and  teaching technique. Candidates will be teaching parts of the syllabus under guidance.

The last day consists of the moderation of the course by a second trainer.  Candidates will continue the same pattern, but with another trainer to check consistency of the course and to give a second look at the individuals.

During the course candidates will be asked to present a short, classroom presentation on a topic that they have prepared. They’ll also be asked to run sessions afloat. The topics are from the powerboat logbook (G20) and are typical of those that a RYA Powerboat Instructor may be called upon to present.

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor course – 2 days, cost £475 Before attending this course you will need a valid First Aid Certificate , the RYA Powerboat Instructor qualification, your Advanced Powerboat Course Completion certificate, and one of the following certificates of competence:

  • Advanced Powerboat
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (power)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (power)

You will also need a Commercial Endorsement. If you do not, you will also need to provide a health declaration form or medical questionnaire. Advanced Instructors who do not hold a valid Commercial Endorsement will only be able to teach Intermediate powerboat.

Finally, you will need to show logged teaching hours as a Powerboat Instructor.

The Advanced Powerboat Instructor course is run over two days and one evening, including a night exercise conducted in darkness. There is no moderation, instead you will be continuously assessed throughout the course.

The above instructor courses can be arranged for groups on request. 

RYA books designed to accompany the courses (including the RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook G19) can be purchased through the  online RYA book shop .

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RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

The 3 day RYA Powerboat Instructor course will enable you to become a power boat instructor. A brilliant way to pass on your skills to the next generation of boaters and get paid too!

Price £525 (inc VAT).  Includes Pre-assessment fee.

A 4 day course, which includes the pre-assessment on the first day.

Max of 6 students per course

Fuel and lifejacket use included

Minimum Age 16  (Under 18's to be accompanied by a guardian)

How to book a course

If you would like to book a course with Portsmouth Marine Training you can use the online booking system at the bottom of the page, or feel free to give us a call on 02392 838885 or 07597 311612 and we can take your booking over the phone.

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course Summary:

The Powerboat Instructor course aims to provide candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge required to instruct the RYA National Powerboat Scheme in a safe and effective way. The course duration is 4 days, including the pre-assessment, and comprises both practical and theoretical training scenarios, where candidates are expected to deliver short training sessions. These sessions aim to develop the candidates personal skills and teaching ability in the safety of the training environment. The course focuses on teaching you how to instruct. You will learn effective methods of instructing and coaching, how to debrief and how to structure the courses. We revise the skills you will need to teach but you will need to be proficient on a powerboat to do this course.

All potential Powerboat Instructors are required to complete a 1 day pre-assessment course to assess your personal boat handling skills. This assessment will take place on the first day.  The course fee includes the price of the pre-assessment.

Course Pre-Requisites: 

To do this course, you will need to have completed the Pre-Assessment. You will also need the following certificates: valid First Aid Certificate, RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA VHF Short Range Certificate. You will need to have 5 years' powerboating experience (or one season full time). The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  Ideally you will have familiarity with a range of craft, giving you a wide range of knowledge of powerboats. Your theory knowledge should be at RYA Day Skipper Theory level and we would recommend holding the certificate.

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We offer a comprehensive range of RYA powerboat courses in our commercially coded 6-metre rib.

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What is SPBT?

We are an established training company offering a range of RYA and Maritime training courses for the leisure and commercial users in the UK and Europe. Under the leadership of the owner and principal Ian Patience, and our Powerboat Chief Instructor Sarah Davies we have a dedicated team of instructors to teach all our Powerboat, Shore Based and Own Boat courses.

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Our Courses

Train with us, rya powerboat level 2.

This is the most popular course that we teach. This course suits those new to boating who want to develop the base skills as well as those who have boated for a while but who want to ensure they are approaching their boating the right way.

RYA Powerboat Intermediate

Also known as the Powerboat Day Cruising Course the course is aimed at those who have boated a season or more, probably already have Level 2 and want to learn more about coastal cruising. It focuses on navigation and passage planning.

RYA Powerboat Advanced

Aimed at experienced leisure boaters and those seeking to work commercially. The Advanced Course can be followed by the Advanced Examination. This course addresses areas such as night navigation, rough water handling and search patterns – a great course!

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No matter what the job at hand the Destroyer series will come through any task with flying colours. The most amazing characteristics of these superb looking craft are their ability to ‘grip’ the water enabling sharp responsive high speed turns. Any short attempt to become airborne ends with a soft landing as the perfectly formed deep ‘V’ irons out the shock of re-entry.

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Why choose spbt.

When you undertake your course with us the price is all-inclusive, no hidden extras.

Remember in life you pretty much get what you pay for. We don’t pretend to be the cheapest, but the course will be on well-maintained first-rate craft and run by instructors guaranteed to teach current best practice. We have excellent facilities in the marinas offering a great all-round experience.

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SPBT offers diverse training programs catering to all skill levels, ensuring everyone finds the perfect course for safer and more confident boating.

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Our Training Centre:

Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club The Royal Plain, Lowestoft Suffolk, NR33 0AQ

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01493 253004 - training centre, 07775 581912 - course admin.

For Powerboat or Shore based course enquiries please email our Chief Instructor:

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For non course enquiries please email our owner and training principal

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Mylor Sailing

SAILING & POWERBOAT SCHOOL

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RYA Powerboat Instructor Training Course

Want to be a RYA Powerboat Instructor?  With the right experience, you can complete this is a 3 day course and start teaching!

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RYA Powerboat Instructor Course – NEXT COURSE DATES –

Due to the lack of PBI Trainers we are unable to run this course at the moment. 

Pre-Skills Assessment – Booked on demand close to the training course dates.  Enquire within

Costs for Pre-Assessment Skills – Group £85 pp, 1:1 £120

Do you think you have the skills to teach the RYA Powerboating courses?  Come and take this specific training at the well established Mylor Sailing and Powerboat School, in the fantastic waters of the Fal Estuary.  After completion of this 3 day training course, you will be able to teach RYA Levels 1 and 2 to children and adults.  RYA Powerboat Level 2 can be taken from the age of 12 and upwards.  For those instructors who hold the RYA Safety Boat Course, you can also teach this at the discretion of the Principal of the RYA recognised centre, due to your experience.

Course Overview –

Pre-Course Work: On booking this course, candidates will be sent the full information via email which will contain full details of the pre-course work involved which will include topics for discussion and topics to teach on the course. You will be teaching to your peers and will learn good teaching practice and the best way to teach to a variety of learners. This work must be completed prior to attending the course. The maximum number on a course will be 6 people.

This 3 day course covers all aspects of teaching beginners and improvers powerboating skills and is the first rung on the powerboat instructor ladder.

During the course you will be taught the RYA’s teaching framework known as ‘The Method’ which encompasses the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. The course is very intensive and may include some evening sessions.

Eligibility and pre-requisites:

Duration: 3 Days Course Aim: RYA Powerboat Instructor Minimum Standard: Five seasons experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation. Pre-entry skills requirements are listed in the RYA Powerboat Instructor Handbook (G19)

Minimum age: 16yrs

Required Certificates Held: RYA Powerboat Level 2, Valid first aid certificate (either the RYA first aid course or one recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, covering the treatment of hypothermia and a minimum of six hours contact time during the course length) – Click here for details on First Aid training required by RYA

RYA membership required – RYA Membership link

Validity: 5 Years from date of issue (provided first aid certificate is valid)

Prior to the Instructor Training Course, candidates must attend a pre-entry skills assessment.  If you have not already completed the pre-entry assessment then this can be arranged but will probably take place approximately a week before or on special circumstances can be arranged as 1:1 tuition.

N.B. IT IS IMPORTANT YOU ARE AS PREPARED AS POSSIBLE BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE CENTRE, MAKING SURE YOU HAVE READ A CURRENT COPY OF THE RYA Powerboat Logbook G20.  You can purchase the G20 by clicking on this link – RYA Powerboat Logbook (G20) .  You will also need your own personal copy of The RYA Powerboat Instructor Handbook G19 prior to your Pre-Skills Assessment as the RYA Trainer will need to sign this as your proof of passing this element of the course.  You can purchase the G19 by clicking on this link – RYA Powerboat Instructor Handbook and Logbook (G19)

The Powerboat Instructor Pre-Entry Skills Assessment:

The powerboat skills assessment ensures you have the necessary personal powerboat driving skills and knowledge to under the RYA Powerboat Instructor course. It is a pre-entry requirement for the RYA Powerboat Instructor and includes the opportunity to brush up on personal powerboat driving skills followed by a skills assessment which will require a high standard of boat driving, seamanship and personal knowledge within the Powerboat Level 2 syllabus.

The course is designed to assess your powerboat handling skills and background knowledge with candidates expected to demonstrate their ability in all aspects of the Level two syllabus as described in the Powerboat Logbook G20.

The pre-skills assessment will be carried out by a RYA Powerboat Trainer at a recognised training centre or affiliated club. Duration: Minimum 3-4 hours Eligibility: Powerboat Level 2 (Coastal) Minimum age: 16 years

Only candidates holding a RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate with a coastal endorsement will be eligible to attend a coastal instructor course.

The candidate will be given the opportunity that they can demonstrate a level of proficiency in the subject being assessed. Therefore the candidate should be able to explain the subject in great depth, including background theory and practical demonstration.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Rya powerboat level 2.

Improve your powerboat driving and handling techniques. If you’re new to powerboating, this practical course will prepare you with the safe driving and handling skills you need to complete short day trips in your powerboat.

Power boat or rib stationary on water with two people on board

About the course

Covering the theory and practical skills needed to become a competent powerboat driver, the course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, driving at planning speed and collision regulations.

All food and accommodation is included.

Other courses you may also be interested in:

  • RYA Powerboat Instructor course
  • Powerboat and Personal Watercraft Courses

International Certificate of Competency (ICC )  Application

If you would like to add on your ICC to you booking please inform our advisors at time of booking. There is a direct fee to the RYA for this, for more information please contact us .

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Syllabus is taught with a ratio of (3:1) students to instructor and covers the following:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat handling under way (including high speed)
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard
  • Displacement craft
  • Leaving and returning to pontoons
  • Basic navigation
  • Collision prevention regulations
  • Boat design
  • Engines and drives

Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be awarded your RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certification.

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RYA Midlands blog – May 2024

Five picos, four Toppers and two Optibat junior dinghies lined up with sails up on shore in front of the Midland SC / Sail Birmingham clubhouse.

The weather finally feels like the season is turning towards summer! After a seemingly endless and wet winter, it has been great to see so many people out enjoying some sunshine.

For my part it’s been good to get out and about, including a couple of days in Birmingham with my RYA London & South East counterpart Steve Mitchell, sharing ideas around projects which seek to promote diversity and inclusion in the sport.

We visited the Andrew Simpson Centre at Bartley and Sail Birmingham at Midland Sailing Club (pictured top) to catch up with their teams and scope ideas, while sharing knowledge about activities in London and the South East and vice versa.

I also had a sneak preview of the new Midlands Boat Station for the Sea Cadets at Edgbaston Reservoir – it’s due to open in time for this season and looks amazing.

Exciting times for the thousands of young people from Birmingham and beyond who will benefit from this state-of-the-art facility now and in the future!

Ben in a Boat

I also have quite a few ‘Ben in a Boat’ visits lined up, starting at Barnt Green Sailing Club in a week or so, followed by a number of clubs in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire through June and into early summer.

These afternoon and evening sessions provide an opportunity for me to visit your club to spend time with your team developing skills, with upcoming topics including updates for instructors, powerboat and safety boat drivers, and supporting youth activity.

There are still opportunities to book a ‘Ben in a Boat’ visit this season but the diary is getting busy so if you’re keen, please get in touch sooner rather than later.

Find out more about Ben in a Boat .

Cruise in Company

I’m delighted to announce that booking is now open for our Cruise in Company! I am genuinely looking forward to this new event for the region.

We’ll have a flotilla of boats exploring Rutland Water using the RYA Dinghy Trail and you are invited to bring your own boat along to join in - or book a place aboard one of Rutland Sailing Club’s RS21 keelboats.

It will be great to get out with a purpose simply to enjoy a day on the water and for those of you who usually enjoy racing, it’s a chance to try something a little different.

Book now to join our Cruise in Company .

RYA Midlands bursaries

We’ve been pleased to award our first RYA Midlands Learning & Development Bursaries. Congratulations to the eight clubs in the region who will benefit from grants in 2024 . We look forwarding to sharing their stories over the year.

If you didn’t apply this year or were not successful this time, the RYA Midlands Learning & Development Bursaries will be open again for applications 1 January-31 March 2025, so do take a look and start thinking now about how your club might be able to use a small grant to boost capacity and participation.

Three smiley people sailing a dinghy on a sunny day at Trimpley SC one of them with a thumbs up :)

Picture: Trimpley SC (c) Simon Yeomans

Female powerboat instructors

Our programme for aspiring female powerboat instructors is continuing, with a second group about to take the course to become qualified so they can take their skills back to their home clubs to support training and activities.

Good luck to our latest cohort! If you’ve missed this latest round of training but would like to take part, please reach out to RYA Midlands Sailing Developer Sallie Bowd who would be pleased to hear from you.

Instructor courses

A reminder that we have a number of courses and CPD sessions coming up, including:

  • RYA Dinghy Senior Instructor Course - Aztec Adventure Upton Warren and Andrew Simpson Centre Birmingham, 5-6 & 19-20 October 2024

For all instructor courses and training opportunities in the region, bookmark the RYA Events hub and tick the box in the left hand menu for the Midlands, and also perhaps for your neighbouring regions if you’re on the border.

Save the date!

After the success of the RYA Connected events last year, I am pleased to confirm that the Midlands event will be returning to Brockington College this year.

This is one of our most crucial annual events for all RYA organisations that deliver activity afloat. Please make sure someone from your organisation is able to come along to share and learn. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 17 November.

Conference room with lots of people seated and five people on stage with an RYA Connected blue screen behind.

And finally…

It’s been flying start to the season for Derbyshire Youth Sailing and the Northamptonshire Youth Series with lots of enthusiasm from clubs around the region, young participants and their parents.

Both offer fantastic one day open meetings for aspiring young racers, and include a warm welcome for those starting out or travelling for the first time. Please do share the details with the junior section at your club or centre!

Keep up with all the latest announcements and opportunities by following us on our social media channels  Facebook  and  X  and by bookmarking RYA Midlands .

Until next time,

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