What we’ve been doing
2019 has seen us teaming up with ‘The Boat Club’ at Parkstone Bay Marina, we’re giving boat club members a regular monthly update on all the various things that make up their boating experiences, from navigation to managing the boat and venturing further afield.
For Dorset Marine Training,
This relationship allows us to introduce our students to the advantage of Club membership boating. Without being too precise, the costs of a years membership at the Boat Club can be the same as simply paying for a berth for your own boat for that same year. If your plan is to head out 20 times in a year, you”l probably make it 10-15 (if we’re honest and the weather fits around your spare time). With a boat of your own, to have to come down, fuel your boat, clean it, realise that something rather important has broken. Start scratching your head, send everyone off to the cafe whilst the problem is rectified, only to realise it’s getting late and no boating today after all…… All of a sudden the attraction of a ‘managed’ boat club becomes immense.
Chris and the team at the boat club provide-
A thoroughly pleasant environment and ethos to encourage you to be able to enjoy hassle free boating on a variety of different craft throughout the harbour and Poole Bay area. For those who want to go further afield, Dorset Marine Training are offering support training through our instructors who love to adventure around that next corner. We can produce some plans to make the longer journeys enjoyable and manageable, using a variety of techniques to get home safely.
Once someone has become a member, we can step onboard to train in more proficient journey planning. Giving people confidence alone or certification to a higher level.
Sarah has been getting involved with some practical training, even helping out with some of the ‘Powerboat Level 2’ courses on the Boat Club’s boats. Dom has created evening training refresher packages which saw the members enjoying a visualisation of exactly how a lifejacket worked last night. We dressed the members in safety kit and set it all off. With some snacks and beer, it was a great environment.