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We don’t have a formal schedule for publishing new blogs, but in line with the nature of being on the water, when the weathers bad we’ll sit down and update more information for you. Topics that we cover include issues raised with us during a training session or a change to safety equipment or alerting systems. 

We’d love this to be a way for us to enter into dialog with you about your plans, ambitions and questions about being afloat.  Please do comment below or contact us via email and let us know what you’d like us to cover next.

Weather

Weather Training Talk Dom led fab weather sessions last week as part of our series of Training Talks. When first asked to run the session we weren’t certain what level to pitch it at but it worked really well. Thank you to all those who shared ideas and resources.   As the talks program has developed

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Women on the Water – Boating Kit

Boating Clothing Another great Women on the Water chat last week. The topic for the week was boating clothing & kit, what you would recommend and what you are still looking for. It was great to have such a mix of experience on the call. Women who work on the water through to those taking

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Buoyage in Poole Harbour – Buoy Names

Names on the Buoys in Poole Harbour During last week’s Training Talk on buoyage we were asked how the buoys in Poole Harbour get their names. Great question and one I said I would research. I didn’t realise quite what a task I had taken on so this blog will updated a buoy at a

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Bouyage

Training Talks – Buoyage Each week during lockdown we are hosting Free Training Talks on both a Tues and a Thurs. This week the topic was Buoyage. These sessions are free to join in, sit quietly or actively participate. We hope to record them shortly and upload to our YouTube channel. The full program can

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Women on the Water

Women on the Water Blog As we adapt we have recently added a new session to our program a ‘Women on the Water’ Chat. The aim is to encourage more women afloat whatever their level of boating. This  blog will hopefully give you a flavour of our chats and hopefully encourage you as ladies along

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Winter Boating

/         Winter Boating I always get a little down when someone says to me ‘season’s coming to a close’…… it’s like being turfed out of your favourite restaurant at the end of the night because everyone who works there wants to go home….. We should enjoy ourselves based upon our own

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RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1) or Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) Course?

Do I need to take RYA Powerboat Level 1 (PB1) before I take Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)? What is the difference between the PB1 and PB2 courses?   The simple answer would be no, you don’t need to take PB1 first but it is a little more complex. Indeed, many people will tell you not

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RYA Day Skipper or Powerboat Level 2?

A question we get asked is how do the Day Skipper and the Powerboat Level 2 Course fit together? Which is first? The answer is not quite as simple as it may first seem. The RYA run two certification schemes, the Powerboat Scheme and the Motor Cruising Scheme. (To be fair there are more than

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Winter Boating and Clothing Suggestions

The weather has definitely taken a turn for the cooler this last week. As a result my normal boating gear has had a few additions. New boaters regularly ask me if we boat all year and the answer is a definite yes! The secret is to planning the boating and your waterproof kit well. We’ll

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Prop Guards

Link to guidance from the RYA. Twice in the last week people have asked me for information on prop guards. I thought perhaps it is time to put a quick post up directing people to the guidance available from the RYA.  The RYA are “the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms

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