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Old 22 June 2006, 08:21   #11
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The only way you could do this is to be enrolled on different centres instructors lists so you are teaching on that centres behalf and not your own.
Perhaps you should consider approaching a school and try and negotiate a discount for fellow members . A school will not allow you to teach on their behalf if their is nothing in it for them. There is plenty of Freelance work around at the moment .
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Old 22 June 2006, 15:28   #12
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Does the RYA need to assess your boat (i.e. via a site inspection etc), or can the PI of the school make the decision?

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Old 22 June 2006, 16:23   #13
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You can set up as a mobile centre
As i understand it (from the same conversastion with Paul Mara), a mobile centre is one that operates at more than 2 sites. It does not mean you can operate at any site you like. Every site you operate from still has to have all the facilites and be inspected. Apparently there are 2 registered mobile powerboat centres, and neither is active.
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Does the RYA need to assess your boat (i.e. via a site inspection etc), or can the PI of the school make the decision?

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If you are setting up your own centre then the Centre Inspector will check the boat is adequate and safe. If you are to use your own boat working with a centre then it will be for the principle to check it.

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Old 23 June 2006, 07:26   #15
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a mobile centre is one that operates at more than 2 sites. It does not mean you can operate at any site you like. Every site you operate from still has to have all the facilites and be inspected. Apparently there are 2 registered mobile powerboat centres, and neither is active.
Hopefully there will soon be three and the new one being very active , I am in the process of doing this so I can offer safety boat, it will run at an existing RYA Training Centre recognised for Windsurfing up to the Advanced and Instructor level, dinghy sailing level 2 and multihull level 2 it is also AALA,RLSS ,BCU and Surf training recognised and is where I teach RLSS Beach lifeguard and RLSS inshore Rescue helm and crew .
Subject to the usual inspection criteria it should be online by the end of July.
The Instructors including my self are all Trainers in either one or more the above disciplines.
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Old 23 June 2006, 12:27   #16
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Perhaps you should consider approaching a school and try and negotiate a discount for fellow members . A school will not allow you to teach on their behalf if their is nothing in it for them. There is plenty of Freelance work around at the moment .
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As someone who has been known to occasionally work at commercial centres, you would indeed find it difficult to let them throw away thousands of pounds of potential income, so that you could use their hard earnt recognition...

But you could work alongside a local sailing club who are an RYA recognised training centre for powerboats, even offering to take on the responsibilities of lead PBI, in return for training some of their helms for free/ letting them use your rib if needed for big events/insert bargaining chip here. That way, you get to provide the training at little or no cost (and issue certificates if lead PBI), the students would potentially get to experience a greater variety of boats, and the club would get some cheap training for its members (from someone clearly, even if mammal orientated, in the rescue business). The local centres to you can be found on the find a facility link=>training centres on the top right of the RYA website. Sea Scouts and Sea Cadet units might also be good candidates for this type of arrangement

I think that maybe Jono's estimate of 6 months for setting up a training centre is accurate, even conservative for a top level commercial centre, with the premises, incorporation of the company, AALA registration, employers' insurance requirements, branding, advertising, entering into partnerships with boat builders etc. But you don't need that! All you need is the RYA recognition, and the necessary pre requisites, which can take some time to go through, but isn't that difficult to do, as the RYA produce quite a lot of guidance on sorting the paperwork out.

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Thanks Matt, another good idea worth exploring.

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