Originally Posted by tim griffin
I am all for it, as stated by someone else my Mobo has to be coded for the Helmsman course up to Yachtmaster work up so why not Advanced.
Reason behind PB2 not being included is probably all the sailing clubs that offer PB2 and Safety boat the cost would be prohibitive to spec the boats.
Happy New Year by the way to you all.
I am completely the opposite, I don't believe it is necessary. RYA centres and their craft are inspected annually,they effectively operate from a NDP and they push a much smaller weather window than much of the offshore industry. I think it is fantastic that the RYA have kept the burden of unnecessary admim, cost and regulation away from us for so long, I am saddened that part of the exemption has now been removed. How long before a bit more is eroded and we end up having to carry a life raft on a windsurf board used for training.
On a personal note my RIBs are coded anyway so from a business point of view the new system is good for me, however I do not value the coding process, I think it is poorly written, poorly managed poorly enforced and much of the code is irrelevant to a lot of boats. The RYA have managed to keep it away from RIB school for a long time and for good reason.
In the 16 years I have been teaching advanced power courses (and the year before I ran them but they were in place), I don't believe that having coded boats would have made the courses better. In fact the course would probabally never have got of the ground.
On another note the move to having 4 forward facing seats aft of the console is I believe very sensible.
Tim and David, you both give motor boats as an example/comparison. The motor cruising scheme is a very different animal
- It in the Offshore Cruising Scheme
- Boats operate from un inspected sites
- Students can live aboard
- Boats do not necassarily return to base each day
I am well aware that a lot of operators like to see rules tightened up but the Hayling Trailers thread is a classic example of why stricter regs are not necessarily required. Personally I would like to see the RYA devote more time to fighting the more ridiculous parts of the code for all operators.
Most supporters of this new regulation have complained openly about the coded many times.