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Old 06 August 2007, 17:40   #1
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PB Advanced -which way now?

Could anyone advise me on possible ways forward with regard to training? I got my advanced cert. a few years ago and I'm not sure what might be the next logical step.

I've thought about PBI courses which would be nice to have under my belt but they don't further your actual boat handling/navigation skills.

Commercial endorsement is another possibility but a bit pointless unless I have a sudden career change.

Coastal skipper is another one but how much relevance to RIBs?

Perhaps there is something available outside of the RYA?

Any advise/opinions would be gratefully recieved!
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Old 07 August 2007, 06:58   #2
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There is nothing wrong with doing the adv course again, its such a wide syllabus that a different instructor on a different RIb with different conditions will probabally provide some new stuff.

Having said that if you have come this far in the scheme do you really need to do any more courses on boat handling?

There a couple of places in the country that specailise in offshore rough weather handling, I dont know them myself but I am sure somneone else will post the links.

On the nav front the dayskipper and coastalskipper courses are the obvious extension from where you are.

The other possibility is bespoke 1:1 tuition which we and many otyer schools would arrange for you. It does however come at a price.

There is little point in doing the PBI course unless you actully want to instruct, which I dont think from your post you do.
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Old 07 August 2007, 14:26   #3
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58 degrees North and Safety boat services do rough weather courses. Both their schools bang straight out into the North Sea. wahay!
Also theres a guy called Dog Phillips who is a bit of a legend Lowestoft way I think
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Old 08 August 2007, 17:15   #4
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Thanks for your help guys, the more I think about it, I would quite like to pass on some knowledge as a pbi. Only problem is nobody seems to want it! No one runs much more than a level 1 for youngsters over here, presumably theres no market for anything else.
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Have you thought about setting up your own school
you have the rib, you will need a suitable warm dry place to teach in with access to showers and toilet facilities .
Then you can, provided you pass the RYA Centre Inspection run your own PB courses up to level 2 and safety boat if you hold that certificate.
Something else to think about maybe?

Loads of info on the RYA website
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setting up a school

Although it can be done I would not reccomend becoming a PBI, then immediatly setting up a school. Its generaly better to work for some other schools for a little while first, see how they do it.
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i think those of you with your own schools are missing the obvious trick based on the members location and undoubted experience.... Jersey school (part of an established brand in the UK already perhaps, branching out....) - better rates than the UK for obvious reasons - holiday with wife and kids easily sold wilst blokey nips off for a spot of ribbing on one of the most dynamic coastlines of the british isles.....

come on people wake up........
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Possibly but people are already offering this in places like the Med and you can fly there for less than you pay to get to Jersey!
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