Originally Posted by Ribochet
RYA Centre Inspector
That answers that one
Back to the OP - Rich - if you want to PM me with any specific questions I, as an experienced RYA Centre Inspector, will only be too glad to give you sound advice and help
[/QUOTE] thumbs: That's you out of stealth mode then. Your offer to help the OP is very generous and I hope the OP takes you up on it.
I had hoped that my comment would flush out Paul Glatzel, (I have had dealings with him as an Instructor and as an Inspector) and knew that he would take the time to give thorough, constructive and reassuring advice which PRIOR to my posting didn't seem to be happening that well.
That comes across as a bit sycophantic, trust me it's not meant to be I’m just speaking as I find and as the thread has proved.
To go back to the OP's question.
If your procedures are OK and your boat/facilities are up there then you should pass. But do things that make it easier for you prove your suitability to run a centre: for example
Make a laminated sign saying that all life jackets have crotch strap's which must be used.
Get some dummy flares from Pains Wessex and make a wall mounted display of them with legends explaining what they are and how long they last etc.
Get a bundle of the RNLI Sea Safety booklets and put them in a pile with a sign requesting people take a copy for future reference
These things aren't essential and this list is not exhaustive but they allow a good perception of your attention to detail and desire to run a proper skool, which in turn might mean that the Inspector is more prone to help than hinder you. I'd agree with C2 Ian’s comments also