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Old 19 January 2007, 17:39   #21
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Nothing to me or my school personally, but "if" the RYA were going to monitor Center Numbers closely they would need to be a way off discouraging centres that arent really active.
Why?
What's wrong with a centre that's not active? Just because the don't run many courses doesn't automatically equate to their courses being crap.

But, I do like the idea of "mystery shopper" style of inspections.

Cheers, WMM
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Old 19 January 2007, 17:44   #22
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only the strong/good will survive.
WMM

I see what your saying, however it will be the good at marketing and sales that survive, not necessarily the best at teaching.

I like the way the threads going, it good to hear other peoples views.

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Old 19 January 2007, 17:54   #23
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I see what your saying, however it will be the good at marketing and sales that survive, not necessarily the best at teaching.

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So what your saying is, "Every training centre needs is some one that can sell sand to arabs and not necessarily have good trainers"
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Old 19 January 2007, 17:55   #24
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Self preservation

Jono It is a very natural thing to want to self preserve and we do not all get the option to pick the things we do for a living We had a similar problem with De regulation of taxi License of taxis here, they are still surviving and their manners ( quality of service) has not improved!!!
Think of a Full life boat syndrome, so it is an issue on occasion.

However, I feel that at some stage it should be regulated properly and not my the RYA.
I would guess that they get a Membership or Reg fee of some sort, someone please confirm.
So the more the merrier from their point which would be true if the quality didnt suffer. Well Jono, this proves to me that you feel that you are offering a professional level of service and you know others are not and you feel cheated.
You are probably right on all counts.
Its in the Insurance companies interest that quality is served.
However from an Punters prospective who ever gives them the cert to get the cheaper insurance, then thats the course they go.

Perhaps the insurance company will provide a natural regulator. I am sure it would not take much to see where there liability lies and has come from. I am sure its just a cross reference on the claims and application forms.
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I like the saying, but the fact is the roofs not getting much bigger but people keep climbing on.

I cant help but feeling guilty that ive to climbed on the ladder, but thats life.

Ps in summary, whether I agree with you or not, I defend your right to say it so you go right on there brother!!!
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Old 19 January 2007, 17:58   #26
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So what your saying is, "Every training centre needs is some one that can sell sand to arabs and not necessarily have good trainers"
So let me get this straight, if you've got both (Sand Salesman & Excellent Instructors) you'll be fine, ill sleep well tonight.
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Old 19 January 2007, 18:05   #27
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So let me get this straight, if you've got both (Sand Salesman & Excellent Instructors) you'll be fine, ill sleep well tonight.
May be not, as you don,t find much of the right sand to sell, in north wales
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Old 19 January 2007, 18:09   #28
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May be not, as you don,t find much of the right sand to sell, in north wales
Doesn't matter what sand it is, ill sell it

Jono

PS Change you details in your control panel, you don't have a 6.3 Ocean pro anymore, what was your new boat ?? "quicksilver 3.4 and 2 paddles"
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Old 19 January 2007, 18:14   #29
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PS Change you details in your control panel, you don't have a 6.3 Ocean pro anymore, what was your new boat ?? "quicksilver 3.4 and 2 paddles" [/QUOTE]

There is no need to laugh at my new boat as I do believe it may be 3.4meters longer than your boat
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PS Change you details in your control panel, you don't have a 6.3 Ocean pro anymore, what was your new boat ?? "quicksilver 3.4 and 2 paddles"
There is no need to laugh at my new boat as I do believe it may be 3.4meters longer than your boat [/QUOTE]
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