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Old 11 October 2006, 18:57   #31
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Originally Posted by Jono Garton View Post
JK can we just close this thread? its doin my head in now
Ah Mr Garton, I see your input is of the highest quality again! May I make a suggestion if its doing your head in......don't continue to read it! Savvy?

Now where's the Rum.....

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Old 23 October 2006, 11:31   #32
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Originally Posted by havener View Post

I don't mind the RYA getting precious about their own courses, although personally I feel the powerboat courses need a massive overhaul, as there is no legal requirement to pass an exam and doing so is purely a matter of choice (at the moment). However, as the VHF exam IS a legal requirement, and the licensing is done by a government body, then the teaching of it should NOT be restricted to any single organisation.

Not true as Ofcom are an independent body as their website states:-

"Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services."

They are not in a position to control and adim the the training, hence why the why the RYA do it.
It works well.


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