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Old 02 September 2014, 09:57   #1
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RYA 2 recomendations ??

Hello to everyone.

I am new to the forum and looking for a recommendation as to where is the best place to do the RYA2 Training in Scotland ??
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Old 02 September 2014, 10:06   #2
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Hi. I've been meaning to mention this on previous threads re RYA powerboat 2 courses. I did mine last year via the Sea Cadets as a non member. It cost me 40. Received all the relevant RYA docs afterwards. To my knowledge they hold them a few times a year on a regional basis. It might be worth giving your local Sea Cadets a ring. For not much more they asked if I wanted to stay overnight as it's a 2 day course so doesn't have to be that local. Just a thought. Chris
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Old 02 September 2014, 13:00   #3
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I did mine at Port Edgar. Great fun blasting under the Forth bridges and jumping wakes of big cargo ships. Landed at Inchcolm island for a picnic. Great instructors. Recommended. They have a new RIB with a 150 but I don't know if they use that for Level 2.

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As a p.s. I was talking to the owners about them making a Rib available for hire. They seemed to like the idea. I'll post something up here if it happens.
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40 probably doesn't cover their costs!

Did mine in Glasgow. On the Clyde. Next to the transport museum.

You ask for best but don't define best.

Best could mean cheapest. Best could mean most flexible. Best could mean best tuition.

Cheapest will be non commercial.
Most flexible will be commercial.
Best tuition could be either.

Beware the course that needs 3 students. I choose someone who would run it just for me if that's all that booked. I ended up me and some of the time one of his staff. Weather was bad so couldn't complete all manoeuvres in time. Stayed an extra day.. No extra charge.

I wanted tidal endorsement.

If they teach advanced courses the instructor is higher qualified ;-)

I was tempted to go to Easdale. But bit of a treck from grim South.

I paid about 200 2 years ago. Could have done it locally with a local sailing club for 120 but felt I'd get better training up norf...
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Old 02 September 2014, 16:51   #5
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Sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone know what the minimum age is for level 2 my son's 11 & an excellent helm but would like to get him a qualification?
Our sailing club seem a bit vague about the minimum age requirements and just say he's too young wouldn't mind doing it somewhere else in Scotland fourth or clyde area if he could do it now
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It's 8 for level 1 and 12 for level 2.
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And under16 get an endorsement to say need adult supervision.
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Cheers for the info thats basically what the club were saying but none of the instructors seemed to know if the 12 yo limit was a club limit or an RYA limit.
I guess he'll have to wait until next year when he's 12 as I can't see the point in level 1
I assume the adult supervision requirement will cease once he reaches 16
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My experience with my kids - recommend getting them some 'formal' tuition as early as pos. they will learn lots from a professional instructor no matter how good you are. Teaching your own kids = nightmare! give him a L1 this year and an L2 next.
Adult supervision is RYA recommendation up to 16yrs and obviously best practice, but at the end of the day it's your call (and your insurer's)
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Old 05 September 2014, 15:15   #10
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Thanks for input...

Thanks for the replies.

I guess I am looking for the "best" instruction available, best location and best boat for the course...

I appreciate its all a matter of choice so looking for recommendation from those who have already done courses..

I appreciate that there is probably a "Guru" who is considered the best instructor if anyone feels that they know and don't want it to be a public matter then please PM me.

I can sort out accommodation transport etc. I am happy to pay the going rate rather than just getting a bargain.

Thanks/
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