People may or may-not be aware that the RYA are running a competition called 'Youth RIB handler of the year' in association with Avon, Honda and Indespension. There is more info on their site www.rya.org.uk.
Guess what boat they are holding the competition in - thats right an Avon with a Honda 4-stroke. The prize is the RIB
for the club and there is two - one for 10-12 year olds and one for 12-16 year olds.
Well, to cut a long story short a young lad (12) from the sea-scout group i help at was excelling in the powerboat training i run with the lads each summer and was chosen to represent our local RYA recognised club at the regional final - HE WON
and has a place (in the lower age group) at the Southampton boat show in a few weeks - and i think he is in with a real chance.
Here comes the big bit...
...anyone got enough time to let Jon get some more 'training' in??? Please???
I, naturaly, have been coaching him, but i have a lot of stuff to do before the end of the month (Masters project due in the three weeks) and think an alternative head or heads suggesting areas for improvment could really help. Aside from that, having tought him the basics (he holds RYA PB LII) i now think he really needs to encounter as many varied conditions and enviroments as possiable - marina's, crowded areas, anything people could offer - evenings, weekends, i guess him parents would even let him have a day off school...
I know there are some other PBI's on the forum - any chance of a few free hours???
Anyone going out anyway and not mind a young passenger???
Anything appreciated guys...
Thanks for reading!