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Old 07 September 2002, 14:49   #1
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Can you help

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!

Daniel
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Old 07 September 2002, 14:54   #2
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My RYA link won't work coz of the .

Here is the full link

http://www.rya.org.uk/MotorBoating/N...tentID=1786941

And some pic's on the scout site:

www.rn50.org.uk
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Old 09 September 2002, 13:13   #3
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Old 09 September 2002, 13:29   #4
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We are in Southampton, which I appreciate is a long way from Margate. Jasper will help down here if you want , we can make our boat and trainer available to you at any time you wish. Maybe the day before or early on the morning of the event,

It's an Avon SR47 with a Yamaha 70

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Cheers guys, will be in touch shortly - the day or morning before sounds like a great idea - will speak to Jon and his parents and let you know. SR47 is a little better than my boat which tempts Jon to open her up a little (although he is the only 12 year old i turst at 40knts!)

Andy - will call you tommorow evening.

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Old 10 September 2002, 14:48   #6
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Mr and Mrs Wavehumper...

OK, looks like Jon is set for an 11am run at the boat show, and having just spoken to him wants to watch the others from 9:30 (you get a good idea of the course from watching other people) so looks like sat am is out, friday he's at school (any we are all at work i guess) so as much as its a great idea it might not work. Thanks very much, but unless i come up with a better plan looks like it's off.

Andy has put me in touch with a few people localy whjo might be able to help, which is good.
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