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Old 04 June 2014, 04:58   #1
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BBC News - Cardiff Bay Yacht Club fined 40,000 over boat crash

Some interesting points raised, from an incident a few years ago!
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"The two drivers were not qualified to drive at night but they were asked to undertake a journey by a man they trusted - their training coach".

Am I missing something, but how do they become qualified to drive at night? Or is this something that becomes relevant if you are a business rather than private/pleasure boater?

Sad news about the girl, and anyone else that got injured, but at least some form of redress seems correct in the situation.
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Am I missing something, but how do they become qualified to drive at night? Or is this something that becomes relevant if you are a business rather than private/pleasure boater?
The RYA Advanced Powerboat course covers handling boats at night, and I would guess that in this instance, by carrying passengers, they should have had the commercial endorsement of the Advanced course.
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The RYA Advanced Powerboat course covers handling boats at night, and I would guess that in this instance, by carrying passengers, they should have had the commercial endorsement of the Advanced course.

Some commercial endorsed PB 2 allows night nav in restricted waters with local coding also
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The RYA Advanced Powerboat course covers handling boats at night, and I would guess that in this instance, by carrying passengers, they should have had the commercial endorsement of the Advanced course.
Ah right, thanks. Not done that one yet, as I'm only PB2 and trying to gain much more experience before doing more. I must admit I feel confident enough to handle my boat at night (in known areas) and I have done so. But I certainly wouldn't do it in unknown areas and without the added backup of my lights/plotter/sounder not working!!

Sounds like those guys did it without lights, and possibly without nav equipment too?
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