ok sea skills, i was perhaps a litle harsh and blunt!
I was not in any way trying to belittle or slag the RYA as they are a good organisation that does an awfull lot for boating in the UK and around the world!
In the respect of what the RYA do for boating in general, imho you do get a lot for your money. However, your money doesnt get you free use of a slip for example which is why i mentioned it, I was comparing it to FMBC (totally different organisation I know) in the fact that the RYA is ££ to join and FMBC is only a tenner and if we aalso organise a couple of cruises then imo you've got your tenners worth!
I really was just trying to illustrate a point! Please dont
You mentioned Powerboat Scotland? Was is this? Where can i find out more?