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Old 27 June 2008, 07:38   #1
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I am looking to complete RYA Power Boat Level 2 training course before I go boating overseas in August, can anyone please recommend a good RYA approved centre (leading to ICC tidal version certificate) that's not too far from London?
Also I have seen various prices for this course advertised some of these almost double, so what should be a normal price for it?

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Old 27 June 2008, 07:56   #2
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Depends on what you consider not too far from London is.

I can recommend Powerboat Training UK in Poole. It's just over an hour from London and a fabulous location to do the training.
Price will depand on whether you do the training on your own one-to-one or as part a of small group(3) and whether you use your own boat or the school's.

Sorry if that sounds a bit like "how long is a iece of string"

http://www.powerboat-training-uk.co.uk/
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Old 27 June 2008, 08:07   #3
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Better still, why not keep it in the RIBnet family and support one of our trade members:

Doug Stormforce
www.stormforce.biz

Jimbo
www.daviescoaching.co.uk

Solent Ranger
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tim griffin
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Cheers John, although it's worth me pointing out before I get jumped on that my company, Davies Coaching, isn't recognised to run RYA Powerboat Courses, however we supply instructors and boats to other schools. We can arrange a PB2 through our Partners Haslar Sea School, and we do also supply boats and Instructors to Stormforce Coaching.
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Looking on forums, if you were inclined there is a course with a vacancy advertised by Solent Ranger this weekend- may be a last minute deal to be had. I am not linked to any training school
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?p=253922#post253922

All those listed by John above are good schools and can be recommended
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I am looking to complete RYA Power Boat Level 2 training course before I go boating overseas in August, can anyone please recommend a good RYA approved centre (leading to ICC tidal version certificate) that's not too far from London?
Also I have seen various prices for this course advertised some of these almost double, so what should be a normal price for it?

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We have a course running 7th/8th July. We have two boats running and have a space. Email to info@mendezmarine.co.uk
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All, greatly appreciated for the info and the links, will go through these and try to book with one of the rib.net supporters.
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Just because somebody povides Ribnet with an income stream doesn't make them a better Powerboat School or a more experienced powerboat man. Although of the approved contractors I'd recomend Tim Griffin everytime



Also I've always believed that you'll get more from a school that is dedicated to Powerboats than a sailing school which has powerboat training as an income stream.

I used to be a trainer and corporate boat driver in the Solent The guys from Aquawaves were some of the few people whom I genuinely thought were better than me. (bstads). They don't post on this forum but they have been running ribs for about ten years and they run a fine Rib on their training course from the very nice Hythe Marina.

http://www.aquawaves.com/rya.htm


Dave from Yarmouth is another Bstad who's record speaks for itself. His water patch is for my money the most interesting. (powerbaot 2 courses are restricted n the distance they can travel from their base

http://www.aquapower.co.uk/
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Just because somebody povides Ribnet with an income stream doesn't make them a better Powerboat School or a more experienced powerboat man. And anyway, I don't like Doug
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As already mentioned their are several powerboat schools who post on here.

Although we all offer broadly the same course we vary in the boats we use, the age of the boats, the electronics fitted to the boats, the price, whatís included, accessability and the experience of our instructors.

I suggest you give a couple of centres a call and discuss what it is you want to do. There are quite a few of us based in the Solent.

I donít think personally that a centre that offers sailing and powerboating delivers an inferior product. (Does a pub serve you sub standard lager because it also offers food?) I think the two products compliment each other.
If we did not believe this we would have remained a powerboat school and never have expanded into the sailing market.
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