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Old 04 May 2011, 16:15   #1
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RYA training, N Wales, recommendations?

Hi,

I'm just getting into Ribbing and want to have some training before I look at buying. I am looking for an RYA Powerboat Certificate 1&2 Course in North Wales or the Wirral.

Has anyone got any experience with any of the training organisations and any recommendations?

Thanks

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Old 04 May 2011, 16:18   #2
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Old 04 May 2011, 17:17   #3
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Did my l2 with a guy called Jono in Pwllheli. Can't remember the school's name but he owns it. Great guy and very good selection of different ribs so you get to use a little shallow v one and a big deep v one so you can feel the difference for yourself. Small school so he basically has a day or two and he will tailor it as the class wants - nav, rescue, local knowledge etc.

Otherwise Plas Menai is of course quite good - much bigger centre though so it will be less tailored. Not sure if it might veer towards sailing a bit? Can't say as haven't done a powerboat course there.
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Old 05 May 2011, 01:59   #4
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Hi there

Ive just done a level 2 with a guy from North Wales and would really recommend him. He has just set up a company called Waterwise Marine Training but prior to that was teaching for a few different schools.

I dont think his website is up and running yet, but his no is 07877 980243 - David Williams is his name. He was really helpful and full of lots of useful background information.

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Dave's also with this company now www.seawake.co.uk they train you on a Rib Eye with a 300hp on it, a nice bit of kit for running up and down the swellies....
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Plas Menai - North Wales

We trained at this centre which is excellent and reasonably priced. You can stay there of you want too. They have a selection of boats that you use from small and slow to big and fast, so it gives you experience in lots of different boats rather than just one - a distinct advantage.
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Did my l2 with a guy called Jono in Pwllheli. Can't remember the school's name but he owns it. Great guy and very good selection of different ribs so you get to use a little shallow v one and a big deep v one so you can feel the difference for yourself. Small school so he basically has a day or two and he will tailor it as the class wants - nav, rescue, local knowledge etc.

Otherwise Plas Menai is of course quite good - much bigger centre though so it will be less tailored. Not sure if it might veer towards sailing a bit? Can't say as haven't done a powerboat course there.
+1 for Jono.
Did mine there and was more than happy.
Plenty of cheap B and B's to stop at also.
Got mine for half what everyone else had paid by booking and paying well in advance.
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Hi there

Ive just done a level 2 with a guy from North Wales and would really recommend him. He has just set up a company called Waterwise Marine Training but prior to that was teaching for a few different schools.

I dont think his website is up and running yet, but his no is 07877 980243 - David Williams is his name. He was really helpful and full of lots of useful background information.

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+ 1 for Dave you will get a great course with him.
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+ 1 for Dave you will get a great course with him.
+2 for dave williams of Waterwise Marine Training, i did training with him when he used to be a cheif instructor before he set up his own company and he was brilliant, you will receive a welth of information, including all of the tips and tricks of the trade.

His number is 07877980243
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Safe water training,bottom of victoria road,new brighton,do your v.h.f.course there aswell,no need for a b+b,there and back in less than an hour each way from shrewsbury,pwhellei 2 and a half hours each way,did mine there years ago,good lads.
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