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Old 09 February 2005, 17:06   #1
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Hi

My girlfriend wants to learn to drive my RIB. Rather than teach her myself I think its best to send her on a RYA level 2 course, so she does'nt get any bad habits.

Where do you suggest she goes?
South coast, not too expensive (cos I'm paying). A beautiful area and fun people would all be desirable.

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Old 09 February 2005, 17:16   #2
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There are a number of school's about.

Try http://www.rya.org.uk/ for your area

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Old 09 February 2005, 17:20   #3
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I did my training with Dave Robson at Aquapower Sea School, based at Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. He's a great instructor IMHO and, as a matter of interest and recommendation, he manages the safety side of things at the Southampton & London Boat Shows. His website is www.aquapower.co.uk . And no, I'm not on any commission!
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Old 09 February 2005, 17:41   #4
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I know Dave and he really is a top guy. Very professional and really knows his stuff. Definately worth getting in touch with.
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Old 09 February 2005, 17:59   #5
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Dave is a good instructor but Paul Glatzel is a lot closer to you and he is hard to beat. If you want a cheap course I think Jono Gorton is opening a training centre in Shamrock Quay Southampton
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Old 09 February 2005, 18:26   #6
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Powerboat Training UK In Poole is a good place to learn not being buyist of course. Poole is a large harbour which is very secure and safe. However a list of training centres can be found on the RYA website.
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Old 09 February 2005, 20:06   #7
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Ask Jono G!!

He was thinking of opening up another school at Shamrock Quay as Rogue Wave said!!

I did some of my courses with him and I enjoyed them thoroughly!!

I have never enjoyed a power boat course as much as the ones I did with Jono G

You can get in touch with him on any of the following: -

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Hi,

I did my RYA Level 2 with http://www.powerboat-training-uk.co.uk and found them to be very well organised, professional and safe. They have got several very well set up Ribs and 2 Classrooms for the theory side of it. They also like to do as much of the course on the water which I feel is the best way to do it as it is totally hands on. I am also just about to do my Day Skipper, Advanced and hopefully Instructors with them within the next 2 months. Plus also Paul Glatzel who owns the school just wrote the latest RYA Powerboat Training Book, which is well worth a read.

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Ask Jono G!!

He was thinking of opening up another school at Shamrock Quay as Rogue Wave said!!

I did some of my courses with him and I enjoyed them thoroughly!!

I have never enjoyed a power boat course as much as the ones I did with Jono G

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You sure you used enough exclamation marks, there dude?
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You sure you used enough exclamation marks, there dude?
Cheeres mate!

I think it could do with a couple more really!


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