The club has two RYA qualified instructors - Alan Butler and Ben Lent. If you would like some formal training, or just a few helpful pointers, feel free to ask them any time. Alan and Ben can carry out dinghy or rescue boat training. All users of the rescue boats must have attended a training session; refreshers are available where needed. As usual, if you are interested in training, please contact Alan Butler. As we are not an RYA training establishment, unfortunately we cannot offer certificates for any training received.

Also, in the past Alan has helped cruiser owners improve their seamanship skills, on and off their own boats. Recent years have seen courses in retrieving a Man Over Board - this is very enlightening and thoroughly recommended to anyone who hasn't tried it.

Alan has held Safety Forums in the last few years. Notes from 2011 can be found here, and from 2010 here.

Page last updated: 30 January 2017