When I walk the docks I am often asked questions about boating, “How do you get into a mooring with the tide and wind behind you…How do I get into Bembridge…I want to teach my wife…How would you trim for waves?” All these questions are part and parcel of driving a boat and so we thought people may find it useful to have some own boat tuition sessions.
Own boat tuition sessions are perfect for:
Families who would love to have everyone learn at the same time
Those with access to a boat who want to explore more and go further afield
Recent members of Boat Club Trafalgar who want to extend their skills
Long-standing members who have “forgotten how to…”
The sessions are delivered by one of our professional RYA Advanced skippers or instructors.
The way we work is we’ll give you a quick call to understand:
What you would like to learn and who else will be on the boat. For example, a day for the whole family?
If there is a particular boat from the Boat Club Trafalgar Fleet you would like instruction on.
Whether you want to be certified by making it an RYA course.
With this information, I can create a bespoke session/day for you.
We tend to group the tuition into the following areas:
Safety and crew management
Rights and wrongs – rules of the sea
BUT you tell us what you want and we will shape our tuition accordingly.
There’s so much more to the Solent than simply heading to Cowes.
What about exploring further and looking at:
Where best to drop your anchor in Newtown Creek
How to navigate the sandbar to Bembridge
Navigating the Needles to Poole
A day out in the Solent enables us to teach you where to go and how to get there, how to manage the tide and sand bars and where best to moor up. It also encompasses elements of navigation and tide management, and of course the instruments that you have on your (or our) boat.
“I would like to thank you for the service that we have had in the trial and would recommend you to anyone interested in getting into boating as this service truly does take the stress out of boating…”