As well as a Youth Sailing Week this week, we’ve also got RYA Powerboat Trainer Tom Pedersen here running an RYA Powerboat Instructor course.
Five candidates are currently out on the water for the final day of the course. They enjoyed some great conditions here, sunshine and a strong easterly giving flat water but some interesting wind shifts in the gusts. THe sun is shining and everyone is wrapped up warm.
Also joining us today is RYA Powerboat Trainer Paul Magee from Ireland, he is here to moderate the course and hopefully sign off five new instructors in a few hours time.
As an aside, the sailing world is very small. Fifteen years ago Jen and Tom studied on the same Maritime Leisure Management course at Solent University. Since then their paths have crossed through the RNLI where Tom was a Trainer at the RNLI College Poole and then on the coast and now here he is at 7th Wave for a few days!
And…. we’ve a new addition to the powerboat fleet too in the form of a 4m Ribeye RIB!