Stranded British sail trainees offered rescue from Ondeck
by Sail-World Cruising round-up on 11 Feb 2012
When Britain's Royal Yachting Association(RYA) acted to remove the accreditation of Sail Training School Hot Liquid, (see Sail-World http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/RYA-training-provider-no-longer-recognised/93531!story), it was not only the training school owners and employees who suffered. Sail trainees were also left in the lurch. Now another sail training company has stepped forward.
Ondeck sailing experiences - now offered to Hot Liquid customers .. .
Following the removal of recognition for the delivery of RYA training from Hot Liquid Southampton last week, Ondeck Maritime Training have stepped forward to the rescue of stranded Hot Liquid customers.
Ondeck Maritime Training have agreed to honour all bookings made with Hot Liquid Southampton.
The agreement was reached following detailed discussion between Hot Liquid and Ondeck’s management, and comes as welcome news to disappointed Hot Liquid clients. The courses will be delivered through Ondeck’s Gosport based training centre.
Michael William, Ondeck’s Managing Director, says 'We are very keen to show that the RYA Training community acts in true nautical tradition of coming to the aid of Sailors in peril. We have been burning the midnight oil in order to schedule courses for our own customers and cater for the influx of Hot Liquid customers.
'We are pleased to now be in a position to seamlessly undertake the added workload and we are working with Hot Liquid to ensure all their customers are contacted and are offered this alternative solution.'
Hot Liquid Southampton customers should contact Ondeck for details of the transition.
RYA Chief Instructor for Sail Cruising Craig Burton said: 'The RYA is delighted to have Ondeck step forward in this manner to ensure that Hot Liquid Southampton customers suffer as little impact as possible from these unfortunate circumstances'.
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