News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : RYA and marinas: Berthing without embarrassment
RYA and marinas: Berthing without embarrassment

'O no there’s a crowd in there watching!'    .

I've heard it said by a circumnavigating cruising sailor that sailing across an ocean is sometimes not as nerve racking as getting into a difficult berth without embarrassment.

Just the fact that other boat owners are watching nervously is enough to put you off your best performance, not to mention all the other marina wanderers who have nothing else to do but watch the berthing skills of the latest arrival.

So Sutton Harbour Marina in Plymouth, UK has decided to do something about it with a new programme.


Thirty berth holders this week brushed up on their boating skills following the official launch of the programme.

The skills session was part of a series of events run by the Royal Yachting Association in partnership with marinas.

It aims to provide training, cruising and social events to help boat owners make the most out of their boat.

Sutton Harbour Marina's programme kicked off with a series of hands-on courses to help berth holders build confidence when entering and exiting Sutton Harbour lock, and manoeuvring their sail or power boats around the marina.

Sutton Harbour Marina Manager Mark Brimacombe said: 'Boat owning is all about freedom and having fun and these events are tailor-made to help berth holders boost their knowledge and confidence in a social setting.

'Our first sessions were heavily over-subscribed but we have various events planned throughout the year.'

What a good idea!


by Sail-World Cruising/RYA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96889

8:17 PM Sat 5 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

16 Apr 2012  Keep the romance in sailing with 10 common sense tips
31 Mar 2012  CYCA Medical Management for Mariners 8th May, 2011
30 Mar 2012  Do You Know These Five 'Time-to-Reef' Signals?
29 Feb 2012  The onboard briefing - is yours good enough?
27 Feb 2012  'Beyond First Aid' - vital course for sailors in Sydney
25 Feb 2012  Turn dreams into your future career in Rhode Island
15 Feb 2012  Royal Yachting Association courses - online survey
11 Feb 2012  Stranded British sail trainees offered rescue from Ondeck
27 Jan 2012  Skill-building seminars for New Zealand cruising sailors
22 Jan 2012  How to get a tall mast under a small bridge
MORE STORIES ...






Cruising USA































Estimating the diversity of life by Australian Institute of Marine Science,














Will your lifelines pass this sailing test? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida


Aventura's passage to Annapolis by Cornell Sailing,






Earth Wind Map - with typhoons by Sail-World Cruising,














Canadian shipwreck discovery solves 170-year-old mystery
British couple help stranded Syrian refugees to safety
Blue Planet Odyssey yacht completes Northwest Passage transit
World ARC fleet embarks on leg 11, across the Indian Ocean
Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners
How to make a distance scale for faster navigation
New maps of the polar regions reveal unseen world beneath the ice
Naval Commanders talk on-going piracy threat at sea
Erie, Pennsylvania - Small place, big boating
EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra aids yacht in the Gulf of Aden
Insurance, towing and safety 'provisions' reminder for snowbirds
A guide to steering without a rudder + Video - a must read and watch!!
You scratched my seagrass!
Cocos Keeling Islands - Yet another paradise for the World ARC fleet
Hurricane Odile: Two Brits missing in Mexico after yacht overturns
Sailor texts girlfriend for help after yacht sinks in Bristol Channel
Gas safety: don’t let it go off the boil
Arctic sea ice summer minimum 2014: A scientific perspective
British Virgin Islands, a taste of Caribbean cruising
The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show
Are you ready to enter that marina?   
Cruising the Bay of Quinte and Thousand Islands   
Ten safe and clean refueling tips for boaters   
World ARC fleet moored at Christmas Island   
Blue Planet Odyssey welcomed to Bora Bora   
Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons   
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall in the US   
World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali   
Antarctic Team discovers mechanism for massive ice shelf collapse   
Baltic 4 Nations - Next edition sets sail July 2015   
BoatUS offers 'Boater's Guide To Winterizing'   
Yachts prepare for second Atlantic Odyssey, departing this November   
Thai drama with Phuket yacht clampdown   
Sailing Rallies launch two new events at PSP Southampton Boat Show   
World ARC crews in Bali   
Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up?   
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor   
Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap   
Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings   
The Boat Cookbook   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT