Written on: 03/03/2013
I have just done the RYA powerboat 2 course and had 2 fantastic days on the water in the Solent. The teacher Matt started by explaining how tides and weather are so important and then we went out on the water and he was right. We did safety checks and planned a trip to Hamble,then actually did it in the rib boat. We did 20 knots which does not sound much but it was great.
We used the anchor, picked up a mooring boy and so much more. Next time I hear the shipping weather forecast on the radio I will understand it.
I`m going to do the next course which we use a bigger boat for. I wonder if they will let me have a go on the big rib with the 2 engines ? Ah Matt.