Many thanks to Andy Murray at Ocean Sports Tuition, Southampton for an excellent and enjoyable RYA Powerboat Refresher Training Course.
I am always keen to keep skills up to date and my yachting and powerboat qualifications are all “last century” and looking a bit moth eaten and dated. Familiarity and working on and handling different boats every day leads to bad habits so when my stepdaughter wanted to learn more boat handling we chose a two-day course on the RIB with Andy at Ocean Sports Tuition in Saxon Wharf Southampton.
As an MCA code surveyor I see lots of boats for charter and training and chose Ocean Sports as they have always impressed me with their personal approach and very professional standard of care and maintence of their boats and equipment and general approach to code standards and vessel/crew safety and safety equipment. When signing off vessels for MCA code compliance a surveyor must always ask – would I put my family at sea on this vessel? With Ocean Sports Tuition the answer is of course yes – without hesitation.
One thing I had not appreciated was Andy’s excellent manner and approach in his training and that he bases his training hands on, afloat, out in the boat, with minimal classroom time, which is exactly what we wanted. We had an excellent full two days out on the water with plenty of one to one training covering all aspects of power boat handling and some navigation and lots of safety afloat and importantly man overboard recovery training.
Thanks to Andy’s excellent coaching I was totally upstaged by my stepdaughter who now proudly boasts her RYA Power Boat Level 2 and ICC and now wants a super-rib.
I can highly recommend Andy services he offers Skipper services, training in sail and power and Rib charter .