RYA launches Active Marina programme

Marinas had a good response to the RYA programme - photo: RYA Marinas had a good response to the RYA programme - photo: RYA

MARINAS: The RYA has launched its Active Marina Programme to encourage berth holders to make best use of their boat through marina based training workshops, organised cruises and social events in marinas.

MDL's Queen Anne’s Battery marina in Plymouth celebrated joining the programme by offering its berth holders boat handling workshops that included manoeuvring in confined spaces and berthing skills.

“The workshop was a fantastic way to get to know your boat and to learn how boats behave in different circumstances,” said berth holder Keith Harris, who took part in the day.

“Sun, hog roast and boat handling - it doesn't get much better,” said Simon Jinks from SeaRegs Training which ran the sessions along with Plymouth Power boating School. “I really enjoyed giving the boat handling talks.”

There was also a RIB manoeuvring skills challenge for the berth holders, with a prize presented to the best lady and gentleman.

Sovereign Harbour, a Premier Marina in Eastbourne, celebrated its Active Marina Programme launch with a day of practical workshops covering basic manoeuvring and berthing skills as well as electronic navigation sessions for all.

To sign up to become an Active Marina email activemarina@rya.org.uk

Latest Press Releases

The Poole Harbour Boat Show Exhibitor Stand Space and Sponsorship Sales Open Now

The Poole Harbour Boat Show is now officially launched for a return in 2020 to the spectacular boati... Read more

Barton Marine take key role in showcasing UK Manufacturing Excellence

New for 2019 the Southampton Boat Show, powered by Borrow a Boat will be welcoming visitors into the... Read more

The International Paint Poole Regatta - Shaping up to be even Bigger in 2020

The International Paint Poole Regatta 2020 is developing to be the biggest event yet, with the organ... Read more

MS Amlin Seamanship Award Entries Close on the 20th August

Your chance to enter the MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2019 closes at midnight on Tuesday 20th August. Read more

Damage to the Environment - Episode 5 of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari look at how the environment at sea has been damaged over the... Read more

MS Amlin Go Round the Island 2019

MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists have now been race partners of Round the Island Race ... Read more

View all