We believe constant development is important - learn something new every time you go out on the water


Education and Training with Us

Education and training volunteers is very important to ensuring our continued existence and also raising the safety standards at many events across the country

What qualifications can I gain?

We regularly offer heavily subsidised training programmes to help our volunteers gain experience and the increasingly importantly qualifications.

Each year we arrange a number of Royal Yachting Association courses that can lead to commercially recognised qualifications, but also Rescue 3 Swift Water ticket, First Aid First Responder, and VHF Operator Licences.

To date our members have gained RYA Safety Boat Certificates, Power Boat Instructors, First Aid Training and in 2014 we will be offering the same again plus VHF certificates, RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat qualifications.

Powerboat Handling and Event Management Experience

We recognise that time on the water honing skills in a variety of boats, locations and conditions greatly adds to the confidence and skills of our volunteers. Our experienced skippers will always try and give volunteers plenty of time behind the wheel and answer as many questions as possible to make a day on the water a fun, learning experience.