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Tidal training


27 May 2008
Hi all,

After owning three boats all based on the Thames, my wife and are in the process of purchasing an Aquastar Ocean 38 currently based at Ramsgate, I have no experience of tidal water and need to get some classroom training on navigation, passage planning as well as some practical skills.

Being in my mid 50s and a trainer in my past career I cannot abide these so called 'Online training' packages that appear to be little more than death by PowerPoint. I am seeking advice as to how and where I may obtain decent, practical and theoretical training so all advice gratefully appreciated so I can enjoy the boat of our dreams and use the vessel with the correct training and understanding.