First aid and diesel courses & Mark's speech

February 2019 shorebased training weekend

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OYT South's 2019 shorebased training weekend will take place on Saturday 16th February and Sunday 17th February 2019, in and around the Sea Cadet Unit in Royal Clarence, Gosport.

Timings and location

Terms and conditions for courses run by OYT South
Terms and conditions for RYA Diesel course (run by Hamble School of Yachting)

We are running the following courses:

RYA One-day First Aid - Saturday 16th February AND Sunday 17th February.

RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate GMDSS assessment - don’t forget you MUST have completed the online course in advance.

RYA Diesel engines - Saturday 16th February. Please note that this course is being run through Hamble School of Yachting who have very kindly agreed to run it at our venue to fit in with the rest of the training weekend. Bring warm clothes - this course includes classroom sessions which should be warm enough, but the practical sessions with an engine are under cover but otherwise open to the air!

Youthwork - Sunday 17th February.

Lifejacket packing - Saturday 16th February (morning only).

Chart corrections workshop - Saturday 16th February (afternoon only)

Other information

There will be a supper and social event on Saturday evening after the courses - all welcome, whether or not you are taking part in the training. Generally the courses finish around 5pm; then the bar opens and once people have settled with a drink, Chief Executive Mark Todd will do a short presentation about our achievements in the past year and plans for 2019, and supper is normally served around 7pm.

There will be lunch available on both Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast on Sunday for those who have booked and paid in advance. There will be basic accommodation on the floor of the Sea Cadet Unit on Saturday night - please bring a camping mattress and sleeping bag. If you have asked to borrow a boat mattress we will have one for you, but if you haven't asked then don't forget your own!

Location and times
All courses will be based around TS Hornet Sea Cadet Unit, Gosport, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport PO12 1AX. As you turn off Mumby Road into Weevil Lane, take the first entrance on the right into Royal Clarence, and you’ll find yourself in a car park with buildings on all four sides. The Sea Cadet unit is the freestanding building ahead and to the left as you come through the entrance - easy to spot because it has a flagpole outside it!

If you are coming by train, go to Portsmouth Harbour and get the Gosport ferry - you can walk up from the ferry terminal.

Courses are designed to start as soon as possible after 9am, and certainly by 9.30am. Please don't be late as there is a limit to how long we can delay the start of any course by waiting for people. If you are held up or lost, please call Caz on 07986 354697 so we know what's happened to you! The Sea Cadet Unit will be open from around 8am, if you want to help us set things up and have a tea or coffee before your course.

Most courses should end around 5pm (and some will end earlier).

“Learned a lot about sailing, but also about myself and the importance of teamwork.” Clemente, 24