Local Knowledge Courses

Our courses are unique and are designed to increase skipper and crew confidence afloat by giving an experienced view of the local waters and shoreline. If you use a RIB or powerboat this helps you to identify hazard free, open water for operating in safety at high speeds.

If you own a sailing boat this provides a one day 'recce' of a number of South Coast harbours that may take you days to reach under sail. Perfect if you want to understand berthing and yacht etiquette in harbour. Course discusses different methods used in Europe, the Med, USA and the Caribbean.

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BLUE RIDE - Local Knowledge

Oblective: Give 'hands-on' local knowledge and put training into practice on the water

Practical: Plenty of sea miles, approaches and entrances, pilotage and boat handling

Theory: Passage planning, identifying hazards, use of charts, GPS and chart plotter

BLUE RIDE - Local Waters Familiarisation - EAST

1 Day Course: Mainly on the water

Launch: Out of Christchurch or Lymington

Operating Area: Christchurch Bay - The Solent - Mainland & Island harbours

BLUE RIDE - Local Waters Familiarisation - WEST

1 Day Course: Mainly on the water

Launch: Out of Christchurch or Poole

Operating Area: Bournemouth Bay - Poole Bay - Poole Harbour - The Purbecks

CHRISTCHURCH - Local Knowledge 

On BLUE RIDE local knowledge courses we cover a wide range of potential hazards. These hazards can be geographical, man made or the activities of other water users.

For example on BLUE RIDE Own Boat training sessions and RYA powerboat courses from Christchurch we always discuss avoiding specific local hazards including:-

  •     Christchurch Harbour, River Stour, River Avon
  •     Christchurch Harbour Entrance, The Run
  •     Harbour Rock, Clarendon Rocks, Bear Pan Rocks
  •     Fishing, Diving, Water Skiing, Towing Hazards
  •     Council Speed Limits, Buoyage, Collision Regulations

To find out more about Local Knowledge courses:-

Email info@blueride.co.uk or call 01425 270548

For expert RYA power boat & RIB training in Christchurch Bay see RYA Courses

RIB, powerboat and RYA courses in Mudeford, Christchurch Harbour, Christchurch Bay, Bournemouth Bay, Hampshire and Dorset

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