Weekend event at Cowes Yacht Haven

The RYA Spring power and sail muster is to be held at Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight 23-25 April.

Designed for sailors and motor boaters alike, the weekend event incorporates boating master classes, boat handling and taster sessions, as well as expert presentations and skill building activities.

You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with industry experts about any issues you may have on your own boat on a one-to-one basis throughout the weekend.

New for the 2010 line up is the Ocean Safety ‘Caring for your Lifejacket’ session, during which you will learn how to service your lifejackets yourself. The session will cover maintenance, re-arming and re-packing. This is a pre-bookable event and don’t forget to bring your lifejacket!

Another first for the Spring Muster will be RNLI ‘Tow or be towed’ demonstration; during which you’ll see how to rig a town line both to tow another vessel and on the vessel receiving the tow.

You’ll also get the opportunity to make the most of some of the Muster’s ever popular master classes and presentations including:

· Rig checks and whipping and splicing techniques with Force 4 Chandlery

· VHF radio advice and DSC operation with ICOM

· Practical on water AIS and radar practice with Mendez Marine

· Safety equipment checks with Ocean Safety

· Electronic navigation guidance from Raymarine

· Fault finding and get you home tips from Sea Start

· Liferaft, lifejacket, abandoning ship and sea survival interactive lecture with Ocean Safety and the RNLI

· Man overboard demo from Ocean Safety and the RNLI’s live flare display (weather permitting)

Sealine Sea School and Hamble School of Yachting once again provide boats for the practical boat handling sessions and skills master classes with professional RYA instructors.

There’s also the opportunity to swap sail for power or power for sail and try out how the other half take to the water. 

On Friday evening there is a drinks reception at Cowes Yacht Haven and The Royal London Yacht Club plays host to the Saturday evening drinks reception, which includes hot buffet, disco and a prize draw with top prizes up for grabs thanks to the muster’s sponsors.

Contact the RYA Cruising Team to book your place – no boat required

Email cruising.events@rya.org.uk or call 0844 556 9517 or 02380 604 233.