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May
05

Theory knowledge refreshers – Speed Quizzes


Many of us have some extra time on our hands these days and whilst we would all probably prefer to be out on the water - we can't. Why not use this time, well a few minutes anyway, to attempt one of our 'Speed Quizzes'.  The quizzes are all based on the RYA Day Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster syllabus.  Each quiz contain 20 questions and…
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Mar
20

Online courses


Making the most of these troubling times Whether in self-isolation or unable to go to work for the next few weeks; now could be a good time to crack on and do those online courses that you have been promising yourself to do.  For many, 'Time' is a rare commodity, work and family pressures can easily consume our daily lives and somethings just never get…
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Mar
14

The demise of CG66 brought forward to end of March 2020


Many boaters will be aware of, and possibly will have used, the CG66 boat registration scheme. CG66 was a scheme whereby a boater could register a boats details with the MCA.  Registering the vessel would greatly assist the Coast Guard in identifying the vessel in the event of an emergency or Search & Rescue situation. The CG66 registration scheme is being replaced by the 'Safe…
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Feb
12

Welcome to the Port of Southampton


  Mendez Marine are committed to educating boaters to make boating both safe and fun.  Every now and then we find something worth sharing... Associated British Ports (ABP) have produced a very useful guide for leisure boaters navigating in the Southampton area.  As the port of Southampton and its adjacent waters get busier with commercial traffic it is important that we, as leisure boaters, understand…
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Feb
07

Goodbye Old Friend


Southampton Notice to Mariners No.5 (T) of 2020 -Calshot Dolphin What are RYA Instructors, examiners and trainers going to use now?  One of the local resources used by many RYA Recognised Training Centres is no more.  The 'dolphin', just south of Calshot Spit, had been used for many years as a test of practical navigation, at night, for both sail and power students; a favourite…
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