On Tuesday 14th June Tankerton Bay Sailing Club were visited by Steve Mitchell of the RYA for an inspection that would mean we could become an RYA Recognised Training Centre. It required several members of the club and committee to commit many hours of their own time over the last 18 months to reach this point. On the day this effort was supported by a fantastic turnout of members; some who weren’t able to attend even sending their family along to help, all in order to help make the inspection go as smoothly as possible.
Well that effort was finally rewarded, as the committee are pleased to announce that Tankerton Bay Sailing Club is now a recognised RYA Training Centre. In fact we are not just able to teach dinghy sailing, we have also been given accreditation to teach multihull sailing, something that makes us one of only a few clubs along the North Kent coast that are certified and has the equipment to offer this training.
Ian Smith/Mike Coleman
Commodore and Vice-Commodore, TBSC