Boat park news

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us regarding it looking like Port Erin Commissioners trying to move us off the land behind the Cosy Nook which we currently use as a boat park and sail training area. Firstly to reassure everyone that 7th Wave has every intention of running all of our usual activities, kayak hire and RYA sail training courses in 2024.

We are absolutely not closing and I have sent my Expression of Interest to continue using this piece of land as a boatpark and sail training site as we have done for the last 18 years, in accordance with an agreement dating back to April 2006.

The first I learned about this was in a group email from the Commissioners. Apparently my licence to use the land ‘expired sometime during covid’ however the Commissioners have made no attempt to draw this to my attention when the licence came to expire or at any time since. Thus we find ourselves here, I have put in our application, now to wait and hope for a favourable outcome.

At least now we know how the weather looks, we can think about how best to adjust the sails…. In the meantime the anchor is firmly down in Port Erin. Sails will be up and the bay will be filled with boats, young people and laughter from May 2024.

Dinghy Instructors 2019

Congratulations to this year’s RYA Dinghy Instructor course candidates. 100% success rate!

The team have enjoyed a challenging week, where in order to become Dinghy Instructors they have had to develop good communication strategies, think independently, been encouraged to make mistakes and to overcome hurdles where things haven’t gone to plan.

Five of the six candidates had all started their sailing careers at 7th Wave over the years. We love watching them grow into good sailors, instructors and young adults. We are super proud of them all!

Many thanks to RYA Coach Assessors Alan Jones and Geoff Stones for running another superb week for us here on the Isle of Man and congratulations to Georgie Quayle, Peter Harper, Edward McEntee, Benjamin Mehta, Charlie Whitbread and William Henthorn on your new qualifications!

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