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Poole Sailing Ltd
www.poolesailing.co.uk
Currently we have 3 spaces available for a 5 Day Practical Course. i.e. Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Prep, with Rob Gibson our chief Instructor starting next Sunday 25th July. We are offering these places at �350 which is �100 cheaper than the normal rate. If you are interested please contact Mike on 07770781235 or by e-mail before 12noon Sunday.

Sea Searcher Boat Trips
www.seasearcher.co.uk
All trips meet at the marina entrance in Pier Yard, Royal Harbour, Ramsgate 15 minutes before departure.
Details on our website http://www.seasearcher.co.uk or telephone 07837 562076 between 0800 and 1600.
July dates for Sea Searcher Boat Trips Sea Angling Taster Trips.
Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 17, Sunday 18, Saturday 31. All trips 0900 to 1200.
July dates for Sea Searcher Boat Trips Seal and Wildlife watching boat trips.
Saturday 10 0945, Sunday 11 0945, Saturday 17 1600, Sunday 18 1600, Monday 19 1700, Saturday 24 0930, Sunday 25 1000.

Arrow Yacht Enterprises
www.sail-help.co.uk
My programme for the next few months is as follows:
4 - 9 July: 5 day sailing course
9 - 11 July: 2 day weekend sail
25 - 30 July: 5 day sailing course
6 - 8 August: Budget weekend sail
15 - 20 August: 5 day sailing course
10 - 12 September: Budget weekend sail
12 - 17 September: 5 day sailing course
19 - 26 September: Possible charter Greece. (out of Athens)
1 - 3 October: Budget weekend sail
17 - 24 October: Possible charter Greece. (out of Athens)
For the Greece trips, I am planning on chartering an 11 berth 50' yacht and taking 8 people, two have already expressed an interest. For the September charter the cost is �450 a head, for the October charter it will be �375 I must have eight guests, otherwise the charter becomes uneconomic. I hope those wishing to come will be flexible enough so that if one trip does not fill up, they will be able to switch to the other. The costs which are include charter fee, food on board, fuel and moorings. So flights, airport taxes and transport from/to the airport, and evening meals ashore are not included. We will do anything you want (within reason and weather willing), tideless navigation and pilotage, sailing skills, night sailing, skills at all levels from Yachtmaster down to competent crew, and enjoying some of the local atmosphere as well. Or, if you wish, nothing at all, just watch the fanatics sailing.
Other possibilities are:
Long weekend cross channel. For those with experience.
Corporate sailing. How's about taking a bunch of friends or those who work with you for either a day or a weekend on the water?
Heavy weather sailing. When weather gets that way. We had one weekend last year, but though the wind was f7 gusting f8 we never deployed the series drogue.
There may be an opportunity this autumn for:
Astro proving passage. 600 miles out and back to/from the western approaches, take some sights, show them to an assessor and become a Yachtmaster Ocean. (You do need to have completed the theory course and have an idea of how to use a sextant).
Mileage building. 800 miles + during 7 days at sea. Learn all about conducting a longish passage.
Theory courses. If you have a group of four or more, I can come to Mohammed, if needs be, to run courses at any level. I run these over three weekends, one a month over three months. I also run these from Cheltenham. This way those taking part get a chance to do the background reading, homework, the exercises and not be drained each night during a concentrated six day course. Day Skipper, Yachtmaster and Astro navigation, and radio certificate (one day) all taught.
Help needed for a delivery. A bit short notice. A friend is bringing his boat, a Consort 36, back from the west country this month and may need crew. His plans (as at 16th June) are slightly vague at the moment but probably over the weekend 17/18 July +, he will cruise back either from Falmouth or Plymouth via Salcombe, Dartmouth, Weymouth, Lulworth, Poole to Lymington. Please email Pete Cunningham at pete.cunningham@ie2.co.uk if interested.
Even shorter notice. I still have berths available on a weekend sailing course (any level of competence) 9-11 July, any takers?

Poole Sailing Ltd
www.poolesailing.co.uk
12-16: RYA Practical Course
17-18: RYA Practical Course
19-23: RYA Practical Course
24-25: Weekend Cruise/RYA Practical Course
31-1st August: Weekend Cruise/RYA Practical Course
Our 2010 programme is up on the website. It covers RYA shorebased courses as well as the practical events. We also have opened a twitter account called Poolesailing to keep you informed of our last minute special offers and other items which may interest you.

Scottish Seabird Centre
'What's On' at the Scottish Seabird Centre
Weekends and holidays: Puffin Club. Join us 2pm - 3pm weekends and holidays for fun make and take sessions.
1st July: Puffin Models. Watch the clowns of the sea live on camera to help you make a realistic puffin model.
3rd - 4th July: Puffin Hats. Try and spot the puffins out on the islands and make a lovely puffin hat.
4th July: 10th Birthday Radio Forth Road Show. Come and enjoy a fun packed afternoon at our big summer beach party to celebrate our 10th birthday with the help of top DJs Boogie and Dingo There will be fun and games, food and drink and lots of prizes to be won. Get there for 12.30pm and the fun starts at 1pm. There's no charge - so come and have a free fun day out.
5th, 7th, 9th July: Whale and Dolphin Mobile. Make a whale and dolphin mobile and keep your eyes peeled for the National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week.
11th, 12th, 14th, 16th July: WDCS Make Your Own Dolphin. Make a dolphin and keep your eyes peeled for the National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week.
17th July: Origami Whales. Try your hand at origami to create some great sea creatures.
19th, 21st, 23rd July: Whale and Dolphin Mobile. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins in the Forth and join us to make your own leaping dolphin mobile.
25th, 26th, 28th, 30th July: Dolphin cards. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins in the Forth and join us to make your own leaping dolphin cards.
31st July: Puffin Finger Puppets. Create your own puffin finger puppets.
1st - 31st July: Floating Zoo Exhibition. In the marine world it's the little things that count! There are literally billions of tiny plants and animals all drifting around the ocean with the tides like a floating zoo. Find out about this miniature marine world.
1st - 31st July: Graham Riddell Exhibition in the Picture Gallery. A new exhibition of images by local landscape and nature photographer Graham Riddell. www.grphotography.co.uk.
2nd July 2.30pm: Storytime by the Sea. Snuggle down for an afternoon of stories by the sea.
6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 31st July 2pm-3pm: Save the Planet Show. Join Professor Egghead and his team of presenters for this exciting live show in the Wildlife Theatre.
18th July 2pm-4pm: Wild About Art - Whales and Dolphins. Use the artwork from other cultures to inspire your own whale and dolphin pictures. Made from household scrap materials with Alchemy Arts.
20th July & 27th July 10am-4pm: Summer Club 2010 - Seashore Explore. Take a closer look at what lies beneath the waves in our rock pool rambles and mini-worlds day. Explore! the natural world with the Scottish Seabird Centre. Get out and about with our team for a week of fun filled activities and games including rock pool rambles, castles in the sand competition and the Take Flight Challenge. Join in the fun this summer and Explore! Booking essential and fees apply. See www.seabird for further details and booking form.
21st July & 28th July: Summer Club 2010 - Take off! What goes up must come down ... can you successfully complete the egg carrier challenge? Spend the day exploring wings and flight through activities, challenges and games. Explore! the natural world with the Scottish Seabird Centre. Get out and about with our team for a week of fun filled activities and games, including rock pool rambles, castles in the sand competition and the Take Flight Challenge. Join in the fun this summer and Explore! Booking essential and fees apply. See www.seabird for further details and booking form.
22nd July & 29th July 10am-4pm: Summer Club 2010 - Wildlife Through a Lens. Focus on the local wildlife by becoming a film maker and photographer for the day. Make your own short film to be shown on the Seabird Centre's wildlife film website. Explore! the natural world with the Scottish Seabird Centre. Get out and about with our team for a week of fun filled activities and games, including rock pool rambles, castles in the sand competition and the Take Flight Challenge. Join in the fun this summer and Explore! Booking essential and fees apply. See www.seabird for further details and booking form.
23rd July & 30th July 10am-4pm: Summer Club 2010 - Beach Life. Take our beach scavenger treasure trail and test your skills in the castles in the sand competition. Our Summer Club fun ends with a barbecue on the beach. Explore! the natural world with the Scottish Seabird Centre. Get out and about with our team for a week of fun filled activities and games, including rock pool rambles, castles in the sand competition and the Take Flight Challenge. Join in the fun this summer and Explore! Booking essential and fees apply. See www.seabird for further details and booking form.
26th - 28th July 11am - 4pm: Whales and Dolphins with WDCS. Come and meet the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and find out more about the amazing bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans that live in Scotland. Learn how to spot a dolphin from our Telescope Deck and join in our fun family activities. Find out how blubber can keep you warm, learn how whales feed and meet our life-size inflatable dolphin. We can also tell you about the threats whales and dolphins face and how you can help. Why not join our team and look out for dolphins from the Seabird Centre and you may even be lucky enough to see them yourself?
All activities are free with admission to the Discovery Centre unless otherwise stated.
There may be a charge for the Walking With Birds events.
Please note we will make every effort to provide this programme, but operational issues or circumstances beyond our control may necessitate the cancellation, at short notice, or any part of it.
Further information can be found at www.seabird.org
The Scottish Seabird Centre is a charity dedicated to inspiring people to care for wildlife and the natural environment. Charity number SC025837.




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