Sailors and powerboaters in West Wales can take advantage of the successful RYA Active Marinas programme for the first time, thanks to two neighbours working together in a unique partnership.
Neyland Yacht Haven and Milford Marina are the first in West Wales to become part of the Active Marinas programme, which has helped sailors improve their skills and develop their social sailing throughout the UK.
Although the two marinas are normally competitors, they will be sharing the whole of their programme in a unique way, to help people enjoy the waters of the River Cleddau and the coastline round Pembrokeshire.
“Neyland and Milford become our third and fourth Active Marina partners after the initiative was launched in Wales in August 2013 at the All Wales Boat Show,” said Steven Morgan, WYA chief executive officer.
“We are looking forward to working with all the partners to make the scheme a great success and enable more boaters to enjoy our beautiful natural environment in Wales.”
Being part of the Active Marinas scheme involves offering training and social events for sailors to brush up on their skills and find like-minded water enthusiasts.
Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun. The RYA's Active Marina Programme is designed to help people get more out of life with their boats.
The programme encourages and supports increased berth holder activity by partnering with marinas, RYA recognised training centres and yacht clubs to establish or enhance a programme of training, cruising and social opportunities.
“Neyland Yacht Haven are delighted to have become an RYA Active Marina, we are very much looking forward to working with the RYA and alongside Milford Marina to ensure that our bertholders enjoy the various social and educational events on offer,” said James Cotton, Neyland Yacht Haven Director.
“Our most helpful and experienced staff aim to provide the best possible welcome and experience along with a wide variety of benefits such as free Wi-Fi and TransEurope membership to add extra value and maximise their enjoyment on the water.”
On the 22nd March, we'll be officially launching the RYA Active Marina programme at Neyland Yacht Haven with coffee and Welsh Cakes, followed by a visit to Port of Milford Haven Head Office for a glimpse 'behind the scenes' at Port Control, followed by a tour of HM Coastguard, Milford Haven.
Bertholders are invited to register for the RYA Active Marina Launch event online.
Keep an eye on forthcoming events at Neyland Yacht Haven.
As part of the RYA Active Marina programme, Neyland Yacht Haven and Milford Marina will be hosting a number of exciting events throughout the year.
View the full programme of RYA Active Marina events.
For further information on any of the events, please contact James Cotton on 01646 601601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep an eye on forthcoming events at Neyland Yacht Haven