Last Saturday, on the 14th July, fourteen boats ventured from Yacht Haven Quay up the River Tamar as far as Cotehele, as a part of the RYA Active Marina programme.
Yacht Haven Quay is proud to be the very first Drystack to take part in this RYA initiative, which is aimed at promoting a club atmosphere between boat owners, furthering knowledge of the local boating area, and advocating the many RYA training options that are on offer from partner training centres. These include Plymouth Sailing School and Devon Powerboating, both on-site businesses at Yacht Haven Quay.
Our first Active Marina Day saw many customers take up the offer of a free refresher on boat handling and local pilotage, and a Ladies Day is being planned for early September.
"We find the RYA Active Marina Days are a great opportunity to create camaraderie between our customers and enjoy the wonderful boating environment that we're lucky enough to have on our doorstep." remarked Will Rahder, Director of Yacht Haven Quay.
For the cruise in company up the Tamar, the marina laid on a lead boat, complete with BBQ, which anchored in the fashion of a mother duck below the beautiful Pentillie Castle. A leisurely cruise back down the river saw the boats arrive back at the Drystack just in time for the band to play, the bar to open, and the hog roast to be served. All in all, a great day out on the water with the added bonus of raising over £300.00 for St Lukes Hospice. Many thanks for all of your support!
"Very many thanks for organising the Summer Bash - my friends and I had a great day on the water and afterwards ashore at the Drystack." - Keith Hart, Yacht Haven Quay customer.
"It is great to see such a positive response from berth holders with regards to the benefits gained and enjoyment had from taking part in the cruise. 14 boats was a fantastic turn out considering the weather leading into the event. Plymouth Sailing school need to be thanked for organising such a successful day." - Tim Cross, RYA Active Marina Coordinator.