RYA take away recognition

The RYA has removed its recognition of the sailing school Hot Liquid Southampton as a provider of training courses following three serious safety related incidents involving the company between January 2011 and January 2012.
RYA Training Manager and Chief Examiner Richard Falk said: “The removal of RYA recognition from a training centre is never a decision that is taken lightly. However, it is essential that customers are confident that appropriate safety management routines are in place at any centre displaying the RYA Recognised Training Centre logo.”
The RYA advises that any customers booked on an RYA course at Hot Liquid Southampton should contact the school directly to discuss their situation. In the event that a customer has a further query they may contact the RYA at 02380 604100.
Hot Liquid Gibraltar will retain RYA recognition for all disciplines currently on offer due to the fact that the operational safety management routines of that site are controlled separately to that of the Southampton site.

See Yachting Monthly March for the full story and exclusive interview with the skipper of Liquid Vortex, the Beneteau 40.7 involved in the third incident: a dramatic air-sea rescue.