Further to NCI Worms Head achieving DFS, members are being trained in the use of VHF radio to be able to transmit on channel 0 or other emergency channels. The certificate issued by the RYA is the 'VHF Short Range Certificate'.

The training has been taking place at the conference facility of the RNLI at Mumbles Inshore Lifeboat at Swansea UK. Many thanks to Martin Double, our instructor, for an informative and enjoyable day.

This station has an Inshore D Class Lifeboat (see also Mumbles link) and an All Weather Lifeboat. There is also a fascinating little museum, well worth a visit.