The Isle of Wight training base gets the latest kit

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Raymarine have donated some of the latest marine navigation, communications, electronic and safety equipment to create a state of the art training and navigation suite at the UKSA.

Supplied and fitted by Raymarine’s local Isle of Wight based dealer, RHP Marine, the training and navigation room is being formally opened today by Raymarine’s Chief Executive Malcolm Miller.

The Raymarine navigational suite has been designed to create three consoles within the training classroom, giving the feeling of being on board well-equipped boats.

These provide students with real life, real time navigational training, whilst on-shore – a key additional facility to the UKSA’s on the water training.

The new training suite will be used by all the UKSA’s students, covering all levels and courses.

This includes career students, professional crews, and those training for the Yachtmaster and other RYA courses.

The equipment installed includes the popular ST60 instrument system with graphic displays showing wind speed, strength, direction, as well as water depth and position. The data can be selected for display on the large multi-function Raymarine E120 screen, enabling students to quickly and easily select the most vital and relevant data required.

The consoles are also fitted with Raymarine Ray 240E VHF hand held radios, which include the latest emergency DSC (Digital Selective Calling) features, and CAM100 video cameras.

Fiona Pankhurst, International Marketing Manager at Raymarine, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the UKSA with this equipment, which will be used by the thousands of new and experienced sailors coming through the academy.”