RYA Day Skipper

I have been down to Poole, the nine days ending 1st July.

The company Moonfleet Sailing offer a nine day combined theory and practical course for the RYA Day Skipper. This offers a weekend in the class room, five days and nights on one of their yachts for the practical and the following weekend to finish the theory and take the exam.

If the travel distance prohibits a return home, one needs to arrange accommodation for the first Saturday and the second Friday/Saturday, although I was able to return home for Friday evening without too much trouble. They recommend several B&Bs but I stayed in the Arndale Court Hotel, where the service and welcome was very friendly and the rooms both large and comfortable.

We sailed from Poole to the Folly Inn, on the Isle of Wight and then sailed on to Chichester Harbour. We returned to Portsmouth and from their made a dash back to Poole against the wind, which was fun. We arrived back in Poole very late and discovered that Imran’s Tandoori Takeaway delivers to the Marina. i.e. Cobbs Quay Marina in Hamworthy, Poole.

I have put my pictures of the week up on my page at flickr, and put them in a set called South Coast Sailing. I hope you enjoy them.

I used Plazes to record my journey using the phone/sms interface and adjusting the locations later.

I also recorded my adventures on the then Sun, now Oracle blog, here is a search on the term RYA.



Honda Radios

Responding to the Code prompt.

Honda Radios have a protection code. They hold this in a volatile RAM i.e. it needs power to retain this information and it loses the code when changing the battery unless you follow Digger’s advice.

Less driven people will need to find the code and use the preset number buttons to enter the code. The following sites will help. The Honda Civic Type-R owners site who have a thread called Radio Code Help, although you may need to login in to read it. I also found Edmund’s Car Space helpful.

See also google:honda radio code

Obviously not the only people to suffer from this problem.

The code is issued on a white card, which is often located in the glove compartment or best kept with the car’s documentation and manuals.

Edit 26 Jun 20007 A friend, i.e. Mike Ramchand claims to have traded his car in order to avoid buying a new code, although it was a Peugot, not a Honda.


I think I was experimenting with passing the tags to technorati, which is why the code below exists.

experimental tags: <a rel=”tag” href=”http://www.technorati.com/tag/honda+radio”>”Honda Radio”</a>

well that didn’t work, I’ll have to check up the snip snap syntax page,