Two of our group, Tom Smart and David Hanlon, were persuaded to take part in the coasteering session when their colleagues at Fairbairn Private Bank pledged money for a very worthy cause, Macmillan Cancer Support IOM, if the two completed the coasteering route.
For website pages details of our Coasteering Adventures for individuals, group and Corporate Events.
RNLI officially recognise Coasteering
I've was at a highly productive meeting at the RNLI Headquarters in Poole last week, as part of the Coasteering Safety Working Group - chaired by the RNLI and put together experienced instructors and representatives from each area of the UK commercially running Coasteering, to agree on national best practice.
Not only did the group achieve all the aims of the meeting, we all contributed towards and agreed the base level of competance required by anyone leading and providing Coasteering sessions in the UK. It was unanimously agreed not to form a governing body - as Coasteering is an activity ran by professional instructors or 'guides' and not a sport in its own right.
A formal 'Association of Coasteering Providers' (or similar title) will be formed early 2011, recognised by the RNLI, HM Coastguard, ROSPA, AALS. The updated guidance will also be in place at centres on the Isle of Man delivering Coasteering sessions.
Adventurous Experiences are offering safety talks on Coasteering, and the dangers of Tombstoning (a totally separate activity condemmed by the coastguard) to the Islands secondary schools, with videos and information packs from the RNLI.