SeaRegs are delighted to announce that partner Simon Jinks has received a Fellowship from the Royal Institute of Navigation. We would like to pass on our congratulations to the other Fellowship of the RIN 2011 recipients.
The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status. Formed in 1947, its aims have always been threefold:
To unite all those with a professional or personal interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body;
To further the development of navigation in every sphere;
And to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation.
Simon a founding partner in SeaRegs formally managed the Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster programme for sail and motor vessels and the RYA navigation and safety courses. The RYA Yachtmaster programme encompasses 21 disciplines and involves the recognition of 1200 RYA training centres who issue a total of 70000 certificates a year and employ over 5000 instructors.
This experience has given Simon an in-depth knowledge of Training Centre set-up, Instructor Training and also the MCA Codes of Practice for vessels up to 200 gt, especially Manning requirements and Safety Management Systems which is frequently used in his role at SeaRegs.
A former Technical Consultant for the marine press and current contributor to the RYA, he has authored the RYA Motor Cruising Handbook as well as editing many other technical books and articles.