Find out how our members have benefitted from joining MVS Poole.
Our members come from all walks of life, including those who have been on the water for decades. However, as you will read below, many of our members have moved to Poole having never been around boats and decided that they wanted to try their hand at it, finding a great new hobby and friends in the process.
My husband and I moved down from the Midlands just over 5 years ago. We really didn’t know anyone here or anything about Poole for that matter.
A work colleague of his suggested he went along to MVS Poole on a Monday evening. I decided to go along too (even though I was told it was only for blokes…it isn’t and its for any age)… and I’ve never looked back.
I got to know loads of friendly, interesting people and become involved in what’s happening around Poole Harbour and beyond. Whether it’s escorting the Mayor at sea, taking part in Harry Paye Day and the Festival of Lights, laying buoys for the Air Festival or generally patrolling the harbour. I’ve also had a go at driving a ferry boat for man overboard exercise – it’s still in one piece!
It’s not all work though, there’s lots of social activities organised to fill any other spare moment I have. Along the way I’ve gained new qualifications too like RYA Day Skipper, Power Boat II, VHF Radio Operator, First Aider and Sea Survival to name a few.
I definitely feel part of the Poole scene. Thank you MVS for making me welcome.