Courses
RYA Essential Navigation and Safety (2 days)
TBC
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RYA Day Skipper (5 days)
10/11/2018
11/11/2018
17/11/2018
18/11/2018
24/11/2018
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RYA Yachmaster Theory (6 days)
09/02/2019
10/02/2019
16/02/2019
17/02/2019
23/02/2019
24/02/2019
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Radio VHF/SRC (1 day)
21/10/2018
 
13/01/2019
 
17/03/2019
 
01/06/2019
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RYA First Aid (1 day)
TBC
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Training courses

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course - an introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new, inexperienced or rusty skippers and crew
£100.00

This course is for anyone new to sailing, motor boating including RIBs and other small powerboats, sea angling and diving as well as experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers. Course topics include:

The Needles
  • charts and publications
  • safety
  • engine checks
  • buoyage
  • tidal awareness
  • visual and electronic navigation
  • pilotage
  • rules of the road
  • anchoring
  • weather forecasts
  • passage planning

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course - a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers
£300.00

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Course topics include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • chartwork
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • tides
  • collision regulations
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
A first aid kit
RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore - advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course
£400.00

This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. Course topics include:

  • position fixing
  • course shaping and plotting
  • tidal knowledge
  • use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • electronic position finding equipment
  • taking and interpreting forecasts
  • plotting weather systems
  • weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • collision regulations
  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

RYA First Aid Course - our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages
£80.00

A First Aid certificate is a requirement for all RYA instructors and Yachtmasters.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers. Course topics include:

  • the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • seasickness and dehydration
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • helicopter rescue

A marine radio RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course - a one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio
£80.00*

The Short Range Certificate is the qualification required by law if you operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. Course topics include:

  • the basics of radio operation
  • the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)
  • AIS (Automatic Identification System)

Terms & conditions apply. Prices correct as of 01/06/2016. *SRC course excludes external agency's exam and licence fees of £60.00.