Month: September 2020

RYA Coastal Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper

The RYA Coastal Skipper course teaches more advanced sailing techniques designed to prepare you to skipper more challenging and longer passages. The 5-day RYA Coastal Skipper is the highest level of taught sailing courses, covering advanced navigation, preparation for longer passages, meteorology, night pilotage, man overboard recovery, watch keeping and preparation for sea. During the […]

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Course is the beginning of the MCA ladder of examined qualifications, and upon successful completion demonstrates your competence to skipper a yacht on longer coastal cruises. The 5-day prep week allows you to familiarise yourself with your yacht and crew and practice your boat handling and navigation, ahead of your RYA/MCA […]

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate is a recognition of excellent skippering ability, sound knowledge of safety and advanced navigation skills. During the intensive five-day prep week you will focus on boat handling techniques, pilotage, navigation and man over board, as well as night sailing to familiarise yourself with the local waters and improve your night […]

Boat Handling

Boat Handling

Many skippers understandably feel nervous about parking the boat or leaving the pontoon for the first time. You can build your confidence in manoeuvring a yacht in close quarters with our boat handling days. During the day you will be practice parking in and leaving finger pontoons as well as mooring alongside, and boat handling […]

RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Day Skipper Theory

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course will introduce you to navigating using both a nautical chart and electronic chart plotter. You will learn about coastal navigation, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, using tide-tables and creating a pilotage plan. You will also discuss safety equipment, correct distress procedures and the essential ‘rules of the […]

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

The 6-day RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory course is an advanced navigation course for more experienced skippers. Building on the Day Skipper theory course it is highly recommended for anyone contemplating the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam. The course syllabus focuses on advanced navigation including secondary ports, long-distance passage planning, navigation in restricted visibility, course […]

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities

The RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) course is an online self-study course and is a requirement for anyone seeking RYA Commercial Endorsement. For individuals looking to work commercially within the sailing industry such as delivery skippers and crew, deckhands, RIB drivers, corporate skippers and harbour masters, it is important to be fully aware of […]

RYA First Aid

RYA First Aid

In a medical emergency, basic first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course covers the usual first-aid areas, but with a boating focus. It is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and addresses the associated risks, dangers and likely […]

Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Essential Navigation and Seamanship

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory, is completed online and appeals to a wide variety of individuals, including those who have just completed a course like Powerboat Level 2 or Motor Cruising Helmsman, who want to develop their knowledge on to the next level. The Essential Navigation & Seamanship course fits in perfectly with […]

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