RYA Shorebased Courses
Our RYA shorebased courses are designed to complement the RYA practical schemes.
Taking a one-day course will enable you to extend your knowledge and skills in a specialist area and some courses, such as the Short Range Certificate, are a prerequisite for higher qualifications such as the RYA Yachtmaster® Certificate of Competence.
Our longer courses (40hrs) typically run over a six week period (two evenings per week) or four or five days of intensive tuition.
RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster
Provides the candidate with a knowledge of the advanced theory of navigation and meteorology.
RYA Safety & Navigation Course
Benefits those who have perhaps some practical experience of small boats, but no understanding of the theoretical subjects of navigation and chart work. It is equally suitable as an introductory course for those contemplating the purchase of their first boat and wishing to have some understanding of navigation before venturing out on to the sea.
RYA Radar Course
Teaches students to use small boat radar to assist decision making in collision avoidance, pilotage and navigation.
RYA First Aid
A 1-day course providing sufficient information and practical skill for the student to provide early care for those requiring medical treatment. The course promotes the preservation of life, stabilisation of the casualty's condition and recovery.
RYA Sea Survival
A 1-day course providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment carried on small boats, including a practical session in launching and boarding a liferaft.
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
Introduces students to a cut away diesel engine, using simple everyday words, and provides a basic understanding of how an engine works, how all parts interact, starting methods and how to stop an engine in an emergency.
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
A 4-day course providing the student with a knowledge of the theory of navigation and seamanship. Subjects covered include chartwork, navigation, meteorology and safety.
The qualification required to operate a vessel in European inland waters.
RYA DCS/VHF Radio
A 1-day course providing the necessary training to meet the requirements for the VHF Short Range Certificate. The course teaches the use of VHF voice procedures and Digital Selective Calling and give the student hands on experience of radio use.