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Our courses afloat are complemented by our shorebased courses which are held at our base and include Bed and Breakfast accommodation with lunch provided. To make the most of your time on the water during your practical course you should ensure that your theory is up to the required level.

No theory is needed for beginners but if you are taking a course, Day Skipper or above, you need to be familiar with navigation, chartwork, and collision regulations. The training materials for the theory courses are of high standard and the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the courses to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation
You have the evenings to yourself to explore the local area and local restaurants.




One day courses 

Do you need a Radio Operator's certificate? If you have a marine radio on board, at least one crew member is required to hold this certificate. Our interactive course is an easy way to get it. As well as learning basic procedure, you'll learn how to use your radio for safety purposes and to communicate with other boats. At the end of the course you sit a short exam and successful students will be awarded an internationally recognised RYA certificate.

The engine sputters to a halt, what do you do? This essential diesel engine course will show you the quick-fixes that can get you home. If you're planning to buy your own yacht, or simply interested in the workings of the boat you're sailing, you'll find this course invaluable. After a day of 'hands on' experience and a short test, successful students will be awarded an RYA certificate.


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