Theory Course’s

Day Skipper

A comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to start making decisions on board, and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course. Duration: 40 hours.

Coastal Skipper /Yachtmaster Offshore

An advanced course ideal for candidates for the Coastal Skipper practical course and Yachtmaster® Offshore exam. As well as having some provision for revising the Day Skipper shorebased course, it covers more advanced skills in offshore and coastal navigation by day and night, pilotage and meteorology. Duration: 40 hours.


If you do not have an existing VHF certificate, an intensive 8-hour course allows candidates to learn, develop and practice skills using actual ICOM M601 and M421 radios, NOT SIMULATORS, and to then demonstrate their competence by taking a short written test. Pre-DSC VHF certificates can be 'topped-up' with a 4-hour course, please contact us for details.

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Basic Navigation and Saftey

 This course gives a basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers. Duration: 16 hours.

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Yachtmaster Ocean Theory   

A course in astro-navigation and worldwide meteorology and passage planning, which also unravels the mysteries of the sextant. Following the course you should have the background knowledge to skipper a yacht on ocean passages. Duration: 40 hours.

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RYA First Aid

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. It fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of safe haven. The course is MCA and HSE approved, and satisfies the requirements of some categories of commercial work afloat.

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ASailing and motor yachts increasingly have radars on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar on board, you must know how to use it. This course satisfies the requirements of some categories of commercial work afloat. The aim is to teach students to use small boat Radar to assist decision-making in navigation, pilotage and collision avoidance. The course can be conducted ashore using RYA approved software, or afloat on an authorised vessel. The maximum number of students per course will be four afloat or three per screen when conducted ashore, to ensure you get plenty of hands-on. practice.

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