RYA Shore Based Courses

First Aid

(Valid 3 Years)

1 Day


Includes manual

Required by Instructors and some offshore race crews.

It is a good idea for everyone in any case.   Have you tried one of the new defibrillators yet?  It's no use just hanging on the wall.

Sea Survival

1 Eve

+ 1/2 Day


Anyone going to sea and providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat.   So you through the life raft over the side and pull the string, but it inflates inverted.   What do you do now?


Short Range Certificate

12 hr

 + 2 hr



(Licence £60 included)


The Short Range Certificate is required by law to control a VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC).

Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper Theory

40 hours

22 Weeks

Starts Autumn 2015

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical course and exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.    This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

Diesel Engine

1 Day

Book £17.49


A beginners course that teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.

Inland Waterways

1 Day


Short course on the special rules for canals.   Required in France and Germany.


1 Day


Aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

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