RYA/MCA SEA SURVIVAL COURSE - £100 PER PERSON
Held on the last Sunday of every month includes tea and coffee during breaks and a light lunch
It is strongly recommended you wear your own wet weather gear and lifejacket so you know how it feels and how your lifejacket functions. We can provide lifejackets and wet weather gear at an additional cost of £10.
The aim of the course is to give people going to sea the basic knowledge and practical experience of personal survival principles and techniques also a requirement if you want a commercial endorsement on your Power or Sailing qualifications.
RYA FIRST AID AT SEA - £90 PER PERSON (MAX 6 STUDENTS)
A one day course covering every day emergencies that can happen when we
are too far from immediate assistance, from how to treat minor cuts and
bruises , broken bones and heart failure to high line transfers a must
for all who go to sea. (includes first aid manual value £10.99)
RYA VHF SRC (DSC) £65 Per Person
A one day course in Radio Procedure and Digital Selective Calling.
You will need a passport size photograph of yourself and a further £60 payable to the RYA for your exam.
Some pre course study a total of 3 hours prior to the course is required we will send you a course pack this is the RYA VHF handbook and your exam application.
The exam is carried out by a independent examiner and takes approximately one hour this will be practical and theory.
Or you can take the course on-line by clicking here. Your course pack will be sent to you via DHL and you will have 12 months to complete the course and can take the exam at any RYA VHF SRC recognised training centre by arrangement.
Test you knowledge on line at www.ryainteractive.org
RYA ONE DAY RADAR COURSE - £90 PER PERSON
Learn how to use your Radar with confidence. From interpreting the
picture for collision avoidance , and how to use it as aid to Navigation
and Pilotage. Also the International Rules To The Prevention of
Collisions at Sea
relating to the use of Radar
ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION - £120 (MAX 6 STUDENTS)
A one day theory course on how to get the best out of Electronic
Navigation, covering GPS plotters, PC plotters, and hand held GPS units,
we look at Rastor and Vector charts from very basic applications to more
advanced tips and tricks, a computer simulator is used to test yourself
on the above mentioned methods.
RYA ESSENTIAL NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP COURSE £95 (Minimum of 2 Required)
New for September 2007 this two day course is ideal for Crew , Fishermen, Divers , Sailors and Motor Boat owners . Held over two dayís or six evenings .
This course will give you a solid foundation in Basic Navigation and Safety afloat.
Topics include Pilotage and Passage Planning , Chartwork, Rules of the Road , Weather , Tides . Safety Equipment required and Pre passage Safety checks .
Excellent for those wishing to go onto the RYA Dayskipper theory course or for those that donít have the time to commit to a evening course but wish to gain knowledge, improving their enjoyment afloat and making them feel safer and more confident on the water. All course notes and charts provided in the fee.
RYA DAY SKIPPER / YACHTMASTER THEORY
5 day intensive courses or courses held over three weekends £350 per
person ( minimum of two required)
16 week course held over the winter Starting mid October 1830 to 2100
Monday and Tuesday evenings, a maximum of 6 to a class includes the RYA
Electronic Charts, Books and Practice Navigation Tables £320 per person.
RYA DIESEL ENGINE COURSE £90 per person (minimun of two required)
Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers Sail or Power maintenance and
care will help that you are not part of this statistic.
Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you donít need a detailed
This course 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.
Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, this
course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.
Course topics include:
This is a hands on course so be prepared to change filters and impellors on a engine, a course book
comes included in the price and you will work through this with your instructor. The course is based
on a minimum of 6 hours and is held in our classroom at the Classic Boat Museum East Cowes.
- the principles of diesel engine operation
- the systems and parts of the engine
- fault finding
- rectification of common problems
- bleeding the fuel system
- changing the impeller
- routine maintenance
- winter lay up procedures