Other Courses

Other Courses

Private Tuition

For more information about private tuition with an experienced, qualified RYA instructor please get in contact using the contact form on our website. Tuition is personalised around the client’s needs and can range from theory sessions, own boat assistance, rigging and tuning, and sailing lessons.

Adult Taster Sailing Sessions

If you would like to try sailing but not commit to a full course we can offer adult taster sessions on weekends. Please use the contact us form on the website for further details.

RYA First Aid

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. The subjects specific to boating include:

  • The recovery position in a confined space.
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol.
  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure.
  • Seasickness and dehydration.
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF.
  • Helicopter rescue.

Please get in touch using the contact form on our website for further information.

RYA SRC (VHF radio)

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing and SRC exam conducted at our RYA Recognised Training Centre. Course subjects include:

  • Routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling.
  • The correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication.
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures.
  • Ship to shore communication.
  • Practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios.
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB).
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART).

The exam is a combination of a written theory test and practical assessment in the use of Marine VHF DSC radios. Candidates must be 16 years or older on the day of the exam.

Please get in touch using the contact form on our website for further information.