We offer Royal Yachting Association courses in Powerboating, Sailing, Windsurfing plus British Canoe Union Courses in Kayak and Canoe with more details below. If you don't see what you want then give us a ring on 07887 890389. We pride ourselves on delivering what the customer wants at a time that suits you. Course Descriptions
The Royal Yachting Association qualifications and British Canoe union are known and respected the world over and they work constantly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. The water may not have changed much in more than a century, but the way we use it certainly has. RYA and BCU training is forward thinking and designed for whatever level of skill, professionalism and knowledge you want to achieve. We can help you go a long way on the water..
RYA National Sailing Scheme
Start Sailing Level 1 - Cost £180 This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices and takes place over 2 days.
Level 2 Sailing - Cost £180 On completion of this course, the succesful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds. Course takes place over 2 days however candidates must already of achieved their Level 1.
RYA National Powerboat Scheme
Powerboat Level 2 - Cost £195 Coastal Provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the international certificate of competence. Course takes place over 2 days.
Safety Boat Course - Cost £225 Coastal Introduces the techniques used in powerboats escorting racing fleets of dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety cover for training fleets, and assisting in race management. Techniques for canoes/kayaks and kitesurfers are covered. Cadidates must have completed the RYA Level 2 Powerboat. Duration 2 days.
New Kayak 1 Star - Cost £60 Introduction to kayaking.
New Kayak 2 Star - Cost £120 Intermediate 2 day course or £60 if you have completed the 1 Star. Moving on to develop a range of strokes, confidence and safe practice in both Kayak and Canoes.
RYA Theory Courses
RYA Day Skipper Theory Course - Cost £295 Learn essential safety and navigation skills during this intensive shorebased course. Critical for potential skippers who wish to venture further from home. This course should be completed before taking the Day Skipper Practical and are usually run during the winter. Great for building confidence and skill. Suitable for Yachting, Power/Motor Boats and Sea Kayak.
RYA VHF/DSC Radio Course - This course is a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to use a marine radio at sea. The marine radio is essential for communication and safety on coastal passages. Covers other essential onboard GMDSS equipment such as EPIRB's, SART and NAVTEX. Complete the theory online at your leisure then visit us for the 2 hour assessment at a time of your choice, cost £90.
RYA First Aid Course - Cost £90 This one day marine first aid course is suitable for all water users. Learn essential life saving techniques such as CPR, hypothermia, drowning, how to deal with heavy bleeding, shock, burns etc. All RYA instructors and safety boat crew members should have this qualification which is valid for 3 years. If you spend time on the water then this course is a real 'life saver'.