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We offer Royal Yachting Association courses in Powerboating, RYA First Aid, RYA Day Skipper Theory and 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.

Perfect Day Watersports operates from Leigh on Sea Sailing Club, 65 High Street, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS92EP.

RYA National Powerboat Scheme

Powerboat Level 2 - Cost £220 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, 6 hours per day. Max 3 students per instructor. All course materials provided. 

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, 6 hours per day. Max 3 students per instructor. All course materials provided.

BCU Courses

BCU Paddlesport Start Award £60. Learn to Kayak safely and confidently in tidal conditions. Covers everything you need to know to get started including paddle strokes, self rescue, where you can paddle, buying your kayak and essential safety.

BCU Paddlesport Discover Award £60. When you’ve learned the basics this award develops on existing skills and takes you to the next level on your personal paddling developmen.

BCU one2one coaching day £100. 3 hour session suitable for beginners and intermediates observing social distancing and custom built based on your requirements. Ideal for these difficult times.

Southend Kayak Experience £35. 2 hours enjoying the beautiful creeks around the Old Leigh and Southend Area. Emphasis on trying something new and the beautiful scenery of this area. Ages 12+ and need to be able to swim. All equipment provided. Takes place in a range of kayaks including sit in and sit on top kayaks.

Charity Fundraising Paddles £35 - fun paddling experience where 100% of the fee goes to the charity mentioned. Usually Cancer related charities as we have personal experience of how devastating this condition is to sufferers, family and friends. Our way of giving something back. Join us and do something wonderful.

RYA Theory Courses

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course - Cost £350 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. Runs over 2 weekends in January every year at Leigh on Sea Sailing Club. Max 10 students per instructor. You will need to purchase a Portland plotter set and provide pencil, rubber and notebook.

RYA VHF/DSC Radio Course £120 for the practical 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 course then visit us for the 2 hour assessment at a time of your choice, cost £90. Max 1 person per assessment lasting 2 hours. All materials provided.

RYA First Aid Course - Cost £100 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'. Max 6 persons per instructor lasting 8 hours. All course materials provided.