We run the full range of RYA Shorebased courses from Dayskipper Theory to VHF and Radar. Many of our courses are now available online too.

RYA Shorebased Courses

There is no doubt that getting on the water is the way to learn boating but backing up this practical knowledge by choosing courses from the wide range of RYA shorebased courses is a great way to both enhance and consolidate what you have learnt afloat.

We run the full range of RYA shorebased courses both at our Poole and Lymington bases and as you will see take a great pride in ensuring that the courses we run do so using first rate equipment, highly knowledgeable instructors in professional, well resourced classrooms.

We schedule dates throughout the year for courses but if the dates don’t quite suit then do contact us as we may be able to arrange something to suit. Courses such as VHF, Essential Navigation & Seamanship and the Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Theory courses are all available online through us. For clubs and commercial organisations/groups we can always schedule courses to suit you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us about the shorebased courses and to discuss which suit you best.

VHF Radio Course – Classroom

Duration: 1 day

The VHF (or Short Range Certificate) is essential for anyone with a VHF set on board their vessel. Our classroom based course aims to be hugely informative and enjoyable with our instructors sharing their extensive experience of using VHF afloat.

 

VHF Radio Course – Online

Duration: At your pace

The VHF (or Short Range Certificate) is essential for anyone with a VHF set on board their vessel.  Taking the course online is a great option for those who want to do the course in the evenings or when travelling.

Dayskipper Theory – Classroom

Duration: 5 days

An excellent course that really goes into detail on areas such as navigation, charts, tides, safety and all manner of other subjects to give you a really good grounding ensuring you you have the navigation skills to undertake short coastal passages.

Dayskipper Theory – Online

Duration: At your pace

An excellent course that really goes into detail on areas such as navigation, charts, tides, safety and all manner of other subjects to give you a really good grounding ensuring you you have the navigation skills to undertake short coastal passages.

First Aid

Duration: 1 day

A really essential course for everyone that goes afloat whether for just for fun or as a commercial skipper or an instructor. Run by experienced on-water instructors the course focusses on the key skills needed to deal with issues when you are afloat.

Radar

Duration: 1 day

If you have a radar then only after you’ve done this course will you really appreciate both how complex the radar set actually is and  how amazingly useful it is if you know how to use the features built into the sets.

Yachtmaster Theory – Classroom

Duration: 6 days inc exams

An advanced level course in navigation, chartwork and all aspects of planning and executing longer coastal passages and channel crossings. Essential requirement for many commercial roles and instructor qualifications.

Yachtmaster Theory – Online

Duration: At your pace

Available online this is an advanced level course in navigation, chartwork and all aspects of planning and executing longer coastal passages and channel crossings. Essential requirement for many commercial roles and instructor qualifications.

CEVNI – Online

Duration: At your pace

The CEVNI test is essential for anyone looking to use the inland waterways of Europe. Undertaking the course online is a great way to study the course and then do the test.

CEVNI – classroom

Duration: 1 hour

The CEVNI test is essential for anyone looking to use the inland waterways of europe. You can undertake the test in Lymington or Poole

Sea Survival

Duration: 1 day

A great course where you spend half a day in the classroom discussing all aspects of safety and half a day in a pool getting in and out of a liferaft and generally having a fun but hugely informative time….