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RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shorebased & Practical Courses - Dorset, South Coast UK

RYA Powerboat Level I, II, Intermediate, Advanced, Instructors and RYA Motorboat, RYA Motor Cruiser, Helmsman, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper Courses and Yachtmaster preparation.

 

We run the RYA practical courses all year round either own boat tuition or on charter vessels to suit your needs.  If you have specific dates, or a group booking, contact us with details and we will accommodate your training where possible around other course dates.

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Life jackets are provided if required and limited foul weather clothing may be available on request.

 
Please choose your course from the list below:

RYA Cruising Helmsman Course - Click to expand and collapse

Course Aim

The RYA Helmsman course is taught onboard a motor cruiser of at least 7mtrs Length. This is a two-day course and it is specific to the type of boat in which the course is carried out and therefore is particularly suitable for new owners of motor cruisers. It aims to teach seamanship & boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in waters in which the student is familiar.

 

Course Content

  • A: Theory session
  • Types of craft
  • Engines and drives
  • Engine operation and maintenance
  • Safety and seamanship
  • Rules of the road

 

  • B: Practical session
  • Boat preparation
  • Boat handling – manoeuvring
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Berthing alongside
  • Man overboard drills

 

Previous Experience

Some practical experience desirable but not essential.

 

Course Materials

You will be sent the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme syllabus & logbook when your booking is confirmed. Navigation equipment can be provided if necessary. Safety equipment should be on board your vessel at all times (can be provided if necessary). Some items are on an additional list, Recommended Safety Items List which will be forwarded to you when you confirm your course. The RYA Motor Cruising Handbook by Simon Jinks and Cockpit Companion may help you on your home study and can be supplied by Cruise Control Ltd.

 

Certification

Certification on successful completion of the 2 course. We run a constant assessment and daily debrief to inform you how the course is progressing. There is no exam to pass at the end of this training.

 

Additional Information

Other RYA courses to consider alongside RYA Helmsman are: RYA Basic Navigation and Safety Theory, 1 day sea survival and VHF radio course.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the course or safety equipment.

Day Skipper Tidal (Practical) Course - Click to expand and collapse

Course Aim

The RYA Day Skipper practical course is taught onboard a motor cruiser of at least 7mtrs length. It aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship & boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in waters in which the student is familiar. There is also an introduction to night cruising. The course is run over 4-6 days depending on the pace and experience of the students.

 

Course Content

 

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling – manoeuvring
  • The art of navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising

 

Previous Experience

Some shore based experience is desirable and some practical experience useful but is not essential. On the Day Skipper Course the vessel will cover a minimum of 100 nautical miles for qualification.

 

Course Materials

You will be sent the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme syllabus & logbook when your booking is confirmed. You should have navigation and safety equipment on board (can be provided if necessary). Some items are on the additional list. The RYA Motor Cruising Handbook by Simon Jinks and Cockpit Companion may help you on your home study.

 

Certification

Certification on successful completion of the 4 day course. We run a constant assessment and daily debrief to inform you how the course is progressing. There is no exam to pass at the end of this training.

 

Additional Information

Other RYA courses to consider alongside RYA Day Skipper  are: RYA Day Skipper Theory prior to the course, 1 day sea survival, VHF radio and first aid course.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the course or safety equipment.

Coastal Skipper Tidal (Practical) Course - Click to expand and collapse

Course Aim

To teach the skills & techniques required to skipper a motor cruiser of at least 7mtrs length safely on a coastal and offshore passage by day & night. This is a course for potential commercial skippers and it will assume that those attending it will already be competent boat handlers with a good knowledge of navigation and meteorology theory. All students should have a level of experience approaching that required for the Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence.

 

Course Content

 

  • Launching and recovery
  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling – manoeuvring
  • The basics of navigation
  • Rules of the Road
  • Man overboard drills
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Mooring
  • Pontoon work

Previous Experience

Navigation to coastal skipper shorebased standard and boat handling to day skipper practical level. 15 days at sea including 2 as skipper. 800 logged miles plus 8 night hours.

 

Course Materials

You should have a copy the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme Syllabus & Logbook (RYA G18) for reference throughout the course. Your own navigation and safety equipment on board, some items can be provided if necessary. The RYA Motor Cruising Handbook by Simon Jinks (G24) and the Reeds Skippers Companion is an excellent little reference book.

 

Certification

Completion Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the 5 day course or if required for commercial use a Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate practical exam will need to be taken. An additional exam fee of £181pp applies in 2015 which is run by an independent examiner. This can be arranged by PHSS or direct with the RYA. Please note the name change for the exam. As of 2010 the Coastal Skipper exam is now called Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence.

 

Additional Information

Please contact us if you have any question about equipment or the course. For the commercial endorsement candidates must hold a VHF (SRC) licence, First Aid certificate, Sea Survival certificate and a HSE or boatman’s medical, ML5.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Preparation Course - Click to expand ..

Course Aim

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore preparation course is designed to meet your needs and experience and will cover most theory and practical aspects of the exam syllabus, ensuring that you have the best possible preparation and practise to succeed in the exam.  The skipper has to demonstrate their knowledge and competency aboard a motor cruiser to an examiner. The skipper must take full responsibility for the management of the motor cruiser and crew.

 

Course Content

 

  • International regulations for preventing collision at sea
  • Safety
  • Boat handling
  • General seamanship and maintenance
  • Responsibilities of the skipper
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Signals

 

Previous Experience

Candidates must be 18 years or older and have Navigation to Yachtmaster Shorebased standard and boat handling to coastal skipper practical level. 50 days at sea including 5 as skipper. 2500 logged miles plus 5 passages over 60miles, including 2 as skipper and 2 overnight.

 

Course Materials

You should have a copy the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme Syllabus & Logbook (RYA G18) for reference throughout the course. Your own navigation and safety equipment on board, some items can be provided if necessary. The RYA Motor Cruising Handbook by Simon Jinks (G24) and the Reeds Skippers Companion is an excellent little reference book.

 

Certification

Exam duration will be 8 – 12 hours for one candidate and 10 – 18 hours for two candidates. Completion Certificate awarded via the RYA on successful completion of the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate practical exam. An additional exam fee of £210pp applies in 2015 which is run by an independent examiner.  This can be arranged by PHSS or direct with the RYA. 

 

Additional Information

Please contact us if you have any question about equipment or the course. For the commercial endorsement candidates must hold a VHF (SRC) licence, First Aid certificate, Sea Survival certificate and a HSE or boatman’s medical, ML5.

Group bookings taken, courses can be run anywhere subject to terms and conditions, call for details.

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