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1 Day Diesel Engine


A 1-day beginners’ course to help you prevent & solve diesel engine failure. Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs, Basic maintenance & engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, & you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge. This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks & maintenance procedures, & how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.

Basic Navigation & Safety


The Basic Nav & Safety course is an integral part of the overall cruising scheme. It is an essential building block of knowledge for those wishing to progress to RYA practical courses. The aim of the course is to help you become more competent, knowledgeable and safer on the water.

Day Skipper


The Day skipper / Watch Leader course is an integral part of the overall cruising scheme. It is an essential building block of knowledge for those wishing to progress to the Day Skipper practical course.



International regulations state that if you have radar on board your yacht, you must know how to use it. The aim of the course is to teach students to use small boat radar to assist decision making in navigation, pilotage & collision avoidance. This 1 day course is popular on both sailing & motor boats, It is a valuable aid for navigation & collision avoidance. A radar is only useful in the hands of a knowledgeable operator.

VHF online


The RYA have now brought out a new course for students that are applying for a new Commercial Endorsement and also for people that are revalidating their Commercial Endorsement.



Marine VHF radio is the best way of summoning help. You can contact the coastguard up to 50 miles offshore and talk to other yachts up to 15 to 20 miles on the open sea. If you use a marine VHF radio onboard your yacht you require, by law, a radio operator’s certificate. This is a 1-day course, which on completion you will be a competent radio operator and know the correct procedure for distress, urgency, and safety by means of marine VHF DSC radio.

Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Theory


This is an advanced course in navigation & meteorology for candidates for the Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Certificate. Our instructors will take their time with you teaching you chart plotting, course to steer and secondary ports, as well as tidal calculations, weather systems and collision regulations. The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers.

Yachtmaster Ocean Theory


To give all persons intending to go to sea a basic induction in safety procedures & accident prevention & to familiarise them with the employment conditions & working environment on board merchant vessels.