Congratulations to our Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory students Colin, Giles and Dave on passing their course with us. A tough 6 days tuition plus 3 challenging exams covering IRPCS, Chartwork and Passage Planning this course now equips them to continue their training. WELL DONE GUYS! A brilliant achievement!
A brilliant 5 day course for motor/sail/power boaters with limited or no boating experience as well as novice skippers looking to improve their navigation and shore based knowledge.
If you are looking to undertake more adventurous powerboat trips by day and night then the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course is for you. This 2 day course includes navigation at planing speed by day and night, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal […]
If you have recently passed your Level 2 or are feeling a bit rusty we have 2 options for you to improve your skills. We offer Slow speed handling sessions to get to grips with parking the boat in different configurations and for those who are looking for more miles we have our new mile builder sessions.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 3 newly qualified Yachtmaster Shorebased students Helena, Rob and Ben. After a long 6 days over 3 weeks they all successfully passed their Chartwork, Meteorology and IRPCS exams to the required standard.
This weekend we had 2 students looking to master Advanced Powerboating skills to ensure that they can operate safely at night, find both lit and unlit marks and master more advanced close quarter handling skills such as ferry gliding. To find out what they got up to over their 2 day course and go afloat in our new course video then read on….
New for September 2014 is the RYA Powerboat Tender Operators Course. Aimed at superyacht deck crew who will be carrying out guest transfers between the yacht/anchorage and the shore. The course includes some night driving and costs £325 poer person (multiple booking discounts are available).
We offer 2 ways for students to study for their VHF-SRC Radio licences either through our one day classroom based course or using the RYA Interactive Online course. SRC logo resizedClick here for full details on how to book and to view our interactive course video. Some of our students like to work through the interactive site in their own time but many prefer the classroom based training so that they can maximize the time spent practicing all of their routine, urgency and distress calls using real life training radios. It is a legal requirement to hold the correct licence and the OfCom Enforcement Team can issue and on-the spot fine of up to £5000 or enforce a six month prison sentence.
Compass sea School First Aid Instructors have been busy last weekend conducting an RYA First Aid at Sea 1 day course for 12 students from Chew Valley Sailing Club. From essential CPR techniques to Hypothermia and drowning – this course is ideal for anyone on the water.
An insight into our RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses – a 2 day introduction to Powerboating for those over the age of 12 years old.