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New Year Sale 2015 – 15% off all RYA Courses

happy new year 2015

To celebrate the New Year Compass Sea School are offering our customers 15% off all our RYA Courses click the links below for more details. Save up to £50!

Book your course using discount code click here NEWYEARSALE2015 ~ Bookings must be made by 31st Jan 15 and your courses must be taken up to 31st March 2015. (Excludes on-line courses and Active Marina workshops)

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RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course Reduced from £295 to £250 ~ This 2-day course is the starting block for providing the skills and background knowledge to become a competent powerboat driver. No prior boating experience is required


RYA Intermediate Course Reduced from £299 to £254 ~ Thinking of being more adventurous and going further afield, well this 2-day course is a natural progression from the RYA Powerboat level 2 as it aims to teach powerboating up to the standard required to safely complete a short coastal passage by day.


RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Reduced from £325 TO £276 ~ This course is aimed at the more experienced powerboat handler. Run over 2 days and a evening (night exercise), it is designed to teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in coastal waters


Powerboat Experience Reduced from £250 to £212.50 ~ Ride the open sea on this Powerboat Experience that sets sail from Portishead! Heading out of the marina, through the lock gates, you will get a high-speed tour of the Bristol Channel as you roar and bounce over the waves in our lively and fun rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). The powerboat trip offer is valid for up to 3 people, takes place in Portishead and gives you around 90 minutes of time on the water.


Milebuilder Reduced from £120 to £102 ~ If you already hold your RYA Powerboat Level 2 (or higher) and are looking to build mileage, gain sea time and get more experience at the helm of one of our Powerboats we are offering 5 hour mile builder sessions – subject to weather we aim to spend around 3.5 to 4 hours afloat.


Slow Speed Boat Handling Sessions Reduced from £60 to £51 ~ A 3 hour boat handling session with one of our instructors. Ideal for those who have recently passed their RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course but haven’t had the opportunity to practice their new found skills.

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Reduced from £295 to £250 ~ A 5 day theory course covering the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea.


RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Reduced from £350 to £298 ~ A 6 day intensive course covering advanced navigation techniques including – position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge including secondary port calculations, navigation in restricted visibility, Admiralty publications and electronic position finding equipment. The meteorology tuition includes the taking and interpretation of forecasts, plotting of weather systems and weather prediction. Students are shown how to use this information when planning and executing passage plans. The International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea are dealt with in detail and you will also learn more about yacht stability and safety offshore.

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Shorebased SaleSpecialist Short Course Deals


RYA VHF Short Range Radio Certificate Reduced from £99 to £84 ~ A one day course essential if you are operating a marine band VHF radio at Sea. An exam follows the one day course. This practical course teaches the VHF SRC procedures and the associated theory in preparation for the exam. This course is designed for those candidates who prefer to undertake classroom based study using practical training radios and VHF simulator. Students will have ample opportunity to practice all of the practical elements using our suite of training radios.


RYA Radar Reduced from £95 to £80 ~  A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance. Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, you must know how to use it.


RYA Sea Survival Course Reduced from £105 to £89 ~ The RYA Sea Survival course is designed to provide the participant with a basic understanding of what to do in an emergency at sea. The RYA Sea Survival course includes a practical session in an indoor swimming pool and students are encouraged to experience first hand the problems of entering an inflated and uncooperative life raft while fully kitted out in waterproofs and an inflated life jacket.


RYA First Aid at Sea Reduced from £95 to £80 ~ This one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.


RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course Reduced from £95 to £80~ A one-day beginners course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure. Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.

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