Shorebased Workshops

We offer a wide range of half day and full day workshops for all abilities in a range of subjects. If you are looking to broaden your knowledge but don’t have time to attend a full 5 or 6 day navigation course then these workshops are for you. We run the workshops throughout the Autumn/Winter/Spring to get you ready for the boating season.

Workshops are open to all types of boaters. Whether you go afloat on a Yacht, Motor or powerboat or perhaps you are a dinghy sailor or kayaker in a coastal environment. Minimum Age is 16 – open to all abilities – no previous experience required.

Don’t forget multiple bookings are available so if you book with a friend you get a discounted price.

Passage Planning Workshop – from £50 p/p

Our half-day Workshop breaks down the steps required to put together a good and workable passage plan.

In line with SOLAS we use the APEM methodology and put together a typical passage in the Bristol Channel e.g. Portishead to Swansea or even further afield to Milford Haven.  


Radar Essentials Workshop – from £50 p/p

A half day workshop introducing some simple radar theory, different types of small boat radars, simple radar set up and try out your new found skills on our radar simulator. 

If you have a radar on board you are obliged to know how to use it correctly and how to apply IRPCS Rule 19 in restricted visibility.


Essential Weather Workshop – from £50 p/p

At the core off all we do as sailors is one thing – weather. It’s is our engine, our bliss or our most frightening adversary.

A half day Workshop – where to get your weather, interpreting a synoptic chart, how High and Low pressure systems work. We also cover as range of online forecasting services and recommend a range of apps.


Electronic Navigation Workshop – from £50 p/p

Electronion navigation systems are becoming more available and incorporating more advanced features. This workshop looks at the basics of electronic navigation, creating waypoints, building routes, using electronic aid to navigation such as AIS.

It also explores the use of apps and tablet/iPad systems. Have a go at building your own route on our RYA Simulator.

Looking for a full Shorebased course – Check out our Shorebased range HERE