With the 2020 boating season getting up and running, now’s the perfect time to get that shore based course you’ve been thinking about doing out of the way.
We’ve a huge range of courses on offer, from navigation courses for RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster, to Sea Survival and First Aid. Our newest shoreside course, our Outboard Engine Course, is also on the schedule, running on Saturday 25th January.
Our Course Teaching Style…
We teach hundreds of people each year on our shore based programmes. We think there are three key things we do which makes them so successful...
Experts Passing on Knowledge
Our first rule is that anyone teaching a course must be an expert, not only in the course material, but its practical application on the water. For example, Kenneth Rumball, our chief instructor and navigation course trainer, is a veteran of numerous offshore races, including the Rolex Middle Sea, Fastnet and Sydney to Hobart races. He's also thousands of cruising miles under his belt as well as countless hours training others.
All of this ensures that each course is packed full of real world experience and practical tips.
Fun, Engaging and Informative
We always want programmes both on and off the water to be enjoyable and useful. Shoreside, it’s no different! We’re constantly told how graduates have enrolled on the course, expecting the course to be detailed and informative, but comment that they never expected it to be so much fun. Again, this comes down to our experienced instructors, who have been know to say they enjoy the classroom as much (if not more), than the water based courses.
Relevant to you
First thing we do is find out why you’re doing the course. There’s no point spending an age on information not relevant, so instead we find out what you’ll be using the qualification for and focus in on these areas. There’s nothing more satisfying than hearing from past students about how they put the skills into practise!
Upcoming Shore Based Courses...
Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course
The next course only has three places left, and we'd be delighted for you to join us!
Course details: 2020 Course 1: Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm
- - January: Saturday 18th, Thursday 23rd, Saturday 25th, Thursday 30th
- - February: Saturday 1st, Thursday 6th, Saturday 8th
Outboard Engine Course
With the 2020 boating season kicking off soon, we're delighted to once again welcome experienced outboard engine mechanic Brian Hughes to the school for another informative day-long course.
- Course 1: Saturday 25th January (9.30am-5pm)
VHF SRC Marine Radio Course
An essential for all boaters. Learn routine radio operations as well as emergency procedures.
- Course 1: Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th January (6.30pm-9.30pm each evening)
- Course 2: Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th February (6.30pm-9.30pm each evening)
First Aid Course designed for boaters of all types
The course leader is a practising paramedic, and thus has an unrivalled knowledge of the area. The pragmatic and hands-on nature of the course uses the most up-to-date teaching methods to give you the best possible footing in First Aid. Another excellent feature of this course is the watersports module designed for watersports enthusiasts. This module is invaluable for aspiring instructors and pleasure boaters alike.
- Course 1: 9th February (9.30am-4.30pm)
- Course 2: 8th March (9.30am-4.30pm)
Course 1: Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm
- February: Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th, Thursday 20th, Saturday 22nd, Thursday 27th, Saturday 29th
- March: Thursday 5th, Saturday 7th
Please do get in touch if you have any questions, or need more information. Contact Us...