Adult Sailing

VHF Marine Radio SRC Courses

This course is designed for those who wish to get certified in the use of Short-Range Very High Frequency radio telephony. It is assumed the participant has no previous experience so the course leader starts at the very beginning. On our course you will use real VHF radios rather than computer based simulators, we ensure that no more than 2 persons will share a radio at any one stage, this coupled with a complimentary set of course notes mean that you will not only pass the short examination at the end of the course but you will be a hugely competent user of VHF radio.

This is the Irish Department of Transport recognised course.  We have a high exam pass success rate. 

This course is a pre-requisite for many other practical courses and is a legal requirement for anybody who plans to use a VHF set.

Course Syllabus

  • Learning the phonetic alphabet
  • Day to day communications
  • Emergency & distress calls
  • The GMDSS network and system

Course Dates 2020...

  • Course 6: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th July
  • Course 7: Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th September
  • Course 8: Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th October
  • Course 9: Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th November

Courses run Monday - Thursday 6.30pm-9.30pm each evening, with the course examination taking place on the last day of the course. Course fee €209.

Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

  • In light of the current situation, we have significantly relaxed our booking terms and conditions. If courses cannot run due to issues relating to COVID-19 we will move bookings without penalty, or refund fees where a suitable alternative cannot be found.
  • Please see the current schedule alterations here.
  • If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to restrictions extending beyond the current restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

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Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195 to book onto your chosen course. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date, start / finish times and specific course information. Please ensure to have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling. Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

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