OUR RYA COURSES

Below is a list of our RYA Tidal courses together with some information regarding their content and suitability. We have

a flexible approach to our courses and will always try our best to meet your specific training requirements. 

You can enter the Motor Cruising Scheme at any stage according to your knowledge and experience; there is no requirement to start at beginner level. Practical courses range from two days to five days in duration and can be completed on board our RYA certified vessels or, on most courses, your own. Our Practical courses will have a maximum of five students per course to allow plenty of ‘hands on’ experience for everyone. It is strongly recommended that all those participating in the sport of cruising should be able to swim, those who cannot will be required to wear a lifejacket at all times.
We schedule our courses to allow “follow on” packages where for example you could follow up a day skipper with a VHF course, or even combine the practical courses with a follow up theory course and get your certificate completed in one go! We aim to ensure effective learning with maximum enjoyment; after all, that’s why most people get into boating in the first place!
International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
The ICC is a legal requirement for boaters who wish to skipper their motor cruisers abroad. It consists of a formal assessment by one of our instructors to ensure that applicants reach the minimum standard required. For those with little or no experience of boating, we recommend a minimum 3 day course which covers all the requirements of the certificate and includes the assessment itself. For those with previous experience of boating who feel that they already have the necessary skills and knowledge, we can offer a one day refresher and assessment. If you are unsure which course would suit your needs, please discuss it with us at the time of booking. It is worth considering that the ICC assessment is included within the Day Skipper Practical Course. For those wishing to progress through the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme, this may be a more cost effective and comprehensive approach to obtaining the certificate.
List of Citizens/Residents who can apply for the ICC
Albania    Andorra    Armenia    Azerbaijan    Bosnia and Herzegovina    Canada    Cyprus    Denmark    Estonia    France    Georgia    Greece    Iceland    Israel    Italy    Kazakhstan    Kyrgyzstan    Liechtenstein    Malta    Moldova    Monaco    Montenegro    Netherlands    Poland    Portugal    Russian Federation    San Marino    Serbia    Slovenia    Spain    Sweden    Tajikistan    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia    Turkey    Turkmenistan    Ukraine    United States of America 
Uzbekistan    British nationals and residents
Check back frequently to see if your country is added.
or goto http://www.rya.org.uk/infoadvice/boatingabroad/icc/Pages/icc-no.aspx

POWER BOAT LEVEL 1

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handing and the use of safety equipment.

POWER BOAT LEVEL 2

This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

HELMSMAN PRACTICAL COURSE

This two-day course covers basic boat handling, engine checks and safety. Ideal for the new owner who is conscious of the difficulty and potential hazards of boat handling in the marina.

DAY SKIPPER: PRACTICAL MOTOR CRUISING COURSE – TIDAL

This practical course gives you a chance to take charge on short passages under instruction with plenty of advice and help from the instructor. It is designed for tidal waters.

COASTAL SKIPPER: PRACTICAL MOTOR CRUISING COURSE – TIDAL

The more ambitious motor cruiser skipper can improve his/her skills on a Coastal Skipper Course. The course consists of skippered passages by each of the trainees in a whole variety of situations. Designed for tidal waters.

YACHTMASTER PRACTICAL EXAMINATION: PREPARATION COURSE

A comprehensive refresher course for those with sufficient sea miles looking to take the Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Examination.

YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE MOTOR CRUISING PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Practical examination lasting approximately 8 to 10 hours.

SHORE BASED COURSES

Our Shore Based Courses will equip you with the necessary theory and knowledge to drive motor boats.

(PPR) PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a compulsory course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.
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