RYA Sea Survival Course

Sea SurvivalThis is the course which we hope will never be needed but has the potential to save your life.

It involves some classroom work as well as a session in a swimming pool getting familiarised with liferafts, lifejackets and other emergency equipment and procedures.

It is compulsory for all instructors and other commercial skippers.

Until you’ve tried it the experience of being in the water with a lifejacket and clothing cannot be properly understood, nor can the level of difficulty involved in getting from the water into a liferaft.

We often talk about flares and sometimes glibly refer to the instructions. You;ll be quite surprised to experience letting them off for real and please, don’t try this at home!

Cost £85 Dates: Saturday 5th April 2014 at Hamble



Many experts believe that radar is the king of electronic navigation but you can be the judge.

More than GPS and other associated electronic systems, radar relies on the knowledge and skill of the operator to interpret the information given.

This course arms the student with the ability to correctly interpret the information shown on a radar screen.

Cost £65 Dates: Sunday 19th January 2014


RYA First Aid Course

First Aid

This course is run to a syllabus approved by the RYA and is tailored towards the skills necessary when sailing.


Cost £65 Dates: Saturday 1st February 2014 at Hamble


RYA Diesel Engine Course


Most students of this course are surprised at the simplicity of a diesel engine.

The object of this course is to give you an understanding of how the engine works and show you some simple practices which can get an engine started and get you out of trouble when you really need it.

Cost £65. Dates: Awaits

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