Bespoke Courses

WHY CHOOSE Sail & Power Boat Training?

WHY CHOOSE Sail & Power Boat Training ?

We have developed several bespoke courses for our clients in order that they can develop their skills and enjoy their boat or charter holiday in a relaxed way. We are more than happy to create a custom-made programme for our clients to meet their needs.

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO

Depending on what option but from 1:1 up to 4:1 max.

What’s included

  • Expert instructor with clear course goals and outcomes
  • Tea and coffee plus yummy biscuits
  • SPBT note book

Free Parking

Our Bespoke Course offerings

Accordion Content

Course Price £180 Per Person

Course DURATION

1 days from 0900 – 1700

This Radar course is aimed at users of radar in small craft. As the price of on board equipment falls, the use of radar is becoming increasingly common. However, as with most electronic equipment, best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly.

This course starts from basics by looking at the way a radar set works and then goes on to demonstrate how the different adjustments and features available affect the working of the set. Other subjects covered include target definition, radar reflectors, types of radar displays, radar plotting and the use of radar for navigation and collision avoidance.

We run this course on demand on either our yacht or your own boat.

Course Price £180 Per Person

Course Duration 1 day 0900 – 1700

The Electronic Navigation course is a one-day entry level course and will enable you to understand and operate electronic navigational equipment on board a vessel. You will gain an understanding of electronic navigational systems using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and chart plotting equipment and the latest technology.

We run this course on demand on either our yacht or your own boat.

Course Price £180 Per Person

Course Duration 1 day 0900 – 1700

An introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced sailors and those wanting to refresh their skills. 

It covers charts, GNSS, tides, estimated position, course to steer, buoyage, Col Regs

We run this course on demand

Course Price £190 Per Person

DURATION 1 DAY 0900 – 1700.

A hands-on course that will unlock the mysteries of basic sail trim and enable you to gain more from your boat.

Revision of sail controls, mainsail hoist, drop and reef
Efficient tacking
Efficient gybing
Controlling boat speed
Sailing back to fender exercise
Mooring buoys under sail

We run this course on demand

Course Price £190 Per Person

Course DURATION 1 DAY 0900 – 1700.

A hands-on course that will help improve your understanding of how a yacht handles under power and improve your boat handling in close quarter situations.

You will come away with a better understanding of how windage, prop walk, tide, rudder shape and prop wash effect your yacht and indeed can in many cases be harnessed to help you pull off a perfect manoeuvre. We are often asked about ways to moor up when short handed so time will also be spent looking at various methods to help. The day is run in a friendly and relaxed manner to help you get the most out of your time on the water.

We run this course on demand