RYA Shorebased Courses

WHY CHOOSE Sail & Power Boat Training?

Our classroom is in the grounds of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht club and forms part of the grade II listed building. The training room has been recently refurbished to offer the best learning environment.

Situated in the heart of Lowestoft by the marina and port entrance there is always something going on to learn from.

What’s included

  • You will be coached over the full RYA course syllabus
  • Tea and coffee plus yummy biscuits
  • RYA course log book
  • SPBT note book

Free Parking

Our Shorebased Course offerings

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Course Price £425.00 5 Days Per Person

The RYA Day Skipper Shore based course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of seamanship, navigation and meteorology. The course is suitable for sailors and motor boaters. By the end of this course you should be competent enough to theoretically navigate around familiar waters by day. No previous experience is required however any practical knowledge you have is helpful. The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers.

The course covers the basics of inshore and coastal navigation, position fixing, chart work, planning, collision regulations, lights and buoyage, safety at sea, electronic navigation and pilotage.

What’s included?

You will be coached over the RYA Day Skipper theory syllabus by one of our experienced RYA instructors.
Day Skipper shore based theory notes
Practice Almanac
Practice Charts
Tea and Coffee

Maximum teaching ratio – 6:1 

 

Course Price £450.00 6 Days Per Person

This is an advanced course which follows on from the RYA Day Skipper Theory. This course will develop further knowledge and skills on navigation, pilotage, collision regulations and meteorology.

It is for sailors and motor boaters who are looking at embarking on difficult passages, for example offshore and/or at night. This course is also a must for anyone wishing to take a RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam.

Previous experience – Due to the update in the coastal skipper syllabus it is essential that you revise the RYA Day Skipper course before you attend this RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster course, especially if you have not recently completed the day skipper or used the skills practically.  If you need help with this please contact us to arrange additional training or advice on what materials to use.

The course is taught over 40 hours of classroom study plus three assessment papers.

What’s included?

You will be coached over the RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster theory syllabus by one of our experienced instructors.
Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster offshore theory book
Practice Almanac
Practice Charts
Tea and Coffee

Maximum teaching ratio – 6:1

1 day £95.00 plus RYA exam fee of £60.00 Per Person

RYA Short Range VHF Radio Operators Course (SRC). This is the radio operator qualification which authorises the holder to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC). All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade to this qualification if you purchase new equipment.

The RYA Short Range Certificate course is now in line with other European countries as per the rules and regulations under CEPT (The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations). This means the training has gone up to 10 hours with separate examination making the classroom based course longer in duration. We would expect you to have completed 3 hours of home study using the VHF Radio Handbook G31 and 7 hours of classroom study commencing at 0930h.

Using VHF radio simulators you will be coached through the course by one of our knowledgeable VHF instructors who will get you prepared for the exam which is conducted by an independent RYA Assessor at the end of the course. It is advisable that you learn the phonetic alphabet and have a good understanding of the Mayday procedures before commencing this course.

What’s included?

First Class tuition and final exam by external instructor
RYA VHF Handbook which is posted to you on booking
Tea and coffee

Please ensure your bring a passport sized photo which is required for your licence

Maximum teaching ratio – 6:1 

1 Day Course £120.00 Per Person

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This 1 day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels. It fulfils the requirements for skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven.
The RYA First Aid course is based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It includes all the usual first aid topics, relating them specifically to “on the water” scenarios and is valid for three years.

What’s included?
You will be coached over the RYA First aid syllabus by a trained RYA first aid instructor with a combination of both theory and hands-on practice in our classroom. 
First Class tuition by a trained RYA First Aid Instructor 
First Aid Manual
Tea and coffee

Maximum teaching ratio – 6:1