You & Sea, RYA Shorebased Courses

Shorebased CoursesEssential Navigation & Seamanship, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster, VHF Radio, Radar, & SeaSurvival. If none of the predefined course dates suit, please phone or email us to discuss and we will try to accommodate you.

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RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

This course can be available as a 2-day classroom course, or a 6-hour online course. For information on the interactive course, please see the Interactive courses page on our website.

A perfect introduction to navigation and safety awareness, this course is ideal for powerboat skippers, dinghy cruisers, sea anglers, divers, or anyone wanting an introduction to navigation before progressing on to one of the more advanced navigation courses.

We will provide you with the course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD

Duration:

2 Days

Cost:

£250pp
 

Notes:

This course is also available as an interactive course - click here for details.

Pre-Requisites:

None

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RYA Day Skipper Course

RYA Day Skipper Theory

This course is run over 6 days

The course is a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn to start making decisions onboard in terms of safety, passage making etc.

Also included in the course price you will receive an RYA course pack, including; charts, an exercise book and the course notes.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 16th - 1st October - 6 spaces
  • 11th - 16th December

2018 Dates:

  • 15th - 20th January - 2 spaces!

NB. More courses/dates can be added/created for groups of 3 or more.

Duration:

6 Days

Cost:

£325 pp.

 

Notes:

Assessment includes: Chartwork Assessment (1.5hrs) and General Knowledge Assessment (1.5hrs)

What's included

  • RYA Day Skipper shorebased pack and notes
  • 6 days tuition in our modern training classroom in Rhu Marina
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • Plotter and dividers (for use throughout the course)
  • Pencil and notepad
  • Light refreshments throughout the course

What to bring with you

  • Cash for lunch (either at Cafe Rhu, or in Helensburgh)

Pre-Requisites:

None (although having completed the Essential Navigation course helps).

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Essential Navigation and seamanship

Bespoke Navigation Refresher Course

This bespoke course is 3 days long and has been designed by the shorebased instructors at You & Sea to bridge the gap between Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory shorebased courses. 

 

It is desinged to concentrate on the 3 main areas that in our experiences, students find hardest during the Yachtmaster Shorebased courses - Meteorology, Chartwork and Col Regs.

 

As this is a bespoke course, there is no set syllabus and as such the course program can be tailored to suit the needs of the students. 

Course dates:

  • on request. 

Duration:

3 days

Cost:

£200pp

Pre-Requisites:

Students must have the knowledge of Day Skipper Shorebased course.

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory

This course is run over 7 days.

An advanced navigation course, it’s aimed at those who have already successfully completed the Day Skipper course or are of equivalent standard. The course will give students the skills required to successfully navigate a vessel on coastal or offshore passages by day and night.

The syllabus is designed to take your theory knowledge to the standard required for sitting the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. Included in the course fee is your RYA course pack, including; charts, an exercise book and the course notes.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 21st - 28th August -   limited availability
  • 6th - 11th November - 4 spaces left

 

NB. More dates can be added/created for groups of 3 or more.

Duration:

7 Days

Cost:

£375pp

Notes:

Assessment includes: Chartwork Assessment (2hrs) Collision Regulations (1.5hrs) Passage Making (3.5 hours)

What's included

  • RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased pack and notes
  • 5 days tuition in our modern training classroom in Rhu Marina
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • Plotter and dividers
  • Pencil and notepad
  • Light refreshments throughout the course

What to bring with you

  • Cash for lunch (either Cafe Rhu or in Helensburgh)

Pre-Requisites:

At least Day Skipper Theory knowledge necessary (and ideally a year of practical boating experience).

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RYA VHF Radio

RYA VHF Radio

This radio operator qualification authorises the holder to operate a short range marine VHF radio both with or without Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on board any British vessel that is voluntarily fitted with radio equipment. This qualification is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world. It is also useful to know what to do if you ever require assistance.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 28th July
  • 29th August
  • 25th September

For a minimum of 3 people we can create a course for you.

Duration:

1 day theory course including 3 hours home study before the course plus additional exam time (2 hours approx.)

Cost:

£100 per person (plus £60 exam fee payable to examiner on day of exam)

Notes:

Courses are limited to 4 students for maximum learning and also to ensure the exam can be completed the same day and more importantly to maximise training.

We are the only training center we know of to limit course size to 4.

Pre-Requisites:

None

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RYA Radar

RYA Radar

Small craft radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids. Over a day's training we can teach you how to adjust the controls, interpret the picture and make use of the set for navigation and collision avoidance.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • Courses run on request with a maximum of 6 people.
  • Dates can be created for parties of 3 of more.

Duration:

1 Day

Cost:

£100 per person

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RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

This course teaches you how your diesel engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.

Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life. Course topics include:

Course dates:

2017 Dates: 

  • Courses run on request with a maximum of 6 people.
  • Dates can be created for parties of 3 of more.

 

 

Duration:

1 Day

Cost:

£100

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RYA First Aid

RYA First Aid

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This course will provide you with a basic knowledge of First Aid and is aimed at people who will be using small craft at sea. 

The course is equally suitable for leisure sailors and motor boaters and fulfills the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working up to 60 miles from a safe haven. 

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • Courses run on request with a maximum of 6 people.
  • Dates can be created for parties of 3 of more.

 

Duration:

1 Day

Cost:

£100 per person

RYA Sea Survival

RYA Sea Survival

This RYA course is for offshore race crews, cruising yachts, professional seafarers and commercial operators. It covers essential sea survival skills: if the worst ever happened at sea and you had to abandon your boat, would you know what to do?

Our RYA Sea Survival training course assumes the worst case scenario: that you have to abandon your yacht or ship. The Sea Survival course equips students with a grounding in core safety and survival techniques with some practical, hands-on demonstrations.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 27th July
  • 1st September
  • 10th October

NB: A Minimum of 6 is required to run a course.

Duration:

1 Day

Cost:

£120 per person

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