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17 Sep 2018

No time for to learn? Here’s what you can do in a weekend

One thing we hear from our clients all the time is ‘I wish I had time to learn, how can I fit in the time for a powerboat course?’ When you are juggling work and family commitments, the idea of devoting time to a boating course or learning can seem out of reach. The same is true for our shore based courses such as First Aid, Navigation or Sea Survival Courses

Its true that to become a really accomplished boater takes time and effort. But if you’re a total beginner or want to add to your existing skills, you might be surprised at how much you can learn within a couple of days.

Learn to powerboat in a weekend

For example, what if we told you that you could learn all of the basics of powerboat handing and navigation, and earn a qualification to start chartering boats in the UK and Europe – all over a single weekend?

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is the perfect course for beginners looking to get out on the water as quickly as possible. Over a two day course, you’ll learn all the essentials of boat handling and navigation in a powerboat including:

  • Boat preparation
  • Boat handling and maneuvers
  • Anchoring, leaving the dock and coming alongside
  • Safety procedures
  • Marine rules of the road
  • Passage planning
  • The knowledge of equipment carried on board

Along with the RYA Level 2 Certificate, upon completion, the course also offers a free International Certificate of Competence (ICC) assessment, our students also get access to our classroom based VHF radio communications course – which means you will have everything you need to start powerboating in UK and European Waters.

Become a motor yacht crew member in a weekend

What if you’re looking to take on a motor cruising course instead of powerboating? Getting to grips with larger boats at skipper level does require more training, but there’s still plenty you can achieve in a single weekend. For budding crew members, for example, there’s the RYA Helmsman Course – another 2 day weekend course that requires no prior experience. Why not start your motor cruising journey with this course?

How about the shore based courses such as First Aid, Navigation or Sea Survival?

Meanwhile on dry land, the shore-based Essential Seamanship and Navigation course provides a complete beginners guide to navigation, rules of the road and regulations to get the complete novice up to speed. Also the RYA First Aid and RYA Sea Survival Courses are all completed over a weekend in the classroom

Looking to start boating or add to your existing skills? Take the first Step – call Ocean Sports Tuition on 02381 242159 to plan your course today