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1 Mar 2019

RYA Theory Courses for a Rainy Day

After a few days of glorious sunshine, the weather has returned to what we usually associate with this time of year. It’s cold, grey and really quite damp! Some of the hardier amongst us will push on and get out on the water regardless. But many will prefer to opt for the comfort of indoors. This makes March and April the perfect time to enrol on one of our RYA Theory Courses.

Courses for every occasion

Whether it’s a refresher VHF Radio Course to remind yourself of the basics before you get back afloat, or a day skipper theory course to progress onto the next stage of your training, we offer something for everyone. And with our purpose-built facility in Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, we have the perfect venue for your theory course.

RYA First Aid Course

A fantastic course to keep you safe at sea is the RYA First Aid Course. The one day course will teach you all the skills you need to give potentially life-saving care should the worst happen. This first aid course focuses on injuries specific to the water, making it suitable for sailing and powerboating alike. Topics covered include:

RYA First Aid Course
RYA First Aid Course
  • Hypothermia
  • Cold water shock
  • Sea sickness
  • Dehydration

If you’re planning a summer on the water with family and friends, take a look at our Course Calendar to book your RYA First Aid Course today.

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RYA VHF Radio Course

As the only course that is a mandatory requirement for boaters in the UK, the RYA VHF Radio Course is a great way to kick off the season. If you’ve never used a VHF Radio before, or simply haven’t learned the correct procedures, this is an essential course to prepare you. Equally, it is also a great refresher to refamiliarise yourself with the correct protocols for using VHF radio at sea. The one day course covers an array of subjects including:

RYA VHF radio course
RYA VHF radio course
  • VHF voice
  • Distress, urgency and safety procedures
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • EPIRBs
  • SARTs
  • Navtex
  • Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems (GMDSS)

Don’t worry, amongst all of the theory, there will also be plenty of opportunities to put the skills that you’ve learnt to the test.
For more details and to book your RYA VHF Radio Course, take a look at our Course Calendar.

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous and hoping to complete your Day Skipper qualification this summer, why not enrol on one of our RYA Day Skipper Theory courses so that you’re ready to hit the ground running when the sun finally returns. This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge of how to skipper a small boat in familiar waters by day. It is suited to both sailors and powerboaters, making the Day Skipper theory course a perfect building block to grow your confidence on the water.
The topics included in the Day Skipper Theory course include:

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  • Basic seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Lights & shapes
  • Weather
  • Collision regulations

This course works alongside the Day Skipper Practical Course to provide you with all of the tools needed to navigate a small yacht confidently this summer.
To book your place on one of our RYA Day Skipper Theory Courses, visit our Course Calendar today.

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— Ocean Sports Tuition is a specialist training school that provides a complete range of RYA practical and theory courses, as well as boat charter opportunities. Operating from purpose-built facilities in Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, we offer courses for those looking to dip their toe in the water to experienced boaters taking their next steps into a career in water sports.
For more information about any of the above services, please contact Andy on 02381 242159 or email andy@oceansportstuition.co.uk —