Focus on Theory!

Don't put your sailing aspirations on hold any longer, we can't be out on the water just yet but we can prepare for a return to the open seas! We have a variety of theory courses available. Aid your learning and enhance your navigation skills before you step back on board.

No previous knowledge required. Teaches you the essential navigation and seamanship skills to take a vessel out to sea.

• Essential Navigation • Pilotage Techniques
• Weather Forecasts and their sources • Basic Passage planning • Basic rules of the road

No previous course requirements, some sailing knowledge is helpful.

• Seamanship • Introduction to chart work
• Tidal heights and streams • Position fixing
• Courses to steer •  GPS

For more experienced skippers. Equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

• Advanced navigation, pilotage/passage planning •  IALA buoyage system • Advanced meteorology • IRPCS, fog navigation blind pilotage, advanced tidal planning • Rescue procedures/crew management

For those aspiring to blue water cruising, ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate who are preparing for their first ocean passage.

• The earth and celestial sphere • Meridian altitudes
• Sun, star and other sights • Ocean passage planning

Essential for water users who intend to use a VHF (Very High Frequency) marine radio.

• Basic VHF operation, •VHF frequencies, •use of DSC (Digital Selective Calling) and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System), distress, • Emergency/ medical assistance procedures

Browse our online learning courses here.