Shore Based Training 2022

There are two shore-based courses in 2022: RYAFirst Aid, and RYA Day Skipper Theory. See below for details of both of them.


This one day RYA certified course is held in our Training Room at Piddinghoe, for Instructors re-validating their certificates, and for new Instructors as part of their certification. It’s also really useful for our safety boat helms, crew, coaches and parents.

Course 1: Saturday 29th January. Book this course here.

Course 2: Sunday 6th March. Book this course here.

Course 3: Saturday 15th October. Book this course here.

Cost just £70 to  members and £85 to non-members.

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This course is a great way to get into navigation when using boats on the sea, whether yachts or powerboats. It complements the RYA Powerboat 2 course theory and is ideal for anyone who ventures on to the sea (or the seashore).  

The course covers a wide variety of useful knowledge including: navigation, charts, compasses, tides, weather, rule of the road, buoys, light and shapes, environmental, knots, emergencies, safety, anchors, basic radio and other essential topics. 

The course is stand-alone, or in preparation for the RYA practical courses, Day and Coastal Skipper or to go on to the RYA Yachtmaster theory course. 

Included in the course fee are supporting materials, practice charts and a plotter (a sort of clever ruler) and dividers – all these items are yours to keep. You will need to bring pencils, a sharpener and a notebook, plus your packed lunch. We provide tea and coffee.!

There is a small book of notes in the course materials, however, we suggest that you invest in a copy of ‘The RYA Day Skipper Handbook 2nd ed.’ published by the RYA (G6) (RYA or Amazon) 

And a secondhand copy of the Reed’s Almanac, these useful books are often to be found in charity shops,  second hand bookshops (or online in, as they go out of date every year – but they contain a vast amount of useful information as well as their tide tables.

Most of the work takes place in our Training Room at Piddinghoe Pond, BN9 9AF,  but there will be some homework between the weekly lessons.  There are two exams; one in the middle of the course, the other near the end. If you do the home work nobody fails!

Course Dates for 2022: Saturdays, February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Book the whole course here.

If you need more information on the courses don’t hesitate to contact the training team:

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