Shore Based Courses

All shore-based classes are held in our heated classroom, which is located within Medway Bridge Marina. The classroom is fully fitted with electronic equipment to aid training including VHF/Radio simulator. Our classroom offers a relaxed and friendly environment for learning. All instructors are RYA qualified.

VHF Operators Course Book this course

This is a one day course and teachers the correct use of VHF for a ship to ship and ship to shore communications, covering emergency situations and the new GMDSS regulations. 

  • Distress situations
  • Urgent situations
  • Safety situations
  • Routine communications

 Pre-Course Requirements: Knowledge of the Phonetic Alphabet

First Aid Course Book this course

Again a one day course which is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for skippers and crew working within 60 miles of a safe haven. Persons intending to progress to Yachtmaster or to obtain a commercial Endorsement will be required to hold one of these.

  • Resuscitation
  • Drowning
  • Artificial ventilation
  • Hypothermia
  • Cardio – pulmonary resuscitation 

Pre-Course Requirements: None

Diesel Engine Course Book this course

This one day course is designed to give awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine so that you are able to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea. During the course you will have the opportunity to dismantle and inspect different aspects of a typical marine diesel engine.  

  • Four stoke cycle
  • Fuel systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Electrical systems

Pre-Course Requirements: None