RYA Radar

A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, you must know how to use it.

Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly. It is not an all seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for its limitations, or interpret its picture.

 

Course Type: Theory

Required Experience: None

Assumed Knowledge: None

Minimum Duration: 1 Day

Cost: €170

 

 

 

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P356 Commercial Skipper Course

The P3,5,6 Course will develop the candidate with essential knowledge and experience to
run a Larger licensed Passenger boat for the purposes of Inshore work during day and
night.

Course Length   10 days
Certification       Dept of Transport, Ireland Certificate

Modules
1. Basic Powerboat operations
2. Sea Survival
3. First Aid
4. Basic Navigation
5. Advanced Powerboat Operations
6. Short Range Marine Radio Communications

Other requirements
Medical
ISA Membership
Previous Experience - Some boating experience desirable.

Requirements – What to bring
Waterproofs (Optional) will be provided
Lifejacket (Optional) one will be provided
Water confidant – swimming ability not essential
Passport or Seafarer Discharge Book

It is recommended that you use your own Personal Protective Equipment (lifejacket
and waterproofs) as this might be the only chance to familiarise yourself with it
before needed in an emergency.

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P124 Commercial Skipper Course

Powerboat Level 2The P1,2,4 Course will develop the candidate with essential knowledge and experience to run a small licensed Passenger boat for the purposes of Inshore work during daylight hours.

Course Length    4 days

Certification        Dept of Transport, Ireland Certificate

Modules
Basic Powerboat operations
Sea Survival
First Aid

Other requirements
Medical
ISA Membership
Previous Experience Some boating experience desirable.

Course Requirements – What to bring
Waterproofs (Optional) will be provided
Lifejacket (Optional) one will be provided
Water confidant – swimming ability not essential
Passport or Seafarer Discharge Book

It is recommended that you use your own Personal Protective Equipment (lifejacket and waterproofs) as this might be the only chance to familiarise yourself with it before needed in an emergency

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SRC VHF Marine Radio Dept. Transport Ireland

This 11 hour course covers all radio procedures from routine calls to urgency and distress calls, and includes the explanation and use of the new GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) requirements and equipment. You are legally required to hold the appropriate "Certificate of Competence" and "Authority to operate" license if using any form of a VHF radio (unless under the direct personal supervision of someone who holds the qualifications already).

  • Course Type: Practical, theory
  • Required Experience: Minimum age 16
  • Course Content:
    • Correct Use Of radio
    • Digital Selective Calling
    • GMDSS
    • Correct Channels
    • Emergency Situations
  • Ability After Course: Legally use a VHF radio on an Irish flagged Vessel
  • Duration: 11 hours plus exam time
  • Cost: €295

To get the most out of doing a SRC VHF Marine Radio course like this it is best to follow it up with a practical course in Sail or Power. Also having Navigation, First Aid, Diesel engine or Sea Survival done can be beneficial as you can develop these skill in parallel with your other Seamanship Skills.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Training CourseAdvanced training for more experienced skippers building on the RYA Day Skipper course.

This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course, the RYA's specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. Intensive week-long course.

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RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Training CourseCourse topics include:

  • Position fixing
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Tidal knowledge
  • Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • Electronic position finding equipment
  • Taking and interpreting forecasts
  • Plotting weather systems
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Collision regulations
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

Course Programme

  • Course Type: Theory
  • Required Experience: Day skipper Navigation knowledge
  • Assumed Knowledge: Day skipper Navigation knowledge
  • Course Content:
  • Ability After Course:
  • Duration: 48 hours (16 evenings, 2 weekends or 5 days)
  • Cost: €595 including charts, books, course notes, exercises and tea or coffee.

To get the most out of doing a Navigation course like this it is best to follow it up with either a practical Sail or Power Cruising course. Also having VHF Short Range Radio, First Aid, Diesel engine or Sea Survival done can be beneficial as you can develop these skill in parallel with your other Skipper Skills.

 

RYA Day skipper Shorebased

RYA Day Skipper shorebasedThis can be taken as a 5 day intensive course, 2 weekend or over 16 evenings. Held in our comfortable classes in Galway Harbour Enterprise park, you will be taught by experienced, friendly instructors who will take you through the course with professionalism & understanding. A comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, weather & the basics of seamanship.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Training CourseThis is an invaluable course in learning how to start making decisions on board, & thinking about taking the RYA Day Skipper practical course. The course covers navigation around familiar waters by day & gives a basic knowledge of night lights, weather & IRPCS. There are 2 assessment papers during the course to see if you have taken everything onboard. The first is based on chartwork and navigation, & the second is a more generic overview of the subject.

  • Course Type: Theory
  • Required Experience: Some practical experience desirable but not essential
  • Assumed Knowledge: None
  • Course Content: Basic seamanship and introduction to navigation and meteorology
  • Ability After Course: The syllabus arms would-be skippers with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights, weather and IRPCS is also included.
  • Duration: 40 hours and 2 assessment papers
  • Cost: €595 including charts, books, course notes, exercises and tea or coffee.

To get the most out of doing a Navigation course like this it is best to follow it up with either Day Skipper Sail or Day Skipper Power. Also having VHF Short Range Radio, First Aid, Diesel engine or Sea Survival done can be beneficial as you can develop these skill in parallel with your Day Skipper Skills. 

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