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 Coastal Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper courseThe RYA Coastal Skipper course is suitable for more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Day Skipper level, a knowledge of; navigation, meteorology, collision regulations safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased standard; and have logged a minimum of 15 days onboard (2 days as skipper), 8 night hours and 300 miles. Additional mileage attained on the course will count towards the minimum pre-exam requirements.

The course concentrates on the techniques and skills required to skipper a yacht on passages involving more complex decision making, cruise planning, navigation, and pilotage. A passage of longer duration, with particular emphasis placed on watch keeping techniques will usually be undertaken to demonstrate how to manage the yacht on such a passage.

RYA Coastal Skipper training courseIn addition, you will be given the opportunity to improve your close quarters boat handling skills under power and sail. Preparation of the yacht for heavy weather cruising and navigation in restricted visibility is also discussed and practiced. By the end of this course the successful Coastal Skipper will have sufficient knowledge to skipper a yacht safely on long coastal and offshore passages by day and night, in both tidal and non-tidal waters. This course is suitable those who wish to go on to take the RYA / MCA  Coastal Skipper examination. Candidates must also hold the Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator's Certificate, RYA SRC VHF Radio (Short Range Certificate) and RYA First Aid Certificate or recognised alternatives. 5 Days RYA course completion certificate; plus weekend examination by an independent examiner if the full RYA / MCA Coastal Skipper certificate of competency is required.

  • Course Type: Practical
  • Required Experience: Practical ability to Day Skipper level
  • Assumed Knowledge: Navigation, Meteorology, Collision Regulations, Safety and Passage Planning up to Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard
  • Course Content: Skippering techniques for passage planning.
  • Ability After Course: Skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.
  • Minimum Duration:5 Days continuous

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.

 

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