Duration: 1 Day

Minimum Age

8

Suitable for: 

Beginners. Ideal as a gift for

birthdays or Christmas. Great children’s course.

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Powerboat Level 1 Course

Course details: This course is an introduction to boating techniques focusing purely on the practical handling elements. During the course almost all of the time is spent on the water practising manoeuvres but there is also time to look at the safety aspects of boating.


What you will learn: Basic boat handling, safety and rules of the road. Launching and recovery. Ropes and knots.


Assumed knowledge: None.
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Duration: 2 Days

Minimum Age

12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed
certificate.

Suitable for: 

Adults and children who use/or wish to use boats. It will show you how to operate your boat efficiently and safely. Ideal gift for special occasions.

Powerboat Level 2 Course

Course details: The course is predominantly a practical course and will include teaching on boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planning powerboat safely by day in coastal waters. The Powerboat Level 2 course can also be used to obtain a commercial endorsement on certain MCA codes of practice allowing the certificate holder to skipper a small
commercial vessel.


What you will learn: Close quarter boat handling, high speed manoeuvres, man
overboard recovery, IRPCS collision regulations, securing to a mooring buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside a pontoon.


Assumed knowledge: None. May be proceeded by Level 1.
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Duration: 1 day theory course, including 3 hours home study before the course, plus additional exam time (2 hours approx.)

RYA VHF Radio (SRC) Course 

(FACE TO FACE)

Course details: The RYA VHF Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels. It is also useful to know what to do if you ever require assistance.


What you will learn: The basics of radio operation, the correct frequencies (channels) to use, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, Digital
Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) and Search and Rescue (SART).


Assumed knowledge: None.
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What’s included:
•    Access to instructors for advice
•    RYA SRC course handbook 
•    Learn from the comfort of your own home

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What’s not included:

Your exam: This will be taken within a classroom and must be at a registered RYA school. Your examiner will carry out your exam and if successful, issue you with a licence through the RYA.  This can be done with us at Wreckspeditions.