NEW 1 DAY COURSE - RADAR
NEW DATES: 2013 Day Skipper & Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory
DS - November 9/10 + 16/17 + 23/24
CS/YM - November 30th/December 1st + Dec 7/8 + 14/15
"StudyFlex" & "AnyTime" Courses now available at our dedicated Training Centre in Lancashire.
dates to suit you and your diary for any of these courses:
Day Skipper Theory
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
SEE THE NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO
ANY QUESTIONS? - Call Greg on 07765 250000
AND If you need "One to One" practical tuition or help with a delivery please call.
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR VHF COURSE?
TRY THE RYA ON-LINE TEST HERE .........http://www.ryainteractive.org/
Here is some recent feedback from students on shorebased courses...........
"Many thanks for the course which I enjoyed very much. The time and effort that you put in to both the course and supporting materials is very evident and was much appreciated"
"I was extremely impressed by your level of understanding....and even more by your patience in the face of adversity"
"Thank you very much for your teaching. I enjoyed the course and am indebted for your insights, tips and advice"
DEDICATED NAUTICAL TRAINING CENTRE
Our head office training room, close to Preston, has been specifically designed to provide space for chartwork exercises as well as plenty of "hands on" opportunities with boating equipment, marine radios, nautical publications and full west coast charting and pilot books.
Two diesel engines as well as training radios and radio simulators are also on hand for the RYA Diesel & VHF/SRC courses.
This new facility is conveniently located in the Fylde countryside on the old Royal Naval Airfield at Inskip, with plentiful parking and easy access to the M6 and local road network - see Googe Maps, postcode PR4 0TF.
With a permanent training base we're now able to offer theory courses throughout the year and for small groups - We can even tailor make a course to suit your diary.
Call Greg on 07765 250000
From Preston Training Centre we offer RYA shorebased courses, including Day Skipper, Yachtmaster/Coastal, VHF SRC and Diesel.
UK RYA PRACTICAL COURSES
RYA Yacht Cruising & Power Boat Practicals in the UK are offered in association with our training partner, 1st Scotsail Training, operating out of Largs Marina. The Clyde Coast provides an ideal training ground for the RYA Practicals, with no tidal restrictions (access at all states of tide), as well as relatively sheltered waters allowing us to sail in all but the most extreme conditions.
Scotsail training boats are modern high quality, vessels kept to the standards of well maintained privately owned yachts - definately not a typical "dog eared" sailing school boats!
These are yachts you would be proud to own!
See the ScotSail website at :
MEDITERRANEAN RYA PRACTICAL COURSES
As an alternative to the UK, why not consider something "foreign"?
Gibraltar provides an interesting venue for some Mediterranean style sailing, but importantly still qualifies as "tidal". Our training partner in Gibraltar, Trafalgar Sailing, operate from Marina Bay conveniently located just a short walk from the airport (which is quiet!). Low cost airlines operate schedules throughout the year helping to keep the travel cost to a minimum. Gibraltar Bay offers 24hr access with the opportunity of cruising the Spanish Coast as well as going "Transcontinental" from Europe to Africa.
During August 2013 we're aiming to take a yacht from Gibraltar on a 2 week voyage, with the specific aim of building log book experience and mileage - the target is at least 500 miles, including overnight passages and a watchkeeping routine.
PLACES LIMITED SO PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS - 07765 250000
Gibraltar provides a perfect option for extending and widening your yachting experience - different mooring situations, different weather, different port procedures, and very different traffic uncluding, (usually) a Straits crossing.
And................the season runs for pretty much 12 months of the year, so perfect for getting your practicals done in the UK Autumn & Winter.
Background - Greg Norris
Principal Preston Training Centre
30 years of boating experience, starting with Dinghies at the Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club.
Yacht cruising during the 1980's & 1990's a progression through yachts from 18 ft to 35 ft provided an ever wider experience of the Irish Sea, Clyde and the West Coast of Scotland. At various points in time yachts have been based on the River Wyre, Fleetwood, Inverkip, Largs, Ardfern, Oban, & Craobh Haven - currently a classic Nicholson 31 is moored on the Gareloch near Faslane submarine base.
Qualified Yachtmaster Offshore in 1997, and Yachtmaster Ocean in the same year with a qualifying ocean passage from Curacao to Miami.
Circumnavigated in 1998/99 during the 2nd Clipper Round the World yacht race on the first generation of "Clipper 60's".
More "big boat" experience was acquired with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland on board their Oyster 70.
Qualified Yachtmaster Instructor with OYTS and instructing experience developed with OYT, Sunsail, Scotsail and Trafalgar Sailing.
Power Boat Instructor qualified in 2009.
Yacht Deliveries have been made around the UK, Caribbean,Mediterranean and European waters.