Classroom & Private Tuition
RYA Navigation Theory – tailor made to suit your circumstances
RYA VHF/SRC Radio Courses
The introduction of G.M.D.S.S. (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System) has brought about the need to revise the radio operator qualifications. We now offer the RYA VHF GMDSS Short Range Certificate one-day course and assessment for £99 plus £60 licence fee (payable to the RYA). We do not charge Howellsail students for conducting the assessment.
These courses can take place in modern purpose built classrooms at Pugneys Watersports Centre, Wakefield using new Simrad RD80 and Standard Horizon Training Radios. Alternatively we can produce these courses for groups or individuals at a suitable venue of your choice by arrangement. This course is suitable for sailors, divers, sea kayakers, water sports enthusiasts, etc.
Course topics include: The basics of radio operation. The correct frequencies (channels) to be used. Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures. Making ship to shore telephone calls. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators. Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB). Search and Rescue (SART).
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF: Up to 3 hours home study before attending the course. 7 hour classroom course. On successful completion of the course there is a separate assessment for your Certificate.
Please contact us for details, or to be kept informed of future dates.
*Please note* In order to comply with European Regulations, in January 2014, the duration of this course was extended and will also include a separate course instructor and assessor. The cost of the course and also the assessment will be increasing.
RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship / Day Skipper / Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Courses
(Classroom & tutor) Howellsail deliver RYA training to suit client schedules and include a more accessible 2-day introduction course to navigation for clients who cruise close to home. For individuals, groups and discerning clients we specialise in private tuition at any suitable location worldwide. Please contact us on 01924 848558 or 07764 603000 to discuss details.
Our classroom RYA Day Skipper and Coastal/Yachtmaster navigation courses are mainly based in the North of England in modern classrooms such as Pugneys Watersports Centre, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, just off the M1 motorway, where we focus on weekend and 5-day intensive courses in the winter months.
Our scheduled classroom RYA Day Skipper and Coastal/Yachtmaster navigation courses are mainly based in the North of England in modern classrooms at Pugneys Watersports Centre, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Additional Shorebased Courses
CEVNI stands for Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure. It is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways. Signs, rules and procedures for navigating the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI code, and pleasure craft are expected to know and follow the code.
CEVNI Online tuition & exams for European Inland Waterway. RYA First Aid also available by arrangement. Please contact us for details.
THE ONLINE VHF COURSE CAN BE COMPLETED AT ANY TIME
Cost: £85 – includes Personal login and access to the RYA Interactive site. RYA VHF Handbook (G31) incl. P&P. Unlimited email, telephone and Skype support from our experienced instructors