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There’s nothing better than going out on the water and ‘getting your feet wet’ as a way to learn, however there are times when your practical knowledge needs to be supplemented by classroom learning, and this is where the RYA Shorebased courses come into play.

We offer both the RYA First Aid and RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC) throughout the year. While we may schedule courses, we’re always flexible, and can fit in courses to suit you or your club / organisation.

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RYA VHF Marine Radio
The VHF Short Range Certificate (SRC) is essential for anyone wanting to use a marine VHF radio. This one-day course doesn’t require any previous experience, however you’ll be expected to do some pre-course work before attending. It’s followed by an exam / assessment (practical and theory) carried out by a separate RYA Assessor, but it’s not as daunting as it might sound.

RYA First Aid
This one day course is essential for anyone who goes out on the water. It includes the usual first aid subjects (from a marine perspective), as well as some specific subjects, such as cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and / or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF and helicopter rescue.

Practicing CPR on our shorebased RYA First Aid Course