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30 Dec 2019

IRPCS for Day Skippers Tutorial Videos

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Click the link below to subscribe to our channel to get all our videos as we publish them There are 41 different rules in the IRPCS. However, when you are starting to learn about boats and are working towards skippering a yacht or power boat for the first time, not all of them are relevant....
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25 Oct 2019

Calculate Clearance Under Bridges & Cables

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This article will show you how to calculate clearance under bridges & cables. We often need to do this in order to see if our vessel can fit underneath. Or we may have to work our when our vessel can fit underneath as it may need the tide to fall to a certain level. When...
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1 Aug 2019

VESSEL LIGHTS – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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When we start taking our boats out we eventually get to the stage where we go out in the dark. That means we are going to see some different vessel lights on the water. This may even come sooner than we intended if we get our planning wrong and arrive late. There are lots of...
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14 May 2019

How Do Lifejackets Work? And How to Wear Them

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Check out this YouTube video. It answers the question,’How do lifejackets work?’.It also shows you how to put one on so you can explain the process neatly in a safety brief. Click the link below to subscribe to our channel to get all our videos as we publish them Lifejackets are really important pieces of...
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8 May 2019

Powerboat Training Courses – a useful guide

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The RYA Powerboat scheme that we specialise in teaching has a series of logical steps or building blocks to it. However, when you start looking at the powerboat training courses that are available it can sometimes be unclear what you need to do. Here we will explain to you the benefits of doing each course so you can decide how far you want to take your training. You can click on any of the icons on this page and get the specific details of each course we offer.
6 May 2019

How To Use Tidal Curves – watch the video

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This article and video will explain to you what a tidal curve is. It will also guide you through how to use tidal curves. You can then predict the height of the water in the relevant area. Which is really important if we want to avoid running aground. So what are tidal curves? Tidal curves...
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16 Apr 2019

DISTRESS SIGNALS – from the IRPCS and Colregs

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Take a look at the distress signals video for a complete guide. The IRPCS or Colregs detail all the recognised distress signals for shipping. There are 15 recognised signals as well as an additional 2. The additional 2 come from the International Code of Signals search and rescue manual. Click the link below to subscribe...
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