Want to learn new skills, acquire qualifications,
or just have a holiday? Do you need the ICC certification - or the CEVNI rules
endorsement - for boating in Europe?
Prices for the
practical courses are based on a day rate of £140.00 per person plus VAT
@ 20% (£168.00). This includes use of the boat, your instructor, food and
accommodation onboard. You can select the number of days you require or split
your course over weekends and rest days if you wish. We operate all year.
The course start dates are selected by the
first person to book a period, and they can start on any day of the week. Most
courses are based on 5 day - 3 day - 2 day periods. Exam days can be booked
as an extra day at the end of a course. RYA course certificates are awarded on
successful completion of the course programme. We do need time to arrange for
an RYA Examiner and set up exam dates.
We do offer "mileage courses" if there is enough demand. These are
courses organised so that you can get the miles required for your various exams
or just gain experience. They are usually based around 60 mile legs so that you can
log your individual 60 mile runs as skipper. While there will be a commercial
skipper onboard with you to give you guidance you will be expected to organise
and run the passages and do the navigation. If this interests you have a chat
(international Certificate of Competence) & CEVNI Rules endorsement for
inland waterways of Europe. This is a 1 or 2 day practical preparation & exam
session for people who have boating experience and want to get this certificate
for overseas use. It covers practical boat handling plus some theory work.
rules endorsement ( a short exam on inland waterway code - costing £20.00 plus VAT at 20% (£24.00 ) is required if you intend to travel on the inland
waterways of Europe. See the notes on the "Course" page
You can get the ICC certificate (but not the CEVNI endorsement) direct
from the RYA without taking the exam if you already have the Dayskipper or higher practical
course completion certificate or Powerboat level 2 or higher qualification.
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal -- Yachtmaster offshore -- Advanced Powerboat exams
require an independent RYA examiner. We need to know
in advance if you wish to take an exam at the end of the course so that we can
make arrangements to source and book an examiner as we can not examine our own students.
Exam fee is
paid directly to the RYA Examiner --
See the RYA web site for the currant exam fees: www.rya.org.uk
Y/M Offshore - Y/M Coastal -
See the course "Fees" page for our course prices.
Included in the price
is the use of the school vessel and its equipment for the duration of the
course/holiday plus fuel, moorings, meals onboard and general running costs of
the boat plus a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. All safety equipment, lifejackets and safety harnesses are onboard.
The Than et area offers a good selection of other
activities and nightlife, local clubs, theatre, shopping and sports centres
etc. If you wish to put theory into practice or try your self out at sea then
we can arrange periods or a day afloat in one of our boats.
Our school boats are
registered RYA/DoT SCV & workboat, cat. 2 licensed for 60 miles and 12
They are RYA/DoT sea school
BRING YOUR OWN warm clothing, toiletries and towels, a warm
waterproof top coat and/or waterproofs. Try to pack in soft bags to make
stowage easier. During your course/holiday there will be occasions when it will
be possible for you to eat or go for a drink ashore. Some groups run a kitty
for these occasions, others pay as they go. Please bear in mind that your
instructor runs these courses on a regular basis and to drink and eat ashore with any
great regularity would be a considerable strain on his finances. Please don't
be offended if he occasionally says "No" or "I'll join you later" or bear it in
mind if you should ask him to join you.
If you wish to join the boat the night before the course or you
would like to stay overnight on the last day please ask us. If the boat is
available then we are happy for you to stay. You will however have to fend for
yourselves regarding food etc.
There is local accommodation in the form of Guest houses and hotels ashore close to the harbour area.
Own Boat Tuition & Delivery
We can offer own boat tuition if required (see
A boat delivery
service, power or sail, is also available with qualified skippers and crews.
Owners, skippers and crew can use these deliveries to log sea time and gain
qualifications where applicable. Telephone for a quotation.
The theory school is set in our Harbour classroom
in Ramsgate marina.
It is close to the railway station, the town centre, the
harbour, and the boats. It's warm in the winter and cool in the summer & it's quiet. We have a dedicated classroom with computers, multimedia projector,
TV and video, VHF/DSC training equipment.
Our thatched cottage is our home as well as our
business centre & part of the theory school. If you need to be in contact with the
outside world we have a fax, photocopier, telephone. We can
offer an office service for typing, printing, and in those business
emergencies. We are on the Internet and can receive & send e-mail if
The theory courses offer
dedicated learning in small groups. We can arrange personal tuition - please
ask for a personal quote reference these fees.
We teach all the RYA shorebased theory courses, Day
Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal & Yachtmaster Offshore, Diesel
engine, First Aid, VHF/GMDSS and Radar.
Extra tuition on individual subjects such as navigation, tides, radar, engine
maintenance etc can be arranged to suit your requirements.
Do you need help with your
night school or club course subjects? Are you a professional looking for
intensive practical/theory training for commercial use? Do you need to pass
the RYA/DoT exams for your commercial endorsement? Do you want to combined the
theory and practical course?
PRICES; see the "fees" link for the course price list
Our aim is to teach you to be safe and confident. With this in
mind you are encouraged to learn at your own pace, it's your ability that
counts - as well as the qualifications.
Our motto is KISS ~ Keep It Safe and Simple