Welcome to the new MBY Motor Cruising and Powerboat Courses Guide, produced by Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine and the Royal Yachting Association.

Welcome to the new MBY Motor Cruising and Powerboat Courses Guide, produced by Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine and the Royal Yachting Association. Doing a course at an RYA-recognised motorboating school can do wonders for your boating skills. You may end up enjoying it so much you do another…and another.

Once you’ve decided you want to do a course, why not ring several of the schools in the listings and ask them to send their brochures – it’s the first step to getting started.

Quaysport Menorca

Sailing base: Mahon Harbour, Menorca

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Sealine Motor Cruisers and Cobalt Sportsboats

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £225. Day Skipper course: £550

Extras:

Ideal weather and protected waters make our courses ideal. We operate a fleet of new Sealine Motor Cruisers and Cobalt Sportsboats. Our new tuition holidays combine learning and leisure in one of our modern luxury villas or apartments. Quality tuition with quality facilities. Also at ES Consey 19a, San Luis, Menorca, Balearics, Spain. Fax: +34 (9)71 150890

Longscar Powerboating

Sailing base: Hartlepool Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: RIBs, Broom runabout, Tremlett Sea Ranger

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: from £75

Extras:

Our speciality is training tailored to individual needs. We offer a full range of shorebased courses to support powerboating ù Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, First Aid and VHF. Our mature, professional staff set high standards but have a sense of humour too. Call Cheryl to discuss your requirements.

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St Peters Marina

Sailing base: St Peters Marina, Newcastle

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2

Boats sailed: McLachlan 21, Dateline RIB

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £125

Extras:

Based on the famous River Tyne, St Peters Marina offers excellent facilities in a superb city centre location. Ideal conditions include high-speed areas, river navigation and offshore handling. We give a warm welcome to both the novice and the more experienced power boater. Easily accessible from anywhere in the north east.

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Teesside Nautical Studies

Sailing base: River Tees, Middlesbrough

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV, Powerboat Instructor, Advanced Powerboat Exam

Boats sailed: Avon and Humber RIBs (60hp & 85hp)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £100

Extras:

Beginners to potential instructors catered for on a variety of water conditions with personal tuition from a powerboat trainer. We are the premier centre for powerboating in the North of England, with unique teaching methods, modern boats and low pupil to staff ratio. Direct assessment and advanced powerboat exam available.

Four Counties Boating

Sailing base: Blue Lias Marina, GU Canal, Northants

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: 50′ Traditional steel narrowboat or own boat tuition.

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: of Inland course: £90

Extras:

An informative and enjoyable ‘time out’ on the water ù on your boat or ours. Also, ‘hands-on’ experience days for those wondering whether to ‘get their feet wet’ or planning a holiday on the waterways. Special rates for couples/helm & crew partnerships and those involved in Scouting or Guiding.

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Hartford Marina Ltd

Sailing base: Great Ouse, Huntingdon

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Motor Cruisers various

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £80 per candidate or £140 per couple

Extras:

Get the most from your boat. Whether beginner or experienced, our friendly instructor will soon have you handling your craft with aplomb. Own boat tuition available. Call Scott for further information.

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Sawley Marina Ltd

Sailing base: River Trent

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Cruiser and Narrowboat

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £117.50

Extras:

One-day boat handling course for the RYA Inland Waterway Helmsmans Certificate. RYA recognised training centre and instructor. For details of course dates, telephone Sawley Marina ù Steve Hart.

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Willow Wren Training

Sailing base: North Oxford Canal, Rugby

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Steel hulled narrow boats

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £98.50 per person

Extras:

Learn how to handle a narrowboat properly with the guy who wrote the course notes! Our one-day course will give the novice skipper confidence, whilst the more experienced can learn the finer skills of Inland boating. So, for 100% ñhands-onî tuition and a fun day out, phone Andy Newman!

Boat Window Boat Handling

Sailing base: Calder and Hebble Navigation

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Narrowboat

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £80 1 day, £150 2 day

Extras:

One and two day courses leading to the RYA Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate. ‘Hands-on’ practical boat handling to build confidence; own boat tuition available.

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Humberside Motor Cruising School

Sailing base: Hull Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising, Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Broom, Ocean 42

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Day Skipper course: £125 per day

Extras:

Enjoy learning in this spacious luxury motor cruiser under the thorough and friendly tuition of Principal Tony Whittaker. Full range of courses plus personalised programmes, own boat tuition and Overseas Helmsman. Brochure on request.

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J.A.Holmes (Marine Services)

Sailing base: Whitby

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBS, ADV

Boats sailed: ‘Merlin’ 6.5m Tornado RIB(150hp)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £150

Extras:

Enjoy friendly and professional powerboating tuition on the spectacular Yorkshire coastline onboard our MSA certified (Code3) RIB. All RYA powerboat courses are available, together with ICC testing in any boat. We also offer intensive Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Shorebased courses, together with First Aid training and Dive Charters.

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Jubilee Venture (Wakefield Scouts)

Sailing base: River Calder & Calder & Hebble Navigation, Wakefield

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Water Helmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Narrowboat

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters Course: £45 per day

Extras:

Training available at weekends, mistly in winter months. Cost covers use of boat for individual training and assessment. Discount negotiated for groups (maximum 4 persons). Training can also be arranged on your own boat.

Racecourse Yacht Basin Marine

Sailing base: Windsor

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsman’s Certificate

Boats sailed: Shaft & outdrive, displacement & planing

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: From £85

Extras:

A full range of courses available in 1998/1999 ù from the river to the sea. Practical and theory tuition for all levels of experience, on your boat our ours. Relaxed, informal courses or ‘one-to-one’ for special attention. Learn and enjoy your boating.

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Boat Showrooms of London

Sailing base: Shepperton marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsman’s Certificate

Boats sailed: Various

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £110

Extras:

A friendly and informal course for the beginner on how to handle a boat safely on inland waterways.

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Bisham Abbey Sailing and Navigation School

Sailing base: Inland

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Outboard Cruiser, 36ft Narrow boat, 13 & 17ft Dory, open launch

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £130. Inland Waters course: £85

Extras:

Cruising/Powerboat training for the novice or experienced helmsman to suit your personal requirements. Aboard our craft at our fully equipped training centre or your craft at your location. Individuals, groups and families welcomed. Intensive shorebased navigation, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, diesel engine, VHF radio, first aid. Call Roy May, Principal.

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Bray Watersports Centre

Sailing base: Bray Lake

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Dories 2 x 13ft, 1 x 10ft, 2 x Commando

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £120

Extras:

Bray Lake offers an idyllic location to learn or improve your boating skills. Their facilities include a pine log cabin clubhouse with a small caf·, which complements the friendly family atmosphere of the centre.

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John van der Vord & Associates

Sailing base: Non-tidal River Thames

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Broom Ocean 37

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £90

Extras:

This specialist Inland Waterways School will develop your confidence, at any level, on a spacious and comfortable Broom Ocean 37, or on your own boat. Patient, entertaining instruction for everyone. Learn the skills to enjoy safe, competent boat handling ù from locks and lines to mooring and manoeuvring. Call us for more information. ICC assessment.

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Old Windsor Motor Boat School

Sailing base: Wraysbury on Thames

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Broom Ocean 42

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: from £75

Extras:

You have your boat! Want to take it on the water? We make it easy for you. Specialising in teaching skipper and crew to manage a boat as a team. On the well-known Barbarina K or on your own boat, or combination. We have taught boat handling for over 25 years.

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North London Boat Hire and Training Company

Sailing base: Willowtree Marina, Paddington arm of Grand Union Canal

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Narrowboat

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £75 per day

Extras:

Gain confidence through competence. Three separate courses all leading to the IWHC which is the minimum requirement to gain the ICC, for Motor Cruisers inland waters only, required in some European Countries. Beginners Course (two days); Assessment Course (whole day) and Experienced Boaters Course (one day). Can be own boat maximum three per course.

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Queen Mary Sailsports

Sailing base: Inland

Cruising area:

Courses: Tornado 4.5, Dory 13, Commando

Boats sailed: Queen Mary Sailing Club

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £140

Extras:

Situated on London’s largest water close to M3, M25 and M4, the school offers tuition in a range of planing craft, including RIBs and Dories. Powerboat Instructor courses are also available, as well as full clubhouse facilities and chandlery.

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Thames Young Mariners

Sailing base: Lake and River Thames

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Diesel launch, 4m Searider, Dory, Commando

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: Adults £80, Students £70

Extras:

Courses also include Powerboat Instructors, RYA Small Craft First Aid, and RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance. Arrange group/individual instruction at a time to suit you. We are a well-established centre with 30 years of experience. Qualified friendly staff are on hand to advise and discuss your training needs.

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Tony Ferris Yacht Brokerage

Sailing base: Hampton Court

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Linssen 402 SX Twin Engine, or own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £100

Extras:

Based on the Thames at Hampton Court, home of the Thames Motor Yacht Club, the school offers individually tailored tuition within the guidelines of the inland waterways helmsmans certificate. Following satisfactory course completion, students may apply for an International Certificate of Competence for (Motor) Inland Waterways.

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Wildcat Enterprises

Sailing base: Fenny Compton Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Narrowboats

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters Course: £80

Extras:

Wildcat Enterprises’ friendly and patient instructors will help you to gain confidence in narrowboat handling. Due attention is also given to safety aspects and canal etiquette. A female instructor is available for nervous ladies. For further information ring Wendy, 01235 764172.

Alpha 1 Sea School Ltd

Sailing base: The Solent

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Sealine 360 Statesman, Trader 39 Trawler Yacht, own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Day Skipper course: £395

Extras:

Safe and confident cruising with Alpha 1 Sea School. From beginners to advanced navigation courses, in the experienced hands of our friendly instructors. Learn the techniques to enjoy safe passage planning. School or own boat tuition available. For further information call 01489 579898. Courses available all the year round.

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Belmont Yachtmaster Academy

Sailing base: Shamrock Quay Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Princess 32

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Day Skipper course: £475

Extras:

Come and discover the expert tuition from qualified skippers who have tutored the RYA scheme since 1976. Within minutes of Southampton Airport, M27 and main line Railway Station. Instructor/pupil ratio 1: 3.

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Calshot Activities Centre

Sailing base: Calshot Spit

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV, Powerboat Instructor

Boats sailed: 4m and 5.5m RIBs, 23′ diesel launch, 3.6m Pneumatic Securite

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £170 (fully Residential), £150 (non Residential)

Extras:

The combination of experienced instructors, perfect site and excellent equipment will ensure you get the most out of your powerboat course. Using our fleet of single and twin engine RIBs and displacement launch, we run courses at all levels for individuals, potential instructors and industry. Phone for full colour brochure.

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Capital Training & Charter Plc

Sailing base: Lymington and London

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV, Motor Cruising, Inland Waterways Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Grand Banks 42, Nelson 42

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £188.00. Day Skipper course: £699. Inland Waters course: £100

Extras:

London and Lymington based Capital Training and Charter offer friendly and informal instruction throughout the year. RYA courses suitable for beginners and the more experienced navigator are all provided on either our Grand Banks or Nelson 42, both of which are comprehensively equipped to provide the ultimate in living and learning afloat.

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Hamworthy Outdoor Education Centre

Sailing base: Poole Harbour

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Dory, RIB

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £95. Day Skipper Theory £45

Extras:

The centre is ideally situated to benefit from the unique venues of Poole Harbour, with easy access to the sea courses available all year up to safety boat for groups, individuals and direct-assessment candidates. All courses overseen by a powerboat trainer at this AALA licenced centre.

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Lymington Town School of Sailing and Powerboating

Sailing base: Lymington

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Ribtech 5.85, Sunseeker 31, Fairline 33

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £135. Day Skipper course: £525

Extras:

We are a flexible informal organisation, which endeavours to tailor activities to suit your individual needs, with the accent on excellence, safety and enjoyment. We can get you started, enhance your existing skills and qualifications, or simply help you relax and enjoy yourself afloat. We also offer skippered charter.

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Michael Morgan Powerboat School

Sailing base: Lymington/Palma/ Guernsey

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising, Powerboat Level 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Sunseeker 32, Windy 30

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £195. Day Skipper course: £775 – 5 day course

Extras:

We specialise in fast outdrive boats, 40+ knots, using Yamaha engines and electronics including Cetrek, Furuno and Yeoman. Full use of power trim, tilt and trim tabs and a working knowledge of engines is explained. We try to make the courses fun and interesting including Channel Island cruises.

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Mike Reeder School of Seamanship

Sailing base: Lymington, Clyde and Mediterranean

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Royal, Windy and own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Day Skipper course: £640

Extras:

Europe’s leading Motor Cruising School arranges Helmsman to Yachtmaster courses anywhere worldwide (for the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, non-Tidal Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper only). Personal tuition by Mike Reeder, a Master Mariner, Yachtmaster, and RYA Instructor, who has successfully trained over 300 people for their Yachtmaster certificates.

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Ramar Sea Training

Sailing base: Portsmouth

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Nimbus 31, BWM 5m RIB (Twin Mariners)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £175. Day Skipper course: £695

Extras:

You’ve read what Robert Avis says about motor boat training in Motor Boat and Yachting, now you can join him or David Ford in a new Nimbus 31. Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or their special 3 day Yachtmaster preparation designed for those with lots of experience but nervous of examiners!

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Rockley Point Sailing Centre

Sailing base: Poole Harbour

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: RIBs 4 and 5.5 metres (9), Launch (2), Commando (8), Sunseeker, 8-150hp engines

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £215

Extras:

Poole Harbour offers ideal conditions for all Powerboat courses. Tuition for individuals and groups throughout the year. Professional RYA instructors. Tuition available in own boats. Accommodation can also be arranged. We specialise in club rescue and introductory courses. We also run dinghy, yacht courses, VHF, engine maintenance and First Aid course.

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Safewater Marine and Leisure

Sailing base: Solent & Poole

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Revenger Rib 27

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £199

Extras:

Why not come and improve or learn navigation skills and boat handling with our friendly staff aboard our boats or yours. A full range practical courses are available for sportsboats. Please call for a friendly chat.

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Sea n Ski School UK

Sailing base: Northney Marina/Sparkes Boatyard

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Ballistic 25ft 150hp

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £107 based on 3 people sharing

Extras:

The testing and beautiful Chichester Harbour combined with a purpose-built training vessel. Professional tuition, any own boat tuition, launch and recovery, washing facilities, changing rooms, boat storage, on-site bar and restaurant, local B&Bs. BWSF Ski Boat Driver award and ICC certificates.

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Shell Bay Water Sports

Sailing base: Poole Harbour, Poole Bay

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: 21′ RIB, 13′ Dory, 18′ Displacement craft

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £160

Extras:

Specialising in powerboat training for the beginner through to the advanced powerboat award. Learning within the varied conditions of Poole Harbour and Poole Bay. Based within a small and friendly boatyard where your enjoyment is as important as your learning. Own boat tuition available.

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Southampton Water Activities Centre

Sailing base: Southampton

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Avon Seariders, Ribtecs, Duver 23 diesel launch

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course£130

Extras:

In the heart of Southampton, SWAC has superb modern facilities to provide you with high-quality and friendly powerboat training. Up-to-date boats and equipment, plus easy access to the Solent are just some of the benefits of choosing Southampton Water Activities Centre.

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Southern Professional Training

Sailing base: Southampton and Solent

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat level ADV, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Grand Banks 32 , Nelson 42, Atlantic 21 Rib

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £195. Day Skipper course: £555

Extras:

Enjoy good seamanship with friendly, full-time, professional instructors. Day Skipper/ICC, to DoT exam preparation courses for Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster tickets. Advanced RIB training – capsize, night navigation and Search & Rescue a speciality. Max. 3 to a course. Also Day Skipper to Ocean theory, Diesel Engine, VHF, Sea Survival & First Aid.

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UK Sailing Academy

Sailing base: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV, Instructor

Boats sailed: 4.5m and 5.7m RIB, 23′ Displacements, 40′ Nelson

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £100

Extras:

Beginners to advanced including race Training Dinghy, Windsurfing, Yachting, Instructor Training and Professional crew and skipper training. Full residential facilities, shorebased training and a fleet of 300 craft.

Longscar Powerboating

Sailing base: Hartlepool Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: RIBs, Broom runabout, Tremlett Sea Ranger

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: from £75

Extras:

Our speciality is training tailored to individual needs. We offer a full range of shorebased courses to support powerboating ù Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, First Aid and VHF. Our mature, professional staff set high standards but have a sense of humour too. Call Cheryl to discuss your requirements.

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St Peters Marina

Sailing base: St Peters Marina, Newcastle

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2

Boats sailed: McLachlan 21, Dateline RIB

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £125

Extras:

Based on the famous River Tyne, St Peters Marina offers excellent facilities in a superb city centre location. Ideal conditions include high-speed areas, river navigation and offshore handling. We give a warm welcome to both the novice and the more experienced power boater. Easily accessible from anywhere in the north east.

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Teesside Nautical Studies

Sailing base: River Tees, Middlesbrough

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV, Powerboat Instructor, Advanced Powerboat Exam

Boats sailed: Avon and Humber RIBs (60hp & 85hp)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £100

Extras:

Beginners to potential instructors catered for on a variety of water conditions with personal tuition from a powerboat trainer. We are the premier centre for powerboating in the North of England, with unique teaching methods, modern boats and low pupil to staff ratio. Direct assessment and advanced powerboat exam available.

Clyde Offshore Sailing Centre

Sailing base: Firth of Clyde

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Fairline Turbo 36, Sealine Bolero 28, Bayliner 4588

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Day Skipper: £325 Low; £425 High

Extras:

Come and join us aboard Storm Ranger, our Fairline Turbo 36, as we cruise among the magnificent scenery and wildlife of Scotland. Course includes diesel engine maintenance, navigation, GPS, Radar, lots of boat handling and most of all lots of FUN. All course fees include food, fuel and mooring charges. Easy access by road, rail and air.

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Galloway Sailing Centre

Sailing base: Loch Ken

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Maxon 8hp – Rimini 30hp

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £115 (res) £80 (non-res)

Extras:

Learn to powerboat, or for the more experienced hone your fleet management skills. Novice (RYA Level 1 and 2) or Safety Boat courses available from April to October. We operate on a safe and beautiful stretch of water in SW Scotland, with excellent Clubhouse facilities. Low and high-season rates available.

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Port Edgar Marina & Sailing School

Sailing base: Port Edgar Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Avon 5.4 & 4m Seariders, Ribtec 4.65, Northcraft 5.5, Cheverton 6m

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £54.

Extras:

Port Edgar is the premier powerboat school in Scotland offering courses in all levels, including Instructor, all year round. We offer easy access, an ideal location, experienced instructors, excellent facilities, a varied fleet and real value for money. Non-residential, but a wide choice of quality accommodation close by.

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Sailaway Sea School

Sailing base: Largs Yacht Haven

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Hardy 18, Dory and Searider

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £90 (based on 4 students). Day Skipper course: £400

Extras:

We sail sheltered water with uncrowded harbours, anchorages, islands and lochs. All forms of training offered with linked shorebased and practical training where appropriate, with emphasis on personal interests and requirements.

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Sea Explore

Sailing base: Oban and mobile throughout UK

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Deep Sea 21, RIB (cuddy/ cabin) 230hp inboard diesel, and own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £115

Extras:

Courses operate around beautiful West Coast Islands with a ‘state of the art’ cuddy/cabined rigid inflatable boat. Courses run all year have a relaxed atmosphere and are tailored to individual needs. Accommodation can be arranged. Boat hire available. Additional courses include Powerboat Instructors, Advanced Navigation and Jet boat handling.

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Tighnabruaich Sailing School

Sailing base: Kyles of Bute

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Dory and Searider

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £69.90 (2 days)

Extras:

Powerboat training in conjunction with dinghy sailing and windsurfing, giving experience of safety boat situations. Specialists in instructor training requirements for potential dingy instructors. Wonderful scenic area with wide choice of accommodation ù hotels, guest houses, self catering and youth hostel. Full details in our brochure.

Queens Park Water Recreation Centre

Sailing base: Eanam Wharf, Blackburn

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate

Boats sailed: 60′ Barge

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £89

Extras:

Come and learn to cruise the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on our comfortable 60ft barge Bill Hunt. If you are a beginner or just need to improve your skills, our instructor will ensure that you will enjoy and learn from your course. For more information please ring Grant or John on 01254 698137.

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Safe Water Training Sea School

Sailing base: Liverpool Bay, Abersoch, Anglesey

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV

Boats sailed: Chinook 5.2 Rib 55hp, Osprey 6.5 115hp, Sea Nymph (displacement)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £115.00

Extras:

Professional friendly tuition. Our centres are open all year round. Enjoy your practical Powerboat course on the challenging waters of Liverpool Bay; Shorebased courses include Small Craft First Aid, Diesel Engine, VHF Radio, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster. Ring Brian or Diane for a copy of our Power/Sail Course Prospectus.

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Windermere Outdoor Adventure Watersports Centre

Sailing base: Millerground

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2

Boats sailed: Searider 4m Rib, Dory-Del Quay

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: of Level 2: £160

Extras:

Come and complete your Level 1 or 2 Powerboat course at Windermere Outdoor Adventure Watersports Centre, situated among some of Britain’s finest scenery on the Eastern Shore of Windermere, England’s largest lake. Our unique 1-to-1 service allows your progression to be informal, friendly and thorough. Courses run from March to November.

Clifton Cruisers

Sailing base: Rugby & Coventry

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Narrowboats

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course £80.00

Extras:

An enjoyable and informative day out with plenty of ‘hands-on’ experience. Light lunch included.

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Evesham Marina

Sailing base: Evesham marina, River Avon

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Steel Narrowboats

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £90

Extras:

Students’ comments: ñI thoroughly enjoyed everything about the courseî, ñat no time did I feel uncomfortableî, ñthe instructor was calm, relaxed and never lost his positive pleasant mannerî, ñinstilled confidence in me at onceî. Ring for more details.

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Himley Outdoor Centre

Sailing base: Chasewater & Bartley (inland), and Aberdovey, Wales (coastal)

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: 5.8m RIB 150hp, 4m RIB50hp, Dory 40hp

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £135

Extras:

Other courses available include ICC, safety boat, advanced and powerboat instructor courses. Discount prices for groups, companies, clubs and organisations.

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Stourport Yacht Club

Sailing base: Strourport Yacht Club

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Broom 30 single & Souter 39 twin

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £75

Extras:

Midlands-based centre, catering for all waterways; town centre location, wide beam locks to River Severn, friendly patient instructors.

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Tillerfolk School Of Boating

Sailing base: Alvechurch Boat Centre

Cruising area:

Courses: Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Top quality Narrowboats up to 70′

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Inland Waters course: £90 one day £175 two day

Extras:

Our practical courses will teach you many ‘tricks of the trade’ in a friendly and supportive environment. Emphasis on safety makes our courses especially attractive to those with a duty of care such as teachers, youth workers and group leaders, as well as those who take their narrrowboating seriously.

Anglia Yacht Brokerage

Sailing base: Felixstowe Ferry & own Sailing Club as required

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV Instructor

Boats sailed: Mach RIB 5.8m, 13ft Dory, 18ft launch, 3.8m Force Four and others

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: from £55 for 1: 2 ratio, from £65 for 1: 1

Extras:

Bernard Sutcliffe has been an RYA Powerboat Instructor for many years. He offers a wide range of ways of doing the courses, either one-to-one direct assessment, two-to-one or groups up to 12 by arrangement in East Anglia. You can also use your own craft. Ideally situated at the mouth of the River Deben, we operate all year.

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Bradwell Environmental & Outdoor Centre

Sailing base: River Blackwater/Bradwell on Sea, Essex

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV, Inland Waters HelmsmansCertificate

Boats sailed: RIBs, Dories, Cheverton

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: from £90

Extras:

Inland Waters course: from £90 The centre is a fully-equipped residential and day centre with full-time professional staff, classrooms and workshops, and is managed by a local education authority. Specialist, tidal and inland courses, and taster day courses available by arrangement. Discounts available for group bookings.

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East Anglian Sea School Ltd

Sailing base: Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the River Orwell

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV, Motor Cruising, Inland Waters HelmsmansCertificate

Boats sailed: 4m RIB, Princess 38 Flybridge

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £230

Extras:

Day Skipper course: £600. Inland Waters course: £165 per day own boat Professionally organised courses for individuals, club groups and commercial organisations at all levels in the RYA Powerboat and Motor Cruising schemes. Also available RYA Powerboat Instructor Training. The East Anglian Sea School is a recognised centre for the International Certificate of Competence.

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Fairlop Sailing Centre

Sailing base: Fairlop Lake, Bradwell on sea

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Dories, RIBs and inboard diesel launch

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £120. Day Skipper course: £80

Extras:

Situated on a 40-acre lake within easy reach of Central London and coastal water. Mature, experienced, enthusiastic instructors guide the students’ first steps inland and then develop their skills in more challenging conditions at sea. Instruction is paced to student needs and safety is paramount. ICC assessments available.

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Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust

Sailing base: River Blackwater estuary

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: 4.8m RIB, 5.0m RIB, 7.6mlaunches

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £125

Extras:

Fellowship Afloat enjoys a unique setting based onboard the permanently moored light vessel ‘Trinity’: fully equipped with every modern facility. The highly qualified staff team offers a very special level of tuition and care using a variety of well-maintained craft in challenging waters. Only 40 mins from Junct. 28, M25.

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Grafham Water Centre

Sailing base: Grafham Water Centre

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Narwhal, Searider, Dories, Dell Quay Fisher displacement launch

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £69-£136

Extras:

Other courses include Introduction to Powerboats; Safety boat course; Instructor Training for sailing and windsurfing, and other sailing and windsurfing courses. Activity Holidays also available. Please telephone 01480 810521 for a brochure.

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Lee Valley Watersports Centre

Sailing base: Lee Valley Watersports Centre

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: 5.5m RIB, 3.6m Commando, Orkney Dories 4.0m + 4.25m

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £130

Extras:

Located in North East London only eight miles from the M25, it has ideal accessibility for those who want to take an RYA course before heading down to the coast. Individual instruction and seven day a week opening for most of the year means that we can fit in with you. ICC assessments available.

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North Sea Training Services Ltd

Sailing base: Lowestoft Harbour, South Wharf

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV

Boats sailed: RIBs, Atlantic 21, Pacific P23, Delta 6.6 Dory

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £200. Day Skipper course: £100

Extras:

NSTS deliver Commercial Safety and marine rescue training to all levels, specialising in RIB operations and handling, first aid, navigation and leisure boating. Courses are available to suit customer requirements and prices vary on delegate numbers.

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Southend Environmental and Outdoor Education Centre

Sailing base: Southend-on-Sea

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Duver 23′ 4.5m Tornado RIB (30hp outboard), 13′ Dell Quay Dory (10hp)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £125

Extras:

The Centre offers a full range of RYA powerboat courses, up to and including RYA Instructor training. Our instructors are friendly and helpful and use the wide range of boats available to provide a course to suit your needs.

Albany Motor Yacht Club

Sailing base: Thames, Thames estuary

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, Inland Waters Helmsman’s Certificate

Boats sailed: Corvette 32, Avon RIB, Dories

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £180. Inland Waters course: £80

Extras:

Cruising/Powerboating: Shorebased courses, VHF/LRC/ SRC. Call Bill Kane, Principal on 0181 679 2054.

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Aqua-Sports Company

Sailing base: Mercers Country Park

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Commando’s, Dories, Viking inboard diesel, aluminium V hulls

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £75 ù £150

Extras:

5 minutes from the M25. Full range of courses to choose from. Modern equipment with professional instructors. Beautiful country park setting. Specialised training for instructor-related qualifications. Please call for individual requirements.

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Dover Sea School / Pedro Boats UK

Sailing base: Ramsgate and Dover

Cruising area:

Courses: Power levels 1, 2, ADV, Motor Cruising, Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: Pedro 36FB, Pedro 33, Pedro 33 Donky, Osprey RIB

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £211.50 ù 2 days. Day Skipper course: £528.75 ù 5 days. Inland Waters course: £105.75 ù per day.

Extras:

We offer RYA theory and practical courses throughout the year, which can be tailored to your requirements. Our cruising area includes the English Channel and near continent and associated inland waters. Theory courses are from £58.75 inc. VAT per day. Accommodation is available for theory courses and powerboat courses. ICC assessment.

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Dover Water Sports Centre

Sailing base: Dover Harbour plus Straits of Dover

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Humber RIBs 5.8m & 4m plus Dories 4m

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2: £120.00

Extras:

Working out of Dover harbour with magnificent views of the White Cliffs. We teach all levels of powerboat courses including advanced. Accommodation is available in local hotels and B&Bs. Call Kim Wood for more information.

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Medway Cruising School

Sailing base: Medway Bridge Marina

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV, Motor Cruising, Inland Waters Helmsmans Certificate

Boats sailed: C-Kip 46′, 6m, 5m and 4m RIBs

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £150. Day Skipper course: £400. Inland Waters course: £100

Extras:

It would be difficult to find an area more suitable for cruisers and powerboat training. Marinas above Rochester Bridge are virtually dedicated to cruisers and sportsboats. At Medway Bridge Marina we have full facilities, including a dedicated classroom, easy road access, secure parking, 40 minutes by train from London.

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Seafever International Ltd

Sailing base: Mobile unit

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: RIBs and clients own craft

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £171.67

Extras:

Courses to suit everyone, from complete novice to experienced helm, families, individuals, clubs for leisure and commercial purposes. All levels from Level 2, Rescue, Advanced to Instructors. Whatever your requirements, we will tailor a course for your needs.

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South East Powerboating

Sailing base: Arethusa Venture Centre, River Medway

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2

Boats sailed: Boston Whaler, 18′ + Cheverton

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £135 per person

Extras:

South East Powerboating has a policy of only 2 students per instructor at a centre with a full range of facilities. Tidal tuition in sheltered river, estuary and open sea. Courses can be tailored to clie nts needs. ICC Tests. Call Bob for more information.

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Surrey Docks Watersports Centre

Sailing base: Greenland Dock, River Thames

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Dory, RIB, Commando, Workboat

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £100

Extras:

Surrey Docks Watersports Centre provides for all levels of the RYA powerboating scheme. We, as a recognised training centre, enjoy working primarily from the historic Greenland Dock, but with the benefit of easy access to the fast flowing and challenging River Thames.

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Sussex Sea School

Sailing base: Littlehampton

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2

Boats sailed: Avon RIBs 6m and 5.4m

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £150 (2 day course)

Extras:

The only sea school awarded for excellence by the Government’s Charter Mark Office. Located at Littlehampton, the main tourist area of the county and a busy port for small power craft. Refreshments, showers and toilet facilities are available at the marina.

Argonauts Sea School

Sailing base: Peripatetic within the South West further afield by arrangement

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: 5.5m Humber RIB with 75hp Mercury outboard motor

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £125

Extras:

Friendly and high-quality instruction for everyone. Enjoy improving your skills and increasing your confidence in the pursuit of safe powerboating. Tuition in the schools boat, or your own by arrangement. Courses and assessments level 1 to advanced. Gain the international certificate of competence. Discuss your requirements with Kevin Sessions.

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Britons Slip Sailing School

Sailing base: Falmouth Harbour and Carrick Roads

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat level 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: 4m and 4.5m Valiant RIBs

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £160

Extras:

From a beautifully renovated packet warehouse in the heart of Falmouth’s waterfront we have direct access to the bustling harbour and breathtaking Carrick Roads. Our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and changing rooms are yours to relax in at the end of each day.

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Cetone Marine School and Services

Sailing base: Cobbs Quay, Hamworthy, Poole

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: 34′ Nimbus, 15′ Sport Dory and Whalers

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £160. Day Skipper course: £600

Extras:

RYA theory, VHF and Diesel Engine courses can be arranged to suit your individual needs. Group courses are discounted up to 30%. Four people maximum on course. Own boat tuition. International Certificate of Competence and Yachtmaster pre-training courses and ICC assessments.

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Dartmouth Yacht Cruise School

Sailing base: Dartmouth, South West England

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: Ribtec 700 Yamaha 200hp V6, Boston Whaler 15′ (Suzuki 65hp), Avon Spitfire 15 (Yamaha 15hp)

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £200 low season, £300 high season

Extras:

RYA Sailing School and bonded Yacht Charter and Deliveries, offering hands-on instruction. Powerboating beginners to advanced; full range of supporting shorebased courses. From our marina ïFive Gold Anchors’ for standards and facilities at Sandquay Dartmouth, offering first aid at sea; VHF, Marine watch and diesel course. Come join us and have fun.

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Fathom & Blues Ltd

Sailing base: Portland & Weymouth

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, ADV

Boats sailed: Ribcraft 6.5m, Mariner 175hp, & Ribcraft 5.5m Mariner 135hp, & new BWM or your own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £120

Extras:

Make learning fun at our new Powerboat Centre at Portland, which offers maximum experience in a wide range of conditions suiting both novice and experienced boat handlers seeking qualification. Training begins with our friendly approachable instructors in the classroom, then to practical sessions on our new boats.

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Fowey Cruising School & Services

Sailing base: Fowey

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat level 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: 3.5m Avon RIB

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2: £140

Extras:

Want enjoyable, effective learning, in sheltered waters and perfect surroundings, with professional instructors? That’s us! Beginners are welcome. FCS has provided RYA courses for over 25 years. Why not benefit from this? Existing clients know we’re good. Join them and find out for yourself! Let us help realise your dream.

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Jon Clift’s Powerboat School

Sailing base: Salcombe, but willing to travel anywhere

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: 5.6m RIB with Honda 90, own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: from £100

Extras:

Open all year. Mature Powerboat Trainer (I train Powerboat Instructors), with many years of experience gained internationally and with the RNLI, including a period as Lifeboat Helmsman. All RYA Powerboat courses available, from basic boat handling to Advanced Offshore Powerboating. Personal Training – I run my courses with dates/times to suit you. ICC testing/tuition.

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North Haven Motor Cruising

Sailing base: Salterns Marina, Poole

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat level 1, 2, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Princess 440, Sunseeker 42, Humber 7.5

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2: £150. Day Skipper course: £630

Extras:

Operating in one of the largest natural harbours in the world, North Haven Motor Cruising can offer a full range of RYA Motor Cruising, Powerboating and shorebased courses.

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Pierhead Watersports and Sea School

Sailing base: Swanage Pier

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: 7.5 m RIB + 300 hp outboard, 17′ Boston Whaler + 200hp outboard, 16′ Dory + 25hp, 22′ Dayboat 9hp displacement

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2: £150.00 1-1 reducing

Extras:

Come and enjoy a comprehensive course in four different boats in varying sea conditions form Swanage Bay to Poole Harbour. We are adjacent to a BSAC/PADI Dive School and established waterski school so we can bias courses if required. ICC included for small extra cost.

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Plymouth Sailing School

Sailing base: Plymouth

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV, Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Cruisers 33-40ft/various RIBs/Dories

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £110 3-1 or £330 1-1. Day Skipper course: £500

Extras:

Plymouth is the gateway to some of the best cruising in Northern Europe. We are easily reached by road, rail, air and ferry. We are happy to arrange own boat or private tuition. We do courses all year round from complete beginner to the commercial endorsement. Call for a chat and a brochure.

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Simanda Yachting Services

Sailing base: Torquay

Cruising area:

Courses: Motor Cruising

Boats sailed: Fairline Sedan 36

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Day Skipper course: £520

Extras:

Professional training is guaranteed. Your instructor is Lt Cdr Harry Baker, who has been skippering ships and boats for 30 years. School boat is Fairline 36 Sedan; 2 Volvo TAMD 61 306hp engines, 25 knots. Equipment includes Radar, Decca, GPS. Training in your own boat £95 daily.

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South Devon College

Sailing base: Torbay

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat level 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Humber Rib’s

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £80

Extras:

Quality shorebased facilities and boats to provide the best in RYA practical and shorebased tuition. Operating in an ideal region for all year round courses. Friendly, expert tuition. Full range of supporting shorebased courses, including VHF Radio Operation, diesel engines, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean. Call Jeff Phillips.

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South West Powerboat Shool

Sailing base: Lyme Regis to Plymouth

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: 4.8m RIB with 60hp outboard

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £125

Extras:

Personal tuition from the Principal, a RYA Powerboat Trainer. All levels of powerboat scheme including Instructor and Advanced. The courses are all great fun and safety is paramount. Direct assessment available for ICC, own or school boat.

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Spinnakers Sailing Centre

Sailing base: River Exe Estuary

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC

Boats sailed: Avon Searider 5.4m 75hp, Avon Seariders 4.2m 40hp, Avon Dive Boat 4.6m 60hp

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: £110

Extras:

Based on River Exe, Spinnakers offers personal hands on approach to teaching you the skills to drive Powerboats. Whether it’s a RYA Course or simply own boat tuition, we will ensure that you have an enjoyable time.

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Windsport International

Sailing base: Falmouth

Cruising area:

Courses: Powerboat levels 1, 2, SBC, ADV

Boats sailed: RIBs, Displacement launch, Inflatables, Own boat tuition

Instr/pupil ratio:

Price: Level 2 course: from £130

Extras:

Enjoy the ‘hands on’ experience of powerboating with our professional instructor team. Introductory programmes for first time powerboaters to advanced courses for rescue boat drivers take place within the estuary and on the open sea. Our informative yet informal style of tuition is complemented by practical exercises and discussions. Other centres include Cambridgeshire and Rutland.