RYA Interactive Courses now available at Coastal Sea School ME for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and beyond – in fact wherever you have a computer.
For some of the courses it is possible to do a mix of “classroom and at home” – or in the office. You may prefer to do some classroom and workshop learning as a group. This is useful for explaining some of the finer detail and any technical language. So this new method provides a solution for all people and learning styles.
The online courses allow you to ask your “online instructor” for guidance if you get stuck or need a helping hand or just explain something in simple terms – we are just an email away :-
Essential Navigation & Seamanship course (ENS)
This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills.
In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, yachting, canoeing, teaching, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-
It’s a highly informative course with lots of pictorial explanations and opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice in the mini exercises.
You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD so that you can use a GPS simulator on your pc.
Marine Radio – Short Range Certificate (SRC) – GMDSS
This is a course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on most worldwide and every British flagged vessel fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.
A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call with serious consequences. You need to know how to use the radio properly and legally.
If you have the ‘old style’ VHF licence (pre-
All new VHF sets are either fitted with, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels.
The 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)
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Professional Practices and Responsibilities
A compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.
Who this course is for
Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew.
You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35’ or 65’ yacht or driving a commercial workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht.
Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be legally responsible if things go wrong.