Pre Course Experience:



A comprehensive introduction to the skills required to pilot and navigate a small boat in familiar waters.


Seamanship, Charts and Publications, Courses to Steer, Position fixing, Tidal heights and Streams, Buoys and Lights, GPS and Chart Plotters, Instruments, Log Books, Meteorology, IRPCS, Safety, Passage Planning.


5-Day Classroom Based.   Either 5 consecutive days, or a 2-day weekend plus a 3-day weekend.   Price  £450 per person

10-Week, Weekly Evening Class.  19.00 to 22.00 Each Evening,  Autumn and Winter terms.  Price  £325 per person. (£300 for local club members)

Virtual (Zoom) Classroom.  20 – 25 hours of contact time with our instructor, plus the same amount of homework time. Schedule and timescale to suit you. Price £400 pp.    


Parkstone Yacht Club,  Poole Yacht Club, Poole Maritime Skills Centre or at Home.