Shore based training is normally associated with when bad weather or the winter and people have winterised their boats ready for next season. So instead of letting the inherent skill fade creep in, why not consider keeping yourself up to speed by attending a shore based training course. This might be learning about how to use a VHF Radio, learning to navigate more efficiently, how to treat a casualty onboard or just some one to one tuition on a subject of your choice. Here at Boatability we can offer a wide range of packages to suit your training needs.
Located in the heart of Portsmouth we are very close to the transport network and only an hour from London, we are ideally located to provide training for people who might need to travel. Our training centre is located within a Dry Stack boat yard and brokerage so well placed for those thinking of buying or selling a boat too.
With state of the latest VHF DSC radio equipment we can even send a real Mayday on the radio but obviously in simulated conditions. Believe it or not but most boaters who have not done the VHF course will more than likely switch their radio off the first time the hear a Distress Alert come across on their radios, which is a little concerning... This is one of the reasons, unlike anyone else, we also offer free re-training on our VHF radio course.
Did you know?: If you make a simple radio call, e.g. to a marina, harbour master or another boat and you don't hold a VHF users license you are actually breaking the law. The maximum penalty for this is either a £5000 fine or 6 months imprisonment!!
Why choose Boatability? All of our instructors have come from or are still involved in some very interesting backgrounds and bring plenty of experience to the table, for example: Royal Navy, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, offshore fishing skippers etc.
For more information on these courses please follow the links below or contact us on:
02392 346075 / 07985 089973 or email us at email@example.com