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VHF Radio for boaters DSC/SRC Sheffield
30th June - complete in the day

Yachtsmen, and Cruisers, require the VHF Radio license by law, but just as important the training to use the equipment correctly.
European charter companies require that a member of a bareboat hire crew holds the license.

Next course>> 28th July, Sheffield; 09-17.00; Course and exam complete in the day using the real equipment you have trained on.
course cost 80. 

Club courses, dates and venue, by arrangement.
Click 'Contact' above (or call/message 07771 652123).

Online courses require a trip to an examination centre, maybe distant, and familiarization with real equipment which is not the same as the virtual kit that you have trained with online.

Boaters, both owners and also occasional charterers need to be able to use the VHF radio for general communication and especially for issues of safety. The modern VHF DSC system is invaluable.
The course objectives are to train you to be able to use different radios in both normal and emergency situations; to communicate clearly and correctly bearing in mind you may be speaking to a foreign radio operator; to understand the benefits of the GMDSS (global maritime distress and safety system) and associated equipment, EPIRB, AIS, NAVTEX; to Send or Relay Mayday alarm; and of course to attain your RYA/MCA radio licence.

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Course content includes Hands on practical use of DSC radios in various circumstance of normal use; Connection through DSC (digital selective calling); Emergency call use; Speech procedures; VHF range, Channel numbers; Finding channel numbers; Rules and regulations; Licenses both you and the boat; GMDS safety systems; MAYDAY alerts; PANPAN, and URGENCY alerts.






The VHF course is a full one day course typically held at the weekend during the autumn/winter months. The course includes the final test on the day by an independent examiner. Actual radios, not simulators, are used and course numbers are restricted to enable close involvement of all participants.

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BLOG Click the handheld radio to open our VHF blog, and then if you like to all our blogs with past trips and photos.


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Use contact above to e-mail; alternatively message or call 07771652123 for full details of course, and to reserve a place.
VHF course - complete in the day; small group; real radios *course cost 80.


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DaySkipper Shorebased Theory Course Sheffield.
The entry course to basic seamanship.

Dayskipper provides the navigation skills necessary to manage cruising yachts and motor cruisers that you charter, or own. The course is set to a level and pace appropriate for beginners and people with little experience yet all the topics mentioned below are dealt with to enable a good understanding.
The course is fun with a wide syllabus which is similar to the Yachtmaster course syllabus. As such Dayskipper is also suitable for experienced sailors and where applicable the more rigorous requirements of the Yachtmaster subject matter will be individually addressed, for example the specific calculation of secondary port tide heights.

DAYSKIPPER next October 24
online course anytime

Also see
online page offer.
Click 'contact' above (or phone/message 07771 652123) for ongoing course information.


BLOG > Click the boat to link to the 'stern-to mooring blog' applicable to harbours in the Med, and then if you like to all our blogs with past trips and photos.


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Dayskipper comprises 20 evenings of 2 hours over the autumn and winter months as you plan your trips for next year.

Course content includes Compass and chart navigation; GPS and Plotter navigation; Tide flows and heights; Anchoring and mooring principles; Buoyage; Lights; Rules of the road (the seagoing code); Safety and rescue at sea; Pilotage (getting out and in); Passage planning; Weather.

A wide syllabus which benefits from involvement with others and at a relaxed pace.


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Winter at St Mary's Conference Centre, Central Sheffield. Good parking. Course teaching is supported using RYA documentation and Online. Use contact above to e-mail; alternatively message or call 07771 652123
Day Skipper course Rotherham. Day Skipper course Chesterfield. Day Skipper course Doncaster. Day Skipper course Hathersage. Day Skipper course Wakefield. Day Skipper course Sheffield.