TRAINING

Along with essential time on the water and physical training, there are several aspects of preparation that need to be covered in the classroom. Here you can learn a little more about what's involved in making the Round Britain Row happen.

Course topics include:
- The basics of seamanship 
- The essentials of coastal navigation, pilotage and chartwork
- Position fixing 
- Plotting a course to steer 
- Weather forecasting, meteorology and tides 
- Collision regulations 
- Emergency safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
RYA Day skipper
This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters.
​The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers.
VHF Marine Radio
Course topics include:
- How the Radio works
- Using the Radio
- GMDSS The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
- Urgency and Safety Calling
- Rules and Licensing
The VHF Radio is the only way to contact other marine traffic or to call for rescue from the boat. A Short Range operation certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control or operate the radio.
Navigation & Seamanship
Course topics include:
- Position fixing and course plotting
- Tidal knowledge 
- Use of almanacs and admiralty publications 
- Electronic position finding equipment 
- Interpreting forecasts

- Plotting weather systems and weather predictions  
- Collision regulations 
- Customs and excise regulations
Advanced training for skippers, building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
RNLI Sea Survival 
Course topics include:
- Essential emergency and survival techniques,
- Understanding the effects of cold-water shock and hypothermia
- Awareness of life saving equipment
- Investigate the causes of distress
- Launch and recovery of a liferaft

- Personal survival skills 
This is an opportunity to practice emergency drills and put survival theory into practice. The same training given to the lifeboat crews