Shore Based Courses
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RYA Courses in Marbella
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Learn crucial skills at our shore-based classrooms and become the sailor you have always dreamed of.
From 150 Euros
SRC VHF Course
If you are planning on Chartering a yacht with friends or family, it is important to know that most charter bases and indeed many countries require a crew member to obtain their RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate.
You can choose to study online and join us in the classroom for the final exam, or spend a day with us and have one of our instructors guide you through the course notes and prepare you for the exam.
RYA First Aid At Sea
The 1 day RYA First Aid At Sea Course is a requirement for many seafarers including commercial skippers, bareboat skippers, and regatta crews.
The syllabus was created following guidelines from many recognized agencies, but your Marbella Sailing School Training instructor will help you relate both the theory and practical components to being at sea.
From 250 Euros
Advanced Engine Course
This course is designed for boat owners and crew of Yachts, Tenders and small business vessels such as tour boats. The knowledge gained will enable the candidate to successfully carry out maintenance and fault finding on their vessel that will ensure longevity and ‘health’ of their boat and its associated equipment.
By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of diesel and petrol engines and be confident in carrying out your own fault finding, maintenance and basic repairs.
RYA Day Skipper Theory
Our RYA Day Skipper Theory Course introduces and builds the student up to a competent level of navigation of a small craft. The course includes position plotting, allowing for tides, interpreting lights and shapes used and understanding the rules of the road that apply to all vessels.
RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Theory
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.
The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.
Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
Unravel the mysteries of Celestial navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigational aids. Take the ultimate test and become a Yachtmaster Ocean with Marbella Sailing School
RYA professional practise and responsibilities
A compulsory online course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders. 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’ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. 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 held to account if things go wrong.
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Marbella Sailing School is not just about being out on the water. Part of the RYA curriculum includes theory-based courses and vital skill training including First Aid & VHF Courses.
View all of our practical courses right here. Take to the sea and discover the joys of yachting while learning from experienced instructors who will make sure you learn & most importantly, have a good time.
For those looking to go from Zero to Hero, look no further than our Fast Track programs. Each one individually designed for your needs, whether it be for Charter or Professional work within the maritime industry.