Many people find the use of a radio somewhat daunting, particularly once they realise everyone can “listen in”. This course is delivered by a relaxed and encouraging instructor who will put students at ease. Premier Sailing use real radios and have many real-life examples and scenarios to help you with safe and efficient operation of the equipment. We teach the language to use and procedural requirements, coupled with lots of practice.
A VHF radio is an essential piece of safety equipment and it is vital to understand the correct procedures which will be covered in this course.
To get the GMDSS VHF Radio Licence, (Short Range Certificate (SRC) you must successfully complete the one-day classroom-based course AND then take a separate, classroom-based written and practical assessment (both usually done at the same venue on the same day).
As apart of our Covid-19 workplace preparedness plan the Marine radio classroom course has been adapted for socially distant purposes. By limiting the number of candidates, each can use a radio of their own.
A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio.
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand-held equipment using international channels.
You will need to bring a passport photograph and proof of pre-payment for the VHF assessment/licence application. This is done online direct with the RYA and details will be included in the joining instructions. The RYA fee is £70 and instructions for paying it direct to the RYA will be sent with the VHF Handbook which will be sent to you prior to the course.
Same as Ever- Best of the best
Christian was superb - I learnt so much
A big thank you from us Colin. We really appreciate your flexibility when we had to re schedule due to my illness, that was a massive relief. The yachts were clean, well maintained and nice to sail. Will was great as our instructor. We really enjoyed the course as a family.
Thanks for posting the Padstow harbour photo on the blog, it makes me feel proud the fly the banner!It was a brilliant week last week, from calm waters near Lundy to rough seas around Land’s end.
Just an important bit of feedback for you... our skipper, Adam Waugh was fantastic, and is a good ambassador for your company. From the welcoming text on Sunday morning asking of our arrival time, the personal welcome at the jetty. He made it perfectly clear that safety was his main concern, obviously an important point, but glad to be told it.
The week continued with his professionalism and experience, and the character mix on Galliver was perfect. This is always a worrying point for everyone. On leaving the boat, we all cleaned up, but Adam personally went the extra mile. It was immaculate, and smelt good too!
Good people are always hard to find, I would recommend his guy as a skipper!
Thanks again for a good week.
Please find my course feedback form attached.
Thank you very much for the course, also particular thanks to Gary who was outstanding!
Colin and Jon were very patient as I took some time to "get it" with chartwork. I found it very hard work and far more time consuming than I thought it would be. The online videos were very helpful when doing homework.
Great fun. Don't know how Colin remained so calm with a student parking his boat. A brilliant experience including the food.
A great course. Bev is a great instructor and gave me great support and encouragement even when things didn't quite go according to plan. Now I am truly a Yachtmaster!!
Paul was a great skipper, calm and efficient....and he can cook! This trip has given me the confidence to take my wee boat further afield.
An excellent outfit, well equipped with good boats and brilliant instructors, that is small enough to give a warm personal service but big enough to cope with the full gamut of yachting experiences.
Hi Colin Thanks for sharing this picture 🙂 Let me say once again what a pleasure was meeting you. I felt you were genuinely interested in our success and learning and treated us as friends rather than customers. Thank you All the best with sailing and life, I’m sure our path will cross again soon Stefano - Yachtmaster Offshore Candidate
Dear Colin and Jan, Thank you for forwarding the photos. I also wanted to thank you for a fantastically well organised sailing week in a beautiful location. The peace and calm is such a contrast to sailing on the south coast. The sighting of over forty seals on a sand bank was a real highlight. The instruction was clear, informed and very supportive. I particularly appreciated, as a competent crew trainee, the trust placed in me to try all the tactics expected of the yacht masters. We had a good humoured team on board, many laughs and everyone pulled their weight. Your commitment to deliver an excellent experience was underlined by the provision of very good fresh food with our instructor magically transforming into chef in between imparting sailing skills. I wish you and your family all the best and hope to see you again once I have mastered some theory and quite a few knots.
Hi Colin Just a quick email to say what a great weekend I had, Dave was great. And the food was Fantastic. Thank you