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Two day theory course
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One day VHF Radio course

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Practical sailing tuition for individuals, teenagers or groups
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CEVNI Test

RYA VHF Radio (SRC) Course (1 day)

VHF / DSC Operators Course including GMDSS training.

 

The VHF radio course is an essential 1 day course suitable for all water users. A VHF radio is an important item of safety kit on any vessel for both emergency and general use.

 

NOTE Sailing vessels are legally required to be fitted with VHF Radio and to have a SRC Certified person on board.

 

The tutor

 

The tutor for the VHF course is Richard (Dick) Smith. Read more ...

Who is the course for?

  • Owners/users of fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

  • Boat owners/operators, skippers and crew members.

  • If you hold a VHF licence issued before 1999 you are legally required to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment.

Course topics include:

  • Making routine calls on VHF and communicate on DSC.

  • Plotting the position of the vessel and determine the position of the vessel taking into account wind and tides.

  • Communicating clearly using the correct phonetics and radio procedures.

How long is the course?

 

One day (intensive)

How do I book this course?

 

Download and complete the Excel Yachting Booking Form and either scan it and return via email, or post with a cheque payable to T.J.Lee to Excel Yachting, 7 Copsewood Way, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8PJ.

  • A passport-sized photograph of yourself is required.
  • Candidates will need to purchase the required text book for this course in advance - available to buy on the Excel Yachting Booking Form.

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer please call 0771 064 7966 for account details.

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Excel Yachting offer shore based RYA yacht sailing theory courses.  Venue: The Early Bird Pub and Restaurant, Maidstone, Kent

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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System is an international set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and make it easier to rescue distressed ships, boats and aircraft.

 

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Digital Selective Calling is the technology used by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

 

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The Short Range Certificate is required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF DSC equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

 

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Excel Yachting

 

Terence Lee
Principal and Chief Instructor

7, Copsewood Way, Bearsted Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PJ

 

Tel: 0771 064 7966

excelyachting2@aol.com