Updated 9th Jan 2020
New training courses at Liverpool Yacht Club. LYC have the following courses in January. Please apply directly to LYC as below.
Steve Barrowman is back with us this year with some more courses. We start off with a one day RYA Radar course and a VHF Radio Course to be held a Liverpool Marina. We are also trying to arrange a Sea Survival Course and a first aid course.
RYA Radar Course - This is an increasingly popular course for both sailing and motorboats. Radar is an invaluable aid for navigation and collision avoidance. This course is limited to 3 members. I will arrange more if there is a good response.
Cost £60 for LYC members.
Liverpool Marina, 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 18th January.
VHF Radio Course - This one-day RYA SRC/VHF Radio course teaches the basics of VHF radio operation, the correct frequencies (channels) to be used and distress, emergency & medical assistance procedures. We use real radio equipment rather than simulators so you can become confident in using the various controls and DSC (Digital Selective Calling) functions. The VHF radio network has undergone great change with the implementation of the Global Maritime Distress System (G.M.D.S.S.) and these changes are discussed in depth. There is some pre-course reading.
At the end of the RYA SRC/VHF Radio course students are prepared to take an exam by an independent examiner. The exam is not difficult and has a high pass rate. After the successful completion of this exam you will be issued with the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Certificate of Competence and Authority to Operate". There is an exam fee payable directly to the RYA on the day. Cost is £65.00 to LYC Members plus the exam fee of £60.00 (£125.00).
Liverpool Marina, 9.30am - 4pm, Sunday 19th January.
Contact me at email@example.com to book your place or see me at the Marina on a Wednesday evening or race day.
LYC Membership Secretary.