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Dec
20
Wed
2017
RYA VHF Exam @ Equinox Sailing
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before booking your RYA VHF Exam students should have completed an online RYA course and passed the pre exam course knowledge check or have attended a classroom course and obtained a signature from your course instructor.

Candidates may be of any Nationality or residency, although the exam will be conducted in English. The minimum age for examination is 16 years old on the day of the exam.

You will need to bring your original application form either signed by your course instructor or your orginal online course certificate with a passport photograph and payment of £60.  Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, cheques should be made payable to the RYA.  You will not be able to sit your exam unless payment is made.  A partial resit can be taken for up to 6 weeks at an additional cost of £15, after this time you would have to rebook your whole exam.

The RYA VHF Exam will include a practical and theory exam.  Students will be given 20-30 minutes to familiarise themselves with the radio simulators.

Practical Exam
The practical exam will be based on scenarios given to you by your assessor and should take around 30 minutes, these will include.

Distress Situations
Be able to identify a distress situation.
Be able to initiate a DSC distress alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
Send a distress call and message by voice.
Respond to a distress alert, call and message, including relay of a distress message.
Know the procedure for cancelling a DSC distress alert sent in error.

Urgency Situations
Be able to identify a urgency situation
Be able to initiate a DSC urgency alert
Send and urgency message by voice.
Respond to an urgency message.

Safety Situations
Be able to identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate
Be able to initiate a DSC safety alert

Routine Communications
Be able to initiate a routine call using DSC, and select an appropriate working channel
Establish communications and exchange messages with other stations by voice.
Enter a group or individual MMSI number
Use the international Phonetic Alphabet.

In addition students should be aware of the following
How to deploy and EPIRB and SART
Know how to test a VHF radio by use of a radio check
How to maintain an appropriate watch on DSC and working channels

Theory Paper
The theory paper is a 30 minute closed book exam, if it has been sometime since you completed your course, it is advised that you spend sometime refreshing your memory.

Available dates

Booking form

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.

If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if your interested in brushing up you sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
January RYA Day Skipper Theory 3 Weekends Course @ RYA Day Skipper Theory Weekend
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – Jan 14 @ 5:30 pm

This courses is run over 3 weekends.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, this course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.  A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather forecasting
  • Position fixing
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Short on time why not try our Intensive Day Skipper course that combines RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses


Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1
Cost £300

 

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualifications and attend a RYA Day Skipper course
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Jan
17
Wed
2018
RYA VHF Exam @ Equinox Sailing
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before booking your RYA VHF Exam students should have completed an online RYA course and passed the pre exam course knowledge check or have attended a classroom course and obtained a signature from your course instructor.

Candidates may be of any Nationality or residency, although the exam will be conducted in English. The minimum age for examination is 16 years old on the day of the exam.

You will need to bring your original application form either signed by your course instructor or your orginal online course certificate with a passport photograph and payment of £60.  Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, cheques should be made payable to the RYA.  You will not be able to sit your exam unless payment is made.  A partial resit can be taken for up to 6 weeks at an additional cost of £15, after this time you would have to rebook your whole exam.

The RYA VHF Exam will include a practical and theory exam.  Students will be given 20-30 minutes to familiarise themselves with the radio simulators.

Practical Exam
The practical exam will be based on scenarios given to you by your assessor and should take around 30 minutes, these will include.

Distress Situations
Be able to identify a distress situation.
Be able to initiate a DSC distress alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
Send a distress call and message by voice.
Respond to a distress alert, call and message, including relay of a distress message.
Know the procedure for cancelling a DSC distress alert sent in error.

Urgency Situations
Be able to identify a urgency situation
Be able to initiate a DSC urgency alert
Send and urgency message by voice.
Respond to an urgency message.

Safety Situations
Be able to identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate
Be able to initiate a DSC safety alert

Routine Communications
Be able to initiate a routine call using DSC, and select an appropriate working channel
Establish communications and exchange messages with other stations by voice.
Enter a group or individual MMSI number
Use the international Phonetic Alphabet.

In addition students should be aware of the following
How to deploy and EPIRB and SART
Know how to test a VHF radio by use of a radio check
How to maintain an appropriate watch on DSC and working channels

Theory Paper
The theory paper is a 30 minute closed book exam, if it has been sometime since you completed your course, it is advised that you spend sometime refreshing your memory.

Available dates

Booking form

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.

If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if your interested in brushing up you sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
January RYA Day Skipper Theory 3 Weekends Course @ RYA Day Skipper Theory Weekend
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm

This courses is run over 3 weekends.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, this course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.  A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather forecasting
  • Position fixing
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Short on time why not try our Intensive Day Skipper course that combines RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses


Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1
Cost £300

 

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualifications and attend a RYA Day Skipper course
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Jan
27
Sat
2018
January RYA Day Skipper Theory 3 Weekends Course @ RYA Day Skipper Theory Weekend
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm

This courses is run over 3 weekends.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, this course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.  A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather forecasting
  • Position fixing
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Short on time why not try our Intensive Day Skipper course that combines RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses


Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1
Cost £300

 

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualifications and attend a RYA Day Skipper course
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Feb
10
Sat
2018
February RYA Yachtmaster Theory 3 Weekend Course @ RYA Yachtmaster Theory
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm

An advanced course for more experienced skipper, or those wishing to build on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses are run throughout the year from our base in London.

Please have a look at our article, “Is the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course right for me?” for further information.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Content 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.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses

Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Interested in gaining seamile? Join us on a mile building trip.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Feb
17
Sat
2018
February RYA Yachtmaster Theory 3 Weekend Course @ RYA Yachtmaster Theory
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm

An advanced course for more experienced skipper, or those wishing to build on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses are run throughout the year from our base in London.

Please have a look at our article, “Is the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course right for me?” for further information.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Content 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.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses

Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Interested in gaining seamile? Join us on a mile building trip.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Feb
21
Wed
2018
RYA VHF Exam @ Equinox Sailing
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before booking your RYA VHF Exam students should have completed an online RYA course and passed the pre exam course knowledge check or have attended a classroom course and obtained a signature from your course instructor.

Candidates may be of any Nationality or residency, although the exam will be conducted in English. The minimum age for examination is 16 years old on the day of the exam.

You will need to bring your original application form either signed by your course instructor or your orginal online course certificate with a passport photograph and payment of £60.  Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, cheques should be made payable to the RYA.  You will not be able to sit your exam unless payment is made.  A partial resit can be taken for up to 6 weeks at an additional cost of £15, after this time you would have to rebook your whole exam.

The RYA VHF Exam will include a practical and theory exam.  Students will be given 20-30 minutes to familiarise themselves with the radio simulators.

Practical Exam
The practical exam will be based on scenarios given to you by your assessor and should take around 30 minutes, these will include.

Distress Situations
Be able to identify a distress situation.
Be able to initiate a DSC distress alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
Send a distress call and message by voice.
Respond to a distress alert, call and message, including relay of a distress message.
Know the procedure for cancelling a DSC distress alert sent in error.

Urgency Situations
Be able to identify a urgency situation
Be able to initiate a DSC urgency alert
Send and urgency message by voice.
Respond to an urgency message.

Safety Situations
Be able to identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate
Be able to initiate a DSC safety alert

Routine Communications
Be able to initiate a routine call using DSC, and select an appropriate working channel
Establish communications and exchange messages with other stations by voice.
Enter a group or individual MMSI number
Use the international Phonetic Alphabet.

In addition students should be aware of the following
How to deploy and EPIRB and SART
Know how to test a VHF radio by use of a radio check
How to maintain an appropriate watch on DSC and working channels

Theory Paper
The theory paper is a 30 minute closed book exam, if it has been sometime since you completed your course, it is advised that you spend sometime refreshing your memory.

Available dates

Booking form

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.

If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if your interested in brushing up you sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.

Feb
24
Sat
2018
February RYA Yachtmaster Theory 3 Weekend Course @ RYA Yachtmaster Theory
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

An advanced course for more experienced skipper, or those wishing to build on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses are run throughout the year from our base in London.

Please have a look at our article, “Is the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course right for me?” for further information.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Content 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.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses

Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Interested in gaining seamile? Join us on a mile building trip.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Mar
10
Sat
2018
March RYA Day Skipper Theory 3 Weekends Course @ RYA Day Skipper Theory Weekend
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

This courses is run over 3 weekends.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, this course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.  A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather forecasting
  • Position fixing
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Short on time why not try our Intensive Day Skipper course that combines RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses


Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualifications and attend a RYA Day Skipper course
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?