New VHF Radio Course Dates 2015

Club News, Training | October 27th, 2015 | No comments yet

Bromsgrove Boaters instructor Bob Powell will be running two additional VHF courses:

The courses will be run on Saturday, 28th November, and Saturday, 12th December (subject to sufficient enrolment).

Courses run from 0900 until about 1730, and will be delivered in Bromsgrove.  Tea and coffee will be provided, but please supply your own lunch.

The fee for the course, including the course book, is £90 per person.  Please note that an additional fee of £60 is payable to the RYA for each certificate, on completion of the course.

For more details of the course content, please follow the following link:

RYA Short Range Certificate (marine VHF radio) courses

To register your interest, please contact Bob Powell directly:



One Day RYA Radar Course

Club News, Events, Training | August 12th, 2015 | No comments yet

radar course

In restricted visibility you are required to use all means available to avoid a collision.

If you are on a boat fitted with Radar you are required to use it for collision avoidance.

Are you capable?

If not join the next Radar course on a Saturday 21st November 2015

On the course you will cover:
• How to set the radar to give best picture
• How to identify potential collision situations.
• How to decide avoiding action.
• The course also includes sections on how radar sets work, how to navigate in restricted waters in the dark or fog, e.g. entering a harbour.
• Using a radar for position fixing.

No previous knowledge is required, the training is practical, using the latest Radar Simulation software packages. The course includes two work books.

Course costs: Members £60, non members £70, plus £15 for course books.

The class size is restricted to six students.

If you are interested have a chat about the course contact Martin Johnson at or 07941500 225

Shore Based Navigation Courses 2015-2016

Training | June 11th, 2015 | No comments yet

Aztec Adventure – Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre (B61 7ER)   


Day Skipper- THURSDAYS Oct 1st 2015 to 3rd Mar 2016 19:00 to 21:30.

Yacht Master- MONDAYS   Oct 5th 2015 to Feb 15th 2016 19:00 to 21:30.

The course includes RYA Pack of charts/work book/hand book & certificate on completion.

Students will also require:

Portland Plotter & dividers

RYA Training Almanac (TAN)

RYA Navigation hand book (RYA G6)

International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. ( RYA G2)

(These training materials may be ordered at time of course booking if required).

To download a brochure or book a place on the course directly with Aztec Adventure, please click on the following link:  Aztec Adventure RYA Shorebased Training 2015

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