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Course Aim This thorough 1 day course covers all aspects of the RYA and MCA syllabus. It will enable you to become a competent communicator in all GMDSS VHF/DSC procedures.
Course Content
  • VHF voice procedures.
  • Distress, urgency, safety and routine messages.
  • Radio requirements and regulations.
  • Navtex, EPIRBS and SARTs
  • Practical sessions on Digital Selective Controller (DSC) radio simulator and voice training equipment.
  • Modified Simrad RD68 equipment used not computer simulations.
Previous experience No previous experience required.
Minimum required age 8 years.
Course materials It is recommended that the RYA VHF radio booklet G22/02 is purchased prior to the course, available from Cruise Control Ltd. Pen and notebooks are required.
Knowing the phonetic alphabet, channel allocation and the mayday format will be highly beneficial.
Certification Direct to the RYA via Cruise Control Ltd on successful completion of the course. Please bring a passport photograph and a cheque made payable to the RYA for £22.00 per person.
Additional information Light refreshments tea and coffee is provided
Lunch is available locally, or bring your own if you like.
It is a legal requirement for all VHF maritime users to have an operators certificate.
Please contact us if you have any questions about equipment or the course.


Please complete each form to book this course. Course Booking Form  &  Medical Declaration.

Own Boat Tuition

We recommend this if you intend to purchase or already have your own vessel. Before instruction can begin, the instructor must insure that the boat is in sound condition and is adequately equipped both for safety and effective instruction. Many of our existing clients have found that having a course structured around their particular vessel and equipment will give them more confidence in their cruising ability.

                Remember, this is your pleasure leisure time so ‘enjoy the journey’