Day Skipper Theory Course – Successful last course – express your interest now

Book your RYA Day Skipper Course now with Aboard Boat Coaching, our experienced and very patient Instructor will take you on a 5 day journey to give you the confidence to understand the basics of inshore & coastal navigation, position fixing, pilotage, course to steer, the weather. Tides and the Collision Regulations (IRPCS). This is an intensive full 5 days, but this course is far better taken in the classroom than online. There is at all times an experienced Instructor with you to guide you along the way. This is quite a course and represents excellent value for money.

The Day Skipper theory course equips an aspiring skipper with the knowledge to navigate around familiar waters during the day. In addition to navigation, the RYA Day Skipper theory course will give students an understanding of different boat types, the equipment they carry and the safety procedures such as a distress call, care and use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and a life-raft.

At the end of the course you will take 2 examinations and on successful completion, take away with you your RYA Day Skipper theory certificate. During the course you will have use of the Training Almanac, dividers, a Portland Plotter and RYA training charts.

RYA Radar Course – Taking interest now for next course – get in touch

A one-day course giving you an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Cruising boats increasingly have radar on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that if you have a radar, you must know how to use it.

Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly. It is not an all seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for its limitations, or interpret its picture.

The classroom will be the ABC Radar training room at Universal Marina. – limited offer £99.00

Call us on +44 1489 319003 to book or book online here

£59 Special rate for any of our VHF Courses – Book Now 100% pass rate !!!

You must have thought – I really would like to use that VHF Radio legally and know the correct procedure to follow when using it?  We are offering a special rate of £59 for our VHF SRC courses bookedtoday, why don’t you come along to our brand new custom built VHF  room / classroom and try it out.  Book Here now : 

4 Hr VHF Radio Refresher Courses at Aboard Boat Coaching – good for clubs !



  • Fancy a VHF Radio refresher?

  • Been a while since you used your VHF Radio?

  • Thinking of doing your SRC course?

  • Want to make sure you are up to speed with DSC?

  • Want more confidence using your radio?


Then you need to , come along on 4 VHF tuition evening sessions, each one a different topic for the day.  Call for dates.

Email us:  or phone us 01489 319003 to book your place (8 available places on each session so book early).

Sessions at Aboard Boat Coaching, Unit 22/23 Universal Marina.

Get a group, club, society together or just a group of mates. Ideal for Yacht Clubs.

Only £25 per session

7.8m RIB with 250HP Suzuki Coded and Available for Charter

powerboat for charter

Our 7.8m RIB   is available for charter  at very reasonable rates –   For further details please  email us using the contact form .  We can tailor a package to meet your needs.  Trip down the Hamble River, Visit the Solent Forts, Go to the Isle of Wight, Cowes for example or how about lunch at The HUT Colwell Bay. Look forwards to hearing from you .  Mike and John