Our powerboat training falls into three disciplines; open powerboats (up to 10m), motor cruisers (over 10m) and personal watercraft (Jet Skis). We run the full range of RYA courses in each discipline. We also offer a range of BWS Ski Boat Driver and BSAC dive boat operator courses.Learn More
Our RYA sailing courses fall into two disciplines - keelboating and sail cruising. Yacht sailing can be inshore, offshore or trans ocean. Bareboat and skippered charter are available. We also compete in a large number of International yacht racing events on both sides of the Atlantic.Learn More
We offer a wide range of support courses in First Aid, safety, communications, boat care, navigation and meteorology. A lot of courses lead to world recognised RYA, STCW or HSE qualifications, others are Stormforce specific courses such as 12-volt electric or Weather for Yachtsmen.Learn More
How do you fancy teaching boating to others? We train hundreds of sailing and powerboat instructors every year across all disciplines. Join a short instructor course or a fast-track instructor programme.Learn More
FAST TRACK COURSES
A range of modular training courses to allow sailors and power boaters to fast track their way into our industry. These courses work because they consolidate all of the necessary training into a short time period and we run with a low ratio of students to instructor.Learn More
SUPER YACHT TRAINING
Thousands of new crew are attracted by the sunshine, high salaries and global travel of the super yacht industry. If this appeals to you then there is no question that you need the right training on your CV before anyone will even consider you.Learn More
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While many of us will continue to use our boats throughout the winter and enjoy the quieter waters, fresher winds and clear mornings, many others will choose to lay their yacht up over the winter. While I don't claim that the following is exhaustive, here are a few things you can do to look after your diesel engine if you're laying the boat up for the winter.
- 1. Drain the cooling system and fill it with with anti freeze, to ensure water does not freeze and cause damage. Having filled it, run the engine to ensure the anti freeze is pumped though out the system.
- 2. Remove the impeller from the sea water pump so that it's vanes (blades) do not become brittle and bent over the winter.
- 3. Press your fuel tank(s) up to full, this will help prevent condensation building up in your tank, which could in turn encourage fuel bug.
- 4. Complete your annual oil change (and oil filter change) before leaving the boat. Leaving the old contaminated oil in the engine does it no good. Likewise change the gearbox oil.
- 5. Remove your batteries, keep them somewhere warmer and trickle charge them every few weeks, do not allow them to decharge.
- 6. Remove belts from the system, or at least relax them so they are not under tension.
- 7. Ensure the engine compartment is well ventilated.
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