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Old 08 October 2016, 10:15   #1
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boat courses for the winter

I did my pb 2 some years ago and was thinking of an on line course for the winter are these any good? Or would I be better off saving my money for a more practical type course?

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I did my pb 2 some years ago and was thinking of an on line course for the winter are these any good? Or would I be better off saving my money for a more practical type course?

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Interesting question. Some of the WAFI oriented navigation courses are interesting but assume they are F2F?

Frankly, if you intend continuing ribbing along the west coast and want to enhance your skillset, I would strongly recommend giving Charles Stewart at Red Bay Powerboating some consideration. An Advanced Course there can be completed over a weekend (you MAY need an introduction to Nav first?) and it really is an eyeopener. Cushendall is a lovely spot to do this in, Charles is a gem and you get a chance to take a wee gleek into HQ as well. Sterling is in your favour ATM...

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Interesting question. Some of the WAFI oriented navigation courses are interesting but assume they are F2F?
No some can definitely be done distance learning.

Day skipper theory (or YM theory if keen) most likely to be appropriate.
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Navathome do online courses up to yachtmaster ( they dont ask for proof of yacht ownership, just your credit card).

It's not the OU (previous winter projects) but I'm happy so far, a few weeks in.

Some training centres resell their courses.


First Aid course is the other one on my list for the winter.



Willk your recommendation of C Stewart is great.
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Willk your recommendation of C Stewart is great.
I did my Commercial Endorsement through Charles and I have to say that he was a Saint amongst Men. He's based on the shore at Cushendall with a bespoke training classroom and a very fine vessel or two. He runs his Night Passages through Larne Port with it's HSS traffic, which raises the adrenaline levels a touch
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