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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Training
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Training

COVID-19 STATEMENT (updated 21 March 2020)

All face to face training up until and including 19 April 2020 has been postponed. Courses from the 20 April 2020 are under review. We have contacted everyone who has courses booked before 20 April and offered new dates. Anyone who books a face to face course for later in the year and is unable to attend due to C-19 will be allowed to postpone.

Many students have turned to our online E-Learning courses which are going strong. In an attempt to help disappointed students at a time when many have seen their income cut we have reduced the price of the entire online RYA E-Learning range. Click Discounted RYA E-Learning Courses for more info.

While the classrooms are closed and we are working from home we remain available for enquiries and advice and are here to help.

We are all navigating through uncharted waters so please stay safe,
DOUG INNES (Principal)

Chieftain Training

Chieftain Training is based in Southampton and offers a range of RYA, HSE and MCA STCW safety and navigation training courses for sailors, powerboaters, super-yacht crew, divers and seafarers.

RYA Royal Yachting Association Recognition

The Centre is fully recognised by the RYA to deliver all shorebased course, in Navigation, Sea Survival, Safety, First Aid, Radio communications and Engine Maintenance. We additionally offer some First Aid courses recognised by the HSE and training which leads to MCA certification. We also run the World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival training for offshore race crews.

Online Training (E Learning)

Many of the courses we offer can be taken online or in the classroom. Our online courses include RYA Essential Navigation, RYA Day Skipper shorebased , RYA Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased, Master 200, RYA PPR, RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC) and RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding

Shorebased Training Courses, Southampton

Training takes place either at one of our classrooms or we can come to your office or workplace. Our courses range from short one-day training courses to longer eight-day courses. Each course is designed to help you develop skills in specific areas such as VHF Marine Radio, engine maintenance, First Aid, navigation and sea survival. These courses allow you to focus on learning and developing skills while ashore, without the distractions of flapping sails or noisy engines. Many of our students are working towards RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, while others are embarking on MCA STCW Training for Basic Safety, Deck crew positions or to become an Officer or Master 200, 500 or 3000

Survival Courses

Our most popular survival course is the RYA Sea Survival, alongside the World Sailing Offshore Survival and World Sailing one-day Offshore Refresher. Super-yacht crew require STCW certification instead which is covered by STCW Personal Survival Techniques and STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats.

RYA & MCA Navigation Courses

These classroom (or online) courses include RYA Essential Navigation, RYA Day Skipper shorebased , RYA Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased, Master 200, and RYA Radar.

Safety Courses

Aspiring RYA Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat Skippers require RYA PPR, while seafarers and super yacht crew require STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR). Meanwhile new dinghy and windsurf Instructors and many of those working with children require the RYA Safe & Fun Course.

Marine Radio Training

Anyone using marine VHF is required to be licensed. The course requires some pre reading and is one day (or online) and know as the RYA SRC (Short Range Certificate).

First Aid Training Courses

Our most popular First Aid courses are the one day RYA First Aid and the two day (16 hour) Outdoor Remote Emergency First Aid Course. We also offer the one-day HSE Emergency First Aid and 3-day HSE First Aid at Work Courses. For seafarers and Superyacht crew  there is the one-day STCW Elementary First Aid and the 4-day STCW Medical First Aid aboard Ship.

Yacht, Boat & Engine Maintenance Courses

Ours extensive range of diesel engines in our classroom guarantee a superb RYA Diesel Course, this is complimented by our home grown Outboard Engine Maintenance Course, 12 Volt Marine Electrics Course and Yacht Rigging and Splicing Course.

STCW Training

STCW 2010 training courses are required for those working on super yachts (over 24m) and by most other seafarers, these courses are aimed at larger craft and not generally required in the UK abroad smaller craft (less than 24m).

The STCW Basic Safety Week is 5 days and is made up of 5 shorter courses, you can read full details of these and some of the more advanced STCW courses here

Book Your Training Today!

For more information on specific courses, please click on the menu links above. All of our courses can be booked online.


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