STUDENT PAGE

Hi and welcome to our page which we have put together for students who have attended our courses.  It gives information on subjects we have discussed on courses.

Please let us know if any of the links need adjustment or if you require any further information and do check any links lead to current information!  Suggestions always welcome.

A separate tab gives links to business and shopping as this page is focussed on learning resources.

 

Practical Courses:

Weather (remember to make sure page is updated and location)

Met Office Inshore Waters  – Inshore Waters Forecast

Windguru – Windguru (You may need to click on search spots for data to appear)

XC Weather – Poole XC Weather Forecast

 

Tides (remember to check if BST & Location in Harbour):

Easytide  Poole Tide Times

BBC  Poole Tide Times

 

Forms and resources:

ICC Form – How to apply for an International Certificate of Competence – ICC Form  Please add the following number in the joining point information on the last page of the form to confirm you completed the course with us – 920661685

Passage Planning –  The RYA SafeTrx app monitors your boat journeys and alerts emergency contacts should you fail to arrive on time (Please note this has replaced the ‘old’ CG66 scheme)   RYA Safetrx

Navigation – Navionics App for Phones – Don’t forget you must use in conjunction with other methods of navigation too!  Navionics

Choosing a Lifejacket – RNLI Guide to Lifejackets

Registering your marine radio – OFCOM Ships Radio License

RYA Powerboat Checklist – Equipment for UK Pleasure Vessels  – Checklist (If you’d like a copy of the RYA checklist for centre boats please contact us)

RNLI Engine Check Cards Outboard Checks   Inboards and Outdrives

RNLI Guide to VHF for beginners – VHF Radio Guide

RYA Safety Advisory Notice Safety Advisory Notice (For previous issues including information on cold water shock scroll to bottom of the page in the link)

RYA Information on Cold Water Shock – RYA Cold Water Shock

Animated Knots (Bowline, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Round Turn & 2 Half Hitches) Knots

 

Organisations:

Breakdown Cover for Own Boats – Seastart    Sea Start (Please advise them we referred you)

RYA Membership – Membership Information

National Coastwatch Institution – Channel 65    NCI

Poole Harbour Commissioners – Local Notices to Mariners LNTMs

Poole Harbour Commissioners –   Harbour Byelaws

Poole Council – Bridge Information Bridge Lifting Times

PHC – Poole Harbour Dues

 

Chandlery:

If you’re looking to kit out a boat please contact us as we have access to wholesalers/marine suppliers to supply quotes.

 

If you’re looking for presents/individual items then our local chandleries are: (in alphabetical order)

CQ Chandlers, Cobbs Quay –  CQ Chandlers

Force 4 Chandlers, Poole (Bournemouth Rd & Poole Quay) – Force 4 – Poole Quay

Quay West Chandlers, Parkstone YC – Quay West

Salterns Chandlery, Salterns Marina (Speak to Dave Nunn) – Salterns Chandlery

Bournemouth Canoes (clothing and canoes) – Bournemouth Canoes

 

Useful Videos:

We have a number of videos on our YouTube channel which illustrate how to complete various manoeuvers in a power or motor boat, along with reminders as to engine checks and other useful information. Whilst there are many videos available on the internet these are videos demonstrating best practice and are issued by either the RYA or demonstrated by an RYA Examiner.

Dorset Marine Training YouTube Channel

 

Commercial Skippers:

(Many of these documents are updated regularly – please check before use and let us know if you spot an out of date link!)

MGN 280 – MGN 280

Small Passenger Craft, High Speed Experience Rides Guidance – High Speed Experience Ride Guidance

RYA Code of Practice for Safe Water Sports Operations – Voluntary Code of Practice for Watersports in the Superyacht Industry