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.
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
Live Weather – Weatherfile – Parkstone Platform
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 – Please complete the form obtained via this link ICC Form and then send it to the RYA. We would generally suggest you join as an RYA member on the form as that will give you the additional RYA membership benefits as well and the ICC is then in effect free to RYA members. If you have completed a Level 2 Certificate and do not intend to boat on European Inland Waterways you will not normally need to complete sections 5 and 6.
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 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
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
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
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.
(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