At Stormforce Coaching, we run a wide range of Shorebased training courses for sailors, powerboaters and divers. Our shorebased courses take place in our training centre in Southampton and range from short one day courses to longer eight day courses. Each course is designed to help you develop skills in specific areas such as radio, engine maintenance, first aid, navigation and survival. These courses allow you to focus on learning and developing skills while ashore, without the distractions of flapping sails or noisy engines.

Our shorebased courses encompass a variety of skill levels. Some of the shorter one day courses, such as the RYA First Aid and RYA SRC (VHF Radio) are suitable for complete beginners, whilst some of the longer courses, such as RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased and Master 200 are advanced level theoretical courses.  

Whichever shorebased course you choose, you will find our resources second to none. We have five well equipped training rooms enabling us to simulate all forms of electronic navigation, marine radio, engine maintenance and First Aid scenarios. We also use a swimming pool for life raft training. Although these are essentially theoretical shorebased courses, they all have many practical, hands-on elements.

For more information on specific courses, click on the links below.

First Aid/Medical Courses

All levels of RYA, HSE, MCA and STCW'95 First Aid and Medical Care Courses. These courses are suitable for leisure boaters and professional seafarers, industry professionals and those non-mariners looking for workplace First Aid qualifications.

Navigation/ Meteorology

RYA Shorebased Navigation Theory Courses, including the popular RYA Day Skipper, Yachtmaster and Ocean qualifications, as well as the Stormforce Coaching Weather, Outboard Maintenance and Marine Electrics courses.

Communications Courses

GMDSS and VHF training courses for marine radio.

Survival & Safety Training

Sea Survival and Offshore Safety for leisure, commercial and offshore race crews.















If you would like more information on any of the specific courses, please click on the links below to be directed to the full course description.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

An E-learning (online) introduction to navigation and seamanship, aimed at powerboaters and sailors.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

A thirteen evening, five day or online thorough introduction to navigation and seamanship for sailors or motor boaters.

RYA Coastal Skipper /Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased

A fourteen evening, five day or online advanced navigation and meteorology course for skippers (sail and power).

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Shorebased

A five day or online advanced ocean navigation course centering on astro-navigation and world wide meteorology.

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Oral Exam

A three hour oral exam for the Ocean Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

RYA SRC (Short Range Certificate)

A one day or online course covering all you need to know about VHF, DSC and Navtex to gain your licence.

RYA First Aid

A one day course suitable for RYA Instructors, Coastal Skippers, Yachtmasters and Advanced powerboat drivers.

RYA Radar

A one day course in the use of radar for collision avoidance and navigation.

RYA Diesel

A one day course in diesel engines aimed at beginners.

RYA Sea Survival

A one day course on the practical use of life raft, flares and other survival equipment.

ISAF Offshore Racing Crew

A one or two day course for Offshore Racers.

Outboard Maintenance

A one day course in outboard engine maintenance, trailer care and RIB repairs.

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work

A one day course to satisfy your work place risk assessment.

HSE FAW (First Aid at Work)

A four day course for First Aid in the workplace.

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