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RYA Training Courses

Re-scheduling Courses

Whilst we are slowly easing out of the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the UK Government we are now starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. We now feel able to start re-scheduling some courses from the 5th July 2020.  Safety of students and instructors is paramount so we will start with those courses/groups that we can run whilst observing any current mitigation protocols recommended by the government.

Initially these courses can only be for family groups; mixed groups are not yet possible! We would hope that mixed groups are likely to follow soon.

We can only do this on the understanding that, should advice from the government change, we will have to postpone and re-schedule again.

For the main part it is the 2m social distancing restrictions that are currently preventing us form running courses.  Few boats can provide adequate social distancing whereby an instructor can deliver and supervise effective instruction to the standard that is expected.


RYA Training & Own Boat Training

As an RYA Training Centre Mendez Marine offer superb quality RYA Courses at great prices but we also specialise in own boat tuition.

Whatever RYA training course you choose to do with us, from a VHF course through to a Yachtmaster® course or even just some basic boating skills either on the water or shore based, you can be assured of receiving professional training in a fun and friendly environment and on high quality equipment.

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About the instructors

Paul McCabe

Principal and Director of Mendez Marine, Cruising and Powerboat Instructor

Paul first started playing with boats over 40 years ago and has maintained a keen interest to this day. Having given up dinghy sailing several years ago, Paul can quite often be found cruising the South Coast and beyond with a big smile on his face aboard a 40ft motor cruiser.

Paul is co-principle, Managing Director and instructor.

“I love being on the water or below, as a boat owner and diver I think I have now, at last, found the job of my dreams”.