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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA

Training Courses

Mendez Marine run a full schedule of RYA training courses throughout the year.  We provide courses for those wanting to ‘dip their toe’ into the power boating world, upskill and develop their knowledge or take advanced courses – for pleasure or commercial reasons.

Our new classroom facility at Deacons House, Deacons Marina, Bridge Road Swanwick SO31 8EB has been open since April 2021. It is our primary shore-based training facility for all RYA Theory and one day support courses. It has been a great learning environment and students have been delighted with the facilities and technology available to support their learning.

Whether you are new to boating or looking to expand your knowledge or experience we are here to help you all. 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, Yachtmaster and Powerboat Instructor, RYSA Shorebased Theory 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”.