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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA

Own Boat Tuition / Courses

Thank you for booking your tuition / course on board your own boat, to make sure your day(s) runs smoothly please read and complete the following:

Start Times

  • Our instructor will meet you at 9am at your boat on the first day, the day generally runs from 9am – 5pm.

Information we require prior to you tuition

    Course Ratios

    If you have booked to complete an RYA Course during your own boat tuition we are still governed by the RYA on how many students we can teach at one time, details as follows:

    • All Powerboat courses – 3 Students maximum
    • All Motor Cruising courses – 4 Students maximum
    • ICC (International Certificate of Competence) 3 days – 4 Students maximum

    PLEASE NOTE: As stated in your booking confirmation email, we will need a booking form completed per additional student attending prior to the start of the course. Please click here for the booking form.

    What to wear and bring

    We recommend you bring the following:

    • Waterproofs
    • Warm clothing ie. thin thermal layers, fleece, gloves & hat
    • Sunglasses and sunblock
    • Clothes that are quick drying are preferable to jeans
    • Footwear is important so deck shoes or non-slip trainers with non marking soles

    Basically come prepared for the British climate!

    Food and drink

    On Own Boat tuition / courses it is up to you what you want to do for lunch, if you choose to eat on board it would be polite to feed your instructor or you may choose to eat ashore. Our recommendation is that you have a supply of snacks and drinks available to you as boating and concentration can zap your energy.


    The following courses have RYA central registration and require a passport size photo for your certification:

    • RYA Powerboat Level 2
    • RYA Intermediate Powerboat
    • RYA Advanced Powerboat
    • RYA Day Skipper Motor
    • RYA Coastal Skipper
    • RYA Yachtmaster

    You MUST bring a PASSPORT SIZED PHOTOGRAPH for your certification.


    Your personal safety is of paramount importance to us. You will receive a full safety brief before all courses, so please always follow the instructors requests. The environment you are entering is very different from that ashore so it’s important that safe thinking and practices are adopted by all. We all need to look after ourselves and each other. All required safety equipment is onboard each vessel and you are very welcome to bring your own equipment such as lifejackets should you have them.

    Cancellation Policy & Insurance

    Please read the terms and conditions – Section 21 specifically, refers to own boat tuition.

    And Finally…

    We all wish you a fantastic time whilst learning with Mendez Marine. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.


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