Round year sailing in the Canaries RYA Training Centre


Course content

This one day course provides an awareness of:
– The basics of radio operation
– The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
– Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
– Making ship to shore telephone calls
– Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
– Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS)
– Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
– Automatic Identification System (AIS)
– Search and Rescue (SART)

Notes: If you own or wish to operate a marine radio you are required by law to hold an operators licence.

Pre-course experience


Assumed knowledge


Ability after course

A licence and the ability to use a marine radio.


All our courses are run by one of our experienced instructors.

Suggested itinerary

This one day course takes place on our SIMRAD and STANDARD HORIZON simulators in our purpose built air conditioned classroom. The simulators are the same as we use on most of our yachts, the only difference being is that they do not transmit on the airwaves.

As usual with Club Yachting the following is included

  • Tuition from an experienced Instructor – we do not use instructors who have just qualified;
  • Club Yachting’s VHF sheet, paper and pens;
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits.

Must bring your own

  • Medication – If you are taking any medication please advise your Instructor on commencement of the course.
  • Health care – Health care in the Canary Islands is good, but it is a good idea to collect the EHIC form from your local post office or online at

Recommended clothes

No special clothes are required for this course.

Course prices