ocean rowing

DURATION: 5 or 6 days (accommodation available)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: No previous skills required

ABILITY AT COURSE END: This course provides you with the RYA certification required to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge but we offer so much more than that:

A range of skills and competences targeted to Ocean rowing, (we trained the winning teams in 2017 and 2018) a chance to meet fellow competitors and past present and future ocean rowers; enjoy our SeaSports hospitality; immerse yourself in ocean rowing and take advantage of our knowledge gleamed from working with ocean rowers and our close connections with Atlantic Campaigns since they took over the race in 2012,



COURSE DESCRIPTION: A Residential Shore-based training for ocean rowers (6 days) including RYA Sea Survival, RYA First aid, Marine SRC (VHF) certificate, RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship skills. 

Please note that accommodation is not included in the course price. For details, booking and prices of accommodation please contact Sue at SeaSports

The essential training and so much more, than the RYA certificates required.  The course provides an education for everyone attempting an ocean rowing challenge. SeaSports have been working with Atlantic campaigns on the Atlantic challenge since 2012.

The course includes:

·        Ocean Charts

·        Navigation passage planning weather routing

·        Ocean Currents

·        Meteorology (including tropical revolving storms)

·        Use of compass

·        GPS & Chart Plotters

·        AIS and Active Radar

·        IRPCS

·        IALA A&B Buoyage Systems

·        Distress Signals

·        Safety Equipment

·        Fire Fighting

·        Water Makers

·        Knots & Ropework

·        Daily Logs

This includes the RYA Short Range Certificate course (exam fee’s apply), RYA Sea Survival, RYA First Aid Training and RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship skills.

Accommodation can be provided at holidayaccommodationdevon.co.uk.  Please phone for more information.

From one of the winning teams from 2013 ;“Slightly hesitantly, we jumped in the cars to an unknown corner of Devon. Well, it actually turned out to be the best decision we made!! We were away from the usual distractions of home, and could focus on the fundamentals of safety and navigation, without which you can forget any successful ocean crossing. The courses taught us everything we needed to know, and also gave us lifelong new friends (staff and other student ocean rowers), time to enjoy some pasties and great sea food (including the crab shack right opposite which has the best fresh caught crab sandwiches), local ale at one of the local pubs, and a cheeky paddle board on a break time! I would really recommend heading to SeaSports South West to build the foundation of any successful ocean rowing campaign.”

course costs

FULL PRICE: £540.00


*Balance to be paid when booking is confirmed

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