RYA training for all is one of the aims of family holiday & fun training where, on our RYA Training Centre boats or on your own boat, you will get the best introduction to the fun of boating. In a world where all our spare time is so valuable it is hard to accomplish everything we want in the time available, boating in your holiday time can give you family fun, relaxation and excitement and much more.
Own Boat Tuition benefits are both practical and financial. At Marine Matters we simply charge a day rate for own boat tuition and not a per person fee as some training centres prefer (per person fees with Marine Matters only apply when on our boats). This means that you can have best priced individual or group RYA powerboat and motor cruising training on your own boat. This provides RYA training that is specific to you, your boat and home marina at a time of your choice all year round. The specific and individual nature of own boat tuition is what makes these RYA training days such a success at the most efficient price; family holidays and training at a fantastic price.
Own Boat Tuition Instructors are hand picked to ensure that you get the very best RYA training at one fixed cost. We will match you to an instructor that most closely fits your requirements. For example, if you want an RYA instructor with specific boat knowledge and you have children we'll send you a child friendly instructor who knows about your type of vessel. If you get on well with your RYA instructor then we'll ensure that we keep you together to ensure RYA training continuity in the future. However, if you are unhappy we will change your instructor with no questions asked. We are realistic enough to accept that not everyone gets on with everyone so if you would prefer to change your instructor we'll do just that, no questions asked.
Boating as a family whether it be as couples, with adult friends or with your children is one of the last bastions where the whole family can all derive the same holiday enjoyment due to the diversity of the sport. If Mum wants to relax and enjoy stunning scenery while immersed in nature we'll find an anchorage for her. If Dad wants to learn to Skipper his own boat we'll teach him to do that in a relaxed environment. Meanwhile, your children will enjoy the responsibility of helping on the boat so much that they will want to keep going on holiday and enjoying fun boating with Mum & Dad.
Children grow in confidence before your eyes as they learn to crew big motor boats and take responsibility for the helm at sea during RYA Day Skipper training or during RYA Powerboat level 1 training courses where children from as young as 8 years old learn to helm small boats themselves. The RYA motor cruising and powerboat training schemes can be delivered in a way that will ensure all your family and friends can get the most from RYA training to ensure an environment where you can safely enjoy your hard earned down time together.
All the RYA training available at Marine Matters can viewed at our RYA Training Course pages. After completing RYA Training you will qualify for discounted bareboat charter where you can use our RYA Training Centre boats for your maximum enjoyment on future family holidays; safe in the knowledge that the Marine Matters team are just a phone call away should you need us.
New Kids Junior Sea Survival Training courses are our latest innovation to encourage children from 8-15 years old to embark on sea survival training by spending an hour in the classroom learning about life raft and life jackets before a 2 hour swimming pool session where they will use the equipment carried on a modern motor boat. This sea survival training is designed to be learning through fun while your children are encouraged to work as a team. Our junior sea survival instructional team is drawn from our best children's instructors, who are all CRB checked, and are experts in creating a proactive, fun and above all safe learning environment. As parents you are encouraged to come and watch your children build their confidence so that if the unthinkable ever happens they will know what to do to save themselves; something that has to be of paramount importance to us all. If this course interests you contact us by phone or by email.
RYA Interactive is the new RYA e-learning site designed for you to engage in your passion for boating at a time of your choice in a place of your choice. RYA interactive is perfect for all the family and of course is quicker and cheaper than time spent in the classroom. The RYA interactive site introduced the first navigation training course in January 201, the new RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course which can be completed in 5-6 hrs; crucially this will give you the most important information to enable you to go to sea in safety. For more information on all interactive opportunities go to our RYA interactive page.
Dates for family training can be picked from our RYA training courses pages if using our boats; alternatively for training on your own boat choose dates any day of the year to suit you. If you wish to use our boats as a family or friends group you can book one of our boats as a single booking at a discounted price and also have more flexibility on dates as a result of your single booking.
High Tide 05:45 (3.77m)
High Tide 08:35 (3.73m)
Low Tide 12:17 (1.54m)
High Tide 18:31 (3.97m)
High Tide 21:11 (4.05m)
The tide times are adjusted for British Summer Time where applicable.
Wind: F4 becoming F5
Wind Direction: E becoming ENE
Max. Gust: 20kn becoming 26kn
Sea State: Slight