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Yachtmaster Ocean Course - August in the UK?
Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 12:48 PM
Joined: 20/06/2009
Posts: 6

I am currently in the UK, and trying to find a place to do my Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course in August.  I have contacted several schools, but they all seem to only offer the course in the Fall.  Does anybody happen to know of a UK school that offers the course in August? 

Thanks for any advice!!

Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:22 PM
Joined: 18/10/2008
Posts: 2

Try Plymouth sailing school. They offer the course on a regular basis throughout the year. Have you also tried John percival on the Wirral? Good luck
Captain Andy
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:30 AM
Joined: 17/09/2008
Posts: 93

Why don't you email the RYA directly or look on their website for a list of schools..... there are hundreds operating in the Solent or Southern England!!
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012 8:19 PM
Joined: 20/06/2009
Posts: 6

Thanks to you both for the tips.  I have been combing the RYA website and contacted many of the schools, but no success yet.  I know JPMA doesn't offer that course during the summer.  Thanks to Alex for the tip about Plymouth Sailing School - I just emailed them so maybe I'll have some luck there. 

Capt Edward P
Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:29 AM
Joined: 06/01/2011
Posts: 81

Obviously with the Olympics many schools are helping out the organisers.   Cowes week itself has been pushed back 2 weeks, so it is  probable there are not many staff and trainers around as they are probably on the water themselves.....

Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:45 PM
Joined: 22/05/2009
Posts: 2

the reason is that most of you seafarers are at sea during the summer. I have an RYA centre in Naples - Italy,and we don' t offer any course because there aren' t clients ! you should try with : Charlie Tulloch First Class Sailing Shamrock Quay William St Northam Southampton Hampshire. SO14 5QL Tel: London number 0203 006 3717 Tel: Southampton number 02380 011 077 Mob: 07989 972724 Fax: 0870 011 5383 or Mark Wibberley Chief Instructor Outreach Maritime Services Ltd. Registered Office 70 Victoria Rd Cowes PO317JJ Registered No 6007445 You can tell them that you got the contact from Danilo of Crew Training solutions. ciao
Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 6:51 PM
Joined: 20/06/2009
Posts: 6

Thanks to everyone for the tips...I was able to finally find a place to take the course in a few weeks!

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