Viking Mariners Sea School
Viking Mariners has developed a strong team of trainers in Leadership, Management and team building and can now offer an associated programme of courses and learning to deliver first class RYA training.
We have proudly joined forces with ‘Martin Hubbard Power Boating’ and ‘Mark Lewis of Shearwater Sailing School’ as existing RYA Training Centres to create an unparalleled offering on the East Coast with a chief Instructor to lead in both Sail and Motor Boating.
We are offering these services to both new or existing corporate and private clients wishing to progress to RYA qualifications and those still to experience the Viking Mariners approach to Personal Development.
They in turn are supported by a cadre of experienced, qualified RYA instructors to ensure you only get the best.
Our own Beverley Lloyd (get a life, get a raincoat) joined that team after qualifying as an RYA cruising instructor, meaning we can also offer all female courses.
RYA Shore Based Courses and Practical Training, 2012-13
Places are available for the following RYA courses, offered in association with our partners, Martin Hubbard Power Boating and Shearwater Sailing School.
|12th - 16th June 2013||RYA Practical Training: Day Skipper / Competent Crew||£475pp|
|22nd - 30th June 2013||RYA Practical Training: Day Skipper / Competent Crew||Two weekends (22/23 & 28/29/30). £475pp|
|26th - 30th July 2013||RYA Practical Training: Day Skipper / Competent Crew||£475pp|
This new approach to RYA training on the River Orwell and indeed around the East Coast, offers excellence and better value by building on our existing skills and those of our partners in both sail and motor boat training.
Crucially our partnerships produce a unique and unparalleled pool of vessels for RYA Practical Courses namely:
Mardi One - Sealine T52, My Fair Lady - Squadron 56 and Nanajan Trader 60 Motor Boats: for Yacht Master Motor Boat Instruction & Mileage Building.
Viking Blue (47ft) Bermudan Sailing blue water fast cruiser Yacht: RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Practical, Yachtmaster Offshore Prep and Mileage Building.
Alchemy (38ft) Broad Blue Catamaran: RYA Multi Hull Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Coastal Practical, Yachtmaster
Shanti II (35ft) Halsberg Rassey Sailing Yacht: for RYA - Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Coastal Practical, Yachtmaster Offshore Prep.
TBA (37ft) Sailing Yacht: for RYA - Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Coastal Practical, Yachtmaster Offshore Prep.
Coastline 25 Rib: for RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2.
All vessels are coded in accordance with MCA regulations, maintained to first class standards and carry appropriate marine and public liability insurance.
Own Boat Tuition
If you have your own boat, we are happy to discuss your training needs and tailor tuition to suit you.
Shore Based Courses
Shore based training is run in adjoining premises on the Ipswich Waterfront utilising state of the art multimedia facilities, includes refreshments and where requested meals can also be provided.
We can also offer concessions at the luxurious boutique Salthouse Hotel for those wishing to stay overnight or for the weekend.
RYA courses provided:
- 2 Day Basic Navigation
- Day Skipper Theory
- Yachtmaster Coastal Theory
- Tidal Navigation Brush Up
- Radar Course
- Electronic Navigation
- Marine VHF Radio
- First Aid
- Diesel Engine
All courses will reflect motor and sail variations where applicable and are delivered by either Sherwater Sailing or Martin Hubbard Power Boating.
A Fresh approach to learning on and off the water
We have had a very positive response to being able to facilitate RYA training with our partners from clients old and new, they tell us that they need more than an inflexible schedule of set courses offered by many providers in order to participate. Many of you lead busy professional or family lives with competing demands and need a more tailored approach that complements your life style that mirrors the way we provide our other services.
So, Viking Mariners and our partners are going the ‘extra mile’ by running bespoke weekends and ‘special training events’ in response to this feedback thereby extending choice and the market in RYA training for the more discerning who need a personal service.
So please call to discuss your needs and requirements and we will be delighted to respond so we can deliver first class RYA training in a style and manner that suits both your budget and demanding lives and with personal service for the more discerning, in a style that reflects the high standards we set in our leadership, corporate and leisure programmes.
Viking Mariners Ltd act as partners and referring agents for Martin Hubbard Powerboats and Shearwater Sailing through which all course are booked as part of this collaborative arrangement.
Complete our contact form or call us on 01473 281961 to discuss your requirements and availability.
Mileage & Experience Builders
We can also offer training and adventure sailing at recognised levels using our fully coded vessels and qualified Skippers.
Amongst our vessels we operate the blue water fast cruiser ‘Viking Blue’ which can average speeds of 8 - 9 knots. This provides an ideal platform for the more competent sailor who is seeking adventure offshore or to rapidly progress through RYA qualifications.
Viking Mariners offer this personal service for the more discerning, with a spirit of adventure and in a style that reflects the high standards we set.