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From the basics of learning the ropes, to the fine art of advanced boat handling in marinas, the James Brooke Academy offers tailored training for individuals and families in the UK, the south of France, the Balearics, the Caribbean and Dubai.

We have a range of boats available for training at our UK operating base, all equipped with the very latest Garmin navigation technology and Volvo IPS joystick controls.

Practical and theory courses lead to MCA and RYA  professional qualifications, up to Yachtmaster™, and include the popular International Certificate of Competence (ICC). Own-boat tuition can also be arranged anywhere in the world.

Training includes:

Passage Planning
Boat Handling
VHF Radio Communications
First Aid / Safety / Sea Survival
Engine Maintenance
Own-boat tuition

Qualifications include:

ICC – International Certificate of Competence
RYA Competent Crew
RYA Day Skipper
RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal
RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore

To find out more about training with the James Brooke Academy call us on +44 (0)1590 630691 or click the button below to use our enquiry form.


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