VHF Radio


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Duration: 1 Day (0930 – 1800)

This is one of the more important one day courses run at Irish Offshore Sailing. It is essential for any yachtsman to understand how to operate a marine VHF radio. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates are awarded the RYA vhf operators certificate. This allows you to legally operate a VHF onboard a vessel, and is an essential component of the Yachtmaster Coast and Yachtmaster Offshore Exams.

The course covers the different uses of a VHF in the maritime world. You will learn the rules and regulations governing radiotelephony, how to assess different situations where a vhf is used and how to operate the vhf to make these calls. This is run as a one day course, and costs €150, there is an additional processing fee and external exam fee of €80 payable to the RYA on the day.

This course while run as an RYA course is accepted by the Irish Sailing Association as pre entry for all ISA instructor training courses. It also meets the requirements of  charter companies  throughout the Med and Caribbean who require that the skipper of the yacht is in possession of a VHF operators cert.  The certificate also meets the requirements for Professional Yachtmaster Skippers looking to get commercially endorsed through the RYA.

We normally run our courses from the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, but check with us before the start of the course in case the course is run from one of the other yacht clubs in Dun Laoghaire.

If you cannot make the scheduled dates, please contact us for a possible alternate date, we generally need 3 people booked to make this course viable. To book this course, select it above and follow through to payment, alternatively email us and we will send you our banking details for an online payment. Courses can only be booked with payment in full. Course fee is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

Course Cost: €150  ( Includes VHF Manual) (An additional €80 examination fee is payable to the RYA on the day)