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Westminster Boating Base provides a range of dry-land courses such as first aid, SRC radio certificate and Essential Navigation & Seamanship.

Westminster Boating Base is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre,  British Canoeing (BC) Approved Centre and is Sport England Top Centre & Clubmark accredited.


RYA Day Skipper Theory

Covering all the essentials of near-shore navigation, collision regulations, meteorology, tidal calculations, safety and much more. It is essential preparation for the Day Skipper Practical course.

Monday 15th January to 19th February 2018



RYA Short Range Certificate (VHF marine radio)

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)  equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.


No dates scheduled presently


RYA 8hr Aquatic First Aid

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.


Sunday 19th November, 9.30-6pm


RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship (classroom)

A great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2 course.


10th & 11th March 2018


Currently in winter season

The season begins on 01st April 2016. Kayaking and sailing continues throughout the winter on Sundays. Winter clothing regulations apply.

Shore-based activities schedule

November 2017

No scheduled activities found

A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoe Union (BCU) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).

Westminster Boating Base is a Sport England Clubmark accredited 'Top centre'.

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