RYA VHF (SRC Marine Radio)

While you are out on the water enjoying your boating, knowing how to use the VHF radio properly may one day save your life or others. This course is designed to teach you how to use all the functions on your VHF and when to use them. You will also be taught how to transmit messages to another ship or marinas, pan-pan or mayday.

This one day course also requires you to pass an exam at the end, this cost is £60 which is to be paid direct to the RYA for the examination and certification.

Details will be sent upon booking on how to process that payment. There also is pre-course learning which will be sent to you before the course.

Course Duration


Learning Style

Classroom, shore based

Course Cost

£99 (+£60 RYA examination fee)

Free tuition with Boat Club membership. (+£60 RYA examination fee)

VHF Radio

Course Pre-Requisites 

The minimum age is 12, any under 18s will need a parent or guardian present on the course.  

What is covered? RYA VHF Radio
Basic radio operation check icon
Frequencies / channels  check icon
Distress, emergency and medical procedures check icon
Ship to shore calls check icon
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) check icon
Search and Rescue (SART) check icon
And much, much more…. check icon

Why choose Trafalgar for your training journey?

  • Full use of brand new Musto offshore sailing clothing. 
  • Full use of brand new Spinlock lifejackets. 
  • Luxury on-site showers
  • On-site Beach Hut Café 
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free parking
  • Central location off M27
  • Great views of Portsmouth Harbours and its heritage sites
  • On completion of your course, enjoy exclusive Trafalgar discounts on Musto Clothing and Spinlock Safety Equipment. 
“Yesterday will go down as one I remember for a long time, as I now feel ready to go solo, thanks to your excellent instruction and the luck imbued on me by that disgusting seagull.”

Martin Ireland

Trafalgar Group
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