FAQ’s

DO YOU DO PRACTICAL COURSES? – Yes.
Sailing Courses:
Competent Crew, Day Skipper / ICC ‘Charter Licence’, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster training are run in association with ScotSail from Largs, a stunning location, amongst the islands and lochs of the West of Scotland.
There are no tidal constraints and our sailing area is very sheltered.

Check out the area with these links:

Largs Yacht Haven

navionics  Navionics Web App

Practical PowerBoat Courses:
RYA PowerBoat Level 1, 2, Intermediate and Advanced are also offered in aasociation with Scotsail out of both their Largs base and on Loch Lomond.

PTC Principal, Greg Norris, acts as a practical instructor with Scotsail.
PTC theory students can join Greg, and if we have enough students we can have a boat to ourselves.

DATES FOR PRACTICAL COURSES BEING RUN BY PTC PRINCIPAL, GREG NORRIS, CAN BE FOUND ON THE CALENDAR PAGE

DO YOU DO PRACTICAL COURSES IN THE NORTH WEST/PRESTON/LANCASHIRE/CHESHIRE ETC ? – No.
Tide and weather constraints make this part of the Irish Sea a very poor venue for practical training.

CAN YOU DO THEORY COURSES DURING WEEKDAYS? - Yes.
Classroom or “AnyTime”

Classroom Courses are where there are set dates that classes will take place at our dedicated RYA Training Centre facility at, Higham Grange, Nightjar Way, Higham Side Road, Inskip, Lancashire, PR4 0TF.
Some classes also take place at our Preston Marina Training Classroom.

AnyTime Courses are held at our main Training Centre, but at pre-agreed dates and times to suit your personal and professional life – perhaps you work shifts, have family commitments or work away on rotations?
We’ll do what it takes to fit in with you, and you don’t even need to book as a group as we can teach you on a 1:1 basis.

DO YOU DO ICC’s? - Yes, but these need to be done through an approved RYA Practical School.

CAN YOU DO INSTRUCTION ON MY BOAT?Yes but for RYA qualifications courses must be completed on a School boat.

CAN YOU HELP ME MOVE MY BOAT?Yes – see Deliveries

CAN YOU SKIPPER MY BOAT/MY CHARTER BOAT?Yes – see Skippering

CAN YOU HELP ME FINISH MY THEORY COURSE? (eg from students who have tried distance learning and not completed) – Yes

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR PRIVATE & “1 to 1″ TUITION? - £100 per day