Theory and Practice combo

Course overview

There is no practice without a bit of theory first. So if you are new to sailing or need a refresh, this is the perfect deal for you. Combine a practical course (RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper) with an online Theory course (Essential Navigation and Seamanship or VHF/SRC radio course).


RYA VHF / SRC radio course classroom - White Wake Sailing

Course type:  Online + Classroom


Duration: approx 10h (theory) + 1 Week practice


Location: Online and Marina Kastela (Croatia)


Included:  Access to the RYA Online course of choice (one year), Handbook or eBook, Email and Telephone support. 1 Week tuition onboard a modern yacht, marina fees at home port, linens. 


Not Included: Radio Exam and fee (60 GBP) - if applicable, Food onboard (also for Instructor), Marina/buoys fees, Diesel, Travel to/from Kastela


Course content

During the course we will go through the fundamentals of the GMDSS system and learn about the Mayday and Panpan call and message.  We will review the advantages of the DSC (Digital Selective Call) protocol and learn how to send DSC calls. Also part of the syllabus are the phonetic alphabet and the correct use of the various channels. Radio rules and regulations and how to make a call to another radio station are part of the program and we will practice extensively on real marine VHF/SRC radios.

The course starts at 9.00 and ends approx 17.00, with a break for lunch (Note: lunch not included!)  We have a maximum of 12 participants and a max ratio of 3 participants per radio equipment.

The exam

The practical exam is made up of two parts, a written and a practical test. The exam will last no more than one hour and has a very high pass rate. The practical exams take place regularly at the end of the SRC/VHF Classroom courses (start approx at 17.00h). 

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with the "RYA Certificate of Competence and Authority to Operate" radio license.


Please note that there is a 60 GBP exam fee (approx 70 Euro), not included in the course price, which needs to be paid directly to the RYA before the exam. 


The 'RYA SRC / VHF radio license and authority to operate' will then be sent to you directly home.

How to book

You can book directly online by selecting the date of the course you want to join and then clicking on the 'add to cart' button below. Or you are more than welcome to give us a call or send us an email and we will send you a confirmation back. Once you book your course, we will send you the RYA VHF Handbook (or eBook) and you will be able to start with the necessary 3 hours of pre-study. 

For a more detailed view of the Syllabus of the course, scroll all the way down


RYA SRC / VHF radio course (Classroom)



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249,00 €

  • Available / Plätze frei

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  1. Background information on the GMDSS system and its equipment and licensing requirements
  2. Radio rules and regulations
  3. Operation of marine VHF equipment including DSC functions
  4. The phonetic alphabet
  5. Basic radio language and protocols including pro words such as over, say again, out etc.
  6. Correct use of the various channels
  7. How to make calls to other stations
  8. How to send a Distress Alert and Distress Message (Mayday)
  9. How to send an urgency alert and a safety call