We have availability o our STCW 95 courses starting on the 8th July. They are Essential first aid, Personal survival techniques and Personal safety and social responsibilities Book all three and get a £30 discount!!!
The next two day STCW95 Fire course is on the 24th and 25th July… call to confirm availability.
Enjoy the sunshine.
As the sun comes through and the temperature starts to rise it must have been affecting us as after the outstanding success of our winter madness we now have…..
We will be slashing the price of one or more of our theory courses and will be posting them up on our Theory availability page That’s a clicky link!!
Our first sign of summer madness in May is the RYA Day skipper theory at the mad price of £285.00 which includes the course pack. You will need a set of dividers and a plotter so if you know somebody who sails borrow theirs and you will need a training Almanac also available from us at prices cheaper than Amazon!!!!!
There are limited places on this course which starts on the 13th of May until the 17th…. I know it’s monday to friday but it is a saving of £100.00 from our normal prices!!!
Two spaces are already booked leaving only four so don’t miss out on this discounted rate book now!
Watch the Blog for our next round of mad price cuts!!!!
The first of our sailing courses start today, although with a strong to gale force easterly breeze I doubt to much will get done outside of the harbour.
The beauty of the area that we sail in is that we can still do lots of work in the shelter of the harbour while we wait for the gale to abate.
Our next course starts on monday, Day skippers galore. I will post up pictures as we go and once I have my head round it, hpoefully some video this season.
We are pleased to announce that we are now the SW agent for the latest development in Fire extinguishers. They can be used on your boat, in the car, garage, workshop or around the home as well as other uses, they are the latest technology in fire extinguishing. The units themselves are very compact measuring only 242mm x 53mm and only weigh 500g which means that they will take up minimal space in the cabin on your boat or the inside of your car.
They are perfect for use on Categoryy B – C – E fires, this suits the marine environment perfectly, they are CE marked meaning they comply with current european regulations. These extinguishers are environmentaly safe and contain no liquids or powders hence their compact size.
If you would like further iformation on this product please contact us, the retail price for these will be approximately £30.00 + vat (to be confirmed) a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Automatic versions for engine bays will be available soon.
The final new sign has now been installed outside the marina today. Geoff from Signworld and I grappled with our new sign while a cheeky F8 whistled between the marina office and the washroom block bringing with it the usual Devon mist!!!!!! but we managed.
The best looking sign there….. in my opinion of course, new brochures now in the marina entrance lobby too.
Win this great little handheld radio
Entries open tomorrow for our quarter one competition. To win this superb Standard Horizon HX290E floating handheld radio worth over £120.00 just enter the competition on our Facebook promotions page, this little handheld is great for using in the tender, on a rib, in the cockpit to speak to the marina and to put in the grab bag if you ever need it!
All you need to do is upload your best sailing photograph of 2012 to our promotion page from our Facebook page Click here to go there. Get all your facebook friends to vote for your picture as only photographs with more than 20 votes will be entered to the final jury stage.
The competition finishes on the 31st March after which our jury will vote on the best photograph, the winner will be announced on the 8th of April and informed by email and posted onto our Facebook page.
Good luck and tell all your sailing friends about it. We are looking forward to seeing your photographs.
Win this great prize from Brixham Sea school
We are going to run a competition several times a year to give our great friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter a chance to showcase their best sailing pictures of 2012/3. Starting with your chance to win this great handheld VHF radio.
All that you will need to do when the competition goes live, is you will need to upload your photo or indeed photo’s to our Facebook page – Brixham Sea school – through the competition tab. The competition will run until 31st of March when a Jury of 4 people will choose which photograph is the winner from all the photo’s getting more than 20 votes.
The prize for this competition is a brand new Standard Horizon HX290 floating handheld marine VHF radio, RRP over £120.00 but we are giving it away free to the lucky winner of our competition. These are great little radio’s to keep on the boat as a backup to your main set or why not keep it in your nav bag for when you go on your annual charter.
Keep your eye on the blog, twitter @BrixhamSeaSkool or our Facebook page for the start of the competition, will be starting on monday the 21st of January 2013.
What’s in the box:
- Submersible JIS-8 / IPX8 (3.3 feet for 30 minutes)
- Slim form fitting case
- Selectable 5 and 1 Watt transmit power output
- Supplied with a Li-ion battery, AC charger and charging cradle
- Glow-In-the-Dark strip
- Huge channel display
- Optional speaker microphone or headset capable
- All USA, International and Canadian Marine Channels
- Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch
- NOAA Weather channels and Weather Alert
- Key lock
- Squelch level on display
- Low battery indicator
- Preset key used to recall up to 10 favorite channels
- Optional FBA-40 Alkaline battery tray available
- 3 Year Waterproof Warranty
the London Boat show. We are exhibiting again this year but we don’t have our own stand, we are on stand A130 and both Steve and will be there from tomorrow afternoon through to wednesday evening. The stand is being run by the Marine liesure association and the lovely Tracy.
If you are going to the show please stop buy and say hello and pick up one of our new brochures.
Hope to see you there.
Have decided to spruce up the look of the building so customers and friends can find us easier. During the first couple of weeks in December we decided that we needed to do something with the classroom. having now been at 15 Fore street for three years it was time to either move on or stay where we were. A look around at the available properties in Brixham did not throw up anything that could compare with the potential at No. 15, so we are staying put.
For those of you who have attended courses with us will know that it can be a bit snug in the classroom !!!!……… No longer!! After getting permission from our Landlord I took a chisel and a saw to the dividing wall in the classroom area. Et Voila! we now have a huge room that we can set up in any way we need. The projector now shows onto a fixed screen and it all works superbly. We are looking forward to running our first courses in our new classroom, this will be RYA Coastal Skipper theory, which is starting very soon.
The other adjustments we have made is to make ourselves more visible on the street. We have had fitted today the new signage to the front of the building, the difference it has made already is unbelievable! We have also painted the first coat on the door and the frames around the windows to smarten up the entrance. We will also be painting out the lobby and stairways so we shall look very smart in the new season.
If your passing and the A board sign is outside we will be in, feel free to drop by and say hello and tell us what you think.
Steve and I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas. Hopefully Santa will bring you all you asked for, if not there is always next season.
We will be at the London boat show from sunday through to wednesday, if you are going please drop by and say hello.
Have a great one and we look forward to seeing you out on the water in the new season.