The SRC / VHF course is a one day shore based course followed by an assessment which takes between 30min and 1 hour. Participating on our VHF course ( including GMDSS ) requires some pre-course studying from your side. Once you book your place on the course we will send you the VHF RADIO ( including GMDSS ) Course Handbook G31 to read. This pre course reading ( approx 3 hours ) is vital as there is no time during the day to teach the essential theory to enable you to understand the practical aspects of the course. The classroom SRC/VHF radio course and assessment starts at 09.00 and will end at approximatelly at 18.00. At the end of the course you will receive a RYA SRC Certificate of classroom course completion which allows you to participate on the exams. The assessment will take about 1 hour during which you will be tested on your home study and course content.

This course is ideal for skippers and crews of sailing yachts who want to hold an SRC radio operator’s licence, in order to operate a short range marine VHF radio with DSC ( Digital Selective Calling ). The SRC Radio operator’s licence is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world and also one of the requirements for participating on a RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster practical exams.

This course will be held at our Lygia classroom in Lefkada. Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary materials and equipment in order to familiarise your self with the operation of VHFs and emergency communication equipment.

We have maximum of 6 students on this course ensuring that each student gets the maximum possible attention.

Pre-Course Experience None
Assumed Knowledge Pre course reading of the VHF Radio ( including GMDSS ) Course Handbook ( G31 ) ( approx. 3 hours )
Pre requisites in order to participate on the exams
  • RYA SRC Certificate of classroom course completion OR
  • RYA SRC Certificate of On-line course completion
Duration 1 day ( 09.00 – 18. 00 ) + 3 hours home study
Minimum recommended Age 16 y.o *under 16s may attend the course but cannot issued with a licence
Students – Instructor ratio 6:1 max
Course Syllabus
  • Distress situations
  • Urgent situations
  • Safety situations
  • Routine communication
After the Course Experience Authority to operate a short range marine VHF radio with DSC ( Digital Selective Calling ) on a vessel
Licence Granted ( upon succesful completion ) GMDSS SHORT RANGE Marine Radio Operator certificate of competence
Price 150 €
Extra Costs 60 £ ( license fee payable to the RYA)

What’s Included

  • RYA VHF Handbook ( G31 )
  • Tea / coffee / snacks
  • SRC assessment
  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals


  • The SRC certificate is a legal requirement in order to operate a SR marine radio worldwide
  • You will need to bring a passport sized photo
  • The SRC certificate is a requirement for Yachtmaster practical exams
  • Ideal for skippers and crews
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