St Katharine Docks

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St. Katharine Docks is an official RYA Training Centre offering power boat courses on the River Thames.

St. Katharine Docks and partners Blue Lamp Afloat provide an official RYA Power Boat Training Centre in the heart of London.

Blue Lamp Afloat run courses on their 6 metre rigid inflatable boat both within the marina and out on the tidal Thames. Courses range from the Level 2 Introduction to Powerboating up to Advanced level which incorporates a night navigation exercise. (We recommend at least a season's boating before you attempt the advanced course and have a theoretical knowledge to Day Skipper level). These two day courses can be run either during the week or at weekends and we can teach up to three people at any one time.

What's included?

Quality instruction by our small pool of friendly experienced instructors.
Two piece wet weather gear & lifejackets
Course Books and Certificates


What else do we offer?

VHF Radio
A one day classroom based course leading to the Short Range Certificate

RYA First Aid
All your usual subjects but from a boating perspective which might one day may help you save a life!  A fun practical course you may not have experienced before!

The one day course providing an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.

Navigational Courses
We run both Day Skipper and Yacht-master Theory courses at a number of venues near to St Katharine Docks covering all aspects of navigation. We tend to run these as a five day intensive.

Team Building Days:
In addition to all our RYA courses we can offer individual taster sessions (subject to availability) and both full and half day Team Building events based around our key subject areas. So if you're after a unique and fun 'away day' from the office, we might just have the answer and right on your door step.

Look out for us as you walk about the marina. We're based in the West Dock.