RYA shore based courses are available through the winter on select dates and by appointment for bespoke courses.

Available courses:

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

This one day emergency first aid course will equip you with the basics.

£65 ( £45pp for local sailing/ paddling clubs) 9-1500

20th October – Running at the Eastbourne centre.

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RYA Basic First Aid course

Feb Half term TBC- please email us to express interest

£65pp ( £45pp for local sailing clubs, centres)

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RYA Essential Navigation Theory course.

This course is a perfect starting point for an aspiring Yachtsman, introducing the basics of chart work and navigation .

18, 20, 25 and 27 Nov, 2, 4 December – 1800-2100 each session running at the Eastbourne centre.

£97pp

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RYA Day skipper Theory course.

A comprehensive introduction to chart  work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship.

4- 8 November 9am-5pm (weekday course)

9-13 December 9am -5PM ( weekday course)

Weekend course running Sat and Sun – 23.24, 30 Nov, Sun 1, 7th December

£299pp

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RYA Yacht master Theory course.

The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yacht master Course consists of advanced navigation and seamanship training for those wanting to move on to the RYA Coastal Skipper or yacht master. This course equips you to safely navigate coastal and offshore passage by day and night.

11-16th November 9am -5pm

£350pp

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“excellent facility, team and instruction, Thank you!”

“Had a brilliant day. Instruction was tailored to what we needed with lots of useful information. RIB was great, instructor very helpful and friendly

Thank you!”

“Olly was fabulous, a great teacher who was well informed. I’d certainly book more courses if he was presenting them”

“Amazing first aid course. Very interesting using a lot more practical examples rather than being bored to death by PowerPoints. Ben and Gary make it very enjoyable with there many years of experience showing. Thanks guys!”

“Great first aid course! Very professional, friendly and detailed, Garry pays close attention to each individual, ensuring everyone has understood the course. Would highly recommend to anyone.”

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My daughter, who is twelve, had a whale of a time on the Buzz Cuckmere Adventure week.  She had a great time kayaking, den-building and orienteering and particularly enjoyed stand-up paddle-boarding.  She said that the staff were really friendly and enthusiastic, and wanted to go back for more, so that we ended up sending her to another session of kayaking the following week.  When she got there for the second time she was very impressed that the staff remembered her name and welcomed her back.  Again she had a great time and I think she will want to return again in future holidays.  Thank you very much to all at Buzz Active!

 

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“I wanted to pass on how much my 8 year old son enjoyed the Half term Taster Sessions. This was in large part due to the wonderful staff and the friendly, professional and supportive atmosphere that you and the team create. The sessions were astonishingly good value for money and provided a high standard of safety and quality equipment.”

Katharine Finnigan, Parent

“Just wanted to pass on our thanks to Buzz – especially to our coaches, Craig and Hannah – for our paddleboard session. It was brilliant fun. We all really enjoyed it and it was definitely a highlight of ‘Helen’s Hen Day’”

Claire, 'hen party organiser’

“My two boys (aged 12 and 14) did some joint private sailing sessions. They LOVED it! Their coach, Harrison, was ‘the best’ and they’ve both come on leaps and bounds.  So thank you Buzz, for the fun, excitement – oh, and the sailing!”

The Telford family

“I used my passion for windsurfing as my DofE Physical activity, I made it all the way to the National Windsurfing Junior Champions. Our team ‘the Spray Sprites’ came third and I got my UK ranking.”

Activity, bronze participant

“We had a fun-filled expedition, singing, eating (of course), walking, and taking in the views which were stunning! I think my favourite part was being with everybody in the team – we all got on so well and I don’t think we stopped laughing for the entire day. The most challenging part was finding a good pace which suited the whole group.”

Expedition, bronze participant

“Having been at the Charity shop for a while it’s amazing how many different characters I’ve met and had the chance to talk to; it’s a great opportunity to improve my communication skills with strangers, something you tend not to get a chance to practise in everyday situations. It’s so nice to hear about community activities first hand and hearing people commenting on them.”

Volunteering, bronze participant

“We are lucky enough to have three young people volunteering with us. They act as IT buddies helping customers who might be stuck while using the computers. We are really pleased with their progress and the customers are benefitting greatly from the extra assistance given. They are really helpful lads and are a credit to the DofE.”

Volunteering supervisor

“The students were ecstatic about their ‘Activities Week’ experience. Nervous first timers soon gained confidence while those with a bit of experience delighted in showing off new tricks. Thank you to all the Buzz staff for making it such a fantastic week.”

James Towner, Cavendish School

“The children had a fantastic time at the Cuckmere, and next week we will be doing some persuasive writing, making posters encouraging children and families to go kayaking.”

Catarina Granville, Harbour Primary School

“As a school we brought down 15 students to do their level one in sailing. Staff were professional, facilities were great and all had a fantastic time. Will definitely be bringing more students in the future.”

James Coulthard, Ringmer Community College

“Leanne has helped transform our extra-curricular programme at the College. With her philosophy of ‘let them go out… but safely’, we can organise educational visits with confidence. The Exeant programme is a fine example of technology making cumbersome communication efficient.”

Chris Vigor, Heathfield Community College

“The bespoke Educational Visit Coordinator update training that we received was informative and relevant. The delivery of the trainer was accessible without being patronising. Thoroughly recommend this essential service to all Academies.”

Sue Wilkinson, Hailsham Community College

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helps develop people so that they begin to understand what a difference they can make in life. The Award shows that the candidate can apply themselves without supervision and stick at something worthwhile.”

Christina Ewbank, CE Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce

“The offsite visits service is excellent. It’s great value for money and help is always forthcoming and quick. We highly recommend it.”

Tracy Comfort, Ratton School

“When recruiting young people we take many factors into account. Qualifications, experience, hobbies but most importantly life skills and attitude. If a candidate has achieved something extraordinary, like a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, they are far more likely to get to the interview stage.”

Christina Ewbank, CE Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce

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