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Welcome to Coastwise

Coastwise was established in 1999 when the principal, Paul Martin, was required to retire from his employment with the RNLI at the age of 55. He had served for 32 years, with the last 15 as full time coxswain/mechanic of an offshore lifeboat. For several years afterwards he was also assessing lifeboat personnel around the coast within the RNLI competency based training scheme. The school is therefore extremely safety aware.

As well as both training and assessing lifeboat crews both ashore and afloat, he has for many years been instructing RYA shorebased courses in navigation, radio, diesel engine and radar. With previous experience in the inshore fishing industry, training for commercial fishermen through Seafish Industries has been provided in an area from North Yorkshire to the Thames.

Paul qualified as a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor in 1997 for motor, and in 1999 for sail, becoming a Yachtmaster Examiner in 2000. Several RYA practical courses were conducted for lifeboat officers, and after leaving the RNLI, courses were run from Hull in a 42ft motor cruiser.

In 2006 the training centre was relocated to Hartlepool with a 40ft Nelson "Lady Emma", being used as the school boat for practical courses.

From January 2020 , the RYA motor cruising practical courses of Helmsman, Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper are NOT being run, but Lady Emma is available for flexible training both commercial and leisure according to need for navigation, boat handling etc to certification level as well as mileage building, night hours, command time, and ICC. Examination for certification can be arranged.

Services provided –

Preparation for Yachtmaster examination.
Boat handling , navigation, pilotage training.
Own boat training
Passage making & deliveries
Skippered charter
ICC coaching

RYA Basic Nav & Safety, Day Skipper & Yachtmaster courses
SRC / VHF Radio
RYA Radar
MCA <200gt prep course

Paul Martin
46 Navigation Point
Hartlepool Marina
TS24 0UQ

07770 622946







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