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RYA Helmsman Course

The RYA Helmsman's course for motor cruising is a 2 day course providing an introduction to handling a motor cruiser. The course content includes boat safety, helmsmanship, boat handling, and an introduction to engine maintenance.

The aim of the course is that you will be competent to handle a motor cruiser of a specific type in sheltered waters.

Accommodation is provided on one of our well found motor cruisers for the 2 days, and all berthing fees, wet weather gear, lifejackets and provisions are included in the cost. Our motor cruising fleet are equipped with all the kit found on most craft, including radar, GPS Plotters, DSC, VHF, and Heating.


Course Information

We include everything you will need with your course fee:
  •     2 days Top Notch Tuition!!
  •     Accommodation on board with a pillow!
  •     All food on board - three meals a day plus snacks and refreshment
  •     All mooring fees and marina costs
  •     Use of waterproof clothing
  •     Use of personal safety equipment
  •     Any incurred fuel costs
Topics for this course include the following (review the course syllabus)
  • Boat handling
  • Helmsmanship
  • Safety
  • Intro to Engine Maintenance
  • Emergency equipment

The course will start and end at Haslar Marina - PO12 1NU

We typically visit some of these ports and harbours

  • Cowes
  • Hamble
  • Southampton
  • Beaulieu
  • Yarmouth
  • Lymington
  • Chichester
  • Poole
There are no pre-course requirements for the Helmsman course, just an intention to have fun and learn.

How do I Book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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