Helmsman Practical

The RYA's motor cruising programme is for those wanting to start cruising, or to expand their cruising knowledge. It encourages high standards of seamanship and navigation in pursuit of the RYA's belief that a system of voluntary education is more likely to achieve higher standards of safety than legislation to control and regulate our sport.

This two-day course covers basic boat handling, helmsmanship, safety and basic engine maintenance. It is ideal for the new owner who is conscious of the difficulty and potential hazards of boat handling in the marina.

Course type: Motorcruising
Suggested minimum pre-course experience: None required, but some experience is desirable
Assumed knowledge: None.
Course content: Safety, helmsmanship, boat handling and introduction to engine maintainance
Ability after course: Competent to handle motor cruiser of specific type in sheltered waters.
Minimum duration: Two days