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 RYA Cruising Helmsman Course

Course Aim The RYA Helmsman course is taught onboard a motor cruiser of at least 7mtrs L.O.A. This is a two-day course and it is specific to the type of boat in which the course is carried out and therefore is particularly suitable for new owners of motor cruisers. It aims to teach seamanship & boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in waters in which the student is familiar.
Course Content
  • A: Theory session
  • Types of craft
  • Engines and drives
  • Engine operation and maintenance
  • Safety and seamanship
  • Rules of the road
  • B: Practical session
  • Boat preparation
  • Boat handling – manoeuvring
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Berthing alongside
  • Man overboard drills
Previous experience Some practical experience desirable but not essential
Course materials You will be sent the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme syllabus & logbook when your booking is confirmed. Navigation equipment can be provided if necessary. Safety equipment should be on board your vessel at all times (can be provided if necessary). Some items are on an additional list, Recommended Safety Items list. which will be forwarded to you when you confirm your course. The RYA Motor Cruising Handbook by Simon Jinks and Cockpit Companion may help you on your home study and can be supplied by Cruise Control Ltd.
Certification Certification on successful completion of the course. We run a constant assessment and daily debrief to inform you how the course is progressing. There is no exam to pass at the end of this training.
Additional information Please contact us if you have any question about equipment or the course


Please complete each form to book this course. Course Booking Form  &  Medical Declaration.

Own Boat Tuition

We recommend this if you intend to purchase or already have your own vessel. Before instruction can begin, the instructor must insure that the boat is in sound condition and is adequately equipped both for safety and effective instruction. Many of our existing clients have found that having a course structured around their particular vessel and equipment will give them more confidence in their cruising ability.

                Remember, this is your pleasure leisure time so ‘enjoy the journey’


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