Motor Cruising Practical Courses
This two day course will give you the opportunity to learn basic boat handling and helmsmanship, safety on board, and basic engine maintenance. It is designed for those new to motor cruisers who would like to understand the potential hazards of manoeuvring a vessel in a marina and at sea.
RYA Day Skipper Power
This four day course will give you the opportunity to undertake short passages in familiar waters in a motor cruiser. It includes boat handling and close quarter manoeuvres, navigation, and pilotage techniques and boat safety.
There will also be an emphasis on electronic navigation and use of radar, as well as an introduction to night cruising
RYA Coastal Skipper
This course teaches the skills and techniques required to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal and offshore passages by day and night. There is an emphasis on putting pre learned theory into practice and will teach skippers to safely take motor cruisers on longer more complex passages. It develops the command and decision making aspects of Skippers to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and enjoyment of crew and passengers on board.
This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters.
Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased course.