We offer a range of RYA practical motor cruising courses and qualifications, including own boat tuition.
See the table below for a summary of the RYA cruising courses you can take with us.
|Course||Assumed knowledge||Course content||Ability after the course||Duration|
|Start Motor Cruising||None||Personal safety, seamanship, dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, picking up a mooring, boat handling||Able to be a useful crew member and assist the helm||1 day|
|Helmsman||None||Boating safety, helmsmanship, boat handling, introduction to engine maintenance||Able to handle a motor cruiser of a specific type in sheltered waters||2 days|
|Advanced Pilotage||Boat handling to Day Skipper standard. Navigation to Coastal Skipper shorebased standard||Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and responsibility as a skipper, use of radar, boat handling, dealing with adverse weather conditions, and emergency situations, night cruising||Able to undertake more advanced passages by day and night||2 days|
|Day Skipper||2 days practical experience. Navigation to Day Skipper shorebased standard||Pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation||Able to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day||4 days|
|Coastal Skipper||15 days (2 days as skipper), 300 miles, 8 night hours. Boat handling to Day Skipper standard. Navigation to Coastal Skipper
|Skippering techniques for coastal and offshore passages||Able to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal passages by day and night||5 days|