RYA Motorboat Cruising Helmsman Practical


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RYA Motorboat Cruising Helmsman Practical Course


RYA Motorboat Cruising Helmsman Course - Fowey £425


The RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman course is perfect for the motor cruiser beginner, friend, family or crew who wishes to help the motor yachts skipper with more than just lines and fenders. On completion of the helmsman course you will be able to help the skipper of a motor yacht with time on the helm, mooring, anchoring, basic navigation and more.


We run courses on average once a month which can be booked via the online booking calendar found below, but please do call or email if these dates don`t work for you.  This 2 day course is £425 per person.



RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Course Syllabus


The RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman courses includes:

  • Starting and stopping safely
  • Low speed manoeuvres including turning in a confined space
  • Effect of wind & tide
  • High speed manoeuvring including high speed turns
  • Planning & trimming
  • Anchoring
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Man-overboard
  • Berthing alongside


During the two days that the course runs we spend time looking at several of the boats systems, crew responsibilities, boat safety, engine operation, checks and maintenance, rules of the road, and seamanship.


Aimed at the beginner or a new owner of a motor cruiser this 2 day course teaches the basics of motor cruiser setup, safety and control at a cost of £425 per person. We find most students have taken the powerboat level 2 course, but this is not a requirement for the Helmsman course.


We run this RYA course on our Targa 34




We offer the entire range of RYA motor boat cruising courses from the RYA Helmsman or RYA Day skipper practical courses through to preparing you for your RYA Yachtmaster exam. RYA qualifications are the standard for motorboating in UK waters but also trains you to gain the ICC certificate for motor boats over 10m if you are only going to motorboat abroad. The ICC certificate is required by law in many but not all countries.


For UK motorboating the RYA scheme is recommended.


With our Targa 34 on hand we can usually offer any course at short notice. RYA motor cruising courses are the gateway to the ICC certificate. In order to skipper a motorboat over 10m in length in international waters you will need to hold the RYA Day Skipper Practical Motor Cruising Course certificate which converts to the ICC certificate.



FOWEY MARITIME CENTRE - 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE



20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE


FMC 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE