RYA Motor Cruising Courses

The RYA Motor Cruising Courses from Allabroad are delivered on the 15m Prestige,  shown below. Building your experience on this slightly larger than usual 'school boat'  helps you establish far greater confidence handling vessels in tight marinas. In addition, training on a slightly heavier vessel such as this enables you to more easily practice advanced boat handling techniques (such as using the momentum of the vessel in manoeuvres) that are required for much larger vessels.

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RYA Motor Cruising Courses

RYA Motor Courses available:

RYA Helmsman's Course 2 days.

For those just getting started, this two-day course covers basic boat handling, helmsmanship, safety and basic engine maintenance. It aims to teach boat handling & safety within a defined area. It is specific to the type of boat in which the course is carried out and is therefore particularly suitable as an own boat course for new owners of motor cruisers who are conscious of the difficulty and potential hazards of boat handling in the marina. It is useful for crews as well as skippers. Apart from the obvious safety benefits of extra boat handlers on board, it adds interest if everyone can contribute to the trip.

RYA Day Skipper Practical 4 days

If you'd like to take control, this four-day course gives you the chance to take charge on short passages under instruction. You will concentrate on pilotage boat handling seamanship and navigation. This course can also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers. It aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in familiar waters. There is also an introduction to night cruising. Please note that you will need to hold your RYA Day Skipper theory prior to completing this practical course, this can however be achieved during the Express course below. More info...

RYA Day Skipper Express 8 days

This 8 day course covers all the theory and practical elements of the day skipper Course. There is no pre course requirements for this course, and there is much to be said for learning the theory and then putting it into practice right away. This is the most popular route to Day Skipper motor. Please note that you can book the whole vessel, and bring up to 4 additional friends or family along for the experience. Your guests can be as involved as you like, sit back and enjoy the experience, complete other courses such as helmsman's for example, or simply learn informally as your crew. . More info...

RYA Yachtmaster Exam Prep 5 days

If you have all the pre course requirements, this five day course covers familiarisation with the vessel and the training area. It is also a time to polish up on boat handling and navigation so you perform at your best for the exam. Details of the prerequisites are available on the . More info...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory & Exam Preparation 14 days

For those who have all the qualifying miles and passages, this 14 day package covers the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course and the 5 days exam preparation course. Please note this is an intensive course and requires a fair amount of pre study that must be completed prior to arrival. The team here will endeavour to get you through your RYA Yachtmaster exam, but there are many elements that must be revised before your start your training. Please contact us for dates, this course usually runs once per month. More info...