RYA Motorboat Cruising Helmsman Course - Southampton £499

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. We also offer private courses, see below. This 2 day course is £499 per person.

RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman - Private Courses for Individuals or Groups

Because we own our own fleet of motor yachts we can offer the RYA Helmsman course with incredible flexibility such as our private course option. For a fixed fee of £1996 you can enjoy our Nimbus 37 including RYA yachtmaster instructor,  accommodation ( requires booking in advance), fuel and mooring fees for the 2 days of the Helmsman course. For 1 to 4 students this is an excellent experience at a price that can not be matched by other RYA school who charter yachts in to run their course. 

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


Securing to a buoy


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.

RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Course Dates